By Angela Ye
Midweek Music Preview is our weekly rundown of everything happening on stages across the city. This week we’ve got a jam packed schedule with Death Cab for Cutie coming to Shanghai for the JUE festival, some musical talent from Beijing, and Duck Fight Goose’s last show before they head off to Austin for SXSW!
Duck Fight Goose @ Yuyintang
Don’t miss out on space rockers Duck Fight Goose as they hit up Yuyintang for a free show before heading out to Austin, Texas for this year’s SXSW. The Shanghai-based supergroup create layers on layers of sound mixing together ambient post-rock with some 70’s rock riffs.
No Cover // 9pm // YYT // 851 Kaixuan Lu,by Yan’an Xi Lu (凯旋路851号,近延安西路口)
Woozy Session: Skip Skip Ben Ben @ Yuyintang
Lo-fi Beijing band Skip Skip Ben Ben are playing as part of the JUE festival. Originally from Taiwan, the group’s frontwoman Ban Ban moved to Beijing in 2010 to drum around for a bit. Now she’s with her fully formed band, with members from Birdstriking and Carsick Cars, so expect a mix of devastatingly beautiful songs seamlessly flowing together. Support from local Next Year’s Love.
40RMB // 8pm // YYT // 851 Kaixuan Lu,by Yan’an Xi Lu (凯旋路851号,近延安西路口)
JUE pres. Death Cab for Cutie @ Yunfeng Theater
JUE (music + art) festival brings us arguably the biggest name in indie rock on the planet, Death Cab for Cutie. The Seattle-based band formed in 1997 and have since released seven LPs and stolen the hearts of countless nerdy college chicks. For tickets and more info, visit JUE’s website.
280RMB presale (360RMB door) // 1700 Beijing Xi Lu,near Jiaozhou Lu (北京西路1700号，近万胶州路)
JUE pres. Bicep @ Shelter
Fast-rising duo from the Belfast and London are presenting “Feel My Bicep”, a mix of 80’s inspired house and discofunk. Andrew Ferguson and Matthew McBriar have released multiple remixes, DJing at world famous spots like Space Ibiza and Plastic People. Support from Shanghai DJs DJ Caution, DJ Cavia, DJ Heatwolves, and MC One Consciousness!
50RMB // 9:30pm // The Shelter // 5 Yongfu Rd (永福路5号）
JUE pres. Folk Night @ Kento’s Livehouse
A whole night of folk from Liu Jian, Ho-tom the Conqueror, Zhou Yong, David Warner, Wen Cheng, and Jack Prior.
50RMB // 8pm // Kento’s Livehouse // Tonglefang, No.555 Haifang Road (海防路555号同乐坊3楼）
Steely Heart @ Yuyintang
Steely Heart, one of Beijing’s youngest and freshest garage rockers is hitting up Yuyintang with their new album, which consists of a cross of rock riffs, dance beats, and synth lines. Support from local The Fever Machine and STDJs.
60RMB // 9pm // YYT // 851 Kaixuan Lu,by Yan’an Xi Lu (凯旋路851号,近延安西路口)