By: Angela Ye
Midweek Music Preview is our weekly rundown of everything happening on stages across the city. On the docket this week is Roxette, back in Shanghai after 17 years. JUE (art + music) festival is still going on as well, so there is tons of stuff happening around the city ! Wrapping up the weekend is a free Rainbow Danger Club concert!
Roxette @ Shanghai Grand Stage
After 17 long years, Roxette is finally back in China ! The only Swedish band that was more successful in America than ABBA also has plenty of massive hits in China, such as “It must have been love”, “Joyride”, and “Listen to your heart”. Go on and experience the greatest throwback ever!
880/680/480/280RMB // 8pm // Shanghai Grand Stage // 1111 Caoxi Bei Lu, near Zhongshan Lu and Tianyaoqiao Lu (上海大舞台, 漕溪北路1111号)
JUE pres. Courtney Wing @ YYT
A combination of string instruments and Wing’s rich and resonant vocal style, you’ll hear a mixture of symphonic folk and pop that is highly emotional! This unique show is coming to YYT for one night for the JUE music and art festival!
30RMB // 9pm // Yuyintang // 851 Kaixuan Lu, by Yan’an Xi Lu (凯旋路851号, 近延安西路口)
The Mix @ DClub
DClub is throwing down and mixing everything, with live music by the fun-loving Fernando. DJ Lil Wei will be spinning his best stuff until late late late. While you’re enjoying the musical fun, there will also be drink deals: special cocktails for only 30RMB and pints of beer for 20RMB (8pm-10pm) and then, free flow bubbly for the ladies from 10 to 11pm!
Free entry // 8pm // DClub // DPARK, B1/F, 738 Changyang Lu, near Tongbei Lu (长阳路738号B1楼, 近通北路)
JUE pres. Qu Wanting @ Yuyintang
Harbin-born Chinese singer Qu Wanting was the first Chinese singer/songwriter signed in 26 years. She has performed and written many hit songs, such as the heart-wrenching “Drenched”. Her work has been featured in the worldwide campaign of Mercedes Benz.
80RMB (presale) 120RMB (door) // 9pm // YYT // 851 Kaixuan Rd (凯旋路851号长宁区）
Hardcore Parkour @ Live Bar
Live Bar is presenting a full line up of hard rock, showcasing Dinner Party or Ten, Whitebread, and First Fights in 11 Steps. Get ready for a night of post rock, metalcore, and more!
40rmb // 9pm // Live Bar // 800 Guoshun Dong Lu, near Shuangyang Lu (国顺东路800号 近双阳路)
JUE pres. Excess Luggage @ House of Blues & Jazz
JUE music and art festival presents Norwegian jazz trio Vigleik Storaas (piano), Steinar Nickelsen (Hammond B3 organ) and Hakon Mjaset Johansen (drums) to play at House of Blues & Jazz. Excess Luggage base their music on strong melodies, energy, and a bit of improv.
60RMB // 9pm // House of Blues & Jazz // 60 Fuzhou Rd (福州路60号，近外滩）
JUE pres. Residence A @ Yuyintang
Formed in 2005 in Beijing, Residence A was first influenced by britpop, and has since then transformed into a more guitar-heavy band, taking a more direct and emotional approach to their music. Support by Boys Climbing Ropes.
40RMB (students) 50RMB // 9pm // YYT // 851 Kaixuan Rd (凯旋路851号长宁区）
Rainbow Danger Club FREE SHOW!!!1 @ Uptown Records
Rainbow Danger Club is offering a FREE show for the anniversary of their Debut LP, “Where Maps End”! Get on out to Uptown Record Store to check out their first live appearance in over four months!
Free entry // 5pm // Uptown Records Store // 115 Pingwu Lu, near Xingfu Lu (平武路115号, 近幸福路)