By: Angela Ye
Midweek Music Preview is our weekly rundown of everything happening on stages across the city. On the docket this week is a ton of JUE music events all over Shanghai! Sound Toy stops in Shanghai this week, and Dark Tranquility is also making an appearance at MAO Livehouse!
JUE pres. Chapelier Fou @ Yuyintang
Louis Warynski (Chapelier Fou) hits YYT for the JUE musical and art festival to play his carefully crafted rock sounds and electro beats. Up on stage, he is equipped with his computer, guitar, violin, and keyboard weaving fascinating and lyrical music.
80RMB // 9pm // YYT // 851 Kaixuan Road (凯旋路851号长宁区）
JUE pres. Summer Lei @ Mao Livehouse
Dubbed a “musical poet”, Summer Lei is known for her evocative music and the stirring imagery of her lyrics. Taiwan’s Golden Melody Awards has recognized her internationally acclaimed classical and jazz music numerous times. She has also won the Golden Horse Award for Best Original Film Score and Best Instrumental Album Producer for the movie Taipei Exchange.
200RMB（presale) 260RMB (door) // 9pm // Mao Livehouse // 308 Chongqing Rd (s) (重庆南路308号卢湾区）
Alec Haavik Friction Alliance @ JZ Club
JZ Club presents a series of shows featuring Alec Haavik’s new band, Friction Alliance which includes Mauritian Fred Grenade on base and Jhonny Joseph on drums, rotating guest musicians every week for the month of March!
No Cover // 9pm // JZ Club // 46 Fuxing Lu,near Yongfu Lu (复兴路46号, 近永福路)
JUE pres. Yourboyfriendsucks! @ Yuyintang
Guangzhou-based Yourboyfriendsucks plays what they call blurry guitar sounds, tedious drumbeats, nasty vocals, and an elusive bass line. Support by Next Year’s Love and Naohai.
40RMB // 9pm // YYT // 851 Kaixuan Road (凯旋路851号长宁区）
JUE pres. Eatliz @ Yuyintang
Eatliz is known as Tel Aviv’s most innovative band! They tour all over the world, including major festivals such as Primavera Sound in Spain and Exit Festival in Serbia! Imagine Bjork, Portishead, and Mr. Bungle all mixed together, and you have a slight idea of what kind of music the band plays.
50RMB // 9pm // YYT // 851 Kaixuan Road (凯旋路851号长宁区）
Soundtoy @ Yuyintang
Chengdu based band Sound Toy is coming back to Shanghai to play at Yuyintang as part of their “Love is Expensive” China Tour. This post-rock band has a diverse and rich sound that creates an emotional yet energetic experience.
100RMB // 9pm // Yuyintang //851 Kaixuan Lu (凯旋路851号, 近延安西路)
Dark Tranquility @ MAO Livehouse
One of Gothenburg’s first melodic death metal bands, Dark Tranquility is coming to MAO Livehouse to play, hosted by GuitarChina! Local black metal band Fearless opens the show.
160RMB (presale) 220RMB (door) // 8pm // MAO Livehouse // 3/F, 308 Chongqing Nan Lu,near Jianguo Zhong Lu3/F (重庆南路308号近建国中号)
JUE pres. Devil Music Ensemble @ Art Labor
Exploring the many facets of music such as rock, electronic, orchestral, folk, improv, and more, Devil Music Ensemble hass been playing all around the world, including live soundtrack performances to “Red Heroine” in twelve countries in Europe!
50RMB // 7pm // Art Labor // Room 311, 1F, Building No.4, 570 Yongjia Road (永嘉路570号4号楼1楼411）
JUE pres. Achun @ The Shelter
This electronic musician from Macau is proud to announce his 5th full release (which everyone will get with entry). Getting his inspiration at a young age from science fiction movies and conspiracy theories, Achun plays a twisted dubstep and bass, an explosive digital noise that will be sure to have you dancing!
50RMB (includes a copy of Achun “On the Other Side” CD) // 9pm // The Shelter // 5 Yongfu Lu (永福路5号徐汇区）
Crystal Chamber Music @ M on the Bund
Ensemble Les Amis. An evening of beautiful music waits for you. This week, the programme provides Erod Trio for Clarinet, Violin and Piano, then a Reinecke Trio for Clarinet, Viola, and Piano. For more info click here
75RMB 20RMB (students) // 4pm // Crystal Room // Five on the Bund, 7/F, 20 Guangdong Lu (广东路20号, 外滩五号7楼, 近中山东一路)