By Angela Ye
Midweek Music Preview is our weekly rundown of everything happening on stages across the city. On the docket this week are two very big events that we’ve all been waiting for, the Midi Festival and Pic Nic Festival, gathering all the best musical talent from Shanghai and beyond and packing them into one killer weekend. We’ve also got Little Fish coming to YYT, and Stegosaurus? throwing down in Songjiang. And if that’s still not enough, head over to our calendar for more.
Little Fish @ Yuyintang
Come to Yuyintang to check out UK based garage-rock band Little Fish. They havn’t been around long but they sure are making a splash. Last year they headlined at the Leeds Festival and the Reading Festival, and BBC ended up commenting that “Little Fish are destined to rule the airwaves”. So definitely don’t miss out and come judge for yourself!
40RMB // 9pm // Yuyintang // 851 Kaixuan Lu ( 凯旋路851号, 近延安西路)
Alpine Decline @ Yuyintang
Yuyintang presents East L.A.’s Alpine Decline, who play experimental rock and have already recorded three full length albums. Disappearance (their last album) has layers of haunted noise underneath the fading shadow of beautiful melodies weaving stories and tales. Support from New Vector, No Signal and Primaries.
30RMB // 10pm // Yuyintang // 851 Kaixuan Lu ( 凯旋路851号, 近延安西路)
Stegosaurus? @ Corner Bar Livehouse
Corner Bar Live House in Songjiang is presenting Stegosaurus? and a couple of guest bands that’ll blow your mind! Stegosaurus? have been playing in China for years, and now they’re coming to Corner Bar Live House to make a joyful noise. No Cover // 10pm // Corner Bar Livehouse // No. 131, Lane 1292 on Xin Songjiang Lu (松江区 新松江路1292弄131号)
MIDI Festival (Day 1) @ Century Park
MIDI, one of the biggest and most established rock and electronic music festivals in China, is back this weekend! Known as THE music event of the year for underground and non-sappy music lovers, it’s one event you owe it to yourself to check out this year. This year, there will be two stages: Tang (rock) and Yuan (electronic). You will not want to miss out. Get tickets at www.piao.com.cn or call (021) 5150-9000
Tickets in advance: 1 day is 100RMB (120RMB at the door), 2 days is 160RMB // 1pm // Century Park // Century Park Pudong,Huamu Lu, corner of Fangdian Lu (浦东世纪公园 五号门花木路1359号)
Pic Nic Festival @ Yuyintang
Pic Nic Festival comes back for another year of filthy beats and eclectic tunes, bringing us Shanghai’s brightest and newest local musical talent. Continuing last year’s glorious festival that featured 10 DJs, 4 bands, and 1,200 attendees, this year they’ve got a ton more! Get ready for 20 hours of music and art, and make sure you come with stocked picnic baskets and coolers. This year’s line up on Saturday includes Nao Hai, DJ Haze & MC Didjelirium, Friend or Foe, Rainbow Danger Club, Dj Mikki Milk, Siesta & MC Stride, Ben Huang, and Pit.
SAT RMB90 / SUN RMB60 / 2-DAY-PASS RMB120 // 1pm // Yuyintang // 851 Kaixuan Lu ( 凯旋路851号, 近延安西路)
Kun Woo Paik Plays Prokofiev @ Shanghai Oriental Arts Center
Korean pianist Kun Woo Paik and the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra are performing concert works by Prokofiev, Mozart, Rimsky-Korsakov, and Qigang Chen at the Shanghai Oriental Arts Center!
116 RMB // 7:30pm // Shanghai Oriental Arts Center // 425 Dingxiang Lu, near Century Blvd (上海东方艺术中心, 浦东新区丁香路425号)