Midweek Music Preview is a weekly rundown of events happening on stages all over Shanghai. On the docket this week, all the best bands around Shanghai making an appearance, 696 Live House is presenting 5 acts from around Shanghai. The Stanleys are making their debut in Shanghai at Yuyintang, and wrapping up the weekend is the DIY t-shirts, so freshen up your wardrobe and don’t miss out! And if that’s still not enough, head over to our calendar for more.
SoundScape World Music Night @ Wooden Box
Wooden Box is having The SoundScape Trio present a night of Worldly Music. A whole night of traditional instruments played in traditional forms in a multicultural pairing!
Zangnan Recordings Local Bands Showcase @ 696 Live House
The best of the indie scene is coming out to play at 696 Live House, who are bringing together 5 of the most raw and dirty acts in Shanghai. Check out the 5 bands, X is Y, a 2 piece rock act with cathartic rythms and sonic structures, Torturing Nurse, who will put on an extreme and wild show, Little Punk, who is presenting her lo-fi fold song writing, Battle Cattle , one of the most spoken of Shanghai bands last year, and Stalin Gardens, the hippest new band of Shanghai!
No Cover // 8:30pm // 696 Live // Unit A 115, 199 Jiangwang Dong Lu, near Huayuan Lu (江湾东路118号A号楼115室 近花园路)
The Stanleys @ Yuyintang
From all over the world, The Stanleys formed their group over Myspace and are now coming to Shanghai on their tour to introduce themselves to the world! They’ll be playing straight up power pop, and you can sing along with them, even if you’re making up your own lyrics!
No Cover // 9pm // YYT // 851 Kaixuan Lu ( 凯旋路851号, 近延安西路)
Twin Horizon – ‘Shanghai DIY T-shirts Launch’ @ Uptown Records
DJ Sacco’s Uptown Record Store is rock with a party with their first line of Shanghai DIY T-shirts! Ivan and Clem, two of Shanghai’s independent acts have designed 5 t-shirts to keep you looking fresh all the time. In this Tshirt launch, they’re getting all the best bands in Shanghai with Rainbow Danger Club, Boys Climbing Ropes, Friend or Foe, Stegosaurus?, and Moon Tyrant. There will also be raffles off a limited number of hand printed skate decks and the first 60 guests get free vedette extra white!
No Cover // 4pm // Uptown Record Store // 115 Pingwu Lu, near Xingfu Lu (平武路115号, 近幸福路)
Anime Rock Convention @ Mao Livehouse
Mao Livehouse is hosting an Anime Rock Convention with some popular artists, Flow, Lisa, and Garnidelia! Flow is a popular j-rock band, with numerous hits throughout the years such as the opening and ending theme songs of Naruto! Lisa is a song writer and singer who has sung for anime Angel Beats! Garnidelia have done covers of Toku and others that have garnered much attention.
No Cover // 7pm // MAO Livehouse // 308 Chongqing Nan Lu near Jianguo Zhong Lu (上海市卢湾区重庆南路308号 近建国中号)