Midweek Music Preview is a rundown of all the events happening on stages across Shanghai. On the docket this week: Winterhill hails from Denmark to play in Shanghai for four days at four different venues, starting Wednesday at Logo! We also have Zhang Weiwei’s folk music performance, and a battle of the bands for the Summer Sonic Festival in Tokyo. Last but definitely not least, Boys Climbing Ropes is bidding us farewell with two last performances at Yuyintang for Friday and Saturday! And if that’s still not enough, head over to our calendar for more.
Winterhill @ Logo
Logo presents Winterhill, hailing all the way from Denmark! Their mellow electronic noise is punctuated with distorted guitar sounds to create a unique and dream like effect. Best known for their musical involvement with David Lynch’s Twin Peaks, their music is otherworldly, ghostly. You’ll have plenty of chances to hear them, as they’ll be playing all weekend in Shanghai, starting with Logo, then 696 Live Bar, Yuyintang, and DClub.
No Cover // 10pm // Logo // 107 Sinan Lu, near Taikang Lu (思南路107号, 近泰康路)
Orange – Tribute to Oasis @ Yuyintang
A whole night of Oasis’ best, Orange is playing a tribute to the renown band. Get on out to Yuyintang to hear covers of Wonderwall, Champagne Supernova, Super sonic, and much much more!
No Cover // 9pm // Yuyintang // 851 Kaixuan Lu, by Yan’an Xi Lu (凯旋路851号, 近延安西路口)
The last Waltz (Boys Climbing Ropes Farewell Show) @ Yuyintang
After 6 years in Shanghai, one of Shanghai’s best indie rock bands is saying goodbye with two huge performances, and 12 of BCR’s best friends (other awesome bands you’ll recognize) are supporting, making their goodbye appropriately epic. Starts Friday at 8:30pm, Saturday at 5pm, and some fun extras on Saturday – first 75 people get a free sausage from Amelia’s and beers! Bands: X is Y, Duck Fight Goose, Rainbow Danger Club, Stegosaurus?, Battle Cattle, The Macaronians, Naohai, Moon Tyrant, Iamalam, Next Years Love, Friend or Foe, and more!
8:30pm // 50RMB (per day) 80RMB (2day pass available on the first night of the show) // Yuyintang // 851 Kaixuan Lu, by Yan’an Xi Lu (凯旋路851号, 近延安西路口)
Zhang Weiwei @ Mao Livehouse
Folk artist Zhang Weiwei releases his new album at Mao Livehouse. Expect huge crowds from his Glorious Pharmacy and Wild Children days coming to see him do his thing on the big stage!
100RMB // 8:30pm // Mao Livehouse // 3/F, 308 Chongqing Nan Lu, near Jianguo Zhong Lu3/F, (重庆南路308号 近建国中号)
Battle of the Bands for the Summer Sonic Festival @ Mao Livehouse
Renown Japanese music festival is happening this summer, and Chinese bands are flying in to battle each other for a chance to play in front of an international audience at one of the biggest festival around, the 2012 Summer Sonic Festival! Two finalists have been chosen, Candy Shop and Jungle Woods, get on out to vote for your favorite!
60RMB // 8:30pm // Mao Livehouse // 3/F, 308 Chongqing Nan Lu, near Jianguo Zhong Lu3/F, (重庆南路308号 近建国中号)
Beijing Punk Showcase @ Yuyintang
Beijing’s punks hit up Yuyintang, 5 bands, 5 styles of punk! You’ll be hearing from whyreason, The instigation, Spill Your Guts, Before the Daylight, and
40RMB // 9:30pm // YYT // 851 Kaixuan Lu, by Yan’an Xi Lu (凯旋路851号, 近延安西路口)