By Lukas Steinberg
Midweek Music Preview is a rundown of all the events happening on stages across Shanghai. This week: Join The Rabbit’s Foot Mini Festival finale, learn obscenities from naughty callboys, check out Argentinean ska-latin rock, and party with Hercules And Love Affair. And then there’s rock and metal, violin music and electronic lullabies from Mexico. Whatever your flavour is, the National holiday week has a lot of diversity offer!
And if that’s still not enough, head over to our calendar for more.
Rabbit’s Foot Mini Festival @ Yuyintang
The two-day mini festival at Yuyintang is the official replacement for the cancelled Black Rabbit 2012 festival. Lineup for the last day: French notoriously bassless noisemakers The Inspector Cluzo and Milow (Belgium).
80RMB (one day ticket) // 7:30pm // Yuyintang // 851 Kaixuan Lu, near Yan’an Xi Lu (凯旋路851号, 近延安西路口)
Eskimo Callboy @ Yuyintang
Controversial Indie formation from Germany that plays metalcore with electronic influences. The band’s self-labelling as “Porno-Metal“ hints at what you can expect from songs like “Wonderbra Boulevard“ or “5$ Bitchcore“.
80RMB pre-sale, 100RMB door // 9pm // Yuyintang // 851 Kaixuan Lu, near Yan’an Xi Lu (凯旋路851号, 近延安西路口)
Captain Tifus @ 390 Shanghai
Captain Tifus from Argentina are touring the globe and bring their ska-latin-balcan rock sounds to Shanghai for a free show at 390. The band boasts an impressive 8-man lineup and blends in piano, violin, trompet, guitars, percussion and other instruments for their signature sound.
Free // 9pm // No. 390 Panyu Lu, near Fahuazhen Lu (番禺路390号, 法华镇路)
SMZB @ MAO Livehouse
SMBZ are something like China’s punk dinosaurs with more than 15 years of live activity. Over the years, they toured extensively through Southeast Asia and Europe and have strongly influenced the Chinese alternative rock scene with their lyrics and style.
60RMB presale, 80RMB door // 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)
641 @ Yuyintang
Tianjin’s metalists 641 rock Yuyintang this Friday night. The 4 boys have been awarded for the best live performance at the Wacken Metal Battle China in 2008, so it’s your chance to check if they still got what it takes.
40RMB // 9pm // Yuyintang // 851 Kaixuan Lu, near Yan’an Xi Lu (凯旋路851号, 近延安西路口)
childs @ MAO Livehouse
Electro-alternative rock made in Mexico by founding duo Paúl Marrón and Guillermo Bátiz. Despite the fact that the band has been keeping the fans waiting for a new full album release since the debut with “Yui” in 2006, the five guys have developed a strong fan base with their unique music described as “electronic lullabies”.
80RMB pre-sale, 100RMB door // 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)
The Australian Violin Ensemble @ Shanghai Oriental Art Center
The nine female violinists under the lead of Alexandra Loukianova perform unique arrangements of Baroque and Classical through Romantic and Modern on to Jazz and Latin American rhythms. Set list.
30-80RMB // 10am // Shanghai Oriental Art Center // 425 Dingxiang Lu (丁香路425号)
Hercules And Love Affair @ MAO Livehouse
New Yorker indie disco combo Hercules And Love Affair come to Shanghai for the first time ever. Hercules’ bastard child is a vibrant mix of disco, vintage house and alternative – an exciting mix that has been well-received by critics and fans alike.
80RMB pre-sale, 150RMB door // 9pm // Mao Livehouse // 3/F, 308 Chongqing Nan Lu, near Jianguo Zhong Lu3/F, (重庆南路308号 近建国中号)
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