By Lukas Steinberg
Midweek Music Preview is a rundown of all the events happening on stages across Shanghai. On the docket this week: A free Halloween concert at YYT, Mongolian singer Urna and her friends, the Taiwan Philharmonic Orchestra, former Dream Theater member Mike Portnoy and many more! Ballet and braincrushing metal, pop and punk, this week is all about variety! Check it out! And if that’s still not enough, head over to our calendar for more.
HALLOWEEN Concert @ Yuyintang
Free Halloween concert night with Hidden Agenda, Daxinxian and spondees. Sound range between metalcore, swedecore and alternative.
Free // 9pm // Yuyintang // 851 Kaixuan Lu, near Yan’an Xi Lu (凯旋路851号, 近延安西路口)
Portrait: Urna & Her Friends @ On Stage
Berlin-based Mongolian singer Urna Charhar-Tugchi comes to China to promote her new album “Portrait” and will share the stage with the 80-year old Iranian Zarb master Djamchid Chemirani and the most important Hungarian contemporary violinist Zoltan Lantos. The soul singer’s voice boasts a range of four octaves, reminiscent of he unlimited landscapes of her origin.
100RMB pre-sale, 150RMB door // 8pm (Nov 1&2) // On Stage // A2, Lane 570, Huaihai Xi Lu, near Hongqiao Lu (淮海西路570弄A2, 近虹桥)
4 Great Bands: feat. Hello Money @ Yuyintang
As the name suggests, four great bands are to rock it out at Yuyintang this Friday night – accoustic mashup kings Hello Money play their first headline show at YYT with support from Tinderbox, Banana Monkey and newcomers Xiao Xin Yi Yi (小心翼翼). And don’t confuse their acoustic mashup with the acoustic rape attempts at some of the clubs in town: Hello Money simply pick from genres like rock, reggae, funk and hip hop, and execute the music with their appropriate weapons of choice, which include guitars, bongos, drums, bass, ukelele and even violin. Check out their cool, laid-back sound here!
Playtimes: Xiao Xin Yi Yi = 9:45 – 10:15, Banana Monkey = 10:30 – 11:00, Hello Money – 11:15 – 11:50, Tinderbox – 12:05 – 12:40
40RMB door (20RMB for students) // 9:30pm // Yuyintang // 851 Kaixuan Lu, near Yan’an Xi Lu (凯旋路851号, 近延安西路口)
Taiwan Philharmonic @ SOAC (Concert Hall)
The Taiwan Philharmonic Orchestra will perform the following programme:
Romeo and Juliet overture-fantasy (Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky)
Violin Concerto, op.82, A minor (Alexander Glazunov)
Symphony No.9 “From the New World” (Antonin Dvorak)
Taiwanese master conductor Shao-Chia Lü leads the orchestra with soli violinist Joseph Lin.
80-880RMB // 7:30 // Shanghai Oriental Art Center // 425 Dingxiang Lu (丁香路425号)
Streeton Trio @ SOAC (Performance Hall)
The Streeton Trio consists of three emerging Australian talents Benjamin Kopp (piano), Emma Jardine (violin) and Martin Smith (cello). Since the founding in 2008, they have won various awards and released a first CD last year. The musicians are currently based in Geneva, Switzerland, and members of the famous European Chamber Music Academy.
50-300RMB // 7:45pm // Shanghai Oriental Art Center // 425 Dingxiang Lu (丁香路425号)
Mike Portnoy’s Super Band @ MAO Livehouse
Founder and former member of progressive metal legends Dream Theater, Mike Portnoy, teams up with his old colleague Derek Sherinian, Mr. Big’s Billy Shaehan and Tony MacAlpine. They don’t need an introduction to fans of instrumental rock and metal!
290RMB pre-sale, 390RMB door // 8pm // Mao Livehouse // 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 Stuttgard Ballet: The Lady of the Camellias @ Shanghai Grand Theatre
The famous French novel/stage play, also known as ‘Camille’, will be performed by the Stuttgard Ballet. Shows on Saturday and Sunday.
80-1080RMB // 7:15pm (Sat), 2pm (Sun) // Shanghai Grand Theatre // No. 300 Renmin Da Dao, near Huangpi Bei Lu (人民大道300号, 近黄陂北路)
Thee Oops @ Yuyintang
Hardcore punk rock from the land of good wine, food and aesthetes. The guys from Italy also make stopovers in Japan and South Korea on their Asia tour.
50RMB // 9pm // Yuyintang // 851 Kaixuan Lu, near Yan’an Xi Lu (凯旋路851号, 近延安西路口)
Kikuyu @ Studio Timeless & LUNE
Australian micro-pop artist Sez plays two gigs within one day with her project Kikuyu:
A free afternoon show at Studio Timeless, and an evening gig at Lune.
Free (afternoon) // 3pm // Studio Timeless // 764-4 Changle Lu, near Fumin Lu (长乐路764-4号, 近富民路)
60RMB // 10pm // Lune // 4F, No. 218 Xinle Lu, cross Donghu Lu (新乐路218号, 东湖路路口)
Tenacious Wheel @ Live Bar
Headbang action with noisemakers Tenacious Wheel and TNT.
30RMB // 9pm // Live Bar // 800 Guoshun Dong Lu, near Shuangyang Lu (国顺东路800号 近双阳路)
Wang Wen @ MAO Livehouse
The leading post-rockers from Dalian are back in town to take over Mao Livehouse! With their mix of melancholic meoldies, noisy guitars and Chinese influences, they’ve charmed their fans for more than a decade.
70RMB pre-sale, 100RMB door // 8pm // Mao Livehouse // Mao Livehouse // 3/F, 308 Chongqing Nan Lu, near Jianguo Zhong Lu3/F, (重庆南路308号 近建国中号)
Sick Pupa @ Yuyintang
Sick Pupa are back on the radar with new drummer and bassist in the lineup. Your chance to check out nu metal made in the Chinese capital!
60RMB pre-sale, 80RMB door // 8pm // Yuyintang // 851 Kaixuan Lu, near Yan’an Xi Lu (凯旋路851号, 近延安西路口)
Lijianbin Folk Music Show @ Yuyintang
A night of folklore at YYT with indipendent musicians.
40RMB pre-sale, 50RMB door // 9pm // Yuyintang // 851 Kaixuan Lu, near Yan’an Xi Lu (凯旋路851号, 近延安西路口)
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