By Lukas Steinberg
Midweek Music Preview is a rundown of all the events happening on stages across Shanghai. On the docket this week: Funky tunes with Shanghai Funk Inc. on Wednesday night, live electronic music by Give Band, ethno music, a groovy year end party, post rock and rock tributes. Read on for all the details! And if that’s still not enough, head over to our calendar for more.
Slow down and enjoy the funk @ Yuyintang
The name already gives you a slight idea of what to expect, but let them speak for themselves: “Shanghai Funk Inc. is an exciting 7-piece band that lights up the Shanghai live music scene. The band find its roots in real funk so check out soul-sister Anne Evenou on lead vocal, the groovy rhythm section and smokin’ horns for the best show in town. Come to YUYINTANG and get ready to funk it up!” Free for all!
Free // 9pm // Yuyintang // 851 Kaixuan Lu, near Yan’an Xi Lu (凯旋路851号, 近延安西路口)
Electro Night: Give Band @ Yuyintang
Live elecronic art by YYT residents Give Band.
40RMB // 9pm // Yuyintang // 851 Kaixuan Lu, near Yan’an Xi Lu (凯旋路851号, 近延安西路口)
New Start: Rock Tribute Vol. 2 @ Mao Livehouse
Pink Berry, Senlin Mu, Cherry Cherry and Mengren Ledui play cover songs of Western and Japanese acts such as David Bowie, MONGOL800, The Pretty Reckless, Michael Jackson and more. 60 kuai and you’re part of the party.
40RMB presale, 60RMB 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)
SoundScape Collective @ Yuyintang
Soundscape Collective is a gathering of musicians bound together by passion for ethnic music. The collective was born in the setting of metropolitan Shanghai where the fast pace of life, constant push for efficiency and productivity results in loss of appreciation of the present moment and loss of empathy for fellow human beings. Soundscapes musicians follow the force of the present moment during their sessions. Or to sum it all up: They make music from the world, for the world.
50RMB // 9pm // Yuyintang // 851 Kaixuan Lu, near Yan’an Xi Lu (凯旋路851号, 近延安西路口)
End the Year in Style: End of the Dragon @ Yuyintang
The year of the dragon sees an honorable discharge at YYT this Saturday night. For the special occasion, Pink Berry, Candy Shop, Daydreamer, Xiaoxinyiyi and Wheel of Fortune will rock the house!
50RMB (30RMB for students // 8:30pm // Yuyintang // 851 Kaixuan Lu, near Yan’an Xi Lu (凯旋路851号, 近延安西路口)
Postrock Night @ Yuyintang
Forsaken Autumn and Nameus share the stage of YYT once again, joined by Mo Fei for a night of slow-paced post rock.
30RMB // 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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