By Lukas Steinberg
Midweek Music Preview is a rundown of all the events happening on stages across Shanghai. On the docket this week: Master concuctor Lorin Maazel, Master jazz bassist Eddy Gomez, and a death in the family of Shanghai’s local bands. No, not a death, but a farewell gig for the Macaronians. On top of that, we have a heavy night at YYT with two female-led metalcore bands on Friday night, the release party of Baltic States’ new LP, and bombastic drum action by Funky Sueyoshi. And if that’s still not enough, head over to our calendar for more.
Lorin Maazel & Chicago Symphony Orchestra @ Shanghai Oriental Art Centre
World-famous conductor Lorin Maazel from the Munich Philharmonic is touring Asia alongside the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
80-2280RMB // 7:30pm // Shanghai Oriental Art Center // 425 Dingxiang Lu (丁香路425号)
Electro Night: Give Band & √2(2′s) @ Yuyintang
Live elecronic music by YYT residents Give Band and √2(2′s).
40RMB // 9pm // Yuyintang // 851 Kaixuan Lu, near Yan’an Xi Lu (凯旋路851号, 近延安西路口)
Heavy Two Cities @ Yuyintang
Heavy music in two cities? Hell yeah, we’re talking about Shanghai and Hangzhou, Broken Promises and October Capricorn, two female lead singers – and twice the Metalcore fun! A Tack In Your Shoes and SixShot are supporting.
50RMB (30RMB for students) // 9pm // Yuyintang // 851 Kaixuan Lu, near Yan’an Xi Lu (凯旋路851号, 近延安西路口)
Baltic States Album Release Party @ Yuyintang
Baltic States celebrate the release of their second full album “Astronomy of the Senses” (rFeb 2) with a special night at YYT. Guest bands Xiaoxin Yiyi and Astrofuck join the celebrations.
40RMB (including a copy of the new LP!) // 9pm // Yuyintang // 851 Kaixuan Lu, near Yan’an Xi Lu (凯旋路851号, 近延安西路口)
The Last Show of the Macaronians @ Yuyintang
Farewell gig for local retro rock heroes The Macaronians as Hujia Huwei’s very own Toshi is “fucking off to Japan” (Hujia Huwei’s words, not ours). Spill Your Guts and Wasabi will be there as well. And Hujia Huwei, of course.
20RMB // 9pm // Yuyintang // 851 Kaixuan Lu, near Yan’an Xi Lu (凯旋路851号, 近延安西路口)
Shanghai Baroque Chamber Orchestra: Young Artists @ Shanghai Oriental Art Center
Baroque chamber orchestra with musical new blood.
50-150RMB // 7:45pm // Shanghai Oriental Art Center // 425 Dingxiang Lu (丁香路425号)
Funky Sueyoshi Drum Show @ Yuyintang
Asian drum king Funky Sueyoshi is hitting Yuyintang to torture some drumheads. Convince yourself that the 53 year old Japanese drum master and songwriter still knows how to make noise!
80RMB (30RMB presale + students) // 9pm // Yuyintang // 851 Kaixuan Lu, near Yan’an Xi Lu (凯旋路851号, 近延安西路口)
Eddy Gomez Quartet @ JZ Club
Legendary jazz bassist Eddy Gomez plays two gigs at JZ Club on Tuesday and Wednesday night. The Puerto Rican Grammy Award winner performed with grands such as Miles Davis and Bill Evans. Details here.
180RMB presale, 200RMB door // 9:30pm // JZ Club // No. 46 Fuxing Lu, near Yongfu Lu (复兴路46号, 近永福路)
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