By Lukas Steinberg
It takes one quick look into Midweek Music Preview to figure out: This week sucks. There must be something boring lying right ahead of us. Oh right, the Shanghai version of Chinese New Year, and apparently 99% of the musicians pissed off to somewhere more exciting. Or visit their families. So if you fancy some live music before the holidays, you better go out tonight! We have heavy metal courtesy of DimatiX at Yuyintang, the second gig of Eddy Gomez at JZ Club, and jazz pianist Jean-François Maljean at JZ Lounge. And if that’s still not enough, don’t bother to head over to our calendar for more. You won’t find a single other concert there this week. Promise.
DimatiX @ Yuyintang
DimatiX is an American hard rock band that plays true old school heavy. The band is based in Shanghai and has previously played in places like Yuyintang, Live Bar and Mao Live House. DimatiX was also invited to perform on Harley Davidson motorcycles parties. If you like bands like Metallica, AC/DC, Megadeth, Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath and Pink Floyd, you’re going to love the sound of this band! (YYT)
40RMB // 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. Second show.
180RMB presale, 200RMB door // 9:30pm // JZ Club // No. 46 Fuxing Lu, near Yongfu Lu (复兴路46号, 近永福路)
Jean-François Maljean @ JZ Lounge
Belgian jazz pianistJean-François Maljean plays at JZ Lounge tonight. Monsieur Maljean can look back at a long career with 15 LPs released, and particular success in Asia and China, where he is also known under the name of “Shang Malong”. It doesn’t come as a surprise that he was the one to contribute the theme song of the Belgian pavillion at the 2010 Expo in Shanghai, which he recorded together with Chinese pop star Shang Wen Jie.
50RMB // 9:30 // JZ Lounge // 22-23/F, Renaissance Shanghai Yu Garden Hotel, 159 South Henan Lu, near Fuyou Lu (河南南路159号22-23楼, 近福佑路)
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