By Patrick Lozada
Midweek Music Preview is a rundown of all the events happening on stages across Shanghai. On the docket this week: DJ legendissismo Paul Oakenfield at M2 on Wednesday as well as a performance by up and coming DJ Shortkut.
And if that’s still not enough, head over to our calendar for more.
Paul Oakenfold: Way Out East Asia Tour
Trance music and not Lord of the Rings Dwarf Paul Oakenfold is performing at M2 on Wednesday. This UK DJ has been making waves in the club scenes for more than 30 years and DJs for the like of Madonna and JT.
RMB 120 door // 9pm // 283 Huaihai Zhong Lu, Hong Kong Plaze 4f (淮海中路283号香港新世界广场4楼)
Dutch rock quintet Lesoir plays a set at Yuyintang. Check out their single, “Scream.”
50 RMB door // 9pm // Yuyingtang // 851 Kaixuan Lu, near Yan’an Xi Lu (凯旋路851号, 近延安西路口)
Wesley Eisold’s synth-driven darkwave act plays at Yuyintang. If you go, you’ll learn what ‘darkwave’ means.
60RMB door // 10pm // Yuyingtang // 851 Kaixuan Lu, near Yan’an Xi Lu (凯旋路851号, 近延安西路口)
This Rolling Stone featured, 2-time winner of the West Coast DMC Championship, and Beat Junkies co-founder is rolling through Shanghai on Friday. Expect a heaping serving of raw scratching (the good kind) and fresh party-pumping dance beats.
100RMB, open bar// 10pm // Mural Bar // 10 Hengshan Lu, near Yongjia Lu (衡山路10号， 近永嘉路口)
Rainbow Danger Club + The Horde
Locally-based folk crew The Horde come together with Rainbow Danger Club for a special acoustic night at 390. In addition to both bands playing their own unplugged sets, they’ll also join forces wonder-twins style for a few songs.
Free // 390 Bar // 851 Kaixuan Lu, near Yan’an Xi Lu (凯旋路851号, 近延安西路口)
They’re Italian, play electro-dance-rock, and will have no live snakes in their concert. Unless you’re into that, in which case they totes will.
8pm // Yuyingtang // 390 Panyu Lu, near Fahuazhen Lu (番禺路390号, 近发话镇路口)
Four Great Bands II
Expat rockers Xiaoxin and Yiyi organized this ‘local’ band featuring Pinkberry, Tinderbox and Sonnet.
40 RMB door // 8pm // Yuyingtang // 390 Panyu Lu, near Fahuazhen Lu (番禺路390号, 近发话镇路口)
RJ Big Band Concert
Shanghai local (actually local) big band group is doing a jazz show at People’s Grand Theater. Special guest: Jia Ruhan.
100-500 RMB // 7:30 pm // People Grand Theater // 663 Jiujiang Road (???663?)
This month features a high school student band with rotating and gyrating members called Apprentices of Sound, metal heads Arm the Faithless (previously Broken Promises) and the fast-rising band, Feima! It’s free free free!
Free // 2:30pm // Live Bar // 800 Guoshun Dong Lu (国顺东路800号)
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