Metallica and the Pet Shop Boys are rumoured to be gracing the humble stages of Shanghai in the near future! But until then, we’re going to make do with the numerous upcoming talents to be found on the shores of relative anonymity.
Background and credentials
Composed of one Norwegian girl and two male Swedes, Postiljonen has been compared to the likes of M83 and Sigur Ros. Apparently, “they take inspiration from old black & white movies, the golden 80s, Balearic scenery, sleepless summer nights, and describe themselves as nostalgic daydreamers, which the music reflects perfectly.”
Pretentious description of their “sound”
You are inexplicably naked, making gentle, tender love in space. But before you can explain any of the evolutionary changes that must have occurred to your bodies to allow for this miracle, you are intruded by a little Martian man, who takes you on a million-light-year/second journey across the intergalactic multiverse. Little did you know, while your attention was elsewhere, the sneaky Martian man had joined in the love session and now you’re pregnant with his Martian love child.
If their album delivers, it’ll only be a matter of time till the rest of the world cottons on and their entry fee goes from 60 to 600 yuan next time they swing by Shanghai for a performance.
Check out the song, Dead Children in Newspapers.
50RMB inc 1 drink // 21:00-late // 851 Kaixuan Lu, near Yan’an Xi Lu (Entrance behind the Metro Station) (凯旋路851号, 近延安西路口)
Nick Zinner DJ Set (Guitarist from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs) @ 390 Bar
Yeah Yeah Yeahs guitarist, Nick Zinner will be performing a DJ set at 390 on Thursday. If you like The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, or Head Wound City, I would suggest you go. Also, all the cool kids are going.
50RMB // 22:00-late // 390 Panyu Lu, near Fahuazhen Lu (番禺路390号, 法华镇路)
Scandinadian Showcase feat Frida Andersson, Postiljonen, Bottled in England @ 390
Frida Andersson is a Finnish born folkstress, who makes melodies that will soothe the soul and has a voice that will warm the most brutish of cockles. (I agree. I said nothing there. They are just words.) Bottled in England is one of the few bands who will perform live drum and bass.
100RMB on-the-door, 60RMB pre-sale // 22:00-late // 390 Panyu Lu, near Fahuazhen Lu (番禺路390号, 法华镇路)
Lune Rocks Showcase feat Girls Like Mystery, The Spondees, Stegasaurus @ Lune
Girls Like Mystery has the unfortunate coincidence of sharing its band name with a song by the Cribs which makes finding videos on Youtube videos impossible. The Spondees sound like they’re going for something along the lines of moody rock. Finally, Stegasaurus is an amateur happy-go-lucky band with a poorly articulated song in Chinese and a man who plays an instrument that looks like it would sooner be found in a storage room full of hospital equipment.
40RMB, 20RMB for students // 21:00-late // 4F, 218 Xinle Lu, corner of Donghu Lu (新乐路218号, 东湖路路口)
Brutality Will Prevail @ Yuyintang
British hardcore Metal band.
80RMB on-the-door, 60RMB pre-sale // 21:00-23:30 // 851 Kaixuan Lu, near Yan’an Xi Lu (Entrance behind the Metro Station) (凯旋路851号, 近延安西路口)
Electron Flow @ On Stage
Come join local musicians explore and experiment with abstract electro. Featuring Chekov, Give Band, J3 and a live set from SIG followed by a late night jam session from 00:20 onwards.
80RMB, 50RMB pre-sale and for students // 20:45-late // A2, Lane 570, Huaihai Xi Lu, near Hongqiao Lu (淮海西路570弄A2, 近虹桥)
Rainbow Danger Club @ Yuyintang
Following on the trails of their newest album of 70 minutes and 18 tracks, Rainbow Danger Club will kick off with an acoustic set, followed by support band Duck Fight Goose before RDC returns to the stage for the main bulk of their performance with a special guest, yet to be revealed.
40RMB // 21:00-late // 851 Kaixuan Lu, near Yan’an Xi Lu (Entrance behind the Metro Station) (凯旋路851号, 近延安西路口)
Finnish Metal Assault: Nauzea Live @ Yuyintang
Sounds quite relaxing doesn’t it?
60RMB on-the-door, 50RMB pre-sale // 21:00-late // 851 Kaixuan Lu, near Yan’an Xi Lu (Entrance behind the Metro Station) (凯旋路851号, 近延安西路口)