PacificUV @ Yuyintang
PacificUV has the sort of sound that feels as if nothing is happening. As a result, some of their songs end up sounding like flat fizzy pop. Others build up nicely with messy but perfectly attuned harmonies and are balanced out by the backdrop of peculiar sounds-from-outer-space-in-the-future. Rolling Stone magazine described their debut album as a ‘masterpiece’, though personally I feel that they have been a bit hit and miss as of late.
100RMB, 80RMB pre-sale // 21:00-late // 851 Kaixuan Lu, by Yan’an Xi Lu (Entrance behind the Metro station) 凯旋路851号, 近延安西路口
BBC Night at the Proms @ Shanghai Oriental Arts Centre
The BBC Concert Orchestra will be bringing a programme of entertaining classical favourites including Liszt, Sibelius, Dvorak and Saint-Saens. Together with soloists, Valentina Nafornita singing soprano and Julian Lloyd Webber playing cello, the Proms in Shanghai should be an entertaining evening of well-known classical pieces.
80 – 1280RMB // 19:30-tba // 425 Dingxiang Lu, near Yingchun Lu, Pudong 浦东丁香路425号, 近迎春路
Daikaiju @ Yuyintang
This American-Japanese band are guaranteed to put on one helluva fun night. Their sound is characterised by drum bashing and guitar riffing performed on what I can only assume is a vast supply of heavy duty amphetamines.
40RMB // 21:30-late // 851 Kaixuan Lu, by Yan’an Xi Lu (Entrance behind the Metro station) 凯旋路851号, 近延安西路口
Caroline Campbell @ Caliburger
One of the most disheartening bookings I’ve come across in Shanghai. This former Carnegie Concert Hall violinist has also performed alongside Sting, Michael Buble, Andrea Bocelli and Barbara Streisand. From what great heights she has fallen to be found busking in Shanghai’s CaliBurger on a Sunday evening while hungry patrons guzzle down their double helpings of deep fried hangover chow.
No cover // SATURDAY-19:00 // SUNDAY-15:00 // Eco City Mall, B/1 1788 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Huashan Lu 南京西路1788号, 近华山路