Lindsey Stirling @ The Mixing Room & Muse
A dancer, violinist and former America’s Got Talent’s fifth season ‘Hip Hop Violinist’; Lindsey Stirling will be performing a repertoire of electronic-dubstep. Though her performances on AGT were dubbed as “electrifying”, the judges concluded that her style was not marketable. In complete defiance of silly Sharon’s judgement, Stirling’s song ‘Crystallize’ currently has over 69 million hits and she has sold out a spate of different venues all over the world.
320RMB // 20:00-late // Mercedes-Benz Arena, 1200 Shibo Da Dao, near Shangnan Lu, 世博大道1200号, 近上南路
The Aston Shuffle @ M1NT
This electro music producing duo, comprised of Mikah Freeman and Vance Musgrove were dubbed the #1 DJs of Sony’s inthemix50 in 2010. Other accolades include mixing disc 2 of The 2010 Annual for the Ministry of Sound, hosting their own TV show called Friday Night Shuffle on ABC’s Triple J and performing support for Swedish House Mafia.
No cover // 22:00-late // 24/F, 318 Fuzhou Lu, near Shandong Zhong Lu 福州路318号24楼, 近山东路
Rock for Roots n’ Shoots @ Mao Livehouse
Rocking in the name of afforestation in Inner Mongolia, Sonnet and Death to Giants among others will be performing for Roots n’ Shoots. The cover fee includes a drink and one planted tree.
60RMB // 19:30-late // 3/F, 308 Chongqing Nan Lu, near Jianguo Zhong Lu 3/F, 重庆南路308号, 近建国中号
Split Works Presents: Japandroids @ Yuyintang
This classic guitar, drum duo combo packs a punch when watched live. JPNDRDS had mutually agreed to split up after two years of slogging DIY live performances around Vancouver but were saved by Pitchfork which decided that “Young Hearts Spark Fire” was a ‘Best New Track‘ in March 2009. They have since received extensive critical acclai on their debut, “Post-Nothing” and an illustrious number 9 in Rolling Stone’s 2012 list of Top 50 albums for “Celebration Rock”.
120RMB on-the-door, 100RMB pre-sale // 20:30-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
Shanghai Newgrass Project @ Red Town
With songs that range in genre from bluegrass to world music, the Shanghai Newgrass Project recently released an album titled, ‘In The Moment’- so called for the fact that the whole thing was recorded in a matter of days with collaborators such as violinist, Hanneke Cassel and bajoist, Charles Butler (who made a pretty fly cover of Get Lucky) having to learn a lot of the material on the spot.
50RMB // 20:30-22:30 // A2-101 Red Town, 570 Huaihai Xi Lu, 淮海西路570号红坊 A2-101
The Autocratics @ Yuyintang
This 7-piece Tokyian number makes music reminiscent of Brit-pop from the 70’s. They appear to have the same amount of energy as all the kids in your Chinese primary school put together.
100RMB on-the-door, 80RMB pre-sale // 20:30-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
Pitbull @ Mercedes-Benz Arena
Bigtime rapper and coolguy, Pitbull has previously collaborated with *deep breath* Christina Aguilera, J-Lo, David Rush, Akon, Ne-Yo, Afrojack, Chris Brown, Marc Anthony, Usher, Sean Paul, Shakira, Enrique Iglesias, Cypress Hill, Pharrell, Alexandra Burke and Benny Benassi. He’s like, so totally hot right now.
380–1680RMB // 20:00-late // 1200 Expo Avenue, 世博大道1200号