Friday, April 4
Goldner String Quartet Recital @ Shanghai City Theatre
Australia’s most famous String Quartet, the Goldner String Quartet perform tonight at Shanghai City Theatre in Minhang District.
„The Goldner String Quartet has widespread and long-standing recognition for excellence, as not only Australia’s pre-eminent string quartet, but as an ensemble of international significance, favourably compared with the best in the world. Launched for the 1995 season, and still retaining all four founding members, the Goldner String Quartet’s stability of membership is enjoyed by very few ensembles.”
Members: Dene Olding (he plays a fine Joseph Guarnerius violin made in 1720); Dimity Hall (Dimity plays on a Nicolo Gagliano violin); Irina Morozova (Irina plays a viola made for Richard Goldner by A.E. Smith of Sydney in 1947); Julian Smiles (Julian plays on an 1827 Lorenzo Ventapane cello).
Tickets: 80 rmb // Starting at7.30 p.m. – 11.00 p.m. // Shanghai City Theatre – 4889 Dushi Lu near Mingdu Lu
I’m Just Looking For Four @ Yuyintang
Four rock bands: Venus, Sonnet, Howhy, and Stegosaurus? play at Yuintang.
Admission: 50 rmb (door) // Time: 9:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. // Yuyintang – 851 Kaixuan Lu, by Yan’an Xi Lu
Havana Brown DJ Set & Live Performance @ The 7th Floor
Havana Brown is an Australian DJ, singer and dancer. In 2008, Brown signed with Island Records Australia as a DJ for the record company, and began releasing her Crave compilation album series, which featured remixes of songs from other artists.This led to her touring with international artists, including Britney Spears, Rihanna, the Pussycat Dolls, Chris Brown and Enrique Iglesias.
Brown made her debut as a recording artist in 2011, with the single “We Run the Night”, then signed a US record deal with Universal Republic via producer RedOne’s label 2101 Records.
Tickets: 100rmb (pre-sale, including one drink) // Starts at:10.30 p.m. // The 7th Floor – Lansheng Plaza, 7F, 8 Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Liulin Lu
International Students Party @ Phebe Club
Phebe Club prepared two nights of parties for international students in Shanghai on April 4 and April 5. Make sure to arrive before 11.00 p.m. with your student ID and you will receive free drinks (mixes, beer).
Admission: free (bring your student ID for the free drinks) // Starts at 9.00 p.m. – until 5.00 a.m. // Phebe Club – 10 Hengshan Lu, near Gao’an Lu
Saturday, April 5
Friend or Foe/iAmalam/偏旁部首/The Horde @ Yuyintang
Yuyintang has always been the perfect host for local rock bands (see recent events). Friend or Foe/iAmalam/偏旁部首/The Horde are playing there on Saturday, with VJ Tina Sprinkles creating the visuals. Here’s the Douban event.
Admission: 50 rmb // Starts at 9.00 p.m. // Yuyintang – 851 Kaixuan Lu, by Yan’an Xi Lu
Sunday, April 6
White Lies concert @ MAO Livehouse
Compared to the likes of Joy Division, Interpol and Arcade Fire due to their penchant for exploring the darker side of music, London based post-punk group White Lies are coming to town this April in support of their third album, critically acclaimed ‘Big TV’.
They already played at all the major festivals around the world and will be playing at this year’s Sumer Sonic in Japan.
Blah, blah..You probably know all this by now. Cocoon my heart, cocoon my heart!
Tickets: 280 rmb (presale); 380 rmb (door); 680 rmb (VIP) // Starts at 8.00 p.m. – until late // MAO Livehouse – 3F, 308 Chongqing Nan Lu, near Jianguo Zhong Lu
See you there!
By Andreea Dragut
Photos via MAO Livehouse, http://www.culture.sh.cn/product.asp?id=14235