Friday, May 9
Electric Circus pre-party @ M18
Electric Circus music festival is approaching rapidly and the organizers have prepared another pre-party for all you insatiable electronic music lovers! After the bomb shell that was the first Pre-Party at The Geisha, Electric Circus is hitting M18 – the new spot on the Bund!
Tonight, Electric Circus is flying in Guest DJ Smith Agent Smith especially for you. You may have seen him in LMFAO’s “Sorry for party rocking music video” or tried copying his notorious High Top haircut, one thing’s for sure, Los Angeles’ A-List DJ will get Shanghai’s A-List pumping.
Email your full name to [email protected] or follow Electric Circus on WeChat to get 1 complimentary drink (Heineken Beer or Player Vodka) at the entrance if you arrive before 00.00. More details here.
Free entry // Starts at 10.00 // M18 – No.18/4th floor, 1 ZhongShan Road, near East Nanjing Road
JUICEBOX @ DADA Bar
JUICEBOX is a brand new party series featuring Shanghai’s most seasoned beat-spinners – slow+deep+warm+intense. DJs: Wensen, DJ Sleepless, Chris Jobs, Ginzburg, Shanghai Ultra.
Free Entry // Starts at 10.00 p.m. // DADA Bar – 115 Xingfu Lu near Fahuazhen Lu
Saturday, May 10
“Advance through Retreat” Curator’s Talk @ RAM
Curator’s talk for the “Advance through Retreat” exhibition opening on Saturday at the Rockbund Art Museum. This talk by Martina Koeppel-Yang, curator of the exhibition, proposes a different angle to look at tradition and traditional media of art. The talk is in English with Chinese translation.
Free entry // Starts at 13.30 // Y.W.C.A Building – 133 Yuanmingyuan Road, Shanghai
We have also prepared a list of 5 art exhibitions opening this weekend in Shanghai. Be sure not to miss any of them!
THUGLI @ Arkham
THUGLI comes to Shanghai to destroy our favorite underground warehouse venue. The DJ/production crew is known to play everything from Trap and Hip-Hop to Ghetto House and Future Booty. Last year they put out some of the most turnt-up remixes of singles from Rick Ross, Drake, Diplo, and more. They are also a part of the 2014 Mad Decent Block Party Tour and have been rocking festivals worldwide. And you’ve probably seen their “Run This” video by now.
They have the bass killa, CONRANK (Rankadank) coming through to finish off any survivors. Conrank’s latest EP, Danger Rank, hit number 1 on last month’s Juno charts! He has produced alongside UK legends such as Black Twang and Doshy. Live Performance by AL ROCCO. Massive support from: DJ CAVIA (2008 China DMC Champion), Heatwolves (Love Bang), Boris Redwall (Shanghai in The Trap).
Entry: 50RMB before 11.00 p.m. with QR Scan / 80RMB after 11.00 p.m. // Arkham – 1 Wulumuqi Lu, near Hengshan Lu
Help the Stego @ Yuyintang
You sure remember Stegosaurus? – the band that always provides us with punctuation conflicts due to their dinosaur name sporting a question mark. Now they are asking for your help. “Help the Stego” is a benefit show dedicated to helping poor Stegosaurus? go on a tour of the western USA. Funds received will help deter costs of a DIY tour in July, 2014. Support bands include Plastic Chocolate and Overpitch. Come and offer support to some musicians who give away their music to all, regardless of race, class, gender and age. Or don’t.
Entry: 30 rmb // Starts at 10.00 p.m. // Yuyintang – 851 Kaixuan Lu, near Yanan Xi Lu
Katie Goes to Tokyo @ Qianshuiwan Creative Arts Centre
Katie goes to Tokyo is Kathrine Bergström, a Swedish singer/songwriter with a past in bands like Backfish and The Wilson Hospital. Her first single “Little Sister” was picked up by Swedish Radio immediately on it’s release in March 2010. The poetic dream-esque ballad “Paper Moon” was co written with Canadian singer/songwriter Hawksley Workman whom Katie met through their mutual producer Mårten Tromm.
She is on a real China tour right now, coming to town straight from Beijing.
Entry: 80 rmb // Starts at 9.30 – until late // Qianshuiwan Creative Arts Centre – 179 Yichang Lu, Jiangning Lu
Sunday, May 11
Mother’s Day @ Urban Thai 2
Our food editor Ben says: “On May 10, take your Ma to Urban Thai 2 on Dagu Road and receive a free cocktail and mango sticky rice. There’ll also be a chance to win a gift coupon to Skin City Spa. Okay, so maybe this doesn’t exactly reimburse her for all the gray hairs you caused her, but hey, it’s an excuse to go to Urban Thai.” We support this.
All day // 393 Dagu Road, near Chengdu Bei Lu
He also prepared a list of Mother’s Day food/drink events that you can also check out for inspiration.
Deafheaven @ Yuyintang
Split Works bring Deafheaven to China for two shows: Shanghai and Beijing! With their hybrid of black metal, Pitchfork calls them a “modern classic” bound to forever change the landscape of black metal, while Stereogum boldly claims their sophomore album, Sunbather as “very much a masterpiece.”
For the Shanghai show, Nahash will be the supporting act. Tickets here.
Tickets: 140 rmb (door); 100 rmb (advance) // Starts at 9.00 p.m. // Yuyintang – 851 Kaixuan Lu, near Yanan Xi Lu
And if that’s not enough, head to our calendar for more events listings. If you have any events you want to submit, drop us a line on [email protected]
By Andreea Dragut
[Photo via Arkham]