By Lukas Steinberg
Midweek Music Preview is a rundown of all the events happening on stages across Shanghai. On the docket this week: Folk rock, Britpop and rock covers and shows by the usual suspects of the Shanghai indie scene await you. For classic and movie fans, SOAC has something special up in the sleeve: A concert with world famous movie themes. Our pick for the week: Namo live at YYT on Friday night. And then 2013 may come! And if that’s still not enough, head over to our calendar for more.
Folk Night @ Yuyintang
YYT presents the young musician Qiao Tianjiao for a night of jazz, indie pop, rock, folk, country and bossa nova. Free to get in.
Free // 9:30pm // Yuyintang // 851 Kaixuan Lu, near Yan’an Xi Lu (凯旋路851号, 近延安西路口)
Give Band (给乐队) @ Yuyintang
Local electro rockers Give Band are back again for another Thursday night show with their synthesizer-pimped sound. If you want a taste of their songs now, click here. Pretty cool stuff!
40RMB door // 9pm // Yuyintang // 851 Kaixuan Lu, near Yan’an Xi Lu (凯旋路851号, 近延安西路口)
Namo: I Am Your King Kong China Tour @ Yuyintang
Namo aka Nanwu are one of you bands that immediately suck you in when you hear them the first time. The guys and gals still manage to sound fresh with their laid-back Chinoise rock music. Great vocals and well-crafted songs – if you’re up for a relaxed concert, this is the show to see. Go and enjoy!
50RMB pre-sale + students, 70RMB door // 8:30pm // Yuyintang // 851 Kaixuan Lu, near Yan’an Xi Lu (凯旋路851号, 近延安西路口)
Oscar Movie Hits New Year Concert @ Shanghai Oriental Art Center
SOAC come up with an extensive selection of Hollywood soundtracks: Superman, Harry Potter, 007, Indiana Jones, The Godfather, Gone with the Wind, Titanic, … The setlist is long. The perfect concert for cineastes. Click here for the full schedule.
80-880RMB // 7:30pm // Shanghai Oriental Art Center // 425 Dingxiang Lu (丁香路425号)
New Start @ MAO Livehouse
Sonnet (十四行诗), Forget and Forgive, Prank and Orange team up at MAO for a cover night of Britpop and rock favorites by Oasis, Blur, Nirvana, The Used and more.
40RMB pre-sale, 60RMB door // 8:30pm // Mao Livehouse // 3/F, 308 Chongqing Nan Lu, near Jianguo Zhong Lu3/F, (重庆南路308号 近建国中号)
Special Sounds for You @ Yuyintang
Special sounds courtesy of Forsaken Autumn, √2(2′s) (electronica), Nameus, The Rank and Naohai rule the Sunday night at YYT. They’re not unbeknownst to the concertgoer in Shanghai. Britpop, rock, electronica – 50 kuai get you the full dose!
50RMB door // 9pm // Yuyintang // 851 Kaixuan Lu, near Yan’an Xi Lu (凯旋路851号, 近延安西路口)
YYT New Year’s Eve Party @ Yuyintang
Quattro live music attack by Candy Shop, Senlinmu, Orange and Fearless! Rock and pop by four good local bands and two beer for 100RMB, no complaints. Sounds like a great package for NYE.
100RMB incl. 2 beers // 9pm // Yuyintang // 851 Kaixuan Lu, near Yan’an Xi Lu (凯旋路851号, 近延安西路口)
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