By Lukas Steinberg
Midweek Music Preview is a rundown of all the events happening on stages across Shanghai. On the docket this week: a trio from Vladivostok playing aggressive and raunchy rock. Brave Men Run sound like a pretty good time, so make sure you check them out. Also, the release party of the “We are Shanghai Vol. 2” compilation on Friday night, a Chinese take on J-Rock with Lilith and more. And if that’s still not enough, head over to our calendar for more.
Folk Night @ Yuyintang
Looks like this one’s becoming a regular for January. Free folk music with Tang Trio vocalist Tommy.
Free // 9pm // Yuyintang // 851 Kaixuan Lu, near Yan’an Xi Lu (凯旋路851号, 近延安西路口)
Brave Men Run @ Yuyintang
Indie rock made in Russia’s frosty seaport city Vladivostok. The music of TGDM, Tony Soprano and Tok Rukoo sounds refreshingly raw and unpolished and direct – this is the kind of rock music that is supposed to be enjoyed live! It basically cries to be played in dim pubs. My tip for the week! Check them out here! Guess band: Monkey Philosophy. And it all comes for a very friendly 30 kuai door charge.
30RMB // 9pm // Yuyintang // 851 Kaixuan Lu, near Yan’an Xi Lu (凯旋路851号, 近延安西路口)
We are Shanghai Vol. 2 @ Yuyintang
YYT launches the sequel to the acclaimed “We are Shanghai” with 4 of Shanghai’s top acts, including 2 newbies. YYT will host the digital release party of the compilation, with tracks of featured acts played throughout the night. Line up features Death to Giants, Hello Money, Xiaoxinyiyi (小心翼翼) and Hujiahuwei (狐假虎威), 40rmb gets you in, with students going for only 20rmb.
40RMB (20RMB for students) // 9pm // Yuyintang // 851 Kaixuan Lu, near Yan’an Xi Lu (凯旋路851号, 近延安西路口)
Tokyo Cloud presents: Lilith x NiL @ Yuyintang
Tokyo Cloud brings you a free night of Japanese rock with Shanghai-based visual rock band Lilith that shared the stage with Under Code label boss and J-Rock veteran Kisaki in the past. They’ve played last month at the Doomsday event here as well. Strong, clear vocals, melodic guitar lines.
Free // doors at 6:30pm, concert at 7pm // Yuyintang // 851 Kaixuan Lu, near Yan’an Xi Lu (凯旋路851号, 近延安西路口)
Wasted Night @ Yuyintang
Make sure you’re not going to call Sunday a wasted night and get your bum over to see Airwalker and Even Less at YYT! Expect calm, dreamy rock tunes from both bands.
60RMB (40RMB presale & students) // 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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