By Lukas Steinberg
LOgO is back on the radar, and we are happy to welcome them back from the undead! This weekend is packed with tons of other goodies, too: Stockholm Syndrome at DADA, Neebing and Ben Huang at the Shelter and Steve Aoki at G+ keep you busy on Friday night. And on Saturday: a special charity book sale organized by APP, parties at Arkham and LOgO, and the INFERNO Idol Hardcore Singing Competition! On Sunday, have a look at the amazing exhibition at the Power Station of Art, featuring over a hundred of works from the Centre Pompidou, Paris. And if that’s still not enough, head over to our calendar for more.
Knock Da Boots @ LOgO
Can this really be? LOgO? Looks like there’s live in the old dog yet. Come celebrate the resurrection of LOgO, a missed gem in Shanghai nightlife! They’re back on Xingfu Lu were they truly belong, albeit in a new location. Let’s hope that this one won’t be ill-starred like LOgO 2 on Sinan Lu. For the reopening, hip hop by DJs Caution, Sal, Ajouly, MC P.I. and Koosh plus cheap drinks await you.
Free // 9pm // 298 Xingfu Lu, near Pingwu Lu (幸福路298号， 近平武路)
Yellow: Neebing @ The Shelter
Ben Huang’s Yellow is back at The Shelter, this time with DJ Neebing, Steven Lorenz, and – Ben Huang, Shanghai’s king of techno. Neebing is one of the early pioneers of China’s electronic music scene, and he’s been spinning turntables for over twenty years now. Don’t miss this double feature of Chinese electro veterans!
40RMB // 10pm // No. 5 Yongfu Lu, near Fuxing Xi Lu (永福路5号, 近复兴西路)
Steve Aoki @ G Plus
Another huge name hitting the hallucinogenic LED heaven G Plus. American star DJ Steve Aoki is known for electro house (“I’m in the House”, “No Beef”) and mostly his remixes of other dancefloor bangers. Meh. I’d call him slightly overrated, especially for the 200+RMB you’re expected to pay at the door. But there’s no accounting for taste, and I’m sure the name alone will draw in quite a lot of party people.
200RMB presale, door most likely more // Club G Plus // Xintiandi, 5/F, Lane 123 Xingye Lu, near Madang Lu 新天地南里广场5楼, 兴业路123弄, 近马当路)
Stockholm Syndrome @ DADA
Stockholm Syndrome is back: deep house, dark wave, electro and industrial noise blend with the otherwise rather cozy Dada. With Tzu Sing, Velvet Robot and Kim Laughton.
Free // 10pm // Dada // No. 115 Xingfu Lu, near Fahuazhen Lu (幸福路115号, 近法华镇路)
Special Charity Book Sale @ APP / Interdit Creations
Browse through thousands of books in French and English: recent publications, novels, essays, biographies, thrillers, books for teenagers, children, travel guides, business, schoolbooks, and more. You can also get APM’s own recipe book Baguettes & Fourchettes. And as usual, the profits go to charities! Please have a look at APM’s work.
10am – 6pm // APP/Interdit Creations // House 3, Lane 162, Jiangsu Lu (near Wuding Xi Lu) (江苏路162弄3号, 近武定西路), Metro Line 11 & 2 Station Jiangsu Lu Exit 8
INFERNO Idol Singing Competition @ Inferno Bar
Get ready for the most glamourous, most glitz, most exciting event in January! The INFERNO Idol singing competition including stage, spotlight, outrageous host antics of DJ B.O, and drunken “celebrity” judges table!! Sign up at [email protected] Please provide the following:
– A HARDCORE name
– 2 HARDCORE songs to sing (performers can perform to instrumentals or sing-a-long to their song)
– You must give up your dignity for the duration of the event.
Sounds good. And by the way, your song doesn’t necessarily have to be hardcore. Everything heavy from hardcore to metal, hard rock and punk goes!
Free // 9pm // INFERNO Bar // No. 480 Yongjia Lu, near Yueyang Lu (永嘉路480号, 近岳阳路)
4x4x4x4 @ Arkham
Max Chen, DJ Charp, Deep 19 and VJ Mian herald a new party dedicated to 4/4 electronic and techno. Door charge is just 30RMB, and it even includes a drink on top.
30RMB incl. one drink // 10pm // Arkham // 1 Wulumuqi Road, near Hengshan Road (乌鲁木齐路1号, 近衡山路)
Discosmic Adventures @ LOgO
Shanghai’s spaciest dance party lands at the newest LOgO: Italo disco, funky galactic house and more with American Booze DJs, Lindberg and Engdahl.
Free // 10pm // 298 Xingfu Lu, near Pingwu Lu (幸福路298号， 近平武路)
Electric Fields: Surrealism and Beyond @ Power Station of Art
The new exhibition at the Power Station of Art features over 100 surrealist works from the Centre Pompidou in Paris. The exhibition is divided into six chapters representing different themes, with each chapter featuring at least one video installation, a painting, a piece of sculpture, a photographic work, an architectural model as well as a manuscript by Western and Chinese artists, among them famous works by Andreas Gursky and Daniel Spoerri. Exhibition open until March 15.
20RMB // 9am – 5pm // 200, Huayuangang Lu, Near Miaojiang Lu (花园港路200号,
近苗江路), Metro Line 4, 8 Xizang South Road Station, Exit 2
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