By Lukas Steinberg
We wish you a nice and colorful last firecracker-free weekend! J-Pop fans, check out what MAO Livehouse has to offer on Friday, and indie rock dudes and gals, you don’t wanna miss what’s going on in 390. TICT and Rankadank bring you Doorly from the UK at Arkham. Saturday is a spectacular affair this week: Ding Dong Disco announce the arrival of Chez Damier, and BEAN Shanghai is having their annual Valentine charity auction. And if that’s still not enough, head over to our calendar for more.
Meng Ying 4.0 Anime Music Party @ MAO Livehouse
All fans of Japanese animation, listen up: Kazuhiko and Shi Dandan bring you an otaku day full of Japanese anime music, interactive games, stage performances and a charity bazar.
30RMB presale, 35RMB door // 10:30am – 4:30pm // Mao Livehouse // 3/F, 308 Chongqing Nan Lu, near Jianguo Zhong Lu3/F, (重庆南路308号 近建国中号)
The Clampdown Indie Dance Party @ 390
Clampdown are back with another night of alternative rock music. Club parties like that are alarmingly scarce in Shanghai, so it’s nice to see there’s something going on. To set the right mood for the night, Kaobang will perform live on stage. After that, the Clampdown DJs take over with Blur, Kaiser Chiefs, The Strokes, Killers and the like. Nice.
40RMB // 9pm // No. 390 Panyu Lu, near Fahuazhen Lu (番禺路390号, 法华镇路)
Doorly @ Arkham
TICT and Rankadank Records team up for a night of bass-heavy dub and electro with Doorly (UK). The usual suspects Mau Mau, The Uhhh, Q-Kraft, Deadlock and co. will be on the turntables as well.
100RMB // 10pm // 1 Wulumuqi Road, near Hengshan Road (乌鲁木齐路1号, 近衡山路)
A Pleines Pages Charity Book Sale @ Interdit Creations
Charity organization A Pleines Mains holds a charity book sale this Saturday! Browse through thousands of recent novels, essays, biographies, thrillers, books for kids and teens, travel guides, business books, language learning methods and more – all for a good cause. There will be English and French books on sale, and the profit goes to projects such as Ying Shang, Bethel, Starfish orphanages and lepers from South China.
11am – 4pm // APP, located within Interdit Creations, House 3, Lane 162, Jiangsu Lu, near Wuding Xi Lu, (江苏路１６２弄３号, 市三女中对面), Metro Line 11 & 2 Station Jiangsu Lu Exit 8
BEAN My Valentine @ LUNE
We’d like to give BEAN some room to speak for themselves as they’ve put up a nice charity treat for Valentine’s Day:
“Need a date for Valentine’s Day? Bring your wallet over to BEAN My Valentine, BEAN Shanghai’s annual charity date auction.
Hosted by the dapper “Water Bed” Ned Kelly (editor-in-chief of That’s Shanghai) with assistance by DJ B.O, specially selected bachelor/bachelorettes will go one at a time to the stage and show their stuff. Audience members will then have a chance to bid on a date at one of Shanghai’s finest restaurants, which will be subsidized with a gift certificate to Sushi Abuse.”
Shanghai’s Hello Money will be playing pop-rock live on stage, with a mix of original tunes and mash-ups of popular songs, and ” ‘
Shanghai’s #2 DJ‘, DJ B.O” (Ed: in Shanghai, everyone can call themselves #1 DJ, so don’t be modest here – some other guys are not!) on the turntables. To make the night complete, there will be a raffle with great prizes! Here are some impressions from last year’s event.
30RMB // 9pm // Lune // 4F, No. 218 Xinle Lu, cross Donghu Lu (新乐路218号, 东湖路路口)
Ding Dong Disco: Chez Damier @ KTV
Chicago house DJ Chez Damier finally pays his long overdue visit to Shanghai, hosted by Ding Dong Disco at their very own KTV club shack.. Check out his sound here! RSVP and you pay only 50RMB at the door instead of the regular 80MB.
50RMB with RSVP, 80RMB door // 10pm // Ding Dong Disco KTV // 3/F, 370 Huashan Lu, near Wulumuqi Lu (华山路370号3楼, 近乌鲁木齐路)
Stockholm Syndrome @ The Shelter
Stockholm Syndrome return to Shelter: Tzu Sing, Laura Ingalls and Drunk Monk will unleash a thunderstorm of techno, minimal, dark wave, industrial and laser beams!
40RMB // 10pm // The Shelter // No. 5 Yongfu Lu, near Fuxing Xi Lu (永福路5号, 近复兴西路)
The Last Show of the Macaronians @ Yuyintang
Farewell gig for local retro rock heroes The Macaronians as Toshi is “fucking off to Japan” (Hujia Huwei‘s words, not ours). Spill Your Guts and Wasabi will be there as well. And Hujia Huwei, of course.
20RMB // 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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