On a quiet Thursday like today, why not check out Shanghai’s newest hipster haven? It’s Indie night, and so perhaps the most suitable time to see what it’s all about. DJs are Miniless records founder Hans, Boys Climbing Ropes singer and super scenester Little Punk, and stalwart DJ Sacco.
Not Me, 21 Dongping Lu close to Hengshan Lu
Shanghai’s #1 jazz icon goes to the swanky bund bar which seems to be picking itself back up off the floor after a rocky start. The backing band tends to change a little from week to week, but this time it will be funky Italian bassist Davide Bertonlone, the fiery American trumpeter of noble birth and shrouded in mystery Theo Croker, Czech guitarist extrordinaire Jan Prochazka, and the hardest working drummer in show business Chris Trczinski
Davide, Theo, Jan, Chris
Cabaret, 3F at 6 on the Bund near Guangdong Lu
10:00-12:30, so don’t miss it
Cover is TBD, but given the prices of drinks there I hope there’s no cover
With a cute backstory, an EP out on Warner Music, and a lead singer voted the 11th coolest rock star in Beijing by Time Out this is surely an intriguing band. Much more intriguing however, are claims of a unique sound, and a desire “to see bodies moving underneath the stage, dancing not just pounding the sh** out of each other,” (ibid).
Zhijiang Dream Factory, inside New Factories at 28 Yuyao Lu near Xikang Lu, Building B 4F
Tickets 50 RMB in advance, 60 RMB at the door
Killa Kela vs. DJ Skelectric vs. Andy Knowles
One of the biggest names in the beatboxing world will be doing a show of skits and back and forth madness with a dj and a drummer (who has worked with Franz Ferdinand if that excites you). It will definitely blow your mind. Here’s his site and specifically a track from a live show a couple years ago if you want to know what you’re in for.
Muse, The New Factories at 28 Yuyao Lu near Xikang Lu, you can’t miss it.
The hip-hop global safari-ist is back with the ancient vinyl he excavated in deepest India. Check out the review of his latest album for a more in depth report. DJs Deville, Drunk Monk, Sickstar, and MC Didje will keep the house warm before and after.
The Shelter, 5 Yongfu Lu near Fuxing Lu
50 RMB cover
Miniless DJ Party
YYT are continuing to expand the palette by doing DJ shows as well as their usual rock/pop/etc. thing. That same Miniless records you remember from Thursday at Not Me will be bringing a foursome of inventive DJs: Sunye, Demmy, CDGE, and ConFirm-X
YuYinTang, 1731 Yan’an Xi Lu, enter from Kaixuan Lu
30 RMB cover