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Editor's Picks Aug. 29-30

Saturday:

Sub-Culture feat. Shreddi

One of Shanghai’s two big Drum ‘n Bass collectives comes to The Shelter and feature Shreddi, who apparently lurks in Shanghai’s dark corners, which I guess is where you hear D’nB, dub-step, dub, and 2-step, with Deville, Drunk Monk, dji, Sickstar, MC Didje, MC ChaCha, MC Esia, MC Arminda.

The Shelter, 5 Yongfu Lu near Fuxing Xi Lu

10:00 start

30 RMB cover

JZ Big Band, Jam Session, and possibly Lions of Puxi

Word on the street is that the Lions of Puxi are opening for the big band, before possibly another gig somewhere else in town. They rock the crowd, and Nicholas Bouloukos is putting his stamp on the new incarnation of the JZ big band with different charts, like some Duke Ellington tunes and some originals, while the old version focused mostly on Count Basie tunes. It should be pretty killin’ and is followed by the always fun jam session which now comes with 2-for-1 on well drinks and beers, making JZ more affordable than it usually is.

JZ Club, 46 Fuxing Xi Lu near Yongfu Lu

9:30 Lions of Puxi, 11:30 Big Band, 2:00 Jam Session

No cover

Sunday:

Greg Lutrell Band Jam/Farewell Party/Introducing the Mike Null Band

The jam session/old band farewell party/new band welcome party is arguably the awesomest night to attend House of Blues and Jazz, though it can be bittersweet if the leaving band is particularly awesome. It will be bittersweet this time, but I like bittersweet, and if you do it right there will be copious amounts of alcohol to take the bitter-sweetness off, plus musicians get 50% off, so you know I’ll be there. The new band is apparently also a killing blues band. Drummer Tony will be staying on with the new band to smooth the transition. It’s also bass-player Brian’s birthday, so you know shit will go down. Be there.

House of Blues and Jazz, 60 Fuzhou Lu near Sichuan Lu and the Bund

9:30-12:30 is the scheduled time for the regular jam, but this one will definitely go much longer

No cover

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