Editor's Picks Feb. 17-20

In other full moon news, have you listened to a little radio show called Chances with Wolves? That link is blogspot, so you’ll need a vpn to get at it. You can also listen to it live on East Village Radio (they’re in the rather inconvenient 5-7am Tuesday slot, in Shanghai time) or maybe you can stream it on itunes somehow. I was unable to, but my computer and itunes are old. Anyway, it’s a show of awesome music you’ve never heard before. More accurately, it’s a show of recordings you’ve never heard, though you’ll recognize some of the songs, all older and pretty soulful, though not mostly soul music. Seriously, you should do whatever you can to find it. It’s one of the most exciting music things I have found in recent memory.

In other news, YuYinTang is open again, with a redone interior. That should be awesome. Also, now that the western-Chinese new year awkward time is over, things should start get going in earnest, there and elsewhere. Awesome! Now all we need is for Mache to come back and everything will be right again.



The fireworks are pretty much over and it’s getting late, but if you’ve staying crouched, waiting for just the right moment to pounce on unsuspecting evening-folk, now is the time! Dada is the place! It’s a new weekly thing that just started a few hours ago, and it features The Ice Cream Truck and friends, and this week that means Mau Mau, The Uhhh and friends Siesta (Phreaktion) and Milan J (Wonky Kong). Bass!

Dada, 115 Xingfu Lu near Fahuazhen Lu

NOW! until late

No cover


Shanghai By Bus

Uprooted Sunshiine lively up ourselves with Reggae, dub, ska, and dancehall.

The Shelter, 5 Yongfu Lu near Fuxing Xi Lu


30 RMB cover

Theo Croker Band

So awesome. Kenny has vacated the piano chair, so there should be someone new in there, though I can’t tell you who. That band is so sweet. The Old “Jazz” Band opens. You can check out Jessica Maurer and friends down at the Waldorf while you’re on the Bund. It’s at the south end. That bar has really killing (but expensive) cocktails and a band.

Peace Hotel Jazz Bar, 20 Nanjing Dong Lu by the Bund

8:00-10:00 Old Band, 10:30-12:30 Theo

No cover


The Instigation pres. Shanghai Hardcore

Go home again, to YYT, with hardcore and garage rock. The instigation, Loudspeaker, and Androsace will mess you up.

YuYinTang, 851 Kaixuan Lu near Yan’an Xi Lu

10:00 start

35 RMB cover

Supervillains of Rock 2

If you believe that you can never go home again, you can always go to 696 Livehouse instead. That’s in Hongkou: definitely not home. Or maybe it is for you. Rocking will be Stegosaurus?, Moon Tyrant, and Girls Like Mystery.

696 Livehouse, 188 Jiangwan Lu Bldg A suite 115, near Huayuan Lu

9:00 start

30 RMB cover, 20 for students


Charlie Sayles and Moonshine Society Jam Session

Some blazing harmonica, some blues, and some jamming. Isn’t that what life is all about?

House of Blues and Jazz, 60 Fuxing Lu near the Bund


No cover

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