5 Best Live Music Shows in Beijing This Week

By That's Beijing, September 27, 2017

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Sep 27-30: The Hats @ Eudora Station

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Sure, Eudora Station has great food. But they also have great music, making it the perfect place to chill out and relax with friends after a long day at work. The Hats, Eudora's house band, sets the mood over at Eudora with their upbeat rock, funk and pop tunes every week (from Wednesday through Saturday at 9.30pm-1am). The band is composed of five very different, very talented members who come from all corners of the globe. With her smooth vocals Havana-native Dayana is the main singer behind the group. Jose is on the keyboards and influences the band's sound with his Latin-infused style. Guitarist Alex and drummer Richard both hail from Venezuela and draws influence from a wide array of rock and Latin musicians. And last but not least, bassist Rolando does it all from rock and pop to reggae and salsa. You can check 'em out this week (and every week) at Eudora Station.  

Every Wed-Sat, 9.30pm-1am; Eudora Station.

Sep 28: Lali Puna

Lali Puna is known as one of Germany's finest indietronica bands. They'll be stopping off in Beijing on Thursday where they'll perform songs off their fifth studio album, Two Windows. Expect emotional lyrics and energetic rythms.

Thur Sep 28, RMB100 (presale)/ RMB120 (door). Yugong Yishan, see event listing.

Sep 29: Schoolhouse Rock Vol. 4

This edition of Schoolhouse Rock features two special out-of-town debuts - Baoding shoegazers Playcat and Shanghai post-punk band Hei Mu. Beijing-based bands Default and Run Run Run will also perform for what is sure to be a great night of music.

Fri Sep 29, 9pm; School Live Bar, see event listing.

Oct 1: STRFKR

Hailing for Portland, STRFKR is an indie rock band who are well-known for their ultra-entertaining live performances, which are more like dance parties. As always, STRFKR will blend instrumentals with electronic music to create highly-danceable pop music. This show's gonna be wild.  

Sun Oct 1, 9-11pm; RMB260 (door) / RMB200 (presale). Yugong Yishan, see event listing.

Oct 2: Knxwledge

Knxwledge has produced for none other than rap god Kendrick Lamar (on To Pimp a Butterfly, if you must know). A member of highly respected hip-hop label Stones Throw, Knxwledge is bringing his L.A. beats to Beijing this Golden Week.

Mon Oct 2, 9pm; tickets TBD; Yue Space, see event listing.

Oct 3-7: Maybe Mars 10th Anniversary

It’s been a decade, yes. A decade since Maybe Mars – China’s king of indie music – launched in Beijing with the aim of supporting talented Chinese artists. In those 10 years, Maybe Mars has become one of the largest and most respected independent record labels in the country. This month, they’re celebrating with a star-studded multi-day birthday party featuring all your faves. And the whole thing kicks off on Tuesday October 3. The wild week warms up on Tuesday with Dirty Fingers and Lonely Leary. Wednesday sees AV Okubo, Backspace and Dream Can. On Friday punk gods Carsick Cars share a stage with Hiperson and Birdstriking. Then Saturday, the legendary P.K. 14 play alongside Chui Wan and Fazi. Are you geeking out yet? If not, then you should be.

Tue Oct 3, 9.45pm; RMB60; School Bar.
Wed Oct 4, 9.45pm; RMB80 (advance), RMB100 (door);
Yue Space.
Fri Oct 6, 9.45pm; RMB120 presale, RMB150 at door;
Yugong Yishan.
Sat Oct 7, 9.45pm; RMB120 presale, RMB150 at door;
Yugong Yishan.


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