5 Best Live Music Shows in Beijing This Week

By That's Beijing, November 22, 2017

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Nov 22: Psycho Night Volume 6

If you're looking for a weekday show, look no further than School Bar. Volume 6 of School's "Psycho" series is happening on Wednesday night. Instrumental trio Acid Accident, South Korean experimental rockers Impair, and experimental post-rock trio Tydi Knots will all perform. 

Wed Nov 22, 9pm; RMB40. School Live Bar, see event listing

Nov 23: Sofia Jannok

Sofia Jannok hails from the Arctic area of Sápmi, which might explain her unique style -- pop music combined with traditional Sami joik. The singer-songwriter has been nominated for two Grammy awards. You can check out her smooth, melodic vocals at Yugong Yishan on Thursday night. 

Thur Nov 23, 9-11pm; RMB150 (door), RMB120 (presale). Yugong Yishan, see event listing

Nov 24: Birdstriking

Not long after the band first formed, Birdstriking had risen through the ranks of the Chinese capital’s rock clubs. In 2012, the then college-aged trio released their self-titled debut album, which was recorded by local hero Yang Haisong from P.K.14 via Maybe Mars. They're latest album Holey Brain sees the band veering in a new musical direction, with a more developed sound, albeit without the first album’s active courting of controversy. 

Fri Nov 24, 9.30-11.30pm; RMB100 (door), RMB80 (presale). Yugong Yishan, see event listing.

Nov 25: Namgar + Rid

The new MAO Livehouse Wukesong has officially opened. This weekend Namgar and Rid will take the stage together to bring you a night of Mongolian and reggae music. Expect an energetic and unique night of fusion music.

Sat Nov 25, 9pm; RMB100 (presale), RMB160 (door). MAO Livehouse Beijing (Wukesong), see event listing

Nov 25: Sofar Sounds

Sofar (Songs From a Room) Sounds is returning to Beijing on Saturday afternoon. The event is part of a secret gig series, which proudly celebrates small, intimate and (relatively) secret shows. The address will be revealed to ticket holders the day before the show. 

Sat Nov 25, 2.30-5pm. Free entry, for tickets click here.


Have an event to list? Head here to list your upcoming event. We’ll choose the best new additions to feature on next week’s edition of ‘Beijing Weekly Gig Guide.’ Not sure where to start? Here's a full guide on how to list your upcoming events on our website.

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