5 Best Live Music Shows in Shanghai This Week

By Erica Martin, December 6, 2017

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That's Shanghai takes a look at the best concerts of the week:


Dec 6: Festivus

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Festivus brings together an eclectic line-up of international artists, making for a worthwhile midweek show. Headliners include Taragana Pyjarama, a Copenhagen purveyor of melodic electronic beats, plus rapper Deniro Farrar and R&B vocalist ImJaeHall, both from the US. Shanghai-based hip-hop duo Skinny OG & Queen Diamond serve as openers.
Dec 6, 8pm, RMB70 presale, RMB100 door. Yuyintang, see event listing.


Dec 7: Johnjamsession 10 Year Anniversary

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After a two-year hiatus, John Shanghai revives his longstanding local live music night, Johnjamsession, just in time for its 10 year anniversary. Expect an energetic, interactive and nostalgic evening with performances from a slew of locally-based musicians, plus John Shanghai’s first-ever performance with a live band of his original song 'American Dream.'
Dec 7, 10pm, no cover. Shake, see event listing.


Dec 7: AFSC New Blood Tour

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Catch hip-hop label AFSC's showcase of up-and-coming rappers from around the Chinese mainland at Modern Sky Lab. The line-up includes Shanghai-based Pharaoh, Changsha’s Toy-wong, Shenzhen’s Lil Jet, Xinjiang trap group Ha$ and Shanghai rapper Wangyu-Pavel.
Dec 7, 8pm, RMB188. Modern Sky Lab, see event listing.


Dec 8-9: Shangheart Fest

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This two-day charity music festival supports Heart to Heart, a Shanghai-based charity that provides corrective surgery for children with congenital heart defects. Twelve Shanghai bands ranging from punk to metal to hip-hop will headline throughout the weekend, including Must Be Red, Alpaca, Pinball City, Skinny OG & Queen Diamond, and Limousine. The show is free, but donations are accepted at the door, and raffle prizes throughout the weekend will raise further funds for the cause.
Dec 8-9, 8pm, no cover. Harley's Underground, see event listing.


Dec 10: Bombino

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Acclaimed Tuareg guitarist and singer-songwriter Bombino makes his China debut with a 5-city tour from Split Works. Known for his virtuoso mix of blues guitar, traditional Tuareg music and reggae, Bombino has had his albums produced by Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys and David Longstreth of the Dirty Projectors. Check out our interview with him here.
Dec 10, 7.45pm, RMB180-380. Shanghai Symphony Orchestra Hall, see event listing.


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5 Best Live Music Shows in Shanghai This Week

Your guide to this week's best live music.

5 Best Live Music Shows in Shanghai This Week

Your guide to this week's best concerts.

5 Best Live Music Shows in Shanghai This Week

Your guide to this week's best concerts.

5 Best Live Music Shows in Shanghai This Week

Your guide to this week's best concerts.

5 Best Live Music Shows in Shanghai This Week

Your guide to this week's best live music.

5 Best Live Music Shows in Shanghai This Week

Your guide to this week's best concerts.

5 Best Live Music Shows in Shanghai This Week

Your guide to this week's best live music.

5 Best Live Music Shows in Shanghai This Week

Your guide to the best concerts of the week.

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