5 Best Live Music Shows in Shanghai This Week

By Erica Martin, January 10, 2018

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


Jan 11: Billy Branch

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Harmonica player and Chicago blues legend Billy Branch comes to Shanghai for a special performance at JZ Club. The three-time Grammy nominee performed with the Chicago Blues All-Stars and is now touring China with a band of local musicians, including guitarist Wei Wei and drummer Wu Zhijun.
Jan 11, 8.30pm, RMB180 presale, RMB220 door. JZ Club, see event listing


Jan 12: Gemini, Ai Ninomiya & Re-Trick

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This triple billing brings together three eclectic jazz and hip-hop crossover artists from Japan. Jazzy pop band Gemini, which is populated by veteran musicians from other bands like re:plus, is joined by mellow hip-hop vocalist Ai Ninomiya and jazz fusion trio Re-Trick. Donít miss this unique show at Mao Livehouse.
Jan 12, 8.30pm, RMB180 presale, RMB230 door. Mao Livehouse, see event listing


Jan 13: Colin Phils

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American math rock band Colin Phils, first formed in South Korea and now based out of Richmond Virginia, embarks on a 20-city China tour this month to promote their latest album. Joining them on their Shanghai stop is locally-based math rock duo Foster Parents. Catch their show at Yuyintang.
Jan 13, 9pm, RMB80. Yuyintang, see event listing.


Jan 14: Cicada

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This unique classical band from Taiwan makes elegant and atmospheric music comprised of a violin, cello, acoustic guitar, and piano. Their latest album, White Forest, portrays the relationship with humans and the natural world, from coral reefs to sea turtles to cats and birds. Catch their Shanghai show at Bandai Namco.
Jan 14, 8.30pm, RMB120 presale, RMB150 door. Bandai Namco Shanghai Base, see event listing.


Jan 16: Foster the People

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Best known for their 2010 viral hit song, 'Pumped Up Kicks,' a sunny beat with deceptively sinister lyrics, Foster the People head to Shanghai to promote their latest album, 2017's dark and electropop-tinged album, Sacred Hearts Club. Check out our feature on them here.
Jan 16, 8.30pm, RMB480 presale, RMB680 door. Modern Sky Lab, see event listing.


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