That's Shanghai takes a look at the best concerts of the week:
Jun 14: Sophie Zelmani
In the course of her 22-year career, Swedish singer-songwriter Sophie Zelmani has become known for signature brand of folk-pop. Stripped down to the bare essentials of her unique voice and simple, moving, melodies with guitars and the occasional flute or saxophone, her songs are especially popular in East Asia and she's released 10 studio albums.
Jun 14, 8pm, RMB200. Modern Sky Lab, see event listing, buy tickets.
Jun 15: Hiperson
One of Chengdu's most interesting and popular bands, Hiperson returns with their second album off Beijing label Maybe Mars. Called She Came Back From the Square, the record is notable for its stripped back sound and emotionally resonant lyrics. Catch them live as part of the album tour at Yuyintang.
Jun 15, 8.30pm. Yuyintang, see event listing.
Jun 15: Cornelia Jakobs
Swedish pop artist Cornelia Jakobs brings her soulful, emotional sound to Shanghai for the first time. After several years as one half DJ-vocalist duo Stockholm Syndrome, Jakobs broke out as a solo artist, and is releasing one single a month throughout 2018. Catch her Shanghai debut at newly opened live house Yuyintang Park.
Jun 15, 8.30pm. Yuyintang Park, see event listing.
Jun 16: Protomartyr
politically-minded post-punk band from Detroit, Protomartyr visits
Shanghai for the first time as part of a tour for their latest album,
Relatives in Descent. Known for their meaningful lyrics and vocalist Joe
Casey's rich baritone voice, their songs explore everything from
activism to the meaning of life.
Jun 16, 8.30pm, RMB120 presale, RMB140 door. Yuyintang, see event listing.
Jun 17: Mr. Big
First formed in 1988, glam metal band Mr. Big was a force in the 90s, producing a slew of hits and becoming especially popular for their romantic ballads, including the extremely epic 'To Be With You.' The band broke up in 2002 but reunited in 2009 and recorded their 9th studio album, Defying Gravity, last year. Catch the vocal harmonies live at Modern Sky Lab.
Jun 17, 7.30pm, RMB680 presale, RMB780 door. Modern Sky Lab, see event listing, buy tickets.
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