The 5 Best Live Shows in Shanghai This Week

By That's Shanghai, April 17, 2019

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That's Shanghai takes a look at the best live shows on this week:


Apr 17: Craig Handy Trio

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Born in Oakland, California, Criag Handy started experimenting with guitar, trombone and piano at an early age, but it didn't take long before he settled on his first true love, the saxophone. He went on to attended North Texas State University, won the coveted Charlie Parker Scholarship and became a frontrunner in the school’s exceptional One O’ Clock Jazz Ensemble, which was just the start of his exceedingly impressive career. 

Apr 17, 9.30pm, RMB130-180. JZ Club, see event listingbuy tickets.


Apr 18: Clay Doll, A Band and Domino Trigger

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What do we know about these guys? Not much honestly - we’ve got ‘‘a lazy hipster band from Suzhou’’, some funk, blues and rock paired with an alternative rock trio from Shanghai. Sounds good enough to us.

Apr 18, 8pm, RMB60 (includes a drink). Mao Livehouse, see event listing, buy tickets.


Apr 19: AlunaGeorge

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Known for their extremely danceable club anthems, the London electronic duo AlunaGeorge are performing at Arkham on the 19th. Having collaborated with DJ Snake on the club hit ‘You Know You Like It’, they’ve established themselves through a series of solo albums with their bright and upbeat tunes, even opening for Coldplay in 2017.

Apr 19, 9pm, RMB260 pre-sale, RMB300 door. Arkham, see event listingbuy tickets.


Apr 19-20: Old-School vs. New School

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Flyer courtesy of the promoter

Shake’s six-piece band are mixing up the raw funk and soul with the millennial classics on Friday and Saturday nights. Expect hip hop, R&B, house and even techno - it all goes back to funk, soul, jazz and rock. This concert and dance party is all about exploring their roots and slamming the funk next to some new sounds and dancing into the stars. Dress code: Throwback vs. Hypermodern.

Apr 19-20, 10pm, RMB100. Shake, see event listing.


Apr 22: Troye Sivan

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Superstar Troye Sivan is bringing his ‘The Bloom Tour’ to Shanghai. He’s all set to perform at Mercedes-Benz Arena on April 22, following the release of his critically acclaimed album Bloom

Apr 22, 8pm, RMB380-1,280. Mercedes-Benz Arena, see event listingbuy tickets.


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