The 8 Best Live Shows in Shanghai This Week

By Shawn Lupori, May 15, 2019

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


May 16: Leech

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Image via Leech/Facebook

Swiss post rockers Leech have been around since 1995, and this Thursday you can catch them as they perform their beautiful, melodic post rock tunes at MAO Livehouse. Turn up, kick back and float off into oblivion. 

May 16, 8:30pm; RMB150 presale, RMB180 door. MAO Livehouse. See event listing. Tickets


May 16: Alessia Raisi Album Launch

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Image via Alessia Raisi

Catch Alessia Raisi as she presents her debut album, The Journey of Xi Ya, at VasLive this week. The Italian singer has been known to make music through eight different languages, employing a piano, a sweet vocal and a linguistic flair. Her covers of songs by the likes of Cui Jian and Wang Feng showcase her ability to bring Chinese music to foreign ears. Join this free event and you can also chow down on some delicious Italian food. 

May 16, 8pm; free entry. VasLive. See event listing.


May 17: DAYA

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American pop star, DAYA, will be performing in Shanghai on Friday. The grammy nominated and Billboard charting singer-songwriter has released a number of synth pop hits, such as ‘Hide Away’ and ‘Sit Still, Look Pretty,’ but she’s may be best known for her feature on the Chainsmokers’ song, ‘Don’t Let Me Down,’ which reached No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100. If you're a fan of funky, glittering pop music, you won’t want to miss this one. 

May 17, 8pm; RMB380. VasLive. See event listing. Tickets


May 17: Vitalic

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Flyer courtesy of the promoter

This French DJ and Producer has been part of the techno and electro house music scene since the late ’90s, and has released a plethora of tracks that have become club classics around the world. If you’re in the mood for scenic views and banging tunes this weekend head over to Bar Rouge where Vitalic will be playing an energetic live set.

May 17, 9pm; RMB180 presale, RMB250 door. Bar Rouge. See event listing. Tickets


May 17: Timber Timbre

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Canadian freak folk and psychedelic folk music group Timber Timbre is coming to perform in Shanghai as part of their China 2019 Tour. Hailing from Toronto, the mastermind behind the band is Taylor Kirk. The frontman has a powerful, arresting-veering-on-creepy presence on stage, with theatrical gestures counterbalanced with restrained, deep and smooth vocals to create their signature raggedy, swampy blues sound that seems to ascend from an alternate universe.

May 17, 8:30pm; RMB 120. Yuyintang Park. See event listing. Tickets


May 18: Pompeya

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Image via 247 Tickets

Just a few days before they appear at Rye Music Festival in Beijing alongside the likes of The Jesus and Mary Chain and Angus and Julia Stone, Russian band Pompeya land at Yuyintang Park in Shanghai. Taking influence from new wave legends of the ‘80s, such as The Cure, fans of funky, danceable music should be sure not to miss out. 

May 18, 8.30pm; RMB120 presale, RMB150 door. Yuyintang Park. See event listing. Tickets


May 19: The Royal Concept

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Image via The Royal Concept/Facebook

Right on the back of a brief China tour in 2018, Swedish indie act The Royal Concept return once more. This Sunday, they are bringing their upbeat music back to Shanghai for what we can confirm is an awesome live show.

May 19, 8:30pm; RMB150 presale, RMB180 door. Modern Sky Lab. See event listing. Tickets


May 19: Sirius Metal Festival

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Image via 247 Tickets

Sirius Metal Festival is the place to be this Sunday for all you extreme music fans. With bands incoming from countries like Portugal, Japan and Czech Republic, this very international line-up consists of black metal groups Gaerea, LASTER, Cult of Fire, R.N.V, Goute du Cadavre, Cohol, Sigh, Be Persecuted, and Zuriaake. 

May 19, 4pm, RMB230 presale, RMB260 door. Bandai Namco Shanghai Base. See event listing. Tickets


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[Cover image via The Royal Concept/Facebook, Daya/Facebook]

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