The 8 Best Live Shows in Shanghai This Week

By That's Shanghai, August 21, 2019

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


Aug 21-22: Billy Drummond & Stefan Karlsson Quartet

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Billy Drummond and Stefan Karlsson combine this week for an evening of stunning jazz. Both musicians are known globally, having toured extensively around the world. Drummond will take to the drum kit, while Karlsson will be on piano duty. Don’t miss it. 

Aug 21-22, 8.15pm; RMB180 presale. JZ ClubSee event listingTickets


Aug 23: Tensnake

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Tensnake’s first taste of critical acclaim came with the release of 'In the End (I Want You to Cry)' on the label Running Back. Released in 2014, his debut album Glow represented a milestone in a career which had already traversed the world’s greatest dance floors, and earned Tensnake his towering reputation as one of house and disco’s leading producers. 

Aug 23, 9pm; RMB100 presale, RMB200 door. Bar RougeSee event listingTickets


Aug 23: Punk Rock Birthday

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Join local punks Round Eye (and their friends Torturing Nurse, Poetry in Shorts and Solid Liqui) as they celebrate lead man Chachy's birthday. Round Eye is back from recording its upcoming album (produced by Mike Watt) and touring the United States with ’80s hardcore legends (MDC/Verbal Abuse) so expect things to get gnarly. 

Aug 23, 8pm; RMB50 presale, RMB70 door. Yuyintang Park. See event listing. Tickets


Aug 23: Zimmer (Roche Musique)

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Parisian producer Zimmer is coming to Arkham this Friday for an evening of his dreamy, colorful electronic music. He's a staple on the French scene, best-known for his major remix and mixtape series, and has played sold-out shows across France, Asia and North America, as well as at Coachella. 

Aug 23, 9pm-late; RMB80 presale, RMB120 at the door. Arkham. See event listing. Tickets


Aug 23: JJ Wakrat

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JJ cut his teeth at Shanghai Comedy Bunker and is now a producer at Stand-Up Tokyo and founder of Tokyo Roast Battle, Asia’s top insult comedy league. JJ has performed in 10 countries and has opened for the likes of Neal Brennen, Mike Ward, Sam Tripoli, Tom Rhodes, Joe DeRosa and Paul Tonkinson to name just a few. 

Aug 23, 9pm; RMB70 presale, RMB80 door. Shanghai Comedy BunkerSee event listing. Scan the QR code in the flyer for tickets. 


Aug 24-25: Music Wave Festival

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A number of the 'Hot 5' acts to make it out of the successful iQiyi show, The Big Band, are hitting Shanghai this weekend. While Click #15's gig in Bandai Namco is sold out, this two-day festival still has tickets available. Winners of The Big Band, New Pants, will appear alongside other 'Hot 5' contender, Penicillin, as well as Wasted Laika, Deca Joins and more. 

Aug 24-25, various times; RMB220 one-day ticket. Shanghai New International Expo Center (SNIEC). See event listing. Tickets


Aug 25: MachineGirl

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MachineGirl hits the last leg of its Asia tour this Sunday at Elevator. The Brooklyn band is bringing its blend of jungle, digital hardcore, techno and rave sounds to the Xuhui venue.  

Aug 25, 9pm; RMB50 before 11pm, RMB80 after 11pm, at the door. Elevator. See event listing.


Aug 26: Chaos Chaos

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Flyer via 247 Tickets

Washington duo Chaos Chaos have cut their teeth alongside some of the best bands to come out of the American Northwest, including Sleater Kinney, Death Cab for Cutie and others. They took the Teagan and Sara route recently, by turning towards an electronified sound and haven’t looked back. Catch them this week when they come to Shanghai. 

Aug 26, 8pm; RMB120 presale, RMB160 door. YuyintangSee event listingTickets


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