The 6 Best Live Shows in Shanghai This Week

By That's Shanghai, December 18, 2019

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That's Shanghai takes a look at the best live shows in town this week.


Dec 18: Lexia Star Survey

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Building on the success of talent show, The Big Band, this offline event brings together a trip of bands for music lovers. Bringing together Jingdezhen Renaissance Band, Five Flavors Band and Loft Beach, this is a great one to get in the mood for the weekend. 

Dec 18, 8pm; RMB60 presale, RMB80 door. Yuyintang Park. See event listing. Tickets. 


Dec 19-20: Anthony Strong

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Ten years, four albums and over 300 shows since his debut release, British singer-pianist Anthony Strong has established a reputation as a charismatic singer, a swinging pianist and, above all, a consummate performer. His new album, Me And My Radio, is Anthony’s very own 21st century mixtape; a collection of classics - old and new - carefully compiled for those who share his love of great music, regardless of style. From jazz & blues through to motown & soul, songs made famous by Louis Armstrong, Charlie Chaplin & Ella Fitzgerald sit alongside those by Stevie Wonder & Johnny Cash.

Dec 19-20, 7.30pm; RMB180-360. Blue Note Shanghai. See event listing. Tickets


Dec 20: Wenque

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One of the best post rock bands in China return to Shanghai this weekend. Unplugging for a full show for the very first time, this will be, obviously, unlike any other show that you've seen from the Modern Sky rockers before. 

Dec 20, 8.30pm; RMB150 presale. Modern Sky Lab. See event listing. Tickets


Dec 20: Good Morning

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Lo-fi alternative pop band Good Morning, from Melbourne, Australia, are set to chop it up at Yuyintang this weekend. This tour comes on the back of a busy two years, in which they've released a trio of studio albums. Catch their vibey stylings this Friday evening. 

Dec 20, 8.30pm; RMB60 presale, RMB90 door. Yuyintang. See event listing. Tickets


Dec 21: Pi'erre Bourne

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Rapper, songwriter, producer, audio engineer and meme legend Pi’erre Bourne is coming to Shanghai this month and you can snag your tickets now on thMart. The good folks at Arkham said, “Yo Pierre, you wanna come out here?” inviting the ‘Yo Pi’erre!’ rapper to Shanghai on December 21. The Belizean-American artist has built a stellar reputation after producing singles like ‘Gummo’ by controversial rapper 6ix9ine and ‘Magnolia’ by Playboy Carti. Bourne release his first full-length studio album, The Life of Pi'erre 4, earlier this year, producing, writing and engineering the whole thing (16 tracks) by himself. 

Dec 21, 9pm; RMB150 presale, RMB200 door. Arkham. See event listing. Tickets


Dec 21: Wutiaoren

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Cantonese folk rockers Wutiaoren are heading out on tour again. Basing their latest music around cinematic stories of happenings on the streets of China, the tour, which takes in 14 cities, should be fantastic. 

Dec 21, 8.30pm; RMB120 presale, RMB150 door. Bandai Namco. See event listing. Tickets


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