5 Best Live Music Shows in Beijing This Week

By That's Beijing, August 1, 2018

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Aug 1: HONNE

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HONNE is the electro-soul brainchild of Londoners James Hatcher and Andy Clutterbuck. Taking notes from legendary musicians like Stevie Wonder, the Jackson 5, Marvin Gaye and The Supremes, HONNE reinvents classic soul music as you know it, distilling it with poppy synths and giving it a funky electronic edge. The result is extremely danceable and inescapably catchy. It’s been dubbed baby-making music at its finest – soul-baring lyrics layered overtop sultry R&B beats. Catch the suave duo's China debut at Tango and in the meantime, read our recent intervew here.

Wed Aug 1, 8.30pm; RMB320; Tango, see event listing.

Aug 1: Swarrm, Bobby's Satellite, ShaLi Yu ZhenZhu, The Fastfood

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School Bar hosts their fourth "Psycho" series event with a smashing lineup. The night features post-punk trio Swarrm, the psychedelic group Bobby's Satellite, dream pop ensemble ShaLi Yu Zhenzhu and indie rockers The Fastfood.

Wed Aug 1, 9pm; RMB50; School Live Bar, see event listing.

Aug 2: Black Surfers

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Soi Baochao hosts Black Surfers on Thursday for a raucous night of indie rock. Don't miss it!

Thu Aug 2, 9pm; Soi Baochao, see event listing.

Aug 3: Prune Deer

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Post-rockers Prune Deer are back in China for a four-city tour through Beijing, Shanghai, Wuhan, and Changsha. Catch them at School Bar on Friday night and check out one of the stalwarts of the Hong Kong post-rock scene.

Fri Aug 3, 9pm; RMB100 (advance), RMB120 (door); School Live Bar, see event listing.

Aug 4: Hazy Summer Night

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Yugong Yishan hosts five acts on a hazy summer Saturday night. Stop by to see noise rockers Nouvelle, post-punk band Sonicave, Kirin Trio and more.

Sat Aug 4, 8.30pm; RMB80 (advance), RMB120 (door); Yugong Yishan, see event listing.


Have an event to list? Head here to list your upcoming event. We’ll choose the best new additions to feature on next week’s edition of ‘Beijing Weekly Gig Guide.’ Not sure where to start? Here's a full guide on how to list your upcoming events on our website.

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