5 Best Live Music Shows in Beijing This Week

By That's Beijing, August 8, 2018

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Aug 9: Marian Hill

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Philadelphia songwriting duo Marian Hill create intelligent pop with elements of jazz and R&B, and they’ve been featured in both the New York Times and an iPhone commercial. Their intriguing track ‘Unusual’ peaked at 13 in the US alternative chart. 

Thu Aug 9, 8.30pm; RMB280 (presale), RMB330 (door); Tango, see event listing. Buy tickets here.

WIN! Aug 11: Totemo 

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Israeli electronic singer Totemo stops in Beijing during her Asia tour. Hailing from Tel Aviv, the delicate vocalist specializes in progressive dream pop layered with deep, haunting lyrics. The artists bares it all, having even documented her battle with breast cancer in her inspiring video for 'Hits'.


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Sat Aug 11, 8-9.30pm; RMB80 (presale), RMB120 (door); Omni Space, see event listing.

Aug 12: Akira Yamaoka

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Japanese guitarist and composer Akira Yamaoka became famous for writing and performing the soundtrack for Silent Hill. His amorphous style bridges genres as diverse as baroque and heavy metal. 

Sun Aug 12, 8.30pm; RMB380-880; Tango, see event listing.

Aug 12: Mike Shinoda

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Songwriter and rapper Mike Shinoda is most famous for co-founding the global megahit band Linkin Park. The band was in headlines for tragic reasons last year when frontman Chester Bennington, an idol to his fans the world over, tragically took his life. Mike Shinoda raps frankly about this on his recently-released album Post-Traumatic, which he will perform at this show in Beijing. 

Sun Aug 12, 7.30pm; RMB480-1,280; Beijing Exhibition Center, see event listing. Buy tickets here.

Aug 15: Wolf Alice

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Grunge folk rockers Wolf Alice are taking their most recent release, Visions of a Life, on their first China tour this month, landing in Beijing and Shanghai. Catch their dreamy performance at Tango later this month.

Wed Aug 15, 8.30pm; RMB350 (advance), RMB400 (door); Tango, see event listing. Buy tickets here.

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