5 Best Live Music Shows in Beijing This Week

By That's Beijing, September 5, 2018

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Sep 5: KLLO

Image via Kllo/Facebook

Melbourne's electro-soul outfit Kllo lands in Beijing this week while touring Asia. Catch them at DDC this Wednesday and get ready to groove to their mellow R&B dance beats all night.

Wed Sep 5, 8.30pm; RMB80; DDC, see event listing. Buy tickets here.

Sep 6: Jessie J

201809/Jessie-J-Main1.jpgCourtesy of promoter

Jessie J returns to China for her R.O.S.E. World Tour in support of her fourth studio album of the same name. Celebrated for mixing her soulful vocals with elements of R&B, pop and hip-hop, the London-born singer first rose to prominence in 2010 with her debut single ‘Do It Like a Dude,’ followed by her chart-chopping first album, Who You Are, in 2011. She’s responsible for a slew of hits, including ‘Price Tag,’ ‘Domino’ and ‘Bang Bang’ with Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj. Catch up with the singer in our recent interview here.

Thu Sep 6, 8.30pm; RMB380-1280; Cadillac Arena, see event listing.

Sep 7: D.A.N.

Photo via D.A.N./Facebook

After coming down from Fuji Rock Festival fever, Tokyo’s rising alt-pop stars D.A.N. take on China with a four-city tour. Drawing inspiration from bands like The xx and Caribou, the groove-makers have garnered rave reviews from across the globe. Dance yourself clean to their hypnotic, minimal beats. 

Fri Sep 7, 9pm; RMB120; Yugong Yishan, see event listing.

Sep 8: Discord

Courtesy of promoter

Discord is having their album release party at School Bar this Saturday night. Set to open are a whole host of friends including ska punk legends Ouch, old school punk trio Shouchu Legion, ultras punks Labor Glory and more.

Sat Sep 8, 9pm; RMB60 (advance), RMB80 (door); School Live Bar, see event listing.

Sep 8: Bilal

Photo via Bilal/Facebook

What hasn’t Bilal done? Hailing from Philadelphia, the dynamic neo-soul art- ist has been on the radar since his 2001 debut 1st Born Second and has released several internationally-celebrated solo works as well as collaborate with artists like Jay-Z, Beyonce, Kimbra, and Kendrick Lamar – most notably on the rapper’s revolutionary album To Pimp a Butterfly, which earned Bilal his first Grammy Award. 

Sat Sep 8, 7.30pm & Sun Sep 9, 6.30pm; RMB200-400; Blue Note Beijing, see event listing.

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