5 Best Live Music Shows in Shanghai This Week

By Sarah Forman, August 29, 2018

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That's Shanghai takes a look at the best concerts of the week. 

Aug 29: Courtney Knott

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Songwriter, composer, pianist and producer, this Berklee College of Msuic grad has sung at The White House and in a tribue show for Michael Jackson hosted by Quincy Jones. Exhibiting her talents from a very young age (4 years!), she's sure to wow whoever catches her on stage tonight.

Aug 29, 9.45pm, RMB50. Heyday Vintage Jazz Lounge, see event listing

Sep 1: Mouse on the Keys 

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One of the most unique and unclassifiable bands to come out of Japan's instrumental scene Mouse on the Keys deal in a mix of jazz, post-rock, R&B and electronic music. They are also known for their visceral live shows with stark, intense visuals. Catch their show at MAO Livehouse from New Noise. 

Sep 1, 9pm, RMB150 presale, RMB180 door. MAO Livehouse, see event listing.

Sep 2: KLLO

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This garage-electro pop duo based in Melbourne have made waves in their home country, and are now embarking on a China tour. With UK vibes and an R&B influence, their romantic synth soul will have you two-stepping all night long.

Sep 2, 9.30pm, RMB80. ALL Club, see event listingbuy tickets

Sep 5: Novelists

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Avant-garde nuclear metal band Novelists are coming to Yuyintang next Wednesday. While distinctly hardcore, what differentiates them are their emo-esque, darker-side-of-Warped-Tour vocals and cascading guitar riffs. For those that sported serious bangs and wrist bands in high school, take note.

Sep 5, 9pm, RMB160. Yuyintang, see event listing.

Sep 6: TOPS

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Canadian indie-pop dream, TOPS' upbeat, lo-fi sound capture summer at its finest with airy chords and twangy guitars. The're good friends with Mac Demarco, and one listen tells you why - they're both on a mission to make retro relevant, and they're killing it.

Sep 6, 8.30pm, RMB120. Yuyintang Park, see event listing

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