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The best live music in Shanghai this week
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The best live music in Shanghai this week

Your guide to the best gigs in Shanghai this week

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Summer Sonic Shanghai line-up: Placebo and more confirmed
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Summer Sonic Shanghai line-up: Placebo and more confirmed

Babymetal not mentioned in first wave of announcements

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JZ Festival 2017 announces first round of headliners
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JZ Festival 2017 announces first round of headliners

Kool and the Gang and more confirmed for October

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A quick guide to Fête de la Musique 2017
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A quick guide to Fête de la Musique 2017

The main info on this year's free Francophone music fest

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Meet Foster Parents: The Shanghai band on their new album
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Meet Foster Parents: The Shanghai band on their new album

Instrumental math-rock duo release their debut LP

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Playlist: Round Eye's Chachy

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Tarra Conner Jones: 'I've got to be tremendous'

The Florida native on how singing helped her find her real self

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Bandai Namco Shanghai Base
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Bandai Namco Shanghai Base

Large multi-functional music and arts centre near Suzhou Creek

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Harley's
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Harley's

Underground dive club with a focus on locally-based bands

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Heyday
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Heyday

Smart vintage live jazz bar with impressive cocktails

  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Inferno
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Inferno

Metal-dedicated livehouse and bar near Nanpu Bridge

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JZ Club
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JZ Club

Shanghai’s premier jazz bar at Found 158 on Julu Lu

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MAO Livehouse
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MAO Livehouse

Mid-sized gig venue near Xintiandi hosts local and international bands

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Modern Sky Lab
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Modern Sky Lab

Gig venue, cafe and merchandise space from the Beijing-based label/promoter

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Yuyintang
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Yuyintang

Legendary Shanghai gig venue

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