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The best guide to live music in Shanghai, including concert listings and what's on at the top music venues

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

Crystal ballin' 2018: What to expect on the music and nightlife front in Shanghai
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Crystal ballin' 2018: What to expect on the music and nightlife front in Shanghai

Almost entirely unfounded predictions about the year ahead

Julie Byrne on living transiently and capturing her 'inner dictation'
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Julie Byrne on living transiently and capturing her 'inner dictation'

US singer-songwriter on her nomadic life and break-out 2017

John Legend is coming to Shanghai
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John Legend is coming to Shanghai

Await Legend's arrival at the Mercedes-Benz Arena

Incoming: Ride
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Incoming: Ride

Reunited '90s shoegaze lynchpins headed to Shanghai after CNY

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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

Harley's Underground
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Harley's Underground

Underground dive club with a focus on locally-based bands

Heyday

Heyday

Smart vintage live jazz bar with impressive cocktails

  • 4 out of 5 stars
Inferno
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Inferno

Metal-dedicated livehouse and bar near Nanpu Bridge

JZ Club
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JZ Club

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

MAO Livehouse
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MAO Livehouse

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

Modern Sky Lab
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Modern Sky Lab

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

Yuyintang
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Yuyintang

Legendary Shanghai gig venue

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From Shanghai with love: The story behind a China-produced Cuban punk compilation
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From Shanghai with love: The story behind a China-produced Cuban punk compilation

A local musician's efforts to support punk in Cuba

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