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

John 5: 'Our live show is like juggling chainsaws'
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John 5: 'Our live show is like juggling chainsaws'

Rob Zombie guitarist on Metallica covers, Ricky Martin and more

6 recent local music releases to put on heavy rotation
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6 recent local music releases to put on heavy rotation

Listen to some locally-produced rock, electronic, punk and more

Birdstriking: 'It's easy to get angry when you're young'
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Birdstriking: 'It's easy to get angry when you're young'

One of Beijing's best bands are back, with a new line-up and a new LP

Japanese Breakfast on terrible tours, sci-fi concept albums and making pop music with substance
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Japanese Breakfast on terrible tours, sci-fi concept albums and making pop music with substance

Michelle Zauner brings her brilliant synth-pop project to China

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Beijing psych-rockers Chui Wan release experimental new album
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Beijing psych-rockers Chui Wan release experimental new album

The band talk influences and their new album ahead of a live show at YYT

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

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

5 Shanghai bands to watch in 2017
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5 Shanghai bands to watch in 2017

The locally-based acts to keep an eye on this year

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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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