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The best live music in Shanghai this week

Your guide to the best gigs in Shanghai this week

Anoice play at Bandai Namco this weekend
The free Francophone Fête de la Musique event is back this weekend, bringing you live music in locations all over the city - and it won't cost you a jiao. There's loads going on for that - so much that you'll want to check out this dedicated guide - but don't let it distract you from the return of The Deer Tracks, Anoice's album release or the latest Shanghorrorfest instalment.

Read on for our live music highlights for the week below and find lots more live music shows in Shanghai right here.

Wednesday 21

Tarra Conner Jones

Florida native Tarra Conner Jones has drawn comparisons to the likes of Dinah Washington, Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan, knocking audiences off their feet with her varied repertoire of jazz and soul classics. Book a table early to avoid disappointment.

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Heyday , 50 Taian Lu Every Wednesday,Friday

Thursday 22

JZ Piano Day

Huang Jianyi was the first person in China to receive a master's degree in jazz piano. He started studying jazz piano in 2000 while he was at Berklee College of Music, and also had the chance to study further with jazz pianist Stanley Cowell in Rutgers University in New Jersey.

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JZ Club , 158 Julu Lu 22 Jun

Friday 23

The Deer Tracks

Critics' pick

Swedish indie electronica act The Deer Tracks make a welcome return in support of their new album Undersvik, which was recorded over the course of a 10 day period of isolation in an abandoned village school. It ought to be atmospheric.

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Yuyintang , 851 Kaixuan Lu 23 Jun

Saturday 24

Fête de la Musique 2017

Critics' pick

The long-running free Francophone festival of music returns with events taking place across the city, mostly in shopping malls and public spaces and featuring locally-based bands. The kick-off party will be on Friday 23 and will feature King Krab, Taiwan MC, and French 79.

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West Bund Art & Culture Pilot Zone , 2599 Longteng Dadao 23-25 Jun Free

Shanghorrorfest 3

Critics' pick

Alpaca, Crusado Orchestra, Extinction and Hangzhou's Lie to the Silence play thrash, metalcore and more following a screening of 1986 psychological horror flick Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer.

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Inferno , 658 Longhua Dong Lu 24 Jun

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