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The best live music in Shanghai this week

Your guide to the best gigs in Shanghai this week

Recharge with Totem this Thursday
Mariah, Dua Lipa, Jessie J - Shanghai is cueing up the divas nicely for the autumn. But before all of that, there's this lot to sweat through...

Thursday 19


Critics' pick

Yeah, no real idea how to categorise this one so we're putting it in the 'live music' round-up as well as the 'nightlife' one. And why not? Jiafeng is well worth the double exposure. The Shanghai-based multimedia artist hits Arkham as part of his nationwide tour with support from Li Laoban, DJ Dopey, and Yung Min - playing sax, mashing up pop culture videos, and splicing together vaporwave, future bass, city pop, and disco along the way.

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Arkham , 168 Julu Lu 19 Jul

Shaman Revival

Critics' pick

LLND's Recharge night returns to MAO with live music, art, DJs, and more. "Sounds artists" and DJs include: Totem, Wang_Wengwei, Steinar Nickelsen, Anuar, Josephine SSH, AIris + 董冰清 +虞越郑轶, Vanessa Zheng, bREAKtHEdOLL, Aming, Biboux, Master Chang, Bean, DJ B.O, and Tufo traversing everything from ...

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MAO Livehouse , 308 Chongqing Nan Lu 19 Jul

Friday 20

3Bangz x B3Rich

With Rap of China season 2 underway, here's a chance to catch some rap of China in the flesh with 3Bangz - who you might know from his crazy catchy 'I'm Your Kris Wu' track (second chorus line: 'you're my Fan Bingbing') - and B3Rich joining forces at MAO.

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MAO Livehouse , 308 Chongqing Nan Lu 20 Jul

Saturday 21

Lemonade: A Night of Beyoncé

Courtney Knott leads Shake's seven-piece band through pop behemoth Beyoncé. You know you're going to end up dancing like a loon to the tunes, but to help get you there the bar will be mixing up a whole bunch of special Lemonade (eh? eh?) drinks.

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Shake , 46 Maoming Nan Lu Every Saturday

Sunday 22

Brasil In Trio

Three nights of tropical vibes in Shanghai courtesy of this Brazilian group whose sound traverses bossa nova, baiao, fado, and tango via a seven-string guitar, clarinet, and tambourine.

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Yuyintang , 851 Kaixuan Lu 22 Jul , 24 Jul

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