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

Hedgehog on #MeToo, Chinese hip hop and split rumours
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Hedgehog on #MeToo, Chinese hip hop and split rumours

The beloved Beijing trio are back with a new album – is it also their last?

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A super sexy, sultry summer anthem to soak up in the Shanghai sun

Running Blue's debut album
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Running Blue's debut album

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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
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

Mercedes-Benz Arena
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Mercedes-Benz Arena

Large live music venue and multipurpose complex in the Expo site

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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