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

Jessie J: 'This has been one of the hardest things I've ever done'
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Jessie J: 'This has been one of the hardest things I've ever done'

The 'Price Tag' singer returns to Shanghai following a new surge of fame

Watch: ChaCha x Akin 'Summer Love Aria'
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Watch: ChaCha x Akin 'Summer Love Aria'

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

Inside Job: I tried to be a session musician for Shanghai band Hogchoker
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Inside Job: I tried to be a session musician for Shanghai band Hogchoker

'I refuse to believe anyone can actually play the trombone'

Mariah Carey confirms Shanghai show
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Mariah Carey confirms Shanghai show

The megawatt singer returns to the Chinese mainland for the first time in four years

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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

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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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Music festivals in and around Shanghai
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The best music to come out of Shanghai in 2017
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The best music to come out of Shanghai in 2017

18 of the finest local music releases from 2017

Band to watch: Mirrors
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Band to watch: Mirrors

Shanghai's psych-tinged krautrock trio could be set for a big 2018

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2 exciting Chinese electronic music mixes to wrap your ears around

Want a taste of the current Chinese electronic scene? Here you go...

Re-TROS: 'We don’t always want to be on the same road'
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Re-TROS: 'We don’t always want to be on the same road'

Acclaimed post-punks on their first album in 8 years

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

Wild Children
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Wild Children

One of China’s leading folk acts return from a lengthy hiatus

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

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