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

The best parties and live music in Shanghai this week
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The best parties and live music in Shanghai this week

Bisiugroup, Love Bang, Zaliva-D and some very sweaty Vikings

The Shanghai DJ crew giving femme and non-binary individuals space on the stage
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The Shanghai DJ crew giving femme and non-binary individuals space on the stage

'I noticed a lot of girls expressing interest in DJing but not really knowing where to get started'

Underground club Elevator finally announced its plans to reopen
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Underground club Elevator finally announced its plans to reopen

Help break in its new dance floor with an opening party this month

Interview: Daya talks career transitions, feminism and her Shanghai itinerary
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Interview: Daya talks career transitions, feminism and her Shanghai itinerary

The American pop star returns to China for a springtime gig at VAS Live

Veteran drummer Charles Foldesh on favourite venues and changes to Shanghai's jazz scene
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Veteran drummer Charles Foldesh on favourite venues and changes to Shanghai's jazz scene

'People from completely different backgrounds are blending influences and creating unconventional music'

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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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Music festivals in and around Shanghai

Your complete guide to music festivals in the Shanghai area

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

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

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