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

British singer-songwriter Isaac Gracie on choir-boyhood and his creative process
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British singer-songwriter Isaac Gracie on choir-boyhood and his creative process

Gracie is set to perform at Shanghai's VAS Livehouse April 27

Boiler Room is making a return to China this spring
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Boiler Room is making a return to China this spring

After some hiccups, the biggest brand in music-oriented youth culture returns to China

Meet the homegrown record label powering Shanghai's vinyl revival
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Meet the homegrown record label pushing Shanghai's vinyl revival

Eating Music and Beatween bring post-disco and hip hop producer Mndsgn to Arkham this week

Shanghai's top live music venues
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Shanghai's top live music venues

Feel the beat just the way you like it at these top music venues

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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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