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2 exciting Chinese electronic music mixes to wrap your ears around
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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...

A Place to Bury Strangers: 'Our music is the sound of a breaking public address system'
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A Place to Bury Strangers: 'Our music is the sound of a breaking public address system'

The 'loudest band in New York' unleash their live show on Shanghai

Low Wormwood on Eminem, 'dubious girls', and sleepless nights
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Low Wormwood on Eminem, 'dubious girls', and sleepless nights

Lanzhou folk-rockers' frontman Liu Kun discusses new LP One Day

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

Your guide to the best gigs in Shanghai this week

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'

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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
Inferno
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Inferno

Metal-dedicated livehouse and bar near Nanpu Bridge

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

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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