This week, don’t stop until you get enough at Club 3 1/3’s new Thursday Disco night. If you’re into more contemporary tunes check out minimalist DJ Sonja Moonear at Elevator, or get into the resistance music of North African band Tinariwen on Wednesday.
Where: Joe’s Pizza, 281 Wujiang Lu (near Maoming Nan Lu) 吴江路281号 (近茂名南路)
When: Mon-Sat 10am
How Much: TBA
New York-based street artist Brolga will be in Shanghai for a one-time appearance, painting a street mural at Joe's Pizza. The Australian-born artist was inspired by his home country's landscapes and started creating naïve daydream-like doodles and imaginative characters that he is now internationally known for. His work has been exhibited in the World Trade Centre in New York City and has been featured in the New York Times, CNN, and Sports Illustrated.
Where: Bandai Namco Shanghai Base Dream Hall, 179 Yichang Lu (near Jiangning Lu) 宜昌路179号 (近江宁路)
When: Wed 8-11pm
How Much: TBA
This Grammy Award-winning group of Tuareg musicians was formed in 1979 and started to gain international fame with their album Aman Iman in 2007. Called “rock ‘n roll rebels” and "music’s true rebels," they have performed everywhere from Mali to Denmark. Taking inspiration from Berber music, Morocco and Egypt, the primarily guitar-driven rockers are coming to Shanghai on Wednesday. Get ready for the soul of the Sahara. Their performance kicks off at 8pm, tickets TBA.
Where: Yuyingtang, 851 Kaixuan Lu (near Yan'an Xi Lu) 凯旋路851号 (近延安西路)
When: Wed 9-11pm
How Much: RMB50 pre-sale, RMB70 at the door
Vurro is a shirtless, cow skull-wearing one-man band. Getting his start as Vurro on YouTube last year, the mysterious Spaniard has played at festivals such as FloydFest and Quest Festival, now he is heading to Shanghai. Known for his get-up, wild, raw rhythmed, and blues music, this musician is a refreshing new talent in the underground scene. RMB50 pre-sale, RMB70 at the door.
Where: M1NT, 24/F 318 Fuzhou Lu (near Shandong Zhong Lu) 福州路318号24层 (近山东中路)
When: Wed 9:30pm
How Much: Free entry with the Password MVP
M1NT in collaboration with MVP Events present to you, Models Night. Come out and dance all night long surrounded by beauties and captivating performers. Say the password MVP to be on M1NT guest list, plus, girls enjoy unlimited drinks until 11:30pm.
Where: Club 3 1/3, 1/F, Three on the Bund, 3 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu (near Guangdong Lu) 中山东一路3号外滩三号1楼 (近广东路)
When: Thu 9:30pm
How Much: Free entry
Club 3 1/3 is the new kid on the Bund. Having just opened shy of one month ago, this new exclusive club is hosting a disco night every Thursday. Dance your feet off and get ready for a chic and retro club experience. Free entrance.
Where: The Pearl, 471 Zhapu Lu (near Wujin Lu) 乍浦路471号 (近武进路)
When: Fri 9pm
How Much: RMB150 pre-sale, RMB180 at the door
Formed in 1972, Swedish pop group ABBA became one of the most commercially successful acts in the history of pop music, with hits such as "Super Trouper," "Mama Mia," and “Dancing Queen." The Pearl is gathering some of the best singers in Shanghai together for this high-energy weekend of outlandish 1970s outfits and booty shaking hits from the ABBA lexicon. The cover is RMB150 pre-sale and RMB180 at the door.
Where: Elevator, 4/F, 218 Xinle Lu (near Donghu Lu) 新乐路218号4楼 (近东湖路)
When: Fri 9pm
How Much: RMB60 pre-sale, RMB100 at the door
Sonja Moonear is representative of many DJs at the top level of the so-called "minimal" scene. She's relaxed about publicity, slick behind the deck, and perhaps most importantly, has a keen eye for the dance floor. Moonear doesn't release much music, which means she's made her way to the top by simply playing unique and unforgettable DJ sets. Don’t miss your chance to see this top-level DJ at Elevator this Friday. RMB60 pre-sale, RMB100 at the door.
Where: Arkham, Found 158, 158 Julu Lu (near Ruijin Yi Lu) 巨鹿路158号 (近瑞金一路)
When: Fri 10pm
How Much: RMB 300 pre-sale, RMB350 at the door
Ten years ago, Karen Marie Ørsted was one half of the Danish feminist punk duo, MOA, whose repertoire included a song called “P***y in Your Face." After collaborations with Major Lazer and Justin Bieber, the singer is on the cusp of being one of the biggest stars to emerge out of Denmark in recent years. At Arkham she will headline a special “Girl Power” themed show in support of fashion label Mo & Co. RMB300 pre-sale, RMB350 at the door.
Where: Club ALL, 2F, 17 Xiangyang Bei Lu (near Changle Lu) 襄阳北路17号2楼 (近长乐路)
When: Fri 11pm
How Much: RMB100
Bristol-based DJ Sam Binga makes his Shanghai debut this Friday at Club ALL. By bringing dance floor pressure with his unique clash of jungle, grime, footwork, juke and drum n bass, he has made a name for himself in the dance music scene. A fully-fledged member of the Critical Music tribe, expect his own productions, described as "slithering melodies, dub-heavy grime, and dub-step sounds" to slip into the mix. Kick off 11pm, cover RMB100.
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