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Aug
19
  • Squad Out! Presents: Lookas & LUMBERJVCK

    Squad Out will be a mashup of powerhouse DJs Lookas and LUMBERJVCK. Lookas is a Miami-based producer who’s making heavy trap even heavier. This year he was named one of Rolling Stones’ Top Ten Acts To Watch, and has played some of the...
    Nightlife | Modern Sky Lab | Today
  • ZHU

    In 2014, ZHU hit the the electronic music scene as an anonymous artist with The NIGHTDAY EP. His underground hits accumulated over a half a billion plays and earned the artist a Grammy nomination. ZHU’s follow-up EP featured a...
    Nightlife | Arkham | Today
  • Metal Karaoke

    You read that right, it's karaoke night at Shanghai's. Inferno has decided that it's had enough of all these "bands" and "musicians" cramming up the stage, so they're instead inviting every regular headbanger, metalhead and Ripper Owens...
    Nightlife | Inferno | Today
  • China Social Club - Three Years of Parties

    The China Social Club/Aussie Social Club pairing of Djs PCJ and Frau is turning three years old. So they're throwing a party. They grow up so quick. Soon they'll be off to party college for undergrad degrees in Party Studies they'll...
    Nightlife | Smash | Today
  • Techno Train pres. Rada Noize (UA)

    Techno Train back with special guest Ukrainian DJ Rada Noize. DJ Lina (Techno Train's organizer) will be on as support. Things get kicked off at 1am, it's 100rmb (with a drink) to get in after 2am.
    Nightlife | Celia by Pulse | Today
  • Room 303 pres. Yoshinaga / Provoda / Ginga

    A monthly night hosted by MIIIA dedicate to outer space tripping, acid bassline, getting a little loosey-goosey with some techno. Artists showcased in the past have included Bambounou, Traumer, Rebekah, Etapp Kyle and Par Gridnvik. This...
    Nightlife | Elevator | Today
  • Handle With Care

    Round 4 of Handle With Care: Shanghai's temple of breakbeat. Selectors Beardslap, Turner and Mike Ward are digging up old school hip-hop breaks, acid and '90s classics, modern house and bass breaks. Starts at 10pm, and no cover.
    Nightlife | C's | Today
  • Love Bang: Tigerstyle w/Ceezy

    Love Bang's putting on a night of dance music and ART . This month they've gotten hip hop producer Ceezy to stop playing MMOs, and he'll be playing some early hip hop, funk and soul, followed by bass, hip hop and eccentricities from DJ...
    Nightlife | Dada | Today
  • Craft Beer Day

    Craft Beer day at Sasha's means all craft beers are 30rmb. It'll run from 2pm-6pm with a live band starting at 3pm. Free entry.
    Nightlife | Sasha's | Today
Aug
20
  • NTS Radio Live from Shanghai

    Back again with their monthly show, China Social Club has invited YX FANG, Siesta and NMLSS to join the broadcast. Music will go from 3-7pm at Smash. Free entry.
    Nightlife | Smash | on Sun Aug 20, 2017
  • Space Out! hosted by Endy

    Takashi Shima's a keyboardist for a funk band called Piper. The album in question was used as an advertisement for sunscreen. Elevator's playing the whole thing starting at 5pm. Lie down on mats in total darkness while Endy plays the...
    Nightlife | Elevator | on Sun Aug 20, 2017
Aug
21
  • You Paint, We Pour

    A happy hour deal at Roxie, buy one get one on beer, house wine, and house spirits from 6pm-9pm. It'll be a paint and pour event, to get your creative juices flowing. Art packs will be available to purchase or you can bring your own....
    Nightlife | Roxie | on Mon Aug 21, 2017
Aug
23
  • Concrete & Grass pres. Cigarettes After Sex

    Cigarettes After Sex do ambient pop, slow-burning, cinematic, hypnotic and meditative. It's nostalgic. Melancholic. They like playing in smoky dark rooms. You know, where you can stare at your shoes and think about life, man. They're...
    Nightlife | Modern Sky Lab | on Wed Aug 23, 2017
Aug
24
  • SHFT. pres. bbno$

    bbon$'s a bit of an underground hip hop SoundCloud star. He's just recently linked up with Chinese hip hop artist Al Rocco for "How I Do," and now he's doing a China store. Presale is 100rmb (link: zaomengshe.com/c/870968), door charge...
    Nightlife | Arkham | on Thu Aug 24, 2017
  • The Pearl presents Magic Mike Show

    Based on the hit films ‘Magic Mike’ and ‘Magic Mike XXL’, which follow the trials of a male stripper with business smarts and a heart of gold, comes the live show all you ladies have been waiting for. Guaranteed to bring the heat, the...
    Arts, Nightlife | The Pearl | on Thu Aug 24, 2017
  • Thirsty Thursdays

    First cocktail is on the house, and there's a small French snack buffet for 88rmb. Special prices on drinks all night long, from 18-36rmb (wait is that right?). Buffet ends at 12.30am, but the rest keeps going.
    Dining, Nightlife | Chez Maurice Bar | from Aug 24 until Dec 28, 2017
Aug
25
  • MEGA SENS Vol.2 Optical Art Party

    A 7-hour experience, Mega Sens has been described as ‘a psychedelic feast of hearing and vision.’ This event got its inspiration from the OP Art movement, which became popularized by ‘The Responsive Eye’ a 1965 MoMa exhibition. Using...
    Nightlife | Bandai Namco Dream Hall | on Fri Aug 25, 2017
  • Jazz Season

    Chez Maurice is teaming up with JZ for some nights of jazz. JZ has musicians. Chez Maurice has space for them to play. Match made in heaven. Live music on for Friday and Saturday, with Tokyo-based American trumpet player Neil Stalnaker...
    Nightlife | Chez Maurice Bar | on Aug 25 and Aug 26, 2017
Aug
26
Aug
28
  • Ariana Grande 'Dangerous Woman' World Tour

    Pop sensation Ariana Grande brings her 'Dangerous Woman' World Tour to Shanghai, in support of her third studio album. The music and show represents a more "mature" direction for the former Nickledeon star, cementing her status as a...
    Nightlife | MB Arena | on Mon Aug 28, 2017
Sep
1
  • The Royal Concept

    The Royal Concept is an indie-rock band from Stockholm who create sunny music that makes you want to dance. They sound a lot like French indie darlings Phoenix, mixing pop and electronic elements. The band first came to popularity with...
    Nightlife | MAO LH | on Fri Sep 1, 2017
  • Scorpion Prison 69 EP Release Show

    Scorpion Prisoner 69 will be releasing their EP 《四部复仇曲》at Yuyintang with support from Spill Your Guts, Dirty Fingers and Alpaca. Big one for local heavy music. Don't miss out, punk rock heshers. 50rmb cover. Starts 9pm.
    Nightlife | YYT | on Fri Sep 1, 2017
Sep
2
  • Unity Music & Arts Festival

    This September at the Shanghai Expo, the highly anticipated Unity Music & Arts Festival will be headlined by musical talents Ne-Yo and Tinashe. Ne-Yo is the R&B singer and producer behind hits like: ‘Time of Our Lives’, ‘So Sick’, and...
    Nightlife | Expo Park | on Sep 2 and Sep 3, 2017
Sep
3
  • Unity Music & Arts Festival

    This September at the Shanghai Expo, the highly anticipated Unity Music & Arts Festival will be headlined by musical talents Ne-Yo and Tinashe. Ne-Yo is the R&B singer and producer behind hits like: ‘Time of Our Lives’, ‘So Sick’, and...
    Nightlife | Expo Park | on Sep 2 and Sep 3, 2017
Sep
8
  • YETI presents FKJ (Roche Musique / LIVE SET)

    French Kiwi Juice a.k.a FKJ of Roche Musique fame is making waves on the Parisian electronic scene. He’s got a unique sound and has mastered groovy house and funky hip-hop, that your head can’t help but bob along to. FKJ has played at...
    Nightlife | Arkham | on Fri Sep 8, 2017
Sep
9
Sep
23
  • Budweiser STORM Music Festival

    Budweiser STORM is an outdoor EDM festival, that has been happening annually in China since 2013. The festival has grown over the years, the first event got a crowd of 20,000 and in 2016 attendance was up to 180,000. This year the...
    Nightlife | Shendi Ecology Park | on Sep 23 and Sep 24, 2017
Sep
24
Oct
14
  • JZ Festival 2017

    The 13th edition of JZ's Festival, taking place on seven stages, with 50 international artists and groups on the ticket. Confirmed headliners for now are Kool & The Gang, Andy Summers, Chris Dave and Jeff Lorber.
    Nightlife | Expo Park | on Oct 14 and Oct 15, 2017
Oct
15
  • JZ Festival 2017

    The 13th edition of JZ's Festival, taking place on seven stages, with 50 international artists and groups on the ticket. Confirmed headliners for now are Kool & The Gang, Andy Summers, Chris Dave and Jeff Lorber.
    Nightlife | Expo Park | on Oct 14 and Oct 15, 2017