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Where to go out, dance, and revel. Hand-picked events in Shanghai, curated by a team with combined decades in town.
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Aug
20
  • Pedrito Martinez Group

    Pedro Pablo “Pedrito” Martinez was born in Havana in the 70s but moved to New York in 1998. By 2000, he'd been awarded the Thelonius Monk Award for Afro-Latin Hand Percussion. The prolific and talented percussionist and vocalist has...
Aug
21
Aug
22
  • Rock of Ages

    Rock of Ages…. venturing through 70s, 80s, 90s up to the present hits. The Pearl’s Red Stars rock the audience with hits from ABBA to Bon Jovi, Michael Jackson to Queen and everything in between. Entrance includes 2 drinks, doors open at...
Aug
23
  • The Dark Circus Experience - Noire Soiree

    After a two year hiatus, The Pearl welcomes back The Dark Circus Experience with two shows that are more immersive and interactive than ever before. The Dark Circus team have singers, acrobats, aerialist, dancers, actors, magicians and...
  • Punk Rock Birthday

    Local punks ROUND EYE are back from recording their upcoming album produced by Mike Watt and touring the United States with 80s hardcore legends (MDC/Verbal Abuse) and it just so happens to be lead man Chachy's birthday. Four local heavy...
  • Snow Patrol Acoustic Live in Shanghai 2019 [SOLD OUT]

    Post-Britpop indie pioneers Snow Patrol are playing an acoustic set at the Bandai Namco Shanghai Base Dream Hall this August as part of their Asia 2019 tour. The band have been touring Europe with Ed Sheeran for the past few months, and...
  • Old School VS. New School Vol. 2

    SHAKE's six-piece band mixes up the raw funk & soul with millennial classics. Dig deeper! Hip hop, R&B, House, and Techno - it all goes back to funk, soul, rock, jazz, and gospel. This concert is all about exploring those roots -...
    • Nightlife | Shake | on Fri Aug 23 2019
Aug
24
  • Viva Ibiza Sunset Series

    Sunset chill, that Pudong skyline, drinks & bites, electrifying music performances, and more… The WET Bar is getting all IBIZA up in Shanghai's face this summer. It's 250rmb per person, which gets you unlimited cocktails, wines, brews...
  • Sleepyhead

    Free show from former lead singer of Japanese visual band SuG, the neon pop singer liu.
    • Nightlife | LOFAS | on Sat Aug 24 2019
  • Old School VS. New School Vol. 2 (Final Show!)

    SHAKE's six-piece band mixes the raw funk & soul with millennial classics. Dig deeper! Hip hop, R&B, House, and Techno - it all goes back to funk, soul, rock, jazz, and gospel. This concert is all about exploring those roots - slamming...
    • Nightlife | Shake | on Sat Aug 24 2019
  • Last Bash Before Class

    DaHaHa, Shanghai's indie rock grin merchants, plus the debut from punk rock outfit Poetry in Shorts (FKA Dirty Fingers), blues vibes from Bent Scribe, and flamenco virtuosos ClanDestino. 50rmb pre-sale, 70rmb on the door.
    • Nightlife | YYT | on Sat Aug 24 2019
Aug
26
  • Chaos Chaos

    Chaos Chaos is an indie pop band from Seattle, Washington, that is responsible for three songs featured in Rick and Morty. Their song "Do You Feel It?" played over the closing scene of "Auto Erotic Assimilation," during Rick's failed...
    • Nightlife | YYT | on Mon Aug 26 2019
Aug
30
  • Kiefer

    Part of Eating Music Camp's 2019 showcase, Stones Throw Records keyboardist Kiefer will play a show at YYT Park, with the support of INNOUT & Voision Xi. Besides the show, he will also play a role of the headlined tutor in the Eating...
  • AC/DC Tribute Concert

    Dirty deeds, done dirt cheap at The Pearl, as they continue their acclaimed series of cover and tribute acts. Some of Shanghai's most notorious rockers get together to do justice to AC/DC's catalogue of strip club classics from 1975 to...
  • New SHAKE City IV: The 90's R&B Concert

    Candy colors, Tamagotchis, luxury sedans, and 90's R&B. Shanghai's house of funk and soul takes it back to back in the day, with a concert featuring the music of The Neptunes, Janet, Aaliyah, and more, from hip hop soul and new jack...
    • Nightlife | Shake | on Aug 30 and Aug 31, 2019
Aug
31
  • Viva Ibiza Sunset Series

    Sunset chill, that Pudong skyline, drinks & bites, electrifying music performances, and more… The WET Bar is getting all IBIZA up in Shanghai's face this summer. It's 250rmb per person, which gets you unlimited cocktails, wines, brews...
  • Gong Gong Gong Debut Album Release Party

    工工工 (Gong Gong Gong) is a rhythm-oriented guitar and bass boogie unit. The group was formed in Beijing in 2015 by Tom Ng of famed Hong Kong band The Offset: Spectacles and Joshua Frank of wild post-punk brother duo Hot & Cold. Both have...
    • Nightlife | YYT | on Sat Aug 31 2019
Sep
1
  • Concrete & Grass (CANCELED)

    Promoters Split Works' yearly two-day multi-stage open air festival is slated for September, with an international line-up of rock, pop, metal, hip hop, and electronic music from China and beyond. Usually one of the less cookie...
Sep
5
  • R.I.P. Unplugged

    It’s hard to believe it's been over 25 years since Nirvana recorded MTV Unplugged. It was an eerie, magical recording that will always remind us what was yet to come if the world had not lost Kurt Cobain. Or Layne Staley, or Chris...
  • Back to the 80s

    The Pearl is hosting a "Back to the 80s" live show. The Pearl's house band, the Red Stars, zoom back in time with Marty McFly to pick up the hits of the 80s. A tribute to Michael Jackson, Tina Turner, Bon Jovi and many many more. Doors...
Sep
6
  • Lebanon Hanover

    Berlin-based cold wave/post-punk band Lebanon Hanover are known for their minimalist efficiency within their genre. The duo is made up of the fantastically-named Swiss singer/guitarist/synth operator Larissa Iceglass, and William...
  • Punpee

    While PUNPEE started out as far back as 2002, it wasn’t until he won the 2006 Ultimate MC Battle that he’d receive widespread recognition for his staggering flow. Since then, PUNPEE formed a trio with fellow MC Gapper and his own...
Sep
8
  • Shii

    Shii is a Chengdu indie electronic artist currently residing in Wuhan, China. She injects a much-needed dose of femininity and sensitivity to the increasingly macho Chinese electronic music scene. Shii's production draws elements from...
    • Nightlife | YYT | on Sun Sep 8 2019
Sep
9
  • Saxo Carnival Of The Animals

    La Sax is a saxophone group established in 2005 based in Hong Kong. They have performed all over Asia attracting thousands of people, and have won several awards. Their Saxo Carnival of Animals is a cross between a dramatic production...
Sep
10
  • The Chainsmokers Live in Shanghai 2019

    Grammy Award Winners Alex and Drew return to Shanghai. Bursting into the public consciousness with 2014's "#Selfie," they've since made up for it with ultra-club banger and electropop songs like "Closer," Don't Let Me Down" and "Roses."...
Sep
12
  • The Twilight Sad China Tour

    Scottish post-punk/indie rock band The Twilight Sad are a group of school mates that first performed an experimental show in Glasgow back in 2003 that included 30-minute noise jams with guitars, bass, drums, theremin, tape loops from...
Sep
13
  • JZ Festival 2019

    One of Shanghai's biggest and best festivals throws down for the 15th year, out in the lush Expo Park. Four stages this year, which the organizers put down to the festival becoming more authentic. In addition to lec Haavik and the...
  • Softer Still

    Some superlative UK indie/dream pop coming to Shanghai. Having released two stunning singles in "Turtle Bay" and "A Sadder Sound," Surrey-based indie dream-pop outfit Softer Still have finally released their 2018 debut album "Nuances."...
Sep
14
  • JZ Festival 2019

    One of Shanghai's biggest and best festivals throws down for the 15th year, out in the lush Expo Park. Four stages this year, which the organizers put down to the festival becoming more authentic. In addition to lec Haavik and the...
Sep
15
  • JZ Festival 2019

    One of Shanghai's biggest and best festivals throws down for the 15th year, out in the lush Expo Park. Four stages this year, which the organizers put down to the festival becoming more authentic. In addition to lec Haavik and the...
  • 1862Live: Deep Forest

    Deep Forest is a French musical duo made up of Michel Sanchez and Éric Mouquet. Their sound has been described as an "ethno-introspective ambient world music". In layman's terms, they compose a style of world music, sometimes called...
Sep
19
  • Rock of Ages

    Rock of Ages…. venturing through 70s, 80s, 90s up to the present hits. The Pearl’s Red Stars rock the audience with hits from ABBA to Bon Jovi, Michael Jackson to Queen and everything in between. Entrance includes 2 drinks, doors open at...
  • Walk in Beauty

    A performance of Bone Lhamokyap‘s Gansu Sangemao tribal soul with Peruvian sound healer Ricardo Meza’s Native South American heritage music. 180rmb on the door.
Sep
20
  • ABBA Live Tribute

    Celebrating Abba’s final world tour, The Pearl presents a tribute show dedicated to the Swedish quartet and national treasures. Paint on your hip huggers, bell bottom jump suits and paisley. 220rmb on the door including a drink.
Sep
28
  • Shawn Mendes The Tour 2019

    Grammy nominated, multi-platinum Shawn Mendes is adding a new tour date to the Asia leg of his arena and stadium tour, supporting his self-titled album. The Toronto-born pop singer/songwriter first got big releasing covers of songs on...