Shanghai loves the new, and the sweet smell of rotting flesh -- let's feed the beast!! First, let us observe a moment of silence for Dixie Grill. Open for just over a year, Dixie was the spot for beast-mode Korean x Vietnamese x American food like pulled pork kim-chi fries and Philly cheesesteaks, but alas, another classic business partner snafu allegedly killed the place, according to one of the partners.
But what really sets this one apart is that they've got LA crew / party the The-Do-Over taking over music duties from 4-7pm on September 4. The Do-Over is where Aloe Blacc -- he of "I Need A Dollar" and Avicci's "Wake Me Up" -- came up. For this one they're bringing out DJ Shortkut, Cosmo Baker (also of legendary NYC party The Rub), Jaime Strong, and Chris Haycock. Le Baron is arranging DJs for the rest of the festival and hosting the after-parties on September 4 and 5. Read on
The beer promo goes from 7.30pm-11pm Sunday to Thursday at the Jing'an location and 7.30pm-12am everyday at the Lujiazui location. Right now the deal is for Asahi draft beer, but they say they'll change it up later on. You can order any dish off the menu, pay an extra 10rmb, and you’ll be able to drink non-stop until close. The cheapest item on the menu is 35rmb fries, in case you were wondering. Enjoy.
But no…the mystery headliner for this September's Echo Park festival is Brooklyn rap duo Black Star, a.k.a. Mos Def & Talib Kweli. Though they only released one seminal album, back in 1998, the duo remain highly respected by backpacker hip hop fans across the globe. Check out their tune "Definition" for a taste.
Other recently confirmed acts for the festival include Kelis, Pennywise, Chase & Status, Star Slinger, and We Are Wolves. Tickets are available on SmartTicket.
The deal is, free Cava sparkling wine from 10.30-11.30pm, then free BBOSS beer all night. That beer is somewhat of a mystery, but we can guarantee the alcohol content is not that high. But there's 25rmb Tsingtao and 35rmb mixed drinks all night long. Music is house and nnsssst nnnssst. Catalog is solid. Good mix of straight and LGBT folk with some fashion / industry people in the mix, and a general lack of pretension. And hey, free booze.
Locally-focused music festival on a beach island about 3-4 hours outside of Shanghai. A pretty solid line-up for a small scale festival. Everyday there's a couple of pretty big headliners, like Lisa Ono, Lenka, 窦唯, Blademark 刃記, and EXITA. For the local support, if you are familiar with the Chinese pop / rock scene you might have seen these acts a thousand times already: Chang Shilei, Top Floor Circus, Shao Yibei, Zhou Yunpeng, Li Zhi etc. One pick for this festival is Douwei, who put out great experimental albums in recent years. Considering there will be beach and sea, and some relaxing bossa nova from Lisa Ono, this might be a good choice for a weekend getaway. Stay tuned to the Douban Page for more info on this one. Transport information coming as we get it. Pre-sale tickets are 120rmb per day, or three days for 300rmb. On-site, tickets are 150rmb per day.
On site: 150rmb/day
Hey kids, your friendly neighborhood hipster bar is back after a remodel. Classic arcade games on the machine, and hip hop, beats, and electro sounds from R3, SSMania, ADO8, and Linfeng on Friday, then PCJ, Damacha, and Allan Marshall on Saturday. Should be poppin' with a bunch of industry heads and creative types. Goes from 10pm-late each night. No cover.
One of Shanghai's oldest, longest-running reggae / dancehall nights returns to Logo bar with Deejay Lao Bang, Dj Envoy & Live Jado From Far East Lion. Dacehall riddims all night at the newly renovated Logo. Runs 10pm till late.