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5237 8662


851 Kaixuan Lu,
by Yan'an Xi Lu
(Entrance behind the Metro Station)


Zhongshan Park 中山公园


Yan'an Rd (W), 0 mins. walk


Tue-Sun, from 9pm
Open on Mon when special events are on



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Last updated: January 06, 2014

Yuyintang is one of the oldest underground live music houses in Shanghai, and has become a staple in the city. Featuring regular gigs every weekend, it brings in underground rock acts both worldwide and local.

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[Final Update: This just isn't happening, at all. Another band pulled out hardcore show this Thursday. Fans will need to wait until Friday the 13th at Inferno for a hardcore showcase.] [Major Update: So Bane can't make it due to visa issues. Instead, local hardcore bands Spill Your Guts, Loudspeaker, Blood Raven, and possibly Own Up from Beijing are throwing down. Cover has been reduced to about 30 or 40rmb. Should still be a really solid night out for hardcore. Starts at 9pm.] US hardcore heavyweights BANE return to China for their final, for real, last time ever, swan song tour. The band released their fourth and final studio album, Don't Wait Up, and are touring for that as they approach their 20th band anniversary. Tickets are 150rmb at the door. Starts at 9pm – don't be late and miss it.
On Thu 05 at Yuyintang

Horror punk, 8-bit, and noise music at one of Shanghai's best venues for live music. This night features Bejing producer GuiGuiSuiSui, Shanghai's noise act The Other, featuring Junky from Torturing Nurse, and Shanghai rockers Pinball city. Cover is 40rmb. Starts at 9pm.
On Fri 06 at Yuyintang

Afternoon show with two post-psychedelic / rock-metal bands bands from Japan, Nil Diva and The Naraka, play at Yuyintang with Shanghai-based Italian band Bordhell. Cover is 30rmb. Starts at 3pm. Here's a video of Nil Diva playing.
On Sat 07 at Yuyintang
Math rock all night long at one of Shanghai's best venues for live gigs. Music by trans-Pacific duo SSighborggg. Here's a video of them wilding out live. Support by Shanghai experimental rock act Duck Fight Goose. Cover is 50rmb. Starts at 9pm.
On Fri 13 at Yuyintang

Since 2006, Brian Shimkovitz's Awesome Tapes From Africa blog has been shedding light on obscure and wonderful sounds from across the African continent. As a DJ, he travels from club to festival to DIY space, bringing the blog to life with 2-3 hour sets blending folkloric pop, left-field dancefloor gems, and hip-hop beats he's collected from African marketplace finds. He DJs on tape decks with pitch control. That alone is worth the 50rmb cover. Starts at 9.30pm.
On Tue 17 at Yuyintang

Four folks from different backgrounds hosting a panel about music. Guests include Brian Shimkovitz, the man behind the Awesome Tapes from Africa tape label and blog, Stuart Grant from the Australian post-punk band Primitive Calculators, Zu Wenbo from the Zoomin' Nights experimental weekly in Beijing, and Cian O'Donnell, Auckland based DJ and founder of the Conch Record store. Tickets are 50rmb, including entry to the DJ set by Awesome Tapes. Solid. Talk starts at 7.30pm; DJ set on at 9.30pm.
On Tue 17 at Yuyintang
JUE Festival brings in '70s Australian punk/no-wave act Primitive Calculators. Expect gutter sounds mixed with noise and drum machines, a la Suicide. Support from Snapline and Sontag Shotgun. Starts at 9pm. Cover is 80rmb.
On Fri 20 at Yuyintang

Emma Pollock, the former lead vocalist of seminal '90s Scottish indie band The Delgados does a solo show at Yuyintang. She's playing music from her solo albums, backed by a gang of Shanghai-based musicians. Support acts are local garage rockers Banana Monkey, punk pop rockers XXYY and Britpoppers Girls Like Mystery. Cover is 100rmb. Show starts at 9pm.
On Fri 27 at Yuyintang


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