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    • ADDRESS:
      Basement of
      5 Yongfu Lu,
      near Fuxing Xi Lu
      永福路5号, 近复兴西路
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    • METRO:
      5 mins walk from Shanghai Library
    • HOURS:
      Tue-Sat, 9pm-late (Tue is movie night)
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    • Editor's Description
      Stalwart of the underground dance music scene, The Shelter provides a forum for locally-based independent electronic artists and DJs, and new international alternative dance acts. Everyone from Kode 9 and The Bug to Drexciya, Dam Funk, and Madlib have played here. A converted bomb shelter, the club is dark, sweaty, black, loud, and thumping. Music ranges on a given night from Reggae to IDM to Drum n Bass to Electro to Hip Hop. Wednesdays are always hip hop, Thursdays -- if it's open -- are usually techno, or sometimes a random booking. Drinks are cheap and cover ranges from 10rmb to 100rmb, depending on whose playing. In September 2015, they got a bit of a remodel so it's a little nicer now. Check our event listings to see what's on.
    • Stones Throw 20 Year Anniversary w/Peanut Butter Wolf, Egyptian Lover, Earl Sweatshirt, and Knxwledge

      Easily one of the biggest hip hop shows of the year, LA-based hip hop label Stones Throw has an incredible lineup coming to the bomb shelter for their 20 year anniversary. That includes label head Peanut Butter...
      Nightlife | The Shelter | on Fri May 6, 2016 |
    • 云Cloud Present: Mike Q (Qween Beat, Fade To Mind)

      Big, big booking in the bomb shelter, as the Cloud crew brings in vogue-house dance pioneer Mike Q for a night of slammin' ballroom trax. With releases on LA's Fade To Mind label and his own Qween Beat Productions,...
      Nightlife | The Shelter | on Sat May 7, 2016 |
    • Come Correct

      Four years later and this weekly hip hop night is STILL going on. Expect old school hip hop, dancehall, and funk by T-Plus, Roo, Dead702, DJ Caution, and friends down in the bomb shelter. They don't play that new top...
      Nightlife | The Shelter | Wednesdays |
    • Popasuda pres. Punk/Reggae Legend Scratchy Sounds

      Popasuda hosts in Scratchy Sounds, a punk / reggae DJ that hails from the UK punk scene of the '70s. He spent two years touring with The Clash, in between supporting the likes of Blondie, The Cramps, The Stooges, and...
      Nightlife | The Shelter | on Sat May 21, 2016 |
    • 2016-05-05 Finished

      CINEMQ10: 神话//MYTH

      CINEMQ, the queer short film screening / party series, is at the Shelter for their 10th film night. They turn the walls into screens and play a range of short films -- "from contemporary re-imagination of the...
      Community, Nightlife | The Shelter | today |
    • Bassment Presents: Skinny Brown

      If you know Skinny Brown from his global bass club night, Popasuda, you might be surprised to learn that he's also a huge techno head from back in the days of '90s raves in Toronto. He's doing a night of techno at the...
      Nightlife | The Shelter | on Thu May 12, 2016 |


    • 2016-04-30 Finished


      Shanghai's top night for underground house and techno returns to the bomb shelter, this time with residents Shanghai_Ultra, Wensen, Provoda, and NMLSS. If you're looking for proper, no-bullshit techno with a Detroit...
      Nightlife | The Shelter | on Sat Apr 30, 2016 |
    • 2016-04-28 Finished

      Lost Cargo w/Vanilla Killer (Spain)

      Underground electronic night Lost Cargo returns to the bomb shelter with Barcelona DJ / producer Vanilla Killer for a night of juke, jungle, and bass. She's part of the Cientosesenta crew, a Spanish outfit pushing...
      Nightlife | The Shelter | on Thu Apr 28, 2016 |
    • 2016-04-22 Finished

      SVBKVLT: Kai Luen: The Hollow Ghost Release Party

      After their last release by Swimful, Shanghai-based label SVBKLVT drops a new LP by Kai Luen, a.k.a. Soulspeak . The Beijing-based producer branches out from his usual hip hop beats and into darker, grimier, and...
      Nightlife | The Shelter | on Fri Apr 22, 2016 |
    • 2016-04-21 Finished

      Say Yes: Hiroshi Watanabe [Transmat / Kompakt]

      Another Thursday night techno and deep house booking in the bomb shelter, this time with Tokyo-based producer Hiroshi Watanabe , who has releases on Detroit label Transmat. He's supported by Shanghai's own MIIIA and...
      Nightlife | The Shelter | on Thu Apr 21, 2016 |
    • 2016-04-16 Finished

      Push and Pull 3rd Anniversary w/Pakin & Dekishi

      Shanghai's night for gar-age, grime, club trax, and other UK-centric dance music turns three. They're celebrating with a couple of grime MCs coming straight outta Tokyo, Pakin and Dekishi. Support from lcoal...
      Nightlife | The Shelter | on Sat Apr 16, 2016 |
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