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The Shelter

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Basement of
5 Yongfu Lu,
near Fuxing Xi Lu


Xuhui 徐汇


Shanghai Library, 5 mins. walk


Wed-Sat, 9pm-late




Door charge for special events



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Editor's Description
Last updated: August 28, 2013

Stalwart of the underground dance music scene, The Shelter provides a forum for both locally-based independent electronic artists and DJs, and new international alternative dance acts. A converted bomb shelter, the club is dark, sweaty, black, loud, and thumping. Virtually every single Shanghai independent promoter has a weekly or monthly party therein, and so music ranges on a given night from Reggae to IDM to Drum n Bass to Electro to Hip Hop. Drinks are cheap (for real cheap) and cover ranges from 10rmb to 50rmb depending on whose playing.

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Monthly party for grime, gar-age, deep tech, club trax and UK Funky. Solid DJs, and this month they've got Bobby Sleepless from the Wooozy Offline crew dropping some new grime mixed with some old school tings. Cover is 20rmb, or free if you email (one name per email). Starts at 10pm and goes late.
On Thu 30 at The Shelter

The one night of the year you can take the whole family down to The Shelter. Awesome Kids Club are turning the bomb shelter club into a haunted dungeon, with tunnels, haunted houses, enchanted potions, and more. Family ticket is 300rmb for up to four people (one adult minimum) and 100rmb for each additional person. Two sessions, one from 4-6pm (4-7 years old) and another from 7-9 pm (7-12 years old). Children must be accompanied by a parent or a responsible adult caregiver.
On Fri 31 at The Shelter



Weekly hip hop night that's been running for three years down in an old bomb shelter on Yongfu Lu. Free entry, open mic. Frequented by local hip hop DJs, dancers, and MCs. Residents are T-Plus and DJ Caution and guests often show up and drop sets. Usually gets busy around midnight. Music policy = mostly old school and underground, no new top 40 hip hop. Starts at 10pm, goes late. No cover. Good vibes and consistently fun.
Every Wed at The Shelter



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