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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 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 100rmb, depending on whose playing. In September 2015, they got a bit of a remodel so it's a little nicer now.
    • Soul Crates Presents: Kid Koala

      More than one person we know claim that Kid Koala's was the best live show they've ever seen. The turntablist / DJ / graphic novel author has toured with Radiohead, Beastie Boys, A Tribe Called Quest, DJ Shadow, and many more, not to...
      Nightlife | The Shelter | on Fri Nov 27 2015 |
    • Void Presents: DMX Krew (Live Hardware Set)

      Live electro and beats on a 303, MPC-1000, and a mic, as Shanghai's crew for raw, underground techno brings in the one and only DMX Krew. If you dig '80s synth sounds, Aphex Twin, Ceephax Acid Crew, or Alden Tyrell, do not miss this one....
      Nightlife | The Shelter | on Sat Dec 5 2015 |
    • Come Correct

      Grimey, weekly hip hop night that's been running for three years down in an old bomb shelter on Yongfu Lu. Music policy is old school and underground hip hop by T-Plus, Roo, Dead702, DJ Caution, and friends. Definitely no new top 40...
      Nightlife | The Shelter | Wednesdays |
    • Push and Pull w/ Swimful

      Push & Pull (actually not the stage names of the two DJs who run the night) is the night to catch the UK kind of bass music, house, dubstep, gar-age, and grime. Alta and Naaah host and their guest this week is producer Swimful,...
      Nightlife | The Shelter | today |
    • Rankadank Presents: Plastician

      Apparently November is the month of Grime in Shanghai. To close out the month, Rankadank have UK heavyweight Plastician. He's been in the game for over a decade, hosting a BBC Radio 1 show for 18 months back in 2006, and still playing on...
      Nightlife | The Shelter | on Sat Nov 28 2015 |


    • 2015-11-24 Finished

      Sub-Cinema & Doc Guthrie’s: La Moustache (2005)

      Doc Guthrie's and The Shelter's Sub-Cinema present the screening of La Moustache . Marc has had a mustache for 15 years. One day he decides to shave it off, but no one notices. Not his wife, not his friends. He's never had a mustache,...
      Community, Nightlife | The Shelter | on Tue Nov 24 2015 |
    • 2015-11-20 Finished

      CLOUD feat Murlo & Deadboy

      Shelter -- can't stop, won't stop. They've got another big night of the UK's finest, with bass / house producer Deadboy and dancehall / grime dude Murlo . Solid, solid double booking, with local support from Alta, Naaah, and Howell....
      Nightlife | The Shelter | on Fri Nov 20 2015 |
    • 2015-11-19 Finished

      ChaCha Autumn Tour 2015

      Shanghai's queen of dancehall / reggae / ghostly vibes ChaCha performs live in the bomb shelter as part of her seven-city fall tour. Full live show with brand new tracks, visuals, and some surprises. Support from Aivilox and more guests...
      Nightlife | The Shelter | on Thu Nov 19 2015 |
    • 2015-11-15 Finished

      Shelter Presents: Dam Funk (Stones Throw / LA)

      There's two huge acts from LA coming to Shanghai this month: Flying Lotus and Dam Funk. Dam Funk is the protector of the funk -- specially the early to mid-80s funk sound. Lately, he's been producing for Snoop Dogg. They released an...
      Nightlife | The Shelter | on Sun Nov 15 2015 |
    • 2015-11-14 Finished

      Wooozy Offline: Slackk

      Another really nice booking at Shelter this November (really just crushing it this month...). Chinese music blog Wooozy (nice lads) is bringing in Grime don Slackk , one of the freshest producers in the game right now. He's got music...
      Nightlife | The Shelter | on Sat Nov 14 2015 |
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