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The Shelter
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    • ADDRESS:
      Basement of
      5 Yongfu Lu,
      near Fuxing Xi Lu
      永福路5号, 近复兴西路
    • PHONE:
    • AREA:
      Xuhui
    • METRO:
      5 mins walk from Shanghai Library
    • HOURS:
      Tue-Sat, 9pm-late (Tue is movie night)
    • CARDS:
      None
    • WEB:
      -
    • SmartShanghai.com 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.
    • 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....
      Nightlife | The Shelter | Wednesdays |
    • Bassment Presents: Answer Code Request

      Here's your techno booking for the month. Long-running club night Bassment and label Intransikbeats (started by Steven Lorenz) have guest Answer Code Request from Berlin. He's a resident DJ at Berghain, which is...
      Nightlife | The Shelter | on Thu Feb 18 2016 |
    • Space Play Committee Pres: Marco Shuttle

      Experimental / left-field techno in the bomb shelter as Beijing's Shadowplay crew teams up with Shanghai's Space Debris Committee for a two-city party. They've got Italian producer / DJ Marco Shuttle, who's released...
      Nightlife | The Shelter | on Sat Mar 5 2016 |

    ARCHIVED EVENTS

    • 2016-02-04 Finished

      Push and Pull

      Naaah and Alta end the Year of the Goat with a night of grime, garage, gqom and next level club music at The Shelter. Get your holidays started early. 20rmb cover. Starts 10pm.
      Nightlife | The Shelter | on Thu Feb 4 2016 |
    • 2016-01-30 Finished

      Swimful PM2.5 Release

      Young Shanghai-via-UK producer Swimful lives out in Qingpu District, where he chills and makes grime and dreamy hip hop all day. His recent Wiley remix got play on Rinse FM via SLACKK, and his beats have been used...
      Nightlife | The Shelter | on Sat Jan 30 2016 |
    • 2016-01-23 Finished

      Push & Pull

      Monthly club night for UK-centric bass music: gar-age, house, dubstep, grime, club trax, and jungle, down in the bomb shelter. Tunes by Robjamdj (dude has a deep record bag), Howell, Kilo Vee, and residents Alta and...
      Nightlife | The Shelter | on Sat Jan 23 2016 |
    • 2016-01-22 Finished

      VOID 2016

      Hey it's 2016 and guess what -- VOID are still playing techno in the bomb shelter, like they've been doing since 2007 on the first night the seminal club opened. Detroit-centric music from NMLSS, MHP, WENSEN, and...
      Nightlife | The Shelter | on Fri Jan 22 2016 |
    • 2016-01-19 Finished

      Sub Cinema: Galaxy Quest

      Sub Cinema screens Galaxy Quest , a scifi comedy/parody about a group of TV actors who must become the roles they play when a peaceful alien race needs their help to defend themselves. A really fun film that...
      Community | The Shelter | on Tue Jan 19 2016 |
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