The initial plan was to open over 20 of them, in fact, over a three year period. Nah, bruh. So far, they've got the Beijing original, the Shanghai one opening Friday, and a proposed Modern Sky Kunming opening soon. In addition to performance spaces, the venues are also intended to be "creative incubator" type deals, housing production facilities for their stable of artists and whatnot. The Shanghai venue is ambitious. In addition to a 1200-person concert space, they're also hosting a club space, a cafe, a design shop, an art exhibition space, and even a small craft brewery.
Cause the kids like the craft beer these days right?
Image from Modern Sky's blog
It's like a one-stop shop for all your youth culture needs, safety tucked away in a big officially designated mall in Hongkou. SmartShanghai will be by shortly to check it out. Finger on the pulse. Voice of youth...
Buyi performs Friday night at Modern Sky Lab. Tickets are 110rmb.