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This Week's Tickets: While She Sleeps, Malaa, SOL Dance Company, Showtek, and Rodney Marsalis
By Jul 24, 2017 Music
We got some electro, we got some metal, we got some soul and jazz, we got some dance. This is your week to get in touch with your rhythmic side. There's heavy metal act While She Sleeps, Dutch electronic stars Showtek (namedroppers like Baron Munchausen), Rodney Marsalis, his New Orleans trumpet and his Philadelphia Big Brass, and some hip, ironic modern dance from SOL Dance company. This and more after the jump.



While She Sleeps

While She Sleeps, the British metal core band is making a stop in Shanghai on their world tour, promoting their third album ‘You Are We.’ The group formed in 2006, and since their start have been delivering some pretty intense live shows. Critics have drawn comparisons to Slipknot and the Foofighters. This metallic hardcore band has got thick bass tones and lots of screaming. Should be cathartic. Going down the Wednesday at Mao Livehouse, at 8.30pm. Tickets are 180rmb pre-sale.

SOL Dance Company

"Heat and cold, body and soul, games and rules, sale and consumption." Can't tell if that's cause and effect, a list of contrasts, or a concise summary of life from inception to grave. Brought to you by SOL Dance Company and choreographed by Eyal Dadon, Sale's described as a satire of all-consuming consumerism, presented in the form of six diverse dancers. There's a part where they eat a banana. Plus a bit of that pop and lock. Seems like modern dance the way you always envisioned it. They're on Wednesday and Thursday at the Shanghai International Dance Center, tickets from 180rmb to 580rmb.


SHFT. pres. Malaa

There’ve been some educated guesses that Malaa must DJ Snake, Tchami or Mercer. But they've all been seen playing elsewhere while Malaa's been on stage. Could he be a combination of all three? Or a mask taken up as the need arises, like V for Vendetta? Nothing has been confirmed. So the mystery of Malaa lives on. But one thing’s for sure, the popular producer will be playing Arkham Friday night. Presented by SHFT. Malaa will be playing songs off his “Who is Malaa?” #16 mix, as well as his EP entitled ‘Illicit.’ Not to be missed. E-tickets 180rmb presale, doors open at 10pm.


Dutch electro dance music duo Sjoer Janssen and Wouter Janssen (they're 80s kids) are the minds and mixers behind Showtek. Starting out more in the straight techno and hardstyle genres back in the early 2000s, they've migrated through EDM and progressive, working with the big names like David Guetta, Bassjackers, Major Lazer, Tiesto and Hardwell, with chart favorites like 'Cannonball,' 'Booyah' and "Bad" with David Guetta. They're on this Friday at Linx, pre-sale tickets are 200rmb.


The Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass Shanghai Concert

The Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass Shanghai Concert will be at the Daning Theater this Saturday, as part of their two-week China tour. Rodney Marsalis, a ‘trumpet prodigy’ started his career at the age of fifteen with the New Orleans Symphony. Now, he’ll be bringing a little bit of Louisiana to Shanghai along with his award-winning Big Brass band from Philadelphia. Rumor has it they even do a mean Michael Jackson cover. Doors open at Pre-sale tickets range from 180-380rmb.

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