August 14: Of Montreal @ Mao Livehouse
Ahhh, I'm 25 again, it's the mid '00s, and Of Montreal is coming to Shanghai. The Elephant 6 band is bringing their glam psychedelic sweetness to the stage at Mao Livehouse and it should be a rad time. These days, the band is slinging an even more esoteric prog / alt country kind of thing, but I would expect them to dust off a few of the classics for their China debut. Like this one. Don't miss. Tickets are 180rmb, available at the link in the title.
August 19: Sonic Syndicate @ QSW Culture Center
Shanghai gets a dose of that Gotherburg sound with Swedish melodic death metal outfit Sonic Syndicate playing at QSW. Look how shiny they look. This one's hosted by metal-for-life Beijing promoters Painkiller so you know the heshers are coming out. Expect getting a mouthful of some dude's hair at this one, kids! Fans of In Flames, Children of Bodom, and Killswitch Engage, this one's your joint. 150rmb pre-sales. Friend price. Available at the link in the title.
August 30 and 31: Simple Plan @ The Mixing Room
Canadian pop punk powerhouse Simple Plan return to Shanghai and my little sister is PUMPED. No seriously, the band is so big in China they're playing The Mixing Room twice in back-to-back concerts on August 30 and 31 for their "Taking One For the Team" tour. No pads, no helmets.... just Simple Plan live in Shanghai. SmartTicket is now accepting reservations for tickets, sending them your way as soon as the become available. 488rmb pre-sales. (Whoa.)