Two-Year Anniversary: Night One tonight at Shake! Two nights. Six musicians. Six singers. Two years of love and live music! Shanghai's house of funk and soul turns two years young. The all-star lineup features Courtney Knott, Naomi Fitch, John Shanghai, Kayleigh O'Neill, Sheree, Matt Cooper, and Shanghai's six-piece band, The Shanghai Sheiks. Dinner from 6pm, and four sets of music from 10pm. 100rmb.
Parachutes on Fire Album Release: Aerodynamics tonight at Yuyintang! Aviation obsessed Shanghai rockers "Parachutes on Fire" release their debut album, Aerodynamics. Support comes from Dahaha and The Flood. Entry is 80rmb includes lyric booklet with album download code. First 10 entrants will get a free Parachutes on Fire t-shirt. Starts at 9pm.
Justin Vandervolgen + Eric Duncan on Saturday at Dada! Massive double headliner night with New York City heartthrobs Eric Duncan and Justin Vandervolgen. Eric Duncan aka Dr Dunks is one half of legendary DJ duo Rub-n-Tug & also half of DFA’s Still Going. Peak time party provider! 80rmb.
New Noise hosts D.A.N. on Saturday at MAO Livehouse! One of the most exciting bands to emerge from Tokyo. They're somewhere between the minimal alt-pop of The xx and the electronic dynamic grooves of Caribou! Presale: 120rmb; door 150rmb.
Franziskaner Oktoberfest 2018 from Sunday at Yuanmingyuan Lu! Expect a massive festival tent, massive beer-glasses, food by Zeitgeist, washed down with a free flow beer deal, and a live Munich band bringing you the hottest umpamusic classics to umpa to. Sep 6-9 and then Sep 12-16, for survivors of the first round. It's taking place in a square at Yuanmingyuan Lu, near Beijing Dong Lu (圆明园路, 靠近北京东路), and prices start at 325rmb per person on weekdays.