Five-piece Stockport-based synth-pop and indie band Blossoms is coming off a slew of worldwide headline shows and supporting the likes of The Stone Roses, The Last Shadow Puppets and The Kooks. Their latest album, “Cool Like You,” released earlier this year, is like a cinematic joyride through the best movie soundtrack you've never watched. They'll be making their first ever mainland China shows, with a stop in Shanghai on Nov 3.
RHYE is a musical project by Canadian singer Mike Milosh, who emerged suddenly from obscurity in 2013 with the critically lauded debut album "Woman." Pitchfork dubbed it “Best New Album," and Pitchfork is never wrong. On their latest album, RHYE returned with "BLOOD", a deeply personal account of pain, catharsis and rebirth in the metaphysical journey through break-up. Coming to Shanghai on Nov 13.
Dec 6 is the day you unlearn everything you knew about post-punk revival band Franz Ferdinand. That's the tone their marketing is taking, anyway, with their latest album "Always Ascending." It is, by all accounts, good--with former 1990s members Dino Bardot and Julian Corrie joining the line-up. Lead singer Alex Kapranos says it's the start of a brand new era. They're in Shanghai doing the classics and the new album on at Modern Sky Lab for their first-ever Mainland China show.
This Week's Tickets
Jazz historicity with Andrew Latona Trio feat. Lena Seikaly nightly until Oct 14, creative sound engineers/hobos Stomp have their debut tonight and play until Oct 21 (thus far sold out until Oct 17 so get in there), Beernanza kicks off Oct 12 and goes through the weekend, Spartan Race aka "Death and Misery: The Marathon" is this weekend on Oct 13 (Kid's Race too!), and that night you can catch some smooth R&B form Bruno Major (not Bruno Mars, guys, we've had multiple emails) at Yuyintang. This weekend also sees neo-classical Chinese theater in Sound of the Ocean, and the start of the 2018-19 Shanghai Symphony Orchestra Season.