The 6 Best Live Shows in Shanghai This Week

Thats Shanghai takes a look at the best live shows in town this week.

Oct 24-25: Corey Henry & The Funk Apostles

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Having mastered multiple instruments at a young age, Henry commands the stage while performing in cities and festivals around the world including Okeechobee, Electric Forest, North Sea Jazz, Love Supreme Festival and many more. Cory, a former Snarky Puppy member, is rising to the top as a solo artist with his first independent release entitled Art of Love garnering critical acclaim. The project opened doors to work with Lauryn Hill, Frank Ocean, J. Cole, Vulfpeck and many more. 

Oct 24-25, 7.30/10pm; RMB380-460. Blue Note Shanghai, 3-5/F, 867 Sichuan Bei Lu, by Haining Lu 8673-5, .  

Oct 24, 26-27: Moulin Dream Immersive Cabaret Theater

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Moulin Rouge. The roaring 20s of old Shanghai. Dream Of The Red Chamber, Cao Xueqins masterpiece, one of Chinas four great classical novels. These are the swirling and smoky realms that inspire the one you will step into at The Pearl this weekend. Twenty four cast members, spectacular dance numbers, classic and contemporary musical hits, and close-up interactive theater are all on hand to tease your senses. 


Oct 24, 26-27, 6pm doors, 7pm show starts; RMB488-8,888. The Pearl, 471 Zhapu Lu, by Wujin Lu 471, . Tickets

Oct 25: Jaden Smith

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Purveyor of strange tweets, proud owner of an intense grill, a partner in famed Just Water company, son of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith. While we know all of these things, the artist known as Jaden Smith remains a mystery. He arrives in Arkham this weekend, with new album Erys (which featured collaborations with Tyler the Creator, ASAP Rocky and Kid Cudi) under his belt. 

Oct 25, 9pm; RMB480 door. Arkham, B/1, Found 158, 158 Julu Lu, by Ruijin Er Lu B/1, 158, . 

Oct 25: Shanghai Qiutian

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Wild Records affiliates Shanghai Qiutian return to Shanghai, after a tour around Europe, taking to the stage at Yuyintang Park with fellow local indie bands Foster Parents and Nerve Passenger. Catch their moody, intricate guitar driven music this weekend. 

Oct 25, 8.30pm; RMB80 presale, RMB100 door. Yuyintang Park, 1398 Yuyuan Lu, by Changning Lu 1398, . 

Oct 26: We Lost the Sea

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Australian instrumental post metal band We Lost the Sea arrive with new album Triumph & Disaster in tow. Described as a post apocalyptic tale of a mother and sons last day on earth, the album is a love letter to the earth and a lamentation about the collapse of the environment. They take in an eight date tour of the country this month. 

Oct 26, 9pm; RMB120 presale. Bandai Namco Shanghai Base, 179 Yichang Lu, by Jiangning Lu 179, . 

Oct 26: Yuyintangs 2019 Halloween Tribute Show

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Its back again, boils and ghouls: The Halloween Tribute Show. This year theyve got a stacked line-up of bands from four decades in styles ranging from metal to funk to indie to awesome! Local Shanghai rock musicians, including Nerve Passenger, Hitobashira, Hydraslug, Alpaca, Returns to Sender and more will be dressing up as and kicking out jams from Black Sabbath, The Cribs, Alice in Chains, David Bowie and Parliament/Funkadelic. The Mothership lands at Yuyintang Park for one night only, Saturday October 26. Dont miss this absurd concert! But wait, thats not all! At the Specters after-party a secret sixth tribute band will take the stage and perform live at 2am! 

Oct 26, 8pm; RMB100 presale, RMB120 door. Yuyintang Park, 1398 Yuyuan Lu, by Changning Lu 1398, .

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