The 6 Best Live Shows in Shanghai This Week

That's Shanghai takes a look at the best live shows in town this week.

Jan 15: 'The Big Band' Hot Performance

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Its a testament to the vast popularity of this music talent TV show, The Big Band, that rock bands like Hedgehog, New Pants, Miserable Faith and co have been catapulted from the underground to the stage of the immense Mercedes-Benz Arena. With six of the best bands from the shows first season set to perform, this one will sell out fast. 

Jan 15, 7pm; RMB380-1,280. Mercedes-Benz Arena, 1200 Shibo Da Dao, by Yaohua Lu 1200, .

Jan 17: Carta & Co.

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DJ Carta (Top100DJs #72), takes the decks at Bar Rouge on Friday, January 17 alongside guest DJ Ten and DJ-duo Dirty Class for a night of house & dance music on The Bund. Carta is known for his highly energetic presence as well as his passion to grow in his ever-evolving sound.

Jan 17, 9pm; RMB100 presale. Bar Rouge, 7/F, 18 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, by Nanjing Dong Lu 187, .

Jan 17: NeunWelten

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German dark folk band NeunWelten uses old Nordic and folk imagery to create dark, wondrous atmospherics in their songs. Compared to an Edgar Allen Poe story, infused with characteristic Scandinavian gloom, this show makes for a heady mixture of styles. 

Jan 17, 8.30pm; RMB100 presale, RMB130 door. Yuyintang, 851 Kaixuan Lu, by Yan'an Xi Lu 851, .

Jan 18: Chinese Spring Festival Gala @ Lofas

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The National Holiday is right around the corner, which means it's time to celebrate. LOFAS is getting into the holiday spirit by hosting an epic bash complete with an amazing lineup of musicians, artists, performers and more. This year, do something different and attend the Chinese Spring Festival Gala right here in Shanghai. 

Jan 18, 7pm; RMB128 presale, RMB188 door. Lofas, B1-09, 10, 230 Ruiping Lu, by Kaibin Lu 230, B1-09, 10, .

Jan 18: DADA Shanghai v1.0 Closing party

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Head out in force to salute Dada as it closes its Xingfu Lu doors. Some of the venues favorite DJs from the past 10 years, like Heatwolves, Tobias Patrick, Howell, Skinny Brown, as well as owner DJ Ozone, are gonna be saluting the end of the venue. Get there early as the venue will likely fill up. 

Jan 18, 9pm; free entry. Dada, 115 Xingfu Lu, by Fahuazhen Lu 115, .

Jan 18: Linkin Park Tribute Concert

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If the cool Shanghai winter has made you Numb, swing into The Pearl this January to sweat a little bit with the rough and raucous stylings of Linkin Park, one of the noughties most-beloved hard-rocking band. 


Jan 18, 9.30pm; RMB120. The Pearl, 471 Zhapu Lu, by Wujin Lu 471, .

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