Midweek Music Preview is a rundown of all the events happening on stages across Shanghai. On the docket this week: Sven Väth, one of the masterminds of techno, hits the ‘stage’ of M2 this Saturday. Not “live on stage” music in the classic sense, but a musical highlight nonetheless that should not be missed. Besides that, Yuyintang put together a very meaty package for a special Lantern Festival event with seven bands, raffles and lotsa fun. Live Bar organizes another free Sunday live event. And there’s even more going on, so read on for all the delicious details. And if that’s still not enough, head over to our calendar for more.


Give Band (给乐队) @ Yuyintang
Local electro rockers Give Band are back again for another night of electrocuted rock music. Sound check here.
40RMB door // 9pm // Yuyintang // 851 Kaixuan Lu, near Yan’an Xi Lu (凯旋路851号, 近延安西路口)


Folk Night @ Yuyintang
The Folk Night is back with a new lineup for tonight:
free style, Wujialin and Jelly are all yours for 30 kuai.
30RMB (20RMB students) // 9pm // Yuyintang // 851 Kaixuan Lu, near Yan’an Xi Lu (凯旋路851号, 近延安西路口)


(o_O) @ Yuyintang
Goofy name, but familiar faces behind it: Stegosaurus, Feima and Goushen will make YYT their crazy playhouse tonight. Tickets are just 25 kuai and the proceeds will go toward the Stegosaurus?/Feima/Goushen charity.
25RMB door // 9:30pm // Yuyintang // 851 Kaixuan Lu, near Yan’an Xi Lu (凯旋路851号, 近延安西路口)


The 88’s @ Yuyintang
Looks like a long work weekend for Goushen. Tonight they’re joining forces with Monkey Philosophy.
30RMB // 9pm // Yuyintang // 851 Kaixuan Lu, near Yan’an Xi Lu (凯旋路851号, 近延安西路口)

Sven Väth @ M2
The German papa of techno music, Mr. Sven Väth is back in Shanghai. Definitely a musical highlight of the year. Expect state-of-the-art techno and electro, and a full house. And the usual annoyances such as tables, bad drinks and rude staff.
200RMB door // 10pm // M2 // Hong Kong Plaza South Tower, 4/F, 283 Huai Hai Zhong Lu, near Huangpi Nan Lu (香港广场, 淮海中路283号, 近黄陂南路)


The Lantern Festival @ Yuyintang
Games, quizes with prices such as CDs, harmonicas and lighters plus a strong YYT all-stars lineup await you at the Lantern Festival: _Nil, 水苗组合, Guts, Tang Trio, √2, Forget and Forgive and Broken Promises guarantee enough musical variety for all flavors.
50RMB presale, 60RMB door // 4pm // Yuyintang // 851 Kaixuan Lu, near Yan’an Xi Lu (凯旋路851号, 近延安西路口)

Sunday Live @ Live Bar
Free monthly Sunday afternoon concert, this time with:
Stalin Gardens
the Riot Experience
Don’t expect it to be a peaceful, quiet afternoon. Just saying.
Free // 2pm // Live Bar // 800 Guoshun Dong Lu, near Shuangyang Lu (国顺东路800号 近双阳路)

So enjoy party, music and especially your life!