WHAT’S GOOD IN SHANGHAI THIS WEEKEND // 周末有啥好的?

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SOME PEOPLE HAVE PROBLEMS WITH DRUGS, GAMBLING, AND ALCOHOL.

I ALSO HAVE PROBLEMS WITH STUFFED ANIMAL/CIGARETTE GRAB MACHINES. I SPENT 63RMB ($10) IN THE LAST WEEK AND GOT A TURTLE AND A PACK OF LION CIGARETTES. I ASKED MANY BBQ COOK IN HANGZHOU ABOUT LION BRAND, BUT NO ONE KNOW THAT. MUST BE VERY EXPENSIVE. LIFE HAS UPS AND DOWNS, THIS IS A SERIOUS UP.

OMG PHOTOSHOP HAS A “TRAP” FUNCTION.

SO I’M AT THE ARCADE ALL WEEKEND TIPPING THE GRAB MACHINES, PLAYING TEKKEN, DRINKING NONGFU SHAN, WATCHING PEOPLE WITH FISHING-GAME PROBLEMS. 10RMB LASTS A LONG TIME AT THE ARCADE.

LOTS ELSE ON. HERE’S THE TOP FIVE:

1. FRIDAY @ KTV DISCO – MOST BARS IN SHANGHAI DEPEND ON THE PROMOTERS, SO GOT DIFFERENT VIBE EVERY NIGHT. NOT KTV DISCO. I TRIED TO BOOK IT THEY SAID NO WE DOING OUR OWN THANG, DON’T WANT DJS WHO PLAY IN SHANGHAI. “ALL IMPORTED.” THAS COOL, U GO GIRL. YOU KNOW EXACTLY WHAT YOU GET AT THIS VENUE, AND THAT’S SOLID, SOMETIMES BORING DISCO, HOUSE, AND COKE MUSIC. TONIGHT IS A DISCO GUY FROM A LABEL CALLED GOLF CHANNEL. THAT’S @ 3/F, 370 HUASHAN LU, near WULUMUQI LU AND WILL COST YOU ONE RED BILL.

2. FRIDAY @ GEISHA – HIP HOP HIJACK. IF YOU WANNA HEAR THAT NEW TYGA, RICK ROSS, CHIEF KEEF GO HERE. GUEST IS SOME GUY THAT’S GOOD AT DJING HIP HOP.  ALSO GOT A BATHTUB ON THE DANCE FLOOR. THAT’S WACKY. ALSO ONE RED BILL AND ON THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF FUXING AND SHANXI NAN LU.

3. FRIDAY @ YUYINTANG – ITALIAN PEOPLE PLAYING ELECTROROCK  PLUS THE NEW BAND ASTROFUCK. MAYBE FRIEND OR FOE ARE PLAYING TOO, AND SOME OTHER BAND. SO, FOUR ROCK BANDS AND A NICE PARK FOR 50RMB. NORTHWEST CORNER OF KAIXUAN LU AND YAN’AN LU.

4. SATURDAY @ SO COOL DOCKS – BBQ COOKOFF. MY FRIEND JUST CALLED SAID TMMR GOT BBQ ON THE SOUTH BUND. PUT ON BY BUBBA’S. BUBBA SOUNDS LIKE SOMEONE WHO KNOWS BBQ. WAY MORE THAN RON OR HEROLD. IT’S 100RMB FOR UNLIMITED BBQ AND THERE’S PROBABLY SOME NOT ITALIAN PEOPLE PLAYING LIVE MUSIC.

5. ANDY WARHOL EXHIBIT @ ??? BUT THAT’S COOL.

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I GOT EXCITED ABOUT EVENT CALLED “GLAMOUR BAR PRESENTS RANGOON THEN AND NOW” BUT TURNS OUT IT’S ABOUT SOME COUNTRY AND NOT CRAB RANGOONS.

I’LL BE AT THE ARCADE WINNING SHIT SMOKING RARE LION CIGS AND LISTENING TO THIS:

PINCH – SWISH

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#THA_COLONEL

stayed out way too late last night thanks to the ROM crew and my main homeboy Colonel Sanders.  about to be a big weekend..love bang #12 tmmr and my first chinese wedding on sunday evening.

i need serato – burning CDs is ruining my social life. hate turning friends down for dinner and house parties because i “have to make CDs.” it’s also ruining my diet cause i just holler at my boy THA COLONEL.

and this sunday..basically a young Colonel Sanders cause he spreads so much love – Xiao Zhong from PAIRS, one of my favorite Shanghai rock bands, is throwing an AFTERNOON show at Yuyintang from 2PM – 5PM. it’s only RMB20, which is like, not even a Spicy Chicken Breast Combo.

plus, all the bands are made of at least 50% university students. peep the whole article with MP3s over at SmartShanghai

so if you love live music, get up out of your sunday love nest and get down to YYT. shit’s important for the scene.

these are some rap tracks, because Xiao “Extra-Crispy” Zhong sometimes sings Tupac’s “Ambitionz of a Ridah.”

G-Side - Im Sorry :( (feat. P.H.)

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G-Side - Came Up (feat. S.L.A.S.H.)

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and as i vented on Harvard Connection.. Shanghai Fun – please stop sending me texts or I’m finna have THA COLONEL go holler @ u, and no one wants that. not interested in your cleverly-themed parties at Bar Rouge. actually i’m offended.

happy friday ya’ll.

holla at dat bobby brown.

sunday evening… just wanna say thanks to everyone who came out to Yuyintang last night for the Friend or Foe album release. that shit was really fun. props to Momo at the merch table even though no one bought that t-shirt i made.

been on this track for months, big up to grasshoppa for this one.

DE DE MOUSE – My Favorite Swing (Hudson Mohawke’s Cobra Slice Rework)

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PAIRS album release tmmr nite

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a lot of people will travel to the netherworld of Pudong to see DJ Shadow play tmmr night. And yeah, Entroducting was really ill, he’s a legend, etc…

but for me, the show at Yuyintang looks much better. for one, i’m sick of seeing DJs. need to see some proper live music. two, PAIRS are my favorite live band in Shanghai. it’s the homeboy Rhys on drums and vocals, and F on guitar. Simple arrangement, really intense set. roughly 25 – 30 minutes of fucking raw rock and roll. there’s other bands playing too.

and it’s only RMB20, with their new album Summer Sweat available for donations. that + street beer > going to fuck-all pudong.  PAIRS are on at about 11. Suggest earplugs and aforementioned street-beers.

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Here’s a couple tracks from that new album:

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PAIRS – Chiko

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PAIRS – Cloud Nine

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I asked Rhys three questions yesterday.

1. Heatwolves: if you had a playlist called sexual seduction, what would be the top five tracks on there?

Rhys:
1. Kes Band – Gentle Elf

2. Outkast – Ms. Jackson

3. Shellac – Prayer to god

4. The National – Conversation 16

5. Royal Headache – Honey Joy

2. Heatwolves: If you were in charge of black rabbit, which five acts would you bring (remembering that the festival tries to cater to everyone)?

Rhys: Not sure how I feel about this cater to everyone. Broad strokes are good, but I’d get worried about spreading myself too thin. I’d pick Royal Headache, The Go!Team, Li’l Wayne, Slipknot and Fuck Buttons.

3. Heatwolves: PAIRS gets to tour the world, and you can stop at any place, at any time, e.g. London 1213 then Tokyo 2056. Which five spots do you go to? also why, if possible.

Rhys:
Shanghai 2006 so I could hassle for a Dirty Three support.
Bendigo, Australia 2060 – just to see what’s not happening and what hasn’t changed.
Tianjin 3000 – visit the old haunts and swing on that swing chair in 13 Club.New York, anytime – just gotta go there, really. Sex and the City tour.

Shanghai 2011 so I could be part of the Hotter Then Teppanyaki set again, Fuck Pairs.