The arrival of the new coronavirus has caused the closure of cultural venues across the country. The music industry has responded with characteristic energy, taking live performances from physical venues to the internet with live broadcasts on sites like Bilibili and Douyin in recent weeks.
While the likes of Taxex in Shanghai and A third in Beijing and Hangzhou have reported a large number of viewers and financial advice on their live broadcasts, local venues, promoters, labels and musicians like ALL, Shanghai Community Radio, Ruby eye records and more have established consistent flows.
Here we highlight a few that you should listen to this weekend:
February 14: Merrie Records
Starting at 8:20 p.m. on Bilibili, Merrie Records will bring together Chinese football’s Chen Bo, Guangzhou band Hoo !, Shii, Zeming Xu and more for nearly two and a half hours.
February 14, 8:20 p.m. Click here to connect to the livestream.
February 14: Vox Records
Vox has teamed up with some of Changsha’s best-known electronic labels to give listeners an unforgettable night of everything from bass, grime and trap to disco. Grab your best girl or best friend and lay back on your sofa or dance to Vox’s Xiami stream.
February 14, 8:30 p.m. Click here to connect to the livestream.
February 14: SHFT
Shanghai-based SHFT promoters bring together a trio of DJ sets from Louie Louie, Rux and Luce for a special Valentine’s Day set. Based on their hair salon BudX The Fixx, their online shows have so far been full of energy and fun.
February 14, 7 p.m. Search “SHFT” on Wangyi Cloud for live streaming.
February 14: School bar
The Integral Beijing punk bar school has brought together a stellar lineup including punk bands like Hangnail, Under Dog and Uncle Bad for an evening of dirty and messy fun.
February 14, 8 p.m. Click here to connect to the livestream.
[Cover image via SHFT]
- Music, Upcoming Shows in New Concert Hall at Kentucky Farm | Kentucky News
- Get In Key: 6 Live Music Shows To See In August | Music | Hudson Valley
- Best live music shows to watch at home until the concerts return – SheKnows
- The Evening Muse to resume live music shows, with changes, after long COVID shutdown