The best gigs in Beijing this April

The best live music gigs in Beijing this April

Back Rebel Motorcycle Club play Tango on Apr 24
Beijing's music scene frequently attracts some of the best names in music, both locally and from abroad, and April is no different. Don't miss the chance to rock out with a bunch of brilliant artists, right in your own backyard.

Events disappear from this page as they pass, so if you're looking at a sparse page you missed the boat [sad face]. But come back next month for another glut of gigs to keep you entertained.

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

Critics' pick

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, aka BRMC, is one of the best alternative rock bands on the scene today. Their dirty and powerful sound, alongside their dark folk lyrics and the intensity of their live concerts, have made their shows must-sees around the world. Coming off the back of 2018 release Wrong Creatures, BRMC heads to China with Americana-style blues and rock.

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Tango , 79 Hepingli Xijie 24 Apr Buy tickets

Dough-Boy

Critics' pick

After the success of his first album, Chinglish, Hong Kong-based rapper Dough-Boy is back at it with his latest release Good, Bad & Ugly. Charting the growth of the hip-hop star, the album features previously released hit songs 'No Tattoos' and 'MK Circus'.

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Omni Space (疆进酒) , 9 Tianqiao Nan Dajie 25 Apr Buy tickets

Isaac Gracie (SOLD OUT)

Critics' pick

Isaac Gracie grew up singing in a choir in London, before turning his hand to songwriting at the ripe old age of 14. Now a rather major star in the world of soaring, emotional singers, he released his eponymous debut album last year to much acclaim. With a sound reminiscent of Coldplay, Elliot Smith and Jeff Buckley, the youngster sure makes use of his writing ability and melodious voice.

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Tango , 79 Hepingli Xijie 25 Apr Buy tickets

Warbly Jets

Critics' pick

LA-based band Warbly Jets burst on the scene in 2016 with their rockin' debut single 'Alive'. With the clear goal of being rock trailblazers rather than just another '60s-esque psyche band in LA's over-saturated scene, the foursome create massive rock 'n' roll melodies full of '90s-era grunge, skittish beats and sharp synth lines.

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Yue Space , 7 Banqiaonanxiang 27 Apr Buy tickets

Descendents

Critics' pick

The Descendents have been delivering 90-second fastballs of buzzed-up bubble gum punk off and on since the late ’70s. The band went on several extended hiatuses in the ’90s and aughts; its latest, excellent LP from 2016, Hypercaffium Spazzinate, is just its third in three decades­. Catch the band that may (or may not) have created pop-punk as they hit up Beijing.

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MAO Livehouse Wukesong , 69 Fuxing Lu 28 Apr Buy tickets

Karen Souza

Critics' pick

You'd never know, from her incredibly jazzy tones, but Karen Souza started her career providing vocals for EDM songs. She then went on to record covers of famous '70s and '80s songs on various album series. Heading to Beijing this April, Souza performs from her repertoire of hits at the Beijing Concert Hall.

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Beijing Concert Hall (北京音乐厅) , 1 Bei Xinhua Jie 30 Apr Buy tickets
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