The best gigs in Beijing this July

The best live music in Beijing this July

Carl Barât
Beijing's music scene frequently attracts some of the best names in music, both locally and from abroad, and July 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.

Carl Barât

Critics' pick

What became of the likely lads? Beijing gets to find out what one former Libertines frontman has been up to since the celebrated lad rock outfit fell apart back in 2004 – and then reunited.

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Tango , 79 Hepingli Xijie 20 Jul

Chui Wan

Critics' pick

Having positioned themselves at the forefront of Beijing's experimental music scene, the indie psych-rockers and Maybe Mars stalwarts return to where it all began after a jam-packed world tour. Excellent Shanghai rockers Dirty Fingers support.

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Yugong Yishan (愚公移山) , 3-2 Zhangzizhong Lu 21 Jul

Chinese Football

Critics' pick

Wuhan-based post-emo rockers Chinese Football return to the capital to share the stage with other scrappy up-and-comers, including Nova Heart, SNSOS, Last Goodbye, Island Mood and more.

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Tango , 79 Hepingli Xijie 21 Jul

FKJ

Critics' pick

Vincent Fenton, aka FKJ (French Kiwi Juice), is a French multi-instrumentalist and singer who's been described as 'one of the flag bearers of New French House'. Having performed at festivals around the world including Coachella, Euphoria and Lightning in a Bottle, he's slated to perform music off his self-titled debut album in Beijing this July.

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Tango , 79 Hepingli Xijie 27 Jul Buy tickets

Honne

Critics' pick

The Engish electronic duo, consisting of James Hatcher and Andy Clutterbuck, create music that's been described as 'futuristic soul destined to reinvent babymaking music'. They're also named after a Japanese word for inner desires, which seems a good fit for their lusty, yet tasteful, shag anthems.

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Tango , 79 Hepingli Xijie 01 Aug Buy tickets

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