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The best gigs in Beijing this weekend

Your guide to the best live music this weekend

Vancouver Sleep Clinic
Wednesday's the weekend, right? Here in Beijing it is for anyone that wants to head out tonight to see Wolf Alice perform at Tango. Luckily, there are also great bands performing across the city after the weekday hump, so check out our list of some of the best live music in town.

As well as these highlights, there are loads more great gigs in Beijing: explore, enjoy and don't forget to Instagram us your snaps with #timeoutbeijing and #LoveBeijing!

Friday

Byebye Noise & The Diagon Alley

Celebrate Chinese Valentine's Day with a handful of the best bands in Beijing that will get you dancing. Performances by Byebye Noise, The Diagon Alley, Brickleberry, and last but not least, Jeaqi.

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School Live Bar , 53 Wudaoying Hutong 17 Aug

The Power

A night of music from up and coming Chinese rappers at Yugong Yishan. The lineup features Hong Weihao, YZ Yuzi, $ugar Boi Station, Young Gorilla, Sean Zh, ACK and Laoz G.

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Yugong Yishan (愚公移山) , 3-2 Zhangzizhong Lu 17 Aug

Saturday

Black Art Jazz Collective

Critics' pick

The Black Art Jazz Collective has a simple vision: bring together musicians to collaborate in music and advocate for Black culture and politics. Using their jazz talents, the accomplished ensemble promotes the recognition of modern Black racial and political identity through their collective sound. Check them out at Blue Note this Saturday.

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Blue Note , 23 Qianmen Dong Dajie 18 Aug

Florent Mothe + Mikelangelo Loconte

Critics' pick

French singer and actor Florent Mothe is best recognized for his portrayal of Salieri in Mozart, a l'opera rock. He's joined by Italian singer, musician and fellow cast member Mikelangelo Loconte for an evening of catchy Euro pop-rock at Tango this Saturday. 

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Tango , 79 Hepingli Xijie 18-19 Aug

Sunday

Vancouver Sleep Clinic

Critics' pick

The brainchild of Australian singer-songwriter Tim Bettinson, Vancouver Sleep Clinic's music is best described as Bon Iver meets Sigur Rós. After getting embroiled in a bit of a battle with his label last year, Bettinson arrives in Beijing on the back of comeback EPs Therapy Phase 01 and Therapy Phase 02.

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Dusk Dawn Club (DDC) , 14 Shanlao Hutong 19 Aug

Book ahead

Bastille

Critics' pick

British indie rock from the lads behind 'Pompeii'

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Tango , 79 Hepingli Xijie 26 Aug Buy tickets

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