The best gigs in Beijing this January

The best live music gigs in Beijing this January

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

While She Sleeps

Critics' pick

Formed in Sheffield, England back in 2006, the metalcore five-piece are frequently described as being criminally underrated in a saturated genre that includes fellow Sheffield boys Bring Me The Horizon, plus bands Enter Shikari and Asking Alexandra. With their next album 'So What?' scheduled to drop this March, fingers crossed they'll be giving a sneak peek of some new stuff.

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MAO Livehouse Wukesong , 69 Fuxing Lu 18 Jan Buy tickets

Envy

Critics' pick

Standing on the foreground of the Japanese underground scene, iconic Japanese band Envy have recorded over a dozen of albums, steadily chipping away at the linguistic and cultural barriers inherent in international rock music. Having toured all throughout the world with Mogwai, Isis, Deafheaven and many more, they'll be heading to Beijing this month.

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Omni Space (疆进酒) , 9 Tianqiao Nandajie 20 Jan

Slash

Critics' pick

Legendary guitarist Slash heads to Beijing to play his best and greatest hits. In 1985, he joined Guns N’ Roses, earning international acclaim for gnarly riffs on songs like 'Sweet Child o’ Mine' and 'November Rain'. After leaving GNR in 1996, Slash did session work and formed other bands, such as Velvet Revolver, releasing two solo albums.

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Beijing Exhibition Center , 135 Xizhimenwai Dajie 20 Jan Buy tickets

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