GigShanghai has launched

GigShanghai is a new website created to share the Shanghai music scene with the world. Created by Brad of ShanghaiStreets and Aric of ChinesePod, it provides regular audio content via podcast to give you an actual earful of what Shanghai live music venues have to offer. You can also stream the podcasts directly from the site.

I know both Brad and Aric personally, so I can tell you that this teamup has a lot of promise. Maybe they’ll even mention this website someday, when someone asks about when the Shanghai music scene started gathering steam for its eventual eclipse of Beijing’s. Check it out.


John Pasden

John is a Shanghai-based linguist and entrepreneur, founder of AllSet Learning.


  1. Greg Pasden Says: May 26, 2006 at 10:52 am

    Aric impressed me with his voice presence. he has a good voice & is humorous, he obviously knows the subject matter and the show is entertaining. I think this has potential. your blog should help provide greater awarness. Aric and Brad – Best of Luck

  2. I’m afraid to say, but the podcast won’t do anything more than show just how bad Shanghai’s live music is. I’m all about supporting the scene, but Shanghai’s is hopeless.

    Big ups for trying, though.

  3. Is there any similar podcast to help us keep up with the scene in Beijing? I’d love to find it if there were.

  4. First off, I appreciate the mention-thanks for the article, John.

    Jeff-I agree that there’s a need for more of a live music scene-thus the show. There’s no reason why Shanghai can’t have a bigger draw then Beijing…although, I’m interested to hear more of why you say so…

    Mark, we’re looking to (already) expand into Beijing…but as to date, nothing. We’re in talks with City Weekend to possibly combine efforts.


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