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Upcoming concerts and gigs in Hong Kong
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Upcoming concerts and gigs in Hong Kong

Welcome, music fans. Here, you'll find our lineup of the hottest gigs happening in Hong Kong and neighbouring Macau. From concerts headed by the biggest stars to the coolest underground bands, these are the acts that you should book tickets to.

The best albums by Hong Kong bands of 2018 so far
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The best albums by Hong Kong bands of 2018 so far

Ska, rock, indie, rap and pop – despite what many say, it's a great time for music in Hong Kong with a bevvy of genres being represented in quality new releases from bands based in the city. With that in mind, here's our pick for the best LPs that have been released so far this year. 

5 Hong Kong DJs defining the city's clubbing scene
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5 Hong Kong DJs defining the city's clubbing scene

It's no secret that Hong Kong's major clubs use big-name foreign DJs as a means to get people through the door. That's a shame because our city has cultivated a growing base of excellent local talent. Members of this scene operate contrary to an often exclusionary, elitist and increasingly homogenised mainstream club culture that's more interested in your money than your love. Here are five of the best DJs that you should go see as soon as possible.

Hong Kong's best jazz venues
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Hong Kong's best jazz venues

We're a classy bunch in Hong Kong and there's no classier genre than jazz. As such, the SAR's a veritable hub for anyone who's keen to see any kind of jazz across the genre's differing sub-genres. Here's our pick of some of the best around.

Where to buy musical instruments in Hong Kong
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Where to buy musical instruments in Hong Kong

Whether you’re looking to start your first garage band (not that many of us can actually afford a garage in Hong Kong…) or you’re a classical musician seeking something a little closer to a Stradivarius, Hong Kong has a huge selection of instrument shops. Here’s our pick of some of the best.If you need some inspiration for your next song, check out our guide to Hong Kong’s best regular live music nights. And in case you’re looking for somewhere to practice, see our guide to the city’s best practice rooms and studios. 

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Upcoming live music events

The Protoyke Lab
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The Protoyke Lab

Fronted by singer-songwriter Vincy Chan, the Protoyke Lab is one of the most exciting music projects currently performing on the local gig circuit. Catch their jazz-inflected, soul-heavy, pop-oriented performance at Lost Stars.

Sam Smith
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Sam Smith

Grammy award-winning soul singer Sam Smith makes his Macau debut at MGM Cotai. Look out for powerful and emotional ballads, including hits from his latest studio album, The Thrill of it All.

Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey

With an outrageous number of hits and a legion of loyal fans – love her or hate her – Mariah Carey is pop royalty. Trusting that the Venetian Macao can handle her infamous pre-show demands, this will no doubt be an amazing night.

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Hyukoh

Hyukoh

One of the hottest tickets of the season, Korean indie darlings Hyukoh bring their signature neo-soul sound to Hong Kong for two nights in October. Expect tracks from the band’s much-lauded new EP, 24: How to Find True Love and Happiness, which includes hits such Love Ya! And Citizen Kane.

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