Music & Nightlife

Your guide to the best nightclubs, live music and concerts in Hong Kong

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 club nights in September
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The best club nights in September

Some quality underground nights lead the charge for an excellent September, culminating in a performance by one of the biggest trance groups in the world. Read on to find out about all this and more.RECOMMENDED: Looking for more fun stuff to do in Hong Kong? Here are 51 options. Alternatively, here are our picks for some of the best things happening around the city in September.

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
Nightlife

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.

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Upcoming live music events

Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Following their sell-out show at Grappa's Cellar in 2014, the four-piece's global profile has risen significantly, winning fans over globally with their unique brand of catchy pop hooks mixed with kaleidoscopic soundscapes.

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Jessie J

Jessie J

The Price Tag singer has been making headlines in China recently following her win on Mainland TV show Singer – though why she took part in the first place is anyone’s guess –becoming the first international artist to compete and win that competition. Riding that wave of success, Jessie J is embarking on a world tour to promote her eagerly awaited fourth album, R.O.S.E. (which apparently stands for realisations, obsessions, sex and empowerment). Hongkongers can experience her powerhouse voice in person at AsiaWorld-Expo this September.

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Stacey Kent

Stacey Kent

With a Grammy nomination as well as over two million album sales under her belt, US jazz singer Kent has established herself as one of the best in the genre. She returns to Hong Kong with a stellar backing band covering saxophone, flute, piano, bass and drums.

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Nina Simone Tribute 2

Nina Simone Tribute 2

This intimate tribute concert celebrates the life and works of music legend, Nina Simone. It’s the second event of the series, following the sold-out show earlier this summer. Guests will be treated to Simone’s best-loved tunes, performed by soulful vocalists Lucille Kante, Janaia Farrell and Sabra backed, by a four-piece band.

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