Looking for cool gigs to check out? You’re in luck, because some of the biggest music acts are coming to Hong Kong
While there are endless options for large scale music festivals in Asia, we also look forward to attending all the Hong Kong concerts and underground gigs. Featuring a number of legendary singer-songwriters, female-fronted bands and up and coming bedroom pop artists, 2019 is going to be a great year for y’all music fans.
Hong Kong concerts to check out in May
Gluestick Fest 2019
One of our most beloved independent local music events organisers Gluestick will be hosting their first-ever Gluestick Fest at Rotunda Hall 3 at KITEC on 12 May – for seven hours straight! The festival features a stellar lineup for indie fans and hip hop fans alike, including English indie rising stars Kero Kero Bonito, Thailand’s lover boy Phum Viphurit, Taiwanese dream pop darlings Sunset Rollercoasters, Taiwanese budding rap/R&B star ØZI, local DJ Mean Gurl Clubs and more. Don’t miss out on the one-and-only Gluestick Fest if you’re looking to have a good time.
For fans of: Indie pop, hip hop, electronica
Gluestick Fest 2019, Rotunda Hall 3, KITEC, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong, 九龍灣展貿徑1號九龍灣國際展貿中心地下
With Confidence Live in Hong Kong
Following their break, Australian pop punk band With Confidence returned in 2018 releasing their emotional sophomore album Love and Loathing alongside lead single That Something. Produced by Mike Green (All Time Low, Paramore), Love and Loathing is an album that illustrates the beauty of first loves, blistering breakups and everything in between. Don’t miss out on their first appearance in Hong Kong on 3 May at TTN.
For fans of: Pop punk, rock
With Confidence Live in Hong Kong, TTN, 1/F, Ocean One, 6 Shung Shun Street Yau Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 九龍油塘崇信街6號Ocean One 1樓
Deerhoof Live in Hong Kong
Presented by Adapt, indie rock legends Deerhoof will be making their live debut in Hong Kong on 4 May at MOM Livehouse. Established in 1994, the band has released over seventeen critically-acclaimed albums of a diverse genre range – from indie rock and punk to noisy cerebral pop. If you don’t know where to start, check out some of their all-time fan favourites such as Life is Suffering and Your Dystopic Creation Doesn’t Fear You.
For fans of: indie rock, punk, noise rock
Deerhoof Live in Hong Kong, MOM Livehouse, B39, Seven Seas Shopping Centre, 117-121 Kings Road, North Point, Hong Kong, 炮台山七海商業中心地庫B39號鋪
Shi Fu Miz Festival – Spring 2019
Established by local creative agency FuFu and the music collective La Mamie’s from France, the Shi Fu Miz Festival will return for its spring edition on 4 May at Sai Yuen Camping and Adventure Park. Their gorgeous lineup features DJs and producers such as Levon Vincent, Palms Trax, Orpheu the Wizard, Shuya Okino and more. Bringing more than just music and food, the Shi Fu Miz Festival is also about engaging participants in modern and sustainable cultural activities. It’s definitely one of the most exciting outdoor Hong Kong concerts in 2019.
Learn more about the Shi Fu Miz Festival 2019
Shi Fu Miz Festival – Spring 2019, Sai Yuen Camping and Adventure Park, Cheung Chau, 香港長洲西園特色露營歷奇樂園
Kyle D. & Michael S.: Perform the Music of Stranger Things
Emmy-winning and Grammy-nominated Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein from the Austin band S U R V I V E will soon be performing the soundtrack of the acclaimed Netflix series Stranger Things on 8 May at MacPherson Stadium. The duo has created a dreamy and cosmic score for this brilliant fantasy genre and you’re definitely in for a treat.
For fans of: Stranger Things
Kyle D. & Michael S.: Perform the Music of Stranger Things, MacPherson Stadium, 38 Nelson Street, Mong Kok, Hong Kong, 旺角奶路臣街38號
Jakob Ogawa Live in Hong Kong
For those who follow the bedroom pop and lo-fi hype, Jakob Ogawa has to be on your playlist. He’s one of the most exciting new talents in the scene! Born in Trondheim and based in Oslo, Jakob Ogawa is best known for his breezy yet achingly heartbreaking tunes like Let It Pass, All Your Love and his collab with Clairo, You Might Be Sleeping. We can’t wait to muse to his beautifully sorrowful tunes, jazzy chords and fizzy synths on 16 May at Terrible Baby, Eaton HK.
For fans of: indie, lo-fi, bedroom pop
Jakob Ogawa Live in Hong Kong, Terrible Baby, 4/F Eaton HK, 380 Nathan Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 彌敦道380號香港逸東酒店4樓
Last Dinosaurs Live in Hong Kong
Brisbane-based indie rock band Last Dinosaurs will be bringing their lush and eclectic garage rock sound to Hong Kong fans at TTN on 17 May. Having toured with Foster the People and performed sold-out shows across Asia, North American and Europe, their 2018 album Yumeno Garden is crowned as one of the most dynamic albums. And we’re obsessed with their singles Stream and Sense! If you fancy 90s indie rock sounds such as The Strokes, Two Door Cinema Club and Phoenix, Last Dinosaurs is one of the best Hong Kong concerts for you in 2019.
Read our interview with Last Dinosaurs here
Last Dinosaurs Live in Hong Kong, TTN, 1/F, Ocean One, 6 Shung Shun Street Yau Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 九龍油塘崇信街6號Ocean One 1樓
Elephant Gym Live in Hong Kong
Looking for Hong Kong concerts that give you that sweet instrumental chaos? Taiwanese math rock trio Elephant Gym has integrated a diverse range of genres in their recent works and their music is lovelier than ever. From jazz funk melodies to rhythmic structures, their energetic math rock proposition will get you hyped on 17 May at Music [email protected]
For fans of: Math rock
Lauv Live in Hong Kong
American pop singer-songwriter/producer Lauv is returning to Hong Kong on 23 May at The Vine. With hit singles like There’s No Way garnering over 38 million streams and featured on 32 Spotify New Music playlists, the singer has been soaring up local charts and taking over audience from around the world. Don’t miss out on one of the hottest Hong Kong concerts!
Lauv Live in Hong Kong, The Vine, 29 Burrows Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, 灣仔巴路士街29號
The Jesus and Mary Chain Live in Hong Kong
As part of the Clockenflap Presents series, the legendary The Jesus and Mary Chain will be returning to Hong Kong for an intimate show at KITEC Music Zone on 28 May. Formed in 1983, the Scottish band has released a great selection of albums such as the iconic debut Psychocandy (1985), mopey fans’ favourite Darklands (1987), the furious Honey’s Dead (1992) and their long awaited seventh album Damage and Joy (2017) since 1998. Fueled by sneering angst, hypnotic beats and distortion, it’s definitely one of the most anticipated Hong Kong concerts in 2019.
For fans of: Indie rock, noise rock, shoegaze
The Jesus and Mary Chain Live in Hong Kong, Music Zone, KITEC, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong, 九龍灣展貿徑1號九龍灣國際展貿中心地下
Mallrat Live in Hong Kong
Presented by Lushington Entertainments, Australia’s rising star Mallrat will be playing at Hong Kong’s TTN for the first time on 28 May. At the age of 20, the Brisbane-based singer and rapper Mallrat (real name Grace Shaw) has already signed with labels Nettwerk Music Group and Dew Process. She released her second EP In The Sky including hit songs Groceries and UFO featuring Allday. And it’s all about chill vibes and catchy electronic beats. Still not sure? If you dig the style of Billie Eilish, then you’d probably be fond of Mallrat.
For fans of: Indie pop, electronic
Mallrat Live in Hong Kong, TTN, 1/F, Ocean One, 6 Shung Shun Street Yau Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 九龍油塘崇信街6號Ocean One 1樓
Hong Kong concerts to check out in June
Iceage Live in Hong Kong
Coming from Copenhagen, Denmark, Iceage is more than just a punk band. The band offers up noisy guitars, frenetic drums and pained vocals. Transcending labels and genres, all four of their albums have been named Best New Music by Pitchfork. Presented by Adapt, Iceage will be playing at MOM Livehouse on 4 June. It’s guaranteed to be a visceral and electrifying performance and one of the best Hong Kong concerts to check out in 2019.
For fans of: punk, grunge rock, indie rock
Iceage Live in Hong Kong, MOM Livehouse, B39, Seven Seas Shopping Centre, 117-121 Kings Road, North Point, Hong Kong, 炮台山七海商業中心地庫B39號鋪
Hong Kong concerts to check out in July
Yo La Tengo Live in Hong Kong
Having released fifteen deeply enchanting albums that touch upon a wide range of musical styles, Yo La Tengo are still known to be one of the most original and proudly alternative bands in the past three decades. After their successful appearance at Clockenflap 2016, Yo La Tengo will return to Hong Kong’s TTN on 10 July as one of the highlights of the Clockenflap Presents series.
For fans of: indie rock, experimental rock
Yo La Tengo Live in Hong Kong, TTN, 1/F, Ocean One, 6 Shung Shun Street Yau Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 九龍油塘崇信街6號Ocean One 1樓
Yaeji Live in Hong Kong
“Shit is crazy, shit is Yaeji – gotta feel it out!” Best known for her irresistibly catchy tunes Feel It Out, Raingurl and Drink I’m Sippin On, New York-based Korean singer, producer and DJ Yaeji will make her long-anticipated Hong Kong live debut at TTN on 23 July. Exploring cultural identity and self-reflection through her bass-heavy house productions and hazy raps, Yaeji’s music has taken over the Brooklyn’s local dance scene as well as the global hip hop and avant pop music scene. Anyway, we’re super stoked!
For fans of: House, techno, electronic
Yaeji Live in Hong Kong, TTN, 1/F, Ocean One, 6 Shung Shun Street Yau Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 九龍油塘崇信街6號Ocean One 1樓
Alvvays Live in Hong Kong
After their impressive live performance at Clockenflap 2018 – it was perhaps the most crowded set of that day (and we were mesmerised by their quirky yet lovable stage presence) – Canadian band Alvvays will return for a headline show at TTN on 24 July. One of our all-time dreamy favourites, Alvvays deliver beautiful shoegaze wall of sound and synth-driven pop punk bops that get indie boys and girls obsessed. Even though they’re best known for the hit single Archie, Marry Me, their sophomore album Antisocialites is an even bigger delight.
Read our full interview with Alvvays
For fans of: Dream pop, indie
Alvvays Live in Hong Kong, TTN, 1/F, Ocean One, 6 Shung Shun Street Yau Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 九龍油塘崇信街6號Ocean One 1樓
Hong Kong concerts to check out in September
The Japanese House Live in Hong Kong
Formed by solo artist Amber Bain, English indie pop act The Japanese House has recently released her debut album Good at Falling in 2019 after her critically-acclaimed EP Saw You In A Dream. With an experimental and dazzling indie sound, The Japanese House has landed herself a spot on the BBC Sound of 2017 Longlist. And many of us are captivated by her latest singles Lilo, in which the music video starred her ex-girlfriend/indie rock singer Marika Hackman – what a beautiful piece. Don’t miss out on her first-ever show on 7 September at MOM Livehouse.
For fans of: indie pop, electropop
The Japanese House Live in Hong Kong, MOM Livehouse, B39, Seven Seas Shopping Centre, 117-121 Kings Road, North Point, Hong Kong, 炮台山七海商業中心地庫B39號鋪
What you’ve missed: Hong Kong concerts in January
Intersection in Midair Concert
Intersection In Mid Air is a music experimenting ground for performers from different fields to get together and dive into a series of impromptu. Hoping to push the boundary in sound making experimentations, the show will engage listeners in an unfamiliar setting and let them rethink the significance in experimentality. Taking place at HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity on 5 January, the show will feature Adonian Chan (guitarist from math-rock band tfvsjs), Chi Kin (Guzheng player), Shane Aspegren (drummer of Blood Wine or Honey), Ken Ueno (vocalist/improviser/sound artist) and many more.
For fans of: Indie, noise, ambience
Intersection in Midair Concert, HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity, 135 Junction Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 九龍聯合道135號香港兆基創意書院
While She Sleeps So What? Asia Tour
Looking to have a great time sweating in the mosh pits? British metalcore band While She Sleep will once again return to Hong Kong’s TTN on 14 January. Having released critically acclaimed albums like This Is The Six and Brainwashed, While She Sleep are most known for their raw explosive energy and crazy live action. If you fancy hardcore and alternative metal bands like Slipknot, Underoath, Thrice, then this is definitely one of the Hong Kong concerts not to be missed.
For fans of: Hardcore, metal
While She Sleeps So What? Asia Tour, TTN, 1/F, Ocean One, 6 Shung Shun Street Yau Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 九龍油塘崇信街6號Ocean One 1樓
Halie Loren Live in Hong Kong
Wondering where you can catch live jazz in the city? Presented by Jazz World live Series, American jazz singer songwriter Halie Loren whose albums have topped the Billboard Japan Top 20 Jazz Albums chart will be performing at Ocean Park’s Applause Pavilion on 17 January. Expect to hear a few of her hit singles like Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps and Fly Me to the Moon.
For fans of: Jazz
Halie Loren Live in Hong Kong, Applause Pavilion, Ocean Park, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong, 黃竹坑海洋公園怡慶坊
Twisterella* Seasons Over the Years Album Release Party
Named after British shoegaze band RIDE’s famous track, the band started out deeply influenced by the 80s and 90s shoegaze and noisenik music scene and is known for delivering a mixture of grungy post punk, dream pop and shoegaze noises. Recently released their debut album Seasons Over the Years in November – ten years since their debut EP ONE in 2009 – Twisterella* will be having their headline show at SaiCoeng on 19 January. Definitely one of the much anticipated Hong Kong concerts for local fans.
For fans of: Indie, shoegaze, noise
Twisterella* Seasons Over the Years Album Release Party, SaiCoeng, Unit 10, 7/F, Block B, Wah Tat Industrial Centre, 8 Wah Sing Street, Kwai Chung, Hong Kong, 葵興華星街8號華達工業中心B座7樓10號細場
Angel Baby Huge Tour
Formed by the talented three who came from Taiwan, America and England, Angel Baby is all about nostalgia, romanticism and groovy music. Having released their latest album Wabi Sabi in 2018, the band will be playing at Hong Kong’s TTN on 19 January. Their VIP ticket even grants one Angel Baby brand new 7″ coloured vinyl (exclusive to Hong Kong!)
For fans of: Indie, acoustic, dreamy pop
Angel Baby Huge Tour, TTN, 1/F, Ocean One, 6 Shung Shun Street Yau Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 九龍油塘崇信街6號Ocean One 1樓
Denzel Curry Live in Hong Kong
Hip hop fans! We’ve all been waiting for this moment. Gluestick is excited to bring the renowned American rapper Denzel Curry to Hong Kong’s TTN for the first time on 24 January. Most known for being one of the primary members of Raider Klan alongside the likes of SpaceGhostPurrp, Yung Simmie and others, his critically-acclaimed 2018 album TA13OO also features guest appearances from Billie Eilish, GoldLink, J. Cole signee J.I.D., and we’re obsessed with it. And make sure you don’t miss out on the cool opening acts, namely Dough-Boy and Bakeries, JB AKA Jiggy Boy and Young Hysan.
For fans of: Hip hop, rap, trap
Denzel Curry Live in Hong Kong, TTN, 1/F, Ocean One, 6 Shung Shun Street Yau Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 九龍油塘崇信街6號Ocean One 1樓
One of the newest live music establishments in Kwai Chung, SaiCoeng, is having their third local band showcase night on 26 January. Featuring three local bands of various genres – 0.4, Milos, Andy is typing… – it’ll be a great chance for locals and expats to discover different Hong Kong bands in the city’s underground music scene.
For fans of: Indie, rock, math rock
SaiCoeng #3, SaiCoeng, Unit 10, 7/F, Block B, Wah Tat Industrial Centre, 8 Wah Sing Street, Kwai Chung, Hong Kong, 葵興華星街8號華達工業中心B座7樓10號細場
What you’ve missed: Hong Kong concerts in February
Teenage Fanclub Live in Hong Kong
Having released eleven studio albums and two compilations since the late 80s, Scottish indie legends Teenage Fanclub have gone through phases of being the indie underdogs to now one of Britain’s much adored cult bands. On 1 February, the band will be making their long-anticipated live debut in Hong Kong, presented by YourMum.
For fans of: Alternative rock, indie pop, jangle pop
Teenage Fanclub Live in Hong Kong, The Vine Church, 29 Burrows Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, 灣仔巴路士街29號
Jess Connelly and alextbh Asia Tour
Looking for Hong Kong concerts at local bars? Presented by Collective Minds and Mudita, Filinpino artist Jess Connelly and Malaysian artist alextbh will be joining forces on 15 February at Mudita. Most known for his R&B infused pop tunes, alextbh has garnered over ten million Spotify streams, while Jess Connelly has been performing around Asia such as Wonderfruit Festival. If you wish to chill out to some soothing tunes on a Friday night, don’t forget to check them out.
For fans of: R&B
Jess Connelly and alextbh Asia Tour, Mudita, G/F, Shun Ho Tower, 24-30 Ice House Street, Central, Hong Kong, 中環雪廠街24-30號順豪商業大廈地舖
Glades Live in Hong Kong
Australian alternative-pop band Glades is known for creating captivating synthscapes with engaging electronic pop beats. Following the success of their sold out shows in Australia and tours with LANY and Clean Bandit, the trio then released their charming debut album To Love You, including famous tracks like Drive and Do Right. Presented by Adapt, Glades will be performing at MOM Livehouse on 20 February.
For fans of: Alternative pop, electronica
Glades Live in Hong Kong, MOM Livehouse, B39, Seven Seas Shopping Centre, 117-121 Kings Road, North Point, Hong Kong, 炮台山七海商業中心地庫B39號鋪
Craig David presents TS5 in Hong Kong
Known as the smoothest man in pop, Craig David released his critically-acclaimed debut Born To Do It nineteen years ago, and has since been delivering chart topping albums that incorporate everything from R&B to catchy house beats. Presented by YourMum and Collective Minds, Craig David will be bringing his fabulous T5 show to Hong Kong for the very first time at PMQ* on 21 February.
*A venue change has been made. The show will now take place at QUBE at PMQ and not Play.
For fans of: Pop, R&B
Craig David presents TS5 in Hong Kong, QUBE, PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong, 香港中環鴨巴甸街35號
Sofar Hong Kong x The Week in February
Established in London, Sofar Sounds is a global movement for music fans to discover hidden gems, often set to take place in a private and intimate space. In collaboration with local music festival The Week HK, Sofar Sounds HK is excited to offer a night of live music in Diamond Hill on 22 February ‐ and it’s a BYOB event. Make sure you register on the site in advance, and you’ll be notified if you make it to the guest list. The exact location will be revealed the day before the show to those who are invited.
For fans of: Acoustic, indie
Sofar Hong Kong x The Week in February, Diamond Hill, exact location will be revealed the day before
Envy Live In Hong Kong
Locals’ favourite Japanese post-hardcore band Envy will return to Hong Kong’s TNN on 24 February. If you’ve seen Envy’s performance before, you won’t forget their melancholic yet explosive sounds. Get ready for the craziest mosh pit action, because this is definitely one of the best Hong Kong concerts for hardcore music fans.
For fans of: Hardcore, post-hardcore, post-rock
Envy Live In Hong Kong, TTN, 1/F, Ocean One, 6 Shung Shun Street Yau Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 九龍油塘崇信街6號Ocean One 1樓
Honne Live in Hong Kong
Influenced by the likes of Al Green and Bill Withers, Honne’s fuzzy electronic sound is a blend of soul and synths, offering listeners a sweet and loving soundscape like no other. With multiple sold out shows in the region to date in Korea, Thailand, Taiwan and more, the English duo will be playing live at MacPherson Stadium on 27 February.
For fans of: Synth-pop, electronic, contemporary R&B
Honne Live in Hong Kong, MacPherson Stadium, 38 Nelson Street, Mong Kok, Hong Kong, 旺角奶路臣街38號
Plini Sunhead Asia Tour ‐ Live in Hong Kong
On 27 February, Australian progressive rock guitarist Plini will make his long overdue debut at TTN. His latest EP Sunhead is uniformly spectacular and fiercely unstoppable, and if you’re a huge guitar fan, don’t miss out on one of the greatest Hong Kong concerts in 2019.
For fans of: Progressive rock, post-rock
Plini Sunhead Asia Tour ‐ Live in Hong Kong, 1/F, Ocean One, 6 Shung Shun Street Yau Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 九龍油塘崇信街6號Ocean One 1樓
What you’ve missed: Hong Kong concerts in March
Jabbawockeez Live in Macau
Known for their signature plain white masks and synchronised dancing, the world-famous hip hop dance crew Jabbawockeez will be having their first-ever Macau residency show at MGM Theater from 2 to 31 March. Having worked and performed with the likes of Bruno Mars, Taylor Swift and Pharrell, this dynamic dance crew brings an eclectic mix of contemporary choreography to Macau in March, and we can’t wait to see them perform live!
For fans of: Hip hop, dance music
Find more fun things to do in Macau here
Jabbawockeez Live in Macau, MGM Theater at MGM COTAI, Avenida da Nave Desportiva, Cotai, Macau, 澳門路氹體育館大馬路美獅美高梅
Tendre Live in Hong Kong
Having formed the band Ampel in 2009 and collaborated with renowned music acts like Yogee New Waves, KANDYTOWN, Tendre is known for his brilliant multi-instrumental style. Having gone solo in 2017 with his debut EP Red Focus, Tendre has soon become a prominent solo musician in Japan and since then performed at major festivals like Fuji Rock Festival and Sunset Live. Get excited for his sweet and upbeat city pop tunes at MOM Livehouse on 3 March!
For fans of: Japanese indie, city pop
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Tendre Live in Hong Kong, MOM Livehouse, B39, Seven Seas Shopping Centre, 117-121 Kings Road, North Point, Hong Kong, 炮台山七海商業中心地庫B39號鋪
The Week Hong Kong 2019
Seven themed nights, seven gigs, in seven locations! Featuring over twenty-five talented local music acts, ranging from hard rock to metal and world music, local music festival The Week returns for its third edition from 3 March to 9 March. If you’d like to discover more Hong Kong bands, from genres of all kinds, this is your chance.
For fans of: Indie, rock, punk, metal, world music
The Week Hong Kong 2019, The Hub Wan Chai, Lost Stars, Ping Pong 129, TTN, Mom Livehouse, The Space, 1563 at the East
Maroon 5 Red Pill Blues Tour Live in Macau
Presented by Live Nation Hong Kong, American pop rock band Maroon 5 will be playing at Macau’s Cotai Arena for the Asian leg of the Red Pill Blues Tour after their controversial performance at the Superbowl. Named after the 1999 science fiction film The Matrix, their latest album Red Pill Blues includes hit singles like What Lovers Do, Wait and Girls Like You (featuring Cardi B), which spent seven consecutive weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100. Don’t miss out on the chance to catch one of the most popular bands in the world on 3 March.
For fans of: Pop, rock
Maroon 5 Red Pill Blues Tour Live in Macau, Cotai Arena, The Venetian Macau, Macau, 澳門威尼斯人金光綜藝館
Masego Live in Hong Kong
Multi-instrumentalist Masego is known for his whimsical, self-styled TrapHouseJazz performances – a glamorous fusion of traditional jazz, trap and house music. Fresh off the release of his critically-acclaimed 2018 debut album, you can expect soothing saxophone with soft piano music at TTN on 5 March – it’s going to be one of the best Hong Kong concerts in March for sure.
For fans of: Hip hop, trap house jazz
Masego Live in Hong Kong, TTN, 1/F, Ocean One, 6 Shung Shun Street Yau Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 九龍油塘崇信街6號Ocean One 1樓
The Underground Youth Live in Hong Kong
Presented by The Void Noize, British post-punk band The Underground Youth from Manchester/Berlin will be making their live debut in Hong Kong at MOM Livehouse on 6 March. It has been ten years since Craig Dyer created The Underground Youth. Delivering a distinct sound of darkly cinematic psychedelia and tantalising post-punk elements, The Underground Youth have soon gained a dedicated fan following. If you fancy dark romanticism and poetic lyrics, this is absolutely one of the Hong Kong concerts you can’t miss.
For fans of: Post-punk, lo-fi psychedelic
The Underground Youth Live in Hong Kong, MOM Livehouse, B39, Seven Seas Shopping Centre, 117-121 Kings Road, North Point, Hong Kong, 炮台山七海商業中心地庫B39號鋪
SG Lewis (DJ Set) at Terrible Baby
Following the recent release of Dusk, the first of his three-part album Dusk, Dark, Dawn, SG Lewis – one of the most exciting songwriters and producers from the UK – will bring his mesmerising pop-house performance to Terrible Baby on 6 March. Get ready for his groovy beats and dance along!
For fans of: Electronic
SG Lewis (DJ Set) at Terrible Baby, 4/F Eaton HK, 380 Nathan Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 彌敦道380號香港逸東酒店4樓
Clairo Live in Hong Kong
When it comes to the lo-fi/bedroom pop music scene, one might immediately think of Mellow Fellow, Fazerdaze and Clairo. Most known for her breakout single Pretty Girl, American singer-songwriter Clairo rose to prominence after having her video went viral on YouTube, garnering over twenty million views. Presented by YourMum, she’ll making her live debut in Hong Kong on 13 March at TTN. We guarantee you her lush voice and soul-tripping singing style will make you fall in love with lo-fi production.
For fans of: Indie, lo-fi, bedroom pop
Read our interview with Clairo here
Clairo Live in Hong Kong, TTN, 1/F, Ocean One, 6 Shung Shun Street Yau Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 九龍油塘崇信街6號Ocean One 1樓
Cloud Nothings Live in Hong Kong
Taking place at MOM Livehouse on 15 March, American indie rock band Cloud Nothings will make their long-anticipated live debut in Hong Kong, as presented by Zenegeist. Starting out as a virtual one-man bedroom band ten years ago in Cleveland, Ohio, Cloud Nothings are now a dynamic four-piece, introducing their seventh album Last Building Burning. Known for playing music that screams despair and disbelief towards society, all indie kids will surely love their performance.
For fans of: Indie rock, noise, punk
Cloud Nothings Live in Hong Kong, MOM Livehouse, B39, Seven Seas Shopping Centre, 117-121 Kings Road, North Point, Hong Kong, 炮台山七海商業中心地庫B39號鋪
Mndsgm Live in Hong Kong
Mndsgn (pronounced Mind Design) has been experimenting with beatmaking since his teen years. After moving to Los Angeles, his music quickly caught the attention of big names in the industry and his sophomore LP Body Wash was even named one of the best electronic albums of the year by Pitchfork media. Presented by Your Mum, you can feel the body electric through soothing electronic and experimental beats at Terrible Baby on 23 March!
Mndsgn Live in Hong Kong, Terrible Baby, 4/F, Eaton HK, 380 Nathan Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 佐敦彌敦道380號香港逸東酒店4樓
Boyzone – Thank You & Goodnight Farewell Tour Live in Hong Kong
Established in 1993, Irish boy band Boyzone rose to prominence quickly with twenty-five million records sold all over the world. In 2009, the band were left devastated when band member Stephen Gately died at the age of thirty-three. In celebration of their 25th anniversary last year, the remaining four members of Boyzone are set to embark on a farewell tour, and they’ll be performing at Star Hall at KITEC for Asian leg of the Thank You & Goodnight Farewell Tour on 26 March.
For fans of: pop
Boyzone – Thank You & Goodnight Farewell Tour Live in Hong Kong, Star Hall, KITEC, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong, 九龍灣展貿徑1號九龍灣國際展貿中心地下
Pet Shop Boys Live in Hong Kong
Taking place at AsiaWorld-Expo on 28 March, British synth-pop legends Pet Shop Boys definitely make one of the biggest Hong Kong concerts in 2019. Formed in the 80s and having released thirteen studio albums, the synth-pop duo is undoubtedly one of the most renowned groups in UK music history. If you haven’t heard of them, check out their most popular track Always on My Mind, as well as their latest albums Super and Electric which feature more futuristic synth beats.
See why we’re excited for Pet Shop Boys
For fans of: Synth-pop, new wave
Pet Shop Boys Live in Hong Kong, AsiaWorld-Expo, Hong Kong International Airport, Chek Lap Kok, Hong Kong, 香港國際機場亞洲國際博覽館
What you’ve missed: Hong Kong concerts in April
Still Corner Live in Hong Kong
Formed by Greg Hughes and Tessa Murray, London-based dream pop project Still Corners is set to make their Hong Kong live debut at MOM Livehouse on 10 April. Influenced by the likes of Vangelis and Ennio Morricone, Still Corners is best known for their spacey and ethereal chorus as well as an other-worldly vocals. Having recently released their new album, Slow Air, the band continues to immerse their listeners in full lush sounds inspired by the heat of America’s west.
For fans of: Dream pop, synth pop, indie
Still Corner Live in Hong Kong, MOM Livehouse, B39, Seven Seas Shopping Centre, 117-121 Kings Road, North Point, Hong Kong, 炮台山七海商業中心地庫B39號鋪
Dough-Boy ‘Good, Bad & Ugly’ Tour Live in Hong Kong
Having dropped his sophomore album Good, Bad & Ugly on 8 March – featuring Jackson Wang, Hanjin, Tommy Grooves and Young Hysan – local rapper will soon be touring across China, Taiwan and more. Making Hong Kong the first stop of his tour at Music Zone on 5 April, the show will also feature a number of special guests and it’s definitely one to look out for!
For fans of: Hip hop, rap
Dough-Boy ‘Good, Bad & Ugly’ Tour Live in Hong Kong, Music [email protected], KITEC, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong, 九龍灣展貿徑1號九龍灣國際展貿中心地下
John Mayer Live in Hong Kong
Presented by Live Nation HK, seven time Grammy award winner John Mayer will be performing at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on 8 April for a mesmerising folky pop rock night. If you have listened to his songs like New Light and Your Body is a Wonderland, you know he will win you over with his characteristic sexy voice.
For fans of: Pop, rock, folk
John Mayer Live in Hong Kong, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, 香港灣仔博覽道1號香港會議展覽中心
Sonar Hong Kong 2019
Looking for more than just Hong Kong concerts, but rather festivals? Founded in Barcelona, Sónar is one of the biggest electronic music festivals from across the globe. Welcoming its third edition at Hong Kong Science Park on 13 April, this year’s first-rate performers includes American multi-instrumentalist Thundercat, Danish electro-pop musician MØ, British producer Bonobo, British techno innovator Benjamin Damage and London-based Chinese beatmaker Object Blue and many more. And don’t forget to check out its spectacular audio-visual performances and workshops that feature AR, VR and AI.
For fans of: Electronic, techno, house
Learn more about Sónar Hong Kong 2019 here
Sónar Hong Kong 2019, Hong Kong Science Park, 2 Science Park West Avenue, Sha Tin, Hong Kong, 新界沙田香港科學園
Wild Nothing Live in Hong Kong
Recently released his dreamlike single Blue Wings, American indie rock and dream pop band Wild Nothing is set to return to Hong Kong’s TTN on 15 April as presented by Post Wave Music. If you’re into fuzzed-out guitar tunes like Beach Fossils and The Bilinda Butchers, then this is definitely not to be missed.
For fans of: Dream pop, indie rock
Wild Nothing Live in Hong Kong, TTN, 1/F, Ocean One, 6 Shung Shun Street Yau Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 九龍油塘崇信街6號Ocean One 1樓
Toe – Our Latest Number Asia Tour Live in Hong Kong
Easily recognised for their melodic and clean guitar settings, math rock band Toe has long been one of local fans’ favourites – and undoubtedly the stunners in the Japanese indie music scene. Once again returning to Music Zone at KITEC on 14 April (their first-ever performance here was in 2008!), Toe will get everyone’s blood pumping with their amazing performance.
For fans of: Math rock
Toe – Our Latest Number Asia Tour Live in Hong Kong, Music [email protected], KITEC, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong, 九龍灣展貿徑1號九龍灣國際展貿中心地下
Ed Sheeran Live in Hong Kong
Having canceled his show in Hong Kong last year, fans are pleased to hear that Ed Sheeran will be playing two Hong Kong concerts this year for Asian leg of his Divide World Tour 2019. Playing two shows at Hong Kong Disneyland’s outdoor venue on 17-18 April, you can expect to hear some tantalising new songs and have a rocking good time.
For fans of: Pop, folk pop
Ed Sheeran Live in Hong Kong, Fantasy Road Outdoor Venue, Hong Kong Disneyland, Lantau, Hong Kong, 香港迪士尼樂園幻想道露天場地
Sons of an Illustrious Father Live in Hong Kong
Self-proclaimed “genre-queer” band Sons of an Illustrious Father from Brooklyn is most known for delivering a good blend of punk, folk and elemental music. Their 2019 release – Deus Sex Machina: Or, Moving Slowly Beyond Nikola Tesla – is the first time the band has experimented with electronics, nestling machine-made droplets and hums, turns and whies and more. Just so you know, you may just experience a big boost of euphoria after seeing this genre-blending band live on 23 April at TTN!
For fans of: Alternative, punk, indie folk
Sons of an Illustrious Father Live in Hong Kong, TTN, 1/F, Ocean One, 6 Shung Shun Street Yau Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 九龍油塘崇信街6號Ocean One 1樓
Kraftwerk 3-D Show In Hong Kong
Known as the pioneers of new wave music, legendary German synth-pop group Kraftwerk will return to Hong Kong on 29 April with its well-known 3-D Show. Started out as part of West Germany’s experimental krautrock scene in the early 70s, Kraftwerk soon developed its own distinctive electronic sounds by creatively incorporating synthesizers, drum machines and vocoders. Their music is both eccentric and stylistically exhilarating, and it’s undoubtedly one of the most exciting Hong Kong concerts in 2019.
For fans of: Synth-pop, new wave
Kraftwerk 3-D Show In Hong Kong, KITEC, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong, 九龍灣展貿徑1號九龍灣國際展貿中心地下
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