M Shanghai String Band

M Shanghai String Band is back at the Jalopy Theatre and School of Music on Saturday, February 4th, at 9:00pm in Red Hook.

M Shanghai String Band

Jalopy Theatre and School of Music | 315 Columbia Street | Red Hook

M Shanghai String Band is back at the Jalopy Theatre and School of Music on Saturday, February 4th, at 9:00pm in Red Hook.

M SHANGHAI is a Brooklyn based folk collective, named after the Asian bistro in Williamsburg that hosted the band's monthly residency from 2002 through 2009. M Shanghai's legendary concerts are known for their unbridled joy, raucous energy and intimate subtlety, with all players crowded around one condenser mic "like the faithful taking communion, or sharks smelling blood in the water".

With an adventurous take on Americana, the “M” are not easily classified; they emphasize distinctive songwriting while retaining the immediacy of classic American roots music: "timeless Americana with a rock & roll soul".
 
Their fifth album "Bedlam" was co-produced by multiple Grammy winner Damon Whittemore and released in May 2016.

The "M" continue to play the first Saturday of every month at their home base: The Jalopy Theater  in Red Hook, Brooklyn.

Here's what others have to say about M Shanghai:

"One of the year's best…there isn't a bad song on it."
NY Music Daily
(Review of "Two Thousand Pennies" album)

"First-rate original songs… highly entertaining, like a modern day medicine show."
Tommy Ramone, of the Ramones and Uncle Monk

"The best acts are locals M Shanghai, which usually play monthly, proving that New York, nay, Brooklyn is as country as Tennessee."
Village Voice Best of 2011 (Jalopy and M Shanghai)

"Vigorous, heartfelt acoustic country with all the fixins!"
Time Out New York

 


For Tickets, Click Here! $10

 

ABOUT JALOPY

Jalopy Theatre and School of Music is a community arts space offering live music, vintage instrument sales and repair, and music instruction for the whole family. The Theatre focuses on roots music from around the globe, with blues, bluegrass, American, Irish, African, Mexican and South American folk music, old country, old time and more!

Geoff and Lynette Wiley opened The Jalopy Theatre in Red Hook, Brooklyn in 2006 in hopes of showcasing traditional roots music and its musicians, while teaching others to appreciate and play the music.