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Yuyintang (育音堂), venue & local show promoter
- Yan'an Xi Lu 1731/ Kai Xuan Lu, 1st Floor
Metro Line 3 West Yan'an Road Station
Metro Line 4 West Yan'an Road Station
Yuyintang started out as show promoters in October 2003 and was founded by Zhang Haisheng and Joecy Wu. After having shows in different venues around town they settled down in their own venue in Long Cao Road, the Yuyintang Warehouse, in March 2006. After the clamp down of the warehouse location in April 2007 by the XuHui district Culture Bureau they temporarily held several shows at the Zhijang Dream Factory (in Jing'an District) and finally moved to a new location on Yan'an Xi Lu in late 2007/early 2008.
On November 5th, 2009, The Shanghai Hot List (20 people to watch) is published on CNNgo, mentioning Zhang Haisheng of Yu Yin Tang on place no. 7, Elaine Chow of Shanghaiist on no. 12, Archie Hamilton of Split Works on no. 16 and the NEOCHA.com crew on no. 19.
On April 23rd, the Yuyintang in Shanghai was reportedly shut down by the local police. According to Jake Newby: Last night at around half past nine, police showed up at Yuyintang and told them the planned gig for that night (local folk artist Wu Ji) would not be going ahead. No real reason was given, they simply asked to speak to the manager and asked to see the venue's licenses. Audience members (there were around 20-30 people there at the time, not a huge crowd) were told that the gig was cancelled and that they needed to leave the venue. The authorities then confiscated equipment from Yuyintang - the cash tills and everything from the sound desk, including the computer. On April 26th, it was announced that the Yuyintang would be open again with normal operation ongoing, leaving the whole scene in doubt, why the shutdown had been there at the first place.
Major events that happened here
Articles & Interviews
- Article by Lisa Movius in that's Shanghai magazine (April 17, 2007)
- Article on the new YYT location in Yan'an Xi Lu by SmartShanghai.com
- Interview: Joecy Wu of Yuyintang Warehouse (Smallswords Magazine)
- Interview with Lin Lin by Andy Best
- Interview Zhang HaiSheng, founder of Yu Yin Tang on Shirt by Wee Ling Soh (March 2008)
- Mirjam Johansson (2008), Shanghairock, published on 1 August 2008