In case you haven’t heard, there’s a new player in town. Located just south east of the Beixinqiao intersection, is Yue Space, a new venue kickstarted by the music crowdfunding platform Musikid, whose offices reside in the same complex (a very intriguing complex occupied by art studios, rice wine bars, and chic hedge fund office playground). It’s a really nice place. Can hold between three hundred and four hundred peeps, has a nifty gallery space in the back as well as a vinyl shop, featuring some really regretful bands and artists of yesteryears. And shelves full of music and art related books for sale as well as a very reasonable bar. And the whole place reeked of fresh IKEA wood. But besides that, I’m pretty excited to see a very hands-on music company try their hand at the whole gig business. Earlier this month, I stopped by during the venue’s soft opening phase as they hosted britpoppers Secret Club and the lively sassy electro rock outfit Pacalolo. It was a modest event – the sound was still be tinkled with; the crowd was sparse – but nevertheless it was nice to see some old faces giving genuine, tender, and in the case of Pacalolo, who manage to still surprise when I get a chance to catch them, riotous performances. But really, tonight was all about the Yue Space and they did not disappoint More pictures below.