In the last few years, Shanghai has a developed a thriving live music scene. From a few local venues and musicians has sprung an assortment of music-centric clubs, DJs, musicians, bands and media that create, support and promote Shanghai music. The Shanghai music scene holds its own not only against Beijing, but it’s also gaining a growing presence around the world as a spot for original and inventive independent music. This is due in no small part to the bands and musicians in Shanghai who are made up of and aimed towards foreigners in the city, giving Shanghai-based music a chance to compete with other English language music around the world. Bands likeRainbow Danger Club—a progressive rock quartet of foreigners who all met in Shanghai—is one of several prominent bands currently doing well in Shanghai.Rainbow Danger Club has been a regular fixture on the Shanghai indie music scene since they came together in 2009, playing shows regularly in Shanghai and around China, releasing albums, and now planning their first American tour.