INFERNO 6th Air Guitar Championship


You might not have the natural ability or dedication of a Guitar God, but if you do love rock 'n' roll and lack shame in equally copious amounts, we have a night for you: INFERNO's Annual Air Guitar Championship!

Put together a simple game, ridiculous costumes, hyperbolic stage antics, haphazard judging, and booze-fueled madness, and it makes for an amazing evening. Whether veteran local musicians or wannabes, it's a must-see for fans of rock n' roll theatrics.

Plus, this year proceeds will benefit Shanghai animal shelter PPAR. A percentage of money from bar sales, the host's fee, and any donations at the event, will all go to PPAR. Money raised will help with the electricity bill and rent fee of their shelter. Paying bills is not as sexy as directly feeding cute kittens, but it's an essential part of allowing it to happen.

With both prepared and surprise songs, contestants give their best finger-taps, wammy-bar cranks, knee-dives, and head-banging performances. The judges then give their scores. After 3 rounds, we got an ultimate Shanghai air guitar champ for the year.


VENUE: Inferno (United Valley). 462 Changle Lu, near Shaanxi Nan Lu / 长乐路462号, 近陕西南路

METRO: 15 minutes walk from South Shaanxi Rd. subway station