Remember, boys and girls, retro is good! BEECHWOOD is the best kind of retro!
Gotta love a rock ‘n’ roll band with eclectic influences!
Star Wars VII : The Force Awakens was a smash hit in 2015 BUT failed as a story. As a ‘soft reboot’, the movie served to superficially give the fans what they wanted but essentially retold the original Star Wars (1977) plot in an inferior way – adding in new characters but changing nothing significant in the key story beats.
After the sensational first three Marvel-Netflix series viz. Daredevil, Jessica Jones and Daredevil 2, the franchise somewhat lost its way with the relatively disappointing Luke Cage, Iron Fist and The Defenders. Thus, there was definitely pressure on this adaptation of the fan-favourite character – The Punisher – to right the ship, so to speak.
Staying power is not usually associated with Singapore bands but to the credit of The Pinholes, the quartet have been soldering on for over a decade in the unforgiving local music scene. The band celebrate this longevity with an entertaining new album – D’Antara Kita!
To put it simply, Justice League is a mixed bag, an uneasy balance of light over darkness – which is probably what the general public wants right now for its super-hero movie diet.
Post-punk revivalists Some Kind of Illness have returned with a new album – Awakening.
“All Done With Rock N Roll”? We think not! If going by the melodic rock agenda of Boston-based Watts is any clue.
We have loved Star Trek: Discovery from the get-go and in this mid-season finale, the show gives us everything we have been waiting for thus far.
The best thing we can say about Breaking Muse, the new Mitch Friedman album, is that he really sounds like he’s having fun putting this together!
For their undying commitment to the power of pop, Weezer deserve to be recognised as PoP Legends! Evidence-in-chief – their latest album, Pacific Daydream.
Reboots are always problematic especially if one is not coming to the characters fresh but credit Warren Ellis for coming up with new angles and approaches that still maintain the core values of the original Wildstorm universe. As long as Ellis avoids rehashing old stories, the rest of The Wild Storm should be an intriguing adventure.
Monstress writer/co-creator Marjorie Liu had been given an hour by the Singapore Writers Festival to deliver a so-called Masterclass for Writing in Comics.
Great new track from The Liza Colby Sound that channels perfectly the late 60s psychedelic rock approach with a soulful kick.
80s music powerhouse Tears For Fears return with a greatest hits compilation which includes two new songs viz. the anthemic “I Love You But I’m Lost” and the balladic “Stay”.
Brooklyn’s Native Sun will release its debut EP, Songs Born From Love and Hate, on November 17th via PaperCup Music & Buen Dia Records.
“Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum” means “if you want peace, prepare for war” and that prepares the viewer for the ending of this instalment as it leads into the Fall finale of season one of Star Trek: Discovery!
Check out the new music video of “Sorry” from The She’s.
Dig the new breed! Yishay‘s brand of anthemic electro-rock is a breath of fresh air.
Gotta love Geoff Gibbons’ country-folk vibe on his new album Buffalo Hotel, which was released earlier this year.
Yeo will be making his Singapore debut as a part of the Mosaic Music Series at Esplanade Concourse on November 11th at 7.45pm.
Anoosh and Arash are young men who make up the DJ-producer duo called Blade & Beard. Nothing special about that fact until you realise that Anoosh and Arash are from Teheran, Iran.
It is pleasing indeed to report that 5 episodes in, Fox’s The Gifted continues to provide well crafted plots, relatable characters and dynamic action whereas the CD DC TV shows have demonstrated sloppy writing.
“Human Is” might be the best adaptation of a Philip K Dick short story in Electric Dreams thus far. Primarily so, as it is the most faithful adaptation and it adheres strongly to a common theme of the famed scifi author.