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I am not being facetious when I say that much of modern pop is not even music anymore but rather a combination of beats and sounds calculated to appeal to the lowest common denominator. But thankfully, there are bands out there who ignore what generally passes for pop nowadays and latch on to a style that might not be hip or cool to the kids today but remains true to their own artistic sensibility.

One such band is Kill Teddy who described themselves as a alternative/grunge band and hope to revive the Seattle grunge sound of the 90s. Well, the new single “Caroline” is certainly in the right direction with its anthemic chorus, crunchy guitars and off-the-wall CSNY bridge (with Beach Boys reference?). Check it out!

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According to its press release, The Spider Sessions came about as a response to a lack of paying gigs for musical artistes in Singapore. Which is in itself, an excellent cause, of course and the folks behind this initiative should be commended.

Apart from organizing more paid gigs for indie bands, “the Spider Sessions aims to build a strong community, holding networking sessions prior to events in order to allow featured artistes to build rapport with each other as well as to facilitate pooling of fan bases. Similar avenues will be provided for the audience to interact with the artistes both during and outside of the events”.

Which is also to be applauded as the sense of community within the local music scene can definitely be built upon. The inaugural event will feature boxchild, Koji, Knightingale and Orange Cove. Ranging from melodic hard rock to grunge to pop punk, these bands represent the lesser-known albeit up and coming modern pop-rock scene in Singapore.

Venue: Pink Noize
Date: Saturday, November 15th 2014
Time: 7 PM to 10 PM
Ticket Pricing: $10
(inclusive of a complimentary non-alcoholic drink)


(Press release)

In celebration of their 20th anniversary, legendary alternative rock band Pearl Jam, will make their big screen debut on 20th September worldwide with the release of PEARL JAM TWENTY. The film will open internationally in select theatres for one night only and Golden Village is proud to be the cinema of choice to screen the title in Singapore.

Directed by Academy Awardwinning filmmaker and music journalist Cameron Crowe, PEARL JAM TWENTY is a captivating documentary which centres around the iconic American grunge band, Pearl Jam. Scheduled to premiere at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival in September, the film chronicles the years leading up to the band’s formation, the chaos that ensued soon after their rise to mega-stardom, their step back from the limelight, and the creation of a trusted circle that would surround them, giving way to a work culture that would sustain them until today.

“We put so much into the film – moments, pieces of footage shot by band members, audio snippets, visual bursts, new and old interviews – many different formats, all meant to present an emotional scrapbook of what it felt like to be a member of the band on this twenty-year journey,” said Crowe. “The richness of the footage made our path very clear – just tell the story of the band and let the music guide us. It was a joy to make this film, and we’re thrilled share it with the fans.”

Told in big themes and bold colours with blistering sound, the film gives fans and audiences an intimate first glimpse into Pearl Jam’s journey culled from more than1,200 hours of rarely and never-before-seen footage over 24 hours of recent interviews with the band, as well as live footage of their spellbinding concert performances.This theatrical release is the definitive portrait of Pearl Jam: part concert film, part intimate insider-hang, part testimonial to the power of music and uncompromising artists.

PEARL JAM TWENTY celebrates the freedom that allows the band to make music without losing themselves, their fans, or the music lovers they have always been. Fans in Singapore should not miss the opportunity to catch the one-night-only theatrical release of this great alternative rock band.

Tickets for PEARL JAM TWENTY are now on sale – priced at S$18 for GV Movie Club Members and S$20 for the public.

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