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LIVE NEWS — MUSIC MATTERS FESTIVAL RETURNS

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The Music Matters Festival is back! Running concurrently with the All That Matters conference, the Festival will take place from 12 – 15 September. Organisers have already announced the first round of acts in the line up, which include Aardhna, The Veronicas and Slot Machine. From our rock ’n’ roll perspective, here are FIVE bands that have caught our attention.

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LIVE NEWS: YUCK – LIVE IN SINGAPORE

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Yuck returns to our shores, courtesy of Songs for Children, supported by rising local indie popsters Subsonic Eye. The perfect opportunity for an intimate indie-alternative pop-rock show. Not to be missed.

Event Date: 13th September 2016
Event Venue: Hood Bar and Cafe, Bugis Plus, #5- 07, 201 Victoria Street
Tickets: 40 SGD (Early Bird while stocks last) 38 SGD Students and NS, 55 SGD Advance from peatix.com

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LIVE NEWS: Remember Nizam – A Celebration in Music

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Pioneering musician. Award-winning filmmaker. All-round loveable guy. The local music, movie and creative scenes were devastated when, on 14 June, influential DIY figure, Abdul Nizam Hamid, unexpectedly passed away from liver, lung and pancreatic cancer. Nizam, as his friends called him, was only 50. Bonded in grief, his friends have come together to organise a special tribute concert and fund- raising commemoration to this singular, inspiring and dearly missed man.

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LIVE NEWS: CONCERTS ON THE HILL – CAMBODIAN SPACE PROJECT + BITTYMACBETH X EVAN LOW

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We were (and still are) quite mystified by this lineup. Cambodian Space Project is a psychedelic rock band, whose style is steeped in Retro-Pop and most of their songs are in the Khmer language! (Not quite the formula to draw in the local hipstas, eh?)

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SINGAPORE MUSIC SPOTLIGHT – THE SAM WILLOWS TAKE HEART TOUR SINGAPORE

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2016 – the year that has finally seen Singapore-English pop acts headlining at venues that were previously beyond them. In June, Gentle Bones performed at two sold out nights at the Esplanade Concert Hall (capacity: 1,600). On 22nd July it is the turn of The Sam Willows to expand the boundaries of what a Singapore-English pop act can achieve by playing at The Coliseum, Resort World Sentosa – a venue that can hold 5,000 people, although record label Sony Music expects about 3,000 fans to attend that night.

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LIVE REVIEW: SINGTEL AND SAMSUNG PRESENTS UP CLOSE WITH JESSIE J

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As much as we would confess to an aversion to what passes for pop music in 2016, the UK singer-songwriter Jessie J has always intrigued with her songwriting and unconventional style. There is a genuine earthy quality about Jessie J amidst the obligatory glitz and glamour of modern pop that endears, somewhat.

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