Bob Dylan will make his way back to Singapore in August this year. The concert will be part of his Asia Tour, which also includes Hong Kong and other cities in the region. He was previously here in 2011 as part of Timbre’s Rock & Roots.
“Nostalgia vs relevance” is a constant conflict of principles within any veteran band in the modern rock landscape. Last night at the University Cultural Centre Hall, 80s band Squeeze found a comfortable balance.
The quality of a good song is evident in (almost) every musical context. Now, the Great Spy Experiment has wonderful songs and the challenge for the band at this Mosaic Music Festival event at the Esplanade Concourse tonight was to present them in an acoustic format. And the band delivered with aplomb!
Music festivals – like any other entertainment platform – are an intensely personal experience.
Esplanade’s “All Things New” is a typically turn of the year event that “celebrate(s) new music and welcome(s) fresh faces as Singapore artists embark on brand new chapters of their musical journeys”.
The first weekend of 2018 sees an instrumental rock double-header at the Esplanade Annexe Studio. After Friday’s show with pg.lost and In Each Hand a Cutlass, it will be the turn of Amateur Takes Control to blow us away as they launch the dynamic new ATCEP2 on Saturday, January 6th!
If like us you need to have loud rock music blasting right in your face to celebrate the first week of the new year, then we highly recommend getting down to the Esplanade Annexe Studio this Friday, January 5th at 7pm.
An eclectic lineup for sure! Bluesfest Byron Bay promises a dynamic slate of rock ‘n’ artists – established and emerging – with a sprinkling of massive pop stars in the mix as well.
Tickets available from The Projector.
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Laneway Festival Singapore is probably the biggest contemporary music festival in Singapore, bar none and it is exciting to see the organisers living up to their promise that more Asian and local acts would be added to the lineup each year.
Synthpop duo Cosmic Armchair release their first full-length album after a decade of music making via Belgian label, Alfa Matrix.
Produced by AEG Presents, Katy Perry will visit Singapore on 8 April 2018 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.
Gotta love a rock ‘n’ roll band with eclectic influences!
Yeo will be making his Singapore debut as a part of the Mosaic Music Series at Esplanade Concourse on November 11th at 7.45pm.
Oh we are so stoked about this news! Squeeze will play in Singapore on May 4th, 2018 at the UCC Hall, NUS.
Power of Pop will be attending Bluesfest Byron Bay 2018! The festival have already announced the likes of Robert Plant, Chic, First Aid Kit. Gov’t Mule, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real etc and have recently added to that list!
Singer-songwriter Christopher Owens is perhaps best known for his earlier project – Girls – and a penchant for retro-indie-pop that evokes the spirit of the 80s UK pop underground.
Indie pop songstress Fazerdaze (a.k.a. Amelia Murray) and band brings her dream pop agenda to Singapore on Friday, October 20th.
FRED PERRY SUBCULTURE LIVE returns on Friday 13 October at Esplanade Annexe Studio.
Believe me, it’s not often a band that I actually dig plays in Singapore. Yep, I’m weird that way. But when I first realized JPNSGRLS (Japanese Girls) that were coming down to Singapore for Music Matters Live ’14, I was pretty stoked. I had loved the Vancouver band’s debut EP Sharkweek from one year ago and well, I was excited by the prospect. The combination of pop smarts, post-punk veneer and rock ‘n’ roll attitude made JPNSGRLS a top band in my opinion and a definite highlight of MML’14.
FuzzCulture hail from India and their brand of electro-rock will keep audiences grooving when they perform at Music Matters Live ’17.
Melbourne band Swim Season draw from the five very different musical backgrounds of its members- James Seymour (Vocals/Guitar), Matthew Jennings (Guitar/Vocals), Danielle Smarrelli (Keys/Vocals), Nelson Yeung (Bass) & Jonathon Ferraro (Drums).
So what can we expect from this quintet with the shiny indie pop sound? Guitarist Matt fills us in.