First, a rant.
The key word here is “rocks”. Like in the rest of the music world, rock music seems to have lost its “hipness” in Singapore, with electro-jazz-soul being the preferred choice of the younger set nowadays.
One of our favourite albums of 2017 comes courtesy of the very talented pop artist Gabriel Garzón-Montano.
Singaporean alternative band sub:shaman will launch their debut full-length album Apnea, at Esplanade Annexe Studio on May 13th 2017.
Here’s an intriguing gig featuring four young S-ROCK bands.
Do you feel the need for something completely different in the Singapore music scene? Well, look no further than The MadHatter Project!
As a gig promoter, Pandarocketship has been a fairly new player in the local music scene with the successful run of gig series Pandarocketship x The Music Parlour last year.
Earlier this year, electro-soul artist Maricelle released her debut EP – The Pursuit – to a warm reception. Maricelle will showcase the songs on The Pursuit and other tracks at her Launch Party at the Esplanade Annexe Studio on April 20th from 7pm.
MAAD Sounds at the Red Dot Design Museum – curated by Andy Yang – has been an essential showcase for original music in Singapore for quite a while now. Tonight’s edition marks the last instalment of the vital local music resource at the current venue.
Now here’s a unique experience – partying in a cinema, made to mimic a club, to an orchestra playing orchestral versions of electro-dance tracks!
The words “Zouk” and “orchestra” don’t seem to go together. But they will tonight and Saturday night as two contrary musical forces (viz. orchestral music and house music) combine to pay tribute to the iconic club’s 25 year tenure at Jiak Kim Street.
Big news for fans of 90s pop as French electro star duo AIR make their way to Singapore on 27th May 2017 at the Esplanade Theatre.
After the ‘debacle’ of the recent Guns ‘N’ Roses concert, we believe that it’s time that rock ‘n’ roll return to its roots or at least to a time when it was vital and dangerous. “Back to the Bars” as Todd Rundgren’s 1978 live album was titled.
Music festivals have become commonplace in Singapore in the last couple of years. Millennials typically support music festivals because it is an excellent opportunity to meet up with friends with good music as a backdrop. The experience is the key takeaway for most festival goers in Singapore.
The hype screams out “The Future of French Rock” and describes La Femme as possessing such edgy music influences as Gene Vincent, The Velvet Underground and Kraftwerk. But what about the music itself?
Long live the underground as German death metal band Defeated Sanity will perform in Singapore on 15th March 2017 for the first time ever.
Slowly but surely, Laneway Festival Singapore has been losing its guitar rock roots. When you consider that perhaps the most exciting year was 2012, when it was possible to enjoy the likes of The Horrors, Laura Marling, Feist and M83 all in one night, the 2017 line-up demonstrated how music trends had changed in four short years.
Now, here’s a band that in our humble estimation, epitomises #THENEWROCKNROLL!!! And, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard will be coming over to Singapore to play at Laneway Festival Singapore 2017!!!!
As we begin a new year of music, Don Shiau shares his biggest concert experience of 2016. And possibly his entire life. Because really, how do you top rock’s biggest royalty?
Local music festival *SCAPE The Invasion is happening on 17 December 2016 (Saturday) at *SCAPE The Ground Theatre, with the lineup including artists like Inch Chua, Sezairi, Disco Hue, and Nathan Hartono.
One of the world’s most famous and respected comedians, Eddie Izzard, will bring his record breaking live comedy show, ‘FORCE MAJEURE’ to Singapore for the first time on 27 February, 2017 at the University Cultural Centre (UCC) Hall, NUS.
One of the exciting draws for Laneway Festival 2017 was the inclusion of The Julie Ruin (featuring Riot Grrl legend Kathleen Hanna) in the lineup. Sadly, that’s not going to happen.
Anti Flag was formed in 1988 in Pittsburgh by Justin Sane and Pat Thetic. This punk rock band is well known for political activism, focusing on anti-war activism, anti-imperialism, class struggle, human rights, and various sociopolitical sentiments.
Contemporary indie music festivals can now boast of a wide range of musical styles and Laneway Singapore 2017 is no exception. If you need something different from what the electronic and hip-hop artists at Laneway Singapore 2017 can provide – though these are of course, excellent in their own way – then these are our ROCK recommendations.