The Esplanade’s spanking new venue The Annexe got off to a flying start earlier this month with scintillating performances from the Chok Kerong Trio and In Each Hand a Cutlass.
One of the world’s best-selling artists of all time, Bryan Adams has sold 100 million records and singles worldwide.
We loved his latest album – Get Up – produced by Jeff Lynne (ELO) and Adams’ return to Singapore in January 2017 is good news for all pop-rock fans.
This is Kevin Mathews, y’know the guy who owns this webzine, taking a break from normal programming to talk to you a little bit about this new album I have recorded under the watchmen moniker.
Just a quick news item about the lineup announcement for Laneway Singapore 2017. Notable international acts include Glass Animals, Jagwar Ma, Nick Murphy (Chet Faker), The Julie Ruin, Tycho & White Lung.
Singapore acts Sam Rui and T-Rex get onto the bill as well together.
Full lineup available at http://singapore.lanewayfestival.com/line-up/.
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The schedule for the Music Matters Festival is out! The lineup includes Singapore electro-pop sensation Linying (above) and Thai indie pop wonders My Life as Ali Thomas (below).
It’s only September but the folks behind the very popular Laneway Festival Singapore are already selling tickets for its 2017 edition.
Photo credit: Cherlynn Lian
The live debut of TOMGIRL – Cherie Ko and Ted Doré – and assorted backing musicians will take to the stage at the Esplanade Recital Studio tonight at 7.30pm. Get your tickets from SISTIC.
Music fans are already aware that the likes of Kylie Minogue, Queen + Adam Lambert, Imagine Dragons, Bastille, Halsey, KC and the Sunshine Band and Pentatonix, will be the heavy-hitters at this year’s F1 Singapore.
Good news for fans of Netflix’s Stranger Things as Season Two has been confirmed for 2017!
Check out the announcement video below.
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In a one-night-only special showcase, funk/soul poster bands What Is Hip and Quantum Kid will be coming together on 29th August at Aliwal Arts Centre for a dynamic evening of soul, jazz, hip-hop and funk display.
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.
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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Last time around, Morrissey wowed an enthusiastic audience at the Fort Canning Green back in 2012. Well, the indie pop icon is coming back to our shores on Saturday 15th October at the Marina Barrage.
Don’t miss out!
The legendary singer-songwriter Elvis Costello returns to Singapore for his third solo performance as he brings his Detour (UK) to our shores.
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.
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?)
Marvel and Netflix are amping up their collaborations with a slew of adaptations coming our way soon.
Netflix and CBS Studios International have announced a landmark international licensing agreement for the new Star Trek television series.
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.
Fronted by Cherie Ko and Ted Dore, TOMGIRL is a dark-noir rock duo based in Singapore/Melbourne. The band has been working on the album for the past one year and it’s finally done! The first single “Darker Now” was released July 1 together with a music video. And there’s more.
Breaking News: GigOut! is an official partner for Summersonic Festival 2016!
Just announced: pop-rock band Imagine Dragons and electro-pop artist Halsey added to the 2016 F1 Singapore lineup.
Latest News: Gilded Edge has had to pull out due to unforeseen circumstances so we are thankful to Chris Brass who has agreed to come off from the bench to fill in!
Last but definitely not least, Baybeats Open Stage will also bring you CLEVE and SUPERSECT!