WATCHMEN MOVIE

Nite Owl

Nite Owl

The Watchmen movie marketing juggernaut continues to roll despite the uncertainty over the March release date (please!!!). 

Now Total Film has a couple of exclusive pix to share. Check them out here.

STARS LIVE IN SINGAPORE

 

Amy & Evan
Amy & Evan

The Stars concert is only three days away. Go to the Greenhorn Facebook page and get the password for the discounted ticket price. Not much time left, so don’t hesitate. Hope to see you there!

ANI DIFRANCO – LIVE IN SINGAPORE

Okay, here’s some priority booking information on Ani’s Singapore show in Feb 2009 from our good friends Greenhorn Productions (and yes, it’s all in caps)

PRIORITY BOOKING FOR ANI DIFRANCO WILL COMMENCE AT 9 A.M. TOMORROW (19 Dec) AT SISTIC. VISIT WWW.SISTIC.COM.SG. THE PASSWORD FOR PRIORITY BOOKING AND THE 10% DISCOUNT IS (at the Facebook group page).

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT. PLEASE CONTINUE TO SPREAD THE WORD ABOUT ANI’S FIRST EVER PERFORMANCE IN SOUTH EAST ASIA!!

THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT.

So don’t hesitate, get your tickets while hot…(sorry, could not resist).

FALL OUT BOY – LIVE IN SINGAPORE

Emo megastars Fall Out Boy are returning to Singapore for their 2nd gig in 3 years at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. 

Ticket sales will coincide with the worldwide album launch of Folie a Deux on December 16, which will be given free to early bird buyers, for top-tier tickets.

“This is a first ever for Singapore, if not the world and is part of Midas’s efforts to help people deal with the economic downturn. It is our way of giving something back,” says Michael Hosking, Managing Director of Midas Promotions. 

Concert and Ticketing Information: 

Fall Out Boy – Live in Singapore
Date: 10th February 2009

Time: 8.00pm
Venue: Singapore Indoor Stadium 
Tickets: $ 58, $78,  $98  *Not inclusive of standard SISTIC fee. 

Tickets will go on sale Wednesday, 16th December 2008 at 9.00am for online booking and 10.00am at all authorised SISTIC outlets. 

CD Redemption Details : 

Early bird top-tier ticket buyers can redeem their free albums in exchange for their ticket stubs at HMV (only), at the Heeren.

Check out Fall Out Boy’s Myspace page where the new album is streaming in its entirety.

S-ROCK EXTRAVAGANZA

The Fire Fight

Three consecutive nights of music for me this weekend. 

Tonight, at the Bukit Timah CC, my Noise apprentices Nick Tan and Rachael Teo will be performing at the Singer-Songwriter Showcase organized by Musical Theatre Limited. Saturday night, I will be at the Singapore Polytechnic Convention Centre for the School Invasion Finale with bands like the Fire Fight, Force Vomit, A Vacant Affair, West Grand Boulevard, Allura, Caracal, Jack & Rai and Plainsunset illuminating the stage.

And… on Sunday, its Angels & Airwaves at the NUS Cultural Centre.

Good thing Monday’s a Public Holiday, eh?

If you’re at any of these gigs, come up and say hi. I’m the dude with the shocking white hair…no, the other one…

… and there’s more …

ANGELS & AIRWAVES – LIVE IN SINGAPORE

… and the answer of course is The Adventure.

Congrats to Jeremy Ong & Low Han Quan. You get a ticket each to Sunday’s concert.

In the meantime, here’s AVA on Letterman performing … The Adventure.

Thanks to all who tried out for the contest. If you weren’t successful, there’s always next time.

… and there’s more …

ANGELS & AIRWAVES – LIVE IN SINGAPORE

Tom DeLonge walked away from the mega-selling punk pop-meisters Blink-182 and straight into the mega-selling Angels & Airwaves. With two wildly successful albums – We Don’t Need To Listen and I-Empire – under their collective belts, the band has had a tremendous impact on pop culture in a relatively short span of time.

With Angels & Airwaves, DeLonge explores more mature themes and a wider spectrum of rock music than his previous band ever did. Together with drummer Atom Willard (ex-Rocket from the Crypt), guitarist David Kennedy and bassist Matt Wachter (ex-30 Seconds to Mars), Angels & Airwaves dig deep into the roots of classic rock over the decades – from The Who to the Clash, from U2 to the Get Up Kids. 

Which basically means that Singaporean rock fans will be treated to good ol’ Amercian rock ‘n’ roll – despite the “alternative” moniker – when Angels & Airwaves opens their tour of South-East Asia on Sunday, 7th December 2008, at 7.30pm at the University Cultural Centre Hall, NUS. Tickets are selling at $85, $100 and $125 and available now at SISTIC.

Interested? How about free tickets courtesy of gig organizer Midas Promotions?

Well, two free tickets will go to the first two persons who can answer this question correctly – what is the name of Angels & Airwaves’ first ever single? Send your answers to info (at) powerofpop (dot) com and the winners will be announced soon. 

We’ll be waitin’

STARS LIVE IN SINGAPORE

Latest news from Greenhorn Productions – 

Please note that tickets will be available for PRIORITY BOOKING on 11 November 2008 from SISTIC. Fans of Greenhorn Productions Facebook Page will receive a password to be eligible for priority booking by the end of next week. The same password will also entitle you to a 10% discount on all ticket price categories.

General Public sales will commence on 12 November 2008.

Stars will be playing at the Esplanade Concert Hall on January 7th, 2009.

The band may be best known for its high energy songs but there is also a softer side to Stars. One of the tracks they still play live from their debut album – Nightsongs – is this sweet little number called Tonight. Check out the cute fan video below.

THE HUNDRED IN THE HANDS

THE HUNDRED IN THE HANDS Dressed in Dresden/Undressed in Dresden single (Gigantic Music/Tangled Up)

In my humble estimation, there are two major trends going on in modern pop-rock right now viz. alt-country and synth-pop. The Hundred in the Hands consist of ex-Boggs Jason Friedman and Eleanore Everdell and the electronic duo has released its debut single as a free download.

The ‘A’ side (such as it is) is a kooky reggae-fied piece of choppy guitars and atmospheric keyboards with Everdell’s plaintive vocals playing counterpoint. The ‘B’ side is a dubbed-up version, with backward sound effects, restless horns, punchy percussion and throbbing bassline making for an intriguing mix. 

Whilst the melody quotient isn’t much to write about, its the overall cool vibe that thoroughly works for me. So pick up this excellent piece of ear candy while you can.

Download: Dressed in Dresden/Undressed in Dresden

Watch: Videos of Dressed in Dresden/Undressed in Dresden

WEEKEND TRIP

 

It’s been a while since I’ve been to a Weekend Trip and there’s no excuse not to attend this Saturday, when you’ve got heavy hitters like Great Spy Experiment, Vertical Rush & Jack and Rai gracing stage. Talk about a diverse field! Add to the list, Powerjam first runners-up Page and Juxtapose (whom I know nada about) and a splendid time is guaranteed for all. 

On Sunday, the Youth Park hosts the Music Against Drugs Show and the likes of Allura, Vertigo, MeltgSnow and Deus Ex Machina will be playing. Of course, I’ll be down to catch Allura and then rush home to watch Spurs lose again on live TV. 🙁

Please come up and say hi! I’ll be the silver-haired old fart looking terribly out-of-place…

STARS LIVE IN SINGAPORE

From the Facebook Group page.

Greenhorn Productions presents STARS Live! at the Esplanade Concert Hall on 7 January 2009! 

STARS is a critically acclaimed Juno Award-nominated Canadian indie band that has taken the indie world by storm. Amy Millan, Torquil Campbell and Evan Cranley are also members of the indie band Broken Social Scene, with whom they currently share the record label, Arts & Crafts. Campbell is also an actor and has appeared on the television shows Sex and the City and Law & Order.

In Our Bedroom After the War, the name of STARS’ fourth and latest full-length album, is mysterious, grand, and multi-faceted. 

Set Yourself on Fire, STARS’ previous studio album, provided the Montreal-spawned quintet with their international breakthrough single “Ageless Beauty”, five years after the band was first formed by Campbell and keyboardist Chris Seligman while they were living near-penniless in New York City. Now gold certified in Canada, Fire proved so enduringly popular in so many parts of the world that the band left on tour following its 2004 release and barely stopped for the next two years. Suddenly, this most sophisticated of pop groups was required to adapt to the life of something its members never expected to become: road warriors. 

Don’t miss this chance to experience STARS Live! in their first ever performance in Southeast Asia. This promises to be an amazing night at the Esplanade Concert Hall. Don’t miss it!

Ticket prices (excluding Sistic charges) are $68,$88,$108, $128 and $148. Fans of Greenhorn Productions Facebook page will receive passwords entitling them to a 10% discount. Fans of Greenhorn Productions Facebook page will also receive a password entitling them to priority booking one day prior to public sales launch. Detailed ticketing information will be available by 7 November 2008.

WANTED: MUSIC WRITERS

Yes, Power of Pop wants you. If you’re a music writer, that is.

You would preferably be residing in Singapore and share the same musical tastes as expressed on this site. 

I can’t offer remuneration only music and perhaps press passes.

If you think you’re up to the mark, get in touch with me – info (at) powerofpop (dot) com – and we’ll talk…

STARS LIVE IN SINGAPORE

Stars, the indie shoe-gaze quintet from Montreal, will be performing one night only on 7th January 2009 at the Esplanade Concert Hall. The gig is organized by Greenhorn Productions and official details will be available soon.

Stay tuned.

FLYBAR CD LAUNCH

Singapore band Flybar launch their debut album – Scream Without Raising Your Voice – this Friday at 7.30pm at the Esplanade Recital Studio. Tickets are $5 a pop and available from Flybar’s website

Album review to come.