PoPTV – SINGAPORE ROCK RECOMMENDATIONS

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Regular visitors to Power of Pop will be aware that my definition of “pop” is pretty wide. But of course, in the context of modern pop (read: vacuous) , that definition becomes somewhat irrelevant for my purposes. Also, if I say “rock ‘n’ roll”, most people will think of the 50s (read: dated) and so, sometimes I need to be uber-specific and say “country-folk-pop-rock” to describe the type of pop music that I love. Hope that clarifies. From that perspective, I wanted to share very specifically, the bands and artists in Singapore whom I feel fit that particular bill and hope that you’d discover some new music to love as well.

CHEATING SONS – JEFFERSON (LIVE)

Though still unreleased, this country-folk masterpiece always resonates with me whenever the band plays it – which in my view is not often enough!

Pick up the new Cheating Sons album from Bandcamp.

HANGING UP THE MOON – THE DIVERS

Sean Lam (aka Hanging Up the Moon) somewhat resists any attempt to associate his wonderful music with that of the past (which I appreciate) but seriously folks, this gorgeous music is highly evocative of early 70s folk-rock. And what is the problem with that??? Beautiful.

Available at iTunes!

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NICHOLAS AND THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE HONG KONG TOUR FUNDRAISER [NEWS]

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From 18th-27th January, Nicholas Chim & The Middle of Nowhere will be playing a string of shows in Hong Kong for the first time! The band needs your help to raise money for the tour! We caught up with the man himself to find out more.

How did the Hong Kong tour come about?

A couple of years back by coincidence, I helped to organize a show at Home Club for Luke Chow from Hong Kong. We were total strangers then but through working together, we became good friends and learned a lot about touring along the way.

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SINGAPORE ORIGINALS

Singapore Originals is a new series put up by Timbre Music to recognize independent original musical works by Singaporeans, for Singaporeans. Singapore Originals happens every last Wednesday of the month at Timbre @ The Substation (unless otherwise stated).

NICHOLAS CHIM

Date: Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Time: 8.00pm

Duration: 60 mins

Venue: Timbre @ The Substation

Admission: Free (minimum one drink applies.)

ZAHIDAH

Date: Wednesday, 29 February 2011

Time: 8.00pm

Duration: 60 mins

Venue: Timbre @ The Substation

Admission: Free (minimum one drink applies.)