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MUSIC MATTERS LIVE: OPENING PARTY KICKS OFF ALL THAT MATTERS 2016 WITH A BIG BANG!

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Millian – a new club at St. James PowerStation – was the exciting venue that launched All That Matters 2016 with showcases from some of the foreign bands/artists to be seen at the Music Matters Festival from 13 – 15 September.

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POP ROCKS! THE NEW ROCK N ROLL: FIVE S-ROCK CHAMPIONS FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION!!

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Chances are if you are a fan of music made in Singapore, you would probably gravitate towards either one of two opposites poles – mainstream pop (that includes jazz-soul, indie-folk, pop-punk, hip-hop & indie-pop) or heavy rock (which includes various hardcore punk & metal sub-genres) – therefore, the unlikeliest middle ground remains the pop-rock/rock ’n’ roll arena.

But who are the artists toiling in this ‘neutral zone’ of melodic tunes and rock groove? Let’s find out!

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SINGAPORE MUSIC SPOTLIGHT : TOMGIRL + LEO GOH

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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.

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LIVE NEWS: THE ANNEXE SESSIONS – CHOK KERONG TRIO & IN EACH HAND A CUTLASS!!

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Exciting news for fans of live Singapore music as the Esplanade opens up a new venue, The Annexe with the launch of the Annexe Sessions.

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This takes place in early September with two top notch instrumental outfits viz. the Chok Kerong Trio (8pm, 1st)) and In Each Hand a Cutlass (11pm, 2nd).

Both gigs are priced at $15 (inclusive of 1 drink). Cash only, tickets at the door.

More info at www.esplanade.com.

LIVE NEWS: YUCK – LIVE IN SINGAPORE

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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

… still there’s more … 

SINGAPORE MUSIC SPOTLIGHT FT. HUBBABUBBAS & THELIONCITYBOY

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Before the rock underground can thrive, one must first have a successful pop mainstream. So the sheer amount of Singapore pop music getting traction amongst the young in 2016 is cause for optimism. So check out the new S-POP darlings with new releases.

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TOHKYO 2

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Deon Toh is back with more thoughts about his time in the Land of the Rising Sun…

Support. When touring, my group tries our best to research on Singaporean music acts performing within our vicinity. We’ve played to venues packed with strangers cheering for encores; and also played quieter shows in venues with a little less than 10 people. Singaporean support remains valuable in foreign territory – whether it is to assist other acts with their merchandise sales, transport, loaning and sharing of equipment, or just to add warm bodies to the crowd; having a touch of home can make or break performances, and have a drastic effect on tours.

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