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by / on September 18, 2016 at 3:50 pm / in Dance / Electro, Hip Hop, Indie / Alternative, Lists, Metal / Hard Rock, Rock

10 amazing music documentaries you can watch for free right now

We’re living in a golden age of music, with an unprecedented level of entertainment at our fingertips. Amidst the unfathomable heap of music videos currently available across YouTube, there’s also some amazing cinematic gems which you can watch in full, for free. We cout down 10 of the best free music films you can check out right now.   American […]

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by / on May 3, 2016 at 4:40 pm / in Rock

Is it true that U2 and Coldplay are really coming to Asia?

We don’t want to alarm you but if an insider from one of the biggest arenas in the region is to be believed, two of the biggest names in rock will soon be headed to Southeast Asia.

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by / on March 24, 2016 at 8:11 pm / in Rock

Is Axl Rose seriously about to join AC/DC?

Reports are suggesting that Axl Rose is set to replace Brian Johnson as AC/DC frontman for rest of band’s tour after Johnson was advised to stop touring due to hearing problems.

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by / on January 18, 2016 at 1:01 pm / in Festivals, News, Rock

Urbanscapes returns to Malaysia, announces huge first act

After taking a break in 2015, Malaysia’s creative arts festival Urbanscapes is returning to Kuala Lumpur for an epic 13th edition and though the festival isn’t until the 23rd of April, they’ve already dropped a huge headline announcement in the form of Australian psychedelic rockers Tame Impala.

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by / on December 8, 2015 at 8:48 am / in Interviews, Rock

Interview: The Coronas answer The Big Questions before their Singapore performance

  One of Ireland’s biggest selling rock acts, The Coronas have released three platinum selling albums, performed to sell-out tours in Ireland, Europe and Australia and now, after a whirlwind Australian tour, they’re coming to Singapore. Before the four piece head home to their native Ireland, kissing 2015 goodbye in style at Dublin’s 3Arena (with none other than Fatboy Slim!) […]

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by / on November 24, 2015 at 7:00 pm / in Dance / Electro, Festivals, Hip Hop, Indie / Alternative, Pop, Rock

Clockenflap announces digital guide to the festival with launch of official app

With 10 stages, more than 130 acts and 60,000 people attending across three days, there’s nothing that comes even close to Clockenflap in Hong Kong’s cultural calendar. But if you’re planning on experiencing Clockenflap to its fullest  you’re going to need some help and the Clockenflap app is here to help.  

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by / on November 20, 2015 at 7:56 am / in News, Rock

Bonney Read release single ‘Days Gone By’ to raise funds for Philippine charity

Australian rockers Bonney Read went to the Philippines earlier this year with a simple objective: the band members wanted to use the same influence that they had on their followers to make a difference in communities in need. Now they’re reinforcing their commitment with the announcement that all funds from their latest single “Days Gone By” will be donated to […]

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by / on October 27, 2015 at 4:41 pm / in Live Music, Rock

Bangkok welcomes Battles back for a long overdue return this December

Legendary math rock band Battles are returning to Bangkok this December and they’re bringing an all star support cast with them.

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by / on October 20, 2015 at 6:53 pm / in Interviews, Rock

Interview: Shoegaze pioneers Ride take on their biggest journey to date

Late last year, shoegaze royalty Ride announced an unexpected reunion almost two decades after parting ways. The news came as a welcome surprise to many of their longtime fans, most of whom never thought they’d get a chance to see one of their favorite bands live. Their tour has seen them play across the globe and they’re now coming to […]

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by / on September 18, 2015 at 11:30 am / in Live Music, Rock

The Vaccines set to ravage Singapore with announcement of November show

Get ready for a heavy dose of straight up rock n’ roll because the Vaccines are coming back to Singapore and they’re taking no prisoners!

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by / on September 3, 2015 at 11:37 am / in Festivals, News, Rock

Clockenflap first lineup revealed: The Libertines, Damien Rice, Flying Lotus & more

The flagship event in the Hong Kong cultural calendar is set for its triumphant return and it’s looking bigger and better than ever. Clockenflap, celebrating its eighth edition, is returning to the West Kowloon Cultural District on November 27-29.

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by / on July 1, 2015 at 11:12 am / in Metal / Hard Rock, Rock

Thrash legends Machinehead bringing metal mayhem to Bangkok

Overdrive and Singha are a week away from giving hard rockers across Southeast Asia reason to rejoice, bringing metal legends Machinehead to Bangkok as part of their ‘An Evening With Machinehead’ tour on July 8 at Centerpoint Studio. Formed in 1991, the outfit were founded by vocalist and guitarist Robb Flynn and bassist Adam Duce. Considered one of the godfathers […]

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by / on June 18, 2015 at 5:17 pm / in Pop, Rock

Are Twenty One Pilots the future of pop music?

Departing from the well worn brand of generic pop punk that Good Charlotte and Fall Out Boy have been peddling for years now, Twenty One Pilots have erupted onto the scene, their catchy songs like a spiked tire iron to the face of modern alternative pop music.

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by / on June 9, 2015 at 3:08 pm / in Events, Rock

Bon Jovi is headed to Kuala Lumpur for September concert

The wait is over Kuala Lumpur. Bon Jovi, one of the most defining bands of the past two decades will be performing a special one-off concert in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday 19 September and tickets go on sale tomorrow, 10 June, 2015, starting at 10am.

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by / on March 16, 2015 at 1:50 pm / in Indie / Alternative, Interviews, Rock

Interview: The big questions with Kyoto Protocol

    There are few consistencies in the music world, but Kyoto Protocol have proven to be one of the unchanging staples of Kuala Lumpur’s local indie rock scene, at the coalface for the past seven years.

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by / on January 17, 2015 at 9:48 am / in News, Rock

Mac Demarco To Play Intimate Shows In Korea, Vietnam and Indonesia

Mac Demarco, the scraggy haired troubadour from Canada, with his gap toothed smile and carefree demeanour has cemented himself as the clown price of indie rock over the course of his three records. He’s also just commenced a whirlwind world tour that will see him touching down in Australia, North America and Europe playing at major international festivals like Coachella in addition to […]

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by / on January 15, 2015 at 4:21 pm / in News, Rock

Foo Fighters drop a surprise new EP ‘Cecilia’ … and it’s completely free!

A countdown clock on the Foo Fighter’s website clicked down to zero last night at which point the rockers dropped a free EP of new songs in honour of the victims involved in the Paris attacks.

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by / on October 8, 2013 at 3:30 pm / in Artists / Bands, Interviews, Rock

NEWSFLASH: Huey Lewis and the News Still Deliver!

“You start a band for any number of different reasons. You want to be a star, or Jimi Hendrix, or you want to get the girl.” Huey Lewis had a chat with Scott Murphy before the FCC Ball in Hong Kong last Saturday night.

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by / on August 29, 2013 at 3:20 pm / in Events, Rock

80s Chart Toppers Huey Lewis and The News to play Hong Kong’s FCC Ball

Legends Huey Lewis and the News are touring in Hong Kong and Japan in September-October. Read the story.

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by / on July 31, 2013 at 12:05 pm / in Culture, Interviews, Rock

THE SMASHING PUMPKINS – Rocketing Across The Ocean in 2013

Before embarking for Asia, the Smashing Pumpkins talked to Scott Murphy in an exclusive interview for Music Weekly Asia.

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