by / on August 29, 2012 at 2:12 pm / in Artists / Bands, Events, Metal / Hard Rock

Caracal announces Japan tour dates

Caracal, one of Singapore’s foremost post-hardcore bands, announces Japanese tour dates beginning mid September 2012. The band will play multiple shows in Tokyo and conclude the tour with a performance at Kansai Music Conference in Osaka. “This is our first tour in Japan and we’re looking forward to be taking our music to new markets in the short span of […]

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by / on August 28, 2012 at 3:20 pm / in Events

Special offer: Discounted travel to Reeperbahn Festival with Lufthansa

Music Services Asia is pleased to announce their partnership with Lufthansa. Lufthansa German Airlines offers a comprehensive global route network linking major cities around the world. As Music Services Asia’s airline partner, Lufthansa offers special prices and conditions to Asian delegates to attend Reeperbahn Festival in Hamburg, Germany. To make a reservation, please click on and enter the access code SGZQPP in the […]

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by / on August 28, 2012 at 1:53 pm / in Culture, Dance / Electro, Events


Tenderfist, this quirky trio from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia will be sure to get your feet moving in no time with their joyous collision of pop and electronica! Their European tour will lead them to warm the dancefloors of Finland and Estonia after the Reeperbahn Festival. Tenderfist has set up a crowdfunding campaign on ToGather.Asia to help them raise funds for […]

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by / on August 27, 2012 at 3:24 pm / in Culture, Events, Live Reviews

No Need for Nostalgia

Review: New Order Live in Singapore, 22 August 2012, Fort Canning Park I said “let’s go out and have some fun”,I know, you know, you believe in a land of love,I know, you know, we believe in a land of love                                                                                    — New Order, Perfect Kiss Ever had that sweeping feeling? That swelling onrush of emotion burnished by the twinned […]

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by / on August 23, 2012 at 5:11 pm / in Artists / Bands, Events, Indie / Alternative

Call of the Tiger: A South-East Asian Indie Showcase at Reeperbahn Festival!

Music Services Asia is thrilled to present Call of the Tiger: A South-East Asian Indie Showcase at Reeperbahn Festival in Hamburg, Germany.

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by / on August 23, 2012 at 3:05 pm / in Events

Filipino Artists Play Music for Relief

Due to the recent flood that struck Manila, Pinoy Tuner’s community, Dig Radio, has been holding weekly gigs to raise funds for the monsoon’s flood victims. With the likes of HIJO and Kitchie Nadal pitching in their talent to gather funds, this week, Barbie Almalbis, Yosha, Julianne, Carlos Castaño and Peryodiko are taking on the task and are set to […]

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by / on August 21, 2012 at 5:12 pm / in Events

Joe Bonamassa Asian Tour

Award-winning blues-rock star, guitar hero and singer-songwriter Joe Bonamassa and his ace touring band will be reaching Asia this September. Don’t miss the dates!    09/17: Singapore 09/19: Tokyo 09/22: Bangkok 09/25: Manila 09/27: Hong Kong     Get ready with this videoclip:    

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by / on July 9, 2012 at 6:53 pm / in Artists / Bands, Culture, Dance / Electro, Events, Indie / Alternative, Interviews, News

Music Services Asia’s South-East Asian Showcase at Reeperbahn

Music Services Asia is excited to announce the line-up for the specially-curated South-East Asian showcase at Reeperbahn Festival in Hamburg, Germany, featuring 3 of the region’s most exciting bands: The Trees & The Wild from Indonesia, Tenderfist from Malaysia and MONSTER CAT from Singapore. The final act, MONSTER CAT, was simultaneously revealed as the winner of Music Services Asia’s much-talked […]

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by / on July 2, 2012 at 6:55 pm / in Artists / Bands, Dance / Electro, Events, Live Reviews

Hot Chip in Singapore

Indie music lovers in Singapore are surely tipping their hats off to Untitled Entertainment for bringing such colour to the island’s live music circuit. While we were still reeling from The Jezabels’ sparkling set at HomeClub barely a month ago, they then one-upped themselves by bringing Hot Chip’s sizzling dance party to Avalon last Tuesday. Sauntering onstage a little after […]

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by / on July 2, 2012 at 6:54 pm / in Culture, Events, Live Reviews

Weekend Jams — Baybeats 2012 Roundup

photo credits: Baybeats Official Website It was as it always was: sprawling, magnificent in its scope, and thoroughly enjoyable. Baybeats 2012 lasted from 29 June – 1 July, and came to end with the raucous bombast that was King Ly Chee’s set. Its three-day lifespan saw the staging of performances by bands that played music from a dizzying mix of […]

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by / on June 11, 2012 at 7:53 pm / in Artists / Bands, Culture, Events, Indie / Alternative, Live Reviews

Exploring the Soundscape

Last Friday night, the cosy yet atmospheric top floor of Singapore’s Blu Jaz Cafe played host to Soundscape, an event boasting an eclectic line-up of five homegrown bands – Pep Talk, The Sets Band, ANECHOIS, Amnesia Haze and Pleasantry. Music Services Asia sneakily pays an incognito visit to the gig to check out two of the bands taking part in […]

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by / on May 28, 2012 at 6:49 pm / in Artists / Bands, Culture, Events, Indie / Alternative, Live Reviews

Just Like Candy

The Jesus and Mary Chain Live in Singapore, 26 May 2012, Esplanade Concert Hall “It was perfect timing because there weren’t any guitar bands. Everybody was making this electronic pop music,” That was how William Reid, guitarist and one half of the songwriting partnership of the Jesus and Mary Chain (JMAC), described the character of the music scene in the […]

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by / on May 21, 2012 at 5:31 pm / in Artists / Bands, Culture, Dance / Electro, Events, Hip Hop, Indie / Alternative, Rock

Who Else Will Rock Clarke Quay?

This weekend, Singapore’s Clarke Quay will play host to Music Matters Live, showcasing over 40 bands in various venues scattered throughout the popular nightspot. Last week, we picked out 7 must-see acts – but you didn’t think we would stop there, did you? Here’s 7 more of our favourite bands from the line-up, be sure to catch them and perhaps […]

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by / on May 14, 2012 at 1:09 pm / in Artists / Bands, Culture, Events

Music Services Asia’s Picks for Music Matters Live!

With over 50 acts in the span of 3 days, you may find yourself overwhelmed by the boundless amount of live music acts set to send you into sensory overdrive at Music Matters Live! Fear not, for us folks from Music Services Asia has scoured the entire line-up to present you our choice picks of acts you wouldn’t want to […]

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by / on April 16, 2012 at 6:32 pm / in Culture, Events, Live Reviews

The Sound of Love and Vengeance

The Sound of Love and Vengeance: A Glimpse into the Heart of Ho Tzu Nyen’s “The Song of the Brokenhearted Tiger” “Once upon a time, a Tiger and a Forest lay entwined in a coil of love” Midnight black dominates and forces itself into the field of vision. Ever so slowly, but at gathering speed, tendrils of smoke emerge from […]

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by / on April 16, 2012 at 6:32 pm / in Artists / Bands, Culture, Events, Indie / Alternative, Live Reviews

Charlie Was Here

Singaporean musician Charlie Lim, who is based in Melbourne, recently returned to the island city as part of his Asian Spring tour, and caused a pretty big wave of excitement in his wake. His last show of the tour took place on 11th April at The Pigeonhole, which also closed local label KittyWu’s ‘Return of the Kitty’ showcase at the […]

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by / on March 26, 2012 at 2:16 pm / in Culture, Events

SXSW scours for more Asian acts

For a while, Japanese acts have been a key Asian flavour at South by Southwest (SXSW), the annual music, film, and interactive conference and festival held in Austin, TX. More recently, however, SXSW has been scouring other parts of Asia for talent. SXSW began its operations with a humble music conference at the Austin Convention Centre in Austin, Texas in […]

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by / on March 5, 2012 at 6:30 pm / in Culture, Events, Interviews

Mosaic Music Festival’s 8th edition presents “a true mosaic of sounds”

Mosaic Music Festival is a major music festival in Singapore, organized by Esplanade – Theaters on the Bay since 2005. Its originality stands in its unique format, and in the multi-music genres it proposes: 10 days for 18 ticketed shows, more than 100 free ones including intimate chat sessions with artists, plus 5 workshops. We had a conversation with Clarence […]

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by / on February 22, 2012 at 2:22 pm / in Events

FUTURE MUSIC FESTIVAL 2012 Malaysian debut

Missed the Laneway Festival in Singapore? Worry no more, cause South-East Asian music lovers are spoilt for choice in 2012. A recent announcement of Future Music Festival (FMF)’s Asian debut in Kuala Lumpur (MY) is set on 17 March, 2012. The lovechild of Australian entertainment mega-giant Future Entertainment and Malaysian counterpart, Livescape, Future Music Asia 2012 lineup combines the best […]

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