Live Reviews

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

Astreal Live @ The Court

Myself, Revisited: Music and Memory, Astreal Live @ The Court The italics suggest that whatever follows the title will be grounded in the insidious subject of biography. No one can be blamed for thinking so. Yet, the immediacy and impact of the experience I had at Astreal’s performance overrides any self-indulgence that one might want to read into it. Maybe […]

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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 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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