Thursday, October 30, 2014

Awaken The Dragon 2014 Concert

Awaken the Dragon is a community art project surrounding the last two remaining Dragon Kilns in Singapore. The project aims to invite 3000 members of the public to participate in making a collective sculpture made from clay and fired in the Dragon Kiln.

The concert is part of the Awaken the Dragon Festival that's happening from 17-23 November.
There will also be demos and workshops by local ceramic artists, arts & crafts stalls, food and drink vendors.

The Observatory, Obedient Wives Club, Stopgap, Lost Weekend and The White Trip Movement will be performing on 22 Novembe.

Date: 22 November 2014
Thow Kwang Dragon Kiln Pottery Jungle, 85 Lorong Tawas
Time: 6:30pm - 11pm

Entry: Free 

For more details on the Festival, visit:

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Electrico At The Sub

Electrico is playing a special show at The Substation Theatre this Sunday.

The Substation has been a sanctuary to Singapore's indie arts scene, and it needs moolah for repairs now. So all entrance fees and bar sales for our show will be PAY-AS-YOU-WISH, and will all go towards helping fix up the iconic venue for more years of experimental and groundbreaking arts.

So come rock with Electrico, and show some Love at The Sub.

Date: Sunday, 19 October 2014
Time: Doors open 6PM
Venue: The Substation Theatre

Entry: Donate-As-You-Wish

Taragana Pyjarama Performing At Life Is Beautiful

Copenhagen-based DJ, producer and remixer Taragana Pyjarama will hit Singapore this Thursday for a live set at Life Is Beautiful Kitchen & Bar.

Having released his first tracks in 2010 (under previous moniker ‘Eim Ick’), Taragana Pyjarama (aka Nick Eriksen) has been steadily gaining impressive momentum – and adulation – as both a producer and remixer. Having already remixed singles for the likes of Delorean, Polock, and Delphic, he was invited to join John Talabot's much-admired Hivern Discs stable in 2011 where in the same year, he released his first breakthrough EP under his current alias for Fluo Kid’s excellent FOOL HOUSE imprint.

2012 saw the release of his critically-aclaimed full debut album 'Tipped Bowls' with Cologne-based music institution Kompakt Records; to have been able to experiment and discover with such panache on his first LP arguably set Eriksen apart as one of the producers to watch, and his most recent output 'Nothing Hype' (2013) already has us waiting for his next full-length LP. 

Date: Thursday, 16 October 2014
Venue: Life Is Beautiful (99 Duxton Rd)
Doors open: 9:30pm
Entry: $20

Taragana Pyjarama - "Lo Ng" (Live at Distortion, Copenhagen 2012)

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Dropbeat Heartbeat Reborn As Sign Of Five

Sign of Five is the rebirth of Dropbeat Heartbeat, a Punk-Pop/Alternative band based in Singapore. Dropbeat Heartbeat has been making huge (sound)waves in the local music scene with their debut EP, “Gettin’ Outta Here".

The EP was a huge success for Dropbeat Heartbeat, achieving the runner-up position for the 'Best Rock Song 2013' category in the VIMA Asia Music Awards. The band also took the local music charts by storm with their radio-friendly hit song, 'Somebody Loved', which garnered 200,000 views in YouTube in less than a month.

However, the quintet has now discovered a more unique and mature tune with songs about adulthood and hard facts of life. Expect fist-pumping, anthemic melodies, and clever lyrical wordplay from Sign of Five.

MAAD Sounds! Returns This Friday

MAAD Sounds! return to the Red Dot Design Museum this Friday from 7:30pm with Spacedays, Ellipsis, The Psalms and MONSTER CAT. Admission is free.

Date: Friday, 10 October 2014
Time: 7:30pm - 12am
Venue: Red Dot Design Museum (Maxwell Road)
Entry: Free

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Yuki Kadokura Performing in Singapore For The First Time

Yuki Kadokura made her debut as a singer in 1994 with the song, "鴎…カモメ(Kamome)". She is celebrating 20 years in the music scene with her first concert in Singapore.

The concert here is an opportunity for Yuki to express her profound gratitude for Singaporeans and Singapore-based Japanese who cared for her hometown Fukushima after the Great East Japan Earthquake.

Date: 10 October 2014
Venue: The Japanese Association, Singapore L3 Auditorium (120 Adam Rd, Singapore 289899)
Time: 8pm (doors open 7:30pm)
Tickets: S$40 available at the reception counter at the Japanese Association Singapore and at:

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Inaugural Live Looping Festival In Singapore

Randolf Arriola

The inaugural Y2K14 International Live Loop Asia Festival Singapore will welcome 20 local and international live looping acts to the stage at Artistry from 25-27 September 2014. Performances will feature music created using live looping technology – equipment that records and plays back sound, to which other sounds can be added, overlaid, deleted, filtered and mixed to form an improvisational work on the spot and using no pre-recorded material. The technique can be applied across genres, including beat-box, singer/songwriter, ambient, electronic, performance art, soundtrack and experimental. The three-day event is a unique showcase for live looping talent in Asia and embraces professionals, amateurs, songwriters, experimentalists, musicians and sound artists.

"The idea is to create an all-inclusive platform for the exploration of live looping,” says Randolf Arriola, festival director, founder of the Live Loop Asia online community and a professional musician who uses live looping technology.

“We want to create a hub where people who share a common interest in live looping can gather to exchange ideas, support each other and discover new avenues in ground-breaking musical concepts and techniques.” says Arriola. “Performances will focus not just on a single genre of music or specific tools, but will encompass a wide range of concepts, techniques, craft, art, culture and lifestyle.”

The lineup features 13 Singaporean acts, including Bani Haykel, SA (), Randolf Arriola and Eileen Chai, and introduces four international acts who will perform in Singapore for the first time: Mandoman Hideki from Japan, and Stylish Nonsense, Jin Matutamtada and Kasemsmai Wongchayasilpa from Thailand. Asia-based international acts include Para Sabda from the United States, Thorsten Vieth from Germany, and Wil Kolen from the Netherlands.

On Saturday 27 September from 4:00 to 6:00pm selected performers will join Randolf Arriola for a workshop which will feature a round-table discussion and demonstrations of live looping concepts, techniques and gear.

Admission to all performances and the workshop is free, although donations will be accepted and merchandise will be available for sale with all profits used to offset event costs. Both the Singapore and Bangkok Y2K14 International Live Loop Asia Festivals are not-for-profit ventures.

The Y2K14 International Live Loop Asia Festivals in Singapore and Bangkok are supported by TC-Helicon, TC Electronic, Mackie, DiGiCo, Analysis Plus, Team 108 Solutions and Electronics & Engineering (E&E), in partnership with The Affiniti, Artistry and ZOO. 

Date: 25-27 September 2014
Venue: Artistry (17 Jalan Pinang)
Time: 7:30pm till closing time
Entry: Free (Donations are welcome)

Thursday 25 September - Day 1
1.Sean Goh (Singapore)
2.Wendy Phua (Singapore)
3.Edward Cheang (Singapore)
4.Roz Feroz (Singapore)
5.Ismahairie (Singapore)
6.Wil Kolen (Holland)
7. Live Loop Jam (Various Artists)

Friday 26 September - Day 2
1.Eileen Chai (Singapore)
2.Aryan Sani (Singapore)
3.Kasemsmai Wongchayasilpa (Thailand)
4.Jin Matutamtada (Thailand)
5.Riduan/Kailin (Singapore)
6.SA (Singapore)
7.Thorsten Vieth (Germany)

Saturday 27 September - Day 3
1.Kai (Singapore)
2.Weish (Singapore)
3.Para Sabda (USA)
4.Mandoman Hideki (Japan)
5.Randolf Arriola (Singapore)
6.Stylish Nonsense (Thailand)
7.Bani Hykal (Singapore)

Facebook pages: Day 1:
Day 2:
Day 3:

Monday, September 15, 2014

Meow Meow Project Launching Debut Album At Artistry

Deborah Lee aka Meow Meow Project is launching her debut album at Artistry on Saturday, 20 September 2014. The gig starts at 8pm and is free.

Now based in Los Angeles, Deborah's album CD, "Home", is available at Starbucks and she will also be performing at Starbucks, Liat Towers on 18 and 19 September from 8:30pm to 9:30pm.

Meow Meow Project's website is at:

Date: 20 September 2014
Time: 8pm
Venue: Artisry (17 Jalan Pinang)
Entry: Free

Raus Performing At BluJaz

Australian electronic musician Raus is launching their new album, "LP", at BluJaz on 19 September 2014. This would mark the 4th gig of his month-long LP launch tour, between KL and Hong Kong.

Raus will be jonied by Luke Keanan-Brown on the drum kit and other electronics.

The show will also feature neoDominatrix, Fauxe, Michaela Therese, blankverse (the solo project of IsaF, from sub:shaman) and weish. Rah (of Darker Than Wax) and Jaydah (of Phyla), are the closing DJs of the night.

Date: 19 September 2014
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: BluJaz
Entry: $15 inclusive of 1 drink

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Noise Singapore Weekend At The Esplanade


Witness the future of Singapore’s music scene in the making with the 18 young bands and musicians from The Music Mentorship programme under Noise Singapore. Four months of intensive mentoring by some of our local music greats culminates in a three-day concert of original tunes coupled with infectious energy and enthusiasm. Don’t miss out! - come rock out with these emerging talents!

Timing 12 Sep, Friday Venue
7pm - 7.30pm Christiane Mikaela Upper Concourse
7.30pm - 8pm Patriot Outdoor Theatre
8pm - 8.30pm LINEATH Upper Concourse
8.30pm - 9pm Vessel Outdoor Theatre
9.30pm - 10pm Koji Outdoor Theatre
10.30pm - 11pm The Wanderus Outdoor Theatre
Timing 13 Sep, Saturday Venue
5pm - 5.30pm Sam Driscoll Upper Concourse
6pm - 6.30pm The Little Giant Upper Concourse
7pm - 7.30pm Ariane Deborah Upper Concourse
7.30pm - 8pm 2 Halfs Outdoor Theatre
8pm - 8.30pm Theodora Upper Concourse
8.30pm - 9pm  Afterglow Outdoor Theatre
9.30pm - 10pm Take Two Outdoor Theatre
Timing 14 Sep, Sunday Venue
6pm - 6.30pm Jasm!ne Upper Concourse
7pm - 7.30pm Linying Upper Concourse
7.30pm - 8pm Doves & Ravens Outdoor Theatre
8pm - 8.30pm HubbaBubbas Upper Concourse
8.30pm - 9pm  Ellipsis Outdoor Theatre

The Attic Show 3.0 At BluJaz

The Attic Show 3.0 promises a night of music mayhem, rock 'n' roll and, as the organisers aptly put it, plenty of liquid encouragement to go crazy with the ruckus.

The line-up features Stopgap, Spacedays, Pleasantry and Cashew Chemists.

Date: 12 September 2014
Time: 8pm till late
Venue: BluJaz Café, 12 Bali Lane
Entry: $12 (inclusive of 1 drink)