Interview: David Choi
The YouTube sensation is back with his newest album – the self-written, self-produced Stories of Yous’ and Me.
Six gig hotspots to get your music fix
Looking to mosh, headbang or groove the night away? Find out the right gig venue for you
Interview: The Sam Willows
Formed in mid-2012, soul-folk quartet The Sam Willows have been steadily making waves on the local music scene ever since they dropped their hit single, ‘Glasshouse’. Comprising Sandra Riley Tang, Jon Chua and siblings Benjamin and Narelle Kheng, the band released their self-titled debut EP three years ago, followed by stints at international music festivals like SXSW in Texas and WAM Festival in Perth. They also worked with five-time Grammy award-winning producer Steve Lillywhite on a remixed version of ‘Glasshouse’. Safe to say they’ve kept busy in the past few years, what with their constant appearances at local gigs and music video covers of pop tunes like ‘Blank Space’ by Taylor Swift and Kodaline’s ‘All I Want’. Before their long-awaited debut album – which they recorded with producer Harry Sommerdahl in Sweden – comes out later this year, The Sam Willows chat with Michelle Fong about what went into the record-making process.
Interview: ShiGGa Shay
Pek Jin Shen goes by the moniker ShiGGa Shay, and he’s the freshest face in the local hip hop scene.
Live music events
After selling out their first gig here two years ago, American pop rock band The Maine return to our sunny shores. Gaining a strong fan following since their arrival on the music scene in 2008 with Can’t Stop Won’t Stop, they recently ushered in the year with yet another studio album, American Candy, their fifth one to date.
A Rooftop Affair
Head over to Serangoon Gardens for its first rooftop concert with acoustic performances by YouTube stars Us the Duo, as well as local talents Gentle Bones and ShiGGa Shay. Redeem one invite when you spend $90 at myVillage; two invites when you spend $160.
Jonathan Meur: How To Build A Kite Album Launch
Singapore-based, French-Mauritian singer-songwriter, Jonathan Meur, is releasing his first full-length album, How To Build A Kite. The launch concert will be his only full band gig of the year, and features Tamara Yousry, rock band Shades In Grey, and Weish of .gif.
Classical crossover duo 2CELLOS are back in Singapore for their second concert. Comprising Croatian cellists Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser, 2CELLOS cover everything from Bach to AC/DC, purely on the cello. Look out for hits like 'Thunderstruck' and their cover of Michael Jackson’s 'Smooth Criminal'.
Club nights and DJ gigs
Osunlade & Mike Steva
Put on your disco shoes for a night with Osunlade and Mike Steva. Godwin P and Norman C support.
Uberjak'd & Krunk!: Dim Mak Party
The two Aussie DJs take the decks for a night of melodic breakdowns and sweet electro beats. Lincey supports.
Headhunterz: Zouk Soundsystem 2015
Dutch DJ/producer Willem Rebergen goes for a colourful, genre-bending sound at this party. Lincey supports.
1-Altitude debuts this daily sunset session, offering panoramic views and breezy sundowners with jazz and deep house melodies by Lindo Martinez.
Best new bars and clubs
Sum Yi Tai
Leering at you from Boon Tat Street with its neon pink-lit lobby is three-storey dining and drinking complex Sum Yi Tai.
Vinyl tunes in a bar and lounge
Twenty-three taps on offer
On The Table
Craft beers at this Pasir Panjang café