Music & Nightlife

Your guide to the best nightclubs, live music and concerts in Singapore

Nightlife

Interview: Nicky Romero

Japanese theatrical extravaganza Takizawa Kabuki marks its tenth anniversary by coming to Singapore for its international debut. Gwen Pew hits Tokyo to chat with the star of the show

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Music

Interview: Imagine Dragons

We speak to Imagine Dragons about their latest ground-breaking album

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Music

Interview: Kimbra

It hasn’t taken Kimbra Lee Johnson to become an internationally recognized force of nature in her own right. Her 2011 assist on Gotye’s universe-devouring smash ‘Somebody that I Used to Know’ might have ushered the Kiwi chanteuse’s smouldering soul chops to mainstream consciousness but it’s her solo albums that have captivated hearts and charts alike with their phenomenal range. Last year, she released her second maximal pop statement in The Golden Echo. Read on for how she tapped into funk, pop, Greek mythology and even dreams to bring it to light.

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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

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Live music events

Against The Current

As part of their Gravity World Tour, female-fronted pop-rock band Against The Current (ATC) will be coming to Singapore. ATC first made their mark on YouTube and currently boast over a million subscribers.

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A Place To Bury Strangers

Dust your Chucks off - you'll want them nice and clean to stare at when this American shoegaze band swings by to promote their beautifully noisy 2015 release, Transfixation.

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Man Overboard & The Story So Far

Get ready for a reminder of your teenage angst from the pop-punk wave back in the early noughties. The double-header by pop-punk bands Man Overboard and The Story So Far will send you spiralling back in time. 

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Gayle Nerva

The homegrown singer shares her musical journey from Singapore Idol to MediaCorp, with soulful tunes aplenty.

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Club nights and DJ gigs

Road to Ultra

Here's something else to do on F1 weekend apart from watching cars race around in circles. The legendary Ultra Music Festival has partied it up in Ibiza and Miami, and now the people behind it are bringing Road to Ultra here for the first time. With a headlining trio of Skrillex, Alesso and Nicky Romero, supported by Mija, Ansolo and Rave Republic, Ultranuts are in for a raving good time. Only for 18 and above.

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It's The Ship 2015

The floating music festival aboard the Royal Caribbean luxury cruise is back. Sail off into the sunset with an array of international and regional acts like Ferry Corsten, Showtek, Will Sparks and many more. The ship makes a stopover at Langkawi for six hours of beach partying, before returning to our island on Nov 23. 

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Bring Your Own Vinyl Sundays at LongPlay

Listen to your own vinyls on LongPlay's sweet sound system every Sunday from 4pm. Bring Your Own Vinyl Sundays encourages crate-diggers to bring in their own platters from the 1930s to 1970s from any genre to pipe into the space while taking in the bar's cocktails and snacks. 

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Bars and pubs

Sundown Affair

1-Altitude debuts this daily sunset session, offering panoramic views and breezy sundowners with jazz and deep house melodies by Lindo Martinez.

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Best new bars and clubs

Bars and pubs

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.

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Bars and pubs

DSTLLRY

Bespoke cocktails and omakase

Time Out says
  • 3 out of 5 stars
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LongPlay

Vinyl tunes in a bar and lounge

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Bars and pubs

Druggists

Twenty-three taps on offer

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Restaurants

On The Table

Craft beers at this Pasir Panjang café

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Things to do

The Refinery

Alll-in-one bar, grill and workspace in Jalan Besar

Time Out says
  • 3 out of 5 stars
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