Interview: cast of La Vie En Rose
In celebration of the 100th anniversary of Edith Piaf’s birth, the La Vie en Rose concert sees seven talents take the stage to cover her songs
Interview: Alicia Pan
The sultry songstress returns after an eight-year hiatus
The brew's who
We raise a pint to some of Singapore’s most dedicated craft beer evangelists
Push past these unmarked doors for the hottest drinks in town
Live music events
Hanging up the Moon – ‘Immaterial’ Album Launch
This is one for the flannel-shirt indie folksters. Celebrating the launch of their third album, Hanging up the Moon fills The Substation for two nights with their hushed folktronica tunes. Hanging up the Moon began as the solo project of ex-Concave Scream frontman Sean Lam, but has since evolved into a five-piece. Their third record, Immaterial, sees the band depart from the alt-folk of their earlier albums. It’s far more complex, with strings and electronic murmurs laying the groundwork for Lam’s soaring vocals – in fact, a string sextet is set to join the band at The Substation.
Jung Yong Hwa
Spend one fine evening with K-Pop band CNBLUE’s lead singer-composer, who arrives for a solo concert filled with self-penned songs encompassing pop-rock, hip hop and pop from his debut album One Fine Day, alongside CNBLUE’s major hits like ‘Can’t Stop’ and ‘I’m Sorry’.
This Korean fingerstyle guitarist, who rose to stardom after his YouTube rendition of the theme song from Pirates of the Caribbean, returns to Singapore to perform arrangements of local songs as part of our SG50 celebrations. Also expect a mix of contemporary, Broadway, jazz and classical tunes.
Club nights and DJ gigs
Aly & Fila: Transfix
The Egyptian duo, who’ve been ranked as one of the biggest acts in EDM, stop by our shores once again for a night of pounding beats. Hong supports.
Get down and dirty to the beats of hip hop and trap with DJs Ghetto, alongside NashD and LeNERD from the Grizzle Grind Crew.
Whoo! Everyone’s favourite retro party, Mambo Jambo, is back on this public holiday eve, so you know what you gotta do – time to brush up on your ‘dance moves’, throw on your finest threads and get ready to boogie the night away.
The Chainsmokers: Zouk Soundsystem
‘But first, lemme take a selfie!’ Words (and beats) we can’t get out of our heads, thanks to The Chainsmokers and their chart-topping track. The DJ duo make their debut here, so expect crazy antics and wild mixes on the dance floor. Hong supports.
Dennis Ferrer: Para//el
He’s a chameleon of trends, going from house to tech and soul over the years. The American DJ/producer hits up Velvet with Jeremy Boon.
To celebrate the big four-one of Godwin P, kyo’s head honcho, the man himself takes charge of the decks for a night.
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