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The best live music venues in Singapore
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The best live music venues in Singapore

The nightscape of our city is filled with an endless array of bars, cafés, and restaurants ready to tug at your heartstrings or urge the old-school headbangin’ and foot-tapping with some live tunes. Scream your heart out at Wala Wala, or meditate with the soul enriching Jazz from Astor Bar. These are the best live music venues in Singapore that you’ll want to clear your evening schedule for – with a beer or cocktail in hand, of course. RECOMMENDED Upcoming DJ sets and club parties in Singapore and upcoming concerts in Singapore

Upcoming live DJ sets and club parties in Singapore
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Upcoming live DJ sets and club parties in Singapore

The night lives on for Singapore’s party animals, and the city’s hottest clubs and bars are never short of the best parties. From cracking themed soirées to massive EDM festivals, there are loads of live DJ sets to fill your dance quota. It’s time to book your party schedule with these upcoming late-night shindigs. RECOMMENDED: 10 reasons why you should stay out late in Singapore and best ladies’ night in Singapore

The best music festivals in Singapore and around the region
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The best music festivals in Singapore and around the region

To say the lack of St Jerome’s Laneway Festival leaves a gaping hole in the 2019 festival calendar would be an understatement. Thankfully, there are massive inner-city EDM jamborees and weekend-long soirees happening in neighbouring countries vying for attention. Here's the lowdown on the cream of the festival crop to whet the appetite. RECOMMENDED: Upcoming concerts in Singapore and upcoming DJ sets and parties in Singapore

Upcoming concerts in Singapore
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Upcoming concerts in Singapore

If your evenings consist of enjoying live sets at these music venues, you're in for a treat. This year's concert lineup is looking mega with plenty of mainstream, underground, and downright nostalgic acts to catch. Here are the hottest upcoming concerts we're booking tickets for. RECOMMENDED: Upcoming performing arts events in Singapore and best live jazz venues in Singapore

The best record stores in Singapore
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The best record stores in Singapore

Leaving your couch to catch a live band outdoors is great and all, but sometimes staying home listening to your specially curated playlists or records suffice. If you prefer kicking it old school, trailing the detailed sounds of vinyl scratching against the needle of your turntable and those eargasmic sounds emitting from the speakers, it's about time you expand your record collection. Get browsing, dear crate-diggers. RECOMMENDED: 10 best live music venues in Singapore and upcoming concerts in Singapore  

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Interview: Local metal bands
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Interview: Local metal bands

It is easy to see why metal gets a bad rep, especially among those who don’t listen to it. With the cancellation of Swedish black metal band Watain’s gig last month, it's apparent the genre is misunderstood by the mainstream because of its apparent satanic and violent content. We chat with Singapore's metal veterans to clear the air. RECOMMENDED: The hottest rappers and hip-hop artists in Singapore right now and upcoming concerts in Singapore

Interview: Singapore's rising stars
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Interview: Singapore's rising stars

Get down to disco with the hottest made-in-Singapore acts. *SCAPE Invasion champions local music and serves up the best artists who have been making waves on the radio – and streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music – with its very first Youth Music Awards. We speak to a couple of winners of the YMAs – including our March cover stars YAØ and Shye – who prove that the local music scene isn't slowing down. RECOMMENDED: The hottest rappers and hip-hop artists in Singapore right now and the best buskers to check out in Singapore

Interview: The Kooks
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Interview: The Kooks

It's been over a decade since the Brighton indie royalty burst onto the scene in the mid-noughties. And nothing gets the crowd shaking more than a hit of nostalgia. Cue The Kooks as they bring a dose of sunshine to the Garden Beats stage on March 9. Besides singing along to their infuriatingly catchy indie-pop bangers like Naïve, Always Where I Need To Be and She Moves In Her Own Way, and nailing frontman Luke Pritchard's classic "uh-oh"s, expect to get acquainted with tracks off the band's latest studio album Let's Go Sunshine. Released last year, the shiny new record sees a playful blend of genres like retro-funk, dream-pop and chamber balladry on top of their signature guitar-fueled indie sound, and includes singles No Pressure and All The Time.  But before getting down to kooky on Saturday, we chat with lead guitarist Hugh Harris about the kookiest things, from food to fan experiences. RECOMMENDED: Upcoming concerts in Singapore Hi Hugh! What are you looking forward to the most in Singapore?Hey! My Grandma had a nickname her whole life: Flower. This was in part due to her effervescent disposition but mainly due to the fact that she was obsessed with all plants. Growing up between Australia and the UK we – my sister and I – would visit her often in Sydney and lie around on hot afternoons listening to her describe the Singapore Botanic Gardens to us with profound enthusiasm. It would inspire me greatly. I’m mostly looking forward to spending some time in the Singapore B

Interview: Franz Ferdinand
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Interview: Franz Ferdinand

If you’ve been keeping up with our gig calendar, you’ll know that the Scottish indie stalwarts are bringing their disco-punk setlist filled with groovy basslines and guitar riffs from their self-titled debut through to their latest album Always Ascending to Zepp@BigBox on November 21. But before you catch the five-piece punch their way through an electrifying live set, bassist Bob Hardy tells us why he’s excited about returning to Singapore, the process behind recording the new album (and the new lineup), and what fans can expect at the show. RECOMMENDED:  Upcoming concerts in Singapore Are you excited to be back in Singapore?Yes, it’s been a while! The last time we were there was in 2006 and my memories of it is a little bit hazy, so I’m looking forward to coming back. What are you looking forward to the most?Playing the show and meeting fans – that’s really my highlight of touring. It’s nice to come to somewhere like Singapore where you get the buzz of traveling to somewhere exotic. But it all leads back to the show and performing somewhere you don’t go often. Let’s talk fans. What sets Singapore fans apart from those around the world?It’s been a while since we last played in Singapore, so I guess we’ll find out when we get there. But we do hear from Singaporean fans online and they seem like really nice people. Looking forward to experiencing the live audience again. With a new show, you’ll be playing tracks off the new album Always Ascending. What is the album abo

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