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It being my first time to a music festival – ever – I arrived unprepared. No mosquito repellent (seriously, the mosquitoes at Fort Canning are no joke), no picnic mat, and also dressed in clothes with no pockets. Tip: Always make sure you have pockets at music festivals. We followed the thumping bass of music […]

Being a large connoisseur of Japanese music and content for a long time, and going to concerts such as One Ok Rock‘s 35XXXV concert at Fort Canning, SCANDAL‘s Yellow concert at the Hard Rock Cafe, as well as the multiple years of lineups at Anime Festival Asia, the importance of Space Shower Retsuden 2017 eluded […]

On the 5 February 2017, Radio Heatwave treated the public to eight hours of heavenly music thanks to its annual event, Originals Only Open Mike for Youths (OOOMY), in collaboration with OOOM Singapore. Acts such as Gareth Fernandez, Falling Feathers, and Disco Hue came down to the The Star Vista, enchanting the crowd with their strikingly different yet commonly breathtaking music styles.

Hidden Figures is a 2016 American biographical drama film directed by Theodore Melfi and co-written by Allison Schroeder. The movie is based of a non-fiction book of the same title by Margot Lee Shetterly, about female African-American mathematicians working at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The film stars Taraji P. Henson as Katherine G. Johnson, an African-American mathematician who calculated flight […]

Chicago opened in Singapore on the night of the 8th of February at the MasterCard Theatres for its latest international tour. For this production, Chicago had an overall stage setting that was sophisticated; comprising of elevated platforms in the middle of the stage that featured an 11-piece orchestra and a rousing conductor. The platforms function as entrances and exits of various locations in the musical, with most of the action taking place on the forestage. Having watched musicals such as Wicked and Hairspray, which boasted elaborate, colourful and continually-changing sets, the set of Chicago may look dull at first glance. However, as the musical progresses, the set is brought alive by the effervescent characters and vaudeville dancers.

Dubbed “the singing cop” and even “Asian Ed Sheeran”, singer-songwriter Lewis Loh, otherwise known as LEW went viral when the SPF uploaded a video of him singing a National Day theme song on their Facebook page. The video became so popular that even the Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong himself took to his own Facebook page to share it, commenting that it was a “beautiful rendition”.

In need of a break? Don’t fret! The groovy tracks (an adventurous and exceptional harmony of Bossa Nova and shoegaze) from band, Specific Islander, will definitely take you on a vacation, even if it is just for a while.

Despite citing “disappointment” as their main influence, emo/math rock band Forests does anything but disappoint. While the three-piece band, consisting of members Darell (bassist and vocalist), Adam (guitarist and vocalist) and Niki (drummer), might seem carefree and jovial through their fun and quirky social media posts, a different side of them is reflected in their music. The quartet released their first EP, “worst beach vacation ever, circa 1997”, in July 2015. The debut EP came with three songs, “who cares really”, “cirrus clouds” and “dakota”.

Canvas Conversations is bound to start conversations with their creative and colourful music style. Much like a skilled artist painting across a canvas in many colours, the band explores and experiments with all types of sounds and textures under the electronic genre. The quartet consists of Bings, Jeff, Namie and Vick.

Previously the front man of ‘JJ and The Paperplanes’, JJ Ong, decided that it was not the end of his music career after the band disbanded in 2015. He rose back as a solo artiste, now calling himself Falling Feathers.


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