It's gonna be the penultimate month of the year soon, and the live music scene is heating up with gigs galore, starting this Friday! We picked out some shows that would totally pique your interest - check it.
Fred Perry Singapore's music extravaganza Sub-Sonic Live returns in November with one of the most sonically complex lineup yet, featuring the likes of post-progressive exponents ANECHOIS and prog/experimental innovators sub:shaman & Horns taking the electric stage, while the moody pianos of These Brittle Bones and the folksy guitars of Hilary Yang take the acoustic dais. DJ collective #Vinyloftheday will also be making an appearance in the electronic side of things, with Malaysian dance-rock wizards Enterprise gracing the show, along with Ra Ra Riot - who'll be performing the very next day in Camp Symmetry - as headliners. Truly not a show to be missed, especially when it's all happening underneath the Thomson Flyover at the Offside Futsal Park!
Report for Camp ya'll! The first ever festival organised by Symmetry Entertainment, will be going on this weekend. Moonrise Kingdom-themed, indie music fix galore, the settings that are Gardens by the Bay, Camp Symmetry will be featuring the summery Best Coast, the dreamy tunes of Wild Nothing, the cinematic Explosions In The Sky, and 'the world's only indie stadium band' Mew. Be there or beware.
November 9 - 30
The good folks of Super 0 are back with their pop-up warehouse electronic music festival, complete with live VJ-ing, workshops, record store and the hotly anticipated Social Dining Club - tasting sessions with guest chefs from respected kitchens reinterpreting satay dishes. Featuring over 20 DJs on decks this season - including fellows from Darker Than Wax, #vinyloftheday, Midnight Shift and many more internationally - the party kicks off November 9th at The Mill off Jalan Kilang. Definitely something to experience this November - it's an actual warehouse party in Singapore dammit!
At first we passed off One OK Rock as another stock j-rock fare, but after a bit of research and hours spent on YouTube watching their music videos, we'd say these guys are pretty legit. They bring to mind the emo/post-hardcore bands of our teenage years, sounding a lot like My Chemical Romance, The Used, Story Of The Year and Lostprophets, with a Japanese touch. With sold out shows in Paris, London and Bonn, catch them live at The Coliseum to see why they're indeed OK ROCK (LOL).
November 23 - May 3
The Blue Hour Sessions will be a 6-part series where a roster of local bands collaborate with graphic artists to bring on a sonic and sensory experience. It will also resurrect the DIY attitude of gigs by producing zines, special edition EP sleeves with artwork and photography across all the covers. Happening every last Saturday of the month, the Lomography Blue Hour Sessions will kick off on November 23.
Bonus: Urbanscapes 2013
November 23 - 24
If you're looking to expand your horizons beyond just Singapore, there's a huge-ass festival happening right across the border! The best part is that it's not just a simple music festival, it's a creative arts festival - bringing together multitudes of communities from the music, arts, design, film and other creative disciplines around Malaysia and beyond. With headliners Franz Ferdinand, Two Door Cinema Club, Tegan & Sara and more in their Satellite Shows, it has everything for every discerning cultured individual. Drop by Selangor for two epic days of artsy revelry with us!