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Karen Gwee

Sherene's Closet return on their own terms

Sherene's Closet return on their own terms

In the late 90s, Singapore's independent scene was on the rise with exciting new bands like Plainsunset, Force Vomit and Sherene's Closet. Those gl... Read more »
In praise of FluxUs and friendship: Yuen Chee Wai on the now-defunct Singapore experimental music store and his 2018 album with Lasse Marhaug

In praise of FluxUs and friendship: Yuen Chee Wai on the now-defunct Singapore experimental music store and his 2018 album with Lasse Marhaug

Earlier this year, Yuen Chee Wai and Lasse Marhaug released In Praise of Shadows, a two-track, 37-minute album that took 10 years to make. Yuen ... Read more »
Jam Hsiao to perform in Singapore

Jam Hsiao to perform in Singapore

Jam Hsiao will perform in Singapore later this year. Promoter ONE Production will be bringing the Taiwanese Mandopop star for a concert at the S... Read more »
New video series Static City captures live sessions with Singaporean alternative, punk and hardcore bands – watch

New video series Static City captures live sessions with Singaporean alternative, punk and hardcore bands – watch

Late July, a new live sessions series launched: Static City by Project 416. A self-described "representation of a stressed out and sleep deprive... Read more »
Thrilling performances from CL, Nick Jonas and more up the ante at Hyperplay – festival report

Thrilling performances from CL, Nick Jonas and more up the ante at Hyperplay – festival report

This past weekend in Singapore belonged to YOUTHx and the three concurrent events under its umbrella: SHINE Festival, GetActive! SG and last but no... Read more »
Pay tribute to Singapore mall culture with Inokii and Roxy Records at a temporary museum this August

Pay tribute to Singapore mall culture with Inokii and Roxy Records at a temporary museum this August

Singapore is a multi-faceted city – a garden city, a fine city – but more than anything it's a city of shopping malls. This month opens a 'tempo... Read more »
YOONA of Girls’ Generation to hold first-ever fanmeet in Singapore

YOONA of Girls’ Generation to hold first-ever fanmeet in Singapore

K-pop idol YOONA will hold her first-ever fanmeet at Zepp@Big Box in Singapore late next month. A member of one of the most influential K-pop gr... Read more »
MAS1A returns with a fierce, opulent video for 'Time Wastin'' – watch

MAS1A returns with a fierce, opulent video for 'Time Wastin'' – watch

In March, we spoke to MAS1A (Masia One) in anticipation of her performance at Sing Jazz 2018, and she teased a music video that she said had a "CRA... Read more »
Hodgepodge Superfest in Jakarta adds Gallant, Swim Deep, Vancouver Sleep Clinic etc to lineup

Hodgepodge Superfest in Jakarta adds Gallant, Swim Deep, Vancouver Sleep Clinic etc to lineup

Early last month, we reported on a new music festival coming up in Indonesia this September: Hodgepodge Superfest. True to its name, the festival h... Read more »
More than 30 artists, including Joe Flizzow, Charlie Lim, Tabitha Nauser to perform at SHINE Festival this weekend

More than 30 artists, including Joe Flizzow, Charlie Lim, Tabitha Nauser to perform at SHINE Festival this weekend

This weekend's going to be a busy one, what with two concurrent events under the YOUTHx umbrella at the Singapore Sports Hub: Hyperplay and SHINE F... Read more »