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Gig picks: Rachael Yamagata - Live!

Rachael Yamagata
Rachael YamagataPHOTOS: LAURA CROSTA, REPUBLIC POLYTECHNIC, ST FILE PHOTO, ZOUK SINGAPORE

RACHAEL YAMAGATA - LIVE!

Fans of soulful singer-songwriter Rachael Yamagata can expect her to perform fresh material from Tightrope Walker, a new album in the works. Confessional, heartfelt and emotionally wringing, her songs have moved fans since her self-titled debut EP in 2003.

WHERE: Esplanade Concert Hall, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: Thursday, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $48 to $98 from Sistic (go to www.sistic.com.sg or call 6348-5555)

Boon Chan


MUSIC FOR A CAUSE 2016 MINI CONCERT 3

Billed as Singapore's first social causes music festival, the event raises awareness and funds for Canossaville Children's Home, Causes for Animals ( Singapore), Daughters of Tomorrow, Migrant Workers' Centre and Silver Ribbon Singapore.

In the run-up to the main event on June 3 and 4, this short set features Gareth Fernandez (photo) And The Momma Shop and Tabula.

WHERE: Bandstand, *Scape, 2 Orchard Link MRT: Somerset WHEN: Tomorrow, 4pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: mfacsg.com

Boon Chan


BITTYMACBETH BEAUTY FOR ASHES ALBUM LAUNCH

Local singer-songwriter bittymacbeth's eight-track debut album Beauty For Ashes features Haters Gon' Hate and Californian Dream, both of which have found some love on the Apple Music Top R&B/Soul songs chart in Singapore.

WHERE: Esplanade Recital Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Tuesday, 8pm ADMISSION: $22 (ticket only) and $38 (ticket with album) from peatix.com.

Boon Chan


ZOUK 25TH ANNIVERSARY: THE SILVER JUBILEE

The iconic club, recently named the sixth best in the world in DJ Mag's Top 100 list, has plenty to celebrate. All three rooms will be filled with resident DJs, past and present.

Throwback favourites Aldrin and tabla maestro Maniam as well as Brendon P will take over Velvet Underground.

Koflow and home-grown rapper Shigga Shay will perform at a silver balloon-filled Phuture, while Formative, Lincey and Hong will hold court at the Main Room.

Turn up in silver and stand to win Best Dressed prizes worth up to $2,500.

WHERE: Zouk, 17 Jiak Kim Street MRT: Orchard/Clarke Quay WHEN: Tomorrow, 10pm ADMISSION: $28 for women and $33 for men (includes entry to all outlets and two standard drinks)

Anjali Raguraman

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 27, 2016, with the headline 'Gig picks'. Print Edition | Subscribe