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Gig Picks: Rock Bro! Singapore Gala Premiere & Tribute To Sg Rock Legends

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Rock Bro!PHOTOS: LAN YING-CHIEH, MARC NAIR, SINGAPORE MALAY FILM SOCIETY, ST FILE

ROCK BRO! SINGAPORE GALA PREMIERE & TRIBUTE TO SG ROCK LEGENDS

Malaysian film Rock Bro! is the last of a trilogy by award-winning director Mamat Khalid depicting the journey of fictional Ipoh rock band Rimba Bara. In line with the movie's theme, the gala premiere in Singapore will be preceded by a concert featuring appearances by home-grown Malay rock veterans including Lovehunters, Rockers, Unwanted and Rusty Blade.

WHERE: Kreta Ayer People's Theatre, 30A Kreta Ayer Road MRT: Chinatown/Outram WHEN: Tomorrow, 4pm ADMISSION: $38 from www.kapt.com.sg/site/events


SPECTRUM AFTER ELVIS BY OPUSNOVUS

The links among rock, classical and experimental music are explored in this concert by OpusNovus (photo), formerly known as the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory New Music Ensemble.

Among the pieces that will be performed are Grammy-winning American composer Michael Daugherty's Dead Elvis, which mashes the late Elvis Presley's music with a Latin hymn; Dutch composer Louis Andriessen's Workers Union, a rock-inspired minimalist piece; and Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music faculty member Nick Omiccioli's improvisational performance influenced by grindcore, a heavy metal sub-genre.

WHERE: Esplanade Recital Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade WHEN: Thursday, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $20 from Sistic (go to www.sistic.com.sg or call 6348-5555)


DREAMSEEDS ARTS FEST OFFICIAL LAUNCH

The launch concert that kicks off Dreamseeds, a new arts festival by non-profit charitable organisation Club Rainbow (Singapore), features collaborations between its beneficiaries and home-grown musicians such as singer- songwriter Jawn (photo). Indie rock band Take Two's performance will feature 17-year- old guzheng player Samuel Lim Hong Xiang.

WHERE: Outdoor Amphitheatre, Dhoby Ghaut Green, 10 Penang Road MRT: Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: Tomorrow, 5pm ADMISSION: Free


A DATE WITH FRIENDS

The Esplanade's annual festival for seniors, A Date With Friends, is back. This year's performances are free and features a host of acts singing golden hits from the yesteryears.

One of the attractions will be the Blame It On The Boogie gig by Dimension 5 & Joe Chandran, during which the audience can go up on stage at the Esplanade Outdoor Theatre and dance with the band.

WHERE: Various venues within the Esplanade, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade WHEN: Till Sunday, various times ADMISSION: Free INFO: For details and the full programme, go to www.esplanade. com/festivals-and-series/a-date-with-friends/2016


SINGAPORE WRITERS FESTIVAL GIG

Like last year, the Singapore Writers Festival features not just authors, but also performances by music acts. These include a gig by home-grown folk-pop act Seyra (photo) at The Arts House tomorrow.

On Sunday, British children's author Gareth P. Jones of the Ninja Meerkats series will sing, cheer and rap for kids at the Asian Civilisations Museum.

Listen to the quirky sounds of last year's Noise Singapore Award winner, The MadHatter Project, at The Arts House - they also perform on Sunday.

WHERE: Various venues WHEN: Today till Nov 13, various times ADMISSION: Free INFO: For details, go to www.singaporewritersfestival.com

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 04, 2016, with the headline 'Gig Picks'. Print Edition | Subscribe