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Gig Picks: Songs for children presents Swervedriver

Swervedriver
SwervedriverPHOTOS: SONGS FOR CHILDREN, LIM YAOHUI, EU BENG HUI, ZOUK, COURTESY OF LEON MARKCUS

SONGS FOR CHILDREN PRESENTS SWERVEDRIVER

British band Swervedriver are among the pioneering shoegaze bands who are making waves on the comeback trail in recent times. Expect them to play songs off their classic releases such as Raise (1991) and Mezcal Head (1993), as well as tunes off their fifth and latest album released last year, I Wasn't Born To Lose You. Home-grown dreampop act Cosmic Child will open the show.

WHERE: Hood Bar and Cafe, 201 Victoria Street , Bugis +, 05-07 MRT: Bugis WHEN: Wednesday, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $50 for regular tickets, $35 for students and full-time national servicemen. Go to http://peatix.com/event/169651


MANNEQUIN THE BACKSTORY CONCERT

Budding singer-songwriter Leon Markcus promises a visual and aural feast at the launch gig of his debut EP, Mannequin, a mixed-genre collection of five tunes.

WHERE: Hood Bar and Cafe, 201 Victoria Street, Bugis +, 05-07 MRT: Bugis WHEN: Tomorrow, 7pm ADMISSION: $15. Go to http://peatix.com/event/165433


MAAD SOUNDS!

Red Dot Design Museum’s series of gigs that accompany its flea market Maad will feature a melange of sounds from rising acts in the home-grown music scene. This edition will have the intricate indie-rock sounds of singer-songwriter Deon, rousing rap-rock from Supersect, raw garage-rock from Knightingale (photo) and the synth-driven alternative rock of Strangerfox.

WHERE: Red Dot Design Museum Singapore, 28 Maxwell Road MRT: Tanjong Pagar WHEN: Today, 5pm ADMISSION: Free


EP!C PRESENTS KNIFE PARTY

With headlining sets at prominent festivals around the world such as Tomorrowland and Ultra Music Festival, Knife Party are one of the most successful electronic dance music acts to come out of Australia. The pair, comprising Gareth McGrillen (left) and Rob Swire, will be back in Singapore for what promises to be a rousing act at Zouk.

WHERE: Zouk, 17 Jiak Kim Street MRT: Orchard/Clarke Quay WHEN: Today, from 11pm ADMISSION: Event day ticket at $35, includes two standard drinks. Go to https://ticketing.zoukclub.com


PRANA ALBUM LAUNCH

With classical training on the Chinese flute as well as a resolutely experimental streak, musician Andy Chia (photo) releases an album of songs recorded live from his tour of Japan in February. Chia is also known as a member of experimental ethnic trio SA. His set will be bolstered by prominent Singapore jazz pianist and keyboard player Aya Sekine as well as experimental music stalwart Dharma.

WHERE: Artistry, 17 Jalan Pinang MRT: Bugis WHEN: Thursday, 8pm ADMISSION: $15 for standard entry, $30 for entry with the CD, both at the door

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 10, 2016, with the headline 'Gig Picks'. Print Edition | Subscribe