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Gigs picks: Baybeats 2015, Bani Haykal, Secret and more

Seyra.
Seyra.PHOTO: ESPLANADE
Bani Haykal.
Bani Haykal.PHOTO: ST FILE
Wang Wei Yang.
Wang Wei Yang.PHOTO: CALLUM ALDRIN SMITH
South Korean girl group Secret, featuring (from left) Song Jieun, Jun Hyoseong, Han Sunhwa and Jung Hana.
South Korean girl group Secret, featuring (from left) Song Jieun, Jun Hyoseong, Han Sunhwa and Jung Hana. PHOTO: BIZ TRENDS MEDIA

BAYBEATS 2015

Home-grown alternative music extravaganza Baybeats is back, and it is still the best platform to check out the myriad sounds that make up the scene - from the punk fury of The Caulfield Cult and the raw intensity of Anise to the globe-spanning melodies of Seyra and the driving rap/rock mix from Young.

Rising new talents from the festival's Budding Band programme, such as emotional rock quintet Vessel, are also given the spotlight, while veteran acts such as Surreal will hold court at a new fourth stage.

Where: Various venues within Esplanade MRT: Esplanade When: Tonight - Sun, from 5pm Admission: Free Info: www.baybeats.com

SYNDICATE FT. YLLIS, INTRIGUANT LIVE TRIO, SSYSTM AT THE O.P.E.N

Audio-visual collective Syndicate SG puts together artist SSYSTM, or Muhammad Heider Ismail, with electronic musicians Intriguant, or Louis Quek and Monster Cat frontman Wang Wei Yang, who performs under the monicker Yllis.

SSYSTM's images - based on 1970s automated programme Game Of Life - promise to be compelling. The performances are part of The O.P.E.N., a pre-festival initiative by the Singapore International Festival of Arts.

Where: Barber Shop by Timbre, 01-03, 1 Old Parliament Lane MRT: City Hall/Raffles Place When: Today, 8pm Admission: Free with The O.P.E.N. Pass. $45 from Sistic (call 6348-5555 or go to www.sistic.com.sg)

BANI HAYKAL

Step into the world of sound artist and Young Artist Award recipient Bani Haykal as he does a free improvisation music performance at his studio in the Gillman Barracks arts cluster.

The winner of the Best Sound Design award at the M1-The Straits Times Life! Theatre Awards is also known for his work with experimental rock outfit B-Quartet and formerly with art-rock stalwarts The Observatory.

Where: Gillman Barracks, CCA, Block 38 Malan Road MRT: Labrador Park When: Tue, 8pm Admission: Free

2015 SECRET FAN MEETING IN ASIA SINGAPORE

South Korean girl group Secret, featuring Song Jieun, Jun Hyoseong, Han Sunhwa and Jung Hana, are ready to rock the stage this weekend.

The pretty pop quartet made their debut in 2009 and have scored hits such as retrolicious ditty Madonna (2010) and the breezy Shy Boy (2011).

If you have burning questions for the group, this is your chance to ask them in a question-and-answer segment. Member Jung tells Life! that fans can ask them anything.

Where: Resorts World Theatre, Resorts World Sentosa MRT: HarbourFront When: Tomorrow, 8pm Admission: $88, $128, $168 & $188 (call 6348-5555 or go to www.sistic.com.sg)

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 26, 2015, with the headline 'Gigs picks'. Print Edition | Subscribe