MELISSA KOK AND EDDINO ABDUL HADI RECOMMEND

Gigs Picks: Catch Zoukout 2015, Syed Ahmad, Jerry N The Neufaces and Caracal

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LATE NITE@ ESPLANADE: DEEP SOUL BROTHA BY SYED AHMAD

Singaporean music director, composer and teacher Syed Ahmad will perform new and unreleased material as part of Esplanade’s Late Nite series this evening. The singer-songwriter, who has played drums for local bands such as The Stoned Revivals and Tiramisu, blends soulful rhapsodies and deep grooves with Afro Brazilian undertones in his music. Get up close and personal with Syed as he revisits and reinvents his early works in this heartfelt soliloquy. about grace and indifference.

Where: Esplanade Recital Studio MRT: Esplanade/City Hall When: Tonight, 9.30pm Admission: $25 from Sistic (call 6348-5555 or go to www.sistic.com.sg)

Melissa Kok


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PEK KIO GOES ROCK AND ROLL

There are not that many home-grown bands that have lasted more than four decades but Jerry N The Neufaces are still going on strong. The band, led by frontman Jerry Fernandez (in black T-shirt, with Bisyuni Abdullah, Joe Harun, Mokhtar Hassan and Amir Bin Anin), celebrate their 42nd year in showbusiness by taking their show to the heartlands. The singer, together with guitarist Joe, bassist Bisyuni, keyboardist Amir and drummer Mokhtar, as well as guest singer Jacqueline Chong, will rock Pek Kio Community Centre with hits from yesteryear in two separately ticketed sets.

Where: Pek Kio Community Centre Performing Theatre, 21 Gloucester Road MRT: Farrer Park When: Tomorrow, 7pm and 8.45pm Admission: $10 a show Info: Call 6299-0565

Eddino Abdul Hadi


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ZOUKOUT 2015

Seasoned clubbers and electronic dance music lovers will be taking the party to the beach this weekend for this dusk till dawn rave-fest. ZoukOut 2015 features a fantastic line-up of DJs including American dubstep producer Skrillex, Dutch young gun Martin Garrix, Canadian techno DJ Richie Hawtin and Dutch DJ Nicky Romero. Support local talent as DJs Debbie Chia, KFC and all of Zouk’s resident DJs will be playing alongside the international acts. Stick around for sunrise on Sunday morning as there will be a surprise by the guys from Dutch beer brewer Heineken.

Where: Sentosa Siloso Beach MRT: Harbourfront When: Today & tomorrow, from 8pm till late Admission: Tickets available at the venue at $148 for the first day & $158 for the second day. Two-day passes are available for $208 each

MK


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CARACAL WELCOME THE IRONISTS ALBUM LAUNCH

Home-grown post-hardcore band Caracal are back with a new album, Welcome The Ironists, and they are kicking it off with an album launch gig at The Substation next week. The band say the record is a mix of "aggressive numbers and stomping slow-burners, telling a gritty story of hard lessons and tempered hope". If the lead single and title track is anything to go by, expect a mix of blistering guitars and soaring vocals that channel post-hardcore peers such as The Blood Brothers and At The Drive-In. Alternative rock band Silhouette will be supporting Caracal.

Where: The Substation Theatre MRT: City Hall/Dhoby Ghaut When: Dec 18, 7pm Admission: $26.50 (ticket) or $41.50 (ticket and CD) from welcometheironists.peatix.com or $35 (ticket) at the door

MK