EDDINO ABDUL HADI RECOMMENDS

Gigs Picks: Hoobastank, Papa U-Gee, Killeur Calculateur, Glenn Tilbrook and Bill Callahan

Papa U-Gee is one of Japan's most prominent reggae artists who has been active for the last 25 years. -- PHOTO: SINGAPURA DUB CLUB 
Papa U-Gee is one of Japan's most prominent reggae artists who has been active for the last 25 years. -- PHOTO: SINGAPURA DUB CLUB 

SINGAPURA DUB CLUB - JAPAN EDITION

Papa U-Gee is one of Japan's most prominent reggae artists who has been active for the last 25 years.

His headlining set will be supported by fellow Japanese act, DJ and MC Yooh the Vibration, rapper Masia One + The Irietones as well as the Ragga Wacka Dancehall Dancers, DJs Ken and Rumshot from Dub Skank'in Hifi.

Miyo, also known as Black Cat, will host the proceedings. Papa U-Gee will also do a meet-and-greet and acoustic set at Straits Records (24A Bali Lane) tomorrow

Where: Artistry, 17 Jalan Pinang MRT: Bugis/ Lavender When: Sun, 7pm Admission: $15 at the door, $10 for Singapura Dub Club members, $35 for membership and entry


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ANIMAL FACES VOL. 2

One of Malaysia’s brightest sparks in its post-hardcore scene, Killeur Calculateur are back with a new album, Book Of Flags. The band are playing here as part of a tour in support of the release. Also on the bill are a rare appearance by home-grown screamo/emo-violence pioneers Kindred, as well as shoegaze outfit Stellarium and black-clad punk quintet Daily Ritual.

Where: Lithe Paralogue/Museum of Independent Music, 1B Aliwal Street MRT: Nicoll Highway/Bugis When: Tomorrow, 6pm Admission: $10 per entry


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GLENN TILBROOK (SQUEEZE) LIVE AT HERO’S!

Fans of new wave and power-pop rejoice: Glenn Tilbrook from British band Squeeze is back for a solo show here. Famed for the catchy hits Up The Junction, Cool For Cats and Labelled With Love, the singer-guitarist has been actively making music in the past three decades as a singer-songwriter and with his bands Squeeze and The At Odds Couple. Expect him to play tunes off his latest solo album, Happy Endings, too.

Where: Hero’s, 69 Circular Road MRT: Clarke Quay/Raffles Place When: Tomorrow, 9pm Admission: $50 (includes one standard drink) available at www.dashtickets.sg


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BILL CALLAHAN LIVE IN SINGAPORE WITH LESLIE LOW

American singersongwriter Bill Callahan plays his first gig in Singapore, the only regional stop in his current tour. Also known by his stage name Smog, the prolific lo-fi stalwart and author is best known for songs such as Rock Bottom Riser, Riding For The Feeling and Night. He will be accompanied by guitarist Matt Kinsey. Home-grown singer-songwriter Leslie Low from The Observatory is the supporting act.

Where: The Substation Theatre, 45 Armenian Street MRT: City Hall When: Sun, 8pm Admission: $45 from http://billcallahan.peatix.com, $55 at the door


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HOOBASTANK LIVE IN SINGAPORE 2014

Hoobastank may be best known for their modern rock radio staple The Reason, but the American band have a lot more to offer. They celebrate their second decade as a group this year and you can surely expect fresh tunes off their sixth and most recent album, Fight Or Flight, at the show.

Where: The Coliseum, Hard Rock Hotel, Resorts World Sentosa MRT: HarbourFront When: Sun, 8pm Admission: $188 for VIP tickets (includes free flow of beer and meet-and-greet), $98 for standard tickets, from http://hoobastank.peatix.com/, $118 at the door