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Gigs Picks: Joey Alexander Trio, Mouse On The Keys, Syndicate x Potato Head Folk, Flying Lotus

Joey Alexander
Joey AlexanderPHOTOS: NEW YORK TIMES, DYLAN TAN, SYNDICATE, FOREFRONT ASIA

JOEY ALEXANDER TRIO

Indonesian jazz prodigy Joey Alexander, 12, has been hailed as a genius by critics at jazz publication Downbeat and his debut album, My Favorite Things, was nominated for Best Instrumental Jazz Album at the recent Grammy Awards.

Now based in New York, the self-taught pianist plays his first gig in Singapore at the Esplanade Recital Studio.

WHERE: Esplanade Recital Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade WHEN: Tuesday, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $168 from Sistic (go to www.sistic.com.sg or call 6348-5555)


MOUSE ON THE KEYS

Japanese trio Mouse On The Keys (above) are back after their two energetic, sold-out shows at the Esplanade's Mosaic Music Festival in 2013. Armed with two keyboards and a set of drums, the band are known for making a mind-boggling brew of genres that dips into post-rock, jazz, electronica, funk and classical. Part of the Super Japan - Japanese Festival of Arts.

WHERE: Esplanade Recital Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: Today, 7.30 and 10pm ADMISSION: $35 from Sistic


SYNDICATE X POTATO HEAD FOLK PRESENTS MR CARMACK + JARREAU VANDAL

Los Angeles electronic music act, multi- instrumentalist and producer Mr Carmack (photo) has tunes that range from cutting-edge club tracks to soulful numbers to hip-hop, while Dutch electronic music producer and DJ Jarreau Vandal switches effortlessly between dance music, R&B and jazz. They both headline this latest club gig by audio-visual collective Syndicate, which also features home-grown acts such as FZPZ, Jerls, Kiat and Intriguant.

WHERE: Potato Head Folk, 36 Keong Saik Road MRT: Outram Park WHEN: Tomorrow , 9pm ADMISSION: Free


THE GATHERING WITH FLYING LOTUS

Genre-defying American electronic music artist Flying Lotus (photo) plays his first full show here. The founder of independent record label Brainfeeder is acclaimed for his dense, experimental sounds found in five albums, including 2014's You're Dead!, which includes Never Catch Me, a tune nominated for Best Dance Recording at this year's Grammy Awards.

WHERE: Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, 1 Raffles Boulevard, Suntec City, Hall 606 MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: Thursday, 8pm ADMISSION: $98 from www.apactix.com/events/detail/the-gathering-with-flying-lotus, $120 at the door

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 20, 2016, with the headline 'Gigs Picks'. Print Edition | Subscribe