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Gigs Picks: Jolin Tsai, Johnny Marr and more

JOLIN TSAI 2015 PLAY WORLD TOUR - SINGAPORE

Dancing diva Jolin Tsai (above) swings into town fresh from winning the Golden Melody Award for Best Mandarin Album with her latest record, Play.

Join the Taiwanese dynamo in a musical frolic featuring body-hugging outfits, sexy moves and plenty of energetic hits.

Her signature tunes include high-octane numbers Dancing Diva, Real Man and The Great Artist, as well as ballads such as Rewind and Parachute. WHERE: Singapore Indoor Stadium MRT: Stadium WHEN: Tomorrow, 8pm ADMISSION: $108 - $238, from Sports Hub Tix INFO: www.sportshub.com.sg/sportshubtix


JOHNNY MARR LIVE IN SINGAPORE

Legendary guitarist and songwriter Johnny Marr was themanbehind the jangly guitar melodies on classic The Smiths tracks such as Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now. However, there is more to him than just being a critical part of the seminal alternative rock band. The prolific artist was also in the line-up of dance supergroup Electronic and musical and multimedia group The The. This is the first time he is performing in Singapore. WHERE: University Cultural Centre Hall, National University of Singapore MRT: Clementi WHEN: Thu,8pm ADMISSION: $78 - $148 from Sistic (call 6438-555 or go to www.sistic.com.sg)


PARTY FOR NEPAL

Dance and contribute to a good cause at the same time. Proceeds from Party For Nepal will go to Children & Youth First, a nongovernmental organisation that helps orphans and children in Nepal with their daily needs and education costs. The line-up includes local acts such as singer-songwriter Inch Chua (left) and pop-rock band The Summer State, as well as Nepalese DJ Ranzen. WHERE: Zouk, 17 Jiak Kim Street MRT: Tiong Bahru WHEN: Aug 1, doors open at 6pm. After 9.30pm, Zouk’s entry fee applies. ADMISSION: $25 in cash on event day.Forpaymentviabank transfer, e-mail partyfornepalsg@gmail.com or call/SMS 9053-5507 INFO: www.facebook.com/partyfornepalsg


ALBUM LAUNCH & CONCERT: CONTINUUM BY THE OBSERVATORY

Local band The Observatory meld their distinctive music sensibility with traditional Balinese music into a cohesive whole on their seventh album Continuum. The results are fascinating, as the delicate notes of gamelan-inspired instruments swirl about in a sea of synth and electric guitars. The quartet’s work is performed in full for the first time by an ensemble of 10 musicians at this gig. WHERE: The Substation Theatre MRT: City Hall WHEN: Today, 7.30pm, doors open at 7pm ADMISSION: $18 from Peatix (www.peatix.com), $20 at the door

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 24, 2015, with the headline 'Gigs Picks'. Print Edition | Subscribe