EDDINO ABDUL HADI AND BOON CHAN RECOMMENDS

Gigs picks: Kit Chan, Getai Holidays, The White Trip Movement, The Cockpit, SpeXial

SpeXial. -- PHOTO: MODE ENTERTAINMENT
SpeXial. -- PHOTO: MODE ENTERTAINMENT
Kit Chan. -- PHOTO: ST FILE
Kit Chan. -- PHOTO: ST FILE
Cockpit. -- PHOTO: COCKPIT
Cockpit. -- PHOTO: COCKPIT
The White Trip Movement. -- PHOTO: THE WHITE TRIP MOVEMENT
The White Trip Movement. -- PHOTO: THE WHITE TRIP MOVEMENT
Cherie Ko. -- PHOTO: COURTESY OF JUFFRIE FRIDAY
Cherie Ko. -- PHOTO: COURTESY OF JUFFRIE FRIDAY

GETAI HOLIDAYS

Getai Holidays is a month-long series at bar-restaurant Lepark which features home-grown talents playing stripped-down sets. The shows continue this weekend.

Tonight's performances are by electronic act Blankverse, otherwise known as Isa Foong from sub:shaman and Dunce, and Tim De Cotta, bass player from renowned R&B/hip-hop/future-soul acts such as TAJ and The Warriors.

Tomorrow sees the post-folk collaboration between Ferry from Giants Must Fall and Cherie Ko from Obedient Wives Club, as well as a solo set from Noise Singapore alumna, singer-songwriter Ariane Deborah.

Where: Lepark, 1 Park Road, Level 6, People's Park Complex MRT: Chinatown When: Today & tomorrow, 7pm Admission: Free

Eddino Abdul Hadi


THE WHITE TRIP MOVEMENT EP LAUNCH PARTY

Home-grown shoegaze outfit The White Trip Movement, known for moody melodies and lush and layered soundscapes, have a new EP, Go Slow. Join them as they launch the new release with a show supported by Malaysian post-rock trio Show Winter.

Where: The Substation, 45 Armenian Street MRT: City Hall When: Tomorrow, 7pm Admission: $5 for entry only or $15 for entry, EP, sticker & button, both at the door. $12 for entry, EP, sticker & button if pre-ordered by e-mailing thewhitetripmovement @gmail.com

EAH


THE COCKPIT ALBUM LAUNCH

Cockpit take their musical cues from the late 1970s and 1980s style of metal and hard rock, complete with speedy solo runs and chant-along bridges, but the home-grown quartet also jazz up their heavy repertoire with copious amounts of tongue-in-cheek humour, not unlike American duo Tenacious D. The Baybeats budding band programme alumni have finally come up with a debut album, Four Horsemen Riding In The Sky (Behind Got Sun), and will launch it at this show.

Where: Hood Bar and Cafe, Bugis+, 201 Victoria Street MRT: Bugis When: Tomorrow, 7pm Admission: $20 from wearecockpit.peatix.com, $25 at the door

EAH


KIT CHAN SPELLBOUND CONCERT 2015

This Singapore gig kicks off local singer Kit Chan’s first ever regional concert tour and she wants to leave you spellbound. The focus is on her vocals rather than on over-the-top staging and the performance will be, as she puts it, in the “minimalist dramatic style”. Apart from hits such as Heartache, Worry and Liking You, you can probably count on her to also deliver Home, a National Day song that is now her signature tune.

Where: The Star Theatre MRT: Buona Vista When: Today & tomorrow, 8pm Admission: $58 - $178 from Sistic

Boon Chan


SPEXIAL “LOVE KILLAH” SINGAPORE FANMEET

Taiwan’s SpeXial are out to challenge the Korean stronghold on Asian boy groups, so show them some love at their first fan-meet in Singapore. The Mandopop act have released two albums and Love Killah is the title of their latest EP. Making the occasion extra special is the appearance of Evan, who has completed his studies in Canada and rejoined the group.

Where: JStage, JCube, Level 5 MRT: Jurong East When: Tomorrow, 1pm Admission: $38 from spexialsgfanmeet.peatix.com

BC