LISTEN TO HARUKI MURAKAMI: MUSIC BEYOND WORDS
Popular Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami takes inspiration from his musical heroes such as the Beatles as well as classical and jazz greats. Inspired by the text and music references from his books such as Norwegian Wood (named after a Beatles tune) and 1Q84, music culture specialist Professor Junichi Konuma has assembled a host of artists who will collaborate with home-grown director Kok Heng Leun, pianist Lim Yan and actors Oon Shu An and Joshua Lim. Included in the line-up are two Japanese acts - classical group 1966 Quartet, and jazz group The Chihiro Yamanaka Trio, with pianist Chihiro Yamanaka (photo).
WHERE: Victoria Theatre, 9 Empress Place MRT: Raffles Place WHEN: Wed and Thu, 8pm ADMISSION: $20, $40 and $60 from Sistic. Go to www.sistic.com.sg or call 6348-5555.
GURRUMUL LIVE IN SINGAPORE
With a voice that has been described as angelic and powerfully emotive, blind Australian folk singer Gurrumul (photo) has touched heads of states and royalty, as well as music fans all over the world. The multiple Aria award-winner, described by Rolling Stone magazine as "Australia's most important voice", returns for a show in Singapore.
WHERE: University Cultural Centre Theatre, 50 Kent Ridge Crescent, NUS Centre for Arts MRT: Dover WHEN: Wed, 8pm ADMISSION: $98, $108, $128 and $148 from Sistic (go to www.sistic.com.sg or call 6348-5555).
REVISION PRESENTS SUB CITY @ HPL BUILDING
Champions of bass music, music collective Revision Music has assembled the home-grown scene's finest purveyors of the drum-and-bass genre. The line-up features established electronic music names such as Kiat (left) from Syndicate SG, Senja from
Revision Music, Jaydah (right) from Phyla and Attagirl, and Ramesh and Submerge from Meshradio.
WHERE: 50 Cuscaden Road, 03-01 HPL House MRT: Orchard WHEN: Tomorrow, 10pm ADMISSION: $15 at the door, includes one drink
CRAZY ELEPHANT'S "BORN TO BE WILD" 21ST ANNIVERSARY
An institution in Clarke Quay, blues and rock 'n' roll pub Crazy Elephant is still stomping on strong today since it first opened its doors 21 years ago. Its well-worn stage has hosted not just Singapore's finest blues and rock musicians, as well as co-owner John Chee (photo, with Mean Jeanne and the Blues Machine), but also sets and jams by visiting musicians and bona-fide rock stars such as Animals singer Eric Burdon, Deep Purple's singer Ian Gillan and drummer Ian Paice, as well as members of alternative rock elders R.E.M.
WHERE: Crazy Elephant, 3E River Valley Road, 01-03/04 Clarke Quay MRT: Clarke Quay WHEN: Sunday, from 5pm ADMISSION: Free