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Gigs picks: Local band Bear Culture, DJ Jozif and more

Music Group: Bear Culture, a local alternative rock band comprising (from left) Jayme Lim, Muhammad Shahrin Syazwan, Nur Amira Khairil Anuar, Niki Koh and Muhammad Khair Safaruan. -- FILE PHOTO: BEAR CULTURE
Music Group: Bear Culture, a local alternative rock band comprising (from left) Jayme Lim, Muhammad Shahrin Syazwan, Nur Amira Khairil Anuar, Niki Koh and Muhammad Khair Safaruan. -- FILE PHOTO: BEAR CULTURE

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SATURDAY ORIGINAL SESSIONS: BEAR CULTURE

If you are after something different from straight-up rock tunes, go down to Hood Bar tomorrow to check out local band Bear Culture. The quintet have their sound rooted in alternative rock, but incorporate elements of 1980s rock, metal and breezy pop melodies. Interesting and technical musical arrangements balance well with soft female vocals.

Where: Hood Bar and Cafe, Bugis+, 05-07, 201 Victoria Street MRT: City Hall/Bugis When: Tomorrow, 8pm Admission: Free


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SKELETONWITCH WITH ETERNAL REST

American band Skeletonwitch mix elements of classic metal, thrash, death and black metal to produce songs which hook listeners. Formed in 2003, the band have released five studio albums to date, the most recent being Serpents Unleashed (2013). Tomorrow, they will be supported by Australian death metal band Eternal Rest and a few local metal acts, including Chugga Ritual and Narfat.

Where: 28 Aliwal Street MRT: Bugis When: Tomorrow, from 4pm Admission: $52 from www.eventbrite.sg, Roxy Records at Excelsior Shopping Centre, Inokii at Far East Plaza & Hear Records at Burlington Square. $65 at the door


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ESPLANADE PRESENTS ELECTRIC AVENUE

Electronic music takes centre stage this weekend as the Esplanade presents a smorgasbord of refreshing originals from young local musicians. Experience the booms, blips and beats created by beatmakers including Weish, sub:shaman, Pixel Apartment and the National University of Singapore Electronic Music Lab's Cosmic Armchair and Ocean's Children.

Where: Esplanade Outdoor Theatre MRT: Esplanade/City Hall When: Today, tomorrow & Sun, various times Admission: Free Info: www.esplanade.com


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REWIND FEATURING JOZIF

London-based house music producer and DJ Jozif will enthral the crowd with his ambient and low-slung rhythms at Club Kyo's Rewind night. Jozif, known for his quirky choice of beats, dramatic strings and brass, was one of London's most in-demand DJs in 2010, putting out releases on highly respected dance music labels including Vitalik Recordings and Wolf + Lamb. Since then, he has continued to put out new mixes and podcasts and has kept himself busy touring the world.

Where: Club Kyo, 133 Cecil Street, B1-02 Keck Seng Tower MRT: Raffles Place When: Today, from 10pm Admission: $20 for women & $25 for men (includes one standard drink)