EDDINO ABDUL HADI RECOMMENDS

Gigs Picks: One Direction, SingJazz, Incubus and more

ONE DIRECTION – ON THE ROAD AGAIN TOUR 2015

If you want to catch a pop outfit in their prime, head to the One Direction spectacle when they play their first gig in Singapore. Yes, they are a manufactured group, but as far as boybands go, there is no other act in the music scene right now that comes even close in the popularity stakes. Be warned though, the five will be performing to a stadium full of screaming young women, so get those ear-plugs ready.

Where: National Stadium MRT: Stadium When: Wed, 8pm Admission: $88, $128, $148, $168, $188, $198 & $388 from Singapore Sports Hub (call 3158-7888 or go to www.sportshubtix.sg), Singapore Indoor Stadium box office & SingPost outlets


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SINGAPORE INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL 2015

Singapore International Jazz Festival, or SingJazz, is back for its second edition and the line-up casts an even wider net this year. There is a nice mix of talent from British pop powerhouse Jessie J and acid jazz veterans Brand New Heavies to 10-time Grammy winner Bobby McFerrin and Malaysian soul/indie singer-songwriter Yuna. Also playing alongside an international list that includes American trumpeter Chris Botti and instrumental outfit Snarky Puppy are home-grown talents such as jazz maestro Jeremy Monteiro, who plays with Italian organ player Alberto Marsico, talented singer-songwriter Charlie Lim and soul/jazz outfit The Steve McQueens.

Where: Event Plaza at Marina Bay Sands MRT: Bayfront When: Today - Sun, from 3pm Admission: $125 a day. Call 6688-8826 or go to Marina Bay Sands box offices or sing-jazz.com/2015/tickets. Also available from Sistic (call 6348-5555 or go to www.sistic.com.sg) Info: For full line-up & details, go to sing-jazz.com


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LATE NITE @ ESPLANADE – SA: THE PURSUIT

Home-grown three-piece SA, winners of the Noise Singapore Award 2013, are an exceptional outfit that stand out in the local scene with their bold hybrid of traditional music and cutting-edge electronic sounds. Featuring Andy C on the dizi, Natalie Alexandra on the guzheng and Cheryl Ong on drums and percussions, the band’s performance will be bolstered by graphics and videos by visual artists Ila and Wu Jun Han.

Where: Esplanade Recital Studio MRT: Esplanade When: Today, 9.30pm Admission: $25 from Sistic


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INCUBUS LIVE IN SINGAPORE

It has been seven years since modern rock stalwarts Incubus played in Singapore and they spent the last three years on hiatus, but Brandon Boyd and company are back. Having risen out of their alternative rock roots in the late 1990s with mainstream breakthrough third album, Make Yourself, the band’s heady mix of rock, hip-hop and metal has seen them achieve critical and commercial success through signature songs, including Drive, Wish You Were Here and Megalomaniac. Expect to hear them play new tunes off their upcoming EP, Trust Fall (Side A).

Where: The Coliseum, Hard Rock Hotel Singapore, Resorts World Sentosa MRT: HarbourFront When: Monday, 7.30pm Admission: $108 from incubus.peatix.com/ Info: upsurgeproductions.com/event/incubus/