MELISSA KOK RECOMMENDS

Gigs picks: Rodrigo y Gabriela, Oriole Creates, Poptart and more

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MOSAIC MUSIC SERIES: RODRIGO Y GABRIELA

Mexican acoustic guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela, known for their fast-paced, largely instrumental Latin melodies, will be returning to Singapore after a decade to entertain music lovers with their unique sound. The duo, comprising Rodrigo Sanchez and Gabriela Quintero (both right), impress with their complicated guitarwork with roots in heavy metal. A must-see for all guitar enthusiasts.

Where: Esplanade Concert Hall MRT: Esplanade/City Hall When: Tomorrow, 7.30pm Admission: $48, $68 & $88 from Sistic (call 6348-5555 or go to www.sistic.com.sg)

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#ORIOLECREATES

Oriole Coffee + Bar is brewing a day of fun with art, music and storytelling with a good cup of coffee this weekend. The newly rebranded cafe will be featuring live acoustic performances by local artists, including Tim De Cotta and singer-songwriter Hilary Yang (right), aka The Little Giant. Get personalised poetry, body art and illustrations done at the event too.

Where: Pan Pacific Serviced Suites, 01-01, 96 Somerset Road MRT: Somerset When: Tomorrow, 3pm Admission: Free Tel: 6238-8348

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POPTART: IT’S NOT NEW WAVE, IT’S JUST YOU AND ME

The resident Poptart duo of weelikeme & KiDG (right) return to Kyo for the next instalment of this iconic indie music night, with the best in indie rock, electro, punk, indietronic, power pop and other feel-good alternative classics. Get the party started and sing along to the tunes of The Killers, The xx, Two Door Cinema Club and The Smiths.

Where: Kyo, B1-02, 133 Cecil Street MRT: Raffles Place When: Tonight from 10pm Admission: $20 for women & $25 for men (includes one standard drink) Info: E-mail reservations@clubkyo.com

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LOOF PRESENTS KOLOMBO

Groove to the deep house and tech house tunes when Olivier Gregoire aka Kolombo (right) takes to the decks tomorrow night at rooftop bar Loof. With a huge discography of releases on renowned dance music labels such as Kompakt, Noir Music, Turbo, Future Classic and more, the Belgian DJ-producer’s knack for modern production has also found its way into remixes for the likes of top dance music acts, including Darren Emerson, Booka Shade, Ben Pearce and Tycho.

Where: Loof, 331 North Bridge Road, 03-07 Odeon Towers extension rooftop MRT: City Hall When: Tomorrow, 9pm Admission: Free