Gigs picks: Singapore Writers Festival, Aaron Kwok De Showy Masquerade World Tour

In Each Hand A Cutlass
In Each Hand A CutlassPHOTOS: IN EACH HAND A CUTLASS, MARINA BAY SANDS, SINGAPURA DUB CLUB, CHYE FONG YEE

SINGAPORE WRITERS FESTIVAL GIGS

The worlds of literature and music come together at this year's Singapore Writers Festival, which will include performances from some of the home-grown music scene's finest independent artists.

The opening night will see Island Of Dreams, a double-bill gig by two experimental and post-rock outfits, In Each Hand A Cutlass , who composed the festival's theme tune, and I Am David Sparkle.

Award-winning New Zealand singer-songwriter Hollie Fullbrook from folk outfit Tiny Ruins will perform on Sunday. And next Thursday, Dimensions And Demons will see authors such as Daren Shiau collaborate with musicians such as Weish in live performances.

WHERE: Victoria Theatre (Island Of Dreams); Chamber, The Arts House (Hollie Fullbrook's Story Songs); Esplanade Recital Studio (Dimensions And Demons) MRT: Raffles Place/ Esplanade WHEN: Today, 8pm (Island Of Dreams); Sunday, 8pm (Hollie Fullbrook's Story Songs); next Thursday, 8pm (Dimensions And Demons) ADMISSION: From $20 from Sistic (call 6348-5555 or go to sistic.com.sgINFO: For full details, go to www.singaporewritersfestival.com

Eddino Abdul Hadi


SINGAPURA DUB CLUB FEATURING U BROWN & CONKARAH


Conkarah


U Brown

A stalwart in the Jamaican reggae scene, U Brown has been an emcee and DJ since the early 1970s and has accompanied renowned acts such as dub icon King Tubby. Joining him is up-and-coming Jamaican reggae star Conkarah , whose original tunes as well as reggae covers of contemporay pop hits have had millions of views on YouTube.

WHERE: Artistry, 17 Jalan Pinang MRT: Bugis WHEN: Sunday, 6pm ADMISSION: $20 from ubrown.peatix.com, $25 at the door

Eddino Abdul Hadi


NOISE ALUMNI CONCERTS & ARTS MARKET


Ellipsis and Wyd:syd 

As part of the 10th birthday celebrations of the National Arts Council's youth initiative, Noise Singapore, alumni of the music mentorship programmes will share the stage at this two-day show.

Today will see established acts such as rapper Shigga Shay perform alongside up-and-coming acts such as indie outfit Ellipsis and Wyd:syd , while tomorrow's line-up includes trailblazers such as Inch Chua and budding acts such as indie quartet Take Two.

WHERE: Lawn @ The Foothills at Fort Canning Park (opposite Liang Court) MRT: Clarke Quay WHEN: Today and tomorrow, 5 to 11pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: For the full line-up, go to www.noisesingapore.com/ Happenings/2015/9/16/Noise-Singapore-2015-Festival

Eddino Abdul Hadi


AARON KWOK DE SHOWY MASQUERADE WORLD TOUR LIVE IN SINGAPORE 2015


Aaron Kwok

No giant revolving stage? No problem. Get ready for a show with special 3D effects, groovy costumes, dance moves and, of course, a repertoire of Mandarin and Cantonese hit songs from Hong Kong singer-actor Aaron Kwok .

His high-octane tracks include the 1990 hit Loving You Never Stop while his ballads include Should I Leave Quietly?.

WHERE: Marina Bay Sands, Sands Grand Ballroom MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Today and tomorrow, 8pm ADMISSION: $68 to $480 from www.marinabaysands.com/ticketing and Sistic

Boon Chan


MIRIAM YEUNG "LET'S BEGIN CONCERT 2015" LIVE IN SINGAPORE

It seems unlikely but Hong Kong Cantopop diva Miriam Yeung has never staged a solo concert in Singapore. The likeable singer- actress finally makes her way here 19 years after the release of her debut album, The Wolf Is Coming (1996).

Her notable numbers include Too Bad I'm An Aquarius, Small City, Important Matter and Maiden's Prayer. Looks like her fans' prayers have finally been answered.

WHERE: Resorts World Theatre, Resorts World Sentosa MRT: HabourFront WHEN: Tomorrow, 8pm ADMISSION: $118 to $238 from Sistic

Boon Chan

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 30, 2015, with the headline '(No headline) - EDPICKS30'. Print Edition | Subscribe