BOON CHAN MEDIA CORRESPONDENT & EDDINO ABDUL HADI MUSIC CORRESPONDENT RECOMMEND

Gigs Picks: Triple Jam - Jam Hsiao World Tour Live In Singapore 2015

Taiwan's Jam Hsiao.
Taiwan's Jam Hsiao.PHOTOS: ESPLANADE, HERMAN RAHMAN, MBS, ONE PRODUCTION

TRIPLE JAM - JAM HSIAO WORLD TOUR LIVE IN SINGAPORE 2015

This is a concert for the ears, eyes and nose. The audience will get to enjoy the award-winning pipes of Taiwan's Jam Hsiao, eye-catching costumes and special visual effects, as well as scents that the singer helped to create. Musically, he has shown his versatility by dipping into pop, rock and jazz over seven albums, from his 2008 self-titled debut to 2014's The Song.

WHERE: Singapore Indoor Stadium MRT: Stadium WHEN: Tomorrow, 8pm ADMISSION: $98 - $198 from Sports Hub Tix (www.sportshubtix.sg)

Boon Chan


PESTA RAYA - MALAY FESTIVAL OF ARTS 2015


PHOTO: ESPLANADE

From traditional music to edgy, contemporary sounds, the Esplanade's Pesta Raya concerts showcase the evolution of Malay music through the years. Tonight, singers Aisyah Aziz and Rudy Djoharnaen pay tribute to the songs of Malay music doyenne Nona Asiah at the Esplanade Concert Hall, while one of Malaysia's foremost hip-hop artists, Altimet (left) holds court at the Recital Studio. Tomorrow night sees one of Indonesia's most popular bands, Noah, play at the Concert Hall while experimental quintet Pitahati perform at the Recital Studio.

WHERE: Various venues at the Esplanade MRT: Esplanade WHEN: Today - Sun, various times ADMISSION: Free & ticketed gigs that start at $25 INFO: www.pestaraya.com

Eddino Abdul Hadi


TAKIZAWA KABUKI


PHOTO: MBS

Fans of Japanese pop idol Hideaki Takizawa (left) can finally catch him in action in Singapore. Instead of performing as one-half of Tackey & Tsubasa, he will be the star of a theatre show named after him. Takizawa Kabuki is a modern take on the traditional Japanese form of theatre that is kabuki and infuses elements of pop and technology.

WHERE: Grand Theatre, MasterCard Theatres at Marina Bay Sands MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Tue - Aug 23, 7.30pm (Tue, Wed & Fri), 3 & 7.30pm (Thu & Sat), 3pm (Sun) ADMISSION: $95 - $170 from Sistic (www.sistic.com.sg)

Boon Chan


NOISEMAKERS


PHOTO: HERMAN RAHMAN

Make some noise for local music at an event to showcase past and present musicians from Noise Singapore, an initiative to nurture the creative talents of young people and includes a music mentorship component. The line-up features acts such as pop-rock band The Summer State (left) on Sept 22 and songwriting duo Ciao Turtle on Tuesday.

WHERE: Timbre @ The Substation MRT: City Hall WHEN: Tue, Sept 1, 8, 15 & 22, from 7.15pm ADMISSION: Free with minimum one drink purchase INFO: www.facebook.com/noisesingapore

Boon Chan


EP LAUNCH: AQUILA VASICA X VESSEL

Two upcoming home-grown bands from the most recent Baybeats mentorship programme are releasing their debut EPs with a joint show. Aquila Vasica play what they term electronic post-hardcore and Vessel are influenced by a variety of genres, from metal to jazz. Their compatriots from the local scene, Heir Of Hounds and 7nightsatsea, will open the show.

WHERE: Aliwal Arts Centre, 28 Aliwal Street MRT: Bugis/Lavender WHEN: Tomorrow, 6pm ADMISSION: $12 from peatix.com/event/105905, $15 at the door

Eddino Abdul Hadi

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 14, 2015, with the headline 'Gigs Picks: Triple Jam - Jam Hsiao World Tour Live In Singapore 2015'. Print Edition | Subscribe