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Wicked Aura presents Beginning The End, the album/vinyl launch & concert, Urban Ventures X House Of Noise, and more

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WICKED AURA PRESENTS BEGINNING THE END, THE ALBUM/VINYL LAUNCH & CONCERT

The home-grown scene's most established percussive rock troupe, Wicked Aura, released a smashing album, Beginning The End, a few months ago. The band will mark the release of the vinyl version of the album with this show, which includes a listening party and a meet-and-greet session.

WHERE: Esplanade Annexe Studio, The Esplanade, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade  WHEN: Sunday, 6pm ADMISSION: $15 for entry only, $50 for entry plus vinyl album, both from btelaunch.peatix.com; $18 at the door


 

JAMES TAYLOR & HIS ALL-STAR BAND IN CONCERT

Iconic American singer-songwriter James Taylor (photo) - the baritone voice behind classic tunes such as You've Got A Friend, Country Road and Sweet Baby James - is back to do a show here. He will perform with a backing band made up of acclaimed names including drummer Steve Gadd and guitarist Michael Landau.

WHERE: The Star Theatre, 1 Vista Exchange Green MRT: Buona Vista WHEN: Tuesday, 8pm ADMISSION: $98 to $288 from Sistic (go to www.sistic.com.sg or call 6348-5555)


JOE SATRIANI - SURFING TO SHOCKWAVE TOUR 2017 - LIVE IN SINGAPORE

American maestro Joe Satriani (photo) is one of the world's most renowned rock guitarists. With 15 solo albums under his belt, which include bestsellers Surfing With The Alien (1987) and Flying In A Blue Dream (1989), he is also known for having taught other acclaimed rock guitarists such as Steve Vai and Metallica's Kirk Hammet.

WHERE: Kallang Theatre, 1 Stadium Walk MRT: Stadium WHEN: Tuesday, 8pm ADMISSION: $108 to $428 from Sistic


URBAN VENTURES X HOUSE OF NOISE

Keong Saik Road will be closed for this street party that features music, food and activities such as face-painting and artwork by SKL0.

There will be performances by the 21 budding music talents from the National Arts Council's Noise Singapore music mentorship programme, including singer-songwriters Falling Feathers and Ffion Williams, as well as bands such as Supersect and Bakers In Space.

WHERE: Keong Saik Road MRT: Outram Park WHEN: Tomorrow, from 3.30pm ADMISSION: Free


SPEAKLOW! SPEAKEASY MUSIC SESSIONS VOL. 7 (THE TIME IS NOW)

Veteran bassist and singer Christy Smith (photo), a renowned name in the jazz scene here, takes centre stage in this intimate performance. He will hold a dialogue session to discuss his views on jazz and its impact on the music scene here. WHERE: The Music Parlour, 04-02 Peninsula Shopping Centre, 3 Coleman Street MRT: City Hall WHEN: Today, 7pm ADMISSION: From $25 at thetimeisnow.peatix.com; $30 at the door

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 17, 2017, with the headline 'Gigs Picks'. Print Edition | Subscribe