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Gigs Picks: Yellowcard, Jaime Wong, Us The Duo and more

(From left) Bassist Josh Portman, guitarist Ryan Mendez, frontman Ryan Key, and violinist Sean Mackin of US pop punk band Yellowcard. The band will be performing in Singapore this week. -- PHOTO: RAZOR & TIE RECORDS
(From left) Bassist Josh Portman, guitarist Ryan Mendez, frontman Ryan Key, and violinist Sean Mackin of US pop punk band Yellowcard. The band will be performing in Singapore this week. -- PHOTO: RAZOR & TIE RECORDS

YELLOWCARD – BACK IN SINGAPORE

American pop-punk band Yellowcard – best known for hits such as Ocean Avenue and Lights And Sounds and for being one of the few bands in the genre to have a violin player – are back. Their gig is part of a current tour in support of their seventh studio album, Lift A Sail, which sees the band in uncharted territory with a new alt-rock influenced sound.

Where: The Coliseum, Hard Rock Hotel Singapore, Resorts World Sentosa MRT: HarbourFront When: Wed, 8pm Admission: $78, $68 (with purchase of four or more tickets) from yellowcard.peatix.com & $98 on gig day & at the door


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ORIGINALS SING FEATURING THE LITTLE GIANT + JAIME WONG

Two of the home-grown music scene’s up and coming singer-songwriters and alumni of mentorship programme Noise Singapore get together for this show. Jaime Wong, who has an upcoming EP, was the recipient of the Noise Singapore Award for Music in 2012, while Hilary Yang, who performs under the monicker The Little Giant, was part of this year’s Noise talents.

Where: Artistry, 17 Jalan Pinang MRT: Bugis When: Wed, 8pm Admission: $10 at the door


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US THE DUO - LIVE IN SINGAPORE!

Californian husband and wife pair Michael and Carissa Alvarado, better known as Us The Duo, are very popular on video-sharing sites Vine - with more than three million followers - and YouTube, where they have clocked more than 23 million views. Their gig here will be supported by home-grown indie-folk sensation Gentle Bones.

Where: Kallang Theatre, Stadium Walk MRT: Stadium When: Wed, 8pm Admission: $58, $78 & $98 from Sistic (go to www.sistic.com.sg or call 6348-5555)


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REVOCATION – LIVE IN SINGAPORE

American technical death/thrash band Revocation have been making waves in the metal press for their complex and multifarious tunes. They play their debut gig here in support of Deathless, their album released in October.

Where: The Substation, 45 Armenian Street MRT: City Hall When: Mon, 6.30pm Admission: $57 from Roxy Records & Trading (Excelsior Shopping Centre, 02-15) & Inokii (Far East Plaza, 03-30), $65 at the door


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THE DRUMS – LIVE IN SG

Brooklyn indie-pop outfit The Drums are back again. This time, Jonny Pierce and Jacob Graham have a new batch of songs from Encyclopedia, their third album released in September and they are performing here for the first time since the group downsized to a duo. Expect to hear fresh tunes such as Magic Mountain and I Can’t Pretend live off the new record.

Where: TAB, 442 Orchard Road MRT: Orchard When: Today, 7.30pm Admission: $70 from tickets.eventclique.com/ symmetry, $90 at the door