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Gigs picks: Zoukout 2015, Perfume Genius, Unstoppable 3, Stopgap and more

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ZOUKOUT 2015

Get ready for some sleepless nights as ZoukOut rolls onto Siloso Beach. The line-up of DJs includes big names such as Armin van Buuren, Tiesto and Oliver Heldens, as well as home-grown talents such as Jeremy Boon and Attagirl!.

Costumed buskers and art installations add to the festival experience.

WHERE: Sentosa, Siloso Beach MRT: HarbourFront WHEN: Dec 11, 8pm - 5am; Dec 12, 8pm - 8am ADMISSION: $168 for Dec 11, $178 for Dec 12 and $258 for two-day package from Sistic (go to www.sistic.com.sg or call 6348-5555). INFO: zoukout. com/2015/

Boon Chan


SLEEPWALKER: PERFUME GENIUS (USA) LIVE IN SINGAPORE

Seattle's Mike Hadreas performs under the moniker Perfume Genius, and his music explores sexuality as well as his struggle with Crohn's disease, an inflammatory bowel disease.

His latest album Too Bright (2014), dazzled critics, with respected music site Pitchfork noting: "These songs feel less like songs and more like treasures, ones that fill you with power and wisdom."

WHERE: Tab, 02-29 Orchard Hotel, 442 Orchard Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Today, 6pm ADMISSION: $55 from perfumegenius.peatix.com

Boon Chan


UNSTOPPABLE 3 AUTOGRAPH SESSION

Taiwan-based singers Bii (above), Ian Chen and Dino Lee (who also stars in the hit movie Our Times) are not a band, but their music has been cleverly packaged together on the album Unstoppable 3 - Epochal Times. For fans, this means they get to meet three idols at one go when it comes to promotional activities.

Those who are unable to get tickets for tomorrow's private showcase (through a contest held by music streaming service KKBOX) can still catch them at their autograph session in Eastpoint Mall on Sunday.

WHERE: Eastpoint Mall, main atrium MRT: Simei WHEN: Sunday, 4pm ADMISSION: Those who bought any of their albums individually are allowed to queue for autographs only. Photo opportunity is limited to the first 100 fans who buy the CD bundles on sale only on the event day.

Boon Chan


ANISE - INWARD EP LAUNCH

A budding home-grown singer-songwriter, Anise (above) has been making a name for herself in the local gig circuit with songs that are tender yet visceral.

She launches her debut EP, Inward, with a gig and will be backed by fellow musicians Kim Eun Hyung (who performs as Kindakid), Daphne Tan and Zhong Ren Koh (also known as Plate).

WHERE: Play Den, The Arts House, 1 Old Parliament Lane MRT: City Hall/Raffles Place WHEN: Sunday, 8pm ADMISSION: $20 from aniseinwardsep.peatix.com

Eddino Abdul Hadi


STOPGAP - TOTEMS ALBUM LAUNCH

Indie rock band Stopgap (above), winner of the National Arts Council's Noise Singapore music prize in 2013, will release Totems, their debut album, with a launch show. A familiar name in local music festivals such as Baybeats and Ignite!, the quintet will play a set featuring opening acts, gif and wyd:syd.

WHERE: *Scape The Ground Theatre, 04-01, 2 Orchard Link MRT: Somerset WHEN: Today, 7pm ADMISSION: Pay-as-you-wish and album will be sold at the door at $18

Eddino Abdul Hadi

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 04, 2015, with the headline 'GigsPicks'. Print Edition | Subscribe