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Zachary Cole Smith.
Zachary Cole Smith.PHOTOS: CHASING DAYLIGHT BAND/FACEBOOK, DIIVNYC/FACEBOOK, IAN LIM, LAMC PRODUCTIONS, TEMASEK HOLDINGS AND NATIONAL ARTS COUNCIL
Chasing Daylight.
Chasing Daylight.PHOTOS: CHASING DAYLIGHT BAND/FACEBOOK, DIIVNYC/FACEBOOK, IAN LIM, LAMC PRODUCTIONS, TEMASEK HOLDINGS AND NATIONAL ARTS COUNCIL

DIIV - LIVE IN SINGAPORE

Making their way to Singapore for the first time are Brooklyn rock band DIIV, which are fronted by musician and model Zachary Cole Smith. Their second album, Is The Is Are, was released last year to mostly positive reviews. It also made it to online magazine Pitchfork's Readers' Top 50 Albums last year.

WHERE: The Pavilion, 01-01 Far East Square, 28 China Street MRT: Telok Ayer WHEN: Sunday, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $65 from ticketbox.sg

CHASING DAYLIGHT: EP LAUNCH

Staying true to their name, Singapore rock band Chasing Daylight's debut self-titled EP is about finding light in dark places. The music video for their debut single, In This Moment, features them performing at Old Kallang Airport.

WHERE: *Scape Ground Theatre, 2 Orchard Link MRT: Orchard WHEN: Tomorrow, 8pm ADMISSION: $20 from chasingdaylight.peatix.com, $25 at the door (cash only)

POP-UP NOISE: THE GREAT SINGAPORE REPLAY

A crop of local acts (below) has collaborated to put a fresh spin on classic Singapore songs, such as Dick Lee's The Mad Chinaman (1989) and Humpback Oak's Circling Square (1994).

Listen to the original and new versions at this celebration of home-grown music.

WHERE: Open area at Clarke Quay Central, 6 Eu Tong Sen Street MRT: Clarke Quay WHEN: Tomorrow, 4pm till late; 4 to 9pm: 10 emerging artists will perform original compositions (20 minutes each); 9.15 to 10.15pm: The Replay Hour!, where artists will perform their reimagined Singapore classics ADMISSION: Free INFO: thegreatsingaporereplay.sg

DASHBOARD CONFESSIONAL - LIVE IN SINGAPORE

Singer-songwriter Chris Carrabba (above, second from left) has performed in Singapore before, but this is the first time he will be here with the rest of American rock band Dashboard Confessional. They broke out in 2003 with their third album A Mark, A Mission, A Brand, A Scar, which contains the hit track, Hands Down.

WHERE: D'Marquee, Downtown East, 1 Pasir Ris Close MRT: Pasir Ris WHEN: Tomorrow Sept 9, 8pm ADMISSION: $88 and $118 from Sistic (call 6348-5555 or go to www.sistic.com.sg)

MUSIC MATTERS LIVE

The seventh edition of this independent music festival takes place over five nights at Chijmes, Hard Rock Cafe, Canvas Club and the various Timbre venues.

Musicians performing include singer-songwriter Ffion (above) from Singapore, math-rock band Elephant Gym from Taiwan and singer-songwriter Rob Moir from Canada.

WHERE: Various MRT: Various WHEN: Tomorrow to Wednesday ADMISSION: Free INFO: musicmatters.asia

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 08, 2017, with the headline 'Gigs Picks'. Print Edition | Subscribe