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Gig Picks: No Party For Cao Dong, Ajmain and more

PHOTOS: ESPLANADE - THEATRES ON THE BAY, LAMC PRODUCTIONS, LYTHA CHEN
PHOTOS: ESPLANADE - THEATRES ON THE BAY, LAMC PRODUCTIONS, LYTHA CHEN

NO PARTY FOR CAO DONG - SAME OLD SAME OLD WORLD TOUR 2018

Taiwanese indie band No Party For Cao Dong won big at the Golden Melody Awards last year, picking up gongs for Best New Artist and Best Musical Group. The rockers also took home the trophy for Song Of The Year for Simon Says, off their debut album The Servile. Expect them to be anything but docile in their live performance though.

WHERE: Esplanade Annexe Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade WHEN: July 22, 8pm ADMISSION: $45 from 2018kkboxsg.kktix.cc/events/caodong-485n6392, $55 at the door

PESTA RAYA: MALAY FESTIVAL OF ARTS 2018

FIRST 10 YEARS

Singapore-born singer-songwriter Imran Ajmain's debut radio single was Sudah Tu Sudah in 2006. He has since released four albums, with a fifth in the pipeline. The Kuala Lumpur-based artist will be performing soulful Malay ballads and new songs at his homecoming gig.

WHERE: Esplanade Recital Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade WHEN: Today, 8pm ADMISSION: $27 from www.esplanade.com

TARAKUCHA!

Tarakucha!, a band which play jazz with a Malaysian twist, are the brainchild of Malaysian singer and actor Sean Ghazi (above). They celebrate the country's musical heritage with songs by the likes of P. Ramlee and Sudirman. The concert features supporting vocals by actress-singer Ida Mariana (below).

WHERE: Esplanade Annexe Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade WHEN: Tomorrow, 8 and 10pm ADMISSION: $27 from www.esplanade.com

ASH - LIVE IN SINGAPORE

Northern Irish band Ash (above) are probably best known for their power pop hits like Girl From Mars, Kung Fu and Burn Baby Burn. Their most recent album is islands (2018), which music website New Musical Express hailed as being "as ferocious and catchy as ever".

WHERE: Hard Rock Cafe Singapore, 02-01 HPL House, 50 Cuscaden Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: July 31, 9pm ADMISSION: $118 from Sistc (call 6348-5555 or go to www.sistic.com.sg)

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 13, 2018, with the headline 'Gig Picks'. Print Edition | Subscribe