Baybeats is back and, like every year, thousands will throng the bayside stages at the Esplanade to catch the creme of the local music scene. One of the choice acts to catch this year is eclectic troubadour Inch Chua, who is back here from her United States stint, with not just a closing set on the second night of the festival but also a new book, Between The Devil & The Deep Blue Sea. With 36 home-grown and regional acts, there is a little something for all tastes too, such as the contemplative tunes of singer-songwriter Deon Toh and the rage and emotion of post-hardcore outfit Villes.
Where: Various venues within the Esplanade MRT: Esplanade When: Today, from 6.15pm, tomorrow & Sunday, from 3.30pm Admission: Free Info: www.baybeats.com.sg
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2014 2NE1 WORLD TOUR ALL OR NOTHING IN SINGAPORE
South Korean female quartet 2NE1 ooze attitude, rocking out on stage with
their brand of hip-hop and dance-pop. This is their second world tour after 2012's New Evolution and they have a few more hits since then, including Falling In Love and Missing You.
Where: Indoor Stadium MRT: Stadium When: Tomorrow, 7pm Admission: $138 - $268 tickets available from Singapore Sports Hub (call 6333-5000 or go to sportshubtix.sg or a SingPost outlet)
ALICE NINE TOUR 2014: SUPERNOVA SYMPHONIA
At 2012's Sundown Festival, Japanese visual kei rock band Alice Nine impressed with a tight set. This time, the band are back with their own gig to mark their 10th anniversary in music. Over the course of their career, they have blasted out hits such as Vandalize and Jewels.
Where: The Coliseum, Hard Rock Hotel, Resorts World Sentosa MRT: HarbourFront When: Tomorrow, 8pm Admission: $98 (standard) & $138 (VIP) from alicenine-singapore.peatix.com
LATE NITE @ ESPLANADE: EVOLUTION BY VANDETTA
In her solo outing under the Vandetta moniker, home-grown songstress Vanessa Fernandez has been making waves with her soulful vocals and forward-sounding electronic grooves. Peddling genres ranging from downtempo electronic ambience to minimalist R&B and with roots in hip-hop, the singer is feted by critics from music bible Pitchfork and was one of the first local acts to be featured at indie music festival Laneway earlier this year.
Where: Esplanade Recital Studio MRT: Esplanade When: Today, 9.30pm Admission: $25 from Sistic (go to www.sistic.com.sg or call 6348-5555)
THE VAULT IMAGINARIUM
Upscale bistro lounge The Vault celebrates its second year this weekend with a two-night soiree. While resident DJs Ramesh K, Brendon P, Kenneth Francis, Titus, Anand and Raeburn take to the decks tonight, tomorrow night will see a set by famed British DJ and tastemaker Thris Tian from underground music show Boiler Room TV.
Where: The Vault, 23 Circular Road MRT: Clarke Quay/Raffles Place When: Today & tomorrow, from 9pm Admission: Free, but RSVP at bit.ly/thevaultimaginarium