MOSAIC MUSIC WEEKEND
The Esplanade's acclaimed series of gigs under the banner of Mosaic is back in a festival format. As with past outings, the selection of acts - both ticketed and free - spans genres from indie rock and jazz to electronica and folk.
Highlights include Irish singer- songwriter Lisa Hannigan and British singer-songwriter Patrick Wolf playing their first shows here in a double bill; indie rock duo Tomgirl launching their first album and making their live debut; and South Korean electro-synth group Idiotape making their return here.
WHERE: Various venues in the Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade WHEN: Today to Sunday, various times ADMISSION: Ticketed gigs from $25 to $88, with various concessions, from Sistic (call 6348-5555 or go to www.sistic.com.sg). Other shows are free INFO: esplanade.com/mosaic
ANNEXE SESSIONS: IN EACH HAND A CUTLASS
Progressive rock outfit In Each Hand A Cutlass (photo) - recently announced as one of the home-grown acts the Esplanade is working closely with in its Mosaic Associate Artist programme - will play at the arts centre's newest venue, the Esplanade Annexe Studio. The show is the first stop of the quintet's The Kraken tour, which will see them perform several shows in Singapore, Australia and China.
WHERE: Annexe Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive, Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay MRT: Esplanade WHEN: Today, 11pm ADMISSION: $15 with one drink (tickets at the door, cash only)
SIMPLE PLAN TAKING ONE FOR THE TEAM TOUR SINGAPORE
French-Canadian band Simple Plan (photo) have been churning out perky pop punk hits such as Perfect, Welcome To My Life and Summer Paradise since the early 2000s. Their gig here is part of the global tour in support of their fifth and latest album, Taking One For The Team, released earlier this year.
WHERE: The Coliseum, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Hard Rock Hotel Singapore, Resorts World Sentosa MRT: HarbourFront WHEN: Monday, 8pm ADMISSION: $138 from Sistic, $158 at the door
EP RELEASE SHOW: BOXCHILD
Post-hardcore quartet Boxchild (photo) - one of the rising new acts under the National Arts Council's Noise Music Mentorship programme - will release their self-titled debut EP with this launch show. The band's set will be preceded by fellow home-grown acts, metal band Sangriento and math rock band Forests.
WHERE: Aliwal Arts Centre, 28 Aliwal Street MRT: Bugis WHEN: Tomorrow, 6.30pm ADMISSION: $10 from boxchildep.peatix.com
Singer- songwriter Sezairi's (photo) new songs from his debut English EP come from the heart and were inspired by his recent marriage. The former Singapore Idol winner will sing the tunes, including Spotify viral hit Fire To The Floor, live for the first time. Limited copies of the self-titled EP in vinyl will be sold at the show.
WHERE: Twitter Singapore, 138 Market Street MRT: Telok Ayer WHEN: Today, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $25 for entry only, $30 for entry plus vinyl and meet-and- greet, from sezairilive.peatix.com