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Lykke Li [15 Sep 2011|12:29pm]

Hi guys,

I'm looking for a pair of tix to Lykke Li, Sep 21 at Esplanade Concert Hall. If you're selling or know someone who is, please let me know. Any section is fine. Thanks!!

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City Chinese Orchestra: 四季回响 Harmonies of the Seasons [12 Sep 2011|07:56am]

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Harmonies of the Seasons

Date: 18 Sep 2011 (Sunday)
Time: 5 pm
Venue: Esplanade Concert Hall
Ticket Prices (not inclusive of SISTIC charges):
Standard - $20*, $26*, $32*, $38 (excluding SISTIC charges).
Concession available for Full Time Students, NSFs and Senior Citizens: $16, $21 and $26 respectively.

Special offers: This show is available for the Keppel Nights 50% subsidy, for Cat 1 ($38) tickets. Whilst stocks last.

Direct link to SISTIC to purchase tickets: http://www.sistic.com.sg/cms/events/index.html?contentCode=season0911

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City Chinese Orchestra proudly presents a stirring evening of well-loved classic Chinese musical works in Harmonies of the Seasons 《四季回响》. The repertoire will comprise of famous compositions such as the Four Seasons Suite 《春、夏、秋、冬》composed by Lu Liang Hui.

Banhu maestro Huo Yong Gang will also lead the orchestra in the classic Banhu Concerto The Seasons Suite《四季套曲》composed by the late Huqin maestro Liu Ming Yuan.
Renowned Guanzi maestro Hou Yan Qiu from China will join the Orchestra in performing classic works such as River Flows《江河水》 amongst others. The Orchestra will also première an exciting new composition by resident composer Li Chong Wang.

Allow the orchestra to bring you an enchanting experience of the beauty and intricacies of the four seasons through their interpretation of the picturesque scenes of the seasons,

Established in 1974, City Chinese Orchestra is highly regarded not only in Singapore but also in Asia and beyond. Led by Conductor and Cultural Medallion recipient, Tay Teow Kiat, the orchestra has successfully performed both locally and in numerous cities in China, and has received numerous favourable reviews.

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Esplanade and City CO Presents: Scenic Sounds of the Grassland 花好月圆 — 《草原之夜》 [10 Sep 2010|08:53am]

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Scenic Sounds of the Grassland
花好月圆 — 《草原之夜》
City Chinese Orchestra, in collaboration with Esplanade
19 Sep 2010 (Sun)
Esplanade Concert Hall
Tickets: $25*, $35, $45 (not incld SISTIC charges)
*Concession ticket price - $18

URL: http://www.esplanade.com/edm/moonfest/2010/scenic/index_en.html

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Request? [12 May 2010|08:15pm]

I'm looking for a chinese song.

Yesterday, 11/05/10 (either that or 10/05/10), I was listening to 100.3 at about 6:40-50 am and this Chinese song played.

The tune is very poppy, and had the word "feng" in the chorus. It's by a male singer (at least I kept hearing a male voice...). There are some parts where the pitch will go a little high.

I know this sounds extremely vague and tough, but I really love the tune of the song and thus hope if there's anyone out there who knows what the song is.

I thought this post would go here because it's kinda related to music and Singapore (because it's being played here... )

Any help is appreciated! :)
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For he's a Jolly (g)Oddfellow [26 Mar 2010|04:49pm]

"This weekend is going to be life-changing for me," he says...

See also: the Facebook event page here.
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Storytelling - featuring The Analog Girl [10 Mar 2010|11:34am]

i-AM 2010 presents: Storytelling

photo credit: Julius Landau

When: 28 March 2010, 8.00PM
Where: Singapore Art Museum: The Glass Hall
Pricing: $15 (pre-sale), $20 (at the door)
Tickets available at http://www.tdc.sg/events/details.aspx?eid=6546 or by emailing ili.razid@mylasalle.sg!

Armed with a kaleidoscope of musical gadgets and toys, The Analog Girl will take you on a musical odyssey of myths and legends in Storytelling, an intimate evening of electronic tunes held at the Singapore Art Museum: The Glass Hall. Undoubtedly a femme fatale of the local music scene, The Analog Girl’s unique and seductive sound will be sure to mesmerize, bringing down the barriers between the artist and the audience as she shares her musical stories of love and the universe.

Organised and conceptualised by Diploma in Arts Management students as part of the LASALLE SHOW 2010.
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Austin Power :: Pinholes get set for Texas! [04 Mar 2010|05:07pm]

BLAZIN' SADDLES :: Pinholes SXSW Fundraiser Fun on Friday
Friday, March 5, 2010 :: 8:00pm - 11:00pm
HOME CLUB, The Riverewalk, 20 Upper Circular Road, Singapore

The Pinholes
The Rejeks
The Lost Hat

Bukit Batok's smiling ambassadors of sound are following in the footsteps of Singapore bands Electrico, Great Spy Experiment and I Am David Sparkle, to make an appearance at the SXSW festival held in Austin, Texas. That's in the USA.

This gig is someone's bright idea to raise a little bitty for Pinholes' Texas kitty - to make some duit so the boys can do it - before they fly off next week.

Entry: $15 at the door; $10 (w/ student pass)

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Scenes of Suzhou, Art of Jiangnan - An Evening of Pingtan Music [28 Feb 2010|10:27pm]

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Scenes of Suzhou, Art of Jiangnan - An Evening of Pingtan Music

Date: 7 March 2010 (Sunday)
Time: 5 pm
Venue: Victoria Concert Hall

Ticket Prices (not inclusive of SISTIC charges):
Standard - $18, $24
Concessions for students, NSF and senior citizens - $16, $20

Special offers: This show is available for the Keppel Nights 50% subsidy, for Cat 2 ($18) tickets. Whilst stocks last.

Programme Description

Suzhou Pingtan 评弹 is a narrative art form that combines Pinghua 评话 (storytelling) and Tanci 弹词 (singing with the accompaniment of a stringed instrument). A Pingtan performance usually comprises of Pingtan artists singing and narrating stories in Suzhou dialect, self-accompanied on Sanxian and Pipa. It is native to Suzhou and flourished during the reign of Emperor Qianlong of the Qing Dynasty. In the course of its four-hundred year history, it has gained much popularity and become a distinguished art form in the Jiangnan area.

The City Chinese Orchestra is privileged to have with us distinguished Pingtan performers Zhang Bi Hua (张碧华) and Cai Xiao Hua (蔡小华). Zhang is an esteemed successor of Lidiao Pingtan 丽调评弹, a specific school of Pingtan, and Cai is a first-rate performer with the Nanjing Military Cultural Unit (Administrative Division). The mother-daughter duo will present classic pieces such as Moon’s Reflection on Erquan Spring 《二泉映月》 and When Will You Return 《何日君再来》.

In addition, renowned local Erhu artistes Wang Gui Ying (王桂英) and Ling Hock Siang (林傅强) will also perform erhu concerto Song of the Li Tune 《丽歌行》 and Shanghainese opera tune Embroidered Pouch 《绣荷包》 under the baton of Cultural Medallion recipient Tay Teow Kiat.


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[14 Jan 2010|08:29pm]

Fri, 15 Jan 2010. 9pm till 2am
, Bali Lane, Singapore 
DJ MiLuvYouLooongTam (aka Roger) presents: 
Glorious eclectica spun by his very self
plus live music from: 
WeGANG super-singalong-a-six-piece

The Facebook event page is here: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=445357380007

Power of Pop says "Here’s one for the S-ROCK fan... two creative, iconoclastic S-ROCK bands that prize wit in their presentation of good ol’ rock ‘n’ roll, principally of the Brit persuasion". 

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HAPPY NEW YEAH! [29 Dec 2009|06:09pm]

A lively gathering with live music at P.O.W :: The Prince of Wales
101 Dunlop Street, Little India (between Sim Lim and Serangoon), Singapore
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
8 till Late

Basement In My Loft Smart songs that might be new-to-you but sound like classics by the chorus. You'll be jones-ing for more as these well-versed men transform sleepy rust into pure rock n' roll gold.
Pinholes Well-dressed gents with the preferred mode of retro-a go-go to greet the future with a smile.
Etc Party like its 1999 (ie. worry about the Y2K virus, Nostradumus & whatever else you got)
We GANG Get friendly with dysfunctional family fun, as if Iggy went Pop with a chorus of hot blitzkrieg bops. Singalong a six-piece!
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Heart of Darkness (5th Dec 2009) [25 Nov 2009|10:46am]


Featuring: DJ Murderfreak , DJ Saito Nagasaki (Aesgrade), DJ Cosmic Battlefield (Cosmic Armchair)
Music: EBM, Electro, Industrial, Darkwave, Future Pop, Gothic, 80s
Cover: $12
Age limit: 18 and above

Note: Heart of Darkness will continue on every first saturday of the month* at NOVA in 2010!

RSVP at our Facebook page HERE
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BUZZCOCKS :: SINGAPORE :: 27 NOV 09 [10 Nov 2009|07:19pm]

Like it says on the Facebook Event page here:  

27 November, 2009

Supporting guests:
 Etc http://www.myspace.com/abcdetc
 Abuse the Youth http://www.myspace.com/abusetheyouth
The poster looks like this:

Has anyone else ever made the observation that Shelley is a Romantic Poet? 


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ALTERNATION (feat. Absinthe Garden: Goth Art Exhibition) [04 Oct 2009|01:29pm]


Join us as we initiate the new wave of goth parties with revival of ALTERNATION, Singapore’s longest running alternative music night on record. Come 16th October, the interiors of DXO will drip macabre, melancholy and madness as befitting its patrons of eternal night. Hosted by Singapore Dark Alternative Movement (SDAM), the purveyor of Singapore’s only dedicated alternative music events, Alternation will feature, no holds barred, the sickest and harshest of Goth/Industrial/EBM from international club circuits. Those familiar with our goth parties will know this, but for the uninitiated, brace yourselves as our resident deckmasters MENTOR (X’ho) and MURDERFREAK unleash fiery inferno upon the dance floor.

In addition, we bring you a more gothic goodness in the form of ABSINTHE GARDEN. This art exhibit is a non-profit effort on the part of SDAM to showcase local alternative talents to the general public as well as media. Proudly curated in the Nest of DXO, we have gathered for your pleasure, an eclectic mix of six active local artists with a penchant for twisted tragedy. When chandeliers cast their sultry glow upon their heartworks, each of them will take you down the road less travelled--if you will but keep an open mind. What the dark and alternative means to each artist converge into the tenet: Marrying the weird and the wonderful with positively no discrimination, while striking contrast to the everyday with wicked relish.

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RSVP your attendance at our Facebook page HERE!
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Peace Off :: Love On (on 9/11) [11 Sep 2009|05:14pm]

Etc is honoured to be included in tonight's smiling line-up of new bands featuring old friends: We GANG, CloseApart and The Guilt.

fun starts at 8pm at CrawlSpace behind Straits Records. North Bridge Rd. Near Bugis. Kg Glam. Singapore. FREE BANDUNG.

poster designed by Kevin Barrios
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My Mosaic Wall - a note wall to call your own (26 Sep 09) [04 Sep 2009|02:44pm]

 My Mosaic Wall, a Community Art Event

Date: 26 September 2009 (Sat)
Venue: Serangoon Garden, Maju Ave 
Cost: Free
My Mosaic Wall: 2pm to 5pm
Flea Market: 2pm to 6pm
Mid-Autumn Festivities: 6pm to 8pm

Guest-of-Honour: Mrs Lim Hwee Hwa (Minister, Prime Minister's Office, 2nd Minister for Finance & Transport and MP for Aljunied GRC and Advisor to Serangoon GROs) 

There will also be a Cheque Presentation where Mrs Lim Hwee Hwa will be invited to accepting the cheque on behalf of our beneficiary SACS Family Care Centre. 

Visit our website at www.myvillage.com.sg and get started! 
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Heart of Darkness - 5th Sep 2009 [31 Aug 2009|12:59am]


August may have come and gone but the enthrallment still lives on as September promises to be a captivating month, starting off with Heart Of Darkness on 5th September. Brought to you by the Singapore Dark Alternative Dark Movement, it has received rave reviews from Timeout Singapore as their 'number one choice for alternative entertainment' and revellers who have attended past events can certainly attest to that fact.

Happening at the dark enclave known as NOVA, rest your weary bodies and retreat with a bottle of Jack Daniels while enjoying the atmosphere or liberalise your body and dance the night away as disc distorters Lique (Diol), Saito Nagasaki (Aesgrade) and Cosmic Battlefield (Cosmic Armchair) spin their refined selection of EBM, electro-industrial and gothic as the music enraptures your darkened souls for the night.

Let it be an unforgettable night and one to reminisce as Heart Of Darkness promises to teleport you into a realm that embraces you with open arms for the scent of darkness is simply irresistible.

For more information:
SDAM Portal and Forum – http://www.sdam.sg
SDAM Livejournal - http://singaporegoths.livejournal.com
SDAM Facebook community - http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=5512868844

Please RSVP for the event here HERE
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Etc :: (How to) Singapore Idle 123456789 [05 Aug 2009|06:31pm]

'Never Mind the Taufiks... Don't Stop Till You Hady Enough!'

Etc gets out of the traction and into the action, after recent their brushes with the grim sisters of Illness and Accident.

Etc :: (How To) Singapore Idle One
Thursday, August 6, 2009 :: 9:00pm
P.O.W :: The Prince of Wales
101 Dunlop Street
Little India (between Sim Lim and Serangoon)

Join the two-man power-duo of Etc as they dust themselves down to shack off the shackles that recently kept them off the road. Harvey Etc celebrates surviving lurgee, man-flu & jetlag; while Ben Etc is over the worst of the bloodloss, bruising & abrasions of the horrific crash-landing that ended his recent unscheduled and involuntary trip through space.

They're probably just as dazed & confused as they usually are, but that's not to stop them shaking off the maladies and bringing back the melodies as they unveil their Summer Collection of old favourites and new would-be classics for all your Singapore Idle psychopop & bop needs.

And if you want to join the Facebook's Etc Enthusiasts United clicking here should get you there.

Be happy. Be well. See you soon.
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Heart of Darkness - 22nd August 2009 [30 Jul 2009|01:06am]


On Saturday 22 August 2009, a night of wicked wonders comes your way as the Singapore Dark Alternative Movement (SDAM) unleashes Heart of Darkness, critically-acclaimed by Timeout Singapore as their ‘number one choice for alternative entertainment’. Turn away from the light of day and find your soul’s sanctuary at NOVA, a lair of lachrymose for the disparate respite with black thrones, Jack Daniels and mirrorballs. DJ alchemists Lique (Diol), Mentor (aka X'Ho) and Cosmic Battlefield (Benjamin Ang from Cosmic Armchair) weave up potent elixirs of EBM, electro-industrial and gothic soundscapes to electrify, devour and enthrall.

Sinister spirits, come dressed in your darkest nines for surrender to the blackness. Make merry under the moon and let music become your elecampane with your favourite poison in tow. Heart of Darkness will immortalise your senses in kaleidoscopic proportions, in a maleficent maelstrom to intoxicate like none other.

Date: 22nd August 2009 (Saturday)
Time: 9pm – 4 am
Venue: NOVA, 29 Carpenter Street (opposite Clarke Quay MRT / Central), #06-00, Safra Game Haven
Cover Charge: $12
Age limit: 18 and above

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For more information:
SDAM Portal and Forum – http://www.sdam.sg
SDAM Livejournal - http://singaporegoths.livejournal.com
SDAM Facebook community - http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=5512868844
NOVA - http://www.thenova.sg/

RSVP at our Facebook page HERE
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Heart of Darkness (18 July 2009) [02 Jul 2009|09:03pm]


Come July 18 and August 22, the latest night of malevolence from the Singapore Dark Alternative Movement promises to assimilate more of the hardest and darkest tracks from around the global alternative circuit.

HEART OF DARKNESS will bring you the best of Industrial / Goth / EBM in the revival of Singapore's premiere goth party of the not-so-distant past. Revel in the primal contagious rhythm layered over the blistering hits--culminating in the lushest and rawest party fit to do your collective rivetheads in. The usual suspects at the decks of fucking doom are our beloved regulars:

- 21:30 to 23:30 DJ Lique
- 23:30 to 1:00 DJ Mentor
- 1:00 to 3:00 DJ Cosmic Battlefield

So come dressed to distress and experience the premium goth vibe with a glass of absinthe or two as the Singapore Dark Alternative Movement (SDAM) shows you once again what the local goth scene is really about.

HEART OF DARKNESS has previously won critical acclaim in Time Out magazine's Singapore Edition as the Number 1 critic's choice, ranking above quite a few mainstream clubs and parties. Just so you know, we aren't talking out of our asses.


RSVP at our Facebook Community! HERE
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Encore - A Decade of Dreams from the Red Chamber《梦系红楼》— 十年回顾 [02 Jul 2009|12:56am]

City Chinese Orchestra
《梦系红楼》—— 十年回顾
A Decade of Dreams from the Red Chamber

Date: 8 August 2009 (Saturday)
Time: 7.30 PM
Venue: Esplanade Concert Hall

Ticket Prices: $21, $28, $38, $48 (not inclusive of SISTIC charges)
Concessions: $18, $24, $32, $40 (for students, NSF and Senior Citizens aged 55 and above)

Ticketing agent: SISTIC. Hotline: (65) 6348 5555, SISTIC Website: www.sistic.com.sg, All authorised SISTIC outlets island-wide
Schools will be able to use the Tote Board Arts Grant to subsidise 60% of ticket price.
Keppel Nights 50% subsidy is available for Category 2 ($38) and Category 3 ($28) tickets, whilst stocks last. Students and Senior Citizens can enjoy the subsidy if a valid ID is shown at the ticketing counter. Members of the public can find out more about the subsidy by visiting www.keppelnights.com.
For more information, please email us at info@cityco.com.sg or visit our website at www.cityco.com.sg.
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