Wednesday, September 21, 2011

[event] Youth of Today (US) live in Singapore // 14th Oct 2011 @ *scape Lab

YOUTH OF TODAY was formed in Danbury, Connecticut in 1985 by two members of the hardcore band VIOLENT CHILDREN, Ray Cappo (vocals) and John Porcelly (Porcell) (guitar) were aiming to start a Straight Edge band at a time when most old school straight edge bands had disbanded. Having difficulty finding a bassist and drummer, Ray and Porcell found help from two high school friends, Graham Philips and Darren Pesce, who had played with Porcell in a band called THE YOUNG REPUBLICANS in the past.

With current lineups, Raghunath (Vocals), Paramananda (Guitar), Ken Olden (Bass) and Vinny Panza (Drums),Youth Of Today will be touring SE Asia for the first time ever.

Don't miss this!

With supporting acts:

STOMPIN' GROUND (last show)

And guest DJ - Garuda

Date: 14/10/2011
Venue: *scape Lab
Time: 5.50pm to 10pm

Ticket rates: SGD30 for early birds (limited to 60)
SGD35 (Standard til 31.09.11)
SGD40 (01.10.11 til 13.10.11)

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[event] SlutShot: A Photo(graphic) (Exhibit)ion // 23rd Oct 2011 @ The Substation Random Room

Slut. Sundal. 贱货 (jiàn hùo). தேவடியா (thevadiya).

What is a Slut? Who is a Slut? What makes a Slut?

In this work, the photographer attempts to unpack the meaning of the word Slut together with her subjects, at the same time questioning and challenging cultural and societal notions of the word. An interactive exploration, the artist serves as observer and executor, her subjects each telling the viewer their own relationship to the word Slut.


Part of Rahim.
Photos by Cher Tan
A SlutWalk Singapore initiative

[event] Rahim. // 23rd Oct 2011 @ The Substation Random Room

Rahim: womb [wu:m]

The cave of my mouth is a constellation of sour stains;
a pulsating redness of an open gaping wound learnt in the womb.
I am a woman who has paid for all future sins.

The womb in evolution or the brain in gestation.

I am you.

An Exhibition By:

Charlene Shepherdson

Haseena Abdul Majid

Nabilah Husna

Vanessa Victoria

Gallery hours:
Daily 12pm - 9pm
The Substation
45 Armenian Street
Singapore 179936

[event] Dub Skank'in Hifi Soundsystem 1st Birthday Mashup // 8th Oct 2011 @ Blu Jazz Cafe

And they're back for the October session at Blu Jaz, with a special treat for their 1st birthday bash -- the debut of the Dub Skank'in Hifi house band INSTIGATOR AFRO ORCHESTRA plus four bands ranging from ska punk, indie/pop, experimental, to space rock. Also, in store for all junglist/DNB heads out there: an exclusive all-vinyl old-scool set by Zul of Subvert H on the 3rd floor!


Hailing from JB/KL, these boys from the Nyaring (JB) label have been trailbrazing the ska-punk circuit up and down the Malaysian peninsular for a good few years. In their own words, "I See Dumb People (ISDP) isn't really a "ska-band", just a bunch of friends who have the same interests, same musical influences, and same passion, to be good at the instruments they play"

Basically, they started in 2008 and got their very 1st show at "Ska + Punk Rock = Unite!" in 2009. Released their 1st single in 2010, called "Is It Me Or My World".

Formed in 1996, The Marilyns have since moved away from their previous indie-funk sound and have a new direction in the band. Drawing their inspiration from a variety of music genres from the 70’s to the 90’s, they play an alternative blend of pop, dance and indie rock music. What remains is their repertoire of both Malay and English songs and part of The Marilyns' uniqueness... perhaps lies in this bilingual songwriting.

After more than 10 years and with new additions to the line-up, the band has a multi-layered magic that defines their style. As the band has developed, increasing their diversification of musicians they have increasingly becoming more comfortable and confident than ever with their songwriting and arrangement. Describing themselves humbly as 'a band which was never been big or small in terms of success, but just there as a loyal participant in the Singapore indie scene', the group’s free-for-all creative approach speaks of an easy-going but no less dedicated personality.

Their latest album to date is POP.SG, aptly named as every song tells a story about life in Singapore, from social issues, to love and struggles in life. It has not been smooth sailing trying to create a Singaporean pop album as the band tries not to sound too 'singlish' or too 'ang moh'.

The band have injected a breath of fresh air into their new album. They’ve got the services from Scott Hull to do the mastering for their current album. Just like other previous discographies under Scott Hull Mastering charge (Panic@the Disco, John Meyer, Garbage & etc), POP.SG will be subjected to the “raw creative energy” and “passion” that Scott Hull Mastering represents, turning it into a form of music that "has never been heard before."

"Rock, Soul & Magical"

These are the qualities that can best described the trio from Lion City, Spacedays.

With a mission to re-create the 70s experimental space rock sound, the trio consisted of Mamat (Guitar/Vocals), Wan (Bass/Vocals), and Shaks (Drums),

They evolved into a spectacular catastrophic turn of events and from then on, the "Space" frontiers begin. With influences from the classic band such as Jimi Hendrix Experience, Grand Funk Railroad, Straydogs (SG) along with the trippy sound of Pink Floyd & The Doors. The boys sought out to re-create what was thought to be the new school of old school.


Coming out from the ashes of several bands like CESSPIT, STEELIES, MINUS, and THICKSKIN, they formed in 1997 and are influenced by the British underground street music from the early 80s.


ZUL - Subvert HQ (exclusive old skool jungle/d&b vinyl set)

Subvert HQ (SG) have been holding parties since 1998 featuring the likes of Friction, Stamina MC, John B, A-Sides, Pendulum, Cyantific, Sonic, London Elektricity as well as recently, Logistics and Hospital Records' Chris Goss. They've played everywhere from Hong Kong, London, and most of Asia. For booking info / MSN: or AIM ZulSubvert


Rumshot - ska, dub, reggae, dubtronica
Ras Irie - roots reggae vinyl set
Plus Nueva - live visuals, dub, jungle
Sham Em - dancehall, dub, reggae

Entry at $15 (includes 1 free drink - housepour/draft beer)
2nd and 3rd floor, Blu Jaz Cafe, 11 Bali Lane
A strictly 18 and above event
No outside food/drinks allowed

[event] Rooted In The Ephemeral Speak #04-2011 // 24th Sept 2011 @ Emily Hill

R.I.T.E.S: Sound Gig #04 / 2011 presents:

Evan Tan (SG)
Yuzuru Maeda (SG/JP)
Jordan Johari Rais (SG)
Chong Li-Chuan (SG)

5pm, Saturday, 24th September 2011
White House, Emily Hill
11 Upper Wilkie Road Singapore 228120
Map here.

This is a free event, donations are welcomed.

Artists' Biography

Evan Tan is a self taught sound innovator. He has been involved in the local music scene under various guises since 1988. He was in prominent music band, Opposition Party, which had set precedence during the 90s hardcore music scene of Singapore and was an active member in the Indie Space Rock band The Observatory, Evan’s creativity has allowed his practice to expand into various genre of musical styles over the years. Since 2002, he has also been active in the laptop music and in the sound art scene, exploring digital noise, minimalist and electro-acoustic/electronic music, as well as conducting numerous audio walks and performing solo or as experimental noise band, Minister.

Yuzuru Maeda (born in Ogaki, Japan in 1978) She had received a Music BA from the LaSalle Collage of Arts, Singapore in 2009 and currently lives and work in Singapore. In her daily musical practice, she produces soundtracks, jingles and music compositions for independent films, commercials and her own video works. She performs mainly with the Sanshin (Japanese), Sarod (Indian) and Violin (Classical) in accompaniment with digital compositions. Her musical lineage is La Monte Young and Ustad Ali Akbar Khan. She explores music and sound in cross cultural contexts and her musical works had been described as ‘beyond time and space’ which experess about divine energy and spirituality. She has performed in Choppa, Singapore (2007), Black Market, Singapore (2009), Guang Music of New Millenium, an international composers’ symposium in Bali, Indonesia (2009), Sugar Jar and 10th Open Art Festival in 798 Art Factory, Beijing (2009), Mekong River Project, Bangkok (2009), Post Museum, Singapore (2010), Sculpture Society, Fort Canning, Singapore (2011), “Fête de la Musique” presented by Alliance Française, Singapore (2011).,

Chong Li-Chuan (A.K.A Chuan) is a musician by training, composer by choice, an academic at large, and a consultant in user experience and strategic design. Chuan lived in the UK for 15 years prior to his return to the island city-state, Singapore, in 2006. He received his formal education at Goldsmiths College, University of London, graduating with a Bachelor of Music degree in 1999 and a Master of Music (Composition) in 2000. Between 2001 and 2005, Chuan was a post-graduate researcher in electroacoustic composition at the Stanley Glasser Electronic Music Studios (EMS) in Goldsmiths College. His research interest includes, but is not limited to, acoustic ecology, aurality, listening, sound and semblance, the aesthetics of noise and silence, musicking, identity formation, gender, performativity, embodiment, and post-structuralism. Chuan is currently the Programme Chair for the Diploma in Design for Interactivity (DDI), under the School of Technology for the Arts, Republic Polytechnic (RP). Over the past five years at RP, Chuan had developed and shaped the curriculum and delivery of DDI, focusing on Interaction Design, User Experience Design, and Design Thinking.

Jordan Johari Rais (born in Singapore October 19, 1978) is a multi-instrumentalist, experimental film-maker, score/song writer, sound artist, and a painter. Jordan have been actively recording solo materials. He released his solo e.p. Rock Lily in 2010. MONOCTOBER, and a few others. Jordan’s material have been selected for the Anthology of Singapore Experimental, a compilation of experimental music from Singapore musicians due to be released this year by Ujikaji Record. Among other collaborative works, the most recent one was where Jordan was featured for a workshop conducted by Bani Haykal from the band B-Quartet at the Substation Gallery for a week. Called “Alternatives” the workshop also featured other Singapore musicians and artists.,


R.I.T.E.S. is an artists-initiative organised as a non-profit event to platform new ideas and artists in sonic art, time-based and performance art-related practices. Its objectives are to present an eclectic mix of performances that is informed by visual aesthetics, technological integration and conceptual integrity involving art making and the social and cultural contexts that are related to performances. It explores art activities that are spatial, the way in which performance is linked to cultural, ethnic and geographical elements of the body, and at the same time exploring how all these elements can be bounded to the global, technological, cultural and economic shifts in our daily life.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

[tour] Coche Bomba (FR) SE Asia Tour (Oct/Nov 2011)

COCHE BOMBA: five jerks from Lyon (France) starting playing fast, violent and distorted hardcore-punk at the beginning of the 90's. Not that they were ahead of their time, but their quirky sound, machine-gun drumming, odd tempo changes, were not that common by French standards back then. Instead of following trends or imitating bands, they developed their own musical approach. Lyrics, alternatively sung in French, English and Spanish deal mostly with socio-political issues.

They have been all over the place; US, Mexico, South America, their native European fronts and now they'll be here. Some of you old-school hardcore punkers must be shitting your pants!

Brought to you by 7x0x7, details for the Singapore show will be coming soon. Get ready to thrash!

[event] Set Your Goals (US) live in Singapore // 21st Sept 2011 @ Multi-Purpose Hall, Goodman Arts Centre

Early Bird: $38 (till 21 Aug)
Standard: $48

Tickets available at Inokii from Thursday, 28th July onwards (14 Scotts Road, Far East Plaza, #03-30).

For folks living in Malaysia, please book your tickets by emailing your full name and number of tickets with the subject title "SET YOUR GOALS" to

21st Sept 2011
Multi-Purpose Hall, Goodman Arts Centre
Doors open at 6.30pm

Brought to you by Echo Productions.

Directions to Goodman Arts Centre:
Circle Line's Mountbatten MRT (Exit B), or via bus stopping at the Bus Stop (91099) on Mountbatten Road.

Bus numbers: 12, 14, 30, 30e, 158, 196, 401

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