Thursday, January 31, 2013

'7 DAYS PRINTING MATTER' starts now!

For 7 Days of Printing Matter, Zaki and Singaporean punk-rock son Shaiful Zerox will conduct a seven-day zine-making workshop: all in the name of providing an opportunity for those who have something urgent, desperate and passionate to say. Everyone is welcome to join in and create their own zines! This is part of Zaki’s research project, Bl nd: The Darkness of Being and the Age of Darkness, as an Associate Artist of The Substation , which delves into the physical and spiritual dimensions of blindness. With 7 Days of Printing Matter, he hopes to challenge the dominance of mainstream media by encouraging the expression of individual ideas and reflections through writing and independent publishing.
                            Come on down, create your own diy and alternative press!

Thursday 31 January to Wednesday 6 February, 12pm – 9pm

The Substation Gallery

Admission: Free

2nd March with HELL AND HELL from Japan.

                                        Here's the teaser flyer given by Jali. watch out!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Video interviews of ex-SMRT drivers describe physical assault by police officers

" I have ways to make you confess"
The industrial action caught Singapore by surprise. More than 100 mainland Chinese bus drivers at transport operator, SMRT, refused to report for duty on the 26th of November 2012.
It took some time for authorities to label the stoppage an ‘illegal strike’.  Once that happened, things moved quickly. 29 drivers accused of participating in the action were swiftly rounded up and deported. Five men were also arrested. One has already been tried, jailed and sent back home. The rest – He Jun Ling, Gao Yue Qiang, Liu Xiang Ying and Wang Xian Jie – are waiting for their cases to be heard.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

DISTRO DAY OUT 2013 / Sneak Peek

a sneak peek of what to expect for this Sunday's DISTRO DAY OUT 2013

SNAGGLETOOTH 'your time is up' t-shirt by EPIDEMIC DISTRO

Regional and international Black metal releases by: HAXANHAUS Media and Distribution

Papercut handmade art pieces by: TEMPUS PRESS


Limited screen printed Pazahora A3 poster by : PAZAHORA

Expect tons of other merch coming from our local and regional DIY/Alternative/Independent record labels,distributions,collectives and bands. 
see you there. 

Monday, January 21, 2013



Friday // 1 Feb 2013
The Substation Theater
7pm - 11pm
$10 at the door

THE RIVER CARD (UK melodic hc!)
POWER OF IDEA (Japan thrash hardcore)
THE MANIACS (oi oi!)
ENAM JAHANAM (chaos!) 
RADIGALS (all grrl hc, first show!)


"a carnival of South East Asian underground distros & labels"

Sunday 27 January 2013
The Substation Theater (45 Armenian Street)
1pm till 11pm!
FREE ADMISSION! Bring friends!

Featuring these distros/labels
Slapbet Recs
Straits Recs
Ujikaji Recs
Prohibited Projects
Canopus Distro
Flux Us
Epidemic Recs
Transcendence 666
Blood Of War Recs
Tempus Press
Sonic Blast Media
Azadghei Records
*Plus whoever that decides to walk in and set up shop!

House music by DJ Bastard and his mysterious associates!

Also featuring sporadic ambient sets by THE TUJOBELAS (noise of nature) at the Random Room between 3pm to 8pm!

DISTRO DAY OUT will end with a live representation of what this is all about with performances in the Theater itself from 930pm till closing
THE PSALMS (poetry jazz punk!)
ABRASION (stop start grindcore!)
SNAGGLETOOTH ( motor-punk-charged)

“Distro”, short for ‘distribution’, has been an integral part of the underground music community-network since the 90s. Run on principles and mechanisms similar to the slightly more reknowned concept of the ‘bedroom label’, the distro has provided those involved in underground punk/hardcore/metal with an avenue to discover and explore music and literature that would otherwise be almost impossible to find.

Also acting as an alternative to corporate music chain-stores, the distro, while relatively obscure to those not in the loop, are far more accessible as both an enterprise and as a contact base within the DIY spectrum.

Distros worldwide, defunct and current, number in the thousands, and all offer a myriad of options. Some have remained relatively small and bedroom-run, while others retain the warmth of a bedroom label but with proper management and marketing, while a few have (arguably) sold out and have become ‘indie-majors’ operating full time with salaried employees. However most, if not all, are rooted in the same belief: to provide an alternative to music and art consumerism.

The distro, in the age of the internet and with the impending demise of alternative music counterculture as we know it, is under significant threat. Distro Day Out is thus a representation of various ideals; to remind us all that the pillars of an alternative and underground music scene was built on independent physical non-virtual representations (ie: paper zines, CDs, vinyl records, cassette tapes, etc), to remind us that anyone and everyone can be an alternative to the major label / mainstream filth that is forced down our throats everyday, to remind us of our right to ownership of what could be deemed ours. Most significantly, it is open to everyone for free, and everyone within the scene has every right to be part of it in any way, from setting up a little distro booth to just being part of a boisterous but fun carnival atmosphere in The Substation Theater.

With a focus on South East Asian underground music ranging from hardcore, punk, indie, metal, reggae-ska to electronica, Distro Day Out will feature both casually run and established distros within the region, and everyone will converge and set up shop, giving the kids that reminder again. Yes, once again, ANYONE can walk in and set up shop.

Set up exhibition-gallery style in a flea market carnival concept, Distro Day Out is where one should go to see that the underground is beyond just gigs, it is where one should go to check out rare music and merchandise.

‘House’ music will be provided by DJ Bastard and friends, ‘spinning’ South East Asian hardcore, punk, metal and indie for the duration of the event and complemented by The Tujobelas, a noise-of-nature punk outfit who will perform sporadic sets at the Random Room, situated just beside the entrance of the Theater.

Distro Day Out 2013 will also wrap up aptly with performances in the Theater itself from 930pm onwards featuring ALPINE DECLINE (post rock from Los Angeles-Beijing), The PSALMS (poetry jazz punk) and ABRASION (stop start grindcore).

Organised and put together by Prohibited Projects with the support of The Substation, ‘terms and conditions’ as well as updates can be found at

See you at Distro Day Out 2013!

*Alpine decline cancelled their Se asian tour, so they wont be playing DDO 2013, they will be replace by SNAGGLETOOTH 

DUCT TAPE SURGERY - 'Facing problems' Malaysia - Singapore tour 2013

DUCT TAPE SURGERY they will be touring here in March. Plays 80's style hardcore punk from Jakarta, Indonesia. fast,hard and catchy as shit. ex members of Tanpa batas,Taste of flesh,Thinking straight,proletar.... 
Singapore show on the 17th of March, more info soon. 

TRAGEDY Australasian Tour 2013

Tragedy (Portland, Oregon) formed in 2000 and was born from the ashes of influential modern hardcore bands His Hero is Gone, and Deathreat. The band has toured extensively around the world and is finally making it to our part of the world! Tickets on sale soon! They have just released a kick ass new album DARKER DAYS AHEAD!!! 

6 Dunedin Musicians Club / New Zealand
7 Christchurch, The Irishman / New Zealand
8 Wellington, Medusa / New Zealand
9 Auckland, Whammy / New Zealand
13 CROWBAR Brisbane / Australia
14 THE SQUARE Sydney / Australia
15 REVERENCE Melbourne/ Australia
17 THE ROSEMOUNT Perth/ Australia
20 Jakarta/ Indonesia
21 Bandung/ Indonesia
22 Singapore
23 Kuala Lumpur/ Malaysia
24 Kota Kinabalu/ Malaysia

Singapore show on the 22nd of March, more info soon!