Asian-American YouTube sweetheart Kina Grannis has recently announced that she will be holding a showcase in Singapore on the 18th of June at Hood bar and cafe at 7pm.
The last time she was supposed to come to Singapore on tour, she along with Singaporean singer-songwriter Gentle Bones and several others were held in Jakarta due to issues with their performance permit.
This time, she'll be in Singapore filming for the upcoming film adaptation of the novel Crazy Rich Asians, and decided to make up for lost time with a gig here while she was at it!
During the performance Kina will be playing some of her new songs as well as old favourites such as Valentine, and will be headlining alongside opening acts such as Imaginary Future and The Facade.
Doors open at 7pm, and tickets are going for $68 a pop. See you there!
Find out more about Kina's Singapore performance on her website, and get tickets here.
Kina's message to Singapore fans!
Listen to Kina's new single "When will I learn"
Attention all music lovers in Singapore! Remember the notion of those headbanging, indie rock concerts that used to exist before all this K-Pop nonsense started? Well in fact, they do still exist, and the band that does it best in my opinion is coming right to your doorstep to ensure you a night of rocking tunes and a hell of a lot of headbanging.
Taiwanese indie rock band Gigantic Roar although young entries into a thriving and competitive independent music scene, have snowballed critical acclaim since the release of their first official EP “Climbing up the birdy tower” in 2014. Upon entering the scene, the newcomers were even nominated for ‘Best Live Performance’ that year at the prestigious Golden Indie Music Awards, before clinching the title the following year when they were nominated once again.
Speaking from experience, I was absolutely amazed at how these four guys were able to get the crowd going with nothing more than their wits about them and a deep, striking passion for music. I’ve been to many concerts, and none have rivalled the electricity their live performances generate; something that comes from pure, unadulterated good music.
They’ll be performing in Singapore on the 14th of December at Switch by Timbre and will also be featuring guest performers Felix Felicis. The latter is a band consisting of an eclectic yet talented mix of musicians from other well known indie bands such as Elephant Gym, Chocolate Tiger, Come on! Bay Bay! as well as one member from Gigantic Roar. The talented quartet have already released their own debut album “A Bunch of Assholes” only six months into their debut as a band, a mean feat in itself. They call themselves a "special project" that may be wrapping up their act soon, so this may be your last chance to experience their unique chemistry in person.
Special guest: Felix Felicis
Certainly, in my opinion any show of Gigantic Roar's is well worth watching; a bunch of young go-getters who have been fed on a diet of some of the best and most creative music that Taiwan has to offer, what more could you want?
With it being their first time in Singapore, show them some love and come support these passionate and dedicated musicians, won’t you?
<em>Gigantic Roar will be performing at Switch! By Timbre in Singapore on the 14th of December at 7pm to 8.30pm. Entrance is free and they will be flanked by guest performers Felix Felicis. </em>