I used to frown on F1 concerts thinking they were pseudo-gigs and their purpose was just to rev up the crowd for the Formula One racing, a sport I wasn’t into. Apparently I knew nothing. It was my first time at the greens of Padang for a gig and the massive stage setup with twin […]Read more "Concert (17 Sep 2017) – Duran Duran"
Mew are a Danish alternative rock band, consisting of Jonas Bjerre (lead vocals), Johan Wohlert (bass) and Silas Utke Graae Jørgensen (drums). Whilst their music may be classified as indie and on occasion progressive rock, Bo Madsen, guitarist who left the band in 2015, said “I usually say we are ‘indie stadium’. A mix between ‘feelings’ and […]Read more "Concert (3 Sep 2017) – Mew"
The perpetual rain on a Thursday evening didn’t help matters, but on hind thought it couldn’t have been more apt for the music of the band. And The Capitol as the venue was just classy, a clash of the retro and the modern. It brought back tonnes of memories for me. This was the cinema […]Read more "Concert (17 Aug 2017) – Cigarettes After Sex"
Hong Kong-based singer-songwriter G.E.M. may be diminutive, but she packs a powder keg for a voice. Even in pumps she is still a head shorter than the dancers, but what she lacks in height she fills it up with her stage presence and A-game. This is her second time here. Back in 2015, she sold […]Read more "Concert (13 Aug 2017) – G.E.M. (邓紫棋)"
This is the third time The XX were here and I have been fortunate to see them twice. They have become a well-oiled machine now. They burst on the scene in 2009 with their debut album that has become an instant classic. The minimalist and atmospheric soundscape just leaps out of my speakers, and coupled […]Read more "Concert (25 July 2017) – The XX"
21 months ago Imaginary Future and King Grannis were nearly here but a terrible turn of events led to the cancellation of the concert, almost at the last minute. You can read about what happened here and her own perspective of the events here. Grannis was in town to shoot scenes for her role in Crazy […]Read more "Concert (18 June 2017) – Imaginary Future & Kina Grannis"
“The one is just achingly sublime. Sufjan Stevens wrote an album of songs of naked pain and pure anguish, which speak of his sorrow of having been robbed of his mother by cancer at a young age. No, this is not an album of profound love for a mother but of repressed laments for a […]Read more "Concert: Sufjan Stevens – Carrie & Lowell (Live)"