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)"
Hailing from Okinawa, Rimi Natsukawa’s unique brand of pop-folk has garnered her the distinction of winning the Japan Gold Disk Awards, for 4 consecutive years. The youngest winner of the “Nagasaki Song Festival” at a record-breaking age of 13, her extraordinary ‘live vocals have been described by Japan NHK panels as “The Voice That Emerges […]Read more "Concert (22 Apr 2017) – Rimi Natsukawa (夏川里美)"
Coldplay have been to Singapore four times and I have seen them the last three times, and each time the crowd has increased many folds. This latest outing saw them rocking at their biggest venue – the Singapore Sports Hub. This is a band that is just growing from strength to strength, churning out stadium-filling […]Read more "Concert (31 Mar 2017) – Coldplay"
When I heard Guns N’ Roses were coming to town, I punched a fist into the air. All attention were then focused on the ticket prices and I held no illusion that it would be expensive, and OMG they were. The Standing Pen A tickets went for S$300+ a pop, which would set me back […]Read more "Concert (25 Feb 2017) – Guns N’ Roses"
Last year, one Chinese album emerged from all the typical ubiquitous wannabe chart-screamers and moved me emotionally. The songwriter is Eli Hsieh (谢震廷) and his debut album is 查理 (Progress Reports). Hsieh is fresh from winning the Best New Artist award at the Golden Melody Awards and the Best Single award for his song Light […]Read more "Concert (11 Feb 2017) – Eli Hsieh (谢震廷)"
One of things I love to do whenever I am on my holidays is to hunt for CDs. I know so many people out there are downloading, but call me “old school”, but I just like to own the physical media and not soft copies. I come home each day after a hard day’s work […]Read more "CD Shopping in Liverpool"