This November, we've got 11 music concerts and festivals to keep you going...
Can you believe 2017 is almost over? Lucky for you avid festival and concert goers, our monthly list of live music shows no signs of slowing down. Trade your Halloween playlists and costumes for an outfit suited for It’s The Ship festival on the open seas, go digital at IMI Festival 2017, singalong to pop idols Harry Styles and Ed Sheeran, dance to the captivating beats of MØ, and welcome back funk-soul outfit Jungle, indie trio Alt-J and psychedelic band Pond who will be sharing the stage with Singapore electropop artist The Analog Girl. A throwback set with Belinda Carlisle and intimate sessions with soulful crooners JMSN and Masego are also top of the gig list to catch this November!
Presenting all the international music acts at IMI Festival 2017: Bob Moses, Blade&Beard, Miami Horror, HVOB feat. Winston Marshall, Mynth, Teenage Mutants. Come for the music and stay for the dancing.Find out more at imi-festival.com
Posted by IMI Festival on Monday, 16 October 2017
IMI Festival 2017: 18 November at Old Kallang Airport
If we tell you music festivals aren’t just about killer sets, loads of dancing, and a day-to-night booze cruise? Now, here’s a music festival that connects, educates and inspires: IMI Festival 2017. Not your regular music festival, IMI17 is a collaborative music festival that is designed to connect, educate, and inspire humans in the digital era. With a line-up that includes live music acts by Bob Moses, Miami Horror, HVOB featuring Winston Marshall from Mumford and Sons, and more, interesting talks and interactive art installations by artists and performers alike, IMI aims to bring creative minds together by engaging the festival go-ers intellectually as well as getting them to go to town on the dance floor.
JMSN: 10 November at EBX Live Space
A triple threat, American singer/songwriter/producer JMSN (pronounced Jameson but also known as Christian Berishaj) will be having you swaying back and forth with his Prince-influenced R&B melodies on 10 November at the EBX Live Space. Watch him intensely croon over buttery hi-hats, groovy basslines and guitar picks that seem to fit like a glove in his atmospheric shows. His latest lush release, Whatever Makes U Happy, is filled with R&B bedroom jams that is nothing but pure ear candy, and we’re hoping for more at this debut performance in Singapore.
Mosaic Music Series: 10-14 November at The Esplanade
Having brought down the likes of The Go! Team, Grimes, and Los Campesinos!, the reputation of the Mosaic Music Series is no mere ripple in the pool. Headlining the November series is four-time Grammy nominee and Canadian indie-pop singer, Feist (14 Nov) who is back with a new soulful, dreamy album, Pleasure, after six years! Line-up includes Japan’s Shugo Tokumaru, Norway’s Bernhoft, Denmark’s Sinne Eeg and the Jacob Christoffersen Trio, and an exclusive collab set by Singapore’s Ferry and Canvas Conversations.
Ed Sheeran: 11 and 12 November at Singapore Indoor Stadium
I know what you’ve been ‘Thinking Out Loud’: Will Ed Sheeran still come to Singapore to ‘Sing’ despite his — wait for it — ‘ed-shee-dent’ (get it? Like accident?)? Cross our fingers, there’s still no news of cancelling his Singapore tour, so we take that everyone’s beloved ginger-haired, endearingly-awkward, multi-platinum singer-songwriter is slated to perform at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on 11 and 12 November, following his spectacular and tear-jerking, sold-out show back in 2014. Heard tickets were selling like hotcakes; hope you managed to get yours!
Ed Sheeran live in Singapore 2017, 11 November, 8pm, Singapore Indoor Stadium, 2 Stadium Walk, Singapore 397691.
Belinda Carlisle: 11 November at The Star Performing Arts Centre
Travel back in time and relive ‘80s hits with Belinda Carlisle. After departing from the girl-band that brought you pop hits such as ‘Our Lips Are Sealed’ and ‘We Got the Beat’, the ex-lead vocalist of the Go-Go’s ventured out for a smashing solo experiment, churning more hits like ‘Heaven is a Place On Earth’, ‘ Circle in the Sand and ‘Leave a Light On’, as well as a successful album, Heaven on Earth, which sees its 30th anniversary this year since its release. The Heaven 30th Anniversary Tour will make a pit-stop at The Star Theatre on 11 November. So don’t miss the chance to catch Belinda Carlisle performing your favourite songs in all this heavenly set!
Belinda Carlisle: The Heaven 30th Anniversary Tour, 11 November 2017, 8pm, The Star Theatre, The Stars Performing Arts Centre, 1 Vista Exchange Green, Singapore 138617. Tickets are available at SISTIC.
Masego: 13 November at Kilo Lounge
American jazz musician Masego will be bringing his swagger, smooth trap house jazz and of course, his signature saxophone sounds to our shores. Influenced by the likes pf Pharrell, Michael Jackson Jamie Foxx and Jazzy Jeff, Masego has come a long way since his debut on YouTube – with mixtapes full of bops (including EP Loose Thoughts), rad collabs with other artists, sold-out venues and an ever-growing fan base, it’s about time us Singapore folks get a taste of Masego’s soulful set.
Jungle: 17 November at Esplanade Annexe Studio
Step into the jungle for a dose of ‘70s funk and soul with a hint of chill washes and throbbing baselines that will have you dancing along in no time. Not one for playing live gigs via laptops, the London-based 7-piece live group will be blowing up speakers and turning up the heat at the Esplanade Annexe Studio with their critically-acclaimed self-titled debut album. We just hope you won’t be too busy earnin’ to catch this must-see soul-funk outfit!
It’s The Ship: 17-20 November 2017 in Singapore
Ahoy there, party mateys – can you guess what’s sailing ’round at the end of the year once more? If reading that alone just triggered memories of morning hangovers and shaky sea-legs, then you know exactly what’s coming. Indeed, we’re having another round of festival fever on the open seas with It’s The Ship. Jump onboard the booze cruise for a stellar line-up featuring pop-influenced EDM duo Krewella, trap heavyweights Yellow Claw, and hip-hop bops from Higher Brothers, Joji and Keith Ape. Other big names in the EDM circuit include Peking Duk and Tigerlily. But what’s It’s The Ship without its staggering roster of regional and local names, right? On board will be familiar names like Oliver Osborne, Shigga Shay, Adam Sky, Joe Flizzow, and Twinkies.
Pond and special guest Analog Girl: 23 Nov at Esplanade Annexe Studio
If you dig Tame Impala, then you’ll love the sounds of Australian psychedelic rock band Pond. Having played their hypnotic sets at some of the world’s biggest festivals, including Primavera, Coachella, South by Southwest and even Laneway Festival, an electric Pond headliner is one not to be missed. Jam out to bright synths and energetic percussions from their previous releases, as well as their seventh LP ‘The Weather’ (produced by Tame Impala’s frontman Kevin Parker) including single ‘Paint Me Silver’ that will have you dancing in your own little bubble of psychedelia. Joining Pond as a special guest is Singapore’s very own electronic dream pop songstress, The Analog Girl – so mark your calendars for an electric night
Pond: Live in Singapore, 23 November, 8pm, Esplanade Annexe Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive, Singapore 038981. Tickets available at SISTIC.
Harry Styles: 23 November at The Star Performing Arts Centre
It looks like boyband graduate, Harry Styles, is taking on a new direction – that is, going solo. Following the hiatus of One Direction, Styles has been working on new solo material, released a pop-friendly single called “Sign Of The Times”, and also announced his world tour. And we’re in luck, because Singapore’s one of the only two stops in Asia. Don’t worry if you can’t catch him this time – he’ll be returning next year again.
Harry Styles Live On Tour, 23 November, The Star Theatre, The Star Performing Arts Centre, 1 Vista Exchange Green, #04-01, Singapore 138617.
MØ: 26 November at Zouk
Danish electropop singer/songwriter MØ has had some ace collabs under her belt, from the 2015 dance anthem ‘Lean On’ with Major Lazor and DJ Snake to another mega Major Lazor hit with Justin Bieber, but don’t get us wrong — her solo stuff is fire too (have you heard her cover of Spice Girls’ ‘Say You’ll Be There’?). Dance and sing along to tunes like ‘Final Song’, ‘Don’t Leave’, ‘Kamikaze’ and ‘Drum’ as she amps up the beat-driven electropop set at Zouk.
MØ, 26 November 2017, 7.30pm, Zouk, 3C River Valley Road, The Cannery, Singapore 179022. Tickets available here.
Alt-J: 29 November at Esplanade Theatre
British indie-rockers Alt-J (press the two keys on your Mac keyboard for a surprise) whose critically-acclaimed debut album ‘An Awesome Wave’ won them the Mercury Prize and the Ivor Novello Award are back with their infectious blend of folk-infused indietronica and alternative rock, along with even bolder sounds from their latest Relaxer album released this year. Whether you missed their 2015 Singapore gig or want more from that 2013’s Laneway Festival set-cut-short, then here’s your chance to throw your hands up in the air for that ∆ hand-sign.
Alt-J, 29 November 2017, Esplanade Theatre, 1 Esplanade Drive, Singapore 038981. Tickets are available here.
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