Top 5 things to do in Singapore this week: 8th – 14th December 2014

This week is one for music lovers. From the music world’s new power couple Us The Duo to alternative rock band Yellowcard, and electronic music DJ Paul Oakenfold, this week is going to be blast as we enter the festive season proper. Oh, and if you haven’t done your Christmas shopping, there’s MAAD Pyjamas this weekend too.

Us The Duo

Top 5 things to do in Singapore this week -  8th - 14th December 2014: Us The Duo
After making the headlines for a series of 6 second covers on social media site, Vines, folk-pop pair Us The Duo will be bringing their prodigious talent to our little red dot. Thanks to their romance shared as real life partners, this dynamic twosome have an extra special kind of connection different – more moving – as compared to other musicians. Expect easy listening with sweet vocal harmonies and a singular guitar.

Us The Duo will be serenading you on 10 December at 8pm at the Kallang Theatre. For more information and tickets, see SISTIC.


Top 5 things to do in Singapore this week -  8th - 14th December 2014: Yellowcard Live in Singapore
Florida’s unwavering alternative rock outfit is back on our sunny shores for their second gig after 2012’s performance and ready to set the stage alight with the energetic performances we’ve come to expect of them! Full of fun and seemingly boundless with verve, these guys know how to pump a crowd up. Trust us, any band that has an electric violin is pretty darn awesome.

Catch Yellowcard’s riffs on 10 December at 8pm at the Hard Rock Hotel’s Coliseum. For ticketing details, please see here

MAAD Pyjamas

The organisers of MAAD Pyjamas have been a champion of our burgeoning local creative scene, and they’re having the last market of the year this Friday. With more than 90 homegrown designers and artists at their Christmas themed pop-up, this is one market to support with your purchasing power. Also check out “Portraits After Dark”, where the public can have their portraits drawn by members of the Organisation of Illustrators Council (register here to have your portrait done!).

MAAD Pyjamas will let you shop till you drop on 12 December, 5pm-12am, at the Red Dot Design Museum. For more information, please visit their Facebook Page here

Paul Oakenfold

Top 5 things to do in Singapore this week -  8th - 14th December 2014: Paul Oakenfold at Attica
As one of the kingpins of his genre, Paul Oakenfold has rolled into town. With Attica as his stage, and the DJ console as his weapon of choice, this legend of fist pumping beats will, for the first time, collaborate with Google+ and Youtube to create an experience like no other. Bioreactive waistbands will be handed out to the crowd to track real-time movement and temperature, making this a groundbreaking digital experience that enhances the enjoyment of dancing. Also, being a part of this extraordinary experiment is something worth telling your grandchildren when they too, start listening to electronic dance music.

Paul Oakenfold’s electronic soundwaves will hit you on 11th December from 10pm to 5am at Attica. For more information and tickets, please see here.

ZoukOut 2014

Top 5 things to do in Singapore this week -  8th - 14th December 2014: ZoukOut 2014
We just can’t not mention ZoukOut, with the who’s who of electronic dance music – like one-third of Swedish House Mafia Steve Angello, Nicky Romero, and trance trio Above & Beyond – flying into town for the biggest party of the year. This helluva festival continues to break barriers, year after year, without ever failing to gather people of all nationalities to party as one. Expect an avalanche of fun, where music will definitely reach out to your soul and cement the night as one to remember.

Get crazy at Singapore’s premier beach festival on 12th and 13th December at Siloso Beach from 10pm onwards. For ticketing details, please visit Zouk Out 2014’s website here

Written by Joel Conceicao

When Joel’s not partaking in one of his shameless eating sessions, he likes to think of himself as a sponge – absorbing the mysteries and beauty of our world – be it through a good book or a wacky jaunt in a foreign country.

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