A couple of months ago, while watching CNA’s AMLive programme, Chow Chee Yong and Eeshaun, who were taking part in the National Arts Council’s Noise programme, were getting grilled by the hosts. And the question posed was: What does it take to get local talent recognised and valued here?
And I do mean music talent, and yes, pop music. The hosts also posed two more questions: “Are homegrown artistes at a a disadvantage because of their local branding?” and “why can’t radio play more local music?” Continue reading ‘What does it take…?’
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But don’t be disappointed if you didn’t win the prize. If you head down to Gramophone and you can get S$3 off the 2CD deluxe edition of Nevermind, as well as a S$3 off Nirvana’s seminal Live At The Paramount DVD/Blu-Ray. Just give the password – “Poparazzi” – at the counter when making your purchase. This discount is valid until Dec 31, and may only be used once in a single receipt.
2011 marks the 20th anniversary of one of the most influential recordings of all time: Nirvana’s Nevermind. And since it’s the Christmas season, we’re giving away a limited edition Super Deluxe Set and a commemorative T-shirt just for you.
Continue reading ‘Win Nirvana goodies’
It was a night of cover versions.
Spent Friday night at Camp Pong, where The Karl Maka and Run Neon Tiger played a set each. It was for a Puma event and what was surprising was that they played covers. Karl Maka opted for synth-pop based tracks like Depeche Mode’s Enjoy The Silence and Pet Shop Boys’ Domino Dancing among others, while Run Neon Tiger (below) opted for indie-pop and Brit pop for theirs, covering The Clash (Rock The Casbah), The Smiths (There Is A Light That Never Goes Out) and Oasis (Live Forever).
While The Karl Maka’s choices seemed obvious, it was interesting to see Run Neon Tiger do songs that were around even before they were born. In between, Ginette Chittick blasted out tunes by Nirvana, The Verve and more. Not quite her usual Beat! stuff at Home Club.
Continue reading ‘Under the covers’