Timbre Music and Erdinger present: Roktober! 2011
20-23 October (Thursday to Sunday)
Timbre @ The Substation
Featuring Cheating Sons, Pleasantry, The Marilyns, resident bands Goodfellas and 53A, as well as what is supposedly Australia’s number 1 Bon Jovi tribute band. There’s also free beer and entry into the Peranakan Museum next door on 21/22 Oct. More info here »
Identite: Macbeth Footwear Fall 2011 Launch Party
Presented by Home Club & The RSC
Macbeth Footwear takes the night out on September 9th to launch its Fall 2011 collection with a rock show featuring an awesome line up of Singapore and Malaysia’s most exciting rock bands.
Macbeth Fall 2011 collection features three brand new men’s styles (The Gatsby, The Pendleton and The Langley) that give a modern update to some of the brand’s most loved classics, as well as new twists inspired by older Macbeth models.
Founded by popular musician Tom Delonge of famed pop-punk band Blink182 in 2001, Macbeth has always had the spirit of rock and roll ingrained in everything it does, be it in endorsements, marketing and support for the local music communities around the world - and it’s no different in South East Asia, with the rock show being testament to that!
WHEN: Friday September 9th 2011, 7:30pm - 11:00pm
WHERE: Home Club, 20 Upper Circular Road, The Riverwalk, B1-01/06
ENTRY: $12 + door gifts (while stocks last) including 1 drink & free entry into BEAT!
FEATURING: They Will Kill Us All (KL), A Vacant Affair (SG), Tacit Aria (SG) & Fervent (SG)
The annual Night Festival happens this Friday and Saturday at The Substation. Music-wise, this year features heavily on sound art, with various collectives and collaborations curated by Bani Haykal.
Taqwacore: The Birth of Punk Islam by Omar Majeed
When he was 17, Michael Knight left his mother’s home in Rochester to study Islam at a Pakistani madrassa. It was his first act of rebellion – against his abusive, schizophrenic, white-supremacist father. Years later, burned out on the demands of religious dogma, Mike rebelled once more – by penning a Muslim Punk manifesto called The Taqwacores. Striking a chord with young Muslims around the world, Taqwacore soon became a scene. This film follows Michael and his band of Muslim punks as they journey across the U.S. and Pakistan, transforming their worlds, their religion and themselves through the spirit of Taqwacore.
Omar Majeed is a filmmaker, a Gemini-Award winning editor, a motion graphics artist and celebrated raconteur par excellence. He is also a devoted husband, friend, armchair-therapist, bookbinder, soda-pop mixer, punk provocateur, sensitive poet, insufferable gadfly, cinephile snob, and can play three-chord rock very well on his accoustic guitar. Taqwacore is his latest film and he really wants you to see it.
Taqwacore will be screening at 815pm this Sunday (16 August) at The Substation, as part of the 4th Singapore Indie Doc Fest. More details / ticketing here »
Kian-Peng Ong, aka Bin, the first recipient of the Sound Art Open Call 2011:
Within 140 Characters is a sonic composition in response to an emerging trend of social networks being used in Singapore as an open mic/forum where anyone can voice their opinions on topics ranging from politics to their everyday lives. Particularly, Twitter feeds are being used in this case for its openness and also because it is interesting to see how it behaves like a broadcasting station with a confine of 140 characters.
This work is not really about saying anything on its own, rather it aims to explore and investigate the virtual, social and psychological landscape of Singapore through sound patterns; frequencies triggered and altered in real time by twitter searches. The audience in this case, is a collaborator who can help to define the keywords to search for in this performance.
Within 140 Characters will be at The Substation from 2 to 19 September.
THEM.SG x Alvin Tan: METAL STARGAZER
Music: I Am David Sparkle - Sixtysix Calibre
Also: David Sparkle in hooded robes? Yes