The Hear65 guide to gigs you can catch in February 2019

The Hear65 guide to gigs you can catch in February 2019

January saw a stream of local bands and musicians kick the year off with a bang with a slew of performance from the likes of Caracal, Tian Di Hui, Marijannah, Yung Raja and more. Not to be outdone, February will look to one-up its predecessor with an impressive line up of live performances from Charlie Lim, Forests, Theodora, Chok Kerong and more. 

Below, we list down the local concerts to attend in Singapore in February 2019. 

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Umamisounds: brb., theodora, Nicco Homaili

When: 1 February

Where: SLED Productions x Decline

For the sophomore edition of its showcase series, Umami Records presents hip-hop and R&B auteur Nicco Homaili, electropop trio brb. and emergent R&B chanteuse Theodora.

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Charlie Lim 

When: 2 February 2019 

Where: Light To Night Festival 

Charlie Lim will be performing a solo show to close out the 2019 Light To Night Festival this February. While Charlie's recent performances saw the singer-songwriter backed by his amazing band, the crooner will return to his roots of solo renditions for what is guaranteed to be a special set. You don't want to miss it. 

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Lula The Magic Queen "The Advent" Launch Show

When: 2 February

Where: SLED Productions x Decline

With Lula, the riffs are titanic and the grooves, luscious. This night, the homegrown rock band will be unleashing songs from its newly minted EP The Advent. Vivienne's Verdict and RockWeller will support.

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The Parallax Error/Coming Up Roses

When: 7 February

Where: Lithe House

Alternative rock band The Parallax Error has been relatively quiet for the most of 2018 after the announcement of a change in lineup but the band mentioned that they’ve been working on new music. On the other hand, shoegaze quartet Coming Up Roses released two demos in 2018 and is working on an EP to be released this year. They’re both opening for Indonesian shoegaze band Rissau and hopefully we’ll hear a few new tunes from both.

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WAV(Y) Ft. PRAV, DeeJay XG & Joshy

When: 9 February

Where: Canvas Club

It’s that time of the month: Nothing but the most body-blasting, floor-rumbling new school banger from the torch-bearers of the movement in Singapore. Get your fit on and head over for the heat.

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Dub Skank'in Hifi x White Label Records present Sunsplash Sunday

When: 10 February

Where: White Label Records

The pioneers of reggae in Singapore, Dub Skak’in Hifi, collaborates with local vinyl record store and bar, White Label, to organise a day to celebrate all things reggae, ska, dancehall, funk, soul, afrobeat and jungle. Commanding the decks are Dun Skak’in Hifi resident DJs Rumshot and Ras Irie, DJ Honey, Lady Emma, Sir Eddy, Azley and Twinhed.

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Buried Alive Vol 2

When: 16 February 2019 

Where: Anaki Records

Singapore’s metal scene unites for one of, if not, the heaviest gigs of 2019 so far. Featuring some of the loudest, heaviest bands to come out the Lion City, such as scene legends and veterans Cardiac Necropsy, Heremod, and Thy Fallen Kingdom.

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Kinkilicious x EATMEPOPTART present: Rule, Britannia!

When: 16 February

Where: Kinki Rooftop Bar

EATMEPOPTART, the leading voice for all lovers of underground music in Singapore, is presenting its second party of 2019 dubbed Rule, Britannia!. Collaborating with rooftop bar, Kinki, expect a session jam-packed with Britpop, punk rock and new wave tracks brought to you by DJs weelikeme and KiDG.

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GrooveTop <3 Daytime R&B Pool Party

When: 16 February

Where: Bar Canary

GrooveTop returns for another edition of day-drinking daytime dancing. Honouring the sumptuously soulful spirit of R&B, DJs Ollie’des and Krumbs will bring you the jams as you vibe and/or splash around in the pool (new location, new pool).

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The Kult Takeover Party

When: 16 and 17 February 2019 

Where: SAM @ 8Q

With an eclectic line-up featuring some of the best and brightest bands in Singapore's music scene, The Kult Takeover Party will showcase the talents of Forests, Subsonic Eye, Sobs, Cosmic Child, Long Live The Empire, Xingfoo&Roy, Terrible People and Susurrus. 

The shows will take place from 3pm to 8pm on both days. Entry is free. 

Hollow Threat/Spirits/True Enemy

When: 21 February 2019 

Where: Decline

Local metal bands Hollow Threat, Spirits and True Enemy will serve as openers for New Zealand hardcore band XILE this March but don't be surprised if any one of the three bands steals the show on the night of. Be prepared for mayhem of the best kind.

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Jeans & Sneaks: It's Not Just A Phase, Mom!

When: 23 February

Where: SLED Productions x Decline

Indigo Scales, a community of local musicians, is hosting the third edition of Jeans & Sneaks. And this edition will feature modern emo revival, pop punk and melodic hardcore along with the previously themed alt rock shows. Xingfoo&Roy and Long Live The Empire will headline the show with support from Indigo Scales.

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DTW x CHYE SENG HUAT Hardware Present BREW

When: 23 February

Where: Chye Seng Huat Hardware

Darker Than Wax’s ultimate feel-good vibe-fest is back! In the chilled-out haunt that is Chye Seng Huat Hardware, DJs FUNK BSTRD, RAH and William J will bring the gold.

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Mosiac Music Series – Pitch By Chok Kerong

When: 27 and 28 February

Where: Esplanade Recital Studio

Esteemed Singaporean organist, pianist and composer Chok Kerong returns to Esplanade with a follow-up to his 2015’s Eleven. Pitch will feature original compositions and arrangements that will be performed by an orchestra hand-picked by Kerong himself. He spoke to Bandwagon recently and mentioned that he wrote some of those compositions specifically for the musicians themselves. So get ready to be treated to a night of one of the highest finesse of jazz from one of Singapore’s finest.

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Exhibitors/False Plaintiff

When: 28 February 2019 

Where: Decline

Singapore's very own Exhibitors and False Plaintiff will be opening the show for Pianos Become The Teeth this February and while the latter's performance in Singapore is highly anticipated, don't be surprised if both opening bands steal the spotlight and shine brighter than ever before. 

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