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Postby nakatago » Fri, 22 Jun 2012 3:59 pm

JR8 wrote:
nakatago wrote:They ain't heavy but hey:

http://youtu.be/sgJwvSfvbTY
http://youtu.be/XShE1FD-5zo

And I think they did this for kicks: http://youtu.be/Tiejx4s0Z1M

Crappy recording though.

Wow, you really liked "Face to Face"


Thanks, nice. Tight proposition aren't they. They remind me rather of Caracal!

That last link, they're playing a song from tablets? I can see how it's possible, just I've never seen it done before...

What was Face to Face?



This band's been around longer than SMS's sprog's merry men though. Most probably similar influences.

Anyway, me and the gf are going to see Urbandub! :D One of the things I miss from home--popping into live gigs by kickass bands.

Yes. Tablets. There was also a US band who pulled a stunt like that in New York's subway.

Face to Face the Sevendust song.

Anyway, I thought I'd drop this here: http://youtu.be/7GCb8qgk6j8?t=48s

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Postby Akimbo » Fri, 22 Jun 2012 4:16 pm

JR8 wrote:
Akimbo wrote:So...just discussing about music, is it? Do you have a regular place that you usually go to for live music, JR8?


It is what we make it :)

I like Fort Canning, as long as I remember to put my mosquito repellent on. The indoor arena can be hit and miss on the acoustics. I haven't been to a gig at the Padang, but I don't have much time for events of that scale any more (unless it's AC/DC :)).

Smaller places? Well. Foreign bands on tour rarely play such places as they need numbers to justify their visit. I did see the Buzzcocks play in some club at Clarke Quay which was a lot of fun, but that was a one-off type of affair. There is little local talent (there is some, but it's rare) that I'd wish to go and see regularly. The idea of four guys in a pub doing an impro blues or folk set is unfortunately alien in SG. Actually so is the concept of a pub...


AC/DC...I wonder when they'll come :P...definitely wanna see them!

But yeah, local talent is rare, the problem is, there's not a lot of musical appreciation going around, really...I mean, seriously...who has ever seen (disclaimer: "regularly") people singing along with the band at a bar/pub/restaurant just like they're doing karaoke, without any care in the world?

I had one such Wednesday night at Timbre @ Arts House with a friend of mine visiting for a few days because of work training, and the band was singing old 90s pop songs. Once we've gotten the closest table to the band, we sang our heart out with the band, thereafter. Hell, she even got called up by the band, and took over for two songs.

The problem is...when we were singing one of the songs from our table (I think it was an Aerosmith song)...I looked back...and everybody was just having their own business, without caring about the band, caring about the songs. None was laughing, smiling, or having fun listening and singing along with them...I mean, come on...it wasn't like the band was really bad or anything. They're good. Although, yeah, they're only doing covers...I know you hate those kinds, JR8.

And Nakatago, thanks for Atomic Tom youtube video. They sound awesome! Can we do that here in the Singapore MRT? (Get ready to be chased out by the auntys...lol)

Or make a lighter flashmob like this...Copenhagen Metro

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Postby JR8 » Fri, 22 Jun 2012 4:52 pm

nakatago wrote:Yes. Tablets. There was also a US band who pulled a stunt like that in New York's subway.

Hahaha, cute! :)

Face to Face the Sevendust song.

Oh, that song (I play it off my PC, I have no need to be familiar with it's title)!! Yeah that really kicks ar$e that one. I first came across it when I was doing some background reading on sub-genres of death-metal bands and growling. Considering which it's a pretty tuneful and easy-going number... hehe. After that initial discovery I'd forgotten all about it and then one day last week I woke up and it was like the band had been playing it in front of me all night, the whole song was 'right there'... and I had to set about finding out from square #1 what the song was! .... kinda weird eh!


Anyway, I thought I'd drop this here: http://youtu.be/7GCb8qgk6j8?t=48s

Not as tight as Urbandub. Maybe a studio piece might do them more justice?

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Postby Alisonfh » Fri, 29 Jun 2012 4:22 pm

Akimbo wrote: Can we do that here in the Singapore MRT? (Get ready to be chased out by the auntys...lol)


It has already been done :D
http://youtu.be/Ycj-QttXgJg

They're called Sixx I think. They were in the news a few weeks back, iirc.

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Postby musicgirl » Fri, 29 Jun 2012 5:04 pm

I like the band at Wala Wala on friday nights. They just do covers, but they have their own style. I've heard the saturday night band is good too, but I've never been.

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Postby JR8 » Mon, 02 Jul 2012 5:48 am

Handel's Water Music performed live by an orchestra in period costume, in magnificent period setting.

Wow... for people who have ever enjoyed Baroque music, this really brought it to life for me, how it might have looked being performed live at the time of it's writing.

p.s. The dancers kick in somewhere around or after 25:00

Handel - Water music - English Baroque Festival
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ZW4HKQhGFk

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Postby nakatago » Mon, 02 Jul 2012 8:58 am

Went last night to Baybeats to catch Urbandub and it rocked; it will probably be my last time seeing them in a looooooong while.

@JR8: I managed to shoot a video of a whole song. Sent you a PM.

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Postby JR8 » Mon, 02 Jul 2012 3:45 pm

Got it and replied, thx! :lol:

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Postby morenangpinay » Thu, 05 Jul 2012 5:18 pm

i miss the comedy clubs from back home :( they're funny and they call up people on stage to sing...and make fun of. is there anything like that here??

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Postby JR8 » Thu, 05 Jul 2012 5:20 pm

I suspect most locals take themselves waaaay too seriously to do that kind of thing...


:roll:

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Postby the lynx » Thu, 05 Jul 2012 5:22 pm

JR8 wrote:I suspect most locals take themselves waaaay too seriously to do that kind of thing...


:roll:


You mean too highly, don't you?

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Postby JR8 » Thu, 05 Jul 2012 5:24 pm

the lynx wrote:You mean too highly, don't you?

:twisted:



Well, yes. I mean it would be like a cluster-loss (of face) wouldn't it? :)

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Postby morenangpinay » Thu, 05 Jul 2012 5:50 pm

you mean major fail...that's the current term lol :wink:

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Postby JR8 » Thu, 05 Jul 2012 5:54 pm

I thought Cluster-loss as a derivative of Cluster-f*** a little more pithy

:wink: :)

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