Listening to music, whether through headphones at home or during a live performance in a concert hall, can have a beneficial effect on your health, say researchers. Music has a positive impact on health because the sound waves that travel from the ear to the brain, stimulate brain cells in the cerebral cortex and other regions, enhancing their functioning. Listening to music, playing an instrument and singing have been found to enhance cognitive function.
If you find yourself missing the year-end partying, this weekend has a series of parties lined up for you to get your groove back. From indie music bonanza Laneway Festival or the all-night party and launch of visuals arts festival DISINI, to the Singapore Art Week closing party at The Parkview Museum, this weekend promises to be lit. Jerome’s Laneway Festival 2018
Japanese rock band ONE OK ROCK may have performed in many countries, but writing a song about one is something entirely different. “I’ve never tried writing about some country,” he told Yahoo Lifestyle Singapore ahead of ONE OK ROCK’s concert at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on Saturday (20 January).
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Japanese rock band ONE OK ROCK. Japanese rock band ONE OK ROCK has had a tight relationship with Linkin Park, with the two even scheduled to go on tour together before the death of singer and songwriter Chester Bennington in July 2017. Lead vocalist Takahiro Moriuchi (known simply as “Taka”) posted several emotional Instagram posts after the news was released, and performed at a tribute concert for Bennington in October.
Singapore singer Aisyah Aziz performed a rendition of “Symphony” by UK group Clean Bandit and Swedish singer Zara Larsson. The performance was accompanied by violinist Shalynn Tsai and electronic duo Rave Republic. Let’s face it, Singaporeans are savage when it comes to criticising others on social media – and the latest victim of this behaviour is local singer Aisyah Aziz.
More than a year after their last performance on stage, popular Mandopop trio S.H.E finally performed together again at the Zhejiang Satellite TV concert on 30 December. The three-member group, made up of Selina, Hebe and Ella, performed several of their hit songs, including “Flowers Have Blossomed”, “Genesis” and “SHERO”. Known for being one of the longest-running groups in the Mandopop scene, S.H.E recently celebrated their 16th anniversary together in September 2016.
Challenging the notion that busking is a pursuit of the down and out, more young people in Singapore are taking up the profession. Despite the unpredictable weather, space constraints and licensing issues, they are taking to the streets to express themselves creatively while earning some money at the same time. Performing mostly in Orchard Road and Clarke Quay, their acts range from playing music to dancing – and even knife throwing.
American rock band Fall Out Boy will be in Singapore for a concert on 30 April next year, organisers LAMC Productions announced on Friday (15 Dec).
Unh! Ever since the comical Pikotaro — who dons an iconic yellow outfit with a leopard-print scarf — came up with the catchy Pen Pineapple Apple Pen (PPAP) song, his popularity has skyrocketed. Apart from moving into the role of a producer, the Japanese comedian also recently had the honour of performing at the official state reception when President Donald Trump visited Japan. Despite his success now, Pikotaro was previously known by his other stage name, Daimaou Kosaka.
Irny Irdina, a Singaporean diploma student, went viral internationally last week for a video she posted on Twitter where she sang the main vocals and ad libs of David Archuleta’s song “Crush”. Speaking to Yahoo Lifestyle Singapore about the attention she received in the past week for her viral video, Irny described it as “the best part of my year”, but “overwhelming” and a bit “paiseh”. Irny originally posted the video on Instagram Stories and subsequently posted it on Twitter to revive her account.
Organisers for Flashbang say the recent controversy about their invitation to musicians and buskers to perform at their event for exposure was due to their unfamiliarity with engaging artists. Earlier this month, musician Amanda Tee posted on Facebook an email she received from Invade inviting her to perform at Flashbang, Singapore’s first and largest creative retail playground in Orchard Road. In spite of the online flak from musicians such as Tee and Sam Driscoll, organisers have managed to fill all the slots for their paid performances and have also invited professional emcees to host their open mic performances.
Local singer-songwriter Boon Hui Lu, 23, impressed the judges and audience on live talent show “Taiwan Hopestar” on Saturday (2 December), when she performed “Stranger in the North” by Malaysian hip hop artist Namewee and Chinese-American singer Wang Leehom. Boon sang and rapped to the ballad and received loud applause from the audience at the end of her three-minute performance.
It’s not everyday that you get to hear about a popular Chinese musician spending big bucks on a music school in Singapore. The Singapore Raffles Music College’s new $2.5-million campus at Alexandra Road, which launched on Tuesday (28 November), was made possible through financial backing partly provided by Chinese musician Hu Haiquan. In case you don’t know who Hu is, the 42-year-old is one-half of soft rock duet Yu Quan.
Singaporean filmmaker Jack Neo is best known for producing hit films such as the “Ah Boys To Men” franchise as well as “Long Long Time Ago”. But very few young Singaporeans remember the “comedy king” during his Channel 8 “Gao Xiao Xing Dong” days.
Namewee will be performing for the first time in Singapore. Malaysian singer-songwriter Namewee, known for the Mandarin hit song, “Stranger In The North” featuring Wang Lee Hom, will be having a concert on 3 February 2018 at The Star Performing Arts Centre at 8pm, concert organiser Mode Entertainment announced on Thursday (23 November).
Pink's new "Beautiful Trauma" music video starring Channing Tatum definitely has a lot going on.
Malaysian singer-songwriter Yuna performed at the Capitol Theatre in Singapore on Wednesday (15 Nov). Despite having to spend a big part of her music career in the United States, Malaysian singer-songwriter Yuna still takes time to return to Southeast Asia. The popular song, which has garnered 41 million streams on Spotify since it was released in February 2016, also features American R&B star Usher.
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When it comes to making music, the first instrument that comes to a person’s mind is probably a piano, violin or guitar. Japanese YouTuber It’s a small world covered the one song video gamers will all know well: The Super Mario Brothers theme. The iconic tune has been covered many times before, using various musical instruments – including this wonderful violin cover – but YouTuber It’s a small world has amazed everyone with her rendition using calculators.
Fans of 90s UK pop groups S Club, 911 and 5ive are in for a treat as the chart-toppers will be reuniting for a one-night only concert in Singapore on 10 March 2018 at The Star Theatre.