Before we get into the sports, here’s a blast from the past that you might want to time travel for – the Retrolicious Concert.
Mining nostalgia and the hits of the 80’s is the Retrolicious Concert at Fort Canning Park on Saturday Oct 9 (check out our preview guide and interview with Rick Astley!). Scream and sing along with the talented teen idols of that era, Johnny Hates Jazz, Debbie Gibson and Rick Astley as they croon and shimmy back into your hearts. Get 10 percent off your Retrolicious tickets with inSing.com by simply mentioning the password ‘inSing with Retrolicious’ when you purchase your tickets from SISTIC.
Now back to the drinks and sports. Drinking and sports culture have evolved to such a point that enjoying one does not negate the other. Rugby Sevens fans have long known this especially since it’s commonplace for spectators to get twattered on booze while teams on the field get pulverized and occasionally pass the ball. Chivas take a slightly more civilized approach to their support of the game by promoting chivalry at the launch of Chivas Rugby at Tanjong Beach Club, Thursday Oct 7 from 7pm till late.
Music and scene veteran, Yukun sets the mood for sipping Chivas cocktails and highlights include an exhibition match by Blacks RFC and a rugby clinic. RSVP to [email protected] with your name, NRIC number and mobile number for your exclusive invite and complimentary Chivas cocktails.
The local indie scene gets off to a kicking start this Friday Oct 8 at both the Puma Archive Uncovered Party at Camp Pong and at Home Club. Run Neon Tiger and The Karl Maka embrace the archive spirit by performing indie classics from the 60’s through to the early 90’s in fresh new ways. Rock kitten Ginette Chittick keeps the party bopping, spinning between the live sets while the crowd mingles, plays beer pong, ping pong and sneak peeks the Archive Autumn/Winter 2010 collection. Coveted ‘Clyde’s are up for grabs throughout the night too! To win passes, tweet me at @itstracyp or email me at [email protected] with your favourite classic indie track and why. Best answers get on the guest list and win a pair of Clyde’s!
Run Neon Tiger
At Home Club, Quick Quick Danger and Amterible play support for Australian punk misfits, Madonna, promising a night of chaotic high-energy, punk, ska, reggae, noise and lovemaking inducing sounds no less. DISCO:VERY at Velvet Underground with selector, Jeremy Boon, together with Cosa Nostra, serve out all things quality and soulful while Boys Noize takes down the main Zouk floor. Superstar DJ, with the toothy grin, Carl Cox plays the next night on Sat Oct 9.
It’s then Carnival time at Attica Too’s 6th Anniversary – ‘A Twisted Funfair’ as they transform the club into a fairground of fun with games, interactive entertainment and live performances by MC Tech1, vocalist, acrobats and dancers. DJ Iain Donnachi, direct from playing all summer at Pacha Ibiza guests. Dress up in fancy dress for the occasion, (scout for your Halloween costume at the same time!) and mention ‘Carnival Attica’ at No.1 Costume Costume to enjoy $10 off full set costumes.
The sounds of Belfast hit Stereolab when Scope hits the decks on Sat Oct 9. DJing aside, Scope has also been singled out as a producer to watch out for by industry pundits, Danny Howells and Tom Middleton, which also placed him in Beatport’s 2008’s Top 10 for ‘Best Deep House Artist’ alongside heavyweights like Dennis Ferrer and Jimpster.
About Tracy Phillips
An accomplished marketeer and trendspotter, Tracy Phillips has helped shape Singapore's nightlife, music and popular culture landscape for over a decade.
Instrumental in developing the local nightlife scene, she maintains a passionate soft spot for promoting artistic expression and channels this into creative pursuits for institutions, brands and artists via her consultancy, Present Purpose. One of her ongoing projects is Camp Pong, a pop up urban social club involving Ping Pong, music and good times at *Scape ending on 7 October.