Scene & Heard: Laneway, Super 0 and Singapore Art Book Affair

All the Way
More great live acts are coming to town—but you’ll have to wait till next year to see them. The fourth edition of Singapore’s indie music festival St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival ( will feature Daughter, Jamie XX, James Blake and The Jezabels, taking place next year on Jan 25 at The Meadows, Gardens by the Bay. “We’re exceptionally proud of this year’s line-up,” says Laneway founder Danny Rogers. Other marquee acts in the line-up include Youth Lagoon and Kurt Vile, so log on to the site for the full list and to book tickets, with special packages available for early birds. Also not to be missed, French golden band Phoenix, who perform Jan 15 at The Star Performing Arts Centre (1 Vista Exchange Green, 6636-0055, $68-148 from Sistic).

Nil by Mouth
More indie names, this time in the realm of electronic music, will also play at the second edition of the Super 0 pop-up parties. After taking over Gillman Barracks earlier this year, the organizers are bringing the gig to Annex @ The Mill (5 Jalan Kilang) this time near Redhill and Alexandra every Saturday on Nov 9, 16, 23, 30. Industrial venue aside, the names are some of the most underground and credible in the scene today, including Germany’s Terranova, the UK’s South London Ordnance and the US’ Daniel Bell. $25-35 at Want more? The brilliant DJ-producer Four Tet is also slated to play a live set on Nov 28 at Zouk (17 Jiak Kim St., 6738-2988, $40-50 from

The Bookie
The first Singapore Art Book Affair, spearheaded by Books Actually’s Kenny Leck with the assistance from the Singapore Tourism Board’s new Kickstart Fund will take place Nov 28-Dec 1 at Gillman Barracks (9 Lock Rd., The fair will be dedicated to local art and design literature, featuring artist talks, film screenings and book sales and launches—definitely a must for bookworms.