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Music Picks: Beatles documentary, Rudra and Fred Perry Subculture Dwell, Leisure Information & High Tales

Music Picks: Beatles documentary, Rudra and Fred Perry Subculture Dwell, Leisure Information & High Tales

The Beatles: Get Again (PG13)

468 minutes/Disney+

4 stars

There may be this standard notion that the songwriting and recording periods in 1969 for The Beatles’ final album, Let It Be (1970), have been fraught with rigidity. In any case, the Fab 4 cut up up a yr later, ending the reign of arguably a very powerful band in rock music.

The Beatles: Get Again, a sprawling new documentary collection directed by Lord Of The Rings director Peter Jackson, challenges that concept.

Informed in three elements, it dives deep into the fascinating dynamic between the band’s 4 members – John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. The never-before-seen scenes have been edited and restored from over 60 hours of footage initially filmed for what would change into the 1970 Let It Be documentary movie that accompanied the album of the identical title.

Positive, there are depictions of disagreements however, for probably the most half, there’s a real sense of bonhomie among the many quartet. Their infamously irreverent sense of humour can be very a lot on show, and there’s a lot of buffoonery amongst themselves and the folks round them. Once they begin singing and enjoying their devices, their relationship is undeniably symbiotic.

With every half over two hours lengthy – the entire operating time is nearly eight hours – this documentary isn’t any simple watch.

Nonetheless, seeing the band work on revered songs equivalent to Let It Be and Throughout The Universe is kind of rewarding, and it makes you marvel what else they may have achieved collectively if that they had not gone their separate methods.

Data: The Beatles: Get Again three-part documentary debuts on Disney+ on Nov 25, 26 and 27.


This would be the first gig for Rudra because the pandemic hit. PHOTO: ESPLANADE

Here’s a metallic live performance with a distinction. Dwelling-grown stalwarts Rudra will carry out with three classical Indian musicians – singer Aditi Gopinathan, flute participant Raghavendran Rajasekaran and mridangam percussion participant Viknash Balakirshnan.

The set will comprise up to date and rearranged variations of Rudra’s songs – from their self-titled debut album in 1998 to their most up-to-date and tenth album, Invoking The Gods (2019).

This will even be the primary gig for the band, identified for pioneering a sub-genre dubbed vedic metallic, because the pandemic hit. It’s a part of the Esplanade’s Indian arts pageant Kalaa Utsavam.

The place: Esplanade Theatre, 1 Esplanade Drive
MRT: Metropolis Corridor/Esplanade
When: Nov 27, 8pm
Admission: $22 and $30 from Sistic (go to Sistic’s web site or name 6348-5555)
Data: Esplanade’s web site

Fred Perry Subculture Dwell 2021

Hyperpop singer-songwriter Cayenne will probably be representing the Singapore scene on this yr’s annual live performance collection. PHOTO: CAYENNE

This yr’s instalment of the annual live performance collection is one other regional and on-line affair.

Representing the Singapore scene are two home-grown acts – dreampop quintet Subsonic Eye and hyperpop singer-songwriter Cayenne, who can be the frontman of indie pop band Sobs.

Subsonic Eye’s third album, Nature Of Issues, got here out at the start of the yr, whereas Cayenne, in any other case generally known as Celine Autumn, launched her self-titled EP in June.

The live-stream gig will even function psychedelic rockers The S.I.G.I.T. and indie pop band Grrrl Gang from Indonesia, in addition to rock ‘n’ roll band band Kapow and ska punk outfit Plague of Happiness from Malaysia.

The place: On-line 
When: Nov 27, 8pm
Admission: Free

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