Beats & Gigs

Beats & Gigs

Enter February and March, enter the warmer weather, enter new excitements. This includes a lot of things that had to be held back during the two years of the pandemic. Yes, we’re talking about concerts. Stages, lights and smoke are up! Artists and performers are out in force! Let’s celebrate.

Morissey: Bonfire of Teenagers

Bad news first: rumour has it that Morrisey’s much awaited 14th LP may not meet its February deadline. Some reports state that the album’s distributor, Capitol Records, will hold the release for an unforeseeable period – and for unknown reasons. The good news? The Sage of Salford said himself that it is going to be the best album of his life. About half of the contents have already been played in Moz’ gigs in the past year, with songs such as I Am Veronica, Rebels Without Applause, Sure Enough, The Telephone Rings, I Live In Oblivion, and Kerouac’s Crack, as well as the title track. 

Yo La Tengo: This Stupid World

If you’ve been following (or even been lucky enough to watch) Yo La Tengo’s This Stupid World tour which has been on the road since late last year, you know that it was meant as the accompanying campaign to the album of the same name. Its first single, Fallout, had been circulating everywhere even before the tour started, and the response has been great. One of the indie mavericks of the noughties, Yo La Tengo has the wonderful habit of releasing a record every few years. This Stupid World is already hailed by critics as refreshing, spontaneous and most live-sounding from the Hoboken trio.  

Gorillaz: Cracker Island

Damon Albarn’s surreal animated side job, Gorillaz, is ready to launch its eighth studio album. Titled Cracker Island, one of its earlier singles, Baby Queen, has already reached audiences, although in a sportier way than musical being part of the FIFA 23 in-game soundtrack. As always, Gorillaz summoned the services of their friends, namely Thundercat for the title track, Tame Impala and Bootie Brown for New Gold, as well as legends such as Bad Bunny and Fleetwood Mac’s Stevie Nicks.  



11 February 2023

Westlife, Madya GBK

25 February 2023

One Republic Woke Up Festival

9 March 2023

Kings of Convenience

The Ritz-Carlton Jakarta Pacific Place

11-12 March 2023


Main Stadium GBK

18-19 March 2023

Slipknot & Saosin, Hammersonic


4 February 2023

Palumma, Mrs. Sippy

11 February 2023

Fisher, Savaya

18 February 2023

Nic Fanciulli, Savaya

23 February 2023

Qrion, W Bali – Seminyak

11-12 March 2023

Dissolve, W Bali – Seminyak


16 February 2023

Red Hot Chili Peppers

National Stadium

22 February 2023

Backstreet Boys

Singapore Indoor Stadium

9 March 2023

Phoenix, The Star Theatre

17 March 2023

Harry Styles, National Stadium

22 March 2023

Sting, The Star Theatre

Hong Kong

3-5 February 2023


Central Harbourfront Event Space 

14 February 2023


AsiaWorld Arena

21 February 2023

One Republic

AsiaWorld Arena

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