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Rachel Yeo

Cinema

Suicide Squad: From A Nearly Clueless Perspective

DISCLAIMER: Before we dive down to this review proper, I must confess that my knowledge on DC Heroes is almost zilch.  I do know about the existence of Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman and I can roughly tell which heroes are in Marvel or DC, but that’s about as far as my knowledge goes. So naturally my editor thought it would be a GREAT idea to get a clueless writer to catch the movie preview to offer a different take on the highly anticipated American super-“hero” movie. The brouhaha of Suicide Squad has been palpable since its creators released the…
Music

Panic! At the Disco: Death of a Bachelor, Life of a Performance

The last time American rock band Panic! at the Disco came to Singapore was eons ago, dating all the way back to 2008. Back then, they were a still quartet – consisting of Ryan Ross, Spencer Smith and Jon Walker. Remember the good old days when they helped to popularise “guyliners”, emo haircuts and face paint? Panic!’s iconic song, I write sins not tragedies, says it all as well. 8 years on from the last performance here, we can safely say that the band has evolved tremendously – in terms of member count, musical style and overall fashion aesthetics. Today,…
Music

Greyson Chance On His Rebranding, The Story Behind “Afterlife”, and the US Election

His third and latest single, “Back on the Wall”, has already garnered more than half a million views on YouTube. But more importantly, Greyson Chance is also back on his quest to slay the pop music industry after a hiatus of five long years. Greyson rose to prominence when talkshow host Ellen Degeneres discovered his rendition of Lady Gaga’s “Paparazzi” on YouTube. Since then, he has been blessed with a bundle of musical opportunities – including a record deal under Ellen herself. Many may still see him as a baby-faced talent who graced the world with his mellifluous, pre-pubescent voice…
Arts

On a Date with Juliet: Cheryl Tan Crosses The Causeway

Whether you’re a theatre junkie, a picnic lover or Shakespeare himself, Singapore Repertory Theatre’s (SRT)’s “Shakespeare in the Park: Romeo and Juliet” is not to be missed. Catch the last iteration of our favourite Singaporean Shakespeare Spectacle before tickets run out. Cheryl Tan was only 8 when she was first introduced into the world of performing arts. Since then, she has never looked back as she continues to pursue a career as an actress and a jazz singer in Malaysia and Singapore. Some of her most memorable plays include “Beauty World” and other SRT productions, such as “Rapunzel”. In this special two-part series, DANAMIC.ORG were…
Arts

Catching up with Romeo: Every Show a Race for Thomas Pang

Whether you’re a theatre junkie, a picnic lover, or Shakespeare himself, Singapore Repertory Theatre’s (SRT)’s “Shakespeare in the Park: Romeo and Juliet” is not to be missed. Catch the last iteration of our favourite Singaporean Shakespeare Spectacle before tickets run out. Until he was about 19, Thomas wanted to be an astronaut, but his passion for acting was triumphed as he found himself skipping astronomy classes when he was attending college in the States, and became the star himself. After graduating from Laselle College of the Arts, he was involved in notable plays such as “Tribes”, working alongside with veterans like…
Arts

Shakespeare In The Park: Celebrate #Shakespeare400 with a Local Twist

It’s been 400 years since the death of William Shakespeare, and yet the world still continues to celebrate the legacy of one of the most revered playwrights ever. Be it events around the globe or online, it’s hard to miss out on the on the festivities and tributes to Shakespeare, especially with the #Shakespeare400 hashtag. Singapore is no exception as well. From 27 April to 22 May, The Singapore Repertory Theatre (SRT) will be presenting “Romeo and Juliet” as part of their annual “Shakespeare in the Park” production. As the name suggests, the play won’t be held in a conventional…
Music

10 Questions With Neck Deep’s Ben Barlow

It’s been days since Neck Deep last graced our nation with everything that isn’t graceful to begin with – loud guitars, punk tunes, lots of moshing and crowdsurfing. And this is how every great punk rock gig should be. Consisting of members Ben Barlow (lead singer), Sam Bowden (guitar), Fil Thorpe Evans (bass), Dani Washington (drums) and Matt West (guitar), the 5-piece Welsh rock band kickstarted the new year with a bang – touring through Australia, Japan, Malaysia, and Singapore in January alone! We here at DANamic.ORG are still reminiscing the good memories created at *SCAPE The Ground Theatre on Jan 27.…
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Caracal: Chaos is their Art Form

We all know that post-hardcore bands are loud. “Loud”, in this sense, translates to colossal riffs and intense rhythms, complimented by lyrics that give us an idea of the band’s musical style. Singapore’s very own post-hardcore band Caracal have been loud with their music since 2007, but what makes them stand out is how they made sure to incorporate a sense of their identity to their songs. To Caracal, it’s not just about sounding different, unique, or simply loud. It’s about how each band member stays true to the self with raw notes and lyrics, notably observed in their latest album…
Music

Charlie Lim’s Debut MV Takes on a Whole New Level, Literally

If we could name one local artist that is truly dedicated with their musical works, Charlie Lim pops up on our minds. The justification? We were lucky enough to catch an early screening of his highly anticipated music video for “I Only Tell the Truth” during his sold-out intimate show at Sing Jazz Club. Prior to the screening, Charlie revealed that he and his crew rented a full size airplane for the grueling 4 day shoot. That tease alone was enough to make our jaws drop and had us anxious to catch a glimpse of his new video while he…
Cinema

“Breaking Through” Is Yet Another Cheesy Dance Movie

With all the commercial success the “Step Up” series has received throughout the years, we were hoping that “Breaking Through” could deliver something just as spectacular, or better. We left the theatre with our expectations completely broken. Written and directed by John Swetnam, the film is centred on Casey Wright (Sophia Aguiar), an aspiring dancer who is struggling to balance her mundane day job and passion for dance with her crew. One day, Casey is miraculously discovered by Quinn (Jay Ellis), who hopes to give her the thousands of views and fans that she dreams of. But Casey has to risk not…
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