Zepp Expands to Singapore, Malaysia and Taiwan!

Music aficionados will be chuffed to know that Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) has decided to set up Zepp Hall Network concert halls outside of Japan! For the uninitiated, Zepp is a subsidiary of SME Japan which has set up numerous live houses all across Japan, which are commonly seen as great ways for bands to get closer to their fans due to the proximity of the stages in these halls to the audience! They are commonly free-standing as well, and many also sell drinks within the premises. You could liken them to the more familiar concept of jazz bars, except with more of a focus on music.

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Marie Antoinette Series Begins Publishing – With Supervision from The Palace of Versailles!

Just this Thursday, readers of Kodansha‘s seinen manga magazine Morning were treated to a rather unique offering in the weekly publication, which usually serializes titles like Giant Killing. From the creator of Mars, and ES (Eternal Sabbath), Fuyumi Soryo, comes Marie Antoinette ~La jeunesse d’une reine~ (‘The Youth of the Queen’ in French), a manga about the life of the eponymous French noblewoman and her husband, King Louis XVI! The most surprising thing about this title, however, is that editorial supervision will be provided by the actual Palace of Versailles in France!

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flumpool Returns to Sunny Singapore for Their ‘WHAT ABOUT EGGS’ Tour!

Dedicated flumpool fans would have already heard about the four-man band returning to Singapore for the first time since their first show in 2014 as part of their 5th anniversary tour [MOMENT], and this time they will be on another tour to celebrate the release of their new album EGG which hit stores in March earlier this year. Amusingly enough, this tour is called WHAT ABOUT EGGS? as a nod to the album.

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