Even if you might not be familiar with non-profit organisation SGMUSO (The Music Society, Singapore), chances are you’ll have come across events they’ve had a hand in. Think Aliwal Arts Night Crawl (2018), or the Singapore Tourism Board-backed Singapore: Inside Out series that promotes local talents across diverse genres to overseas audiences.

Come January, SGMUSO will be putting on their first festival of 2019, The Outer Limits that aims to raise funds for operational costs and development programs (workshops, networking and consulting sessions and more). The festival takes place next Saturday, January 5, and will feature a total of seven local acts that span various categories. Here’s the breakdown:


Up and Coming spotlights two new faces — R&B and post-punk crooners YAØ and Houg respectively — while Comeback Bands revisit the works of early ’00s alternative rock bands West Grand Boulevard and A Vacant Affair. Finally, there’s also The Light Show, which is headlined by the bold names such as soulful electronic singer-songwriter Linying, post-hardcore stalwart Caracal and pop star Sezairi —accompanied by 3D installation structures, projection mapping and live visuals by local design collective LiteWerkz.


Considering the huge role SGMUSO plays in actively promoting the work of local musicians (and the fact that they’re non-profit), the festival is something you shouldn’t miss out on if you’re a music fiend — or even if you just believe in supporting local talent. Alternatively, if you can’t make it in person, there’s the option of making a donation (of any amount) here.

January 5 2019, 3pm – 10pm

Scape Ground Theatre