Craig David on the rebound One of the upsides to the rise of music downloading is that artists must tour more to earn a crust and Hong Kong is among the cities to have benefited the most from a boom in live gigs. British R&B singer Craig David (right) is the latest big name confirmed to be coming to town, even though we'd forgotten he even existed until we heard Hong Kong was among the stops on his latest tour. While his fortunes have been on the wane in recent years, we're not going to be so uncharitable as to suggest a concert in support of his recently released Greatest Hits album could be a very short show. David was one of the leading lights to emerge from the British garage scene at the turn of the millennium, and the Artful Dodger track Rewind, for which he provided vocals, served as the launch pad for a leap into the limelight. At 19, he became the youngest male singer to hit the top of the British charts with the release of his debut solo single, Fill Me In, but his output since then has received mostly mixed reviews. His golden vocal cords still have quite a following and there's likely to be a healthy female contingent in attendance when he takes to the stage at Hitec in Kowloon Bay on April 6. Tickets are on sale now through HK Ticketing for HK$380 and HK$580. A daft trick on mainland fans LCD Soundsystem recorded a song titled Daft Punk is Playing at My House, and now spokesmen for the duo have come out to say: 'Daft Punk are not playing in Shanghai.' According to a mysterious Facebook page, France's top electronica exports were due to perform in Shanghai tomorrow night, days after they were honoured with two awards at the Grammy Awards. In broken English, the page said the concert was titled 'Dafthidden 09', as the venue was not going to be announced until tomorrow morning, and a phone number and e-mail address were provided for people wanting tickets. But it was all a scam, and Daft Punk's PR people deny the duo are due to perform on the mainland - or anywhere else for the time being. World-class DJ on the house It's not often you get something for free in this town, particularly when it comes to world-class DJs. But the folks at Yumla in Central are hosting one of the biggest names in techno this weekend - and entry won't cost you a cent. Dutchman Joris Voorn has been a towering figure in the world of techno for almost a decade, releasing a string of acclaimed club tracks steeped in the classic Detroit sound, and also earning a reputation as a formidable DJ along the way - you may have seen him perform at previous Rockit festivals. Catch him on Saturday from 11pm.