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Kuala Lumpur Live Music & Comedy Guide 23 August 2018

Kuala Lumpur Live Music & Comedy Guide 23 August 2018

As we move closer to Merdeka time discover the hottest Live Music & Comedy nightlife events in KL with The City Lists weekly guide. With music from jazz, classical, indie and rock to theatre and comedy.

Check out any of the events mentioned by also visiting: https://thecitylist.my/whats-on


AUGUST 24-26: Samarkand 20 Year Reunion weekend shows


See: https://thecitylist.my/blog/samarkand-20-year-reunion-24-26-august-various-2018


AUGUST 24: Soundstruck : Live (August 2018)

The most popular live music series in the Klang Valley is back for the fourth year running. Free up your calendars every last Friday of each month to enjoy a night great music and good fun. The local music scene is bursting with talent and this platform will continue to serve as a catalyst for many young acts to kickstart their journeys. Soundstruck : Live is hosted with love by Wanted Symphony in collaboration with The Bee. Want to be a part of the community or perform at the event? Write into info.wantedsymphony@gmail.com.

 



This month, come and catch these guys in action: Dzaim Adzmi, Darien Foo, Rheanna & Lyn Wen, 吴限TWO, Shaun Yong .... and of course, Wanted Symphony!

THE BEE @ PUBLIKA: 36B, Block C, Level G2, Publika, Solaris Dutamas, Jalan Dutamas 1, KL . Call 03-6201 8577 or e-mail bees@thebee.com.my


AUGUST 24/25: Crackhouse presents Ben Quinlan (HK)

Based in Hong Kong, Benjamin Quinlan started doing stand-up comedy after 7 months of unemployment - in exchange for free beer. He hasn't looked back since, being a regular at Hong Kong's TakeOut Comedy club, opening for Tom Segura, Pete Lee, Chad Daniels, and Paul Ogata to name a few. Ben has also graced the world stage by hosting the 2015 Magner's International Comedy Festival, winning the 2017 Hong Kong International Comedy Competition, and featuring on Comedy Central's Stand-up Asia.

 

 

Crackhouse Comedy Club KL: 24A (1st Floor) Lorong Rahim Kajai 14, Taman Tun Dr. Ismail, KL . Tickets online RM40 / Door RM50. https://benquinlandoescrack.peatix.com Call +6017-260 3654 or email laugh@crackhousecomedy.asia for more info.


AUGUST 24/25: Bobo KL presents Rozz and Dennis Law

Music from the soul with Rozz and Dennis Law. The inimitable ROZZ is back to charm audiences with luscious jazzy vocals and ten-inch heels. With his killer wit and accompanied by Dennis Law, (who has collaborated with many an international artist), expect new takes on pop hits and songs from the musicals. Always a fabulous evening at Bobo when Rozz razzles the stag

 

 

BOBO KL: 65-1, Jalan Bangkung, Bangsar, KL: Dine with them before the show. Admission RM60+/ RM45+ for Bobo diners. For reservations call 03-2092 5002.


AUGUST 24: Budak Nakal Hujung Simpang live at Ril's

Join them this Friday as the Reggae/Ska Nusantara band Budak Nakal Hujung Simpang from Shah Alam take the stage at Ril's Bangsar.

 

 

RIL’S BANGSAR: 30, Jalan Telawi 5, Bangsar Baru, KL. Call 03-2201 3846 or e-mail reservations@rils.com.my


AUGUST 24 – SEPT 1: Adam! The Musical 2018

See https://thecitylist.my/blog/adam-the-musical-at-kl-pac-24-august-1-september-2018

KLPAC: Sentul Park, Jalan Strachan (Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah), KL. Call 03-4047 9000 or visit www.klpac.org


AUGUST 24: Chris Palmer & Greg Ramanado & Syima at Le Noir KL

Brisbane singer-songwriter Chris Palmer starts the evening off at 8pm with Greg Ramanado & Syima taking over at 11pm.  

 

 

LE NOIR KL: Unit H-G-07, The Hive, TREC, Lot 435, Jalan Tun Razak, KL . Bar and Roof terrace opens at 5pm. To reserve your spot: Book online: https://form.jotform.me/LeNoirKL/book-a-table. Email: reservations@lenoir.com.my / Phone/WhatsApp: 012-224 5416. Valet parking available.


AUGUST 25-26: Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra

Double the soloists, double the excitement. Soaring melodies and intricate passagework abound in the Concerto for Violin and Cello, Brahms’ last orchestral work and one of the finest of its kind. Take a breather, then be swept away by Beethoven’s most popular symphony, famed for its electrifying four-note opening and progression from stormy darkness to triumphant light. Esteemed conductor Eiji Oue lends his vivacious presence to this thrilling concert. With Soyoung Yoon on violin and cellist István Várdai.

 

 

SAT 25 AUG 2018 8:30PM / SUN 26 AUG 2018 3:00PM

DEWAN FILHARMONIK PETRONAS: KLCC, KL. Tickets: RM141 RM113 RM84 RM56. Become a subscriber when you buy a minimum of any 3 concerts across all series to enjoy 20% off and other special privileges. To purchase tickets, visit the Box Office at Ground Floor, Tower 2, PETRONAS Twin Towers, KLCC or call 03-2331 7007, you may also purchase online at http://mpo.com.my/02-brahms-double-beethovens-fifth/ 


AUGUST 25/26: Jasmine Chen + JC Quartet at NBT

Jasmine Chen is a jazz musician and songwriter, based in Shanghai, China. Born into a family of professional folk dancers and actors, she was groomed to be a concert pianist but fell in love with jazz while studying at the prestigious Leeds College of Music in England. She returned to China in 2005 to follow this passion, bringing China’s rich musical heritage into the world of jazz. She has since become one of China’s leading figures in the jazz scene, combining Western songs with original Chinese lyrics.

 

 

Her unique perspective introduces one world to the other, bridging a gap between traditional Chinese songs and the West’s jazz legacy, and between forgotten folk songs and contemporary jazz singing. This rare talent for moving between two worlds and picking the best of what they have to offer has gained her a strong following from both Chinese and western audiences, and she has charmed audiences everywhere from the intimate stage of Shanghai’s JZ Club to the big lights ofRotterdam’s Northsea Jazz Festival.

Jasmine is currently working on her new Chinese jazz album, together with Danish jazz musician Nikolaj Hess and his trio, recorded in Copenhagen Denmark. This album is going to be released by the end of 2018. In 2017, Jasmine joined Hollywood Warner Brothers film “Crazy Rich Asians” directed by Jon M. Chu, she both performed and recorded soundtracks for the movie. The movie has just been released.

NO BLACK TIE: 17, Jalan Mesui, off Jalan Nagasari, KL . Admission: RM78. Dinner menu available. Call 03-2142 3737 after 5pm or visit www.noblacktie.com.my for bookings.


AUGUST 25: Warehouse Sessions Live at Ril’s featuring Markiza & Peter

See: https://thecitylist.my/blog/warehouse-session-9-at-rils-25-august-2018

RIL’S BANGSAR: 30, Jalan Telawi 5, Bangsar Baru, KL. Call 03-2201 3846 or e-mail reservations@rils.com.my


AUGUST 25: Merdeka Baru: Konsert Merdeka Pertama Pasca Malaysia Lama

With the spirit of 'New Malaysia' in the grip of their hands, local Malaysian bands shall share the stage and perform their music to celebrate our upcoming National Day. Spread the word! Tell your friends, tell your neighbours, brothers, sisters, moms, aunties, dads, uncles- everyone is invited! This concert will fall on a Saturday evening located at The Bee, Publika. Entry will be charged at RM25 only. Merdeka Baru's lineup features: Oag, Couple, Spooky Wet Dreams, Kyoto Protocol, Son Of A Policeman (SOAP), Senja and Orkes A Hizadin

 

 

THE BEE @ PUBLIKA: 36B, Block C, Level G2, Publika, Solaris Dutamas, Jalan Dutamas 1, KL. Call 03-6201 8577 or e-mail bees@thebee.com.my


AUGUST 25: Chris Palmer & Dasha Logan at Le Noir KL

Brisbane singer-songwriter Chris Palmer starts the evening off at 8pm with Dasha Logan taking over at 11pm.

 

 

LE NOIR KL: Unit H-G-07, The Hive, TREC, Lot 435, Jalan Tun Razak, KL. Bar and Roof terrace opens at 5pm. To reserve your spot: Book online: https://form.jotform.me/LeNoirKL/book-a-table. Email: reservations@lenoir.com.my / Phone/WhatsApp: 012-224 5416. Valet parking available.


AUGUST 26: Le Noir KL presents Maya Hanum live on stage

Maya Hanum takes to the stage live.

 

 

LE NOIR KL: Unit H-G-07, The Hive, TREC, Lot 435, Jalan Tun Razak, KL . To reserve your spot: Book online: https://form.jotform.me/LeNoirKL/book-a-table
Email: reservations@lenoir.com.my / Phone/WhatsApp: 012-224 5416. Valet parking available.


AUGUST 28: NBT Ivory Series presents Metamorphosis

NBT Ivory Series presents “Metamorphosis” with Mei Lin Hii (pianist) and Arnaud Blondel (videographer).

Classical pianist Mei Lin Hii holds a Master of Music Degree and Professional Studies Diploma from the Manhattan School of Music in New York. There she studied with renowned teacher Zenon Fishbein. Prior to that, she was a student of Michael Ruiz at the American Conservatory of Music, Chicago. Mei Lin has performed in piano masterclass with world-renowned pianist-teachers such as Leon Fleisher, Byron Janis, Nina Svetlanova and the late Shura Cherkassky.

 

 

Arnaud Blondel discovered the power of images at a tender age. Between his job today as a videographer and his passion for art, he loves to associate video projection with dance. This time, it is with the instrument and its interpreter that he will dance his images to.

 

NO BLACK TIE: 17, Jalan Mesui, off Jalan Nagasari, KL . Admission: RM50. Concert menu available. Call 03-2142 3737 after 5pm or visit www.noblacktie.com.my for bookings.


AUGUST 28: Feedback Open Mic ft Sulyn & Gabriel Lynch

Featured acts for this show include: Sulyn Ooi Rondilla and Gabriel Lynch. Some easy-to-digest bite-sized info for those who want a go, signs ups are at 7pm and are first-come-first-served basis, show starts at 8pm, it's a 2 song slot and bring your own cables.

 

 

THE BEE @ PUBLIKA: 36B, Block C, Level G2, Publika, Solaris Dutamas, Jalan Dutamas 1, KL. Call 03-6201 8577 or e-mail bees@thebee.com.my


AUGUST 29: Bobo KL presents Aalex Termizi

Wednesday with Artist-in-Residence for August, Aalex Termizi. Inspired by Norah Jones, Zee Avi and Lianne La Havas, Aalex Termizi stole the show at the inaugural BoboNose in May.  Blending jazz into a more consumable package Aalex connects the niche genre with the easy going nature of indie.  Her precociousness stems from past battles with Hodgkin's Lymphoma, but it's also what carved the tangerine, somewhat muffled vocals that complements her quirky personality and music.

 

 

BOBO KL: 65-1, Jalan Bangkung, Bangsar, KL . Dine with them before the show. Admission: RM25++/ Free for Bobo diners. For reservations call 03-2092 5002.


AUGUST 29: 4X6 & Special Guests - Live at The Bee

Hailing from Sydney Australia, 4x6 (FOUR by SIX) are a classical crossover Cello and Guitar duo. Their performance features instrumental interpretations of well-known popular songs. They deliver a unique and energetic approach to an emerging style of music. Their repertoire is highly vast and contrasting including songs by AC/DC, Drake, Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran. Will Raftery (Adelaide) – Cello and Avi Singh (Kuala Lumpur) – Guitar, got together at the University of Sydney, and started performing together in 2014 at various events including shows at the Roslyn Packer Theatre and Manning Bar. After a heavy growth in corporate clientele, the duo held a holiday series at the Barangaroo International Towers.

 

 

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They received a hefty amount of interest as a perfectly suited ensemble for corporate events for Australian companies such as Westpac, Banksia and Ashurst Law Firm. In 2016, they performed on stage at the famous Sydney Opera House as selected musicians through the Sydney Conservatorium of Music by the NSW Government. In the same year, they invested their earnings into a self-funded tour of Australia across SA, NSW and WA. In 2017, they were chosen to perform on stage at Australia Day Circular Quay. The boys performed, worked and studied across Austria, Germany, Italy, Ireland, UK and USA.

Maya Hanum - https://www.facebook.com/MayaHanumOfficial/, and Kita:Orang - https://www.facebook.com/kamikitaorang/ feature as well.

THE BEE @ PUBLIKA: 36B, Block C, Level G2, Publika, Solaris Dutamas, Jalan Dutamas 1, KL. Call 03-6201 8577 or e-mail bees@thebee.com.my


AUGUST 29: WVC with Eddin Khoo

Special guest: Joe Powers on harmonica: Harmonica virtuoso, Joe Powers is known for bending and blending genres from jazz to classical, hip-hop to world music, and Argentine Tango. Since gaining a music degree from the University of Oregon he has performed around the world, from Paris to Tokyo and won the Belgian Crystal Harmonica Award/Classical Division in 2008. Powers has collaborated with renowned Tango maestros including; Narcotango, Tanghetto, Otros Aires, Nicolás Ledesma, Emilio de la Peña, Oscar de Elía, Horacio Cabarcos, Pablo Motta, the UK’s “Tango Siempre”, and Japan’s “Orquesta Aurora”. He has also appeared with groups/artists as diverse as Pink Martini, British pop icon Jamie Cullum, Canadian Boogie-Woogie pianist, Michael Kaeshammer, Sony jazz guitarist Yosuke Onuma, French blues legend J.J. Milteau, and the Ichikawa Symphony Orchestra in Japan.

 

 

In 2012 his Tango quintet was featured with sold-out performances at one of North America’s top Classical music series, the Oregon Bach Festival, sharing the bill with super star violinist, Joshua Bell. His fifth studio album, “Apasionado” was recorded in April, 2015 in Buenos Aires with some of Argentina’s top Tango musicians and features six of Joe’s original compositions as well as six Tango classics.

WVC is a Malaysian jazz outfit with multiple influences, with Tay Cher Siang (piano), Julian Chan (saxophones), AJ (bass) and KJ Wong (drums). Eddin Khoo is the founder of Pusaka, and has lately taken to the stage to showcase his once hidden talent.

NO BLACK TIE: 17, Jalan Mesui, off Jalan Nagasari, KL. Admission: RM60. Concert menu available. Call 03-2142 3737 after 5pm or visit www.noblacktie.com.my for bookings.


AUGUST 29: Open Crack

Get over that mid-week slump with a dose of comedy as it’s supposed to be – uncensored and honest. Raw, fast paced and edgy, Open Crack! Witness the grassroots comedy scene with newbies, regulars and if you’re lucky a surprise guest comic. The best 3 minute set of the night will cash RM100 AND an opportunity to perform on the weekend shows. To perform, just turn up at 8.00pm on the night itself to sign up. List closes at 8.45pm. Prepare 3 minutes of material. 

Crackhouse Comedy Club KL: 24A (1st Floor) Lorong Rahim Kajai 14, Taman Tun Dr. Ismail, KL. Time : 9pm Showtime, Seating 8pm. Ticket : RM15 online / RM20 at the door
https://crackhouseopencrack.peatix.com. Call +60172603654 or email laugh@crackhousecomedy.asia for more info


AUGUST 30: Bobo KL presents David Gomes

Thursdays with resident pianist and singer, the renowned performer, composer, arranger and producer David Gomes.

 

 

BOBO KL: 65-1, Jalan Bangkung, Bangsar, KL . Dine with them before the show. Admission: RM25++/ Free for Bobo diners. For reservations call 03-2092 5002.

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