Kuala Lumpur Live Music Guide 28 August 2019

Kuala Lumpur Live Music Guide 28 August 2019

Live sounds around the Klang Valley as a very special Merdeka Weekend comes into play. Music of all kinds from jazz, classical to indie, rock, hip hop, electronic and pop, plus lots of nostalgia this weekend as we celebrate 62 years of MERDEKA.


AUGUST 28: Wednesday

Yesterday Once More 2 at KLPac

(August 28 – September 1)

After its sold out debut in 2018, klpac is presenting the second instalment of its all-time popular golden oldies concert Yesterday Once More 2 with the support of Creador Foundation, klpac’s Partner. They turn the clock back in time with timeless classics such as Rose, Rose, I Love You, Put Your Head on My Shoulder, Mr. Bojangles, Big Spender, Ain’t No Sunshine, Imagine and I Will Survive, performed by Joel Wong, Lai Suk Yin, Omar Ali, Phraveen Arikiah and Rachel Liu, Serene Chng under the direction of Ian Chow and backed by a 5-piece band.

 

 

Pentas 2 will be turned into a lounge setting complete with a bar manned by celebrity bartenders Joe Hasham OAM and Lawrence Selvaraj. Relax and unwind to some of the greatest hits from the 50s to the 70s by some of the best known names such as Frankie Lane, Patti Page, Paul Anka, Nat King Cole, Aretha Franklin, Shirley Bassey and Olivia Newton John.

Pentas 2 KLPAC: Sentul Park, Jalan Strachan, KL

Tickets at https://proticket.com.my/klpac-yesterday-once-more-2/ Call 03-4047 9000 or visit www.klpac.org

 

Cyanus at NBT

Cyanus are a 5-piece progressive fusion band from Kuala Lumpur, that delivers a unique sound moulded by a variety of different musical flavours ranging from Progressive Rock to Jazz/Funk to Folk. The band has composed and performed two originals, Place of Place and Trueness, and has been invited to perform live on Malaysia's local radio station, AiFM. Cyanus became the grand prize winner of the Yayasan Sime Darby Arts Festival satellite show, Battle of the Bands in 2018.

NO BLACK TIE: 17, Jalan Mesui, off Jalan Nagasari, KL

Admission: RM42. Concert menu available. Call 03-2142 3737 after 5pm or visit www.noblacktie.com.my for bookings.

 

Le Noir KL Ladies Night Wednesday

Clinton Jerome hits the stage from 10pm onwards. A music enthusiast passionate about all things art. Aspiring Singer trying to make it in the big city of KL. 

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.

 

Iron Fairies Wednesday

Chemistry hits the Fairy Dust Factory stage early from 8pm. The Courtyard features Louie & G Money.

THE IRON FAIRIES: H-G-06, HIVES, TREC, 438, Jalan Tun Razak, KL

Free entry. Call 016-221 3612.

 


AUGUST 29: Thursday

Snow Patrol Live in KL

Snow Patrol make their Malaysian debut with first ever acoustic world tour

KL Live @ Life Centre: 20, Jalan Sultan Ismail, KL

 

NBT Round: A Night of Singer-songwriters

The NBT Round places some of KL's most talented singer-songwriters on stage at the same time, taking turns playing and talking about their songs in a round robin style format. Be prepared for some interesting stories and some good music.  With Bayangan, Beverley Matujal, Yi Fen and Josh Thomas.

 

 

NO BLACK TIE: 17, Jalan Mesui, off Jalan Nagasari, KL

Admission: RM53. Concert menu available. Call 03-2142 3737 after 5pm or visit www.noblacktie.com.my for bookings.

 

The Bee Presents: Muzza's Mayhem & Soul Statue (Merdeka Special)

(August 29-30)

Introducing The Bee’s very first... The Bee Presents! Celebrate this weekend with us as we break in Merdeka Day Weekend with Muzza's Mayhem on 29 August and Soul Statue on 30 August.

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

 

Sound Unite: A Prelude To City Roars! Fest 2020

"Sound Unite" is held in conjunction with 台馬音樂人交流會 Taiwan X Malaysia Musician Exchange from 30th - 31 August, at KLPAC. It is also a prelude to their festival next January. The showcase will feature local Chinese act 變胎 BandTai, the band released their debut album in July and have recently toured Taiwan, performing at 覺醒音樂祭 Wake Up Festivald several sideshows as well. Their set will feature Nuno Chen, vocalist of Taichung band TONIC. They will be joined by Prasasti, a KL-based four piece band. Prasasti is influenced by a wide variety of music, ranging from Alternative Rock, Post Punk, to Trip Hop. Also on the bill is Akinou. Set against expansive electronic landscapes, AKINOU explores concepts blending contrasting forces to create a feeling of unexpectedness. Their genre is experimental artpop and they are currently working on an EP.

LIVE FACT: No. 6-2 & M, Jalan PJU 5/21, The Strand Kota Damansara, PJ

Admission: RM25. Call 012-377 8558 / e-mail livefactkl@gmail.com

 

Iron Fairies Thursday Ladies Night

Chemistry live on the Fairy Dust Factory stage from 8pm. The Courtyard features Louie & G Money.

THE IRON FAIRIES: H-G-06, HIVES, TREC, 438, Jalan Tun Razak, KL

Free entry. Call 016-221 3612
 

Le Noir KL Thursday

Le Noir KL presents Zharif Slowjamz live on stage for a night of soul and R&B from 10pm.

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.

 

KL Journal Open Mic #104 ft Amr Mohsen

Unconventional POPeteer artist that sings since he doesn't even remember when, passionate towards Pop/Dance genres and will make you laugh, cry, sing-along and even burst the 5 year old inside of you. Performing across different musical generations; From that song that was just playing on the radio's latest hits, to those oldies and that song you grew up with. Follow him: https://www.instagram.com/amrmohsen89/

With Open mics from Sid, Juan, Nana Lee, Replica, Our Project and Veena. To sign up for the open mic, email us@openmicmalaysia.org

1st Flr, KL Journal Hotel, 30, Jalan Beremi, off Jalan Sultan Ismail, KL

 

9 Lives with Arab

9 Lives band collaborates with Arab who was previously lead guitarist and vocals for NRG, Bonga Bonga and Karma. They plan on going Motown. funk and soul live on stage to hype your night.

HANGOVER PJ: D-37-01, Dataran 3 Two Square No. 2, Jalan 19 /1, PJ

Call 012-248 2098

 


AUGUST 30: Friday MERDEKA EVE

Michael Veerapen Trio & Dasha Logan at Alexis Bistro

(August 30-31)

Merdeka. Let’s all celebrate this weekend with the amazing Michael Veerapen Trio and Dasha Logan at Alexis Bistro.

 

 

ALEXIS BISTRO AMPANG: Great Eastern Mall, 303, Jalan Ampang, KL

Dress code applies: No Shorts & Slippers. Showtime 10pm. Table bookings for diners only.

Minimum age 10 & above. Music charge: RM10++/pax. For more information, please call 03 4260-2288 or log on to www.alexis.com.my

 

Al Terry & The Purple Haze with Special guests Ito Mohd & Julian Mokhtar

Al Terry is an Australian blues frontman whose soulful vocals and harmonica instrumentals are delivered in the amplified harp tone of Chicago blues masters such as Big Walter Horton and Little Walter. He incorporates swinging West Coast Jump Blues and Rock & Roll into a night of high-energy, toe tapping up-tempo music; punctuated by some low-down, speak-easy Blues.

The Purple Haze Blues band is made up of Malaysian Blues legends from Blues Gang: ZZi Blues on Lead Guitar and Shaik Karim on Drums; they are joined by the solid talent of Shah Shariff on bass. The Purple Haze Blues Band has been rocking live venues throughout Malaysia for 20 years.

Al’s collaboration with Purple Haze stretches back 15 years. They’ll be performing songs from their recently released Album, combining influences such as Muddy Waters, Sonny Boy Williamson, James Cotton, Kim Wilson, Charlie Musslewhite, Joe Filisko, James Harmon, Jay Geils Band, Big Joe Turner, as well as some of Al Terry’s own Blues.

NO BLACK TIE: 17, Jalan Mesui, off Jalan Nagasari, KL

Admission: RM53. Concert menu available. Call 03-2142 3737 after 5pm or visit www.noblacktie.com.my for bookings.

 

Bobo KL presents Nadir

(August 30-31)

Making their Bobo KL debut – Nadir; comprising 8 musicians all of whom play and sing – have headlined festivals in Malaysia and across Asia; The Cambodian Water Festival with superstar Laura Mam and the Borneo International Jazz Festival featuring a collaboration with Zee Avi. Nadir is currently working with Malaysian legend, Zainal Abidin, to release an updated version of his iconic hit, Hijau. Meanwhile, the band is set to release a new music video on Malaysia Day 2019 and a new single titled, Nafas in October 2019. Be the first to hear these songs live, before they are officially released, this Merdeka Weekend!

A fusion of everything uniquely Malaysian, Nadir combines carnatic vocals with rock riffs, with hints of the Malay folk song genre permeating through percussive tabla cadences and tin whistles sing alongside saxophone lead melodies.

In short: A MERDEKA TREAT!

BOBO KL: 65-1, Jalan Bangkung, Bangsar, KL

For reservations call 03-2092 5002.

 

MerdekaRya Fest 2019

(August 30-September 1)

Jom celebrate Merdeka this year at the 3-day MerdekaRya Fest 2019 with more than 30 bands and poets. With a true Muhibbah kind of line up: Shh...Diam!, Putrabumi, Azmyl & the Truly Asia, Maha Jeffery, DJ Elecktrik, Lukarts, Merchants of Mercury, Smithee, Runs, Sheena Baharuddin, Iliya Sumanto,Amal Haj Suleiman & Emily Thomas, Azam Rais, Julian Matthews, Nazreen Mohamad, Raaja Rao, Suehaila, 59 Wooden Hearts, Dani & The Nightshades, Silvergin Superman, Josh Thomas, Lxcid, Otam, Times New Omen, Skies Are Red, Amal, Dhabilah Zainal, Juliana Heng, Sir Lionel, Nuha, Muhammad Zhafir, Shafeeq Shajahan, Marco, Sid Murshid, Kirsten Long, Kathrika, Glass.

 

 

MERDEKARYA: 352, First Floor, Jalan 5/57, Petaling Garden, PJ

Free Entry. Call 016-207 1553

 

Friday Live at Le Noir KL

Muzza’s Mayhem takes on a special Merdeka Eve performance live on stage with rock and at Le Noir KL from 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.

 

Friday at the Iron Fairies KL

Sounds of Jane perform live on the Fairy Dust Factory Stage from 8pm. The Courtyard features Allan G.

THE IRON FAIRIES: H-G-06, HIVES, TREC, 438, Jalan Tun Razak, KL

Free entry. Call 016-221 3612.

 

Merdeka Eve // The RWBY Parade at The Berlin KL

Abstract Nature and The Berlin KL proudly present: The RWBY Parade. A night of alternative rock. Take pride in the unconventional and alternative, celebrate the parade of diversity that resonates with the voice of the generations making change. With Unrighteous and Netuno Live.

THE BERLIN KL: 208, Jalan Tun HS Lee, KL

Admission (with one drink): RM20. Call +603-3033 2111 or e-mail contact@theberlinkl.com

 


AUGUST 31:  Saturday MERDEKA DAY

Timeless with Ushera at NBT

Ushera, is a Jazz singer-songwriter who performs 'Nona Malaya' musical style with a contemporary twist. Ushera does not only evoke nostalgic memories among members of Malaysia’s older generation but also captured interest among Malaysia’s younger generation by transporting them to the bygone era of yesteryear Malaya. Joining here this Merdeka Night will be Steve Thornton (percussion) and Norman Rahman (piano)

NO BLACK TIE: 17, Jalan Mesui, off Jalan Nagasari, KL

Admission: RM64. Concert menu available. Call 03-2142 3737 after 5pm or visit www.noblacktie.com.my for bookings.

 

Gerhana Skacinta 20th Anniversary at The Bee

Edy J Records proudly presents Gerhana Skacinta 20th Anniversary Celebration and launches two new songs Aku Dulu Bukan Sekarang and Mutiara on this day. They will entertain you with 20 hit songs to their beloved fans aka Gerhanalites who have given their utmost support for the past two decades. A Kuala Lumpur based Ska, Rocksteady, Reggae & Dub band, Gerhana Skacinta (GSC/Gerhana) emerged from the ska revival scene of Malaysia in the late 1990s. While third-wave ska bred new faces and new categories; ska-punk, ska-pop, ska-core, Gerhana Skacinta stayed the traditional path, remaining faithful to a kind of rootsy purity based on a determination that some music is timeless.

THE BEE @ PUBLIKA: 36B, Block C, Level G2, Publika, Solaris Dutamas, Jalan Dutamas 1, KL

Tickets: RM70 (presale) / RM80 on show day. Event is at 5pm. Presale and information please WhatsApp 017-279 2118.

 

Saturday at Le Noir KL

Live Merdeka Edition with Stan Konnexions ft Clinton Jerome and Ashley Chan on stage with hip hop, pop and R&B from 11pm onwards.

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.

 

Saturday at The Iron Fairies KL

Kaya The Band live on the Fairy Dust Factory stage early from 8pm. The Courtyard features Ross Faren.

THE IRON FAIRIES: H-G-06, HIVES, TREC, 438, Jalan Tun Razak, KL

Free entry. Call 016-221 3612

 


SEPTEMBER 1: Sunday

Le Noir Sundays

Acoustic Fourplay Live on stage from 10pm.

 

 

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.

 

Uribe at NBT

(September 1-2)

Uribe was born to explore the unlimited creative possibilities of the mix be- tween afro caribbean rhythms and modern jazz sensibilities. This fusion is made by masterful arrangements. Roberto Gatti and Manuel Magrini are two musicians coming from different backgrounds and their music takes listeners on a unique and exciting journey. The best of both worlds when latin meets jazz

NO BLACK TIE: 17, Jalan Mesui, off Jalan Nagasari, KL

Admission: RM64. Concert menu available. Call 03-2142 3737 after 5pm or visit www.noblacktie.com.my for bookings.

 


SEPTEMBER 2: Monday

Le Noir KL Monday

Muzza Live on stage from 10pm.  

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.

 

Ploy Open Mic #108 ft Skies Are Red

Skies Are Red, formed in 2011, is a rock band that is serious about sending out a message via the universal medium of music. As music unites and heals, so do we intend to fill the atmosphere with our sounds. Besides writing about the usual themes of individual life experiences, our music touches on several important elements of the human experience such as love, spirituality and freedom.

Open mics from Wilson Ho, Juan, Nana Lee, Andre D.Druz, Fadirul, Dzain Azmi, Faliant Ferdiant and Yan Chang.

PLOY @ CLEARWATER: G-2, WORK@Clearwater, Changkat Semantan Damansara, KL

 


SEPTEMBER 3: Tuesday

Le Noir KL Tuesday

Mazlina & The Players ft Fidi hit the stage from 10pm.

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.

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