May continues with a selection of what's going on with Live Music, Arts, Stage, Comedy across the Klang Valley this week ahead. Be Supportive. Be careful. Be Alert, Be Kind. Stay Safe and Enjoy.
One Love Asia Festival 13-14 May 2023
One Love Asia Festival to stop in Malaysia during May
Jaki-Brashga Live at PJPAC
Nero Event Space: Indie Supergroup Jaki-Brashga to Take KL by Storm with debut concert
Visit PJPac at https://pjpac.com.my / https://www.facebook.com/pjpac to find out more about what's coming up. Get your tickets at http://onetix.com.my
PJPAC, S611, Second Floor, 1 Utama E, 1 Utama Shopping Centre,1, Lebuh Bandar Utama, Bandar Utama, PJ
Kinda Blue Jazz Club & Restaurant
Psychedelic rock outfit Martin Vengadesan & The Stalemate Factor continue their live gig series this month, making a return appearance at Kinda Blue Jazz Club & Restaurant this Saturday 13 May 2022. The Stalemate Factor has released its fourth album The Rook’s Siege. The Stalemate Factor, founded by journalist, musician, songwriter, composer, and author Martin Vengadesan, is a psychedelic rock band that draws its inspiration from the surreal and trippy music of the 1960s. The line-up performing will be Martin Vengadesan (lead vocals/keyboards), Thomas Toh (guitars), Joanne TImbuong (vocals), Harrie Sahrm (bass) and Rudolf Frank (drums).
Opening for them at Kinda Blue will once again be the band – Faye Faire.
Doors open at 7pm. Entrance admission; RM50.
The KL Jazz Club promotes monthly Jazz, Blues, Funk, R&B, Classic Rock and Creative Music shows by both international and local artistes. There's usually live music on Saturday nights with Rodin JS Kumar on Bass, Jordan Rivers guitar/vocals, VJ Thison on drums and D. Jumawan on Keys/Piano.
For reservations and booking Whatsapp +6012-571 7759 or book via www.cloudjoi.com/org/kindablue. Visit www.klinternationaljazz.com for more information.
Kinda Blue Jazz Club & Restaurant, Basement, KL Jazz & Arts Centre, 1 Lorong Kapar, off Jalan Syed Putra, KL
Rockafellers Kitchen + Bar, Bukit Damansara
Mother's Day Special Acoustic Jam Session this Sunday 14 May 2023 5.30pm onwards at the nation's favourite Gastro-Sports Bar! There’s always something special about the sound of live acoustic music that creates a warm and intimate atmosphere, perfect for sharing stories, laughter and love. With Jeremy D'Costa, Jason Raj + Stan Calvin, Jayvine, Matthew + Aby Law, Samantha Diana + Nico.
Their spectacular Sunday Roast, and awesome live music will make this day even more special as you get ready to watch the talented musicians strum their guitars, sing those songs and celebrate all the wonderful Mother’s in your life.
Lounge, acoustic, and radio hits. Acoustic Live Band Session (2 piece) - Wednesdays to Saturdays playing you lounge, acoustic and radio hits.. This week features Nadim & Apuk (Wed), Viyay & Albert (Thur), Mizan & Kyra (Fri), Mary Jackson & Richard Chia (Sat).
Information and reservations: +6017-761 4088 / email: email@example.com
Rockafellers Kitchen + Bar, Bukit Damansara, Block 15-G/17-G/19-G, Jalan Medan Setia 1, Bukit Damansara, KL
The grassroots live music bar is back to four nights a week providing you with music and performances and highly original music from homegrown artistes.
Wednesday: Original post rock with Armand Tanzarian.
Thursday: Singer songwriter Jay Ridzwan. Acoustic open mics with Ian Tai and Azlan Ramli.
Friday: Original R&B / soul with Suhaila. Full band open mic: Roh.
Saturday: Original garage blues rock with Jack's a Dull Boy. Acoustic open mic with Fer Enough.
Tickets for this week: Free entry.Tips for musicians expected. Check out their website at https://www.merdekarya.com for information, ticketing/entry/reservation. Member reservations: +6018-661 4553.
More information https://www.facebook.com/Merdekarya-379447802136079. Opening times: Live Bar 8pm, Bar B and The Balcony Bar 7pm.
Merdekarya, 352 1st Flr, Jalan 5/57, Petaling Garden, PJ
Delightful vocalist Lily Jannah and hubby (& BoboKL featured regular) Abdul Karim “AKZ” Zafiruddin set the scene at BoboKL with an intimate showcase entitled "IRAMA & LAGU" this 11 to 13 May 2023. 8.30pm nightly. Featuring a program of jazz standards, pop covers and new originals.
BoboKL also has music All Week Long. Go with friends for casual fun and good music. Tuesdays and Wednesdays are Bobo LightNights. Tuesdays showcases Guitar n' Jiwa with various guests.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIVE; with a mix of comedy and jazz courtesy of Rizal Van Geyzel, joined tonight by Papi Zak, and BoboKL’s resident pianist and singer David Gomes. Reservations are to be WhatsApped to 012-263-8603. The entrance fee is a minimum spend of RM50 on drinks.
And there's Wednesday Jazz with David Gomez. WhatsApp +6012-263 8603 for reservations or just head up.
Tickets required. WhatsApp +6012-263 8603 for reservations . Visit https://www.cloudjoi.com for tickets to shows available and https://www.facebook.com/BoboKualaLumpur for details and SOPs.
Bobo, 65-2, Jalan Bangkung, KL
The Iron Fairies KL Live
There's live music at The Iron Fairies KL five nights a week Wednesday to Sunday on the Fairy Dust Factory Stage from 8pm.
Wednesday & Friday: Astra Malaysia Live.
Thursday: Ashira & Co.
Saturday: The Band 6ix.
Sunday: Nu Noiz
The Iron Fairies KL opens 5pm onwards Tuesdays to Sundays. Call +6016-221 3612 or visit https://www.facebook.com/theironfairieskl for more information and reservations.
The Iron Fairies KL, H-G-06, HIVES, TREC, 438, Jalan Tun Razak, KL
Crane KL Live
Live music at Crane KL to accompany your eats and drinks and cocktails in the heart of Chinatown KL. Located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, Crane KL welcomes everyone to their scenic restaurant and Upstairs bar where you can expect excellent service, tasty food, fine wine, draught beers and deliciously interesting craft cocktails in warm and comfortable surroundings.
On the Live front this week, Crane KL restaurant downstairs brings you some of our hometown greats in our live and jazz music scene from 8pm onwards Fridays and Saturdays 8pm onwards. Friday sees McBe perform. Gerard Singh meanwhile, makes a return to Crane KL on Saturday for an evening solo acoustic session.
All-day dining begins at noon (Sunday 10am) and closes at midnight with the last order at 11.30pm. A breakfast menu will be offered on Sundays. Upstairs cocktail bar opens Tues-Sunday from 4pm with 1+1 on Cocktails from 4pm to 9pm Wed & Thur. Bookings available +6012-209 7057 / +6013-218 5712. Visit http://cranekl.com/ / https://www.facebook.com/CraneKL / https://www.instagram.com/thecrane_kl/
Crane KL, 78, Jalan Sultan, KL
Pisco KL Thursday Night Live
This edition of Thursday Night Live 11 May 2023 brings you a live music performance by Soul Cat.
Visit Pisco KL on their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/piscokl or https://www.instagram.com/pisco_kl/ for more information and dates and booking details.
Pisco KL, 29, Jalan Mesui, off Jalan Nagasari, KL
Simply Jazz by Tin Box
Local singer-songwriter Lyn Wen will be making her appearance on 11 May 2023 at Simply Jazz. Known for her sultry tonality, the 22-year-old began her musical career as an indie singer. Making a name for herself since 2020, her recent artistic exploration into jazz has rewarded her with exciting opportunities to learn alongside and collaborate with renowned jazz maestros like Michael Veerapen and David Soh. Join her as she delves into the world of jazz and presents renditions of jazz standards laced with her unique melodic styles. With Michael Veerapen, YH Foo and Cliff Wong.
In the mood for some jazz tunes? There's Simply Jazz by Tin Box, now relocated to Publika. Expect great classics such as Charlie Parker's Summertime, Crystal Silence by Chick Corea and so much more, as their musicians take the stage every Wednesday through Saturday Michael Veerapen (piano), YHFoo (bass) and Cliff Wong (drums). Lyn Wen joins them on Thursday, while on Friday and Saturday, Dasha Logan steps into the limelight.
Sit back, relax and immerse yourself in the intimate space at Reserve your table today. Opening times: Tues - Thurs: 6:30pm – 12am / Fri & Sat: 6:30pm – 1am /Sun & Mon: Closed . Make your reservations: https://tinbox.my/. More info: www.simplyjazz.tinbox.my
Simply Jazz, 28 & 29, Block C5, Level G3 Publika Shopping Center, No 1, Jln Dutamas 1, Solaris Dutamas, KL
Unearthed Open Mic featuring Amrita Soon tonight 10 May 2023. 8pm onwards at The Back Ground, REXKL. Free entry. Unearthed: Open Mic is a new series at The Back Ground for music lovers, budding artists, and seasoned musicians alike to come together and showcase their music in an inclusive and supportive environment. Featuring Amrita Soon, a local daydreaming singer-songwriter; join them for a night of musical discoveries, where they unearth hidden talents and celebrate the diversity of musical expressions.
Visit https://www.facebook.com/hellorexkl / https://www.instagram.com/hellorexkl/ for information, bookings, and tickets.
REX KL, 80, Jalan Sultan, KL
Live at Jao Tim presents
Table Lamp Concert this 12 May 2023 with Michelle Anne Nunis and Channelle.
You can visit Jao Tim, purchase tickets and for more information on performances all across the week, their regular jam sessions, table lamp concerts and dinner at https://www.jaotim.com or https://www.facebook.com/JaoTimKL
Jao Tim, 61 (First Flr), Jalan Sultan, KL
Simply Live by Tin Box
Want to relax and forget the chaos of city life? The doors at Simply Live by Tin Box are wide open and they are ready to have you over. Come on down to unwind and get your fill of live music, delicious food and even better company. They have their very own Resident Band ready to put on a memorable stage show every Wednesday to Saturday. Stars of Simply Live include singers June Wong, Hoyee Chan, Xing Mars, Karmun Ooi, Scott Jerome, and musicians David Nooi, Lee Peng, Chit Wei, JC Lew, CJ.
Opening times: Tues - Thurs: 6:30pm – 12am / Fri & Sat: 6:30pm – 1am /Sun & Mon: Closed . Make your reservations: https://tinbox.my/.
Simply Live, HIVE, TREC 438, Jalan Tun Razak, KL
Joanne Kam Live at Scandalous TTDI
Scandalous TTDI presents Joanne Kam Poh Poh – Exclusive Live show. This Friday 12 May 2023. 8,30pm sharp. What a Mother's Day it's gonna be. Get UP, CLOSE & PERSONAL with Joanne as she scandalously struts her comedy show exclusively to you. Booking are raging fast as they have limited seats. Book soonest and begin your comedy nite with Joanne.
For bookings contact Scandalous TTDI or visit the event page https://www.facebook.com/events/3542185292679145/ for information and reservations call +6011-8888 7076. You can find them on the socials via Instagram- @scandalousTTDI and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ScandalousTTDI
Scandalous TTDI, 122A, Jalan Burhanuddin Helmi, Taman Tun Dr. Ismail, KL
The Joke Factory
What are proper jokes? This time is a no-no! Their jokes have No Humanity. Come to The Joke Factory this 11 May 2023 for some jokes against humanity. Featuring Mikhail Svrcula, Arul, Shaq, Marissa Wong, Hubert, Kanmani and Nat Kang.
The Joke Factory presents Extreme Expats on 12 and 13 May 2023. They have Yash from India, Firas from Libya, Justin Heyes from the UK and Aaron Aw in the lineup. With jokes about the culture differences between their country and ours, they are not to be missed.
In collaboration with BBK Network, a weekly Mandarin open mic at The Joke Factory starts tonight 3 May 2023. For more details and purchasing of tickets, please refer to this ticketing link: https://www.cloudjoi.com/shows/bbk-open-mic-mandarin
On Tuesdays 8.15pm, head over to TJF for Open Mic. If you’ve ever wanted to try stand-up comedy, this is the platform for you. Come and watch first-timers, regular open micers and established comedians try out their newest stuff all for your enjoyment. Every famous and hilarious comedian you have ever watched started out the same way, so witness the birth of great bits and even greater performers.
Visit https://www.facebook.com/thejokefactory.com.my for information about the Publika based comedy house. Whatsapp Link for tickets: https://wa.link/d1lu8x. Seats are limited due to SOP.
The Joke Factory, Publika, Solaris Dutamas, Jalan Dutamas 1, KL
Pentas 1: Czech Impressions: 12-14 May 2023. Under the helm of its Music Director and Resident Conductor, Lee Kok Leong, the klpac Orchestra launches into its 2023 season with the dreamy “Czech Impressions”, featuring music from Czech Romantic composers Antonín Dvořák and Bedřich Smetana. The orchestra is set to perform two of Dvořák’s most memorable works – Kolo from Slavonic Dances Op. 72 and Cello Concerto in B Minor featuring cello soloist Eric Yip. It was the Slavonic Dances that launched this then unknown composer into international stardom while the cello concerto, his last solo concerto work, became one of the most famous pieces in the cello canon. “Czech Impressions” also shines the spotlight on the father figure of Czech music, Bedřich Smetana, who was responsible for the internationally acclaimed comic opera The Bartered Bride. The orchestra will perform the Overture as well as three dances – Polka, Furiant and Skočná (Dance of the Comedians) from the opera as well as another piece from his symphonic poems called Vltava (The Moldau), a moving tribute to Bohemia and its countryside landscape.
Visit KLPac's Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/theklpac and https://www.klpac.org for information about KLPac and for more information on what's coming up.
Buy Tickets. Online Purchase @ CloudTheatre: https://www.cloudjoi.co No phone sales and over the counter sales. E-tickets only.
KLPAC, Sentul Park, Jalan Strachan, KL
Visit DPAC at https://www.dpac.com.my / https://www.facebook.com/damansaraDPAC to find out more about what's coming up and for ticketing information. Or call the box office at +603-4065 0001.
H-01, DPAC, Empire Damansara, Jalan PJU 8/8, Damansara Perdana, PJ