December continues with a selection of what's going on with Live Music, arts, theatre, comedy across the Klang Valley this week ahead. And we have some really good activity going on this week and weekend ahead. Be Supportive. Be careful. Be Alert, Be Kind. Stay Safe and Enjoy. Be mindful of all SOPs in place.
CATS IN LOVE debut single launch at MERDEKARYA
Original rock with Cats In Love. Although it's not been 14 years of silence for rock outfit Cats In Love, it just took that long for its debut single to finally see the light of day. But here it is, kicking and screaming straight out of the bowels of rock n' roll decadence - Black Monday, released on most digital platforms last week: https://bfan.link/black-monday. Blacker the berry, sweeter the juice. So, if it's a Black Monday, like their debut single, then bluer the blues. Come on down to Merdekarya for a rip-roaring time for their single launch soiree this Friday 16 December 2022. Tickets from https://catsinlove16dec22merdekarya.peatix.com
The grassroots live music bar continues with music and performances and highly original music from homegrown artistes. For the week:
Wednesday: Original folk rock with Azmyl Yunor. Acoustic open mics: Riangnara and Binnazirii.
Thursday: Original singer songwriter Exra Len. Acoustic open mics: Hesh The Rapper and Emiri & his mates.
Saturday: Original art rock with The Bungalows Had Eyes. Full band open mic with Propositions. .
Tickets for this week: Wed/Thur: Free entry. (RM10 minimum tip expected for the artiste). Fri/Sat: RM20 pre book / RM30 door/free entry for members. 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
Bobo KL welcomes this weekend special 15 to 17 December with a Christmas special as Melissa Indot returns to Bobo KL with a spytastic twist on the holiday season – A Very 007 Christmas.
BoboKL has Music All Week Long. Go with friends for casual fun and good music. Weekend headliners perform Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
Tuesdays and Wednesdays are Bobo LightNights. Tuesdays showcases Guitar n' Jiwa with various guests. 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
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. The inimitable Russell Curtis performs on Friday. And on Saturday there's the Jason Raj Duo returning to Crane KL to entertain you. To end the week, there's Sunday Chill and Jive from Sunday noon with Mary Jackson and Eddy Zachariah on vocals and piano.
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
Thursday Night Live at Pisco KL
This 15 December 2022 with the Sofa Sundays making an appearance at Pisco KL. It's sell a soul for rock'n'roll with the KL-based Sofa Sundays with their fusion of rock, funk, pop and jazz. For more on them: https://www.facebook.com/SofaSundays
Call +603-2142 2900 for bookings and information. Visit Pisco KL on their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/piscokl for more information and dates and more booking details.
Pisco KL, 29, Jalan Mesui, off Jalan Nagasari, KL
The Iron Fairies KL Live
There's live music at The Iron Fairies KL from Wednesdays to Saturdays from the Fairy Dust Factory Stage from 8pm. This week: Wednesday with Dazle. Thursday with The Jason Raj Trio. Friday features Brendan de Cruz. Saturday sees Saint Kylo perform. 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
Simply Live & Simply Jazz by Tin Box
It's their Grand Launch this 15-17 December 2022 for Simply Live, Jazz and Retro and there are three days of live performances specially curated for you.
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.
In the mood for some jazz tunes? There's also their newly opened Simply Jazz by Tin Box.Expect great classics such as Charlie Parker's Summertime, Crystal Silence by Chick Corea and so much more, as their musicians takes the stage every Wednesday through Saturday. Sit back, relax and immerse yourself in the intimate space at Reserve your table today. Led by Malaysian jazz legend Michael Veerapen (piano), along with the likes of Junji Delfino (vocals), Rizal Tony (guitar), Lyn Wen (vocals), Tasneem (bass), Cliff Wong (drums), YHFoo (bass) and Justine Jonathan (drums). Opening times: Tues - Thurs: 6:30pm – 12am / Fri & Sat: 6:30pm – 1am /Sun & Mon: Closed . Make your reservations: https://tinbox.my/. More info: https://tinbox.my/
Live at Jao Tim presents
Pop N' Bop this Friday 16 December 2022. With Joshua Gui, Calista Lim, Jessica Teh on vocals, Tasneem on bass, Cliff Wong on drums and Michael Veerapen on piano.
Winter Wonder Lyn this Sunday 18 December 2022. Come and start your festive season with them this weekend. Featuring Lyn, Huey Yeing and Charmian on vocals, with Zulhilmy on bass, Justine on drums and Jin Weng on piano.
Visit Jao Tim, purchase tickets and for more information on performances, their regular jam sessions (17 and 18 December 2022 for this week) and dinner at https://www.jaotim.com.
Jao Tim, 61 (First Flr), Jalan Sultan, KL
BEE PUBLIKA KL
Paid In Full Vol 2 this 17 December 2022. Presented by TCOB Productions and 857 Unit. With special headliner – Annalyn. Also performing – Restraint, Naratu, Purbawara, Rage Point, Triangle, Subject and a special EP launch appearance from Stainless. WhatsApp +6010-711 0857 (wa.me/60107110857) to secure your tickets. 2pm onwards for some rock in just about the hardest way you can find.
Live Space Jam (Ep 6) is returning this 18 December 2022 with a special pre-World Cup final edition. This time, they will have the fabulous Bihzhu and Reza Salleh as their feature acts. Together wit performances by Zijunn Tan and Johny 23. 8pm onwards.
Visit https://www.thebee.com.my / https://www.facebook.com/thebeemy for information.
The Bee, Publika, Solaris Dutamas, Jalan Dutamas 1, KL
dwp Bar KL
Come up to their First Floor Wine Lounge from 9pm onwards and start your Saturday night with Allan G Live. Bring your friends over and reserve a table to start your weekend. Online store: https://dwpkl.com RSVN: +6012-240 2616 / +6012-273 9842. WeChat: dwpbarkl
dwp Bar KL, Unit G-2, Ground Floor, KL Trillion, No. 338, Jalan Tun Razak, KL
Kinda Blue Jazz Club & Restaurant
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
JAMA Live Nights
Haven’t had the chance to experience Jama Live nights yet? They have bands every week for you to come down and have a jamm(a)in’ time. Check out www.jama.my / https://www.facebook.com/jama.kitchenkl or their instagram page for information and reservations.
JAMA KL, JG03, Jalan Solaris, Mont Kiara, KL
The Joke Factory
International headliner this 16 and 17 December 2022 featuring Sorabh Pant, an international stand-up comedian and writer who has performed all over the world. The Times of India named him one of India's top ten stand-up comedians. And now he's set to rock it at the Joke Factory on December 16th and 17th, 2022. Purchase your tickets right away!
Don’t miss out on 'Making S#it Up', 14 December 2022 hosted by the Harith Iskander in the BEST Improvised Comedy Show in town withHenry Choo, Farid Azmier and Izzaldin Kadzim. It’s an audience favorite as it’s Unplanned! Unscripted! And most importantly all topics are suggested by the live audience.
Mad Sabah is fast becoming one of the most sought after comedians in town. After performing back-to-back shows around Malaysia, MAD SABAH is returning to Kuala Lumpur and is set to rock the stage at the Joke Factory on 15 December 2022.
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: Evita 16 – 18 December 2022. The long awaited and welcome return of Central Queensland Conservatorium of Music to Bentley Music Academy this December collaborating in one of the all-time great musicals, EVITA by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice. Directed by Jason Langley and conducted by Kevin Field, this semi-staged concert performance is the third such event between BMA and CQU and will feature emerging talent from Malaysia and Australia, side-by-side with the Orkestra Radio Televisyen Malaysia and dancers from Sri Wilayah Ballet Centre.
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.cloudtix.co No phone sales and over the counter sales. E-tickets only.
KLPAC, Sentul Park, Jalan Strachan, KL
Nero Event Space: Catch Tuck in action for his first solo show, Tuck My Life, happening on 16 December 2022.
Nero Event Space: Walking on Spectrum with Juliana Heng 17 December 2022. A one hour medley show exploring different ways to tell one's life story through stand up comedy, spoken word and story-telling. Suppored by some of Juliana's favourite performers including Tuck, Emily Thomas and James Soo. Hosted by Shaq Munisamy.
Visit PJPac at https://pjpac.com.my / https://www.facebook.com/pjpac to find out more on 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
Visit DPAC at https://www.dpac.com.my / https://www.facebook.com/damansaraDPAC to find out more on 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