We move on in September with a selection of what's going on with Live Music, arts, theatre, and comedy across the Klang Valley this week ahead. It's Malaysia Day this Friday so there's bound to be a lot happening this long weekend. Be Supportive. Be careful. Be Alert, Be Kind. Stay Safe and Enjoy. Be mindful of all SOPs in place.
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.
This week Live at Crane restaurant downstairs 8 pm onwards brings you some of our hometown greats and veterans in our live and jazz music scene and some new generation rising stars.
Wednesday Night brings you Jezzriq to perform at Crane KL today. Then there's Thursday Night with Andrés Bello. The inimitable recording and performing artiste Russell Curtis, who has written and produced many original songs which have received airplay on several major radio stations, takes over for Friday Night. Saturday Night meanwhile brings you The Jason Raj duo. And 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
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 8 pm. This week: Wednesday with The Siblings. Thursday with The Jason Raj Trio. Friday features Sounds of Jane. Saturday sees The Siblings perform again. Call 016-221 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
The grassroots live music bar continues with music and performances and highly original music from homegrown artistes. This Saturday 10 September 2022, the one and only Cats In Love step into perform. For a staple diet of rock n' roll, it's hard to beat the regular haunt, and there's nothing more de rigueur than Merdekarya for a hip-shaking, bone-rattling time with them.
As for the week itself, this Wednesday it's original singer songwriter Ian Tai; on Thursday there are original Malaysiana folk with Brian Gomez; while Friday Malaysia Day Special goes original folk rock with Ayop. Saturday Kathrika plays your original indie rock.
Tickets for this week: Wed/Thur/Sat: Free entry. Fri: RM30 pre book / RM40 door/free entry for members. Check out their website at https://www.merdekarya.com for information on 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’s featured artists as Tiga Soul - the all girl powerhouse vocal trio return with their mixed bag of tricks – genre, language, style… always a riot! With Jack Lim on keys, Patrick Lazaroo on bass and Omar Ibrahim on drums. This 15 – 17 September 2022.
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 showcase Guitar n' Jiwa with Ross, David and Jay. 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 cloudtix.co/bobokl for tickets to shows available and https://www.facebook.com/BoboKualaLumpur for details and SOPs.
Bobo, 65-2, Jalan Bangkung, KL
REXKL Presents: Blues Night tonight from 8pm – 11pm. Featuring the Nabil Nazmi Trio, Jay Ivanez and The Kasanovaz. Free admission. Visit www.facebook.com/hellorexkl for information on Rex KL and Background at REX KL.
REX KL, 80, Jalan Sultan, KL
THE BEE PUBLIKA KL
Trophy Knives Look The Other Way Album Launch. See https://thecitylist.my/blog/trophy-knives-album-release-show-at-the-bee
Hello, I'm New Pt 2 this Saturday 17 September 2022, 8pm. Hello, I'm New is a series created as a springboard for new and fresh artists to showcase their skills. Throughout the pandemic, tons of new artists have popped out but with no real platforms to perform at. Now, that things are back to normal - THIS is the perfect place. Come on out and discover amazing 100% homegrown Malaysian artists all in one place. Featuring Adriel, zeauk, Unlimited Abyss, Airwaves on Fire, The Nabil Nazmi Trio. Tickets from https://helloimnew2.peatix.com/
Malaysia's longest running independent music venue.. Visit https://www.thebee.com.my / https://www.facebook.com/thebeemy for information.
The Bee, Publika, Solaris Dutamas, Jalan Dutamas 1, KL
For this upcoming long weekend, they are throwing Not A Rave Party at REX’s main hall this 16 September 2022, featuring some of the best live electronic music acts from all over Semenanjung and Singapore. Dance, sway your head sideways, flail your arms, two-steppin’, whatever it is, come over to downtown KL on the 16th and party with Francoe, Tahvolé, Intriguant and mrizalmustbedstroyed. Head over to https://www.fonokualalumpur.com and grab tickets now.
For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/fono.kl and their Instagram page https://www.instagram.com/fono.kl/. Opening house 9PM to 1AM. They recommend you make a reservation via Instagram DM to secure your spot for the night.
Fono KL, Zhong Shan, Jalan Kampung Attap, 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. This month at Kind A Blue, music surrounds art and art surrounds music. 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. Gina Panizales this 15 and 16 September 2022 brings you The Randy Crawford Songbook for a Malaysia Day Special. Tina Ishak this 17 September 2022. The minimum spend is RM50. Make your reservation today by WhatsApp +6012-571 7759. http://kindablue.com.my/
Kinda Blue Jazz Club & Restaurant, Basement, KL Jaz & Arts Centre, 1 Lorong Kapar, off Jalan Syed Putra, KL
Live band action at Kuna KL downstairs this week. Tuesday NuNoiz. Wednesday Adagietto. Thursday Rydia & The Ally. Friday Criminal League. Saturday Asheera & Co. Sunday Acoustic Fourplay.
HG07, The Hive, TREC, 435 Jalan Tun Razak, KL
The Joke Factory
59 years old as a country and the question seems to be - is Malaysia allowed to laugh at itself??? The answer is: YES. Join Harith Iskander, Rizal Van Geyzel, Prakash Daniel and Brian Tan at The Joke Factory on Malaysia Day, 16 September 2022 for the BEST celebration ever as they show you how truly funny we ALL are. Book NOW because seats are limited and it WILL be SOLD OUT.
This Saturday 17 September 2022, the awesome foursome are back on stage again as Farid Azmeir, Brian Tan, Prakash Daniel and Mike Saddi unpack, discuss and elaborate on THE WORLD with you, comedy panel style!
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
Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra
The Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra performs under the batonhship of resident conductors Gerard Salonga and Naohisa Furusawa at the Dewan Filharmonik Petronas, KLCC.
The MPO pays tribute to the legendary John Williams on the year of his 90th birthday. Spanning 70 years, his illustrious career has brought us the colourful soundtracks from ET, Superman, Harry Potter, and of course the unforgettable Star Wars. Gerard Salonga conducts this cinematic extravaganza in true surround sound as movies come to life on DFP stage. Tickets are available from https://www.mpo.com.my/2022season/happy-birthday-john-williams-!
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
17 & 18 September 2022 @ Pentas 1: Sound of Divines | Soul of Drums by 大地之母 身心靈學院 Bhajan Jeff Academy & 灵魂震动 Souls Impact.
17 - 25 September 2022 @ Pentas 2: You, Me and The Big C by The Actors Studio
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
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
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.
H-01, DPAC, Empire Damansara, Jalan PJU 8/8, Damansara Perdana, PJ
Live at Jao Tim presents
Visit Jao Tim, purchase tickets and for more information on performances, their regular jam sessions and dinner at https://www.jaotim.com.
Jao Tim is at 61 (First Flr), Jalan Sultan, KL