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Kuala Lumpur Nightlife Guide - Live, Arts, Stage & Comedy 30 August 2023

Kuala Lumpur Nightlife Guide - Live, Arts, Stage & Comedy 30 August 2023

Moving on to the end of August and early September with a Merdeka Week selection of what's going on with Live Music, Arts, Stage, and Comedy across the Klang Valley this week ahead. Be Supportive. Be careful. Be Alert, Be Kind. Stay Safe and Enjoy what's about to be a really busy week ahead.


ANSON SEABRA 5 September 2023. Los Angeles-based artist ANSON SEABRA will be coming to Kuala Lumpur as part of The Neverland Tour. With over 1 billion streams on Spotify alone, he's known for his hit singles “Peter Pan Was Right” and “Welcome to Wonderland”. This will mark his first show in Kuala Lumpur. Very limited tickets go on sale this Thursday 31 August 2023. Visit for more information.

Malaysia's Longest Running Independent Music Venue has a great week ahead of live music.

Visit or or for information. Purchase tickets here (The Bee). For group or table rsvp: Whatsapp +6017-565 4233.

The Bee, Publika, Solaris Dutamas, Jalan Dutamas 1, KL


Indicine: Life Sdn Bhd: What It Means to be Malaysian? 1 – 3 September 2023.

Life Sdn Bhd: What It Means To Be Malaysian? returns for 3 days only at klpac

Pentas 1: Rivers In The Sky 1 – 3 September. Today live in constant fear of the deluge of the Rivers in the Sky -the atmospheric rivers that are a vast unbroken stream of water-laden air that snake thousands of kilometers in the sky. Whether they are aware of this phenomenon is a question to be answered. In this performance, 6 performers will take the audience through the 5 elements – Air, Water, Fire, Wood, and Earth, reliving what we as inhabitants of the Earth have done and whose abominable behaviour has hurt Mother Earth. Rivers In The Sky 天空中的河流, directed by Ana Woolf and Sabera Shaik will be augmented by live and digital music arranged and musically directed by Kent Lee and Thong Yoong How, led by Susan Sarah John. It will be further augmented by projections and shadow play.

Visit KLPac's Facebook page and for information about KLPac and for more information on what's coming up.

Buy Tickets. Online Purchase @ Cloudjoi: No phone sales and over the counter sales. E-tickets only.

KLPAC, Sentul Park, Jalan Strachan, KL

Pisco KL

Thursday Night Live this 31 August 2023 8pm onwards sees Saint Kylo in for one special Merdeka Evening performance. Festival funk and soul for the one and only Saint Kylo as he moves from his original song appearance at Jao Tim just last week to Pisco KL for this special evening. The multifaceted musician has seen his musical spectrum and portfolio grow within Malaysia over the last few years. Known for putting on high octane and energetic live shows, he plans on bringing his sultry voice and infectious on-stage energy. And now, with another solo single release Paid For out on the waves, this should be an interesting night indeed.

Visit Pisco KL on their Facebook page at or for more information and dates and booking details.

Pisco KL, 29, Jalan Mesui, off Jalan Nagasari, KL

Live at Jao Tim

Live at Jao Tim presents a Merdeka Day Special. 31 August 2023. Pocketmon-sters with Teriver Cheung (guitar), Rie (piano), Rozhan (bass) and John Thomas (drums). 8pm.

Live at Jao Tim presents Rozz and Poova this 1 September 2023 with Duets 2.0 an intimate evening of pop music. Also, Chee Seng and Han Yun on guitars.

You can visit Jao Tim, purchase tickets and for more information on more performances all across the week, their regular jam sessions, table lamp concerts and dinner at or

Jao Tim, 61 (First Flr), Jalan Sultan, 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, Upstairs bar and the new Cock's Tail 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, Crane KL restaurant downstairs brings you some of our hometown greats in our live and jazz music scene from 8pm onwards Fridays and Saturdays live from 8pm onwards.

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 / /

Crane KL, 78, Jalan Sultan, 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. This Wednesday's a Merdeka Eve Live Special.

Thursday: Havoq Live.

Saturday: Keisha & The Metaverse Players

Sunday: Nu Noiz

The Iron Fairies KL opens daily 5pm onwards. Call +6016-221 3612 or visit for more information and reservations.

The Iron Fairies KL, H-G-06, HIVES, TREC, 438, Jalan Tun Razak, KL


The Frankie Sixes are back at Bobo KL this time for a special Merdeka Week run of three nights from 31 August to 2 September 2023. What can they say that hasn’t been said before? These cool cats of SWING are back at BoboKL this August – always a guaranteed crowd favourite, led by vocalist REZA SALLEH, with EE JENG HIN on keys, CHE WAN on bass, ISAAC MARVIN on trumpet, EDDY LIM on saxophone and KJ WONG on drums.

Wednesday Night Live; with a mix of comedy and jazz tonight with Nat Kang and Dr. Jason Leong alongside David Gomes on piano. Reservations are to be WhatsApped to +6012-263 8603. The entrance fee is a minimum spend of RM50 on drinks.

Visit for tickets to shows available and for details and SOPs.

Bobo, 65-2, Jalan Bangkung, KL

Simply Jazz by Tin Box Malaysia

Get ready to be mesmerised by Quat’s sensational performance this Merdeka Day 31 August 2023. Embracing a diverse range of genres, Quat is a musical explorer who thrives on pushing his own limits and discovering new possibilities in his artistry. He began with Pop, ventured into R&B and soon found his rhythm in Jazz and Rock. Together with Michael Veerapen (piano), YHFoo (bass) and Cliff Wong (drums). 8.30pm.

Get ready to groove to the electrifying beats as Pop'n'Bop takes the stage this 1 and 2 September 2023. Meet the sensational vocalists Jessica Teh, Calista Lim and Joshua Gui - their combined musical prowess creates a fusion of jazz, pop and R&B that’s out of this world!

Hailing from the heart of KL’s vibrant music scene, this sizzling jazz vocal ensemble is the brainchild of our maestro pianist, Michael Veerapen. The trio made their smashing debut at the 9th Malaysian Jazz Piano Festival in 2022, leaving the crowd in awe! From harmonies that strike the perfect chord to inventive arrangements and dynamic choreography, Pop n' Bop swiftly claimed their place in the KL jazz scene. They’ve since graced iconic stages like Jao Tim and BoboKL. Together with Veerapen (piano), YHFoo (bass) and Cliff Wong (drums). 8.30pm.

In the mood to swing and sway to the rhythm of jazz? 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 takes the stage every Wednesday through Saturday. Sit back, relax and immerse yourself in the intimate space and reserve your table today.

Opening times: Tues - Thurs: 6:30pm – 12am / Fri & Sat: 6:30pm – 1am /Sun & Mon: Closed. Make your reservations: More info:

Simply Jazz, 28 & 29, Block C5, Level G3 Publika Shopping Center, No 1, Jln Dutamas 1, Solaris Dutamas, 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 artists.

Wednesday: The Merdeka Show. It's time to celebrate Merdeka once again with good music, free tuak, great food and more on Wednesday, the 30th of August 2023. Doors open at 7pm so get in early for your free tuak (from 7-9pm) and party with us and your favourite musicians till lateeeeeee....

Featuring this evening: Azmyl Yunor, Fabian Mark Peter, Ally Lew, Armand Tanzarian, Ian Tai, Euodia, Momin Deen, Sharazade. Tickets for this event are available

Friday: Singer songwriter folk with Hey Palencia. Full band open mic: Cheesekut.

Saturday: Saturday Selection. Featuring Rina S (indie folk), Lasso (rock'n'roll), Outro (alt rock), Kirsten Long (urban folk jazz). Tickets for this event are available

Tips for musicians expected. Check out their website at for information, on ticketing/entry/reservation. Member reservations: +6018-661 4553.

More information Opening times: Live Bar 8pm, Bar B and The Balcony Bar 7pm.

Merdekarya, 352 1st Flr, Jalan 5/57, Petaling Garden, PJ

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 and for more info:

Simply Live, HIVE, TREC 438, Jalan Tun Razak, KL

Simply Comedy by Tin Box Group & Harith Iskandar

What did one flag say to the other? Nothing - it just waved. Embrace the Merdeka spirit and join them for three unforgettable nights of comedy that’ll have you wanting more. Hosted by the sensational Mikhail Svrcula and featuring the comedic brilliance of Nuha and Yash, these nights are their salute to freedom, fun and non-stop giggles! It’s a rollercoaster of chuckles and maybe even a snort or two. Reserve your tables now at and tickets are on Simply Comedy. Doors open at 7PM sharp.

In collaboration with Tin Box Goup Malaysia, The Joke Factory has been rebranded to Simply Comedy by Tin Box & Harith Iskander. Worrying about losing your favourite comedy shows? Fret not! Your favourite comedians are here to stay. You can expect an elevated level of comedy shows and wicked humour, and if you're a seasoned or emerging comedian looking for a space to share your jokes. They will be hosting open mic sessions on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Reservations: More info:

Simply Comedy by Tin Box & Harith Iskander, No 27, Block C5, Level G3 Publika Shopping Center, No 1, Jln Dutamas 1, Solaris Dutamas, KL

Rockafellers Kitchen + Bar, Bukit Damansara

The Gastro-Sports Bar and Restaurant give you more than the British and Irish dining cuisine and sports viewing it has become renowned for with a host of acoustic two piece live music sessions over the week playing you lounge, acoustic and radio hits.

Information and reservations: +6017-761 4088 / email:

Rockafellers Kitchen + Bar, Bukit Damansara, Block 15-G/17-G/19-G, Jalan Medan Setia 1, Bukit Damansara, KL

Live at Ronnie Q Mondays

Whether you're seeking a lively sports-watching experience, a delicious pork sausage brunch, or a relaxed evening with drinks and live music, it looks like Ronnie Q remains a standout in the ever-evolving atmosphere of Bangsar. There are music offerings when live music comes into the picture with an ad hoc live music Monday from The Sidewalks led by Prasad on guitar/vocals, Wui Lin on vocals and Suresh on rhythms. 8pm onwards.

Opening hours: 4pm onwards (Mondays to Fridays) / 10.30am onwards (Saturday/Sunday). Call +603-2282 0722.

Ronnie Q Pub & Restaurant, 32, Jalan Telawi 2, Bangsar, KL


Music curation and DIY multipurpose space. Only open during events, please refer to their monthly flyer or “upcoming” highlights at and their Instagram page

Opening hours 9PM to 1AM. Cover charges apply. They recommend you make a reservation via Instagram DM to secure your spot for the night.

Fono KL, Zhong Shan, Jalan Kampung Attap, KL


This 31st August 2023 for their REXKL Open Day, they're having a special Merdeka edition of The Back Ground Sessions featuring very special acts; Iqbal (Iqbal M.), Ramayan and Capt’n Trips and The Kid. Entry is free, so don’t miss out on these acts performing their very rare stripped-down sets

Once an iconic cinema in downtown KL, now rejuvenated into a creative community hub.

Visit / for information on events, happenings, bookings, tickets.

REX KL, 80, Jalan Sultan, KL


Our’s Orikami Concert Live in Malaysia is happening on 30 August 2023 at Stage 1 Theatre. Visit PJPac at / to find out more on what's coming up. Get your tickets at

PJPAC, S611, Second Floor, 1 Utama E, 1 Utama Shopping Centre,1, Lebuh Bandar Utama, Bandar Utama, PJ


Visit DPAC at / 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

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 on guitar/vocals, VJ Thison on drums and D. Jumawan on Keys/Piano.

For reservations and booking Whatsapp +6012-571 7759 or book via Visit for more information.

Kinda Blue Jazz Club & Restaurant, Basement, KL Jazz & Arts Centre, 1 Lorong Kapar, off Jalan Syed Putra, KL

TiTi Jazz & Music

Follow TiTi Jazz & Music at

TiTi Jazz & Music, 19, Jalan Radin Bagus, Sri Petaling, KL


Call them at +6012-591 9923 or Facebook message them to make a reservation at

JAZZ UP9, No 2A, 1st Floor, Jalan 51/225A, Section 51A , PJ

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