We move on in September with a selection of what's going on with Live Music, arts, theatre, and comedy across Kuala Lumpur this week ahead. 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 8pm 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 veteran jazz guitarist vocalist sometimes known as the George Benson of Malaysia – Jordan Rivers to perform at Crane KL today.
Then there's Thursday Night with equal veteran in the scene – singer songwriter and visual artist Karen Nunis.
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 Allan G and Puteh. 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
W Kuala Lumpur
Seed Foundation and W Kuala Lumpur presents No Labels Live, a campaign aiming to raise awareness surrounding human rights and inclusivity issues and to support under represented groups. For this edition at Woobar this Saturday 10 September 2022, they welcome Rozz and the John Thomas Trio to the centre stage of their Living Room. RSVP Required *Minimum spend entry applies. For RSVP call +60-12-347 9088 W: https://bit.ly/WKLWOOBARRSVP
W Kuala Lumpur, 121, Jalan Ampang, 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 The Siblings. Thursday with The Jason Raj Trio. Friday features Ross Farren. Saturday sees Brendan de Cruz perform. 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 in to perfrom. 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's original indie rock from Marco George; while Friday goes original rock with Skies Are Red.
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, 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
Live at Pisco
Pisco presents Thursday Night Live with music performance by Ross Farren this 8 September 2022. Show starts 8pm. 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
Bobo KL welcomes this weekend’s featured artiste as Izen Kong takes to the stage this 8 to 10 September 2022 showcasing sizzling vocals no matter the genre – a voice on the rise – with special guest, TV star Nikki Palakat. Featuring Nish Tham on piano, Wong Lu Ee on Violin and Stephen Johnson Tseu on cello.
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 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
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
REXKL presents R&B Night this 8 September 2022. Starting off with tag team Danson, Brendon Sevan and Zeauk, whom you might know from the recent Lonely Hearts Club event at Publika, making their debut on the REXKL Backfground KL stage this Thursday. Following that is Zekke, a solo act whose voice and stage presence can truly set the tone for the room. Finally their headliner for the night is Kulture Breeds who make a return. 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
Budding R&B/Hip Hop star, Airliftz to headline at The Bee
This Thursday (Tomorrow) at The Bee Publika: In-Transit Music Showcase Vol.1
City Roar Festival, in partnership with Dong Tai Du is set to launch the brand new live music series “In-Transit Music Showcase”, with the goal of creating a platform that brings together notable indie artists from various Asian countries. For its very first series, the music showcase presents a diverse and multi-genre lineup, comprising I Mean Us and Huan Huan (緩緩）from Taiwan, alongside local acts NYK and babychair. 8PM onwards. Tickets are now available via: https://intransit01.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
FONO KL this month. On Sunday, they have a double bill of alternative rock goodness, featuring Jetcetera and FUAD. The Bukit Jelutong export recently dropped their debut album so you better memorise the words and sing along.
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. The theme “Antarctica: Call to Action”is a combination of jazz & art to highlight climate change. 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. 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
The Joke Factory
It's INTERNATIONAL COMEDIAN weekend at The Joke Factory. This 9 and 10 September 2022, Azeem Banatwalla is coming all the way from Mumbai, India to entertain you, YES YOU. Come and watch Azeem Banatwalla's jokes and comedy to get yourself rolling in the aisles.
Also this week:
TONIGHT (Wednesday): How do comedians come up with jokes? Witness this process LIVE on stage as Mike Saddi, Shaq Munisamy, Raqib Karim and Mikhail Svrcula will literally be coming up with comedy ON THE SPOT to entertain you on your Wednesday night.
Thursday: Holy $^#&! The X-plicit Comedy show is back! This show is absolutely NOT for children or the faint of heart. On the 8th of September, three of KL’s funniest, Shaq Munisamy, Brian Tan and Hindra Bose together hosted by Nat Kang, will be bringing out their most X-rated, bawdy and risqué side and go all out with their raunchiest, sexiest, and most titillating jokes ever. Buckle up, it’s gonna be the wildest of rides!
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
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
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
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 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 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.
H-01, DPAC, Empire Damansara, Jalan PJU 8/8, Damansara Perdana, PJ