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Kuala Lumpur Nightlife Guide - Live, Arts, Stage & Comedy 9 August 2023

Kuala Lumpur Nightlife Guide - Live, Arts, Stage & Comedy 9 August 2023

Moving on in August with a 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.

Dasha Logan at Simply Jazz by Tin Box

Making waves in the music industry, catch Dasha Logan live once again this 11 and 12 August 2023 at Simply Jazz by Tin Box. Daughter to the legendary Loganathan from the Alleycats, Dasha Logan’s musical journey began at the tender age of 4, leading to a lifelong passion for performance. A devotee of jazz, funk, soul and R&B, her debut single Cleverly dominated the UK Soul chart at the age of 26. Internationally, Dasha Logan enchanted crowds at the Jarasum Jazz Festival in Korea and The Rock and Roots Festival in Singapore, sharing the spotlight with icons such as Earth, Wind and Fire and The Specials. In 2015, she performed at London’s Trafalgar Square in celebration of Malaysia Day. A true down-to-earth Penangite, Dasha Logan is undeniably on the path to becoming one of Malaysia’s finest vocalists. With Michael Veerapen (piano), Cliff Wong (drums) and YHFoo (bass) this weekend.

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 take the stage every Wednesday through Saturday. Sit back, relax and immerse yourself in the intimate space and reserve your table today.

Wednesday: Michael Veerapen (piano), Cliff Wong (drums), YHFoo (bass), Julian Chan (saxophone).

Thursday: Michael Veerapen (piano), Cliff Wong (drums), YHFoo (bass) with Lyn Wen (vocals).

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

Saint Kylo Live at Jao Tim

Live at Jao Tim presents Saint Kylo Does Covers this Saturday 12 August 2023, 8pm for a one night only night of funk and soul. 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. Saint Kylo will be joined by Richmond Pamintuan on guitar, Kaevin on drums, Dave on bass, Jack Lim on piano and Weed on trumpet.

Table Lamp Show featuring Helloluqman and the 3005 Crew this Friday 11 August 2023, for a night of Ed Sheeran songs. Joining him, Jeremy James Kong on guitar and Jack Lum on piano.

Table Lamp Concert featuring singer Huei Chan remembering Coco Lee this Wednesday 9 August 2023. Along with Jack Nian on keys and Jia Woon on guitar.

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


Stage 1: 4 – 13 August 2023. In Perfect Harmony Too. A podcaster. A kopitiam. “Hello Malaysia!” Through the broadcasting activities of a hobbyist podcaster on his “How Much Do You Know About Malaysia?” programme, Dama returns with a show that pays musical tribute to the popular music and songs from all races that have tugged on our heart strings since Merdeka. The Edge and Dama Asia are proud to present a new musical theatre concert "IN PERFECT HARMONY TOO", hot on the heels of the previous success of "IN PERFECT HARMONY" in 2011. This continuing Malaysian musical journey beckons you and your family to a live performance where a symphony of timeless tunes and nostalgia meets our talented local ensemble of performers. The repertoire of 26 best-loved tunes, spanning over 6 decades, that were once over-requested on our Malaysian radio schedules, over-played in discotheques and music lounges, and over-spent on jukeboxes, is sure to ignite joyful memories long dormant and etched in your collective consciousness.

Visit PJPac at / to find out more about 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


Pentas 2: True Love Waits: Tribute to Radiohead concert is happening this week (10-13 August 2023 ) as a pre-fest concert before hitting the festival finale on 19-20 August 2023. About the Show: It took Radiohead 21 years to release “True Love Waits” and three years for “True Love Waits: Tribute to Radiohead” to finally premiere as part of YSDAF 2023’s pre-festival highlight. This tribute takes you through the extraordinary legacy of one of the greatest bands of all time. Fans will be stoked to hear songs spanning three decades starting from their debut single Creep through albums like OK Computer, Kid A, Hail to the Thief and their latest offering A Moon Shaped Pool. Led by directors and music directors Ian Chow (Best Musical Direction, BOH Cameronian Arts Awards) and Mak Chi Hoe as well as co-director and choreographer Kenny Shim, this multi-sensorial feast combines the 30-strong The Young KL Singers (Best Group Performance – Vocal, BOH Cameronian Arts Awards) performing haunting harmonies arranged by Dr. Tracy Wong with an immersive multimedia and LED installation by Wee Jia Foong, movement by the Kenny Shim Dance Collective and music by cellist Eugene Chong, electric guitarist Daniel Lee and loop programmer Ian Francis Khoo.

Indicine: so happy i could die is an immersive and participative theatrical event where audiences collectively decide on the actions of the Protagonist as they encounter Death. Will they come to terms with the end of their life or will they avoid it like a plague? Can happiness, fulfilment, and acceptance go hand-in-hand with an impending expiry date? This project came about from the production team’s introspections on the moments of intense happiness in their lives. Outside performance hours, the set, designed by Jun Ong and Wee Jia Foong, will transform into an exhibition where audiences get a closer and more intimate look at the project’s world and themes. Audiences are invited to engage, interact, and immerse themselves in the design beyond the parameters of performance. Entrance to this exhibition is free.

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

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.

This Friday with Yew Han drop in for a solo appearance while Saturday sees they have Gerard Singh performing a solo acoustic live 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 / /

Crane KL, 78, Jalan Sultan, KL

Pisco KL

Thursday Night Latin this 10 August 2023 8pm onwards sees Havana Jazz Tumbao. Havana Jazz Tumbao Project is a group that specializes in cuban music and latin america, the main purpose of the band is to expose more of the Cuban culture and music in Asia and the world.

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

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: Frenz

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 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: Folk rock with Brian Gomez.

Thursday: Blues rock with Shalini. Acoustic open mic: Rina S.

Friday: Blues rock full band with Kora Sunya. Full band open mic: Mantra.

Saturday: Pop full band with Kingsley Chen. Full band open mic: Outro.

Tickets for this week: Free entry.Tips for musicians are expected. Check out their website at for information, 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


Back by popular demand, CLINTON takes to the BoboKL stage again this 10 – 12 August 2023 with his supersonic range and unique song stylings on the STEVIE WONDER songbook – if you missed him in April, now’s your chance.

BoboKL 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 Papi Zak with 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.

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

Bobo, 65-2, Jalan Bangkung, KL


True Soul is an amalgamation of creativity, diversity, and passion for hip-hop culture.

Curated by K-Sean, Season One of True Soul will feature Abdul Majid, Balan Kash, Hell Boi, Mubinikki, and Vethen; promising an aural delicacy through a rare melting pot of bars and a night of truly Malaysian hip-hop. Get your tickets quickly through the link on RexKL's bio while it's still on pre-sale at RM40. Otherwise, it's RM50 at the door. 9pm till late.

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

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

REX KL, 80, 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 and for more info:

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

Simply Comedy by Tin Box Group & Harith Iskandar

Stay tuned for not one, not two, but three entire evenings of spectacular shows this 10, 11 and 12 August 2023 at Simply Comedy. Their comedy trio Riezman Radzlan, Nat Kang (host) and Keren Bala Devan are all set to take the stage by storm, each bringing their own brand of humour to guarantee you a comedy extravaganza like no other! From anecdotes to witty observations about life, these comedic geniuses will have you in stitches from start to finish.  Admission is free.

In collaboration with Tin Box Group 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 gives 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. 8 pm 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

They may not be THE hip hop destination in KL but at fono, they love their hip hop and its original spirit rooted in community building and social commentary. Exactly 50 years after the historic and first hip hop party thrown by Jamaican immigrant DJ Kool Herc (inspired by reggae sound system culture obviously), they are paying homage by hosting a two-night celebration of hip hop music in their very small room - making it the smallest hip hop festival in Malaysia? On Friday, their house band (formed specifically just for this!) will play some of the iconic hip hop anthems and their sample sources - a setlist curated by fono’s very own hip hop heads, which was very tough btw and over 50 tracks didn’t make the cut.
Meanwhile, on Saturday night, they will take you back to the foundations of hip hop - funky breaks and soulful rhythms on the 1s and 2s. Of course, the DJs on duty will also be rocking the best of hip hop throughout these past five decades.
Limited space, DM them to book a spot.

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


Dancing Through the Ages: Honoring the Tanjore Legacy of Bharatanatyam is a solo performance by Ishwar Muthkumaran. 12 – 13 August 2023. 8pm. Ishwar, is a student of a hereditary Nattuvanar Chandrasekaran Kittappapillai direct descendent of Tanjore quartert and a practitioner of Bharatanatyam with over 22 years of experience.

Visit DPAC at / 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


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

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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