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The City List Kuala Lumpur : Weekly Live Events Guide : 21/09/17

The City List Kuala Lumpur : Weekly Live Events Guide : 21/09/17

The City List Kuala Lumpur : Weekly Live Events Guide : 14/09/17


From live music to comedy, from jazz to classical, from indie pop to hard rock, it’s a busy week ahead here in the Kuala Lumpur scene. Here are just some highlights of what’s on offer in and around the Klang Valley.



Femme BAM: A Showcase

Billie Blue & The Nowhere Men band Kuala Lumpur

A girl-friendly movement with a focus on arts and music. From 90s babes to present-day divas, Femme BAM nights at The Bee are about championing local creative talents and empowering the girl community in challenging stereotypes.

In this episode, they’ll be rounding up 10 girl powers: Aalex Termizi, Dzamira Dzafri, Billie Blue & The Nowhere Men, Annabel Michael, Sarah Jade King, Heeraa, Azliyana Azlee, 陳儀芬 Tan Yi Fen, Yinthong 陳穎彤 and Von Torappu Torio.

The Bee at Publika

THE BEE, PUBLIKA : Solaris Dutamas, Jalan Dutamas 1, KL

Free entry.


LOL brings you Darren Sanders to Broadway Lounge, Berjaya Times Square

Comedian Darren Sanders

Darren Sanders is a comedian, actor and talk show host made famous by his own show in Australia, “The Darren Sanders Show”. Darren Sanders has been performing stand-up comedy for over 24 years and is one of the most highly regarded comedians in Australia. A veteran comic with a wealth of materials, Darren recently opened his second comedy club called Sydney Comedy Club at Luna Park. The Darren Sanders Show, a late night chat show, airs nationally on free-to- air and cable in both Australia and New Zealand to favourable reviews from critics. The series went to air in Nine Network channel and Foxtel’s Aurora Channel.

Broadway Lounge Kuala Lumpur

BROADWAY LOUNGE : 14 Floor, Berjaya Times Square, Jalan Imbi, KL
Price : Online RM40, At The Door RM50. Tickets:

Visit for more info on upcoming shows


Ireson at No Black Tie

Ireson at No Black Tie

Mexican pianist and composer Alina Ramirez and bassist, guitarist, composer and arranger Mario Lopez founded IRESON in 1991. Growing up surrounded by the tradition of Latin music, both have incorporated their formal classical training and knowledge of modern harmony to the music they play and compose.

Since the project started, many international musicians have performed with Ireson, bringing its rhythms and energy to festivals, clubs and events. Based in Singapore for almost 16 years, they have performed in Latin Festivals at Chijmes and Fort Canning Park, Mexican Festivals, Concerts for the National Arst Council, Botanical Gardens,Salsa sensations at Marine Parade, NAC-ExxonMobil Concert in the park, Jazz by the Beach, Mosaic Festival and concerts at the Waterfront, Esplanade.

Ireson’s music comes from different sensitivities as different are the backgrounds of each of the members. Its essence blends tradition with contemporary styles, exploring Afro- Latin rhythms such as danzonete, son, bomba, bossa and samba, Mexican and Cuban folklore, etc. and brings a new unique sound. Live performances mix original compositions and dancing music such as traditional Cuban son and salsa.

No Black Tie Kuala Lumpur

NO BLACK TIE : 17, Jalan Mesui, off Jalan Nagasari, KL

Cover charge: RM64 /Dinner concert RM183

Cal 03-2142 3737 or visit


Le Noir KL presents Russell Curtis live on stage

Russell Curtis Singer Kuala Lumpur

Russell Curtis & The Rowdy Gentlemen. Russell Curtis and The Rowdy Gentlemen (“RCRG”) features a line up of 7 accomplished musicians with a mini horn section and renowned Music Director Tok Khon (“TK”) at the helm of bringing Curtis’ compositions to life. RCRG performs a mix of originals and creatively reworked covers, culminating in a high energy performance of funk, soul and hip - hop.

Le Noir Trec Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

LE NOIR KL : Unit H-G-07, The Hive, TREC, Lot 435, Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur

Free entry : Phone: +60 3 2110 4331 / Mobile/WhatsApp: +60 12 224 5416 For information or e-mail


Russian Fairytales from the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO)


Renaud Capucon - Violin

Premier French violinist Renaud Capucon makes his Dewan Filharmonik Petronas debut. He will perform Bela Bartok’s Second Violin Concerto.

The MPO, conducted by Stéphane Denève for these concerts, will perform the music to two Russian ballet suites inspired by popular children fairytales, Sergei Prokofiev’s Cinderella and Piotr IlichTchaikovsky’s The Sleeping Beauty, as well as as Tchaikovsky’s melancholic Andante Cantabile.

Dewan Filharmonik Petronas Kuala Lumpur


8.30pm. Tickets: RM240 RM190 RM160 RM120 for Sat / RM200 RM160 RM130 RM100
for Sun 3pm show. To purchase tickets, visit our Box Office at Ground Floor, Tower 2, PETRONAS Twin Towers, KLCC or call 603 2331 7007, you may also purchase online at Visit our website for more details -


Gentle Bones in KL

Gentle Bones at The Bee Publika Kuala Lumpur

Universal Music Malaysia and The Bee present Gentle Bones Live in Kuala Lumpur. The mysterious yet hauntingly incredible performer that is Joel Tan or better known as Gentle Bones will be coming to Malaysia for a showcase as part of his Promo Tour.

The Bee at Publika

THE BEE, PUBLIKA : Solaris Dutamas, Jalan Dutamas 1, KL

Tickets for the show are available at ranging from RM155 for the Early Bird Bundle, which includes 2 tickets + 1 Album, the Geniuses & Thieves Bundle selling at RM175, which includes 2 tickets and 1 Album and General tickets at RM105.


The Shanghais Sisters and WVC at No Black Tie

The Shanghai Sisters

ONE is fun, TWO is merry, THREE - sublime. The Shanghai Sisters are namely Winnie Ho, Janet Lee and May Mow – sisters in voices and vivacity. Their trilingual repertoire of yesteryear songs will set the room aglow with the light of Old Shanghai, Grand Malaya, Romantic Hollywood and other household halcyon memories. The Shanghai Sisters are matched with the versatile and established, not to mention dashing and dapper, jazz musicians of WVC, The Shanghai Sisters promise to deliver a performance that epitomizes beauty and talent. Joining Winnie, Janet and May are Tay Cher Siang (piano), Julian Chan (saxophones), AJ Popshuvit (bass), KJ Wong (drums)

No Black Tie Kuala Lumpur

NO BLACK TIE : 17, Jalan Mesui, off Jalan Nagasari, KL

Cover charge: RM85 /Dinner concert RM220.40 Cal 03-2142 3737 or visit


Wednesday Live Sessions at REN with Q Sound

Q Spund Band Kuala Lumpur

Introducing REN @ KYO’s resident band, Q Sound who will be gracing Ren’s stage every Wednesday, with their jazzier and funkier rendition of retro and contemporary hits. Q Sound is a versatile and dynamic trombonist, bandleader, singer-songwriter and composer who performs

and explores a wide array of musical genres. Born in Wichita Falls, TX, he grew up in Fort Smith, AR. He moved to New York City to study music in 2003. Since moving to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 2009, he has profoundly contributed to the development of the growing jazz/art music culture in SE Asia. Through his band, Q Sound has led numerous performances at jazz venues throughout the region, including sold-out performances at the Dewan Filharmonik Petronas as part of DFP’s Happy Hour Series. Q Sound is a member of the Alternative R&B band called Bassment Syndicate.


REN @ KYO KL : Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur, off Jalan Pinang, KLCC, KL

9pm to 11pm. Complimentary entry. For table reservations please contact email or 012-921 1730.


Jordan Rivers sings George Benson at No Black Tie

Jordan Rivers

Jordan Rivers has been a prominent figure in the Malaysian music industry since 1975. Known for his 'virtuosic' guitar and vocals, Jordan has performed alongside great artists such as Randy Crawford, Randy Bernsen, Abraham 'Abe' Laboriel, Siti Nurhaliza, Ning Baizura, Lewis Pragasam, Michael Veerapen and the Grammy nominated Dave Koz. Jordan has been active as a music educator since 1982 lecturing in some of the leading tertiary music colleges in Malaysia. Currently, Jordan is a guitar instructor and a lecturer at UCSI University's Institute of Music. Through his charismatic performances around the world, Jordan is also known as the "George Benson of Malaysia".

So many times in contemporary popular music – in jazz, rock, blues, folk or beyond – the man with the guitar is the fulcrum on which all other sounds and voices hinge. He’s the core, the engine, the captain who leads and inspires the rest of the team.

George Benson has been that man for nearly a half century. In a career that spans five decades, more than 30 recordings as a leader and ten Grammy Awards, NEA Jazz Master, George Benson, has used his jazz roots as the foundation for an engaging mix of pop, R&B and other shades that add up to a style that appeals to a broad mainstream audience. Along the way, he has also established himself as a formidable jazz singer – one whose biggest career hits have showcased his vocals as well as his guitar chops. In short, this guitar man is the complete package.

No Black Tie Kuala Lumpur

NO BLACK TIE : 17, Jalan Mesui, off Jalan Nagasari, KL

Cover charge: RM42 /Dinner concert RM160 Cal 03-2142 3737 or visit



Lokman Aslam Singer

New Village Music Lab featuring Lokman Aslam and Kirana Kay

Mohd Lokman Aslam bin Abdul Mutalip or known as Lokman Aslam is a singer songwriter from Kuala Lumpur. The contestant of One In A Million Season 1 describes his music genre as jazz,R&B and soul. His music influence includes Jamie Cullum, Eric Benet, John Legend and many more. He previously had the honour of working with some of well-known and respected musician such as Lewis Pagrasam (Drummer), Harry Toledo (Bass), Stu Macaskie (Keyboard), Azmi (Sax), Leonard (Piano) and Phunk Mob at No Black Tie.

New Village Music Lab’s show guarantees to transport you to the good old days of Classic Malay jazz.

Kirana Kay is a vocalist that performs authentic jazz, pop tock, traditional Malay, R&B and soul. Kirana is a regular feature at Kuala Lumpur’s entertainment industry. A gifted vocalist with wide array of modern contemporary repertoire.

No Black Tie Kuala Lumpur

NO BLACK TIE : 17, Jalan Mesui, off Jalan Nagasari, KL

Cover charge: RM42 /Dinner concert RM160 Call 03-2142 3737 or visit


Against The Current – In Our Bones World Tour Live In Malaysia at The Bee, Publika

Against the current

IME Malaysia is thrilled to announce the return of American pop rock band, Against The Current, to Malaysia for their world tour. The American pop rock band was formed in the early 2011 by Dan Gow, Will Ferri, Joe Simmons and Jeremy Rompala. In the summer of 2011, Chrissy Costanza, current lead singer, then joined the band after being introduced through a mutual friend.

Beginning their music venture with a serious of YouTube covers of various hit songs, the band quickly built up an impressive following base. Their second EP, Gravity, was then released on February 17, 2015. Gravity was charted in four Billboard magazine charts and peaked on several album charts. Shortly afterwards, the band proudly announced their signing with Fueled By Ramen under Atlantic Records. The band later released their very first studio album, “In Our Bones” in May 2016 and kick started their world tour in Korea, continuing to a number of countries in Europe, North America and Asia.

With a catchiness attributed to their upbeat rhythms and Costanza’s powerful vocal presence, the band’s music truly embraces the definition of pop-rock, playing around with levels of pop-ness and rock-ness across each of their tracks.

The Bee at Publika

THE BEE, PUBLIKA : Solaris Dutamas, Jalan Dutamas 1, KL

Ticket price for the concert is RM138 (All standing). All ticket prices are inclusive of 6% GST, but exclude RM4 processing fee. Tickets are available via Ticketcharge online at or the hotline +603-9222 8811. Walk-in purchases are available at Speedy Video, Rock Corner, TicketCharge KL office, PJ Live Arts, as well as at the information counter of The Mines shopping mall and 1 Shamelin. Interstate ticket locations are as follows: Eden Ultimate (Kuantan), Blonde Brunette(Penang) and TicketCharge office Penang.


If you are a venue/promoter/DJ/band and would like to be featured in The City List then get in contact via the following:

Events/Nightlife Guide - email Jason

To be listed or for general enquiries - email Chad


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