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Published: Saturday February 16, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Saturday April 20, 2013 MYT 3:41:42 PM

Music comes alive as night falls

WE ARE still in the thick of Chinese New Year celebrations and the fun goes on with a wide range of good music happening all over the Klang Valley.

Soloists and bands all come together for a great night out with plenty of options to choose from.

SOULED OUT

• 20, Jln 30/70A, Desa Sri Hartamas, Kuala Lumpur.

Tel: 03-2300 1955

• Gd Floor, Menara HSC, 187, Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur

Tel: 03-2181 1626

Always ready for a party, Souled Out now serves up fun in two locations. As an added bonus, there is now some great music to enjoy on Wednesday nights at both outlets, with the musicians alternating venues so you don’t have to travel far to enjoy some great grooves.

Wed: Albert Sirimal, Vanessa Tan, Bada, Colin Jansen, Vishnu and more

ELINOR’S

Merchant Square,

Jalan Tropicana Selatan 1,

Petaling Jaya.

Tel: 03-7886 5030

Elinor’s serves up scrumptious snacks, mouth-watering meals and delicious desserts on top of the great ambience and live music from Thurs to Sat. The Porky Affair for 4 was a success in January and Elinor’s has extended the pork platter deal into February and March with six attractive packages to choose from.

Thurs: Hydra

Fri: Project N9 feat Jessica

Sat: Chilliapi feat Tuty Alyaa, Alvin Fletcher and Ronnie Felix

ECOBA CAFE

Ground Floor, Tower B

Menara Bata,

8, Jalan PJU8/8A,

Damansara Perdana.

Tel: 03-7710 1118

Every Friday night, Ecoba comes alive with the sound of some great music with Magnifico and Mad Sally taking turns to turn up the heat. RUNWAY 33

Skypark Subang Terminal,

Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport,

Subang.

The new kid on the block at the former Terminal 3 of the Subang airport. Great mix of food, drink and music. Perfect stop-over on the way out of town or just for a chilled-out night.

DIRTY NELLY’S KL LIFE

1st floor,KL Life Centre,

Jalan Sultan Ismail, KL.

Tel: 03-2181 2537

If you are on the lookout for something new to tantalise your taste buds, Dirty Nelly’s is the place for you. With a friendly twist of flavours to suit local palates, Dirty Nelly’s showcases English traditional flavours with a wide array of dishes for both lunch and dinner. Mondays to Fridays, try the Pork Briyani for lunch at RM18nett. Great beverage promos daily and it is open for all kinds of functions and events. DIRTY NELLY’S

27, Jalan SS22/19,

Damansara Jaya, PJ.

Tel: 03-7731 3719

The original hotspot still keeps on kicking now with music four nights a week and a selection of some great pork dishes to choose from. Definitely an interesting spot to chill out. Music nights on Tues, Thurs, Fri and Sat.

Tues: Clinton F

ALEXIS BISTRO AMPANG

Lot 10 & 11, Great Eastern Mall, KL. Tel: 03-4260 2288

If you’re ever tired of Top 40 hits or old school rock’n’roll, then Alexis is probably the best place to check out. For details, visit www.alexis.com.my. CHILLOUT BISTRO & RESTAURANT

G31, Ground Floor,

Subang Parade Shopping Centre,

Subang Jaya.

Tel: 03-5638 5508

Purpose-built to cater to fun-filled evenings, ChillOut offers a great selection of music, coupled with some great offers on food and beverages.

Wed: Acoustic Foreplay

Thurs: Heavy Machine

Fri: Rock and Rolla

Sat: Havoq

ITALIANNIES       

G16, Empire Shopping Gallery,

Subang Jaya.

Another spot to stop by if you happen to be in the Subang neighbourhood. Right now, the retro vibes of the Strollers 2 entertain on Saturday nights.

LA BODEGA LOUNGE

18-1, Jalan Telawi 2,

Bangsar Baru,

Kuala Lumpur.

The Lounge stirs things up on the musical front with its Wednesday night mid-week sessions. CHEERS PUB & BISTRO

8-4 & 8-5a,

Jalan Batai, Damansara Heights,

Kuala Lumpur.

Cheers is, like the one in the TV series, a neighbourhood pub with a long history. After 30 years in the business, this is definitely a firm favourite with its crowd.

Mon: Frankie

Wed: Clinton J Fernandez

Thurs: The Union

Fri: Jason Noah & Clifford Jay

QUEENS BAR & RESTAURANT

6, Jalan Telawi 5,

Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur.

Tel: 012-363 0630 (Ee Vonne)

Bringing back a taste of the oldies in the heart of Bangsar.

Wed: Mark Renesh

Thurs: Small Stones

Fri: ChilliApi

Sat: Broken Pieces

ONLINE

32, Jalan SS20/10,

Damansara Kim,

Petaling Jaya.

Tel: 03-7728 0532

It has been around more than 20 years, but the entertainment line-up at Online show no signs of slowing down, so get ready for a blast of volume and good vibrations.

Mon: Sharin Band

Tues: Muzza (Acoustic set)

Thurs: Victor

Fri: Muzza’s Mayhem Band

Sat: Julian Mokhtar & the

Magistrates

ROCKAFELLAS BAR,

Ground floor,

Intan Square,

Petaling Jaya.

The latest outlet to hit Petaling Jaya’s live scene, Rockafellas hits up great rock and blues.

LA RAMBLA,

B-0-15, Megan Avenue II,

Jalan Yap Kwan Seng,

Kuala Lumpur.

An oasis in the heart of the city, La Rambla serves up good food, good times and some great music to wash it all down. Music up for grabs six nights a week.

Mon: Russel & Ramesh

Tues: 3 Senoritas

Wed: Music & Soul

Thurs: Vishnu

Fri: Alphabeat

Sat: Hot & Spicy

THE TOP DROP

G42, SS2 Mall,

40, Jalan SS2/72,

Petaling Jaya.

Tel: 03-7931 5073

Another new hot spot on the map, The Top Drop offers a wide array of single malts and wines. Live music from Tues to Fri, with a rotating selection of bands.

Mon: Ice & Mizan

Tues: Colin Jansen

Wed: Rhytsoul with Syasya on vocals

Thurs: Acoustic Fourplay

Fri: Flash Band

Sat: Andrew Jacob

MEZZE LOUNGE

132, Jalan Kasah,

Medan Damansara.

Tel: 03-2095 0122

The lounge celebrates all things jazz with musical director, and one of Malaysia’s foremost jazz pianists, Michael Veerapen, has plenty of surprises for fans. For more information, visit www.mezze.my. MANDOLIN

Plaza Glomac Kelana Jaya,

Petaling Jaya.

Tel: 03-7885 9110 / 7886 8434

Ever since it opened its doors more than a year ago, Mandolin has been serving up more than just great grub and cool drinks. There is also a sister outlet over in the Sri Damansara Club, with music from Thurs to Fri, so if you happen to be in that neck of the woods, do check them out. Tonight, join the folks at Mandolin for their annual Chinese New Year celebration with Indigo on stage and have a blast. Next week promises to be interesting with Arumugam goes to Alabama bringing their unique fusion sound to the stage.

Sat: CNY party with Indigo (tonight), Arumugam goes to Alabama (Feb 23)

Sun: Roaring ‘60s with Jefry Moi & Rizal

Mon: Vishnu & Vijay

Tues: Alphabeat

Wed: Wild Roses (Ladies Night)

Thurs: Art of Noise

Fri: The Union

MALONES IRISH RESTAURANT & BAR

M-4-G, Jaya One,

72A, Jalan Universiti,

Petaling Jaya

An Irish-themed bar that offers a delightful menu filled with an array of authentic Irish specialties and a variety of creamy thirst-quenching drafts to choose from. This is the only Malones outlet that serves a wide selection of pork dishes. Catch some great music with Allan G every Thursday.

BACKYARD PUB & GRILL

26/28, Jalan Sri Hartamas 8,

Kuala Lumpur

Tel: 03-6201 0318

Mention Backyard and live music will definitely be one of the first things to come to mind.

Mon: Mark Renesh

Tues: Arumugam Goes To Alabama

Wed: Vincent & Fe

Thurs: Albert & Friends

Fri: Big Band

Sat: Rock N Rolla

Sun: Raymond Chia

HAKKA REPUBLIC

Level 2, Menara Hap Seng,

Jalan P Ramlee, KL.

Tel: 03-2078 9908

A wine bar and restaurant set in an elegant Chinoiserie setting, Hakka Republic is the venue for a soothing mix of Soul, Jazz & Bossa Nova.

Thurs: Shanghai Jazz

Fri: Malaysian Soul Revue with Lewis Pragasam

Sat: Frenz

BACKYARD DP

W101, Metropolitan Square,

Damansara Perdana, Petaling Jaya

Backyard comes to Damansara Perdana, serving up the outlet’s signature musical vibes. Sister outlet to the long-standing Kuala Lumpur institution in Sri Hartamas. Laidback place to groove with good food and music.

Mon: Arab & Mathan

Tues: Acoustica

Wed: Clifford

Thurs: Latha & Sam

Fri: Infusion

Sat: Mark Renesh

Sun: Steven J

WAIKIKI BAR

PJ PALMS SPORTS CENTRE,

1, Lorong Sultan,

Petaling Jaya.

Sunday night jam sessions are still a big draw. Sunday jam sessions still a great draw, especially for all you amateurs out there.

Mon: Hydra

Tues: Magnifico

Wed: Mad Sally

Thurs: Rock and Rolla

Fri: Bala

Sat: Magnifico

Sun: Jam Session

SPARX BISTRO

Jalan Bukit, Section 11,

Petaling Jaya.

Still a great place to party, with a musical line-up most nights of the week. A rocking option if you’re in the area. Saturday nights are among the choice picks with legends the Alleycats taking the stage.

THE HANGOVER

3 2 Square, Jalan 19/1,

Petaling Jaya.

Another option in the heart of Petaling Jaya, just down the road from Section 14. Great food, good music and some great times in store for patrons.

Wed: Chilli Api

Thurs: Magnifico

Fri: Sons of Adam

Sat: Hydra

OL’SKOOL BISTRO

Jalan Gasing,

Petaling Jaya.

Who could ask for more, especially since this place caters to the retro crowd with bands playing some of the best sounds.

Mon: T-Junction

Tues: N The Boys

Wed: Broken Pieces

Thurs: Art of Noise

Fri: Zarsardius Brothers

Sat: Heavy Machine

Sun: Small Stones & Thomas ‘Tom Jones’ Williams

PLANET ROCK

Jalan Gasing, Petaling Jaya.

Good news for rock fans out there. The boys at Ol’Skool have opened up a new venue right next door.

Thurs: Open Mic

Fri: Kaya

Don’t see your favourite watering hole listed here or have you managed to catch a band you think should be featured? E-mail starmetro.nights@gmail.com

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