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Future Music Festival Asia 2013
Sepang International Circuit
Date: March 16, 4pm, RM158
Featured acts: The Prodigy, PSY, Rita Ora, Fun, Bloc Party, Temper Trap, Naughty by Nature, De La Soul, and over 30 other international, regional and local acts (four stages).For many ravers and rock fans, British electronica veteran act The Prodigy is the main reason to head down to today’s Future Music Festival Asia 2013 at Sepang International Circuit. Indie rock acts Temper Trap and Bloc Party are also a good bet for explosive sets while legendary hip hop groups De La Soul and Naughty By Nature will generate the party buzz. Brit diva Rita Ora is also a crowd-puller alongside pop radio favourites Fun. Local names like Kyoto Protocol, They Will Kill Us All, Joe Flizzow, Blink & Goldfish and others will be the hometown heroes the masses will be also be rooting for. More info: futuremusicfestival.asia.
Altimet: Kotarayaku Showcase
No. 1, Jalan Kia Peng
Date: March 17, 3pm, RM45
Featured acts: Versatile Rapper Altimet (formerly of Teh Tarik Crew) gets the chance to roll out his vast solo catalogue on stage at this headlining gig. To bring funk weight to proceedings, he will be supported by a full band. Special guests include Salammusik, Awi Rafael, Dj Fuzz, Point Blanc, RabbitMac, Ila Damiaa and Nabil Zamanhuri. Hip hop with an open mind? You bet.
Sunday Wax Market: Overly Hung
Grafa Cafe, No.55, S15/4B
Subang Jaya, Selangor.
Date: March 17, 4pm, free admission
Featured act: Here’s a vinyl social for the masses. The first edition of Sunday Wax Market last December was a big hit among vinyl enthusiasts. This second edition promises to attract an even bigger crowd with the buzz on LP collecting parties gaining momentum here. This word-of-mouth event, with LP vendors like Hard Graft Records, Judo Chop Records and other independent/DIY record sellers, is not to be missed if you want to hang out with music fans and take home a rare LP or more. Record shopping/swapping is high on the Sunday Wax Market checklist. Bring along your records to sell/trade. DJ Bunga and Aggroboss Soundsystem are on the deejay decks.
Sound City: Reel To Reel Screening
The Bee, Publika
32B Level G2, Publika, Solaris Dutamas
Jalan Dutamas 1, KL
Date: March 19, 9pm, RM10
Featured act: Hipster venue The Bee takes a break from live music for one night as it rolls out a movie screening night. Sound City is a documentary film directed by Dave Grohl about the history of Los Angeles recording studio Sound City Studios. The film showcases the amazing history of the studio, focuses on the albums recorded there that went on to change the world, then explores the human element of music in an age of technology and features performances of new music created exclusively for the film. Artistes such as Fleetwood Mac, Neil Young, Rick Springfield, Tom Petty, Kyuss, Slipknot and Nirvana recorded groundbreaking music at the studio. Film running time: 108 minutes. Tragedy @ Not (A) Fest
ISI Rimba Camp
Jalan Kampung Orang Asli
Ulu Kemensah, Hulu Klang
Date: March 23, 4pm, RM50
Featured acts: This off-the-beaten path DIY gig needs the advance warning and planning. It’s a camping gig with tents, lodging and food available for the masses as they bunker down for an evening of punk, noise and beyond. KerbauWorks, Shock & Awe & The Bangsar Bootz/Bottles Brigade present US punk band Tragedy, Indonesian noise rock outfit Zoo and a cast of homegrown bands, including Utarid, Angkara, Osmantikos, Wwhirr, Jalan Sehala and Vault. The gig takes place at ISI Rimba Camp, which is an ambitious and inspired back-to-nature choice for these DIY scenesters. The camp is located near the orang asli settlement behind the Zoo Negara. The latest issue of ‘Shock & Awe’ fanzine (No. 6) will also be launched at this gig. More info: thericecookershop.com. Hotline: 019-361-1078 and 019-745 8806.
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