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by daryl goh
Tragedy @ Not (A) Fest
ISI Rimba Camp
Jalan Kampung Orang Asli
Ulu Kemensah, Hulu Klang
Date: Today, 4pm, RM50
Featured acts: This off-the-beaten path DIY gig is this weekend’s pick. 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 at the tree-lined venue today. For a change of scenery, 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.
Earth Hour With Bihzhu & Tenderfist
21 Jalan Mesui
Date: Tonight, 7pm, free admission
Featured act: Hip venue Palate Palette continues its annual support for the Earth Hour cause. Head down for an intimate music-filled night featuring candlelight performances by the soulful singer-songwriter Bihzhu and indie-electronic outfit Tenderfist. The Village Bicycles will also be present – it is a movement about being local and communal in support of cycling. You know the deal, then. Some tree-hugging cool on the weekend definitely won’t hurt you.
Earth Hour Fest @ MAP Fest 2013
The Boulevard & The Square, Publika
1 Jalan Dutamas 1, Kuala Lumpur
Featured acts: After the workshops, talks, eco-bazaar and street performances at the MAP Fest 2013, it’s time to party tonight. EcoKnights in collaboration with MAPKL and Publika rolls out an outdoor concert – the Earth Hour Fest – at the Publika square. It’s a free gig, so do come early for the best spots. Party hats optional. Hosted by Edwin Sumun, the family-fun gig features Capoeira Open Roda, Tugu Drum Circle, Markiza & Peter, Tribe Dance Circle, Francis Wolf, Jerome Kugan, Kwang Tung Dance Company,Elvira Arul,Nyoba Kan Butoh,Viva Circus Static Trapeze,Dewangga Sakti, Poi Spinner + Tugu Drum Circle, Shadow Play + Mini Theatre, E.S.T Viva Verdi Opera and more.
Feedback Open Mic - March Edition
The Bee @ Publika
32B Level G2, Publika, Solaris Dutamas
Jalan Dutamas 1, KL
Date: March 26, 8pm, free admission
Featured acts: Curated by Moonshine KL and hosted by The Bee @ Publika venue, this open mic night is also an “all acoustic” affair. Signs ups are at 7pm and are first-come-first-serve. Two songs each. Bring your own cables. Special guests for this month’s edition include Alcony (folk singer-songwriter from Okinawa, Japan) and Paladin (five cellos through effects and a drummer). If you need a week night out with a difference, this might just be the answer.
Merdekarya Featured Act
Merdekarya, 352 Jalan 5/57
Date: March 28, 9pm, admission free
Featured act: Shaneil Devaser winds down his month-long Merdekarya residency next Thursday. The singer-songwriter, who is no stranger to 21-song sets, is expected to bring out the kitchen sink and more at this final showcase. Stamina and soul keeps this young man trucking on. The good news is Shaneil will be playing tunes from his recently released self-titled album, a side of Crossing Boundaries standards and the usual cover or two. It’s all about DIY music-making, so you can expect a laidback, casual setting at Merdekarya. Check out his Facebook or Twitter for updates on the surprise of the week. More info: (shaneildevaser.com).
Mono: For My Parents tour
Bentley Music Auditorium,
Wisma Bentley Music, Mutiara Damansara, Petaling Jaya,
Date: April 4, 8pm, RM98 (pre-sale)
Featured act: Malaysians just love Japanese post rock outfit Mono. This upcoming gig – a free-standing show – is the quartet’s fourth show here since its debut concert at Zouk KL in 2008. Each and every visit from Mono has been a well-received one. Hailing from Tokyo, this instrumental quartet, comprising Taka Goto and Yoda on guitar,Tamaki on bass, and Yasunori Takada on drums, is currently on tour to promote its new album For My Parents. The Japanese quartet has, over the course of half a dozen albums in twice as many years, followed its own muse, and in the process has become a formidable name in the post rock circles worldwide. Mono’s art rock edge and Baroque-like sophistication will combine for what looks like one of the more inventive live sets for the KL indie/post rock scene. Support act is Reset To Zilch. More info: soundscape-records.com.
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