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Saturday December 29, 2012

Plenty of action for a blast of cheer

THESE are the final days of 2012, with only three more nights to go before 2013 kicks off with a bang. As usual, there will be plenty of action at the pubs and clubs in town, so for a party like no other, just pick a spot and get ready for a blast.


• 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. Both outlets have special plans for New Year’s Eve so be prepared for some great action.

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


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.

Fri: Hydra

Sat: Tony Warren & DJ Biggie


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. Vocal powerhouse Poova returns to Alexis tonight to liven up the Saturday scene (Free admission). She will be back on New Year’s Eve for an extra special evening of power tunes. Cover charge: RM250++ (inclusive of set dinner and party pack) or RM65nett (party pack and show only.)


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.

Mon, Tues, Wed: Freedom

Thurs: Bongga Bongga

Fri: Rock and Rolla

Sat: Art of Noise


Merchant Square,

Jalan Tropicana Selatan 1,

Petaling Jaya.

More great stuff as Cock & Bull comes back into the fray. A selection of great sounds coupled with the great food here make it a good spot for a night out.

Mon: Vincent

Thurs: Sharin

Fri: The Underdogs feat Gregory Ramanado

Sat: Open Mic


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.


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.


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

Tues: Clinton J Fernandez

Thurs: The Union

Fri: Jason Noah & Clifford Jay


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


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. Be prepared for a blast on New Year’s Eve as the guys have a special surprise or two up their sleeves!

Mon: Sharin Band Trio

Wed: New Ed

Thurs: Victor

Fri: Muzza’s Mayhem Band

Sat: Julian Mokhtar & the Magistrates


@Newcom Club, 1st floor,

413, Batu 5, Jalan Kelang Lama,

Kuala Lumpur.

Tel: 012-602 64360 (Winnie); 014-334 9354 (Allan)

One of the newest kids on the block, Marbella is all set to spice up the scene in Jalan Klang Lama. This club serves up some great music with a wide range of styles presented by the musicians, with everything from sentimental oldies to stirring rock tunes on offer.

Mon: Magic Dragon

Tues: Elegante

Wed: Jam Session

Thurs: Eye Candy

Fri: The Strollers 2

Sat: Life Line


Ground floor,

Intan Square,

Petaling Jaya.

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


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


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: Vishnu

Wed: Kudin & Marina

Thurs: Abby & Oja

Fri: Eye Candy


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. Tonight, Dasha Logan returns to Mezze by popular demand. Tonight, get ready for a dose of contemporary pop and rock with Artstream taking the stage at Mezze. The duo will be back on Monday night for New Year’s Eve. First drink charge of RM25++ (weekends)/RM35++ (eve of public holiday) applies.


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.

Sat: Project N9 (Dec 29)

Sun: Chilliapi (Alvin & Tuty)

Mon: La Viva

Tues: Alphabeat

Wed: Rock n Rolla (Ladies Night)

Thurs: Capricornia

Fri: The Union


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.


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


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. Asiabeat comes to life at Hakka Republic on New Year’s Eve so join Lewis Pragasam and gang for a blast.

Thurs: Shanghai Jazz

Fri: Malaysian Soul Revue with Lewis Pragasam

Sat: Frenz


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. New Year’s Eve will be a crazy night, with a special Portuguese/Nyonya buffet spread, free party packs and Vincent & Fe on stage.

Mon: Arab & Mathan

Tues: Acoustica

Wed: Clifford

Thurs: Latha & Sam

Fri: Infusion

Sat: Mark Renesh

Sun: Steven J



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


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.


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. Be sure to check out their Country Thursday nights with local icons Os Pombos playing to a packed house.


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: Lifeline

Wed: South Central

Thurs: ‘80s night with The Union

Fri: Zarsardius Brothers


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 with the spotlight on rock.

Fri: Candy

Sat: Brown Sugar


63-65, Jalan 109E,

Taman Desa, KL.

Tel: 03-7971 3550

Tucked away in the heart of Taman Desa is a cosy cafe that serves up great music. Plenty of music on offer with the Xperiments playing three times a week and Music & Magic on Wednesdays and Fridays. On Saturday, the Faith entertains while on Sunday, it is time for a jam session with Kanan & Elene.


The Royale Chulan Kuala Lum-pur, 5, Jalan Conlay, KL.

Tel: 03-2688 9688

In the heart of the city, relax and unwind with some great offers at this hotel bar that also features an all-Malaysian line-up in D’Adza, a versatile five-piece outfit featuring sisters Lyani, Tuty and Rina.

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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