Kicking out the jams Bands turn it up to 11 to get the most of out of a music kick


Bongga Bongga take the stage at Runway 33 on Friday nights.

MONDAY

BACKYARD

28, Jalan Sri Hartamas 8,

Taman Sri Hartamas, KL

Tel: 03-6201 0318

Mark Renesh croons for the crowd with his own special brand of charm.

BROTZEIT BSC

G130, Bangsar Shopping Centre,

285, Jalan Maarof, KL

Tel: 03-2282 9516/7

Another hotspot in the middle of Bangsar with a good selection of live grooves from time to time.

CHAPTER ONE BAR & BISTRO

70, Jalan 27/70A,

Taman Desa Sri Hartamas, KL

Tel: 03-6211 7484

Full on live music in the heart of Desa Sri Hartamas.

HOME & AWAY PLAZA TTDI LIVE

Plaza TTDI, Jalan Wan Kadir 3,

Taman Tun Dr Ismail, KL

Home & Away has certainly been on an expansion blitz with 10 outlets (and counting!) throughout the Klang Valley. More importantly, two of those outlets, including the one in TTDI Plaza, serve up some great live music for the fans.

KL PUB & GRILL

113, Jalan Aminuddin Baki,

Taman Tun Dr Ismail, KL

Monday nights see Brandon Ng taking the stage in the heart of Taman Tun Dr Ismail.

MANDOLIN

Plaza Glomac Kelana Jaya, PJ

Tel: 03-7885 9110 / 7886 8434

Another taste of a fusion mash-up with Clinton Fernandez on the keyboards.

MANGO’S TROPICAL CAFE

Changkat Bukit Bintang, KL

Another new spot for music in the city, the live band at this tropical themed outlet kicks off from 9.30pm onwards, daily.

THE MEAT & WINE CO

A1-G2-06, Publika,

Jalan Dutamas 1,

Solaris Dutamas, KL

Tel: 03-6211 9908

In the mood for some music in Solaris? Meat & Wine Co can deliver with some great stuff on offer from the stage.

NAVIGATOR’S

Jaya One,

Jalan Universiti, PJ

Another new hotspot on the map for music lovers in the heart of Petaling Jaya.

OL’SKOOL

125, Jalan Gasing, PJ

Great vibes at this venerable joint that serves up some retro classics on Mondays with Broken Pieces taking over the stage.

ONLINE

32, Jalan SS20/10,

Damansara Kim, PJ

Tel: 03-7728 0532

The Sharin Trio takes no prisoners and turns it all the way up for a night of blazing rock favourites and classic cuts from the greats.

ROCK BOTTOM KITCHEN & BAR

42, Changkat Bukit Bintang, KL

Monday nights see the Artstream duo taking the stage at Rock Bottom in the heart of Kuala Lumpur’s tourist zone.

RUNWAY 33

Skypark Subang Terminal, Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport, Subang

There’s something for everyone here, so if you feel like chilling out before a flight, or if you’ve just returned, do check it out.

SUTRAA

NO 34, Changkat Bukit Bintang, KL

Tel: 019-690 3266

Plenty of action on stage with a selection of great vibes. Gerard Singh joins Colin Jansen on stage for some groovy guitar vibes.

WAIKIKI BAR

1 Lorong Sultan,

PJ Palms Sports Centre, PJ

Everybody’s favourite rock band Hydra is in the house tonight.

TUESDAY

3 MONKEYS

2, Jalan Kasuarina 3,

Bandar Botanic, Klang

Tel: 03-3318 2278

Hometown hero Gerard Singh showcases his talents in the heart of Bandar Botanic out in Klang alongside the talented Zulkif, who brings his guitar along for the ride.

BACKYARD

For a taste of something completely different, check out Arumugam goes to Alabama for a blast of fusion vibes.

HEAVENS & HELL

Plaza Glomac Kelana Jaya, PJ

Tel: 03-7886 7550

Still a great place to get your party on, especially if you like retro classic and the blues.

HANGOVER BAR & BISTRO

3 Two Square, Jalan 19/1,

Petaling Jaya.

Tel: 017-243 3590

Colin Jansen teams up with Clinton Fernandez for some great grooves in the heart of Petaling Jaya.

LEVEL9 BAR & BISTRO

29 & 31, Jalan USJ1/1A,

Regalia Business Centre,

Subang Jaya

Tel: 017-287 0039

Goes a long way to prove that live music is not just limited to Petaling Jaya.

MANDOLIN

Mark Renesh takes the stage with his invisible band, making music as only he can.

OL’SKOOL

Kicking it country with the Country Gentleman. Mosey on down and grab a dose of fun.

ONLINE

Muzza trims the gear and brings out his acoustic guitar for a night of duets with the ever-popular Sharin.

THE POUND

50A, Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad 1, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, KL

Tel: 019-260 6667

Tuesday nights might not be music nights at The Pound but if you want to show off your smarts, this is the night to drop by as quizmaster Ram gets it going for the brainiacs.

ROCK BOTTOM

Tuesday night thrills continue with Artstream up for a second night in the heart of Kuala Lumpur.

SOCIAL@PUBLIKA

31 & 32, Level G2,

The Square, Publika,

Solaris Dutamas,

Jalan Dutamas 1, KL

For some fun times in the heart of Solaris, check out the Social for some great vibes.

SUTRAA

Arab teams up with tabla talent Mathan to spice up the night.

WAIKIKI

For a dose of some great chilled out vibes, join the fun at this great beach-inspired bar in the heart of Petaling Jaya.

WEDNESDAY

CASTELL

19, Lorong Universiti C,

Section 16, Petaling Jaya

The venerable steakhouse has been given a fresh makeover and now, plays host to Ben Manen and Belle every Wednesday.

GASLIGHT CAFE & MUSIC

15-2, Jalan Medan Setia 1,

Bukit Damansara, KL

Bring the house down with some live vibes in the heart of Bukit Damansara. Plenty of music on offer throughout the week but next week, on Jan 20, the premises plays host to the Female Benefit Gig in aid of Women’s Aid Organisation (WAO). Event kicks of at 7.30pm and entry is by a donation of RM15, which will be channeled to WAO. Among the performers lined up are Priscilla Xavier, Karen Nunis, Billie Blue Blackstone, Rozella, Saturday Afternoon and Lisa Spykers, with the promise of a special guest or two. Guests also stand a chance to win some door prizes.

HANGOVER BAR & BISTRO

3 Two Square, Jalan 19/1,

Petaling Jaya.

Tel: 017-243 3590

A good spot for some live music in the heart of Petaling Jaya.

LAUNDRY BAR

Lot 72, Ground Floor,

Western Courtyard,

The Curve, Mutiara Damansara, PJ

Tel: 03-7728 1715

Still a great place to catch some great grooves. Be prepared for a surprise or two when you drop by.

LEVEL9

The Fabulous Muttonheads, comprising Gerard Singh and Ridzuan Hamid, jam up a storm as only they can.

MANDOLIN

Nightbirds with Thomas William serve up some of the classics.

THE MERCHANT LIVE

The Armada Petaling Jaya,

Level 1, Lot 6 Lorong Utara C,

Section 52, PJ

Tel: 03-7954 6888 (ext 4629/4554)

The Merchant is back in action with a brand new selection of great tunes from Wednesday to Saturday.

ONLINE

Acoustic night with Sasha & Deen on stage.

ROCK BOTTOM

Sharin and his merry men are all set to turn up the volume in the heart of Bukit Bintang.

SALTLICK

J-OG-13, Jalan Solaris,

Solaris Mont Kiara, KL

Tel: 03-6204 9797

Join the Saltlick for some great grooves with plenty of action to choose from.

SUTRAA

Plenty of action at the mid-week with Havoc taking control of the stage in the heart of Bukit Bintang.

TOP DROP

73, Jalan SS22/23,

Damansara Jaya, PJ

Tel: 03-7931 5073

Top Drop has moved to Damansara Jaya, right next door to the new Atria shopping centre but it still serves up great single malts (and some music) for the fans.

WAIKIKI

Enjoy some midweek action in Waikiki.

THURSDAY

BACKYARD

NRG gets their groove on and turn up the heat at Backyard on Thursday nights.

THE HANGOVER

Thursday nights see N’ the Boys taking control of the stage at Hangover.

MERCHANT LIVE

Thursday nights are nights for Fifth Element as they get in gear in the Merchant. The band will be back on Saturday for more fun!

ONLINE

Take it slow and easy with acoustic troubadour Tam as he takes you on a journey that includes everything from classic rock and pop to today’s current hits, stripped down for an acoustic guitar.

OL’SKOOL

For some real classic rock action, check out the Skool Gang as they get into gear and set the night on fire, with Jason Noah on vocals and a host of other luminaries backing him.

SOCIAL@DESA PARKCITY

GF2, The Waterfront@Parkcity,

4, Persiaran Residensi,

Desa Parkcity, KL

Social has more than one outlet and there is definitely some good grooves to be had here.

SUTRAA

Shahril and Gang take the stage to spice up the night.

FRIDAY

ALEXIS

Lot 10 & 11, Great Eastern Mall,

303, Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur

Tel: 03-4260 2288

Time for some sweet sax as the Patrick Terbrack Quartet take the stage with some great jazzy vibes for the fans.

BACKYARD

Relive the glory days of the 80s with the sounds of The Union as they jam up a storm. Remember, the 80s rule, and its only that when the Union are in the house.

BULLSEYE PUB & RESTAURANT

D2-G4-03, Solaris Dutamas,

Publika, 1, Jalan Dutamas 1, KL

Tel: 016-225 9827

Another new hotspot for music in the heart of Solaris. Well worth checking out with live music every Friday and Saturday.

COBRA CLUB

Lorong Utara B, Section 52, PJ

Strollers 2 showcase their strong music credentials at this rugby fans’ favourite hangout in Petaling Jaya.

HEALY MAC’S 12 BAR

222, Jalan Ampang, KL

Tel: 03-4251 2700

Drop by for some great blues on a Friday night at Healy Mac’s.

LA RAMBLA

B-0-15, Megan Avenue 2,

12, Jalan Yap Kwan Seng, KL

Tel: 03-2161 3010

Friday nights are time to let your hair down in La Rambla with the effervescent sounds of Alphabeat echoing from the walls of the outlet.

OL’SKOOL

Friday nights elong to the Zarsardias Brothers as the bring some good, old-fashioned rock’n’roll to Ol’Skool.

THE POUND

Hard-rocker Sharin and his crew come to pound out the classics.

ONLINE

On Firday nights, you get a two-for-one deal at the Temple of Rock, with Persian rockers public voice taking the stage ahead of Muzza’s Mayhem.

ROUGEUR

1st Floor, Menara Tokio Life, 189, Jalan Tun Razak, KL

Tel: 03-2181 5640

A new hotspot on the live music scene, Rougeur serves up some of the good stuff.

RUNWAY 33

Friday nights are nights for fun, especially when Bongga Bongga, comprising Mark, Arab and Sherman, take the stage.

SALTLICK

Chemistry proves that it has just the right combination to set the night on fire.

STARCAFE

Jalan Rahim Kajai,

TTDI, KL

Groovy nights in Taman Tun Dr Ismail.

WAIKIKI

Bring on the voice with veteran rocker and crooner Bala taking the stage.

SUTRAA

Be prepared for some fun as VishColMat take the stage for some great vibes with a combination of some of the pub scene’s best showing off just what they’re made of.

SATURDAY

ALEXIS

Tonight, the mash-up continues with Q Sound and Priscilla Xavier teaming up for the win. Next week, the Patrick Terbrack Quartet continues with the smooth grooves.

ELSIE JO CAFE

Sri Damansara Club,

Persiaran Perdana, Sri Damansara, KL

Tel: 03-6273 3718

Weekends are always fun at Elsie Jo Cafe, with a selection of great musicians livening up the joint.

BACKYARD

Rock n Rolla live it up in Sri Hartamas with some great tunes that will hit the spot.

THE BAR°N

G-2, G-3, G-4, 1 Mont Kiara,

1, Jalan Mont Kiara, KL

Tel: 03-6211 5620

The Bar°n serves up some great grub and live music with live fun every Saturday night.

LEVEL9

The Gillaz spice it up with a selection of great rock numbers.

MANDOLIN

It’s time for some Chemistry as they bring on the tunes.

ONLINE

Come get some with Starstruck on the prowl from the stage.

SUNDAY

SUTRAA

Arab and Mathan are back for a more chilled out session, perfect to get you in gear for the week ahead.

WHITE HORSE TAVERN

Amp Walk, Jalan Ampang, KL

Great nights out in Ampang, with an emphasis on rock at the blues.

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