Getting into the groove after dark


(From left) Richard Lim, Viji and Simon Leo take the stage to pay tribute to the Beatles in Taps Beer Bar next Sunday.

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

Monday nights have seen the likes of acoustic troubadors Tam and Riswanto taking the stage, so there’s sure to be something relaxed to chill out to after a long hard Monday.

CHAPTER ONE BAR & BISTRO

70, Jalan 27/70A,

Taman Desa Sri Hartamas, KL

Tel: 03-6211 7484

Another hotspot that serves up some tasty live jams from time to time.

GASLIGHT CAFE & MUSIC

15-2, Jalan Medan Setia 1,

Bukit Damansara, KL

Bukit Damansara is not left out of the music blitz in the Klang Valley. Tomorrow night and on Monday, Billie Blue Blackstone and the Nowhere Men take the stage for a two nights of great vibes. Cover charge of RM20 at the door applies.

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 throughout the Klang Valley. More importantly, some of these outlets, including the one in TTDI Plaza, serve up some great live music.

LE NOIR KL

H-G-07, The Hive, TREC,Jalan Tun Razak, KL

Iconic Singaporean club Le Noir comes north of the Causeway with a brand new outlet in TREC. Dance may be a focus but there’s more to it than just that as a host of live acts, ranging from foreign bands to local talents are also slated to take the stage. Monday nights see troubadour Allan G Murillon taking the stage with his guitar and his vocals before Grammy-winner Keithen Carter takes over at 10pm.

MANDOLIN

Plaza Glomac Kelana Jaya, PJ

Tel: 03-7885 9110 / 7886 8434

Great place for more than just good music. Also a good spot to catch some football action.

NAVIGATOR’S

Jaya One, Jalan Universiti, PJ

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

HERITAGE BISTRO

125, Jalan Gasing, PJ

Ol’Skool is no more but, as part of the outlet’s continuing evolution, it features a new name — Heritage Bistro. While the mood remains unchanged, there have been refurbishments to the outlet and it is now brighter than ever. The same great bands kick it live so keep on visiting and have a blast.

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.

THE POUND 32 SQUARE

3 Two Square, Jalan 19/1, PJ

The Pound has a spanking new sister outlet in the heart of Petaling Jaya. On Mondays, the outlet goes a little retro with the Mosaic duo of Deepak and Viji taking the stage.

ROCK BOTTOM KITCHEN & BAR

3&5, Jalan Telawi 2,

Bangsar Baru, KL

Rock Bottom is in the heart of Bangsar and it continues the fine tradition set by its Changkat branch. Things kick off early on Monday with Quizmaster Ram in the house. Entertainment from Jason & Clifford Jay.

ROCK BOTTOM KITCHEN & BAR

42, Changkat Bukit Bintang, KL

Arab, Mathan & Dev take the stage for a bit of a fusion take on music.

ROULETTE RESTAURANT BAR

R-12, Central Piazza,

Oasis Square, Ara Damansara, PJ

Tel: 03-7859 8886

Monday nights at Roulette are certainly not dull, with Raymond Chia turning up the heat alongside Mary Jackson on stage.

SALTLICK

J-OG-13, Jalan Solaris,

Solaris Mont Kiara, KL

Tel: 03-6204 9797

Now part of the Home & Away group but still serving up great live vibes for music fans. Tonight, check out Spellbound as the turn up the heat from the stage.

SUTRAA

No 34, Changkat Bukit Bintang, KL

Tel: 019-690 3266

Gerard Singh joins Colin Jansen on stage for some groovy guitar vibes.

VERANDAH

Level M3, VE Hotel,

8, Jalan Kerinchi,

Bangsar South, KL

There’s a brand new venue in the heart of Bangsar South and this one kicks it up with a bit of a difference. Music at just the right time to kick back and relax after work, from 6pm to 9pm. Monday nights belong to Hazel Leong and Anis.

WAIKIKI BAR

1 Lorong Sultan,

PJ Palms Sports Centre, PJ

Waikiki has been around for awhile but it still continues to serve up great music seven nights a wekk.

TUESDAY

3 MONKEYS

2, Jalan Kasuarina 3,

Bandar Botanic, Klang

Tel: 03-3318 2278

Gerard Singh showcases his talent in the heart of Bandar Botanic out.

BACKYARD

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

FORBIDDEN CITY

50A, Changkat Bukit Bintang, KL

Tel: 03-2110 2088

A new place to groove in the heart of the city. DJs and bands both take their turn here so there is something for everyone.

HOME & AWAY TTDI PLAZA

Get a taste of some southern vibes when Project N9 come up to Kuala Lumpur to jam up a storm.

INTERLUDE

50, Jalan Rahim Kajai 13,

Taman Tun Dr Ismail, KL

Tel: 03-7733 7119

Touted as the first international tapas bar in Malaysia, Interlude is also the place to drop by for some evergreen favourites on Tuesday nights with Mary Jackson taking the stage alongside Charles Barnabas.

ONLINE

Jason and Reuben team up for some acoustic magic in Online.

THE POUND

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

Tel: 019-260 6667

After a quick change in ownership, The Pound is back in action. Riza from Alphabeat teams up with Adel for a night of charming tunes and relaxed vibes.

ROCK BOTTOM BANGSAR

It’s Vijay David in the house, with Collin by his side.

ROCK BOTTOM KL

Tuesday night thrills continue with Suresh (Artstream) and Chilli livening up the sounds 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 with Sherman also getting in on the action on stage.

VERANDAH

Tuesday evenings will see guitar maestro Allan G Murillon taking the early shift in Verandah.

WEDNESDAY

FORBIDDEN CITY

Next week, it will be time for some Indie Pop in Forbidden City with Jumero taking no prisoners from the stage.

GRIDIRON SPORTS CAFE & LOUNGE

11-15, Jalan Telawi 2,

Bangsar, KL

Tel: 03-2201 4820

Start the night with Hydra as they jam on stage and continue with VDJ Thomas Cross helping out on the decks.

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.

ONLINE

Acoustic night with Shasha & Deen taking the stage.

THE POUND 32 SQUARE

Wednesday’s see Muzza’s Mayhem taking it down a notch and turning to the acoustics in the heart of Petaling Jaya.

ROCK BOTTOM BANGSAR

Rock Bottom Bangsar gets into the groove with a touch of Karma on Wednesday nights.

ROCK BOTTOM KL

It’s a night of Havoq in the heart of Changkat Bukit Bintang.

SUTRAA

Plenty of action in midweek with Havoc taking control of the stage in the heart of Bukit Bintang.

VERANDAH

Big guy Gerard Singh teams up with veteran Albert Sirimal on Wednesday evenings at the Verandah.

THURSDAY

BACKYARD

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

FORBIDDEN CITY KL

For taste of something old-school, join Tengku Indra’s New Village Music Lab feat Iqa Nasra as the explore the varied sounds of classic Malay jazz.

HEALY MAC’S 12 BAR

222, Jalan Ampang, KL

Tel: 03-4251 2700

Gillaz in the house.

HOME & AWAY TTDI PLAZA

Timepiece is in the house to get the groove going.

LE NOIR KL

Allan Murillon is back in Le Noir for a second night of great vibes.

ONLINE

Take it slow and easy with acoustic troubadour Tam serving up the grooves from the stage.

HERITAGE BISTRO

For some real classic rock action, check out the Skool Gang with Jason Noah on vocals and a host of other luminaries backing him, including Jerry Felix on drums.

POUND 32 SQUARE

Thursday nights are also quite relazxed with Mazli & Kyra taking it slow and steady.

POUND TTDI

Tap your feet to a reggae beat with Chekdet Rs and Boy from the Rasta Syndicate spicing things up from the stage.

ROCK BOTTOM BANGSAR

Get your dose of the 1980s with the Union in Bangsar ready to rock out and bring on the music.

ROCK BOTTOM KL

Thursday nights will see Spokensoul taking the crowd on a romp through the night.

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. THE SPEAK

4, Jalan Telawi 2, Bangsar

Bangsar boasts a fair number of watering holes and now, can lay claim to some great live music as well. Thursday nights take a jazzy turn with blues queen Karen Nunis livening up the stage.

SUTRAA

Starstruck spices up the night with a selection of great tunes as they build up to a weekend full of great vibes.

VERANDAH

Thursday evenings are when MIRA comes out to entertain with Mira Mohd Hatta at the forefront.

FRIDAY

ALEXIS

Lot 10 & 11, Great Eastern Mall,

303, Jalan Ampang, KLTel: 03-4260 2288

Next Friday, Evelyn Feroza is back in the house for some great sounds.

BACKYARD

Relive the glory days of the 1980s with the sounds of The Union as they jam up a storm. Remember the 1980s rule, and it’s only when the Union are in the house.

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 various bands echoing from the walls of the outlet.

FORBIDDEN CITY

Junji Delfino is back in town to liven up the night with her vocals next Friday and Saturday.

HERITAGE BISTRO

Friday nights belong to the Zarsardias Brothers as they bring some good, old-fashioned rock’n’roll to Jalan Gasing.

THE POUND 32 SQUARE

The Rapture trio put in an appearance at the new Pound.

THE POUND TTDI

For some stellar rock action, check out guitar maestro Muzza joins his Mayhem here.

ROCK BOTTOM BANGSAR

The Sons of Adam are in the house to give patrons a taste of some great blues rock.

ROCK BOTTOM KL

Starstruck are in the house to get things off to a rocking start.

SALTLICK SOLARIS

The Gillaz are on stage again, turning up the heat with their vibes.

VERANDAH

9 Lives are in the house, with Joy Victor and Daniel Guerzo singing out strong from the Verandah.

SATURDAY

ALEXIS

Tonight, it’s a touch of Brazil with Xiong. Next week, Evelyn Feroza takes her turn on the mic.

ELSIE JO CAFE

Sri Damansara Club,

Persiaran Perdana, Sri Damansara, KL

Tel: 03-6273 3718

Friday and Saturday nights are special nights to kick back and relax at Elsie Jo.

THE FLAME

CT-G-02, Ground Floor,

Corporate Tower, Subang Square, Jalan SS15/4G, Subang Jaya

Tel: 03-5633 7252

Subang folk get more avenues for music with the Flame serving up some great vibes. .

MARBELLA

Newcom Club,

413, 6th mile, Jalan Kelang Lama, KL

There’s always something fun happening at Marbella so do drop by and check it out, especially on a Saturday night.

MEZZE

132, Jalan Kasah,

Medan Damansara, KL.

Tel: 03-2095 0122

Get into the swing of things in the heart of Medan Damansara.

ONLINE

Come get some with Starstruck on the prowl for some great grooves.

ROCK BOTTOM BANGSAR

Havoq is in the house to raise a ruckus and get things off to an energetic start.

ROCK BOTTOM KL

The Sons of Adam get into the groove as they take no prisoners with a touch of the blues.

SUNDAY

HANGOVER PJ

D-37-01, Dataran 3 Two,

2, Jalan 19/1, PJ

Great vibes for everyone with special treats for music fans.

HERITAGE BISTRO

Tomorrow, there's something extra special going on in Heritage Bistro as a bunch of musicians gather to pay tribute to the late Ronnie Pereira of the Revolvers on the tenth anniversary of his death. The gig starts at 2.30pm with Joe Elvis getting things going. Other bands and musicians to appear include the Skool Team, Wild Roses, Allan Perera, Finan Lowe and Men of Steele.

ROCK BOTTOM BANGSAR

Suresh Chili plays it cool on Sunday.

TAPS BEER BAR

A-0-3, One Residency,

1, Jalan Nagasari, KL

Next Sunday, Oct 23, Taps Beer Bar in Changkat Bukit Bintang pays tribute to the Beatles with the trio of Richard Lim, Viji and Simon Leo taking the stage. On top of that, enjoy oysters, a mix-and-mtch barbecue meal and a wide selection of craft beers.

WAIKIKI PJ

A little help from his friends

Fancy a jam session? Then join Joy Victor and gang as they take it easy on stage.

NEXT Sunday, more than 10 bands and musicians will be making their way to Level 9 Pub & Bistro in USJ 1to help raise funds for bassist Casper Tan.

Casper, who started his career with Memories in the 1970s, was a familiar face on the pub circuit in recent years with Strollers 2.

While performing at Cobra Club on Sept 16, Casper suffered a mild stroke that affected his right hand and leg. This fundraiser aims to help him out as he remains bedridden while recuperating.

Among the bands scheduled to take the stage are Strollers 2, Memories 2 feat Jeffrey Moey, Russell Curtis, the Skool Team, Public Voice, Men of Steele, Public Voice and the Jetliners.

The event starts at 4pm and entry is by a RM30 donation at the door.

Level 9 is located in 29, Jalan USJ1/1A, Regalia Business Centre, Subang Jaya.

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