Getting in the groove


The Bakars serve up a selection of great folk tunes in No Black Tie next Wednesday.

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.

SquareCircles share their magical grooves at No Black Tie next Wednesday.

SquareCircles share their magical grooves at No Black Tie next Wednesday.

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.

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.

VERANDA BAR & LOUNGE

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. Find them on Facebook to find out who’s playing when.

UPSTAIRS@ALEXIS TELAWI

29A, Jalan Telawi 3,

Bangsar, KL

Tel: 03-2284 2880

Next week, it is time to break out the musical gear and get your game face on for Alexis’ monthly jam session in the heart of Bangsar.

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.

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.

LIVEHOUSE

E-G-07, Electric Avenue,

TREC, Jalan Tun Razak, KL

Another spot for live action in TREC.

MODESTO’S PJ PALMS

1, Lorong Sultan,

PJ Palms Sports Centre, PJ

Another new spot on the map, with d’Constantly taking the stage on Tuesday nights.

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.

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.

SUTRAA

Arab teams up with tabla talent Mathan to spice up the night with Sherman also getting in on the action on stage.

WEDNESDAY

BACKYARD

Wednesday nights are not going to be the same in Backyard as music director Edmund Anthony pushes the boundaries with a selection of veteran acts and up-and-coming journeymen on stage. December’s line-up is not confirmed yet but expect to see the likes of Headwind and Os Pombos in action.

NO BLACK TIE

17, Jalan Mesui,

off Jalan Nagasari, KL

Tel: 03-2142 3737

Explore the sounds of two great indie acts as SquareCircles and the Bakars take the stage. SquareCirlces, comprising Sujesh Pavithran, N R Lohan, Eu Gene, Krishna Kumar and Wong Lip Kee, can't really be pigeon-holed into any genre so expect the unexpected and be prepared for some musical gems. The Bakars, on the other hand, are firmly rooted in folk, adding a whole different dimension to the performance. Cover charge of RM32 applies.

FORBIDDEN CITY

Latin jazz and ethnic funk are the order of the day, with saxman Azmi Hairudin & Friends taking 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.

MODESTO'S PJ PALMS

Wednesday nights are all about Chemistry as the take the stage by storm.

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.

THURSDAY

BACKYARD

If you want to see just how tight a band can be, drop by on Thursday nights for a dose of NRG. Years of working in the clubs has paid off for this showband and they really do know how to get their groove on and even throw in some slick choreography as well.

HEALY MAC’S 12 BAR

222, Jalan Ampang, KL

Tel: 03-4251 2700

Fancy a dose of the blues, Healy Mac's is the place to be.

ONLINE

Take it slow and easy with acoustic troubadour Tam live on stage.

HERITAGE BISTRO

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

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.

SUTRAA

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

FRIDAY

ALEXIS

Lot 10 & 11, Great Eastern Mall,

303, Jalan Ampang, KLTel: 03-4260 2288

Five-piece FAZZ is in the house, playing a blend of pop, blues and swing.

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.

HOME & AWAY SS2

Top Floor, Caesars SS2,

2, Jalan 2/67, PJ

Tel: 03-7865 5191

Fancy a hit of Tower of Power? Or is something more rousing on the table? Fret not as Malaysia’s only pub band with a horn section, Heavy Machine, takes the stage here on Friday nights with their signature sounds.

MANDOLIN

Get into some serious rhythm with a little help from Project N9 as they jam up a storm in the heart of Kelana Jaya.

MODESTO'S PJ PALMS

Friday nights are when Havoq is let loose to prowl the stage and get things into gear.

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.

SATURDAY

3 MONKEYS

The always interesting sounds of Project N9 find a home in Klang on a Saturday night.

ALEXIS

Tonight, Atilia is back on stage with a bang. Next week, FAZZ continues to thrill the crowd.

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.

MEZZE

132, Jalan Kasah,

Medan Damansara, KL.

Tel: 03-2095 0122

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

MODESTO'S PJ PALMS

It's a night for Karma.

ONLINE

Come get some with Starstruck on the prowl for some great grooves and heavy vibes at the Temple of Rock.

ROCK BOTTOM KL

The Sons of Adam get into the groove as they take no prisoners with a touch of the blues. Get ready to rock out as they get down to the basics of great boogie.

SUNDAY

HANGOVER PJ

D-37-01, Dataran 3 Two,

2, Jalan 19/1, PJ

Great vibes for everyone with special treats for music fans.

LEVEL 9,

29, Jalan USJ1/1A,

Regalia Business Centre, Subang Jaya

Have a great time in Subang at Level 9 with some great bands taking the stage here and some good grub served up.

ROCK BOTTOM BANGSAR

Suresh Chili plays it cool on Sunday with some laid-back grooves.

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