28, Jalan Sri Hartamas 8,
Taman Sri Hartamas, KLTel: 03-6201 0318
Backyard has been kicking out the jams for more than two decades and shows no signs of slowing down on the action. Monday nights are usually pretty low-key but there is definitely more in store as the week rolls along.HANGOVER DP
W101, Metropolitan Square,Jalan PJU 8/1, Damansara Perdana, PJGet into the groove with a brand- new selection. On Monday nights, it’s Hard Dev with his keyboard.
125, Jalan Gasing, PJIt’s back to the regular programming but that doesn’t mean it’s going to be a boring night out as TEN keeps it crazy from the stage.
LE NOIR KL
Unit H-G-07, Hive,
TREC, 438, Jalan Tun Razak, KLWhile Le Noir KL has made a name for itself with the clubbing community, it does not keep live music fans wanting. On Monday nights, Allan G gets the night started with some acoustic vibes before Russell Curtis really livens up the night
Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa
Tel: 03-7495 1423All-Malaysian band Paolicia Trio are in the house with Maria Maya on vocals to provide a fresh jazzy take on everything from evergreen oldies to today’s chart-toppers. Join pianist Ihsan, bassist Jonet and guitarist Jan as they put a fun twist to the regular vibes from 8pm to 11.45pm, Monday to Saturday. If you prefer an earlier start, the Lobby Lounge does not disappoint with Jamie James tickling the ivories from 5pm to 7.45pm, Tuesday to Friday.
Plaza Glomac Kelana Jaya, PJ
Tel: 03-7885 9110 / 7886 8434A good place to chill out and groove with the sounds of the band stirring things up.
With or without his Rowdy Gentlemen, Russell Curtis knows how to get the party going.
32, Jalan SS20/10,
Damansara Kim, PJ
Tel: 03-7728 0532Online is one of those special places where your cares seem to just melt away on taking your first step inside. Chekdet entertains on Monday evenings
OVERFLOW BISTRO AND PUB
6, Jalan SS22/21,
Damansara Jaya, PJA new kid on the block, Overflow serves up six nights of great music for the fans. Expect some familiar faces on the scene as well as a few surprises at this joint.
ROCK BOTTOM KITCHEN & BAR
42, Changkat Bukit Bintang, KLWhen you get the feeling that everything’s going right, it’s got to be about Karma with Mathan and Arab teaming up for a blast alongside Lynn and Mira.
ROCK BOTTOM BANGSAR
3&5, Jalan Telawi 2,
Bangsar, KLMonday nights are all about Mizan and Kyra as they get down to sing out strong for the crowd in the heart of Bangsar. It’s also Rock Bottom’s quiz night so Quizmaster Ram will be in the house to put your brain into overdrive.
WHERE ELSE @ SUNWAY
108, Ground Floor, Block B3,
Leisure Commerce Square,
Jalan PJS 8/9, Bandar SunwayTel: 03-7877 1888Where Else is a hotspot for pool that also knows how to keep the party beats alive with musicians appearing on stage three times a week to liven it up.
Ryot Jones knows how to party and they take no prisoners as they feel the funk.
2, Jalan Kasuarina 3,
Bandar Botanic, Klang
Tel: 03-3318 2278Hometown hero Gerard Singh is back in action out in Klang for his regular Tuesday night gig.
Jalan Kelang Lama, KL
Tel: 03-7982 0700Afterwerk is back in the game with more music for the fans. On Tuesday, 2 For The Road are in the house to entertain.BACKYARDFor a taste of something completely different, check out Arumugam goes to Alabama for a blast of fusion vibes with a dose of the sitar and tabla
D-37-01, Dataran 3 Two Square,
2, Jalan 19/1, PJFor something a little different, join Vishnu as he gets his keyboards and guitar in tune on Tuesday nights.LE NOIR KLAllan G continues to light up the early part of the night with his acoustic vibes. After him, drummer extraordinaire Stan Konnexions joins Syima on stage for some fun.
ONLINETam the troubadour lives it up in Online on Tuesday nights, serving up some magic with just his guitar and his voice.ROCK BOTTOM KITCHEN & BARTuesday night everything goes Sky High in Rock Bottom over in Changkat Bukit Bintang
ROCK BOTTOM BANGSARGet set for a bit of Double Trouble with the Net Baker Band.
On Wednesday night, or Winesday as the crew here like to put it, The Caramel Duo are in the house to entertain.THE BARREL IRISH PUB
32, Jalan Kasuarina 11/7,
Bandar Botanic, Klang.Tel: 03-3318 9153There’s another hotspot brewing out in Klang. On Wednesday nights, the Double J Band entertains.HANGOVER DPCrooner Gerard Anthony is in the house to keep the party going on a Wednesday night.LE NOIR KLWednesday nights, Cass3y gets things started before Irma Seleman kicks it up a notch from the stage
88a, Jln Burhanuddin Helmi 2,
TTDI, Kuala LumpurAnother new hospot in town, the Red Penguin is just starting up but it has some good vibes on offer. Wednesday nights see the veteran Victor M on stage in the heart of TTDI.
TOM, DICK & HARRY’S OASIS
R-13A, Jalan PJU 1A/7A,
Central Piazza Oasis, Ara Damansara, PJ
Tel: 03-7859 7858Alan Murillon continues to thrill the crowd but this time he has Mark V in tow to turn up the heat after dark.WHERE ELSE @ SUNWAYIt’s all about the blues on Wednesday nights in Where Else, with the Broken Pieces taking the stage to dazzle the crowd. Next week, they have a special guest with Will Mueller jamming on the sax from 9.30pm onwards.
Thursday nights are slightly heavier on the beats as N The Boys take the stage for some great rocking tunes, with the near-legendary Lord Lokman on the keyboards to get the groove going.ALEXIS
Lot 10 & 11, Great Eastern Mall, 303, Jalan Ampang, KL
Tel: 03-4260 2288 Next week, things start early in Alexis as they kickstart their latest International Weekend on Valentine’s Day. Janine Annice from the UK will be entertaining the crowds with her sultry vocals as she starts three-nights of great music for the fans.HANGOVER PJIt’s time for some fusion frenzy with the Pandavas Fusion band, one of the few in town that also features an electric sitar in the mix.
JOES UPSTAIRS @ SS2
145-1 & 147-1, Jalan SS2/24,
Petaling JayaTel: 03-7865 1957There’s more to explore musically in Petaling Jaya with Joes Upstairs joining the fray. On Thursday nights, the versatile voice of Ice will join Kudin (of Headwind fame) as they jam from 8.30pm onwards.ROCK BOTTOM BANGSARIt’s Ladies Night and Rock Bottom keeps the party going with all-girl group Astra Malaysia getting into the groove of things from the stage.FRIDAY
ALEXISJanine Annice from the UK is back for her second night next Friday.BACKYARDFriday nights are always good nights in the Backyard with Union, taking it to the 1980s.JOES UPSTAIRS @ SS2
On Friday nights, Mary Jackson joins Glenn Salay (of Alleycats fame) for a night of glorious duets and more rocking tunes to thrill the crowd.LE NOIR KLCass3y is back on stage for the earlier part of the night before Ryot Jones gets into the groove to set feet-tapping after dark.SALA @ SHERATON PJ
Lorong Utara C, PJ
Tel: 03-7622 8888
Sheraton PJ’s rooftop bar plays host to the enigmatic, and always fun, K-OZ on Friday nights.TOM, DICK & HARRY’S OASISRockers Hydra are in the house to blow your socks off as only they know how to.TENFor a dose of rocking good fun, head down to TEN for the Eurasian Trio as they rock the vibe in a way that only they can.WHERE ELSE @ SUNWAYOn Friday nights, it’s more rock and blues as the Bluez Bugs scream out loud on stage but also take it slow at times.
Tonight, Australian vocalist Gabriel Lynch is back for more fun on stage. Next week, Janine Annice finishes her third night in a row on a high note as she gets into a jazzy groove for the night.
THE BARREL IRISH PUBOn Saturday nights, Higher Ground gets into groove at the Barrel
Lorong Utara B, Section 52, Petaling JayaIt’s not just a rugby club but also a place to chill and unwind.
LE NOIR KLTonight, Syima takes the early shift before the inimitable Dasha Logan gets set to sing out strong for the evening. Next Saturday night, Irma Seleman starts the night with her grooves with Acoustic Fourplay turning up the heat later in the night.
JOES UPSTAIRS @ SS2
145-1 & 147-1, Jalan SS2/24,
Tel: 03-7865 1957On Saturday nights, Hardave joins Amelia for a fun time after dark.
On Saturdays, the rock ‘n’ roll groove is strong in Klang with the Zarsardias boys getting their boogie on down for some fun.
This week, the Temple of Rock gets back into the groove with Sharin screaming from the stage with the rest of his Trio.
The DoubleAze duo are back on stage in Backyard to entertain with two guitars to groove.
LE NOIR KLMuzza is in the house on Sunday nights, whether with the rest of his Mayhem or solo jamming on stage. It’s definitely a rock night not to forget.