28, Jalan Sri Hartamas 8,
Taman Sri Hartamas, KL
Tel: 03-6201 0318 Backyard has been kicking out the jams for more than two decades already 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 DPW101, 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.
TEN 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.
LOBBY LOUNGE Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa Persiaran Lagoon, Bandar Sunway 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.
MANDOLIN 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.
ONLINE 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, KL Monday 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 Sunway
Tel: 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.
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, KLTel: 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.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 & BAR
Tuesday night everything goes Sky High in Rock Bottom over in Changkat Bukit Bintang.
ROCK BOTTOM BANGSAR
Get set for a bit of Double Trouble with the Net Baker Band.WEDNESDAY
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 DP
Crooner Gerard Anthony is in the house to keep the party going on a Wednesday night
88a, Jalan 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 @ SUNWAY
It’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.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 BANGSAR
It’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.
Lot 10 & 11,
Great Eastern Mall,
303, Jalan Ampang, KL
Tel: 03-4260 2288 Next week, the man with the piano is back as Michael Veerapen brings his trio along for some great vibes alongside the vocal talents of the inimitable Frances Tsen.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.SALA @ SHERATON PJ
Lorong Utara C, PJ
Tel: 03-7622 8888Sheraton PJ’s rooftop bar plays host to some enigmatic, and always entertaining bands 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 @ SUNWAY
On Friday nights, it’s more rock and blues as the Bluez Bugs scream out loud on stage but also take it slow at times.
ALEXIS Tonight, singer-songwriter Pris Xavier is back on stage for some action. Next week, it’s the Michael Veerapen Trio with Frances Tsen.THE BARREL IRISH PUB
On Saturday nights, Higher Ground gets into groove at the Barrel.JOES UPSTAIRS @ SS2
145-1 & 147-1, Jalan SS2/24,
Petaling JayaTel: 03-7865 1957On Saturday nights, Hardave joins Amelia for a fun time after dark.SAM’S PLACE
On Saturdays, the rock ‘n’ roll groove is strong in Klang with the Zarsardias boys getting their boogie on down for some fun. COBRA CLUB
Lorong Utara B, Section 52, Petaling JayaIt’s not just a rugby club but also a place to chill and unwind.
This week, the Temple of Rock gets back into the groove with Sharin screaming from the stage with the rest of his Trio. SUNDAY
The DoubleAze duo are back on stage in Backyard to entertain with two guitars to groove.