Singing out strong to beat the blues


  • Metro News
  • Saturday, 13 Apr 2019

On Fridays and Saturdays, Julian Mokhtar rules the roost in Griffin TTDI.

MONDAY

BACKYARD

28, Jalan Sri Hartamas 8,

Taman Sri Hartamas, KL

Tel: 03-6201 0318 Backyard has been kicking out the jams for over 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.

DOUBLE UP BISTRO

Mezzanine Floor, G07-G09,

Kelana Damansara Suite,

Jalan SS6/2, PJAnother new hotspot in the heart of Kelana Jaya, with a lounge like feel and comfortable seating all around. A great place to chill out, and there’s live music most nights, with a selection of bands carefully curated by Mizan to set the night on fire.

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.

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 0532

Online 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 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. Now, the Bluez Bugs get into the thick of things on Monday nights as they rock the crowd.

TUESDAY

3 MONKEYS

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.

AFTERWERK

Scott Garden,

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.

BACKYARD

For 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.

HANGOVER PJ

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 to get the crowd in the right mood for fun.

ONLINE

Tam the troubadour lives it up in Online on Tuesday nights, serving up some magic with just his guitar and his voice.

WEDNESDAY

AFTERWERK

On Wednesday night, or Winesday as the crew here like to put it, The Caramel Duo are in the house to entertain.

HANGOVER DP

Crooner Gerard Anthony is in the house to keep the party going on a Wednesday night.

RED PENGUIN

88A, Jalan Burhanuddin

Helmi 2, TTDI, KLAnother 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

HANGOVER PJ

It’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,PJ. Tel: 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.

FRIDAYA

LEXIS

Lot 10 & 11,

Great Eastern Mall,

303, Jalan Ampang, KL

Tel: 03-4260 2288 Next week, there’s something different brewing in Alexis, with the collective known as Nadir taking the stage.

BACKYARD

Friday nights are always good nights in the Backyard with Union, taking it to the 1980s.

GRIFFIN TTDI

11, Lorong Datuk Sulaiman 7,

Taman Tun Dr Ismail, KLOn Fridays and Saturdays when the legendary Julian Mokhtar (of Blues Gang fame) jams up a storm here.

TEN

For 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.

SATURDAY

ALEXIS

Tonight, Izen Kong continues to charm with his vocal talents. Next week, Nadir returns for a second night.

HANGOVER PJ

The magic of Karamjit Singh’s Rally Thru the Valley of Rock continues tonight with Classic Rock of Mine paying tribute to the Rolling Stones as only the can.

ONLINE

This week, the Temple of Rock gets back into the groove with Sharin screaming from the stage with the rest of his Trio.

SUNDAY

BACKYARD

The DoubleAze duo are back on stage in Backyard to entertain with two guitars to groove.

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