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.
W101, Metropolitan Square,
Jalan PJU 8/1, Damansara Perdana, PJGet into the groove with a brand new selection. Most nights it’s pool and sports but watch out for a surprise or two.
HARD ROCK CAFE
2, Jalan Sultan Ismail, KL
Tel: 03-2715 5555 Hard Rock has always been all about the music, so it’s no surprise that they’re taking it to another level with the Enigmatic Six taking the stage from Monday to Saturday.
125, Jalan Gasing, PJIf you fancy you’re skill on the mic, Monday nights at TEN might just be up your alley. Join Bennet on stage and show off you vocal talents at the same time.
Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa
Bandar SunwayTel: 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. Regular impromptu pool tournaments add to the thrill of this comfy spot.
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 three nights of great live music for the fans as well as two nights of DJs spinning retro faves. 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.
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.
ONLINETam the troubadour lives it up in Online on Tuesday nights, serving up some magic with just his guitar and his voice.
OVERFLOWTuesday nights belong to Erwin as he gets into the groove solo on Tuesday nights.
ROCK BOTTOM KITCHEN & BARTuesday night everything goes Sky High in Rock Bottom over in Changkat Bukit Bintang.
ROCK BOTTOM BANGSARVijay David is back in the house to croon alongside Ramesh, who handles the guitar vibe.
SUTRAA KITCHEN & BAR
34, Jalan Changkat Bukit Bintang, KLTuesday nights belong to Karma as the inimitable crew jam up a storm on stage for the fans.
AFTERWERKOn 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.
OVERFLOWRotating slots for Wednesday nights in Overflow. Next week, it’s Colin Jansen shaking down the house with his guitar and vocal talents.
88a, Jalan Burhanuddin Helmi 2, TTDI, Kuala LumpurAnother new hotspot 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.
ROCK BOTTOM KITCHEN & BAROn Wednesday nights, Spoken Soul is in the house to entertain with a selection of great tunes.
ROCK BOTTOM BANGSAREverybody’s favourite rockers Hydra are back on stage in the heart of Bangsar to help get rid of those mid-week blues.
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.
AFTERWERKThursday 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.
OVERFLOWThursday nights in May belong to te inimitable Clinton J Fernandez as he picks up the keyboards and gets into a groovy frame of mind. Expect soulful, relaxed vibes as only he can.
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 KITCHEN & BARParty on with the Octaves in the heart of Bukit Bintang as they take the stage on Thursday night.
ROCK BOTTOM BANGSARIt’s Ladies Night and Rock Bottom keeps the party going with 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, Evelyn Feroza gets into gear as she gets ready for two nights of jazzy vibes and more.
BACKYARDFriday nights are always good nights in the Backyard with Union, taking it to the 1980s.
11, Lorong Datuk Sulaiman 7,
TTDI, KLFor a load of the blues, and some rock and other guitar-driven goodness, check out Griffin in TTDI on Fridays and Saturdays when the legendary Julian Mokhtar (of Blues Gang fame) jams up a storm here.
OVERLFOWFriday and Saturday nights are the preserve of the DJs in Overflow as they spin up retro grooves and maybe some of today’s top tunes.
JOES UPSTAIRS @ SS2On Friday nights, Mary Jackson joins Glenn Salay (of Alleycats fame) for a night of glorious duets and more rocking tunes to thrill the crowd.
ROCK BOTTOM KITCHEN & BARStarstruck is in the house to get the weekend off to a good start.
ROCK BOTTOM BANGSAROn Friday’s, the Network clicks with the crowd as they entertain.
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 @ 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.
ALEXISTonight, it’s Sharizan Borhan croons for a second night as he sings out strong. Next week, explore something a little different as Evelyn Feroza sings out strong.
THE BARREL IRISH PUBOn Saturday nights, Higher Ground gets into groove at the Barrel.
JOES UPSTAIRS @ SS2On Saturday nights, Hardave joins Amelia for a fun time after dark.
SAM’S PLACEOn Saturdays, the rock ‘n’ roll groove is strong in Klang with the Zarsardias boys getting
their boogie on down for some fun with a great selection of tunes.
COBRA CLUBLorong Utara B, Section 52, Petaling JayaIt’s not just a rugby club but also a place to chill and unwind.
ONLINEThis week, the Temple of Rock gets back into the groove with Sharin screaming from the stage with the rest of his Trio.
ROCK BOTTOM KITCHEN & BARThe High Rollers are in the house to get the crowd into the weekend party mood.
ROCK BOTTOM BANGSARAstra Malaysia is back on stage for a second night of fun-filled vibes for music fans.
SUTRAASaturday nights are all about Infusion, as they bring a fusion of East and West to the stage for party-goers.
BACKYARDThe DoubleAze duo are back on stage in Backyard to entertain with two guitars to groove.
HARD ROCK CAFE The legendary Hilary Ang is back on Sundays for the month of May as he brings his Project to life on the Hard Rock stage. Any Malaysian rock fan worth their salt would know the name Hilary Ang (for his time with the also legendary Search) so this will be a treat for the fans. Band starts at 10pm.
ROCK BOTTOM KITCHEN & BARThe Sons of Adam are back for more blues and classic rock than you can shake a stick at.
ROCK BOTTOM BANGSARTake it down-tempo a bit and kick back to the sounds of Suresh and Shah.
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