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 to set the night on fire.
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.
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.
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.
Hilton Petaling Jaya,
2, Jalan Barat, PJ
Tel: 03-7955 9122If you’re from Petaling Jaya, chances are you’ve partied the night away at this classic hotspot. Still going strong after all these years, Uncle Chilli’s has had a bit of a make-over but it still serves up good food, great booze and fun times with a twist. From Monday to Saturday, enjoy the sounds of the outlet’s resident band, Crush, as it serves up some great music.
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.
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
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.
ROCK BOTTOM KITCHEN & BARTuesday 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.
On Wednesday night, or Winesday as the crew here like to put it, The Caramel Duo are in the house to entertain.BACKYARDBackyard’s 30th anniversary celebrations continue to gather pace with music man Edmund Anthony promising a surprise guest every Wednesday. Last week, it was probably the only Malaysian pub band ever with a horn selection, Heavy Machine, in action. Other acts slated for the Wednesday slot include Sons of Adam, and the legendary Blues Gang.
THE BARREL IRISH
PUB32, 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.
JOES UPSTAIRS @ SS2
145-1 & 147-1, Jalan SS2/24,
Tel: 03-7865 1957The party starts in the mid-week in the heart of SS2, with Rina teaming up with Riza, of Alphabeat fame, to liven up Wednesday nights with a selection of their tunes.
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.
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.
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 @ SS2There’s more to explore musically in Petaling Jaya with Joes Upstairs joining the fray. On Thursday nights, the versatile duo of Brenda and Gerard are on stage to entertain the crowd with their vibes 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.
WHERE ELSE @ SUNWAY
For a dose of Thursday fun, check out Where Else, where Vatos Locos get into the groove and jam up a storm for patrons.
Lot 10 & 11,
Great Eastern Mall,
303, Jalan Ampang, KL
Tel: 03-4260 2288 Next week, it’s all about “Timeless” classics as Ushera gets into the groove and channels her own interpretation of classics by the likes of legends such as Randy Crawford, George Benson and Anita Baker, among others. It’s extra special next week, with world-class percussionist Steve Thornton joining Ganesh Bala on piano and Norman Rahman on bass to provide the backing music.
Friday nights are always good nights in the Backyard with Union, taking it to the 1980s.GRIFFIN TTDI
11, Lorong Datuk Sulaiman 7,
For a load of the blues, and some rock and other guitar-driven goodness, check out Griffin in TTDI on Fridays and Saturdays.
JOES UPSTAIRS @ SS2On Friday nights, Mary Jackson joins Andrew Jacob for a night of glorious duets and more rocking tunes to thrill the crowd
9, Jln SS12/1, Subang JayaTel: 03-5633 8788On Friday nights, join Sherman Tan as he brings his friends along for a ride in Little Cuba.SALA @ SHERATON PJLorong 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 OASIS
Rockers Hydra are in the house to blow your socks off as only they know how to with a mix of old and new.
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.
WHERE ELSE @ SUNWAYOn Friday nights, the in-house DJs get a chance to explore some of the best in the blues and rock while the IPP pool challenge takes place.
Tonight, Karen Nunis continues to work out the blues in the system as she sings out strong. Next week, Ushera is back in the house with Steve Thornton, Ganesh Bala and Norman Rahman in tow for a second night of ‘Timeless’ classics, twisted as only they can. Expect some Latin twists to old favourites.
THE BARREL IRISH PUB
On Saturday nights, Higher Ground gets into groove at the Barrel.Le Noir KL
Unit H-G-07, Hive, TREC,
438 Jalan Tun Razak, KL
Tel: 03-2110 4331
Tonight, it’s all about live hip hop, soul and funk as Stan Konnexions features Kyren Thomas and Jocelyn Wong on stage in Le Noir KL for some musical magic.
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.
Lorong Utara B, Section 52, Petaling JayaIt’s not just a rugby club but also a place to chill and unwind. Football fans are also welcome as the outlet does screen live matches on top of some interesting music
.ONLINEThis week, the Temple of Rock gets back into the groove with Sharin screaming from the stage with the rest of his Trio as they take no prisoners from the stage.
BACKYARDThe DoubleAze duo are back on stage in Backyard to entertain with two guitars to groove.COUNTRY BARN
G16, Jalan USJ Sentral 3,
Persiaran Subang 1, USJ Sentral,
Tel: 03-8011 5582Get into the country vibe as Alphonse Jerome livens up Sunday nights with a selection of everything from the classics to more modern cowboy vibes.Le Noir KLSunday nights are groovy, chilled nights with Acoustic Foreplay taking the stage in the heart of TREC.
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