Rhythms of the night take control

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  • Saturday, 24 Aug 2019

Guitar maestro Julian Mokhtar joins the rest of the Blues Gan as they jam up a storm for Backyard’s 30th anniversary.

More than just a dose of rock and pop to chase the blues away



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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

Dasha Logan joins the Michael Veerapen Trio  for some jazzy grooves in Alexis KL next weekendDasha Logan joins the Michael Veerapen Trio for some jazzy grooves in Alexis KL next weekendROCK 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. From Monday to Saturday, enjoy the sounds of the outlet’s resident band, Crush, as it serves up some great music.


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.


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.

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.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 BANGSARGet set for a bit of Double Trouble with the Net Baker Band.

WEDNESDAYBACKYARDBackyard’s 30th anniversary celebrations continue to gather pace with music man Edmund Anthony promising a surprise guest every Wednesday. After a stirring night with the Sons of Adam, Backyard gets ready to welcome the legends with the Blues Gang taking the stage next Wednesday.JOES UPSTAIRS @ SS2

145-1 & 147-1, Jalan SS2/24,

Petaling Jaya

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.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.THURSDAYAFTERWERKThursday 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.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 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.WHERE ELSE @ SUNWAYFor 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 time to get serious about the jazz vibes as Michael Veerapen and his Trio provide the backing for Dasha Logan’s vocals.

BACKYARDFriday nights are always good nights in the Backyard with Union, taking it to the 1980s.JOES UPSTAIRS @ SS2On Friday nights, Mary Jackson joins Andrew Jacob for a night of glorious duets and more rocking tunes to thrill the crowd.LITTLE CUBA

Holiday Villa,

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.TOM, DICK & HARRY’S OASISRockers Hydra are in the house to blow your socks off as only they know how to with a mix of old and new. 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.

SATURDAYALEXISTonight, 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. Next week, Dasha Logan sings out strong as she sings out strong with the Michael Veerapen Trio all out in support of her magic vocals.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.COBRA CLUB

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.SUNDAYBACKYARDThe 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,

Subang Jaya

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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