Singing out strong to beat the blues

Rao Streetlight jams up a storm in Where Else @ Sunway on Monday nights.



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 serves up live karaoke on Monday nights.


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.


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.


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 makeover 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.


108, Ground Floor, Block B3,

Leisure Commerce Square,

Jalan PJS 8/9, Bandar Sunway

Tel: 03-7872 9999Where Else is a hotspot for pool that also knows how to keep the party beats alive with musicians appearing on stage. On Monday nights, Rao of Streetlight fame takes the stage with his guitar and a great attitude.


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.

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 as well as a violin.ELEPHANT ROCK TTDI

26a, Jalan Datuk Sulaiman,

TTDI, KLElephant Rock may not be rocking the music on Tuesday evenings, but they have something unique going instead. Ink ‘n Gin Tuesdays are all about, well, gin and ink! Tattoo artist Al Massang is in the house, with six slots available every Tuesday.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.OVERFLOWJoin Erwin and Liza as they entertain on Tuesday nights in Overflow.

ROCK BOTTOM KITCHEN & BARTuesday night De Aphrodite gets into the groove in Rock Bottom over in the heart of Changkat Bukit Bintang.

ROCK BOTTOM BANGSARGet set for a bit of Double Trouble with Vijay and Ramesh on stage to entertain as only they can.


On Tuesday nights, the duo of Kdee and Man entertain with a spot of more relaxed vibes.



There’s always something special brewing in Backyard on Wednesday as music director Edmund Anthony keeps it real and tight.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.ELEPHANT ROCK

Wednesday nights are all about soloists in Elephant Rock, so do check out their Facebook page for an update on who’s playing this week.

HANGOVER PJIt’s ladies night tonight with Trinity Soul livening up the night from the stage.


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

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.RED PENGUIN

88a, Jalan Burhanuddin Helmi 2, TTDI, KLAnother 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 BANGSARVeteran rockers Hydra are in the house on Wednesday nights as they storm the stage and take no prisoners.


Spoken Soul is in the house on Wednesday nights to keep the party grooving.


Wednesday nights are all about retro vibes in Ten, with High Systems on stage belting it out, and DJ Ken ready with the back-up on the decks.


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.



Retro nights with no band but a special talent in VDJ Mark as he unearths classic cuts from the 1990s for the crowd.OVERFLOW

Thursday nights are for some keyboard magic from Clinton Fernandez as he spices things up in Damansara.


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.

TENOn Thursday nights, the stage is set for some magic, with Ace of Ten getting into the groove. Join Erwin, Soon King, Liza Cats and Lourds as they jam up a storm on stage.


For a dose of Thursday fun, check out Where Else, where Vatos Locos get into the groove and jam up a storm for patrons.



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

G16, Jalan USJ Sentral 3,

Persiaran Subang 1,

USJ Sentral,

Subang Jaya

Tel: 03-8011 5582Fridays in September saw legends La Viva in the house so who knows what October may bring.


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.


The Pandavas fusion band is in the house with Glen Salay adding to the thrill by taking over vocal duties.

JOES UPSTAIRS @ SS2On Friday nights, Mary Jackson joins Andrew Jacob for a night of glorious duets and more rocking tunes to thrill the crowd


The Network band provides the entertainment on Friday nights in Bangsar.


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 a dose of Chemistry, in all the right ways.


On Friday nights, the Bluez Bugs are in the house to get their groove on and sing out strong.



Tonight is an extra special night at Backyard with heavyweights Gary Gideon, Sherman Tan, Teddy Iskandar and Daniel Guerzo teaming up to show the crowd a good time.


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.


This 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.


The Repeat Offenders are back for some more great tunes and rocking vibes for the crowd.


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

Get 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.


Tomorrow, there’s something special brewing in Rock Bottom Bangsar as the outlet hosts Rock Out, its own battle of the bands. Ten bands have been shortlisted for the preliminary round.


The Sons of Adam are on tonight for more good rock and blues, with a bit of Latin vibes thrown in for good measure.TENSunday nights are relaxed with Thomas Williams and the Small Stones taking the stage to help wind down and prep for a brand-new week ahead.

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