Singing out strong to keep the blues away


  • Metro News
  • Saturday, 14 Dec 2019

Catch Nabil Nazmi Trio at Where Else @ Sunway’s Open Mic night next Tuesday.

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 and shows no signs of slowing down. Monday nights are usually pretty low-key but there is definitely more in store as the week rolls along.

TEN

125, Jalan Gasing, PJ

TEN keeps it crazy from the stage. Monday nights are all about chilling out, so it’s time to let your inner musician out with a Karaoke Night for all.

MANDOLIN

Plaza Glomac Kelana Jaya, PJ

Tel: 03-7885 9110 / 7886 8434

A good place to chill out and groove with the sounds of the band stirring things up and a selection of good vibes all week long.

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. Mondays in December are a bit livelier than usual as the house experiments with a new three-piece outfit all set to hit the stage.

OVERFLOW BISTRO AND PUB

6, Jalan SS22/21,

Damansara Jaya, PJ

Another relatively new kid on the block that serves up great live music. Vishnu, a crooner who is a dab hand at the keyboards and guitar, will liven up Monday nights.

ROCK BOTTOM KITCHEN & BAR

42, Changkat Bukit Bintang, KL

When 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, KL

Monday 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 @ SUNWAY108, Ground Floor, Block B3,Leisure Commerce Square,

Jalan PJS 8/9, Bandar Sunway

Tel: 03-7877 1888

Fresh from its third anniversary celebrations, Where Else continues to liven up the nights. If there isn’t live music, there’s pool for the punters. On Monday nights, the Bluez Bugs take the stage to liven up the night.

TUESDAY

3 MONKEYS

2, Jalan Kasuarina 3,

Bandar Botanic, Klang

Tel: 03-3318 2278

Sometimes, it can be a bit hard to find good live music outside the heart of the city but 3 Monkeys in Klang does it well, with local boy Gerard Singh on the guitar and vocals every Tuesday.

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.

ONLINE

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

OVERFLOW

Every Tuesday, it’s a tune of a different sort in Overflow, with Liza and Soon King getting down to the groove to get the party started.

ROCK BOTTOM KITCHEN & BAR

De Aphrodite takes the stage in the heart of Changkat Bukit Bintang every Tuesday in October.

ROCK BOTTOM BANGSAR

Get set for a bit of double trouble as Vijay and Ramesh team up to entertain the crowd.

TEN

Tuesdays are all about Bennet and his invisible band. Not a karaoke session, it’s an open-mic night where Bennet invites all comers to join him on stage for some fun.

WHERE ELSE

Tuesday nights are all about the fun, with everyone welcome to jump in and have a blast at the House of Blues’ Open Mic nights. Next week, the Nabil Nazmi trio help keep the music in check with their talents.

WEDNESDAY

FATBOI TAVERN

80, Jalan SS2/60, SS2, PJ

Tel: 03-7863 0500

Punters in PJ now have one more spot to head to for some great live music, although it is still only for hump day every week, with Gerard Anthony bringing his vocals to the fore from the floor.

HANGOVER

D-37-01, Dataran 3 Two Square,

2, Jalan 19/1, PJ

It’s ladies night and the outlet invites Adagietto to take the stage to liven things up with some great live music selections.

ONLINE

It’s hump day, and everyone is feeling it, so why not enjoy something a little more laidback, as Sharin dials down the rock and picks up his acoustic for an uplugged night for all.

OVERFLOW

Soloists get a field day in Overflow as the roster rotates for more fun on stage.

RED PENGUIN

88a, Jalan Burhanuddin Helmi 2,

Taman Tun Dr Ismail,

Kuala Lumpur

Another 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.

ROCK BOTTOM BANGSAR

Veteran rockers Hydra are all set to turn up the heat as they strive to get the crowd jumping as they try to get over the midweek hump with a selection of great tunes.

TEN

Get over the midweek blues with a taste of High Systems in TEN as they rock it out on stage.

THURSDAY

THE BEE

36B, Block C, Level G2,

Publika, Solaris Dutamas,Jalan Dutamas 1, KL

Tel: 03-6412 7881

While the Bee may be known as more of an indie joint, there is plenty of mainstream musical action to be had, especially on Thursdays when rockers Hydra turn it up to eleven from the stage.

ONLINE

Thursday’s are retro nights with KDee and Razman taking the stage to belt out the classic that will have the crowd tapping their feet and nodding along to some familiar favourites.

ROCK BOTTOM BANGSAR

It’s Ladies Night and Rock Bottom keeps the party going with Astra Malaysia getting into the groove of things from the stage.

ROCK BOTTOM CHANGKAT

The Octaves are in the house to entertain the crowd as they serve up a good mix of the classics and some newer vibes for the more young at heart.

TEN

Euphoric Thursday nights call for some Ace on the sound system. VDJ Ken is in the house as usual to spice it up between sets.

FRIDAY

ALEXIS

Lot 10 & 11, Great Eastern Mall,

303, Jalan Ampang, KL

Tel: 03-4260 2288

Next week, Ushera rings in the season of joy with a special Christmas edition of Timeless.

BACKYARD

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

HANGOVER PJ

Friday nights prove to be an interesting pick for music fans in Section 14, PJ, as the Pandavas Fusion Band team up with vocalist Glenn Salay (of Alleycats fame) to get the party off to a good start.

ONLINE

Get into the groove at the Temple of Rock, with Soul Statue getting in on the action of a Friday night.

TOM, DICK & HARRY’S OASIS

R-13A, Jalan PJU 1A/7A,

Central Piazza Oasis, Ara Damansara, PJTel: 03-7859 7858

Rockers Hydra are in the house to blow your socks off as only they know how to with a selection of favourites.

WHERE ELSE @ SUNWAY

On Friday nights, it’s more rock and blues as the Bluez Bugs scream out loud on stage but also take it slow at times.

TEN

It’s a groovy Friday night with Chemistry leading the action from the stage.

SATURDAY

ALEXIS

Tonight, Priscilla Xavier continues to get the crowd going as she sings up a storm. Next week, Ushera is back for more festive fun.

ONLINE

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

TEN

On Saturday nights, the Rare Species are in the house to take the crowd for a ride.

SUNDAY

BACKYARD

The DoubleAze duo are back on stage in Backyard to entertain.

ROCK BOTTOM CHANGKAT

For some great blues and rock just in time to help deal with the end of the weekend, check out Rock Bottom in Changkat as the Sons of Adam belt it out from the stage.

TEN

Take a stroll down memory lane as the Small Stones feature Thomas Williams for a nice Sunday chill-out session at TEN with a wide selection of classic tunes.
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