Jazzing it up with more than just rock


Legendary Malaysian drummer Lewis Pragasam will be giving a two-hour clinic in Where Else@Sunway today. See listings for details.

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. Mark Renesh keeps things entertaining with a host of great tunes both new and old.TEN

125, Jalan Gasing, PJTEN 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.ONLINE

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. The Bluez Bugs are in the house on Monday nights so catch them for a dose of the rockier side of things to kick off the week.

OVERFLOW BISTRO AND PUB

6, Jalan SS22/21,

Damansara Jaya, PJAnother 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 with a selection of tunes like no other.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 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.TUESDAY

3 MONKEYS

2, Jalan Kasuarina 3,

Bandar Botanic, Klang

Tel: 03-3318 2278Sometimes, 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.BACKYARDFor a taste of something completely different, check out Arumugam goes to Alabama for fusion vibes with a dose of the sitar and tabla.HANGOVER

D-37-01, Dataran 3 Two Square,

2, Jalan 19/1, PJFrom Tuesday to Sunday, the A Street Band gets into groove at Hangover in 3 Two Square.ONLINETam the troubadour lives it up in Online on Tuesday nights, serving up some magic with just his guitar and his voice.ROCK BOTTOM BANGSAR

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

selection of great vibes.WHERE ELSE @ SUNWAY108, Ground Floor, Block B3, Leisure Commerce Square,

Jalan PJS 8/9, Bandar Sunway

Tel: 03-7877 1888Tuesday nights are all about the fun, with everyone welcome to jump in and have a blast at the House of Blues’ Open Mic nights, with a band in tow to help set the pace. WEDNESDAY

FATBOI TAVERN

80, Jalan SS2/60, SS2, PJ

Tel: 03-7863 0500Punters 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.JOES UPSTAIRS @ SS2

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

Tel: 03-7865 1957There is more to explore musically in Petaling Jaya with Joes Upstairs joining the fray. Wednesday nights are all about the classics.ONLINEIt’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.RED PENGUIN

88a, Jalan Burhanuddin Helmi 2,

Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Kuala LumpurAnother new hotspot in town, the Red Penguin is just starting up but has some good vibes on offer. Wed-nesday nights see the veteran Victor M on stage.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.ROCK BOTTOM CHANGKAT

Spoken Soul is in the house with a selection of tunes that range from the classics to today’s chart-toppers.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. BARLEY N HOPS KL

30, Changkat Bukit Bintang, KLThursday nights are for soloists at this

new kid on the block. For the rest of January, they’ll be featuring Clinton J Fernandez (Jan 9), Jeremy D’Costa (Jan 16), Mizan (Jan 23) and Jeremy Lee Danker (Jan 30).

ONLINEThursday’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.TUJO

Ascott Kuala Lumpur,

9, Jalan Pinang, KLThursday nights have a special kind of magic in Tujo when a trio of veterans get in on the live action and kick up a great time. Join Vijay David, Albert Sirimal and Badar on Thursday nights in Tujo.FRIDAY

ALEXIS

Lot 10 & 11, Great Eastern Mall,

303, Jalan Ampang, KL

Tel: 03-4260 2288

Next week, Dani Komari turns up the

heat with a selection of her own tunes for music fans.BACKYARDFriday nights are always good nights in the Backyard with Union, taking it to the 1980s.FATBOI TAVERNGet into more groovy vibes as Jeremy Lee Danker brings his guitar and gets ready to sing out strong for a Friday night.ONLINEGet 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 7858Rockers Hydra are in the house to blow your socks off as only they know how to with a selection of favourites. TENIt’s a groovy Friday night with Chemistry leading the action from the stage.SATURDAYALEXISTonight, the Michael Veerapen Trio featuring JO will be getting into a jazzy kind of groove in Alexis as they sing everything from the classics to current favourites. ONLINEThis week, the Temple of Rock gets back into the groove with Sharin on stage with the rest of his Trio. WHERE ELSE @ SUNWAY

Today, there’s something special in store for music fans at Where Else, with legendary drummer Lewis Pragasam in the house for a special drum clinic from 4pm to 6pm. Tickets are available for RM25 per pax, with free entry for those below 18. For reservations, call Vi mal (012-221 7171), Janet (018-221 7171) or 03-7873 0888.SUNDAYBACKYARDThe 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.TENTake a stroll down memory lane as the Small Stones feature Thomas Williams for a nice Sunday chill-out session at TEN.

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