28, Jalan Sri Hartamas 8,
Taman Sri Hartamas, Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-6201 0318 Backyard has been kicking out the jams for more than two decades now and shows no signs of slowing down. Monday nights are usually pretty low-key with Mark Renesh keeping things movng with a host of great tunes both new and old.
125, Jalan Gasing, Petaling JayaTEN 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.
32, Jalan SS20/10,
Damansara Kim, Petaling Jaya
Tel: 03-7728 0532Online is one of those special places where your cares seem to just melt away. 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.
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42, Changkat Bukit Bintang, Kuala LumpurWhen 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, Kuala LumpurMonday 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.
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.
BACKYARDFor a taste of something completely different, check out Arumugam goes to Alabama for fusion vibes with a dose of the sitar and tabla added in for good measure.
C-05-1 & C-06-1, Plaza Glomac,
Jalan SS7/19, Petaling Jaya
An interesting take on an old venue, D’Mando serves up some great tunes throughout the week. On Tuesday, Clinton Fernandez is in the house with his keyboards and his inimitable vocals.
D-37-01, Dataran 3 Two Square,
2, Jalan 19/1, Petaling JayaFrom Tuesday to Sunday, the A Street Band gets into the 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.
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Get set for a bit of double trouble as Vijay and Ramesh team up to entertain the crowd with a selection of great vibes.
108, 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. Next week, Delegation X feat Airinna Namara are in the house to keep things chuggin along.
80, Jalan SS2/60, SS2, Petaling Jaya
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.
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.
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.RED PENGUIN
88a, Jalan Burhanuddin Helmi 2,
Taman Tun Dr Ismail,
Another new hotspot in town, the Red Penguin is just starting up but has some good vibes on offer. Wednesday nights see the veteran Victor M on stage.
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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.
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Spoken Soul is in the house with a selection of tunes that range from the classics to today’s biggest chart-toppers.T
36B, Block C, Level G2,
Publika, Solaris Dutamas,
Jalan Dutamas 1, Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-6412 7881While 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,
Kuala LumpurThursday nights are for soloists at this new kid on the block. ONLINEThursdays 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.
Ascott Kuala Lumpur,
9, Jalan Pinang, Kuala LumpurThursday 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.
Lot 10 & 11, Great Eastern Mall,
303, Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-4260 2288
Next week, Tiga Soul will be taking the stage. A female trio of singer-songwriters, Tiga Soul first came together in 2016 after a six-month stint of cabaret nights produced by Joanne Kam. The group made their official debut in 2017 at the Theatre Lounge Cafe and have not looked back since.BACKYARDFriday nights are always good nights in the Backyard with Union, taking it to the 1980s.
Get 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, Petaling Jaya
Tel: 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.
Tonight, Lily Jannah continues on stage with the Bluman group for some good times in the house. Next week, the Tiga Soul trio entertain with a selection of sounds to thrill the crowd. ONLINEThis week, the Temple of Rock gets back into the groove with Sharin on stage with the rest of his Trio.
Saturday night fun with Silent Friday featuing Lig on guitar taking the stage with a selection of everything from rock to the blues.
The DoubleAze duo are back on stage in Backyard to entertain.
Sunday nights should be all about fun, and at D’Mando, it’s no different. Shake, rattle and roll with some rock’n’roll classics as the Zarsadias Brother get in on the act on stage.
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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 Sons of Adam belt it out from the stage.
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