Vials: ‘Congratulations, Did It Hurt?’ showcase
The Actors Studio @ Lot 10
Lot 10 Shopping Centre
50, Jalan Sultan Ismail, KL
Date: Tonight, 8pm, RM20
Featured acts: Independent show series The Hidden Sessions Vol. 5 gets behind newcomer act Vials. This five-piece Klang Valley-based outfit finishes off its ambitious two-night stand at The Actors Studio @ Lot 10 tonight. The band, with a penchant for atmospheric rock and electronic undercurrents, will celebrate the arrival of Congratulations, Did It Hurt? with a full on electric romp tonight. Tonight’s showcase will also unleash a dynamite line-up with psychedelic rock out Pitahati and alternative rockers Damn Dirty Apes as support acts. Merchandise and albums will be on sale at the venue. Tickets can be purchased at The Actors Studio. Hotline: 03-2142-2009/03-2143-2009. Browse: (ilassotickets.com).
Blast Brawl Part 1
Rumah Api, 178, Jalan Merdeka
Kampung Baru Ampang, KL
Date: Tonight, 8pm, RM10
Featured acts: Looking for a extreme noise-driven music gig? Well, this is the right place. Langgar Lari, Hatred Division, Compulsion To Kill and Wwhirr are the bands to get the underground faithful out and about. The good news is the past few months have been busy for this unsung venue in the Klang Valley. This latest Rumah Api gig, which straddles the extreme side of the local music community, promises to take no prisoners. Merchandise and DIY products will also be available.
Dikir Blues with Ito Mohd/The Roots
No Black Tie, 17 Jalan Mesui,
off Jalan Nagasari, Kuala Lumpur
Date: Tonight, 10pm, RM50
Featured acts: The Blues Celebration series, which is No Black Tie’s tribute to the genre, sees music legend Ito Mohd back on stage at this intimate venue. This Blues Gang frontman will roll out an inspired dikir blues set with material lifted from his solo career as well as blues/rock classics from his band’s beloved catalogue. If anything, Ito Mohd is the man to balance the traditional slant with contemporary edge. Sharing the stage will be blues outfit, The Roots.
The Curious Strange
Findars, 25-2, Jalan Metro Wangsa
Desa Setapak, Wangsa Maju
Section 2, KL
Date: Dec 8, 6pm, RM15
Featured acts: Pakatan Haram Jadah, Nao, Man Under Zero Effort, The Infernal Conundrum and ZdlcM. Talk about a gathering of underground bright lights from the Klang Valley and beyond. What’s on the cards? Doom metal, post punk, twisted jazz, improv music and drone. Yes, definitely not your average cookie-cutter night out.