Azmyl Yunor and gang take on a stripped down performance at No Black Tie next week

Gegey Fest 2013

Black Box MAP @ Publika

Solaris Dutamas, Kuala Lumpur

Date: Today, noon, RM30 (door)

Featured acts: The annual fringe metal festival returns today with a line-up of 14 bands. Here’s to a full on Saturday dedicated to rocking out. The Gegey Fest 2013 line-up includes Tres Empre, Daarchlea, The Padangs, Search and Revival, Sick Society, Kids On The Move, I Revival, Maddthelin, Sleeping Sorrow, Artefacts, Caladrius and Dead Eyes Glow. Fans can also expect regional acts like Tuan (Thailand) and Lost Threads (Philippines) to crank up the volume.

Shaneil Devaser EP launch

Merdekarya, 352, Jalan 5/57

Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Date: Tonight, 8pm, free admission

Featured act: Alternative rocker Shaneil Devaser gets the party rolling for his self-titled EP launch tonight. The 25-year-old, who is also the frontman of Crossing Boundaries, is set to push out the five tracks from his EP as well as other material from his various projects (if you hassle him enough). Apart from an acoustic set by Shaneil, there will be a host of guest acts, including Ray Cheong, Kaya, TiC, Psytrus, Ariff AB, Instake, Free Deserters and Markiza & Peter Brown. Shaneil Devaser’s EP, priced at RM20 a pop, is currently available at Merdekarya. More info:

Azmyl Yunor & the Sigarettes + The Impatients Sisters + Brian Gomez

No Black Tie, 17 Jalan Mesui,

off Jalan Nagasari, Kuala Lumpur

Date: April 22, 9pm, RM30

Featured acts: Threesomes are always the best. That’s deal at No Black Tie on Monday. After blazing into 2013 with a series of electric sets in the Klang Valley and Penang, folk rock outfit Azmyl Yunor & the Sigarettes return to No Black for an acoustic band set along with the blissful folk-soul-pop of upcoming musical siblings The Impatient Sisters (fresh from a feature set at Mosaic Music Festival in Singapore), and fire ‘n’ brimstone singer-songwriter and author Brian Gomez. Be prepared for a night of heartfelt yet gripping songs.

Coheed and Cambria

Bentley Music Auditorium, Wisma Bentley

3, Jln PJU 7/2, Mutiara Damansara

Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Date: April 24, 7pm, RM120 (pre-sale), RM170 (door)

Featured act: Festival organiser Livescape is rolling out its first collaboration with Singapore-based LAMC Productions with the Rockawayfest Showcase presenting Coheed and Cambria and support acts Circa Survive and Tres Empre. The New York-based progressive rock act Coheed and Cambria is touring behind its epic two-part release The Afterman while fellow US act Circa Survive, hailing from Philadelphia, is out and about promoting its latest album, Violent Waves. Coheed and Cambria last played in Malaysia in 2010. Tickets for the show are available at and all its ticketing outlets. Ticketing hotline: 03-8775 4666.

Upfront presents The Radio Dept

The Bee, Publika

32B Level G2, Publika

Solaris Dutamas

Jalan Dutamas 1, KL

Date: April 25, 8pm, RM128

Featured act: The Radio Dept, based in Stockholm, Sweden, is bound to attract a mix of dream pop fans and post rock enthusiasts to this popular live venue next Thursday. With three albums, eleven EPs, five singles and features in both a Gucci ad as well as on the soundtrack for Sofia Coppola‘s Marie Antoinette, the group has evolved and perfected its anti-rock songcraft through the years. Formed in 1995, The Radio Dept first gained international recognition with the release of its critically acclaimed album, Lesser Matters, featuring a blur of shoegaze, dream pop and lo-fi. The current band’s line-up includes Johan Duncanson, Martin Carlberg and Daniel Tjäder. Opening act is Tenderfist, local indie electro-pop heroes. For more info on The Radio Dept’s show, call 03-6201-8577 or visit

Open Mic @ The Venue #7

The Venue, Lot C4.06.02, Connection Level 4

Pavilion KL, 168, Jalan Bukit Bintang

Kuala Lumpur

Date: April 29, 7.30pm, free admission

Featured acts: Hosted by guitarist Az Samad, this upcoming open mic session features guest acts Man Under Zero Effort and vocalist/keyboardist Sharon Chong. Here’s also the chance for instrumentalists to perform whether you’re a solo act, duet, chamber group or a full-on band. Don’t play any music instruments? No problems — feel free to rap, juggle, beatbox or entertain us with your own version of stand-up comedy. Sign-ups begin at 7.30pm and only 15 slots are available.

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