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Beating the blues with some music

MONDAY

AFTERWERK

G-02-03, The Scott Garden,

Kompleks Rimbun Scott,

289, Jalan Kelang Lama, KL.

Recently refurbished Afterwerk is back in the business of serving up some great music. Tonight, enjoy the sounds of the Vishnu Project, headed by keyboardist extraordinaire Vishnu.

BACKYARD

28, Jalan Sri Hartamas 8,

Taman Sri Hartamas, KL

Tel: 03-6201 0318

Mark Renesh croons for the crowd with his own special brand of charm.

ELSIE JO CAFE

Lot B-1-10, Block B,

Ativo Plaza, 1,

Jalan PJU9/1, Damansara Avenue, Bandar Sri Damansara

Tel: 03-6261 9070

Elsie Jo is a great place to kick back and relax and the best part is, every weekend, music reverberates through the air. Live music every Friday and Saturday.

Hydra is a sure bet if you‘re looking for something to knock your socks off.

HANGOVER

D-37-01, Dataran 3 Two Square,

2, Jalan 19/1, PJ

Monday nights might need a little cheering up so head over to the Hangover and get into the groove as one of Kuala Lumpur’s favourite rockers Sharin joins Razman Blues on stage.

HOME & AWAY LIVE TTDI PLAZA

Plaza TTDI, Jalan Wan Kadir 3,

Taman Tun Dr Ismail, KL

Home & Away now offers a whole lot more than just great deals on the drink. Some of its outlets, including the one in TTDI Plaza, serve up great live music.

LE NOIR KL

H-G-07, The Hive,

TREC, Jalan Tun Razak, KL

With three levels to play with, the management serves up something for just about anyone with live music and EDM all on offer in the heart of TREC.

MANDOLIN

Plaza Glomac Kelana Jaya, PJ

Tel: 03-7885 9110 / 7886 8434

Monday nights are nights to take it easy, so kick back, relax and enjoy some good vibes from Victor M as he takes the stage solo with his guitar.

HERITAGE BISTRO

125, Jalan Gasing, PJ

The name may have changed but it still retains that distinctive feel and flavour with a load of bands jamming up a storm on stage. Take a break on Mondays with Haywire taking the stage for a party to kick off the week.

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 when you take your first step inside. Now, Mondays are extra special with the Jason and Rueben teaming up to get the music moving and beat those Monday blues.

ROCK BOTTOM KITCHEN & BAR

42, Changkat Bukit Bintang, KL

When you get that feeling that everything’s going right, it’s got to be about Karma with Mathan and Arab teaming up for a blast.

Awang BPR and friends performing a variety of hits from the Malay, English and Indonesian pop charts during the Navigator Bar and. Bistros second anniversary celebrations

Awang BPR and friends performing a variety of hits from the Malay, English and Indonesian pop charts during the Navigator Bar and. Bistros second anniversary celebrations

ROCK BOTTOM BANGSAR

3 & 5, Jalan Telawi 2,

Bangsar, KL

Rock Bottom has spread its wings and now serves up fun times in Bangsar as well. Monday nights are all about Eme and The Backbone.

SUTRAA

No 34, Changkat Bukit Bintang, KL

Tel: 019-690 3266

Plenty of action on stage with a selection of great vibes. Gerard Singh joins Colin Jansen and Vijay David on stage for some groovy guitar vibes.

TIPSY COW RESTAURANT & BAR

B/0G/03, Plaza Mont Kiara,

2, Jalan Kiara, KL

Tel: 03-6211 3284

Mont Kiara is picking up as another hotspot for live music.

VOIR DIRE

41G, Jalan PJU 5/21,

The Strand, Kota Damansara, PJ

Tel: 03-6151 7778

Kota Damansara has been a bit of a quiet spot in terms of live music, but Voir Dire is trying to change that, offering the occasional live music and a selection of karaoke favourites for the fans.

WAIKIKI BAR

1, Lorong Sultan,

PJ Palms Sports Centre, PJ

This is one spot where there is more than enough on offer to have a good time. Waikiki is almost an institution and you’re sure to find what you like here.

WHERE ELSE SPORTS BAR

108, Ground Floor, Block B3,

Leisure Commerce Square,

Jalan PJS 8/9, Bandar Sunway

Tel: 03-7877 1888

More action from the stage in Bandar Sunway as Where Else gets the crowd going. The Mangoesteen chill out ever Monday.

TUESDAY

3 MONKEYS

2, Jalan Kasuarina 3,

Bandar Botanic, Klang

Tel: 03-3318 2278

Hometown hero Gerard Singh showcases his talents in the heart of Bandar Botanic out in Klang.

AFTERWERK

On Tuesday nights, Chemistry takes over the stage in Afterwerk out in Scott Garden for more musical mayhem on stage.

BACKYARD

For a taste of something completely different, check out Arumugam goes to Alabama for a blast of fusion vibes.

HANGOVER

The Hangover in Petaling Jaya is back in action with a selection of great bands jamming up a storm through the week. Tonight sees the Dazzle Duo of Mazlee Goldust and Adiq taking the stage.

HERITAGE BISTRO

Join the resident band for some great music, with a special focus on the 1970s to the 1990s.

MANDOLIN

Tuesday night’s are also about kicking back and relaxing, with Clinton on keyboards joined by Kyra.

ONLINE

Tam the troubadour works his magic on the acoustic in Online every Tuesday night.

VERANDA BAR & LOUNGE

V E Hotel and Residence,

Bangsar South City,

8, Jalan Kerinchi, KL

For something different, and a little earlier in the day, head to Veranda from 6.30pm onwards for some Happy Hour action on stage until the clock turns 9pm.

WHERE ELSE SPORTS BAR

Rashid & Qin, better known as the Viral Band, take the stage every Tuesday night.

WEDNESDAY

87 RESTAURANT & BAR

6, Jalan SS21/35,

Damansara Utama, PJ

Muzza gets up to some midweek shenanigans as he brings his inimitable style to 87 in Damansara Utama.

AFTERWERK

On Wednesday, it’s Karma, who won’t stop jamming till the curtain comes down on Ladies Night.

BACKYARD

Wednesday nights are never the same in Backyard, with music director Edmund Anthony reaching out to offer slots to various bands, both new and veteran, to drop by and show off their chops. November also means that it’s JAMFest time as the outlet pays tribute to the late great Jairus Anthony with one month of talented artists taking the stage. Next Wednesday, the outlet takes it a bit more contemporary, with Brendan D Cruz jamming up a storm in tribute to singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran.

GRIDIRON SPORTS CAFE & LOUNGE

11 & 15, Jalan Telawi 2, Bangsar, KL

It may be a sports-themed bar but that doesn’t mean Gridiron does not have any music for punters. Every Wednesday, Hydra goes wild on stage.

HANGOVER

The Zarsadias Brothers rocked Wednesday nights in Hangover but as we move into a new month, there might be some changes to the line-up.

VIEW ROOFTOP BAR

GTower, 199,

Jalan Tun Razak, KL

Tel: 03-2168 1881

A good spot for some after-work fun. For more information, visit

www.view.com.my

WHERE ELSE SPORTS BAR

Wednesday nights are a treat for blues and rock fans as Julian Mokhtar keeps it going with some great grooves.

THURSDAY

9FIVEQ, 34, Jalan USJ9/5Q, Subang Jaya

More action for music fans in Subang Jaya with Mary Jackson and Charles Barnabas taking the stage and serenading the crowd with everything from evergreen oldies to more current hits.

AFTERWERK

Mira Soyza and the Wise Guys are in the house to raise a ruckus and get things off to a groovy night.

AVENUE 69 BAR31-M-1, Kelana Mall,

Jalan SS6/12, Kelana Jaya, PJ

Join the Royal Tambys in the heart of Kelana Jaya as Clinton Fernandez and Mark Renesh team up for more shenanigans after dark.

BACKYARD

NRG gets its groove on and turn up the heat at Backyard on Thursday nights. If you haven’t checked out this showband, you’re in for a treat as they are one tight band.

BROTZEIT MID VALLEY

Lingkaran Syed Putra,

Mid Valley City, Kl

TEL: 03-2287 5516

Get into the action with a little Chemistry ruling the stage after dark.

HANGOVER

Gerard Singh teams up with Vijay David for some great tunes after dark.

HERITAGE BISTRO

It’s time for a little Havok as the five-piece outfit tries to live up to its name.

ONLINE

Jeremy D’Costa proves that he’s still got the licks to get the crowd into the mood for some fun every Thursday night.

THE POUND AMPANG

Dataran Prima, Ampang

Chestnut is no more, but the music still plays on at this iconic Ampang outlet with Home & Away taking the reins.

ROCK BOTTOM KITCHEN & BAR

Talented young outfit Spokensoul take the stage.

ROCK BOTTOM BANGSAR

All-girl group Candy gets ready to pump up the volume and deliver a great time.

SALTLICK J-OG-13, Jalan Solaris,

Solaris Mont Kiara, KL

Tel: 03-6204 9797

Join Saltlick for some great grooves with plenty of action to choose from. Thursday nights belong to Hydra and it’s ladies’ night as well so enjoy.

WHERE ELSE SPORTS BAR

Awang BPR & Ella team up to liven up the night in the heart of Sunway’s commercial area.

FRIDAY

AFTERWERK

It’s going to get Radioactive on Friday night as the band serves up everything from pop to those classic rock numbers.

ALEXIS

Lot 10 & 11, Great Eastern Mall, 303, Jalan Ampang, KL

Tel: 03-4260 2288

Next week, Sabah-born singer/songwriter The Last One Awake teams up with Neesa for some great vibes.

BACKYARD

Friday nights are always good nights in the Backyard with the kings of the 1980s, the Union, taking the stage.

BRIDGE BAR

Level 28,GTower,

199, Jalan Tun Razak, KL

Tel: 03-2168 1828

Every Friday, the Bridge Bar serves up some great tunes to go with its excellent cocktails. Next week, get into the groove with SeanC as he livens up the night.

BROTZEIT SUNWAY PYRAMID

3, Jalan PJS11/15,

Bandar Sunway, PJ

TEL: 03-7494 3100

Sunway too has a hot spot for the occasional live band, with Brotzeit serving up more than just good German grub.

CEYLON BAR

20-2, Changkat Bukit Bintang, KLFriday nights are meant for fun and what better way to gear up for the weekend than to have Muzza serenading you from the stage.

ELSIE JO

Every Friday in November, the talented Shilla gets her groove on in the heart of Bandar Sri Damansara.

HANGOVER

Roofieology brings together a diverse bunch of folks to sing out strong from the stage.

HEALY MAC’S 12 BAR

222, Jalan Ampang, KL

Tel: 03-4251 2700

Drop by for everything from great blues to classic rock.

LA RAMBLA

B-0-15, Megan Avenue 2,

12, Jalan Yap Kwan Seng, KL

Tel: 03-2161 3010

Friday nights are time to let your hair down with some great live action on stage.

ONLINE

Friday nights in Online are extra special as the Temple of Rock gets into gear with the sounds of the Blast Jamz.

TOM, DICK & HARRY’S

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

Central Piazza Oasis,

Ara Damansara, PJ

Rockers Hydra are in the house to blow your socks off as only they know how to.

WAIKIKI

Bring on the voice with veteran rocker and crooner Bala on stage to show just why he’s lasted so long in the business of making music.

WHERE ELSE

On Friday nights,Alphonse Jerome, the man once known as the Carlose Santana of Malaysia takes the stage in Where Else alongside Mathew Charles.

THE VIEW ROOFTOP BAR

Level 29, GTower,

199, Jalan Tun Razak, KL

Tel: 03-2168 1881

It’s going to be a night of fun at the View next Friday as the joint throws a special masquerade party. Join DJ Princess Ann as she spices up the night and enjoy special cocktail concoctions as well.

SATURDAY

AFTERWERK

After a long week, kick back and relax with the Karma Band taking you on a journey through sound.

ALEXIS

Tonight, Chelsia Ng joins FAZZ on stage and next week, the Last One Awake continues to make some magic with Neesa.

ELSIE JO

Jeremy and Gerard sing out strong on Saturday nights in November, from 9pm onwards.

HANGOVER

Saturday nights are for mixing it up in the Hangover, with a selection of great local bands. Next week, The Big Band on stage.

HERITAGE BISTRO

After a great tribute to Elvis, it’s time to get back to regular programming in the heart of Petaling Jaya.

ONLINE

This week, the Temple of Rock gets back into the groove with Shahrin screaming from the stage with the rest of his Trio.

MANDOLIN

Saturday nights belong to Karisma to rule the roost in Mandolin.

ROCK BOTTOM KITCHEN & BAR

The Sons of Adam bring some new rock flavours to the stage as well as a blues list that will blow you away.

TAPS BEER BAR

One Residency, 1, Jalan Nagasari, KL

Tel: 03-2110 1560

Get some good vibes in the heart of Kuala Lumpur as Taps serves up more than just good beer, with a musician or two getting into the action now and then.

SUNDAY

BACKYARD

It’s a double-header with acoustic troubadours Albert Sirimal and Allan G. Murillon.

TAPS BEER BAR MONT KIARA

G1-1, 1 Mont Kiara Mall,

Mont Kiara, KL

Tel: 03-6206 5983

There is always something fun brewing over in Taps. And on some weekends, there is more fun with live music thrown in for kicks.

TIMBRE KL

Jalan Doraisamy, KL

Come Nov 19, Timbre will be a hive of activity from 6pm onwards as, once again, musicians come together to help one of

their own. Legendary Blues Gang bassist Jim Madasamy, 67, has been diagnosed with primary progressive aphasia, which needs periodic therapeutic treatment. The Blues Gang will be reuniting for the event and other bands that Jim has played with, including Purple Haze, Sons of Adam and the Nobodys will also be taking the stage. Entry is free.