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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, this week with Stairways on Fridays and Jeremy & Gerard on Saturdays.

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 check out Eme N The Backbone.

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 talented Mizan serenading the crowd in his inimitable style.

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.

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.

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.

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, Andy & Co take 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

Jason and Reuben are back in Online for more double acoustic fun on stage.

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

The Carlos Santana of Malaysia, Alphonse Jerome, takes 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 the Final Project, 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.

GRIDIRON SPORTS CAFE & LOUNGE

11 & 15, Jalan Telawi 2, Bangsar, KL

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

VIEW ROOFTOP BAR

GTower, 199,

Jalan Tun Razak, KL

Tel: 03-2168 1881

A good spot for some afterwork fun. For more information, visit www.view.com.my

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

Havoc 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.

HERITAGE BISTRO

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

Tam the troubadour brings his guitar along as he gets the crowd singing along with his great vocals and harmonies.

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 in the heart of Kuala Lumpur’s tourist zone.

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.

FRIDAY

AFTERWERK

It’s all about Chemistry 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, Kuala Lumpur

Tel: 03-4260 2288

Evelyn Feroza is in the house again next week to entertain the crowd with her vocals. Join her as she takes over the night in her own special way.

BACKYARD

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

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, KL

Friday nights are meant for fun and what better way to gear up for the weekend than to have Muzza serenading you from the stage.

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 at Healy Mac’s.

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, back aftr a month-long hiatus.

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.

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.

SATURDAY

AFTERWERK

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

ALEXIS

Tonight, Samantha de Lune continues to thrill alongside Izen Kong. Next week, Michael Veerapen tickles the ivories alongside some special friends including Steve Nanda, Daniel Foong and Chee Seng.

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 of its regular offerings and serves up more mayhem as it continues to celebrate 28 years in the business.

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 on stage.

Rock Bottom Bangsar

3 & 5, Jalan Telawi 2, Bangsar Baru, KL

IT’S all about clubing reunions again and this time it’s the 90s and the early noughties that gets the focus with a special “Blast from the Past” at Rock Bottom Bangsar, KL.

The nostalgic KL nightlife clubbing spots that gets the focus here are The Jump, once located on Jalan Tun Razak, and Planet Hollywood, formerly located at KL Plaza (now Fahrenheit 88).

This coming reunion is the brainchild of one of the original Jump DJs Dr Sam, who has been mulling over the idea for sometime now.

Rock Bottom Bangsar on Sept 17 will be ringing out the clubbing sounds of the late 80s to the 90s (with a dash of the early millennium sounds) as popularised by the DJs who played these two clubs.

The Jump stretched from 1993 to somewhere in 1998, while Planet Hollywood started in 2000 (lasting through to the mid 2000s) as, in essence, a franchise of the then famed Planet Hollywood restaurant and bar chain from the US.

The Jump DJs will be represented by Dr Sam Nair, DJ Midnight, DJ Ragga Ragu, DJ Brown, DJ Sara and DJ Nicky Zulu while the Planet Hollywood KL DJs will be Jason Martin and DJ Jay Okada.

There will also be the flaring cocktail makers which will include Fadz and the crew. And there will be rap dancers too.

And of course, what would The Jump be without an appearance from “that DENTIST CHAIR”. (To be seen to be believed).

Meanwhile, charity will also be an important cause included for the reunion and all proceeds from the night will go to charity homes Pertubuhan Kebajikan Anak Yatim Mary, KL and Pusat Penjagaan Kanak Kanak, Orang Tua dan Terencat Akal, Semenyih. Doors open to public from 5pm. Admission (with one drink): RM50.

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.