The best retro cocktails in KL
Drink it like it’s the ’70s (or the ’20s, if you like) at some of the oldest bars in the city
A Place To Bury Strangers interview
Frontman Oliver Ackermann of New York's loudest band chats to us about their latest album
Five rooms to check out at the new Zouk
You may miss the old Zouk days of Jalan Ampang but it’s an all-new era for Zouk KL as their swanky new home at TREC is now officially open
The Fridays interview
The peerless pop act trawls the detritus of pop culture, talking teen TV series, The Smiths, and their debut album
Upcoming gigs and music events in KL
Sunset Beats at Hubba Hubba Sentral
Jazz and contemporary tunes are on the menu every Wednesday and Friday as Acoustic Fourplay, Groovology and Colin & Friends swing by Hubba Hubba Sentral to...
DiverseCity: Kathryn Farmer & Michael Veerapen Trio
Veteran pianist Michael Veerapen, one of Malaysian jazz’s leading lights, is joined by vocalist Kathryn Farmer, bassist Christy Smith and drummer Steve...
DiverseCity: Janet Lee & WVC Trio+1
Cabaret go-to girl, theatre thespian, vocalist – Janet Lee is an all-round entertainer and multi-performer. At her best, she channels and covers Shanghai...
Club nights and parties in KL this week
For an adventurous auditory experience, don’t miss the monthly Boogie Arcadia which features El Gringo on the decks with disco, nu house and top-shelf soul...
Nakadia live in Pisco
This DJ brought the turntables to home nation Thailand and started crafting her music. Hard work and dedication paid off and she has successfully grown into...
Ladies' night at Episode
It's ladies' night every Thursday at Episode, so you know where to be from 6pm to 10pm. Knock down your free cocktail and dance to the live jazz band.
Bars and pubs promotions in KL
Brotzeit 3L Challenge
Finish a three-litre beer within 15 minutes and you’ll get the beer for free, a Brotzeit t-shirt, and your name on the 3lit Hall of Fame. If you fail you’ll...
Beer o’clock at GRIDiRON
On Fridays at this sports bar, beer goes for a paltry RM4 at 4pm, RM5 at 5pm, you get the idea. A perfect way to end a long and hard week, with a frosty mug...
Beer o'clock at La Bodega
From 12noon to 8pm every day, it's RM20nett per pint for mugs of Stella Artois, Asahi, Hoegaarden, Erdinger Weissbeir and Erdinger Dunkel at all La Bodega...
Latest album reviews
Wolf Alice – ‘My Love Is Cool’ album review
For once, believe the hype: this north London four-piece have made a stunning surprise of a debut album.
Sun Kil Moon – ‘Universal Themes’ album review
Mark Kozelek’s series of narrative sketches doesn’t sustain the career renaissance promised by ‘Benji’.
Jamie XX – ‘In Colour’ album review
Some killer and some atmospheric filler on The XX beatmaker’s solo debut.
Blur – ‘The Magic Whip’ album review
Reunited and it tastes so good: Blur’s comeback album is full of delicious licks.
KL's best music and nightlife
Best live music venues in KL
Indie rock, acoustic folk, jazz – think you can’t find them in KL? These top ten live music venues play all that and more.
Best bars in KL
Get into the spirit of KL’s vibrant nightlife scene as we round up the best bars for every occasion
Best free live music nights in KL
Forget cover charge. Here's where to go in KL for free live music gigs.
Best bars and clubs in KL
Rooftop bars, speakeasies and the best places to party. Here are the best bars and clubs in KL to blow off some steam
Best cocktails in KL
From the classic cocktails to the modern upgrades, here are the 10 best cocktails in KL
Best record stores in KL
Ditch your mp3s for an analogue music experience at these indie record stores.