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
The best ladies' nights in KL
Planning a girls' night out? Here's a guide to some of the best ladies' night deals in the city
Upcoming gigs and music events in KL
DiverseCity: KL International Arts Festival
If you're looking for a place with beer and music, head to the ever reliable Merdekarya. Shh..Diam!, Hameer Zawawi, Lukarts, Skits, Mystery Tapes, Brendan De...
Publika Jazz Festival
This two-day jazz festival within Publika (The Square, Black Box, The Bee and The Social) will feature a lineup of local jazz talents and international...
Ady Suwardy @ Malaya Jazz
Malaysia’s pop music scene stemmed from traditional entertainment, opera and social dances, blending local elements with Western dance rhythms; we can trace...
Club nights and parties in KL this week
Indiego & Co X Solid Gold Merdeka Eve Party
The boys of Indiego & Co – our Friday night fallback formerly at Frangipani Restaurant & Bar, RIP – and Solid Gold have teamed up together for a very fun,...
Merdeka Eve at Bait
Musical maestros The Hook and The Big Catch take turns spinning house, disco and hip hop on Bait's decks for a special crossover Merdeka night.
Merdeka Eve party at Luna
Celebrate Merdeka with a stunning view at Luna's sky bar and pool combo. Special bottle packages are available.
Ohrwurm presents Kate Simko
Chicago native Kate Simko has had quite a colourful career for a DJ/producer. Not content with setting dancefloors on fire, she has remixed for the likes of...
Providence presents Rave Republic
DJ Stas and Singapore-based deck maestro Mathias Schell present dynamic mashups for your ultimate Merdeka party.
Open Wednesdays at M8 by Marini's
Every Wednesday, present your costumed self at M8 by Marini's for a night of outlandish garb and house music. It's a Tiki party this August, so wear anything...
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 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...
Drinks promotion at Gastro Sentral
Ease out of after-work doldrums with a pick-me-up or two at Gastro Sentral. At RM49.90nett, take your pick between two pints of Carlsberg or Asahi Super Dry,...
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.