Music & Nightlife

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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

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The Fridays interview

The peerless pop act trawls the detritus of pop culture, talking teen TV series, The Smiths, and their debut album

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Book early: Soulfest Asia

KL hosts the first Asian edition of Australia's neo-soul and hip hop festival this Oct 17 – featuring Mary J Blige

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Yuna Live in Malaysia

Malaysia’s sweetheart returns home to perform live for a special one-night-only show in October

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Latest album reviews

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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.

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Sun Kil Moon – ‘Universal Themes’ album review

Mark Kozelek’s series of narrative sketches doesn’t sustain the career renaissance promised by ‘Benji’.

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Jamie XX – ‘In Colour’ album review

Some killer and some atmospheric filler on The XX beatmaker’s solo debut.

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Blur – ‘The Magic Whip’ album review

Reunited and it tastes so good: Blur’s comeback album is full of delicious licks.

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KL's best music and nightlife

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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.

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Bars and pubs

Best bars in KL

Get into the spirit of KL’s vibrant nightlife scene as we round up the best bars for every occasion

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Music

Best free live music nights in KL

Forget cover charge. Here's where to go in KL for free live music gigs.

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Nightlife

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

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Bars and pubs

Best cocktails in KL

From the classic cocktails to the modern upgrades, here are the 10 best cocktails in KL

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Best record stores in KL

Ditch your mp3s for an analogue music experience at these indie record stores.

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