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The best gigs and parties in KL this week

So now you know where to go

Photo: Nadia J. Mahfix

Whether you're an avid music fan or just looking to party, we've got you sorted. This week's picks include Norwegian musicians Guro Skumsnes Moe and co, veteran jazz pianist Michael Veerapen and instrumental rock band Skits.

Serious Play Improv Lab

An art lab for musicians and artists alike, Serious Play Improv Lab (SPIL) encourages performers to collaborate and express themselves through improvisation. This instalment features special guests Norwegian musicians Guro Skumsnes Moe (vocals/bass), Håvard Skaset (synthesizer) and Joakim Heibø Johansen (drums); the trio formed punk rock band MoE. Also on the bill are KL-based improvisers Sudarshan Chandra Kumar (electronics), Yong Yandsen (tenor sax) and Kok Siew-Wai (vocals).

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RAW Art Space , Petaling Street Thursday February 22 2018


Dictatorship is the party to end all parties. This week, Elysium reunites the original Dictatorship crew - Ed Dix, anType, Kubika, Slutski and Odd - for a celebration of eclectic dance music.

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Elysium , Bukit Bintang Friday February 23 2018

Pisco Bar presents JonnyVicious

Local DJ JonnyVicious is a popular name in the disco and groove scene thanks to his unique sets that boast varying upbeat tunes. Catch him at Pisco this Saturday if you’re looking for a chilled-out night of dancing.

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Pisco Bar , Bukit Bintang Saturday February 24 2018

The Gaslight presents Skits

Instrumental rock band Skits' jams are mischievous, punky, sprawling sonic-scapes laced with audio samples from our local past. Take 'Fall From Grace', our favourite track from their 2016 debut (it earned them a spot in our Top 30 local tracks of 2016 list): the song sounds like an adventure, the kind where Kassim Selamat from 'Ibu Mertuaku' is guiding you halfway, and by that we mean he is sampled in the song.

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Gaslight Café , Bukit Damansara Saturday February 24 2018

Intim Sessions

Get up close and personal with some of Malaysia’s rising talents at Intim Sessions by klpac. This edition presents folk singer Izzul Syafiq whose lyrics are laced with philosophical elements, and award-winning duo Hani & Zue who are known for their catchy melodies vocal prowess. Expect vibrant performances from these acts as they light up the stage at klpac.

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Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (KLPac) , Sentul Saturday February 24 2018

Grandeur and Triumph

If you’re in the mood for classical music, MPO brings two masterpieces by Richard Wagner and Gustav Mahler. Russian conductor Stanislav Kochanovsky takes the stage along with an orchestra to perform the prelude of Wagner’s opera ‘Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg’ and Wagner’s ‘Symphony No 7’.

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Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO) , KL City Centre Saturday February 24 2018 - Sunday February 25 2018


Daniela H

You guys forgot to add the performance of an iconic figure in the electronic music scene, acid house , Mr C, aka The Shamen with his Incidents Album World tour. he will be performing at Le Noir KL roof terrace this Friday, July 21.For 3 decades in the music industry, having released numerous albums and a multi-awarded artist who was integral to the music scene doesn't get a mention?