Places to Go on the Weekend of 4 — 6 March ’16

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This weekend sees the second Red Bull Music Academy session of the year (with kidkanevil no less), a freakshow, League of Captain’s fourth Prime Fridays, an arts and music festival with the objective of raising cancer awareness, a conversation with a famed war photographer, and a bunch of live music gigs featuring local acts. Oh, because we’re nice like that, get Uber promo codes here.

Red Bull Music Academy Pres. Kidkanevil
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Following the likes of TOKiMONSTABok Bok, and B. Bravo, RBMA alumnus and DJ-producer Kidkanevil will be down at Zouk Club KL to have an intimate one-on-one with a moderator for an invite-only lecture session. The producer combines his penchant for hip hop, anime soundtracks as well as videogame music to create diverse, impish dance music, which is exemplified on new record Rap Biscuits EP 1 and most notably, in his collaborative project Kidsuke with Japanese producer Daisuke Tanabe. The project saw the two talents conflate their ideas and skills into an album filled with whimsical, downtempo tracks where the beats and sounds were enabled by toys and children’s instruments.

If you want to hear Kidkanevil regale about his music-making process and more, it’s sadly too late to register for the lecture session. But you are still more than welcome to catch him perform at APEX later at night, along with bass music by way of Akhyla’s Fatim (now also a member of ATTAGIRL!) and some Soulection-inclined hip hop courtesy of Emir Hermono x Fliko, all of whom will open for the main act.

Date Friday 4 March ’16
Time 8pm (Lecture Session) / 11pm (Club Night)
Venue APEX @ Zouk Club KL

No guestlist needed for the club night.

Gaslight Cafe Pres. Ariff AB
Ariff AB

Ariff AB is returning to perform at Gaslight Cafe. The alternative indie freak folk singer-songwriter (a mouthful, we know) is capable of leaving the audience wanting more with a melancholy voice that creates an air of mystery. He’s performed for a BBC live music session and will again be accompanied by his brooding guitar for a performance that will undoubtedly send shivers down your spine.

Date Friday 4 March ’16
Time 8.30pm
Venue Gaslight Cafe

For more information, click here.

LoC Prime Fridays #4
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For the fourth edition of LoC’s Prime Fridays, the café-boutique is expected to transform into a club setting when EDM-trap connoisseur H3 goes behind the decks, dropping big beats of trap, dubstep, 808s, and other tunes of club-appropriate variety. Joining him is HOAX’s own Afaro, who’s less assaulting in his approach of feeding your feel-good senses. As usual, entry is free. There will even be Pestle and Mortar swag up for grabs – who knows, you may be a lucky recipient of a P&M tote bag.

Date Friday 4 March ’16
Time 10pm
Venue League of Captains

More information on the event here

Think.ARTS 2016
source: Liyana Fizi

Think of Think.ARTS as an open classroom to educate and raise awareness towards cancer using music and arts as its medium. There are a bunch of activities lined up for the two-day event such as colouring classes, flower folding workshops, an art exhibition entitled ‘Rejuvenation’ that’ll have pieces available for purchase — proceeds from this will be donated to MAKNA, the National Cancer Council — and musical performances by Salammusik, Liyana Fizi, Balan Kashmir, Sound Bathing, and many more.

Date Friday 4 March — Saturday 5 March ’16
Time 11am
Venue Black Box, Publika
Tickets RM25 (Concert only)

More information on the event here

Freakshow Exhibition
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Graduates of Limkokwing University circa 2000 to 2003 are reuniting to host a collaborative exhibition with an intriguing theme  — freakshows. Maybe there will be a Bowie-inspired piece since the university’s founder is a huge supporter of the late musician.  Among the few participating artists are Zainal Abidin Musa, Shazry Azman, Jacqueline Katherine Gomez, Dali A. Azis, and Alpharizan Supiee. Actual freakshows won’t be present in physical form, however, after having too much to drink, we’re fairly certain everyone’s inner Hyde will be on public display, which should be good enough to freak the next person out.

Date Friday 4 March — Thursday 10 March ’16
Time 8.30pm 
Venue Minut Init Art Social

More information on the event here

Kontakt Live Series: Phlox, Trifecta, Tempered Mental, Ramayan
source: Ramayan

It’s the start of a new month and so begins a new episode in Live Fact’s Kontakt Live gig series. This time, it will feature performances by well-known rock band Tempered Mental, psych rock a la Phlox as well as Ramayan who will be releasing an EP soon, and lastly, noise pop trio Trifecta will round out the night’s roster of acts.

Date Friday 4 March ’16
Time 8pm
Venue Live Fact
Cover RM25

More information on the event here.

Solid Gold feat. Alle Farben
Alle Farben

With a pseudonym that means ‘All Colours’, it’s appropriate that Alle Farben will be lighting up Pisco Bar with his kaleidoscopic house music. The German DJ only has one full length album under his belt (Synesthesia – I Think In Colours) but that hasn’t curbed his passion for performing. Allow him to provide the perfect soundtrack for your night out at Pisco Bar with the resident DJs of Solid Gold (Mr.Backsounds & Meng).

Check out his latest EP My Ghost below:

Date Friday 4 March ’16
Time 10pm
Venue Pisco Bar
Cover Charge RM20 before midnight; RM30 after midnight.

More information here.

Under9 Pres. Detuned Series
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The latest edition of Detuned will be headed by three individuals named Slutski, Kubika, and Uzair respectively. The music for the night will range from disco and acid to pure techno. There will be no songs by Avicii in this space — go to Zouk for that.

Date Saturday 5 March ’16
Time 10pm
Venue Under9, KL
Cover RM15 (after 11pm)

More information on the event here

Live Fact Pres. Pitahati
source: Pitahati

After March’s edition of Kontakt Live Music series, Live Fact will host nusantara rock band Pitahati. Aside from fans, this band has been acknowledged by plenty of other local rock bands for their music and performances. The band has even made the soundtrack for the film Terbaik Dari Langit; Pitahati’s latest LP Selamat Datang Ke Panggung Suara will be available for sale at Live Fact during the show.

Date Saturday 5 March ’16
Time 8pm
Venue Live Fact
Cover RM30

Pre-book your tickets at livefactkl@gmail.com. More information on the event here.

Steam House Sessions: Keramaian
source: Viktoria

For the first weekend of March, head to a small startup company called Shield Stallion where it will see performances from psych rock band Ramayan, indie rock band Jaggfuzzbeats, pop band Spooky Wet Dreams, alt rock bands Three and Nocta as well as VIKTORIA, whose sonorous, leaden voice we’ve compared to Spooky Black. Furthermore, Ramayan’s EP will be available for pre-order at the event.

Date Saturday 5 March ’16
Time 8pm
Venue Shield Stallion, The Strand, Kota Damansara
Cover RM15

More information on the event here

POOP Volume 1: Book Launching and Exhibition
POOP Book Launch
AWAS!: A Week of Animated Shorts opens with the POOP Volume 1 Book Launch and Exhibition starring a musical performance by Shoupihou. The eccentric magazine from Huaguoshan features independent and experimental comics by various artists. It’s bound to be a whimsical premiere.

Date Saturday 5 March ’16
Time 3pm – 10pm
Venue FINDARS

More information on this event can be found here.

An Evening Talk With Coşkun Aral: From War To Peace
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Coşkun Aral is heavily involved with war — he’s not the bad guy, mind you, but he is the one that documents what happens so the rest of the world are aware of the situation. He did everything from taking photographs (his work has been featured in the likes of TIMENewsweek, and Paris Match), to interviewing hijackers, to working as a war correspondent since 1986. Coşkun will be in KL over the weekend to share his knowledge and experiences regarding taking on a job that puts your life on the line, and lighter topics in-between, hopefully.

Date Saturday 5 March ’16
Time 6.30pm
Venue Vallette Gallery

More information on the event here

FINDARS Pres. Switch On
Switch On

Switch On returns with Gnurr, Sudarshan Chandra Kumar, Goh Lee Kwang, and Main Batu for an authentic electronic music experience – think our recent JUICE Curates mix. It’ll be a refreshing change from the current “press play” culture as these talented musicians bring ambient music to life.

Get a taste of what to expect from Gnurr below:

Date Sunday 6 March ‘16
Time 8pm
Venue FINDARS

More information on the event can be found here.