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15

Music Against Racism (Part 2)

Posted by kenchill. Categories Event Coverage, Events, Music

If you haven”t read Part 1, check it out here: http://www.lifeinkl.com/2008/12/09/music-against-racism-part-1/

The organisers were kind enough to give us a t-shirt inside the media pack. The t-shirt has the Music Against Racism graphic printed on the front with the tag line One Love, One Heart, One Nation and is manufactured by crazeecausa (I think it is pronounced as crazy-kow-sa).


The hard-rocking uncle was still there


Restraint
continued the gig after the dance interluded ended. More hardcore headbanging and moshing ensued.

Half Asleep took over and played some punk rock which included a cover of The Ramones” Blitzkrieg Bop.

Sinopsis gave the night a refresher (also allowing the crowd to rest). They played to a retro, British beat and also dressed as such. This is one band to look out for. One of the songs they played was Retro Romeo, which you can view the music video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTsnnDoMU3U.

Couple, stranger to no one, took stage next. They will launch their next album real soon, keep your eyes peeled. As the rain in the afternoon had delayed the event for a little bit, the organisers were smart enough to realise that they were short of time and had to limit each band to play only 3 songs each.


The night crowd

And then it was time for The Times (pun intended). They opened with Disko Dansa, continued with Tunjuk Perasaan and then unleashed the crowd favorite sing-along song, Singapura Ke Kuala Lumpur.

The ACAB was the second last band to play for the night. Its lead guitarist came on stage donning a very smart, lethal looking, err, black full suit/dress and sunglasses. Matrix?

OAG, as always, were the last band to play. Radhi, as usual, came with his songkok. They also could only play 3 songs, which were Slumber, Aku Statik (sparking a sing-along) and finally Generasiku before ending with a kung-fu Radhi.

And it was all done. The attendance for the event was less than that of the KL Indie Fest one, but it was a lot nevertheless. Kudos to the Vain Music, organisers for making sure the event ended on time and that all bands could perform even though the afternoon rain forced the show to be stopped for a while. Downtime between bands was also kept to a minimum thus avoiding tiring the crowd from waiting, and waiting. All in all, really worth the RM20 for those who paid!!!

Thanks to Kurt of Vain Music for the media passes.

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2 Responses to “Music Against Racism (Part 2)”

  1. jok - December 30, 2008 / 10:38 pm

    This is a joke right, music against racism but the audience come from one race only…

     
  2. kenchill - December 30, 2008 / 11:13 pm

    Well, you don’t see much Chinese at local gigs, but it’s all right, nobody was racist against me (or at any other gigs as well).

     

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