March 2009

Mar
31

XGIG JB 2009

Posted by kenchill. Event Coverage, Events, Music

CT Cafe & Sports Arena

One more post before March ends! XFM‘s (no more XFresh FM guys, XFM from now on. XFM!) XGIG Johor Bahru leg was held just 2 weeks ago at City Plaza, which only allows music events to be held on Sundays, as there are corporate people working in the building from Mondays to Saturdays.  As with the one held in JB previously, this XGIG is also held at CT Cafe & Sports Arena.

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Loy, the XGIG Boy, was courteous enough to invite me to the event and let me ride together with the crew (and the Bittersweet boys) on the bus, saving me from driving all the way down and back again

Mar
31

Corntoz Pillow Fight

4th of April 2009 is the International Pillow Fight Day and RandomAlphabets will be organising the Kuala Lumpur chapter of the pillow fight. The location of the pillow fight will be kept secret until the very last moment and the pillow fight is expected to happen on 4pm.

Update: It”s revealed! The venue for the Corntoz Pillow Fight 2009 is at The Curve, 2nd floor at 4pm, 4th of April (Saturday).

This is the plan:

4.00pm : Pillow Fighters come to the Gathering Point

4.20pm : Pillow Fighters will be split into two groups. White and Blue. The appointed Pillow Fight Police, will help with the split.

4.25pm : One team will go first to the Pillow Fight Point, escorted by the Pillow Fight Police.

Mar
23

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KoRn did not dissapoint during Sunburst 2009. They were scheduled to play at midnight, but managed to appear on stage at 11.45pm to hundreds of fans, calling out “We want KoRn, We want Korn”. Jonathan Davis was there, Munky was on the right side of the stage on the guitars, and Fieldy, on the left side with the bass guitar.

Jon Davis

We got a ‘How are you guys doing?‘ from Jon Davis, and his response after the crowd cheered was, ‘We didn’t flying 20 motherfucking hours just to hear this‘. Fuck yeah!

Mar
20

Erykah Badu Cancelled - Sunburst 2009

Well, this is quite unexpected and really last minute.

It is with sincere regret that we announce the cancellation of Erykah Badu’s performance at Sunburst KL09.  Due to personal reasons unbeknown to Pineapple Concerts, Erykah Badu’s party has confirmed that she must give Kuala Lumpur a pass.

Due to the last minute cancellation, Pineapple Concerts was unable to get a replacement in time for Sunburst KL09 on 21st March.

Our deepest apologies to all Erykah Badu fans.  And all the best to Erykah Badu.

By the way, you can check out the program schedule:

Sunburst 2009 Schedule

Mar
20

Satu Suara Concert

Posted by kenchill. Flyers

Satu Suara

Well, the logo looks like it was adopted from American Idol. But anyway, the Satu Suara event will be held at Central Park Avenue (the place with the brick road), One Utama.

There will be lots of activities such as skateboarding, paintball (hmmm), silat, indie fashion, capoeira, futsal, and treasure hunt, among others.

Bands who will be performing are Meet Uncle Hussain, Silent Scream, Couple, Laila’s, OAG,  Decma and the Could Have Been and Sharp Shooter.

According to my sources, bands will start performing from 12 onwards, but the event itself will start at 10am. I tried visiting http://www.satusuara.com/, but it seems that the website is still under construction.

Mar
20

Eastern Metal Fest Part 3

Posted by kenchill. Flyers

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Not going for Sunburst? Fret not. Head to the Eastern Metal Fest instead! A plethora of metal bands will be playing such as REVENGE, Sick Society, Dark Revo, Ass A Hell and Reptilia, amont others.

It will be happening at Paul’s Place, on the 21st of March, starting from 2pm onwards. Tickets are priced at RM15 each.

Mar
16

Flyer

The first XGIG for 2009 was held at Aloha, Melaka on the 7th of March, which is of course, organised by XFM (formerly XFresh FM). Thanks to the free entrance, loads of gig goers packed the venue even before the event started.

Venue

I managed to arrive just slightly before 2pm and when the clock struck 2, there was already a long queue outside the entrance to the venue. The entrance is well, kinda cool as it has a beachfront to the side of it, complete with a large swimming pool and coconut trees. The sunny afternoon made it feel like a holiday

Mar
12

Maxis iPhone

Maxis is finally offering the iPhone3G plans after a very long lag compared to other countries. Anyway, don’t think that the phone is free.

For the very basic 6-months RM80 plan, you need to pay RM2,540 upfront for the iPhone 8GB. 12-months x RM100 plan, it will be RM1,900 and for the 24-months RM100 plan, it is reduced to RM1,510 for the iPhone 8GB. The 16GB models are around RM300 extra.

If you don’t want to pay for the phone, you can opt for the 24-months RM375 plan, where you can get the iPhone 3G 8GB for RM0 and the 16GB version for RM260. So, if you are topping out at RM300 monthly, that’s a good place to head. Or you can just sell the iPhone off anyway.

Book yours here and http://www.maxis.com.my/iphone/index.asp and be invited to the official launch on the 20-22nd of March at the KL Convention Center. I’m not too sure when will you be able to pick-up the phone though.

Read the FAQ here: http://www.maxis.com.my/iphone/faq.pdf

Mar
12

XFM XGig Johor Bahru

Posted by kenchill. Flyers, Music

XGig JB

Here it comes again, the XFM’s XGIG this time at CT Cafe & Sports Arena at City Plaza, Johor Bahru. Entrance is free again, starts at 2pm on the 15th of March 2009. Expect the venue to be packed as hell!!!

Bands Performing:
Bittersweet
Komplot
Stonebay
Junohana
Statik
Laila (ex-Laila’s Lounge without the vocalist, expect to hear some good stuff from them!)
Enava

Mar
12

Heal The World

More than 1,000 students will congregate at the Cyberjaya campus of the Limkokwing University of Creative Technology for a charity musical extravaganza that will also send a strong message of peace and reconciliation to the world.

The students, representing over 144 countries will sing original compositions, read poems and perform dances to draw the world’s attention to the plight of displaced people all over the world,

XFM. Kami Tak Hot, Kami Cool!