After much anticipation, ‘Akon Freedom Beach Concert 09′ originally scheduled on Thursday, 2nd July 2009 has been postponed to Saturday, 24th October due to unforeseen circumstances.
According to Mr. Michael Chan, representative of the concert organizer Marctensia, Akon’s concert has to be postponed due to his personal reasons relating to his family emergencies; which caused him unable to make it to Malaysia. In fact, this also leads to the postponement of the Manila concert on 4th July.
KL Tower Indie Fest 2009 is the follow up to the first KL Indie Fest 2008 also held at KL Tower. This year’s event will be held on the 3rd and 4th of July 2009, of which, the final day will feature the mega concert with a line up consisting of all the hottest bands at the moment.
An indie art carnival will be held on the first day of the event (3rd July 2009) together with the showcase event. The showcase will feature some up and coming indie bands and starts from 2pm until 8pm. And yes, entrance will be free on the first day for both events.
The mega concert on the 4th of July will set you back RM25 but it will be totally worth it as the line up is great and the whole concert will last from noon till midnight. Yes, 12 hours of music, well minus dinner and prayer times of course.
Disagree‘s second album titled To Prevent The Earth From Moving With You will be launching on the 30th of June 2009 at Hard Rock Cafe, KL. You may be able to get it at Rock Corner on the very same day itself.
In the meantime, have a listen to their first single, Osaka at their website http://www.disagreeband.com/ (the player is at the bottom of the page).
The Rhythm of Unity concert was set to improve ties between Malaysia and Indonesia but what turned out was really unexpected.
The event was supposed to start at 5pm and when we got to the venue at 4pm, the stage was still being constructed halfway. Rumor has it that the organisers could not afford to pay the second payment after the stage has been built, prompting the stage company to deconstruct the stage. The organisers then managed to contact another event company for the stage to be built on Saturday afternoon itself, just before the event starts.
Luck was not on their side though as it started to rain at around 6.30pm, just before the lighting and main speakers could be lifted up to be secured on the main boom. The heavy thunderstorm roared for 2 hours before finally giving way. It took the stage crew another 2 hours
Back in the month of May, there were weekly events at the auditorium of Wisma Bentley organised by Homegrown Productions (http://www.homegrown.com.my/). One of them was the Homegrown Space which featured performances by local music acts. I had the chance to attend the show held on the second weekend which featured Forty Winks, The Deserters, Pesawat, Bittersweet, Hello Is This The Band and Seven.
Forty Winks started the show with their dose of ska music. The venue was dark, air conditioned and carpetted, which led to people sitting down and relaxing while listening to the music. Of course, the front of the stage was where the action was with small bunch of people dancing to the music.
There will be a gathering of Hujan fans, called ‘Raingers‘ at Itudio Studio, Level 2, Kelana Mall this coming Sunday (21 June 2009). The event will start at 2pm and end at about 6pm. Besides meeting up with Hujan, fans will get to enjoy performances from Jayzuan (of Free Love), Joanna n Co., Awanband and also a special acoustic performance by Hujan themselves.
New Hujan t-shirts will be on sale as well so bring some extra cash (and a silver marker if you want to get it autographed by the band).
Rockaway 2009 will be a heck of a concert and is being organised by One Buck Short in collaboration with Jack n’ JillRollercoaster. The line up is really great as all the heavy hitters of the music industry such as Bittersweet, Pop Shuvit, One Buck Short, Love Me Butch, Bunkface, SevenCollar T-shirt, Couple, and Pesawat will be performing.
The best part? It’s FREEEEEEEEEEE. Yes, 9 great hours of music for just RM0.00. You just have to present yourself at Capsquare on the 20th of June at 1pm to witness it all. To make it even sweeter, the first 1000 attendees will receive complimentary goodie bags. There will definitely be a free t-shirt inside along with some snacks.
There will be an after party featuring Twilight Action Girl too.
The festival is organised by popular Malaysian band One Buck Short, who were inspired to offer local independent rock bands the opportunity to showcase their latest music to the public. The band was recently named the Voize Independent Music Award’s Best Rock Group and has opened for international bands like My Chemical Romance and Fall Out Boy.
There will be a 2 day music festival happening at Stadium Kajang this coming weekend featuring heaps and heaps of bands. Tickets are RM35 with presales tickets going for RM30 and those aged below 18 can purchase tickets for just RM20.
The 2009 My Stereo Rocks was also held at Zouk, similar to the 2008 one. The exciting thing about this one is that one of their official partners were RTM and that REVENGE will be performing their last and final set during the event before they go into a rest (well, according to their MySpace, but heck, they will be performing at SEARCH‘s final leg of their tour at Mont Kiara this August 1st).
When we arrived, Nadia’s Picture Show was already performing with the crowd already warmed up and enjoying the tunes. Crowd turnup was really good, with the venue nearly full and with more people trickling in.
The next Radio Rosak Concert will be held at the Stadium Perbadanan Majlis Perbandaran Pasir Gudang on the 27th of June 2009. The first event was held at the Stadium Tertutup Majlis Bandaraya Johor Bahru last April.
This time around, a few more bands will be added to the playlist such as Statik and The Closed. The other bands who will be performing are The Rhaman, Estranged, Projek Pistol, Auburn, OAG, Cili, Bunkface, Zip Zieller and also Plague of Happiness.
Tickets will be sold at a pre-sale price of RM18. Normal price will be RM25 at door.