“We play toy instruments and record our music in our bedroom“. Who are they? Well, they are Bandung‘s answer to electropop/eletronic music, a duo which call themselves Bottlesmoker. Bottlesmoker consists of Angkuy and Nobie, both final year journalist students.
They play and tinker with toy instruments such as effects controllers, keyboards and pianicas, opening them up and modifying them before hooking up to their laptops or mixers. They sometimes purchase their toy instruments from second hand shops and sometimes people give them the instruments (and they will fix it). On their laptops, they use Reason 4 for all their arranging, sequencing, composing and recording needs.
15Malaysia is a short film project. It consists of 15 short films made by 15 Malaysian filmmakers. These films not only deal with socio-political issues in Malaysia, they also feature some of the best-known faces in the country, including actors, musicians and top political leaders. You may think of them as funky little films made by 15 Malaysian voices for the people of Malaysia.
Homegrown paid its tribute to the King of Pop, Michael Jackson by holding a 2 hour tribute on the 7th of August at the Audition Hall at Wisma Bentley. The free concert featured 11 local acts of various genres each performing a different Michael Jackson song in the performer’s individual style and flavor.
It was a well staged event with 400 guests of all walks of life attending. No, this wasn’t your average rock gig. Parents came with children, artists and singers, VIPs, music fans, and everyone in between. The spread of the H1N1 virus was taken into consideration and temperature checks were conducted just before entering the auditorium.
The event started at 8.30pm with hosts Qi and local beauty Sarah Lian. The first act of the day was Asian Percussion Unit and they performed a medley of Shake Your Body & Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough through their unique beats and variety of instruments.
The KL stop for the Search Di Awan Biru tour was held at the Mon’t Kiara Equestrian Park on the 1st August 2009. Anti-ISA gathering/protests/march was also held at the same day at Kuala Lumpur (together with roadblocks at all major roads entering the city). The Search tour was sponsored by Celcom. Well, if you have noticed, Celcom has been sponsoring/organising a lot of music related events lately, from Indonesian band concerts, to local music gigs like the UOX Play series of gigs. Keep it up!
Massive jams started from 1pm at all roads and highways entering the city. You had to be stuck along with the rest even if you just wanted to turn out and an exit not entering the city. A lot of people who wanted to go to the Search concert got stuck at the jams at one road or another.
Kudos to those who made it there (parking was another issue which I shall highlight later towards the end of this article). There was already a large crowd at the entrance of the venue at 3pm. The event started at approximately 4pm with Pesawat (there was a slight adjustment to the band scheduling) gracing the stage first.
Baybeats makes its eight appearance this year at the Esplanade, Singapore which will be held from August 28th till the 30th. Baybeats is an alternative music festival and this year’s event will feature 34 bands from all over the region as well as bands from Australia, UK and the USA. 3 of our local bands will be performing there, namely Estranged, Love Me Butch and Silent Scenery.
Some of them will be performing twice a day (afternoon slot and night slot) so yeah, do catch them and give them our support! Bands will perform at 3 different locations around the Esplanade, which is the Outdoor Theatre, Powerhouse and the Concourse.
Besides featuring lots of bands over a 3 day span at an amazing venue, the other amazing thing is that admission is FREE! Yes, another reason why you should go there eh. Not only you can enjoy rock music, there will be slower, chill out music as well as DJ sets later in the night.
Well, this is an event you can attend if you are bored with the lack of events and concerts during Bulan Ramahdan (don’t worry, performances will start at 6pm). You can still make it back to Malaysia for Merdeka, or you can spend the long weekend over at Singapore, up to you!
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Celcom Xpax, the main sponsor for this event, has already given out all of their free tickets, so you might have to source your tickets through competitions on radio stations and magazines.
Want to get the best out of your MTV World Stage experience? Here’s how!
Rules – don’t we all hate them? For the rockers in us, they are meant to be broken. Here at MTV, we are all up for a wild night at MTV World Stage. Seriously, you haven’t really partied unless you’ve partied with us. But even the wildest and most decadent rock stars have their own set of rules and regulations, be it backstage (no stairs, five magnums of Perrier Jouet Belle Epoque champagnes, etc) or onstage (absolutely no flash!).
While we are not stoic fascists, what we can do best is to offer your some tips and suggestions for you party revelers to get the best out of your MTV World Stage experience. Ready? Brace yourselves and let’s go!
(SUPER) TIP NO. 1: GET LUCKY
Money can’t buy the best things in the world. Likewise, passes to MTV World Stage cannot be bought (read: priceless or potential eBay item). To secure a seat in the best gig soon-to-happen in Asia, there’s only one thing you can do: take part in our contest and win them. Knowing people in high or low places is purely a subjective alternative in this case.