September 2010



Posted by kenchill. Events, Flyers, Music

Entering its 2nd time (once in 2 years) of celebrating the best and brightest from the realm of chipmusic and its related disciplines, COLOURAMA event showcases the use of the former heavyweights of computing such as the Commodore 64 and Amiga, the Atari ST and 2600, and the Nintendo Entertainment System and Game Boy to create arresting music and visual art. This event is majoring focus on chiptune annual music festival, the first in Malaysia and the international standard. Colourama shows performance of the musicians chiptune reliable local and foreign countries. Aims to realize the ropes of fellowship, support the morale among the musicians, and a place to exchange ideas and show the capability of the musicians.

The main idea for COLOURAMA is to combines music, design, visual and fashion in one place! Our main concept for this event is 8 bit game era (1982-1990) – and in particular the graphics architectures, algorithms and techniques being employed at that time in computer games. BLIP FEST is the main event for all chiptuners and it is held in New York every year and COLOURAMA is the only annual event that focus on chiptune music in Malaysia!


I first discovered Diana Liu when I was photographing Tokyo Blue at No Black Tie on a fine Wednesday night sometime back in August 2010. It was Tokyo Blue’s last performance in Malaysia. Well, sort of a last concert before Hiro and Ywenna moved over to Singapore (and Josh going over to Berklee for a short stint). I am sure they will come back to Malaysia to perform again anyways.

So yes, I saw this young lady fronting the microphone while Tokyo Blue was the backing band, singing some jazz numbers. It did not matter that she sang in Mandarin (of which I do not understand), but it was good enough to prompt me to get my ass to the front of the stage to record her (using my Sony NEX5 of course).


Chicago based Russian Circles celebrate the release of their brand new album, Geneva, by kicking off their first ever South East Asia tour in September. The band is scheduled to perform in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur on 18th and 24th September.

About Russian Circles

Similar to fellow Chicago residents Pelican, Russian Circles play epic, sprawling music which runs the gamut of heavy discordant metal to soft delicate passages. They are also known for their energetic live shows, which include tours with Tool, Red Sparowes, Minus the Bear and Mono, as well as appearances at the 2006, 2007 & 2008 SXSW festivals.


Presented by The Annexe Gallery, with support from Central Market, admission is free!

Come and celebrate Malaysia Day with us at The Annexe Gallery as we present our seventh Art For Grabs, one of the most fun and popular bazaars in KL! More than 40 stalls selling artsy thingies + books + accessories + craftiness + DIY wizardry + DVDs + T-shirts + handmade dolls + omg cutesy whatevers… all for under RM100 each! Make a date with us now!!!


Okay, so after touring all over the world (including Singapore), the G-Shock ‘Shock The World’ Tour finalllllly lands itself in our magnificent Kuala Lumpur! It was held at Zouk on the 23rd of July 2010. Well, to get tickets, you will have to either buy a G-shock and get some passes, or just know some people who were involved in the event.

So, the local designers involved in this event were Stephen Lau and Streething (, a local streetwear community. Stephen collaborated on the white DW6900 while Streething did it’s collaboration on a black DW5600. If I’m not mistaken, there were like 20 of each watch given away to friends of the designers (don’t think it was on sale).


The wait is finally over! American Idol extraordinaire, Adam Lambert is all set to rock Malaysia in October! Jointly organized by Marctensia and Sony Music, the Adam Lambert Glam Nation Tour Live in Malaysia 2010 will take Malaysia by storm this October 14, 2010.

The tour was officially announced in late April 2010 via Adam’s website ( As this is Adam’s first tour, fans can expect an audio and visual spectacular, both theatrical and atmospheric from the tour. “I hope the audience will be able to escape for a few hours and fall into a world full of glam, drama and excitement.” Adam further adds, “I am confident we have put together a show FAR beyond the price of the ticket. I am looking forward to connecting with fans all across the world with this show.”

The Asian leg of the Glam Nation Tour in October will only include stops in Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong and Manila in South East Asia before Adam continues his tour to Australia and New Zealand. Since this will be a full-length concert, fans from the South East Asia region like Indonesia, Thailand and Brunei are expected to fly into Kuala Lumpur to catch the glam superstar in action as Malaysia offers one of the most competitive travel packages and rates.


Renown electronica & pop folk singer songwriter & BBC Radio 3 World Music Award winner Sa Ding Ding from Inner Mongolia will be here once again, this time at the invitation of Popular Books for an exclusive concert showcase, at the Plenary Hall, KL Convention Centre. Popular Book hopes to share her exquisite talent with us, in line with the forthcoming fifth Bookfest@ Malaysia 2010 (which will be held from 4th to 12th September).

Sa Ding Ding, who is of mixed Han and Mongolian parentage sings several languages including Mandarin, Sanskrit, Tibetan, as well an imaginary self created language to evoke the emotions in her songs. She also plays traditional instruments such as the guzheng and matouqin (horse-head fiddle), and is often acclaimed as the “Bjork of The East” or “Enya of The East”. She has also appeared at Womad, Harrogate Festival & The Royal Albert Hall in the UK.


Paramore Live in KL

Posted by kenchill. Events, Flyers, Music

Fans of American rock band Paramore in Malaysia and the region will be able to catch the American rock band live when they are here for ‘Paramore Live in Kuala Lumpur 2010’. The concert, scheduled for 19 October 2010, will be held at the National Stadium in Bukit Jalil here.

‘Paramore Live in Kuala Lumpur 2010’ is presented by Tune Talk, the country’s fastest growing prepaid mobile service. Tune Tones (formerly known as Tune Entertainment), another member of Tune Group of Companies, has come on board as co-organiser while AirAsiaRedTix is the official ticketing agent.

According to Tune Talk CEO Jason Lo: “We are excited to present Paramore to not only their Malaysian fans but also from across the region who have easy access to Kuala Lumpur via AirAsia and AirAsia X’s extensive regional network. Tune Talk has constantly been supporting musical talents – both locally and internationally. By presenting ‘Paramore Live in Kuala Lumpur 2010’ we hope to share their inspiring music with the people here and beyond.”

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