Bittersweet held their Knights of the Round Table (I think this will be the title of their next album, scheduled to be released in March 2010) at Cloth n Clef on the 20th of February. Guest bands for the night were Deserters, They Will Kill Us All and Killeur Calculateur.
Rina Omar, the emcee for the night.
More pictures from the Fly FM 4th Flyniversary event. Check out the event coverage here: http://www.lifeinkl.com/2009/11/21/fly-fm-4th-anniversary-2/
Notes: Disagree played just as the rain stopped, allowing me to walk around the stage and snap photos.
Notes: Yuna is fun and easy to shoot as she doesn’t move around so much. Attention has to be taken so that you capture her while her eyes are open or is looking outward towards the crowd.
Notes: The lighting was interesting when Faizal Tahir was performing.
Notes: It started to pour heavier while Estranged was playing, allowing me to only take photos from the right side of the stage. Couldn’t get a close up of Din or walk far enough to zoom over the stage to photograph Azwin.
Notes: Pijie has an interesting t-shirt! Bittersweet is one really interesting band as they rarely move around the stage while performing. Easy to snap, but you won’t get many action or dynamic pictures. Pijie on the other hand, has really interesting poses and facial expressions (which DOES NOT suit the music the band plays at all! Hah!).
Notes: The band members move around the stage every now and then allowing more action shots. The bassist tend to get close to the edge of the stage, allowing more wide angle shots. Interesting band to shoot.
I like to get 2 or more band members in one shot while using my 70-200 lens.
This year’s Flyniversary started well early in the evening, at about 4pm with Couple as the opening act. I only managed to get to the venue at about 7.30pm due to the downpour which lasted from 5pm till 8.30pm. Anyways, even with the heavy rain, the crowd were still standing in front of the stage, entertained by performers like Shila (OIAM), James Baum and also One Buck Short.
VIP ticket holders got to have dinner and drinks at the special VIP tent while waiting for the second part of the event to start at 8pm, with Caprice being the first performer on stage. He brought along Annatasha for the first song, Thinking Of You. For more pictures, do check out http://www.lifeinkl.com/2009/11/21/4th-flyniversary-pictures/
Rockaway 2009 was held last month, on the 20th of June 2009 at Capsquare. Upon arriving at noon time, the crowd was already huge! The venue was a bit too small for the amount of people who attended. Well, there was also Pesta Malam Indonesia 3 happening at Bukit Jalil, but all those who came to Rockaway show their spirits and supports for our local acts. Kudos!
The audience area was shaped like a funnel, where a long road led to a medium-sized area in front of the stage. The stage as really huge and tall, allowing people at the back to see what was happening on top of stage.
Car Crash Hearts was nearly ending their set as I entered the VIP area situated just to the right side of the audience area (slightly elavated, allowing a better view). Even though being the first and opening band for the event, the crowd was already hyped out and wanted more from them.
The Terbang Oh! Bulan gig was supposed to be held on the 6th of May but then got delayed to the 13th of May to due to venue’s mistake in assigning the venue to another event organiser. It was held at SRJK Yuk Choy, Ipoh.
Upon arrival at 2pm, the event already started, but the inside of the hall wasn’t filled up yet, not until Hujan came. When the crowd heard that Hujan was up next, everyone rushed into the hall to get their best spots.
Hujan started their set with their new song, Obsesi before continuing on with the rest of their popular songs such as Empayarmu, Lonely Soldier Boy, Aku Scandal, Ludah Amerika before ending their set with Ahmoi Chantek.
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.
The evening continued with Pure Vibracion, spitting out their reggae tunes, which included the English chart topping (on HitzFM) song, Mi Gal. Flag bearing was of course there, this time a blue Malaysians for Peace one, instead of the usual red, green, yellow Pure Vibracion flag.
There were backup singers for songs, but at one point, Liyana Fizi of Estrella
Laila’s Lounge came on stage without its vocalist, who was apparently stuck in the infamous Kuala Lumpur traffic madness. The gig had to go on, so the guitarist became the replacement vocalist, albeit a bit off tune, but it’s better than nothing!
First and foremost, before you start wasting your time reading this post, I would just like to say that this event was a total disaster. It was a total waste of time and money to anyone who paid RM38/RM45 for the tickets. It was a pure letdown to everyone, audience and band members (especially Steven & CoconutTreez who flew all the way down to play for us)
Celcom’s University of X will be organising their second U.O.X. Play event at BB Plaza Rooftop this time on the 13th of December 2008. It will start from 5pm until midnight. There will be 2 bands from Indonesia who will be the highlight of the event, and they are The S.I.G.I.T. and White Shoes & The Couples Company (or WSTCC for short, check out our article on them previously, http://www.lifeinkl.com/2008/05/19/white-shoes-and-the-couples-company/).
Besides the 2 invited bands, our local bands will be performing as well. Bands include Bittersweet, Butterfingers, Bunkface, Stonebay, Bus Company, Tempered Mental, Seven, Laila’s Lounge