This is the second part of the 2-part coverage. Check out the coverage of the Indie and Chillout stage here: http://www.lifeinkl.com/2010/01/09/rock-the-world-9-indie/. The heavy afternoon rain forced most of us to take shelter in the media tent, foregoing performances by bands such as Blind Tribe (they were playing when the rain started, and continued playing), Saturnine, Yuna and Disagree.
There was the usual local clothing labels around the venue, this on in particular, the newer Envelove, who stocks the famous Badger (from Bandung, Indonesia) brand.
Republic of Brickfields is no stranger to the local music scene and is a staple band at the Rock The World series (no Koffin Kanser this year though). Recently, they opened for Search at Mon’t Kiara and today, they had a real surprise in store for fans.
As I was flipping through the newspapers yesterday, I saw an article about the lead singer of Meet Uncle Hussain, Lan. The title was shocking enough, ‘No looks, sounds good, the ‘late’ Lan‘.
Heck, with a simple printing/type error, the ‘late’ can become a late and it would be insulting, if not downright disturbing. And Lan is not that old. The writer decides to add more salt to the injury with this sentence ‘The singer, with no looks but sounds good, certainly commanded the attention of the audience.‘
Well, it looks like the author does not only dislikes Meet Uncle Hussain, but downright hates them. Read the online version here (if you want): http://www.nst.com.my/Current_News/NST/Sunday/National/2480177/Article/index_html
If you manage to read the whole article, the last sentence is no doubt the nail in the coffin (pun intended).
A more exciting read would be about Lan fainting: http://www.murai.com.my/article/default.asp?article_id=3363&c=2&s=3
Fly FM held their 3rd anniversary birthday bash at Central Park, 1Utama this year. They also held their 2nd anniversary at the same venue last year (of which I attended as well). They were nice enough to provide me with some media passes, allowing me to venture around all areas around the stage and the VIP area as well.
This event is also sponsored by Magnum, and there were those blow up bangers which had Magnum branding on them as well. Security this year was also helped out by
Do check out Part 1 (http://www.lifeinkl.com/2008/10/24/kami-the-concert-part-1/) and Part 2 (http://www.lifeinkl.com/2008/10/28/kami-the-concert-part-2/) first.
The Times took stage right after Bittersweet’s rendition of the Hari Raya song. They started off with Singapura Ke Kuala Lumpur, a crowd favorite, taken from their latest album, Modern Minimalist Glamour. They chugged through the night, churning out Khayal Khayalan, Tunjuk Perasaan and also the title track from the same album.
The second Konsert Pesta Malam Indonesia is coming soon and it will be held at the Equestrian Park at Mont Kiara on the 16th of August 2008. I prefer open air venues as the sound is more open (thus avoiding ringing ears), fresher air as compared to smoke infested indoor venus and more space to roam about. The only thing about outdoor venues is that there’s the risk of rain (of which I got poured on during the Dream Theater concert at Fort Canning in Singapore last year).
Hey, we have 2 of our local bands playing instead of just all Indonesian bands