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Weekly Picks: Malaysia (11 – 17 June 2018)

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Feedback Open Mic: feat Jumero & Josiah Tay, at The Bee, 12 June, 8pm

Jumero’s hippie and happy beach music is always a great choice for a pick-me-up. They’ll be featured alongside Josiah Tay, who does covers of songs you know. Feedback Open Mic is also a reliable place for spotting the next rising star in the local indie music scene.

More info here.

Erik Custer, Kelvin Thein, Nadhirah, RJ, Lyanne, Tasha

Eight to Late, at The Gaslight Cafe KL, 12 June 8pm

The Gaslight Cafe is a lovely space showcasing a night of acoustic music from singer-songwriters. Performers for the night include Ipoh singer-songwriter RJ Kevin, and jazzy singer-songwriter Lyanne Low. Cover charge is a steal at RM20, which includes 1 drink voucher.

More info and full line-up here

Brian Lowdermilk in KL!, at Harmony Hall PJ, 12 June, 8:15pm
Musical theatre composer Brian Lowdermilk — of ‘Kerrigan and Lowdermilk’ — is in town and doing a one-night concert in conjunction with workshops he’ll be conducting here. Brian will sing his songs and reveal some of the stories behind his tunes. Tickets are RM55. Limited seats. WhatsApp +6012 917 7083

More info here.

John Thomas Trio and Dasha Logan, at No Black Tie, 13–14 June, 9pm

No Black Tie is a firm favourite with local jazz aficionados — this week, Dasha Logan and John Thomas Trio (helmed by jazz drummer John Thomas, bassist Daniel Foong and Ee-Jeng Hin on keys) will be performing. Cover charge is at RM45, and set dinners are available as well. For those who have not returned to NBT in a while, the music venue has significantly reworked their dinner menu.

More info here

Meet The Author: Carol Jones, The Concubine’s Child, at Lit Books, 16 June, 2pm

Australian author Carol Jones, better known for her books for young adult and children, has recently published her debut novel for adults. The Concubine’s Child is set in 1930s Kuala Lumpur, and is a result of Carol’s research into the history of Malayan Chinese families. In this meet-and-greet, Carol will discuss her book, research, and taking on the challenge of writing from an outsider’s perspective. Q&A available. Free admission into Lit Books. PSA: this beautifully curated bookshop is a threat to your budget.

More info here.

Izen & Tria, at Alexis, 15 & 16 June, 10pm

The award-winning veteran performer Tria Aziz teams up with fellow award-winning performer Izen Kong for a weekend in Alexis. Tria has stolen the show on numerous stages in musical theatre, and a night out with her always promises to be rewarding. Classically trained singer Izen is a recent and welcome addition in the local performing arts scene. Both artists have a wide repertoire combined, so this is just a guess, but we’ll be seeing a lot of showtunes and big songs in the lineup here. It’s Alexis, so a dress code applies. Cover charge RM10++.

More info here

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