Timeout KL Presents On The Up @ No Black Tie – January

The every Wednesday of the third week of the month, Timeout KL presents On The Up, a music night at No Black Tie, in Jalan Mesui, next to Palate Palatte..

Again, some of us music lovers were there to support our local acts..All photos credits to David..


*L>R – Aaron, Me, Nigel*


*David and HsuJen*

The night kicked off with 2StoreyHeart, with only the vocalist, George Wong, playing that night..


*George Wong of 2StoreyHeart*

I must say that George is quite a talented composer, although most of the songs are very similar in terms of tunes and rhythms..

The only significant thing that differentiate the songs are the lyrics..Mostly emo songs..

The songs that he played that night were not bad, just that he screamed too much in his songs, although I must say that he controlled it very well..

Although it sounded loud, it didn’t really make my eardrums want to burst or whatsoever..

Perhaps he need to be more creative in his composing, instead of using the same tune for every song..

Then came second act of the night, Broken Scar..


*Broken Scar..Sorry don’t have a photo of the drummer*

Being a veteran in the music industry, Broken Scar definitely rocked the house down, with vocalist  Kevin Teh showed a great showmanship..

The other members of Alda Tan on bass, Paul Chuah (of Qings & Kueens) on guitar, and Alex Ang on drums did a great job too..

They invited violinist, Rohnie Tan to perform with them too..He’s great too! The first time I saw him performed together with Rendra Zawawi..Great job!


*Wonderful showmanship by guitarist and vocalist, Kevin Teh*

I just can’t get enough of Broken Scar after that..They are simply awesome..

Then third act of the night, Izzy Mohamed..Seriously, I thought Izzy Mohamed is a guy, until I saw HER on the stage~!


*Izzy Mohamed*

Izzy was doing great too..Slow melodic tune and together with her collaboration of Alda on the bass (again), a drummer, and also a female pianist..Nice songs..


*Secret Love Affair*

Secret Love Affair plays music of rock fusion..Indeed, I was amazed by their performance..

It gave me a feeling of Jamiroquai fusioned with The Killers, where electronica jazz meets 70′s rock style..

I enjoyed myself with the last act but the vocals were simply plain and under par..They seriously have to improve on the lyrics part..

Overall I am really satisfied with all of the performances, quite a rare case..LOL..

Of course, I’m looking forward to another gig by Broken Scar and the likes from any other veterans..

Timeout KL Presents On The Up – January

Yes, it’s the day of the month again, third week of the month and it’s On The Up, music night by Timeout KL, on 21st of January, Wednesday..

Again it’s at No Black Tie in Jalan Mesui, next to Palate Palatte only, starts at 8.30pm..Of course, it’s advisable for you to reserve a table or two if you are coming in group..

After a great night with Rendra Zawawi on my last visit back in November 2008 and I’ve missed the one in December 2008, I’m looking forward to this one..

Why you say? Because of its great line-up of artistes..

They have singer songwriter 2StoreyHeart, followed by acoustic singer songwriter Izzy Mohamed..Then they also have fusion rock group Secret Love Affair..


*Secret Love Affair, taken from their Myspace*

Check out Izzy’s Myspace and Secret Love Affair’s..

And last but not least, Brokenscar is in the house this time~!! The moniker of singer songwriter Kevin Teh, who sometimes perform alone, in a trio setting and a full on band..

The entrance is RM20 and print out your RM10 voucher HERE..

Timeout KL – On The Up @ No Black Tie

Last Wednesday, 19th of November, Timeout KL once again organized a music night at No Black Tie, well known for hosting local gigs..

4 bands on the line-up, namely An Honest Mistake, The Bassment Syndicate, Alaling + The Kaya Koks, and Rendra Zawawi, as accordingly..

All photos credits to David and Fuzz..Wonder how is Nigel‘s video recording..


*Our table*

The attendees were David, Hsu Jen, Nigel, Aaron, Joshua, Celine, Fuzz, Dillon, Sue, Dahlia, Josephine, me, and of course Kelli..

Little did I know, most of the guys in my gang that night knows how to play music instruments..And I guess I’m the only noob there wtf..

Lucky we reserved a table there so not much hassle for us, as we heard it’s always packed in No Black Tie..

As expected, the place was quite packed, perhaps due to its big-sized tables and chairs..Hence it’s a bit crammed..

Considering this was my first time and I have no experience about local gigs, still I would prefer a bigger and more spacious venue..It could’ve been better..


*An Honest Mistake*


*Darren on vocals and acoustic guitar*

Well I definitely love An Honest Mistake..Although I’ve not listen to much local bands nowadays, it gives me a feeling of Lifehouse, Green Day, and a bit of Disagree..

I especially like the cute sweet-looking guitarist..Yes, the female guitarist..She’s damn pretty and cute..Plus I love her wavy hair! I so want to get that 4 years ago..

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Timeout KL Present : On The Up

PEOPLE~!! Let’s support our local music scene on Wednesday, 19th of November, at 8.30pm..It’s the On The Up event organized by Timeout KL..

Now, I’ve been supporting local scene since early 90′s where we listen to 4U2C (like wtf??? Yeah, a local boyband back then wtf), KRU, Amy Search (the Isabella fame), and ofcoz indie pioneer OAG..

OAG top the local English charts with 60′s TV and many more..Then came Butterfingers, Nice Stupid Playground, Jason Lo, Juliet The Orange, etc etc..

And now, I’m in love with Alaling and The Kaya Koks (literally means kaya puffs)..No not because they are Chinese..

Their songs are awesome and I think I’m in love ever since Nokia IAC event at Zouk back in May 2008..

Well it’s a shame for me to say that this is my first time ever to pay for a music nightout, local one that is..

I’ve paid to Linkin Park back in 2003 and Eason Chan in 2006..Actually I would love to attend local gigs especially the annual year-end PanGlobal Rocks gig, or is it Rock The World Series?

But anyway, this time around Alaling and The Kaya Koks will be performing alongside singer-songwriter Rendra Zawawi, emo acoustic group An Honest Mistake, and newly formed trio, The Bassment Syndicate at No Black Tie..

I’ve never been to No Black Tie before but, it’s said to be located next to Palate Palatte..

Now entry fees are RM20 BUT….Just prinout this RM10 coupon and you will half price discount..How’s that eh..


*Timeout KL Presents On The Up RM10 coupon*

Well, no matter what I’m definitely going for this..Are you joining me?