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Gigs in April 2019: Thundercat, Final Fantasy, AlunaGeorge and more

Gigs in April 2019: Thundercat, Final Fantasy, AlunaGeorge and more

Buro Culture Guide

Text: Su Fen Tan


There isn't a dull weekend in April — not if these acts have a say about it. Check out the must-catch gigs in KL of the month right here:

6 April (Sat), Swee Lee Music Night ft. Battle Bloom x Manju Pocket @ Swee Lee, Lot 10

If you haven't paid the revamped Swee Lee space in Lot 10 a visit, this gives you the perfect reason to do so! Swee Lee brings back its Music Night series at the Swee Lee Social Club, so you can enjoy an evening of great coffee, stellar music and like-minded new friends. Taking the stage are local indie band Battle Bloom and Manju Pocket, all the way from Korea!

Admission is free. For more information, visit the event page.


6 April (Sat), Cosmic Dreamers @ fono, The Zhongshan Building

Presented by the ever-funky Xes Xes Loveseat and friends, expect a dreamy night of Deep-Acid Nusantara-Space-Funk, as coined by the man himself. A good time is always guaranteed at fono after all.

Check out fono's Instagram page for the rest of this month's lineup.


7 April (Sun), Thundercat Live in KL @ The Bee, Publika

No stranger to major stages like Coachella and Glastonbury, the Grammy-winning musical chameleon Thundercat is set to perform in KL for the first time. For those not familiar with the name, he's the mastermind behind the likes of Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp A Butterfly and Flying Lotus' You're Dead!

For ticketing and more information, visit the event page.


10 April (Wed), The Frankie Sixes @ No Black Tie

Trust the Frankie Sixes to bring you a swingin', jazzy good time. Lead by the velvety vocals of Reza Salleh, the band consists of Ee Jeng on keys, Che Wan on double bass, and KJ on drums.

The cover charge is RM53 (show only). For more information, visit the event page.


10 April (Wed), Gone Before Midnight @ Merdekarya

The band that plays "Malaysian-made manic music" return to Merdekarya for what they promise will be one hell of a night filled with new sounds, old sounds and random noises.

The cover charge is RM20. For more information, visit the event page.


12 & 13 April (Fri & Sat), Distant Worlds: Music from Final Fantasy @ Dewan Filharmonik Petronas

The Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO) and Dithyrambic Singers presents Distant Worlds: Music from Final Fantasy, bringing your video game fantasy to life through the power of music. Under the direction of Arnie Roth, the MPO will pay homage to the music of legendary composer Nobuo Uematsu and over 30 years of Final Fantasy games!

Only Suite Seats are left. For ticketing and more information, visit the website.


16 April (Tues), AlunaGeorge @ Kyo KL

Aluna Francis of AlunaGeorge will be headed our way soon to rep the electro-synth pop duo for a night of polyrhythmic R&B beats meets experimental UK garage that is sure to get you up and dancing.

For ticketing and more information, visit the event page.


18 April (Thurs), It's Just Two Album Launches @ The Bee, Publika

It's just two album launches, no biggie—safe for the fact that it's by two very familiar names from the local music scene, Jumero and Darren Ashley, and a night of good ol' music.

Admission is free. For more information, visit the event page.


21 April (Sun), Into The Blue Turns Five! @ Lucky Tora

An avid listener of BFM's Into The Blue? Then head on down to Lucky Tora as the music show celebrates turning five this month. Just like the programme itself, you can expect a boundary-blurring mix of styles, sounds and selectors delivered with an abundance of good vibes—it's a late afternoon dance party!

For more information, visit the event page.


24 April (Wed), Mia Palencia + WVC @ No Black Tie

A seasoned name in the local singer-songwriters' circle, Mia also composes music for a myriad of projects, from indie films to musicals—she was behind the music of the recently concluded Ola Bola musical! Joining her on stage is equally talented WVC Jazz Ensemble. What better way to spend a Wednesday evening?

The cover charge is RM64 (show only), For more information, visit the event page.

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