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Gigs in March 2019: Mac Ayres, The Shanghai Sisters, Ruel and more

Gigs in March 2019: Mac Ayres, The Shanghai Sisters, Ruel and more

Buro Culture Guide

Text: Su Fen Tan


Honne and Kodaline's shows may have come and gone, but there are still plenty of gigs to catch this month:

5 March (Tues), Mac Ayres @ The Bee, Publika

Get lost in Mac Ayres' soulful R&B jams when the talented singer, multi-instrumentalist and producer takes over The Bee stage for an intimate showcase. Opening for him that evening are local rising stars Bil Musa and Lunadira.

For ticketing and more information, visit the website


5 & 6 March (Tues & Sat), WVC Live: Give Thy Ear @ Lit Books

Imagine William Shakespeare's poignant poetry translated into jazz—that is what WVC Jazz Ensemble seeks to deliver in this intimate session of original compositions and improvisation, with vocals by Aaron Teoh (who was recently casted in the The King & I's UK tour production) and narration by Lim Soon Heng. There will also be a rendition of Duke Ellington's 'Such Sweet Thunder', a piece based on a line from A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Tickets are RM48. For more information, visit the website.


7 March (Thurs), Masego @ The Bee, Publika

You know you've got it going when you have a sound that is distinctively you in this age of oversaturation. Haven't had a taste of TrapHouseJazz? Then Masego's show is the place to be this Thursday. Rapper Zamaera will kick off the evening with her hard-hitting rhymes.

Pre-sale tickets are sold out, but there will be limited tickets at the door. For more information, visit the website.


9 March (Sat), Kota Wanita @ fono, The Zhongshan Building

In conjunction with International Women's Day, fono sets out to give you a reason to dance and stomp patriarchy—with a little help from really good music. Check out their Instagram for the month's lineup.


12 & 13 March (Tues & Wed), The Shanghai Sisters + WVC Jazz Ensemble @ No Black Tie

Take a step back in time with The Shanghai Sisters as the harmonious trio serenade you with the golden tunes of Old Shanghai, Grand Malaya and Romantic Hollywood. They will be accompanied by the wonderful WVC Jazz Ensemble.

Tickets are RM85 (show only). For more information, visit the website.


13 March (Wed), Undercurrent @ The Bee, Publika

Breaking Music collabs with The Bee and Vektor Studios to bring together a selection of local musicians across different genres to give you a diverse music experience like no other. Featured artists of the night are singer-songwriter Talitha., indie band Lost Spaces, new act God Complex, soul quartet Crinkle Cut and indie rock group Alien Lipstick Fire.

Tickets will be sold at the door for RM25. For more information, visit the event page.


14 March (Thurs), Allman Brown @ Live Fact

If you're a fan of the likes of Bon Iver, James Vincent Mc Morrow and Sufjan Stevens, then Allman Brown's music will be right up your alley. Catch the London-based singer-songwriter on the KL stop of his Asia Tour at Live Fact.

Pre-sale tickets are RM50. For ticketing and more information, visit the website.


23 March (Sat), alextbh @ The Bee, Publika

Malaysia's very own electro pop-R&B prince is set to conclude his Asia Tour with a show here in KL. ICYMI, he just dropped a brand new track this year called 'no spaces'.

For ticketing and more information, visit the website.


29 March (Fri), Upfront Presents: Ruel @ The Bee, Publika

The Bee is on fire with the music acts this month. Rounding up the month at this hotspot is Ruel. The singer-songwriter from Sydney may only be 16 years old, but he has well established himself as a name to watch in the R&B-pop scene.

For ticketing and more information, visit the website.


29 & 30 March (Fri & Sat), Aisyah Aziz @ Bobo KL

See out March with the powerful, soulful vocals of Aisyah Aziz. The Singaporean-born singer will be showcasing a mixture of her own hits and reworked covers in the intimate setting of Bobo's piano lounge.

Tickets are RM60 (for non-Bobo diners). For more information, visit the event page.

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