Gigs in March: Dangerdisko, Sevdaliza, John Legend and more
From nu disco to experimental pop, here are our picks of local and international acts to catch this month:
5 March (Mon),Reza Salleh@ No Black Tie
Sit those Monday blues away in an evening with Reza Salleh, and let him charm you with his brand of "folk meets pop rock meets the blues meets grunge meets jazz meets soul meets a cup of coffee" with a side of lighthearted banter. Here's where you might get to hear a new original or two too.
There'll be an admission fee of RM53. For more information, visit the event page.
9 March (Fri),Dangerdisko & Friends@ fono, The Zhongshan Building
Wanna get down on a Friday night? KL's favourite nu disco duo Dangerdisko will be hosting a special Music Video Premiere Party for 'Free', their collaborative singer with Q Sound, at fono from 10pm till late.
At another spot in town on the same night, Raw Art Space's Power Up series will be in full swing. For those who are more into the punk, noise and metal scene, this is the place to be. The local and international lineup comprises of Tzii (Belgium), Nur (Switzerland), Sin X Schizophrenic Wonderland (SG), as well as His Hubris and Mampos from KL.
Admission by a suggested donation of RM20. For more information, visit the event page.
10 March (Sat),Billie Blue & The Nowhere Men@ Shook! Starhill Gallery
Catch local folk-rock outfit Billie Blue & The Nowhere Men at Shook! KL's weekly Saturday Night Experience this Satuday (find out who else is playing this month here) and be swept away by their raw and vintage sound that draws influences from groups of the late '60s and early '70s.
16 & 17 March (Fri and Sat), The Greg Lyons Trio@ Bobo KL
Saxophonist Greg Lyons and gang returns to Bobo KL to delight jazz funk aficionados with some originals thrown in the mix with their signature arrangements of repertoire that span from the likes of Hermeto Pascoal to the Beatles.
There will be a cover charge of RM60 (for non-Bobo diners). For more information, visit the event page.
17 March (Sat), John Legend: Darkness and Light Tour@ Arena of Stars, Resorts World Genting
Escape the heat, take a trip up to Genting and be serenaded by John Legend as he makes his way to our shores for the third time. The 10-time Grammy Award winner with soulful R&B sensibilities and the vocals to match will be here as part of his 'Darkness and Light Tour' - p.s.: the track of the same title off the album is brilliant.
Tickets start at RM366. For ticketing and more information, visit the website.
25 March (Sun),James Blunt 'The Afterlove Asia Tour 2018'@ Dewan Wawasan, Menara PGRM KL
The British crooner will be coming to Malaysia for the very first time on his latest album tour. Originally scheduled to perform at Genting Highlands Resort Arena, he'll now be playing at KL's Dewan Wawasan PGRM instead. We've heard that he's amazing live (and this performance of 'Bartender' confirms it).
Tickets start at RM122. For ticketing and more information, visit the website.
27 March (Tues), 'The Wanderess World Tour': Sevdaliza@ The Bee, Publika
Revel in the seduction of artful left-field pop as performed by Sevda Alizadeb, better known by her alias Sevdaliza. Opening acts for the night are Malaysia's very own alextbh and Victoria. If you're new to Sevdaliza, we suggest giving the haunting 'Human Nature' a go.
Pre-sale tickets (includes 1 complimentary drink) are priced at RM78. For ticketing and more information, visit the website.