Local Gigs to Checkout to End the Year (2018)

Local Gigs to Checkout to End the Year (2018)
Dec 8, 2018
12:55 pm

by Ashraf Nisfudin

Open and feast your eyes and ears to some of the many local creative talents happening all around the country. Spend your end of the year by exploring the hidden gems of Malaysia and its millennials.

Islands & Youth Portal

The Gaslight stage features two local bands known for their dreampop/shoegaze tunes this weekend, Islands and Youth Portal. Islands started out as a solo project, but is now a full-fledged band with an EP/LP on the way. Meanwhile, Youth Portal performs simple yet nostalgic music that harks back to a time long past.

Venue: The Gaslight KL

Date: 8 December 2018 (Saturday)

Time: 9:00 PM

Tickets: RM20 (Including one drink voucher)

A Vicious Extravaganza

Party for a cause this weekend as Jonny Vicious brings together the best of the city's electronic DJs in one place. Proceeds from the event will go towards rebuilding The Stepping Stones Living Centre for boys. The party starts in the afternoon, and continues into the night with DJs from Under9, WonderWomen, Kyo KL, SaturdaySelects, fono, Art Xtreme Media and more taking turns on the decks at Pisco Bar or upstairs at Barrio. There will be raffle prizes, plenty of good music and lots of fun. 

Venue: Pisco Bar, Bukit Bintang

Date: 9 December 2018 (Sunday)

Time: 3:00 PM

Tickets: RM20 (Minimum Donation)

Theatre: Budak Underground (Set Ulangan)

Now, this one is REALLY special. An independent production Fragile House, presenting a theatre play about an underground kid (Budak Underground) and his life experience in the local music/art scene. Showing how exactly that this type of people would live their lives. This type of event is quite rare amongst the underground scene, without that much sponsors and endorsement the people who make it happen is really driven a hundred percent through passion and creativity. This is apparently their repeated set as they have performed for the first time not too long ago. Be sure to experience this play as you might not have this chance again.

Venue: Oasis Square, Damansara

Date: 9 December 2018 (Sunday)

Time: 8:00PM

Tickets: RM15

The PLOY Open Mic

Monday night entertainment comes in the form of Open Mic Malaysia's open mic at The PLOY at Clearwater, hosted by Shaneil Devaser of The Endleaves. Experience some local underdogs and discover some new talents around you, or perhaps take part? If you are interested in taking the stage, do email the at for a slot.

Venue: The Ploy, Bukit Damansara

Date: 10 December 2018 (Monday)

Time: 8:00PM

Tickets: Free Entry

The Grind 22 Open Mic

Hosted by Open Mic Malaysia, this open mic takes place at Grind 22 in Bangsar's Lorong Maarof every Wednesday night. Sit back and relax while sipping some drinks listening to some underrated musical talent.

Interested in taking the stage? You can email them at for a slot.

Venue: Grind22, Bangsar

Date: 12 December 2018 (Wednesday)

Time: 8:00PM

Tickets: Free Entry

If Walls Could Say Goodbye

Poets and poetry lovers are welcomed for the final edition of If Walls Could Talk at The Gaslight Cafe. After three and half years and 55 shows in total, the team are taking this opportunity to go on a hiatus until further notice. This would most probably be your last chance to experience poetry and music from them for the last chance. Well, at least for 2018. The show features local post-rock band Mutesite that would be headlining the event.

Venue: The Gaslight Café

Date: 13 December 2018 (Thursday)

Time: 8:00PM

Tickets: Free Entry

The Pecah Show

Speaker Pecah is back this year with another edition of The Pecah Show! With the lineups of Knightingale (SG), Faux Pas (SG), Skies Are Red, Psytrus, Billie Blue & The Nowhere Men, Son Of A Policeman.

Venue: The Bee, Publika

Date: 14 December 2018 (Friday)

Time: 9:00PM

Tickets: RM25(Pre-Sale) RM30(Door)

Valley Of The Dead: Killeur Calculateur Tape Release Party

Join Malaysian punk band Killeur Calculateur Celebrating 10 years of 'Valley of the dead' reissued on cassette by Teenage Head Records. Opening act by Ichu (Clumsygang).

Venue: Atas by Bijan FX

Date: 15 December 2018

Time: 8:00PMTickets: RM30 (door), RM15 (pre-sale exclusively via Kedai Tapau)

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Screaming Starts

Pop-Punk band Lowdick all the way from Bandung, Indonesia will be visiting Malaysia for a good time in KL. Happening on the 16th at Rumah Api, Ampang. Alongside many other mind-blowing local talents.

Venue: Rumah Api, Ampang.

Date: 16 December 2018 (Sunday)

Time: 7:00PM

Tickets: RM20

Majlis Chaos: Terlajak Tour #2

If you are in or from Sarawak, Indonesian Hardcore band Lemondjin will be visiting Kuching for a show on the 18th of December. Featuring other locals acts happening at Matang.

Venue: Rumah Panjai, Kuching Punk House, Matang.

Date: 18 December 2018 (Tuesday)

Time: 6:30PM

Tickets: RM10

Battle Bloom @ The Gaslight KL

Catch local Acoustic/Folk band Battle Bloom hit the stage at The Gaslight KL, promoting their latest single ‘The Fight (Round 2)’ accompanied with an official music video available to stream on YouTube.

Venue: The Gaslight Kuala Lumpur

Date: 19 December 2018 (Wednesday)

Time: 9:00PM

Tickets: TBC

Poolside Open Mic #69 ft. Shaneil Devaser

Shaneil Devaser has been around the block! From fronting Crossing Boundaries back in his college days, to backing Mystery Tapes on bass and vocals. He has gigged all over Malaysia and beyond, including stints in Singapore, Australia, USA, Japan and Hong Kong, and has even pocketed a couple of VIMA awards! With 2 albums and a few EPs from various projects under his belt, he now tours with his rock band The Endleaves to promote their releases nationwide and across the great divide! Join the revolution!

Venue: The Swimming Club, Kuala Lumpur

Date: 20 December 2018 (Thursday)

Time: 8:00PM

Tickets: Free Entry

An Honest Christmas Party

It’s that time of year again! To commemorate and usher in the new year, An Honest Mistake is throwing a party, cheekily named, ‘An Honest Christmas Party’. Come 21st December 2018, the party is set to take place at Pulse Soundworks in Kota Damansara, which is essentially a rehearsal space/ recording studio. The party features many more local talents and familiar faces and is set to begin at 8pm sharp and will end by 1am so the fun can be extended at the after party.

Venue: Pulse Soundworks, Kota Damansara

Date: 21 December 2018 (Friday)

Time: 8:00PM

Tickets: RM25

The Jethroes LIVE @ Embrace Hall

Local KK Stoner Rock band The Jethroes stops by Johor for their 2018 tour playing alongside other local heroes around.

Venue: Embrace Hall, JB

Date: 22 December 2018 (Saturday)

Time: 5:00PM

Tickets: RM25

Showcase Keluarga 2.0

Art collectives are a constant in almost community, and Alam Bunyian catches our attention with its inclusivity of people from different professions (musicians, visual artists, etc.) and genres (lo-fi ambience and shoegazing all the way to alternative hip hop). They’re more than just event managers – with a new space opening in Ara Damansara called Tingkat Dua – they’re destined for more. Go to this event and see for yourself!

Venue: Tingkat Dua, Ara Damansara

Date: 22 December 2018 (Saturday)

Time: 5:00PM

Tickets: RM15

Chaos in Rumah Api Gig Vol. 5

Kuala Lumpur Punk House comes back with another series of Chaos in Rumah Api. Featuring many well-known and underground local bands.

Venue: Rumah Api, Ampang.

Date: 28 – 30 December 2018

Time: 4:00PM

Tickets: RM50 for all 3 days, RM25 per day

Nostalgia: Selagi Daya EP Launch Party

Have a nostalgic experience with melodic hardcore band Nostalgia, launching their EP alongside many local heavy bands.

Venue: Embrace Hall, Johor Bahru

Date: 29 December 2018

Time: 4:00PM

Tickets: RM20



We hope you can make it to any of the events listed and we at MYC! wishes you a very happy journey ending the year!

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