Last night went to Newcom again, this time is a gig organized by Soundwall. Met some friends there, including new fren Ken, the handsome bassist on Met Mercury, hehe… . Cool performance from Uglymen, thanks for the head banging session, and thanks to Ten, Beh, Tat, Hong, Jimmy, Nao bassist and folks from Citizen of Icecream on head banging and pogo together, had fun on it 😉
Last Saturday went to Halo Cafe at South City Plaza to watch a gig ‘The Band Sound #1’, 4 bands were playing: Soundwall, Met Mercury, Malito and Uglymen. A lot of rock music lovers attent to the gig. However everybody jus sat and watch the performance. The show was getting hot while Uglymen playing coz they really knows how to interact with audience. Met new friends Mavis, and Uglymen’s friend Beh there with Ten, and Seok Kheng too.
Yesterday night went to Channel Dance Club (Previously known as WARP Dance Club) for Soundscape band competition of KL Area. The 3 best bands of the night will elegible to take part in the final where will be held at 20th August.
There 6 bands took part last night, they were Slap, Met Mercury, Dream Machine, Zhang Wang (King of Funeral?), Deng Deng (Wait Wait) and Lang (Wave). They played very well and did make the audience enjoy of their music. Too bad my fellows were stucked in the jam only can reach when the last band Lang was playing. However they had fun while the prize given ceremony.
Attending gig is a wonderful thing, especially attending a gig with Mumster. However this wonderful thing ended yesterday in ‘Music Reunion Gig III’, because Mumster is officially disbanded after the show.
It’s a gig that reunion the Chinese independant bands and have a ‘gathering gig’, so there were number of bands performed, however I reach quite late, when I entered the hall, Euseng was playing. Euseng indeed is cool musician, his songs are indeed good. I’ve heard a lot reviews of him with positive points, and everything was confirmed last night: I’ve listened to a talented musician playing awesome songs.
After that was Zeolot Bulletin. Their well-known song ‘Why Vote for Idiots?’ brought the heat to the hall, people starting pogo and head banging with this anti-“lazy money-making politicians” song.
However the heat was being halted for a while when Citizen of Icecream was playing. Their music isn’t bad, just they plays post-rock, the way to enjoy their music is sit dwon and listen using open heart.
At last, of course was Mumster. Once Mumster came out, they brought up the heat again. Being active in independent scene for 5 years equipped them well with experience on how to do that. Everybody was crazy on the stage and under-stage. Head banging and pogo around. May be their music were too heavy, the mic was out at the third song, so they had to reduce the number of song performing from 5 to 4 songs. The last song was performed without mic, however they had the song sang with the fans, it’s a very interesting thing for a underground band, especially for a nu-metal band had their song sang by fans, everybody shouted like hell, and last part of the song some fans and I hopped up to the stage and jumped + shouted with Mumster, this make me remember what my friend vava used to say: “In Hong Kong Kinglychee has fans sing on stage, in Malaysia we have Mumster”.
Every fun time has a end time, although this performance was so crazy, although fans had not enough, although Mumster wish to sing more in last gig… The gig still need to be ended because of the technical problem, and everything was all ended…
This was tiring but fun gig, can say is one of the craziest gigs I ever attend. Thanks for organizer Nao and Soundscape, thanks to bands performed, thanks to Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall, thanks to independant music lovers, and last but least thanks to Mumster brought so much of wonderful and distinct music experience to us.
Photos of Citizen of Icecream:
I didn’t snap the craziest part cause I was part of the craziest fans jumping around. Will post more in Photo Album once I receive photos from my fellows.
Came back from Penang yesterday, went to art event Beautiful Junk with Soundscape bands Nao, Citizen of Icecream and Mumster. It was a fun trip, ate a lot and walked a lot in Penang, so tiring. Show was good, met Uglymen from Penang, and a friend Kenny from Penang too. After leaving Penang stopped at Ipoh and tried Ipoh chicken rice and tau geh, taste very good.