Thursday, March 30, 2006

WAYANG KATA, word is spoken.

as you may have noticed on the blog masthead,
there's an enticingly-titled event that's happening
at La Bodega KL on 5 April, which is next
. well, to elaborate: it's a spoken
word event organised by Troubaganger in
collaboration with The British Council.

we're very excited about this cause we've
never really organised one whole event totally
dedicated to spoken word (not merely a reading).

appearing are Francesca Beard, a renowned
performance poet from the UK. plus our own
local band of poets: Bernice Chauly,
Rahmat Haron,
Sharanya Manivannan,
Ruhayat X
, Fahmi Fadzil, Jasmine Low,
Pang Khee Teik
and Jerome Kugan.

and for anyone who wants to read their stuff,
there's going to be an Open Mic section.
so bring it on, y'all. and don't be shy.

come one. come all. it's only RM5 to get in and
it starts at 8pm.

Sunday, March 26, 2006

Hey y'all, here's the flyer (plus bios!) for our next Troubaganger on 2 April.
It's gonna be fantastic. We've got Fathul, who's just released his
Romantikarat CD. We got Couple, who are about to release their
CD in the States. We got dancer Wei Jun who's singing his own songs
live for the first time. And we've got Yuri, who's putting in a rare
solo performance. And last but not least, we got SkyJuiceCoffee
to share some more of their funky music! So come one, come all!
And tell your friends about it!

And don't forget! We've also got Open Mic for anyone who wants
to share their thing, be it singing, poetry, a little dance, magic trick...
whatever! So far we have one confirmed open-mic act: Two Aside.

One of the few true blue power pop bands in the region, Couple has been plying its trade for about 10 years now, dedicating itself to remind people of the virtues and magic of 'the song', and the power of the pop!! Taking cues from bands like The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Big Star, The Who, The Raspberries, The Beat, The Rooks, Enuff Znuff and Weezer, Couple has kept on doing what they do best and hope to put a smile (and hopefully a headbang or toe-tap or two) on all youse guys' faces. But, making you wet your pants will make us equally happy too!! Visit -

Fathullistiwa Soundscapes
Fathul terms his work on Romatikarat as "pop pontianak" (vampire pop), that is grounded in "zaman silam yang akan datang" (the futuristic past). Yes, it's pretty out of this world, especially if you have been cooped up in nothing but Akademi Fantasia's world of manufactured pop. It's like a meeting of 80s synth-pop (from Depeche Mode to Yazoo) with post-punk goth (Sisters of Mercy to The Mission) with early 90s indie rock (Curve) and also bits of hip-hop, dance and, of course, the recent Indonesian indie-rock sound that's taking over the country like the smog coming in from Sumatra! Visit -

Wei Jun
No stranger in the Malaysian performing arts scene, Wei Jun's first full-length solo SINFUL LEGS SACRED BODY premiered at Sutra Dance Theatre (artistic director Ramli Ibrahim) in July 2002. It received a nomination for Best Solo Dance Performer for The Cameronian Arts Awards 2002 and Weijun was also nominated for Most Promising Artist. A multidisciplinary artiste, he contributes not only as a dancer, choreographer and dance instructor but also
as a singer, songwriter, actor, TV program host and script writer among other things. Visit -

Comprising of Myo (Vocal & Guitar), Hazlami (Drums) and Zhafran (Bass), these PJ-based lads have been paying their dues and plying their trade around the local circuit, parties, colleges and schools with their brand of infectious indie-pop-punk, winning band competitions and the hearts of new fans along the way. Visit -

Formerly a slave to the corporate world, Yuri left to pursue his dreams, although what dreams they are still elude him. Currently a music composer at TwoAM studio. Also does scriptwriting for teeveemusic show Aftershock. Plays with bands Wednesday and FrequencyCannon. Wants to help local musicians with Visit -

Saturday, March 25, 2006


- HATI Launch and Charity Fair
where? ABC Market, Courthyard, Plaza Mont Kiara
what time? 11.00 am-4.30 pm

- Shady Tree Circle: Green Acoustic Fingers
where? Desa Blonde, Kg. Sg. Lui, Hulu Langat
what time? 12.00 noon-5.00 pm


Thursday, March 23, 2006

Hi Everyone,

We're still designing the flyer for our Troubaganger 2nd April show at La Bodega KL. But we have no qualms about leaking info about our exciting line-up of performers. In alphabetical order:

Fathulistiwa Soundscapes
Skyjuice Coffee
Wei Jun

And we have a little cover charge of RM5. OK what? Heh heh... anyway, see you there!!!

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Hey Everyone, we've got a Troubadours/Open Doors gig at KLPAC this Sunday, 19 March. Yes, it's F1 weeekend at Sepang. But, you know, we singer songwriters are a strange bunch. Celebrate local talent at Indicene with us! Ha ha ha... we've got Rhapsody (we love these two girls) and Khai (woo-hoo!) and films by Liew Seng Tat and Tan Hui Koon (whoopee!). Plus, you can drink cause Indicene is a bar! Yeay! It's only RM15 and starts at 5pm!

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Flyer for this Sunday's gig! Pass it around!