Author: The Level

Soundstage: The End of an Era

By A. Akbar It was a windy Saturday evening at Publika’s Blackbox when the cashier greeted us with an interesting attitude; well, it’s a rock gig anyway. However, it’s not just any rock gig. It’s the final episode of ROTTW’s Soundstage – the stage that gave birth to a lot of successful bands we know today. Unfortunately, the franchise was having its last weekend, a tough decision that was made for everyone’s best interests. Soundstage, widely known for hosting one of the biggest battle of the band series in the country, was initially just a small gig, but grew...

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The Level Presents: Yasmin, the Storyteller

The Level presents a look at Yasmin Ahmad through three people who have played significant roles in her life and journey as a person and as an artist. Film critic and former director Hassan Muthalib, director Liew Seng Tat, and Yasmin’s sister, Datin Orked Ahmad join us for this special retrospective on Yasmin as a director, as a mentor, and as a sister. Edited by Nasri Siru. Special thanks to Container Hotel Ipoh for use of their concierge area for the filming of this interview and to Yasmin@Kong Heng for facilitating....

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#planbkitchentakeover

By Sarah Voon I think every restaurant/cafe should take a leaf out of Benjamin Yong’s book, and follow suit in changing up their menus from time to time to keep things fresh. Plan B’s kitchen takeover is just the thing to keep The Big Group’s regulars coming back for more. In the first of its kind, TBG is introducing a menu that will last the whole of March til mid April to challenge its patrons’ palates. This was the tasting menu we were treated to during the media review night. Dishes are unlike any you’d have seen elsewhere. Hats...

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DISCOVER: Conquest by Pastel Lite

By A. Akbar Kuala Lumpur’s most dynamic duo Pastel Lite is notorious for all the right reasons, and their last release “Et Cetera” proved that they’re no longer the one to watch, they are a must watch. Pastel Lite’s catchy mini-headbangs from “Conquest” will make you abuse that replay button, and we personally can’t wait for more. Go on a conquest with Faliq and Eff down below: Et Cetera is available on iTunes  ...

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