Category: Around town

Rock Bottom Bangsar: A sports bar that earns the moniker

Tucked away between the chic boutiques, hipster coffee stores, and breakfast spots that famously blanket Jalan Telawi is Rock Bottom Bangsar, a sports bar that’s easy on the eyes and gives you that authentic sports bar experience. Sporting a live band setup, a big screen for major sporting events, and a fully stocked, massive bar, Rock Bottom Bangsar is definitely a departure from your usual night out. Usually, the crowds at sports bars tend to skew older, but that’s no reason not to drop by. The gorgeous wooden interior decoration, plentiful seating, and relaxed ambiance make this an ideal...

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Event: If Music be the Food of Love: Jazz On

Shakespeare and…Jazz? Yeah, you read that right – and if we had to wager that anyone in the country could pull this off, it would be the good folks of the WVC Malaysian Jazz Ensemble. The Actors Studio Seni Teater Rakyat proudly present a WVC production: “If Music Be The Food of Love: Jazz On”, at Pentas 2 of The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (KLPAC), from May 19-22, 2016 The WVC Malaysian Jazz Ensemble is riding high, after their sold out Waiting for the Day concert last year – which racked up an astounding ten nominations at the...

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CAMPUS Festival presents SOG, Patriots, Johnny Comes Lately, Y2K

By A. Akbar CAMPUS Festival is back, with an all new lineup that features local indie scene mainstays and newcomers, at Multimedia University in Cyberjaya. The festival is an annual fiesta that has featured the likes of Salam Muzik, Kyoto Protocol, Tres Empre, Spooky Wet Dreams, Maddthelin, and many more in the past few years. This year, Post-Hardcore returns, with the newly reformed Patriots joining the roster, alongside Johor-based Ska-Punk band Johnny Comes Lately, and veteran punks Y2K. Catch them at the Counselor’s Hall, MMU this Wednesday! Date: April 13th, 2016 Time: 7.50pm Venue: Dewan Tun Canselor, MMU Full...

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FOODBUSTERS #1 : Donutes

In this brand new section called Foodbusters, representatives from The Level will hunt for restaurants, coffee shops, or any eateries that has earned good reviews, thumbs ups, or have appeared in one of those ‘best of’ lists everyone loves so much. Foodbusters aims to bring the consumers’ power forward – by giving you an honest review of what these restaurants actually offer. This week we headed to Donutes Coffee & Bakery @ Subang Jaya, SS15 – the 24 hour two-storey bakery/cafe which is also home to a host of all-nighter study groups and super loud cliques from INTI, Taylor’s, and...

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Shakespeare’s R+J: Celebrate the works of Shakespeare…with a twist

2016 is an important year for fans of “The Bard of Avon”, as it marks the 400th anniversary of his death. A global movement, #Shakespeare400, has emerged to celebrate his work and his life; The Actors Studio celebrates #Shakespeare400 with a modern adaptation of one of his most celebrated works, entitled Shakespeare’s R&J. Shakespeare’s R&J, as you may have guessed, is a modern adaptation by Joe Calarco of Shakespeare’s timeless story of forbidden love, Romeo & Juliet, – albeit this time, with a twist. The Level was lucky enough to attend the opening night of Shakespeare’s R&J in Malaysia...

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