By A.Akbar

It’s only February but 2018 has welcomed so many local gigs since the last month. With sold out shows like Minut Fest and Welcome2Heartbreak were organised just a few weeks ago, the Malaysian music scene is finally at the right speed that it deserves.

This weekend welcomes big gigs, with two of them happening at Publika at the same time.


Pesawat x Plague of Happiness with The Fatalis, Nastia, Blind Tribe and Pheelers

Pesawat colored our indie days with their classic hits like ‘Mirage’, ‘Luluh’ and KIL’s OST ‘Rapuh’ while Plague of Happiness brings down the curtains to almost every festival they performed at while we skank to ‘Kawan’, ‘Malam Ini’ and ‘Konspirasi’. This weekend, the two will join forces to bring back the nostalgic feels alongside with no-holds barred rock n roll force of nature The Fatalis, pop outfit Nastia, Blind Tribe and Pheelers.

Date: February 24th, 2018

Time: 6pm till end

Venue: The Bee Publika

Admission: RM40


The Times AKA x Grey Sky Morning

Both the Times AKA and Grey Sky Morning have been actively gigging in the past few months, and it’ll all lead up to this – a shared showcase of Cinta Gila and Extra Soda Pop Rock N Roll. Joining the action will be veterans Couple and Statik, with opening act Kugiran A Sazali, a band to look out for.

Date: February 24th, 2018

Time: 5pm till end

Venue: Blackbox Publika

Admission: RM40


Soundstruck LIVE at The Bee Publika

Before Pesawat and Plague of Happiness fill the halls, the Bee will be hosting another beast of a gig just a day before. Since The Bee Jaya One closed down, the Soundstruck team will be organising their gigs here. The first installment of the reboot will include big names in the scene including the talk of the town, Midnight Fusic, Night Skies and Visions, pop punk legends An Honest Mistake and Donamarie.

Date: February 23rd, 2018

Time: 8pm till end

Venue: The Bee Publika

Admission: Free


Sendiket Jongkong Emas’ EP Launch

Sendiket Jongkong Emas left fans with nothing but a demo version of a wholesome track called ‘Getaran’ that made fans kneeling for more. Now that their EP will be finally launched, we expect the SaJE boys will wrecking hell with it, and it starts at their home ground InTunNation together with friends from Ramayan, Golden Mammoth, The Filters, Nobi and Kyogg.

Date: February 23rd, 2018

Time: 8pm

Venue: InTunNation, TTDI

Admission: RM25, RM40 (with CD), RM60 (with CD and T-Shirt)



Who would’ve thought the flavors of indie favorites Orkes A Hizadin, Ryotjones funky beats and Budak Nakal Hujung Simpang’s dash of reggae can be put under one roof? Well ATAS by Bijan FX had other ideas. The three giants will be at all fronts doing what they do best: entertain.

Date: February 23rd, 2018

Time: 8pm

Venue: ATAS by Bijan FX

Admission: RM30


Transitions’ Apathy EP Launch

This Transitions showcase is the second EP launch at the same weekend, to be held at the same venue. The EP Apathy, the highly-anticipated EP, can finally be enjoyed by fans who have waited since the band’s formation. Performing with them will be much-talked-about math rock band Milo Dinosaur (replacing the energetic Piri Reis), post hardcore kings SOG, promising young band Servants, Modescape, Eat Shit & Die and Lost Control.

Date: February 24th, 2018

Time: 4pm

Venue: InTunNation, TTDI

Admission: RM30 (With Apathy album)



At the outskirts of Kampung Melayu Subang, lies a music haven far from the hustle and bustle of the city. Kotak Hitam will be organising NUANSA BUNYI featuring upcoming hustlers Iqbal M, Nocta, Cora, Seikan No and Spacehawk, producing a blend of sounds from another realm, surrounded by scrap cars and scenic tall grass sceneries.

Date: February 24th, 2018

Time: 7.30pm

Venue: Kotak Hitam

Admission: RM25

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