On the heels of last May’s exciting and successful inaugural ‘Cross Border Showcase‘ event, we are delighted to announce its second installment showcasing a diverse mix of local and regional acts from Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia and also Malaysia. This cross cultural event which aims to promote Malaysian and Southeast Asian independent and alternative music returns Friday, 28/11 and Sunday, 30/11 in Art Printing Works (Bangsar) and the rooftop of Persada Johor, Johor Bahru, respectively.
Cross Border Showcase Part II will feature a collaborative partnership between The Wknd and JOHO Club, a creative organization based in Johor that focuses on empowering the Johorean youth via youth-centric events and the creative entrepreneurship.
Date 1: 28th November 2014
Venue: Art Printing Works (warehouse), Bangsar (next to PULP cafe)
Tickets: RM 35 (at the door. bookings available via firstname.lastname@example.org)
Lineup: They Will Kill Us All (MY), Yellow Fang (TH), The Adams (ID), Muck (MY)
Date 2: 30th November 2014
Venue: Persada Johor Convention Centre, Johor Bahru
Tickets: RM 20 (at the door. bookings available via email@example.com)
Lineup: They Will Kill Us All (MY), Yellow Fang (TH), The Adams (ID), Muck (MY), The Pinholes (SG), The Changcuters (ID) & The Venopian Solitude (MY)
Yellow Fang – this 3 piece all female dream pop band from Bangkok has graced numerous festivals around Thailand, and have a strong following there. Their music is accessible, and would sit well with the Malaysian audience.
An Indonesian based power pop band, The Adams have been featured in various compilations and films such as Janji Joni and Quickie Express.
THE CHANGCUTERS (JB ONLY)
With four albums under their belt, The Changcuters is most likely one of the biggest rock and roll bands to come out of Bandung, Indonesia.
THEY WILL KILL US ALL
A premiere indie rock outfit from Kuala Lumpur, They Will Kill Us All has graced all the big festivals in Malaysia and Singapore.
From Ipoh, Perak, Muck is one of the longest indie-rock bands in Malaysia, and they have a strong, almost cult like following. Their shows are always energetic, and are set to release their new album at the end of 2014.
THE VENOPIAN SOLITUDE (JB ONLY)
Anti-folk-influenced band, The Venopian Solitude whole sole member is is quirky local bedroom songstress Suiko Takahara (pseudonym), aligns perfectly with the custom in which musicians seek original and distinctive sounds to serve as the framework for exceptional musical work. First discovered during one of our development programs, The Wknd Recording Fund. Suiko has since signed with KGE (home to Aizat Amdan, Go Gerila!) and is showing no signs of slowing down.
THE PINHOLES (JB ONLY)
Singapore-based rock ‘n’ roll groovy quartet, The Pinholes made their bones the old-fashioned way. They may not be from the 50s or 60s, but they sure have that early rock ‘n’ roll and funk-soul sound nailed, while still adding their own style and grit to make them more than just another retro indie band.
In addition to that, there will be a crowd-sourced photo exhibition, ‘Dahulu-Kala’ which gives an insight to the past history of alternative and independent music in Malaysia and Southeast Asia from the 80s onwards.
This music showcase effort invites youth, aspiring musicians, media partners, industry professionals and music enthusiasts from different backgrounds to share our passion for investing in the future of the music industry at the same time recognizing and widening the access to music within Southeast Asia.
Pre-sale tickets available (for both dates) now at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more info/updates on Cross Border Showcase, visit the event Facebook page here