Monthly Archives: November 2015

kisskillmary’s Labyrinth Album Launch Party!!

12th November 2015: kisskillmary’s Labyrinth Album Launch Party!! at Laundry Bar, The Curve.

Emcee Landslyde!

Lucian’s funky hydration system.

Opening act Son Of A Policeman.

The Labyrinth album logo makes for a cool drummer backdrop.

Axl breaks a B string and has his own guitar tech. 😮

Time for their singalong Maria!

Yes, they all put on moustaches for this song.

Or in some cases, unibrows.

Joshua wants you.

I saw them before the show, picking out their moustaches. Yeah, they buy fresh ones for each show.

Jon’s moustache isn’t balanced.

Then for Fire they put on bandannas!

Jee needs a keytar.

Upright guitar time!

Then came KissKillMary.

Adrian takes note of all of Jenn’s notes.

The new guy, Jude.

Jenn makes me want a synthesizer, bad.

I brought my 24mm and 50mm for this, explaining the wider shots.

Jenn has an internal stage presence pedal that is always cranked up to 11.

Caption this!

I love how the girl in the background is making it rain!

The logo’s pretty cool, too.

Jenn can sing and dance. Did you know she was a dancer?

She dragged her bandmate from So I’m Jenn up on stage, to pillow-rock out.

Random audience who needs dance classes.

The night ended with Kyoto Protocol.

That is a cool Thunderbird bass!

For maximum feel, ground your knee.

I bought myself the album that was launched that night. Awesome, awesome CD artwork! I hope you enjoy my awesomeballs pictures.

A Publika Halloween

31st October 2015: Halloween at Publika! Many events happened that night, and this blog post mixes them all in. This is from the person(a) exhibition Opening Night, at Black Box.

The artist explains his work, and a video in a picture… or video frame.

Princess Jonathan Putra!

Davina Ghoul!

Hey emcee, I see right through you and you reading your script.

The crowd, and an artist making art.

Vignes, one of the organizers.

I went around asking people to guess what I was dressed as. What’s grey? Only one got it – the haze! Oh and Pusheen, maybe.

I headed over to The Bee at Lot 36, Publika, where Dotters’ Division was playing. Lot 36 is also the name of The Bee’s Saturday night slot there.


They usually have a theme for stage wear when they get on stage. Since it was Halloween it was a no-brainer.

Another grey person.

Linet goes green.

Melissa Sasavera the sugar skull.

Jie Er is a cat. A scary cat. Not a scaredy cat. Here she makes a Wes Borland face.

Audrey… well, she doesn’t know how to hold a sniper rifle, I guess.

Having spotted Electric Light Orchestra – Last Train To London on one of their iPads the last time, I requested, and they obliged.

I recorded a video, but my camera battery died right at the solo!

I then headed over to BullsEye and spotted Minds Of Neptune.

Love this keyboardist’s getup.

Prasad does a mean Steve Vai – Tender Surrender cover. I’d usually see him do blues rock with The Maha Jeffrey Band.

Zombies outside!

They brought their own food.

As I walked back to The Bee, I spotted this. Uh, bad idea?

A haunted house, left alone (because it was past closing time.)

More selfies.

Dotters’ Divivisection. Woo!

One more.

Jie Er’s frayed hair really cranks it up a notch.

I was fortunate to have brought my flash that night.

Take 2.

Take 3.

This neon sign outside – I don’t remember it being there!

The Rougeur Open Mic

29th October 2015: The Rougeur Open Mic, at Rougeur, Menara Tokio Marine Life. Quite a cool elevator poster. Now where can I find camera insurance?

The event poster!

The toilet signboard!

The entrance!

Interesting piping going on above.

Rougeur is an interesting space, with a few different themes, with one part looking like a color-cycling club which has tables that look like big plastic yoyos laid sideways.

In one corner, the open mic was set up. Bobby Tan opened the stage officially.

Melissa Toh was next.

The club part makes for a good background!

She did a cover of Death Cab For Cutie – A Lack Of Color. Awesome! She made it her own while still playing it note-for-note.

Sounds Of Kites. Good name sir!

Happy Fingers.

I have to revisit this place with a 35mm and 85mm.

A wide view of the stage, in the dining area.

Samuel Lopez.

George Wong.

A view of the bar. Beyond it, a quaint little cafe.

Melissa’s Sony Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* FE 55mm F1.8 ZA came in handy for framing shots like this.

Alien Lipstick Fire.

Another cool band name. They played some covers of bands I’d never heard before. Interesting indie sound.

Ian Tai.

And finally, Shaneil Devaser, host and organizer.

Feedback Open Mic ft Love Bites & Priscillia Xavier @ The Bee Publika / October 2015 Edition

27th October 2015: Feedback Open Mic ft Love Bites & Priscillia Xavier @ The Bee Publika / October 2015 Edition. Here’s emcee and organizer Reza Salleh!

But first, guess what is new that I spotted at The Bee, Publika!

I stepped closer to see a picture of Erlend Oye, dated 23rd March 2015…

…that I photographed for Upfront, for The Bee!

You know where this is going.


Lydmor, 16 October 2014, at Upfront, for The Bee.

Anyway, back to the open mic! First up, Irfan.

Corey Su.

Painting Blanks.

Zanes? These guys did a cover of Beyonce – Crazy In Love, with the vocalist in full swagger.

Photographer and crooner Happy Fingers.

The Last Minutes.

Yasser Shafi?

Priscillia Xavier.

She was the first featured act and thus plays 4 songs instead of 2.

Armand Tanzarian and the loop pedal.

Second featured act…

Love Bites.

Long time no see Rohnie Tan!

Kevin, too, on double bass. The fret inlays are unbecoming of a double bass!

Nice to see Izzy after so long – I’ve always liked her melancholic voice.



Joi Noir.

Mastodon. Not the metal band.

Isaac & Cheng.

A smug birthday girl flanked by Reza and me!