16th April 2016: A whole lot of music going on at Publika! I bumped into Samuel Lopez busking.
I then headed to White Box where I saw South & The Lowlands.
The whole day I wandered around with just one lens…
…the Samyang 35mm F1.4 UMC, a lens I wished I brought out more often.
Meanwhile, at the neighboring Black Box…
…and outside. 35mm is great for that street photography feeling!
I went for dinner and returned to see Pistols99 from Thailand.
Fortunately, the drummer wasn’t too far for the lens.
Arlyne, outside, rocking ash-dyed hair!
On the other end of Publika was Psytrus.
The occasion? Rock Legend Tribute Night – “Stairway to Heaven”.
The night was a tribute to rock legends who have since passed on. As such, they covered stuff like Queen – Stone Cold Crazy and Iron Maiden – Aces High.
There was also this awesome medley of Pantera – Cemetery Gates and Metallica – Master Of Puppets. Particularly notable since I didn’t get to see a Dimebag Darrell tribute ever since he got shot on stage years back.
Velan, boss of the venue, BullsEye Pub.
Outside, posters by the organizer, Zazz Productions, adorned the doors.
It was also Zazz’s first birthday.
I whisked over to The Bee…
…for a little drum and bass.
No really it’s Tasha Aleia who slays in leather while adding R to The Bee to make R&B!
She brought up a friend, Aalex.
Meanwhile, back at BullsEye…
Rock and roll with Temjin!
They strictly stuck to the theme of tributes, which I think Rafique Rashid, if he was seeing this, would approve of. Nearly 4 years ago, he got angry that Temjin played their own rock and roll stuff after covering Pink Floyd at a Pink Floyd tribute gig.
They did Gary Moore – Still Got The Blues, complete with all the solos!
They also did a regular cover – the Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers theme song, Aaron Waters – Go Go Power Rangers. Aaron Waters is really just Ron Wasserman, who is still alive. He also wrote the X-Men cartoon theme song, which explains why it sticks so well! I say it still counts as a tribute since Thuy Trang (Trini Kwan or the Yellow Ranger) has passed away.
Cats In Love end the night.
The younger cats.
Lohan channels Pete Townshend (though I don’t remember them doing a tribute to The Who.) They did, however, cover Stone Temple Pilots – Plush and a few David Bowie songs.
They also covered Cream – Badge. It is thanks to this exact bassline, on a fretless bass, that drove me to get off a bus and buy an acoustic fretless bass. Rest in peace, Jack Bruce – you showed us how to rock and roll with a fretless.
Sadly, BullsEye Pub is closing! They are going to have a farewell gig.
What: The Curtain Call: BullsEye’s Final Farewell
Where: BullsEye Pub & Restaurant, D2-G4-03, Solaris Dutamas, PUBLIKA, No.1 Jalan Dutamas 1, 50480 Kuala Lumpur
When: 10pm Saturday 25th June 2016
Who: Pseudo Crescendo, Djezna’s Stalker, Infiltrate, Deumuseth, Wicked Garden
How Much: Free entrance!