Merdeka Film Screening by Kelip-Kelip

This Merdeka, Kelip-Kelip is bringing back two of Malaysia’s most powerful films –Tunku Mona Riza’s 2016 award-winning drama Redha and prolific auteur Yasmin Ahmad’s star-crossed love story Sepet– in an effort to get Malaysians together over movies to talk about things that matter to all of us.

The Merdeka Film Screening is a crowdfunding effort. If you’d like to support Malaysian works to help sustainability of the local creative industry and their counterparts, you can click here to contribute.

August 30 & 31

Free Entry

ATTAGIRL! 4th Anniversary KL Edition

ATTAGIRL! turns four, and what better way to celebrate than to do what they do best: by throwing a (birthday) party. The night features Taiwan’s Sonia Calico, Japan’sShioriyBradshaw, live acts Malaysia’s Jaie and HOAX Vision-repping Viktoria, as well as ATTAGIRL! residents A/K/A SoundsDuriOFatim, and more.

July 29 | Saturday | 10:30pm onwards

RM30 after 11pm

Free entry before 11pm

Airliftz’s BAGEL EP Launch Party

Following up the mainstream success of ‘Gwalos’, hip-hop wunderkind Airliftz is set to release his first body of work via the This Way Up imprint. The BAGEL EP is a 5-song project featuring the 19-year-old at his most honest and vulnerable with production duties fully helmed by lowkey Singaporean beatsmith, GROSSE (Sam Rui, Ffion).

This July 14, Airliftz will be taking it to The Bee Publika—the place where he had his first ever performance—to treat fans, friends and family to a live debut of the EP plus an exclusive screening of a short film with the same name. If that’s not reason enough to attend the launch, we’ll also be giving away TWO pairs of Good Vibes Festival tickets by the end of the night!

Come through and find out for yourself why the kid is tipped to be the next big thing.

doors 9pm
18 and over only
no outside food/drink allowed

Entry with CD – RM35
Entry only – RM20

BAGEL t-shirts sold separately (VERY LIMITED)

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Lucy Rose: Kuala Lumpur Cinema Show 2017

We’re thrilled to be hosting UK singer-songwriter Lucy Rose once again for her Worldwide Cinema Tour 2017!

You’re in for an extra special treat, as this show includes a fascinating documentary screening of her debut tour of Latin America last year, plus a full live performance by Lucy and her band. This tour is to promote her latest record, ‘Something’s Changing’, set to be released on July 14 via Communion Records.

The new documentary acts as an intimate account of Lucy’s 2016 Latin America tour, where she asked her Latin American fans to plan and book her shows. The tour became a huge inspiration for the record and the film chronicles how it all came together.

Backed up by an exciting new band and supported by a new partnership with Communion Records, Lucy Rose is as revitalised as it gets. This is a show not to be missed by fans and music-lovers alike!

RM70 – Regular

This is a free-standing show.

Get your tickets here: http://lucyroseklcinemashow.peatix.com/

Listen to the album’s first single, Floral Dresses (featuring The Staves):https://LucyRose.lnk.to/FloralDresses

Watch the documentary trailer: https://LucyRose.lnk.to/SomethingsChangingTrailer

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Upfront presents: TOKiMONSTA – Live in Malaysia

Jennifer Lee, also known as TOKiMONSTA, has made quite a name for herself in the Los Angeles beat scene. A piano player by training, Lee grew up at a very special time for music. She has an incredible knack for taking electronic music to another level on her turntables. Her music is based on elegant chill-house, where you’ll find R&B influences, hip-hop, and electronic sounds thrown into the enchanting mix.

Already onto her fifth album in 2017, she has also collaborated with other prominent artists, such as Anderson Paak, Yuna, Flying Lotus, Thirsty Fish, and Skrillex. Not only was she the first woman ever to be signed with Flying Lotus’s Brainfeeder Label, Lee was also rated Los Angeles’ Hottest DJ in 2010. “My music is a non-verbal representation of who I am.” Like her music, Lee is full of love with a hint of mystery in her heart.

From making beats in her dormroom to touring the world, TOKiMONSTA will finally be in Malaysia, performing live at The Bee, Publika! South Bay born and bred, Lee’s passion for music and art exudes in her live shows, making her live performances enthralling and exhilarating. Save the date – TOKiMONSTA will be playing an Upfront show on the 10th of August for her Lune Rouge World Tour in support of her upcoming album! This truly is a world-class act you wouldn’t want to miss.

RM50 – Pre-sale (limited)
RM70 – Regular

**U Mobile subscribers get to enjoy pre-sale price (RM50) throughout ticket sales period. All you have to do is download the U Mobile app and redeem the unique code. Key in the promo code to take RM20 off and voila, you’re on your way to watch your fave band live!**

Get your tickets here: http://tokimonstakl.peatix.com/

This is a free-standing show for ages 18 and above only.

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Upfront Presents: Oh Wonder – Live in Malaysia

**Ticket FAQs** > http://help.peatix.com/customer/en/portal/articles/2388149–for-users-in-malaysia-paypal-faqs

Oh Wonder is the London, England-based songwriting duo of Anthony West and Josephine Vander Gucht, who craft and sing — in unison — wispy, mostly slow-grooving, R&B-flecked tunes.

Beginning in September 2014, they set out to write, record, and release one song a month for a year, culminating in their D.I.Y. debut album of keyboard and drum-machine songs. Titled Oh Wonder, it was issued in early September 2015. In the meantime, the band became an online viral sensation, garnering millions of streams; received high-profile radio play at home; and was signed to Republic Records.

They also had live dates scheduled in places like London, Paris, Amsterdam, Los Angeles, and New York City sell out before the album’s arrival and before ever performing publicly. The debut went on to chart in the U.K., Ireland, the Netherlands, Switzerland, the U.S. (where it landed in the top half of the Billboard 200), and Canada (where it reached the Top 20).

The follow-up, their first to be conceived as an album, was heavily influenced by the relative isolation of traveling the world on tour. With instrumentation including analog synths and actual bass, drums, and strings, the self-produced Ultralife is arriving on July 14th.

RM130 – Early Bird (SOLD OUT)
RM160 – Pre-Sale (SOLD OUT)
RM190 – Regular (SOLD OUT)

Get your tickets at http://ohwonderkl.peatix.com/! (SOLD OUT)

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THE TEMPER TRAP WILL BE HEADING TO KUALA LUMPUR ON MARCH 9

KUALA LUMPUR: The band behind the chart-topping hit Sweet Disposition, is set to make its return to Malaysian shores on March 9. The Temper Trap which is made up of Dougy Mandagi on vocals, Jonathan Aherne on bass, Toby Dundas on drums and Joseph Greer on keyboards and guitar will be performing at The Bee, Publika. The event is jointly organised by Upfront @ The Bee and ADSC, a subdivision of The Livescape Group and supported by U Mobile and Tiger Beer.

Having performed at Future Music Festival Asia back in 2013 with over 8,000 fans crowding their stage, and then at Good Vibes Festival last year, The Temper Trap has since released its third studio album, Thick as Thieves in June 2016. The multi-award winning band had previously also won Album of the Year, Single of the year, and Best Rock Album at various Aria Music Awards.

The Temper Trap first rose to local acclaim in Melbourne, Australia in 2006 with the release of their debut EP. Their 2009 debut album Conditions, propelled by the hit anthem ‘Sweet Disposition’, was a huge success and sold nearly a million copies worldwide. Two years later, the band delivered the self-titled album, which featured the singles ‘Trembling Hands’ and ‘Need Your Love’ which was certified platinum.

More than a million albums sold; more than 150 million streams on Spotify; arena support tours with Coldplay and the Rolling Stones; gracing the stages of Glastonbury, Lollapalooza and Coachella; being nominated and winning a number of prestigious ARIA Awards in Australia, as well as receiving a nomination for best international group at the BRIT Awards. It has been a good few years for The Temper Trap.

The Temper Trap Live in Kuala Lumpur is an 18 years-old and above event and is organized by Upfront @ The Bee in collaboration with ADSC, a subdivision of The Livescape Group and supported by U Mobile and Tiger Beer. Tickets, priced at RM148 (limited pre-sale) and RM168 (regular) are available for purchase from today onwards at www.galactix.asia or at The Bee outlets in both Jaya One and Publika. Ticket prices excludes ticketing fee and 6% GST.

The event also marks a celebration for The Bee at Publika as it reopens its doors following its recent refurbishment. Replete with an upgraded stage for performances, state of the art sound and lighting system, increased seating for live shows and a revamped outdoor space for cosy dining, the venue now opens to a whole new focus on international, regional and local live music and alternative DJ nights.

For more information on the event, logon to www.livescapegroup.com, www.thebee.com.my or on Facebook www.facebook.com/livescapeasia or www.facebook.com/thebeemy. Alternatively, fans can also follow Livescape on Instagram via the handle @LivescapeAsia or The Bee @TheBeeMY.

About The Bee

The Bee is about much more than its menu; it’s a space where communities congregate, converse, and create. The Bee at Publika is home to its Upfront series which aim to showcase leftfield international artists in a small and cosy club setting and have hosted sell-out shows from The Vaccines, Grimes to Hiatus Kaiyote.

With The Bee Publika’s upcoming February 2017 relaunch, The Bee will introduce new resident nights to remain true to its reputation as one of the region’s go-to live music venues. The Bee will continue to champion and collaborate with the best of local artists and music collectives — such as Raising The Bar and Soundscape Records — to host parties and gigs that guarantee an adventurous night out.

Befitting new beginnings, The Bee at Publika will shed its former neighbourhood cafe ambience to reveal CBGB dive bar-esque aesthetics; complete with increased capacity for live shows and an upgraded stage, sound and lights system along with a revamped al fresco dining and entertaining area.

Since 2010, The Bee has supported a coterie of multi-arts, multi-cultural movers, shakers and doers: it has hosted disco-themed barbecues, dining theatre, and divination readings; and is the site for side-splitting comedy revues and spirited quiz nights. The Bee at Jaya One has hosted the long-running Feedback open mic nights since December 2011.

About The Livescape Group

The Livescape Group is a youth-centric music and creative events group of companies, specialising in conceptualising and executing formidable creative and activation platforms for some of the best known brands on the planet. We don’t do the ordinary and dare to try new ideas. This belief has driven us to be one of the key players in the Malaysian and Southeast Asian live events market.

At Livescape, we believe in a 360-degree approach to conceiving, marketing and executing events while injecting fun and sass into the work we do. We have an in-house marketing, creative design, event production, logistics management, and artist management and booking team to ensure that we put on a show people will not only remember but also talk about. Among those include IT’S THE SHIP, Armin Only Embrace Singapore and Jakarta, Rockaway Festival, and After Dark Social Club (ADSC).

The Livescape Group also consists of:

  • Livescape Singapore Pte. Ltd. – Livescape’s first foreign office based out of Malaysia which operates as both a live events organiser and a creative events and activation agency
  • Livescape Indonesia – Livescape’s second foreign office based in Jakarta. It currently organises the Armin Only Embrace Jakarta show and DGTL LVE, a boutique art cum indie dance festival
  • Livescape Events – A world-class creative and event production arm that supports the The Livescape Group’s platforms. Livescape Events also provides customised event solutions for television and corporate lifestyle clients such as CHANEL, Superdry, RedBull, Asia’s Got Talent, Supermodelme, and the Ironman Triathlon among others
  • After Dark Agency – Curators and brand owners of the underground club night, After Dark Social Club (ADSC), which aims to experiment and expose lesser known Electronic Dance Music genres to the masses. After Dark Agency is also an artiste management and touring company and is predominantly responsible for engaging the various international acts for The Livescape Group’s brands such as IT’S THE SHIP. The agency also provides talents to promoters around the region.

For media queries, kindly contact:

Jason Kong

Regional Group Head of Marketing, PR & Strategic Planning

The Livescape Group

+60 13 388 8453

jason.kong@livescape.asia

 

 

THE BEE AT PUBLIKA DOUBLE DOWNS AS THE CITY’S PREFERRED LIVE MUSIC VENUE IN 2017

NEW BEE-GINNINGS: The Bee’s brick-and-mortar renovations, replete with landscaped terrace, will create an intimate venue for scene-setting programming that champions leftfield genres and international performances

KUALA LUMPUR, 7 FEB — In support of The Bee at Publika’s ever-growing evolution, the new year will see the newer-and-improved The Bee set its sights on solidifying its reputation as one of the region’s go-to live music venue for inventive resident DJ parties, themed gigs and international music showcases.

“We’re taking what we do best and doing it better. The Bee has always been, at its heart, a community-driven and functional musical space, having hosted intimate encounters with the likes of Grimes, Lucy Rose, Mac DeMarco and The Vaccines. The Bee is set to re-launch to be the epicenter for music, live, local and beyond, ” said The Bee’s founder and director Adrian Yap.

Get ready to rock, roll and go along for the ride as The Bee at Publika doubles down on its programming to be a more dedicated live music venue, bringing with it an even sharper, stronger focus for local, regional and international acts.

Its sell-out Upfront series returns this year to showcase leftfield, rising international artists for evenings of thrills and spills. To start, French hip hop beatmaker Onra (“Ms. Ho”, “The Anthem”) takes to the stage on 24 Feb to play a live show as well as a DJ set; Australian anthem rock band The Temper Trap (“Sweet Disposition”, “Trembling Hands”) plays The Bee on 9 March; and Canadian brother-and-sister electronic act Tennyson (“Lay-By”, “With You”) is set to charm the crowd on 18 March.

Always in support of music live and local, The Bee introduces new resident events and recurring nights in collaboration with the crème de la crème of local artists and music collectives. KL’s premiere nu-disco and indie rock DJ outfit Indiego & Co has found a new home on Saturday nights at its host The Bee, kicking off with its comeback gig on 25 Feb. The Bee will also debut Femme Bam, its live show curated by girls and for girls monthly on Thursdays. The foremost and fiercest proponents of independent hip hop in Malaysia, Raising The Bar hosts its very own hip hop shindig every last Wednesday of every month. Meanwhile, on 26 Feb over The Bee’s re-opening weekend, KL’s cult sneakerheads collective KLKIX will host a sneaker swap meet.

To mark The Bee’s mission of music excellence, it sheds its neighbourhood café skin to re-surface as a cozy, dive bar-esque live music venue. Monumental redesigns and restorations have been made to maximise the music experience at The Bee, transforming it into a premium live music venue. Its indoor space has been revamped into a live music bar open from 5pm until late, while maintaining its all-day dining services at its outdoor patio from 10am until late on Mondays through Fridays, and 9am until late on weekends.

Make your way into the music hall inside through the Broadway-style incandescent marquee and ticketing booth, a sign of things to come inside. A complete overhaul of the stage, which comes with the latest lighting rigs and state-of-the-art sound system, serves to give The Bee’s renowned shows a much welcomed edge for music lovers, by music lovers. The space has increased its seating and standing capacity to fit up to 500 guests, thanks to new indoor bleachers that guarantee intimate ringside experience during live sets.

The World Is Flat — the pizza joint and sandwich stop celebrated in Singapore’s culinary circles — is set to take over the kitchen at The Bee. This is no foodie fling; with The World Is Flat serving at The Bee by this month’s end, you’ll be able to sample playful, unrestrained food with a modern take on pizza and sandwiches. Think charcoal deep dishes and flaky puff pastries, with bread and dough prepared from scratch onsite, as well as toppings such as duck confit and house cured salmon.

Meanwhile outdoors, punters partial to al fresco dining can expect pre- and post-gig good times at the all-new landscaped cantina-style terrace, replete with a mural commissioned to the city’s finest street artists.

 

The Bee Publika Opening Hours:

Monday to Friday, 10am until late

Saturday and Sunday, 9am until late

For more information, visit:

WEB: www.thebee.com.my

FACEBOOK: The Bee

INSTAGRAM: @thebeemy

TWITTER: @TheBeeMY

#AtTheBee #TheBeeMy

 

 

Resident Programming

  Femme Bam Indiego & Co. Raising The Bar
Dates Every Thursday starting

2 Mar

Every Saturday starting

25 Feb

Last Wednesdays of the month starting 29 Mar
Time 9:30 pm – 12 am 10pm – 2am 9 pm – 12 am
Ticketing Free Entry Free Entry Free Entry

 

Upfront Series at The Bee Publika presents:

Onra

Profile Globetrotting French hip-hop producer Onra has staked his claim as one of the most exciting beatmakers in recent years. Onra evidently takes influences from a hugely eclectic range of sounds, from Jazz through to Funk and RnB; carefully and respectfully using these styles to craft a unique and refreshing take on traditional Hip-Hop. He will be playing a live show as well as DJ set.
Date 24 February, Friday
Time 8pm – 12am
Ticket Price RM78 / RM98

 

The Temper Trap

Description With their choirboy vocals and panoramic pop/rock sound, The Temper Trap started building an audience in Melbourne, Australia. ‘Sweet Disposition’ may have been their not-so-secret weapon, but they backed it up with an album of nuanced epic-pop perfection and a work ethic that they have been working on for the past three years called, Thick as Thieves.
Date 9 March, Thursday
Time 8pm – 12am
Ticket Price Pre-sale ticket – RM148

Regular ticket – RM168

 

Tennyson

Description Coming from a family of classically trained musicians, Luke (production) and sister Tess (drums/percussion) have always been performers. They took their first shot at a full project, releasing jazz cover albums and dabbling into electronic music shortly after. The Upfront show will mark Tennyson’s debut performance in Malaysia.
Date 18 March, Saturday
Time 8pm – 12am
Ticket Price Pre-sale ticket – RM48

Regular ticket – RM68

 

About The Bee

The Bee is about much more than its menu; it’s a space where communities congregate, converse, and create. Since 2010, The Bee has supported a coterie of multi-arts, multi-cultural movers, shakers and doers: it has hosted disco-themed barbecues, dining theatre, and divination readings; and is the site for side-splitting comedy revues and spirited quiz nights. The Bee at Jaya One has hosted the long-running Feedback open mic nights since December 2011.

 

For high-res images, bios and other media collaterals, visit:

bit.ly/TheBeePublika

 

For interview and media queries, please contact ​Commas PR​:

Ng Su Ann

Account Executive

M: +6012 381 9032

E: suann@commasindustry.com

Jilian Yong

Account Executive

M: +6019 333 6887

E: jilian@commasindustry.com