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#64830 - 09 Nov 07 10:27 good music in jakarta
hootie Offline
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hi everyone
hootie from singapore. im new to the forum
going to be spending some time in jakarta in late november
and im very interested to check out the local music scene

is there like a scene where young local bands get to do their own stuff in front of their local fans. im not that interested in checking out a bar with yet another cover band doing maroon 5 or eagles all night long (not disrepect to fans of those bands)

im not versed in the local band scene
i've checked out Mocca and Everybody Loves Irene when they were down here this year. pretty good

it will be my first time in that city
unfortunately i will be stuck in central jakarta, tamrin area
where are the good spots in town?

any help will be much appreciated
much thanks
hootie

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#64831 - 09 Nov 07 10:31 Re: good music in jakarta [Re: hootie]
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#64832 - 09 Nov 07 10:35 Re: good music in jakarta [Re: Roy's Hair]
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When are the Mishkins playing again...

No seriously, most of the Bars like Bats, CY's etc have bands on, but, if you are looking for venues, get a copy of one of City Magazines that contain all the info.

I dont go out at night so I cant really help. Piss salon may have a better idea
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#64833 - 09 Nov 07 10:36 Re: good music in jakarta [Re: Roy's Hair]
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hmmmmmmmmmmm
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#64834 - 09 Nov 07 10:38 Re: good music in jakarta [Re: chewwyUK]
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You obviously dont know the words so you are just humming along I presume
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#64835 - 09 Nov 07 10:39 Re: good music in jakarta [Re: chewwyUK]
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chris lambert would know about this kind of stuff. but he hasn't come back to JakChat since the story broke about the old jaksa ho and the dose of syphilis he got.
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#64837 - 09 Nov 07 10:40 Re: good music in jakarta [Re: chewwyUK]
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the roundabout at Ratu plaza has some interesting local acts .. best seats are probably in the orange buses. Or maybe for a local experience you could check out some dangdut
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#64840 - 09 Nov 07 11:59 Re: good music in jakarta [Re: chewwyUK]
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Lambert's been keeping his head down of late.
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#64841 - 09 Nov 07 12:04 Re: good music in jakarta [Re: Roy's Hair]
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Is she a big girl?
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#64855 - 09 Nov 07 16:06 Re: good music in jakarta [Re: hootie]
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Maybe first try to find local people with the same interest, wouldn't be so hard i guess, there's alot of indonesian forum and websites.

Sounds like local indonesian band concert is what you need. Happy searching!
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#64869 - 10 Nov 07 04:18 Re: good music in jakarta [Re: emmajkt]
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Nice to see you back Emma! Did you have a nice holiday?
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#64870 - 10 Nov 07 04:43 Re: good music in jakarta [Re: hootie]
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Quoting: hootie
...im very interested to check out the local music scene...is there like a scene where young local bands get to do their own stuff in front of their local fans....where are the good spots in town?


Sometimes good local bands doing their own material at BBs bar in Menteng. Otherwise various gigs sometimes at university campuses. But best to ask Lambert (find him here under User List - chris lambert - or via his manager Roy's Hair - or maybe via his neglected myspace account: http://www.myspace.com/wildzeros .
Or go to Eastern Promise bar in Kemang and ask Lens (the manager) when/where to find good local bands.

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#64871 - 10 Nov 07 05:38 Re: good music in jakarta [Re: kenyeung]
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There is always Jaya Pub on Jl Thamrin... Ace Place
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#64873 - 10 Nov 07 06:55 Re: good music in jakarta [Re: Dilli]
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BBs bar behind Menteng Plaza. Blues and reggae.
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#64910 - 11 Nov 07 15:05 Re: good music in jakarta [Re: Piss Salon]
hootie Offline
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best!
thanks for all the leads
wild zeros sound like a band that would be awesome on stage

will check out this jaya pub place
which building will it be in?

how far will it be to kemang from tamrin?

just found out about the JakJazz festival
and there's this arts thing happening at Taman Ismail Marzuki
im also keen to check out this second hand bookstore in TIM
its supposed to be run by this poet ...?

hootie

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#64912 - 11 Nov 07 15:58 Re: good music in jakarta [Re: hootie]
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Yeah, worth a browse that book store although mainly Indonesian books, you're better off going to the big second hand book store in Pasar Festival.
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#64914 - 11 Nov 07 16:24 Re: good music in jakarta [Re: Roy's Hair]
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Also Aktiva (sp?) book store in Kemang was reported (by its Cetos Mall branch mgr.) to buy used books on two days each week. So that must mean they sell them, too.

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#64915 - 11 Nov 07 16:49 Re: good music in jakarta [Re: hootie]
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Quoting: hootie
will check out this jaya pub place
which building will it be in?
how far will it be to kemang from tamrin?


Jaya Pub is in Gedung Jaya (building) by the massive Menara Thamrin building, across the street from the Sari Pan Pacific Hotel. At Gedung Jaya just ask the security guard at the street entrance to point you in the direction of Jaya Pub. The clientele may be a little old, the music may be old covers, but it's all good tunes and good fun.

One good place for raw local live talent doing their original songs is Warung Apresiasi in Bulungan, Blok M. I think performances are still happening there on weekends (again, Lambert will know). Very few Westerners in the crowd there, which makes it even better.

As for swank hotel bars like BATS and CJs - forget em if you don't like crappy covers, poncing dancers with no musical talent and overpriced drinks.

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#64916 - 11 Nov 07 17:06 Re: good music in jakarta [Re: kenyeung]
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Note, Jaya Pub is also next door to ZEN....
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#64918 - 11 Nov 07 17:28 Re: good music in jakarta [Re: Dilli]
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and ZEN is .... ???
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#64920 - 11 Nov 07 17:32 Re: good music in jakarta [Re: KuKuKaChu]
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Far too naughty and upmarket for you!
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#64926 - 11 Nov 07 20:46 Re: good music in jakarta [Re: Dilli]
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Hmmmmm Zen. Coffee tables anyone?
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#64928 - 12 Nov 07 05:06 Re: good music in jakarta [Re: Piss Salon]
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Quoting: Piss Salon
Hmmmmm Zen. Coffee tables anyone?

jeez, piss. you know all the good places ...
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#64936 - 12 Nov 07 07:30 Re: good music in jakarta [Re: KuKuKaChu]
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Piss keeps banging on about the Zen experience. He's a married man now though, heh heh
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#64937 - 12 Nov 07 07:34 Re: good music in jakarta [Re: Roy's Hair]
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poor piss. his days as jakarta's pre-eminent whoremonger are over.

well, they are, aren't they??
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