Friday, June 27, 2008

Announcement: 27 Jun 08: What's coming up?!

27 June 2008: Doppelganger GiG Alert

Here it is! A plethora, I tell you...
> 28 June 2008: Ahoy there! SOHO KL, MONT KIARA SOFT LAUNCH
> 29 June 2008: Doppelganger Open Mic @ MARKETPLACE KUALA LUMPUR
> 4-6 July 2008: INDIE YOUTH FEST @ 1 Utama Shopping Centre
> 27 July 2008: Doppelganger Open Mic @ MARKETPLACE KUALA LUMPUR

> Saturday, 28 June 2008
@ SOHO KL Mont Kiara's Soft Launch
Unit L-06-3A, No.2, Jalan Solaris, Mont Kiara
11am - 1am, free entry

Ladies and gentlemen! Ahoy there! Come join us at the 'cruise' themed soft launch event of SOHOKL and listen to tunes from a bunch of idealistic singer songwriters and indie bands set to take KL by storm! Yup yup yup! And yes, there is a cruise to be won!! Come by from 11am - 1am and enjoy the carnival feel of SOHO KL - slated as KL's most happening gastronomic paradise.

Try your hand at pottery, BMX bikers, meet stand-up comedian BiBi K Poh, Acapella Trio, flamenco dancers, comic workshops for kids, the Electronic Sports World Cup booth which offers free game play and the super-kewl Intel Core 2 Quad (Skulltrail) gamer enthusiast system plus display of Blue Thunder products with hardware courtesy of War.Mart and pro-gamer equipment, Steel Series; inflatable games for kids, and more! Free entrance. More details about the venue here

Singer Songwriters
1.00pm Mathew Ong
1.30pm Otam
3.00pm Izzy Mohamed
3.30pm Liza Zahran
5.30pm Imam of Lightcraft
9.00pm Deserters
9.30pm Rashdan Harith
10.00pm Lightcraft
10.30pm AskmeAgain

>Sunday, 29 June 2008
@ MarketplaceKL
4A Lorong Yap Kwan Seng, Kuala Lumpur
From 9-11pm. RM20 incl 1 beer/softdrink

Doppelganger Open Mic presents...

Ady Suwardy
Rashdan Harith
+ Open Mic

Doppelganger Open Mic is back in full force with monthly series of gigs at Marketplace KL. This month, we present four great acts! Plus a special guest, Grace Sng visiting from Canada. So come for a chilled out night of music at the Marketplace KL. Bring your out of town guests. It'll be an intimate night of friends, wine and good music. Guaranteed! Read more about the artists on our blog.

>Fri, Sat & Sun from 4 to 6 July 2008
High Street & Main Entrance, 1 Utama Shopping Centre
From 10am - 9pm, free entrance.

We're Celebrating Digital Culture! A 3-DAY MEGA FESTIVAL dedicated to YOUTH in conjunction with the national finals of Electronic Sports World Cup 2008. For the first time, pro-gamers and indie musicians, cartoonists, hard-core console players, 3D artists and cartoonists, even indie filmmakers (in collaboration with Filmmakers Anonymous) will convene at this festival held at 1 Utama's New Wing and Main Entrance. All day activities from 10am - 9pm and it's free!

Watch pro-gamers playing DotA, Counter Strike 1.6, Warcraft III TFT, Trackmania battle it out for a spot to San Jose, USA for the Grand FInals of ESWC 2008 - the Olympics of e-sports. Performances by indie bands and singer songwriters from 4-8pm daily. 17 confirmed acts include:


Be Yrself. Stay Indie. We urge ;)

>Sunday, 27 July 2008
@ MarketplaceKL
4A Lorong Yap Kwan Seng, Kuala Lumpur
From 9-11pm. RM20 incl 1 beer/softdrink

Doppelganger Open Mic presents...

Army of Three
An Honest Mistake
+ Open Mic

[Doppelganger's Tips on Supporting Local Indie Bands: 1. Attend their gigs. 2. Buy their CDs. 3. Tell your friends about them. 4. Link your favourite indie bands on your blogs. 5. Send a CD gift to a friend or relative living in a foreign country.
Supporting homegrown artists!]

About Doppelganger Open Mic Open Stage Doppelganger Open Mic Open Stage is a community project adopted by Go International Group Sdn Bhd – a marketing communication consultancy company based in Kuala Lumpur founded by Jasmine Low (Jaz) and Nikki Yeo. Both believe in contributing to a vibrant arts and music Malaysia by creating opportunities and a platform for singers, songwriters, poets, writers, dancers, illustrators, filmmakers to showcase their works.

Jaz started organising gigs and open mic sessions in 2002 after being inspired by Sunday evening gigs put together by shoe salesperson by day, amazing singer songwriter by night in Sydney, Australia. Originally named 'Valhalla Open Mic', Doppelganger Open Mic Open Stage has put together over 80 music gigs and readings at venues such as La Bodega Tengkat Tong Shin, No Black Tie, Jam Rock Asia, Paul's Place, Liquid Bar, Alliance Francaise including larger shows like the all-women 'Shanti Grrl Gig' in conjunction with International Women's Day in 2004, an all-women charity gigs for International Womens' Day titled 'Unleashing Potential' in 2006 at No Black Tie to help raise money for House of Hope – an all girls' shelter, 'Music with the Stars' in conjunction with the Malaysian International Aerospace Adventure 2007 Road Show at Midvalley Exhibition Centre.

From June 2005 to October 2006, the Troubaganger Shows (a collaboration between Doppelganger and Troubadours) provided monthly performances at La Bodega – a tapas bar located at Tengkat Tong Shin every first Sunday of the month. This was the kickstart for the Wayang Kata series of spoken word events initiated by British Council. At the end of 2006, Doppelganger opened Indie Scene CafĂ©, a two-month project which provided a space for film screenings, gigs, art exhibits and retail outlet for Malaysian-made independent works like CDs, short films. Doppelganger continues to organise occasional gigs and readings around KL. If you know of any bathroom singers or office hummers, email us the suspects and we'll get them up on stage. Send to Jaz at

The 2008 calendar has seen Doppelganger's shows appear at No Black Tie and its new home, Marketplace KL at 4A, Lorong Yap Kwan Seng.

About Indie Youth Festival 2008
As a result of many years of organising Doppelganger, Go International Group will be organising for the first time, a 3-Day Mega Event to be held from 4-6 July 2008 titled INDIE YOUTH FEST in conjunction with the National Finals of the ELECTRONIC SPORTS WORLD CUP! Themed 'Celebrating Digital Culture', the event is endorsed by the Multimedia Development Corporation (MDEC). Sponsors include BLUE THUNDER, INTEL, YOKOHAMA BATTERIES, SENDI MUTIARA MULTIMEDIA, MANLI GRAPHICS CARD, STEEL SERIES, WAR.MART, E-CLUB ONLINE MANAGEMENT, 1 UTAMA, 8TV, EMI, MNC, PLAY INTERACTIVE, EXTREME GARMENT, GAME AXIS, PC GAMER, DON'T PANIC, MYC! magazine, COOL RHINO. MUST-VIEW website for more details: Or, join our FACEBOOK group today!


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Editors, kindly contact Jasmine Low for high resolution images of the performers.
For media inquiries & details on performances or interviews with bands:

Contact Jasmine Low or Melisa Suciati
NOVApr - a div. of Go International Group tel 03-7727 0093
hp +6017 623 0288

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