The New Year Raid: Press Conference, all MUST come!
A press conference is going to be held at Paul’s Place, Monday 2nd January 2006 at 2PM.
All concerned especially those who were detained and also organisers of the show should be there!
here’s the brief:
Press Advisory: Over 300 Youths Detained At New Year‚Äôs Eve Celebration.
Brickfields police raided and detained over 300 young men and women ushering in the New Year at Paul‚Äôs Place, a local venue popular with the local independent music community on Saturday, 31 December 2005. The following day, local TV news reported that the youths were attending a Black Metal performance.
Those detained, consisting of local, Japanese and Singaporean independent musicians and audience members denied any connection with the Black Metal sub culture or genre.
We, concerned professional and amateur musicians, would like to invite you to a press conference.
The press conference will address the following issues.
a) Definition and characterization of the Black Metal sub culture; music, lifestyle and philosophies.
b) Superficiality of sub-culture embracement in Malaysia. Here, youths follow the fashion but not the philosophies and beliefs.
c) How Black Metal clamp down operations have spilled over to other sub-cultures and musical genres, punk, hardcore, rock.
Press Conference Details
Mr. Rafil Elyas ‚Äì Principal Process Engineering Consultant ‚Äì Mathematical Modeling and Simulation. Band: 360 Degree Head Rotation
Mr. Julian Mokhtar – Professional musician and guitar luthier.
Mr. Azmyl Yunor ‚Äì Lecturer; Journalism, Cultural and Cinema Studies. Singer songwriter.
Ms. Hana Abd Aziz ‚Äì Student, Diploma Graphic Design. Band: Lucy in the Loo.
Mr. Paul Millot ‚Äì Inventor, solar energy specialist. Band: Brown Sugar.
Ms. Jacklyn SM Kee ‚Äì Consultant and activist.
Venue: Paul‚Äôs Place
Time: 2 pm
(Please refer to the map below)
8, 2/137B (Top Floor), Resource Industrial Center.
off Jalan Klang Lama
58200 KL, Malaysia
(Opposite the highway from Pearl International Hotel, OUG)