Friday, 7th July 2006: A Night to Remember @ Lil’ Havana

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  1. Joe Kidd says:

    I went to the show a bit late. went to makan first.

    when we went up I saw one grunge band. you know how it is when it comes to me and “grunge” bands, I just don’t get it. then there was a band called Hiccups, which features a friend of Alak’s on guitar. Featured a girl singer which was rather too shy. Not a good trait for a band performing beyond the jam studios. The band needs to find a proper direction as they sometimes sounded like an Indon-Indie thing and next a bit like normal Malay pop and then later embellished with a bit of emo guitar stuff.

    After that there was a band playing intrumentals. well, we went down after two of their songs to see our friends who had just arrived. Anyway, this instro band played the usual twin-guitar not-so-post-rock thingy with some mellow guitar lines interspersed with the predictable loud fast riffing bits. Our band’s bassist Fendi always refer to this style of music as “slow, bising, slow, bising, slow, bising etc.” This sorta style is currently quite a rage with the younger set, with tonnes of bands coming up doing the exact similar thing. Well, it’s alright but there’s totally no personality nor warmth. Just a bunch of kids playing by numbers.

    The band I went to see, Couple, played last but I missed them as I was talking to old friends I haven’t seen for a while down at the first floor, which I was sitting till it all ended.

    The venue was quite nice, quite spacious with a big low stage. I think it can house a larger crowd than no black tie as there were not many seats apart from the ones at the back of the room. The beer was expensive though, RM56 for a jug.

    The crowd was sizeable enough, intently supportive but generally very timid, shy and quiet. All were sitting down. A mat salleh, a bit drunk, standing beside me at the earlier period said; “I don’t get it. Why are they all sitting down and so quiet?”. I didn’t know what to say to him.

    Best point? Little Havana is about 5 minutes from my house.

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