AMPLIFY @ The Rabbit Hole, Changkat Bukit Bintang

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The number one question I’ve received from friends visiting from abroad is invariable – “Where can I chill with a couple of beers and a live band?”. You ever notice that? It’s never “Where’s the hottest club in town?” (once you get past college) or “Where’s the best place to pick up girls?” (unless you have a creepy set of friends).

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People just want to have a good time and kick back at night with a good brew in hand and some live music while they chat with friends.

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I was out last Saturday night at The Rabbit Hole @ Changkat Bukit Bintang to check out one of the first iterations of Amplify. Guinness Amplify is a brand new music platform from Guinness – described as a journey of sound and sensation, it’s a celebration of the journey of talented, dedicated and passionate musicians.

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The Rabbit Hole was nicely decked out with a feature stage and a great sound system. It was packed by the time I got there for the JUMERO set. There’s a nice mix of locals and foreigners there too. There’s nothing better than listening to the best local bands that we have while downing a couple of pints of Guinness on tap!

jumero

There are three live sets each Saturday night – JUMERO was followed by THE MARQUEE before the headlining act OJ LAW. Each set lasted from 30 – 45 minutes and each had it’s own character. I particularly liked Jumero’s stage presence and how The Marquee got the crowd’s support with great covers. It’s so different from other music events – the musicians doing their gigs here is definitely made of more – they have the passion and dedication which makes them a cut above.

Here’s a video of The Marquee in action!

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The best thing about the live stage music is that it showcases local talent – they’re all bands from Klang Valley and a lot of the names will be familiar to you. I browsed through the bands that will be performing and recognized a lot of the bands. Yup, there’s going to be a Guinness Amplify event every Saturday night till October 11:

SEPT 20
Bierhaus @ Austin, Johor
AN HONEST MISTAKE
BIHZHU
FROYA

SEPT 27
Foley’s Irish Bar @ Oasis Ara Damansara
TEMPERED MENTAL
NICK DAVIS
DASH

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OCT 4
SOHO Gastro Pub @ Precinct 10, Penang
THE ENDLEAVES
FROYA
KYOTO PROTOCOL

OCT 11
Laundry Bar @ The Curve
HALFWAY KINGS
PAPERPLANE PURSUIT
THEY WILL KILL US ALL

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Entry is FREE for all events. There are no tickets required except for the finale show. Come early to grab your seats coz it’ll be pretty full once the first set starts! Guinness on tap was at RM 10 all night long at The Rabbit Hole and you’ll get 1 Guinness free for every 2 Guinness you buy, and there are give-aways between sets for the exclusive finale show at KL Live at every one of the Saturday night live events.

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Also, have I mentioned that Guinness will celebrate the Finale Show with a bang? It would be “Rude” of me if I didn’t reveal that Canadian band MAGIC! will definitely be performing alongside our local talents OJ Law and DASH in this much anticipated finale.

the marquee

You’ll love this – it’s all about passionate musicians showcasing their passion. It’s really different from other live band venues. Get more details about the weekly Saturday night events and how to win tickets to the phenomenal final show at KL Live @ www.amplify.com.my!

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10 thoughts on “AMPLIFY @ The Rabbit Hole, Changkat Bukit Bintang

  1. Clubbing? No more liao, ever since graduation.. The last time I went to a club was like, wait, let me count……………………. about 8 years ago! Yep, 8 years ago, before I got married.. Went to The Loft, somewhere in KL too.. Now, after 8.45pm, I will automatically yawn.. Boring eh.. Now my routine is: send the boys to the nursery, go to work, finish work, pick up the boys, cook, do house chores, put them to bed, and zzzzzzzzz…

    • Yeah, nowadays most of my friends my age only go to live music events like this! :)

      Haven’t been clubbing for a very, very long time too. Not really into it after you’re past a certain age, as you mentioned.

      Catching up over drinks with a good live music band is much better, they have one this Saturday too!

    • I’ve seen a lot of the bands around in live music gigs too, they’ve been really active and they’re also very passionate. :)

      Yeah, I know what you mean, nowadays I seldom go clubbing anymore, just live music and a couple of pints works better for us “older folks”. Haha.

    • Hello Katey! :)

      Yup, I’ll be there too. It’s actually easier for me to go to Oasis Ara Damansara than KL CBD itself. I know Foley’s Irish Bar, been there a couple of times, catch up if I see you Saturday!

    • Yeah, it’s a great place to chill indeed! :)

      I love the parking there too – it’s just opposite The Rabbit Hole. Oasis Ara Damansara is closer to me though, so I like Foley’s Irish Bar, the upcoming one this Saturday. The band lineup is great too! Cheers mate!

    • Yeah, it’s always fun to watch a live band perform! :)

      Especially talented ones like these, they really have passion in their music. The best thing is there’s no cover charge and Guinness is on promo too – RM 10 per cup and there’s a redemption going on where you can get 1 free for every 2 you buy, just need to get the stamps when you buy the first 2 and redeem the 3rd Guinness free.

      I’ve always enjoyed their sets, the Canadian band MAGIC! will be coming and I’ll be going to the finale show on 18th October too!

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