Pandai Besi from Indonesia.
Pandai Besi from Indonesia.

Our friends at The Wknd are always listening to new music from around Southeast Asia. On 9 – 10 May, they will be bringing bands from Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia together for their inaugural Cross Border Showcase!

The band line-up includes instrumental math/post-rock band Two Million Thanks from Thailand; and Pandai Besi, who will be bringing their wistful, dreamy guitar pop from Indonesia. Our own local bands, Dirgahayu, MonoloQue and Pitahati will be performing too! With two performance dates, the event will kick off in Penang on 9 May at The Hin’s Bus Depot, Georgetown and then move on to Blackbox, MAP at Publika on 10 May.

Both venues offer a more intimate space and you’ll definitely be up close and personal with the bands. Performances for both days are scheduled to start 8pm onwards and tickets are priced at RM 30 per day, available at the door. It’s an event not to be missed!

Lyn Ong

Find out more about the event here.