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20 It’s still April but no foolin’, there’s a veritable feast of stuff coming atcha this issue, so get ready for the next two weeks - Beat style.

CONTENTS 38 10 The Scoop

34 Features - Classical Music : Easter Melodies

12 What’s on 20 HereNow

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Cholil Mahmud, singer, songwriter, guitarist and allround top bloke gave us the run down on his musical influences, past and present.

By Erza S.T. - Photograph: Maklumat Galau Themilo - Domestic Groove : Cholil Mahmud - Priorities to Be a True Jakartan! - Award-Winning Local Startup| komikoo.com - Club Reunion - Weekday Highlights


52 A gastro pub with plenty of elbow room? That’ll be er, Elbow Room in Kemang.

Fact, fiction and fantasy are all abound down at the megaplex this week. Grab your popcorn and check out these three screen gems.

High fashion doesn’t always mean size zero... Just take a look at Jean Paul Gaultier’s catwalk show at Plaza Indonesia’s Fashion Week. 46 FunPic 50 Food Scoop 52 Food Review Elbow Room Ten Ten 56 Film 58 Style 63 ArtScoop

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After weeks of endless rain, the sun has finally reemerged after its long siesta and the heat of summer can be felt once again. The entertainment has also gotten hotter with even bigger and better international acts making their way to the stages in Jakarta. The biggest thing to hit the scene right now, apart from the hilarious Indian dancing police officer on Youtube, Briptu Norman, is the highly anticipated concert by Maroon 5. After the very enjoyable performance of Bruno Mars last fortnight, this is set to be another record breaking crowd. Let’s just hope Istora Senayan can fit in the massive crowd. Other top performances are on their way as well, so check out the Here Now and What’s On section to see what’s on the horizon. Setelah musim hujan yang kemarin sepertinya tidak akan berakhir, akhirnya matahari kembali muncul dan panasnya kemarau mulai terasa kembali. Dunia hiburan Jakarta tidak kalah panas dengan hadirnya bintang internasional yang meramaikan panggung Jakarta. Hal terbesar saat ini selain video kocak dari sang Brimob, penari India Briptu Norman di youtube adalah konser dari Maroon 5 yang sudah lama dinanti-nanti. Setelah ramainya konser Bruno Mars dua minggu lalu, sepertinya penontonnya tidak akan kalah ramai. Semoga Istora Senayan sanggup menampung semua penggemar Maroon 5. Masih banyak lagi yang akan tampil di Jakarta, langsung saja baca rubrik Here Now dan What’s On untuk planning dua minggu kedepan.

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Scoop Three Rocking Bands to Jakarta Java Musikindo is at it again and this time they’re bringing in three international bands to rock the masses in Jakarta. The three bands headed to the big durian are pop punk rockers A Rocket to the Moon, emo punkers from Florida Hey Monday, and alternative rock band Downtown Fiction. All three bands will be performing at Tennis Indoor Senayan on the 14th of May and are sure to cause a ruckus. For more information on ticket prices and where you can get them, simply logon to www.javamusikindo.com . Get ready to rock once again Jakarta!

Asking Alexandria If all the international acts coming the capital aren’t catching your attention and the thrashing rhythms of metal core are more your cup of tea, then you’ll be ecstatic to know that the guys from Asking Alexandria will be making their way to our fair city. Formed by members Danny Worsnop (vocals), Ben Bruce (guitar), Cameron Liddell (guitar), Sam Bettley (bass), and James Cassels (drums), the band will be performing at Tennis Indoor Senayan on the 28th of May thanks to the guys at Lian MIPro. If you want more information on where to get your tickets simply call (021) 7369 0918 or 4440 4467.

The Drums & Ben Folds As if Jakarta didn’t already have enough international acts headed its way already, Ismaya Live have prepared two great acts for their two day rock fest titled ‘Live and Close’. The first band they have in store is Brooklyn based indie pop group The Drums formed by members Jonathan Pierce (vocals), Jacob Graham (guitar), Connor Hanwick (drums) and Tom Haslow (guitar). The second international act Ismaya has in store is singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Ben Folds. The Drums will be rocking the first day of the event on the 25th of May before Ben Folds follows suit on the 26th. Ismaya has yet to announce where the event will take place, but be sure TBJ will be there to fill you in.

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Scoop Fatboy Slim

Radio Deptartment

Rockerfeller Skank creater Norman Quentin Cook - more popularly known as Fatboy Slim - is yet another international performer headed to Jakarta. The British DJ, producer and musician will step into the void of world class DJs spinning in the clubs thanks to Urbanite Asia. The exact date and place of where Fatboy Slim will be performing has not yet been announced, but the latest info that we have been able to gather is that he is scheduled to perform sometime in June. Keep checking TBJ for further updated info regarding the upcoming Fatboy Slim concert.

If you’ve ever wondered what kind of music is currently sweeping Sweden by storm, well wonder no more as one of Sweden’s indie pop/shoegaze bands will be performing at Potato Head Jakarta on the 23rd of April. The collaborative efforts of the Ashram Project and Potato Head Jakarta will present Radioavdelningen (roughly translated: ‘Radio Department’) to the stage. The duo of Johan Duncanson and Martin Carlberg have been on the Swedish music scene since 2001 with such hits as ‘Lesser Matters’ and ‘Pet Grief’ just to name a few. The local band given the honour of opening act for the evening will be Sajma Cut. For more information call: 081 1888 1133

Sunday Jazz Festival After the success of the first Sunday Jazz Festival, Segarra Beach Club in Ancol will once again hold a similar event on the 5th of June. The brainchild of Magicworx as the event promoter will feature an array of international and domestic jazz musicians. The main act of the festival will feature UK acid jazz and funk group, Brand New Heavies who will perform alongside Maliq & D’essentials, Barry Likumahuwa project ft. Rieka Roeslan, Andien, Ecoutez, Soulvibe plus many others. So if you didn’t get your jazz music fix at Java Jazz last month, be sure not to miss the return of Sunday Jazz Festival. For information on where to get tickets visit www. jakartaconcerts.com

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CHECK OUT COMING EVENTS IN THE BEAT’S DAY BY DAY LISTING OF THE BIG SHOWS AROUND TOWN

LUV’S

Monday April 18th

Luv's Academy Luv's Academy is dedicated to all students at university in Jakarta. Special guest from each university and resident DJ Vinny Liv.

Beyond

Beer Day Starts from 1pm - 9pm. R’n’B and classic music.

Red Square

Mondays At Red Square: It’s The All Night Happy Hour For Drinkers! 1F1 Red Square vodka cocktails and selected beers all night long! Resident DJs Ruffie & Ricky Chattaway. Movie time on our giant screen from 8pm. Watch the top 100 movies of all time.

Erasmus Huis

Pameran Enamel Lapisan Sejarah Periklanan Modern di Indonesia. 14 April – 17 June.

Hacienda

Hacienda 1F1 Happy Hours Monday - Friday from 4pm -7pm. Buy 1 get 1 free Hacienda margaritas.

Tuesday April 19th Beyond

Puro

Wanna Be A Gang Band Legna Band & DJ wW.

Dragonfly

Beer Day Starts from 1pm - 9pm. Classic prog music.

Vintage Project Aries DJ Aay.

Hacienda

Salsa Wednesday Enjoy Salsa dancing with your hosts Damaris & Iono From 9pm to midnight! Bottles of Sauza Extra Gold Tequila just Rp. 600.000++, bottles of Sauza Hornitos just Rp. 1.200.000++ Sauza Shots just Rp. 50.000++.

Tuesday Night Live Mariachi Live Mariachi music by Los Paraguas. From 7 - 10pm.

New Musro

Inonk & Friends Band All round music (blues, Santana, classic disco, slow rock, jazzy & oldies) 8 - 11.30pm.

Immigrant Special Event

Red Square

Sax On Wax Adhe(spinach), Alannys Weber (Spinach), Romeo (Spinach), Chantal Dewi (1945 MF).

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Wildnesday Society Yunnie, Nathalie, Vinny Liv, Wachitarica, Sexiest Dancers, LUV’s models. Free entry for ladies.

Classic Tuesdays! Cocktail Buffet. Entertainment by resident DJs Ricky Chattaway & Iwel. Tuesday Scream Motion Live entertainment by 2nd Anthem Band playing the best top 40 & all round. Starts 9pm.

Wednesday April 20th Apollo

Campus Night - Youth of the Nation Sexy night for you and you only!!

Beyond

Wednesday Classic Disco Feat. The Soulmaster

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LUV’S

New Musro

WissCloop Band All round music (pop, RnB, top 40, country) 8 - 11pm. Ladies Night Program w/ Arry Bule Hemmy (Musro resident DJ), Insomatemotion (Musro resident VJ) 11pm - 3am.

Red Square

Pop Culture We Love the 70s, 80s & 90s.

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What’s On Wednesday It’s a ladies’ night! 50% discount for Martini promo. From 7pm– closing. Live entertainment by Legna Band playing the best top 40s & all round. Starts 9pm.


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Thursday April 21th Dragonfly

Tokyo Drift DJ Mitomi Tokoto, Cyber Japan Dancers, DJ Joyo, Vj Mutter.

Elbow Room Special Event

LUV’S

Classic Disco Lovers Resident DJ Yunie, guest DJs.

New Musro

Whats On Score!

Fabulous Thursday Live entertainment by 2nd Anthem playing disco.

The Beatles Forever Living legend golden greats & hits on the Beatles night, special performance by G Pluck Band.

Entertainment by Icon Band.

Hacienda

Hacienda 1F1 Happy Hours Monday - Friday from 4 - 7pm. Buy 1 get 1 Hacienda margaritas.

Immigrant Special Event

Ghettoelectro DJ Akira, Randy, Purple, Mc Step.

Indochine

Masquerade Carnaval Edition In conjunction with Loop 2nd Anniversary feat. DJ Schizo, Lil’B, Scrab D, Rich, Haris, When-D, Harry, Nerissa, and Loop DJ All Stars DJ Juicy, Fendy, Flodee, Ride Beagge, Melon, MC Big Bunch.

Friday April 22th Apollo

Gym Freak Muscle Maniac Muscle freak, scream your muscles out! Free entrance for gym members.

LUV’S Special Event

Cirque du Sexy DJ Nathalie, Vinny Liv, Wachitarica.

Red Square

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Friday Addiction Live entertainment by Chaplin Band playing the best top 40s & all round. Starts 10pm.

Fabulous Friday DJs Ruffie, Iwel & Ricky.

Blowfish & Puro

Coast To Coast DJ Whookid, DJ Justeen, wW.

Elbow Room Special Event Live acoustic by Goss. Promo eggs-traordinary Easter, win the prize if you order the Easter set menu.

Hacienda

Hacienda 1F1 Happy Hours Monday - Friday from 4 - 7pm. Buy 1 get 1 Hacienda margaritas.

Illigals

Friday Glamour Resident DJs and guests.

Indochine

House On Fire Feat. DJ Yasmin SOZ, Vieta Zelova, MC Cherryl, MC Olen, fashion show by Yudistira.

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Saturday April 23th Apollo

Shirtless Sexy night with guest star Miss Vivica.

Sentul International Convention Center Justin Bieber Live Starts at 6pm onwards.

Blowfish

Aries on Mission Feat. Japanese pole dancer, DJ wW, Dipha.

Dragonfly

Saturday Disguire DJ Tiara Eve, Aay, Joyo.

Elbow Room Special Event Live acoustic by The Rockets. Promo eggs-traordinary Easter, win the prize if you order the Easter set menu.

Potato Head

The Radio Dept Event by Potato Head and Ashram

Red Square

Saturdaze! DJ Ruffie, Ricky,Iwel & Reza Bukan

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Saturday Bounce Buy a steak, get a glass of beer free. Live entertainment Warna Warni Band playing the best top 40s & all round. Starts 10pm.

Sunday April 24th Elbow Room Special Event

Promo eggs-traordinary Easter, win the prize if you order the Easter set menu.

Nu Musro

Every Sunday. Starts 7pm onwards. Four Colours Band (playing all round music).

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Score Kids Playland Balloon inflatables, hide & slide, double swing.

Tennis Indoor Senayan

McFly Promoted by Trilogy Live. Start at 7pm.

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Live Music The Ganjils Band play at 9pm.


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CHECK OUT COMING EVENTS IN THE BEAT’S DAY BY DAY LISTING OF THE BIG SHOWS AROUND TOWN

Monday April 25th Beyond

Beer Day Starts from 1pm - 9pm. RnB classic music.

Hacienda

Hacienda 1F1 Happy Hours Monday - Friday from 4 - 7pm. Buy 1 get 1 Hacienda margaritas.

Wednesday April 27th Apollo

Campus Night - Youth of the Nation Sexy night for you and you only!!

Hacienda

Salsa Wednesday Enjoy Salsa dancing with your hosts Damaris & Iono from 9pm to midnight! Bottles of Sauza Extra Gold Tequila just Rp. 600.000++. Bottles of Sauza Hornitos just Rp. 1.200.000++, Sauza Shots just Rp. 50.000++.

Immigrant Special Event

Single Malt Night P Double (Soul Menace), Romeo (Spinach), Aydra (Aonyx), ArfPadang vs Angga Doxx (Started).

Nu Musro

WissCloop Band All round music (pop, RnB, top 40, country) 8 - 11pm. Ladies Night Program w/ Arry Bule Hemmy (Musro resident DJ), Insomatemotion (Musro resident VJ) 11pm - 3am.

Puro

Pop The Disco DJ wW, Dipha.

Red Square

Pop Culture We Love the 70s, 80s & 90s feat. DJ Jody.

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Whats on Wednesday Live entertainment by Legna Band playing top 40.

Indochine

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Monday Madness Live entertainment by Lemon Tea Band playing rock.

Tuesday April 26th

Perfection Exclusive three hour set by DJ Kimm, resident DJ Q & Rambo.

LUV’S Special Event

Wildnesday Society – Special Edition DJ Alannys Weber, live PA by Dearly (LV Models), fashion show by LV Models, LUV’s Dancers.

Beyond

Beer Day Starts from 1 - 9pm. Classic prog music.

Hacienda

Hacienda 1F1 Happy Hours Monday - Friday from 4 - 7pm. Buy 1 get 1 Hacienda margaritas. Tuesday night live Mariachi music by Los Paraguas 7 - 10pm.

Nu Musro

Every Tuesday. Starts 7pm. Inonk & Friends Band (playing all round music).

Red Square

Classic Tuesdays! Cocktail Buffet. Resident DJs Ricky Chattaway & Iwel.

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Tuesday Scream Motion Live entertainment by 2nd anthem Band playing top 40.

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Thursday April 28th Elbow Room Special Event

Entertainment by Icons Band.

Hacienda

Hacienda 1F1 Happy Hour Monday - Friday from 4- 7pm. Buy 1 get 1 Hacienda margaritas.

Indochine

Dance Holic DJ Akhdan, Didy Narz, Reno.

LUV’S

Classic Disco Lovers Resident DJ Yunie, guest DJs.

New Musro

Country Music Live music by the Old Friends playing country music starts at 8pm. DJ Arry Bule & Hemmy.

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Fabulous Thursday Buy a pasta dish get a glass of house wine. Live entertainment by 2nd Anthem Band playing classic disco, starts 9pm.

Friday April 29th Apollo

Girls Talk Ladies, tell ur secret. Don't be shy on our dancefloor! Find your girlfriend and dance wildly.

Blowfish & Puro

Rewind & Play Soul Menace Crew.

Dragonfly

Crème De La Crème DJ Flip, Ww.

Elbow Room Special Event Live acoustic by Goss.

Hacienda

Illigals

Hacienda 1F1 Happy Hours Monday - Friday from 4 - 7pm. Buy 1 get 1 Hacienda margaritas.

Friday Glamour Resident DJs and guests.

Hard Rock Café Jakarta

House Destination DJ Nadya Decibel, Andry – Boedy 999 Rec, Ourkid Singapore, Antonio Danish.

Switchfoot – Live In Jakarta 8pm onwards.

Indochine

Istora Senayan

Incognito Live In Jakarta Starts at 7pm.

LUV’S Special Event

The LUV’s Glamour Friday Egyptian Paradise Nathalie, Vinny Liv, Wachitarica.

Red Square

Fabulous Friday DJs Ruffie, Reza Bukan, Iwel.

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Friday Addiction Live entertainment by Chaplin. Band playing the best top 40s & all round starts 10pm.

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Whats On

Saturday April 30th

Elbow Room Special Event

Score!

Live acoustic performance by De Rockets. Starts at 9pm.

Saturday Bounce Food Promo Chef Suggestion of the day (weekly basis), 50% discount on all cakes. After 10pm buy a steak get a glass of beer free. Live entertainment by Warna Warni Band playing the best top 40s & all round, starts 10pm.

Illigals Special Event

Bikini Session part 3 Resident DJ and Bikini Girls on stage.

Indochine

Essentials RnB Serving you the best RnB, hip hop and mashup tracks feat. DJs Schizom & Jiggy Jig.

Stix at Park Lane

Live Music The Ganjils Band play at 9pm.

Puro

Femme Fatale Feat. Yackoo & JayDee, Justenn, Sliqq, wW.

Red Square

Saturdaze! DJ Ruffie, Ricky,Iwel & Reza Bukan.

Sunday May 1st

Monday May 2nd

Nu Musro

Beyond

Every Sunday. 7pm onwards Four Colours Band (playing all round music).

Beer Day Starts from 1 - 9pm.

Score!

Hacienda 1F1 Happy Hours Monday - Friday from 4 - 7pm. Buy 1 get 1 Hacienda margaritas.

Happy Sunday Live entertainment by Center Stage Band playing alternative starts 9pm.

Score!

Monday Madness Live Entertainment by Lemon Tea Band playing rock music.

Hacienda

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DJ Keyla Red Square | thu 21 april | 10PM Sounds Like Funky house, breakbeat, progressive, RnB, soulful Hails From Bandung, Indonesia

Has Been This lovely lady named Eka Febriyanti Puji Pertiwi hails from the city of Bandung and goes by the stage name DJ Keyla. Before delving into the DJ scene, she worked as a model before being seduced by the sounds of the DJ decks two years later. Backed with the ability to handle different genres in her sets, Keyla has played at such clubs as Amara and Mansion to Mayan and Princess Café far from Bandung. In 2009 she moved to Jakarta to further her modeling and DJ career. Keyla has performed at Apollo Jakarta and even held resident spots in Q’Corn Café and Gorontalo as well as Conexion Café in Balikpapan.

Has Been Wanita kelahiran Bandung bernama Eka Febriyanti Puji Pertiwi atau dikenal sebagai DJ Keyla. Sebelum terjun ke dunia DJ, Keyla mengawali karirnya sebagai seorang model dan baru dua tahun kemudian belajar teknik DJ. Dengan berbekal beragam genre dalam set-nya, Keyla pernah tampil di klab seperti Amara, Mansion hingga ke klab Mayang, Princess Café, deluxe di luar kota. Pada tahun 2009, Keyla pindah ke Jakarta dan meneruskan karir modeling dan DJnya. Dia juga pernah tampil di Apollo Jakarta, dan sempat menjadi resident di Q’Corn Café, Gorontalo maupun Conexion Café, Balikpapan.

is Now Keyla will be performing at Red Square Jakarta for an event titled ‘Woman in Wonderland’. She’ll be collaborating with Moza who’ll be acting as live PA. The night will also be filled with dancers and a fashion show featuring designs by Audhit.

is Now Keyla akan tampil di acara ‘Woman In Wonderland’ di Red Square Jakarta. Keyla akan berkolaborasi dengan Moza yang berlaku sebagai Live PA. Malam akan diramaikan pula oleh para model dan dancer dari LVC models Management. Untuk sesi fashion show akan digelar rancangan dari Audhit.

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Maroon 5 Istora Senayan | Wed 27 April | 7 pm Sound Like Pop rock, funk rock, dance-rock

Hail From LA, California, USA

Have Been Adam Levine, Jesse Carmichael, Mickey Madden and Ryan Dusick formed the band Kara’s Flower and released an album back in 1997. After the band saw little success they reformed the band adding new guitarist James Valentine to the lineup and renamed the band Maroon 5. Their debut album ‘Songs About Jane’ which featured hits ‘This Love’, ‘She Will Be Loved’ and ‘Sunday Morning’ earned them much success going gold, platinum and even triple platinum around the world. They even won ‘Best New Artist’ at the Grammy Awards in 2005. Before the release of the album ‘It Won’t Be Soon Before Long’ in 2007, drummer Ryan Dusick left the band, and was replaced by Matt Flynn. Maroon 5 is an environmentally aware band, supporting projects to battle global warming. are Now On the 27th of April, Adam Levine and the gang will perform at Istora Senayan Jakarta. Java Musikindo are once again the promoters responsible for bringing this world class band to Jakarta.

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Have Been Adam Levine, Jesse Carmichael, Mickey Madden dan Ryan Dusick membentuk band bernama Kara’s Flowers pada tahun 1997dan merilis sebuah album. Setelah kekurangan sukses group ini mereka membentuk ulang grupnya dengan menambah pemain gitar bernama James Valentine dan resmilah mereka menamakan diri mereka sebagai Maroon 5. Debut album mereka berjudul Songs About Jane yang berisikan lagu seperti “This Love”, “She Will Be Loved”, “Sunday Morning” mengantar band ini untuk meraih emas, platinum dan triple platinum di seluruh dunia hingga menyabet Grammy Award sebagai Best New Artist pada tahun 2005. Sebelum dirilisnaya album It Won’t Be Soon Before Long pada tahun 2007, drummer Ryan Dusick meninggalkan band dan diganti oleh Matt Flynn. Maroon 5 merupakan salah satu band yang sangat mendukung program pencegahan pemanasan global. are Now Pada tanggal 27 April nanti, Adam Levine dan para rekannya, akan tampil di Istora Senayan Jakarta. Java Musikindo kembali sebagai promotor yang bertanggung jawab membawa band ini kepanggung Jakarta.


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Alannys Weber LUV’S Bar & Dine | wed 27 april | 10PM Sounds Like House, progressive, tech Hails From Jakarta, Indonesia

Has Been Alannys is no stranger to the entertainment scene. From modeling, performing, choreography, acting and now as a DJ, her attitude of challenging the world to a new level of entertainment has seen her embark on a journey that has gone faster than most could even have imagined. Surpassing the apprentice level and quickly approaching a professional level by performing at large entertainment venues for a roaring crowd of over 1000 heads, her instantaneous popularity and demand spread like wildfire across the Indonesian archipelago, opening the door of opportunity for her to play in Amsterdam. is Now Alannys Weber will be performing at LUV’s for their regular Wildnesday Society themed ‘Ladies Night Out’ where she’ll be collaborating with Dearly from LV Models. Like every LUV’s event, a fashion show is sure to fill the stage and this time will feature the newly formed LV Models. A night of beauty and great beats awaits at LUV’s.

Has Been Alannys tidak lah asing dengan dunia entertainment. Mulai dari modeling, berpentas, koreografi, acting dan kini menjdai DJ. Sikap dia untuk menantang dunia ke tingkat hiburan yang lebih tinggi, telah mengantarnya menuju penajakan karir yang sangat pesat. Melewati tahap pemula dengan cepat dan mencapai tingkat professional dengan cepat hingga tampil di venue besar untuk penonton yang melebihi 1000 kepala. Kepopularitasannya yang bisa dibilang instan ditambah permintaannya untuk tampil menyebar dengan luas ke seantero Negara, membuka pintu untukdia main di tanah kelahirannya di Amsterdam, Belanda. is Now Alannys Weber akan tampil di acara regular special Wildnesday Society ‘Ladies Night Out’ dimana dia akan berkolaborasi dengan Dearly dari LV Models. Acara ini juga akan dimeriahkan oleh fashion show yang akan menampilkan LV Models. Saksikan kecantikan fisik dari Alannys yang dipadu dengan keahlian meramu track di atas dek DJ.

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Switchfoot Hard rock Café | fri 29 April | 7 pm Sound Like American rock

Hail From San Diego, California, USA

Have Been An alternative rock band with distinct characteristics of American rock, Switchfoot is formed by members Jon Foreman (lead vocals, guitar), Tim Foreman (bass guitar, backing vocals), Chad Butler (drums, percussion), Jerome Fontamillas (guitar, keyboards, backing vocals) and Drew Shirley (guitar, backing vocals). They began their footsteps to fame in the Christian Rock scene with their debut album ‘Hello Hurricane’ which won a Grammy for ‘Best Rock Gospel Album’. The band’s name itself comes from surfing terminology which happens to be one of their favourite pastimes. The band has won numerous accolades for their music including the ASCAP awards, GMA Dove Awards and the San Diego Music Awards. are Now Switchfoot will be performing in Jakarta, more precisely at Hard Rock Café Jakarta on the 29th of April. Thanks to promoters Blade Indonesia, the band will be rocking out their hits. Be sure not to miss the performance of one of America’s best up and coming bands.

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Have Been Band beraliran Alternative Rock dengan ciri khas standar Amerika ini, terdiri dari Jon Foreman (lead vocals, guitar), Tim Foreman (bass guitar, backing vocals), Chad Butler (drums, percussion), Jerome Fontamillas (guitar, keyboards, backing vocals), dan Drew Shirley (guitar, backing vocals). Awal kesuksesan mereka berangkat dari skena musik Christian Rock dengan album yang berjudul ‘Hello Hurricane’. Album tersebut meraih Grammy Award untuk kategori Best Rock Gospel Album. Nama band ini sendiri diambil dari istilah yang berhubungan dengan dunia surfing, merupakan suatu kegemaran mereka. Kualitas music mereka juga terbukti dari banyaknya meraih penghargaan seperti ASCAP awards, GMA Dove Awards, San Diego Music Awards, dan Top in Music Awards dengan berbagai macam kategori dari mulai Best Artist hingga Album of The Year. are Now Switchfoot akan tampil di Jakarta, tepatnya di Hard Rock Café Jakarta pada tanggal 29 April. Mereka akan didatangkan oleh promoter Blade Indonesia. Ini kesempatan bagi pecinta musik rock Amerika untuk menyaksikan salah satu band terbaik. Sampai jumpa di Hard Rock Café Jakarta !.


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Ricky Harun & Ben Djody Illigals | Sat 30 april | 11PM Sound Like House, electro, disco Hail From Jakarta, Indonesia

Have Been Many are familiar with Ricky Harun regularly appearing on the small screen and as the son of ex-model Donna Harun. Not many know that apart from that, he is also an aspiring DJ who learned to master the decks on his own and is slowly becoming a force to be reckoned with and playing at big name clubs. His ability to control the crowd with his spinning skills have been proven time and time again, finally getting the attention of 1945MF head honcho, DJ Romy who immediately signed him to his management. Ricky has joined forces with buddy Ben Djody to form a project they call ‘Got Disco 45’ and together have been taking the clubbing scene by storm.

Have Been Banyak yang sudah tidak asing dengan nama Ricky Harun berkat sering munculnya di layar kaca dan juga sebagai anaknya mantan model Donna Harun. Tidak banyak yang tahu bahwa dia juga seorang DJ yang mendapatkan ilmunya secara otodidak dan lmbat laun berkembang menjadi DJ yang tidak jarang main di berbagai klab ternama. Kemampuannya untuk menguasai crowd dengan keahlian mixing-nya dilirik oleh sang pemimpin 1945MF, DJ Romy yang dengan cepat membawanya kedalam managementnya. Ricky kini bergabung dengan Ben Djody, rekannya di 1945MF dan berdua membentuk proyek bernama ‘Got Disco 45’ yang sering tampil di klab-klab seantero negeri.

are Now The duo of Ricky and Ben will be performing at Illigals ‘Bikini Session part 3’ event at the end of April. Both will be spinning out dance tracks and will be supported by Illigals gang of resident DJs plus steamy bikini dancers. After seeing Ricky Harun perform on TV, its time to see him groove it live in the DJ booth.

are Now Mereka berdua akan tampil di acara ‘Bikini Session part 3’ yang digelar di Illigals pada akhir bulan April ini. Ricky dan Ben akan memainkan dance music yang juga akan didukung oleh para resident DJ Illigals ditambah Bikini Dancers. Setelah menyaksikan Ricky Harun beraksi di layar kaca, saatnya melihat penampilannya di dalam DJ Booth.

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aman keemasan dari Fire Discoteque, sebuah klab yang disegani pada era 90-an, bangkit kembali di X2. Reuni akbar para alumnus klab tersebut, diramaikan oleh mantan resident DJ Fire seperti DJ Reynald, Rowland, Arthur, Joy, Gerry dan NC. Para DJ selain menghadirkan hits jaman 90-an, mereka juga menghibur penonton dengan aksi tari mereka.

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A reunion of ex-Fire Discoteque patrons took place at X2. The party featured classic beats from the 90s supplied by the old club’s resident DJs.

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alam rangka peluncuran logo dan kemasan terbaru dari Marlboro Lights digelar acara di area taman Sampoerna Strategic Square yang dimeriahkan oleh aksi kolaborasi antara musisi dan DJ. Yang berkolaborasi, antara lain DJ Hogi dengan David Naif dan Nicky, ditambah DJ Riri bersama Piyu Padi.

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With the launch of Marlboro Lights new logo and packaging, a special party was held at Sampoerna Strategic Square. To entertain the crowd were two collaborations between DJ Hogi, David Naif and Nicky followed by DJ Riri and Piyu Padi.


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Friday & Saturday 1 & 2 April

Apollo 2nd anniversary

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erayaan ulang tahun kedua dari Apollo digelar selama dua hari berturut-turut. Pada hari pertama, seorang bartender bernama Imran didatangkan dari Singapore untuk menyajikan minuman istimewa. Acara ulang tahun tidak melupakan para D’Goddess yang membuka acara sekaligus menyelipkan sesi tiup lilin bersama para pemilik klab. Puncak acara menampilkan Tata Dado & The Silver Boys yang menyajikan hiburan khas serba gemerlap ala ‘Las Vegas’. Setelah itu, acara diramaikan oleh dance competition yang mempertemukan juara dengan sang bartender Imran. Untuk hari keduanya, Apollo dimeriahkan oleh penampilan para D’Goddess ditambah permainan Spektakuler laser show dan di balik dek ada resident DJ Lana, Yecko, dan Dicky yang memainkan top 40 house.

Apollo celebrated its 2nd anniversary with a two day birthday bash. The first day featured a special guest bartender from Singapore mixing up special cocktails. Kicking off the evening was the D’Goddess’s followed by a special drag performance by the illustrious Tata Dado & The Silver Boys. The second day of celebrations featured a spectacular lazer show and resident DJs spinning top 40 house tracks.

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Pasaraya Blok M Saturday 2 April

Spinning With Passion: WonderBar Soundsytem

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estival klab se-Jakarta dan Bandung, Spinning With Passion yang digelar oleh Urbanite Asia berakhir di Jakarta dan diadakan di area Bowling Pasaraya Blok M diubah menjadi underground club. Dengan mengusung tema ‘Wonder Bar’ yang kembali dihidupkan. Uniknya, setengah ruangan dikelilingi oleh LED dan juga bagian depan dan belakang DJ Booth. Resident DJ Wonder Bar tampil secara full team seperti DJ 1man, Miko, Remy Irwan ditambah dengan Ai Whitelands. Tingginya ekspektasi pengunjung terhadap acara penutupan Spinning With Passion terlihat dari pengunjung yang kebanyakan alumnus dari Wonder Bar. Visual keren ditambah lagu anthem wonder Bar, dan kehadiran para rekan, membuat acara ini patut diacungi dua jempol.

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The final leg of Spinning With Passion took place at Bowling Pasaraya Blok M which was transformed into an underground club decorated with LED lights. The theme of the party was the revival of the old Wonder Bar which featured all the ex-resident DJs and beats from the height of that era.


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Red Square Reunion

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eiring dengan berbagai acara reuni klab-klab lama, Red Square menampilkan kembali para mantan resident DJ dengan saat masih berlokasi di lantai dasar Plaza Senayan Arcadia. Malam dimeriahkan dengan kembalinya DJ Larry, Arthur dan Diaz. Semua pengunjung meramaikan seluruh area dan sangat antusias melihat para resident DJ yang sudah lama tidak muncul. (Photo by Ruffie, story by ATB).

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Eastern Promise

Thursday 7 April

With the many old club reunions happening around town, Red Square didn’t want to miss out on the action and brought back three of its old resident DJs from the time it was on the ground floor of Plaza Senayan Arcadia.

Eastern Promise Website Launch

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etelah 22 tahun menghibur para expat di Kemang, Eastern Promise akhirnya meluncurkan websitenya sendiri yaitu www.easternpromise-jakarta.com. Pesta peluncuran website diawali dengan presentasi kecil tentang apa saja yang terdapat dalam website yang dipimpin sang General Manager Mr. Lens ter Wee. Acara yang diramaikan oleh lebih dari 100 orang berlanjut dengan sexy dancer dan live music serta Free Flow beer. After 22 years, Eastern Promise has finally launched its own website: www.easternpromise-jakarta. com. The website was officially launched with a party which was kicked off with a presentation of the website by General Manager Mr. Lens ter Wee followed by sexy dancers and live music performances and freeflow beer.

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ecah! Itu kata yang paling tepat untuk menggambarkan suasana konser Bruno Mars yang digelar oleh Java Musikindo di Istora Senayan. Dalam area Istora terdapat panggung yang diisi oleh performa lokal dalam rangka menyambut pengunjung yang berdatangan. Malam mulai bergulir dan seluruh pemegang tiket langsung masuk untuk mendapat tempat yang terdekat dengan panggung. Akhirnya yang ditunggu pun tampil, Bruno Mars yang sempat memainkan perangkat drums terlebih dulu dan bergulirlah berbagai lagu dari albumnya, hingga Istora Senayan hampir rubuh karena histeria massal berkat ‘Just The Way You Are’. Kharisma dan kualitas vokalnya membius para penonton untuk bernyanyi bersama sepanjang pertunjukan hingga usai.

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Mass hysteria erupted at Istora Senayan when the many Bruno Mars fans converged there to catch a glimpse of their idol on stage. As the crowd awaited for the gates to open several local bands entertained them to get everyone hyped. The moment the gates flung open the horde all rushed to the front of the stage in hope to get upclose and personal. Bruno Mars’s charisma and vocal were truly mesmerizing, with everyone singing along until the end of the show.


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ocktails, foods, and music seru menyelimuti Liquid Exchange dengan beberapa pengunjung menikmati makanan dan juga pilihan cocktails, sambil ditemani oleh musik yang dimainkan oleh DJ Rizky. Setelah DJ memainkan sederetan lagu, giliran Icon Band yang tampil untuk menggulirkan lagu alternative rock dalam sesi akustik mereka. Suasananya pun ditambah ramai oleh para bartender yang sibuk mencampur minuman dan bursa saham minuman terlihat naik dan turun yang terlihat di layar tv.

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Cocktails, food and good music surrounded Liquid Exchange as patrons enjoyed all its offerings while unwinding to the beats supplied by DJ Rizky. The evening continued with Icon Band rocking out alternative rock tunes for the crowd.

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Score!

Sunday 10 April

Score! became the host of 101.4 Trax FM’s Traxxkustik event. With the theme ‘The Icon’, the lineup of performers included newcomer Raisa, Bayu Risa and Milo from Bandung. The night’s main event was Maliq & D’Essentials.

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cara gelaran dari 101.4 Trax FM kembali muncul di Score! Jakarta. Acara yang khusus didedikasikan untuk Anak Trax ini, mengusung tema “The Icon” dan menampilkan Raisa yang baru pertama kali hadir di Traxkustik. Selain itu, ada Bayu Risa dan band asal Bandung bernama The Milo. Band papan atas Maliq & D’Essentials merupakan bintang utama malam itu. Semua pengunjung puas dengan acara ini dan tidak sabar menunggu gelaran berikutnya.

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LUV’S Bar & Dine Friday 8 April

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LUV’s regular Glamour Friday brought something different this weekend, presenting a triangular theme where three resident DJs performed on three different decks set around the dance floor playing back to back beats. The nonstop music had the whole crowd partying until early the next morning.


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ntuk event regular Dance or Die, empat DJ lokal yang masing-masing mewakilkan DJ management mereka hadir untuk menghibur para party people pada malam minggu. Yang membuka acara malam itu adalah DJ Venom C dari Wave yang menghadirkan Dutch set miliknya sambil didampingi MC Olen sebagai penyemangat. DJ Audi yang mewakilkan Resonance, melanjutkan kemeriahan malam dengan berbagai remix hitsnya, lalu tiba giliran Ricky Chattaway yang mewakilkan El’8Teen miliknya sambil diramaikan tampilnya Illigals sexy girls. Untuk mengakhiri malam setelah permainan DJ Ricky yang panas, hadir DJ Aziz dari D’glitz yang mengumpulkan sisa pengunjung untuk terus berpesta hingga pagi tiba.

For Illigals regular Dance or Die event, four great local DJs from the many different management agencies around Jakarta got spinning on the decks. First up was DJ Venom C from Wave accompanied by MC Olen. DJ Audi soon followed representing Resonance, and DJ Ricky Chattaway representing his own El’8Teen management was up next, aided by Illigals sexy dancers. Ending the night was DJ Aziz from D’Glitz who spurred the remaining crowd to party on until the lights came up.

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By Erza S.T.

Easter Melodies Classical music lovers in Jakarta have surely been spoiled during this month of April. Choir performances, a guitar recital and a pocket opera by Ananda Sukarlan filled up the first half of this month, but fear not as we still have more interesting upcoming performances for the rest of the month.

To welcome this coming Easter holiday at the end of April, The Jakarta Oratorio Society and Jakarta Simfonia Orchestra under the conductor of Dr. Jahja Ling will bring you some great Beethoven compositions for orchestra and choral. They are also bringing guest musicians like Lu Wei, famous violinists and the youngest concert master in the world currently the concert master of The Deutsches Symphony Orchester Berlin.

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Classicalmusic He is the first Chinese person to ever receive such an honour. A native of Beijing, China, Lu began violin lessons with his father at the age of three. At age nine, he was accepted by the renowned violin pedagogue Professor Yao-Ji Lin to attend the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing. His impressive talent has brought him to perform with various renowned orchestras in the world and he has received the highest praise from famous figures such as Isaac Stern and Itzhak Perlman. With Jakarta Simfonia Orchestra, Lu Wei will perform Beethoven’s ‘Romance for Violin in F Major’. Furthermore, in this Beethoven Easter Concert 2011, Jakarta Simfonia Orchestra will also perform Beethoven’s ‘Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Minor’, showcasing the talented Jessie Chang as pianist. Following the Beethoven tradition, the orchestra will also perform the oratorio ‘Christ on the Mount of Olives’. Together with the Jakarta Oratorio Society, several guest soloists such as Ji Young Jun (soprano), Solomon Chong (tenor) and Chen Yong Chen (baritone) will bring this oratorio to its choral climax. Nevertheless, if oratorio and Beethoven is not your cup of tea, then perhaps a new and modern work by Tony Prabowo and Goenawan Mohamad called ‘Opera Tan Malaka’ could be something to your liking. The latest in numerous collaborations of composer Tony Prabowo with librettist Goenawan Mohamad, Opera Tan Malaka was first premiered last year at Festival Salihara 2010. This opera is controversial for featuring Tan Malaka as its main character, and has been banned in several cities in Indonesia that are still sensitive to communist related themes. However, aside from its controversy, this opera has also received much praise, including from The Jakarta Post which wrote: “In the hands of Tony and Goenawan, Tan Malaka has becomes a story of a local communist movement expressed in a highly elitist post-serial European avant-garde musical idiom. Goenawan added a layer of complexity by including a West Sumatran socio-cultural context when using the Malin Kundang, a legend of betrayal, as a basis for his libretto. The end result presents an interesting paradox and problematic work of art.” This opera essay pretty much has no story, but rather a discourse about one of Indonesia’s leading revolutionary figures: Tan Malaka. There is no actor who plays one character and no dialogue too. But there are two aria singers (Binu Sukaman and Nyak Ina Raseuki) and two readers of the text sometimes crossing one another and sometimes parallel. It is a must for avant-garde music enthusiasts.

Beethoven Easter Concert 2011

23 April 2011 starting from 07.30 PM 24 April 2011 starting from 05.00 PM Aula Simfonia Jakarta For more information: +6221-6586 7808 or boxoffice@aulasimfoniajakarta.com

Opera Tan Malaka

23 April and 24 April 2011 starting from 08.00 PM Graha Bakti Budaya For more information: +6221-789 1202 or +62857-193 111 50

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rang sabar disayang Tuhan. Penikmat shoegaze dikasihi The Milo. Setelah 7 tahun menunggu sejak diterbitkannya album pertama, Let Me Begin, kelompok asal Bandung ini akhirnya datang lagi menghampiri publik dengan Photograph yang dirilis beberapa pekan silam. Kuintet dengan formasi terkini Ajie Gergaji (gitar, biduan), Upik (gitar), Suki (bas), Hendi Unyil (kibor) dan Budi Cilsen (drum) di komposisi tergresnya mengandalkan “Don’t Worry for Being Alone” dan “Daun dan Ranting Menuju Surga” sebagai single. Kemunculan kembali lewat Photograph ini bisa disebut sebagai langkah menepati janji kepada pencinta setia The Milo, mengabari mereka masih ada serta konstan berkarya. Bicara konsep, Photograph diandaikan bahwa The Milo memakai sudut pandang seolah-olah sedang memegang kamera foto untuk mengabadikan objek sekitarnya. Sementara lirik-liriknya merupakan hasil dari pemotretan objek yaitu kawan-kawan Themilo curhat seputar kehidupan, asmara, perpisahan dan introspeksi diri. Album yang mengajakserta 2 bintang tamu di departemen vokal, Maradilla Syachridar (“For All the Dreams that Wings Could Fly”) dan Grace Sahertian (“Apart”) ini dihiasi dengan 8 tembang; 1 berbahasa Indonesia, 6 berbahasa Inggris, pula sepucuk instrumental. The Milo sendiri terbangun pada 1996, semata sebagai projek sampingannya Ajie Gergaji yang kala itu masih menjabat sebagai gitaris Cherry Bombshell. Ketika memutuskan untuk menyeriusi The Milo, Ajie lalu merekrut Suki, Budi Cilsen dan Hendi Unyil, sebagai personel tetap, hingga hari ini. Baru pada Mei 2001 kiprah mereka terdeteksi oleh publik lewat rilisan lagu “Sianida” yang terselip sebagai bonus (dalam wujud kaset) di majalah Ripple. Sampai akhirnya menerbitkan album penuh perdana Let Me Begin pada 2003 serta berlanjut dengan Photograph 7 tahun kemudian.

The last time people heard news about The Milo was in 2003 when they released their debut full-length album, ‘Let Me Begin’. Now, 2011, this Bandung quintet is back presenting their newest composition: Photograph. The album consists of eight songs; one in Indonesian, six in English, and an instrumental. Two songs have been chosen as singles, ‘Do Not Worry for Being Alone’ and ‘Daun dan Ranting Menuju Surga’. Two guest stars participate in the vocals department, namely: Maradilla Syachridar (For All the Dreams that Wings Could Fly) and Grace Sahertian (Apart). Photograph has an interesting concept, where The Milo imagines they are holding a camera and using the viewfinder to capture their surroundings, with the lyrics being the result of the shooting. The Milo friends share stories about life, love, separation and introspection. The Milo was founded in 1996 by Ajie Gergaji as his side project. The first time they attracted public attention was when they released a song called ‘Sianida’ in May 2001. [Rudolf Dethu]

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CHOLIL MAHMUD S i n g e r , S o n g w r i t e r , G u i ta r i s t

What music are you into at the moment? Recently I’ve been listening to folk songs/albums such as Panda Bear, Animal Collective, Grizzly Bear, The Dirty Projectors, Fleet Foxes, Yeasayer, Swimming Elephants and Payung Teduh.

hybrid music. It influenced us, Efek Rumah Kaca.

What was the first record you bought? Any interesting story behind it? Roxette ‘Look Sharp!’. Because of my brother, I’ve listened to progressive rock since I was four, and one day I tried to listen to the rise of punk. I went to the record store and came back home with Roxette’s album ‘Look Sharp!’ The cover design was so punk. Marie Frederikson’s hair style - some kind of mohawk. Band Name: Roxette, it’s like more rock than other rock bands. But, the songs on the album are creepy.

Who do you want to be, other than yourself, next time you reincarnate? I want to be me with the additional spirit of Gandhi.

What is/are your all-time favourite album/s? Why? Jeff Buckley ‘Grace’. I think, before making this album, Jeff went to heaven and reproduced what he heard upstairs. Also SORE Centralismo and Ports of Lima. Both albums give new meaning to Indonesian

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What was the worst record you ever purchased? The first record I bought was also the very worst one.

What song do you choose to start your weekend? Port O’Brien’s ‘I Woke Up Today’. Upbeat, sun shining, unison yelling. “…I woke up today in a very simple way, in the morning all I could do was sing…” And the song you choose to end your weekend? Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros’ ‘Home’. Sunday afternoon, in the back yard with my family singing. “…Home, let me go home, home is whenever I’m with you...”


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After his nine to five job, these days Cholil pretty much spends all his time in the studio trying to finish up the 3rd album of Efek Rumah Kaca with his band mates. Not long ago he was appointed to be a member of the Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) board.

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Priorities Priorities to toBe BeaaTrue True Jakartan! Jakartan! Here are some places in Jakarta that we think are priority attractions before anything else the initial introduction to our beloved town.

The Jakarta History Museum Whether you are visiting or living in Jakarta, the least you can do is learn about the history of the city and go to The Jakarta History Museum, also known as Fatahillah Museum or Batavia Museum. There are more than 20,000 objects displayed including paintings, ceramics, and archeological objects from the prehistoric era, as well as antique furniture from the 17th to the 19th century. Beneath the museum, you can find cells that were used as a dungeon during the Dutch colonization.

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The caretaker of the museum is determined to make the place not just for exhibiting objects from the Batavia era, but also a place for locals and foreigners alike to enjoy as a recreational space. Located at : Jalan Taman Fatahillah No. 2, West Jakarta Open : Tuesday – Sunday from 9am to 3pm Closed : Mondays and public holidays


Feature Taman Ismail Marzuki Commonly known as ‘TIM’ to Jakartans, this spot is better known as the Jakarta Art Center, and was officially opened on November 10th, 1968 by Jakarta’s governor back then, Ali Sadikin. If art is a big part of your life, then this place would be heaven, facilitating the widest range of traditional and contemporary art forms. Big halls, small halls, theaters, a planetarium and a plaza are located here to facilitate events such as music concerts, theater acts, paintings & sculpture exhibitions and poetry readings. Sounds fun, eh? You can check their calendar of events on www. tamanismailmarzuki.com

Located at : Jalan Cikini Raya No. 73, Central Jakarta. Phone : (021) 315 4087 / (021) 319 37325 / (021)319 34740 / (021) 319 22606

The Schmutzer Primate Center History, Check. Arts, Check. Now it’s time for fun with man’s closest relatives! The Schmutzer Primate Center is located inside the Ragunan Zoological Park in Jakarta. The center offers the opportunity to experience and be inspired by the wonders of primates such as gorillas, chimpanzees, grey owa monkeys of Java, si amang, orangutans and many others. It aims to benefit primates by housing groups of healthy apes and monkeys in their natural habitat. If you’re thirsty for a little education and need to learn something about the primates and not just to admire them, the center features amenities such as a library, theater, an educational cave for the children and also and an educational arena.

Located at : Kompleks Taman Margasatwa Ragunan Jalan R.M. Harsono No. 1 Ragunan, South Jakarta Phone : (021) 780 5280 Open : Everyday from 7am to 5pm

Other spots to prove you truely know Jakarta: the National Monument (Monas), the Maritime Museum, the National Museum, the Lubang Buaya Memorial Park. (Dini Siregar)

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Award-Winning Local Startup Well, whaddya know - Indonesia is full of great comic book talent. Local comic book community Komikoo.com won the category of ‘Best User Generated Content’ in the SparxUp Awards in 2010 - a web competition for digital startups in Indonesia. A catchy website with comic book inspired style from the radiant colours to the use of fonts, this site is the base of the Indonesia’s online comic book community. If you’re a comic book geek like some of the boys and girls out there, you really don’t want to miss this. The site is full of budding and professional local illustrators and story writers, allowing them to meet up and collaborate to make a killer online comic book. People can showcase their portfolios on the site, comment, and rate. Once an artist has introduced their comic book to the world by uploading it on the site (membership needed), it will also automatically appear on their Facebook and Twitter account. Good ratings from readers then in turn encourages the artists to up their game with bigger and better ideas. Komikoo is fully supported by Oray Studio - a studio providing high quality design and illustrations for game developers, book writers and others, so in the future Komikoo will exclusively provide some of the highest-rated comic books and merchandise (maybe cool action figures) to be sold on the website. Whether you’re a comic book artist drawing Spiderman doodles, an aspiring story writer, or you have a series of stories about a local comic book character such as Koel one of the highest rated online comic books on the website - you will love Komikoo.com. You can even just be a fan and get lost amongst all the creative cool stories! I know I want to! (Dini Siregar)

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ahun 2011 merupakan tahun yang juga bisa disebut sebagai waktunya mengenang jaman dahulu atau kilas balik. Elemen flashback merupakan salah satu unsur yang mewarnai dunia musik, trend fashion dan kini salah satu hal yang mengikuti trend ini adalah kembali dihidupkannya klab yang pernah jaya pada dahulu.

Dulu pada era akhir 80-an dan awal 90-an, klab di Jakarta masih bisa dihitung dengan jari tangan. Beda sekali dengan sekarang yang banyak menjamur dimana-mana. Sebut saja Ebony, Zanzibar, Stardust, dan lainnya. Setelah trend classic disco digiatkan melalui beberapa program spesial hingga reguler, kini giliran tempat yang dulu memainkan music jenis itu kembali dihidupkan. Tengok saja acara yang telah digelar di berbagai klab, seperti Zanzibar night di Buddha Bar, Ori Night, B1 reunion di Indochine, Fire Discotheque Reunion di X2 hingga klab yang belum lama hilang seperti Embassy dan Wonder Bar ikut dibangkitkan dari kubur. Acaranya digelar hanya satu malam saja dan sudah pasti pengunjungnya adalah mereka yang ingin bernostalgia masa kejayaan klab-klab tersebut. Dari acara-acara tersebut, ada animo pengunjung yang ingin ada jarak waktu antara masing-masing acara karena dikhawatirkan greget dari momen nostalgia tersebut cepat pudar. Bisa dibilang, ada salah satu bentuk kebosanan pengunjung klab datang ke tempat dan mendengarkan musik yang sering mereka dengar dan tentunya karena mereka ingin mengenang kembali lagu dan klab yang pernah jaya, membuat

acara seperti ini jadi banyak peminatnya. Namun, sepertinya masih banyak klab di jaman dulu, yang masih belum diangkat lewat acara reuni. Tempat seperti Lipstick atau Happy Days dengan konsep sepatu rodanya, Atlanta atau Pujasera dengan dark underground club-nya. Prego dengan stylishnya, M Club, Stardust, Earthquake, My Place, dan masih banyak lainnya. Akankah diangkat lewat acara reuni? Apabila iya sepertinya bagus juga, daripada hanya mengingat masa-masa tersebut lewat sebuah foto oldskool seukuran 3R, kenapa tidak dengan reuni yang dilengkapi dengan visual klab pada masa tersebut?

Like TBJ has mentioned before in earlier editions, it seems like 2011 is the year of the return of Retro. After various clubs holding old school themed events from the 80’s and 90’s, now clubs are holding reunion events of the old clubs from that era, complete with the old resident DJs and music to match. The return of such clubs as Ebony, Zanzibar, Fire Discotheque and many others in some of today’s big clubs has brought out the nostalgia in many who have grown tired of the same old club scene. Will we see the revival of old clubs such as M Club or the legendary Stardust? Or maybe the old school roller discos like Lipstick and Happy Days will see a comeback in another club? Many are hopeful that they can once again relive the highlights of that era, to remember the good old days and gather with old friends.

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The second leg of Weekend Roadrunner takes off in Surabaya, gathering many ‘fixie’ aficionados from around the city to promote a healthier mode of transport while showing off their creations.

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ith the ever growing popularity of fixed gear bikes (more commonly known as ‘fixies’) in the past two years, it’s no surprise that the many communities around the nation would find a way to get together and promote their two wheeled passion. The first leg of the nationwide competition took off in Bandung last February with over 500 participants, and the second part of the competition took place on the 3rd of April in Surabaya. The event itself was made possible SUBFGSS and Badger Invaders, a well known fashion retailer. With a smaller crowd compared to in Bandung, there were over 200 cyclists gathered at Badger Invaders, Surabaya. Amongst the many competitions dreamt up by SUBFGSS was a check point race called ‘Alley Cat’, a trackstand competition where contestants

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tried to stand the longest on their bikes without touching the ground, and a trick competition. Several fixie communities such as South Beach Queen (Bandung), Sly Fix (Jakarta), Woof (Jakarta), Cycle Bandidos (Jogyakarta), Fix Ink (Jakarta), Bali Fixie Comm (Bali) and others also participated in the competition bringing the different groups together. After the recent success of the two Weekend Roadrunner events in Bandung and Surabaya, the event will continue to travel through to Jogjakarta and Bali before ending in Jakarta for the final massive fixie gathering. Badger Invaders hope that more and more people will be attracted to each Weekend Roadrunner event, going green and starting cycling for a better and cleaner tomorrow.


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Weekday Highlights Party people of Jakarta, like anywhere, make it a habit to release their stress on the weekends, and Wednesdays are regular ladies night. Yet, the entertainment industry doesn’t work on those days only. What if you need a little pick me up during the rest of the week? Here is a list of things you can do when you need to let your hair down during the week: Bagi penggemar hang out di Jakarta, akhir pekan maupun hari Rabu untuk ladies night memang sudah menjadi hari wajib. Tapi, geliat dunia hiburan di Jakarta tidak hanya hari itu-itu saja. Masih terdapat hari lain seperti dimana Anda dapat melepas kepenatan. Berikut adalah informasi jika Anda mencari hiburan di Jakarta pada hari kerja.

Monday After a long absence, ‘Shut Up’ has returned to 365 Eco Bar and is held once every two months. Get down and groove to rare tunes not usually heard on any other dance floor. If classic RnB is more your thing, head down to Beyond to unwind. Setelah lama tidak muncul, acara ‘Shut Up’ yang selalu menampilkan DJ yang memainkan lagu-lagu tidak lazim di lantai dansa ini, muncul kembali dengan periode dua bulan sekali. Untuk sementara ini acarnya digelar di 365 Eco Bar. Untuk Anda yang ingin mendengarkan RnB Classic, tersedia di Beyond.

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Tuesday Barcode has something special on Tuesday’s which they call ‘Tuestep’. Get down to edgy and new styles of music from Dubstep, Mash up to Nu Disco plus everything else in between. No mainstream tracks here! If blues is more your thing, Black Cat Jazz Club is the place to be, while Hacienda has Los Paraguas singing Mariachi music while you enjoy your margarita. Ada acara yang seru di hari Selasa di Barcode, dimana acara bernama ‘Tuestep’ menghadirkan musik yang Edgy. Banyak genre dituang kedalam acara ini, mulai dari Dubstep, Mash Up, Nu Disco dan masih banyak lagi. Yang jelas bukan musik mainstream. Bagi Anda penggemar Blues, bisa datang ke Black Cat Jazz Club, sedangkan Hacienda menyuguhkan Mariachi Music yang dimainkan oleh Los Paraguas yang sangat cocok saat menikmati Margarita.

Commonly known as ‘Campus Night’ in some clubs, a few places have taken a different approach to Thursdays. Equinox is the place to be if you’re a hard core RnB hip hopper, while Immigrant presents acoustic performances of 90’s style alternative rock. Over at Elbow Room, acoustic music also echoes out performed by Icon Band. If you want to go Western, well New Musro has you covered with their country music event. LUV’s has all you classic disco lovers covered while Beyond keeps classic rock alive with a DJ or two. Ditempat lain Kamis adalah Campus Night, tapi beberapa klab membelot dari kebiasaan ini. Equinox menyajikan music RnB dan Hip Hop sedangkan Immigrant menghadirkan Alternative Rock dari tahun 90-an. Di Elbow Room juga menghadirkan musik acoustic yang dimainkan oleh Icon band. BIla Anda penggemar musik country, langsung saja ke New Musro dimana dunia ala cowbay hadir lengkap dengan line dancing. Classic Disco dihadirkan oleh LUV’s sedangkan Beyond menghidupkan Classic Rock via DJ mereka.

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Food scoop Beyond Resto & Wine Since 2006 Beyond Resto & Dine has been serving up great meals for the Jakarta public, and it continues to create remarkable dishes. From amazing lunches to delectable dinners, the experienced chef is sure to tantalize your taste buds with every flavour. Beyond Resto & Bar’s latest promo offers three new dishes including snapper oyster sauce, beef black pepper, and beyond tong seng to devour either for lunch or dinner. Also available to make your meal that much more appetizing is the long list of imported wines and beer promos every Monday and Tuesday from 1am to 9pm. Not only satisfying your taste buds and belly, Beyond Bar supplies late night entertainment every day. Beyond Bar is located at Graha Iskandarsyah Lobby Level. Jl, Iskandarsyah Raya No. 66 C Kebayoran Baru. Reservation tel: (021) 72791832. For banquet and catering contact Rahmat K Rapollo on 08561816833. Twitter: BeyondBarJKT. Sejak 2006, Beyond Resto & Wine telah menyajikan makanan istimewa untuk public Jakarta dan sampai sekarang terus berinovasi menghasilkan menu yang tidak kalah special. Mulai dari makan siang yang lezat hingga makan malam yang mewah, chef berpengalaman pasti menjadikan waktu santap Anda lebih terasa nikmat. Promo terbaru dari Beyond Resto & Wine menawarkan tiga menu baru termasuk Snapper Oyster Sauce, Beef Black Pepper dan Beyond Tong Seng yang dapat dapat disantap untuk makan siang maupun malam. Untuk lebih menyempurnakan makan Anda terdapat pula sederetan wine impor dan promo bir setiap Senin dan Selasa mulai jam1 siang hingga 9 malam. Tidak hanya memuaskan lidah maupun perut, Beyond Bar juga menghadirkan program larut malam, menghadirkan beragam music setiap harinya. Beyond Bar, Graha Iskandarsyah Lobby Level. Jl, Iskandarsyah Raya No. 66 C Kebayoran Baru. Reservasi tel: (021) 72791832. Untuk Banquet dan Catering hubungi Rahmat K Rapollo tel: 08561816833. Twitter: BeyondBarJKT.

New Menu @ LUV’s Not only offering great club events, LUV’s Bar & Dine also has a quality selection of delicacies on the menu.The latest items to be presented on the menu are a number of soups including tom yam salmon, ladies oxtail and betawi style soups. If a light snack is what you want try their latest sumo, potato platter or piadina. Vegetarians have a choice between fruit salad or caesar salad to enjoy. Pizza lovers have three new traditional flavours to try including the godfather, margarita and pepperoni. The latest main course is beef wonk. For the sweet toothed, a must try is the original chocolate lava. For more information or reservation contact LUV’S Bar & Dine. Tel: (021) 25558882. Citywalk Sudirman, 1st Floor 1FL #10. Jl. Kyai Haji Mas Mansyur 121. Selain selalu menyuguhkan acara klab, LUV’s Bar & Dine juga menyajikan makanan berkualitas dalam menunya. Menu terbaru adalah beberapa pilihan sop seperti Tom Yam Salmon, Ladies Ox Tail dan juga Sop Betawi. Selain itu, terdapat pula makanan ringan seperti Sumo, Potato Platter maupun Piadina. Bagi yang Vegetarian terdapat pilihan Fruit Salad atau Caesar Salad yang dapat Anda nikmati. Bila mencari yang pizza terdapat beberapa Traditional Pizza antara lain Godfather, Margarita ataupun Pepperoni. Untuk hidangan utama, yang terbaru merupakan Beef Wonk. Bila ingin yang manis baru saja ditambahkan Original Chocolate Lava yang sangat menarik untuk dicoba. Untuk Informasi lebih lanjut maupun reservasi, hubungi LUV’S Bar & Dine. Tel: (021) 25558882. Citywalk Sudirman, 1st Floor 1FL #10. Jl. Kyai Haji Mas Mansyur 121. beatmag.com 050


Food Easter Fun at Kempinski Jakarta This Easter holiday, have fun at Kempi Deli and fill up your Easter basket with chocolate Easter bunnies, chicks, lollipops, boxed Easter chocolates, marshmallows and jellybean-filled Easter eggs - all creatively crafted by the Executive Pastry Chef, Kevin Curry. And if that’s not enough, the Easter Sunday brunch at Signatures restaurant is the perfect occasion for the whole family to enjoy! The Easter Sunday brunch at Signatures happens on April 24, and will set you back IDR 388.000++ per person including free flow of juices, while kids brunch costs IDR 150.000++ per child (under 12 years old). For more information on Kempi Deli, please call (021) 2358 3985, and for Easter Sunday brunch reservations, please call (021) 2358 3800 Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jakarta Jl. MH Thamrin No. 1, Jakarta 10310 Rayakan liburan Paskah anda dengan berbagai pilihan bermutu dari Kempi Deli. Dapatkan Chocolate Easter bunnies, chicks, lollipops, boxed Easter chocolates, marshmallows dan jellybean-filled Easter Eggs, hasil kreasi Kevin Curry, Executive Pastry Chef disini. Jangan lewatkan juga Easter Sunday Brunch di Signatures Restaurant yang akan menjadi moment paling spesial bagi keluarga anda! Easter Sunday Brunch ini akan tersaji pada tanggal 24 April 2011 dengan harga Rp 388.000++ per orang, termasuk free flow juice. Bagi si kecil, dia dapat menikmati ini semua dengan harga Rp 150.000++ per anak  (dibawah usia 12 tahun). Selamat merayakan Paskah anda di Kempinski Jakarta! Untuk informasi Kempi Deli, hubungi (021) 2358 3985, dan untuk reservasi Easter Sunday Brunch, hubungi (021) 2358 3800 Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jakarta Jl. MH Thamrin No. 1, Jakarta 10310

Egg-citing Easter at Ritz-Carlton Jakarta

Celebrate Easter Sunday with exciting activities at The RitzCarlton, Jakarta. Enjoy lavish dishes in Asia Restaurant and Lobo while your little ones partake in the fun of Ritz-Kids Easter activities such as egg hunting, face painting, bunny hop races, egg painting, and much more. The Easter buffet at Asia Restaurant is IDR 358.000++ per person including free flow of juices, soft drinks, ice tea, and ice lemon tea, or IDR 508.000++ per person, including free flow of beer, wines, and sparkling wine. The Easter special at Lobo is IDR 458.000++ per person including free flow of juices, soft drinks, and ice tea, or IDR 528.000++ per person including free flow of martinis, wines, and sparkling wine. Datang dan rayakan liburan Paskah anda dengan berbagai kegiatan menarik di The Ritz-Carlton, Jakarta. Nikmati kelezatan hidangan ekslusif Paskah di Asia Restaurant dan Lobo. Bagi putra-putri anda, mereka dapat mengikuti aktivitas khas seperti berburu telur Paskah, face painting, lomba lompat kelinci, mewarnai telur Paskah dan lain sebagainya. The Easter buffet di Asia Restaurant dapat anda nikmati dengan harga Rp 358.000++ per orang, termasuk free flow juices, soft drinks, ice tea, dan ice lemon tea, atau seharga Rp 508.000++ per orang, termasuk free flow beer, wine, dan sparkling wine. Hidangan Easter special di Lobo dapat anda alami dengan harga Rp 458.000++ per person orang, termasuk free flow juices, soft drinks, dan ice tea, atau Rp 528.000++ per person orang, termasuk free flow martini, wine, dan sparkling wine. The Ritz-Carlton, Jakarta Jl. Lingkar Mega Kuningan Kav. E.1.1. No.1., Mega Kuningan, Jakarta 12950 Ph: (021)-2551-8888 051 beatmag.com


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ELBOW ROOM When people talk about ‘elbow room’, they usually mean ‘the lack thereof’. Welcome to the coziest, and probably most spacious Elbow Room in town!

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Gastro-pubs are usually associated with a warm, cozy ambiance and focus on high quality cuisine at neighbourhood prices. Staying true to form, Elbow Room’s menu offers a variety of European dishes complimented by an exclusive range of imported beers and wines. We visited Elbow Room for lunch recently and were greeted by Maya Cilano, Elbow Room’s marketing manager.With some blues music playing in the background, she gave us a quick tour of the


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elegant and cozy place. We then sat down and started to look at culinary choices Elbow Room has to offer. She suggested quite a number of dishes on their expansive menu that would satisfy our hunger. We started us off with the elbow cheese fondue (89k), a combination of cheddar, emmenthal, and mozzarella cheese, served with carrots, broccoli, pickled cucumber, and baguette. This is tasty and a great dish to share, usually before you move on to the main course. Now we know why Elbow Room’s patrons just can’t get enough of this simple yet superb appetizer. Next came the oxtail bucco (95k), a unique blend of oxtail, tomato stew, whipped potatoes and truffle oil in a jar! The glass jar is said to retain the wonderful aroma that comes from this hearty dish. This is quite a creative twist to usual oxtail soups that you simply have to try. We also ordered the Greek lamb wrap (63k) - sautéed lamb, zucchini, cherry tomatoes, black olives and Spanish onions with a tangy mint yoghurt dressing. Maya also mentioned that their crispy pork belly (82k) - served with roasted garlic potatoes, and balsamic mushrooms - is also getting quite a number of orders. The delicious nasi goreng pork belly (39k) is something not to be missed here either.

We then moved from the dining room downstairs to the lounge area upstairs. Here, comfy leather sofas dominate the room, and the large round window adds a dramatic touch to the interior. Elbow Room prides itself on serving an extensive selection of imported beers from Australia, Germany and Belgium among others. While most punters here like to knock back the flavour-infused beers, Maya gave us a taste of Elbow Room’s own creation called ‘Bebe Bola’ (68k). It is a blend of Heineken, vodka, sprite, lychee, lychee monin, and apple, which adds a unique tang to the traditional beer. Nice one, bartender! Elbow Room serves as a fine venue for business entertainment and cozy chats among friends. We had a very good lunch here, but now we’re looking forward to visit them again one evening, sharing drinks and singing along with the lively acoustic band. See you there!

ELBOW ROOM Jl. Kemang Raya #24A Jakarta 12730 T. +62 21 719 4274 Opens: 11am – 1am

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TEN TEN Tempura troops, rejoice! This ‘modern tempura café’ is the answer to your prayers. Welcome to tantalizing Ten Ten!

Ten Ten Pondok Indah Mall 1, 2nd fl. (next to Cinema XXI), Jl. Metro Pondok Indah blok 3B, Jakarta Selatan 12310 Ph: (021) 751-2369 facebook.com/tentenjakarta

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Looking like a friendly neighbour’s kitchen, the wood-dominated interior design gives a homey feeling for customers. The dishes are delicious, the portions are generous, and the prices are reasonable. Can’t go wrong with that!


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Ten Ten’s specialty is the tempura. Their tempura batter is one of the key factors in making this dish so irresistible. The sweet and sticky soy sauce is the perfect companion for many of the meals here. Tempura is also highly versatile; it goes well with rice, noodles, and even hot dog buns! But more on that later. The mini tempura & beef teriyaki set hits just the right spot. Priced at 50k, you’ll get a bowl of rice, miso soup, some tempura, and teriyaki beef! Yes, of course the tempura is tasty, but for me the highlight here is the imported beef teriyaki. The teriyaki marinade really compliments the tender and delicious meat well. This combo is highly For drinks, go for the mango peach freeze and the recommended! kyoho grape cooler (18k, respectively) are great choices for refreshments. Also, do not miss their Now, you think you’ve seen everything. But have matcha shiratama kaki goori (18k); a wonderful you ever had a hot dog with a tail sticking out? concoction of green tea shaved ice served with Then try the Ten Ten hot dog (35k). The ‘hot dog’ some ogura (sweet red beans) and mochi (sticky is actually an ebi (prawn), topped with lettuce, rice balls) on top. A wonderful way to end your cabbage, and doused generously with Japanese Japanese culinary adventure. mayonnaise and herbs. This is a creative and fun twist to the traditional hot dog that will win the While waiting for your order, try solving the brain hearts and stomachs of Ten Ten’s patrons, young teasers on the table mat. You can win some free and old alike. items here if you finish the fun puzzle before your food arrives! The Ten Don (40k) is another one worth a try; the udon noodles are topped with ebi tempura, So, pop by Pondok Indah Mall 1 and experience pumpkin, sweet potato, oba leaf, string bean, and a tantalizing tempura or two at perfect Ten Ten kisu fish. This delicious dish also comes with a (pun intended!). bowl of miso soup. 055 beatmag.com


Take Adventure, Rock on and Find Harmony!

By: JOHAN TANDOKO

Ketiga film Asia ini dalam 2 minggu ke depan akan bisa kamu nikmati masing-masing dengan cara berbeda. Ayo berpetualang bersama keluarga dan anak dengan seekor naga dari negeri Cina, nikmati cerita komedi romantis nge-rock ala Thailand dengan pacar dan teman baik, dan belajarlah arti hidup harmonis di antara perbedaan dari 3 keluarga Indonesia ini. Cari tahu jadwalnya di www.blitzmegaplex.com dan www.21cineplex.com! Find some time with your family to have an adventure with an ancient Chinese dragon, go on a date with your girlfriend and best friend for some Thai rock ‘n roll, or get educated about the meaning of racial and social harmony in Indonesia. Check it out at www.blitzmegaplex.com and www.21cineplex.com!

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Adventure, Fantasy. Director: Mario Andreacchio. Writers: John Armstrong and Philip Dalkin. Cast: Sam Neill, Louis Corbett, Li Lin Jin, Wang Ji, Robert Mammone. Josh, seorang anak cowok remaja mengunjungi ayahnya yang bekerja sebagai arkeologis di Cina. Bertemu dengan teman cewek baru, Ling, kedua anak ini menemukan hal-hal misterius dan melihat penampakan seekor “monster” di dalam sebuah gua yang tersembunyi jauh di bawah sebuah kuil yang berusia ribuan tahun. Josh mencoba untuk memperingati ayahnya dan semua orang tentang makhluk yang dia lihat ini, namun dia hanya dianggap bercanda. Sedangkan Ling mulai merasakan bahwa ada hal legendaris tentang makhluk itu dan akhirnya mengetahui bahwa makhluk tersebut adalah seekor naga Cina suci yang terperangkap di bumi karena mutiara sucinya hilang dan diculik. Petualangan seru mencari mutiara naga suci pun dipenuhi dengan kejar-kejaran dan aksi pertarungan dengan para penjahat yang juga ingin merebutnya. Setelah membaca sedikit sinopsis di atas, pastinya sudah bisa dibilang kalau film ini adalah film keluarga yang akan disenangi oleh anak-anak dengan sisi fantasi dan petualangannya, namun tetap asik untuk dinikmati oleh orang tua, apalagi ditambah beberapa suguhan aksi pertarungan Kung-fu. Untuk jajaran pemain, setidaknya kita akan mengenali Sam Neill (Jurassic Park) sebagai ayahnya Josh dan Louis Corbett (Charlotte’s Web) sebagai Josh di film ini. Yang menarik dari film ini adalah penggabungan unsur budaya timur dari sisi fantasinya dengan budaya barat dari sisi petualangannya, sehingga bisa dinikmati oleh segala umur. Mau ditonton bersama keluarga atau pacar, jangan lupa memakai baju corak oriental dan berwarna merah ya! Despite falling firmly into the category of ‘family movie’, adults will still find this movie enjoyable thanks to its adventure and action. The story centers on a young boy visiting his archeologist father on a dig in China, and with the help of a new Chinese friend they find an ancient Chinese dragon trapped deep in a hidden cave. Chock full of oriental legendary creatures, exciting adventure and Kung Fu fighting scenes, this movie is enjoyable for all the family!

Suck Seed Comedy, Musical. Writer & Director: Chayanop Boonprakob. Cast: Jirayu La-ongmanee, Natcha Nuanjam, Pashorn Jiratiwat, Thawat Pornrattanaprasert. Terinspirasi dari rock ‘n roll, film komedi musikal ini bercerita tentang tiga anak cowok remaja, Ped, Koong dan Ex yang membentuk grup band bernama SuckSeed di sekolah mereka dengan tujuan utama untuk disenangi oleh para cewek. Walaupun mereka tidak begitu berbakat dalam bermain musik, keberanian dan usaha mereka mendapat perhatian dari seorang murid cewek cantik yang keren, Ern, dan ingin bergabung dengan

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grup mereka sebagai gitaris. Kemampuan bermain musik dan pesona si Ern pun akhirnya menimbulkan kompetisi cinta antara Ped dan Koong. Dan ketika Ern memutuskan untuk pindak ke sebuah band terkenal keren bernama The Arena, cerita menjadi semakin seru dengan kompetisi band antara SuckSeed dan The Arena. Apakah Ped dan Koong akan berbaikan lagi demi memenangkan Ern yang sama-sama mereka sukai dari band The Arena? Setelah beberapa film komedi romantis remaja dari Thailand belakangan ini, film remaja Thailand yang ini akan sedikit lain dari yang sudah ada sebelumnya dengan suguhan musikal rock ‘n roll di dalamnya. Unsur romansa dari cinta remaja akan tetap mewarnai jalan cerita dari Suck Seed, jadi tetap akan menarik untuk ditonton bagi para anak muda cowok dan cewek. Selain dari musik yang benar-benar dimainkan oleh para pemain, film ini juga akan menampilkan beberapa cameo dari bintang penyanyi rock dan pop terkenal dari Thailand dalam video musik keren yang menjadi bagian dari cerita. Akan banyak adegan kocak yang walaupun beberapa dari budaya lokal Thailand, namun tetap akan membuat penonton tertawa. Bersiaplah untuk rock ‘n roll sambil tertawa dan terharu dari kursi bioskopmu!

A teenage crush, brother-like friendship, and love rivalry between best friends … sounds typical enough? What if we add music to it - and not just high-school-musical kind of singing, but proper rock ‘n roll? A couple of loser schoolboys try to form a rock band to impress the girls and end up in fighting over the hot female guitarist. Suck Seed celebrates the underdog spirit and gives an enjoyably entertaining portrait of failed romance, faulty friendships and shaky musical talents. Put on your electric guitar strap and prepare to rock ‘n roll with a bucket of popcorn, man!

? (Tanda Tanya) Drama. Director: Hanung Bramantyo. Writer: Titin Wattimena. Cast: Reza Rahadian, Revalina S. Temat, Agus Kuncoro, Endhita, Rio Dewanto, Hengky Sulaeman. Film Indonesia ini berkisah tentang 3 cerita dari 3 keluarga di kota Semarang dengan latar belakang budaya yang berbeda. Keluarga Tan Kat Sun (Hengky Sulaeman) dengan anaknya Hendra (Rio Dewanto) dari keturunan Tionghoa yang memiliki rumah makan Cina yang menjual makanan tidak halal, keluarga Soleh (Reza Rahadian), dengan masalah Soleh sebagai ayah dan suami yang tidak bekerja dan memiliki istri, Menuk (Revalina) yang cantik dan taat, keluarga Rika (Endhita), seorang janda dengan seorang anak, yang dekat dengan Surya (Agus Kuncoro), pemuda yang bekerja sebagai pemain sinetron figuran. Hubungan di dalam masingmasing keluarga dan antar mereka dengan masyarakat sekitar pun dipenuhi dengan intrik perbedaan agama, suku, status, dan pandangan hidup. Nama sutradara Indonesia kawakan Hanung Bramantyo pastinya sudah tidak asing lagi di telinga para penonton film nasional kita. Di karya film layar lebar ke-14 dia kali ini, Hanung akan mengangkat isu perbedaan agama dan suku bangsa beserta toleransinya yang kerap kali menjadi sorotan dalam masyarakat Indonesia. Didasarkan pada salah satu tragedi nyata pemboman gereja di Indonesia, film ini akan menampilkan cerita drama dari 3 keluarga yang mendalam berkaitan dengan budaya, agama, suku, dan pandangan hidup. Setiap karakter dibangun dengan baik sehubungan dengan masalah pribadi mereka masing-masing dan dalam hubungannya dengan karakter lainnya. Cerita dari film ini akan membukakan mata kita lebih lebar mengenai masalah toleransi di antara banyak perbedaan yang sering kita temui sehari-hari. Sebuah film karya bangsa kita yang perlu ditonton semua untuk lebih mengenal arti perbedaan dan toleransi. Another good local film from acclaimed Indonesian director, Hanung Bramantyo (Sang Pencerah) that brings up the important issues in our nation regarding differences in religion, ethnicity, social status and life principle among citizens. The movie is based on the real event of a church bombing a few years ago in Indonesia/. Revolving around three families’ stories from different background, every character is affected by the others. It’s a movie for every Indonesian to watch and learn more about the meaning of difference and tolerance.

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Every Type of Body Is Beautiful I guess this is what I and many people would love to see in a fashion show; a collection worn by models of various body shapes. Maybe you have already seen Beth Ditto, the curvy singer, walking down the runway for Jean Paul Gaultier during Paris Fashion Week 2010. Last week they tried to emulate the concept in Indonesia. Happily, Gaultier made it happen for Plaza Indonesia Fashion Week, with four special models, including TBJ’s very own Erza ST, in the fashion show. It was clearly a big hit, successfully gathering applause from the audience whenever these models stepped on the runway. Just look at the photos and I’m sure you’ll see why! Regarding the collection itself, it screamed romantic punk, reflecting 1980s punk subculture with the punk hairstyles, biker chick leathers and beautiful finishing with black lace and fishnet layers. Some outfits that caught my eye were the black suits with wide leather belts and girly anklestrap heels, cone-shaped bra and corset, fringe details, and loose cotton pants tucked into the shoes. Some of the male models wore all-black clothing and shawls which was also a hot look. Rizka, editor of www.fashionesedaily.com – Style & Beauty with Attitude

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vening gowns or cocktail dresses always have a place in a woman’s heart, and the demand for pretty dresses keeps increasing. No wonder Benten has opened its second boutique on Jl. Benda No 98G in Kemang, South Jakarta. Its first boutique was established in 2007 in Pluit, North Jakarta by the dynamic duo of Cecilia Yuda and Lisa Daryono. Now people are able to visit Benten without having to drive too far, whether they are in Kemang or Pluit. According to the two designers, the second boutique offers more premium collections from Benten while the Pluit store holds more secondary lines. Even if you’ve never heard of Benten, you may have seen some of their dresses on TV or in glossy magazines. Many celebrities have been spotted wearing Benten garments, with the brand having good recognition both nationally and internationally. Benten was nominated as the best young and talented new designer by

CLEO magazine, and also participated in Jakarta Fashion Week 2008, Mercedes Australian Fashion Week 2008, New Zealand Fashion Week 2008, Hong Kong Fashion Week 2010 and showcased its full collection at Jakarta Fashion Week 2009. Plenty of achievements for a relatively young brand! The grand opening of Benten’s second boutique also showcased their newest collection titled ‘Love In The Mist’, inspired by the beauty of blooming flowers. The collection features chic silhouettes and detailed with swarovsky crystals and 3-D techniques to create flower ornaments. The colours of the collection consist of soft hues such as offwhite, pink, grey and gold, while the materials used include chiffon, lace and sequins. Rizka, editor of www.fashionesedaily.com – Style & Beauty with Attitude.

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ragonfly hosted ‘Vintage Fashionably Loud’, showcasing designs by Benita from La Bella private. On the decks that evening were DJ Aay and Taha plus special performances by Nanie Darham, Indrie Darham, Juju Juanita, Advina Ratnaningsing, Melinda, Grace and Wita. The crowd was the who’s who of the local fashion scene enjoyinh Benita’s latest collection. Dragonfly kembali menghadirkan peragaan busana bertajuk ‘Vintage Fashionably Loud’ yang mengedepankan design teranyar dari La Bella Private yang merupakan koleksi dari Benita. Acara diramaikan oleh DJ Aay dan Taha ditambah special performance dari Nanie Darham, Indrie Darham, Juju Juanita, Advina Ratnaningsing, Melinda, Grace dan Wita. Banyak insan dari dunia fashion meramaikan acara malam itu.

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Art scoop Art Bara Betina Fourteen female comic artists will present their artworks that, contrary to mainstream depiction, don’t portray a women’s role as subordinate. April 9 – 30, 2011 Galeri Salihara JL. Salihara 16, Pasar Minggu, Jakarta Selatan.

Exhibition Enamel This exhibition presents a number of enamel shields, an advertising medium used widely in Europe during the late 19th century. The uniqueness of each piece shows the efforts of manufacturers and designers to communicate with Indonesians by trying to understand various socio-cultural aspects of their lives. Enamel was quickly adapted and given a local touch. This exhibition contains valuable material that shows evidence of the trade, advertising, fine art and graphic design of a bygone age as it existed and flourished in Indonesia. April 14, 2011 Erasmus Huis Jalan HR Rasuna Said Kav. S-3, Jakarta 12950.

Fluid Identity Erika Ernawan, Erik Pauhrizi, Maradita Sutantio, Rizki R Utama (aka OQ), and Teguh Agus Priyanto address the age old problem of identity. These participating artists develop the theme of identity in a fluid and open way. They demonstrate their open-mindedness through their unusual choice of materials and their creative approaches. April 16 – 30, 2011 CGartspace. Plaza Indonesia, 3rd Fl #119-119A Jakarta.

Sedekat Konde Sejauh Cakrawala A tribute to Emiria Soenassa, the first female painter in Indonesian art history, by Dolorosa Sinaga, Iriantine Karnaya, Yani Maryani, Arahmaiani, Tris Neddy Santo, Dyan Anggraini, Laksmi Shitaresmi, Indah Arsyad, Lydia Poetri, Wara Anindyah, Tiarma Sirait, Neneng S Ferier and Serta Renjani. 14 Apr - 23 Apr 2011 Bentara Budaya Jakarta Jl. Palmerah Selatan 17, Jakarta.

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Wanna Ride Eddi’s Bikes,

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aving gathered all his bicycle artworks together, Eddi Prabandono has named his solo exhibition at Ark Galerie ‘After Duchamp’, referring to looking back at the world art history and putting it in the context that is relevant to the situation in Indonesia. Rather than trying to exceed Duchamp’s achievements, Eddi likes to play with Duchamp’s own definition, making it as flexible as possible. His work underlines both the function of the bicycle as a vehicle and it’s playful side as a tool of mobility. He underlines the idea of how bicycles have become quite a significant transportation mode for most people in Indonesia, though most of these people live in rural areas.

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At the same time, his works refer to particular social contexts that can be easily defined once the audience notices everyday street signs or ready-made objects he presents together with the bicycle series. One can interpret his works as related to issues of environmentalism, education, urbanscape and other social issues. All works in this exhibition are the outcome of Eddi’s little reflection of daily life on the streets. As a biker, Eddi captures this phenomena with a different perspective. Bicycles are not merely a life style or romantic form that describes sub-urban class people, but also a tangible representation of the civil right to get better public facilities. The exhibition was open between March 31 and April 16, 2011 @ribosa

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he ‘Returned’ series at Inkubator, Forme, on March 26 to April 15, 2011, finds its roots in Erianto’s experience as an artist who is considered “marginal” due to his residence in Padang, West Sumatra, far from the center of the Indonesian world of art. He has been lucky, often taking part in joint-exhibitions in the ‘centers’ such as Yogyakarta and Jakarta, whether it was by the invitation of galleries or artist groups. The works he displayed often returned to his studio in Padang because they had not been sold. One day, he found his works returned to Padang in a damaged package. The incident made him think that many works of art had not been treated well enough, or perhaps even with not enough respect. He had the idea to make paintings that resembled delivered packages, as a means to convey his criticism. To him, packages are important because they protect anything valuable from being damaged.

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Erianto’s works show a fresh artistic approach, marrying paintings created through meticulous technique of photo-realism with (the impression of) objects in the form of cardboard packages. Some of them are even reinforced with wooden frames. There’s also warnings on the packages such as “Do Not Press”, “This Is a Painting”, “Export Quality”, “High Quality”, “Caution This Is Not Usual Package”, “Export Commodity”, “Expensive”, side by side with his personal jargon such as “Art is my institution” and “The Power of Feeling”, or such Indonesian proverbs as “A stork will always return to the pond”. Such cheesy writing might seem naive and innocent, until the audience senses a certain ambiguity and cynicism when seeing the text next to the symbols and logos. Erianto’s package paintings contain layered meanings because they are also related with art institutions in the world’s art centers, especially in North America and Europe, and their relationship with local art practices.

Suddenly we are faced with issues from the social realm of the Indonesian world of art in its relation with the global art map, the international world of art, and the market for mainstream artworks. Erianto makes fun of such conditions, thinking how works by Indonesian artists might have not been well-received, known, or even rejected by the world’s most-prominent art institutions such as the MoMA in New York, Saatchi Gallery, or Christie’s and Sotheby’s auction houses. Erianto’s criticism through his package paintings reflects the irony within the development of global art that is not in harmony with local conditions. Or perhaps it is the development of art on the local level that fails to adapt. @ribosa

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M’NB MAP D7 Music and Bar Top 40, Rnb, House Music Sparks Hotel Jl. Mangga Besar Raya No. 42 : 021-7091.9798

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MUSRO MAP G9 Legendary Club House, Electro, Techno Progressive, Trance Hotel Borobudur Jl. Lapanagan Banteng Selatan No.1 Jakarta Pusat : 021-384.2050 RED SQUARE MAP N3 Vodka Classic, Commercial House Plaza Senayan Arcadia unit X 105 Jl. New Delhi No.9 Pintu 1 : 021-5790.1281 STADIUM MAP D6 Underground Club House, Progressive, Trance Jl. Hayam Wuruk No.111 : 021-626.3323 TRIBECA NYC MAP L6 New York Style Rnb and Hip Hop City Walk Sudirman 1st Floor Jl.KH. Mas Mansyur No.121 : 021-2555.8758 TRIPLE NINE MAP T5 House, Electro Jl. Kemang Raya No. 20a : 021-718.2284 X2 MAP N3 X2-Pier9-Vintage-Equinox Vintage Music, Rnb, House Electro, Progressive Plaza Senayan 4th & 5th Floor : 021-572.5559 / 572.556 2ND FLOOR MAP U6 Dine & Lounge Jl. Kemang Raya No. 43 A Jakarta Selatan : 021 - 718 2555

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TIGA PULUH MAP L7 Band and DJ Le Meridien Hotel Jl.Jend Sudirman Kav 18-20 Jakarta Pusat : 021-251.3131 TIPSY MAP T6 Wine & Bar DJThe Beat Building 2nd Floor Jl. Kemang Raya No. 29 Jakarta Selatan : 021-718.2970

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Jakarta Selatan : 021 - 57956977 BIN 17 MAP O7 Wine House, Bar, Dining Menara Dea Ground Floor with Italian, International, Indonesian Food Jl. Mega Kuningan Barat IX Kav. E.4.3 No. 1 Jakarta Selatan : 021 - 576 0939 BISTRO BARON MAP I6 Plaza Indonesia Extension , Level 1, Unit E 20-21 : 021-299-23505 www.bistrobaron.com BIRDCAGE MAP Q3 A casual resto focussing on Euro comfort food. Jl. Wijaya 9/23 Jakarta Selatan : 021 - 739 2430

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BEYOND MAP Q3 European Asian Graha Iskandarsyah Lobby Level Jl. Iskandarsyah Raya No. 66 C Jakarta Selatan : 021-727 91832

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ARO AROY MAP L7 Casual Thai Dishes Mid Plaza 1 Floor B1 Jl. Jend Sudirman Kav 10-11 Jakarta Pusat : 021-570 7600

BLUE ERAWAN MAP J9 Thai Royal Cuisine Jl. Cut Meutia No. 2 Menteng Jakarta Pusat : 021 - 315 0980

BARCODE MAP S5 Outdoor Terrace 3rd Floor La Coden Jl. Kemang Raya no. 8 : 021 - 710 00 123 BIBLIOTEQUE MAP N6 Beatuiful bar and restaurant serving tasty cocktails and Cuisine Artisan. Sampoerna Strategic Sq Jl. Jend. Sudirman, Kav 45 -46

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Intercontinental Mid Plaza LG Floor Jl. Jend Sudirman Kav. 10-11 Jakarta Pusat : 021 - 573 2030 ext. 6703 / 4735 KAMPUS MAP L9 Dining-Club-KaraokeLounge House Menara Imperium 35th -37th Floor Jl. HR Rasuna Said Kuningan Kav 1 : 021-8378.6008 KOI CAFÉ & GALLERY MAP S6 International Saberro House Jl. Kemang Raya No.10aJakarta Selatan : 021-719 5707 KENANGA MAP T1 Chinese Pondok Indah Plaza 2 Blok BA 2 No.9 Jl. Metro Pondok Indah : 021 - 769 6042 KAFE PISA MAP I8 Ice Cream & Italian Jl. Gereja Theresia 1 Menteng Jakarta Pusat : 021 - 3100 151/ 3928568 LARA DJONGGRANG MAP K10 Indonesian Traditional Jl. Teuku Cik Di Tiro 4 Menteng - Jakarta Pusat : 021 - 315 3252 / 316 0288 Liquid Exchange MAP M9 Epicentrum Walk, Ground Floor 6F – Unit W 136 B Jalan H.R Rasuna Said 021 – 2994 1441 www. lexjakarta.com LOWEY MAP O7 Nice hangout and good western food and drinks Oakwood Condiminions Lingkar, Mega Kuningan Jakarta : 021 - 2554 2378 Murphy’s Irish Pub & Restaurant MAP S6

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PIZZA E BIRRA MAP I6 Pizza & Beer Plaza Indonesia Extension 5th Floor, Unit E 22-23 JL.MH Thamrin Jakarta Pusat : 021 - 319 28070

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: 021 - 5793 8574 TRIBECA MAP L6 Bar & Diner Citywalk Sudirman 1st Floor Jl. KH Mas Mansyur 121 Jakarta Pusat : 021 - 2555 8758 VIETOPIA MAP O4 Vietnamese Jl. Senopati no. 66 Kebayoran Baru Jakarta Selatan

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: 021 - 726 1162 VIN + MAP T6 Casual but stylish wine bar with western food and great affordable wines. Jl. Kemang Raya 45B Jakarta Selatan : 021 - 7179 2577 VIN + MAP N3 Arcadia Plaza Senayan Jl. New Delhi No.9 Senayan Jakarta : 021 - 5790 1477

art ADORAMUS ART GALLERY Jl. Pangeran Jayakarta 143M Jakarta : 021 – 70001966 ARTEGRAPHIC INTEGRATED DESIGN Taman Kedoya Baru Jl. Agave VI, Blok C1 No. 20 Jakarta Barat : 021 - 58300100, 58300200 Bartele Gallery Rare Antique Maps, Prints and Books Taman Kantor E-3.3 Unit A1 4th Floor (entrance via the Cazbar) Jl. Mega Kuningan Jakarta t: +62 21 576 4575 e: bartele@me.com w: www.bartelegallery.com BENTARA BUDAYA JAKARTA Jl.Palmerah Selatan 17 Jakarta 10270 : 021 - 5483008, 5490666 ext.7910 ART SEASONS Jl. Permata Berlian V,Permata Hijau Jakarta : 021 – 6845 3980 ART SEASONS Jl. Kemang Timur No. 63B Jakarta Selatan : 021 – 68453980 ARTSPHERE GALLERY Dharmawangsa Square City Walk Jl. Darmawangsa 6 Semanggi Jakarta : 021 – 7278 6661

ANDI’S GALLERY Jl. Tanah Abang IV No. 14 Jakarta : 021 – 3457130, 3843241 ARTNIVORA GALLERY Jl. Kemang Utara No. 50 Sisi Kiri Jakarta : 021 – 7199614 Bartele Gallery Rare Antique Maps, Prints and Books Taman Kantor E-3.3 Unit A1 4th Floor (entrance via the Cazbar) Jl. Mega Kuningan Jakarta : +62 21 576 4575 e: bartele@me.com w: www.bartelegallery.com BIZETE GALLERY Jl. Gandaria I No. 9 Kebayoran Baru : 021 – 724 6725 BUDI GALLERY Jl. Ciputat Raya No. 58 Jakarta : 021 – 70622190 CEMPAKA FINE ART AUCTION Gedung Inter Asia lantai 1 Jl. K.H Wahid Hasyim No. 96 Jakarta Pusat : 021 – 3907779 CEMARA 6 GALERI Jl. HOS. Cokroaminoto No: 9 - 11 Menteng, Jakarta : 021 – 3911823 D’PEAK GALLERY JL.RS Fatmawati No. 56 Jakarta : 021 – 380 7047 EDITY’S ART HOUSE Jl. Gresik Blok FB 2 No. 9

Bintaro Jaya Sektor 7 Jakarta : 021 – 7450624 ELCANNA ART GALLERY Jl. Pakubuwono VI No. 35 Kebayoran Baru Jakarta Selatan : 021 - 7211101 GALERI CANNA Jl. Boulevard Barat Raya Block LC 6 No. 33-34 Kelapa Gading Permai Jakarta Utara : 021 – 4526429 - 30 GALERI MILLENNIUM D’Best Fatmawati Jalan RS. Fatmawati No. 15, Jakarta 12420 : 021 - 7507282 GALLERY LONTAR / UTAN KAYU Jl. Utan Kayu 68 H Jakarta Timur : 021 – 857 – 3388 / 856 480 GLORY GALLERY Mall Taman Anggrek Jalan Letjen. S. Parman Kav. 21, Indonesia 11470 : 021 - 5639650 JAKARTA ARTS COUNCIL Taman Ismail Marzuki Jl. Cikini Raya 73 Jakarta Pusat : 021 – 31937 639

KUPU KUPU ART GALLERY Jl. Kebon Sirih 17 – 19 Jakarta : 021 – 3983 – 6621/2 LINDA GALLERY Jl. Kemang Raya No. 46 Jakarta : 021 – 719 0888 NADI GALLERY Jl. Kembang Indah III Blok G III no. 4 - 5 Puri Indah Jakarta Barat, Indonesia : 021 - 580 5677 PHILO ART SPACE Jl. Kemang Timur 90 C Jakarta Selatan : 021 - 719 84 48 RURU GALLERY RUANGRUPA Jl. Tebet Timur Dalam Raya No. 6, Jakarta Selatan 12820 : +62 21 8304220 e-mail: info@ruangrupa.org www.ruangrupa.org SIGIARTS GALLERY Jl. Mahakam I No. 11 Blok M, Jakarta Selatan : 021 – 7260949 VANESSA ART LINK Graha MIK main lobby, Taman Perkantoran Kuningan Jl. Setiabudi Selatan Kav. 16-17 Jakarta : 021 5794 1411

KOONG GALLERY Dharmawangsa Square City Walk Jl. Darmawangsa 6 Semanggi Jakarta : 021 – 72788263

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Aries

Taurus

March 21 - April 20

April 21 - May 20

You will be feeling strong and selfassertive, much energy and determination will be devoted to achieving personal goals and ambitions. This may have been an attitude, a relationship or a job. The chance to meet someone more suitable can present itself, but don’t compromise too much. Keep moving forward until you can see where things are headed -- that ought to make it all easier on you. Psychologically and physically you can start to feel stronger and more up to take on life’s challenges and opportunities. Sometimes you are content to avoid the spotlight, quietly going about your business. But now you could realize that you need some appreciation. You will be boosted by relentless vitality and energy and you are likely to be in a positive and fun-loving mood.

All kinds of dilemmas will come clear - that previously you may have turned it into big issues. You may trade acceptance for self belief, switch off negative thoughts and change mindset. Be open to a new way of looking at things. Those with experience display wisdom. This is a good time to take control of your life and show others that you are serious. Your resolve will strengthen and problems will probably bounce off with little emotional worry. Someone or something you have been avoiding can now be tackled with renewed confidence. The planetary patterns help shake you out of complacency and you will feel a sense of excitement. The results of your efforts could come as a surprise and you cannot underestimate what you can make.

Cancer

Leo

June 22 - July 22

July 23 - August 22

Travel plans or a long distance project will power ahead and there will be a decisive development that pushes it forward at a steady rate. Research will be necessary if you want to stay ahead of the game. Do not spread yourself too thin. The call of far fields which looks so green is always strong for you personally and you are always ready to pioneer in any new line or go any new place in search for adventure. This is good time to gamble on your own skills with selfconfidence and parade any unusual ideas for personal satisfaction and sudden financial gains. You owe it to yourself to move with the times, update your look and lifestyle and follow through with what will make you happier, healthier and more at ease.

It is all about action and you ought to make sure that you’re moving ahead of the curve if at all possible. Don’t let the stress get to you because you can piece all the details together later. Throw yourself into it and you’ll begin to feel the acceleration of dedicated movement, the momentum building from entrained energy. If you know you’ve been neglecting your obligations because of what’s been going on now is the time to redress the balance. You will be able to make a positive difference if you only take a small amount of time to act on this now. Your projects progress without any major concerns, and your working methods prove effective. You’re moving slowly but surely towards great success.

Gemini May 21 - June 21 Life is about to take a more practical turn and you will crave peace, harmony and greater productivity. Planets give you greater clarity and allowing you to make plans for the immediate future. You may be drawn towards exotic people or locations, or there will be a sudden desire to broaden your horizons. The planets are trying to teach you lessons about patience, trust and how to shape your own destiny. Basically, the universe is giving you the chance to break out of your rut and learn something new. New panoramas open up and the planets encourage greater participation in life. There is a possibility you will allow someone trustworthy to take the lead or make decisions on your behalf.

Virgo Aug 23 - Sept 22 You are capable of much hard work, concentrating a great deal of energy and drive towards achieving goals and ambitions. Interference will not be tolerated. With some extra enthusiasm, a few cups of coffee, and some positive thinking, you’ll soon complete the tasks that are in front of you. And then you’ll feel great about all that you have accomplished! At work, you might need to stir things up a little bit. Volunteer to take over a new project. Or help someone else figure out the solution to a technical problem. You’ll want to use your imagination to create spontaneous responses. Now is the time to move let nothing get in the way. While it may seem like a whirlwind of activity for a while, the fruits of labor will show themselves soon. Don’t hesitate for a moment to dive right in.


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Libra

Scorpio

Sagittarius

Sept 23 - Oct 23

Oct 24 - Nov 22

Nov 23 – Dec 21

Your outlook may be more philosophical than usual, allowing you to see both sides of an argument. If someone asks for your opinion but blatantly ignores any advice you offer, take a backward step. Action will speak louder than words. If you want to make your intentions clear, lead by example than talking yourself up. The planet helps break down communication barriers and provides you with plenty of insight into those around you. Be levelheaded but brave. Others will be happy to go along with your plans, provided you give some guarantees and avoid asking too many favours. There may be a change of direction for you or you will thrive on a mental or physical challenge.

You’re a natural communicator and possess a powerful energy that makes that quality even stronger. Make sure that you’re speaking with the right person or people and then get at the truth. Your way with words is perfect for expressing yourself, even if you’re not entirely sure what you’ll say until the conversation starts flowing. Things are great and you should find people receptive. You will find that when you connect with others, you are more motivated to make things happen for yourself. When you get the attention that you feel you deserve, your devotion will be strong. This may not seem like the best of advice, but saying an unflinching ‘yes’ to all manner of proposals that come your way, even if some of them are unclear.

Capricorn

Aquarius

Dec 22 - Jan 20

Jan 21 - Feb 18

Make a special effort when putting your point across, especially in personal and love relationships, or you are likely to be misunderstood. Also, beware squandering money on unnecessary items, which may seem luxurious now but will be completely useless in. Argument and conflicts may be hard to avoid. However, a solution could be to expend excessive aggression through hard physical work. Beware being accident-prone during this time. Verbal aggression could cause some problems. Feeling somewhat tetchy, fools will not be suffered gladly and anyone who provokes you, or who doesn’t meet your high standards, is likely to be subjected to cutting and sarcastic criticism.

A friend or family member just doesn’t get it. But because of the social circumstance you will simply have to accept awkwardness as part of the deal and say nothing. Don’t limit yourself by thinking narrow-mindedly. Let the electricity lighten up the atmosphere and give your attitude the jolt it needs to get back on target. Be open to new ideas. Look to those people who you gently chime with. If there are others where you’re not always sure of how they feel about you, these ties could cause some angst. Love affairs and creative projects tend to be friction-prone; you may be overly aggressive or premature. Take your risks carefully. Jealousy and possessiveness could cause conflicts in romance at the same time, heightened passions will increase your sex drive.

You would be best to steer clear of hostile people and avoid making provocative comments or digging your heels in. Gather all the facts connected to contracts and agreements before pledging your support, so take time to read the fine prints. There is some tension in the air, and your enthusiasm will only serve to annoy people, rather than charm them as it usually does. There’s no need to pout. This is just a temporary hiccup. Like it or not, you’re going to get teased about something. If you smile and take it, you’ll score major points with the right people, but if you get defensive, you’ll have to make up for it later. Don’t give up if it feels like you’ve come to an impasse on an agreement or plans you had regarding love or cash.

Pisces Feb 19 – March 20 You might be tempted to do one of two things: take your frustrations out on your lover, or bottle them up and cause your friend to worry. Don’t do either. Instead, tell your friend what’s going on, then both of you go to a movie. Money concerns can be had. Easily provoked and in a rather aggressive frame of mind, you will be convinced that the world is against you, and you will be tempted to start a fight at the first opportunity! By doing something new or visiting an exciting place, you’ll soon add zest to your romance. It will make you very impulsive and confrontational Don’t let your passion ride you, or your impulses, unless you want to find yourself all alone in front of your television screen, feeling sorry for yourself.


Gizmos

THE LATEST, GREATEST GADGETS TO GET YOUR HANDS ON

Remote controlled snake If you know someone who’s afraid of snakes and you’ve been planning to give him/her a scare to remember, National Geographic’s Remote Controlled Snake could be right up your alley. This remote controlled snake has eyes that light up and a life-like slithering action when it moves. Over 20cm long, it requires two AA batteries to snake around (two more AAA batteries for the remote). Banana Boa for $39.99 and Green Mamba for $36.99. http://www.ubergizmo.com/

The Fine Facial Hair Remover.

AQ Wireless Outdoor Speakers

This device removes fine, hardto-reach facial hairs that are left behind by traditional waxing or tweezing. The unit’s rotating coil removes short, fine hair at the root, preventing ingrowing hairs and leaving skin smooth for up to six weeks. The hypoallergenic coil glides across the skin and its 3/4” wide head accommodates narrow spaces on the upper lip, the chin and along eyebrows. Includes a cleaning brush and a travel case. $39.95 http://www.hammacher.com/

Set your music free outdoors without worrying about the rainy weather. The AQSound Wireless Outdoor Speakers are water-resistant, battery powered, operate at a range of up to 100 metres and are perfect for enjoying music from your stereo, iPod or computer in the garden or by the pool. £89.99 http://www.firebox.com

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP7 Perfect for consumers seeking a fashionable camera with loads of advanced photo and video features, the LUMIX DMC-FP7 (16.1 megapixel) maintains a slim profile by incorporating an ultra-thin 4x optical zoom lens with folded optics. Complete with a sleek mirror finish, the LUMIX FP7 camera has high-performing features that complement the design, such as 720p High Definition (HD) video recording, a large touch-control LCD and easy-to-use settings like Intelligent Auto (iA). The LUMIX FP7 takes Panasonic’s touch-control LCD to the next level with a new 3.5-inch 16:9 LCD that offers not only a larger view of images, but also increased usability. All menu setting options are now available with touch control and in playback mode users can drag the image across the screen with their finger to browse the collection of photos much like pages in a book. $229.00 http://www.amazon.com/

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Guzzini Espresso Coffee Machine There’s nothing like the wide-awake wallop of a decent shot of espresso, so why not eschew those tiresome trips to Costly Coffee and get your fix with the Guzzini Espresso Coffee Machine. Simple, compact and ultra-chic, this no-nonsense appliance does away with frothy frippery to deliver a single shot of fresh espresso in no time. Better still it will accommodate freshly ground coffee and ESE pods. Bellissimo? The Guzzini is so Italian you can almost hear scooters buzzing past every time it forces water through those smoky grinds. Ideal for early morning hits and post party pick-me-ups, the Guzzini is destined to become your new best friend in the kitchen or office.. £134.99 http://www.firebox.com/

The Pioneer SE-NC31C-K

Pioneer is a recognized player in the field of high-fidelity sound, and have recently added this pair of high-end headphones to their range. The headset is equipped with a system called ‘active noise suppression’ which is a sophisticated noise cancellation system which functions for 120 hours on a single AAA battery. Equipped with a 14.2mm membrane, they are capable of delivering frequencies between 5Hz (infrasonic) to 16kHz (ultrasonic). The ‘phones are presented in a velvet bag and come with a small remote control to enable or disable the anti-noise. $99 http://www.businesswire.com

Flame Hand Warmers

They say that cold hands equal a warm heart, so for those who fall into this category (or for anyone who delivers tube ice) these hand warmers may well come to the rescue. Making use of an incredible gel that generates heat as it crystallizes, you don’t even need to worry about cumbersome batteries, and the best part is that they are reusable. Never worry about the cold again! £5.99 http://www.iwantoneofthose.com

Genius MousePen M508W Genius, a leading manufacturer of computer peripherals, has released its MousePen M508W. A 5x8” wireless graphic-design tablet, the MousePen M508W uses 2.4GHz wireless technology and connects to notebooks and computers via a USB receiver, giving you wide-ranging freedom to move around without any interference. Exceptional value for money, this high-performance tablet is perfect for art teachers, students, and graphic-design professionals, and gives them wireless freedom to paint, draw, write, and edit. $149 http://www.prnewswire.com

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Accomodation

KASAN Green Hill Villas & Restaurant

Explore the exoticism of North Bali at Kasan Green Hill Villas & Restaurant. Set in the famous countryside of Gobleg and Munduk villages, Kasan is a mere 2.5 hour drive from the airport, yet a world away from the busy streets of Kuta and Seminyak. The traditional ‘Joglo’ style wooden villas are located on top of a hill which offers guests a spectacular panoramic view of the hills, coastline and rice paddy fields. Designed to be the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of daily routines, the wooden designed villas keep you warm in the cool mountain air, and allow a feeling of being closer to nature. Just a few steps away from the hotel is a coffee and clove plantation as well as a fruit farm. A little further away, just a minute’s drive from the villa, guests can enjoy views of rice paddy fields, a river, lakes and even a waterfall. The restaurant offers an array of delicacies to ease hungry guests with a smattering of healthy and traditional Balinese, European and American dishes. The vegetables are grown on the villa’s very own organic farm close by to guarantee fresh and natural ingredients. Guests can also enjoy various interesting activities including trekking, canoeing at Tamblingan Lake, driving tours, the historical giant tree, and coffee or clove plantation visits. For the less adventurous, relax at the hot springs or join a cooking class - ideal for those who are interested in creating traditional Balinese dishes and cakes. Price Rp600K/night.

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Scoop Global Social Change Film Festival and Institute The mission of the Global Social Change Film Festival and Institute is to support filmmakers to be effective social activists and support social activities to become engaging storytellers. By showcasing social changeoriented films, for example, those with Environmental or Social Justice Themes, it is hoped aspiring movie makers are able to create transformative filmmaking and media that fosters social change. This year’s inaugural focus is on Global Women and Film. The Institute offers workshops of the highest quality with instructors who are talented industry professionals. This year’s event will be held at ARMA Resort, Ubud finishing this weekend from the 13th to 17th of April. For more details on film submissions and screening visit www.socialchangefilmfestival.org.

What’s New at JP’s? Regulars to JP’s Warungclub on Jl. Dhyana Pura will be surprised to see that the previously pokey venue has undergone a slight facelift. The once quaint and cozy spot now has a new trendy and updated look, with the bar now stretching the length of the right hand side of the venue. The new look is to match recently opened sister club Maria Magdalena a few steps away from JP’s. Also new to JP’s is a new chef. Those who celebrated Valentines here will remember Nizar Achmad’s guest chef appearance. He is now in charge of the kitchen, preparing great dishes for the diners as well as spicing up the JP’s Menu.

Hurts to Hard Rock Café British Synthpop duo Hurts, formed by Theo Hutchcraft and Adam Anderson are headed to Bali to perform at Hard Rock Café. The dynamic musical duo will be hitting the stage on the 8th of May to perform such hits as ‘Wonderful Life’, ‘Stay’ and ‘Better Than Love’ plus many more of their insatiable remixes. Their debut album Happiness was released on 6 September 2010 which instantly rocketed to the #4 spot on UK record charts and achieved even larger popularity throughout Europe. They are also known for their duet with Kylie Minogue titled ‘Devotion’. Be sure not to miss their performance when they finally arrive in Bali.

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Tariq Amawi On the Bali shuffle

Here a rap, there a rap, everywhere a rap, rap. Move it and groove, talk it and soothe it, shake it and rake it, hope you don’t break it. Out of nowhere, suddenly everywhere, Tar Riq, a man on a mission wrapping it all up with sophisticated intelligence. Hey, stop the press folks, there’s a Flamenco Guitarist, and a very good one playing at night spots and hotels as well, here there and everywhere, one extreme to another, could they be one and the same? Text: Salvador Bali. S.B. Curtain time.

T. My name is Tariq Amawi and I go by the stage name Tar Riq because people kept on mispronouncing my name, so I wanted to have a stage name on paper. I’m twenty six years old, born in the Middle East, Jordan, however I shuttled around three continents my whole life, from Jordan to the United Kingdom. When I was six moved to America until I was ten, Houston, Texas, then back to Jordan. Then made the move to Bali.

S.B. That’s quite a game of ping pong; where was the educational background?

T. Education in the United Kingdom, comprehensive school for my GCSE’s, exams, then grammar school, then to the university where I studied 3D animation for three years, completing a masters degree.

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S.B Where did the music come into play? So to speak, (Laughter) T. Well I’ve always been into art since I was really, young.

S.B. Were you very young when you were born

T. (Laughter). Yeah, I was the youngest I’ve ever been. (Laughter). When I was in grade one in America I entered a strict art competiton, I was writing poetry from the age of eight and my mother was an English teacher, so I constantly asked her, oh mom what does this word mean? Can you give me another way of saying it? I’m feeling upset or I’m feeling happy, and my vocabulary and my turn of phrase grew immensely, and so when I was fourteen, in Jordan, I entered a national writing competition and I wrote a poem for that


Feature and won first place. At the same time I went to an art exhibition and saw a Flamenco guitarist playing background music, I forgot all about the art which I had been into, and I was transfixed by the way this guy could move his hands on the guitar and the amount of energy and passion he was able to bring out of what looked to me a little wooded instrument. I went up to him and said, teach me how to play like you do. I think I said it with such a glint in my eye that he took me seriously. So he asked me to come to his music shop where he gave me lessons, I managed to have three lessons with him but he had to leave town. I practiced five to nine hours a day for two years, no social life whatsoever. A family friend, Marissa McClain said; “you’re pretty good at this guitar stuff, you should do something with it”. She contacted the Royal College of Music in London and persuaded them to hold an out of season audition for me. Two days later I got a call back saying if I wanted they would be awarding me a full scholarship. So for the next two years under the senior guitarist Charles (Raneviey) I defined my technique ten fold. Then at eighteen I had to make a decision, do I study music or pursue another avenue? I decided digital art was the next frontier for me. I did a masters degree in 3D animation, while playing at weddings and things on the side.

S.B. Where did the rapping come in?

T. Basically from these two extremes, one the guitar, the other poetry. When I won a poetry competition at eighteen it gave me the confidence to pursue that more seriously, but at the age of fourteen, being a pubescent boy trying to fit in and being seen as macho, poetry didn’t seem to be the right fit, so I started to channel it into raps.

S.B. Poetry in motion.

T. Yeah, the poetry started to become kinetic and hugely inspired by Eminem, the way he was able to put the rhymes, not just at the end of the sentence, but how he had lots of interplaying going on, metaphor and word play. It was a new benchmark for me and I would find the hardest tongue twisters I could find, repeating faster and faster until I could say them with ease. So they became professional hobbies, there was no professional aspirations at this point.

S.B. I would imagine you have an edge on the rapping with an academic writing and essays, dissertations and such, plus the musical background, in that sense I would venture to say, you’re pretty much in a class of your own. T. Thank you.

S.B. On that note (Laughter), being twenty six, you’re still a babe in the woods. T. So I’ve heard (Laughter), I keep getting told that.

S.B. You have a great future. Kicking that off, what brought you to Bali and doing it professionally?

T. The last two years have been serendipity upon serendipity, just a sequence of uncanny connections that have put me exactly where I am now, sitting on a degree in masters and 3D animation. So here I am free, no obligations, spoke to some friends and it was suggested to go to Bali. I had a friend here who said it was a very creative community and would have no problem getting along. I had no idea what Bali was. Done, and bought the ticket.

S.B. Sounds like you got the Bali bite (Laughter)

T. For sure, Bali has been instrumental with providing me with opportunities, the clarity of mind and the inner peace to do what I’ve been doing at the level I’m doing it.

S.B. What is you’re philosophy at this point?

T. I don’t want to come off as an ego manic.

S.B. No problem, toot your horn, life’s too short to be thinking small. T. I wanna be the next Eminem. This is my dream in life. I feel at the moment people who do lyrics, known as rappers, are angry or materialistic or negative, they’re preaching the wrong messages. The majority of them, through no fault of their own, and I’m not blaming them for that, coming from difficult backgrounds. The time has come for a new voice, someone who can come from an angle of positiveness and still have sharp, intelligent witty lyrics, but the message is not embittered, positive, uplifting, funny, and comedic.

S.B. What about writing songs and singing?

T. I really enjoy that, I do what I call custom wedding songs. I turn up on the wedding date, no pressure right (laughter) post cards are handed out to all the people having dinner and I ask them, can you please give me two or three bullet points about the couple getting married, inside information, make it funny or gossipy, not incriminating. We don’t want to embarrass them. I leave with the postcards for three hours and come back with a song which I then perform.

S.B. There you go, got to say I like this guy, signed, sealed and delivered. Chow mein, Salvador Bali

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Food review

Bistro Batu Kali Jl. Laksmana #55, Seminyak. Tel: 806 0729

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New(ish) kid on the block and solid addition to the original ‘Eat Street’ scene, Bistro Batu Kali just goes to show that dining in Seminyak doesn’t have to be a compromise between quality and quantity. At one stage it looked like the unstoppable march of boutiques and villas would squeeze out the good value eateries along Jl. Oberoi, and there would certainly be no room for any more affordable yet quality restaurants. Bistro Batu Kali bucks this trend, presenting unpretentious and well-priced menu options that will more than satisfy both casual visitors and romantic diners alike. The tag line on the menus reads ‘welcoming new and old friends’, and judging by the inviting interior, bustling atmosphere and friendly staff I’d say this is pretty much spot on. The décor is pleasantly uncluttered, and the whole place has a charming ‘unfussy’ feel to it. Choose to dine at any of the simple tables dotted about, or


Food pull up a high stool at the bar for a more informal experience. The open-ended front looks right onto Jl. Oberoi, and sitting up front looking across the boardwalk terrace provides an excellent spot for people watching. Lunch hours are between 11am and 5pm, ample time to fuel up before a blitz around the boutiques, or a late lunch after a hard day’s window shopping. A selection of salads including the English spinach salad (30k+) and the Thai beef salad (35k+) compliment a luscious lineup of hearty sandwiches and more filling fare. Particular highlights include the chicken parmigiana (37k+) and the baby back pork ribs (69k+). Sliding into dinner time, Batu Kali offers a separate menu with plenty of appetizers, grills, pastas, mains and desserts to choose from. There is also an Indonesian food section, daily specials on the blackboard and a set menu option for just 99k+ that includes three courses. Deciding to perch up at the bar, I kick things off with a light rocket salad with pear and parmesan (35k+), followed by the delicious duck confit with potato gratin, sautéed green beans and orange jus (69k+). My friend and dining companion decides to go for the Australian stuffed tenderloin with pepper, onion and feta cheese (72k+), and I have to say after trading a few bites it’s difficult to pick a winner. On to dessert and being a mango fan I order up the mango pannacotta (25k+) while my friend goes for the triple chocolate cheesecake (25k+). It’s a solid three courses, each dish incredibly good value and with plenty on the plate to silence the rumbling stomach. Bistro Batu Kali is open every day until 11pm, and is a real asset to the food scene in Seminyak – welcome aboard! Dan Ashcroft.

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Blue Eyes Wednesday 6 April

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he DJs of Eightballs DJ Community all gathered at Blue Eyes to showcase their spinning prowess as well as celebrate the birthday of member Iwan Bullebali. Kicking of the birthday bash was house band Simply the Best rocking out top 40 hits, followed by a bikini fashion show before the EDC All Stars took turns on the decks to entertain the crowd.

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SOS Super Club Wednesday 6 April

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andle Turner was driving the decks at SOS twice last week. First for a laid-back sunset session on the Wednesday and then a later session during the week. Those sunsets need a lot more sun than rain to do their job properly but the New Yorker and later Parisian took control of the situation rather well.

Klapa

Saturday 9 April

Fan-tastic Beauties

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he heavens may have been pouring down, but the enthusiastic crowd of clubbers still made their way to Klapa to catch four beautiful DJs take control of the decks. The four deck divas were DJ Lola Alicia, Maiya San, Renza Moors and Arrisa Sheen. All four took turns giving it their all for the crowd of fans in attendance.

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Therethen bali Cocoon

Sunday 10 April

Louie Vega Returns

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he return of Soul Heaven head honcho Louie Vega was embraced by his many fans as they gathered at Cocoon to see him perform once again at Cocoon. Vega’s signature house mix enticed the crowd to dance all night long even though showers threatened proceedings it all turned fine in the end.

Hard Rock Cafe

Sunday 10 April

Labrina Bagan

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n part of her around Bali tour, Labrina Bagan performed for a small yet intimate crowd at Hard Rock Cafe. Starting off the evening were opening acts Emergency Exit, De Morres and Day After The Rain which pumped up the crowd before Labrina warmed the cool air that night with her amazing vocals. To end the night in style Dialog Dini Hari took to the stage.

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