PUBLISHED : Thursday, 12 November, 2009, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 12 November, 2009, 12:00am


Paul Ogata

The American stand-up comedian performs. In English. Tonight, 9pm, Champs, Charterhouse Hotel, 209-219 Wan Chai Rd, Causeway Bay; and tomorrow-Sat, 9pm, 11pm, TakeOut Comedy Club, B/F, 34 Elgin St, SoHo, HK$250. Inquiries: 6220 4436

Visual Music

British art collective the Light Surgeons present an audio-visual show combining documentary filmmaking, music, motion graphics and animation; Beijing visualist duo 8GG, American electronic musicians Fort Knox Five, Lithuania's DJ G, Hong Kong's Desmond Leung and Drumtronixx and New Zealand visualist Ian McKinlay also perform. A Microwave International New Media Arts Festival event. Tomorrow, 8pm, Hitec, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, HK$420, HK$650 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2733 0979

Lo-Fi and Rice Magnet

The Japanese funky vibes and rhythms band and Taipei-Hong Kong-based alternative music duo Rice Magnet perform. Tomorrow, 10.30pm, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central, HK$100 (advance, and members), HK$125 (door), includes one drink. Inquiries: 2521 2751


Brazilian drummer and musician Laima play. DJs Thomas C, Anthony2, Bravo and Yeodie and VJ Voltage support. Tomorrow, 11pm, Volar, 38-44 D'Aguilar St, Lan Kwai Fong, HK$250. Free for members. Inquiries: 2810 1510

Gold Coast Music Festival

Dr Dimi Lenis plays steels drums, Sat, 2pm; African band Griot Mannequin play, 3.15pm; and various world musicians and dancers perform, 4.30pm. Allen Youngblood plays Caribbean music, Nov 15, 2pm; Genevieve Rose Girard Marentette serves up blues, 3.15pm; and Azuca Salsa and Latin Dance perform, 5.30pm. The Next Generation Band and Victoria Jazz Band play jazz, Nov 21, 2pm; Cherryl J Hayes sings jazz tunes, 3.15pm; and the Saturday Night Orchestra plays big band jazz, 4.30pm. Musicians from the Chinese International School also opt for jazz, Nov 22, 2pm; Eugene Pao plays jazz fusion, 3.15pm; and the HK Musician Union play big band jazz, 4.30pm. Palm Court, Gold Coast Piazza, Castle Peak Rd, Castle Peak Bay, free. Inquiries: 2452 6566

Dickstock 15

Local bands Black Mariah, Red Star Rising, Yung Shue Wan Curs, Transnoodle and Cicadas perform at the island music festival. Sat, 4pm, 1 Nga Kau Wan, Yung Shue Wan, Lamma Island, free. Inquiries: 2861 9221

Chung Meets Pao Round III

Blues harmonica player-singer Henry Chung and jazz-rock guitarist Eugene Pao perform; Gigi Marentette, Charles Huntley, Jezrael Lucero, Tsang Tak-hong and Melchior Sarreal also feature. Sat, 9pm, Grappa's Cellar, B/F Jardine House, 1 Connaught Place, Central, HK$188, includes one drink. Inquiries: 2521 2322

Underground 88

Fad play British punk rock, Cycle opt for pop, Homeless Alien play melodic emo rock, Amino Shower serve up pop rock and the David Bowie Knives play alternative Brit rock. Sat, 9pm, The Melting Pot, Shop 3, 1-5 Elgin St, Hollywood Rd, Central, HK$100. Inquiries: 9486 4686


The Swedish rapper performs hip hop. His band Justice League support. Sat, 10.30pm, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central, HK$100 (advance, and members), HK$125 (door), includes one drink. Inquiries: 2521 2751

Fierce Angel with DJ Mark Doyle

The British DJ and record label founder plays house music; J-P Lui supports. Sat, 11pm, Finds, 2/F Lan Kwai Fong Tower, 33 Wyndham St, Central, HK$150, includes one drink. Inquiries: 2522 9318

Dubstep Forward

British DJ Jude Greenaway (aka Scanone) mixes dubstep, drum 'n' bass and breakcore. DJ Wash/RYC, N1D, Valium Desarace and Blood Dunza support. Sat, 11.55pm, Hidden Agenda, Flat A, 1/F, 46 Chui Yip St, Kwun Tong, HK$100. Inquiries: 9867 1678

Dada Ante Portas - China Tour 2009

The Swiss group play pop music. Brit pop band Tacit Closet and Canto-pop-rockers Pleasure Garden support. Nov 16, 9pm, Rock School, 2/F, 21-25 Luard Rd, Wan Chai, HK$100, includes one drink. Inquiries: 9486 4648

Owl City

American Adam Young and his band play synth-pop. The Lovesong support. Nov 18, 7pm, The Vine Centre, 2/F Two Chinachem Plaza, 135 Des Voeux Rd, Central, HK$220 (advance), HK$250 (door) White Noise Records (1/F, 4 Canal Rd East, Causeway Bay). Inquiries:

My Little Airport

Indie pop duo Ah P and Nicole in concert. Nov 20, 22, 8pm, Hang Out, Youth Outreach, 1/F, 2 Holy Cross Path, Sai Wan Ho, HK$180 (from Zoo Records, tel: 3188 2302). Inquiries: 9559 7916

G.E.M. 18 Live

The 18-year-old (aka Gloria Tang Chi-kei) sings Canto- and English pop and R&B songs. Nov 20-22, 8.15pm, Hitec, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, HK$180-HK$480 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 6710 0244

McHappy Day at McDonald's 2009 Concert

Andy Lau Tak-wah, Eason Chan Yik-shun, Joey Yung Cho-yee, Kay Tse On-kei, Hins Cheung King-hin and rappers SoftHard perform. Nov 20, 8.15pm, HK Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai, HK$100-HK$480 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2339 4845

Listen Up!

The Sleeves, Poubelle International and Oi Squad play garage and punk music. Nov 20, 10.30pm, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central, HK$100 (advance), HK$125 (door), includes one drink. Free for members. Inquiries: 2521 2751

Pete Kruder

The Austrian DJ spins electronic music. Nov 20, 11pm, Kee Club, 6/F, 32 Wellington St, Central, HK$300, includes one drink, booking required. Free for members. Inquiries: 2810 9000


The Italian musician-DJ plays electronic music. Nov 20, 11pm, Volar, 38-44 D'Aguilar St, Lan Kwai Fong, HK$250. Free for members. Inquiries: 2810 1510

10th Anniversary Mai Kuraki Live Tour 2009 Best in Hong Kong

The Japanese J-pop and R&B singer-songwriter in concert. Nov 21, 8pm, Jockey Club Auditorium, HK Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, HK$580-HK$980 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2789 0268

Adam Cheng Live in Macau 2009

The veteran Canto-pop singer in concert. Nov 21, 8pm, Cotai Arena, The Venetian Macao, Cotai Strip, Macau, 200-800, 600 patacas. Inquiries: (853) 2882 8818 or

2009 HK Electronic Music Festival

DJs Roni Size, MC Dynamite and Dee Montero mix hip hop, drum 'n' bass, electro, techno, house and electronica; Violent Jokes, Kay C, Blood Dunza, Jay Pelmet, Saiyan, Arkham, Frankie Lam, Mike the Unstoppable, AKW, EpZ, Nomad, DJ Enso, MCs Capas and Wonder, and VJs Ocular and Forivermann support. Nov 21, 10pm, Sugar, 1 On Hing Terrace, Central, HK$350 (advance), HK$420 (door), includes a drink. Inquiries: 2131 2222

Renfrew Group + 10' Jazz Orchestra

The local jazz ensembles perform. Nov 21, 10.30pm, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central, HK$100 (advance), HK$125 (door), includes one drink. Free for members. Inquiries: 2521 2751


Denmark's Onkel Dunkel, Japanese DJs Keiki and Ko-Zi, local DJs Fried Babas, Pandalyn and others play at the psychedelic trance party. Nov 21, 11pm, Sammi's Kitchen, G/F San Toi Building, 137-139 Connaught Rd, Sheung Wan, HK$140, includes one drink and CD. Inquiries: 9849 5566

Rubberband Concert #1

The pop-rock group performs. Nov 23, 8.15pm, Hitec, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, HK$150-HK$350 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2996 3988

Pong Nan 88 + 1 Concert

The singer-songwriter performs Canto-pop. Nov 24-26, 8.15pm, HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity, 135 Junction Rd, Kowloon, HK$280 Urbtix. Inquiries:

Armin Van Buuren

The Dutch trance producer-DJ plays; Glenn Morrison, Frankie Lam and DJ Ball support. Nov 25, 10pm, Club PP, Unit 3-5, UG2/F Chinachem Golden Plaza, 77 Mody Rd, TST East, HK$400, HK$450 (from HMV outlets). Inquiries: 6905 8501

Regular Gigs


The Dan Lavelle Jazz Duo play acoustic jazz, tonight, 9pm. Alice Lui, Anders Nelsson and all-female band Team A serve up jazz tunes, tomorrow, HK$200, includes one drink. Vocalist-pianist Rica Arambulo performs pop, R&B and jazz songs, Sat, HK$200, includes one drink. Nov 16 is open mic night, 8pm, HK$100, includes one drink. On Nov 18, Dutch trumpeter Eric Vloeimans also opts for jazz, 9.30pm, HK$220, includes one drink. 1/F Somptueux Central, 52-54 Wellington St, Central. Inquiries: 2167 8985

Peel Fresco Music Lounge

Japanese three-piece band Lo Fi play jazz, funk, blues and soul, tonight, 9.30pm. Pianist Ted Lo and friends Eugene Pao and ah Hong play jazz, tomorrow, 10pm. South African jazz vocalist Brigette Mitchell and her trio perform, Sat, 10pm. On Nov 15, Mark Peter, Mia Samara and a special 'Chill Out' jam session launches the Fresco Jazz Fest Week, 9.30pm. On Nov 16, Canadian singer Genevieve 'GiGi' Marentette performs jazz favourites, 9.30pm. The Guy Le Claire and Allen Youngblood Band play contemporary jazz, Nov 17, 9.30pm. On Nov 18, the Soul Crusaders playorgan jazz, 9.30pm. 49 Peel St, SoHo, free. Inquiries: 2540 2046

Tong Chong Street - Friday Fest

The Ginger Kwan Trio plays jazz tunes. Tomorrow, 6pm-8pm, Tong Chong St, TaiKoo Place, Quarry Bay, free. Inquiries: 2844 5094

The Wanch

Rockers Next Step perform, tonight, 9.30pm. Tomorrow, VinRouge opt for rock 'n' roll, 9.30pm; then Burning Wheel play rock and heavy metal music, 11pm. On Sat, Lani Giro hosts an acoustic jam, 4pm-8pm; rock band Signal 8 follow, 9.30pm; Go Commando also opt for rock, 10.30pm; and Speed King serves up some more rock, midnight. On Nov 15, Armie & Friends play folk rock, 3pm-7pm; then the Underdogs play rock classics, 7pm. Nov 16 is jam night for all willing bands and musicians, 9pm. On Nov 17, the Mark-I Studio showcases local bands playing original music, 9.30pm. On Nov 18, Orion play rock 'n' roll, 9pm; Diving for Air follow with pop favourites, 11pm. 54 Jaffe Rd, Wan Chai, free. Inquiries: 2861 1621


Wendy Wenn and Markus Homm mix tech-house and minimal, tomorrow. Digital Divide and Let's Get Minimal spin Brisbane, Australia-style techno, Sat. 10pm-4am, L/B, 79 Wyndham St, Central, free. Inquiries: 2147 2383

Zuma Lounge

Tai Pan Dan mixes lounge, soul, funk and classic house, tonight, 7pm-midnight; May Acuna opts for the same music mix, tomorrow, 7pm-1am, and Sat, 8pm-1am. L6 The Landmark, 15 Queen's Rd Central, free. Inquiries: 3657 6388