Bahrain’s biggest celebration of live music kicks off on December 3
Time Out Bahrain Staff
Bahrain might be the centre of Gulf when it comes to banking, aviation and partying, but in terms of the live music scene here, we lag well behind Dubai and Abu Dhabi. But, on December 3, all that is about to change as the annual Bud Music Live ships in bands for a night dedicated to live music. We check out who’s playing...
Future Disco And when the live music stops playing, the DJs get on the decks. This legendary night first made an appearance earlier this year, and has remained a staple on Coral Beach Club’s schedule. A blend of electronica and funk sure to get all the party animals dancing.
The Heavy Brit indie-rock band The Heavy will be arriving for their first ever gig in Bahrain. Hailing from a village near Bath (or so the band say), the British outfit blends neo-soul with rock, the sound of which is hinged on the vocals of Kelvin Swaby. Included in Rolling Stone’s sizzling Hot List in 2008, and winning the Best Discovery in Spin Magazine’s Best of South by Southwest Festival in the same year, the band are no strangers to hitting headlines wherever they play. Even if you haven’t heard of them, it’s likely that you’ll know their hit ‘How Do You Like Me Now?’, which was used in the most recent Kia Sorento television commercial. Check them out: www.theheavy.co.uk. Just Jinjer South Africa might not be the rock hub of the world, but Just Jinjer are testament to the fact that the music scene down south is alive and rocking. Based in California, band members Ard Matthews, Brent Harris and Denholm Harding have toured with rock heavyweights Def Leppard, U2 and Counting Crows and have built up a huge fan-base across the Anglo Saxon world. Their debut album All Comes Round was certified gold three weeks after its release and became the biggest selling rock album in South Africa’s history, with the band becoming the most successful rock group ever to emerge from the country. Check them out at: www.justjinjer.com.
Regurgitator In spite of their name, Regurgitator are not a covers band, but one of the most original outfits to make it out of Brisbane on Australia’s Gold Coast. Blending rock and electronic, the band made their fiery debut in 1996 with their first album Tu-Plang. Comprising of lead singer/guitarist Quan Yeomans, bassist Ben Ely and drummer Peter Kostic, the band is now 16 years, six albums and five EPs strong and have come to represent the dynamism of the 90s underground scene in Brisbane which spawned so many of Australia’s next generation rock bands. With the triple platinum-selling Unit under their belt, as well as a Best of, the band are regulars on the live music circuit Down Under. Check them out at: regurgitator.net.
Tickets: Bud Music Live kicks off at 5pm. Tickets are BD7 for men, BD5 for women and are available from Coral Beach Club, Alosra, JJ’s and Camelot.