"SUPERBAD!":

A lovely blog about our 60th “SUPERBAD!” by our good friend, Felix

Originally posted on pelukislangit:

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Udara Jakarta Pusat dini hari ini mengajarkan saya untuk bersyukur atas kondisi yang ada di dalam genggaman. Saya baru saja mandi di tengah malam, menghilangkan bau rokok dan menetralisir sedikit pengaruh alkohol di dalam diri. Rambut panjang yang basah dibalut buntelan handuk membantu saya untuk lebih khusyuk menulis. Maklum, harus menunggu kering untuk bisa tidur sedikit lebih nyenyak.

Saya tahu bahwa kondisi saya di kantor Senin ini akan sedikit lemas karena kurang tidur. Tapi, hidup buat saya selalu merupakan benturan berbagai macam kepentingan. Negosiasi dengan keadaan senantiasa hadir dan perlu dengan apik dimainkan, supaya seluruh kepentingan bisa diakali dan dijalani.

Ok. Sebelum rambut panjang ini bau rokok dan saya terlalu banyak minum bir malam tadi, ada Superbad edisi ke-60. Perjalanan yang sangat panjang untuk seri musik paling ciamik milik Jakarta ini. Ada 3 band yang main tadi: Stars and Rabbit, White Shoes and the Couples Company dan Empat Lima, band…

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(hear the atmosphere of this gig on http://kebun-suara.blogspot.com/2014/06/superbad-vol-60-at-jayapub-08-juni-2014.html)

 

The Secret Agents
present

“SUPERBAD!” Vol. 60: “A GO GO!”

Sunday, 8th June 2014
8 pm – 1 am
at
The Jaya Pub,
Gd. Jaya parking area, Jl. M.H. Thamrin Kav. 1-2,
Jakarta Pusat (Right across Hotel Sari Pacific)

Dear friends,
On this 60th “SUPERBAD!”, we thought it was well-suited to showcase bands whose works are closely related to sounds of the ’60s, and that are fronted with a feminine touch. One of the bands featured this time came all the way from Melbourne, Australia, to perform their versions of Asian/Western girl garage tunes from the ’60s. The second band, one that we are already familiar with, is a sextet with a female vocalist who dazzles us with tunes that drew inspiration from old Indonesian movie soundtracks, many of which are from the ’60s. Last but not least, a duo from Jogjakarta with their easy breezy female voiced folk style songs, a genre that was popularized around the ’60s. All right then, let’s get back in time and enjoy…

Featuring:

* EMPAT LIMA (AUS)
(60’s Girlie Pop Explosion)
https://www.facebook.com/empatlimaband
https://soundcloud.com/empatlima
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4kW52Wgrbg

* WHITE SHOES & THE COUPLES COMPANY (JKT)
(Classic Cinema Pop Soundtrack)
www.whiteshoesandthecouplescompany.org
https://twitter.com/wsatcc
https://www.facebook.com/pages/White-Shoes-The-Couples-Company/56185409640

* STARS AND RABBIT (YK)
(Simply Sweet Folky Tunes)
https://www.facebook.com/starsandrabbit
http://starsandrabbit.com/
https://twitter.com/_starsandrabbit

SHOW RUNDOWN:
20.00 – 21.00 : SUPERBAD DJ
21.00 – 21.40 : STARS AND RABBIT
21.55 – 22.35 : WSATCC
22.45 – 23.30 : EMPAT LIMA
23.30 – 01.00 : SUPERBAD DJ

PLEASE, PLEASE US… COME ON TIME!!

*FDC: IDR 35K (a choice of beer or soft drinks)
Bring extra cash to buy CDs and merchandise of the featured bands!

*Capacity: -/+ 200

* Photographers and video-makers are always welcomed to shoot, but please always make sure that the audience behind you can still enjoy the view of the stage, the bands playing aren’t distracted, and the operation of the venue is not disturbed.

“SUPERBAD!” is a monthly independent live music event by The Secret Agents, held since 2008. Its venue is The Jaya Pub (the oldest music pub in town that, since 1975, has maintained a good rep for its live music performances of various genres; mainly blues, jazz, and rock). “SUPERBAD!” showcases good independent local talents; from the freshly squeezed newbies, to those already known in the local music scene; giving them space to perform in front of the hard-core lovers of music in Jakarta and the surrounding areas.

The Secret Agents are: Indra Ameng and Keke Tumbuan
A duo working on projects involving conceptual art, good music, and other delightful things.

Contact info:
T: 0821-10146685 (Keke) or 0818-817548 (Ameng)

Terima Kasih & Thank You
THE SECRET AGENTS
www.the-secret-agents.weebly.com
www.superbadjakarta.wordpress.com
Twitter: @DeSikretEjents
Facebook Group: www.facebook.com/groups/desecretagents

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The Secret Agents
present

“SUPERBAD!” Vol 59 : “Duel Rock Show!”

Sunday, 25 May 2014
8 pm – 1 am
at
The Jaya Pub
(New location, same address. Just a few steps behind the old building)
Gd. Jaya parking area, Jl. M.H. Thamrin Kav. 1-2,
Jakarta Pusat (Right across Hotel Sari Pacific)

This “SUPERBAD!” is dedicated to the golden era of ’80s Hard Rock! It’s all about the big hair, tight pants, black leather, and tiger prints. On top of that, it will be a hard-rockin’ duel between two of the most noteworthy bands in the genre today! So let us celebrate the first “SUPERBAD!” in the new building, with a heavy doze of hard rockin’ high notes and super solo guitars!

Featuring:

GRIBS (Jkt)
https://www.facebook.com/gribsrock
http://www.gribsrockband.com/
http://www.twitter.com/gribsrock
https://soundcloud.com/gribsrock

VS

SANGKAKALA (Yk)
https://www.facebook.com/sangkakalarock
http://www.myspace.com/tongsetan
http://sangkakalarocker.blogspot.com/
http://macanista.tumblr.com/

PLEASE, PLEASE US… COME ON TIME!!

*FDC: IDR 35K (a choice of beer or soft drinks)
Bring extra cash to buy CDs and merchandise of the featured bands!

*Capacity: -/+ 250

* Photographers and video-makers are always welcomed to shoot, but please always make sure that the audience behind you can still enjoy the view of the stage, the bands playing aren’t distracted, and the operation of the venue is not disturbed.

“SUPERBAD!” is a monthly independent live music event by The Secret Agents, held since 2008. Its venue is The Jaya Pub (the oldest music pub in town that, since 1975, has maintained a good rep for its live music performances of various genres; mainly blues, jazz, and rock). “SUPERBAD!” showcases good independent local talents; from the freshly squeezed newbies, to those already known in the local music scene; giving them space to perform in front of the hard-core lovers of music in Jakarta and the surrounding areas.

The Secret Agents are: Indra Ameng and Keke Tumbuan
A duo working on projects involving conceptual art, good music, and other delightful things.

Contact info:
T: 0821-10146685 (Keke) or 0818-817548 (Ameng)

Terima Kasih & Thank You
THE SECRET AGENTS
www.the-secret-agents.weebly.com
www.superbadjakarta.wordpress.com
Twitter: @DeSikretEjents
Facebook Group: www.facebook.com/groups/desecretagents

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The Secret Agents
present

“SUPERBAD!” Vol. 58: “Farewell Old Chum”

Sunday, 27 April 2014
8 pm – 1 am
at
The Jaya Pub,
Gd. Jaya parking area, Jl. M.H. Thamrin Kav. 1-2,
Jakarta Pusat (Right across Hotel Sari Pacific)

Dearest friends,

Apparently, there is a rumor going around that this will be the very last, meaning: there will never ever be another; “SUPERBAD!” gig at The Jaya Pub. This alleged sudden end to what has become one of the most awaited regular gigs in town, is said to be brought on by the untimely closing down of its venue, The Jaya Pub.
Yes, after 39 years of rockin’, rollin’, and jazzin’ it up, this beloved-by-its-regular-customers ol’ pub seemed to finally be retiring from the limelight. The closing down and furthermore demolishing of the old Jaya Pub building will be carried out sometime next month. Evidently, the Jaya Building had broken the law when they leased their bit of land next to the canal to The Jaya Pub, where it was supposed to be uninhabited according to the city regulation that no one had paid any attention to for decades. But then Jokowi came along and recognized the blunder, hence the assuming end of the road for The Jaya Pub and “SUPERBAD!”…

OR IS IT?!

Well, aren’t we lucky? It appears that the show will continue after all! The Jaya Pub will relocate a little bit further down the Jaya Building parking area, at the backside. And as for “SUPERBAD!”, we will celebrate this Vol. 58 as the last one held in the old Jaya Pub this month, with three most excellent Jakarta bands. Then we will start a new era of “SUPERBAD!” in a brand new Jaya Pub (with the exact same look and atmosphere as the old one) next month… With a Big she-Bang!!

Featuring:

* PANDAI BESI (JKT)
(Passionate, Gentle)
https://soundcloud.com/efek_rumah_kaca/full-streaming-album-daur-baur
http://efekrumahkaca.net/en/news/erk-s-latest-news/item/744-free-download-single-pandai-besi-laki-laki-pemalu-dan-full-streaming-album-daur-baur#.U1oT5qucCcg
http://www.the-wknd.com/wkndbroadcast/wkndsessions/78-pandai-besi/

* THE SASTRO (JKT)
(Serene, Nostalgic)
https://soundcloud.com/artkelso/the-sastro-vol-1-lari-100

* YOUNG DE BROCK (JKT)
(Quirky, Funk-Bluesy)
http://youngdebrock.com/
https://www.facebook.com/young.debrock

SHOW RUNDOWN:
20.00 – 21.15 : DJ XING XING
21.15 – 21.50 : YOUNG DE BROCK (35 min.)
22.10 – 22.55 : THE SASTRO (45 min.)
23.15 – 00.00 : PANDAI BESI (45 min.)
00.00 – 01.00 : SUPERBAD DJ

PLEASE, PLEASE US… COME ON TIME!!

*FDC: IDR 35K (a choice of beer or soft drinks)
Bring extra cash to buy CDs and merchandise of the featured bands!

*Capacity: -/+ 200

* Photographers and video-makers are always welcomed to shoot, but please always make sure that the audience behind you can still enjoy the view of the stage, the bands playing aren’t distracted, and the operation of the venue is not disturbed.

“SUPERBAD!” is a monthly independent live music event by The Secret Agents, held since 2008. Its venue is The Jaya Pub (the oldest music pub in town that, since 1975, has maintained a good rep for its live music performances of various genres; mainly blues, jazz, and rock). “SUPERBAD!” showcases good independent local talents; from the freshly squeezed newbies, to those already known in the local music scene; giving them space to perform in front of the hard-core lovers of music in Jakarta and the surrounding areas.

The Secret Agents are: Indra Ameng and Keke Tumbuan
A duo working on projects involving conceptual art, good music, and other delightful things.

Contact info:
T: 0821-10146685 (Keke) or 0818-817548 (Ameng)

Terima Kasih & Thank You
THE SECRET AGENTS
www.the-secret-agents.weebly.com
www.superbadjakarta.wordpress.com
Twitter: @DeSikretEjents
Facebook Group: www.facebook.com/groups/desecretagents

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The Secret Agents
present

“SUPERBAD!” Vol. 57

Sunday, 30 March 2014
8 pm – 1 am
at
The Jaya Pub,
Gd. Jaya parking area, Jl. M.H. Thamrin Kav. 1-2,
Jakarta Pusat (Right across Hotel Sari Pacific)

Featuring:

* THE PORNO (JKT)
(Gloomy Post Punk Energy)

https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Porno/1416085235311946?ref=profile

https://twitter.com/the_porno

* SEASIDE (JKT)
(Hazy, Dreamy, Lovely)
http://www.facebook.com/SeasideIndonesia
twitter.com/Seaside_ID

* TROPICAL THRUST (JKT)
(Neutral Experimental Melodica)
http://www.facebook.com/TropicalThurst
http://www.reverbnation.com/tropicalthrustband
http://www.soundcloud.com/tropicalthrust
http://www.last.fm/music/Tropical+Thrust

SHOW RUNDOWN:
20.00 – 21.00 : SUPERBAD DJ
21.00 – 21.30 : TROPICAL THRUST
21.45 – 22.30 : THE PORNO
22.45 – 23.30 : SEASIDE
23.30 – 01.00 : SUPERBAD DJ

PLEASE, PLEASE US… COME ON TIME!!

*FDC: IDR 30K (a choice of beer or soft drinks)
Bring extra cash to buy CDs and merchandise of the featured bands!

*Capacity: -/+ 200

* Photographers and video-makers are always welcomed to shoot, but please always make sure that the audience behind you can still enjoy the view of the stage, the bands playing aren’t distracted, and the operation of the venue is not disturbed.

“SUPERBAD!” is a monthly independent live music event by The Secret Agents, held since 2008. Its venue is The Jaya Pub (the oldest music pub in town that, since 1975, has maintained a good rep for its live music performances of various genres; mainly blues, jazz, and rock). “SUPERBAD!” showcases good independent local talents; from the freshly squeezed newbies, to those already known in the local music scene; giving them space to perform in front of the hard-core lovers of music in Jakarta and the surrounding areas.

The Secret Agents are: Indra Ameng and Keke Tumbuan
A duo working on projects involving conceptual art, good music, and other delightful things.

Contact info:
T: 0821-10146685 (Keke) or 0818-817548 (Ameng)

Terima Kasih & Thank You
THE SECRET AGENTS
http://www.the-secret-agents.weebly.com
http://www.superbadjakarta.wordpress.com
Twitter: @DeSikretEjents
Facebook Group: http://www.facebook.com/groups/desecretagents

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The Secret Agents
present

“SUPERBAD!” Vol. 56:
“DOUBLE DOUBLE, TOIL AND TROUBLE”

FIRST ONE OF 2014!!!

Dear SUPERBAD friends,
Let’s start the year together by witnessing some of the best duo partnership in local music.
Forget Tango. Apparently, it often takes two to make good music as well. This “SUPERBAD!” is dedicated to the duos in music!

Sunday, 19 January 2014
8 pm – 1 am
at
The Jaya Pub,
Gd. Jaya parking area, Jl. M.H. Thamrin Kav. 1-2,
Jakarta Pusat (Right across Hotel Sari Pacific)

Featuring:

* THE EXPERIENCE BROTHERS (JKT)
(Daud & Bram : Rock Duo)
Celebrating their new album!

http://www.facebook.com/theexperiencebrothers

http://www.purevolume.com/theexperiencebonzo

* MATAJIWA (JKT)
(Anda & Reza : Psychedelic Duo)
Celebrating their first album!

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Matajiwa/371043926280154

http://www.soundcloud.com/matajiwa

* INDIE ART WEDDING (JKT)
(Cholil & Irma : Love Duo)
Celebrating first performance on “SUPERBAD!” stage!
http://www.last.fm/music/Indie+Art+Wedding

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Indie_Art_Wedding

SHOW RUNDOWN:
20.00 – 21.00 : SUPERBAD DJ
21.00 – 21.30 : INDIE ART WEDDING
21.45 – 22.30 : MATAJIWA
22.45 – 23.30 : THE EXPERIENCE BROTHERS
23.30 – 01.00 : SUPERBAD DJ

PLEASE, PLEASE US… COME ON TIME!!

*FDC: IDR 30K (a choice of beer or soft drinks)
Bring extra cash to buy CDs and merchandise of the featured bands!

*Capacity: -/+ 200

* Photographers and video-makers are always welcomed to shoot, but please always make sure that the audience behind you can still enjoy the view of the stage, the bands playing aren’t distracted, and the operation of the venue is not disturbed.

“SUPERBAD!” is a monthly independent live music event by The Secret Agents, held since 2008. Its venue is The Jaya Pub (the oldest music pub in town that, since 1975, has maintained a good rep for its live music performances of various genres; mainly blues, jazz, and rock). “SUPERBAD!” showcases good independent local talents; from the freshly squeezed newbies, to those already known in the local music scene; giving them space to perform in front of the hard-core lovers of music in Jakarta and the surrounding areas.

The Secret Agents are: Indra Ameng and Keke Tumbuan
A duo working on projects involving conceptual art, good music, and other delightful things.

Contact info:
T: 0821-10146685 (Keke) or 0818-817548 (Ameng)

Terima Kasih & Thank You
THE SECRET AGENTS
http://www.the-secret-agents.weebly.com
http://www.superbadjakarta.wordpress.com
Twitter: @DeSikretEjents
Facebook Group: http://www.facebook.com/groups/desecretagents

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ruangrupa & The Secret Agents
present

RRREC FEST X “SUPERBAD!”

Sunday, 8 December 2013 / 8pm – 1am
at
The Jaya Pub,
Gd. Jaya parking area, Jl. M.H. Thamrin Kav. 1-2,
Jakarta Pusat (Right across Hotel Sari Pacific)

As curators for the whole RRRec Fest #3, The Secret Agents is providing their own monthly stage, “SUPERBAD!”, to be rocked on by 4 bands of the festival. Beside collaborating with Anoa Records in showcasing 2 of the most promising new talents in the scene (under its label), Barefood and Seaside, The Secret Agents is also very proud to be once again presenting Sigmun (already a regular act of “SUPERBAD!”) and Seek Six Sick (this time with a different formation) for the RRRec Fest #3 crowd. These four bands of day 2 have each their own colours and style, yet they all have one thing in common: that is strong characteristics. Whether it’s sweet and introverted or powerful and hypnotizing, the amount of each of the band member’s gusto will create a kind of atmospheric warmth through out the venue.

Featuring::

SIGMUN
(heavenly doomsday rock)
http://www.facebook.com/sigmuns
sigmunmusic.bandcamp.com

SEEK SIX SICK (two original members, experimenting a different formation)
(loudly anesthetizes the mind)
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Seek-Six-Sick/37121255996
twitter.com/seek_six_sick

BAREFOOD
(alternative ’90’s vibe)
http://www.facebook.com/barefoodmusic
http://www.last.fm/music/Barefood

SEASIDE
(hazy, dreamy, lovely)
http://www.facebook.com/SeasideIndonesia
twitter.com/Seaside_ID

SHOW RUNDOWN:
20.00 – 20.30 SUPERBAD DJ
20.30 – 21.00 SEASIDE (JKT)
21.15 – 22.00 BAREFOOD (JKT)
22.15 – 23.00 SEEK SIX SICK (YK)
23.15 – 00.00 SIGMUN (BDG)
00.00 – 01.00 SUPERBAD DJ

PLEASE, PLEASE US… COME ON TIME!!

*FDC: IDR 30K (a choice of beer or soft drinks)
Bring extra cash to buy CDs and merchandise of the featured bands!

*Capacity: -/+ 200

* Photographers and video-makers are always welcomed to shoot, but please always make sure that the audience behind you can still enjoy the view of the stage, the bands playing aren’t distracted, and the operation of the venue is not disturbed.

“SUPERBAD!” is a monthly independent live music event by The Secret Agents, held since 2008. Its venue is The Jaya Pub (the oldest music pub in town that, since 1975, has maintained a good rep for its live music performances of various genres; mainly blues, jazz, and rock). “SUPERBAD!” showcases good independent local talents; from the freshly squeezed newbies, to those already known in the local music scene; giving them space to perform in front of the hard-core lovers of music in Jakarta and the surrounding areas.

The Secret Agents are: Indra Ameng and Keke Tumbuan
A duo working on projects involving conceptual art, good music, and other delightful things.

Contact info:
T: 0821-10146685 (Keke) or 0818-817548 (Ameng)

Terima Kasih & Thank You
THE SECRET AGENTS
http://www.the-secret-agents.weebly.com
http://www.superbadjakarta.wordpress.com
Twitter: @DeSikretEjents
Facebook Group: http://www.facebook.com/groups/desecretagents

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