Kuching, KK to enjoy Acidic rock party many KLites missed

PETALING JAYA, 6 Sept 2017: 

The US embassy in Malaysia has organised three free rock concerts here – and residents in Kuching and Kota Kinabalu are set to enjoy marvellous performances which many in the Klang Valley missed out on last night.

The rock concerts are being held as part of the American Music Abroad programme sponsored by the US Department of State – with indie rock band Acidic being the first to break the traditional mould of blues and other rather sedate musical styles featured in the past with this programme.

Public affairs counselor at the US embassy here, Bradley A. Hurst, said Acidic was selected from thousands of auditions – and are now volunteering their performances to highlight the more popular type of musical influences in America now.

Acidic was founded by lead singer/guitarist Michael Gossard – who had appeared on Glee season 5. Others are drummer Matt Whitaker, guitarist Josh Bennett and bassist Max Myrick.

Last night’s performance by Acidic at Taylor’s College Lakeside campus truly an energetic, riveting extravaganza – despite only four young American performers on stage – with the audience kept on their feet throughout the one-hour feature.

Acidic performed their own chart-topping hits – which some in the audience described as Linkin’s Park early days – plus cover versions of familiar favourites from Beatles to Radiohead.

While onstage, the band’s members lived up to the hype of being “gleefully-demented” and a “force of nature” – making it clear why they’re seen as one of the top rising rock bands today.

Folks in Kuching are set to enjoy Acidic’s free performance tonight at Godown Amphitheatre Kuching Waterfront at 8pm and the rock band will stage a concert at the Black Box Theatre Kota Kinabalu, Suria Sabah Shopping Mallat 8pm Friday.

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