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Jakarta Post

Malaysian punks to headline charity gig

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sun, May 11 2008   /  12:37 pm

Down and dirty Malaysian punk rockers Carburetor Dung are headlining a five-band concert at Eastern Promise this Sunday night. The final venue in a whistle-stop tour of Java, the band are keen to reunite with some old friends from Indonesia and check out some new Jakarta bands. "We have heard a lot about what's going on with the (Jakarta) punk rock scene, that it's very healthy; that a lot of bands are not just going through the motions, some of them really mean what they say," says the Dung's guitarist and songwriter Joe Kidd. A rock writer, music collector and web-designer, Kidd owns a music store in and helps run an arts collective in his hometown of Kuala Lumpur. Involved in political activism, he and the group are also long-term supporters of the DIY, or do-it-yourself music scene, a grassroots movement that is becoming increasingly popular across...