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Jakarta Post

Black Hole: A new hub for Jakarta's indie music scene

  • Prodita Sabarini

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, March 10 2009   /  02:44 pm

For years, Jakarta's indie musicians were prevented from performing live, with no place of their own to showcase their music, making some of them mere Myspace bands. But this year, that all looks set to change. In the hip area of Kemang, South Jakarta, a new hub for indie musicians has emerged at the Prost Beer House, where bands perform live at a thrice-weekly event: Black Hole. The event started last December and became a routine in January. As of this month, entering National Music Day on March 9, eager musicians have responded with delight, sending their samples to Black Hole's organizers. "The response has been wonderful. Dozens of bands have sent us their material," Black Hole spokesman Sam Alatas said. Black Hole has band performances Mondays and Wednesdays, with DJ sets Wednesdays and Fridays. "On each night, we get four to five bands, some of which have ...