Running / Berlari DVD – Available Now!

The documentary Running follows the plight of different individuals who ran away from their homes in Burma in the hopes of freedom and a better life. They are each a refugee, asylum seeker and/or stateless person. As they tell their…

Work, Work, Work But That’s The Way It Is….

A bit late to wish you all a good holiday since MayDay is now relegated to yesterday, but hey, a happy holiday anyway! Two things I need to share with you: 1. MayDay used to be a day of protest…

Ada Apa Dengan… : Please Contribute!

from serahdiri: “i’m currently working on a zine called “ketidak/sama-an.” however, i need at least 100 quotes (it could be more!) from everyone to make it happen. the title is “cinta.” words unlimited, boss.” So you guys and gals reading, if you feel like it…

Bandung Calling & Them Pyrates Need Yr Help!

Donate: myspace.com/pyratepunxrecords Bandung PP: myspace.com/bandungpyratepunx

Jan 29th, the International Blastbeat Celebration Day?

Have we missed the day? Shall we celebrate it next year? Huh? Read on: “A blastbeat is a kind of very, very rapid repeat hitting of the drums, usually in excess of 180bpms, so it sounds kind of like an…

SMG Discography! Coming Soon!

Saw this on Angernoise Records site: SMG Raw Shit Regurgitator CD SELFMADEGOD aka SMG is one of the most active and prolific grindcore bands from Malaysia! The band from 2002 to 2008 have released a big quantity of stuff on…

Simon Chainsaw: Alpha Negra CD Available!

Basic, simple, straight-ahead rawk’n’roll tempered with KISS, REDD KROSS-like power-pop temperament and more! Simon Chainsaw’s two previous recordings are also available, in fact you should check out Ricecooker’s reviews back in 2005 HERE. Click > & Listen!Stickin’ Up For Myself…

State of Urgency: Indonesian Tour 2009

Our Bandung friend Adi came over last week and told us UK’s d-beat young-uns STATE OF URGENCY is heading to Java in February, a whole lot of gigs are being arranged and a split-CD with Balik Papan’s power-violence combo BLEUAAARGH!!!…

Is There Gonna Be Fun on Anjung Bising?

Anjung Bising, the verandah on the Annexe building occupied by both Bau-Bau Cafe & The Ricecooker Shop is going to be silent on New Year’s Eve. Yup. Sadly there will be NO PARTY this year. No, this is not because…

January, 17th to 26th: Screamo Four SEA Tour 2009

from Utarid:Booking: 2 Malaysian screamo bands, Josephine & Tyrant, team up with Swiss screamo sensations Dying In Motion and a Japanese one-man-band Full-Chin. Dying In Motion (Zürich, Switzerland) | Full-Chin (Tokyo, Japan) | Josephine (Ipoh, Malaysia) | Tyrant (Cyberjaya, Malaysia)…

Holidays in the Sun #01

Hello people, as many of you may have known, I’m not in KL. As I’m writing this down there are birds singing in my ear with irregular gentle breeze nudging the bamboo wind-chime for a spot of minimal gamelan. I’m…

UPDATED! One Hell of a List!! New Imported Music at the Ricecooker Shop, Boss!

Latest Imported CDs and Cassettes @ The Ricecooker Shop. note: all are brand new, unopened, unplayed. VERY LIMITED COPIES!

War All The Time: Australasian Tour 2008

They’ve just done their Australian leg of the tour, so now the Southeast Asian part starts! And it starts in Medan of all places! After that they would fly to Kota Kinabalu and then off to the Philippines and then…

Domo Arigato, Shinobu-san!!

I wanna share with you that one excellent (not to mention very industrious) individual by the name of Shinobu Goto was at The Ricecooker Shop a few days ago. Shinobu-san briefly appeared with that heavy, heavy progressive-hardcore monster ZENI GEVA…