Malaysia’s Joe Kidd announces The Ricecooker Archives

the ricecooker archives

Malaysian punk rock lifer Joe Kidd announced a new initiative entitled The Ricecooker Archives. Check out his introduction below:

“As many of you may have known, I’ve been more involved in researching, documenting and archiving rather than running a music shop/studio/label like before. This is the trajectory of The Ricecooker into the future; something which I have been gearing myself up for a while now.

The Ricecooker Archives will have it’s own space before the end of the year, which will be properly launched in early 2017 – that is ten years after the establishment of the now very dead The Ricecooker Shop.

The space will feature an exhibition/museum/info-shop/library room along with an audio lab (for digital restoration work); there will be many activities, including talks, screenings, publications, rereleasing of old, important titles and more.

the tagline for The Ricecooker Archives is “Southeast Asian Rock’n’Roll Treasury”, and we’ll do just that, i.e. collating, documenting, archiving and sharing the many artefacts and histories of rock’n’roll in the region.

I hope you guys & gals will lend me your support and together we’ll nerd out! 🙂

*do note: the old The Ricecooker Shop facebook page has been revamped as: “ is an underground Asian music news website created for the sole purpose of supporting our own world. We support all bands and genres HOWEVER we do not support nor have any sympathy for homophobic, racist, sexist rhetoric in lyrical content or band material. UNITE ASIA!