Indie Music Reporter: Gig Picks

Neysa Mendes , 30 Aug 2010
Swarathma
Swarathma

indiemusicfilter-copyThis is a super week for gigs; I’ve no idea when I’m going to get any rest! Bangalore folk-rock band Swarathma play Hard Rock Cafe. They’re collaborating with Old Man River, a one-man act visiting from Australia and putting a new spin on popular tracks like Ee Bhoomi and Bolo Hai Kya. With colourful costumes, a ghodi and plenty of stories, Swarathma is always entertaining.

Date: 31st August 2010
Time: 9:00 p.m.
Venue: Hard Rock Cafe
Entry: Rs. 100

Tough on Tobacco
Tough on Tobacco

Sidd Coutto promises new material at Tough on Tobacco’s next gig at Blue Frog. You’re guaranteed more than a few laughs and you’ll definitely leave happier than when you came; TOT’s music always does that.

Date: 31st August 2010
Time: 10:00 p.m
Venue: Blue Frog
Entry: Rs. 300

Shaa'ir and Func
Shaa'ir and Func

Shaa’ir + Func launch their third album ‘Mantis’ at Blue Frog on Thursday. Download their new album from their site shaairandfunc.com and come prepped to party. An album launch by one of the city’s favourite bands guarantees that everyone is going to show up and it’s going to be an insane night. I’ve also heard that there are going to be a few special guests and collaborations; look out for those!

Date: 2nd September 2010
Time: 10:00 p.m.
Venue: Blue Frog
Entry: Free

BBC
BBC

Have you noticed that Dubstep/Drum n Bass is starting to take over our weekends? Pick any Drum n Bass night and you’ll find a roomful of people bouncing up and down. If you’re not familiar with the music, BBC is your best introduction.

Date: 4th September 2010
Time: 11:00 p.m.
Venue: Zenzi Mills

Scribe
Scribe

Hardcore band Scribe have received a fair amount of critical acclaim for their last studio album ‘Mark of Teja’. At the recent Rolling Stone Metal Awards the band was awarded ‘Best Album’, ‘Best Band’ and ‘Best Song’. Scribe releases their first video for ‘Dum Hai Toh Aage Aah!’, my favourite track on the album at their gig at Blue Frog this weekend. Rosemary opens for Scribe.

Date: 5th August 2010
Time: 9:00 p.m.
Venue: Blue Frog
Entry: Rs. 150

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