The MTV BIG Indies Party Just Blew My Mind.

MissMalini , 21 Feb 2014
MissMalini at Pepsi MTV Indies Preview
MissMalini at Pepsi MTV Indies Preview

So I went to the most epic gig tonight at Mehboob studio all thanks to Neysa Mendes from Little Big Noise and now my mind is blown! I’ve always been an enthu-cutlet supporter of the Indie music scene and I’ve seen them play their hearts out on rooftops (remember Daddy’s Windsong Wednesdays?!) and festivals – but this was something else!

Pepsi MTV Indies Preview
Pepsi MTV Indies Preview

First up the stage was INCREDIBLE – it was actually set up to look like a super funky house party (the kind that only musicians get invited to!) and the whole two level stage thing was a brilliant visual experience especially when two different artists were jamming together. My favorite moment was when Ankur Tewari came out to bang some drums for Raghu Dixit :)

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I didn’t catch all the acts, but the ones I did were all pretty awesome. Karsh Kale, Tough on Tobacco, Ankur Tewari and the Galat Family, Rabbi Shergil, Bombay Bassment, Vice Versa, Raghu Dixit Project & Vishal Dadlani.

Raghu Dixit and Vishal Dadlani
Raghu Dixit and Vishal Dadlani

I also love that Raghu Dixit took the time to share his unbelievable journey. How he was jamming at Zenzi Bandra back in the day – for what he thought was the last time – when Vishal & Shekar happened to be in the audience and the rest is history!

Raghu Dixit and Vishal Dadlani
Raghu Dixit and Vishal Dadlani
Raghu Dixit and Vishal Dadlani
Raghu Dixit and Vishal Dadlani

I’m a HUGE fan of his tunes and the fact that his band jams barefoot with bells on :)

Raghu Dixit Project
Raghu Dixit Project

Plus the whole place was full of kitschy Bombay humour AND drenched in my favorite color… PINK! What’s not to love?

Vishal Dadlani & Neysa Mendes
Vishal Dadlani & Neysa Mendes
MissMalini
MissMalini

Als gotta love the random security guard who unknowingly photo-bombed my picture! #thatsmybodyguard

MissMalini and Andrea Brown
MissMalini and Andrea Brown

How cute were all their signs btw?! This one for the bathroom was especially brilliant – did someone say Genesis throwback?

Pepsi MTV Indies Preview
Pepsi MTV Indies Preview

Plus there was a Twitter wall and you know how much I love that sort of thing!

Pepsi MTV Indies Preview
Pepsi MTV Indies Preview

PS. I do believe this might be Rabbi Shergil’s ride! I’m a big fan and my fave track of all time = Teri Bin :) 

Pepsi MTV Indies
Pepsi MTV Indies

Oh and my favorite Insta-click of the night: Vishal getting cosy :)

Vishal Dadlani
Vishal Dadlani

Massive props to Pepsi and MTV for launching a 24-hour Indie music channel. I hope it does fabulously because boy has the talent earned it! xoxo

Pepsi MTV Indies
Pepsi MTV Indies

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