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Festival Review: Rongali Festival, Guwahati, Assam

Divine set the groove for the night with his Gully Gang hits at Day 1 of Rongali Festival. Photol: Courtesy of the artist

The third edition of the annual event witnessed hip-hop, homegrown talent and a generous dose of nostalgia courtesy Nineties bands

Assam’s Rongali Festival Set to Begin Tomorrow

The Rongali Festival is not one to leave out local traditions and culture. Photo: Rongali Festival/Facebook

The three-day music festival’s to feature Nucleya as headliner and sets from Parikrama, Euphoria, Divine, Zaeden, Ash King and more

The Vayali Folk Group: India’s First ‘Bamboo’ Band

A melting pot of folk music, dance and tradition, the countryside Vayali Folk Group have been turning heads with their unique bamboo-centred music. Photo: Ajay Menon

The eight-member folk ensemble from Kerala perform with musical instruments they have crafted out of bamboo

After Acoustics Charm the Audience, Take Home $10,000 as Winners of Project Aloft Star

Pune-based quartet After Acoustics perform live at Project Aloft Star.

The Pune-based band will now compete at the South-East Asia Finals in Bangkok tomorrow

Five Indie Acts Vie for $10,000 and MTV Video Deal at Project Aloft Star

Indie/acoustic act When Chai Met Toast. Photo: Courtesy of Project Aloft Star

The nationwide talent hunt’s third edition will conclude in Bengaluru tomorrow; competing acts include When Chai Met Toast and Rohit Vasudevan Diaries

Levi & Suiss: ‘We Would Love to Tour India’

Levi and Suiss

The trance and electro house DJ duo talks about their leap into international dance music scene, an India tour and the release of a full-length album

In the Studio: Coldplay Producer Teams Up with Israeli-Palestinian Musicians

(From left) Mizrachi, Tayeb and Kinrot with the studio engineer

Danton Supple, who worked on albums such as ‘X&Y’ and ‘A Rush of Blood to the Head’, is producing a multi-lingual single featuring multiple artists from the conflict regions

Gig Preview: The Bodhisattwa Trio

The Bodhisattwa Trio from Kolkata Photo: Courtesy of the artist

Watch this one-album-old experimental trio from Kolkata perform in two cities

John P Varkey: Avial evolved out of Jigsaw Puzzle

John P Varkey & the Slowpedalers. Credit: Suraj Khan

The progenitor of Malayalam rock on Avial’s beginnings and his new band, Slowpedalers

Motherjane’s Addiciton

Motherjane - Clyde Rozario, Vivek Thomas, Nithin Vijayanath and John Thomas (from left). Photo: courtesy of the artist

With a new vocalist and guitarist, Kochi-based prog rock band Motherjane are out with their first release of the year

Editor’s Pick: “Mighty Horns” by Nasha

Gig Calendar

  • June 28th, 2017 SOCIALive ft Swarathma, Max Godman in Mumbai at AntiSocial
  • June 30th, 2017 Aqua Dominatrix, Squidworks, Paloma & Luna Toke in Mumbai at AntiSocial
  • June 30th, 2017 Discovery Night Chapter Five ft. Vian Fernandes, Bowjob, Abhinab Dan, Nathanael Mookthiar in Mumbai at Cat Cafe Studio, Versova
  • June 30th, 2017 Friday Hoodang ft. Rohan Mazumdar, Karan Joseph and Jeremy D’souza in Mumbai at Junkyard Cafe
  • July 1st, 2017 Bangalore Open Air ft Nile, Marduk, Coroner, Galaxy Crusher, Kryptos, Speedtrip in Bengaluru at Royal Orchid Resort and Convention Centre

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