Gig Report: Bangalore Open Air 2016

Polish death metal band Vader live at Bangalore Open Air 2016. Photo: Shashwath SP

The fifth edition of the metal festival was memorable, despite unsurprising jinxes around bands canceling and threatening weather

Photos: Fake Plastic Friends Bring Porcupine Tree to Life at Hard Rock Cafe Andheri, Mumbai

Fake Plastic Friends paid tribute to prog band Porcupine Tree at Hard Rock Cafe, Mumbai. Photo by Bryan Daniel.

The newly formed tribute band drew a packed house of over 500 fans of the UK prog band

Photos: Aswekeepsearching and Skrat live at Antisocial, Khar

Aswekeepsearching. Photo by Bryan Jacob Daniel.

The pan-Indian post-rockers and Chennai garage rockers turned it up to 11 at their latest gig in Mumbai

Gig Review: Merkaba at NCPA, Mumbai

Merkaba at NCPA, Mumbai

The newly formed jazz/R&B/soul quintet co-led by ace guitarist Sanjay Divecha and vocalist Vasundhara Vee awed the audience with their fine set

Photos: Ranjit and the Ambassadors Take on Old School Rock n’ Roll in Mumbai

Ranjit Arapurakal, frontman of Ranjit and the Ambassadors

The NYC-based band’s show at Bluefrog on Thursday night brought the Seventies to life along with opening act, Delhi dance rockers Mosko

Coachella Calling

State of the Art: Coachella Festival boasts a wide variety of food options from across the region.

Goa-based DJ and producer Anish Sood shares his experience of catching his favorite acts on the first weekend of the desert music festival

Behemoth Kick Off A Loud North America Tour in Philadelphia

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The Polish black/death metal veterans were at their ear-splitting best on the first stop of their Blasfemia Amerika tour

Rock Ruled at Indie March Festival 2016, Bengaluru

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The first festival edition of the Bengaluru gig series pulled in impressive numbers for stand-out sets by the likes of stoner rock band Colour Haze and UK instrumental rockers 65daysofstatic

The Near No-Show That Was Metal Assault, Bengaluru

The Down Troddence performing at Metal Assault 2016.

With noise complaints and alleged lack of permissions, police authorities prevented India’s best metal bands from taking the stage

The Old School Reigns at Reverse Scenario: The Next Chapter, Pune

Bengaluru old school metallers Kryptos live at Reverse Scenario in Pune

Bengaluru metallers Kryptos along with thrash bands Sceptre and Systemhouse33 drew the biggest crowd at the second edition of the metal gig series, while Mumbai metallers Bhayanak Maut dove into old material

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  • August 31st, 2016 2Stroke Tour ft Goddess Gagged, Soul Inclination, Kraken in New Delhi at AntiSocial
  • August 31st, 2016 Unohu, BLEK, Black Letters in Mumbai at AntiSocial
  • September 1st, 2016 Kanchan Daniel and the Beards, Duality in Mumbai at Hard Rock Cafe Andheri
  • September 2nd, 2016 2Stroke Tour ft Goddess Gagged in Pune at High Spirits
  • September 2nd, 2016 Nucleya ‘Raja Baja’ Album Launch ft Su Real, Sickflip, Ritviz, Anish Sood X Zaeden, DJ Sa X Sound Avtar in Mumbai at NSCI Stadium



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