Pentagram Sweep The Jack Daniel’s Rock Awards!
Pentagram’s ‘Bloodywood’ album rules the awards, with six wins
What a night. WHAT A NIGHT! The 7th Jack Daniel’s Rock Awards was bigger and better this year. We had a brand new venue – stage 3 at Mehboob Studios in Mumbai and stellar performances from some great acts – Indus Creed (performing songs from their first album in sixteen years!), Ankur & The Ghalat Family (with Ankur Tewari stepping off stage and walking into the audience) and Sky Rabbit (nominated in four categories).
Shillong folk legend Lou Majaw was the recepient of the ‘Years of Excellence Award’ and the late Amit Saigal was honored for his contribution and dedication to the cause of independent music in India.
The big story of the night though had to be Mumbai indie godfathers Pentagram sweeping the awards with six wins including the Big Three – Best Band, Best Album and Best Song – all voted for by the fans. In addition, Pentagram also took home a first ever Rs. five lakh cheque for winning the Best Band category.
Check out the complete list of winners below and stay tuned for more pics, video and recaps of Indian indie’s biggest night!
Best Band: Pentagram
Best Album: Bloodywood, Pentagram
Best Song: ‘Tomorrow’s Decided’, Pentagram
Best Drummer: Vibhas Venkatram, Eccentric Pendulum
Best Vocalist (Male): Vishal Dadlani, Pentagram
Best Vocalist (Female): Subhadra Kamath, Fire Exit
Best Keyboardist: Stefan Kaye, The Ska Vengers
Best Bassist: Abhinav Chaudhary, The Circus
Best Guitarist: Randolph Correia, Pentagram
Best Producer: Miti Adhikari for his work on Menwhopause album Easy
Best Venue: Blue Frog
Album Art of the Year: Hemant Kumar for Dischordian’s The Feni Farm Riot
Video of the Year: ‘Lovedrug Climbdown’, Pentagram
Emerging Act of the Year: Bombay Bassment
Years of Excellence: Lou Majaw