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April 27, 2015

The Big Gig Mussoorie back with its Summer edition

By - on 27/04/2015 at 12:22 am

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Music festival The Big Gig is back with its summer edition this year at Landour, Mussoorie. The festival is all set to happen at the picturesque Highlands at Rokeby Manor and will have two days of activities lined up to experience the Landour hillside community. The gates at Highlands, Rokeby Manor open at 3:00 pm on 3rd May 2015. The festival line-up includes Frisky Pints, The Circus, Raagleela, Jordan Johnson, and local acts from Mussoorie such as Bootleg Browns, The Okies, Woodstock School Jazz band and winners of the Big Gig Band Hunt summer edition 2015, Bhairavas. Tickets to Big Gig are now available at BookMyShow  

April 25, 2015

IndiEarth launches Season 2 of IndiEarth Out There

By - on 25/04/2015 at 8:21 pm

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IndiEarth has released Season 2 of IndiEarth Out There – IndiEarth’s travelling gig property featuring a blend of the country’s most exciting independent artists shot outdoors in an acoustic atmosphere. Filmed in Bangalore and featuring a colourful array of the city’s artists, Season 2 debuted recently with folk/rock act Swarathma. Following the success of IndiEarth Out There Season 1: The Chennai Edition, Season 2 continues on its mission to provide a platform for the diverse soundscapes of the country’s rising independent music movement. Featuring a blend of artists from both ends of the spectrum – from new talent to established pioneers of the independent music scene – the series intends to nurturing and support the…

April 23, 2015

Nitin Rajan on Radio City Metal

By - on 23/04/2015 at 1:24 am

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Radio City recently launched an online radio channel that features music created by the heavyweights of Metal from the Indian underground scene. We spoke to Nitin Rajan from Radio City Metal about the channel and their plans on promoting independent music and helping it reach a larger audience.   WTS: What made you guys decide to come up with a dedicated online channel for metal? Nitin: We had launched Radio City Freedom – a web radio dedicated to playing independent music from the Indian diaspora, across all genres. This was in 2012. The station has been doing exceedingly well and the logical extension was to branch out into two main sub-genres which merited stations of their…

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In a first-of-its-kind initiative, Music Publishing and Talent Development Company Farout Media has created a new song ‘Mutant Macha’ and licensed it to Star Movies for the television premiere of X-Men: Days of the Future Past on 19th April, 2015. The song ‘Mutant Macha’ is a collaborative effort between Farhan Akhtar, Vishal Dadlani and Chennai-based band Skrat.  We spoke to Farhan Akhtar and Anurag Rao, founders of Farout Media about ‘Mutant Macha’ and the other interesting projects they have lined up this year! WTS: Tell us about Farout Media and the vision of the company with respect to contributing to the indie scene.  Anurag: Farout Media is a start-up focused on music publishing, music and its IP management and…

April 8, 2015

Heathen Beast to release new EP ‘The Carnage Of Godhra’

By - on 08/04/2015 at 10:23 pm

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After a long gap of almost 3 years, Kolkata-based Black metal band  Heathen Beast is back with a brand new EP which they plan to release around the end of this month. The EP is titled The Carnage Of Godhra and will feature three songs – ‘The Carnage Of Godhra’, ‘Ab Ki Baar Atyachar’ and ‘Gaurav Yatra (The Aftermath)’. Speaking about the EP, the bands says “The whole EP speaks about the incident of Godhra, the burning of the train, the riots that followed and the aftermath. We talk about the incidents, the way it affected people and finally how even 10 years on there is no justice for some. We talk about the atrocities committed in…

April 6, 2015

Midival Punditz to release their fourth studio album

By - on 06/04/2015 at 7:05 pm

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Delhi-based duo Midival Punditz are all set to release their fourth studio album titled Light this month, with a multi-city tour, which will see performances in Mumbai, Pune, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Delhi. The album titled Light, is laden with rich folk influences and seeks to reinforce the signature Punditz feel, while taking the experience a notch higher. Over the span of their career, the duo has released 3 albums. In 2002 they released Midival Punditz, their debut album, their second album Midival Times was released in 2005 and their third release in 2009, Hello Hello earned them a spot on Amazon’s top picks for 2009. They recently won the best electronic track for ‘Twilight‘ featuring Kutle Khan at…

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It’s party-time again for music enthusiasts as Sunburn, for the very first time brings a special conceptualized dance music show #SOA50 celebrating the 50th episode of popular online radio, Sunburn On Air. Launched in April 2014, Sunburn On Air recently crossed 1 million hits on iTunes making it the #1 dance music podcast in India. The show has featured biggest names of EDM like Afrojack, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Hardwell, Martin Garrix, Paul Van Dyk, W&W and many more. For the first time, Sunburn will be executing a conceptualized dance music show with signature stage design and visuals.  The event will supposedly have a perfect mix of stunning lights, stage performers and spectacular laser show at par with what…

March 17, 2015

Alt-J to return to Delhi this May

By - on 17/03/2015 at 7:26 pm

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English Indie Rock band Alt-J will be returning to Delhi this May to “make up” for cancelling their concert last minute at the Emerge Music Festival earlier this month. Following the cancellation, the band apologized on social media with the statement “Hey Delhi, we are really sorry not to be able to play tonight, but the weather has gone from bad to worse and we don’t want to risk our fans’ safety or anyone else’s.” The news of their return this May surely comes as a pleasant surprise to all the heartbroken fans in Delhi, many of whom were waiting in the pouring rain for the band to take to the stage and then later informed that they weren’t going to be…

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Kolkata-based alternative rock band GingerFeet​ have released their latest single ‘Empty Spaces’ which talks about “overcoming inner fear.” The single is produced by legendary producer Miti Adhikari. The band will be embarking on a massive tour soon, watch this space for more details!