Author Archives: Anand Kamath

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About Anand Kamath

Journalist, Musician, Photographer, TV Show Enthusiast.

September 11, 2012

One Last Monsoon by The Koniac Net

By - on 11/09/2012 at 9:00 am

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Getting the intro right – on this review particularly – is not an easy task by a long shot, especially when I have been listening to the album on loop for 4 days at a stretch. The songs succeeded in evoking all kinds of moods and emotions and maybe the gloomy, magical monsoon is responsible for that, but hey! I’d rather give credit to the album. Trying to read between the lines, perhaps the songs were meant to amplify and create the dull yet mystical atmosphere surrounding the listener, like the season of the Rain Gods – who knows? David Abraham, who is the sole creator of every ingredient in each of the songs, chose…

February 6, 2012

Dischordian at Blue Frog, Mumbai

By - on 06/02/2012 at 11:02 am

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‘Let there be booze!’ was the welcome that the boisterous four-piece band gave us months ago, with their debut album The Feni Farm Riot. Mumbai’s prominent acoustic outfit Dischordian was all set to charm us again into euphoric melancholy with their songs at Blue Frog. The band has had a rather positive response for its debut album and is known to be quite the entertaining live act.  Also to add to the evening, as a lead up to the gig, Dischordian had recently announced a competition, inviting friends and fans to go ahead and video-record a version of any of their songs and they’d pick a winner to open for them at this gig! This unique exercise introduced…

November 18, 2011

NH7 Weekender 2011, Day 1 At Laxmi Lawns, Pune

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October 20, 2011

NH7 Weekender 2011, Day 3 At Laxmi Lawns, Pune

By - on 20/10/2011 at 10:56 pm

September 28, 2011

When Soul Met Bombay And Left It Awestruck

By - on 28/09/2011 at 3:30 pm

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After two long years, the legendary blues rock band Soulmate from the north-eastern lands of Shillong was back up on stage at Blue Frog. The gig was opened by a guest band of three, one from England, and another from Netherlands and the drummer was from Mumbai. Blues No Bar as they call themselves, broke the silence with a short set that lasted thirty minutes which included a few good covers like ‘Have Love Will Travel’, ‘Wind Cries Mary’ amidst a few bluesy originals. On a critical note, the sound seemed quite empty and the bass wasn’t audible; they weren’t appreciated wholeheartedly by the audience either, probably because they had gathered there for Soulmate. In a few minutes,…

August 7, 2011

Ctrl ‘ALT’ Delete at B69, Mumbai

By - on 07/08/2011 at 4:23 pm

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      We all know about the ‘New Razz’ about 4 months since its establishment. There would hardly be any rock lovers in Mumbai who haven’t heard about B69 Bajaao. – a revolutionary platform for new and old, big and small bands to showcase what they have, in front of Mumbai’s hardcore fans. There have been a number of attempts by Rishu Singh, SideStand and Ashu to popularize and bring to the crowd music which is not Heavy Metal, thus trying to break the monotony. Courtesy Side Stand, Anish Menon and Himanshu Vaswani, B69 was the venue for Ctrl “ALT” Delete. It was held with the aim of getting new bands out there into the scene…

February 6, 2011

Tribute To The Beast at B69

By - on 06/02/2011 at 8:33 am

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      Last Friday at B69 Bajaao, hundreds of metal and rock heads gathered to celebrate the never-say-die spirit of the late Vincent Pereira. Roydon Bangera and Ashwin Sharma organized this event, which was in its third year, and certainly seemed like its strength was increasing year after year. Goddess Gagged, Summerpint Junkie, The Hoodwink Circle, Blakc and Split formed the lineup for the first of the two day show. For reasons unknown, the atmosphere was somehow a lot better than the last time round, people were enthusiastic, the bands kicked ass and everyone had gathered for the same cause, that of paying their respects to THE BEAST. Before I write about the show, I’d like to…