Author Archives: Ashim D'Silva

About Ashim D'Silva

Ashim D'Silva is a grinner. He's a lover. And a sinner. He plays his music in the sun. He daylights as a web designer, bicycles everywhere, and bought his first real shirt last year. You should bring him a sandwich. With bacon, and avocado.

March 25, 2012

Twestival 2011 at The Man U Pub, Bangalore

By - on 25/03/2012 at 5:37 pm


      TAAQ, Parvaaz, Neo Fatal, Nakul Shenoy, Maya Jadoo, India vs Australia – all at The Man U Pub in Bangalore! What do you do when you have all that going down in one night? Find the guy least interested in it all and give him a glimmer of hope and an empty Thursday night. I have been to the Man U pub before, for all of 30 seconds: hoping for a dull and wooden, pie filled, draught pouring, classic English pub. It was none of the above soI left immediately and spent the evening with excellent (albeit veg) pizzas around the corner. So the draw for tonight, was exclusively Thermal and a Quarter, who as…

August 22, 2011

ILM Unplugged at TOIT, Bangalore

By - on 22/08/2011 at 1:20 am


We were late. 2:30 p.m. on a Sunday just can’t be viewed as a strict time to start anything, so we rocked up well into Allegro Fudge’s set. They were really in the heat of it and quite an audience had already assembled. You really can’t underestimate the power of The Beatles, and after ‘Colours Fly’, Allegro Fudge truly erupted with ‘Hey Jude’ – was it ‘Gay Dude’, or did we mishear? They filled up the 40 feet ceiling of Toit’s central area: sound guys got stuff down tight! Sahaas was in his element more than I’ve ever seen him before, heavily involved with an adoring audience. The rest of the evening was no different, the…

April 23, 2011

Where’s all the new music going?

By - on 23/04/2011 at 5:53 am


It’s 2011. Yes, over a decade since the big Y2K thing that was meant to represent the future. It’s a beautiful year and technology in all directions is doing bigger leaps everyday – Bangalore may even get decent 3G and a rail system 50ft above the ground! So why is it then, that at almost every pub and restaurant, every new band is doing covers, and our beloved radio station, is completely obsessed with the 60s – 80s? Yes it was an awesome time for music; it was a revolution. But we’ve grown since then. Our lives are different, our pains, our joys, all stem from an understanding of what has passed and from a hope…