Author Archives: Mary Pascaline

October 2, 2014

Alexis live at The BFlat Bar, Bangalore

By - on 02/10/2014 at 3:12 pm

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The folks at BFlat organized a fantastic evening with the extremely talented Alexis on 27th September. I will be honest, I wasn’t the most excited. I love rock and RN’B never particularly fascinated me except for a couple of tracks, but enter Alexis D’Souza with her powerful voice and my misgivings were silenced. Alexis’ selling point is their subtlety. Even their most powerful tracks ooze simplicity. Their biggest strengths are the leading lady’s vocals and their hard hitting lyrics. For the most part, in my head I was screaming ‘Oh My God! Her voice!’ My only complaint is that they had more covers than originals. They did however try to ensure that they added some…

August 27, 2014

Peepal Tree at The BFlat Bar, Bangalore

By - on 27/08/2014 at 12:57 pm

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Peepal Tree isn’t just a band. It’s a supergroup of sorts. I mean, you have some of the best musicians in the independent music scene coming together to make great music. Their very first gig at The BFlat Bar saw them performing to mostly friends and a whole bunch of music lovers. The band’s biggest achievement? “Getting Tony Das (Lead guitar and Backing Vocals) to sing in Kannada and Hindi!” announced vocalist Sujay Harthi. Let us go back in history to the beginning of Peepal Tree. It isn’t all that far back though. Harthi and Praveen Biligiri (Bass Guitar and Backing Vocals) coughed up a couple of great tracks together but didn’t know what to do…