Vir Das live at CounterCulture, Bangalore

  • Date / Time: 08/23/2014 : 9:00 PM
  • Location: Counter Culture
  • Address: Counter Culture, Whitefield Road, 4th Cross, ,Bangalore,Karnataka,India

Vir Das’ Alien Chutney is a comedy rock band from Mumbai, formed sometime around 2006. Fronted by comedian Vir Das (vocals), the band comprises Pozy Dhar (Tough on Tobacco) on guitar, Sidd Coutto (Helga’s Fun Castle, Zero, Tough on Tobacco) on drums, Kaizad Gherda (keyboards) , Gaurav Gupta (Tough on Tobacco, Ankur & The Ghalat Family) on guitar and Johan Pais (Tough on Tobacco, Ankur & The Ghalat Family) on bass. The group has performed sold-out shows across several venues in the country including Mumbai’s Blue Frog, Delhi’s Lodhi Gardens, India Habitat Center and on Star World’s New Year Special the Decade with Vir Das. Alien Chutney is currently working on recording their second album slated to release later this year. It is intended to be a high energy, comedy experience with strong musical chops.
Alien Chutney was a by-product of one of Vir Das’s comedy shows, ‘Walking on Broken Das’. Receiving favorable reviews for his attempt to combine and present comedy and music in his show, he decided to turn this into a full-fledged project. Today Alien Chutney regularly performs numerous shows around the country. Musically, the band creates and presents songs with bold lyrics in a variety of genres such as blues, punk, metal, pop and rock. They also indulge in improvisations, both in music and conversations among themselves and the audience. Their lyrical content takes a swing at a diverse range of topics, some of them controversial, but all in good spirit, of course.