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Underground Authority at Blue Frog, Mumbai

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The roots of Underground Authority were strengthened when two massively popular live acts, !Banned and Skydive collaborated in 2010 to ensure that the local scene got a taste of an amalgamation of genres, protest poetry, rap and old school influences packaged in a fresh avatar.

The idea behind UA was always to attract music lovers of all possible genres and open up sounds to new audience. Their journey has been on a constant high ever since.

On the way to spreading their genre of protest poetry, they participated in and captured the heart of the nation on the second season of India’s Got Talent. They so impressed the celebrities present (Salman Khan, Sonali Bendre…) that they were asked to collaborate on songs from the Bollywood blockbuster Dabbang.

They have re-worked songs from A.R Rahman’s catalog giving them a contemporary twist, adding those to their repertoire of live tracks; and also showing new avenues that protest poetry and rap can explore, making fans of people who never thought of rock music as lyrical concepts.

They are winners of The Hornbill International Rock Contest 2013 for best Vocalist, Drummer & Bassist.

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Skinny Alley at Princeton Club, Kolkata

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Skinny Alley is one of the most respected and critically acclaimed bands in contemporary Indian music.

The band has played to diverse crowds in every possible venue, from college campuses to plush clubs, coffee houses to football stadiums, and a gangster’s rooftop to car parks filled with tobacco-chewing truckers. With the musicians having been on the road together since the early 1980s, this is more than a band. This is a collective. The music of Skinny Alley reflects this richness of spirit and experience. This is a new sound and it is here to stay.

Members :

Jayashree Singh – Voice
Amyt Datta – Guitar
Bumpy – Bass
Jeffrey Menezes – Keyboard
Jiver – Drums
Monojit Datta – Percussion
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Featuring Evan Marcantonio on Trumpet

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Cactus at Someplace Else, Kolkata

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A combined bash of Bangla Rock Band Cactus celebrating its birthday with SPE’s 20th anniversary.

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WORD SOUND POWER, IN THE COMPANY OF CLOWNS, MONKEY SOUND SYSTEM at 10 Sports Bar & Grill, Secunderabad

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WORD SOUND POWER :
The seeds for Word Sound Power were sowed in 2009 when the musical paths of Delhi Sultanate and Chris McGuinness intersected in 2009 in New Delhi. Both musicians shared an interest in the world of subversive music cultures and in pushing the envelope of musical genres. After a few sessions at Chris’ Bombay music studio, the two brainstormed on The Bant Singh Project in 2010. A format was set – a platform for voices from the other side of the social divide, music which draws on a host of stylez, and a film to document the collaborative process and give insight into the context of the musicians. Word Sound Power was born and partnering filmmakers, producers, and artists followed. The second Word Sound Power project is Blood Earth, shot in Orissa in 2011. 2012 will see Word Sound Power 3, music videos, and more collaborations between India, Jamaica, and beyond.
Jamaican music traditions meet Indian songs of revolution. Based in New Delhi and New York, Word Sound Power produces music and films.
http://www.wordsoundpower.com

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IN THE COMPANY OF CLOWNS:
In the company of clowns is a Sri Lanka based instrumental dub/reggae band. From the band, we gonna have the keyboard player and dj for the band Daham Rathnayake.
https://soundcloud.com/in-the-company-of-clowns

REGGAE TOASTER/CHANGER KING JASSIM: King Jassim is Reggae & Dancehall singer-songwriter who is one of the founding members of India’s leading urban outfits called Low Rhyderz. He took the plunge of following his heart to make music in 2006. The commitment towards the upliftment of reggae & urban music made him done various hats during the initial years. He hosted India’s first & only exclusive Hip Hop show called Party At The Shack on SPIN #44 , Worldspace Satellite Radio Network which beamed through out Africa, Middle East & Asia. He along with the rest of LOW RHYDERZ became the first ones in India to play caribbean and urban music in clubs as DJs. Hence forming Low Rhyderz sound system DJ sets known for the versatility, Energetic long sessions with live toasting and MCing.
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MONKEY SOUND SYSTEM:
Monkey sound system is a Hyderabad’s collective of djs/selektors, beatboxer/toaster, Visual Artists, mixing eclectic underground global music with blissful visual projections.

Its very happy to announce, King Jassim as official toaster/chanter for Monkey Sound System.
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BASS SANSKRITI:
BASS Sanskriti is love for BASS music. The energy and the message it transmits to the listener, taking them on a super trance.

BASS Sanskriti is focused on events for people who love bass heavy genres of music such as Dub, Reggae, Dancehall, Dubstep, Junge/Drum n Bass and all other bass heavy sub genres.

BASS Sanskriti offers something new and different to what’s already available in the Hyderabad local scene.

BASS Culture rises out of the Reggae and Dancehall since 1960’s till date. Dub became a genre in its own right, one with a rising popularity all over the globe, constantly evolving and influencing diverse genres such as Hiphop, Triphop, Jungle, Drum and Bass, Dubstep, Techno ambient and many modern electronic music genres.
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MONKEY RADIO INDIA:
Monkey Radio India is independent, honest and colorful.
Monkey Radio India is interactive and audience-oriented.
Monkey Radio India is non-profit, public, transparent and free of commercials.
Monkey Radio India has a civilian approach.
Monkey Radio India is the medium of the present and the future.

Principle objective: Uplifting the urban society with respect to culture and art.
The foundation is to promote all culture forms, music, literature, and arts to the community.

Monkey Radio India is a way to harmonize the concept of an independent, liberated community. Its operational standards will be comparable to the international standards of radio broadcasting.

Monkey Foundation, the operator of Monkey Radio India, founded in Hyderabad, India.
http://www.monkeyradio.in

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Sundogproject at Hard Rock Cafe, New Delhi

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Sounds variously described as electronic, alternative, experimental and most definitely rock- the Sundogproject is here for a vision inducing rock performance.

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Sparsh, Syntyche & Along at Hard Rock Cafe, Hyderabad

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Sparsh:
Sparsh is a young band of self-learned musicians from Mumbai. They are an Alternative Rock act.
From a band jamming out in the open alongside the creek of Thane to winning Mood Indigo Bombay 2011, Sparsh has come a long way since its inception in 2009.
Since then Sparsh has performed at various prestigious venues like The Mumbai Marathon, The Kalaghoda Arts Festival, The Bandstand Revival Fest, Bluefrog Mumbai, IIT (Guwahati), Pillai’s College (Panvel), MICA (Ahmedabad) and many more!
Line-up:
Soham Pathak
Rahul Bhavsar
Nikhil Pachpande
Ajinkya Jadhav
Hamza Kazi (replacing Virendra Kaith for the show)

Syntyche & Along:
The duo got together based on their desire to bring out acoustic versions of popular songs in ways that have not been tried before. The duo attempts to cover most genres in acoustic finger-picking style keeping popular demand in mind.

Line-up:
Syntyche.
Along.

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Unohu: Live at Hard Rock Cafe, Bengaluru

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Alt rock trio UNOHU from Bombay will be playing at the Hard Rock Cafe,  Bengaluru on the 15th of May – and they will be featuring their music which has varied influences, ranging from pop, alt rock, progressive rock, classical music, rock n roll, punk rock and electronica.

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The Circus & White Beryl Live at Turquoise Cottage

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2 of Delhi’s favorite bands, The Circus and White Beryl will be playing Live @ Turquoise Cottage on the 2nd of May, 2014 from 9 PM

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