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Midival Punditz to release their fourth studio album

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Delhi-based duo Midival Punditz are all set to release their fourth studio album titled Light this month, with a multi-city tour, which will see performances in Mumbai, Pune, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Delhi. The album titled Light, is laden with rich folk influences and seeks to reinforce the signature Punditz feel, while taking the experience a notch higher.

Over the span of their career, the duo has released 3 albums. In 2002 they released Midival Punditz, their debut album, their second album Midival Times was released in 2005 and their third release in 2009, Hello Hello earned them a spot on Amazon’s top picks for 2009. They recently won the best electronic track for ‘Twilight‘ featuring Kutle Khan at the recently held GIMA awards.

This is their first performance based, concept-record with specially developed visuals to complement each song and promises to be a complete audio-visual treat for the audience. The album features a bouquet of musicians such as flautist Pt. Ajay Prasanna, Rajasthani folk stalwart Kutle Khan, Hindustani Classical singer Malini Awasthi, American Producer Todd Michaelsen, Papon, Baiju Dharmajan, Karan Sharma, Drummer Shardul Mehta and Karan Malik. In a rare feature, Light has Gaurav Raina singing alongside Michaelsen in the track titled ‘Don’t Let Go’.

 

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Day 2 of The Magnetic Fields Festival at Alsisar Mahal, Rajasthan

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Uday Shanker

Uday Shanker is a freelance photographer based in Bangalore and has a day job.

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Day 1 of Magnetic Fields Festival at Alsisar Mahal, Rajasthan

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Uday Shanker

Uday Shanker is a freelance photographer based in Bangalore and has a day job.

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Magnetic Fields Festival December 13-15 2013 – Lineup

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Magnetic Fields Festival scheduled for December 13-15 at Alsisar Mahal, Rajasthan has announced the following lineup for the festival:

Performing Artists

Magnetic Fields Festival December 13-15 2013 - Lineup

Robot Koch

(Berlin, DE)
Magnetic Fields Festival December 13-15 2013 - Lineup

Midival Punditz (Live)

(New Delhi, IN)
Magnetic Fields Festival December 13-15 2013 - Lineup

Shiva Soundsystem

(London, UK)
Magnetic Fields Festival December 13-15 2013 - Lineup

Shaa’ir + Func

(Mumbai, IN)
Magnetic Fields Festival December 13-15 2013 - Lineup

V.I.V.E.K.

(London, UK)
Magnetic Fields Festival December 13-15 2013 - Lineup

Engine Earz (DJ)

(London, UK)
Magnetic Fields Festival December 13-15 2013 - Lineup

Orifice Vulgatron

Foreign Beggars (London, UK)
Magnetic Fields Festival December 13-15 2013 - Lineup

Peter Cat Recording Co.

(New Delhi, IN)
Magnetic Fields Festival December 13-15 2013 - Lineup

Sky Rabbit

(Mumbai, IN)
Magnetic Fields Festival December 13-15 2013 - Lineup

Bay Beat Collective

(Mumbai, IN)
Magnetic Fields Festival December 13-15 2013 - Lineup

Kutle Khan

(Rajasthan, IN)
Magnetic Fields Festival December 13-15 2013 - Lineup

Donn Bhat + Passenger Revelator

Magnetic Fields Festival December 13-15 2013 - Lineup

SnowShoe

(Mumbai, IN)
Magnetic Fields Festival December 13-15 2013 - Lineup

Sandunes

(Mumbai, IN)
Magnetic Fields Festival December 13-15 2013 - Lineup

GRAIN (Live)

(New Delhi, IN)
Magnetic Fields Festival December 13-15 2013 - Lineup

M.Mat

(Mumbai, IN)
Magnetic Fields Festival December 13-15 2013 - Lineup

Charlee

(Mumbai, IN)
Magnetic Fields Festival December 13-15 2013 - Lineup

The F16?s

(Chennai, IN)
Magnetic Fields Festival December 13-15 2013 - Lineup

BLOT!

(New Delhi, IN)
Magnetic Fields Festival December 13-15 2013 - Lineup

Frame / Frame Band

(New Delhi, IN)
Magnetic Fields Festival December 13-15 2013 - Lineup

Sulk Station

(Bangalore, IN)
Magnetic Fields Festival December 13-15 2013 - Lineup

Your Chin

(Mumbai, IN)
Magnetic Fields Festival December 13-15 2013 - Lineup

Madboy/Mink

(Munbai, IN)
Magnetic Fields Festival December 13-15 2013 - Lineup

Kohra

(New Delhi, IN)
Magnetic Fields Festival December 13-15 2013 - Lineup

The Bicycle Days

(Bangalore, IN)
Magnetic Fields Festival December 13-15 2013 - Lineup

The Grind

(International Lineup)
Magnetic Fields Festival December 13-15 2013 - Lineup

Curtain Blue

(New Delhi, IN)
Magnetic Fields Festival December 13-15 2013 - Lineup

Until We Last

(Bangalore, IN)

Tickets available here. For more updates and artist announcements, watch this space!

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SoundTrek feat. Adil & Vasundhara, Parikrama, Midival Punditz at Blue Frog, Delhi

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Bacardi NH7 Weekender Date, Ticket, Lineup and Venue Details

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Pune

Date: Oct 18-20
Venue: Laxmi Lawns, Next to Magarpatta City
Line Up:
Ankur Tewari, BLOT vs. Kohra, Blackstratblues, Chase & Status DJ Set, Devoid, Donn Bhat + Passenger Revelator, Dualist Inquiry, Indian Ocean, Karsh Kale Collective + NH7 All Stars, Krunk All-Stars, Maati Baani, Midival Punditz (Live), Nischay Parekh, Nucleya, Papon & The East India Company, Parvaaz, Pentagram, Prateek Kuhad Collective, Scribe, Shankar Tucker, Simian Mobile Disco, Skindred, Sky Rabbit, Slow Club, Suman Sridhar feat. Jiver, Textures, The Raghu Dixit Project, Vachan Chinappa, Vir Das’ Alien Chutney, Your Chin

Bangalore

Date: Nov 23, 24
Venue: Embassy International Riding School
Line Up:
Dry the River, Kailasa, Lucky Ali, Mekaal Hasan Band, The Manganiyar Seduction by Roysten Abel, The Raghu Dixit Project, Krunk All-Stars, Noisia, Nucleya, Rob Garza (Thievery Corporation) Solo DJ set, Shaa’ir + Func, And So I Watch You from Afar, Bevar Sea, Inner Sanctum, Karsh Kale Collective + NH7 All Stars, TesseracT, The Fender Benders, Nischay Parekh, Prateek Kuhad, Sulk Station, Zervas & Pepper, Bobby Friction, Cali P & Chiqui Dubs, Dakta Dub, DJ Uri, EZ Riser, Low Rhyderz, Pippin, Poirier, Reggae Rajahs, Sound Avtar, _RHL

Delhi, NCR

Date: Nov 30, Dec 1
Venue: Buddh International Circuit, Greater Noida
Line Up:
Chic feat. Nile Rodgers, Dry the River, Faridkot, Kailasa, Lucky Ali, Mekaal Hasan Band, Noori, Benga, Kill Paris, Michal Menert, Nucleya, Sandunes, Shiva Soundsystem, And So I Watch You from Afar, J.Viewz, Karsh Kale Collective + NH7 All Stars, Meshuggah, MUTEMATH, Scribe, SundogProject, The Ska Vengers, Arooj Aftab, Dhruv Visvanath, Nischay Parekh, Prateek Kuhad Collective, Rajasthan Roots, Zervas & Pepper, Baba Jas, Dubtron, Frame/Frame, Moniker, Soundclash, Swaggamuffin, Tarqeeb, The Grind, The Heatwave, YT, Ziggy the Blunt

Kolkata

Date: Dec 14,15
Venue: Ibiza Resort, Merlin Greens
Line Up:
Indian Ocean, Kailasa, Papon & The East India Company, PINKNOISE, Soulmate, Swarathma, The Raghu Dixit Project, Arjun Vagale presents Re:Focus, Bay Beat Collective, BLOT vs. Kohra, Dualist Inquiry Band, Michal Menert, Nucleya, The Ska Vengers, Demonic Resurrection, Digital Suicide, Ganesh Talkies, Karsh Kale Collective + NH7 All Stars, Parikrama, Pentagram, Textures, Undying Inc, Zero, Girish Pradhan, Nischay Parekh, Prateek Kuhad, Tajdar Junaid, Vir Das’ Alien Chutney, AlgoRhythm, BASSFoundation, David Boomah, Delhi Sultanate and Begum X, DJ Uri, EZ Riser, Reggae Rajahs, Sandunes, Smoke Signal, Sound Avtar, Yidam

Ticket Details:
Community Ticket: Rs 3000 The Community ticket is a three-day ticket available to anyone who has purchased tickets to any of our festivals (Bacardi NH7 Weekender, A Summer’s Day or Invasion), or is a registered user on NH7.in
Regular Ticket: Rs 3750 Valid for all three days
Under-21 Ticket: Rs 1750 (You qualify if you were born after Oct 1, 1992)

BACARDI NH7 WEEKENDER WARRIOR
Pune + Bangalore : Rs 4500
Pune + Delhi : Rs 4500
Pune + Kolkata : Rs 4500
All Four Cities: Rs 6000. Buy tickets for 3 cities and get the 4th free. Not transferable.

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Midival Punditz Live Set with NDS & Blu and Ultra Funk at Striker Delhi

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Striker Delhi presents the Midival Punditz Live set with NDS & Blu and Ultra Funk.

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Octoberfest – Day One

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I am annoyed with the organizers of Octoberfest 2010. Here is this glorious opportunity to call a musical event ‘Rocktober’ and they passed it up. This sort of chance comes only once a year! The Great Indian Octoberfest is an annual 3 day event that happens in Bangalore with loads of music, beer and entertainment. I am quite quite kicked about this year’s edition as the bandlist is very impressive.

I walk in on Saturday to find the meanest, most bad-ass 3 man moshpit I’ve ever seen. Theorized are the first band on stage and the crowd hasn’t come in yet. Vocalist Madhav vanishes from the stage to join the mosh which brings the total crowd there to a numerologically sound 4. I head to grab a beer as Theorized finish their consistent set. The cunning plan is to get suitably drunk before Shaan performs later on.

I manage to rush back before Slain have started their set (without spilling the beer, mind you), They include songs from their new album Here and Beyond in their set. ‘Tis a pity these guys weren’t around in the 80’s. They would have sold out stadiums (a band like Boston did!) easily. These young chaps are very talented. Technical metal act Eccentric Pendulum are up next and introduce their new guitarist who’s 19 years old. FML. The debut songs from their upcoming album. All the song titles are significantly longer than their earlier works and vocalist Nikhil stumbles while introducing the songs. GRE/GMAT prep eh boys? But their set is tight and ends with a trippy song from said album. They are also the third band in a row to crack a Shaan joke.

I bunk Verses performance to head to the outdoor stage. I’ve made fun of em before anyway. Outside, there’re mechanical bulls to ride and beer pong to be played. No one is really paying attention to the horrendous ‘Pinball Wizard’ cover by Freedom’s Price. I conveniently tune out till Swarathma are on stage. I have high expectations for this performance so I make my way right up to the front row. As they start their set, I am a tad disappointed by Vasu Dixit’s vocals, which aren’t as strong as they usually are. The bassist Jishnu is on fire with his infectious and catchy basslines. The real star of the show is artist Vilas Nayak who paints a lifesize portrait of Vasu during the interval of a single song. The audience seem to love their earwormy songs and are very appreciative. Midival Punditz and Karsh Kale are the act scheduled to perform next but they take 30 minutes to setup. I conveniently help myself to a lot of beer in the meanwhile. Drinking on the job! The rest of the concert is a blur although the objective to get drunk before Shaan performs is achieved comfortably.

(Advice to lazy writers: saying you were drunk is a nice way to keep that word-count down)

Sohan Maheshwar

Jack of all tirades, total shirk-off. Follow Sohan on twitter! @soganmageshwar

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