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September 2014

MON 16 Tue
Vaibhav Sethia
Vaibhav was cast out by the Marwari community after he decided to quit his high-paying job to pursue comedy. He admits he misses it. For the food. The people, not so much. Most of his jokes are renderings of what he calls ''bookmark moments'' from his life. That includes five years of architecture in an IIT, the only girl he managed to talk to, and the 7 jobs he quit in the last two years.

Jaideep Singh Juneja
Jaideep Singh Juneja aka JD is the funniest sardar since Manmohan Singh. His parents wanted him to be an astronaut when he grew up so that he can go to outer space and find his real parents. Sadly he never grew up!

Anirban Dasgupta
Anirban Dasgupta is an engineer turned corporate salesman turned ... married man by the age of 24. That is a ridiculous age for a Bengali to get married, unless the girl is pregnant. Going by the very smart decision making he had displayed in life, comedy was the next logical move. He likes to talk about his inter community marriage, corporate life, politics (because Bengali), social media, and various current affairs. He is based in Kolkata.
08:00PM-09:00PM
Comedy
Best In Stand-Up Comedy: Vaibhav Sethia, Jaideep Singh, Anirban Dasgupta
The blueFROG Bar Night is an evening devoted to the blueFROG community. Regulars as well as newcomers can come over every Tuesday for a night of mingling, bonding and chilling out. Make it your weekly hangout zone where people become familiar, prices are great and the music is always upbeat and recognisable.

We start the night with a hilarious Stand-Up comedy routine and then move into some groovy tunes.

There are great deals on F&B including quarters all night (starting at Rs. 500 plus taxes), beer buckets (starting at Rs. 650 plus taxes) and cocktail pitchers (Rs. 1500 plus taxes) plus wine at retail prices (i.e. same as wine shop prices). Also check out our range of Craft Beers from Gateway Breweries.

In music we're going old school and commercial with popular cover band Jukebox. So come on down to the blueFROG Bar Night. Make it YOUR night! 
09:00PM-12:30AM
Retro
The blueFROG Bar Night
17 Wed
Live Banned was formed in 2011. Over 130 shows old, the Bangalore band has entertained audiences and hipsters across India with their humour, stage act, wacky costumes and a unique sound which fuses various genres, giving it a South Indian twist. Formed as a ‘live only’ band that parodied popular film and cheesy pop music with tight rock, metal and electronic arrangements, they evolved into one that gave equal importance to their satirical original compositions. Live Banned finally decided to bring out a full length album in August 2014 due to popular demand. The 7 track debut album ‘If you park here your tyre will be air out’, which also features the super hit, ‘The Auto Tune’, is full of social commentary, satire, South Indianised English, and a sound that brings the ‘mass’ and class together. 

Laxmi Bomb is a newly formed electro-pop outfit from Bombay, in a place and time when the city had a better name and sang a different song.

The theme is reflective of those times and represented through a young woman’s imagery. A traveller of the many landscapes in a city called ‘Hॐ’, the title of the debut EP. It meanders through ‘happy-hustle-bustle’ and ‘eerie calm’ in equal measure. With classic Hindi cinema motifs and pop-disco beats thrown in with candid measure. 

They have featured in various pockets that include The Scene at blueFROG, MTV India Anniversary Special, the House of Vans edition at Sitara Studio and D’Bell. Not to mention festivals like Ragasthan and the Sony Music Conference in Kerala 2014. 

Laxmi has also received her fair share of press with leading publications such as The Indian Express, Times of India, Bombay Times, Mid-Day, HT Café, NH7 amongst others bringing her story to the forefront. Here are some press links to peruse through:

Laxmi is unique and comfortable in her own identity. As the review in ‘Mid-Day’ put it, “a breath of fresh air in a city with its fair share of imitators”.
09:30PM-12:30AM
Alternative Rock
Pepsi MTV Indies and blueFROG present RIBBIT: Live Banned, Laxmi Bomb
18 Thu
Emerge into a new era of the intricate world of sound. Discover a side to music that you’ve never witnessed before. It’s time for the next chapter of Live Entertainment in India, featuring artists like Dismantle, Go Go Berlin, These Reigning Days, Thomas Dybdhal, Popface, and more. And it doesn’t stop there. Conceptualized by LIVE Viacom18, in association with Blue Frog and Vh1 India we’re putting together a distinctive blend of music and art that will alleviate all your senses; with photography, live painting, modern art and more, all under one roof. Watch out for exclusive merchandise, heavy basslines and an experience of a lifetime. Emerge with us, and watch the magic unfold. 

Brighton Based Will Knighton has now laid a solid footprint in the soil of the UK Bass scene. Since his massive release ʻComputationʼ and the acclaimed follow up ʻWarp EPʼ on Shy FXʼs Digital Soundboy, Dismantle has continued to garner massive support from the likes of Annie Mac, Diplo, Skream, Zane Lowe, Mista Jam, Toddla T and all the key taste makers.

As well as his releases on Soundboy, Will has turned out remixes for A-Trak & Zinc, No Doubt with Major Lazer, Sub Focus and Toddla T to name a few and has continued to blur the line between Dance music genres.

2013 took Dismantle on a whirlwind round-the-world tour with Boxfresh and Vice Magazine to film ʻBefore Monday Comesʼ, taking in the nightlife of Stockholm, Berlin, Beijing, New York and London. Either side of this Will took to the road for a huge run of summer shows and festivals including Glastonbury, Hideout, Global Gathering, Tomorrowland, SW4, Pukkelpop and Bestival, cementing himself as a firm festival favourite.

Dismantle opened up 2014 with his huge remix of Jus Nowʼs ʻTun Upʼ, an absolute monster on the dance floor. The summer has also seen the release of his first compilation album on Toolroom Records for their Toolroom Knights series, including five very special exclusive tracks. Dismantle continues to release on Digital Soundboy and is embarking on some exciting collaborations.
10:30PM-01:00AM
Electronic
Emerge - Experience Tomorrow's Craze Today - feat. DISMANTLE (UK)
19 Fri

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20 Sat
Janux
Janux is fresh out from his two main-stage slots at OZORA 2014 & HADRA 2014!

One of the pioneer DJs of India who has played all over the planet. DJ Janux: the name comes from 'Janus', a mythical Roman god who has two faces: one dark, one light - one looking into the past, one looking into the future.

A powerful DJ who can read any situation and play the perfect vibe for that space and time. Janux's style ranges from high energy trippy night music, to magical twilight, to strong and psychedelic morning sounds. His high energy performances packed full with killer mixing, sorcery, and dance power, transform the party into a powerful spirit. 

His roots in music started in the mid '80s in Goa where he was a kid growing up in the early days of the trance scene. He has been DJing since 1998, and has played at parties and festivals all over the world including Tree of Life and Universal Religion. His DJ journey has put him behind the decks in NYC (where he started the DJ collective called “Sound Species”), London, Amsterdam, Hungary, France, Oslo, Turkey, Nepal, Bangkok, Goa, and all over the rest of India. 

Nitin
He has played all around the country's clubs and bars, honing his skills and developing his style of music. It was on his frequent trips to Goa that he first discovered Goa trance and the vibrant scene that psychedelic music has to offer. 

From House and Hip hop to Psychedelic trance, Nitin has spent the last 9 years of his Career dedicated to the style. He is one of the nation’s foremost trance DJs playing the biggest parties in the country. He has headlined some of the biggest events such as SUNBURN, HILLTOP XMAS -NYE-HILLTOP FESTIVAL, UNIVERSAL RELIGION NEPAL, FREEEARTH FESTIVAL GREECE and BLACKMOON FESTIVAL ITALY, and been a feature on most of the electronic festivals in the country.

He is known for his bouncy and up-tempo, extremely intelligent sets and he knows how to get people on the dance floor moving and grooving. 
He has played with all the top Psy trance acts in the world such as ACE VENTURA, Astrix, SPHONGLE, PROMETHEUS, GMS, NEELIX, TRISTAN and many more. Playing to packed dance floors of crowds exceeding 4000 and 5000 at HILLTOPS NYE and lots of other mind boggling beach parties and festivals. If trance is your sound – you will not be disappointed with this dance floor destroyer.
10:00PM-01:30AM
Psytrance
Janux + NitiN
21 Sun
Stretching languidly over 5 hours, the brunch is nothing short of decadent. With over 50 dishes to choose from you would need many Sundays to sample everything on offer. The open bar includes a whole range of cocktails, champagne cocktails, martinis and fruit juices.

The Sunday brunch at blueFROG is the only brunch in town with live music and dancing. It is the perfect place to spend time with your loved ones, over a variety of board games like Monopoly, Scrabble and Jenga. The blueFROG Sunday brunch - a game the whole family can play!
11:30AM-05:00PM
Food
The blueFROG Sunday Brunch + miniFROG with fun activities for kids
MON 23 Tue
The blueFROG Bar Night is an evening devoted to the blueFROG community. Regulars as well as newcomers can come over every Tuesday for a night of mingling, bonding and chilling out. Make it your weekly hangout zone where people become familiar, prices are great and the music is always upbeat and recognisable.

We start the night with a hilarious Stand-Up comedy routine and then move into some groovy tunes.

There are great deals on F&B including quarters all night (starting at Rs. 500 plus taxes), beer buckets (starting at Rs. 650 plus taxes) and cocktail pitchers (Rs. 1500 plus taxes) plus wine at retail prices (i.e. same as wine shop prices). Also check out our range of Craft Beers from Gateway Breweries.

In music we're going old school and commercial with popular cover band Jukebox. So come on down to the blueFROG Bar Night. Make it YOUR night! 
09:00PM-12:30AM
Retro
The blueFROG Bar Night
24 Wed
Mumbai based Sky Rabbit (formerly known as Medusa) defines their sound as electronic/alternative. A formidable quartet of Mumbai’s most gifted youth, Raxit (Vocals/Samples), Rahul (Guitar/Samples), Siddharth (Bass) and Harsh (Drums) have stumbled upon something unique, merging electronica with indie and post-punk styles.

Sky Rabbit was one of four bands in India that was selected to be part of Soundpad, a project organised by the British Council, where they recorded two tracks with legendary producer John Leckie (Radiohead, Pink Floyd, The Verve) at Yash Raj Studios in Mumbai.

In 2009 Sky Rabbit performed at the Great Escape Festival in Brighton and continued their UK tour to Cardiff, Oxford, Liverpool and London.

Their debut album, which released in January 2012 under the Virgin EMI record label, is a set of tightly constructed tracks that blend synthetic textures with more organic instrumentation, creating a sound that is bold, experimental and ultimately captivating and addictive.

The band has been gigging relentlessly and is also working on their next EP due to release soon.
10:00PM-12:30AM
Electronic Rock
Sky Rabbit
25 Thu
Peter Cat Recording Co. comes from New Delhi, currently consisting of four members. The sound is heavily inspired by classic Bollywood motifs, American big band, and ballroom waltz. 

Their first album Sinema was released in early 2010 to wide acclaim, with their second album Wall Of Want delving more into more experimental territory. Amid the wave of critical praise, Radiohead and Nirvana producer Miti Adhikari highlighted them as an act he would love to produce. 

Their live show straddles the line between performance art and musical salvation, encompassing backdrops of iconic Bollywood film sequences and musical samples, bullhorns, deftly controlled vocal histrionics, and long instrumental passages; building and collapsing around what are often two hour sets.
10:00PM-12:30AM
Gypsy Jazz
Peter Cat Recording Co.
26 Fri
Big things have humble beginnings, just like great music starts from a single note, and nobody defines this phenomenon better than GRAIN aka Gaurav Raina. One half of India’s biggest electronica export – Midival Punditz, Gaurav is no stranger to pushing the envelope. After over a decade and a half of Midival Punditz, Gaurav’s solo project – GRAIN is about going back to the roots and producing quality music.

From being DJs in Delhi clubs to making their own music and releasing 3 studio albums, Midival Punditz began making electronica when it was just starting out in the West. Eventually leading to the conception of Asian Electronica.

As a producer, Gaurav has earned varied experiences working with the likes of Anoushka Shankar, Karsh Kale, Sting and Norah Jones. As an artist, he has performed with international names such as Alicia Keys, Norah Jones, Usher etc as well as composed background scores for Bollywood films including Dum Maro Dum, Karthik Calling Karthik and Soundtrack.

A DJ who plays cross-genre, experimental sets and explores new scenes and sounds, GRAIN’s music flows from Electronica to Indian Electronica and Drum n Bass to Dubstep. Born from Gaurav’s personal desire to write songs and vocal tracks, GRAIN’s tracks started out as experiments with Karsh Kale and then with Talia Bentson. Once Karsh and Gaurav wrote their track It’s All Right, GRAIN’s entire sound emerged clearly.

Now spending time in his studio fine tuning his first album titled Grey to Silver, GRAIN has been unleashing his new brand of music at live gigs and intimate listening sessions.
10:30PM-01:30AM
Electronic
GRAIN Live Set Feat. Karsh Kale, Monica Dogra and Ankur Tewari
27 Sat
10:30PM-01:30AM
Retro
Retro Night
28 Sun
Stretching languidly over 5 hours, the brunch is nothing short of decadent. With over 50 dishes to choose from you would need many Sundays to sample everything on offer. The open bar includes a whole range of cocktails, sparkling wine cocktails, martinis, beer, wine and fruit juices.

The Sunday brunch at blueFROG is the only brunch in town with live music and dancing. It is the perfect place to spend time with your loved ones, over a variety of board games like Monopoly, Scrabble and Jenga. The blueFROG Sunday brunch - a game the whole family can play!

Artist Performing: TBC




12:30PM-05:00PM
Food
Sunday Brunch + miniFROG with fun activities for kids
09:00PM-11:30PM
Folk
Soulful Sundays
MON 30 Tue
The blueFROG Bar Night is an evening devoted to the blueFROG community. Regulars as well as newcomers can come over every Tuesday for a night of mingling, bonding and chilling out. Make it your weekly hangout zone where people become familiar, prices are great and the music is always upbeat and recognisable.

We start the night with a hilarious Stand-Up comedy routine and then move into some groovy tunes.

There are great deals on F&B including quarters all night (starting at Rs. 500 plus taxes), beer buckets (starting at Rs. 650 plus taxes) and cocktail pitchers (Rs. 1500 plus taxes) plus wine at retail prices (i.e. same as wine shop prices). Also check out our range of Craft Beers from Gateway Breweries.

In music we're going old school and commercial with popular cover band Jukebox. So come on down to the blueFROG Bar Night. Make it YOUR night! 
09:00PM-12:30AM
Retro
The blueFROG Bar Night
01 Wed
Victor and the Crowns is a rock-n-roll act of hobby musicians from Mumbai. They come together to bring you music of the the 60s, 70s and 80s featuring theirinterpretations of iconic rock n roll bands like The Rolling Stones, Elvis, The Beatles, CCR, Janis Joplin, Doobie Brothers, Billy Joel, Tina Turner, Chuck Berry and others.

Enjoy the vibrantly electrifying vocals of the dynamic front-man, the beautiful and tightly-pitched complex 4-piece choral ensemble and the flawless, feet-tapping music that is sure to get you on the dance floor. 

10:00PM-12:30AM
Rock
Victor And The Crowns
02 Thu

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