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MON 21 Tue
Celebrated every 21st of June, World Music Day is a global event, free and open to all to music styles and for all music lovers! This year, on the eve of #WorldMusicDay, come celebrate & support music in all its diversity with these fresh talents on FROG Stage - Dharmaks Bundeliya, Gobblestones, Interactive Feel, Unholy Grudge.

(Brought to you by Alliance Francaise & blueFROG)
07:30PM-01:00AM
FolkRock
Alliance Francaise & blueFROG present World Music Day Alliance Francaise & blueFROG present World Music Day…
22 Wed

About Leon Russell

Offering over a decade of knowledge in the field of music, this Mumbai born DJ/ Producer/ Label Owner Leon Russell can leverage this experience to read a crowd. Having kept up with the changing circuit, his skills extend from Retro to Rock, Hip-Hop to House, and beyond. His style of playing is matchless. Be it rock or retro, if its the rare stuff you want to hear, youll hear it from his console. 
10:00PM-01:00AM
Classic House
Kaleidoscope ft. Leon Russell Kaleidoscope ft. Leon Russell
23 Thu

DnA Machines

DnA Machines is the brainchild of a Kolkata based avante-garde duo comprising of Debjit Mahalanobis & Agnitray Chakraborty, which took a musical shape eventually in November, 2015 as they shared their common love for heavy percussions and groovy bass lines. The music revolves around deftly crafted beats, big bassdrops and spacious soundscapes of dub. It is all live and loads of real instruments with electronics of course. The inspiration list is quite varied from genres like 'dance and electronica', and 'classical' to artists and bands like Zakir Hussain, Trilok Gurtu, Les Claypool, Edger Meyer, Victor Wooten, Snarky puppy, Asian Dub Foundation, and Dream Koala. Their innovative take on live performances where they infuse worldly elements with high voltage grooves and put it in loop to produce cranking phat electronic beats with percussive magic which is surely an inspiration for celebration. 

Wriddh

He has been in the music circuit of Kolkata/Chennai/ Mumbai since the year 2005 with core rock group ‘Kryptic’(English). However, gradually he started playing with ensembles and solo, just with an acoustic guitar and at times, minus one tracks. He recently played with ‘The Journo Trio’ in Chennai and ‘Wriddh & The Crotchet Family’ in Mumbai. 


Opening Act: UkeBox

09:30PM-01:00AM
Avant-gardeFolk more
DnA Machines & Wriddh; Opening Act: UkeBox DnA Machines & Wriddh; Opening Act: UkeBox
24 Fri

Dhruv Ghanekar

Dhruv Ghanekar is a Prolific Composer, Producer and highly respected Guitar player based in Mumbai. He has performed and recorded with some of the biggest names in India and on the International arena. His latest album release titled 'Voyage' is a musical sojourn of various international cultures as seen and heard through Dhruv’s Indian lens. The music crosses many borders and transcends any fusion effort to come out of this region by many a mile. A microcosm of global diversity in itself, the album leaves one yearning for more with its seamless blend of genres from around the world, into a singular sonic voice. Dhruv is the most sought after composer working in Mumbai today. He balances his time scoring music and performing his funky brand of Jazz and Indian sound.


"The growth of the Indie music genre can be attributed to a few determined artists like Dhruv Ghanekar"- Times of India

" Voyage combines serious musicianship with commercial appeal. Though its traditional Indian roots are strong, Dhruv's contemporary flair seamlessly navigates other cultures, beautifully blending various folkloric colors with driving rock muscle, jazz-fusion elasticity and vocal sophistication. It's a blast from start to finish." - Ian Patterson - All About Jazz

 


Kush Upadhyay Trio


Kush Upadhyay is an 18 year old Blues/Rock session guitarist that has been a part of various bands since 2013. Kush was born and raised in Mumbai, India. He grew up listening to Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jeff Beck and he was heavily influenced by the likes Michael Landau, Scott Henderson, Karizma, Weather Report in his early teens. He recently formed a trio, The Kush Upadhyay Group and released his debut EP, Songs In The Key Of EP. Kush Upadhyay has played across the country on different stages some of them being BlueFrog, High Spirits, Humming Tree, Hard Rock Cafe, Euriska, Counterculture, etc. He is one of the youngest musicians to have played some of the iconic blues festivals such as Mahindra Blues Festival with Warren Mendonsa and An Ode To The Blues. The Kush Upadhyay Group is a trio that features Nathan Thomas on bass, Varoon Aiyer on drums and Kush Upadhyay on guitars. The trio is a new age Blues/Rock instrumental band that features a set of their own music, heavily influenced by artists like Jeff Beck, Jimi Hendrix, Michael Landau, Scott Henderson and more. All three members of the band are session musicians who have come together to form a fun project to play their own music.The Kush Upadhyay Group released their debut EP, Songs In The Key Of EP in November, 2015 which was recorded at Cotton Press Studios and was mixed and mastered by none other than Mr. Warren Mendonsa. The band is currently working on their album which is due to release in April, 2016.Band Name- The Kush Upadhyay Trio.

 
Band Lineup

Kush Upadhyay- Guitars

Nathan Thomas- Bass

Varoon Aiyer- Drums

10:30PM-01:30AM
BluesExperimental more
Dhruv Voyage, Opening Act: Kush Upadhyay Trio Dhruv Voyage, Opening Act: Kush Upadhyay Trio
Today
08:30PM-09:30PM
Comedy
Indian Comedy Club

The Other People


With eight years of professional performances under their belt, 'The Other People' is India's pop/rock sensation. With playing a pied range of popular covers, this six-member band has been making waves at clubs, concerts and private events across the country. Currently, they are also taking steps to write and compose original music. The band is known for performances that are full of beans!

‘The Other People’ was formed in July, 2004. They are proverbial in and around the club circuit having performed at eminent venues such as the blueFROG, Hard Rock Café, Opus, Amadeus, Shiro, V Spot Cafe etc. 

10:30PM-01:30AM
RockRetro more
Retro Night with The Other People
26 Sun
Come on over to the Frog for some great music, miniFROG activities, a sinful spread and a spirited bar!

Artist for the Brunch: 
Nestor Coutinho (Singer/Songwriter) will be belting out some popular covers at the brunch on Sunday.
11:30AM-05:00PM
Food
Sunday Brunch + miniFROG with fun activities for kids
Dhruv Sangari is a renowned music performer in India, trained and also given guidance by the legendary maestro late Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khansaheb. He is part of the “Rooh” ensemble based in New Delhi, India. The troupe shall be paying tribute to the late maestro by performing the timeless poetic works of the great master, embodying the mystic message of peace, love and joy.
08:15PM-01:00AM
TributeWorld
Tribute to Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan by Dhruv Sangari & Rooh
MON 28 Tue
Beat the Tuesday Troubles by heading over to blueFROG. Our weekly bar nights promise great deals on F&B, superb company and hip-shaking music! 
10:30PM-01:00AM
PopRetro more
blueFROG Bar Nights
Free entry
29 Wed

About Leon Russell

Offering over a decade of knowledge in the field of music, this Mumbai born DJ/ Producer/ Label Owner Leon Russell can leverage this experience to read a crowd. Having kept up with the changing circuit, his skills extend from Retro to Rock, Hip-Hop to House, and beyond. His style of playing is matchless. Be it rock or retro, if its the rare stuff you want to hear, youll hear it from his console. 
10:00PM-01:00AM
Classic House
Kaleidoscope ft. Leon Russell
Free entry
30 Thu

 

The Lightyears Explode

The Lightyears Explode are a three piece Garage / Indie / Punk band from Mumbai, India. Formed in 2009, the band comprises of Aaron Carvalho on Drums, Shalom Benjamin on Bass and Saurabh Roy on Guitars/Vocals. The band draws their influence from everything ranging from The White Stripes to Ganpati Visarjans, forming their very own blend of Masala Punk! Since their inception “The Lightyears Explode” hit the Mumbai college circuit with a bang. Strong performances and positive word of mouth eventually resulted in them breaking into the big league. Their song “The Weapon” was featured on “Stupid Stupid Stupid” The third installment of the nation wide un-metal compilation album “Stupid Ditties” and "She Probably Still Is" was featured in the fourth edition of the same. The band went on to win the 2011 edition of the Channel [V] Launchpad. They released their eponymous EP in March 2011 at Bluefrog. The EP was given out free, physically as well as digitally. The digital release happened on India’s premium Indie music website – NH7. More on that here. The band’s single Three Kills (Kunj Gutka) was featured on the sound track of Bejoy Nambiar’s David. The Lightyears Explode draw a very close influence from Bollywood with their popular cover of ‘Eena Meena Deeka’ and their own songs like ‘Garam Dharam’ and ‘I am a Disco Dancer’. The Lightyears Explode also represented India on the March ’13 edition of The Music Alliance pact with their first single – Garam Dharam. After touring the length and the breadth of the country, the band released their first full length album The Revenge of Kalicharan on 18th April at Bluefrog, Mumbai. 


Gumbal

Gumbal is a Mumbai based Alt-Rock band. Having released a well received electro accoustic EP last year called 'A For', voc
alist Arjun Iyer & Bassist Satish Sridhar recruited ex Blek drummer Varoon Iyer and Spud in the box guitarist Siddharth Talwar that has led Gumbal's sound into a fascinating mix of alternative space rock and electronica.


Punk On Toast

Punk On Toast was formed by Suyog (then drummer), Yogesh (guitarist/vocalist) and Aditya (guitarist/vocalist) in 2009. After a few lineup changes, Prathamesh took over the bass duties and Kalidas took over the drum duties. The new lineup has evolved the sound of the band quite a lot. Punk On Toast played their debut gig at the Stupidditties 5 Album Launch at B69 by Bajaao. Since then, the band has played and headlined gigs at many top venues in and around Mumbai. The band has also got a great coverage from the Indie Music Channel, Pepsi MTV Indies and Rolling Stone India. Punk On Toast released a 5track EP tited “For Hire" on 1 st January 2015 which is now available for download on all leading digital platforms.



Gumbal

Gumbal is a Mumbai based Alt-Rock band. Having released a well received electro accoustic EP last year called 'A For', vocalist Arjun Iyer & Bassist Satish Sridhar recruited ex Blek drummer Varoon Iyer and Spud in the box guitarist Siddharth Talwar that has led Gumbal's sound into a fascinating mix of alternative space rock and electronica.

 

09:00PM-01:00AM
RockPunk more
BOMB Nights ft. Light Years Explode + Gumbal + Punk On Tost + Mommy's Not Home
01 Fri

Tribal Flora

Tribal Flora is music that transcends space and time. It started out as a group of friends casually meeting up and jamming out the sunsets by the seaside. They would mostly play tribal rhythms with earthy instruments at that time, using djembes, didgeridoos and morsing (Jew’s harp) and various indigenous drums. The sound gradually crystallized into a form which was earthy and primal. More recently, they have built upon the solid foundation of tribal rhythm and added a variety of flavour to their music to create a unique sound. They include elements from Indian classical, tribal/folk, western (classical, jazz, blues, reggae, and rock), electronica, DnB and psychedelic music. A lot of the inspiration is drawn from nature. The band has spent a lot of time outdoors together, often jamming with the insects, birds, rivers, wind and fire. Most of their music is spontaneously improvised.



Tarqeeb


Tarqeeb 
is Ashish Jose. A seeker of hedonism through rhythm, philanthropy through music-making, he formed his moniker in the summer of 2012. The idea was always simple--promotion of quality EDM, minus the little labels and the big boxes. The only constants remain deep, groovy bass-lines, dark atmospheres and a trajectory that ultimately crescendos into high energy dance music. Coming from a Metal (bassist) and Psychedelic trance background, his sets innately include a generous dose of live sampling, layering and an overall vibe that could be defined as 'eclectic.' His influences run deep. Think older heavyweights like Photek, LTJ Bukem, Ed Rush, BSE, Concord Dawn as well as producers like Alix Perez, Rockwell, Mefjus, Foreign Concept as a representation of the newer breed of the same. If asked for a self-description, Tarqeeb tends to turn to one of his major musical inspirations, DnB producer Alix Perez's words of wisdom: "I play generally deep but dip into various aspects of drum & bass. I like to read the crowd and let the music breathe. I find mixing in the right musical keys essential. I basically see it as a journey". Still in its nascent stage, Tarqeeb has already given people a reason to move on dance floors around the country. From NH7 Weekender Pune to Bass Camp Festival Delhi and Indian Surf Festival Orissa he's enjoyed playing alongside headliners like London Elektricity, Dub Phizix, Koan Sound, Nanci & Phoebe as well as his peers from India's own burgeoning music scene such as BBC, Ox7gen, Sandunes, Reggae Rajahs, Vice Versa and BASS Foundation to name a few. More recently , his project has also tied up with the Lightbenders from OLE India introducing interactive light visuals for his sets, which focus on creating a complete interactive audio-visual experience with the audience.

 


09:30PM-01:30AM
DubstepFusion more
Tribal Flora + Tarqeeb
02 Sat
08:30PM-09:30PM
Comedy
Stand Up Comedy
10:00PM-01:30AM
Progressive HouseElectro House
megaFROG Saturday feat. DJ VAL, DJ Denzyl, DJ Gavin
03 Sun
Come on over to the Frog for some great music, miniFROG activities, a sinful spread and a spirited bar!
11:30AM-05:00PM
Food
Sunday Brunch + miniFROG with fun activities for kids
HOOK is a five piece band with a big band sound which derives its inspiration from one of the basic tenets of the grunge scene - to create music that helps make sense of the noise. 

This will be a night that'll be big, bold, loud and most importantly, a signal of intent for something that the city has not yet seen before - a tribute to not just a band but an entire genre.

So wear your faded flannel and unwashed torn jeans and head over on the 3rd of July to the Frog as we belt out defining tracks from the grunge era by bands like Stone Temple Pilots, Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Alice in Chains, Soundgarden and more. Watch the night come alive as we have five guest vocalists joining us on stage, some of whom you've wanted to see perform these songs for a long, long time.

For more updates on the night, check out our event page: Letters From Seattle: A Grunge Tribute By Hook ft. guest artists
10:00PM-01:30AM
Rock
Letters From Seattle: A Grunge Tribute by Hook
MON 05 Tue
Beat the Tuesday Troubles by heading over to blueFROG. Our weekly bar nights promise great deals on F&B, superb company and hip-shaking music! 
09:30PM-01:00AM
RockRetro more
blueFROG Bar Nights
Free entry
06 Wed
Offering over a decade of knowledge in the field of music, this Mumbai born DJ/ Producer/ Label Owner Leon Russell can leverage this experience to read a crowd. Having kept up with the changing circuit, his skills extend from Retro to Rock, Hip-Hop to House, and beyond. His style of playing is matchless. Be it retro or house, if its the rare stuff you want to hear, youll hear it from his console. 
10:00PM-01:00AM
Classic House
Kaleidoscope ft. Leon Russell
Free entry
07 Thu

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08 Fri

‘The Mother of Electronica’: Ma Faiza, is one of the most notable and iconic names in electronic dance music (EDM) in India today. From her modest beginnings on the beaches of Goa, this African born British artist has played at the biggest stages and parties the world over. In a love affair with music that has spanned over two decades, Ma Faiza came to India to rediscover her roots. Ask those who have witnessed her shows and they will tell you about the com ‘The Mother of Electronica’: Ma Faiza, is one of the most notable and iconic names in electronic dance music (EDM) in India today. From her modest beginnings on the beaches of Goa, this African born British artist has played at the biggest stages and parties the world over. In a love affair with music that has spanned over two decades, Ma Faiza came to India to rediscover her roots. Ask those who have witnessed her shows and they will tell you about the communion of music, love, soul and freedom. She narrates an audiovisual experience so uplifting, that the vibes touch your soul. You only have to watch her to munion of music, love, soul and freedom. She narrates an audiovisual experience so uplifting, that the vibes touch your soul. You only have to watch her to believe it. Ma Faiza has been pushing the electronic dance music scene for close to two decades & is India’s most popular EDM artists. Her explosive performances have been featured at some of India’s premier EDM events including Smirnoff Experience, Bar 21, Sunburn Festival, Vh1 Supersonic, Global Groove Festival and EarthSync Festival.

10:00PM-01:30AM
Progressive TranceTech House
Ma Faiza - Maximum Tour 2016
09 Sat
DJ KAN-i:

Officially India’s Best Hip- Hop DJ 3 times in a row by myfav.in (Jury Panel 2010-2011) (Peoples Choice 2011-2012 & 2012-2013), KAN-i is one of the best DJs India has seen in the past decade. From Mumbai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Chennai and Pune to New York, Los Angeles, Dubai and Bangkok- he has performed all across the globe. A true mastermind on the Turntables, he breathes life into every performance by belting out mixes that get the party started and keep it going.

Apart from having opened for International artists like Grammy award-winning Chamillionare (VH1 Hip-hop Hustle) Wyclef Jean, Kardinal Offishal, Apache Indian, Jay Sean, Raghav and many more, KAN-i has evolved a unique style of his own, that blends Hip Hop, R&B Dance, House and Electro House- an Urban Contemporary Style into one wicked package for his audience.

Having been in the music industry for over 15 years, his journey kick-started in full swing when he achieved the title of 'Runner-Up' in War of the DJs,(2004-05). In 2007, he won the War of the DJs- South India, and was runner up in the finals, and had the honor of judging the same event in the following years. He has also collaborated with the Times Music Company in producing an album. 
MyfavDJ followed shortly in 2010 and 2011 awarding him the title of ‘Best Hip-Hop DJ’, two years in a row.

Full of an infectious energy and an undying spirit to spread the joy and love, KAN-i continues to bring in fresh remixes of diverse genres of contemporary music, interspersed with unique loops, crazy vocals and an absolutely unexpected blends of sounds, that instantly connect with the crowd, leaving them hungry for more. To put it simply, KAN-i creates audio-visual dynamite that’ll just blow you away!



DJ PROOF


Vinayak widely known as DJ Proof has translated his passion for music by being the man himself behind the wheels of steel. DJ Proof started off Dj’ing professionally from the year 2010 and has already performed to full houses in the city of Mumbai. He Specialises in Hip Hop, Trap, Moombahton, Dubstep, Reggae, Dancehall, Glitch Hop and many more. He learnt DJ’ing from Reputed Nasha Workstation and mentored under India's No 1 Hip Hop DJ, DJ SA; a spin doctor whose style can be described in just one word....FRESH! Witness the metamorphosis from club music to commercial music to music of your taste and the culprit behind your hangover next morning.
10:00PM-01:30AM
Hip/Hop
Hip Hop Showdown ft. DJ KAN-i & DJ Proof
10 Sun
Come on over to the Frog for some great music, miniFROG activities, a sinful spread and a spirited bar!
11:30AM-05:00PM
Food
Sunday Brunch + miniFROG with fun activities for kids
08:30PM-09:30PM
Comedy
Stand Up Comedy
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