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September 2015

MON 01 Tue
Howard Pereira: is a well known musician and has been gigging with bands like Dischordian, Overhung and The Howard Pereira Trio. Howards vocals range from soft and pleasant to scratchy but is consistently soulful. Catch the Make The Scene co-founder bring some soulful covers and originals to the stage.

Yashashree: Primarily a guitarist with a flair for song-writing who is now stepping up to the microphone to tell her stories. Started playing guitar at the age of 12 years and has played with bands throughout school and college. Influenced by Blues-Rock artists like Jimi Hendrix, Cream, Led Zeppelin, Deap Vally, Seasick Steve and many more, she is also a proud endorser of Iret’s St. Anger Fuzz Pedal.

 

Links - 

https://www.reverbnation.com/yashashreesanap

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKhJh2qvyJs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNmGMFu_AVk

https://www.facebook.com/yashashree16?ref=hl

 
08:30PM-09:30PM
RockBlues more
Early Set: Howard Pereira & Yashashree Sanap Early Set: Howard Pereira & Yashashree…
DJ Leon Russell: 

Offering over a decade of knowledge in the field of music, DJ 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 it’s the rare stuff you want to hear, you’ll hear it from his console. He was thus nominated and won the 2nd Runner Up place in the Retro Category for the MyFav Awards 2014-2015! No matter the genre, his tunes keep you coming back for more.
10:30PM-01:00AM
RetroRnB
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02 Wed

Comprising of Arsh Sharma and Srijan Mahajan. Evolving from a project which has spent over a year and a half in the studio to a full-fledged live act , FuzzCulture is an act which aims to combine melody and groove within a framework of mix-tape experimentation. FuzzCulture’s live shows promise to be ripe with energy, and you would be advised to come prepared for a full fledged roller-coaster ride.

Srijan Mahajan is also the Drummer for Parikrama, Half Step Down, And Cyanide and has played over 700 shows in the country and all over the world. Srijan is also a full time producer at Studio Fuzz and is currently involved in projects on television and in film.

Arsh Sharma is also the Guitarist/Vocalist for The Circus and has played over 250 Shows in the country and abroad. Arsh is also a full time producer at Studio Fuzz and is currently involved in projects on television and in film.

09:30PM-01:00AM
Electronic
FuzzCulture, Opening Act: Blek FuzzCulture, Opening Act: Blek
Today

DEVOID: 

Formed in a decade when heavy metal was still in its infant stages in India, Devoid has grown to become veteran death/thrash metallers representing a genre which was long under represented in the country.


Formed in 2005, the band then comprised of lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Arun Iyer, drummer Shubham Kumar and the lead guitarist Keshav Kumar. The three member group would meet Frank Pawar in 2006, which would be the line up for the larger part of the bands career. The band called ample attention on to itself by winning Campus Rock Idols which was one of the biggest competitions for rock and metal bands at that point in time, with in the first year of being together. With the fan base steadily increasing Devoid started touring with several indigenous acts in the scene like Demonic Resurrection, Bhayanak Maut, Myndsnare, Kryptos, Brute Force, Infernal Wrath etc. playing cities Pune, Hyderabad, Delhi, Shillong and home ground- Bombay. It wasn’t too long before the band moved from opening slots to headlining slots.



In 2010, Devoid reached one of its biggest and most crucial milestones in the band’s career when they released their debut ‘A God’s Lie’ through Demonstealer Records. The band toured Bangalore, Mumbai and Pune along side death/thrash metal troupers Nervecell from UAE. In the years to follow Devoid went on to share the stage with Cradle of Filth, Decapitated and Sybreed when the bands toured India. The band received rave reviews for the album all across, with one reviewer who went as far as to say that “A God’s Lie is a thrash metal fan’s wet dream come true”.




09:30PM-01:00AM
Rock
Iron Maiden Album Listen feat. Devoid & Friends
04 Fri

John Dahlbäck

Label owner, producer, remixer and DJ: there isn’t much John Dahlback hasn’t done during his decade-young career. Now, at just 28, he sits atop the global dance scene with a forthcoming album on one of the world’s leading (and largest) electronic labels Ultra and a diary that defines the term transatlantic as he jets back and forth between America, Ibiza and beyond. Rewind just on eleven years and we find John at the start of his professional journey, signing his first releases at the tender age of 17, which even by the youthfully dominated standards of the world of dance, is remarkable.

Whether it was deep house and techno for legendary imprints like Kompakt or Dessous, through to the later expansion of his style to incorporate the energy of big-room electro for the likes of Spinnin’, Protocol, Toolroom, Big Beat, Phazing and Wall there are few - if any - who can boast such a varied and impressive musical CV. However, what makes this achievement even more historic is that he also found time to establish and develop not one, but two labels all of his own.

http://www.johndahlback.com/
http://twitter.com/John_dahlback
http://www.youtube.com/johndahlbacktour
http://soundcloud.com/john-dahlback
https://new.myspace.com/johndahlback

09:00PM-01:30AM
House
VH1 Supersonic Club Nights feat. John Dahlback
05 Sat
Mikhail Almeida:
Mikhail is a writer, stand up comedian, improviser and a 21 year old student that's taken four years to get to the third year of his degree. When he's not making bad decisions regarding life he's busy being a mass consumer of Chicken Tikka. He now seeks validation by making strangers laugh.


Kunal Kamra:
Kunal Kamra has a career in advertising which has made him so jaded and frustrated that he does stand up in order to satisfy his need to ridicule and mock what he sees in his daily life. He's an observational comedian, and is known for his weird and twisted take on things. He's brutally honest and incisive and his material is fresh, edgy and hilarious.


Abhishek Upmanyu:

Abhishek Upmanyu entered the Delhi comedy circuit in December 2013, and since then has been performing regularly at various kitty parties and birthday's of kids with low IQ. Known for his super fast, extremely quick, faster than light delivery style, he does hours of material in minutes. He aspires to create his own 1 hours special, but it would just take 2 minutes of your time.
08:30PM-09:30PM
Comedy
100% Comedy
DJ SA is India's premier Hip Hop/Trap DJ, voted India's best Hip-Hop DJ at the inaugral VH1 MyFav Awards in the past, Sa has taken Hip-Hop music to a whole new level in the country.

Having a key role in promoting Hip Hop/Trap music, Dj Sa can be seen performing regularly at clubs all around the country. 2013 saw Dj SA playing the NH7 Weekender,Pune with rave reviews. Furthermore appearances at the NH7 Shakedown parties as well as his own signature night "Fresh" saw him crate digging into his roots to get Hip Hop the attention it deserves.

Opening for the likes of Akon, Charmillionaire, Kardinal Ofishall, Sean Kingston, Snoop Dogg (Lion), MIMS and DJ Green Lantern resulting in collaboration with Universal Music to promote all their hip hop albums across India in the past. More recently opening for "DJ Mick" at VH1's signature event "Hip Hop Hustle" as well as providing support to bass music kingpin "Flux Pavilion" further cements his status as a key player in Indian club culture.
10:30PM-01:00AM
Hip/Hop
UnCensored TURN IT UP ft. DJ SA + DJ Uri
06 Sun

A Barefoot Productions

I LOVE YOU, LET’S HAVE SEX
is an interactive theatre piece, devised and performed by two actors. Humourous and quick-paced, the play offers insights into how relationships work and changes we can make as individuals to help find connection and empathy with each other.


Recognizing the universality of the content, the actors find ways in which to interact with the audience directly – leading to improvised audience involvement, some real ‘aha’ moments and more than a little madness!


The script twists and turns upon itself, deliberately blurring the lines between performer and audience. In other words, I Love You, Let’s Have Sex is a fun and enriching theatrical experience for anyone who has or ever will be in a relationship with another human being (you?).


The play opened at the Delhi Contemporary Arts Festival to hugely positive response and has since then been gaining a buzz in the Delhi theatre circuit. This performance marks the show’s debut in Mumbai.

Book your tickets for the show here



08:30PM-10:30PM
Theatre
theatre@theFROG ft. I LOVE YOU, LET'S HAVE SEX
10:30PM-01:00AM
Techno
 DJ Stefan
MON 08 Tue

With the release of his EP, Raat Raazi, in 2013, Delhi-based singer-songwriter Prateek Kuhad instantly established himself as one of the most promising artists in the Indian independent music scene. Written completely in Hindi, Raat Raazi released to critical acclaim and featured complex and nuanced guitar work.


Prateek, with his unique blend of minimal, folk arrangements and pop rock melodies, effortlessly captures life’s complexities in his songs. Having performed at venues across New York, Prague, New Orleans and India, he has played at festivals such as the Bacardi NH7 Weekender (2012, 2013), Ziro Festival (2014) and more. Live, Prateek perfectly recreates the warmth and vulnerability that are a signature on his recordings, using his folk-pop sensibilities to forge an infrangible connection with the audience.


Prateek recently released his much awaited debut album titled, In Tokens & Charms, on 21st January 2015.


Website : http://prateekkuhad.com/
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/prateekkuhadmusic
Twitter : https://twitter.com/prateekkuhad
09:30PM-11:30PM
Singer-songwriter
 Prateek Kuhad
Free entry
09 Wed
Norman Doray: 

To understand who this Frenchman has become we must look to his past. Jérémy Le Carour, otherwise known as ‘Norman Doray’, became a global name and one of the most respected DJs in the world through years of extraordinary music and global touring .


Since launching his career in 2002, there are not many highlights this proud Frenchman hasn’t seen. He has toured with everyone from David Guetta to Swedish House Mafia to Avicii and and his discography is filled with collaborations with some of dance music’s greats (David Tort, Avicii, Dirty South, Laidback Luke, David Guetta, ect.). Norman built his resume releasing chat-topping records on some of the industry’s most respected labels (SIZE, Spinnin, Le7els, Interscope, Warner and Atlantic to name a few). Doray is a force to be reckoned with. In 2013, Norman pushed boundaries with his Top 10 releases on Avicii’s Le7els label with “Filtré” and his release on Steve Angello’s label SIZE with “Troublemaker”. To add to those impressive releases, Norman also delivered one of the biggest remixes last year for Interscope Records’s recording artist Robin Thicke on the track “Give It 2 U feat. Kendrick Lamar”.


2014 has proved to be another big year for Doray. His re-work of a 2007 favorite “Apocalypse” with fellow Frenchman Arno Cost, received an amazing vocal treatment from the pop star DEV. In addition to the “Apocalypse” re-work, the Frenchmen also collaborated on their current record “Strong”, which was released on SIZE earlier this summer. However, 2014 isn’t over yet, stay tuned for Doray’s upcoming remixes and originals which are due out later this fall.

10:30PM-01:00AM
ElectronicHouse
Norman Doray + Nikhil Chinapa
10 Thu

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11 Fri
09:30PM-11:30PM
Electronic
Levi's 501 Friday
Free entry
12 Sat

Karsh Kale is widely regarded as a pioneer of global fusion and electronica as his music has inspired and defined the worldwide club phenomenon known as “Asian Massive” or “Asian Underground” in the early part of the decade.

 

Today Karsh's music has travelled far past the underground club scene and has been featured on stages from Lincoln Center to the Burning Man Festival, and from the Barbican Center to the Hollywood Bowl.

 

Karsh’s diverse musical talents – whether as a world-class tabla player/drummer, producer, composer, songwriter, remixer or DJ - have led him to working with some of the world’s leading artists such as Pandit Ravi Shankar, Sting, Zakir Hussain, Herbie Hancock, Lenny Kravitz, Anoushka Shankar, Yoko Ono, Bill Laswell, DJ Spooky, Shujaat Khan, Vijay Iyer, Chaka Khan, Paul Oakenfold and many others.

 

He has also established himself as a cutting edge film composer in India’s fast paced “Bollywood” film industry while continuing to score independent and crossover films in the West. 

09:30PM-01:00AM
ElectronicFusion more
Karsh Kale Live
13 Sun

The Local Train is an independent Rock Band known for their hit singles and edgy music videos. With an explosive live act in their arsenal they have played at some of the most prestigious stages across the country.  Having released singles the band got a tremendous response online with more than half a million hits on their youtube channel. They’re all set to release their debut album and is planning a cross country tour for the launch. 

09:30PM-11:30PM
Rock
Band On The Run Featuring The Local Train(Album Launch Tour)
MON 15 Tue
MOHIT MUKHI is a singer-songwriter-guitar player from Bombay. He studied at Institute of Contemporary Music Performance (London) and since his return last year he has been gigging intensively all across the city.

His songs have been featured on the indie show on Radio One 94.3. As well as doing an interview for the indie show, he was also featured on the Indie Podcast 'Maed In India'.

Check out his song "In My Head" here
08:30PM-10:30PM
Singer-songwriterAcoustic
Gaurav Jugwani & Mohit Mukhi
DJ Leon Russell: 

Offering over a decade of knowledge in the field of music, DJ 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 it’s the rare stuff you want to hear, you’ll hear it from his console. 
10:30PM-01:00AM
RetroRnB more
blueFROG Bar Nights
Free entry
16 Wed

The Band:

 Sarosh – Lead Vocals, Lead Guitars

Sarosh is one of the finest and leading guitarists in India and currently the lead guitarist with Farhan Akhtar and Shaan. He has played with the likes of Trilok Gurtu, Dr. L Subramaniam, Billy Cobham, Jean Luc Ponty, Larry Coryell, Asha Bhosle and Shankar Ehsaan Loy to name a few. He started learning the guitar at the age of seven, under the expert guidance of Salvador Cardozo; and has participated in, and won several instrumental and vocal competitions at the university level as a student. His professional career as a musician began in 1997, and he has come a long way since then. He currently also tours with Shaan. He is registered with the International Guitar Registry, California as a music teacher and imparts his knowledge and guidance to many aspiring musicians in the city. He is also working as a music composer and has worked on many ads & jingles. Sarosh’s major influences include Eddie Van Halen, Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Mark Knopfler, Ritchie Blackmore and Steve Morse. Sarosh’s virtuoso guitar playing form the backbone of the band and his vocals on the Pink Floyd & Dire Straits songs come as a refreshing change of mood in the band’s rocking set-list.

 

Arvind –Bass, Vocals

Arvind is a trained vocalist and also an accomplished bassist. His powerful voice and good vocal range form the basis of the band’s vast variety of song selection. His major influences are Sting, Jim Morrison, Paul McCartney, John Lennon and more. Arvind has a day job with Unilever.

 

Padmanabhan (Paddy) – Rhythm Guitars, Vocals

Paddy is a guitarist / bassist who started his career in music initially as a hobby in 1992 playing in local bands and never looked back since then. He has played all over the world with Bollywood stars like Shankar Ehsaan Loy, Mahalakshmi Iyer, Shriram Iyer and various Indian talent hunt winning singers and artists. His major influences are Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Sting, Ritchie Blackmore, Roger Glover, Jimmy Page, Steve Harris and John Entwistle. In the day, Paddy works as National Music Head for Radiocity 91.1

 

Ramesh – Drums

Hailing from the esteemed IIM-A, Ramesh was trained in tabla very early in his school days after which he shifted to drums during college. His major influences include John Bonham, Ian Paice, Barriemore Barlow, Stewart Copeland and Keith Moon.

 

George  – Keyboards

George is one of the most sought after music producer for most of the leading music composers of today. He was also one of the founder member of Motherjane… George is an extremely passionate pianist who enjoys playing and listening to contemporary jazz in his free time.


09:30PM-01:00AM
Rock
One Night Stand - A Tribute to Dire Straits
17 Thu 18 Fri
08:30PM-09:30PM
AcousticSinger-songwriter
Early Set: Christabel Menezes
Free entry
19 Sat

TERI MIKO is a leading international DJ, producer and remixer

She is unquestionably EDM’s most prominent DJ and quickly becoming a well known electronic producer. 

Today her tour diary continues to be full with performances all around the globe, spinning at world’s most exclusive VIP Nightclubs, Festivals and playing for the finest dance music brands.

Teri Miko is known for her high energetic Dj sets. Her onstage performance with hard hitting electronic sounds, make her every performance a testament to her passion & talent, seducing dance floors worldwide. With an ever growing army of fans that continues to grow at an alarming rate there are no signs of her slowing down anytime soon.

She has graced the main stage of big Festivals, STORM FESTIVAL, GOA BEACH GRIND, SOUND THERAPY, ESCAPE LAND, FEST ILLE (France) joining a line-up of, among others, Dash Berlin, Bobina, Michael Woods, Hard Rock Sofa, Sebastien Benett, Tristan Garner to name a few, giving her insight into the rising star of dance music’s leading DJs.

2014 saw the release of her brand new single “Intangible”. The year was exciting journey for Teri Miko. Globe trotting from Asia, Europe, Africa, Indian Ocean, UAE, India her gigs were non stop at numerous prestigious clubs and Festivals. 

2015 is already looking promising with new productions, collaborations and her tour diary filling up. Her Led session is getting new listeners and she is being selected for new radio shows and guest mixes in different countries, is only the sign that her sound is traveling all over. This year will also see the launch of her branded Merchandise Online Store for her fans.

LED Sessions is TERI MIKO’s weekly radio show which is broadcasted in more than 35 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and India.

Check her music out on: 

https://www.mixcloud.com/DjTeri/

www.facebook.com/djterimiko

www.twitter.com/djteri

www.youtube.com/user/terimiko

09:30PM-01:00AM
Electronic
Teri Miko, Opening Set: Ali Merchant
20 Sun

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MON 22 Tue
DJ Leon Russell: 

Offering over a decade of knowledge in the field of music, DJ 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 it’s the rare stuff you want to hear, you’ll hear it from his console. 
10:30PM-01:00AM
RetroRnB more
blueFROG Bar Nights
Free entry
23 Wed
08:30PM-09:30PM
Singer-songwriterAcoustic
Early Set: Alisha Batth
Sukanti & Anushree’ is an Electro-Acoustic Duo based in Kolkata Driven by originals the band also performs unique interpretations of popular & forgotten folk tunes adding a swirling depth, & energy making a diverse audience groove with the music.
We believe in psychadelia, grooving , singing and dancing with the crowd that gets crazier through the gigs. We are blending all of it and it's a lot of fun to see you guys diggin' it!

Awards:
Coke Studio MTV Season 4 launchers
Nominated for Mirchi Music Awards 2014 for debut album-Ashmaan under 'Album of the year' category.
Working on the second album called 'Stoned Caravan'

Links:
09:30PM-01:00AM
Drum n bassFolk
Sukanti & Anushree
24 Thu 25 Fri

The contagiously charming international duo Lil’ Red & The Rooster is joined by equally charming harmonica player Thomas Troussier to create an electric band blues in a serious roots blues format.


Touching and refreshing with a bit of humour, their originals bring the 40’s and 50’s blues and rhythm and blues into the present day. American Jennifer Milligan sings as an authentic storyteller while holding the rhythm with a light snare shuffle or washboard scratch. Multi-award winning French blues guitarist Pascal Fouquet shines in this intimate setting where you can hear every nuance of his 40 years’ experience. 2012 King of the Chug winner French harmonist Thomas Troussier plays from his heart and soul. They’re warm and inviting and their music is inspired and innovative. Blues with a spirit full of hope and joy may inspire you to get up and boogie!


With a deep admiration for the blues, they play from the heart...for the soul!!


Check them out on:

Facebook
Twitter
Reverbnation
Youtube
09:30PM-11:30PM
Blues
Simply the Blues: Lil Red & The Roosters
26 Sat
With eight years of professional performances under their belt, ''The Other People'' is India's pop/rock sensation. Playing a varied 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 Other People'' are known for their energetic and exciting performances!


''The Other People'' was formed in July 2004. Familiar in and around the club circuit, they have played at celebrated venues such as The blueFROG and Hard Rock Cafe, Opus, Amadeus, Shiro and V Spot Cafe among others.

09:30PM-01:30AM
RockRetro more
Retro Night with The Other People
27 Sun

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MON 29 Tue
08:30PM-09:30PM
AcousticSinger-songwriter
Early Set: Danroy D'Souza
DJ Leon Russell: 

Offering over a decade of knowledge in the field of music, DJ 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 it’s the rare stuff you want to hear, you’ll hear it from his console. 
10:30PM-01:00AM
RetroRnB
blueFROG Bar Nights
Free entry
30 Wed                
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