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In Pictures: Tough On Tobacco, Indubious @ Blue Frog, Mumbai

  • Tough On Tobacco
    Mumbai alt-rock regulars Tough On Tobacco were apparently going to play a special reggae set at the Lower Parel venue on Thursday, February 7.

    The hour-long set wasn't quite as reggae as expected and included material from their (now, forever) upcoming second record, Big, Big Joke.
    Photo credit: Naman Saraiya
  • You DO gotta come on down.
    The band's setlist included fixtures such as set-opener 'Come On Down', 'Happy', 'Yahweh', 'Big, Big Joke' and newer stuff such as 'Rock n' Roll Party' and 'College of Life'.
    Photo credit: Naman Saraiya
  • Manasi Scott
    Singer Manasi Scott joined the band on stage for 'Do It'. The song is going to be featured on Coutto's sophomore solo effort - Hot Box.
    Photo credit: Naman Saraiya
  • Been a while...
    Tough on Tobacco don't really perform too often in Mumbai. Their last gig in the city was in August 2012 (photos here).

    In other notable performances, the band played an incredible set #atLFTCGoa (photos here) and were also seen at the South Asian Bands Festival in New Delhi.
    Photo credit: Naman Saraiya
  • Saxy Time
    The band saw a host of collaborators and guests joining them on stage throughout the gig. They also had saxophonist Danny Nazareth accompanying them for a few songs.
    Photo credit: Naman Saraiya
  • Vasant!
    Tough on Tobacco drummer Vasant mentioned that he'll be releasing some new videos in the future.

    The young musician seemed to be having a great time playing drums for the band.
    Photo credit: Naman Saraiya
  • Ankur Tewari
    Ankur Tewari, of Ankur & The Ghalat Family performed their new-ish protest song 'Yakeen' with the band.
    Photo credit: Naman Saraiya
  • ...and MOAR guests!
    Warren 'Blackstratblues' Mendonsa was one of the other collaborators at the gig. He played some mean guitar on a rendition of the band's pre-apocalyptic 'The Mayans Know'. The song is to be featured on the upcoming Punk Ass Orifus (Coutto's gazillionth band/side project) album.
    Photo credit: Naman Saraiya
  • Indubious
    Oregon reggae act Indubious also played the sparsely attended Lower Parel gig on Thursday.
    Photo credit: Naman Saraiya
  • Wined up and back again
    The band have recently played shows in Blue Frog, New Delhi and at Sulafest last weekend. The band are known for fusing electronica with live reggae and dub music.
    Photo credit: Naman Saraiya
  • Good time for reggae fans
    There has been a sharp rise in the number of reggae acts visiting the country, recently, with artists like Julian Marley, Irie FM, Indubious, Dubblestandart, Dub Mafia, Soom-T, Ziggi Recado and Herb-A-Lize It visiting Indian shores in the last six or so months.

    While on the topic of reggae, Delhi collective Reggae Rajahs play their fourth anniversary gig at Bonobo, Mumbai on Saturday, February 9. Get details here.
    Photo credit: Naman Saraiya
  • Jah!
    Indubious comprises Spencer “Skip Wicked” Burton, on vocals and bass, Evan “Evton B” Burton, on keys and Matthew T. Wells. on drums.
    Photo credit: Naman Saraiya
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