In today’s news, an underground electronica artist plays an exclusive show in Delhi. Also, Mumbai gets a new gig venue, a museum features a musical night, and Kolkata’s Jamsteady nights get a salsa lineup.
There’s a lot happening in the world of Indian indie music and culture every day. We thought we’d give you the pick of the daily news, served up right here in one handy spot. This is your Quick Fix.
Damian Lazarus to play Delhi
Crosstown Rebels label head Damian Lazarus is set to play a one-off show in India, at Kitty Su in Delhi. The British underground electronica producer has been making waves since the release of his debut LP Smoke The Monster Out and its accompanying live show. Over the last year, he’s also developed Lazpod, a monthly podcast that brings together the best in underground electronica across all genres. The DJ is scheduled to play a show tomorrow (June 7) At Kitty Su, Delhi. The party kicks off at 9.00pm. Tickets are priced at Rs 1000 for single ladies, Rs 2000 for stags and Rs 3000 for couples (all entry fees are inclusive of a 50% cover charge). Stream some of Lazarus’ mixes below to get you in the mood:
An Evening Of Music at Bhau Daji Lad museum
Last year, the National Streets for Performing Arts organised busking concerts in suburban railway stations around Mumbai in a bid to reclaim public spaces for performances. Performances ranged from Hindustani and Carnatic classical artists, Marathi folk musicians to folk rock artists and fusion musicians, and effectively livened up the days of commuters throughout the city. Now, the NSPA is organising an evening of music at Mumbai’s Bhau Daji Lad museum. The gig will feature an Utttaranchali folk set by Suresh Kala and Avinash Lamba, and a rock performance of Kabir music by Neeraj Arya and Nitesh More. The performance takes place at the museum plaza on Saturday, June 8, from 4.00pm to 6.00pm, and entry is free.
Mangiamo, Mumbai, opens to gigs
Lately, we’ve seen a number of eateries and bars open up to gigs, and Italian restaurant Mangiamo is a new addition to this list. The Bandra venue opens its doors to the weekend party crowd this Friday, and plans to launch a series of weekend parties. Events at Mangiamo will be programmed by DJ Uri. The opening weekend sees an invite-only launch gig featuring Berlin act Broken Hartz Club on Friday, and a sundowner party on Sunday which is open to all. Check out a full lineup and poster below:
Friday, June 7 – 9.00pm onward
Broken Hartz Club + DJ Uri
Entry by invite only
Sunday, June 9 – 5.00pm onward
Reji + Johnny B
Entry is free
Jamsteady lineup announced
Jamsteady is Kolkata’s newest series of weekly indie nights, which showcase upcoming talent from the region at the city’s Princeton Club. The next edition of the gig takes place on June 7, and features Los Amigos, touted as the country’s first Latin jazz band, and salsa dance duo Mambo City. The night kicks off with a set by the latter, followed by a ninety minute set by Los Amigos. Following this, Mambo City will take to the dance floor, so all the wallflowers at the club better get their dancing shoes ready. The night kicks off at 8.30pm, and the entry fee is Rs 100.
That’s all the news for today. Stay tuned for more daily editions of the Quick Fix.