The Rolling Stones Metal Awards lineup is out! All Star Jamm celebrates its anniversary, Kolkata’s Jamsteady night goes punk, IndiEarth are back with a new video series, album releases news from Delhi, and new BOMB Thursdays lineups.
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.
Rolling Stone Metal Awards lineup announced
The Rolling Stone Metal Awards take place this month, on June 23 at Blue Frog, Mumbai (view the full list of nominees here). Voting for the public choice categories is also open, and you can vote for Best Band, Best Song and Best Album on Rolling Stone’s Facebook page all the way till June 20. The lineup for the night has just been announced and Mumbai metallers Scribe are set to headline the night, playing their first gig in the city in two years. The gig also marks their debut with their extended lineup, with vocalist Gagan Gill. Also to play on the night are Delhi black metal act 1833AD, Mumbai thrash metal group Devoid and Guwahati metallers Rectified Spirit. So, clear your calendars and show up at Blue Frog on June 23. Entry is Rs 250, check out a poster below:
All Star Jamm celebrates first anniversary
All Star Jamm, a monthly gig at a suburban clothing store in Mumbai, celebrates its first anniversary tonight with a stellar lineup. The gig was opened to the public last September, and tonight’s edition of All Star Jamm will see performances by Monica Dogra (Shaa’ir + Func), Suman Sridhar (Sridhar/Thayil), Neel Adhikari (of Neel And The Lightbulbs, Gandu Circus) and The Supersonics‘ frontman Ananda Sen. The gig kicks off at 9.00pm at the Vero Moda/Jack & Jones store, Santa Cruz, and the entry fee of Rs 500 also doubles up as a shopping voucher at the store.
Jamsteady lineup announced
Kolkata’s Jamsteady night is set to take place at the Princeton Club this Friday. Dubbed “Revolt Kolkata”, this week’s edition has a lineup that’s partial to punk. Friday, June 14, will see sets by alt-rock act Jeepers Creepers, Mumbai punk trio Tripwire, Darjeeling punk act Da Primitive Future, and local act Tint. Entry is Rs 150, and copies of Disenfranchised In India, India’s first all-punk compilation album, will be available at the venue.
The Incredible Mindfunk launch album
Delhi indie/funk act The Incredible Mindfunk are set to launch their debut album, Absolutely Essential. The launch gig takes place tonight at Blue Frog, Delhi, and entry is free. Copies of the album will be available at the venue for Rs 200. Stream some tracks by the band below:
IndiEarth launches new video series
Online music platform IndiEarth have just launched their new video series, IndiEarth Out There – Live From The Purple Fest. IndiEarth’s previous video series, IndiEarth Out There, featured unplugged performances by some of the nation’s best upcoming indie acts, all shot in outdoor locations. The new series is made up of live videos shot at Chennai’s Purple Fest series of gigs, which takes place every fortnight at The Ramada, Chennai. The first video in the new series features local alt-rockers Skrat powering their way through ‘Spare Blues’, off their sophomore album Bring Out The Big Guns (our review). Check it out below, and stay tuned for the next video in the series, which releases tomorrow:
BOMB Thursdays lineups announced
Lineups for the next two editions of ennui.BOMB’s fortnightly BOMB Thursdays gigs have been announced. While the next installment, which takes place on June 20 at Kino 108, celebrates World Music Day and features Mumbai dance-punk trio Blek, among others, the July 4 edition of the gig is another night for fresh young talent, and will see sets by acts including Modern Mafia, The Riot Peddlers, and young Pune act Drawing Short Straws, who recently played at The Scene v 2.0 (pics) . Check out full lineups for both gigs below:
Check out a poster for the World Music Day gig below:
That’s all the news for today. Stay tuned for more daily editions of the Quick Fix.