In today’s headlines, details of The Bicycle Days’ album launch gig, GMI celebrates its second anniversary, World Music Day celebrations in Kolkata, and a thre- day seminar by the True School of Music.
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.
The Bicycle Days album launch gig announced
Bangalore alt rock act The Bicycle Days recently released their debut LP, Calamitunes, on online platforms last week. The band will play a launch gig at Counter Culture on June 22. Guess what? It’s a free gig. So there really is no reason to miss out. While you block your dates, stream the album below and watch a video for the single ‘Crawl (The Human Experience)’.
GMI second anniversary concert announced
The Global Music Institute, Delhi, celebrates its second anniversary tonight with a special concert, featuring an ensemble lineup. The concert will see performances by pianist Sharik Hasan, Tarun and Aditya Balani (of Adi Suhail Tarun, Tarun Balani Collective and Aditya Balani Group), and Advaita vocalist Chayan Adhikari, along with other Delhi musicians and some special guests. The concert kicks off at 6.00pm tonight (June 13) at the GMI Basement Theatre, and entry is free. To attend, RSVP here. Check out a poster below:
World Music Day Celebrations Kolkata announced
World Music Day is celebrated on June 21 every year, and the next week will see a multitude of gigs around the country to commemorate. In Kolkata, the celebrations take place on June 21 at the Princeton Club, and also doubles as an edition of the Jamsteady series of gigs. The lineup for the night comprises Kolkata alt-rockers Ganesh Talkies and Mumbai garage punk act The Lightyears Explode (read how they tamed their rumble for tape here, and get The Revenge Of Kalicharan here). Entry is Rs 100, check out a poster below:
True School of Music hosts career opportunities seminar
The True School of Music, which recently announced plans to open a campus in September, is scheduled to host and curate a three-day seminar on career opportunities in the music industry, from June 25 to 27. The interactive seminar will focus on the importance of formal training and education in opening up career opportunities. Attendees also participate in sessions that include performances by Dualist Inquiry, Dhruv Ghanekar, Gino Banks, Monica Dogra, DJ Uri, Reji, Ranjit Barot, Clinton Cerejo and more. Faculties from the Manhattan School of Music will also hold demos of the True School of Music Curriculum. The seminar takes place at Blue Frog, Mumbai, and at The Barking Deer. Entry is free, and the seminar is open to all above 16 years of age. Check out a schedule below:
That’s all the news for today. Stay tuned for more daily editions of the Quick Fix.