In today’s news, videos and a gig alert. Also, Music Basti invites applications for Teaching Artists.
There’s a lot happening in the world of Indian indie music and culture every day. Here’s our pick of the daily news, served up in one handy spot. This is your Quick Fix.
Suraj Mani releases new video
Ex-Motherjane frontman Suraj Mani released his debut solo album, The Tattva Trip, late last year. Now, he’s released a video for a new track, titled ‘What About The Bees’. The video sees Mani perform the single along with the Tattva Trippers on Music Mojo on Kappa TV, marking his stage comeback after a long hiatus. The video also marks the Tattva Trippers’ debut performance, and features Alwyn Fernandez Sanjay Chandrakanth on guitars, Praksah KN (ex-Thermal And A Quarter) on bass, Aman Mahajan on keys and Karan Joseph on drums. The song itself talks of commercialisation of a “sacred industry”. Check it out below.
Music Basti call for applications
Music Basti, a community project that teaches music to at-risk youth, have opened applications for their 2013 batch of teaching artists, and invite musicians to apply for the programme. Teaching Artists will work with groups of children to implement Music Basti’s teaching programme, over eight months. Selected artists will also undergo a training programme which will enable them to work with children. Check out an application video below, and submit applications here.
Ragasthan 2012 aftermovie released
Ragasthan 2012 took place in the Kanoi dunes in late November, featuring an extensive lineup of established artists as well as newer acts, including Advaita, Peter Cat Recording Co, Sky Rabbit, Winit Tikoo, Nucleya, Mother Perera (of Jahcoozi), Bismillah Khan, and many more. The festival’s aftermovie has now been released, and encapsulates the mellow vibe of the desert festival, and showcases the audience-friendly camp-out venue and the performances beautifully. Watch the video below, and stay tuned for details of Ragasthan 2013.
Until We Last play The Humming Tree
Bangalore’s newest gig venue, The Humming Tree, is now running in full swing with well-programmed gigs every weekend. Tonight, Bangalore post rock act Until We Last takes the stage at the Indiranagar venue. The band will play an extended set at the venue, and will also be giving away CDs. The gig kicks off at 8pm, and as with all gigs at the venue, entry is free. Check out a poster below.
That’s all the news for today. Stay tuned for more daily editions of the Quick Fix.