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.
Sunburn Arena Announces India leg of I Am Hardwell Tour
The next big artist to perform at Sunburn Arena has just been announced and it’s Dutch house DJ Hardwell. The event promoters Percept kept eager fans in the dark till last evening when they finally announced that Hardwell would be playing Mumbai and Bangalore as a part of his I Am Hardwell Tour. Hardwell will play in Bangalore on September 21 and Mumbai on September 22. More details to follow. Check out the tour poster below.
Morgan Page Tour Announced
American house producer/DJ Morgan Page will undertake a three-city tour of India this August. Page started out as a music producer and has worked on or remixed tracks by big name artists such as Deadmau5, Tegan and Sara, Nadia Ali, Maddonna, Katy Perry and many more. He has also been nominated for two Grammy Awards (both for ‘Best Remix’) and five International Dance Music Awards (three for ‘Best Progressive House/Trance track’, one each for ‘Best Breakthrough Artist’ and ‘Best American DJ’). Submerge confirmed the tour on their Facebook page, check out the tour dates and the tour poster below.
August 1 – Royalty, Mumbai
August 2 – Bbar, Delhi
August 3 – Pebble, Bangalore
Bajaao and 3 Wise Monkeys Announce ‘Monkey Business’
Bajaao.com and popular Mumbai venue 3 Wise Monkeys have announced a brand-new monthly music night called ‘Monkey Business’. The first gig will take place at 3 Wise Monkeys on July 25 and it features alt-pop band Modern Mafia and alt-rock band Unohu and entry to the event is Rs 200. For more details check out the event Facebook page here.
The Shakey Rays Will Feature In The Second Edition Of Fat Fat Fridays
Fat Fat Fridays, a gig night held at Fat Ninja, Hauz Khas Village, Delhi, was kicked off by Delhi jazz duo Adil and Vasundhara. The latest edition of the new night will feature rock band The Shakey Rays, who have just moved to Delhi from Chennai. In addition to The Shakey Rays, a special Jass Rays performance will also take place. The Jass Rays are an amalgamation of the Shakey Rays and two members of The Ska Vengers, Tony Guinard and Stephen Kaye. In addition DJ Flexi K will close the night with rock ‘n’ roll, rockabilly and surf rock hits. Check out the gig poster below.
New Monthly Event ’411′ to Begin This August
Music promoters Tonic have announced a new electronica night at Cocoparra, Pune. The monthly event dubbed ’411′ will take place to allow “DJs and producers to get together to showcase their original sounds… help grow the existing platform for the nightlife subculture in the city.” The first 411 will be held on August 4 and it will feature Color Ray, Freebass, Tripshot Crew, Carius, Castles In The Sky and Audioglitch. The entry fee is Rs 500 but it includes a Rs 200 cover, for more information, check out the event Facebook page.
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