In today’s news, there’s a documentary on the history of I-Rock, and Reverrse Polarity are finally releasing an album.
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No I-Rock just yet, but why not relive the glory days of the gig around Independence Day?
It’s been several years since annual Mumbai gig Independence Rock actually took place on August 15, as it was meant to. Over the years, the concert has had to shift from its original home, Rang Bhavan, to the Chitrakoot Grounds in Andheri, but has kept going strong every year. An MTV Rockumentary on the annual concert focuses on the 28 year old history of I-Rock, charting out its beginnings as a rebellion against college festivals, to the established annual event it is now, with inputs from founder Farhad Wadia and I-Rock stage regulars and fans, right from Vishal Dadlani, Gary Lawyer and Devraj Sanyal to Imraan Khan. Watch the documentary below, and check out our photo gallery from Independence Rock XXVII here.
Open Mic Night anniversary special lineup announced
Kolkata’s last Open Mic Night at Someplace Else, hosted by Neel Adhikari, had possibly the longest lineup for any gig in the series, including performances by Gandu Circus, Sridhar/Thayil and The Supersonics (pictures). Open Mic Night returns tonight with an anniversary special, kicking off at 6.00pm. Check out the lineup for tonight’s edition below.
Reverrse Polarity plan album launch gig
Mumbai hardcore act Reverrse Polarity are finally releasing their debut album (more about the album here) this month, with a gig at Blue Frog, Mumbai on August 25. Also on the lineup for the night are Mumbai metallers Petrichor and Anthracite. The gig kicks off at 9.00pm, and entry is free. Check out a poster below, and a new Reverrse Polarity single, ‘Jaegerbombs’, which will feature on the album.
That’s all the news for today. Stay tuned for more daily editions of the Quick Fix.