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Metal Hack: A project to hack everything else to nothingness

Metal Hack, as I have described in the last post, is an open project for all the bands who mainly play metal, but not limited to it. Any band that plays Thrash, Doom, Heavy Metal, Punk, Hard Rock, Speed and Groove Metal can apply for this project here. Continue reading Metal Hack: A project to hack everything else to nothingness

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Metal Hack: The back story

In the year 1991 I first heard the song ‘Janie’s Got A Gun’ by Aerosmith in a compilation named ‘Pepsi Beat’ and it was amazing. Four years later found out from my cousin that it was a song from Aerosmith’s album Pump. I got hooked to that particular style of music. Wailing guitars, fierce vocals, massive drum sound and solid & heavy underlying bass lines. Since then my journey started listening to a genre called Rock. Trotting with Scorpions, Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, Iron Maiden I graduated to Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, Pantera and eventually got glued to Nirvana, RATM, Soundgarden, Bush, Greenday and what not. I was amazed that there is this music also being created and played by so many artists around the world while I was getting trained in Hindustani classical and Tagore songs, because that was the boundary of musical universe my parents had. My first introduction to western and English music was Mozart, Yehudi Menuhin along with ABBA and Carpenters around the age of 3 or 4. BonnyM and Michael Jackson came a lot later, around end of 80’s. Continue reading Metal Hack: The back story

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The Foxtrot Project V2 receives appreciation from all over the country

Almost a month had passed after we successfully concluded the Foxtrot V2 tour and what we have got to share with all of you is a series of published account in esteemed dailies, journals, international magazines and webzines from all across the country appreciating our effort and that of artists for making Foxtrot V2 a success. Check it out.

 

Rolling Stone India had published a complete review of the album and also appreciated our work as promoter of original music and arranging for the tour. (Right)

May 2017 issue.

Popular music and entertainment magazine writes about Arijit and his effort in supporting the independent music scene. (Right)

The Hindu, Bangalore published a nice review for Foxtrot V2. June 2017. (Right)

The Times of India published a detailed account on World Music Day 2017 about what we have done and what kind of hurdles we had to cross to accomplish this mission. (Left)

Online youth culture webzine writes about our struggle. (Left)

Mid-Day Mumbai published an announcement article for Foxtrot V2. 21st Jan, 2017. (Left)

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antiSOCIAL, Mumbai and blueFROG, Bangalore in the FOXTROT tour had some unexpected outcomes.

It had been a very busy week with extensive traveling and hence there were no updates possible from our end. The bands Shonai and The Bodhisattwa Trio performed on 1st of June at antiSOCIAL pub in Khar, Mumbai. The entire performance was witnessed by a meagre 25 people in the audience including celebrity guitarist Mr. Ehsaan Noorani. The lack of promotion and a weak PR strategy made the concert invisible to public eyes.

Continue reading antiSOCIAL, Mumbai and blueFROG, Bangalore in the FOXTROT tour had some unexpected outcomes.

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Syncopation skilfully sealed the final day of The Foxtrot Project V2 Delhi Tour

Last Sunday Syncopation nicely concluded the Delhi chapter of The Foxtrot Project V2 tour at The Piano Man. The band along with their popular tracks Patiala, Shaken Not Stirred and Homegrown, also performed 3 news tunes. The audience was amazed when they performed their version of classic broadway standard ‘My Favourite Things’. Continue reading Syncopation skilfully sealed the final day of The Foxtrot Project V2 Delhi Tour

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The Bodhisattwa Trio descended on The Piano Man

The Jazz-Rock trio yesterday descended on the stage of The Piano Man last night to win hearts. The band started their set with their staple kick-starter Section+Transcendence in the dimly lit Piano Man Club. The club had their reservations full on 24th itself.

The band stormed through the setlist comprising of Heart Of Darkness, Cronos, and Convergence (new tune for Foxtrot). They also played two of their new tunes Train To Auschwitz and American Dream. The band with finesse amazed the crowd. They earned a shower of compliments not only from the audience but also from the club owner, Arjun Sagar Gupta. This was a clear winner so far in the entire Delhi chapter of the Foxtrot album tour.

Their next stop will be Mumbai where they will play with Shonai at antiSOCIAL, Khar on 1st of June. The next gig today is Syncopation from 9-30pm.

 

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Shonai nailed it at The Piano Man last night

Shonai with his trio had made people swing to their tune last night. Featuring his fellow guitarists Bodhisattwa Ghosh and Rohan Ganguli was a bonus for the audience.

The show started with their new funk tune Walking On Air which is on The Foxtrot Project V2 album. The first half the trio showcased most of their tunes with they do best, Bebop and Swing. Second half started with the trio playing Shonai’s tribute track for Bebop legend of India, Mr. Carlton Kitto. For ‘An Ode To Mr. Kitto’ Shonai used the upright piano that is set up at the club. Then Rohan Ganguli joined the band for two tunes. Post that guitarist Bodhisattwa Ghosh joined them for band’s version of Maiden Voyage and another standard Sunny. Continue reading Shonai nailed it at The Piano Man last night

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A jampacked evening for The Rohan Ganguli Quartet

Last night it was pure love that showered at The Piano Man Jazz Club. The Rohan Ganguli Quartet played in the jam-packed duplex venue. Japanese saxophone player Rie Ona joining the band for couple of tunes was an added bonus.  Continue reading A jampacked evening for The Rohan Ganguli Quartet

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Neel Sarkar Project marked the start of The Foxtrot Project V2 album tour at Piano Man, Delhi

Neel Sarkar Project marked the start of The Foxtrot Project V2 yesterday at The Piano Man Jazz Club. The show was decorated with their beautiful composition like Niffari (from this album), Route 5, Ikebana, and Zikr. They also brought in some of their angular moods with a dark composition ‘Eclipse’ which they sighted as a tribute their fellow band The Bodhisattwa Trio. Continue reading Neel Sarkar Project marked the start of The Foxtrot Project V2 album tour at Piano Man, Delhi

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Pune chapter of The FOXTROT Project ft. TBT accomplished, after lot of troubles.

The Bodhisattwa Trio at High Spirits Cafe, Pune

The journey started with a call at 1:40 in the morning from The Bodhisattwa Trio frontman Bodhisattwa Ghosh. Drummer Premjit Dutta suddenly contracted cold and got fever. So we decided to get a proper accommodation while traveling to Pune. It was not a plan as the gig was in the evening around 9 and we were reaching the city around 12 noon. We thought we would spend the day sound checking and relaxing at the venue. But fate had something else stored for us. Continue reading Pune chapter of The FOXTROT Project ft. TBT accomplished, after lot of troubles.