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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 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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The Animal Farm resurfaces all the way from the hills

The new addition last week at Amuze Records was a blues rock band, The Animal Farm led by Shillong based Singer-Songwriter Aidan Syiem. He is a find by our owner/engineer Arijit during a promotional gig for World Music Day at Jamsteady Kolkata where Aidan performed an all acoustic set of his own compositions as well as some covers of classics. Continue reading The Animal Farm resurfaces all the way from the hills