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IIT Kharagpur: Of Wildfire and Spring Fest!

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Wildfire, one of the country’s oldest and most prestigious rock competitions, is back and there are cartloads of loot wafting for the eventual winners, which previously included classy acts as Zygnema, Kryptos, Cassini’s Division, Parikrama, Pentagram and The Family Cheese, to name a few.

Torque: The Guwahati Chapter

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Hot-wheeling from Coimbatore, much to the excitement of Guwahati’s biking enthusiasts, the Throttlerz lived up to their billing as one of the country’s red-hot, professional biking daredevils and left the thousands who had gathered to witness the group’s gravity and physics-defying stunts breathless but begging for more!

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THE DELICATE SOUND OF (E.D.M) THUNDER…

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The slow but steady burst of Electronic Dance Music or EDM on the Indian music arena seems to have infected the Northeast. And when Ukraine’s Teri Miko, the 8th ranked model DJ landed in Guwahati on her maiden visit to the region, there was a pronounced spike in the mercury levels. But for once, the city’s notorious summer wasn’t among the usual suspects!

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DOES BEING A MUSICIAN MEAN YOU ARE A DRUGGIE?

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Going over the incident that took place last Thursday wouldn’t serve any purpose. Everyone has done that. But the question that piques is: How does one draw a direct connect between creatiivty and drug abuse and also to anti-social behaviour?

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INCOMING: JOKER’S WHOOP

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Joker’s Whoop is your Indie meets Rock and Roll quintet from Guwahati. The band has been working under the rather steadily putting up good performances and gathering a fan base that is increasing daily.

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DJ ANISH SOOD SWAYS GUWAHATI

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Saturday Nights have always attracted sizeable club-hoppers in pubs across the world and it was no different in Guwahati as International Dee Jay Anish Sood burnt the floors at Club DMD, one of the trendiest and upcoming night spots in the North East.

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WHAT’S UP WITH: PREETOM BORO

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Preetom Boro has won the best keyboardist in the recently concluded Rolling Stone Metal Award. A hardworking guy, Preetom has amazed the audiences and the judges with his music and talent.

ONLINE MUSIC FESTS: A NEW WAY OF WATCHING CONCERTS LIVE!

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All the concert lovers of the Northeast, you can now enjoy live-streaming videos of international concerts on your P.C, tablets and Smartphones. MTV is ready to show you a 24-hour virtual concert which is set to kick off at 3 AM UAE time on June 20, and will feature performances by more than 50 bands and artists spanning rock, indie, pop, R&B and folk. Acts include Hanson, Atlas Genius, Labrinth, Langhorne Slim and Kate Nash.

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YESTERDRIVE: FIRST THOUGHTS

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What’s with the sudden new craze for indie in India you say? With a cluster of bands converging to a point to make peppy-guitar lines, heart-pulsating pop-beat laden songs, the ‘scene’ is filled with bands who are trying to do their own thing.

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WHAT’S UP WITH: VISHAL J SINGH

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The Shah Hussain project is basically a blend of Sufi poetry of Shah Hussain with world/fusion music. It is chiefly a collaboration between Vasundhara Das and Sufi singer Mir Mukhtiyar Ali.

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BAND IN FOCUS: POLAR LIGHTS

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Polar Lights is a second coming. “It was back in 2010 that I was introduced to Vitz, our drummer, by my brother. It was like catching lighting in bottle.

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OMAS: BROTHERS IN ARMS

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Sikkim has witnessed the first ever association for musicians and artists come to life in OMAS. Here is what you need to know about it.

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ALBUM REVIEW – RECYCLE EP

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ReCycle started its journey in November 2006. It is presumably a funk rock band. With accolades and recognition up its sleeves, ReCycle has come a long way to improve for the better.

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