The RSJ staff had a unanimous calling in listing down the festival of the year 2014, for 'Rearview 2014'. So, as we promised here is a review of the 2014 edition of the Ziro Festival of Music, topping off all other festivals with its music, decor, location, and rice beers.
Saket's Turquoise Cottage played host to a pretty winning alternative electro rock gig on May 2 with White Beryl, and headlined by The Circus. We had Aditya Varma observe and report, and following are some of the evening's highlights.
The Superfuzz took the stage after a leave of absence spanning six years, with Grammy Winning Effort kicking off the night at Turquoise Cottage in Delhi on March 13. Here's what happened, and what it stood for.
Bhanuj Kappal paid a visit to the JD Rock Awards 2014, only to discover that the whiskey got over far too early. Naturally, he found himself questioning the value and the worth of these awards 'celebrating' indie music.
The Bacardi NH7 Weekender hit Greater Noida again this year for the NCR edition of the festival. Meshuggah, Nucleya, Mutemath, Scribe, And So I Watch You From Afar, the lineup had it all. The festival also had hot air balloons, gallons of alcohol, a Ferris Wheel, and so much more. Akhil Sood with the full report. Click here for stray observations from the festival.
There were a lot of little observations that needed to be made at the Bacardi NH7 Weekender, NCR, such as capes, Kailasa, Trilok Gurtu, wrist bands from hell, and lots more. So here they are in full technicolour. Click here to read our full review of the festival.
A stunning location, some great music, some not so much, rum in the hills, shattered bass drums, and memories of staring down to look at the clouds - the first edition of the Celeste Music Festival, held at the George Everest House in Mussoorie, was a grand success. Aditya Varma was there to witness the ins and outs; below are his thoughts.
Buckets of alcohol, crumbling ATM machines inside old, old vans, bands playing on top of a bus, the curious incident of the missing bread, "All Star" jams - The Pune edition of the Bacardi NH7 Weekender 2013 had it all, or most of it, really. Akhil Sood writes.
Naturally, a three-day music festival will have a lot of things happening, not all of which can be crammed into a review. So we thought we'd have this special section for stray observations made at the Pune edition of the Bacardi NH7 Weekender festival, held on Oct 18-20. Read on for Scribe vs. a heckler, the perils of drinking buckets, the Red Bull Tour Bus, dogs, sugar rushes, and more. Click here to read our complete review of the festival.
Bhanuj Kappal went to the beautiful valley of Ziro, Arunachal Pradesh, for the second edition of the Ziro Festival of Music, featuring a host of indie acts from the country, as well as a visit by Lee Ranaldo and The Dust, which has Lee Ranaldo and Steve Shelley (formerly of Sonic Youth!). He came back a changed man, and has jotted down a comprehensive list of things he learned at the festival. (Part II here.)