“GiGs WiGs” is a once a week post mentioning all the great many local home-grown gigs and music releases happening in and around the city!
I’ve been MIA for a while, due to a crazy day job schedule and keeping unwell. But I’m back and can hopefully continue this regularly for the months to come. 🙂
Keep scrolling to know what’s in store this week!
New Releases –
The Wait is Over –
Hindi Pop Rock act RAAHIE, after about 3 years of gigging around the country has released their debut album – ‘Bahut Hua Samman’ – literally meaning ‘Done waiting, it’s time.’ And boy, am I glad, they’re done waiting.
This album is a soulful journey, of song after song of super relatable lyrics and easy listening for anyone who wants to hear some fresh new rock in Hindi.
It is available on multiple platforms online for streaming as well as for sale.
This Monsoon, give this album and spin and unwind with the rains.
Listen to the album here – (multiple options as per your convenience)
Apple Music – https://apple.co/2N7jtMP
OkListen – https://bit.ly/2N5elZN
Google Play – https://bit.ly/2lEnWu0
Spotify – https://spoti.fi/2KfH54o
Saavn – https://bit.ly/2tzlUQk
Gaana – https://bit.ly/2yLWP9T
Fields of Prog –
Mumbai – based instrumental prog metal/ rock band Five of Castles has released their debut 4 song EP – ‘Jena’s Fields’. With the amount of prog coming outta our country, the current 4- piece line- up has experimented with their sound to mould out a genre, that they’d like you, the audience to decide on.
I’m not one to label but this EP will get you hooked, with some soothing guitar melodies and some tasty drum sections.
This EP is another great option to pick up this Monsoon, and enjoy with the rains.
Listen to the EP ‘Jena’s Fields’ HERE
Iron Maiden Mania-
Catch cover band – Kover That at Hard Rock Cafe Worli Mumbai, this Thursday, where they’re all set to play the best of Iron Maiden. The band has done many cover gigs over the years and around the country , covering artists/bands like Michael Jackson, Red Hot Chilli Peppers and more!
The band consists of Arjun Dhanraj on Vocals/Guitar, Pratik Kulgod on Drums, Aditya Kadam on Bass Guitar and Sidharth Kadadi on Guitar + special featuring guests for different gigs.
Tickets available ONLINE HERE! Tickets will also be available at the gate on the day of the show.
WHEN: 5th July | 8:30 pm onward.
WHERE: Hard Rock Cafe, Mumbai.
ENTRY: RS. 500 (FULL COVER)
Dance OK Please –
Their aim is to promote local talent while also pushing genres like Hip Hop, Reggae, Funk, Disco, House and Bass. As usual, it will held at Khar Social and entry will be FREE.
Dance off your mid-week blues Please.
WHEN: 5th July | 10pm onward.
WHERE: Khar Social.
Azadi Showcase –
Azadi Records is a young Delhi-based independent record label founded by DJ Mo Styles (UK). The aim for this gig is to showcase their roster of artists, a very extensive roster, that has signed up young, emerging and fresh talent especially in the Hip Hop and Rap space.
Their gig will showcase their entire roaster at The Habitat – Comedy and Music Cafe in Khar. The line -up is –
Prabh Deep from Delhi, Sez On The Beat from Delhi, Swadesi from Mumbai, Seedhe Maut from Delhi, SIRI from Bangalore, Stunnah Beatz from Guwahati, Foreign Flowz from Guwahati + Shillong, Tienas from Mumbai, Triangles – (Sharan Jayan) from Kerala, Raj Rock Rak – Rak from Mumbai. (UFFF)
This stellar line up CAN NOT be missed. Doors open at 8 pm and all ages are welcome + BYOB (for those over 25 :P)
Tickets priced at –
RS 100 for Under 21’s
RS 300 for Over 21’s. (carry a valid ID)
WHEN: 6th July | 9 pm onward.
WHERE: Above the Habitat, Khar.
ENTRY: RS (100-300)
Blurry Blot –
Ticket links TBA – till then you can follow the event page here for ticket updates and prices HERE
WHEN: 7th July | 10 pm onward.
WHERE: Kitty Su, Mumbai.
Rock Revolt –
The first of it’s kind, Rock Revolution 2018 is a Summit + a Gig which aims to bring together the (ALT) music lovers in Mumbai for a day dedicated to local Indie music along with providing insight of what it takes to become an Independent artist in this city/country.
There’s gonna be a lot of music to listen to and a lot cool kids of the scene to hear from.
Speakers at the Summit –
Mangesh Gandhi Vocalist of Coshish India, Kaushik Ramachandran Vocalist of Paradigm Shift, Siddharth Kadadi Guitarist of Zygnema Mumbai, Piyush Kapoor Vocalist of Daira.
Tickets available HERE
WHEN: 8th July | 2 pm onward.
WHERE: Score Sports Bar, Malad.
ENTRY: RS 200 (available on instamojo)
That’s all from “GiGs WiGs” this week.
Let me know what you think in the comments below. And also if there’s anything you think I missed and should include here.