So you forgot the 10 commandments? Don’t sweat it, we got your back. To make up for the 10 commandments you forgot, here are ten things you can’t miss at NH7. The 3-day music festival starts today at Laxmi Lawns, Magarpatta City. Tickets are available at the venue. You can check the schedule here. See you there!
Basement Jaxx – One of the big international names playing this year, Basement Jaxx is a house duo consisting Felix Buxton and Simon Ratcliffe that hails from London. Their debut album Remedy was a huge success. They have won numerous awards, including a Grammy in 2005 for the Best Electronic Album. Basement Jaxx will headline the Eristoff Wolves Den at the 2011 edition of the Bacardi NH7 Weekender.
Imogen Heap – Another Grammy winner from London, Imogen Heap is an immensely talented singer-songwriter. Her music has been featured in The O.C soundtrack, a show many people consider to be one of the best ways to find out indie music. Her music uses a lot of electronica as its foundation, while her singing is extremely versatile and leaves the listener enchanted. She will be headlining The Dewarists Stage this year at Bacardi NH7 Weekender.
Swarathma – Bangalore’s much loved folk rock band, Swarathma is about to release their new album, Topiwalleh very soon and Weekender is going to be the platform where one gets a little preview of what the album’s about. It’s going to be quite a set, to say the least.
Shaa’ir + Func – One of the biggest electronica bands in India, Shaa’ir + Func is a duo consisting of Monica Dogra and Randolph Correia that combines intense stage performance and vocals with electronic melodies with guitar riffs. They have been touring a lot and each new gig brings in more and more people. Also, Shaa’ir is known for her crazy live acts so this is a must watch.
Dualist Inquiry – Dualist Inquiry is the solo project of Sahej Bakshi, a producer, guitarist and composer. Dualist Inquiry’s music goes way beyond what one might call DJing. He plays beautiful enchanting guitar melodies that seamlessly infuse with the excellent musical arrangements that he mixes live. Plus, he has some Skrillex remixes he’s waiting to try out on the audience.
Pentagram – Pentagram is an electro – rock band from Mumbai fronted by Vishal Dadlani as well as Randolph Correia on the guitar, Papal Mane on bass and Shiraz Bhattacharya on drums. Having been part of the initial independent music scene in India, they command and attract a loyal following. Their most recent album release is Bloodywood.
Soulmate – Anything that hails from North East India is assumed it to be good stuff. In the case of Soulmate, this assumption lives up to the assumption. One of India’s pioneer Blues bands, the vocals is extremely energetic and heartfelt. A must watch for blues and jazz fans.
Tough On Tobacco – An alternative rock band from Mumbai, this band’s been famous for their crazy live acts and lyrics. Fronted by Sidd Coutto, the everywhere man, this act will be full of energy that will definitely reach the audience at some point.
Skyharbor – What Keshav Dhar started off as a music project has become one with Marty Friedman (ex-Megadeth), Daniel Tompkins (TesseracT, First Signs of Frost, Haji’s Kitchen), Vishal J. Singh (Amogh Symphony), Sunneith Revankar (Bhayanak Maut, Amidst The Chaos), and Nikhil Rufus Raj (Indigo Children). This pop-metal act is a must watch simply for what the line-up does and of course, for their unique sound.
King Creosote – Kenny Anderson, known primarily by his stage name King Creosote,is an independent singer-songwriter from Fife, Scotland. To date, Anderson has released over forty albums, with his latest, Thrawn, released in 2011. The folks at Weekender have got him down for this festival and his act is highly recommended to one and all!
Here are some of the acts that other band members playing at Weekender are watching out for:
Gaurav Vaz, bassist of the Raghu Dixit Project: Imogen Heap, Pentagram and Shaa’ir+func
Siddharth Basrur (solo project + Goddess Gagged frontman): Skyharbor, Scribe, Soulmate and Pentagram
Amit Kilam, drummer of Indian Ocean: ALL