Best gigs in Delhi NCR
Aswekeepsearching: India’s first modern post-rock band has been turning heads and perking up ears over the world for a while now and there’s more reason to pay attention to them now with the release of their stellar new album, ROOH. Originally from Ahmedabad, the band was formed in 2014. They’ve played festivals like NH7 Weekender, CTL ALT DEL, VH1 Supersonic, toured across countries around the world, shared the stage with notable acts such as God Is An Astronaut, Steven Wilson and more. Their tour for their third album promises to be a magnificent affair and this Delhi leg is an especially special Soundtank (an Ownage Entertainment IP) presentation. Watch them play at Cafe TC, Green Park on Wednesday, 16 October.
Nothing Anonymous: ‘Nothing Anonymous’ is an electronic duo that are producing sounds in a style that incorporates broken beats, dreamy synths, vocal melodies that stick with you and super chill vibes. They take influence from genres like neo-soul, dream pop, hip-hop and beat music. ‘Here to Stay’ is their debut EP that is woven together with their unique style and immersive songwriting. Catch this duo at Auro Kitchen and Bar on Thursday, 17 October.
Vini Vici: Vini Vici, the legendary Israeli psytrance duo formed by Aviram Saharai & Matan Kadosh will bring their acclaimed old school sound, paired with progressive ideas to India this week. Their energy-filled tunes have led a new wave of fans and producers to their style, and they are infamous for their well-defined signature sound. Don’t miss these legends-in-the-making on their three-city India tour at SoHo-Delhi, Ashok Hotel on Thursday, 17 October.
Midival Punditz: Celebrating the launch of their new EPs — Rootha Yaar and Puryavi, the Punditz bring back their legendary live set to their hometown, with a stellar lineup including their top featuring artists Amlini Awasthi, Kutle Khan, Pt. Ajay Prasanna and more. The Punditz are well known for their unique brand of electronica. After travelling extensively on the Nukhta tour, they’ve styled a unique and revolutionary live act that has room for jamming, re-mixing and innovating on stage, thus making no two live shows the same. Hence, it becomes pertinent that you don’t miss the Delhi leg of their tour at Auro Kitchen and Bar on Saturday, 19 October which is also their first live show in a long time.
Audio Units: Recognisable faces in the Indian electronic music scene, the brother-duo Audio Units meld their experience as founders at the acclaimed ‘Beatworx Studio’ in India. A palette with the soul of analog synths, digital quirks and colourful patch cables, Audio Units have created a globally recognised art form delivering groundbreaking hybrid, vinyl and DJ sets across clubs, festivals and afterparties. Catch them at Summer House Cafe on Friday, 18 October.
Best gigs outside Delhi NCR
Aswekeepsearching: Building their legacy and continuing the journey of their third album, ROOH, the band takes the show to Bangalore at Fandom at Gilly’s Redefined on Saturday, 19 October as part of #RoadToOnePlusMusicFestival. ROOH – meaning soul, is a musical adaptation of the band’s experiences, struggles, emotions & self-awareness over the years. The word unique is often overused but rarely is it as true as Indian post-rock band aswekeepsearching. Even in a saturated genre space such as this, there are still no other bands quite like the cathartic four-piece.
Vini Vici: Although commonly labelled as Psytrance artists, Vini Vici’s cataclysmic, yet authentic & mesmerising sound has taken them way beyond the psychedelic world spectrum. Propelled by their ambition and childhood dream, the duo has mange to shatter the glass ceiling of the trance scene. A long list of collaborations with some of the world’s leading DJs pays testament to the powerful impact the Vini Vici sound has had on the global electronic music market. Post their India debut in Delhi, the duo take their tour to Mumbai at the Lalit on Friday, 18 October and to Bangalore at the Lalith Ashok on Saturday, 19 October and.
PCRC: PCRC takes their brilliant Bismillah, Made in India tour to Mumbai at G5A Mahalaxi on 18 and 19, October. This is a personal, off-the-wall and very inward-looking album; you can live in their world if (and clearly only if) you have the patience and the belief that your time will be justified. There isn’t music like this being made in the country right now, and they are blazing a trail that other bands simply aren’t finding the inspiration to follow. This album is gorgeous and a fully realised work of art.