Jamming together, again

From folk tunes to international a prog metal guitarist, the city will be buzzing with music this weekend



November 3, 8 pm onwards

Fandom at Gilly’s Redefined, Koramangala

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Jamming together, again

Canadian prog metal guitarist Aaron Marshall and his band Intervals will make their India debut later this week, with a four-city tour courtesy of Bengaluru event management company Bohemian Live. Following shows in Mumbai, Meghalaya and Delhi, the quartet, led by Marshall will close their tour with a performance in Bengaluru. Best known for their exuberant, instrumental brand of progressive rock and metal, Marshall will be joined by bassist Jacob Umansky, guitarist Travis LeVrier and drummer Nathan Bulla. At the last cycle of shows promoting their 2017 album The Way Forward, Marshall will likely bring a career-spanning set to India. City-based instrumental rock/metal band FOI is founded by guitarist Sanjay Kumar.

Raghu Dixit Project, Swarathma

November 2, 7 pm onwards

Skydeck, VR Bengaluru, Whitefield

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Jamming together, again

To mark Karnataka Rajyothsava celebrations with a gig, Skydeck is hosting two of the cities best known folk rock bands – The Raghu Dixit Project and Swarathma. Although they have shared the stage numerous times before, brothers Vasu Dixit and Raghu Dixit jamming together, has been a rare sight. This is their first gig together on their home ground. Swarathma bassist Jishnu Dasgupta calls it a special occasion. “Raghu is going to be featuring in one song in our set, and his guitarist Naveen (Thomas) will be featured on another. Vasu is will be in a song during Raghu’s set. It is a new song,” Dasgupta adds. In between promoting Swarathma’s album Raah E Fakira and new material from Dixit as well as his go-to crowd favourites, both artistes are excited to bring together a sense of community, considering all band members go back in history a bit. Dasgupta says, “Joe Jacob has played drums for us and also for Raghu, Naveen has been a long time friend of the band. It is great to be able to get back to the scene and play on each others’ songs. It is a great way to acknowledge each other as artistes, to jam.”



November 3, 7 pm onwards

Bangalore International Center, Domlur

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Jamming together, again

As part of a cultural festival called Under The Raintree, which celebrates “feminine energy and creativity”, there will be a two-day event with dance, multimedia performances, short film screenings, art showcase and panel talks. As part of the music performances on day two, a new all-female band called Metronome Station will make their live debut at the festival. Comprising percussionist Sumana Chandrashekar on ghatam and handpan, bassist Shalini Mohan, rapper Siri, keyboardist Padma Priya, vocalist Manasi Prasad and drummer Priya Andrew, the band will perform fusion with hints of jazz, hip-hop and more. The collaboration is expected to go beyond just this one gig and create the start of a new project.

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