Varied acts will help you ring in the festive season

An eclectic musical offering awaits the adventurous this weekend


October 26, 8 pm onwards

Liquid Bar: Hyatt Centric, MG Road

Entry: ₹1000 (cover charge), via

Varied acts will help you ring in the festive season

One of the finest, cutting-edge producers and DJs in India right now, Gaurav Malaker’s project BLOT! has been at the front of audio-visual experiences at clubs and festivals across the country. Whether it’s collaborating with experimental pianists or running through eight-hour long sets, BLOT! is prepared to take it all on. For his set at Liquid Bar, Hyatt Centric, Malaker says he always keeps things interesting for himself by not planning too ahead in advance. He says, “My sets are almost never planned in advance — they are extempore and depend on my reading of the room. Bangalore audiences are very responsive and that makes for a much better understanding between artiste and audience, and as a result, a much better show overall.”

Gully Gang presents Aavrutti

October 26, 8 pm onwards

Fandom at Gilly’s Redefined, Koramangala

Entry: ₹200, plus ₹300 cover charge, via

Varied acts will help you ring in the festive season

One of the branches of Mumbai rap star DIVINE’s label Gully Gang Entertainment, a live showcase series called The Scene has been running on a monthly basis at venues across the country, including Fandom. The gig series prominently puts the spotlight on the newest signees as well as local talent in hip-hop. This month, multi-lingual rap crew Aavrutti take to the stage. The quartet comprises MCs Sammohit, Sledge, Saifan and Frenzzy, who take turns with their verses and gang up for the choruses. Contributing to songs like ‘Vibe Hai’ on DIVINE’s newly released album Kohinoor, the crew launched themselves on Gully Gang with a ‘Gully Gang Cypher’, which amassed over two million views. Expect hard-hitting, conscious rap in Hindi and Punjabi.

Trio Zadig

October 29, 6:30 pm onwards

Alliance Francaise de Bangalore, Vasanth Nagar

Entry: Free

Varied acts will help you ring in the festive season

On a Tuesday evening at the Alliance Francaise, western classical act Trio Zadig take to the stage for a somber, immersive concert. Comprising pianist Ian Barber from the US, violinist Boris Borgolotto and cello artist Marc Girard Garcia, the trio first came together in Paris and Vienna through childhood friends Borgolotto and Garcia. They later met Barber and decided to form a trio. Winners of numerous international awards and globetrotting musicians, Trio Zadig are making their India debut with a run of shows throughout the country, from Pune to Dehradun and more. Their Bangalore stop includes performances of works by Austrian composer Joseph Haydn, French conductor-composer Maurice Revel and German composer-pianist Felix Mendelssohn.

(A guide to the happening gigs in town)

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