Acoustic Rock Band Revives Old School
Black T-shirts with Kurt Cobain or Bob Marley impressions are a common sight among most twenty and thirty somethings; and while Cobain pioneered grunge and Marley stood for reggae, these goatie sporting masses have mostly demostrated a greater inclination towards heavy metal, goth or diabolique rock! So when a bunch of Yuppies from Bangalore calling themselves an 'acoustic rock band' divulged a magnetic leaning towards retro and classics, it came as nothing but a pleasant surprise.
The event on June 23 called for one of the hottest bands in Bangalore - Eastern Fare performing at one of the hottest venues of the city - Kyra Theater. The gig took off with Faheeda hitting some meticulous notes with covers of Animal Instinct by Cranberries and Bring me some water by Melissa Etherridge. Numbers like Sweet Child of Mine by GNR and I'll Cry For You by Europe had the audience tapping their feet and singing along. Her successor vocalist Sidhart Tanti shortly took over and had the spectators grooving to retro numbers like Have you ever seen the rain by CCR, Wine Women and Song by White Snake and Time by Pink Floyd. The band's acoustic take on classics like Plush by Stone Temple Pilots and Light My Fire by Doors as well as the original score Least Liked Best truly established them as an acoustic rock band of highest mettle. The mesmeric ambience, acoutics as well as the fine wine and dine experience at Kyra Theater (Bangalore's only Theater cum Restaurant) was certainly an added bonus to this musical journey.
With noted Assamese musician Jim Ankan on the lead guitar, Suchin Ravi on rhythm, Sharan on the drums, Anand PM on Bass and keys, the band delivered a virtuoso performance. Bangalore's pub culture had always showed a strong inclination towards old school music, and with bands like Eastern Fare striving towards the revival of good old rock culture, one can definitely expect some real good music around!
17 Sep 2015 - 10:32pm | Hantigiri Narzary
Police on Thursday got remand of Amitabh Sarma for three days after the PWD engineer in Chirang district was arrested in connection with a Rs 1.5 crore scam in the department.
Before that he was produced before the Kajalgan CJM who remanded Sarma to police custody. The multi crore scam rocked the department in the link road construction of Palashbari Padmapur along the 31 National Highway under 2009-2010 fiscal.
The scam came to light after the conscious citizens took resort to RTI.
11 Aug 2007 - 2:30am | Mubina Akhtar
Of the 34 biodiversity hotspots in the world the Northeast is home to some rare breeds of flora and fauna that could hardly be seen anywhere in the globe. Of late, a study revealed here, found that the northern region can boast of about sixty per cent of the butterflies found in the entire globe.
Out of the world's15,000 odd butterflies, Assam houses more than 800 of the exotic winged variety. This is perhaps, largely due to the abundance of the entire North East India. The study also revealed that Kaziranga, famous for the unicornis, alone houses about 300 of the exotic species The worrying part is that there is a gradual decline due to deforestation and very less conservation activities. In the state of Assam, as over much of the Indian sub-continent, there is very little conservation activity directed towards butterflies. This decline in species, so typical of the third-world today, is an indication of the ongoing global environmental crisis, and if not checked will perhaps reach a point where downward trends can no longer be reversed.
Photo of Castalius rosimon used from Wikipedia
22 May 2014 - 8:45pm | AT News
Congress president Sonia Gandhi asked chief minister Tarun Gogoi to continue when the latter sought her permissiom to quit the office on Thursday. Top AICC sources told Assam Times that Gandhi refused to read the letter after Gogoi handed over it to her. Gandhi was believed to have told Gogoi that he was required in both the party and the state. Gogoi tendered his resignation owning moral responsibility for the party's defeat in the recent Lok Sabha poll where the ruling party managed to get only 3 seats out of 14.