* 12th SATURDAY 6pm @ 6K to ISLE OF MAN on Kasturba Road opposite Cubbon Park Police Station. www.6kisleofman.com
This will be a curtain raiser for Freedom Jam featuring fusion flavoured classical Karnatic, Hindustani and patriotic songs by Mythili Anantharaman, AS Nataraj & Bhumika. Desi rock pioneers Bharat Mata Nach Kud BAJA (Mother India Jive Band) will treat the audience to original songs and remixes with electric blues based chords set to ethnic rhythms. Alan Rego & Alchemy, known for retro classic hits and ‘de-compositions’ like “Swalpa Adjust Madi” will close the evening.
6k Isle of Man is also organising motorcycle ride related activity earlier in the afternoon.
** 13th SUNDAY 5pm @ OCTAVIUM No. 227, 3rd Main, 4th A Cross, Panduranga Nagar (off Bannerghatta Rd). www.octavium.in
Guitarist Mreenal Mams from Darjeeling and drummer Supreet will perform an ambient set combining different genres. Mreenal, alumni of Santiniketan is also adept on the sitar and he brings his experience with traditional Indian music to contemporary genres. Ground Zero, the hot new progressive alternative group and 6 Under Cover classic rockers are among others on the bill.
Art Zen songwriter composer from Germany is on his 39th visit to India since he came here the very first time with Embryo, groundbreaking art rock ensemble from Europe. AZ is planning to unload a few new monkeys on the jingle jungle trail.
*** 14th MONDAY 10am to 9pm @ ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE, Thimmaiah Rd., Cantonment area.
The first part in the morning will feature softer strains like classical, ambient and accoustic genres. Reknowned Hindustani exponents Chaitra and Prakash Sontakke, with a Grammy under his belt, will grace the stage with their mellifluous vocals and deft slide guitar improvisations.
The second part from 3pm will present not only our regular monthly Sunday Jam bands like classic rock Illucia, hard rock Wild Things, Grateful Dead tribute band Friends, retro poprock act The Heights, Indipop act Inquilab, etc but also refreshing sounds from the brass ensemble Rhythmic Energy, jazz group 4+Jazz and latin funk outfit Artesanato Pulso.
Chronic Blues Circus, veterans of the city’s blues scene will regale the audience with renditions of covers and originals while Vasu Dixit Collective, the brand new project of the Swarathma frontman will explore ethnic grooves and melodies.
However the highlight of the evening will be a performance by Thermal And A Quarter who play what is called “Bengaluru Rock”. Arguably one of the most accomplished bands in the country with more than half a dozen albums and numerous international concert tours, TAAQ and Bruce Lee Mani will be a treat for the discerning music afficianado.