Music Today-INDIA

The Guitar Society 7th Oct 2011








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Renuka Shahane

Usha Khanna

Indian Indie Now Playing At A TV Near You
courtesy-Shawn Fernandes
Till recently, the only music that ever made it onto mainstream TV was Bollywood music. Mainstream music channels

shied away from anything non-Bollywood in the misguided belief that that was all their viewers wanted. Consequently, for

the better part of the decade, the only music on offer were thinly veiled Bollywood film promos masquerading as music

videos. Times, however, have changed. Over the last few months, MTV shook itself up and borrowed the massively

popular Coke Studio TV series from Pakistan, adapting it for India and calling it Coke Studio @MTV. The show introduced

Indian viewers to the talents of previously fringe musicians like Papon, The Raghu Dixit Project, Sanjeev T, Advaita and

others. The momentum continued with the airing of another show, MTV Roots, which played videos of Indian and Indian-

origin acts.

Big Week For Indie New Releases
Shawn Fernandes

In what was an exciting week for Indian indie, three acts released new singles/albums, kicking off what’s shaping up to be

a great season. On Sunday, 2 October, ViceVersa, the electronic project comprised of Rohit ‘P-Man’ Pereira and Manas

Ullas, released their second single ‘Mosaic’. Featuring the vocal talents of Shalmali Kholgade, ‘Mosaic’ is a throbbing,

bristling slice of bass-heavy electronica. The single is the project’s second after ‘Some Action’ (featuring Sidd Coutto)

released last month.

MTV India to Broadcast Metallica’s Concert in India
courtesy- Amanda Sodhi

MTV India, in association with F1 Rocks, will broadcast the first concert of nine-time Grammy award winning Metallica in

India. MTV and F1 Rocks have also organized a nationwide band hunt where the winning band selected through online

voting will get an opportunity to perform at the concert. MTV will telecast this nationwide search as four, thirty minute


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