Monday, March 23, 2009

Lokmanya Tilak College of Engineering



Music is rather like life - every once in a while, something leaves a bad taste in your mouth. And our concert at the Lokmanya Tilak College of Engineering in New Bombay was one of those.

For starters, the organisers got a drum kit that would win hands down in any worst kit award show. Viru had to make hi-hat stoppers with pieces of paper! Then, the band was provided stage amps – all of 10 watts, which would be too low volume for practising at home, let alone played in a gig.

And the crowd too wanted songs that were not really a band’s music. In fact, an organiser had the gall to tell us after gig: “Originals were not allowed.” WTF?!

This is what has killed Indian rock music in particular and art in general. We discourage creativity and encourage blind aping. 

Sorry folks, we can’t be just musical chimpanzees.

Be that as it may, we did rock the crowd! But then, that’s Prayag.









We're playing at the Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology, Versova, Mumbai on the ocassion of their Cultural Festival - Zodiac '09.

Be there to catch the band in action alongwith Psyx, Workshop & Sceptre!

Ciao then...
Prayag.
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Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Rocking along with girl-power!


Admit it, playing in front of hundreds of screaming women has to rank high on the wannabe rock stars' fantasy list. For us, that fantasy was realised February 21 when we played at the Cummins’ College of Engineering for Women in Pune.

And boy, did the girls know how to rock!

It was a dream playing to the super - charged audience - though the sound system was a nightmare – that did an enthusiastic two-minute countdown before we took the stage.

And what pleases us most is the very warm reception our own compositions have been getting wherever we play – Cummins was no exception.

We also met the Cummins college band, an all-woman outfit that deserves special mention. Rock on, girls!

Looking ahead, we are set to revisit Pune soon, plus there are some shows coming up in Mumbai. Watch this space or follow http://prayagzone.com/tour.html

We wish to post some pictures of the lovely gig, but are a little tired of doing that so often - and I have to rush too :)

Although Anisha wasn't there to make us look good, our friend Rohit did a decent job at it.



The Headless Guitar Hero so it seems :)




For more pictures, just Click Here.

Next gig: Zephyr '09, Lokmanya Tilak College of Enginerring, New Bombay. Cya there...


Cheers!

Prayag.



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