Music lovers have a reason to cheer, as the city will play host to a rock festival over a period of three months. Called the Clonefest Soundcheck series, the festival will feature a total of six gigs, with the first one being held today.
Featuring bands like Them Clones, Menwhopause, Undying Inc., Indigo Children, and Plok, the gigs will be held across the city as a line-up to the finale in August. “We wanted to bring different music groups in the city under one platform for the fans,” says Surojit Dev from the band Them clones, who started the festival last year.
“The festival is not a competition. We will bring a new line-up of bands and give opportunities to fresh bands that have come up in the last year at every gig,’ says Dev.
The first gig in the Soundcheck series will kick off at Guvment discotheque in Gurgaon today with a rock performance by a new band, plok. Because the five member band doesn’t want to be stereotyped in any particular genre, they will be playing original alternative rock songs like Heaven, Like Roses and Momentary Lapse, which has a hard rock and psychedelic element.
“We are delighted to be a part of this music festival,” says Tushar Rawal, 19, lead guitarist of Plok.
The five member acoustic and alternative rock band, Menwhopause, is planning to add some spice to the evening with their popular numbers Can’t We Be Dreaming, Pickled Brain and Kaatil Sardar.
The last act of the evening, by Them Clones, will feature some of their originals numbers such as Mezzanine, The Bomb Song and All About a Heartbreak.
BANDS THAT WILL PERFORM
* Them Clones
It is an Indian alt/rock band that has recently released their new singles, All About a Heart Break and Jealousy.
They were the first band in India to distribute their music free over the internet.
* Undying Inc.
This metal/metalcore band released their first album, Preface to Erase, in 2006.
* Indigo Children
This band has opened for Bryan Adams, Your Code Name is Milo, Freak Kitchen, Intronaut and Benea Reach in India.
This band plays a range of genres like rock, electronic, acoustic, experimental and popular music.
Watch it live
What: Clonefest Soundcheck series
When: June 1, 8.30pm onwards
Where: Guvment, The Bristol Hotel, Gurgaon
Tickets: Rs 500 per person available at the venue
Nearest metro station: Sikanderpur on the Yellow Line