Delhi’s young rockers got a chance to showcase their talent at Rockonova, a rock music competition at HT City Youth Nexus 2012.
HT City Youth Nexus proved to be the perfect platform for the Capital’s young guns to showcase their musical talent in Rockonova, a music competition for the rock bands of city colleges. The prelims took place on Thursday at Manav Rachna International University where eight colleges auditioned. The students had to sing the ‘Delhi Daredevil’ theme along with a song of their choice.
Bands such as Aayudh from NIIT, Then and Now from Amity University and Arkadian Polaris from Manav Rachna University rocked the stage with a great range of rock-based renditions. The grand finale will be held in Motilal Nehru College on Feb 15-16.
What do you think of Indian rock bands?
The standard of music in India has become better. Rock music is getting bigger. There is new talent and we need more platforms.
Tarique Khan, Amity University
I like the bands in India. We have the capability to make it bigger than the bands abroad and bring back rock. Competiton is also getting tougher.
Pawan Anand, Delhi College of Arts
Indian rock bands are innovative and they experiment with various versions of rock music. There should be more opportunities for them.
Hayat Ahmed, Jamia Millia Islamia
Rock music in India is getting better and everyone is enthusiastic about it. We are a lot more edgy than many foreign bands.
Abhimanyu Syal, Amity University
Our bands are doing a good job and also adopting various styles in music. It’s getting more experimental, and there’s great scope for their growth.
Vaibhav Binju, GHIMT
Catch it online
To check out more action from Rockonova, the Rock band competition at Youth Nexus, log on to www.facebook.com/htcity. Also, don’t forget to tag your pictures.
Aayudh — NIIT
Then and Now — Amity University
Revival Stage — Delhi College of Arts and Commerce
Lafz-E-Dilli — Echelon Institute of Technology
Sankraman — Guru Hargobind Singh Institute of Management