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Rockers unite at Uth Nexus

Every year around this time a bunch of people come out of their hibernation and crowd up every possible gig area in town. They constitute a breed that come out to showcase their skills

music Updated: Nov 30, 2002 10:08 IST

Every year around this time a bunch of people come out of their hibernation and crowd up every possible gig area in town. They constitute a breed that come out to showcase their skills, play some great concerts, and on top of all have fun. Ladies and gentleman, Delhi's rocking season has just kicked offwith 'UthNexus', the youth festival, a three-day youth festival organized by HT City.

The annual beat contest "RockCity" is one of the most popular events in the festival. This year there were 13 bands in the running for the prize of the best band of the year. The venue for the gigs was Delhi Police Polo grounds at Kingsway Camp

The rockers played numbers ranging from ACDC to Pink Floyd to some real heavy and head banging thrash and death metal covers. The one thing that came out clear was that these guys not only know how to have good fun but they also know their music. This became more evident with bands having to perform a self-composed track besides two other cover versions to qualify for the finals.

With very innovative names like De JA Vu, Dementia, Nakshatra and Last Band Standing, the rockers came from various colleges of Delhi to fight it out, but it seemed that the toughest job was that of the judges. "The toughest part is ranking the bands. They are all so talented," says Sam Lal, Executive Editor, Rock Street Journal, who was one of the judges.

But somebody had to win while the others could still rock on. The winners for this year's Rock City are Nakshatra. Messiah came in second while Return Of The Pink Panther and Incognito shared the third place.

With Uth Nexus kicking off the rocking season of Delhi there is a whole load of action coming up.

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First Published: Nov 29, 2002 16:00 IST