Hit the dance floor or just sway to the soul-stirring music dished out by renowned musicians and bands across the city. Akshata Shetty picks four music events you shouldn't miss this weekend
Get ready for a Jazz treat
It's back and it's bigger this time! Get set to experience music on a whole new level at the fourth edition of The Ishanya Pune Jazz Utsav 2011.
The Utsav has an eclectic mix of artistes including world renowned Jazz pianist, Cedar Walton (US) and Steve Turre, a leading trombonist, recording artiste, arranger and educator. Turre was rated as the best trombonist in the Down Beat Reader's Poll.
Also look out for the Beets Brothers a band from Holland that has been at the forefront of the European Jazz scene. The Three Ladies of Blue, feauturing Joan Faulkner, Cynthia Utterbach and Joanne Bell are gearing up for a powerful performance.
Popular Jazz pianist and drummer Harsha Makalande and renowned Jazz guitarist from Kolkata, Carlton Kitto will also be seen at the festival. So, all Jazz lovers make sure you book your tickets in time.
on October 15 and 16, 5 pm
At Ishanya, Yerwada.
TICKETS Rs 1000, Rs 800, Rs 500 and Rs 300
Available at Ishanya (40004045), The Sound Factor (32502300), Oceanic sound and
Vision (26342658) and DVD Express (25897111)
Party with House
This Friday night, dance to the tunes of House and Techno music at the Bacardi NH7 Weekender Pre-Party featuring dance music ambassador Dale Anderson.
A British Canadian, born in Vancouver, Dale got his start in North America, playing at parties in Vancouver, Calgary and Victoria, and parts of the US like Chicago and Seattle. Dale has released more than 40 original productions.
Always on the move, Dale is currently based in Mumbai, where he continues to produce music, both as a solo artist and alongside friend and production partner Anil Chawla.
The standout track, Leftorium from Dale's first album remained in the top ten Beatport tracks for two months and went on to be nominated for Best Deep House Track in the Beatport Awards.
On October 15, 9 pm onwards
At Area 51, Pan Card Clubs, Baner.
What's your colour?
Catch a performance by The Colour Compound and lose yourself in a melange of Pop, Rock, Blues and more.
The band was formed by five individuals, each one bringing to the table what he knows best. What followed was a completely organic creation of music where every element fit together as easily as the members of the band itself.
The band comprises Rohan Mazumdar (Vocals, Guitar), Bradley Tellis (Vocals, Guitar), Rhys Sebastian (Keys, Sax), Adil Kurwa (Bass) and Aditya Ashok (Drums). If catchy hooks and cant-get-it-out-of-your-head melodies are how you like your music, you're sure to love this band.
On October 14
At High Spirits, Koregaon Park
Head to the Headbangers abode
Four bands, a moshpit and one helluva show! Get ready to headbang the night away as Social Suicide, Noiseware, Abraxas and Goddess Gagged perform live this Saturday.
The event organised by Mixtape (India) and Krunk (India) will see the bands perform their original stuff making it a night to remember.
Social Suicide is the most promising post hardcore band and they have released their debut album Broken Pilgrims earlier this year. Joining them is Goddess Gagged (Mumbai), Noiseware (Pune) and Abraxas (Pune). Do not miss these rockstars live in action.
On October 15 and 16, 5 pm
At Ishanya, Yerwada.
Entry Rs 300