Mood Indigo Livewire, the band competition that discovered Parikrama, Zero and Vayu, moves from IIT into a watering hole for the first time
Apart from staking their name as the best rock bands of our country, what do Parikrama, Vayu, Zero and Pentagram have in common? They have all had their first brush with fame and recognition at Livewire.
Touted to be one of the biggest events at IIT Bombay's cultural fest, Mood Indigo, this rock band competition has expanded its reach by taking its elimination rounds to two metros (Bangalore and Delhi) apart from Mumbai.
And this evening, you can be part of the frenzy as the 12 shortlisted bands from Mumbai battle it out.
Immensely popular among college students, rock band Zero was discovered at Mood Indigo's Livewire
"We chose Not Just Jazz as the venue because we wanted to give a bigger platform to the participating bands so that their music can be taken seriously," says Aaron Dsouza, the event in-charge.
"And it's an open invitation to not just students, but to anyone who enjoys rock music."
The winning bands from each city will go on to perform at the Livewire Nite at the fest in December, along with UK-based psychedelic and progressive rock band Porcupine Tree.
The winner of the competition takes home Rs 1.6 lakh as the prize.
At: Not Just Jazz by the Bay, Churchgate. Time: 6.30 pm onwards.
Entry: Rs 150