Rock Street Journal is presenting the Kingfisher Pubrockfest 2007, a 7-city 30-gig rock festival which kicks off on the 15th of July at Turquoise Cottage, New Delhi. The concept of Pubrockfest was initiated by Rock Street Journal in 2005, when a humble beginning was made with a 4-gig festival featuring 12 bands in Delhi. Last year, the Pubrockfest grew to a 9-gig 7-band affair in the month of June, and was a runaway success.
Continuing with the tradition, this year, with the help of Kingfisher & Levi's, the festival grows out of Delhi and takes on the stature of a truly national festival, with six gigs each in Delhi & Mumbai, two in Hyderabad, and four each in Pune, Bangalore, Kolkata & Chennai. The festival will showcase a mix of established and emerging talent from India.
The Hyderabad leg of the tour is being held on 4th August at Spanish Fly and the next day at 10 Downing Street. Superfuzz and Stiffneck Syndrome are the two bands performing tonite at 10 Downing Street.
The Superfuzz, formerly known as The Superfuzz Bigmuff, came about in September 2004, and consists of Sanchal Malhar Thakur on the vocals & the guitar, Nikhil Rufus Raj on the bass & backing vocals, and Aditya Paharia on the drums. The band went on to be judged 1st runners up in IIT Delhi and BITS Pilani, and were declared winners of the Campus Rock Idols 2005. The band has generated enough buzz in the Delhi circuit for a while. School, Vampire Killer and Rat In The Dirt are their tracks that have found immense recognition.
Stiffneck Syndrome, with Vivek on the lead vocals and guitar synth, Earnest on the lead guitars, Jay on the bass and backing vocals and Sanjay on the drums, is a young band formed in December 2004, follows the genre of alternative rock/metal, and maintains to burn the eternal flame. But never sticking to one genre of music, the band has since been playing varied forms of music, rocking IIT Chennai, VIT Vellore, BITS Pilani, the Jabalpur Annual Youth Fest, the Hyderabad Chapter of Campus Rock Idols, VJIET, ICFAI Tech, CBIT, HCU, DVR College and Yamaha Rox in Hyderabad.
The entry to the rock fest is free. Please contact Rock Street Journal correspondent Jaideep Ghosh at 93924-81790 or the venue at 6662-9323 for further details.