It kinda hurts to say it, but it certainly doesn't get better than this on Hyderabad's rock scene.
Yamaha Gladiator is organising a rock festival this Saturday, in which three rock bands of the Hyderabad and Bangalore are participating. Called Yamaha Roxx, the evening has city-based Native Tongue and Stiff Neck Syndrome, and Bangalore-based Synaps, performing at the Nizam College grounds.
Native Tongue Band comprises of Jobbin George on the guitar, Isaac Alexander with the drums and Samson Christopher on bass. The band emerged Winner at the Hyderabad Finals of the 2005 Pepsi Hero Honda Campus Rock Idols Contest held at Durgam Cheruvu.
Stiffneck Syndrome was initially a 9-piece fusion band Dhwani, that won rave reviews for its eclectic mix of classical and metal. It was re-christened Stiffneck Syndrome, concentrating only on metal. Vivek, the lead vocalist, has Carnatic training, while Ernest, lead guitarist and vocalist, sings for a gospel rock band in town. Sanjay on the drums and Jayant on bass complete the band.
Synaps consists of Satchith on the guitars, Varun on bass, Vishal on drums, Anirudh on guitar and Aditya with the vocals. The past 6 years have seen this band entertaining audiences all around the country and especially in Bangalore. Synaps were the first runners-up in the Campus Rock Idols held in Mumbai in 2004. The 3-year-old band has performed in over 50 shows, and they play metal and varieties of the same. Synaps has many original compositions to their credit such as Leave Me Out, Equinox and Check This Side Up.
The entry to the concert is free. For further details, please contact the venue.