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The Mela Rocks - I

CHENNAI25 Aug 2012

Venue Centre stage, YMCA College of Physical Education, Nandanam, No.333, Anna Salai
Opening Time7:30 PM
Entry Free. All are welcome!
With Tails on Fire, Ghostnote and Witchhouse

The Unwind Center, a long-term partner of the Goethe-Institut Chennai, is a community center that focuses on developing artists and art forms. Though with humble beginnings, it is now an iconic platform for live music performances in India.

The Goethe-Institut Chennai has been supporting Unwind Centre's endeavour to entrench a rock music scene in Chennai. The Indo-German Urban Mela offers a spectacular forum for 12 young Chennai bands spread over four evenings to showcase their talent.

One of the most recent productive and creative local rock bands is "Tails on Fire", a band formed in July 2011 which brings a certain "Seattle Flair" (remember splendid US-bands like "Nirvana" or "Pearl Jam" during the 1990's) to Chennai. "Tails On Fire" is a high energy four piece rock outfit, with the music blend of styles ranging from Rock, Grunge, Funk, Alternative and Blues. The overall sound of the band is recognizable with catchy melodies, heavy grooves, smooth vocals, driving bass, tight drums and experimentation with new technologies. The band is currently billed as one of Chennai's extreme high energy rock groups.

Members of the band Tails On FireAnother proof of the upcoming rock spirit is the recently formed classic/experimental/alternative rock band "Ghostnote". This aspiring band, which was a two-time semifinalist of the "Chennai Live Bandhunt", has won a few competitions among other accolades and chill scenes. "Ghostnote´s" style of music is partly influenced by great famous rock bands like "Audioslave", "The Scorpions" and "White Snake".

The third band "Witchhouse" finally complements the fancy rock triad. Formed this year, the band - another symbol of a vivid rock scene in Chennai - has a simple goal, and that is to make some serious genre-busting music: A bunch of software professionals who refuse to be confined within office walls and rock-out unbridled! Band is made of Arunava (vocals & guitars), Shounak (lead guitar), Koushik (bass) and Aghyadip (drums).

Information about artists

Tails on Fire:

Ghostnote:

Witchhouse: