Monday, December 21, 2009

yeah.. Shillong rocks !

Shillong deserves a special mention for the music scene which exists there. Rightly called The Scotland of East, can also be called as The Rock Capital of India. Some of the very matured bands of the country are from Shillong. The Great Society, Mojo, Soulmate are the names which needs no introduction. I read an article today in The Time of India, about an all girl rock band named Afflatus, christening them as the Spice Girls of India. A simple Google search revealed a lot about this band. Afflatus begin their musical journey in 2004, winning the second runners-up title in MTV Campus Rock Idols. This all-girl, 4-member band consists of Mercy on the drums, Karen on the guitar, Sharon on the bass, and Grace as the vocalist, has their musical influences from Beatles, Nirvana, Greenday Led Zap, RHCP etc. Afflatus recently represented India in the South Asian Bands Festival in along with three other bands, Malayali rock band “Avial”, Delhi-based rock band ‘Faridkot’ and Mumbai’s rock band “Pentagram”. Afflatus is currently working on their first album. Wishing them all the best in their musical endeavors.

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