This weekend, Bengaluru brings home music that is as eclectic and diverse as its inhabitants


splinter beating

Splinter Thrash | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement

Catharsis section. 3

17th March, 6.30 pm onwards

Fans at Gillies Redefined, Koramangala

Tickets: ₹499 via, plus ₹500 cover charge at the door

The third edition of multi-genre gig series Catharsis brings together Pune/Kolkata thrash metal band, Splinter for the launch of their self-titled debut. ep, Their style of breakneck metal inspired by the 80s Bay Area scene, Teutonic thrash metal as well as South American extreme metal and old school death metal will feature in the same lineup as Bengaluru artist Arch aka Aarav Krishnan's band.

While it covers the heavier end of the spectrum at Catharsis, the program also features rock band Vinyl, inspired by everyone from Billy Joel to The Beatles and Pink Floyd. The lineup includes singer-songwriter Ramya Hariharan and psychedelic rock/shoegaze band Himalayan Sky.

This edition of Catharsis promises an eclectic lineup that is bound to fascinate and electrify. The event description reads, “Catharsis Vol. 3 invites you to embrace the spirit of discovery, push musical boundaries, and experience the thrill of live music.

Obradovic-Tixier Duo

15th and 16th March, 9:30 pm onwards

Windmills, Whitefield

Tickets: ₹1,500 (seating), ₹499 (standing) via

Obradovic-Tixier pair

Obradovic-Tixier pair Photo Credit: Special Arrangement

Each week, Windmills brings in artists from around the world to deliver a sonic insight into all that falls under the umbrella term we know as jazz. This time, the venue will host France's Obradovic-Tixier duo, consisting of French pianist David Tixier and Croatian-French drummer Lada Obradovic. Described as “futuristic jazz”, the duo released their fifth album the only thing that matters Recently and have been touring around the world in support of the record.

A statement from the artists read, “The pair's music is inspired by stories that the two musicians witnessed or witnessed. The instrument revolves around drums and piano, but also explores textures in digital sampling, percussion, bass synths and vocoders.


March 16 and 17, from 12 noon

Nice Ground, Madawara

Tickets: ₹899 per day, via


king Photo Credit: Special Arrangement

Travel food and culture festival Zomaland stops in Bengaluru this week with a massive lineup. It includes headliners such as hip-hop and pop artist King and Indo-Canadian pop artist Jonita Gandhi who recently released her new EP. love like this,

when tea meets toast

When tea met toast Photo Credit: Special Arrangement

Also on the lineup are folk-indie quartet When Chai Met Toast with their upbeat, arena-ready tunes, hip-hop artist Hanumankind with his high-energy set, singer-songwriter Anushka Maskey, hip-hop duo Shia x Zero Chill , is a DJ. -Producer Tranquil and singer-songwriter Arijit Anand among others. Comedians Atul Khatri and Gaurav Kapoor also feature in the lineup, making Zomaland a complete entertainment fest.

DJ Viking Soul & Totem Tribe

March 17, 7 pm onwards

One8 Commune, MG Road

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viking soul

Viking Soul | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement

DJ-producer Reena Shah's alter-ego DJ Viking Soul allows her to mix influential elements such as Tabla and electronic beats, as well as sitar for the travel set. Inspired by tribal music from around the world as well as Afro-house and techno, the artist took over the recently opened One8 Commune near MG Road for a night of electronic music.

The addition of Totem Tribe enhances the experience. It is described in a press release as “an intense musical experience combining live performance, dance and visual spectacle to create a unique tribal celebration”. “Led by DJ Viking Soul, Totem Tribe brings together a talented team of artists to deliver an unforgettable journey through sound and culture,” the release said.

Supporting artists in the lineup include percussionist Arun Siwag, as well as DJs like Daksh and Arjun.

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