Rock Your November at Trincas: 3 November 2010

ROCK YOUR NOVEMBER

3 November 2010 @ Trincas, Park Street, Kolkata

6:30 pm onwards featuring Cactus, Cynical Recess, Deenga and Frosty Lemons

CACTUS

Did we choose the time or did time choose us?

In the early nineties, the average Bengali youth was restless with the farcical social – political system, the apprehensions of globalization and a sense of alienation.Every initiation, most certainly, is derived from a need – a need to improve the existing state. We were no exception.

Circa 1990, the music scene in Bengal was a complete contrast to the present one. We had to satisfy ourselves by taking pride in the music composed much before we were born. The youth was unable to identify with the contemporary music of the time and we also experienced the same emotions.

Moreover, the average Bengali was not used to the idea of Bangla rock. A very small percentage of the mass would listen to rock music which was essentially in the English language. There was also a severe lack of identification with the local music culture which was only doing English rock music. This led to a sense of dissatisfaction, leaving the youth disoriented and confused.

Some hope had to germinate…or rather, a statement – Bold and emphatic! By the youth and for the youth…

Thus, “CACTUS”, an outfit that catered to the thirsty youth, was born. We derived our name from the fact that the music scene was then devoid of life as in a desert. And despite the odds, like a cactus, we survived…

Cactus was formed way back in 1992. Inspired by the likes of DEEP PURPLE, PINK FLOYD, LED ZEPPELIN, IRON MAIDEN and many others, we started the journey with the purpose of doing rock n’ roll in a language closer to our soil, thereby expanding our vistas and erasing all existing limitations. Cactus went on to become the first ever professional Bangla rock band.

The professional debut of the band saw the light of the day on 6th March, 1993 at Aban Mahal (CLT), Kolkata

In 2003, for the first time in the history of Bangla music, a Bangla rock band was associated with a Bengali movie titled ‘NIL NIRJONE’. Cactus composed and performed all the songs in the movie along with a bit of acting thrown in. In October 2004 the second album of Cactus titled ‘RAJAR RAJA’ was released by ASHA AUDIO. Along this journey we had to part ways with many of our friends for different reasons – some personal, some not. However, we also made many new friends who have helped evolve the sound of Cactus.

In October 2008 the third album of Cactus titled TUCCHO’ was released by ASHA AUDIO. We have done over 2000 shows since we started and the journey towards the sun continues. We welcome you to be a part of this magical journey

CYNICAL RECESS

Progressive Glam Rockers from the City of Joy has won millions of accolades nation wide.With a six piece set up the band stresses mainly on original music.The band has bagged top honors in all the competitions they took part in,namely national events like Headstrong ’09, Decibelz ’09 and various other renowned band competitions held across the state. Cynical Recess has also been a part of the country’s biggest festivals held this year namely: Hornbill National Rock Fest, RSJ Pub Rock Fest, Independence Rock and GREAT INDIAN ROCK XIII.

DEENGA

Deenga the folk quintet from Kolkata have catapulted to fame recently. Their presentation of folk song’s and original number’s boasts of an invigorating originality which set’s them apart from the hundred’s of other bands. Deenga’s originality is not deliberate but a result of their willingness to consider any folk element as a viable element.O ne of the reason’s why Deenga are so inseparably tight, other than sheer determination and hard work, is the fact that it lies in the like mindedness of the members in the field of music

FROSTY LEMONS

Frosty Lemons seem to have what it takes to make a difference. Their fine blend of funk, punk and rap influences come together neatly and provide enough tension and release for the listeners. The Lemons should soon be a force to reckon with.

Free Entry, No Cover Charge, Limited capacity so please come on time.