Double treat for music lovers

Rock bands

Double treat for  music lovers

Two bands in one night isn’t the usual format that music lovers get to see in the City these days. But that’s exactly what was in store for them at CounterCulture
recently.

Performing first was Mumbai-based progressive rock band Coshish, which was there for the launch of its debut album ‘Firdous’. With visible passion for what they were playing, the members performed eight songs from the album. A cover of ‘Lateralus’ by ‘Tool’ was also on the cards.

Keeping the groove going, Bangalore-based rock band Parvaaz took the stage as soon as Coshish finished its set. The band performed Dil Khush, a song from its EP
Behosh alongside new songs the members have been working on.

Abijith, a regular at the venue, was surprised at the sheer numbers that showed up. “For me, it was a beautiful show. Coshish played an energetic set to a packed house. Plus, its CD artwork is mad! Parvaaz was fun as usual. It was one of the best gigs in recent times,” he says.

Arjun, who frequents gigs in the City, was not as impressed but says he had a good time anyway. “It was good to see so many people show up for a gig. This was the first time that I saw Coshish. The members are all pretty good musicians but for some reason, I didn’t like their stage presence much. Maybe I was expecting too much. Parvaaz was quite brilliant and I enjoyed the collaborations that it did,” he notes.

For the bands themselves, the response was better than expected. “It was an amazing experience given that most people in the audience were seeing us live for the first time. The venue is quite far for people to reach but we still had a packed house. We even managed to make decent CD sales. We couldn’t have asked for more!” says Hamza Kazi, the drummer of Coshish.

On how it was to share the stage with Parvaaz, he adds, “It was a pleasure watching them because they’re a very accessible live band. With them, you get into the groove right from the start.”

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