Recovery Friday: October 2016


The leaves are falling this season and it’s raining festivals in Shillong. We are here to make sure you start you October weekends in a good way with live music in Cloud 9. We have many local, national and international artists lined up for Recovery Friday this month. Read on for more details.



First up, we have the Trans-Fusion band Summersalt who are building up on their debut album launch this year. They have just been signed by Times Music for digital distribution and they will be doing a lot of touring in the coming months. Hoi Kiw, a song to be featured in bollywood movie Rock On 2 will also be part of the album but in a more organic and original form that the band recorded before the collaboration with Usha Uthup in the movie. Summersalt with be doing a new set specially tailored for their upcoming tour of the album promotion. It will be a 12 song album and the complete physical package will also come with 4 music videos. Check out their social page for more details.


roger-jaegerRoger Jaeger’s reputation precedes him. While it’s easy to be captivated by this Oklahoma native’s smooth vocal tone and introspective original lyrics, it’s the combination of what you hear, and who he is as a person, that makes him a must-see. A singer-songwriter who also plays the Indian Sitar, he will be collaborating with Summersalt on this one and it will be a first for many music enthusiasts as Khasi folk meets western contemporary and Indian classical music. Catch them live on October 7th at Cloud 9 from 8PM onwards.





ganesh-talkiesTHE GANESH TALKIES: This band has soared to new heights since their formation in 2011. Having signed to one of India’s premier artist management companies Only Much Louder and also having launched 2 full length albums and played at high profile events, this bollywood kitcsh pop-rock band has been making waves in the Indian music scene and filling up dancefloors. In their words, “We believe in music, Bollywood movies and random song-and-dance.” Catch them live on the 14th October 2016 at Cloud 9.


snow-whiteSNOW WHITE:

They are one of Shillong’s most influential bands and most successful during the era they were active.

Snow White created a sound that pioneered the fusion of western music with khasi folk very relevant to their time. Songs like “Rangdajied”, “Ki Mawlynnai” and  “Iaid ko Mynsiem” will forever be etched in our hearts and the Shillong Music Fraternity has a lot to be grateful about.

After a comeback gig at the Monolith Festival last year, they are back. We had to re-schedule this one to a Sunday post the NH7 Weekender festivities. Catch them live at Cloud 9 on the 23rd October 2016.





India’s oldest Semi-Pro Band contest is coming to Shillong. Mood Indigo, the largest college cultural festival in Asia, is the annual festival of IIT Bombay, It caters to a crowd of over 131,000 people from more than 1620 colleges across the country. Eastern prelims will be conducted at Cloud 9 on the 28th of October 2016 and the winning band will get a chance to travel to Mumbai for the finals and open for an International band in addition to music scholarships, recording contracts and management deals. Check for more details.

Chameleon Press Staff

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