Come Sunday, Chennai will get a taste of Kerala’s indie music scene, courtesy the Rotary Club of Madras Coromandel. Rock for Vision, a night of music featuring popular bands Thaikkudam Bridge and Masala Coffee—curated by Amaranta Entertainment—aims to help raise funds for the Karna Vidya Foundation, the club’s line of service for the visually-challenged.
Having been popularly received in the city in the past, both bands are keen to come back. Masala Coffee’s drummer Joe Jacob says they recently launched the soundtrack composed for Tamil movie, Uriyadi, and the audience will get to sample that, as well as a surprise track where they have collaborated with Antony Dasan. “From lullabys to death metal, we will play covers and original tracks,” he shares, adding they will also perform the Tamil version of the popular Malayalam track, Kanthaa.
Meanwhile, the 16-member Thaikkudam Bridge is here as part of their album tour—for Navarasam, with 10 original tracks. Co-founder and violinist, Govind Menon says, “The coverage for indie music is low in India. So live shows are the platform for us to introduce some new music and also play some favourite tracks.” The new music video for their track Aarachaar, directed by Bejoy Nambiar and featuring Aditi Rao Hydari, will be showcased at the show.
Sunday, at 5.30 pm, at Sir Mutha Hall. Rs 400 – Rs 2,000. Details: in.bookmyshow.com
—Preethi Ann Thomas