Chutney plays in the city with Vir Das at its helm
Formed in 2006, Alien Chutney is a band with a difference – they are the country’s comedy rock pioneers who, quite simply, make music to complement Das’ sense of humour. Those who caught his Walking on Broken Das show (2006), were probably witnessing the birth of this band that quickly took on its own identity.
What started with two songs that were a part of his stand-up routine, is now moving towards a second album after the success of their debut EP, Bom In Live Bay. Following well-received performances across the country, they return to the city with their most recent rib-tickling numbers.
On the cards
“The first time Vir Das appeared here with his band Alien Chutney was in 2012, and he managed to bring the roof down with his performance,” says Guru Somayaji of CounterCulture, who is confident that this gig will have plenty of material from their new, yet to be named album.
Alien Chutney’s music is a hilarious mix of relatable desi subject matter for an urban audience with not-so-desi rock music. The topics they choose range from “the difference between Bombay and Delhi girls, a blues song about village men, a punk song about pakodas, Parsi love songs, and tributes to Himesh (Reshammiya), to the key to good love with your sabziwalli.”
And while the lyrics might keep you in splits, they take their music seriously with a talented group of musicians calling Alien Chutney their own — Pozy Dhar on guitar, Sidd Coutto on drums, Kaizad Gherda (keyboards), Gaurav Gupta on guitar and Johan Pais and Warren Mendonsa on bass.
9.30 pm. At Counter Culture, Whitefield. Tickets (`500) on