The Insider Playlist: Catch These Artists Live In Mumbai in December

From prog-metal to jazz, from electro-pop to rock, catch some great acts in Maximum City this month. Insider's monthly playlist helps you sample before you go!

Haken: Progressive Metal

One of the most exciting metal bands of the 21st century is coming down to Mumbai! London's Haken will play on the same stage that's been graces by the likes of Porcupine Tree, Karnivool, Mike Portnoy and Epica. If you like your music on the heavier side, you should not miss this.

Catch Haken: Dec 22, IIT Bombay

Erik Truffaz: Jazz

The French trumpet exponent will be playing multiple shows at The Royal Opera House and The Quarter. Known for fusing jazz with several styles such as hip-hop, electronica and rock, his will be a perfect follow-up to the awesome programming at both venues. There will be collaborations with drummer & bassist extraordinaires Gino Banks and Sheldon D’Silva, electronic music producer Riatsu and several more.

Catch Erik Triffaz:

Dec 06: The Royal Opera House
Dec 07: The Quarter
Dec 08: The Quarter

Nucleya: Indian Bass / Electronica

Party animals, there are few better ways to gear up for 2018 than watching Nucleya perform live at JioGarden. His new show, Sub Cinema comes with all new visuals, lighting and sound.

Catch Nucleya: Dec 31, JioGarden

Thaikkudam Bridge: Multi-genre

One of the most electric live bands in the country today! A show by Kerala's Thaikkudam Bridge guarantees you metal, folk, Bollywood, Kerala film music, fusion, Hindustani and more (phew). Their stage presence is something else, and fans will be treated to a show and a half.

Catch Thaikkudam Bridge: Dec 28, HRC Worli

Youngblood: Electro-pop

The project of Vancouver singer Alexis Young, Youngblood touches base at Mumbai & Delhi before heading off to play at Bacardi NH7 Weekender. Her brand of electro-pop will find several takers!

Catch Youngblood: Dec 06, antiSocial Khar.

Bad Pop: Punk / Rock

If you're headed to the Youngblood gig, then you have one more act to catch! Playing with them are fellow Vancouver-ites, Bad Pop. A totally fun (and slightly eccentric - as you will see from this video) band, they play a modern take of punk. You can watch them too, at Bacardi NH7 Weekender.

Catch Bad Pop: Dec 06, antiSocial Khar.

Sanjay Divecha Trio: Jazz / Fusion

Sanjay Divecha is a guitar player and composer based in Mumbai. In a cross cultural diorama of global music, Sanjay has striven to explore his love for jazz, folk, African, American and Latin music while distinctly paying homage to his Indian roots. Here he is paying tribute to a much-loved (sigh) train in Mumbai.

Catch Sanjay Divecha Trio: Dec 09, The Quarter

The Luis Trio: Jazz

Get your fill of great jazz guitar playing! The Luis Trio is a project formed and conceptualized by French musician Loïc Sanlaville. Originally set in Jazz elements in 2011, the project has since grown to acquire its own style with a Hip Hop sound.

Catch The Luis Trio: Dec 06, The Quarter

Marshall & The Mischief: Alt-rock

The 5 piece alt-rock outfit features some of Mumbai’s meanest indie musicians, the Mischief is a culmination of Yohan Marshall’s last album “Your Silence” and is a band that delves into Rock, Reggae, Hip-Hop and a lot more! Yohan is also the founder of the band The Family Cheese.

Catch Marshall & The Mischief: Dec 07, HRC Worli

Adil Manuel Collective: Jazz

Yes, more Jazz at The Quarter. Led by Adil Manuel, who's done everything from fronting Jazz fusion bands to pop collaborations, funk and rock bands to dabbling in film scoring and advertising. This song sees guests Uday Benegal of Indus Creed and fast-rising guitarist Kush Upadhyay.

Catch Adil Manuel Collective: Dec 08, The Quarter

Autorickshaw: Indian jazz / funk

This innovative act mixes Indian vocals (and accents) with jazz instrumentation, and the result is something unlike what you've ever heard before. Formed in 2003, Autorickshaw is one of the most intriguing acts on the world music and jazz landscapes, garnering 2004 and 2007 JUNO nominations for World Music Album of the Year (Canadian ‘Grammy Awards’), the John Lennon Songwriting Competition Grand Prize in World Music and numerous other national and international awards.

Catch Autorickshaw: Dec 10, Harkat Studios

Raja Kumari: Hip-Hop

Fusing classical indian traditions with Hip Hop, Los Angeles based songwriter and rapper, Raja Kumari bridges East and West into a style she calls “BollyHood” while imagining herself as a South Asian American role model for the youth. Catch her collaboration with Gully man Divine here.

Catch Raja Kumari: Dec 15, HRC Andheri

Rhythm Shaw & Gino Banks: Jazz

Put one of the best young guitar players in the country and one of its most accomplished drummers in one room, and the result is jaw-dropping magic. What better venue than The Quarter to see this magic being brought to life?

Catch Rhythm Shaw & Gino Banks: Dec 15, The Quarter

Underground Authority: Rap-rock

One of the most exciting bands in the country, UA frequently mashes up genres: Rock, metal, rap, funk and more and generously sprinkle on protest / revolution-led lyrics. This new track is funkier than most of what they've done in the past. Check it out, as they make a rare visit to the city!

Catch Underground Authority: Dec 14, HRC Worli

The Bluegrass Journeymen: Bluegrass

The 6-member band is a collaboration of accomplished musicians, rediscovering the roots of traditional American Bluegrass Music. A rare species, they're right now on their tour across India.

Catch The Bluegrass Journeymen: Dec 12, Harkat Studios

May Contain Nuts: Pop/Rock Covers

Catch covers of some of your favourite acts by this Mumbai group. Adept at covering Coldplay, The Beatles, Guns and Roses, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Ed Sheeran, Jason Mraz, Metallica and Pink Floyd, the band has played at top venues across the city.

Catch May Contain Nuts: Dec 07, HRC Andheri

And of course, there's going to be plenty of music at BACARDI NH7 Weekender, just a few hours away, at Pune. Need a playlist to get you in the mood? Here you go.

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