ANNIVERSARIES:

! Boz Burrell (Bad Company) 1-Aug ! Chuck D (Public Enemy) 1-Aug ! Coolio 1-Aug ! Joe Elliot (Def Leppard) 1-Aug ! Robert Cray (1953) 1-Aug ! Tiger Varadachariar 1-Aug ! Prema Hariharan (Chennai) 2-Aug ! Sushama Reddy 2-Aug ! Zelma Davis (C+C Music Factory) 2-Aug ! Chhannulal Mishra 3-Aug ! James Hetfield (Metallica) 3-Aug ! Tony Bennett (1926) 3-Aug ! Sharon Prabhakar 4-Aug ! Vellore Ramabhadran 4-Aug ! Vishal Bhardwaj 4-Aug ! Ganesh Jain 5-Aug ! Kumbakonam Rajamanickam Pillai 5-Aug ! Pat Smear (formerly of Foo Fighters) 5-Aug ! Aditya Narayan 6-Aug ! Cyrus Sahukar 6-Aug ! Geri Halliwell (Ginger Spice of Spice Girls) 6-Aug ! Bruce Dickenson (Iron Maiden) 7-Aug ! Cyrus Broacha 7-Aug ! Suresh Wadkar 7-Aug ! JC Chasez ('N Sync) 8-Aug ! Raza Ali Khan 8-Aug ! Shawn Mendes 8-Aug ! Asgari Bai 9-Aug ! Sawan Kumar Tak 9-Aug ! Sulkshana Pandit 9-Aug ! Trichur V.Ramachandran (Chennai) 9-Aug ! Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull) 10-Aug ! Ustad Alladiya Khan 10-Aug ! Vishnu Narayan Bhatkhande 10-Aug ! Ramashreya Jha 11-Aug ! T.H.Vinayakram 11-Aug ! V. Doreswamy Iyengar 11-Aug ! Kid Creole 12-Aug ! Mark Knopfler (Dire Straits) 12-Aug ! Pat Metheny 12-Aug ! Nalin Shah 13-Aug ! T.K.Murthy 13-Aug ! Dash Crofts (Seals & Crofts) 14-Aug ! David Crosby (Crosby, Stills & Nash) 14-Aug ! Manohar Iyer 14-Aug ! Michael Graham (Boyzone) 14-Aug ! Sunidhi Chauhan 14-Aug ! Amir Khan 15-Aug ! Bharati Pradhan 15-Aug ! Pandit Prasun Banerjee 15-Aug ! Prof. T.Viswanathan 15-Aug ! R.Durga Prasad 15-Aug ! Srimushnam V.Raja Rao 15-Aug ! Emily Erwin (Dixie Chicks) 16-Aug ! Hemlata 16-Aug ! Kishan Bhutani 16-Aug ! Madonna 16-Aug ! Poochi Srinivasa Iyengar 16-Aug ! Belinda Carlisle 17-Aug ! Donnie Wahlberg (New Kids On The Block) 17-Aug ! Daler Mehndi 18-Aug ! Dennis Elliot (Foreigner) 18-Aug ! Gulzar 18-Aug ! Jon Higgins 18-Aug ! Pt. Vishnu Digambar Paluskar 18-Aug ! T.S.Balakrishna Sastrigal 18-Aug ! Abdul Rashid Khan 19-Aug ! Ginger Baker (Cream) 19-Aug ! Ian Gillan (Deep Purple) 19-Aug ! John Deacon (Queen) 19-Aug ! Ken Gosh 19-Aug ! Demi Lovato 20-Aug ! Fred Durst (Limp Bizkit) 20-Aug ! Naresh(Mahesh Brother) 20-Aug ! Robert Plant (Led Zeppelin) 20-Aug ! Uday Tara Nayar 20-Aug ! Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple) 21-Aug ! Kenny Rogers 21-Aug ! Liam Howlett (Prodigy) 21-Aug ! Melissa Schuman (Dream) 21-Aug ! Sriram Brahmanandam 21-Aug ! Howie Dorough (Backstreet Boys) 22-Aug ! James DeBarge (DeBarge) 22-Aug ! Paul Douchette (Matchbox 20) 22-Aug ! Roland Orzabal (Tears For Fears) 22-Aug ! Tori Amos 22-Aug ! Dean DeLeo (Stone Temple Pilots) 23-Aug ! SkyBlu (LMFAO) 23-Aug ! Basavaraj Rajguru 24-Aug ! Billy Ray Cyrus 25-Aug ! DJ Terminator X (Public Enemy)25-Aug ! Elvis Costello 25-Aug ! Gene Simmons 25-Aug ! Rekha Chinniprakash 25-Aug ! Rob Halford (Judas Priest) 25-Aug ! Vivian Campbell (Def Leppard) 25-Aug ! Adrian Young (No Doubt) 26-Aug ! M.S.Anantaraman 26-Aug ! Shirley Manson (Garbage) 26-Aug ! Rajarathnam Pillai 27-Aug ! Shania Twain 27-Aug ! Tony Kanal (No Doubt) 27-Aug ! Voletti Venkateswarulu 27-Aug ! Chris Copping (Procol Harum) 29-Aug ! Kyle Cook (Matchbox 20) 29-Aug ! Micky Moody (Whitesnake) 30-Aug ! Debbie Gibson 31-Aug ! Rudolf Schenker (Scorpions) 31-Aug

On A High Note With Showcases By Martin Garrix, Maceo Plex And Luciano

 Music festivals are a dime-a-dozen these days and often times it’s hard for them to stand out or get things right. But, what Sunburn Goa 2019, known for delivering the most over-the-top, out-of-this-world production, achieved for its’ ultimate homecoming was pretty incredible because if you go by the sheer audience numbers, it was probably one of the biggest turnouts ever!

Throughout two days of pure electronic magic, Sunburn 2019 once again sprinkled stardust over the biggest DJs and the most impressive parties anywhere on the planet.

The third day of the largest Asian Music Festival was outstanding and precisely the way a concluding night should be. The music, the ambiance, the production, the vibe, and the overwhelming excitement and love of the fans fitted into a memorable storyline seamlessly.

Martin Garrix’s STMPD RCRDS made a debut at the festival with a dedicated stage featuring a line-up comprising of Brooks, Julian Jordan, Loopers and Justin Mylo who literally created a storm with their mysterious upbeat soundscapes, whereas Luciano & Friends on the Solaris Stage with artists like Shaun Reeves, Idriss D, David Phimster and Almost Human had festival goers swaying to their hypnotic synths and trippy no-nonsense techno. Madness ensued with psychedelic performances unfurling on the Psychedelic Circus Paradox Stage with hallucinogenic sets by Captain Hook and Shanti People.

With fierce sets full of energy, Shaan, Sartek, BEMET, Julia Bliss, Basshunk, and Basspatch drove the audience into a wild and sweaty mass as they swayed to the wicked sub-bass.

Meanwhile, 5-time DJ Award winner Chilean-Swiss DJ Luciano who made his debut at the Sunburn 2019 festival kept the mojo up with a heavy-yet-chill session that was both energetic and invigorating.

Wrapping up the weekend’s crème da le crème in dance music festivities, Sunburn Goa 2019 built up powerful momentum leading up to the extraordinary finale ushering in the optimism of the New Year. Legendary Cuban-American producer, Maceo Plex presented some experimental techno and evocative deep house jams as part of his inaugural visit, bringing their signature classiness to the festival, as a prelude to former world no #1 Martin Garrix’s New Year welcome showcase. With unmatched stage presence, the house DJ icon who is considered among the greats like Avicii, David Guetta, Tiesto, Calvin Harris, delivered what he does best, a melody and emotion-filled act with an excellent mix of both new and old material. The festival was packed on this winter night, but the love for Garrix brought everyone even closer together. There was plenty of magic and love in the air, and it was all because of his ability to bring people together for something bigger than themselves.

Over the three days, a slew of Sunburn After Dark parties featuring Maceo Plex, Luciano, Jeremy Olander, Coyu, Oliver Huntmanntook place at Hammerzz, Las Olas, Owl, Re:Fresh, Sunburn Beach Lounge, LR Beach Lounge, Antares, Plan B and W Goa each night right after the performances ended and ensured that while the performances had to end, the energy didn’t have to wind down for Sunburn fans.

Karan Singh, COO, Percept Live states, “Sunburn Goa 2019 was truly historical in every aspect. This has definitely been one of the larger than life editions ever held. We witnessed a colossal turnout with some of the biggest headliners, world class production and design, always ensuring top of the line security measures and comfort for all our fans. The response to the festival this year exceeded our expectations with an on-site footfall and live streaming embracing more than 10 million fans around the world.  Right from the phenomenal response to the line-up, production and ambience, everything worked brilliantly at Sunburn’s homecoming. With the 13th edition concluding on such a successful note, we are all geared up for the next season as we know it’s going to be bigger, better and bolder. A special thanks to the Goa Government, artists and associated partners for collaborating with us in our venture of augmenting tourism and boosting both employment and revenue to the state and the locals.”

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Best Jazz Venue in India

Those of you who have been around from the 1960's through the 1990's will remember the vibrant live music scene in almost every starred hotel in India. Those were the days when you walked into a nightclub like 'Rendezvous' at The Taj Mahal hotel and 'Supper Club' at the Oberoi Sheraton in Mumbai to see curtains going up on a band that was the prime focus of these outlets. Every seat in these restaurants allowed an unobstructed view of the band that performed every night on resident contracts. Today all this has disappeared thanks to some ridiculously high entertainment taxes on live music. Today, non off these hotels have complete bands playing save for a few that feature small duos or solo singers. The Lodhi in New Delhi, recently listed among the world's best hotels, decided to step in and rewind to the good old days. They got Goa's premier jazz quartet 'Jazz Junction' to move to Delhi on a resident contract and the decision has paid off in terms of footfalls generated by the band. Jazz Junction featuring singer Daniella Rodrigues, pianist Tony Dias,
bassist Colin D'Cruz and drummer Angelo Colasco began playing at The Lodhi in June 2018. Four months into the contract the band generated a sizeable following, with quite a few high profile guests choosing to celebrate their special occasion at the Elan bar where the band performs. Against all odds the rewind option proved to be a huge success and hopefully other properties around the country takes the cue to trigger a whole new revival  of live music.