ANNIVERSARIES

Hillary Scott 1-Apr ! Susan Boyle 1-Apr ! Jimmy Cliff 1-Apr ! John Barbata (Jefferson Starship) 1-Apr ! Leon Wilkerson (Lynyrd Skynyrd) 2-Apr ! Emmylou Harris 2-Apr ! Namagiripettai K.Krishnan 2-Apr ! Sebastian Bach (Skid Row) 3-Apr ! Cris Korea 3-Apr ! Hari Haran 3-Apr ! O.S.Thiyagarajan 3-Apr ! Parvati Khan 3-Apr ! Prabhu Deva 3-Apr ! Ram Shankar 3-Apr ! Musiri Subramania Iyer 4-Apr ! Magnus Sveningsson (The Cardigans) 4-Apr ! Mike Starr (formerly of Alice In Chains) 4-Apr ! Craig Adams (The Cult) 4-Apr ! Mike McCready (Pearl Jam) 5-Apr ! Agnetha Faltskog (ABBA) 5-Apr ! ! Suneeta Rao 5-Apr ! Vimla Patil 6-Apr ! Pandit Ravi Shankar 7-Apr !Pt. Ravi Shankar 7-Apr !Saira Khan 7-Apr !John Oates (Hall & Oates) 7-Apr !Mick Abrahams (Jethro Tull) 7-Apr !Professor S.Ramanathan 8-Apr !Julian Lennon 8-Apr ! Izzy Stradlin (Guns N' Roses) 8-Apr ! Babyface 10-Apr !Brian Setzer (Stray Cats) 10-Apr !Kishori Amonkar10-Apr !Pravin Shah (Time video)10-Apr !Joss Stone 11-Apr !Adinath Mangeshkar 11-Apr ! John Kay (Steppenwolf)12-Apr ! Herbie Hancock12-Apr ! Nagamani Srinath12-Apr !Neena Mehta12-Apr ! Lou Bega13-Apr ! Ritchie Blackmore (Deep Purple)14-Apr ! Luis Fonsi15-Apr ! Ed O'Brien (Radiohead) 15-Apr ! Samantha Fox15-Apr ! Mark Hoppus (Blink-8)15-Apr ! Mark McGrath (Sugar Ray)15-Apr ! Rockwell 15-Apr ! Brett Michaels (Poison)15-Apr ! Terence Trent D'arby15-Apr ! Dee Snider (Twisted Sister)15-Apr ! Ry Cooder 15-Apr ! Sly Stone (Sly & The Family Stone)15-Apr ! Akon 16-Apr ! Stewart Kerr (Texas) 16-Apr ! Nancy Wilson (Heart) 16-Apr ! Victoria Adams (Posh Spice of Spice Girls) 17-Apr ! Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins) 17-Apr ! Scott Gorham (Thin Lizzy) 17-Apr ! Stuart Zender (Jamiroquai) 18-Apr ! Queen Latifah 18-Apr ! Jerry Cantrell (Alice In Chains)18-Apr ! Vanessa Williams18-Apr ! Jeff LeBar (Cinderella) 18-Apr ! Irene Cara 18-Apr ! Charley Pride 18-Apr ! MC Maxim (Prodigy) 21-Apr ! Jonas Berggren (Ace Of Base) 21-Apr ! Conrad Lozano (Los Lobos) 21-Apr ! Roger Hodgson (Supertramp) 21-Apr ! Peter Frampton 22-Apr ! George Benson 22-Apr ! Damon Albarn (Blur) 23-Apr ! Marti Pellow (Wet Wet Wet) 23-Apr ! Chaka Khan 23-Apr ! Aaron Comess (Spin Doctors) 24-Apr ! Glen Cornick (Jethro Tull) 24-Apr ! Barbra Streisand 24-Apr ! Sharon Corr (The Corrs) 24-Apr ! Bjorn Ulvaeus (ABBA) 25-Apr ! Stu Cook (Creedence Clearwater Revival) 25-Apr ! Steve Norman (Spandau Ballet) 25-Apr ! Elton John 25-Apr ! Aretha Franklin 25-Apr ! Roger Taylor (Duran Duran) 26-Apr ! Jay Sean 26-Apr ! James Iha (Smashing Pumpkins) 26-Apr ! Steven Tyler (Aerosmith) 26-Apr ! Richard Tandy (ELO) 26-Apr ! Diana Ross 26-Apr ! Sheena Easton 27-Apr ! Ace Frehley (Kiss) 27-Apr ! Fergie (Black Eyed Peas) 27-Apr ! Mariah Carey 27-Apr ! Brendan Hill (Blues Traveler) 27-Apr ! Derrick McKenzie (Jamiroquai) 27-Apr ! Andrew Farris (INXS) 27-Apr ! Tony Banks (Genesis) 27-Apr ! Daisy Berkowitz (Marilyn Manson) 28-Apr ! Lady Gaga 28-Apr ! James Atkins (EMF) 28-Apr ! Reba McEntire 28-Apr ! John Evans (Jethro Tull) 28-Apr ! Mike Hogan (The Cranberries) 29-Apr ! Carnie Wilson (Wilson Phillips) 29-Apr ! John Popper (Blues Traveler) 29-Apr ! Vangelis 29-Apr ! Willie Nelson 30-Apr ! Norah Jones 30-Apr ! Celine Dion 30-Apr ! Tracy Chapman 30-Apr ! MC Hammer 30-Apr ! Dave Ball (Procol Harum) 30-Apr ! Eric Clapton30-Apr ! Graeme Edge (Moody Blues) 30-Apr

Live Open urges Ranbir

The millennial is not just a different generation, they are a different breed. Unconventional choices, modern philosophies define them. And none other than youth icon Ranbir Kapoor can represent them better. Small wonder, he is the one revealing the new mantra of iconic brands Macroman M-Series and Macrowoman W-Series --- ‘LIVE OPEN’. A seething honest philosophy for today’s young generation who believe in breaking societal stereotypes and are comfortable in their own skin!
The new Macroman philosophy of “LIVE OPEN” goes really well with the brand’s revamped new-age and progressive vision. It’s an ode to those who live on their own terms and set trends rather than follow one. 
The new promotional campaign of Macroman M-Series & Macrowoman W-Series resonates with a new energy and confidence in all key stakeholders associated with the brands. The beautifully shot Macroman M-Series TVC perfectly captures the Gen-Next philosophy of those who celebrate the spirit of being unapologetically themselves. It showcases how an indomitable Ranbir Kapoor in class apart multi-coloured multi-hued Macroman M-Series (with his mysterious Macrowoman beside him) answers all those who question his daring spirit with just two words – LIVE OPEN. In the Macrowoman W-Series TVCs, ‘millennial models’ dare to bare their LIVE OPEN mantra!   
Speaking about the new positioning and campaign, Mr. Vikash Agarwal, President & Brand Director - Macroman & Macrowoman, said, “Amidst the players dominating the market today, Macroman aims to be the most admired one for its international design aesthetics, in depth and continuous R&D, the best of fabrics, in short the best wearable premium experience.
Our communication campaign is designed to further deliver this objective. The campaign is aimed at making Macroman M-Series synonymous with youth, style and fashion. It is in true sense, the ‘inner’ voice of today’s generation.” 
Speaking about superstar Ranbir Kapoor, Mr. Agarwal said, “We wanted to have an emotional connect with our audience and Ranbir Kapoor is the perfect link as he is a living embodiment of Macroman with his bold choices and unapologetic way of living. Suave and sophisticated, Ranbir Kapoor was our first choice as he not only connects with the youth, but IS the youth. Young, bold and immensely talented, this blue-eyed boy is the perfect fit for our new positioning.”
Talking about the philosophy of Macroman, Ranbir Kapoor said, “It’s a pleasure to be a part of this new liberating journey of the iconic Macroman brand. ‘LIVE OPEN’ is a philosophy which reflects my own beliefs. I am sure that today’s youth will relate to it, and I am glad that the brand took this bold step to connect with its audience.”
Challenge, Inspire, Outperform Live like a Macroman
Created for the urban male, Macroman M-Series has grown phenomenally with a PAN-India network. Following the success of Macroman M-Series, the brand launched an equally powerful female counterpart - Macrowoman W-Series. Today, the portfolio boasts over 150 products with numerous designs available in a variety of fabrics and finest blends. Macroman M-series and Macrowoman W-series product ranges from Innerwear, Sportswear to Leisurewear. Initially just an innerwear brand, Macroman M Series has now grown up to be a formidable player with its large range of finest innerwear, leisurewear, sportswear and casual wear. The product range is a result of consistent enhancement in the brand’s product portfolio. Over the past few years as a brand Macroman M Series has spread its wings in casual menswear category and is currently producing a vivid range of summer and winter wear. Macroman M Series Innerwear ­comprises the widest range of highly styled briefs and vests segmented into different collections targeting the diverse needs. Conceptualized by top of the line designers, Macroman M Series International Collection briefs and vests are crafted from the best of fabrics. Available in a variety of colours and patterns, with interesting accents and a range of exciting cuts, this collection is a bold mix of fashion and comfort. Macroman M Series International Collection also boasts of a luxurious line developed by the world’s best blends like Supima Cotton, MicroModal & Bamboo fiber cotton.
Manufactured in state-of-the-art units, this is a true ‘Make in India’ global brand. And in the days to come, it aims to grow multifold. It is committed to continue providing international quality products through its world class manufacturing capacity. It also intends to enhance its distribution and open several exclusive outlets in India.
Macrowoman W-Series brings premium fashion for today's woman, it is set to be the complete answer in fashion, from lingerie to sportswear and leisurewear. The brand's superior range of bras celebrates the woman in all her attitudes. Bras for working comfort, uniquely designed bras for sports, everyday wear bras and also special designs for the freedom loving millennials, Macrowoman has something for every woman in her every mood.

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Venues

Hard Rock Cafe1

Located in a former mill, the Mumbai outpost of the US chain of resto-bars has a mixed reputation among the city's musicians. In the first couple of years after opening, in 2006, indie rock acts were often asked to include a stipulated number of cover songs in their set lists. These days, Hard Rock Café, which hosts gigs every Tuesday and Thursday night, sticks mostly to cover bands, with a couple of dates a month spared for indie groups. Skip these gigs, and come here only for the ticketed events, when one of the seating areas is cleared to make room for a larger stage, for performances by Indian indie icons (folk-fusion veterans Indian Ocean, electro-rock superstars Pentagram), international chart toppers (Wyclef Jean, Jay Sean) or club-packing DJs (Bob Sinclair, Paul van Dyk). Be warned, though: the waiters break into a synchronised jig every time the Village People's "YMCA" comes on.


Bombay Dyeing Mill Compound, Pandurang Budhkar Marg, Worli, + 91 22 2438 2888, Hardrockindiablog.com. Open daily noon-1.30am. Performance times and entrance fees vary