Anthony Kiedis (Red Hot Chili Peppers) 1-Nov ! LaTavia Roberson (formerly of Destiny's Child) 1-Nov ! Rick Allen (Def Leppard) 1-Nov ! Anu Malik 2-Nov ! K.D. lang 2-Nov ! Nelly 2-Nov ! Dwaram Venkataswamy Naidu 3-Nov ! Laxmikant 3-Nov ! Monali Thakur 3-Nov ! Pran Nath 3-Nov ! Mani Prasad 4-Nov ! Puff Daddy 4-Nov ! Yanni 4-Nov ! Art Garfunkel 5-Nov ! Bryan Adams 5-Nov ! Lalgudi R.Rajalakshmi 5-Nov ! Nirmal Udhas 5-Nov ! Lalith J. Rao 6-Nov ! R.N.Tharanathan (Rudrapatnam Bros) 6-Nov ! Soolamangalam Rajalakshmi 6-Nov ! Bhushany Kalyanaraman 7-Nov ! David Guetta 7-Nov ! Joni Mitchell 7-Nov ! Kamal Hassan 7-Nov ! Shounak Abhisheki 7-Nov ! Sunanda Patnaik 7-Nov ! Bonnie Raitt 8-Nov ! Dhirubhai Shah 8-Nov ! Diana King 8-Nov ! C. R. Vyas 9-Nov ! M.B.Vedavalli 9-Nov ! Sisqo 9-Nov ! Dayal Thakur 10-Nov ! Abdul Karim Khan 11-Nov ! E.Gayatri 11-Nov ! LeToya Luckett (formerly of Destiny's Child) 11-Nov ! Neil Young 12-Nov ! Shravan Rathod 13-Nov ! Xavier D’souza 13-Nov ! Alec John Such (Bon Jovi) 14-Nov ! Brian Yale (Matchbox 20) 14-Nov ! James Young (STYX) 14-Nov ! Jaspinder Nirula 14-Nov ! Joseph Simmons (aka Run of Run-D.M.C.) 14-Nov ! Madan Pal 14-Nov ! Travis Barker (Blink-182) 14-Nov ! Frida (ABBA) 15-Nov ! K.V.Narayanaswamy 15-Nov ! Muthiah Bhagavathar 15-Nov ! Diana Krall 16-Nov ! Isaac Hanson (Hanson) 17-Nov ! Herman Rarebell (The Scorpions) 18-Nov ! Kim Wilde 18-Nov ! Kirk Hammett (Metallica) 18-Nov ! Rudy Sarzo (Whitesnake) 18-Nov ! Matt Sorum (Guns N' Roses) 19-Nov ! Babla 20-Nov ! Hirabai Barodekar 20-Nov ! Björk 21-Nov ! Baba Sehgal 23-Nov ! Bruce Hornsby 23-Nov ! Miley Cyrus 23-Nov ! Bhimsen 24-Nov ! Titte Krishna Ayyangar 24-Nov ! Amy Grant 25-Nov ! Tiruvarur Bhaktavatsalam 25-Nov ! John McVie (Fleetwood Mac) 26-Nov ! Rita Ora 26-Nov ! Tina Turner 26-Nov ! Bappi Lahiri 27-Nov ! Charlie Benante (Anthrax) 27-Nov ! Nandu Bende 27-Nov ! (Black Eyed Peas) 28-Nov ! Dawn Robinson (formerly of En Vogue) 28-Nov ! H.V.Srivatsan 28-Nov ! Matt Cameron (Soundgarden) 28-Nov ! Umayalpuram Mali 28-Nov ! Jonathan Knight (New Kids On The Block) 29-Nov ! Wallis Buchanan (Jamiroquai) 29-Nov ! Billy Idol 30-Nov

Making her "Break Through”.

Kashmira Khot recently released her debut single “Break Through”. It’s a mixture of pop, grunge and rock vibes. This song is about changing your vision and dreams, being afraid of it, worrying about the pain it causes, and yet again, asking someone to wait on these fears,while you face these changes for good. R2R gets to know about the artist and her music better

Tell us how this song came about? 
It’s a funny story, actually. Sometimes while dreaming at night, I hear some specific words or sentences and then they stick with me for a few days. If they keep lingering too much, I just note them down, hoping that makes them go away, because so many times- they don’t even make sense. This one time last October, a dream I had left me with a sentence “Water to my tears” and I’m like, “Goddamit! This doesn’t even make sense! Why does it keep ringing in my head?” So I wrote it down. Later while practicing some songs on the guitar, I was playing around with chords and I looked around Notes on my phone, and it showed up. And out of nowhere I sang, “Give water to my tears, the wells have gone dry” And that’s how the first line was written. I don’t even know how to explain how the rest of it came right out in a flow. It’s crazy how Fate works- because if I hadn’t opened that Nonsensical line on my phone that afternoon, it would’ve just been one of my “Lines I heard in my Dreams” notes.
What does the song mean to her? 
I wrote this song in October, while making major decisions for myself, while changing how my life was, how I was by nature, while finally being my own person.There’s a lot of things we all have to change about ourselves, knowingly or unknowingly. I believe we have to be in charge of who we are and try to be a better version of ourselves, everyday. Improve ourselves, for our own sake, if not for someone else. To be your own parent, your own guide, your own friend- to hear yourself out- for once.This song means the World to me. It’s a conversation- between you, and the person you were. It’s close to me because I think when we’re changing ourselves, we mistake ourselves for being easy to Break-apart. Changing is a tough process and it is NOT weak. It’s also tough to Love and Embrace your new self. This song is to go across those barriers and come out stronger and better. Chorus goes:“And everytime I close my eyes, another scene plays onA dream that never left my back, but never came trueSo maybe I’ll let go for now, I’ll leave my pain to youSo when the time is right I’ll know that, I have to Break through” (Where “You” is your old self, that you’re afraid of losing.)
What's your music background and influences?
I’m a singer-songwriter with Indian Light-music vocal training since I was a child. I've been learning the guitar since the past 2-3 years. My interest in Western music as well as writing grew in my process from childhood to teenager. My major favourite bands include Pearl Jam, Queen, Pink Floyd and artists like Steven Wilson, Celine Dion, Adele- no specific type. I was very lucky to have found the company of friends and family who brought me where I am today. “Break Through” is just the beginning, and the best one I could’ve asked for. There’s still a lot to learn, and I’m all for it!Special Thanks to Mayank Katare (Producer and Guitarist for “Break Through”) for being patient and investing time and effort for this process.
We wish her all the success on her musical journey.



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.