8 Best and FamousRock Bands from Calicut

8 Best and FamousRock Bands from Calicut

 

Also to read about other rock bands (click on the below link ).

 

 Calicut Tagore  Hall 1986:  The concert room was fully packed and house full plate was hanging  in the entrance . Inside, a group of five long-haired men in outlandish costumes were on stage performing .leading hotels back then. But, however, a huge lack of appreciation for such talent prevailed in the mainstream music industry.  For some it was their first taste of an unfamiliar genre of music whereas for some others it was the exhilaration of the first rock concert in their own city Calicut . The year was 1986 and the city, Kozhikode.The city of ghazals is not usually associated with the boisterous genres of music, but indeed it had a thriving rock subculture in the late 1980s.

  • People grooved to their performances, held at Tagore Hall, Town Hall, the open air on the beach and some of the “We got a five-minute slot in Doordarshan to play our songs. But after the first week’s telecast, someone wrote to the ‘prathikaranam’ show, asking them ‘not to promote such music that will spoil young minds’. The rest of the songs were never telecast. The same misunderstandings about the genre survive to this day,” says Dennis.
  • ‘Third Eye’ BAND  got lathi-charged by the police who could not control the crowd that went berserk.
  • Practice room(jamming) was held in West Hill.

 

SOUND GARDEN ROCK BAND SHOP IN CALICUT BEACH ?

  •  A shop called ‘Sound Garden’ was started near the calicut beach, which sold rock music cassettes and became a hangout for the bands and music fans. Also, youngsters from nearby districts like Kannur used to frequent the concerts.

Here i am listing few rock bands in Calicut City.

 

1.Slingshot (From my home town Great Calicut )

  • Slingshot is an Alternative Rock band from Calicut, formed in 2006.
  • Band Members : Fadal Nazir – Vocals,Jhanu Chanthar – Guitars,Kaushik Kumar – Bass,Vineeth J – Drums
  • Single Track List : Countr Liquor, Scarlet Pimplet, Way Back Home , Zaara ,Speedophobia, On Ur March, Flake, Up Dere, P On The Funk Mp3 Download , Black Betty,OH! Yes , Blow,Say Cheese
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2.3rd EyE (Again from home town great Calicut.lol.)

  • What is 3rd eye ?

a destructive and ultimate source of total annihilation of mankind for its perversities, (on themselves and on Nature), located vertically on the forehead of the hindu mythical god, Lord Shiva, one who personifies Samhaara ( Destruction).

  • The name 3rd EyE was invented by Devdas, the bass guitarist & one of the founder members in the original line-up. Unnervingly, it denotes the dormant closed Eye.
  • Performed shows at :Maharajas Grounds, Rajendra Maidan, both Kochin, in Casino Group Hotels,Trichur, The Taj- Madurai, Calcutta Club, Calcutta, erstwhile Kynadi Motels Calicut, Cosmopolitan Club,Calicut etc.
  • After 2000, they disbanded to various reasons, technical and personal.
  • Location Kozhikode, Kozhikode, Kerala, India
  • Formed in 1988.
  • Disbanded in 2000.
  • Re-union concert done after 12 years on 3rd day of 3rd month of 2012.
  • WEBSITE :CLICK HERE.

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3.Halley’s Disciples

4.Zeus

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5.Dreadlocks

  • WEBSITE :CLICK HERE.
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6.Optimus

  • Some members of these bands() have now come together to form a band — ‘Optimus’ — to revive the ‘rock scene’ in the city.
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7.Mappila Lahala (call THEM SELF AS We are a music movement)

  • Actor Mamu Koya and hip-hop. Incongruous it may appear, but the two gel well to give the young, hip-hop band, “Mappila Lahala”, a thumping debut. Their debut rap number, “Native Bapa” had an online launch three days ago and has recorded over 70,000 views.
  • Genres: engaging in multiple genres of music, upholding Collective Self-Respect of the oppressed.
  • Members:M Noushad, Zakariya, Muhsin Parari, Nasrullah, Sameer Binsi, Haris Saleem Pulikkal are the core members of team Mappila Lahala. Ajith Kumar A.S, popular dalit musician recently joint the musical mission.
  • WEBSITE :CLICK HERE.
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8.Axe Wagon

Was famous in late 80s.

  • WEBSITE :CLICK HERE.
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