Shillong has a tag of being a ‘rock capital of India’. It is like a rotting signboard that greets you when you approach the periphery of the town. For this day and age, a tag like that is distasteful and the perceptions and assumptions rising out of that stereotype is derogatory towards other musicians.
Tag: Rock Capital
In a moment of pride for all North Eastern Indians – Digital Suicide, a band from Haflong, Assam has walked away with the Best Music Video Award for 2017 given by UNISCO.
Shillong is no longer the Rock Capital of India
Shillong, let us not kid ourselves further. We are too conservative and scared for any thing original and ‘dangerous’
It is fair to say that in any writing of the history of western music in India, Shillong would deserve a chapter. It is just that the writing of this chapter has become way too problematic – too many loose ends, too many grand unifying theories. The culture of western popular music in Shillong has no shortage of hagiographers. In fact most of the writing on this field has been gushy, uncritical and downright fallacious (there have been so many that it would be worthwhile to bring out a compendium of these).
On Shillong ‘ban’ – Raiot interviews Digital Suicide and also want you to listen to their song #AKHUNI
On 28th August 2015, Digital Suicide, were prevented from performing in Clod9, weekend retreat of the elite of the Crap Rock Capital of India called Shillong. Listen to their song #NOSTATENOREST
Paul Merton, takes the piss out of (CRAP) Rock capital of India