The High Spirits Cafe has been an important destination for almost every band playing in Pune city. Taking a step further from just hosting gigs, High Spirits is currently hosting 'Bandcubator', a six weeks long music competition between 20 bands from Mumbai and Pune. Starting from February 7th to March 13th, the competition is going to be intense. Take a look at the line-up of bands playing at the competition this year.
The Alternative Rock band from Mumbai has performed at Bacardi NH7 Weekender in 2014, and has also been featured VH1 Music Diaries.
Known for mixing up classical vocals with Jazz and Blues, is this five-member band from Pune.
This Experimental Rock band from Mumbai is named so due to their weird fascination with liquids.
The Big Nasty
PC- Anirudh Sudan
A collaboration of artists from Mumbai and Pune, The Big Nasty is a jazz/funk swing band.
The Pickled Octopii
From five students studying at a music school, to an Alternative Rock band, The Pickled Octopii have performed at many known venues across India.
A Funk Reggae Rock band from Pune, Urban Sprawl Primps are all about their quirky music.
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A Mutual Question
A four piece band from Mumbai, A Mutual Question is into Post/Instrumental Rock. They believe in engaging their audience with a complete audio/visual experience.
The June Tom Influence
PC- Anirudh Sudan
Taking on Blues and Folk music, is this five member band, with members from different groups.
Left Hand Drive
PC- Left Hand Drive
This three member Mumbai based band, is into Alternative and Freestyle genres, with every kind of experimentation that they can do with their music.
PC- The Tripp
This Bandra-based band has made quite a name for themselves at the music festival circuit. They have even been featured in VH1 Music Diaries and played at Bacardi NH7 Weekender held in Pune.
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Making India proud, Silver is an Indian Hard Rock band, that has even opened for Michael Jackson's guitar player, Greg Howe.
Bonding over their love for Blues and Funk genre, is this five member band hailing from Pune.
PC- Celestial Teapot
This four piece Instrumental Rock band, has won at many college festivals nationwide.
The Gravy Philosophy
Followers of the Chinese calender, this six piece Pune band, has members from different musical backgrounds.
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Formed in 2012, Mannfarid is an Alternative Rock band, with a 'desi' twist to their compositions.
This four piece band from Pune is into Alternative Rock. They have made quite a name at college festivals across the country.
PC- Doctor Zebra
This band from Pune claims to be India's First Skater Surfer / Punk Rock Band. Creating unique music with a blend of acoustic guitar in the background and a distorted sound in the foreground, this band is definitely one to watch.
Pioneers of Soul Rock, this upcoming band from Pune have given Rock 'n' Roll their own spin.
PC- Vitamin M
The four member band from Pune have been around, playing the Blues and Classical Rock and Roll, for quite a few years now.
PC- Skylight Vision
The six piece band from Pune, made their debut EP in 2014. The same year, they collaborated Shaa'ir and Func as a part of the series 'MTV Rayban Never Hide Sounds'.
Head to High Spirits and grab your seats for this scintillating aural experience!