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India's Longest Party Marathon returns to the city that never sleeps to celebrate Indie music

Sep 01, 2017

Conceptualised with the aim of redefining and reinvigorating nightlife in India, NEXA's Baleno Wicked Weekends, continues to celebrate nightlife, with 4 more shows to go till the finale of Season I.

A multi-city urban nightlife campaign that aims to redefine and reinvigorate the nightlife scene in India, Baleno Wicked Weekends has featured indie acts like Raghu Dixit, Riddim Funktion Collective, Junkyard Groove, Donn Bhat + Passenger Revelator and electronic music producers like Sound Avtar, Anish Sood, Mojo Jojo, Gurbax and Sartek among others across party hotspots in India such as Summerhouse Café, Hauz Khas Social, High Spirits Café, Euriska, Indigo Live, Gatsby 2000, Someplace Else among many others and hopes to become the one-stop nightlife guide for artists and audience alike.

Bryan Ernest & ONEmpire:  Songs about Mental Health and Reviving a band in a new avtar

Whether writing music and deciding who to play with or hitting the road for adventures, Bryan Ernest trusts his instinct and stays open to emergence. Rarely, if ever, does he travel with a plan. If he does, the plan almost always goes to the wayside in favor of the unexpected adventures that pop up along the way in which so much of life's beauty is waiting to be discovered and through which so many rich life perspectives are unraveled through people and places. The road teaches Bryan about life's truths; how to hone and trust his instinct, how to engage with people and allow beautiful moments to emerge; and how sometimes the most unexpected and unplanned way is the best one.

Previously performing under the banner of THE OTHER PEOPLE the band is coming together, starting afresh, the boys are back & this time in an all-new avatar - ONEmpire (pronounced One-Empire). After a successful & popular run over a decade, Zarir, Garth, Gavin, Atish & Loy are ready to look to the future & forge a renewed, sophisticated sound supported by a brand-new experience for the audience!

The name ONEmpire came to them with the desire to be the best in town. Having launched themselves in May 2017 the band is looking to soon release an EP under their new avatar who is mentored by Loy Mendonsa.

Described as India's longest party marathon, Baleno Wicked Weekends – a collaboration between Maruti Suzuki - NEXA and Zee Live - has put on 36 shows so far and continues to feature some of the most exciting independent music talent from India.

Report By: Jai Dev Gupta    
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