The best way we together can support the up and coming artists is by cheering them up at their live gigs Credit: Representational Image

Bored of staying at home? There’s nothing better than hearing music live! We’re totally spellbound by the live music scene in Guwahati – although there’s so much on offer that it can sometimes be a little overwhelming! Most cafes and bars in the city are known for showcasing talented artists across all genres. The best way we together can support these up and coming artists is by cheering them up at their live gigs. We’ve hand-picked five venues that are hosting some fine artists tonight. Go, check ‘em out. Wait, did we mention that entry is free for all!

Pitchfork band

Café Hendrix

Named after guitar legend, Jimi Hendrix, this place is one of the most happening hangout zones in the city. Immensely popular among the locals, this bar has been adding spunk to Guwahati’s nightlife culture since its inception. Catch up on the live performance by The Pitchfork band tonight. Featuring Tanvi, Bikram, Luis, Ranjan, and Victor, sway onto the English classics and pop numbers, while sipping on some refreshing concoctions. Don’t forget to try out their house specials – Cheese Cherry Pineapple Stick, Grilled Pork, Tandoori Chicken, and Mutton Rogan Josh paired with Kashmiri Naan.

Timing: 8.00PM onwards

For reservation: 9864021111

Unplugged Sunday with Niharika

XS Bar & Lounge

Kiss the stress goodbye and gather your squad for a fun night at XS Bar & Lounge. Brick walls, stunning artefacts, leather seating – relax in the cool ambience – and enjoy a soulful unplugged performance by Niharika, followed by DJ Night. The independent solo artist, who rose to fame for her debut single ‘Excuses’ and collaborative song ‘Mrityu’, will be performing both Indian and Western numbers . When there, try out their Star Wars Mojito (dark rum, anise syrup, mint leaves, lemon wedges, apple juice, cardamom) and team up with their Chicken in Orange Peel Sauce, Corn Potato Tsing Hoi Style, and Roast Lamb in Mahalak Sauce.

Timing: 7.30PM onwards

For reservation: 9954044555

Solo independent artist Bivash

28 Street Jam Café

Bright, quirky interiors with an amazing variety of food and drinks, 28 Street Jam Café makes a great place for your hangouts. They are also known for promoting independent artists, comedians, and poets. Tonight Bivash – an independent solo artist – would be performing live. Expect a mix of heavy rock, groovy pop, and soulful Bollywood numbers. Satiate your hunger pangs with their signature Baked Chicken Momos, Grilled Sandwiches, and refreshing drinks.

Timing: 6.00PM onwards

For reservation: 9706051227

Delhi-based artist Aditya Gangani

The Socialite

Minimalistic industrial style interior with warm lights, The Socialite is quite a happening place and is popular amongst the young hearts. And tonight’s definitely gonna be a good night as Delhi-based young and versatile musician Aditya Gangani gets you grooving onto retro and popular Bollywood numbers. Chug in some chilled beer and dig into their best-sellers – Patiala Chicken, Amritsari Aloo, Grilled Fish and Peri-Peri Wings.

Timing: 8.00PM onwards

For reservation: 8471939703

Chandigarh-based Kabil band

Urban Mantra Restro Lounge

Put on the dancing shoes and head straight to Urban Mantra at Six Mile – a place synonymous with good food and music. Kabil, the popular rock-fusion band from Chandigarh is all geared up for a stellar performance. Tickle your taste-buds with rich flavours of Moti Shabnami, Bhatti Ki Bharwan Aloo, and Ghulam Badaam Badshah. They even have an excellent selection of sizzlers and cocktails.

Timing: 8.00PM onwards

For reservation: 9707028308

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