Atif Aslam & Strings To Be Featured On MTV Unplugged

July 31, 2011

Atif Aslam and Strings are all-set to perform acoustic sessions in the Indian edition of MTV Unplugged, an acclaimed music series.

The Indian version of MTV Unplugged, an acoustic performance show, which features stripped-down, intimate live sets of popular artists, will go on floors in August. Unplugged which is a follow up of Coke Studio @ MTV will feature two Pakistani artists Atif Aslam and Strings, apart from other Indian artists such as Rabbi Shergill, Shilpa Rao, Indian Ocean and Euphoria.

The concept behind the Unplugged series is that musicians will be re-interpreting their original songs

The End Of Aunty Disco Project

May 5, 2011

Guys. Unfortunately we’ve got some sad news. Aunty Disco Project, a rock band from Karachi which rocked the Coke Studio stage with their highly-energetic live performance, has disbanded. ADP which started off as an underground band in March 2006 achieved mainstream success and garnered critical acclaim for their electrifying live performances. Omar Bilal Akhtar, the band’s lead vocalist announced the break up on his official blog.

Aunty Disco Project is breaking up. We’ve been sitting on this decision for a long time. Now’s the time to tell you guys. Here’s our official statement.

A New Generation of Rock

By Zeerak Ahmed

The rise of Bilal Khan, the Aunty Disco Project & Uth records has signaled the coming of a new generation of rock music from Pakistan’s renewed underground scene. After the rise of Noori and eP, along with Indus Music, the VJ generation and a post Junoon revelation, it seems that generation of rockers will take a new place in Pakistan’s rock industry.

The energetic rock anthems have since become somewhat hollow, and as Pakistan’s politics and society have hit new rock bottoms, rock has had to find new issues, new emotions to deal with. It seems the big guns have had to deal with social issues, and bringing audiences back together. Strings, Atif Aslam, Ali Zafar and then Noori to some degree have tried to mature their pop acts into deeper, more relevant offerings.

Some may say however, that this generation did not live up to its promise. Despite the phenomenal rise of 2003’s musicians, many have released only a handful of songs, let alone albums. Atif has been an exception

[Spot Light: Omar Bilal Akhtar]

Omar Bilal Akhtar

By

Sadaf Fayyaz

Omar Bilal AkhtarComplexes: My friends think I’m always getting myself into self righteous arguments and making speeches.

What turns me on: A great sense of humor, and great taste in music without being pretentious

What turns me off: Someone who says ‘like‘ too much

Philosophy of life: Nothing in life worth having ever comes easy.