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Bangalore Band on NPR!

October 4, 2007

I was browsing through NPR’s website looking for features on the desi diaspora and came across this wonderful story on Thermal and a Quarter, a band from Bangalore (listen here)! I had a chance to see them perform at the Alliance Francaise in Bangalore last year, and have been hoping they’d attract attention and break out of what is a very niche and marginal music market in India. But as they themselves point out, there just isn’t a mass market for English-language music at this point in India.

And music aside, I just get a kick each time I hear the name of the founding band member – Bruce Lee Mani!