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Chandrabindoo to perform at a city’s iconic pub

The band will perform at Someplace Else for the first time.

Chandrabindoo to perform at a city’s iconic pub
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  • Shamayita Chakraborty

Last Updated: 10.25 AM, Aug 10, 2022

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In Chandrabindoo’s famous ‘nonsense’ song Brahma Janen Gopon Kommoti from the 2002 album Daaknaam, there is a line that goes like, Tantra Someplace Else-e, Ke Leela Khela Khelse, Ke Matric Fail Shey Brahma Janen (Brahma knows who fails in matriculation examination and who parties at Tantra and Someplace Else). After two decades, the popular Bangla band Chandrabindoo will be performing at Someplace Else – Kolkata’s traditional live music hub at Park Street – on August 19 for the first time.

Led by filmmaker-actor Anindya Chatterjee, artist Upal Sengupta, and lyricist and writer Chandril Bhattacharya, Chandrabindoo will soon leave the city for their US tour. However, before their tour, the band will be performing at the birth anniversary of the iconic pub.

The pub that is famous for hosting the city’s eminent musicians usually features English bands. On special occasions, famous Bengali rock bands, including Lakkhichhara and Fossils performed at the pub. Now, Chandrabindoo – an important pop music band that has been one of the leaders in the Bengali music scene – will be performing at the do.

Talking about the slated performance, Upal said, “Someplace Else is an important venue for all the musicians in Kolkata. My drum teacher Kochuda, aka Monojit Datta, played with his band Orient Express at Someplace else for years – until he passed away in 2017. This will be the first time we will perform here. We all are very excited.”

Meanwhile, the organisers are looking forward to a successful show. “It is a special occasion and given the popularity of the band, we are delighted to host them to mark our anniversary. Earlier, bands like Fossils and Lakkhichhara performed here. This will be the first time that Chandrabindoo will play here,” said a spokesperson from the venue. Soon after the performance, Chandrabindoo is also scheduled to travel to Dubai for a couple of days for a concert.

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