Being a Desi rockstar isn’t easy. Mainly because “Desi” is rarely, if ever, associated with such a bindaas term.
Engineers? Of course.
But what about the talented young guitarists, singers, drummers? The Desi kids making future-music that might be catching fire today?
MTV Desi is throwing a party to showcase these emerging Desi bands — because believe us, they exist and they straight up rock. They’re freaky, they’re fierce, and they’re definitely not ferengi.
For the true fan only — the all of Shilpa Ray’s mind-blowing performance at Brownout with MTV Desi. Unedited, uncut, raw. Press your nose against the screen and pretend you were there.
SHILPA RAY: A TINY TIGRESS UNLEASHED
A tiger revs its vocal chords like a hot motorcycle engine. You can feel the sound rattle your ribcage while you stand rooted to the spot, your eyes riveted by the sheer magnitude of the beast. Nothing you see on TV can ever equal that raw power.
And nothing you’ve ever heard about Shilpa Ray can capture the magnitude of watching her live — wielding her harmonium like an axe against a gnarled tree trunk, throwing her head back to eat your soul with a snarling, hair-raising roar. It’s impossible to believe that thatvoice comes from that tiny Bengali girl. Growling, shrieking, rising to a wailing scream and falling to a whispery caress…
We tried. We tried to bottle the magic when she headlined the Brownout with MTV Desishow last month. This is perhaps the closest anyone’s come to recording the live experience, and god knowswe’vetriedbefore.Surrounded by Her Happy Hookers (a band of scruffy, gritty, towering white men who cede center stage to her burning charisma), she is on the cusp of national attention — opening for Nick Cave, garnering raves for the upcoming Teenage And Torture, fielding mainstream magazine interviews. But until you see her live, you won’t understand. And until more people know about Shilpa, you’ll find her working the door at Piano’s…the same venue she sold out on that night. This tiger’s still gotta eat.
“Sanitary iPad” The best songs start off with a good long drone to set the mood. Shilpa holds a chord on her trusty harmonium before rolling into “Sanitary iPad,” carried by a funky bass line. In “Sanitary iPad,” the less than conventional songstress asks that pressing, age-old question, “Who’s gonna buy me now?”
Shilpa Ray opens up her headlining set atBrownout with MTV Desiwith a song that gives her plenty of room to flex her legendary vocal chords. With Her Happy Hookers pounding out the beat of “Stick it to the Woman,” the hair-raising facets of Shilpa’s voice switch off with the most seductive. Shock and awe, alternating.
If there’s one song that Shilpa’s known for, it’s this one. On “Looking for Mr. Goodbar,” Shilpa sings the story of a self-proclaimed good-time girl lamenting her role in life. Shilpa growls out the lyrics “I’m not a good person. I’m not a good anything” like she really means it.
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