Someplace Else (Kolkata)

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Someplace Else - The Park Hotels
Type Pub
Founded 19 August 1994
Founders Surendra Paul
Headquarters 22°33′15″N 88°21′07″E / 22.554096°N 88.351842°E / 22.554096; 88.351842, Park Street, Kolkata, India
Products Bar, live music
Services Snacks, drinks, lunch, dinner
Profit Increase US$ 325000 (2011)
Owners Priya Paul
Parent The Park Hotels
Website www.theparkhotels.com

Someplace Else (Bengali: সামপ্লেস এল্স), [abbreviated as SPE] is a pub at the Park Street, Kolkata, India. The pub offers various kinds of drinks and food for its customers. Ever since it opened on 19 August 1994, Someplace Else, the British style pub at The Park Kolkata has dominated pub culture in the city. Unlike other pubs in India, it is the only pub which also hosts quality live music every single night.[1][2] The pub hosts 3285 hours of live music every year which is the highest anywhere in India and in Asia too among pubs. (approximately nine hours of live music everyday).

Introduction[edit]

Someplace Else hosts live music by the city's best bands every day, with various kinds of music. Artists also perform with aspiring performers on stage. The pub is situated inside the Park Hotel and is regarded as a heritage spot of the city. The pub also offers drinks, lunch and dinner. Famous bands like Skinny Alley, Hip Pocket, Lou Majaw, Prestorika, Parikrama, Indian Ocean, Krosswindz, Underground Authority, Them Clones and many International musical bands have performed in this pub. Many music fests have also been organised in this pub.

Open mic sessions[edit]

Open mic sessions are held only once a month where any band/artist can perform. It usually starts from 6:00PM and ends at 9:00PM. Many school bands get an opportunity to show their talent at open mic sessions. The session is not restricted to musicians alone but also includes original poetry, stand-up comedy, mime and solo acting. For good performance the band/artist may become one of the regulars at Someplace Else.[3]

Major events[edit]

Someplace Else - Professional ratings
Review Scores
Source Rating
Yahoo! Local 5/5 stars[4]
MouthShut.com 4/5 stars[5][6]
WorldsBestBars.com 10/10 stars[7]
TimesCity.com 4/5 stars[8]
CitiPals.com 4.5/5 stars[9]
Burrp.com 5/5 stars[10]
BuzzInTown.com 4/5 stars[11]
About.com 4.5/5 stars[12]
Someplace Else Stage
Aurora Jane with Band T2 at Someplace Else

Aurora Jane performed at Someplace Else with T2 which was her third visit and sixth time in India. The Australian singer and guitarist stopped by for a late-night chat with T2 on Saturday after a high-energy gig at Someplace Else that also featured Mal Webb on the horns and Kozy Karsay on the drums.[13]

Laura Marling with Mumford & Sons

Laura Marling with Mumford & Sons have played live at Someplace Else on 19 December 2009 during their six city tour in India.[14]

Dub FX at Someplace Else

Dub FX is a worldwide street performer and studio recording artist from St Kilda, Melbourne, Australia. They toured in Someplace Else, Kolkata on 3 December 2010.[15]

Kolkata Autumn Music Festival 2010

The Kolkata Autumn Music Festival 2010 was held at Someplace Else, Kolkata for two days. With 25 bands lined up over two days, the bands rocked, rolled and impressed the judges with a range of American classics and rock, grunge, metal, jazz and gospel originals.[16]

Rock music festival

Some major rock music festivals are also held at Someplace Else, which features the best bands form Kolkata, Delhi, Mumbai, Banglore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Thiruvananthapuram, Shillong and Pune.

The Pulp Society at Someplace Else

The funk-rock band The Pulp Society played many numbers at Someplace Else on 5 February 2011.[17]

Talent Hunt on 11th Anniversary

Many popular bands from Kolkata and other cities took part in this during 11th anniversary, some of them were Krosswindz, Orient Express, Anjan Dutt, Hip Pocket, Indian Ocean, and Skinny Alley. The idea was to promote music in all its forms.[18]

16th Anniversary Celebrations

Bertie & Friends performed at Someplace Else during its 16th Birthday. They played some slow soulful numbers. The next act featured Someplace Else regulars Hip Pocket.[19]

Kingfisher Pub Rock Fest

The Kingfisher Pub Rock Fest was started on 31 August 2009 at Someplace Else, 15 bands from across the country were called to perform at the Someplace Else till mid-September 2009.[20]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rock and Roll - Someplace Else, Kolkata". www.theparkhotels.com. 11 July 2011. 
  2. ^ "The Park Hotels - Someplace Else". www.theparkhotels.com. Retrieved 3 August 2011. 
  3. ^ "Open Mic Sessions at Someplace Else". The Times of India. 29 July 2010. 
  4. ^ "Someplace Else - Yahoo! Local Rating". Yahoo! Local. Retrieved 7 August 2011. 
  5. ^ "Someplace Else - MouthShut Rating". MouthShut.com. Retrieved 7 August 2011. 
  6. ^ "Someplace Else - MouthShut Rating & Review". MouthShut.com. Retrieved 7 August 2011. 
  7. ^ "Someplace Else - Worlds Best Bars Rating". WorldsBestBars.com. Retrieved 25 July 2011. 
  8. ^ "Someplace Else - TimesCity Rating". TimesCity.com. Retrieved 7 August 2011. 
  9. ^ "Someplace Else - CitiPals Rating". CitiPals.com. Retrieved 7 August 2011. 
  10. ^ "Someplace Else - Burrp Rating". Burrp.com. Retrieved 7 August 2011. 
  11. ^ "Someplace Else - BuzzInTown Rating". BuzzInTown.com. Retrieved 7 August 2011. 
  12. ^ "Someplace Else (The Park Hotels) - About.com Rating". About.com. Retrieved 7 August 2011. 
  13. ^ "Aurora Jane with Band T2". Calcutta, India: The Telegraph, India. 25 February 2011. 
  14. ^ "Laura Marling with Mumfold & Sons". www.britishcouncil.org. 19 December 2009. 
  15. ^ "Dub FX at Someplace Else". www.asklaila.com. 3 December 2010. 
  16. ^ Das, Mohua (23 September 2010). "Kolkata Autumn Music Festival 2010". Calcutta, India: The Telegraph, India. 
  17. ^ Shah, Imaad (11 February 2011). "The Pulp Society at Someplace Else". Calcutta, India: The Telegraph, India. 
  18. ^ "Talent Hunt at Someplace Else". Calcutta, India: The Telegraph, India. 23 July 2005. 
  19. ^ Chatterjee, Madhurima (17 August 2010). "Bertie at Someplace Else". Calcutta, India: The Telegraph, India. 
  20. ^ "Kingfisher Pub Rock Fest - Head-banger’s Heaven". The Indian Express. 22 August 2009. 

Further reading[edit]

  1. "Someplace Else". www.worldsbestbars.com. Retrieved 25 July 2011. 
  2. Banerjee, Malini (28 March 2011). "You’re the ones!". Calcutta, India: The Telegraph, India. 
  3. "PLAY IT AGAIN AND AGAIN, SAM". Calcutta, India: The Telegraph, India. 12 February 2008. 
  4. "Midnight’s children". Calcutta, India: The Telegraph, India. 27 June 2011. 
  5. Gupta, Pratim D. (14 September 2004). "Sounds of protest". Calcutta, India: The Telegraph, India. 
  6. Gupta, Pratim D.; Jawed, Zeeshan (30 August 2004). "From vintage music and glam dolls to a wet 'n' wild night". Calcutta, India: The Telegraph, India. 
  7. "Band to a different beat". Calcutta, India: The Telegraph, India. 7 May 2006. 
  8. Ghosh, Anumita (4 June 2006). "New tunes & black magic". Calcutta, India: The Telegraph, India. 
  9. "Music does the talkin’". Calcutta, India: The Telegraph, India. 23 September 2009. 
  10. "Pink Noise at Someplace Else". The Times of India. 14 July 2010. 
  11. "Someplace Else hosts talent show". The Times of India. 6 November 2009. 
  12. "A jazz fest at Someplace Else, Kolkata". The Times of India. 11 March 2011. 
  13. "Tripping on music in a Kolkata event". The Times of India. 1 June 2011. 
  14. "A musical do for Kolkata". The Times of India. 2 April 2010. 
  15. "Treat for music lovers in Kolkata". The Times of India. 28 June 2010. 
  16. "Livewire music in Kolkata". The Times of India. 30 August 2010. 
  17. "The Indian Express - Some Place Else". The Indian Express. 28 May 2008. 
  18. "Where’s the party tonight". The Indian Express. 31 December 2007. 
  19. "The Happening". The Indian Express. 11 May 2009. 
  20. "Eastern rock". The Indian Express. 22 February 2008. 
  21. "Smoky confines of the hallowed pub Someplace Else.". The Indian Express. 11 March 2008. 
  22. "Magic Fire". The Indian Express. 11 August 2009. 
  23. "Music Makers". The Indian Express. 19 June 2010. 
  24. "Kolkata Calling". The Indian Express. 5 February 2010. 
  25. "The perfect pint". The Statesman. 7 October 2010. 
  26. "Alastair Kay at Someplace Else". The Statesman. Retrieved 3 August 2011. 
  27. "Transcending tradition spaces". The Statesman. 2 July 2010. 
  28. "Indus Creed at Somplace Else". The Statesman. 19 November 2010. 
  29. "Ehsaan Noorani at Someplace Else". The New Indian Express. 27 July 2011. 
  30. "Hip Pocket at Someplace Else". The New Indian Express. 16 May 2011. 
  31. "Rock on". The Assam Tribune. Retrieved 3 August 2011. 

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