CounterCulture – The Who, What, When of this exciting place!

As part of the effort to present exciting and new events happening around the city, we at EventsHigh, are also on the look out for awesome venues. Counterculture is a beautiful spacious venue in Whitefield, with a sprawling lawn, a mini forest or set of trees, a huge indoor seating area, foosball, a playing corner, a funky looking bar, industrial decor with his rise ceilings. And it has some great music bands playing live every weekend. They also show big sports events on their big screen, the World cup football being the last big event shown here. The food options are to die for and they have a well stocked bar! What else does one need to make an evening out worth it? Grab some friends of yours and head to CounterCulture and relax.

Their line up of live performances has been spectacular and keep people hooked to this place. They have some amazing food options and menus. Check out their melt in the mouth wood fired pizza, their signature cocktails or their Time Capsule sizzler menu.


Picture source – CounterCulture website

Now onto the What and When about the place! These are the upcoming events at CounterCulture, in chronological order –

1. CounterCulture presents White Mug, One Girl Shy and Chronic Blues Circus – The Chronic Blues Circus is one of the oldest bands in the city and was formed in Bangalore in 1991. They are known for their original and natural blues music.  They have four lead vocalists with completely different styles. So head there for a mesmerizing mix of lovely voices, some great feet tapping songs and an evening full of blues!

One Girl Shy is a young and vibrant alternative folk rock band. The band is comprised of Akhilesh Kumar, Kevin Vineeth Kumar, Kerrie Smith, Shravan Sridhar, Archana Iyer, Megha Shankar. They are also a home based band aka Bangalore based. Listen to some great music from them on Saturday.

White Mug is a Bangalore based, Alternative Rock ‘n Roll band with Bebo on drums, Sachu on Bass, Lui on lead guitars and backing vocals, Soona Rachel on rhythm guitars and vocals, Mathew on guitar and vocals. Apart from belting out some great music they will be celebrating the launch of their debut Official Video on Pepsi MTV Indies. You can also see it on the band’s Youtube channel.

8:30 pm onwards, Saturday, 22nd Nov 2014. 


Picture source – CounterCulture FB page

2. CounterCulture Sunday Brunch – They have this lovely outdoor brunch, every Sunday. You can bring your kids and dogs too! Enjoy sitting around the lovely lawn, catching up with friends and family while the kids can run around.  You can go for a freshly baked wood fired pizza or grab something from the live barbeque along with a chilled beer. The menu boasts of a global cuisine with an innovative take on it.

The CounterCulture Sunday Brunch includes:

  • Wood fired pizza
  • Live BBQ grills
  • A choice of mains
  • Signature cocktails/Draught beer
  • Mocktails for the non-drinkers

Priced at (exclusive of taxes): Rs.1199 (with alcohol)  |  Rs.899 (without alcohol)  |  Their Salt Club members pay Rs.999 (with alcohol)

Every Sunday morning.

3. CounterCulture presents Metal Factory – This one is for all metal music lovers in the city and around. Come and listen to three unique metal bands all in one evening.

Inner Sanctum is a Death metal band based in Bangalore. The Band members are Gaurav Basu – Vocals, Chintan Chinnappa – Guitars, Suraj Gulvady – Guitars, Abhishek Michael – Bass, Abhinav Yogesh – Drums. They are a Multi award winning band including Band of the year 2009 (

Skyharbor is a progressive rock, metal band with members from New Delhi, Mumbai, Maryland and Nottinghamshire.  Band members are Daniel Tompkins – Vocals, Keshav Dhar – Guitar, Devesh Dayal – Guitar, Krishna Jhaveri – Bass, Anup Sastry – Drums. Their debut album ‘Blinding White Noise’ was released worldwide in 2012 to critical acclaim, and earned the band a dedicated fan following across the globe.

Skyharbor and Inner Sanctum have been named as part of Pepsi MTV Indies’ “20 OF THE BEST METAL BANDS” in India list.

Cheisrah is a relatively new metal band. They have Imon : Vocals, Amit : Guitars, Thejus : Guitars, Aamir : Bass and Amarjeet : Drums as band members. The band is based out of Bangalore with its home town in North East India. The name, “Cheisrah” is an evil character in traditional Manipuri (Meitei) folklore. Come listen to this rising star on the metal scene. 

8:30 pm onwards, Friday, 28th Nov 2014.


Picture source – Counterculture FB event page

4. CounterCulture presents Shuffle Demons (Canada) and Clown with a Frown

The Shuffle Demons are a high-energy, wacky, funk – jazz – bop – rap band from Canada, with eye-catching costumes and over the top stage antics to produce an incredible show. And they play super awesome-ly well. They are a super hit everywhere they play and the crowds love them!! They have some of Canada’s most talented musicians playing as part of their band. The Shuffle Demons have released eight CDs, two hit videos, won several music awards, done numerous TV and radio appearances.

Clown with a Frown is a Pop/Funk Rock band based in Bangalore. It was formed in September 2011. The band members are – Rahul Joshua Thomas: (Trombone), Kavya Lakshminarayanan: (Trumpet), Jonathan Reuben: (Guitar), Abheet Anand: (Bass), Pradyun Manoj: (Keyboard), Keerthana Sudarshan: (Vocals), Alexandria Syiem: (Vocals), Pramod Pratap: (Drums), Samson Philip: (Percussion). They want to redefine dance music, by revolutionizing sounds from the 70’s disco era. 

8:30 pm onwards, Saturday, 29th Nov 2014.

If you haven’t been to CounterCulture yet, now is the time. Go on, discover this beautiful place and spend an evening listening to some good music, sipping great cocktails and grab some finger licking grub or spend a bright and sunny Sunday morning in their lawns. Enjoy!

Check out this page for events at CounterCulture.

 Pictures Courtesy – CounterCulture