the local music scene – LUMS version

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LUMS (The Lahore University of Management Sciences) has a music society that holds concerts a few times every year – sometimes unplugged sessions, sometimes full-fledged affairs. This year was particularly eventful, filled with a lot more concerts than any other year. The pictures here are from a charity concert held for Mukhtaran Mai about four months ago.

The concerts proceed like this – they’re mostly covers of songs that’ve mass appeal within the local-rock-concert-going audience: so it comes down to somewhat old rock, poprock and pretend-rock songs, and at most concerts, the likes of floyd, redhot chilli peppers, limp bizkit and junoon (local Pakistani band) are sure to make an appearance. Admission is usually free, but sometimes costs up to 50 rupees. Outsiders are usually not allowed though, atleast not officially – unless its a paid-ticketed affair. (:))

If I do say so myself, a lot of the bands here are pretty darn good. Every once in a while, we do produce professional guitarists or bassists or vocalists. Local underground heroes are very frequently bred here.

The music room at LUMS usually resounds with loud jams, and you can hear wailing guitars and drums nearly everywhere across campus. It’s wonderfully comforting to hear live spontaneous jams while slaving through assignments and deadlines :) Also serves to lighten the harsh image of pleasantly-fake-business-minded-souls that instantly comes to mind with the phrase ‘management sciences’, or ‘business school’ :D

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5 Comments so far

  1. | (unregistered) on July 10th, 2005 @ 2:49 pm

    yeah.. :D the lums music scene does rock

  2. Muhammad Atif (unregistered) on July 10th, 2005 @ 5:32 pm

    Is there any LUMS band which has made it big in the underground music culture of the city?

  3. nausheen (unregistered) on July 11th, 2005 @ 12:41 am

    yeah – not just underground though – um, ali hamza from noori was from lums :D other than that, aamir alvi is from lums, he’s pretty famous in both underground lahore AND underground karachi. Plus, OK aka Omair Khalid – one of the best guitarists and drummers in Lahore atleast is from lums.

  4. nausheen (unregistered) on July 11th, 2005 @ 12:47 am

    sorry, not omair khalid, omar khalid – we call him OK so much that i usually forget his full name :/

  5. Andrew (unregistered) on July 13th, 2005 @ 3:51 am

    maybe I should bring dan, a guitar and electric razor and throw a spin on things?

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