Pakistan: Rock and the Underground

Asma covers the rock scene in Islamabad. Watch out for the take on underground rock. “Here, bands remain underground only because financial constraints, lack of contacts, sponsorships and media attention, and discouragement from parents cause them to remain smothered down there. Most Western UG bands prefer remaining proudly unheard of by the larger audience; here, UG bands long for popularity and success.”

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  • dear Neha Viswanathan , asma

    we are Asia’s Biggest and oldest underground, mainstream music portal we are also trying to fight piracy act in Pakistan and trying to bring up the underground bands and release there work site is online and still we are working to make it better kindly go to it for any info on the lastest music scene from record labels to artist to many other things u might not find much at the moment but in a weeks time thing will beon the roll


    kamran ata
    operations head

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