Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Don't Curse

Kickin' it old school.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

RajStar (our buddy) wins John Legend Contest

Remember that John Legend Indaba mix contest we told you all about last month? Our good first Raj Makhija (aka RajStar) won!

Check it out!

Featured on John Legend's MySpace

On Indaba

Congrats to Raj!! And his crazy dog, Zealot, who is the only dog we have seen with the ability to play fetch with itself and sing into a microphone at the same time. Okay, maybe not at the same time. But still a really, really smart dog. Maybe Zealot did the remix?

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Press Release from Edison Mayor's Office about Walk for Hope

Read the original article here.

Breakout Band and Mayor Choi Call on Others to join Nation's Largest Suburban Walk for Hope
(May 21, 2009)

EDISON, N.J.: In an effort to increase the ever-growing fund-raising event, Mayor Jun Choi once again announced his support of the 8th Annual Michelle Offsie Memorial Walk for Hope, which will take place on the morning of Sunday, June 7.

Mayor Choi made the announcement at the Jewish Community Center on Oak Tree Road alongside Janna Zuckerman, the 19-year-old Edison resident and college junior who has organizes the walk each year and the Bamboo Shoots, Epic Record recording artists who will headline the post-walk festivities.

“There is no other event quite like this in our community. I encourage Edison residents and residents from around the region to join us in our efforts to raise awareness and raise money to find a cure for breast cancer,” Mayor Choi said. “It is the people who are willing to selflessly serve that make a community great. I commend Janna Zuckerman and her family for all their efforts.”

The Michelle Offsie Memorial Walk for Hope to Cure Breast Cancer started in 2002 with 260 participants. The event grew to nearly 2,000 walkers last year and is expected to have more participants this year. To date, the local walks have raised more than $650,000 for the City of Hope Cancer Center. Zuckerman’s goal is to raise $1 million by the time she graduates from college in 2011.

“I hope everyone comes out to make a difference and support this cause. Hopefully, one day, we won’t have to be walking because we would have found a cure,” Zuckerman said.

Registration for this year’s walk begins at 8 a.m. on Sunday, June 7. At 10 a.m., a 4-mile run will begin. The 2-mile and 4-mile walks will begin at 10:15 a.m. Post-walk celebrations involving awards and a festival atmosphere will commence at 11 a.m.

The Bamboo Shoots and their electro-rock sound won the mtvU Best Music on Campus contest in 2007. They signed with Epic Records in the summer of 2007 and are slated to release their album, “Armour,” later this summer.

The Community Campus at 1775 Oak Tree Road is where the walk will begin and where the post walk festivities will take place.

To pre-register or for more information on the 8th Annual Michelle Offsie Memorial Walk for Hope log onto this page.

Blog on Blog love

Sepia Mutiny covered Bamboo Shoot's tour in India, and did a really good job of pointing out some of the "highlight" posts on this blog. It's a great overview of what went on in India. So if you missed our updates during the tour, check out the article here...

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Bamboo Shoots to Perform at the Walk for Hope to Cure Breast Cancer

Bamboo Shoots appeared at a Press Conference in Edison, New Jersey alongside Mayor Jun Choi to announce their upcoming performance at the Walk for Hope to Cure Breast Cancer. The Walk is on June 7th. Link to register for walk:

Check out the photos and video below!

Northside Festival June 14th

Hey everyone!

We're playing the Northside Festival June 14th at Public Assembly. Other bands include Murder Mystery, Wakey! Wakey!, Bamboo Shoots, The Bloodsugars, Porter Block

Monday, May 18, 2009


Just bought NI's Maschine. Those pads can be used like an mpc or made to work like a step sequencer. Radddd.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

We will not be playing AIDS Walk today!!!

Hey guys, we have to cancel our set at the AIDS Walk today! Bummer - but unlike walkers, we cannot afford to get wet. Electricity + rain = death

If you were planning on going, still go and support - the walk is on!!

--Bamboo Shoots

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

South Jersey Rollerderby Girls are insannnne

Here's what happens when you play a show in Wildwood, NJ - at a Rollerderby pool party. Here's the basic trajectory of the night. Somewhere between Marco Polo and pillowfighting insanity I believe we played a show. - Avir

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Funny Pics from India

Hey everyone!

We just came across these pics and thought you'd enjoy them. Just some fun pics from the overnight sleeper train from Delhi to Mumbai.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Jamming and Searching Pockets

Watch as the band jams and Ahmed is inexplicably searched...okay, not so hard to explain, Shiv was looking for his lighter!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Review of our show at Kyra, Bangalore


April 11th and 12th : MTV USA's hottest and perhaps the best alternate dance-rock band around‚ Bamboo Shoots : performed LIVE to the swaying of a nubile young crowd that tripped on the bands original line up and their amazing music. The show was opened by Allegro Fudge, another great band with great potential. Bamboo Shoots was a riot on stage,a gig that made the crowds shake their heads and legs. The drummer Ankur got on to percussion, keyboards, drum machine and even a dholak (which he turneds to one side and used like a bongo with sticks!) almost simultaneously. And when you least expected ‚ him to do anything more stunning than that, he broke into some incredible break dance moves!

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