Mumbai’s niche monthly gig series, Live from the Console, which moves to Goa this weekend, has a line-up that includes Nikhil D’Souza wt Band, The Colour Compound, Peter Cat Recording Co, Sky Rabbit, singer-songwriters Alisha Pais, Siddharth Basrur and a rock and reggae blend by Tough on Tobacco. The international acts range from singer-songwriters to Indie rock bands, including Joe Purdy, an American folk singer-songwriter, who has recorded and released 12 albums in over eight years and Cults, an indie pop band based in New York City that was formed in 2010. Dub Mafia, the seven-piece band that blends drum and bass, dub, breakbeat and reggae and world music to form a unique music, will also participate in the festival. Another highpoint of the single-stage festival is a performance by Julian Marley and his band, The Uprising. Son of reggae legend Bob Marley, Julian is a Grammy Award-nominated, roots-reggae musician, singer-songwriter, producer and humanitarian. Says Shridhar Subramaniam, President, India and Middle-East, Sony Music Entertainment, “Live from the Console has always been about discovery of new artistes and bands. We have continued with this programming philosophy. The first day is about new sounds and alternative bands, while the second day has a reggae flavour to it. As the festival is happening in South Goa, the vibe and feel will be a chilled and relaxed one. Every element of the festival is focused on new music. It will be affordable and is very laid-back.