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Buzz! Mar 18, 2018, 20:33PM

Smalltalk Takes A Big Leap

In the span of two years, Mumbai-based Smalltalk won Bandcubator, performed at venues across the country and released its debut EP 'Tacit', thus ensuring its biggest leap in the journey so far.

Features Mar 17, 2018, 14:36PM

Continuity & Community: Two Factors That Drive These Acts From The North East

The scene is expanding, but within the region. But is that enough? Asks Randeep Kaur to some of the underground names from the North East.

Buzz! Mar 14, 2018, 18:54PM

Exclusive: Five Of Castles Releases New Single Nectar; EP To Follow

Mumbai-based outfit Five Of Castles exclusively releases its sonorous new single off the upcoming EP Jena's Fields.

Features Jan 28, 2018, 16:26PM

Pragmatic Push For Original Marathi Music

Features Mar 08, 2018, 19:01PM

Instrumental Role: More Than Just The Voice

While talking to women instrumentalists in the music scene across India, we find 8 stellar musicians who have smashed those gender barriers with their talent and are winning the world and our hearts.

Features Mar 07, 2018, 13:56PM

Yeh Fangirl Kya Hai?

A special editorial about the inception, evolution and the resulting experience revolving around the newest music festival entrant - Fangirl Live.  From the Horse's Mouth...Meet Bhatt.

Features Feb 28, 2018, 19:10PM

Build A Story

Meet Pelenuo and Jonathan Yhome, two singer-songwriters and siblings, who have kicked off a musical journey - minus a lot of noise - have extremely honest and simple stories to tell.

Features Feb 25, 2018, 12:43PM

Musicians and Journos Bring Diversity to Live Music In Delhi

How four promoters, based on their experience and understanding, are exploring the live music opportunities in Delhi.

Buzz! Feb 17, 2018, 16:59PM

Registrations open for Radio City Freedom Awards' Multi Lingual Indie Outreach

The fifth edition of Radio City's effort to promote independent and alternative music acts draws 300 nominations so far, as the tour continues to attract more attention. 

Buzz! Feb 06, 2018, 21:50PM

Not Fair: Susmit Sen Takes On Colour Fixation

Buzz! Jan 31, 2018, 23:35PM

License to Chill? SC Upholds Order For Live Music Venues

The Apex Court has upheld the 2005 Order that allows the Karnataka Police and District Magistrate to make orders, alter or rescind subject to caveat that it should not be inconsistent with the provisions of the Act.

Features Jan 28, 2018, 16:26PM

Pragmatic Push For Original Marathi Music

A Marathi bassist, a Marathi guitarist and a Marathi drummer walked into a bar, and they performed Hindi songs. 

Buzz! Jan 24, 2018, 18:58PM

Yesterdrive, Skrat, The Ganesh Talkies to perform at Kerplunk's biggest edition

After postponing it in December, the final line-up for Kerplunk's fourth edition surely signifies Qrated's biggest effort so far.

Features Jan 21, 2018, 11:29AM

How The Inclusion Of These 5 Artists Redefines The Identity of Supersonic

VH1 Supersonic's 2018 line-up comes as a huge surprise for many, but looking at the gradual changes adopted in 2017, the festival has exactly delivered what the ecosystem demanded.

Interviews Jan 14, 2018, 14:18PM

False Idol Our Most Politically Based Album: Veil Of Maya

American metallers Veil of Maya will conclude its debut India tour with a show at Todi Mill Social in Mumbai. The band's vocalist called the week-long experience 'life altering' and look forward to dedicate 2018 to the new project 'New Industry' and enjoying life more than ever.

Features Jan 13, 2018, 11:40AM

Revisit, For The First Time: Here We Go Album Release

Delhi-based experimental instrumentalist outfit The Revisit Project released its debut album 'Here We Go'. The band spoke to RSJ on the evolution of the single into an album and the journey so far.

Buzz! Jan 12, 2018, 16:46PM

Singer, Songwriter Jayashree Singh Passes Away

Pink Noise and Skinny Alley singer, Jayashree Singh passes away after prolonged illness

Features Dec 28, 2017, 17:46PM

Top 10 artists to prove 2018 an amazing year for indie music

An insight into the exciting list of musicians coming up in 2018 making it worthwhile for independent music in India.

Buzz! Jan 06, 2018, 16:45PM

Veil of Maya to headline Saarang, IIT Madras

Veil of Maya to headline reputed college festival Saarang '18. Delhi and Guwahati among other cities on the band's debut India tour list.

Features Jan 02, 2018, 17:26PM

5 Underground Music Concepts That You Will See More In 2018

What did underground music concepts learn from 2017? What do they have to offer in 2018? This article sheds a light on the concepts that have not only grown but improvised in the previous calendar year.

Features Jan 02, 2018, 17:26PM

5 Underground Music Concepts That You Will See More In 2018

What did underground music concepts learn from 2017? What do they have to offer in 2018? This article sheds a light on the concepts that have not only grown but improvised in the previous calendar year.

Features Dec 28, 2017, 17:46PM

Top 10 artists to prove 2018 an amazing year for indie music

An insight into the exciting list of musicians coming up in 2018 making it worthwhile for independent music in India.

Features Dec 27, 2017, 13:33PM

5 Unlikely Collaborations That Surfaced in 2017

In this feature, we look into five collaborations that not only ended with a brilliant outcome but further opened the doors for producers to consider unlikeliest of combinations.

Features Dec 23, 2017, 14:55PM

A harmony driven outfit- Second Sight

Second Sight talk to us about their music and making the band after graduating from music school

Features Dec 19, 2017, 12:43PM

Fake Adidas and Genuine Verses- FTS Elementries

FTS Elementries feel the biggest reason behind the birth of the collective revolves around the four musicians' mild dissociation with the 'hip-hop scene'. 

Features Dec 15, 2017, 17:12PM

Enraged but not defeated- Underground Authority

We explore the current state of mind with Kolkata based Underground Authority talking about their latest release with vocalist EPR.

Buzz! Dec 05, 2017, 21:24PM

Three-day electronic music lab announced in Delhi

December 6-8 music conference to feature appearances by artists such as TEEBS, Kindness, Ash Koosha and Sarathy Korwar; music lab to end with a Detroit-to Delhi showcase featuring Omar S, Marcellus Pittmann and Indian talent like FILM and Kini Rao 

Features Nov 24, 2017, 17:18PM

In Conversation with musician-writer-activist Sofia Ashraf

In Conversation with musician-writer-activist Sofia Ashraf before she performs tonight for RSJ events at Bonobo, Bandra in Mumbai.

Buzz! Nov 23, 2017, 16:27PM

Edition-9, Bass Camp Festival in 10 cities

Promising to go across 10 cities this year between November 30th and December 9th., Bass Camp Festival will cover Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Goa, Shillong, Guwahati and Chandigarh.

Buzz! Nov 21, 2017, 19:08PM

Fourth Edition of Capital Chaos begins this week

The fourth edition of “CAPTIAL CHAOS”, a series of annual music events, celebrating the rising rock and metal music is happening at the Nyokum Lapang Ground in Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh on Nov. 24. 

Interviews Nov 08, 2017, 14:13PM

We are nomads and we belong to the desert- Tinariwen

Bhanuj Kappal talks to Tinariwen about their new album Elwan as they kick off their tour of Asia later this evening.

Buzz! Nov 05, 2017, 23:54PM

Disrupt- a wide range of genres in a single evening

Promising a new indoor music festival experience, Disrupt launches with a hefty line-up spread across 3 stages at Khar Social also celebrating their 2nd Anniversary on Nov. 10

Buzz! Oct 17, 2017, 13:03PM

Yes, it's festival season again. New Wave Asia strikes 4.

One look at the line-ups of New Wave Asia festival over its 3 editions – and there you have it- ‘consistent great programming’. Here is an insight into its fourth edition.

Features Oct 11, 2017, 17:23PM

Taking each day as it comes- Janvi Anand

Making waves with her music since past 2 years in California, meet 24 year old Indian guitarist, singer, songwriter, composer and teacher, Janvi Anand.

Features Sep 29, 2017, 12:31PM

Sambit Chatterjee-Believing in the priority of Riyaaz

Kolkata based Sambit Chatterjee is a drummer/percussionist working in mutliple projects. We talk to him about his journey, life as a musician and his belief in the arts.

Features Sep 20, 2017, 15:50PM

Fusion of contemporary poetry and ethnic sound - ALIF

We spoke to sufi-rock band ALIF about their new album Sufayed

Buzz! Sep 09, 2017, 18:54PM

Virtuoso Keyboardist Karan Joseph dies at 29 -Music community in shock!

Virtuoso Keyboard Player Karan Joseph dies at 29. Music community in shock.

Features Sep 05, 2017, 17:30PM

The Prodigal Juggler, Sanjay Maroo

Sanjay Maroo and his latest Single “Altered Reality”

Buzz! Sep 03, 2017, 13:00PM

Bassist Gaurav Vaz from Raghu Dixit Project Quits

Bassist, Manager Gaurav Vaz from The Raghu Dixit Project has decided to embark on a new a journey after being with the band for 11 years

Buzz! Aug 11, 2017, 17:37PM

Yes we'll make money with Dream Theater in India-OpiumEvents

Dream Theater finally makes it to India thanks to Opium Events who have brought guitar legend Joe Satriani and metal giants Sepultura in the past.

Buzz! Aug 28, 2017, 16:30PM

Forkaal, the newest Concept-Music Festival

Talking about the very first version of the Guwahati based 2 day music festival, Forkaal.

Features Aug 08, 2017, 14:28PM

Meet cohesive yet uncluttered, Zokova

Zokova talk candidly about their process and genre in music

Features Jul 31, 2017, 16:48PM

Unstoppably Proactive is Tanya Nambiar

Talking to Tanya about her new EP- “Good girls Gone”

Buzz! Jul 27, 2017, 14:30PM

The Abomination Metal Fest Coming Up

Kolkata Metalheads to host the 5th Edition of The Abomination with an exciting line-up!

Buzz! Jul 26, 2017, 10:55AM

First Listen: Kraken Release New Single 'Clowns Aren't Funny After Midnight'

Check out the glimmering new track from the Delhi rock band

Buzz! Jul 18, 2017, 18:12PM

This Badass Electro Post Punk Band is coming to India! Watch Video!

AIMING FOR ENRIKE in India this October!

Buzz! Jul 04, 2017, 18:39PM

Indian music community gets together for Amit Saigal

Those who know, know the role of Amit Saigal and how he single handedly built, created, defined everything that we see or know about the independent music scene today. 

Buzz! Jun 21, 2017, 16:48PM

Did you know about this masterclass in Kolkata

Starting today is a residency program that aims to provide young students a rich, interactive and engaging sessions with stalwarts of the industry.

Buzz! Jun 29, 2017, 16:02PM

Goan Metallers Within Ceres to Release New Single, Debut Album

The band will unveil their latest track ‘Flipknot’ next week 

Buzz! May 03, 2017, 12:37PM

Introducing Bulli Bainbridge -Listen

Features Apr 26, 2017, 10:33AM

Living life at her own terms, meet Neha Bhasin

Features Apr 24, 2017, 16:00PM

The Indian Metal Canvas Through 11 Metal Bands -Listen!

Knowing the Indian metal canvas through 11 bands of the country.

Features Apr 20, 2017, 16:55PM

Meet Ahmedabad rebels, Time Wise!

Talking to Experimental jazz/fusion band Timewise 

Album Apr 18, 2017, 12:13PM

Why we love Dossers Urge -here is a review of the new album!

Indrajit Hazra reviews the new Dossers Urge album

Features Apr 17, 2017, 14:14PM

A tireless writer and musician is Natania Lalwani

  Natania Lalwani talks about her journey and everything in between.

Features Apr 15, 2017, 16:03PM

It's Been 10 Years Since Porcupine Tree Released 'Fear of a Blank Planet'

Indian musicians geek out and tell us their favourite thing about the seminal prog rock album which released in 2007 

Features Apr 11, 2017, 12:06PM

Psychobilly -When Elvis Crossed Paths with Punk

Features Apr 07, 2017, 13:10PM

My version of freedom in Sound -Introducing Jamblu

Talking to the multifaceted creator of the electronic scheme and his future projects.

Features Apr 06, 2017, 11:05AM

IJA set for tour with new EP release -Listen!

Buzz! Apr 03, 2017, 12:34PM

Brodha V nails it- Great rap song & video like never before!

Bangalore Rapper/Producer Brodha V launches new music video and single "Let Em Talk"

Buzz! Mar 28, 2017, 21:04PM

Remembering Hoirong- Watch!

Features Mar 27, 2017, 16:31PM

Will keep writing about things that affect me- Deepak Peace

Deepak Peace writes protest music and is unapologetic about it in an environment that growingly becoming intolerant.

Buzz! Mar 27, 2017, 02:34AM

Discovering Sri- Listen

Discovering Sri, a singer-songwriter from Bombay. 

Buzz! Mar 25, 2017, 18:38PM

This new music by Proteesh Ravi is worth a listen

Proteesh Ravi of "AMQ" & "Ink of Bard" drops new music

Buzz! Mar 22, 2017, 18:11PM

Aerate Sound release new music feat Smokey The Ghost:Listen

Aerate Sound from Bangalore release new album via record label and collective Consolidate

Buzz! Mar 19, 2017, 18:08PM

Undisclosed Location, 8 Hours Shoot -Undying Inc Music Video

The New Delhi metal band’s new release is their first with bassist Carl Dawkins and proves why they remain a juggernaut 

Buzz! Mar 09, 2017, 14:26PM

Shazneen Arethna releases new single Dance Alone: Listen

Shazneen Arethna, part of one of the few female fronted bands in India during the early 2k years, comes back with new music after a long hiatus.

Features Mar 04, 2017, 17:11PM

Introducing Dot

Buzz! Mar 02, 2017, 20:14PM

Spanish Producer & N.E. Indian Rappers make Black Water

Driven by a desire to spread positive conscious music with a message along the principles of social justice, equality, freedom and respect, a producer and two rappers get together to create the hip-hop outfit Rain In Sahara

Features Mar 01, 2017, 19:32PM

I am not from downtown L.A. says Neil Mukherjee

Features Feb 23, 2017, 00:28AM

Promoting sub-culture of Bass music in India

A short overview of Bass music scene and its supporters in India 

Buzz! Feb 10, 2017, 02:54AM

Metal in Nepal gets extremely brutal

Nepal Deathfest, a 4-year-old extreme metal festival gets more brutal with intense line-up and growing numbers of fans

Buzz! Feb 14, 2017, 17:09PM

Dumbing down Shraddha Kapoor is not cool says Vijay Nair, OML

We spoke to CEO of Only Much Louder (OML), Vijay Nair about Suyasha calling out on Bollywood actress Shraddha Kapoor being part of the NH7 Weekender Festival in 2016. 

Buzz! Feb 16, 2017, 04:40AM

Musicians from India and USA meet online to make music

Simpler's Project from Kolkata reach out to Nashville singer-songwriter Ross David on Facebook and collaborate on a song for their upcoming album

Interviews Jan 30, 2017, 05:06AM

I Live In A Bubble Says Ananda Sen From The Ritornellos

Discovering Ananda Sen from Ritornellos through music, the band and things that don't make sense

Buzz! Jan 28, 2017, 01:26AM

This musician quit smoking for his band to promote their music

This musician quit smoking to have enough money to promote his band's music

Buzz! Dec 20, 2016, 20:00PM

Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke's long time partner Rachel Owen passes away from cancer

Rachel Owen, 48, long time partner of Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke, passes away following a battle with cancer.

Buzz! Nov 04, 2016, 18:22PM

Legendary voice of the legendary band Mr. Big, Eric Martin in Mumbai!

Mr. Big vocalist Eric Martin back in India performing at Phoenix Market City Kurla

Buzz! Nov 18, 2016, 03:15AM


Decibelz, essentially a band hunt is one of the key events at Xpressions, XIMB known as the biggest Management-Cultural Fest of Eastern India.

Interviews Aug 22, 2016, 19:26PM

In Conversation With Elemental

Album Oct 15, 2016, 12:15PM

Donn Bhat - Connected

Buzz! Sep 01, 2016, 13:43PM

Watch: The Vinyl Records release new music video 'Authority'

RSJFresh - Talking to The Vinyl Records about their new music video 'Authority' and other things in this exclusive. Read and watch now!

Features Jul 06, 2016, 18:29PM

"Bro, you are fire" - Remembering Amit Saigal

Interviews Jun 26, 2016, 11:47AM

In Conversation with Colossal Figures

The Delhi progressive metal band on returning to the stage after more than a year with a new vocalist 

Buzz! Apr 20, 2016, 21:42PM

Listen to Darjeeling Metal Band If Hope Dies' New Single

The song ‘He Implodes’ is part of their upcoming EP 

Buzz! Oct 16, 2015, 16:48PM

Run! It's the Kid Discuss Debut Album

The Delhi waltz/rock band spent a week recording with Kolkata producer Miti Adhikari 

Oddities Dec 16, 2015, 12:05PM

RSJ's Guide to Festivals: Do's and Don'ts

Tis the season. For music festivals, that is. Here's how to make the most of your time outdoors catching your favourite artists 

Oddities Mar 29, 2014, 15:56PM

Rockstar Tweets from the Beyond

Some of our favourite rockstars, the ones we thought had departed far too early, have actually been alive all this while and been super active on Twitter. We managed to find their secret Twitter accounts on the dark web and have posted them here for you. 

Buzz! Nov 24, 2015, 08:36AM

Spud In The Box Prep Debut Album Lead Feet Paper Shoes

The Mumbai alt rock band talk about hauling a lot of rare gear and taking their time with their first full length album

Oddities Jan 26, 2016, 15:53PM

10 Observations About Nariyal Paani Festival

Notes from the second edition of the Alibaug music festival, which scaled up to two days on January 23 and 24, with mixed results 

Interviews May 25, 2016, 17:29PM

In Conversation with Fake Plastic Friends

The Mumbai band, comprising members from the likes of Coshish, Spud in the Box and Winit Tikoo and more, on what’s going into their upcoming tribute to Porcupine Tree

Buzz! May 17, 2016, 16:01PM

Singer-Songwriter The Soham on His First International Show

The Kolkata-based songwriter talks about releasing live videos from his set in Singapore