Swarnabhoomi Academy of Music has announced the opening of application for their five day summer camp program to be held from June 23 - 27, bringing together a faculty of some of the best musicians and instrumentalist from around the world.
MIA, along with WINGS, bring to you Battle Of The Bands' Final round including seven sufi rockers from the NCR region including Chaar Hazaari, Experimental Chaos, Lost in Siramur, Eternal Bliss, Rock N Raga, Sabrang The Band, and Shankhnad.
Domination: The Deathfest is ready to kick off in Mumbai on June 8 and Hyderabad on June 21, featuring lineups including of twelve of some of the best metal bands in the Indian metal cricuit.
...aka a gig review of a gig that was more than just a gig.
Sky Rabbit will be playing their last show of the year at 100 Pipers India Music Week, on December 8 at Blue Frog, Mumbai, along with Blackstratblues, Soulmate, The Supersonics, and Spud in the Box. We speak with them about their evolution as a band, their approach to writing songs, playing at the India Music Week, and watching Jaga Jazzist live.
Aditya Varma interviews Warren Mendonsa, the brains (and pretty much everything else) behind Blackstratblues, and the guitar player for seminal act Zero.
Siddharth Basrur is the owner of one of the most recognizable voices in the indie circuit these days - from Goddess Gagged to his solo stuff to his work in films and advertisements to the tons of collaborations and guest appearances he happens to do. Vishal J Singh founded the cult Amogh Symphony, and is one of the most naturally gifted metal guitar players in the country, with phenomenal chops matched by an innate ability to craft songs and transcend stylistic restrictions at ease. Naturally, the two decided to get together to form The Library, an instrumental alternative/post-rock band where they're sharing all instrumental duties.
Jamsteady, a series of weekly gigs happening each Friday at Princeton Club, Kolkata, to celebrate and cultivate a movement of independent original music, completes one year on Saturday, November 9. A special all-day festival featuring 13 bands and food and arts and craft stalls has been prepared. Read on for more.
A stunning location, some great music, some not so much, rum in the hills, shattered bass drums, and memories of staring down to look at the clouds - the first edition of the Celeste Music Festival, held at the George Everest House in Mussoorie, was a grand success. Aditya Varma was there to witness the ins and outs; below are his thoughts.
A review of Firdous by Coshish.
Read excerpts from Motherjane: Baiju Dharmajan Diaries, an e-book detailing Baiju's many years spent playing and writing with Motherjane.
Blackstratblues, Warren Mendonsa’s solo project, is all set to take the Blue Frog, Delhi stage on October 24.
Vasuda Sharma’s debut record, Attuned Spirits, is an amalgamation of western and traditional Indian classical sounds, with an underlying aesthetic of exploration and experimentation that lends it a clear direction. Collaborations feature heavily on the album, yet the continuity of her vision springs forth at every juncture. Vishad Sharma speaks to her about writing for the album, setting up a live band, and her journey of self-discovery and new beginnings.
A review of Bombay Sounds, a Mumbai Boss compilation.
A review of Eyes Everywhere by A Mutual Question.
Swedish metal giants Meshuggah are all set to return to India to play at the Bacardi NH7 Weekender festival. They will be performing…
A review of Ambiance de Danse by Amyt Datta.
Akhil Sood re-visited Kino 108 again for the latest Bomb Thursdays. We present to you, his observations on the same.
A review of Random Access Memories by Daft Punk.
Akhil Sood is the kinda guy who'll call a spade a spade or a piece of shit, if he feels he owes you the truth. We sent him to Andheri for the 2nd edition of Bomb Thursdays; he carried back an inexplicable smile on his face and left this in the mail....
It's standard protocol across some public forums to not mix your alcohol with Bhanuj Kappal. But we're not much for rules and all that and so we sent them to the Sky Rabbit gig together. This is the first in a series of adventures.
Sure, the rock music awards thing wasn't open to the average rock music patron - Entry by Invitation Only - which is kind of divisive, but here’s a review of a fun evening at this year’s JD Rock Awards, honouring indie musicians for releases in 2012.
The bizarre nature of the new video released by Delhi’s Peter Cat Recording Co., of their song ‘Love Demons’, makes it difficult to have any properly formulated opinions on it. Nevertheless, it’s a weird visual experience, and one that compelled Akhil Sood to jot down a few thoughts on it.
AMBIKA MUTTOO As far as interviews go, this one couldn’t get any better. Sascha Ring, better known as Apparat, Gaurav Raina and Tapan Raj of the Midival
To bring you up to speed, you can never spell Metalolympics without LOL, nor can you ignore…
There’s this really cool thing about us Indians. We’re fools. You can argue about it all you…