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Oddities

The punk rocker's guide to the underground.

Bhanuj Kappal is the happiest cynic we know. He's been travelling across gigs, collecting epiphanies and drawing conclusions. Some of them are NSFW but here's what we're willing to share.

Apr 08, 2013

By Bhanuj Kappal  

The punk rocker's guide to the underground

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.

Mar 12, 2013

By Bhanuj Kappal  

The JD Rock Awards 2013

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.

Feb 25, 2013

By Akhil Sood  

10 Thoughts on the New Peter Cat Recording Co. Video: 'Love Demons'

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. 

Feb 15, 2013

By Akhil Sood  

Lucky Seven Thoughts on the 'Nirvana Reunion'

So Paul McCartney decided to play a gig with the surviving members of Nirvana. They called it a reunion. We call shenanigans. Read our thoughts on the fake reunion. 

Dec 13, 2012

By Akhil Sood  

Seven Made-Up Reasons Why Festivals Suck

Ah.music festivals, those (usually) weekend getaways that lead to extended wastage and extended music listening and extended socializing and so much more. Bliss. Well, here's a contrarian view. Read our seven completely made-up reasons why music festivals actually suck. 

Oct 28, 2012

By Akhil Sood  

5 Professions That Priyanka Chopra Should Explore Instead of Music

Akhil Sood turns all good Samaritan and stuff and suggests five alternative career options for Priyanka Chopra to pursue after hearing her song \'In My City\' featuring Will.I.Am.

Oct 01, 2012

By Akhil Sood  

10 Thoughts on the New Ska Vengers Video

Akhil Sood dons his viewing goggles and his top hat and pops a batch of corn before sitting down to critically dissect the new Ska Vengers video. You do have the option of skipping his thoughts and viewing the video at the bottom of the page. Don't tell us we didn't warn you.

Sep 18, 2012

By Akhil Sood  

The Noob's Guide to Old School Metal (A-Z)

We round up our Heavy Metal Dictionary for Noobs with a full-roundup of the basics. This is it. You know this and you might not have to prove your mettle in the moshpit!

Aug 30, 2012

By RSJ Staff  

The Noob's guide to Old School Metal (Part II)

Part II of our metal dictionary takes you from K all the way to T. From trivia to fun facts to significant historical information to the ins and outs of metal in general, we have everything in this three part series. View part I here.

Aug 13, 2012

 

The Noob's guide to Old School Metal (Part I)

Brush up your knowledge on heavy metal history with part I of our guide to Old School Metal. No twin-guitar posturing, no spandex. Only tr00 facts.

Jul 30, 2012

By RSJ Staff  

The Rolling Stone Metal Awards: A 'Review'

Despite his whole pretentious ‘all music is one’ psychobabble, our self-professed metal hater, or anti-metalhead, as he likes to say, Akhil Sood, was forcefully dispatched to Blue Frog, Mumbai, to attend the annual Rolling Stone Metal Awards. He didn’t bother with the music much, but here’s what he had to say.

Jul 12, 2012

By Akhil Sood  

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