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Lifafa - In Hi Ko

A review of In Hi Ko, the new EP by Delhi's Chudail Step producer/composer Lifafa.

May 08, 2014

Symphony Novel - ARIA

A review of ARIA by Mumbai's experimental/progressive act, Symphony Novel.

May 05, 2014

Parikrama Respond to Accusations and Criticism

In addition to blazing an explosive journey over 23 years of playing rock 'n' roll, Parikrama have also often faced criticism about a perceived lack of originality or an over-reliance on playing covers. Here, we speak with Subir Malik as he responds to the accusations. Scroll down to read the full interview.

Apr 28, 2014

Awkward Bong - Awkward Bong EP

A review of the self-titled EP by Mumbai's Awkward Bong, aka Ronit Sarkar.

Apr 23, 2014

Control-ALT-Delete - The Metal Chapter: Survive This!

Bombay's favourite crowdfunded gig, Control-ALT-Delete, returns on June 1 at the Blue Frog. Oh, and it's an all-new METAL line-up they're going for this time. Read on to find out more about this initiative. 

Apr 16, 2014

Madboy/Mink - All Ball

A review of All Ball, the new EP by Mumbai electro-disco-funk duo Madboy/Mink.

Apr 15, 2014

10 Observations about the Video for 'Modi, A Message to You' by The Ska Vengers

Delhi's ska/reggae troupe, The Ska Vengers, have released an animated new video for their song, 'Modi, A Message to You', on the eve of the elections in the Capital. It caught our eye,and here are 10 observations from the video. You can also view the video at the bottom of the page.

Apr 07, 2014

Smooth, Relax - Smooth, Relax

A review of Delhi's lo-fi, indie, post-punk duo Smooth, Relax's self-titled debut album. 

Apr 02, 2014

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. 

Mar 29, 2014

30ton Capacity - Season One Episode Nil

A review of Season One Episode Nil by Bangalore's 30ton Capacity.

Mar 14, 2014

The Superfuzz, Fetishizing Nostalgia, and the Future of the Universe

The Superfuzz took the stage after a leave of absence spanning six years, with Grammy Winning Effort kicking off the night at Turquoise Cottage in Delhi on March 13. Here's what happened, and what it stood for. 

Mar 14, 2014

Subterra - Dualism Records

A review of Subterra, a compilation released by Dualism Records.

Mar 06, 2014

The Time Delhi Cops Busted A DIY Gig - Cops 1 - Rock 'n' Roll 0

There was a grand ol' DIY gig held on a terrace celebrating Peter Cat Recording Co.'s birthday on March 1. The Delhi Police, despite being uninvited, decided to show up and bust the scene. Here's what happened.

Mar 04, 2014

As We Keep Searching - Growing Suspicions

A review of Growing Suspicions, the debut release by Ahmedabad's As We Keep Searching. 

Feb 24, 2014

Cinemascope: Music Documentaries - II

In between critiquing (and trashing) all sorts of music, we also find time to watch a few films here and there. Below are reviews of five music documentaries. 

Feb 18, 2014

Scatter Nature - Your Chin

A review of Scatter Nature by Your Chin, the solo project of Raxit Tewari, the frontman of Mumbai's indie electro-rock act, Sky Rabbit.

Feb 17, 2014

Gumbal - A For

A review of A For by electro-acoustic duo Gumbal.

Feb 07, 2014

Cinemascope: Music Documentaries

In between critiquing (and trashing) all sorts of music, we also find time to watch a few films here and there. Below are reviews of five music documentaries. 

Feb 05, 2014

Cinemascope: Films about Music

In between critiquing (and trashing) all sorts of music, we also find time to watch a few films here and there. Below are reviews of five films about music that we managed to watch. 

Jan 30, 2014

Photo Finish Series: Shooting from the Hip - Shiv Ahuja

The amount that (and the speed at which) Shiv Ahuja talks would make one wonder how this guy ever manages to shut up and click pictures. One look at his pictures though, and there's silence: the visuals spring to life in glorious black & white. We catch up with the 23-year-old Delhi photographer as he talks us through his process.

Dec 26, 2013

10 Observations about The Dewarists Season 3, Episode 5: 'Khwaamakhaah' (Euphoria and Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts)

The Dewarists, a super-popular crossover TV show which finds that common place between music, travel, and collaborations, returns for its third season. The show airs every Sunday at 8 PM on MTV and every day of the week on YouTube. Here's our review of the fifth episode of the season, featuring a collaboration between Hindi pop-rock band Euphoria and Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts, a dance troupe founded by Jayachandran Palazhy.

Dec 20, 2013

10 Observations about The Dewarists Season 3, Episode 4: 'Hadimba' (Lagori and Actors' Cult)

The Dewarists, a super-popular crossover TV show which finds that common place between music, travel, and collaborations, returns for its third season. The show airs every Sunday at 8 PM on MTV and every day of the week on YouTube. Here's our review of the fourth episode of the season, featuring a collaboration between folk/fusion band Lagori and theatre group Actors' Cult.

Dec 12, 2013

The Bacardi NH7 Weekender - NCR, Nov 30 - Dec 1

The Bacardi NH7 Weekender hit Greater Noida again this year for the NCR edition of the festival. Meshuggah, Nucleya, Mutemath, Scribe, And So I Watch You From Afar, the lineup had it all. The festival also had hot air balloons, gallons of alcohol, a Ferris Wheel, and so much more. Akhil Sood with the full report. Click here for stray observations from the festival.

 

Dec 09, 2013

Odds and Ends - Bacardi NH7 Weekender, NCR

There were a lot of little observations that needed to be made at the Bacardi NH7 Weekender, NCR, such as capes, Kailasa, Trilok Gurtu, wrist bands from hell, and lots more. So here they are in full technicolour. Click here to read our full review of the festival.

 

Dec 09, 2013

An Ode to Jaga Jazzist

...aka a gig review of a gig that was more than just a gig.

Dec 06, 2013

10 Observations about The Dewarists Season 3, Episode 2: 'Khirama' (Lucky Ali and Shilpa Gupta)

The Dewarists, a super-popular crossover TV show which finds that common place between music, travel, and collaborations, returns for its third season. The show airs every Sunday at 8 PM on MTV and every day of the week on YouTube. Here's our review of the second episode of the season, featuring a collaboration between singer Lucky Ali and multimedia/installation artist Shilpa Gupta.

Nov 20, 2013

10 Observations about The Dewarists Season 3, Episode 1: 'Suspended'

The Dewarists, a super-popular crossover TV show which finds that common place between music, travel, and collaborations, returns for its third season. The show airs every Sunday at 8 PM on MTV and every day of the week on YouTube. Here's our review of the season premiere, featuring an offbeat collaboration between Monica Dogra, Prashant Mistry (Engine-Earz Experiment), and Eric Paré.

Nov 15, 2013

Big City Harmonics - Foreward

A review of Foreward by Big City Harmonics.

Nov 13, 2013

Introducing: The Library (A Collaboration between Siddharth Basrur and Vishal J Singh)

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.

Nov 13, 2013

Coshish - Firdous

A review of Firdous by Coshish. 

Nov 06, 2013

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