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Until We Last – Earthgazing EP

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EXTREME METAL Neurotopsy Bandstand

Detailed analysis of any situation

41. Neurotopsy Metal has always been one of the genres where there’s no lack of passion and togetherness. Metalheads like to stick together. That family-like connection is what keeps Neu... »
Musician T. M. Krishna.

Indira Sivasailam Endowment Award for T M. Krishna

Carnatic vocalist T. M. Krishna will receive the award on on September 25 at The Music Academy during the Navaratri season. »
The Shillong Chamber Choir

Music echoes from the hills

Neil Nongkynrih of Shillong Chamber Choir talks about their multi-genre music »
Through powerful staccatos and crescendos.
August 27, 2014

When the saints come marching in

A choir performing in the city may be a regular sight. But having various choirs coming together and singing as one is something else. The Bangalore Choir Festival, held recently in Goodwill School... »
Chennai, August 21, 2014

The Great Indian Indie Song

“It is the best time to be a musician in the country,” declares Subir Malik, founder member, Parikrama, a band that has been producing music for over two decades now. It wouldn't be farfetched to... »
Deepa and Divya sisters performing vocal concert at the Raga Sudha Hall Photo: M. Srinath
Chennai, August 21, 2014

Sibling chemistry comes to the fore

There is little doubt that as vocalists the sister duo of Deepa Vivekanandan and Divya Balasubramaniam have received meritable tutelage from their masters and having absorbed that training, are ab... »
S. Sowmya. Photo: B. Jothi Ramalingam
Chennai, August 21, 2014

Opera unfolds visually

There are many versions of Srimad Ramayana, Valimiki’s being the mother of all. Arunachala Kavirayar studied all the available versions of Ramayana in depth. Arunachala Kavirayar... »
EFFORTLESS Chandanabala Kalyan
Bangalore, August 21, 2014

Impressive improvisations

MES Kalavedi, Bangalore, conducted the ‘Vidyasagara Prof. M.P.L. Sastry Music Festival’, a three-day festival of vocal and instrumental music, recently.Vocalist Chandanabala Kalyan, who perf... »
Popular Chennai-based Carnatic music vocalists B. Ranjani and B. Gayatri recently performed in New Delhi and enthralled the city’s music lovers
New Delhi, August 21, 2014

The lilt, the tempo, the talent…

The National Capital may not have had its full quota of monsoon rains this year but it has continued to get its share of Carnatic music recitals. Popular Chennai-based Carnatic music vocalists B. R... »
Muktesh Chander (left) with Shripad Yesso Naik, Minister of State for
Tourism and Culture and Rakesh Gupta of Routes 2 Roots.
New Delhi, August 20, 2014

Melodious tunes

The public perception of a police officer is of a man stickler for discipline and firm when it comes to upholding the rule of law. Proving that appearances can be deceptive, the Capital witnessed t... »
CRAZY, QUIRKY AND SUPER ORIGINAL (From left) Amrit, Raveesh, Dheerendra, Siddhart and Sridhar. Photo: K. Bhagya Prakash
Bangalore, August 18, 2014

‘Nothing that we do is an act’

They’re mad, quirky, funny and extremely talented. You can love them or hate them, but you can’t ignore them. Live Banned, the “local” lads from Bangalore are back to hog the limelight with a bang... »
August 14, 2014

Muze on this now

Ever had that feeling at a music joint where you wished you could shout your favourite song to be played next but never had the guts to do it? Have no worries. Coming to a music venue near y... »
August 14, 2014

Flexibility in spirit

Project ‘Padme’, a new direction for professional development in dance, premiered its bold and beautiful outcome to a full-house audience last week in Bangalore. Produced by dancer, writer and cult... »

Music festival

On song

The art of conducting

From masseur to master

‘Age is no bar for learning music’

Loud and clear!

Spoon – They Want My Soul

Touching lives through music

An instant ice breaker. Photo: AP
August 27, 2014

While my guitar gently weeps

How to win friends and influence people? By learning to play the guitar! The days of learning to play the guitar for passion is gone the way of the typewriter and other dinosaurs. Now the selfie ge... »
Chennai, August 21, 2014

The seat of creativity

In its 375th year, Madras that is Chennai can happily look back on an awesome record of encouraging great Carnatic music composers. Of course, the ancient villages that made up the city have a mus... »
Ani Choying Drolma Photo: G.Krishnaswamy
Chennai, August 21, 2014

Singing as Meditation

“I do not sing to entertain. My singing is part of a meditational practise,” said Ani Choying Drolma, a Buddhist nun and musician from Nepal, during the sound check before her performance in the c... »
Percussion star Anoor Anantakrishna Sharma has accompanied top notch musicians and travelled widely Photo: Bhagya Prakash K
Bangalore, August 21, 2014

True resonances

If Shivu’s around, there’s also a following with him. He’s everyone’s favourite ‘Shivu sir’, even though the concert stage knows him as Anoor Ananthakrishna Sharma. Among the most gentle and gracio... »
Hindustani vocalist Pandit M. Venkatesh Kumar. Photo: V Sreenivasa Murthy
New Delhi, August 21, 2014

A melange of melody

The curtains fell on the four-day Vishnu Digambar Jayanti Sangeet Samaroh at the India Habitat Centre auditorium last Sunday with a riveting performance by master vocalist M. Venkatesh Kumar of Dha... »
S.P. Balasubrahmanyam. Photo: M. Periasamy
Chennai, August 21, 2014

Of a missing car and Dalda tins

Much has been read, written and heard about the veteran that your first thought could be ‘What don’t we know about him?’ S.P. Balasubrahmanyam himself felt so. “I’ve said it all,” was his initial... »
Animal Ambition
August 19, 2014
BEAT STREET

Animal Ambition – 50 Cent

While at first glance, 50 Cent’s Animal Ambition seems to roar, the album quickly takes off the facade and fizzles out to a meow. Five years since the largest-selling hip-hip star put out ac... »
Prajeet Bajpai
Thiruvananthapuram, August 14, 2014

Music for life

Being introduced as a guitarist at a party, is always a positive thing, says Prajeet Bajpai in an e-mail interview, prior to his concert in the city on August 18. The youngster who is pu... »
August 14, 2014
Understanding Music

An encompassing concept

If ever there was an artistic approach to theory of music, well, it can be said to be the concept of defining a raga and its constituents through a verse/song called ‘Lakshana Geetam.’ Very... »
Vocalist G. Ravikiran impressed with his recital.
August 14, 2014

Confident narration

The vocal concert of G. Ravikiran of Chennai, organised by Swarajhari Sabha of Vijayawada at Sri Sivaramakrishna Kshetram came as a welcome relief to the audience from the heat. Encha... »

Packed with melodic highs

The voice of Salem Godavari

An evening of aalap

Stayed true to tradition

His classical odyssey

Benny Dayal, Shaan promote regional music

A musical tribute to the Tricolour

Making people move