Music

coltrane

Why Today Should Be A Jazzy Saturday

Celebrate John Coltrane’s birthday and swing away!

By Mineli Goswami - September 23, 2017
mustaine

Mineli On… Mustaine

Life lessons from the badass quinquagenarian of Thrash Metal

By Mineli Goswami - September 13, 2017
music-app

5 Apps That Will Bring Out The Musician In You

Learn a music instrument or get better at the one you know with these cool apps

By Mineli Goswami - September 7, 2017
ziro

Get Set Groove: The Lowdown On Ziro Music Festival

How to make the most of it, from Sept 28 until Oct 1

By Mineli Goswami - August 30, 2017
avanti

Spotlight: In Conversation With Avanti Nagral

The 19-year-old artist chats with us about her latest song, I Like, and much more

By Rameez Shaikh - August 13, 2017
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Kishore Da: A Tribute

Remembering the eccentric genius on his 88th birth anniversary

By indibeat staff - August 4, 2017
guitar

A Guide To Buying Your First Guitar

Buy your first real six-string with confidence

By Mineli Goswami - July 28, 2017
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July 23: Slashing Through Time

Birthday wishes to a true guitar god, who continues to wear the loudest and proudest hat of hard rock

By Mineli Goswami - July 23, 2017
chester

In Memoriam: A Tribute To Chester Bennington

News of the iconic Linkin Park frontman’s suicide has broken million hearts. A fitting send-off is in order

By Tanay Iyer - July 22, 2017
R-D-Burman

June 27: Happy Birthday Pancham Da

An ode to R.D. Burman on his 78th birthday

By Mineli Goswami - June 27, 2017
world music day

Why My Heart Beats For Music

On World Music Day today, millennials express their undying love for music

By Mahevash Shaikh - June 21, 2017
Sufi

Will The Real Sufi Please Stand Up?

From dargahs to concert halls to nightclubs – taking stock of the Sufi situation

By Mineli Goswami - June 12, 2017
jazz

All That Indian Jazz!

It’s swing time again. April 30 is International Jazz Day, where’s the party going to be?

By Mineli Goswami - April 30, 2017
5-CITIES-TO-LEARN-MUSIC

Get Curious: The Many Musics

Travel to watch and learn to play

By Mineli Goswami - April 19, 2017
Are-we-missing-out-on-pure-Indian-music-amidst-all-movie-mayhem

The Evolution(?) Of Bollywood Music

From Do Naina Matware to Vakhra Swag…

By Tusshar Sasi - March 25, 2017
Remembering-Chuck-Berry

7 Songs That Prove Chuck Berry Was The Real Rock-n-Roll King

The American music legend is no more, but his music lives on. Here are seven of his best songs to remember him by.

By Mahevash Shaikh - March 20, 2017
World-Radio-Day--Exploring-the-radio's-timeless-appeal-in-a-world-taken-over-by-the-Internet

No Radio Silence: Are We Ready For A Life Sans Radio?

In a world taken over by the Internet, here is why radio still manages to strike a chord in our hearts.

By Priyanka Singh - March 18, 2017
Aruna-Sairam

In Conversation With Aruna Sairam, Carnatic Music Connoisseur

The Padma Shri recipient shares her thoughts on Indian classical music in the age of millennials.

By Rameez Shaikh - March 3, 2017
Interview-Nitin-Chandy

In Conversation With: Nitin Chandy, Musicpreneur

Co-founder of True School Of Music, Chandy shares valuable insights on music as a career option.

By Rameez Shaikh - February 6, 2017
100%-CLASSICAL-JANUARY

How To Enjoy A 100% Classical January

Start 2017 on a musical note with these 5 classical concerts around India

By Mineli Goswami - January 8, 2017
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Spotlight: The Man Who Revisited Humma Humma

Composer Tanishk Bagchi has received a lot of flak for recreating AR Rahman’s Humma Humma, but he is largely unperturbed by the reactions.

By Arundhati - January 2, 2017
Remembering GM

His Last Christmas: Remembering George Michael

As unbelievable as it sounds, George Michael is no more. But he did leave us with a treasure trove of nostalgia wrapped in his songs. Give these a listen as you cry buckets!

By Arundhati - December 26, 2016
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Spotlight: In Conversation with SkyHarbor

Keshav Dhar, guitarist of indie rock band, SkyHarbor talks to us about the evolution of the band’s sound and more.

By Arundhati - December 12, 2016
Are-you-ready-for-Coldplay

Let’s Fix You: How To Deal With Coldplay #FOMO

No tickets to the gig and feeling poor and left-out? We tell you how to kick start a Coldplay-themed house party with just the right selection of songs.

By Arundhati - November 18, 2016
The-ultimate-Leonard-Cohen-playlist

Tune Out The World With This Ultimate Leonard Cohen Playlist

Amidst an eventful week on the world stage, musical legend Leonard Cohen quietly made his exit. We look back on his genius through 10 unforgettable songs.

By Arundhati - November 16, 2016
First-Break--Taking-on-the-Indie-music-scene-with-Ronit-Sarkar-aka-Awkward-Bong

First Break: Taking On the Indie Music Scene in India

Want to make it big as an indie artiste? Ronit Sarkar aka The Awkward Bong shares a few essential tips.

By Anna Kuriakose - November 15, 2016
5-Underrated-Indie-Musicians-That-Deserve-Your-Attention-Right-Now

Weekenders: 5 Indie Artistes You Need to Listen to Right Now

With the indie music scene steadily rising in India, here’s a toast to talented folks producing fine work with little hoopla.

By indibeat staff - October 22, 2016
Nobel-Upset--The-Greatest-Living-Poet

Nobel Upset or Long Overdue? We Let 10 Iconic Dylan Songs Decide

How many songs does a writer need to pen before he deserves the Nobel?
522, to be precise.

By Arundhati - October 15, 2016
Bored-of-the-same-old-music

Five Ways to Spice Up Your Playlist

Bored of the same old music? Luckily for us, the internet is a bottomless bag of gifts.

By indibeat staff - October 11, 2016
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Five Bands From Chennai You Must Check Out Now

Chennai takes its music pretty seriously. Need proof? Check out these bands.

By indibeat staff - September 14, 2016