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Guthrie Govan: ‘I Like It When You Can Go Beyond 100 Percent’

Guthrie Govan performing with The Aristocrats in Mumbai earlier this year. The English guitar virtuoso will return in February for a five-city tour. Photo: Prashin Jagger.

Ahead of his India tour next month, English virtuoso guitarist on changing the rules, keeping up with Hans Zimmer and “suffering in art”

Guthrie Govan Announces Guitar Clinics and Solo Tour in February

Guthrie Govan performing with The Aristocrats in Mumbai earlier this year. The English guitar virtuoso will return in February for a five-city tour. Photo: Prashin Jagger.

English guitar virtuoso will be accompanied by bassist Mohini Dey, drummer Gino Banks on five-city tour next year

Gig Review: Backdoors, Bengaluru

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Eclectic, intimate sets by Patrick Watson, José González and a stunning tour-closing performance by Steven Wilson

DJ Premier Set for India Debut This Week

Dj Premier discusses his multiple upcoming collaborations, bringing the party to India, and keeping his “head up, eyes and ears open” in the face of racism. Photo: Courtesy of the artist.

Ahead of his India debut, the veteran music producer talks “updating his formula,” racial discrimination in America and how he’s acing social media

Festival Review: Bacardi NH7 Weekender, Shillong

Steven Wilson performing at the Shillong edition of Bacardi NH7 Weekender. Photo: Madhurjya Saikia

Everything from Farhan Akhtar’s Bollywood shtick to melancholia courtesy Steven Wilson

Dinosaur Pile-Up: Turning it Up to 11

Dinosaur Pile-Up. Photo: Courtesy of the artist.

English alt rock act’s frontman Matt Bigland on
playing “dangerous and ramshackle” festivals, the
Taj Mahal and returning to India

José González: The Bare Truth

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Ahead of his India debut, the Swedish folk artist discusses why he’s not “trying to be cool,” his love for ragas and Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia

Vertical Horizon: ‘Amazed That We’re Still Out There’

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Frontman Matt Scannell on the American alt rock act sticking to their guns, their India debut, and being “slavishly beholden to the major label system”

The Kush Upadhyay Group Get Groovy on Second EP

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The 18-year-old Mumbai guitarist leads his band through jazz, rock and blues on ‘Perspective’; launch it tonight at Mumbai’s Antisocial Khar

Metal Makeovers for Yo Yo Honey Singh, Raftaar and Hrithik Roshan

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Musicians Karan Katiyar and Jayant Bhadula are choosing unsuspecting targets for their Bloodywood parody series, and they’ve only just begun

"Wasting Away" by BLEK


  • January 25th, 2017 Mike Posner, Prateek Kuhad in New Delhi at Kamani Auditorium
  • January 25th, 2017 Blakc, The Lightyears Explode in Mumbai at AntiSocial
  • January 26th, 2017 The Abomination Chapter 4 ft Yonsample, Chronic Xorn, Dark Carnage, Evil Conscience, Orphic Cosmogony and Noyze Akademi in Kolkata at Triguna Sen Auditorium, Jadavpur University
  • January 26th, 2017 Mike Posner, Prateek Kuhad in Mumbai at Summerhouse Cafe
  • January 27th, 2017 Sax Machine in Bengaluru at Blue Frog



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