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Rounak Maiti’s Postmodern Cowboy Music

Rounak Maiti channels the perpetually supine Mac DeMarco on his debut. Photo: Hannah Erskine

The L.A. singer-songwriter channels his confusion around ideas of home and identity into his debut album, ‘Bengali Cowboy’

HVOB: ‘We’re Not a Fake Live Act’

Paul Wallner (left) and Anna Muller (center) always play live shows with a real drummer. Photo: Courtesy of the artist

Austrian house duo Anna Müller and Paul Wallner on keeping it real and collaborating with Winston Marshall of Mumford & Sons on their latest album

Guitarist Bhrigu Sahni Weaves an Acoustic Soliloquy on New Album

Bhrigu Sahni wants to make his music as true to the spirit of his album as possible. Photo: Courtesy of the artist

The Berklee graduate takes his debut ‘What Is Now’ on tour in India and America with the aim of making you look up from your cellphone

Why Jlin’s ‘Black Origami’ Will Probably Make All the Best Albums of 2017 Lists

Jerrylin Patton makes heady, frantic electronic music as Jlin. Photo: Madhumita Nandi

The American producer’s electronic music makes your mind melt and your feet work

The Hakim Siblings Make Forward-Looking Deep House as Moon Roots Project

Hannan and Fatima Hakim of Moon Roots Project. Photo; Courtesy of the artist

Intro: Fatema and Hannan Hakim discuss family, the future and why they gave up looking for a label and self-released their latest EP, ‘Esin’

The Hills Are Alive on Worms’ Cottage’s Stunning New Folk-Electronic EP

23-year-old Rishabh Iyer makes rich, warm music as Worms' Cottage. Photo: Courtesy of the artist

Bengaluru musican Rishabh Iyer transports you to faraway lands on the four-track ‘To Each Their Own’

Mallika Dua: ‘I Take Solace in Comedy Because I Feel Awkward Being Myself’

Mallika Dua

India’s favorite comic on conquering the Internet and why her fear of open mics is keeping her from stand-up

‘Patti Cake$’ Star Siddharth Dhananjay Has Visa Problems, Too

Siddharth Dhananjay is paving the way through largely uncharted terrain as a first-generation immigrant actor. Photo: Michael Becker

The Indian-born actor is on the brink of breakout success but things aren’t easy when you’re an immigrant

Why Shashika Mooruth Wants to Make Spiritual Music Cool Again

Shashika Mooruth realized she wanted to be a professional singer in India while she was a child growing up in Apartheid South Africa. Photo: Courtesy of the artist

The South African singer looks to jazz, funk, weird synths and Bollywood to reclaim devotionals from the West

American Pianist-Composer Vijay Iyer: ‘Critics are Really Bad at Listening’

Pianist-composer Vijay Iyer didn't always know it was possible for him to be a musician. Photo: Lena Adasheva

The jazz musician on the ugly politics of music, and facing prejudice from music reviewers who tend to be ’99 percent white men’

Editor’s Pick: “Mighty Horns” by Nasha

Gig Calendar

  • June 28th, 2017 SOCIALive ft Swarathma, Max Godman in Mumbai at AntiSocial
  • June 30th, 2017 Aqua Dominatrix, Squidworks, Paloma & Luna Toke in Mumbai at AntiSocial
  • June 30th, 2017 Discovery Night Chapter Five ft. Vian Fernandes, Bowjob, Abhinab Dan, Nathanael Mookthiar in Mumbai at Cat Cafe Studio, Versova
  • June 30th, 2017 Friday Hoodang ft. Rohan Mazumdar, Karan Joseph and Jeremy D’souza in Mumbai at Junkyard Cafe
  • July 1st, 2017 Bangalore Open Air ft Nile, Marduk, Coroner, Galaxy Crusher, Kryptos, Speedtrip in Bengaluru at Royal Orchid Resort and Convention Centre

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