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Oh No, not Joni Mitchell! :fans keep fingers crossed

Oh No, not Joni Mitchell! :fans keep fingers crossed

We’ve looked at clouds both ways, and now there’s a cloud over Joni Mitchell. Singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell is in intensive care after being found unconscious at her Los Angeles home.…

Kasmir’s greatest Sufi Singer Remembered

Kasmir’s greatest Sufi Singer Remembered

Kashmiri singers and musicians will play a tribute concert to the memory of Kashmir’s greatest Sufi singer at his Srinagar on March 24th. Padnma Shree Ghulam Mohammad Saznawaz, who died…

Free Ur Mind: play music not politics of bandhs

Free Ur Mind: play music not politics of bandhs

SHILLONG:– The citizens of Shillong are fed up with shut-downs, strikes, and bandhs disrupting normal life, and that was the message of the ‘Free Ur Mind’ concert on Tuesday. Coinciding…

Elton John, Rainbow Person, is a Brit Icon

Elton John, Rainbow Person, is a Brit Icon

Everyone knows he’s an icon, and now the Brits have finally admitted it. And by the way, the Queer communities across the world are delighted that the very first Brit…

Goa to rock on WMD [world music day]

Goa to rock on WMD [world music day]

For those who love music Goa is the place to be on Friday! On World Music Day, June 21, Kala Academy,  Panaji, will provide musicians a platform to perform Indian…

Black Sabbath no 1 in UK after 43 years!

Black Sabbath no 1 in UK after 43 years!

Old is indeed Gold! And ’13’ isn’t always Unlucky! Heavy Metal veterans Black Sabbath have scored their first number one album in the UK for nearly 43 years. Not to…

Chuck Rolling Stones at The Beatles? Awesome!

Chuck Rolling Stones at The Beatles? Awesome!

Were the Rolling Stones, in fact,  better than the Beatles? By the time the Rolling Stones got around to making records in 1963, The Beatles had already been cutting tracks…

Drumming up a storm

Drumming up a storm

Of course, we always suspected it, but now it’s official. Rock drummers are really very athletic. Playing the drums for a rock band requires the stamina of a Premiership footballer,…

Ray Manzarek: through the Doors

Ray Manzarek: through the Doors

Ray Manzarek, keyboard player and founder member of the 1960s rock band The Doors, has died aged 74. He formed the band with lead singer Jim Morrison in 1965 after…

Richie Havens: Free at Last

Richie Havens: Free at Last

Richie Havens, the folk singer who opened the legendary 1969 Woodstock rock festival, has died of a heart attack at 72. He died at his home in Jersey City, New…

Violin maestro Lalgudi Jayaraman passes away

Violin maestro Lalgudi Jayaraman passes away

Padma Bhushan winner great Lalgudi Jayaraman, whose artistry made him part of a legendary trinity of violinists, passed away in Chennai on Monday evening following cardiac arrest. He was 82. …

South Asian beat rolls out on Thames

South Asian beat rolls out on Thames

Experimental, genre-splicing music that straddles the UK and South Asia is at the heart of Alchemy, a festival on the banks of the Thames. It also encompasses dance, theatre, comedy,…