articles by Anurag Tagat

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Mahindra Kabira Festival 2017: From Kailash Kher's finale to Maati Baani's gig, the highlights

Whether or not it united everyone who relates to Kabir’s poetry, the Mahindra Kabira Festival did well to present a fairly holistic experience that’s not just trying to reel in foreigners or tourists

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Dhruv Visvanath’s emphatic new single ‘Jungle’ is possibly his strongest yet; hear it here

Dhruv Visvanath's new single ‘Jungle’ is one of his strongest yet, both in terms of melodies and lyrical content

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AC/DC founder Malcolm Young passes away aged 64: A salute to the rock legend

Malcolm Young was a co-writer on some of AC/DC’s most seminal work, the high-energy rock ‘n roll that took them to the top of the charts in the 1970s, 1980s

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Dream Theater delivers latest hits to 3,000 rapturous fans at Mumbai gig, amid downpour

Dream Theater's recent Mumbai gig lived up to fans' sky-high expectations, who thronged the open air concert despite the thunderstorm

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Karan Joseph suicide: As theories swirl around the gifted pianist's death, a look back at his music, life

When pianist Karan Joseph aka 'Madfingers' leapt to his death on 9 September, also extinguished was a musical talent expected to burn long and bright

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Global Citizen documentary Louder Together's trailer launched, ahead of film's 13 September release

Louder Together | A Global Citizen Documentary: New York to Mumbai is set to premiere in the days before the GLobal Citizen Festival 2017 concert in New York

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NH7 Weekender, Jodhpur RIFF, Ziro: All you need to know about the 2017 music festival season

Music festival season is here. From Bacardi NH& Weekender to the Jodhpur RIFF, we tell you which one's the best fir for you:

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Nucleya's life and times are now the subject of a new documentary by Red Bull, Ride to the Roots

In Ride to the Roots, the cameras follow Udyan Sagar — better known as electronic music producer Nucleya — into his life, his past and his family

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Indian-American songstress Zoya turns to pop on new single, 'The Shaman and The Singer’

Mumbai-based, California-bred Zoya Mohan was reluctant to be influenced by mainstream pop. Until she began taking spin classes, that is.

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Chester Bennington: The voice that carried the angst, rage and sorrow of Linkin Park's music

When Chester Bennington put his piercing voice to a microphone, it was always magic. The voice may have fallen silent, for reasons that may remain unknown, but he’s left behind enough ammo in Linkin Park’s songs, in his lyrics, to keep us fighting

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Bangalore Open Air: The rise and acceptance of India’s longest running metal festival

American death metal veterans Nile will be headlining the sixth edition of Bangalore Open Air

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Tool, Chance the Rapper, Mumford and Sons: Highlights from the Boston Calling Festival

The eighth edition of Boston Calling signalled a few changes — moving to the Harvard Athletic Complex, cutting down from bi-annual outings to just the one edition and thus, presumably scaling up the artist billing. And when you get prog rock’s most loved band Tool on your lineup, you know you have to measure up and offer something in a similar space.

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British singer-songwriter Lucy Rose talks India visit, and her latest album

Lucy Rose and her band will perform at the Humming Tree in Bengaluru on 27 May 2017

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Nine Inch Nails’ ‘Year Zero’: 10 years on, Trent Reznor's fictitious dystopian world seems real

Nine Inch Nails' meticulously crafted, sonically insane Year Zero completed a decade last month and remains an ever-so important a listen.

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Singing the Blues: Grammy-nominated musician Beth Hart is making her India debut

Beth Hart is a Grammy-nominated blues singer who’s been bringing energy and soul to the stage like few other performers, from the early 1990s

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Boston Calling: Why American prog band Tool can headline any festival

This summer, all those memes and jokes about waiting for the next album from American prog pathbreakers Tool might just stop

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Kishori Amonkar (1931-2017): Sought after as guru, Tai remained a devoted student of music

Kishori Amonkar was one of the most distinctive voices in Indian music.

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Goldspot’s Siddhartha Khosla: Nobody would've thought of an Indian American writing a Motown song

Los Angeles-based singer, guitarist and songwriter Siddhartha Khosla of the band Goldspot talks about making music for the show This Is Us and his journey so far

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Menwhopause, Delhi's 15-year-old rock 'n' rollers to head to SXSW festival in Austin

Anybody in Austin who’s seeing Menwhopause again will notice they don’t have singer Sarabjit Chadha nor their guitarist IP Singh, the psychedelic swirls are now being provided by Ahuja and drumwork by Thakur and bassist Randeep Singh on vocals.