articles by Neil Roy

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Buddy Guy talks legacy, BB King and more: 'I am trying to keep the Blues alive, and I can’t do it by myself'

Back in India to headline the Mahindra Blues Festival at the Mehboob Studio in Bandra, Buddy Guy spoke with Firstpost about the relevance of the Blues today and the pressure to keep the music alive after BB King’s demise

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Opeth's Mikael Åkerfeldt on making music in streaming era: 'Don’t have a good commercial head nor that agenda'

Swedish progressive metal band Opeth is back in India for their third performance here, close on the heels of the release of their album In Cauda Venenum

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Patio Unplugged: Wildfire has a feel-good, versatile sound, courtesy its vocalist-guitarist duo

For their session at Patio Unplugged, Wilfire performed two songs, You Called and Shadows

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Patio Unplugged: The Pinestone Project's Float Through To You speaks of hope amid darkness

For their session with Patio Unplugged, The Pinestone Project played Float Through To You, a song about healing scars after a battle with one's inner demons

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Patio Unplugged: Mumbai-based Rajesh Ravi charms the audience with his wit

For his Patio Unplugged session, Rajesh Ravi presented a song titled Jaageer, about Mumbai's auto rickshaw drivers

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Patio Unplugged: Corner Cafe Chronicles borrows from classic rock with '90s Seattle grunge leanings

At its session for Patio Unplugged, Corner Cafe Chronicles played originals Sunday Nights With Rosie and Rochelle

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Patio Unplugged: Tejas Menon collaborates with Mali to perform originals Come On Love, Population

With the advent and increased use of expensive gadgets, turntables and processors, music in the social media epoch is more of an extension of all that is man-controlled. But Tejas’ music is a sweet escape to the time when melody and words were the real players.