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Sofar turns 10: With a decade of music under its belt, the living room gig series has big plans for the future
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Sofar turns 10: With a decade of music under its belt, the living room gig series has big plans for the future

A decade since it was launched, Sofar — the "living room gig" — has turned into a global presence. "I never imagined that after the first show, with a bunch of friends in a small flat in North London, it would get to where it got to," says founder Rafe Offer.

Ladies Compartment's Aditi Ramesh on the band's creative process, the need for women musicians to support each other
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Ladies Compartment's Aditi Ramesh on the band's creative process, the need for women musicians to support each other

Aditi Ramesh, one of the women to start Ladies Compartment, speaks about the story behind the band's name, the woes of being an artist in the indie scene, and what the average jam session is like

India now has a legit music festival scene, but events' programming must be as innovative as packaging
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India now has a legit music festival scene, but events' programming must be as innovative as packaging

According to industry estimates, almost 25 music festivals are held in India, which is not bad for a country which has witnessed festivals for only a decade

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

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

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

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

Indie band The F16s on their Asia tour adventures, and upcoming EP 'WKND FRNDS'
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Indie band The F16s on their Asia tour adventures, and upcoming EP 'WKND FRNDS'

The F16s' guitarist Abhinav Krishnaswamy speaks about the band's first international tour, which includes performances at Hong Kong and the Philippines

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

Bengaluru band Peepal Tree on making multi-lingual rock with their debut album Chetana
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Bengaluru band Peepal Tree on making multi-lingual rock with their debut album Chetana

Unlike most bands who came together in the last four years, Bengaluru-based Peepal Tree have a lot more experience on their side. More than a decade’s worth, at that

Backlash to VH1 India's live-streamed gigs highlights how bad sound quality often lets down good musicians
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Backlash to VH1 India's live-streamed gigs highlights how bad sound quality often lets down good musicians

Ask anyone in the sound engineering space today and a constant complaint is that the budgets aren’t allocated to good equipment and sound

Billboard's Top 600 singles prove 'greatest of all time' lists are fun — but ultimately, meaningless
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Billboard's Top 600 singles prove 'greatest of all time' lists are fun — but ultimately, meaningless

The Billboard Hot 100 chart turned 60 last week and the magazine celebrated by publishing for the first time the Top 600 singles of all time

Madboy/Mink talk new EP, making live performances 'theatrical', and reinventing their sound
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Madboy/Mink talk new EP, making live performances 'theatrical', and reinventing their sound

Persons.Elastic.Superior.Fantastic is Madboy/Mink's third EP with a focus on the synthesizer and the sound of atmospheric, psychedelic rock and pop

Amid rumours of Rolling Stone cutting back on its print run, a short history of Indian music magazines
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Amid rumours of Rolling Stone cutting back on its print run, a short history of Indian music magazines

Rumour has it that from this month onwards, the print version of the Indian edition of Rolling Stone will either be stopped completely or decrease in frequency

For Indian indie acts, making enough money through gigs alone is still an uphill struggle
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For Indian indie acts, making enough money through gigs alone is still an uphill struggle

Most indie musicians in India have no choice but to take up alternative employment if they have to make rent and are not financially supported by their families

Music festivals in India, and globally, feature too few female musicians: Can the gender gap be fixed?
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Music festivals in India, and globally, feature too few female musicians: Can the gender gap be fixed?

There’s no denying that female musicians are underrepresented across the board around the globe — at festivals, on the charts, on streaming platforms and even in the studio as producers

Bands, DJs continue to survive three years on from Kerala HC curbing entertainment on college campuses
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Bands, DJs continue to survive three years on from Kerala HC curbing entertainment on college campuses

Apart from this ruling, which is strictly adhered to by many Kerala colleges, the negative perception about music has also impacted the success of indie bands

Diaspora hip hop: After Heems, a look at the new league of desi artists making waves
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Diaspora hip hop: After Heems, a look at the new league of desi artists making waves

More voices from the diaspora have emerged, as the global music industry is finally opening its eyes to the existence of the Indian identity

Maalavika Manoj on her latest single Play, and recording with her musician-grandfather for the first time
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Maalavika Manoj on her latest single Play, and recording with her musician-grandfather for the first time

Maalavika Manoj decided to collaborate with her grandfather, who can play the harmonica and harmonetta, because she realised the influence he has had on her style

Aswekeepsearching frontman Uddipan Sarmah on the realities of touring as an indie band
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Aswekeepsearching frontman Uddipan Sarmah on the realities of touring as an indie band

Aswekeepsearching makes no bones about how indie bands need to be careful about how they use their resources | #FirstCulture