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The Friday List: From a virtual edition of the NH7 Weekender to an environmental film festival, your weekly calendar of virtual events
Arts & Culture

The Friday List: From a virtual edition of the NH7 Weekender to an environmental film festival, your weekly calendar of virtual events

Every Friday, we'll bring you a curated list of online experiences — performances, talks, tours, screenings — to mark on your weekly calendar.

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

Record labels, management companies must step up to address gender disparity in Indian indie music scene
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Record labels, management companies must step up to address gender disparity in Indian indie music scene

From the over 80 nominations across the nine music categories in this year’s Radio City Freedom Awards, only six are for solo female artists or female-fronted acts.

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

Music industry in numbers: From chart toppers to indie breakthroughs, here is how 2018 panned out
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Music industry in numbers: From chart toppers to indie breakthroughs, here is how 2018 panned out

As 2018 comes to an end, here are some figures related to the Indian music business, the independent scene and the charts.

London punk-jazz quintet WorldService Project on their influences, obsession with clowns, and second India tour
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London punk-jazz quintet WorldService Project on their influences, obsession with clowns, and second India tour

British punk-jazz group WorldService Project open up about how their name came about, the first records they ever bought and assimilating the influences of the band members.

God Is an Astronaut on latest album Epitaph and their debut concert in India at NH7 Weekender
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God Is an Astronaut on latest album Epitaph and their debut concert in India at NH7 Weekender

God Is an Astronaut frontman Torsten Kinsella opens up about their new album and the creative process behind it.

Shubha Mudgal on OML's #MeToo row, NH7 Weekender concert: 'What is needed is a clean-up, not a closing down'
India

Shubha Mudgal on OML's #MeToo row, NH7 Weekender concert: 'What is needed is a clean-up, not a closing down'

Shubha Mudgal asks, 'Would a closure of the company or companies like OML, or a complete closedown of events like NH7 Weekender be the solution to the almost all-pervasive problem of women being exploited in workplaces?'

OML's response to sexual harassment allegations undermines women's trauma, insults #MeToo movement at large
India

OML's response to sexual harassment allegations undermines women's trauma, insults #MeToo movement at large

The silence from the music and entertainment industry, barring Azadi Records and Disco Puppet recently, on The Caravan magazine article about OML and Vijay Nair has been eerily deafening, writes Tanushree Singh

VH1 Supersonic: Flash sales, and what they tell us of how music festivals are perceived in India
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VH1 Supersonic: Flash sales, and what they tell us of how music festivals are perceived in India

Flash sales for tickets to music festivals such as VH1 Supersonic, months before the line-up is even announced, is a little like buying a ticket to a holiday without knowing the specifics of the itinerary

Bacardi House Party Sessions aims to provide a platform for young and upcoming musicians
Life

Bacardi House Party Sessions aims to provide a platform for young and upcoming musicians

Bacardi says its newest role is to be an “enabler and discoverer of new music talent in the country” with their platform, The Bacardi House Party Sessions (BHPS).

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

The business of music: What it takes to bring international rock bands to India, and why Radiohead may never visit
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The business of music: What it takes to bring international rock bands to India, and why Radiohead may never visit

Examining why pop music sensations like Ed Sheeran are more likely to perform in India, rather than rock acts like Radiohead, Tame Impala and Arctic Monkeys

The Local Train on their second album Vaaqif, changing the way Hindi rock music is perceived
Life

The Local Train on their second album Vaaqif, changing the way Hindi rock music is perceived

The Local Train talk about achieving popularity in tier 2 Indian cities, and what the songs from Vaaqif are about | #FirstCulture

Marky Ramone on his NH7 Weekender gig, and why he doesn't like being called a 'rock star'
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Marky Ramone on his NH7 Weekender gig, and why he doesn't like being called a 'rock star'

Marc Bell, more popularly known as Marky Ramone, the drummer of the legendary American punk band The Ramones, will play on 10 December, Day 3 of the three-day NH7 Weekender Festival in Pune.

Nh7 Weekender returns to Meghalaya; list of performers include Amit Trivedi, Indian Ocean
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Nh7 Weekender returns to Meghalaya; list of performers include Amit Trivedi, Indian Ocean

Bacardi NH7 Weekender returns for its third edition in the North East this Friday and Saturday (Oct 27 & 28)

Steve Vai: The guitar-totting Gandalf on Radha Soami Satsang, Zappa, and all things musical
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Steve Vai: The guitar-totting Gandalf on Radha Soami Satsang, Zappa, and all things musical

In the run-up to his gig at the NH7 Weekender, Steve Vai speaks with Firstpost about his visits to India, Frank Zappa tour, interest in music theory and more

The Dillinger Escape Plan's Liam Wilson on the band's evolution, and NH7 Weekender gig
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The Dillinger Escape Plan's Liam Wilson on the band's evolution, and NH7 Weekender gig

The Dillinger Escape Plan's bassist Liam Wilson spoke with Firstpost as the band readies for their NH7 Weekender performance in December

Music festivals are mushrooming across India, and not just in the metros: What's driving the trend?
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Music festivals are mushrooming across India, and not just in the metros: What's driving the trend?

It was not too long ago that only a handful of music festivals were organised in India. There was Sunburn, and then the NH7 Weekender — the go-to events on every music lover's list. Cut to today, when almost every part of India, today, boasts of a music festival. What's prompted so many fests to spring up?

Insight 2017: Progressive rock and metal might just be the best bet for promoters and fans
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Insight 2017: Progressive rock and metal might just be the best bet for promoters and fans

Even topline music festivals and now, club venues are beginning to trust progressive rock as the most dependable subgenre of rock and metal.