(Sep 23) Eli & Fur Midnight Session @ Babylon Bomonti

Babylon Bomonti will host electronic duo Eli & Fur on Saturday 23 September. Doors are set to open at 23:59, with tickets priced from...

(Sep 29) Flunk @ Salon IKSV

Salon IKSV will host Norwegian trip-hop outfit Flunk on Friday 29 September. Set to start at 22:00, tickets are priced at 50 TL (40 TL for...

(Sep 27) Ceylan Ertem @ Babylon Bomonti

Babylon Bomonti will host Turkish vocal talent Ceylan Ertem on Wednesday 27 September. Doors are set to open at 20:30, with ticket details not...

(Sep 28) Deniz Tekin @ Babylon Bomonti

Babylon Bomonti will host Turkish musician Deniz Tekin on Thursday 28 September. Doors are set to open at 20:30, with tickets priced from 25...

(Sep 30) Minor Empire @ Salon IKSV

Salon IKSV will host Canadian-Turkish outfit Minor Empire on Saturday 30 September. Set to start at 22:30, tickets are priced at 45 TL (35 TL...

(Oct 4) Timber Timbre (& Chris Cundy) @ Babylon Bomonti

Babylon Bomonti will host Canadian folk trio Timbre Timbre on Wednesday 4 October. Doors are set to open at 21:30, with tickets priced from...

(Sep 9/10) Babylon Soundgarden 2017 @ Kilyos

Babylon Soundgarden 2017 arrives to the beautiful seaside views of Kilyos from Saturday 9 to Sunday 10 September, with the option to camp between...

Yabangee Weekend Roundup: Friday 26 May – Sunday 28 May

We’ve done our best to compile events we’re aware of. If you think we’ve forgotten one or want to see your event featured, please...

Live Music in Istanbul: 12 of the City’s Best Venues

There's nothing like a great concert, especially when life is stressful. The catharsis of listening to a live band and perhaps even dancing has...

Yabangee Summer Roundup: Outdoor Festivals

Summer is coming, which means Turkey´s festival season is about to start. Even though the number of outdoor and open air festivals has definitely...

Yabangee Weekend Roundup: Friday 05 May – Sunday 07 May

We’ve done our best to compile events we’re aware of. If you think we’ve forgotten one or want to see your event featured, please...

In Conversation with HICCUP, Istanbul Electronic Music Pioneers

Electronic music in Istanbul is a seriously mixed, often disappointing bag. For the late night revelers among us, there are only a few options in...

Review: Red Axes Midnight Session @ Babylon Bomonti

For those who were at Bomontiada on St. Patrick's Day, you'll know it was a sloppy, high-energy affair for nearly everyone present. The holiday...

Yabangee Weekend Roundup: Friday 10 – Sunday 13 March

We’ve done our best to compile events we’re aware of. If you think we’ve forgotten one or want to see your event featured, please...

The Away Days Return Home @ Salon IKSV

The Away Days don’t sound like your average Istanbul band, but then again, how does an “average Istanbul band” even sound? With a city...

A Beginner’s Guide to Turkish Hip Hop, by Ege Çubukçu

As a follow-up to our interview with rapper and all-round nice guy of Turkish hip hop, Ege Çubukçu, we asked him to put together a playlist...

Review: Michael Franti @ Babylon Bomonti

Michael Franti was in Istanbul last week to perform again for the first time in over a decade. While his full band Spearhead wasn’t...

Peace, Love and Turkish Hip Hop: Meeting Ege Çubukçu

I met Ege Çubukçu way back in April, on a day that felt like one of the first definitive spring days of the year....

Review: Selda Bağcan @ Babylon Bomonti

I finally had my very own Selda Bağcan moment that I've been waiting for for so long. Thanks to Babylon Bomonti for their dope...

Review: Buika @ Cemil Topuzlu Open-Air Theater

Summer of 2016 has been a sad one for those of us who waited so long to see some of our favorite artists live...

Review: 23rd Istanbul Jazz Festival Opening @ Cemil Topuzlu

Imagine a night that Damon Albarn opens the 23rd Istanbul Jazz Festival at Cemil Topuzlu Open Air Theatre and then the Arabic ‘Ada Sahillerinde Bekliyorum’...

For all the barefoot dancers: Patti Smith in Istanbul

“The artist seeks contact with his intuitive sense of the gods, but in order to create his work, he cannot stay in this seductive...

Review: A Photographer’s Evening with PJ Harvey

"Fifteen keys, fifteen keys hang on a chain..." These were the first words the fuzzy audience heard from Polly Jean at Zorlu PSM on Wednesday...

Review: Sara Baras @ Zorlu Center

Although it was not specifically advertised in the promotion, Sara Baras came to Istanbul to present her show Voces (Voices). The artist from Cadiz...

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