Marking the Season with BIPO and the Salzburg Bach Choir

The Borusan Philharmonic is one of the most popular of orchestras in Turkey. They take the stage every month or so at the Lütfi...

Hip Hop Jam Artist Profile: Fate Fat

Fans of dubstep and gangsta rap are sure to get a kick out of Fate Fat (real name: Fatih Ucum), one of the rising...

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...

Summertime and the Livin’ is Easy: Review of Babylon’s Soundgarden

Two of our contributors, Erin West and Will Dawson, had an epic day at Babylon’s Soundgarden on Saturday. Things got so crazy they even...

Insider Trading: 80s, 90s Music with Capital Radio 101.0

Yabangee's most recent 90s party showed that while the 90s may be over time wise, the spirit and the music lives on. Who wouldn't...

Taxim Sound: Reggae, Dancehall, Carribean and Urban Sounds in the Heart...

Announcing the newest force in reggae, dancehall and urban sounds! Get acquainted with Taxim Sound, a group of four music buffs with a love...

Review: Coldplace @ Bronx Pi Sahne

Let me set the scene: it's a summer night in 2000 and I'm inside my first car. I approach a traffic light while listening...

Raskatov’s Crying in the Wilderness @ St. Irene

One of the most intriguing programs of the IKSV Istanbul Music Festival was without a doubt the evening that featured the renowned Russian composer...

Review: múm Presents Menschen am Sonntag @ Salon IKSV

Do you like Nordic spirit? Do you like cold, smooth Icelandic melodies? Do you like 1930s vibes? What about a black and white silent...

A Dozen of the Best: The 12 Cellists of the Berlin...

The Istanbul Music Festival is always a highlight of the summer. This is the forty-third year of the festival, and the central theme this time...

Theodore Paul & Gabriel @ Salon IKSV: Reviewed

Theodore Paul & Gabriel played Salon IKSV last night (Friday 19 April) and put in the work winning the audience over to their brand...

Coming Soon: Cosmic Tunnels @ Salon IKSV

Salon IKSV will host a concert of free jazz and world music players, united around the leadership of Okay Temiz on Thursday 30 March. Set to...

Have a Reggae Christmas (Luciano the Messenger @ Nayah Reggae Bar)

What better way to spend Christmas Eve than getting down to the conscious reggae vibes bestowed upon Nayah Reggae bar by Luciano the Messenger,...

Concluding IKSV’s Jazz Festival – An Evening with the Masters

By Julián Muñoz Villarreal and Elizabeth Stern The final concert of the Istanbul IKSV Jazz Festival took place this past Wednesday evening against the lush...

Transcending decades and genres with Erol Evgin

Friends and family were surprised when I announced that I had tickets for the Erol Evgin concert at the Cemil Topuzlu Open Air Theatre...

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’...

In Conversation with 123

One of our contributors, Mustafa Çankaya, recently sat down with a few members of the Turkish band 123 to talk about music, life in...

Hunting for Records in Istanbul, Part 1: Beyoğlu

For many commentators, the digital music revolution catalysed by iTunes over a decade ago signaled the end of all physical formats of music. With...

In Conversation with the Sonikraf Team (Part 1)

Searching for new music? Look no further! A group of independent musicians in Istanbul have launched Sonikraf.com, a site featuring reviews and links to...

Review: Pink Martini @ İş Sanat

Going to a Pink Martini concert is essentially embarking on a trip around a stimulating mix of cultures, languages and instruments. Pink Martini doesn't...

In Conversation with Rubber Walrus and The Medical Phalanx of Space

On Thursday, 17 April, three bands will take to the stage at Roxy in Cihangir. Amongst them are two yabangee-populated groups, Rubber Walrus and...

In Conversation: Musician Hande Başaran

Hande Başaran is a Renaissance woman: musician, singer, mother, kindergarten teacher and all-round creator. When I first heard Hande perform, I was struck by the...

In Conversation With Milk Hunter @ Rock Off Festival

By Selin Genç & Gökay Atabek All metalheads of Istanbul anticipate the summer. Every year in August the two biggest metal festivals take place. Rock...

Waltzing into the New Year with BIFO

Even though the Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra bid goodbye to 2013 in solemn style with its performance of Beethoven's magnificent yet weighty masterpiece Missa...

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