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...

Klarnet Festivali: Barcelona Gipsy Klezmer Orchestra and Ivo Papazov & Trakia...

After a year of exploring Istanbul and getting to know the locals, two things became very clear to me – Turkish people seem to...

Review: Gripin @ Jolly Joker

What a crowded Jolly Joker lacks in elbow room it certainly makes up for in performance quality, and this month's Gripin performance was no...

In Conversation With Che Sudaka

Che Sudaka, a band with a pure South American soul, will be playing at KadıköySahne on Thursday, 6 March. One of our writers, Mustafa Çankaya, was able...

(Sep 23/24) A-WA @ Babylon Bomonti

Babylon Bomonti will host the talented trio A-WA for their first visit to Turkey on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 September. Doors are set...

(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...

Clash of Cool: Pete Doherty @ garajistanbul

“Shall we give him the egg now?” I panicked. “I don’t know,” Sam replied, half reaching into his satchel, “I just don’t know.” The evening up...

Parov Stelar and Oi Va Voi: A Proper Dance Party at...

A few months ago, I never would have believed that listening to a fusion of jazz and electronic music would be a pleasant or...

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...

Review: Medical Phalanx of Space & Spent Ex @ Karga Bar

In a city where bars and venues, from Taksim to Beşiktaş to Kadıköy, are filled with 80s cover bands and generic DJs, it is often...

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...

Celebrating Beethoven with Buchbinder (and some Mozart on the side)

Many of us might not have known about pianist Rudolf Buchbinder earlier. However, we all learned his name well last month: He was the...

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...

Barış Manço: 10-Song Starter Kit

How does one explain Barış Manço?  He is kind of like the Turkish John Denver, but with the notoriety of John Lennon and a...

Band Profile: Peripheral Dots

Peripheral dots is something you see when you get whacked in the head, strong enough to feel dizzy, but not too fatal to make...

Ibrahim Tatlıses for Beginners

It started as good a time as any – on a dolmuş to Hasankeyif with a crate of live chickens on my lap. I had...

Beethoven is in the Air

2013 was a blessed year for classical music lovers and it looks like the bounty will continue on to the year 2014. Let's take...

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...

Review: Buena Vista Social Club @ Volkswagen Arena

Cuban music surely is one of the richest and most passionate music genres in the world. Having been born and raised in the 90s, the...

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’...

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...

Fazıl Say enchants us in poetic style at Burgazada

The stars twinkled overhead. Subtle waves lapped along the shore, caressing the rocks, sand, and the deck ever so gently. It was mid-summer, and...

Rubber Walrus: Terrifyingly Sexual

There is something terrifyingly sexual about Rubber Walrus. This, in the same way that there is something terrifyingly sexual about being a seventeen-year-old boy,...

(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...

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