In Conversation with Kinesis

Hear ye, hear ye, lovers of budding alternative bands: this Thursday the twenty-second of May in the year of our lord 2014 you should...

The A-Z of Turkish Music

Let me say straight away that this is not an encyclopedic or historical article on Turkish music. Rather, these are my observations on the...

Hunting for Records in Istanbul, Part 2: Kadıköy

In the first part of this series, I spent the day browsing through Beyoğlu’s record shops. A few days later, once the gloomy weather had...

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...

Patricia Kopatchinskaja and More @ İş Sanat

This season has been one of the finest and most bountiful of classical music Istanbul has ever witnessed. Over the course of the past...

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...

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...

Review: Tricky @ garajistanbul

Tricky in Istanbul was not great. Nor was he great in Athens, according to friends who saw him there two days later on the...

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...

Jose Carreras Marks the Musical Season

Just when the season looked like it couldn't possibly get any better, the Zorlu Center went above and beyond by featuring the crème de...

Review: Medeski, Martin & Wood – Wide Open @ Babylon

It’s Friday night, and I am at our usual hangout for all good things jazz - Babylon Club in the heart of Asmalı Mescit...

Hilary Hahn & Frankfurt Radio Symphony Delight @ Is Sanat

Joshua Bell, Yo-Yo Ma, Maxim Vengerov - they are some of the greatest names out there in classical music. And they are all legends...

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...

Review: Balthazar @ ROXY Club

Brussels, March 26, 2006. Backstage at the Ancienne Belgique concert venue, ten beginning bands are trying to keep calm. One of them will win...

Buchbinder takes Süreyya by Storm on Seven Moonlit Nights

Suggested as pre-requisite for reading this article: Visit buchbinder.net, set Buchbinder and his Beethoven in the background, and proceed on... This year has been a...

Review: Wye Oak @ Salon IKSV

If you’re curious about Wye Oak’s impression of Istanbul: “I feel like we’ve been tricked into being on some reality TV show where they...

Review: Borusan Philharmonic Featuring Nicola Benedetti and Leonard Elschenbroich

The March 13th program of the Borusan Philharmonic Orchestra, featuring Nicola Benedetti on the violin and Leonard Elschenbroich on the cello, was a program...

Honoring a Diva: Leyla Gencer

It is said that opera is the ultimate manifestation of art, that it is the pinnacle of artistry: it requires ultimate mastery of music...

In Conversation with Dinar Bandosu

Editor’s note: The album release party has been postponed. We will let you know as soon as the new date has been announced. On Monday,...

Review: Of Montreal @ Babylon

Confession: I don’t know how this happened, but somehow I’ve been hanging around Istanbul for about six months now, and never stepped inside Babylon....

In Conversation with Falling Notes’ Karina Morera

Falling Notes is one of Istanbul's newest up-and-coming bands. The five-piece features Alican Tokdemir on drums, Umutcan Karamahmutoğlu on guitar, Sinan Çalışkan on bass, Yusuf Karaoğlu on both guitar...

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...

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...

Review: Louis Armstrong Tribute @ Salon IKSV

Satchmo, Ambassador Satch, Dippermouth, Pops or, as he is most widely known, Louis Armstrong - yes, last night was the big man’s turn for...

Yabangee Essentials

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