What can be a better way to start off the summer than to spend three hot June days (or seven, for the hardcore campers) on the three islands in the middle of the man-made Jarun lake in Zagreb, the bustling capital of Croatia, with an abundance of great music?  That was the 2017 edition of […]

The Dublin Castle is one of the most beloved independent live music venues in London and has been helping create music history since 1979. Celebrated by many trendy and emerging artists as well as by outstanding bands, the Dublin Castle is still running thanks to hard work by its owners and promoters. After 1995, when Blur […]

Revered rockers Deep Purple are back with their new album Infinite and an ambitious world tour. As the only remaining original member, drummer Ian Paice, 68, has witnessed every incredible moment of the band’s 50-year career, including the death of his dear friend and co-founder of Deep Purple, John Lord, in 2012. The legendary musician […]

Formed in 1993 in Japan’s Nara Prefecture, YAMATO The Drummers of Japan have been storming the world without a break, giving over 2,500 performances in 51 countries. After 19 years since their last show in London’s West End, the group will be back in March to rock the audience’s socks off in the prestigious Sadler’s Wells. […]

On a gloomy day in London, in a French café, I had the pleasure of meeting Takaki, a self-taught Japanese DJ, who had never expected that his popularity would soar to a height where his skills would be used to create a Panasonic commercial. The ad was admired by many during the FIFA World Cup […]

Seoul’s Zandari Festa is gaining recognition as one of East Asia’s coolest music festivals.  It started in 2012 and is South Korea’s largest music showcase event.  Now five years old, 2016’s outing will feature more than 160 Korean and international acts playing in a dozen live clubs across Seoul’s famed Hongdae entertainment district from September […]

After almost a decade of keeping the music of PATiENTS alive with the respected Kwon (piano & vocals), Sumin (bass and lead singer) and Jae- hyuk (drummer), it was time for some changes. A few months ago, the band came to the terms that it was necessary for them to let Jae-hyuk go and seek […]