The Smarter Entertainment Weekly

Nepal Deathfest Making the Scene Alive

Somewhere in the Darkness’ by Six Feet Under, which was in 2005, must be the last death metal song I fell in love with. ‘Desperate Cry’ by Sepultura is the one song which led me to e...

The Next Step in Music - Yamaha

I’ve walked by the sidewalks lining Naxal petrol pump too many times to count, and each time I walk, I always notice two things—how busy the petrol pump is, and the brightly-lit Yamaha Mus...

Connecting Notes with Yatra

One among the many bands emerging and planning to go all the way to make a mark in the music industry in Nepal is Yatra One among the many bands emerging and planning to go all the way to make a ma...

Debuting in Finger-Style

With his upcoming album “Upside Down”, we introduce you to a promising musician, Sanjal Bhandari. If you ever wondered when there would be an official album of a Nepali musician playing...

Celebrating Jazz in Nepal

Although celebrated on the 30th of July due to the recent earthquake in Nepal, 30th April marks Kathmandu Jazz Conservatory’s contribution to the local jazz music scene and the importance of ‘Internat...

Brothers in music

They might not be related, but Kali Prasad Baskota and Almoda Uprety have been working together like close siblings

Embracing a New Genre

The members of Psychic Tower have come together as Artha, an acoustic ensemble

A glimmer of hope

22 January 2015-The eyes of millions are glued towards the doors of the Constituent Assembly hall, in the hopes that what the country

Verses amidst his melodies

The veteran singer, Yogesh Vaidya is all set to launch a poetry collection that was long in the making

Konnichiwa, Fuji!

This July, Upendra and Friends will be celebrating their eighth performance at Japan's annual Fuji Rock Festival, a three-day extravaganza, alongside Coldplay, Radiohead, and Oasis.

Band of Brothers

A duo of brothers has made a name for themselves in the field of jingle making by delivering quality consistently. They're not household names (yet), but chances are you've heard their voices.

The Last Note

The Gypsy Jazz Festival may not have had the largest of audiences, but it did manage to create an army of fans for the Gypsy jazz genre in its inaugural edition this March.

A Gypsy's World

From the sands of Rajasthan to the lakes of Pokhara and the bonfires of France, the recently concluded Nepal Gypsy Jazz Festival

Replaying Playbacks

Bollywood playback singers from back in the day are evergreen. As Dreams organizes a tribute to Kaka Rajesh Khanna on 15 March at Soaltee Crowne Plaza, let's peep into the playback singers of his era,...

Ready to be Heard

Ahead of International Women’s Day, Fr!day notes the up-and-coming female voices in the hotspot of Thamel, or the lack thereof.

Beyond Color

As Black History Month comes to an end on 28 February, we look at how Nepal has embraced their music with pride and aplomb, and added its own little twist to it all.   It’s quite possible...

Taking Flight Once Again

Albatross has, over the years, given us songs that are melodic classics, but the grit in Ma Ra Malai will catch many by surprise.

The Web of Music

The changing face of Nepali music due to the presence of online music hosting websites that allow connection and communication between artists and listeners is more than evident.