Beirut Jam Sessions Presents: Three Gigs To Check Out This Month

Beirut’s music scene boasts some successful names, like Mashrou’ Leila, The Wanton Bishops, and Who Killed Bruce Lee, to name a few. But there are scores of other local bands that are gaining...

 

Lebanese Band Adonis Is Back With A New Sound

You might know the small Lebanese town of Adonis, a small scenic area in the Mount Lebanon region. You might also know Adonis as a group of guys from AUB who got together and started jamming one day...

 

Nine Lebanese Bands That Should Be On Your Radar

Lebanon's music scene is one that's constantly becoming denser and richer, with some great sounds rising to the forefront. There’s a group of established artists like Mashrou’ Leila, The Wanton...

 

Blaakyum To Become First Lebanese Band To Play At Wacken Open Air Metal Festival

This moment is 20 years in the making. Lebanon’s oldest metal band, Blaakyum, will take its powerful catalog into new and unforeseen territory as the very first Lebanese band to perform at...

 

Meet Karter Zaher, the Lebanese Guy Who Raps About Islam and Hijabi Queens

Last week when I opened Facebook, I saw a video that I just couldn’t stop watching. At first I thought it was a joke, and then I wasn’t so sure. Karter Zaher and Jae Deen are part of a rap...

 

Call It a Comeback: Electro-Pop Project Lumi Returns After Five-Year Hiatus

In 2005, a crucial moment for contemporary culture in Beirut, Marc Codsi, one of the veteran members of the Lebanese underground teamed up with the glamorous voice of Mayaline Hage to form Lumi, an...

 

Salma Hayek Calls The Prophet a "Love Letter" to Her Lebanese Heritage

It's a rare event for a country like Lebanon to host the world premiere of a film, but on Monday the press was invited to a special pre-screeing of the new animated adaptation of Kahlil Gibran's "The ...

 

The Golden Years Of Lebanese Indie-Pop: A Look Back at the Best of SoapKills

After SoapKills announced earlier this month that they would be releasing a 'Best of' compilation, we here at Beirut.com could not contain our excitement at the slightest and faintest prospect of a...

 

The Thrill Is Gone: Thoughts on a Blues Malaise in Beirut

The blues scene in Beirut can be summed up by a tetrafecta of acts, and divided into two camps. On the one hand, you have the old timers and stalwarts regurgitating the classic sterilized Chicago...

 

"After All We Are Not Complete Strangers" Marks The Return of the Incompetents

Returning to the stage for the first time since 2013, The Incompetents performed once again for the Beirut public on January 6 at Metro Al Madina for their concert "After All We Are Not Complete...