The Persistence of Electronic Music in Lebanon: Radio KVM's Debut Album "Issrar"

The state of electronic music in Lebanon has undergone a shift in recent years. The late 2000s were ablaze with live performances by local and international talents (I'm talking monthly, even weekly...

 

Music for the Soul: Meet Oriental Jazz Duo Kameh

Ziad Sader, 23, and Hussein Kameh, 25, met back in 2008 during a jam session at an open studio space in Hazmieh. You could say their band, Kameh, was the natural outcome of their subsequent sessions ...

 

Smells Like a Grunge Supergroup: Mother Mantra Set to Debut in Beirut

If you could put together a supergroup, a sampling of some of the most talented, innovative and ambitious artists Beirut has to offer, you’d get this: Mother Mantra. Situated somewhere between the...

 

From YouTube to Live Jams: The Rising Stars of Loopstache

Loopstache – if you’ve been around Beirut these past couple of months, it’s pretty hard not to have at least heard of them. They’re everywhere, and it seems as though everyone is talking about...

 

Walkabout Drum Circle: A Journey Into the Distant Past

On a warm summer night in the pine-covered hills of Ain Saade, amid the chatter of crickets and frogs come to life under the moonlight, a hypnotic, almost shamanic collection of beats reverberates...

 

Five Beirut Bands You Probably Don't Know (But Should)

At this point, I think we’ve all established that Lebanon’s music scene is crazy good, and I mean crazy good. There is so much talent coming out of Beirut, and the music being produced rivals that...

 

Ten Songs To Listen To Before The Weeknd Arrives

(Image via DreamR Magazine) Pier 7 is really picking up their game this year as they bring in some pretty huge acts from across the globe. On Wednesday, June 4 they'll bring in Abel Tesfaye,...

 

Like a Waking Dream: ETYEN's "Happy New Year" EP

It is an undeniable fact that the electronic music scene in Lebanon is pretty huge, just scroll through your event invites on Facebook on any given night and you’ll get the picture. Yet, despite...

 

Adonis Releases New Song, "Bent el Hawa"

Adored Arabic pop-folk band Adonis released a new song Wednesday called, “Bent el Hawa.” The song is Adonis’s reinterpretation of “L’accordeoniste” by Edith Piaf, originally composed by...

 

Acoustic Bliss and Folk Revival: An Interview with Two Wooden Stones

Those who were lucky enough to catch Two Wooden Stones at their intimate Beirut gig last October can attest to their musical genius, and those who didn't, fret no more, they’re back. They’ll be...