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  • Soundcheck: Is Khumariyaan the last Pakistani music band?

    But one has to see the Peshawar-based Khumariyaan play live anywhere in Pakistan get an idea of why I say that they are the last Pakistani music band...

    The mild-mannered Farhan Bogra, who serves as a sort of spiritual center of the band, approaches their music as a reformative cultural education...

  • Burning bright — Jal the band

    For a band making a comeback, this is a tricky time with few concerts and music channels featuring mostly Bollywood content...

    ”The band has always been known for its music, melodies and lyrics, apart from the changing voices...

  • IIFA 2015: Soch band nominated in Best Music Directors category

    You'd think the pop/rock band Soch would be on to their next big thing by now, but the song that shot them to fame is still picking up honours!Their song 'Awari', which was included in the soundtrack of Mohit Suri's Ek Villian, has been nominated at International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards 2015 in the Best Music Direction category...

    This is the fourth nomination for the band in India; Soch has previously been nominated at...

  • French band mesmerises music lovers

    PESHAWAR: Eshareh -- a French music band comprising three talented musicians -- mesmerised a gathering of music lovers with their soft melodious tunes at the exquisite and historic Sethi House here on Friday evening...

    Simon De’gremont, one of the members of the band, is a classical guitar medalist...

  • Taking the band and baja out of the baraat

    At some shops, band musicians are practicing or cleaning their instruments, while others sit on wooden balconies and gossip to pass the time...

    Most people invite musicians to perform at wedding halls when the groom arrives, and band musicians are still invited to weddings in smaller towns and villages, but the demand for their performances has fallen...

  • Japan boy band SMAP mulling over breakup

    TOKYO: Japanese pop fans were rocked by news on Wednesday that evergreen boy band SMAP is mulling a breakup, ending the group’s 30-year reign at the top of the music business that has won them legions of fans across Asia...

    SMAP was established as just another ubiquitous teenage boy band, but backed by the powerful Johnny & Associates agency its members have flourished — as a group and also in their solo careers as actors and fixtures...

  • We're not just drummers in the Windies band: Simmons

    MUMBAI: Aggressive opening batsman Chris Gayle usually hogs the headlines but West Indies' advance to the World Twenty20 final against England has shown they are by no means a one-man band, according to batsman Lendl Simmons...

    He was dismissed for five in the semi-final against India before Simmons smashed 82 from 51 balls, while Andre Russell scored 43 from 20 to guide their side into Sunday's showdown with Eoin Morgan's team in...

  • California rock band describes horror of Paris attack

    LOS ANGELES: The co-founder of the California-based rock band Eagles of Death Metal, whose Paris concert was targeted in a deadly attack by militants this month, said in an interview with Vice posted on Wednesday that he came face-to-face with a gunman backstage...

    Members of the band, giving their first media interview since the attack in a video on the Vice website, were on stage at the Bataclan concert hall on November 13 when...

  • Members of British band die in car crash

    STOCKHOLM: All four members of British indie band Viola Beach and their manager have died in a road crash in Sweden following their first international gig, family members said on Sunday...

    “We can confirm that our son Craig, along with four members of the band Viola Beach, were involved in a fatal accident in the early hours of Saturday morning,” said a statement issued by the family of manager Craig Tarry...

  • Pak military band performance admired in Russia

    RAWALPINDI: A 78-member, Pakistan’s tri-services military band along with 20 members of Frontier Corps, Khyber Pakhtun­khwa contingent for Chitrali and Khattak dances enthralled audience by their spectacular performance at the International Military Music Festival (IMMF), Spasskeya Tower Festival, being held in Moscow from Sept 6 to 13...

    An ISPR release said on Monday that Pakistan tri-services band performed at Sokolniki Park and...

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