11:25 am October 30, 2014 | No Comment
Young Fathers, an underground hip-hop trio from Scotland with roots in Liberia and Nigeria, won the prestigious Mercury Prize Wednesday, beating out far better-selling British artists.
12:52 pm October 29, 2014 | No Comment
During the Soundsfair music and art festival in Jakarta over the weekend, one of the country’s best bands played their “last” show and broke up. But not too many people noticed — certainly no one in the mainstream.
2:05 pm October 24, 2014 | No Comment
Featuring nearly 90 local and international artists, Java Soundsfair, the latest music festival produced by Java Festival Production, will kick off on Friday afternoon to treat music lovers with performances across a range of genres in a festival that is set to run throughout the weekend.
8:30 am October 24, 2014 | No Comment
The three-man Jakarta-based band Vague’s debut album, ‘Footsteps,’ is an ‘emo’ album in the purest, ‘revolution summer’ sense of the word, with careful packaging that reveals the plaintiff lyrics in such diary-styled fashion. 
7:30 am October 23, 2014 | No Comment
Showcasing soulful vocals atop immaculately-produced, modern R and B beats, Jakarta-based singer Neonomora could easily be mistaken for a Western artist. Fittingly, the initial buzz around her was build heavily through music platforms on the Internet.
2:27 pm October 20, 2014 | No Comment
British rock band Arkarna will headline the Tiga Jari concert being held at the National Monument on Monday night to celebrate Joko Widodo's inauguration.
10:21 am October 19, 2014 | No Comment
A South Korean official handling safety measures at a concert where 16 people died apparently committed suicide, hours after tragedy struck when a ventilation grate collapsed, authorities said Saturday.
2:28 pm October 16, 2014 | No Comment
By adopting the echoes of a 1980s post-punk musicians playing inside a cavernous venue and adding just a touch of ’90s slacker delivery, Bedchamber — made up of vocalist and guitarist Ratta Bill Abaggi, guitar player Abi Chalabi, bassist Smita Kirana and drummer Ariel Kaspar — sounds more like a band out of New York City than our own Batavia.
6:05 pm October 14, 2014 | No Comment
“Looking for Borneo” by Mark Heyward, David Metcalf and Khan Wilson is not just a book; it’s an event, a multimedia extravaganza.
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