REVIEW: Why Cairokee’s Latest Offering Needs to Be on Your Playlist

REVIEW: Why Cairokee’s Latest Offering Needs to Be on Your Playlist

by Abdulhameed Afifi

  Cairokee strikes back with a new hit album, No2ta Beeda (which basically translates to A Drop of Positivity), this summer and it is, in my opinion, flawless. The album doesn’t stick to one genre as it experiments with new territories, but still maintains to keep those traditional rock tunes that Cairokee have always made […]

7 Cairo Venues That Are Perfect to Chill out, Relax and Listen to Live Music

7 Cairo Venues That Are Perfect to Chill out, Relax and Listen to Live Music

by Abdulhameed Afifi

Sometimes, all you want to do is kick back, relax, and listen to some feel-good music. Some places in Egypt offer just that; friendly atmosphere, a warm cup of coffee, and the soft tunes that will take your mind off of any stressful day.   Here are some of our favorite picks that you must […]

A Tribute to What Was Once a Great Metal Scene in Egypt

A Tribute to What Was Once a Great Metal Scene in Egypt

With everyone talking about the so-called Satanic Egyptian Facebook page “Underground” has reminded me of the fuss around the metal music scene in Egypt before the revolution. It’s hard to believe that the story of a troll Facebook page was exaggerated to the extent that the admins got arrested.   The same kind of stories were […]

We Love the New Single by Egyptian Rock Band ‘Sada That’

We Love the New Single by Egyptian Rock Band ‘Sada That’

  From the first seconds, the recently released music video for “Laffa” embraces the uniqueness and willingness to experiment that has worked so well for Egyptian rock band Sada That over the years.   Directed by Noha Amin, the video’s retro vibe adds an entirely different – yet complimenting – dimension to the strong, melodic […]

For the Record: All About Garbage’s Strange Little Birds

For the Record: All About Garbage’s Strange Little Birds

  To anyone who didn't grow up with grunge I ask: where did you put all of your teenage angst? Who helped you maneuver the optimism and anguish that came with a growing understanding of the world, and reminded you that other people have gone through the same struggles?   One of the musical coping mechanisms of […]

Start Up Band Rocks Cairo with the Latest Indie Arab Music

Start Up Band Rocks Cairo with the Latest Indie Arab Music

The most intense form of battle of the bands came to Egypt in the form of Startup Band. From the minds of Feesheh, the first online music warehouse in the Middle East, comes another innovative project digging into the music scene across the MENA reigion. The concept behind Startup Band is essentially an accelerator for […]

For the Record: This Week’s Rock Picks: Incubus, Faith No More and Hozier

For the Record: This Week’s Rock Picks: Incubus, Faith No More and Hozier

  Incubus has just released the video for new single “Absolution Calling”, in which two Incubuses – one clean-cut class, the other biker badass – oversee a dance battle. The track will be featured on new album Trust Fall: Side A which will be released later this month, with a second album coming later in […]

Q&A: Jordan’s JadaL, Pioneers of Arabic Rock in the Middle East

Q&A: Jordan’s JadaL, Pioneers of Arabic Rock in the Middle East

Last Weekend was exhilarating to say the least! You know when you feel like this is a once in a lifetime experience? But then get hit by the realization that every weekend for the next few months, you’ll get the same feeling again! Why? Because this feeling was inspired from being at the first ever event […]