Zeb and Haniya | PRI’s The World

February 14, 2009

Zeb Bangash and Haniya Aslam are cousins from the deeply conservative Northwest Frontier Province, the tribal areas, of Pakistan. “Radio show featuring us on an NPR show, The Changing World.” They’re unlikely music stars but they’re not exactly country bumpkins either. Both their fathers were civil servants, so they traveled all over Pakistan. And both […]

Dawn Images – SOUND CHECK: Pulp diction’

February 1, 2009

SOUND CHECK: Pulp diction Source: Dawn – Images A month ago while being interviewed for a documentary by DawnNews, I spontaneously said something that made the young producer raise an eyebrow. Well informed and conscious about the many rants by yours truly in the 1990s about the utter necessity of mixing politics with popular music, […]

Roxen COPIED Omer Nadeem

January 29, 2009

Omar Nadeem and Haider used to play for Jal initially. Jal didn’t give any credit to them for their work. They started working with Atif then in his live sessions. After Atif released his album he said goodbye to them. They started two projects then one with Roxen and other was their solo project Sifaar. […]

Guns N’ Roses of Hyderabad

A great part of my heart, soul and this site is dedicated to what i refer as “Guns N’ Roses of Hyderabad”. Yes, there was a Guns N’ Roses in Hyderabad, Pakistan called “Positive“. Unfortunately we kicked them away. When I listen to the bands currently playing for Pakistan, I don’t see a single band […]

Dawn Images – Reading into Songs

January 25, 2009

Source: Dawn Images FIRST PERSON: Reading into songs By Halima Mansoor Photography: Waheed Khalid Over a year ago, Co-VEN came out with Volume One and Two (in one edition) and now their third album is almost ready to be released. Untitled as yet, the album is bolder in terms of arrangements, compositions and once released, […]

Tribute to Vital Signs: Abbas Ali khan

January 23, 2009

“Vital Signs” was the best damn thing that happened to Pakistan. Every time I listen to them I realize Junaid Jamshed was the best vocalist we ever had. Extremely talented and creative musicians like Amir Zaki and Rohail Hyatt played for the band and what hurts me the most is that they are gone. It […]

Ganda Banda and 3D Cats

January 21, 2009

Ganda Banda and 3D (3 Dead) cats was formed in 1996 by Ali, Babar, Ahmed and Rizwan, students of Indus Valley School of Arts-Karachi. The band released album in 2005 which had 4 original and 5 cover tracks. Later the band broke up and Ali went solo. He did a song “Kachwa Bachao” for WWF […]