Şatellites are at one and the same time a brilliant Tel Aviv Turkish-psyche cover band - and much more than that. Some of their catchiest songs are originals, like the first track “Big Baglama” an impossibly groovy number, with low slung, bağlama lines, augmented with some cosmic retro Roland synth work shooting off into the ether. The homage to Turkish ...

Interview with Muhammad Qundous from Qarar band.  When I think about bands that represent "our area”/Palestine/Israel/ how ever you wanna call it, I think about Qarar. A non-profit project which was formed by Muhammad Qundous: a teacher, musician and community figure in Jaffa. He writes original songs dealing with the Palestinian narrative, past present and future and specificly the story ...

The Jewish Monkeys was a hot tip from Balkan pop personality Shantel. “The Marx Brothers on acid; the nightmare of Benjamin Netanyahu,” was how he described them. “They are freaks, millionaires on a mission impossible, the story is great. Check them out. You can make them big.” Well, thank you Shantel. I will try my best. It appeared a good ...