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POETS, RAIN AND GENTRIFICATION

by Matt Vend / 29.10.2014
October is a strange moody time in Durban town. The rain is relentless. Spring is a dreary interlude before the unbearable heat of the Durban summer hits. It’s also a
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OH BAAS |THE LAST NUB

by Alastair Laird / 27.10.2014
All the cool kids were quick to fuel the Dookoom fire... because it was edgy, exciting, evocative. But was the hype just a storm in a teacup? Al Laird hints
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SUNSET SIDE OF 35

by Sean O'Toole / Images by Jonx Pillimer / 21.10.2014
What do you do when you’re on the sunset side of 35 and still fancy checking out live music? One option is to grow a hipster beard, put on your
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JUST CALL ME ZU

by Tseliso Monaheng / 16.10.2014
Zu, the funky lady from Zuko Collective, knows the city well. She's lived in it, she practices her art in it, and when her hands feel itchy and she needs
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Dookoom Furore

by Rob Cockcroft / 16.10.2014
We talk to Dookoom about the furore surrounding their song 'Larney Jou Poes', a revolutionary anthem that calls for farm workers to revolt against exploitation. "The whole world must fucking
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WHAT’S IN A ROOM?

by Jon Monsoon / 14.10.2014
These days, the multi-day outdoor music festival is akin to a shopping mall experience with bands and DJs, where the only thing louder than the ‘electro stage’ is the brand
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THE HARMONICA HUMS

by Jesse David / Images by Chris Preyser / 13.10.2014
Somewhere between childhood nostalgia, blues music and rum, lies a festival near Lothair. Here, old souls and floating faces drift in a stream of tie-dye and feathers along the reed
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WHAT YOU MISSED AT ROCKING THE DAISIES

by Hugh Upsher / 08.10.2014
Get your frame-by-frame illustrated account of Rocking the Daisies right here... fashion, music, best/worst, fun quotes and service delivery issues. If you can't have the time of your life
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THE LIFE AND DEATH OF WILLOWVALE HOTEL

by Matt Vend / 07.10.2014
Matt Vend reviews a slamming K-Bomb show at the decrepit Willowvale Hotel in lower Umbilo, Durban, a venue that was once all the rage of the hip kids. After the
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IMPURE JAZZ

by Tseliso Monaheng / 06.10.2014
Tseliso gets lifted at the Joy of Jazz festival in Jozi, where the likes of Dwele, Christian Scott, Omar Sosa and Herbie Tsoaeli blessed audiences with the holy spirit of
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