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ROCK, ART, PHUZA

by Hugh Upsher / Images by Dirk Steenkamp / 16.07.2014
With the amount of sophisticated wine drinking going down, the First Thursdays art happening can now claim the title 'Phuza Thursdays For White People'. I carved out a manageable schedule
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Talkin’ Desert Blues

by Matt Vend / 08.07.2014
Vieux Farka Touré, the Malian blues legend, will be back in South Africa next week after his sold out performances last year. He describes his latest album Mon Pays (My
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Progress Through Plunder

by Hugh Upsher / Images by Stephen Bester / 04.07.2014
Releasing three full length albums as a South African rock band is generally reserved for legends like Springbok Nude Girls or Fokofpolisiekar. So how did The Slashdogs get three great
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THAW THE COLD NIGHT

by Matt Vend / 03.07.2014
Cool Runnings, the old Rasta den never really changes… rude boys and girls are drinking and boogying as Bob Marley blasts through damaged speakers. “I wanna looove and treat you
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The Music of Roots Grown Deep

by Tseliso Monaheng / 30.06.2014
JKE, originally hailing from the States (born in Kansas, raised in Indiana), has been living on-and-off in Limpopo for the past six years. He currently tills the soil in GaMphahlele
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The Makaveli Theory

by Mooketsi Nthite / 24.06.2014
Tupac’s ‘fake death theory’ is something of a taboo topic on contemporary hip hop forums. It's a forbidden subject to be kept on the hush unless you want the hip
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SONAR NAVIGATION

by Zoë Henry / 23.06.2014
The moment I arrive at my hostel in Barceloneta, Barcelona, I’m reminded that racism and xenophobia know no borders. “Avoid the Moroccans, Algerians and Tunisians,” are the welcoming words issued
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Wenties Super Emcee

by Matt Vend / Images by Focal Vision Photography / 19.06.2014
Durban emcee Jet Wentworth recently dropped an EP titled The Sentencing. Jet has been a stalwart underground emcee for over a decade; winning battles, rising to fame with has killer
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Lost In The Pit

by Hugh Upsher / Images by Leon Bester / 09.06.2014
First Thursdays have become a thing in Cape Town. Last week, favourite live music venue/art gallery/skate bowl The Pit hosted yet another exhibition/gig combo (with a little help from RVCA).
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Resurrecting T.R.O.

by Matt Vend / 06.06.2014
I’m sitting at a salty pub in downtown Durban, when a fellow barfly yells through the clattering of glasses and bottles, “Hey outie, remember that hip hop group T.R.O.?” I
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