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
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
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
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
Samora Chapman / 01.10.2014 Meet Madala Kunene, the King of Zulu blues. He’s a cheeky old bastard with a wicked tongue and a most infectious smile. At 67, he has nine children (the youngest
Hagen Engler / 01.10.2014 Shifty was the label of the Voëlvry movement – a rock ‘n roll movement that challenged the racist apartheid government from within the ambit of white culture. The music gave
Matt Vend / 29.09.2014 Meet David Jenkins, aka Qadasi, just an average white kid from Zululand on his way to becoming a Maskandi superstar...
Karel Kopbeen / Images by Sean Brand / 25.09.2014 Fokofpolisiekar – that legendary group of musicians from Belleville – has defined Afrikaans rock ‘n roll for the last 10 years. The band burst onto the scene in 2003, with
Tseliso Monaheng / 24.09.2014 Tseliso spends a couple days rolling with heavyweight hip hop producer, Brian Soko, and gets an insider's perspective on this side of the music biz...
Karl Kemp / Images by Pierre Rommelaere / 19.09.2014 There’s something to be said about the state of rock ‘n roll in South Africa (and the world), but it’s not being said by many, at least not out loud.