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Real Alternative Music Fest

by Hugh Upsher / 17.03.2014
I had come a long way since I drove my blue Citi-Golf to the first RAMfest back in 2007. It used to be Oros+Jack Daniels in a 2l bottle, collapsing
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Hinds bros

The Madala Trance

by Matt Vend / Images by Tracy Hinds / 13.03.2014
If Syd Kitchen's soul was wandering through the streets of Durban last Friday night, he woulda definitely made a stop in at The Upstairs and he would have been smiling
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Tigers In Jozi

by Tseliso Monaheng / 12.03.2014
Christian Tiger School have been rocking the bells with their new double album 'Chrome Tapes'. Tseliso Monaheng caught the album launch at Kitcheners in Jozi and took some snaps of
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The State of Mzansi Hip Hop

by Tseliso Monaheng / 11.03.2014
The problem with South African hip hop is that it's become too safe. Cutting-edge rappers are being sidelined in favour of tried-and-tested mainstays – creating a cycle of regurgitated talent
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A Bizarre Night at Roma Revolving

by Russell Grant / 10.03.2014
Last week I caught Durban's newest musical add-on, Mickey Burns, at the Roma Revolving Restaurant for The Bose Experience. The Roma Revolving Restaurant is an age old Durban institution. For
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i love tutus

I love Desmond & The Tutus

by Hugh Upsher / 26.02.2014
Hugh: "I saw you guys when you played Armchair Theatre with Eat This, Horse!" Tutus Guitarist: "Wow. [pauses] That was a while ago, How old are you?" Hugh: "26." Tutus
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Sunshine in Langa

by Kimon de Greef / Images by Images by Belia Oh / 25.02.2014
Sunday, 6pm. We arrive outside Gugu S'Thebe community centre in Langa for the Breathe Sunshine Unity Jam and the dancehall jams are thumping. A guard waves us into a fenced
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Authentic Gentleman

by Kimon de Greef / Images by Deborah Roussouw / 19.02.2014
Gentleman, international dancehall superstar, is sitting on an upturned crate in a trader’s stall, watched by a jury of carved wooden faces. “Dis one don’t like me at all,” he
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Kicking it with Khuli

by Tseliso Monaheng / 18.02.2014
In October last year, rapper Khuli Chana was just about shot to pieces by some seriously misguided coppers. His vehicle was punctured seven times by the trigger happy police, who
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Where life is not shit

by Hugh Upsher / 12.02.2014
There are a few simple elements that make this festival the most pleasant music festival I've ever experienced. No international headliners mean only people who love South African music and
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