by Morrel Shilenge / 15.12.2014 / Africa has always desired the ‘American Dream’ and lusted after the cultures associated with it. We can see it in our music, film and fashion industries. Motorcycle club culture has always held an ambiguous place within the American Dream. American bikers were often seen as synonymous with negativity and other toxic vibes. Bad guys with attitude. Eventually the ‘biker bug’ was going to bite here in SA…
by Matt Vend / 12.12.2014 / I arrive downtown on a frosty Sunday night and am accompanied through the main ‘strip’ by Hambone and Alyssa, two folk/punk artists based in Las Vegas. I immediately become entranced by the illusion that is Vegas – a contrived mass of humanity, which converges in the desert for the sake of money, greed and good times.
by Andy Davis / 10.12.2014 / Rivonia by Dear Reader, was easily my favourite album of 2013. The album was a surprising redirection for Cherilyn MacNeil, whose previous work as both Harris Tweed and Dear Reader, had felt kind of escapist, whimsical and twee. I’m someone who likes a little politic in my folk. More message in the medium. Rivonia checked all these boxes. In many ways, I thought it may have been written just for me.
Mooketsi Nthite / Images by Tenn iBair / 10.12.2014 Mooketsi reports from deep in the Jozi party and entertainment scenes – the Channel O Music Video Awards and the Space Ibiza super rave, which both went down last weekend.
Mary J Haze / 09.12.2014 It reminds me of the first time I gave my cat catnip. Usually a regal creature, all claws and flashing eyes, aloof and dismissive of my affection unless it suited
Tseliso Monaheng / 08.12.2014 Every year the devout and diverse following of hip hop sub genre, Motswako, congregate in Jozi for Maftown Heights where they rap their faces off in a mix of
Karl Kemp / 05.12.2014 Karl Kemp was happily drunk in a small bar called "De Boer" in the Afrikaner separatist town of Orania when he heard the news that Madiba had passed. It hit
Jon Monsoon / Images by Jacques Smit / 05.12.2014 It's a desolate evening in Muizenberg. Jon Monsoon seeks refuge from the grey sea fog at a café, where he meets Eve – a mesmerising Malawian waitress wearing Tomy Takkies.
Matt Vend / 04.12.2014 The further adventures of Matt Vend, Durban muso on the road in the US of A. Matt finds kinship with two water rats he shares a show with under a
Chris Preyser / 03.12.2014 Beautiful images from Bombay Bicycle Club fun in Jozi town. Summer time bliss. You'd never say we were a society struggling with race-related violence, political instability and economic doldrums. Hell,
Malini Mohana / 02.12.2014 Steve Hofmeyr and Dan Roodt have been annoying the shit out of South Africa. But last week, we all sat back and sniggered while they got sent to the naughty
KATH & KIM / 01.12.2014 The beginning of the end! It's the Mahala style guide, aka 'What have you come as?' A little experiment where we attend the coolest happenings and poke fun at you