by 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. It’s dying, slowly, and painfully. The purists seem unable to adapt and change… nevertheless, bands like Taxi Violence can still be found on the fringe, shredding and snarling.
by Samora Chapman / 17.09.2014 / So it turns out love is the gateway drug to life. Pheromone-soaked Friday night. Summer is here, time to go midnight swimming. Forget my busted psyche, the little black marks on my soul, the tar in my lungs. Forget my day, my week, my year. Feel the bass in my veins… It’s Friday, I’m in love.
Matt Vend / 15.09.2014 It’s a typical August Monday morning in Durban – the howling winds are upon us and a whirlpool of rubbish from the weekend is circulating around the inner city, trapped
Mooketsi Nthite / 12.09.2014 Yo, why the fuck do some of these American musicians come to SA and give us half-hearted, lip synced performances like we too dumb to notice? At the first I
Paul Blom / 12.09.2014 Paul Blom catches up with legendary grindcore band Groinchurn, which is all set to open for Sepultura this weekend in Jozi and Cape Town. Brace yourself for the onslaught!
Samora Chapman / 11.09.2014 A crew of Durban’s most gifted emerging artists recently painted striking portraits down in Rivertown. Each artist painted an interesting, obscure or lauded character that creates art in the public
Christopher Clark / 10.09.2014 I get given a packed lunch by the hotel receptionist who is far too old to be showing the amount of boob that she is, then I set off for
Lineo Segoete / 09.09.2014 Hymphatic Thabs was the first Mosotho-born emcee to make an impact on the Mzansi scene. But the multi-talented cat lost his way, leaving fans, friends and foes wondering: 'what happened'?
Matt Vend / 08.09.2014 Matt Vend was given the task of managing a pop-up music venue on Dr Pixley Kaseme Street, Durban. He reflects on the success of the urban rejuvenation project, and the
Paul Blom / 05.09.2014 Utilising the found footage / faux documentary device, the main character in it all is Scarlett; a driven, well-educated young woman trying to uncover the truth behind some ancient mythology,
Jon Monsoon / 04.09.2014 It's a bit of a telling state of things when an animated talking head gets a better response from the audience to its jokes than any of the featured living