ALICE PHOEBE LOU / CMMC – GREENMARKET SQUARE

‘Venue is damn important’- a mantra and stern reminder I’ve had for the past few weeks. Alice Phoebe Lou is amongst some of the local…

HYROINE / €UROPE / TRAP TOUR / FUND RAI$ER

It’s not often in Cape Town and the greater Cape area that the music scene expands beyond the usual gig venues. Generally speaking, even when…

THE DIRTBIN INVASION

Around me, young people are rattling violently. Bodies keeping to the beat of the music in a shivering fashion. Loose arms flailing from shrugged shoulders…

MACHETE MADNESS / RETRO DIZZY

The intensity on the stage reached an all-time high. The crowd became one with our souls and a trancelike sensation bled into the room, filling…

SPECTACLE / ANGEL-HO

“I firmly believe that I was put on earth to do this – that I was born to do this.” WORDS: DAN CHARLES PHOTOGRAPHY: OLIVER…

TITANIA / NONKU PHIRI

I’ve double booked myself. I’ve committed to dinner with a friend, but also promised my editor I would be present for the Nonku Phiri cover…

REFUSE – RESIST / BCUC

Bantu Continua Uhuru Consciousness BCUC’s front man, Jovi Nkosi, walks across the front of the stage inspecting fans bobbing up and down with a pulsating…

GUIDED BY VOICES / JULIANA VENTER

“‘I feel suspended. I don’t belong anywhere. There’s bits of me that belong here, bits that belong there,’ she says halfway through the interview, in…

MEDICINE BOY / I MISS SLEEPING SO MUCH

Director Adriaan Louw spend a day getting lost in Amsterdam with Andre Leo and Lucy Kruger on their last European tour and made a little…

WAX JUNKIE / MIKE MCLEOD – AWARE RECORDS

“I started listening to vinyl because it was the major format when I started buying my own music. I bought tapes and CDs for years,…

LIP SERVICE / BLACK LIPS

The Psych Night and Vans recently brought out the Black Lips from Atlanta, Georgia to South Africa for three epic shows. Great planning resulted in…

WORD COUNT / JENNIFER EAVES

Jennifer Eaves is South Africa’s answer to the late great British folk singer Sandy Denny – her voice that rare mix of cool and sexy,…

THIRTEEN HOF / DISGUSTING ART? DISTINGUISHED HI-FI!

13Hof is not your everyday hi-fi retailer. Rather than build a run of the mill store, 13hof focuses on creating an extraordinary experience.  Music and…

CAPE GYPSY / HILTON SCHILDER

“I’m totally into music as a composer. It’s my whole life. It’s my philosophy. It’s my religion. I started composing very young and the compositions…

SALT & THUNDER / THE MIND-ALTERING ROCK OF 1970’S ZAMBIA

“For those who don’t know Africa much, we were not living in isolation here. The hippie time, the flowers, love and everything, Woodstock, we were…

WAX JUNKIE / JAN WELTER

I listen to a lot of music so it’s probably quite wise to pin me down to six records.  Enjoy, maybe it will open some…

VUMA LEVIN / IMAGINATION, POLITICS AND OTHER SPECTACLES

Vuma Levin is an artist who finds himself simultaneously at the end of history, and in the middle of it. Amsterdam and Joburg serve as…

QUICK FIX / ROY POTTERHILL

Things have changed quite drastically in the past couple of years with Instagram opening the door to budding photographers around the globe – there are…

PSYCHOTHERAPY / PSYCH NIGHT

Psych Night, a collective of mavericks that host regular events celebrating psychedelia in South Africa, is made up of Andre Leo (one half of dreamy…

ABSTRACTION / CARLO MOMBELLI

“I didn’t face many obstacles – my black musician friend faced the obstacles. I remember when I was working in Johnny Fourie’s band, Duke Makazi…

WAX JUNKIE / JESSICA CROSS

“My memories of seeing an LP and my realization of the uniqueness of its sound are two different memories. The first time I can remember…

BLUE NOTE / LOUIS MOHOLO

Louis Tebogo Moholo (1940) is the only surviving member of South Africa’s legendary jazz sextet The Blue Notes, which consisted of Moholo on drums, Chris…

GHOST FOLK / JULIAN REDPATH

“Genre always just feels like a nonsense thing. I don’t think anyone really wants to be labelled so it’s just best to make up your…

BLACK MATH / CHAOS THEORY

“We like to sound different in every song, we don’t want to pigeonhole ourselves to only having one sound, that would be pretty boring. Even…

BEN SHERMAN AUTUMN / WINTER 2015 FILM FEATURING THE BOYS OF SOWETO

Ben Sherman South Africa and the BoysOfSoweto this Autumn/Winter 2015 season showcase ‘THE ORIGINAL BUTTON UP SINCE 1963’ heritage brand, Ben Sherman and the Button…

ALLAH LAS / ECHO BEACH

A short, bearded American chap donning brown leather boots, tight jeans and a sweater pops up next to me and orders a tequila. His holiday…

SISTER OF MERCY / SYLVIE SIMMONS

London-born but San Francisco-based Sylvia Simmons is first and foremost a rock writer, who started in 1977 and has since interviewed virtually everybody, from Rod…

COKE ZERO / FRANCOIS VAN COKE

I wake up in Boston, Bellville, over a cup of instant coffee and a Stuyvesant. We’re sitting in his garden making small talk. I’ve only…

WILDERNESSKING / HEAVY ELEVATOR JAZZ

“People have this perception that if you play metal then you’re angry and hate the world. That’s the general consensus, but what they seem to…

WARRICK SONY / KALAHARI SURFERS

“I was the first dude to cut up tapes and use avant-garde shit with contemporary Lee Scratch Perry studio techniques on Afrikaans radio-political-speech-crazy-ass-punk ‘do it…