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​Urban Village is not a band, it’s a collective of underground artists
​Urban Village is not a band, it’s a collective of underground artists
Soweto-based band Urban Village’s sound can perhaps be best described as polyglot, for it attains its originality through a mix of languages both...
Anticolonial misfits Original Swimming Party are in a class of their own
Anticolonial misfits Original Swimming Party are in a class of their own
‘If the Original Swimming Party were a subject at school, they would be mathematics,” says band member, vocalist and guitarist Jeremy de Tolly....
[Video]For new Jo’burg band, the message is in the music
[Video]For new Jo’burg band, the message is in the music
Brand new to the music scene in the City of Gold, Kamili’s jazzy, soulful sound is garnering a steady following. They chat to us about their music.
[Video]The Brother Moves On burns the bullion
[Video]The Brother Moves On burns the bullion
Jo’burg art collective The Brother Moves On interrogates the value we ascribe to material objects during a fiery performance at the Goodman Gallery.
DJ Clock-Beatenberg collaboration a win-win dance hit
DJ Clock-Beatenberg collaboration a win-win dance hit
The gentle strumming of the guitar strings calls out gently, teasing you out of your chair and on to your feet. Then comes the dramatic thump and...
Tumi cranks up the volume
Tumi cranks up the volume
Tumi and the Volume were known for flying beneath the commercial radar for pretty much their entire decade-plus existence, despite a last-ditch...
[Slideshow]Oppikoppi 2013: All the bewildered beasts
[Slideshow]Oppikoppi 2013: All the bewildered beasts
Our 35 favourite images from the 2013 Bewilderbeast Oppikoppi, which was held over the weekend.
Getting dirty with Converse
Getting dirty with Converse
Converse South Africa hosted the Get Dirty party at Mary Fitzgerald Square in Newtown over the weekend. We went along to see what the fuss was about....
[Slideshow]Rock 'n rolling in Zimbabwe
[Slideshow]Rock 'n rolling in Zimbabwe
Spontaneous jam sessions and dodging Zimbabwean police were all part of a group of local musicians' trip to Zim for the Vic Falls Carnival.
From viral fad to valid fame
From viral fad to valid fame
It has been more than two years since Just a Band's infamous breakthrough, buoyed by the –success of Makmende, a character in their video...
[Video]Oppikoppi 2012: The sweetest thing
[Video]Oppikoppi 2012: The sweetest thing
Around 20 000 people descended on the dusty, rocking 'n rolling festival this year. Themed Sweet\Thing, we ask people about their sweetest thing at Oppi.

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