Alex Sudheim

‘Songfighter’ winning the battle

Poverty is a great inspiration for artistic endeavour, says Brendon Shields, who is set to play at the Oppikoppi festival next week.

The rise of the singer-songfighter

Brendon Shields, whose songs are the antithesis of sweet odes to bucolic bliss, can think of no insult more abominable than "singer-songwriter".

Durban theatre picks: April 13 2012

Rajesh Gopie's <em>Out of Bounds</em> was described as "a deeply moving and powerful theatre experience" by Nelson Mandela.

Durban music picks: April 6 2012

Folk duo is Andrew James and The Steady Tiger is fronted by Andrew James, half of the erstwhile experimental acoustic act Cabins in the Forest.

Durban music picks: March 23 2012

At Splashy Fen over the Easter weekend, the pastoral splendour of KwaZulu-Natal's Drakensberg hosts the finest live music the country has to offer.

Durban comedy picks: March 9 2012

The KWV Indian Comedy Tour features a line-up of international and local stand-up and sketch comedians.

Durban music picks: March 9 2012

Young Guns: Unearthing Music Talent isan initiative to uncover and encourage talented musicians and provide them with a professional platform.

Durban music picks: March 2 2012

Steve Newman and Greg Georgiades are two virtuoso acoustic guitarists whose respective solo repertoires are legendary.

Durban comedy picks: February 24 2012

With his sharp wit, charm and thought-provoking comedy style, Loyiso Gola has been enthralling, mystifying and entertaining audiences for a decade.

Durban music picks: February 24 2012

Guitar impressarios Nibs van der Spuy and Guy Buttery this week round off the sold-out KwaZulu-Natal tour in support of their collaborative album.

Durban music picks: February 17 2012

Early booking is advised for Rewind, which assembles 10 of the top hit-makers from back in the day for one Rick-rolling night only.

Durban music picks: February 10 2012

Durban's classical music season is off to a busy start.

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