The Waitedian – Durban Comic Develops New Style of Comedy Jun19

The Waitedian –...

Jem Atkins (known only by that chick at Home Affairs as Jeremy) seems to be rather busy these days. The Durban comic who recently just finished the first leg of his first solo show, The Single Dad, (which received epic reviews, well, by us at least) is now seemingly the face of a new vibe...

It’s Top Gear Weekend: All You Need To Know

It’s hard writing for the young and young-at-heart, it means you have to forego heaven-sent punning opportunities like: ‘Get Into Top Gear This Weekend!’ or ‘It’s Top Gear Weekend: Are You Revvy?’.. Oh well, The Mercury can use them for free. Anyway, so this weekend sees the debut of the annual Top Gear Festival in Durban, and we couldn’t be more excited. Here’s what you need to know: ‘Mobile’ Isn’t Just What A Car Makes You You might think that at the top of our information priority list is parking issues, show times and the exact GPS coordinates of the festival’s...

Civili Twilight Zaff...

Check it, these good old Hout Bay boys have made us proud… Anyone who was the Bat Centre gig… ja, that band just played the Jimmy Kimmel show. I wonder, seeing since we’re talking all things SAMA lately, they’d still qualify as nominees right? Or, would Randall think...

Desmond and the Tutu...

Durban’s favourite foreigners, Desmond and the Tutus, have released the audio for the first single off their new upcoming album, Mnusic, on YouTube. I say audio, because while their is a video, it’s not the actual music video… and the video that there is follows in the...

South African Music Awards 18: The Bar Is Raised. May02

South African Music Awards 18: The Bar Is Raised.

Watching the SAMA ceremony on Monday night, I realised the only complaint I really had about the concept is that it might be easier to start branding them after the year they take place in, instead of the amount of ceremonies that have already taken place. That’s about it, I guess. From the start, I was able to look past the weird Broadway-themed (on the back of a “South African music will never die” monologue) opening number taking place and sat amazed at the standard of staging, lighting and general production that had clearly taken place. A far, and I mean FAR, cry from SAMA 17 which was so dismal that rumours of the...

South African Music Awards: The First Winners Apr30

South African Music ...

The 18th annual MTN South African Music Awards awards started last night, with the main ceremony taking place tonight. Last night focused on technical excellence and sales, while tonight is focused on the awards that we’re all kind of interested in. That said, we wouldn’t have the...

The Anti Retro Vinyls Sign Label Deal! Apr28

The Anti Retro Vinyls Sign Label Deal!

We’ve been listening to and tweeting about and commenting on and status updating and propaganda dropping The Anti Retro Vinyls every chance we get lately… So imagine our stoke when we found out that they spent last week finalising and signing a label deal with Just Music SA. It turns out when advised to sign an organic veggie box full of sweet potato and cabbage from the local herbalist, Just Music made the much more logical and life-giving choice of signing Anti Retro Vinyls instead. Who wouldn’t?!   If you haven’t heard of them, imagine a band that’s put their own twist on The Cribs and The Wombats type...

Wakaberry Umhlanga: ...

Confession time. I have never had Wakaberry… not until last night. Never understood the fuss over frozen yoghurt with various toppings as it’s er, frozen yoghurt. But oh boy, was my ignorance my demise. Turns out, I’ve been missing out. TwoSlice and I attended the launch of...

The Plastics Release Music Video for ‘Stereo...

Cape Town band, The Plastics, have just released the new music video for their not-so-new single… Stereo Kids. The track has been sitting pretty on radio charts for a while now and doesn’t look like it is going anywhere soon. The song seems to be driven lyrically by a sense of nostalgia and we have to say that director Robert Smith has done an epic job at translating it visually. The Plastics are a hard-working bunch and one of the few bands I know that make their way to Durban gigs with smiles on their faces. Headlining Red Eye! 2010 was a highlight of the whole event and their following gig at Unit 11 showed even more growth....

STORY Sessions #5...

Our favourite community jol has confirmed their next date.  STORY Sessions 5 is a go. Chat to someone who was at the last one has been to any of them, and you’ll know not to miss out on this. Entrance is free, as always, with food, bar, and good coffee available for sale. Check out...

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