Desmond Does Durban

Our favourite heathen, Russel Smith, returns to gigs and writing reviews for us, bands and ladies beware. He kicks off his return with a few choice words on Desmond and The Tutus recent gig at Live.     Having been out the of the loop on the live music front for a spell, it was a bittersweet reunion to find myself surrounded by familiar sweaty bodies and some new ones all eagerly anticipating the evening’s bill of entertainment at... Read More

Win Free Entry To The Plastics Album Launch!

  You know us, always trying to live up to our tagline of trying to get you out and into the city. Well this is another one of those attempts. As you should know, The Plastics will be playing at Live The Venue this Friday to launch their latest album, Pyramid. They’ll be joined by local cool cats Black Math, Asleep In Transit and Catlike Thieves so, you know, you’re gonna wanna be there.   We realise that it’s the middle... Read More

Piece by Piece

ISO recently returned to Live to release their latest album, Piece by Piece, with instrumental sludge metal band STRAGE and the indie popsters Asleep In Transit sharing the bill. It was a weird one. Bob Perfect reviews the show.   It felt good to be back at Live for ISO’s Piece by Piece album launch. With the “new” and improved Winston re-opening the previous week, and Live moving forward despite their rather messy, confusing and long... Read More

Durban’s Day Out

  Our mates at Whizz Kids Radio Beta are doing something cool as fuck today. Some radio stations use the Durban name as a marketing tool without actually supporting Durban acts, not these guys. Today is Durban’s Day Out and all day long you’ll get to hear music from Heat City’s finest bands and DJ’s. So tune in to WKRB all day to hear some cool as fuck 031 tunes on a cool as fuck radio station. Check out linkage and the... Read More

Isochronous DVD Launch

Russell Grant enjoys listening to boys with girly voices and being blasted with confetti cannons whilst getting castrated at the Isochronous Live In Germany DVD launch with Asleep in Transit and Habit To.   There I was, as tender as flogged beef, exposed and awkward, in the middle of Live’s bulimic gut. An odd mix of ho-down ditty and 10th grade school function was playing through the speakers. It was 9 and the hall was still just about empty.... Read More

Win Free Entry To Isochronous’s DVD Launch!

  In our bid to not only get you not only, out of your homes and into the city, but also to great shows, we’re giving away free entry to Isochronous’s DVD launch at Live next Saturday 30th of June. They recently toured Germany and as the flyer above suggests, it was massive. They’ll be supported by local indie-folksters, Asleep In Transit, who recently dropped their EP which you can hear and download  here.   The gig... Read More

Asleep In Transit

Bob Perfect decided to catch up with Asleep In Transit to discuss their upcoming EP launch on Saturday, achieving success in Durban and the importance of working with the right people.   DIY: First off, since there isn’t a lot of info on the net about you guys, how did the band form? AIT: Well, Allister had started another acoustic project, but after finding Irina, decided to rewrite a lot of the songs with her voice in mind, which resulted... Read More

White Mountain

This weekend saw the fifth annual White Mountain Acoustic Music Festival go down at, uh, White Mountain Lodge.  We harassed DJ Fuego Heat into reviewing the aptly named festival and this was his experience. “You’re the right man for the job”. I would not have been totally out of place asking for a repeat. What exactly makes a punk distro guy turned 80’s revival vinyl DJ with a healthy dislike for Bon Iver “the right man for the... Read More