Let Love And Pride Never Fade

In our most nepotistic article to date, Bob Perfect writes about his best friends’ band. That band is Go! Go! Bronco though so we doubt you’d mind too much. Here’s a look back at the last six years of one of the wildest, loudest and most debaucherous bands to have come out of Durban.     I know this article is late, really late, but it took Go! Go! Bronco six years to release an album so it seems fitting. I have to admit... Read More

Black Moss

We were surprised to see a new Black Moss video pop up in our Youtube stream, what with him him travelling the world and all. But Mr Moss has been keeping busy in his travels as we find out in the interview below. We chat to Black Moss about his travels, how the SA hip-hop scene can raise it’s game and how the Durban scene matches up internationally.     DIY: What’s been happening in the world of Black Moss lately? Black Moss:... Read More

MK MVP

We got invited to the MK MVP launch, but since it was in Cape Town, and we’re not, we decided to send Nick Mulgrew just to make sure some of the free food and booze didn’t go to waste. After wolfing down some Salmon Roses, Nick took in this year’s MVP’s and noticed a few too many similarities.   Five months ago, MK, South Africa’s only non-hip-hop-orientated music channel, made an announcement. They were to give a handful... Read More

Win Free Entry To The Brother Moves On!

  One of the most talked about bands of the year, The Brother Moves On, are finally making their way to the 031 to launch their ETA EP. They’ll be jamming at Live with Car Boot Vendors and Fruits & Veggies this Friday in what is set to be an eclectic cracker of a gig. You can give ETA a listen here and even buy a digital copy or wait until Friday to pick up a physical copy at the show. The Brother Moves On are a collective of ever... 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

Rocking The Daisies

In the relatively few years Rocking The Daisies has been around, it’s grown into one of South Africa’s biggest and best music festivals. If you didn’t make the trip down to CT for this year’s festival, don’t worry, you can still get a feel for it as Nick Mulgrew takes you through the weekend after the jump.   On Saturday night at Rocking the Daisies, the heavens abruptly opened. Two days of dryness ended as the... Read More

Durban Interpreted

This year’s Interpret Durban was an absolute humdinger of a party. All that were there haven’t been able to shut up about it and neither has Bob Perfect, he shares his memories of the night with us after the jump.   Over the years the BAT Center has played host to some of the most memorable shows of my life and last Saturday, another hefty deposit was made into the memory bank. It felt good to return to the BAT Center for this year’s... Read More

Cowabunga Bitches!

Last Friday saw Live playing host to three touring bands from different parts of the country, two relatively new bands, The Dollfins, Beach Party and the more experienced Wrestlerish, with City Bowl Mizers being the home team for the night. Eliza Day shares her experiences of the night.   This past weekend was a biggie for us Durban cats. With so much on the dance card, people were in a frenzy of anticipation on social media. There was talk... Read More

The Winston Rises

We don’t need some long winded introduction to this do we? It’s a review of The Winston’s Re-opening featuring City Bowl Mizers, STRAGE and D’urban Knights by Luke Smith. Just read it.     It’s difficult to talk about the Friday before last without some preamble on the Winston and its legacy. Aptly nestled in the grey between Umbilo and Glenwood, for years the blackened hangout with its god awful smelling toilets... Read More

Rocking The Coast

One day, when Matt Knight writes another review, there will be a review free from genital references on this site. But until then, here’s Bob Perfect’s review of Rocking The Coast with E.X.P.L.O.S.I.O.N, Lowprofile and Manuvah To Land. Ah, Toti. My impression of the place is that if Umhlanga and Pinetown had a kid and left that kid to grow up on the street, sniffing glue and selling their body, but then that child got adopted by a loving... Read More