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

We’re Having An Exhibition of Art ‘n Shit

  Never scared to put our cocks on the line, our rag-tag team of contributors have been working tirelessly to put together an art exhibition for you, our adoring public, this Thursday at The Upstairs. We’ve teamed up with the cool cats at WorkingClass to bring you some Art ‘n Shit. The cocks lining up for the chop belong to Stathi Kougianos, Luke Smith, Russell Grant, Alastair Laird, Grant Payne, Gareth Bargate, Kevin Goss-Ross,... Read More

Miss Molly

We’re a pretty fashionable bunch at DIY, we even know what colour blocking is, but when it comes to fashion in Durban, one blogger is ahead of the curve. We chatted to Melissa Kieser about the dos and don’ts of blogging and staying fashionable in Durban.   DIY: First off, can we get a little background info on who are you and what you do? Melissa: My name is Melissa Kieser, recently married, happy girl living in Durban. I spend... Read More

Rather Be Dead: A Photo Essay

Some events you just have to be there for, the Moon Landing, Mandela being set free, G!G!B’s last show… But sometimes life gets in the way and you just can’t make it. If you were one of the poor souls to miss Saturday’s show at The Winston, Xavier Vahed’s shots will make you feel like you were right there in the pit, drenched in sweat, getting punched in the face and stage diving with reckless abandon.     Wanna... Read More

Adam Dore

Making a living as an actor in Durban is probably right up there with making a living as a heater salesman here. It’s certainly not easy, but Adam Dore has managed to etch out a living doing what he loves which is why we decided to have a chat with him about theatre in Durban and eating tinned beans for dinner.   DIY: Who is Adam Dore? Adam: He is a guy who lives in Durban and digs making a living by doing the acting and not having time... Read More

Win Free Entry To G!G!B’s Last Show!

  And now, the is near, and G!G!B face the final curtain.  They’ve said it clear, they stated their case, of which they were certain. They’ve lived a life that’s full and traveled each and ev’ry highway, and more, much more than this, they did it their way. You get to witness them do it their way one last time this Saturday at The Winston with Conqueror, Strage and Black Math, and because they hate money, they’ve... Read More

Grace Kotze

We kick off 2013 with an interview with the experienced painter, curator and teacher, Grace Kotze. We find out what keeps her going after 23 years of creating and ask her about narcissism in using the artist as the subject and what she hopes to communicate with her work.   DIY: Where would say you fit in the Durban art scene? Grace: I embrace it as an exhibitor and part time curator yet prefer to steer clear of the politics, a phenomena that... Read More

Go! Go! Bronco – The Tide | Free Download

  They did it, they finally did it. After 6 years of being together, G!G!B have released an album and it’s worth the wait. Nine tracks of rock ‘n roll and metal influenced hardcore that’ll have you moshing, so be careful where you listen to this, you could knock somebody’s teeth out. Give it a listen below and if you dig it, you can download it for free.         This Saturday will be G!G!B’s... Read More

Vote DIY! Or Die!

Okay, we’re not gonna actually kill you. But it would be rather nice of you to vote for us to win the Super M Blogger Comp which will see Bob and Nick kicking it to Ibiza to bring you the greatest story ever written. Or at the very least, it’ll be pretty good, hopefully. We’re up against some of the biggest blogs in the country and while they have a lot of followers, this is Durban, we don’t follow, we team up and kick ass.   It’s... 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

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