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

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

Hey Yoof! Here’s The Troof!: Project Reality Check

We know that it’s hard to know what’s true in this world, especially as a youth. Luckily for you though, we’ve got your back. We’ve managed to convince truthsayer extraordinaire, Skullboy, to fill you in on the troof, a slightly off center version of what everyone else has been telling you. Without further delay, here’s the first Hey Yoof! Here’s The Troof!     The first time I heard murmurings of this... Read More

Floor Assassins

We wanted to find out what’s happening with B-boying in Durban so we hit up Bizzo and Kaydo from the Floor Assassins with an email of questions we needed answering. They drop knowledge in the interview below on what they’re up to and why they push so hard in a scene so small.   DIY: First off, what got each of you into B-Boying? FA: Each member in the crew started B-boying for a different reason. Either it was being influenced by... Read More

Win Free Entry To Lark’s Album Launch

I can’t even remember the last time Lark played in Durban but I know it’s been too damn long. Thankfully, Inge Beckmann and her crew, Simon Ratcliffe, Paul Ressel and Sean Ou Tim will be bringing their dark operatic electro to our shores next Saturday to release their latest album, Gong Is Struck, at Live The Venue. We’ve got two sets of double tickets to give away to the show and at R80 a pop, you’d fool not to want them. To... Read More

Dear Reader

It’s always a delight when Dear Reader find themselves in our city and this Saturday, they’ll be playing a show at artSPACE. We managed to get Luke Smith to fire off a couple questions to Cherilyn Neilson about what they’ve been been up to, loss of faith and how the latest album, Idealistic Animals, has been recieved.   DIY: Close to 8 months since you last graced our shores. What have you and Dear Reader been up to during... Read More