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

The Brother Moves On ETA Launch

The Brother Moves On have spent this year making a name for themselves, so naturally, only about five people in Durban have heard of them. They recently braved the trip down to the 031 to launch their ETA EP at Live with Fruits & Veggies and Car Boot Vendors joining them on the bill. They made an impact on the crowd that was there and our new guy Msizi Sithole, who lets you know his thoughts on the show after the jump.     “The Brother... Read More

DIY Presents: Veranda Panda – Salmon Rose

Veranda Panda really shouldn’t be new to anyone that visits this site. The violinist/DJ combo have been making a name for themselves countrywide this year after dropping The White EP and now they’re about to release their latest EP, The Black EP. They were gracious enough to share the opening track of The Black EP, Salmon Rose, with us, and we naturally had to pass it on to you. Give it a listen below, and if you like it, 88 of you will... 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

Desmond & The Tutus Mnusic Launch

Last Thursday, South Africa’s geeky indie darlings, Desmond & The Tutus,  came down the coast for a midweek gig that packed out Live. Eliza Day reviews the Tutus and Black Math’s performances.    I was interested to see what Desmond & The Tutus, the beloved Jozi band would bring with their new album, MNUSIC. I grew up listening to this band with the first wave of new millennium indie kids and was hoping that they had... 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