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 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

DIY Presents: Asleep In Transit – Plans

Asleep In Transit are launching their latest EP, Kaleidoscope, tomorrow night at The Bat Center so they let us hear one of the new songs and share it with you. Aren’t they sweet? We also had a chat about the changes in the band and THOSE photos. Check it.   DIY: This is your second EP in a year, why’d you guys go the EP route and not put out a full length album? Vlad: The way that the music scene globally is going, people are releasing... Read More

The Ra Project – GAWS | Video

031 Hip-Hop has regained a one of it’s most talented members. It seems Raheem is back in town and is doing some solo vibes with his latest project, I_Killed_Kenny (The Ra Project.) We’re not sure what it’s all about at the moment but this song is too sick and the video is ominous so check it and we’ll try find out more.     You can follow Raheem on Twitter    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

Lark and the Giant Demon-Pufferfish

Russell Grant watches Lark for his second time and finds a way to deal with his melancholy through their performance (and comes up with his strangest analogy to date) . Here’s his review of their recent album launch at Live.   This was my second time watching Lark live. The first was at Splashy Fen, and I wrote about it here. Nothing much is going to change between that review and this one, other than the place and time, and perhaps the... 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