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

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

Gerard Smith

Being a twin is a hard life, especially when Russel Smith is your brother but Gerard Smith has managed to make a name for himself despite the handicap. We chat to the ‘cleaner looking’ twin about life in apparel design and the pros and cons of being a Jack-of-all-trades. DIY: Who is Gerard Smith, what do you do and where can we find you between 8 and 5 on weekdays? Gerard: Gerard is Russel’s ‘cleaner looking’ twin brother, whom... Read More

Jimmy Reynolds

He may originally be from Jozi, but we’re stoked that Jimmy Reynolds calls Durban home. He’s been involved in some of the coolest film projects in Durbs, from skate, surf and BMX vids for the best in the country, to music videos for the likes of Toya Delazy and Spoek Mathambo. We chatted to him about his BMX’ing roots, following up after one of the best SA music videos ever made and B-grade’s influence on his work. DIY: Hi... Read More