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New Trailer. ‘Shield and Spear’ by Petter Ringbom.

Premiering this month is Petter Ringbom’s insightful new documentary tackling the subject of the role of artists, musicians and designers in South Africa’s ever-changing political climate. Ringbom investigates the lives and work of key South African creatives as they explores issues of politics, race and history in a post-adolescent South Africa. Featured: Brett Murray, BLK JKS, Zanele Muholi, Gazelle, The Brother Moves On, Yolanda Fyrus, Fokofpolisiekar, The Smarteez, Ferial Haffajee, DJ Invizable, Motel Mari, Lloyd Gedye, Atiyyah Khan, Milisuthando Bongela, Iman Rappetti, and Charl Blignaut. Go here for updates on the film. Read more

Daughter Performs at Tate Britain.

Daughter put on an after hours performance within Ruin Lust, the Tate’s latest exhibition examining four centuries of Western art’s infatuation with the abandoned and the decaying. ‘It’s a pretty terrifying picture to look at, the stark monochrome and the heavy intimidating concrete frame,’ says Daughter’s ethereal front woman Elena Tonra of ‘Azeville,’ the haunting image by British artists Jane and Louise Wilson. The staunch Nazi battery forms the backdrop the show’s intimate performance at the Tate Britain in London.The severe image of a French bunker inspired a rendition of ‘Smother,’ taken from If You Leave. ‘We felt that the... Read more

New Music Video. The Horrors – So Now You Know.

The Horrors have released a new track and accompanying video from their forthcoming album, ‘Luminous’. The video is based in a small, semi deserted town and shows a group of friends hanging around mistreated houses and riding down empty streets. Read more


Carbon festival really is one of those events you walk away from feeling inspired, enthusiastic and amazed by the accomplishments of other seemingly normal human beings. Acclaim put together this after video showing off some of the highlights of the event. The people speaking at the event included Richard Kern, Paul Devro, Hardy Blechman and many more. Read more

Forbes Magazine’s Wealthiest Hip Hop Artists.

Every year Forbes Magazine publishes a list of the world’s wealthiest hip-hop artists, who surprisingly enough, don’t rank all that high in comparison to other artists. That being said, these fortunes are nothing to disrespect: Diddy: $700 million Dr. Dre: $550 million Jay Z: $520 million Birdman: $160 million 50 Cent: $140 million Read more

After Hours Film Festival II: The Return.

After Hours is back with their second Film Festival hosted at the beloved Labia on Orange Street. They’ll be showing: Sunday: Thrashin’ (1986) Monday: UHF (1989) Tuesday: Frankenhooker (1990) Wednesday: Last Action Hero (1993) Thursday: The Lost Boys (1987) All screenings are R35, at 8:30pm. Check out all the details here. If the last festival’s anything to go by, this should a lot of ridiculous and a lot of fun. Here’s a little taste of what to expect: Read more

ANNOUNCEMENT: Park Acoustics’ 4th Birthday feat. ST. Lucia.

On 1 June this year Park Acoustics will be celebrating their fourth birthday, and they’ve pulled out all the stops to commemorate this special occasion by hosting international synth-pop sensation St Lucia. St Lucia is the brainchild of South African born, New York based, Jean-Philip Grobler. Their hit track ‘September’ featured on the Fifa ’13 soundtrack and topped the 5FM Top 40 in January 2013. They have been making waves in the States and the single ‘All Eyes On You’ was featured on a Victoria’s Secret advertisement on that side of the Atlantic. They appeared on the Jimmy Kimmel Talk... Read more
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Neil ‘The Dude’ Unger.

Neil Unger took up skateboarding a few years, and at aged 60, he’s not stopping anytime soon. He finds a clarity in the sport, and applies this to the rest of his life – a fresh perspective on skateboarding. ‘How old can I get and still act young?’ Read more

Puppy Club April/May 14.

Puppy Club is back with new threads for the girls this month, now stocking at Babette – a mini-range of matchy-matchy pastel-coloured crop tops, skirts, and leotards. The label, started by Andie Reeves has been pushing out small-scale collections of fun prints, simple design, and colaboration for the last couple of years. Check out more of Andie’s clothes and thoughts on her blog, and tune into Puppy Club Radio Tuesdays 12pm – 2pm on Assembly Radio. Read more