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The Plastics Perfom ‘ Alona’ in a Take Away Show

As The Plastics finish up their new album and the anticipation for the next release mounts, we’ve gotten a little peak into what to expect from a spur of the moment, La Blogoteque-style shoot with Run Jump Fly. It’s just The Plastics boys sitting in some greenery with two acoustics, a shaker and some ideas about cheating girlfriends. Read more

Free Illustrated Portraits + A Doodle Session

So, our friends over at 10and5 have teamed up with the newly conceptualised Good Night Market over at the Watershed (at the V&A Waterfront) for another event, and we think you might be interest. The Good Night Market takes place every last Wednesday of the month, with local traders will be open for extended hours, and food trucks, drinks and live music. This month 10and5 have recruited local artists Ello Xray Eyez and Black Koki to present free illustrated portraits done live – yes, that means you can get free original artworks inspired by your face. They’re also hosting a... Read more
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The Good News.

The morning’s headlines read that Nigerian captives are being radicalised by Boko Haram, the westward advance by Islamic State through Syria is increasing, the US and China are battling about air patrols over international waters, the Antarctic peninsula is losing around 56 tonnes of ice a year and the Rand is dwindling. It’s safe to say we’re in need of something of cheer-up – and as usual, it’s coming from the eternally witty Jaco Haasbroek (we think). Appearing on Haasbroek’s Instagram and The Good News ZA are mildly uplifting news stories telling of every victories. Go to for more... Read more
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New Music Video. Tame Impala – ‘Cause I’m a Man’

We’ve heard ‘Let It Happen’, ‘Disciples’, and ‘Eventually of Tame Implala’s upcoming LP, Currents, due out in July. It seems as though things just keep getting better. Yesterday our favourite Australians dropped the track and visuals for ‘Cause I’m a Man’ directed by WEIRDCORE. It’s all too easy to use words like ‘psychedelic’ and ‘trippy’ when it comes to Tame Impala – but they’re kinda of asking for it: Read more
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Cape Town Nu World Festival. New Act Announcements.

The newly named Cape Town Nu World Festival taking place on the 17th and 18th July, 2015 has announced the confirmation of acclaimed Zimbabwean Afro-fusion band Mokoomba and Namibian ‘rural boy turned modern lyricist’ Elemotho join South Africa’s very own Majozi on this year’s already impressive line-up. Got to for all the info. Read more
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New Skate Short. Searching Sirocco.

Shot over a couple of months with long-time collaborator Brett Novak, Searching Sirocco is a wonderful six-minute short featuring Spanish skater Killian Martin exploring everywhere from salt flats to subway stations, killing the freestyle skateboarding game. This super cinematic edit with Novak shows him at his best: Read more
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Black Math Perform ‘Light Trails’ at Popsicle

Popsicle Studios, a reasonably new kid on the block when it comes to the recording and production business, is well on its way to establishing itself as an integral part of the South African music landscape. When Durban-based Black Math were back in Cape Town, they got into the studio for something a little gnarlier than usual, resulting in a electric performance of ‘Light Trails': Read more

New EP. Birthday Girl – Rituals

After a recent teaser and the drop of their first single, ‘Swimsuits’, Birthday Girl – a Cape Town trio made up of Daniel Breiter, Dean Berger and Glenn Stein – have released an addictive little 5-track EP boasting excellent production and ingenious sonic landscapes. Buy it here. They’re launching the EP next week; see them play it live here. Rituals by Birthday Girl Read more

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