American R&B singer Brandy, famous for songs like ‘The Boy is Mine’, was the surprise guest at Mandela Sports and Culture Day in Johannesburg. And the surprise guest got quite a surprise when she came out to perform in front of an audience of about 40 people, with the stadium lights on. No one knew she [...]
Beat Around the Bosch is SA’s first combined running and live music event, and it’s happening in Stellenbosch on 28 September! The event is the first of its kind because no other running race has ever featured live music from six stages around the 7,95km track through the historic student and winelands town.
The music video for Katy Perry’s new single, ‘Roar’ dropped this week, and the people of the internet have lost their collective minds over the narrative, which is explained almost entirely via cutaways of a Whatsapp conversation. Well how about that. The modern world, hey kids?
This terrific pair is named Biggy and Mouse. Biggy is the big guy, Mouse is the guy with the mullet. Biggy & Mouse reign with an iron fist from Port Elizabeth. Because Port Elizabeth. Look, they’re no Jack Parow, but you have to give them points for enthusiasm.
The trailer for the ‘Call of Duty: Ghosts’ was unveiled on Wednesday in Los Angeles, and rapper Eminem debuted his latest song, entitled ‘Survival’ with the new gameplay footage.
Feeling like a good time? Feeling charitable? Kill two birds with one stone at the fourth annual Ard Matthews and Friends Charity Concert this month. On August 29th, Ard Matthews – the lead singer of Just Jinjer – will hit the stage with Albert Frost, James Stewart and many others for a good cause, and [...]
As part of her ‘Let’s Move!’ initiative to tackle childhood obesity, the first lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, is making a hip-hop album. That’s right, the FLOTUS is going to make an album featuring the likes of Doug E. Fresh, Jordin Sparks, Matisyahu, Travis Barker, Ariana Grande, Ashanti and DMC.
Mark Haze has so much talent as a singer and guitarist that it almost seems unfair. Born and raised in the northern suburbs of Cape Town, this bona fide rock n’ roller is a man on a mission.
Diva impressionist Christina Bianco performs Bonnie Tyler’s hit ‘Total Eclipse of the Heart’ but does so by the ballad as if it were Cher, Britney Spears or Celine Dion performing the song.
Pop-rock diva Bonnie Tyler will be performing at the Cape Town Convention Centre on 6 and 7 September 2013. This will be Tyler’s first return to the country after 20 years. Tyler’s famously husky voice led to her being called “the female Rod Stewart”. Fun fact! Tyler was born with the name ‘Gaynor Hopkins’. Good move, on the change, Bonnie.
Who said rock is reserved for the young? Here we have one times Mary, putting on a delightful little performance at a percussion store in Wisconsin, America. We were particularly fond of the offbeat snare work.
Jack Parow has released a statement that he will not be attending Oppikoppi 2013 because he has been arrested by police at the Vaalkop dam. Here’s the info from his publicist: Jack Parow was detained in the early hours of this morning on charges of allegedly disturbing the peace. Parow and some friends were staying [...]
Sure, you have a handle on who the biggest stars in the world are right now, but you probably have no idea who the wealthiest women in music right now are. No seriously. In this top 7 list you’ll find no Beyonce, no Lady Gaga, no Adele, no Rihanna, no Katy Perry, no Nicki Minaj, no Taylor Swift… So obviously they’re all old-timers, right? Wrong. A youngster tops the list.
This may well be the best Mumford & Sons music video yet. The ‘Hopeless Wanderer’ video stars comedians Ed Helmes, Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis and Will Forte. Just wait for the banjo scene.
Some people think bassists are dispensable. Some bands, like the Black Keys for instance, don’t even have a bassist! Victoria University of Wellington engineering student, James McVay (no relation), may have put a lot of bassists out of work, thanks to his bachelor’s degree project, the MechBass, a four-string robotic bass guitar. Built with laser-cut 3D-printed [...]
Well this is a little bit special. Thai jazz drummer and music teacher Weerachat “Note” Premananda was filmed playing air drums this last week. His instruments included drumsticks, a kick pedal, and chalk drawings of the remainder of a drum kit.
Jack White’s ex wife, Karen Elson, a singer-songwriter/model, has taken out a restraining order against him, barring him from having any contact with her whatsoever, unless it relates to parenting their two kids. Elson, who has primary custody of the couple’s children, claims that Jack is an unfit father with a violent temper and, “Fears [...]
Justin Bieber’s concert tour made a stop in Detroit on 28 July 2013, Eminem’s old hood. The Biebs decided to show his respect for the rapper by performing ‘Lose Yourself’ on stage. SPOILER: He messed up the lyrics.
There doesn’t seem to be any enterprise that musician William Adams aka Will.i.am is not involved in. The 38-year-old has successfully made the transition from pop group front man to the tech industry player. As an early consultant in Beats Electronics, Adams recently launched his own hardware business.
If you’ve ever got annoyed with people phoning you because they are too lazy to text you back then this absurd video titled “Just Text Me,” was made especially for you. “Just Text Me” was produced by soundlyawake star Keisha, who is the moer in with her friend Brandi, who doesn’t seem to have figured out [...]
Man oh man, out of everyone in the world you could have shared your secret with Carly, you chose Taylor Swift? Last week Carly Simon joined singer-songwriter Taylor Swift on stage at the Gillette Stadium in Foxborough to sing the karaoke classic “You’re So Vain.” According to Mashable, the artist that now looks like Steven Tyler in hat, told [...]
Well, I mean, the video is great. It’s the rest of you who are weirdos. This promo video from Audio Visual Alchemy is an out takes reel of the weirdest and worst of local festivals. And man, is it wonderful. Consider your ego massaged. Is that Anton Taylor at the 2:47 mark?
Congratulations Matthew Mole! The local artist has become the first South African to reach number one on the South African iTunes charts. This comes as a result of his album that was released today, titled The Home We Build. The Fish Hoek born singer/songwriter came out on top above international stars such as Jay Z, The [...]
PSY, the Korean musician that’s responsible for the dance no one can actually do, has now led us to believe he has a drinking problem. The 35-years-old told Sunday Times Magazine, the only time he is not drinking, is when he’s hungover. Psy told the Sunday Times Magazine: If I’m happy, I’m drinking, if I’m sad, [...]
Red Huxley is currently recording their first studio album at the Rancho de la Luna in Joshua Tree, California. A KickStarter campaign raised the money the band needed to make it to America.
The music video for One Direction’s new single ‘Best Song Ever’ has been released and in only two days the video has over 18 million views. The group’s fans are loving it.
One doesn’t always expect a wardrobe malfunction on stage when an international singer is performing. But very rarely does one hear of a singer’s hair being caught in a fan. That is what happened to Beyonce while performing at her concert in Montreal.
This is the latest from the baracksdubs YouTube channel. Former United States President Bill Clinton appears to be singing Robin Thicke’s popular song ‘Blurred Lines’.
Vanilla Ice’s legendary 1990 hit ‘Ice Ice Baby’ has had a facelift thanks to 280 movies. The song has been reproduced with quotes from the 280 movies.
An audio tape has been leaked of what is believed to be Kanye West explaining why he took the mic away from Taylor Swift at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards. The audio was allegedly recorded in secret while West was having dinner with friends.