I think a lot of us forget that homeless people are actual people with talents just like the rest of us – sometimes it’s just hidden under some rags and dirt. Take this urban camper for instance: if you were to walk past him, chances are you would not even notice him. But click on this video and you’ll hear something you won’t soon forget.
We all have our days when we forget to charge our phones, or simply exploit its battery power to the limit, and then end up offline, as it were. This is soon to become a problem of the past though because a French telecom company, called Orange, has big plans to save us all from the low-battery blues.
Taxi Violence will be paying yet another visit to 2oceansVibeRadio.com this evening on The Rock Dimension, hosted by Gary Cool and The Passion. And in their own words, “shit will be talked.” The chatter will be especially interesting, given that last month’s confusion over the alleged announcement of Taxi Violence as the official support band [...]
This morning Kylie Minogue got down with the Soweto gospel choir, who welcomed her on her arrival in Johannesburg a few hours ago. She tweeted this rather festive picture of herself dancing with the singers, obviously having a great time. Wonder who’ll greet her at CT International next week. The possibilities are endless.
Not many true guitar gods have walked this earth. In the hands of these rare beings, the guitar is more than a six stringed musical instrument; it is a source of immense power, a weapon of mass destruction, a light saber, the most magical of wands, capable of removing a groupy’s panties with a single [...]
If you take a little stroll down to your local market, you can pick up anything from a pair of Mikes (fake Nikes) to a pair of Maddibas (fake Adidas) to the best real fake Rolex you’ve ever seen. It’s now only a matter of time before you can pick up a new secretary, wife or girlfriend as well.
The twins officially launched their second studio album today, Running To Midnight, and with that, a rather interesting music video for one of the new singles – Stars Above You. The video is pretty well executed and features a rather intense looking Siberian Husky.
There’s been a lot of hype surrounding the upcoming Kings of Leon gig. Earlier in the year, fans were disappointed to hear that they would have to wait until November, due to drummer Nathan Followill’s bicep injury. Then came the debate over who would open for the Kings. Well the wait is over. And it’s [...]
In honour of Father’s Day yesterday, this nifty flowchart got put together acknowledging the influences that fathers have on our taste in music. The infographic handily predicts the kinds of music you’re liable to listen to based on what your dad was playing when you were growing up.
It’s not clear exactly what Amy was on when she performed in Belgrade on Saturday night, but whatever it was, it was a lot. During her 90 minute performance, Winehouse managed to mumble mostly and may have even hallucinated a few times too. The next few legs of her European tour have obviously been cancelled.
An accident has left a woman in a critical condition after musician and Idols presenter ProVerb, whose real name is Tebogo Thekisho, knocked her over on Wednesday morning while driving home from his early morning show on a local radio station. Details of the cause of the accident are yet to emerge.
You guys dig Bon Iver, right? They did ‘For Emma, Forever Ago’ back in 2007, and they’re releasing their new album a little later this month. But because Bon Iver loves you, you can stream the new tracks for free over here. Click through, children.
Tech site cnet is having an important Reporters’ Roundtable discussion on a topic that affects us all: Why are end user license agreements and terms of service so incredible long and virtually indecipherable? Academy Award winner, Richard Dreyfus, helps to illustrate this point, by performing the iTunes EULA.
In yet another move to convince us that Scandinavian politics makes sense: the government of Norway is inexplicably offering to ‘train’ foreign diplomats in the ways of black metal. As in, the musical genre. Specifically, ‘True Norwegian Black Metal’, which you would know by now if you were a foreign diplomat in Norway.
Painter and musical performer Leon Botha, best known for featuring in the music video of Die Antwoord’s ‘Enter The Ninja’, passed away on Sunday, one day after celebrating his 26th birthday. Botha was diagnosed at an early age with progeria, which lowers life expectancy drastically. Despite this,he lived a longer and fuller life than most thought possible.
Taxijam.tv involves filming well-known local bands playing a song inside, well, a taxi. Normally this involves a set of instruments as well, but for the first time ever a band has performed an song entirely composed on iPads. LIVE in the taxi! Big-ups to the boys from Holiday Murray for pulling this one off. See their nifty achievement inside.
There was a time when hip hop was the only music with any credibility. It was during the honeymoon period of the Hip hop culture, like the one punk went through in the seventies, when it sprung out of the ghetto like a flower through a crack in the sidewalk. It was un-contrived, real, authentic, [...]
Most people think hip hop is all about guns, bitches, and money. And rightfully so. But long before all this mess it actually started very differently, with one man proclaiming: “The revolution will not be televised.” That man’s name was Gil Scott-Heron, also known as the “godfather of rap” and the “black Bob Dylan”. He passed away over the weekend.
Not only do vuvuzelas make sporting matches sound like they’re being attended by giant, angry bees, but they also emit more germ-carrying particles than regular screaming; testing the amount of bacteria-sized particles emitted by a shout and by vuvuzela,researcher Ruth McNerney found the vuvuzelas a couple of hundred times more effective.
That’s right. This is a Public Service Announcement. The Fish are off on a European tour in a matter of days, and you won’t be able to catch them live in South Africa until October. That’s right. Don’t say we didn’t warn you. Check out the details below for their last SA pre-tour gig. Date: [...]
50 Cent has joined the cast of Odd Thomas, an adaptation of Dean Koontz’ novel, which I don’t really care about. What I do care about is the fact that 50 Cent is playing a blind DJ called Shamus Cocobolo, who will help Anton Yelchin’s “clairvoyant short-order cook” uncover a Satanic plot. No spice.
Top three American Idol finalist, Haley Reinart, took an embarrassing tumble on stage tonight during her sexy rendition of Led Zeppelin’s “What Is And What Should Never Be”. Randy Jackson thought the fall was a set up. And Steven Tyler, predictably, loved it.
Enjoy this early-release version of a track by local muso, JR (of “Make The Circle Beega”) fame. The track, titled “Show Goes On” will launch officially this coming Friday. Die Heuwels Fantasties and Jack Parow make an appearance on the track. Nicely.
It must have been on 29 April or thereabouts and I had decided to see what was happening in town with a friend of mine. Thinking that it was dubstep night, I suggested to my friend that we should go to Kitchener’s Carvery Bar in Braamfontein. We arrived there at around 23h00, only to discover that no, it wasn’t dubstep night, but rather live band night. Not to worry, I thought, it would take a really bad band to ruin Kitchener’s on any night.
In what is surely a ground-breaking ruling around the subject of freedom of speech in South Africa, the words “dubula ibhunu” (shoot the boer) were declared an incitement to murder in a judgement handed down in the High Court in Johannesburg today by Judge Leon Halgryn.
Videophiles will appreciate the release of the Purple Hearts’ first music video, which was shot in a single take. Gen Akal doubled as the director, and editor of the video, with Tim Henny acting as DP. Between them they managed to capture almost two and a half minutes of uninterrupted footage over the 200 metre route. The entirety of the video was shot on foot, concluding with an elevated shot from a cherry picker. Check out the video after the jump!
I’m lucky in that I am not told what album to review each month. I can choose. But this is a double-edged sword. Because life is short I generally try to review something that is actually enjoyable, rather than wasting time listening to music that drains me of the will to carry on and then [...]
Because, as it happens, the gig is planned for October 8, which also happens to be Yom Kippur – the Jewish Day of Atonement. This of course means that observant Jews will be engaged in a 25-hour period of intensive fasting at roughly the same point that Chris Martin breathlessly proclaims his love for Africa from the stage.
To get to my mother’s desk I had to walk through a curio shop. It was one of those dreadfully cheesy African curio shops, with the carved wooden and stone animals, the beads and the bowls, like you find at any South African airport, the Moyo restaurants and the Durban beachfront. I have that exact same feeling (as if I’m back in that curio shop) when I come across certain music videos made by South African bands. What is with this new trend with our bands who think that by merely smearing white face paint across their videos it will make them mysterious and exotic?