Well, so says one band calling themselves UB40 (let’s call them Original40). The other band also performing under the name of UB40(henceforth Diet40) will still be touring SA. But what’s the deal with both bands claiming to be UB40?
This year Design Indaba turns up the volume with a host of South African sound masters taking to the stage in the music circuit. From Afropop to Jazz, no genre will be spared with 38 acts, across 10 venues, for two nights in the Mother City. It’s about clashing together with local talent, promoting collaborations, [...]
This year Ultra Music Festival made its inaugural debut on the African continent. South Africa hosted the electronic dance music festival for the first time in Cape Town and Johannesburg in the month of Feb. For those that missed out here’s something to make you even more jealous.
What with February being award month; musicians collected more shiny objects at the recent Brit Awards. Here are the winners. The 2014 Brit Awards ceremony held at the O2 Arena featured performances by the likes of Beyonce, Katy Perry and Lorde. The latter took away the award for best international female.
No, this isn’t a scalping scam. Eminem will be playing in Cape Town this Wednesday evening, and Computicket have just released a raft of tickets for R99 each. You’ll be seated, but considering the basically non-existent price tag, that’s just fine. You buy apps that are more expensive than this. Tickets will be available for [...]
A week before his death, Jimi Hendrix sat down for an interview Keith Altham in London, in which he discussed a fantasy of having an indoor swimming pool next to his bed and swimming to the breakfast table, among other things.
I think that headline says it all. Just like Jack Parow’s new video has it all. And he made very sure that his position on hipsters is known, insinuating that they are urinating in bottles to make craft beer. It’s off the charts – click through to watch it.
The 2014 Design Indaba Music Circuit is a rollercoaster ride of 38 acts in 10 venues over wo days in one city. It’s about experiences, collaborations, having fun and giving a platform to fresh local talent, and you’d be a damned fool not to get involved. Take a look at who’ll be performing, and where. The [...]
Carla Bruni-Sarkozy has been known variously as a model, socialite, and the First Lady of France. As of now, she’s marketing herself as a musician, and we have to say she is rather charming. The video above is a performance of the title track from her new album, ‘Little French Songs.’
The 56th Grammy Awards reunited Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr for a special performance of ‘Queenie Eye’ taken from McCartney’s 2013 album, ‘New’. The two Beatles members didn’t miss a beat and had the entire crowd of the Staples Centre in Los Angeles on their feet by the end of the song.
There’s nothing quite as fun as mocking old-school music videos. And Noel Gallagher does it best.
This is just glorious. As a stunning reminder that life in South Africa will never be boring, we present ‘Girl Met Die Polo’, by a local artiste named Arri. Just enjoy that over your lunch break.
There’s paid-for product placement and then there is free, invaluable exposure by way of brand loyal customers.Take this famous US brand which found itself the subject of a hit rap song which is closing in on YouTube 100,000 views.
Henry Rollins… where to start? This guy has been around the block, starting out as vocalist for Black Flag in the early 80’s, and promiscuously hopping between all sorts of occupations, bringing his intense gaze along for the ride. In no particular order Rollins has fulfilled the rolls of a journalist, activist and even a [...]
Look, you’re going to be embarking on some kind of travel pretty soon. Mere days stand between you and hours of flight, or driving. At some point – most likely for most of the time – you’ll want to stop speaking to people. That’s cool. Tune in, and tune out.
Please enjoy the official music video for Eminem’s ‘Monster’, featuring Rihanna. Rihanna plays a clinical psychiatrist, peeling through Eminem’s insane past. Yes, there is lots of blue lipstick, and straight jackets. Thanks for asking. [Source: YouTube]
We all know the drill when it comes to Elvis impersonators. An elderly man in tight white pants strolls on stage, gives a little hip-wobble, and then proceeds to warble out some truly painful melodies.This 16 year-old, by those standards, is a breath of fresh air.
Kanye West recently had a fan jettisoned from one of his performances, after the brave soul heckled him relentlessly.
In which she sings repeatedly about a day of the week, rides a stuffed triceratops, recovers from a Friday hangover (see what she did there?), and gets her friends to mock Miley Cyrus. Yep, this is actually happening.
You’ll never guess what humans and crickets have in common – and it’s either amazing or completely terrifying. Composer Jim Wilson recorded crickets, slowed down the track and produced what sounds like human voices singing.
In a video that was quite likely inspired by Bieber’s exploits in Brazil, Justin attempts to “sex-up” his act. It doesn’t seemed to have worked all that well.
In a massively unexpected move, Billy Joel attended a New York press conference,where he said he would assume residency at Madison Square Garden.
Seeing that Eminem will be arriving on our shores next year, we thought we’d try and pick out those ‘real’ slim shady fans among you.
The world held its breath on the day that international DJ David Guetta challenged Dr Dre to create the perfect set of world-class ear cups. One year later, the collaboration between Dre and Guetta led to the creation of the lightest, loudest and most neon headphones ever.
Ian Watkins has admitted to attempting to rape a baby, and 12 other sex-offence charges hours before the commencement of his trial at the Cardiff crown court in Wales. This, from the Guardian: Watkins, whose former band has sold around 3.5m albums, admitted 13 offences over five years, including attempting to rape one of the [...]
Matthew Mole made South African music history not long ago when he became the first local artist to enter the iTunes charts at the number one spot. He’s back with a brand new music video for ‘Take Yours, I’ll Take Mine’. Enjoy that.
It’s been well over 50 years since Charles Manson and the Manson family were at the height of their infamy,and well over 40 years since Manson’s death penalty was commuted into a life sentence. He’s 79 years old now, an he recently held an interview with Rolling Stone.