It's a mad, mad world, and nothing gets crazier than Hit and Run. If ever you thought that it is impossible to turn your ordinary world and humdrum existence inside out and upside down, Hit and Run is proof that anything can happen when cause and effect collide head on.
By Daniel Dercksen 3 Oct 2012 11:19
British metalcore band Bring Me The Horizon and As I Lay Dying from US are the latest two international acts that will be joining Rise Against (US) and Paul Harding and Ben Verse from Pendulum (Australia and England) for RAMfest 2013.
2 Oct 2012 11:17
A month ago, Gerald Clark released "Black Water"; it came bearing more weight than any recent blues attempt from SA, primarily because the 13-track album was hallmarked with the public's official stamp of higher regard - because (as the public knows very well) it's the album that was launched the same night that Clark had to undergo surgery to remove a growth that was obstructing his vocal chords.
By Johann M. Smith 2 Oct 2012 10:22
Woody Allen has got competition! Having ruled the world of cinema since the 1970s with imaginative and fantastical fictional creations, Allen's serious opposition is playwright, screenwriter and actress Zoe Kazan, whose delightful fable Ruby Sparks is pure comedic genius.
By Daniel Dercksen 2 Oct 2012 09:58
Cape Town's city centre is set to host the inaugural FNB Variété Festival from 6 to 20 October. The project uses unconventional theatre venues across the city and boasts a selection of top local and international acts, including Marc Lottering as few have ever seen him before.
By Eugene Yiga 1 Oct 2012 13:40
Let me open up with a question that's a kind of joke: What's worse, a person addicted to horror or porn flicks? Bizarre how both instantly paint an undesirable stereotype hooked on entertainment we've all secretly indulged. Now think why. You have? Wonderful. Now that we've all had time to reflect and laugh at our choices of recreation, it's easier for me to ask you without any immediate satanic associations: Keen to nurture your love of horror?
By Johann M. Smith 1 Oct 2012 12:22
We're all quite familiar with the highly conceptual music video output from Mr Cat & the Jackal. With their latest offering, Where's my Shoes, they've produced something a lot different. We chatted to the band to find out where their heads were at.
By Sindy Peters 1 Oct 2012 12:21
Singer, songwriter, actor, rapper, dancer, and recording artist Chris Brown will be bringing his Carpe Diem world tour to South Africa this year. He will be playing at the Coca Cola Dome, Joburg on 15 December, then the Outer Fields, Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban on 17 December and two concerts at the Grand West Arena, Cape Town on 19 and 20 December, 2012.
1 Oct 2012 11:17
The first annual Cape Town World Music Festival will be held on 9 and 10 November, 2012, at a variety of Cape Town venues. The accessible inner-city festival will showcase the best in world music in a format designed to enlighten, entertain and engage.
28 Sep 2012 11:27
South African Celtic Woman fans, the long wait is finally over - the group has arrived in SA and is ready to entertain you! With shows in Jozi on 28 and 29 September, and in Cape Town on 2 October, we had a chit chat with youngest member of the group, Chloë Agnew.
By Sindy Peters 28 Sep 2012 10:35
Make sure to take leave from 3 to 7 October if you are in Cape Town because you will be nothing but shnitting! It is an experience unlike anything you can imagine and guarantees to have your mind exploding. The shnit International shortfilmfestival 2012 is set to captivate audiences this year with a Grande Bouffe of short films garnished with bright magenta.
By Daniel Dercksen 28 Sep 2012 08:48
Remember that awesome #5GumExperience featuring Two door Cinema Club held earlier this year? Well, brace yourselves South Africa, because the next "experience" is being announced next week.
28 Sep 2012 08:32
You have the chance to see 10 top SA comedians on stage in Cape Town for one night only at Kings and Queens Comedy on 6 October, 2012, at the CTICC. Barry Hilton, Darren "Whackhead" Simpson, Chris Forest, Soli Philander, Trevor Gumbi, Joey Rasdien, Tumi Morake, Angel Campey and Anne Hirsch will be appearing.
27 Sep 2012 13:02
If you're a parent and want your kids to enjoy a unique experience over the school holiday, bring them to Swoop, showing at the Kalk Bay Theatre in Cape Town from 28 September to 7 October.
By Eugene Yiga 27 Sep 2012 11:35
In its new visceral incarnation, Dredd explodes in a spectacular bloodbath of hard-core violence and raw action. Based on John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra's revered comic strip, which was created in 1977 for 2000AD, Dredd is brought to life by the endlessly inventive mind of screenwriter Alex Garland (The Beach, 28 Days Later and Sunshine) and visionary director Pete Travis (Vantage Point).
By Daniel Dercksen 27 Sep 2012 11:06
Following the success of Stargaze, non-profit organisation Dance for All continues its 21st anniversary celebrations with A Night of Stars, a fundraising event to be held at Cape Town's prestigious Grand Café and Beach on Wednesday 3 October, 2012. The evening's highlight will be a showcase of Cape Town celebrities donning their dancing shoes to show off their moves.
By Eugene Yiga 26 Sep 2012 10:59
Swedish House Mafia have announced the dates and venues of the final leg of their world tour. The band claim that One Last Tour will be their most extravagant shows to date and will start in Dubai on 16 November, taking in India, Russia and South Africa for the first time.
25 Sep 2012 13:09
After a sell-out season at Grahamstown's National Arts Festival, comedian Siv Ngesi kicks off the Race Card national tour at the Baxter Theatre in Cape Town. This brand new one-man show is inspired by The Racist's Guide To The People Of South Africa, a bestseller that's been described as a politically incorrect, thoroughly unscientific, and exceptionally funny satirical guidebook that identifies and makes light-hearted fun of all South Africans.
By Eugene Yiga 25 Sep 2012 12:04
Big Concerts has announced that a new lower price category has been introduced to the field standing area of the Lady Gaga Born This Way Ball Cape Town show on 3 December, 2012, at Cape Town Stadium.
25 Sep 2012 11:50
Indie band The Drums will be playing in South Africa on 16 November in Joburg and 17 November, 2012, in Cape Town, as part of the adidas Originals Live Performance Series.
25 Sep 2012 10:36
The Cape Town Opera's 2009 adaptation of Porgy and Bess was a hit in the UK; so much so that the company recently went back for another highly praised run, which culminated in sold-out West End shows. If you'd like to experience why the overseas audiences couldn't get enough, it will be performed at the Artscape Theatre in Cape Town for only three nights.
By Eugene Yiga 21 Sep 2012 10:29
Die Wonderwerker is a masterful Afrikaans film that speaks in any language. It is a sumptuous showcase of South African filmmaking and storytelling at its Oscar-worthy best; a culmination of the top (and astounding) talents that the country has to offer: the vision and passion of director and storymaker Katinka Heyns; the insight and astuteness of storyteller Chris Barnard; the exceptional craftsmanship of cinematographer Koos Roets; the stirring music of composer Ben Ludik; the precision of editor Ronelle Loots; and the cream of South African performers.
By Daniel Dercksen 20 Sep 2012 09:07
Greenpop, one of the pioneers of the treevolution in South Africa and abroad, celebrated its second birthday this month at Assembly in Cape Town. There was no birthday cake and candles, but a collage of funky moves and beats to suit any party animal. Festivities also included a screening of the Trees for Zambia doccie and a slideshow of memories that had many a volunteer, who'd participated in the project, welling up with nostalgia.
By Sindy Peters 19 Sep 2012 11:04
Example and DJ Wire will be conducting a three-city tour this summer when they visit Cape Town on 4 October 4, Durban on 5 October and Joburg on 6 October, 2012. The line-up also includes 5FM's DJ Fresh, Euphonik, Roger Goode, Poppy, Fix Moeti and C-Live, Goodluck, Ryan Dent, PH Fat, Nick Supply and Funky G.
19 Sep 2012 11:01
Virtual reality becomes explosive virtual fiction in Resident Evil: Retribution, a visceral ballet of action, sound, image and visual effects. This is extreme entertainment at its best, exploring the art of 3D cinema where every frame is masterfully and skilfully crafted by writer and director Paul WS Anderson, an extraordinary visionary who sets the imagination on fire.
By Daniel Dercksen 19 Sep 2012 09:25
It's happened to a lot of us. We live in large apartment blocks and can't help but wonder about neighbours, many of whom could be total strangers for years on end. Who are they? And what's going on behind closed doors?
By Eugene Yiga 18 Sep 2012 11:52
The annual Ard Matthews and Friends Charity Concert will be held on Thursday, 27 September, 2012, at the Upper Eastside Hotel, Woodstock, Cape Town. The line-up will include Ross Learmonth, lead singer of Prime Circle, as well as Arno Carstens, Dan Patlansky, Louise Day, Zolani, D-Seven and, of course, Ard Matthews.
17 Sep 2012 16:36
Minimalism is stretched to the maximum in Other People's Lives, which launched the Artscape Spring Drama Season and is now playing at the Artscape Arena Theatre until 29 September.
By Daniel Dercksen 17 Sep 2012 16:17
Some of the world's top EDM DJs will be visiting South Africa for the EDM Fest, which will take place on 15 December, 2012, at the Nasrec Expo Centre, Joburg. They will give electronic dance music lovers a display of trance, progressive trance and live vocal performances.
17 Sep 2012 15:59
Two petty thieves are planning one last job so that they can finally retire. But there's a twist on what could easily have turned into a rehash of every heist movie ever made. One of the guys starts having doubts about their latest scam. Can he go through with it or is it better for them to walk away?
By Eugene Yiga 17 Sep 2012 14:04
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