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Freshlyground unveils fan-driven crowdfunding album Can't Stop
Freshlyground unveils fan-driven crowdfunding album Can't Stop

Freshlyground has released their seventh studio album following a fan-driven crowdfunding campaign. The new album Can't Stop was produced by Tore Johansson, who has worked with OK Go!, The Cardigans, and Franz Ferdinand.

1 day ago

SAMA 24 nominees revealed
SAMA 24 nominees revealed

The 2018 South African Music Awards (SAMA 24) nominations were announced at the Birchwood Hotel in Ekurhuleni on Friday 20 April. Mafikizolo, Mi Casa, and Simphiwe Dana lead the nominations, with three nominations each.

2 days ago

Caroline Leisegang to return to Circa on Jellicoe in May
Caroline Leisegang to return to Circa on Jellicoe in May

South African classical musician Caroline Leisegang is set to perform at the Circa on Jellicoe gallery in Johannesburg on 10 May 2018.

3 days ago

Suzanne Vega to perform at the National Arts Fest
Suzanne Vega to perform at the National Arts Fest

Singer-songwriter Suzanne Vega is set to perform at the 2018 National Arts Festival in Grahamstown from 7-8 July 2018. Vega is expected to present a series of 'up close and personal' concerts.

3 days ago

Sneaker Exchange (SXC) returns to Cape Town
Sneaker Exchange (SXC) returns to Cape Town

The 2018 Sneaker Exchange (SXC) will be held at the Cape Town Cruise Terminal, V&A Waterfront in Cape Town on Saturday, 28 April 2018 from 11am to 7pm.

3 days ago

Lebanese jazz band Praed to perform in SA, Zimbabwe
Lebanese jazz band Praed to perform in SA, Zimbabwe

Lebanese avant-garde experimental jazz band Praed has embarked on a tour of South Africa and Zimbabwe from 21 April-1 May 2018.

3 days ago

Seether to perform in JHB in May
Seether to perform in JHB in May

Seether will be performing in South Africa for one night only, at the Marks Park Sports Club in Emmerentia, Johannesburg on 20 May 2018.

17 Apr 2018

Femi Koya, ZionThree3 and Jimmy Nevis to perform at the V&A Waterfront
Femi Koya, ZionThree3 and Jimmy Nevis to perform at the V&A Waterfront

The V&A Waterfront Summer Concerts wraps up the 2018 season with two free-to-attend concerts at the V&A Waterfront Amphitheatre on the 28 and 29 April.

17 Apr 2018

#MusicExchange: Tye Platinum
#MusicExchange: Tye Platinum

Tye Platinum is a multi-talented singer, songwriter, and arranger who will be headlining an intimate evening with Don Vino at Roxy Review Bar at GrandWest Casino in Cape Town the next few days from 18-28 April 2018.

By Martin Myers 17 Apr 2018

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Castle Lite Unlocks Music Experience DJ line-up announced

DJ PH, Miss Cosmo, Ayanda MVP, and Major League DJs have all been included in the line-up for the 2018 Castle Lite Unlocks Music Experience, which will be held at the Ticketpro Dome in Johannesburg on 30 April 2018.

16 Apr 2018

Springbok Nude Girls return with new music and tour
Springbok Nude Girls return with new music and tour

The Springbok Nude Girls are set to return with a brand new single and an accompanying tour.

13 Apr 2018

What to expect at AfrikaBurn 2018
What to expect at AfrikaBurn 2018

The 2018 AfrikaBurn Festival will be held from 23-29 April 2018 at the Stonehenge Private Reserve, just over 300 kilometres from Cape Town. The seven-day festival aims to promote communal effort through eccentric, expressive costumes and artistic creations.

12 Apr 2018

Morcheeba deliver with first live show in South Africa
Morcheeba deliver with first live show in South Africa

South African fans of the English electronic trip-hop band Morcheeba were finally honoured with a live performance from the duo last Friday, 6 April 2018 at the beautiful Kirstenbosch Gardens in Cape Town.

By Ruth Cooper 10 Apr 2018

#MusicExchange: Richard Stirton
#MusicExchange: Richard Stirton

Richard Stirton won the Voice SA in 2016 and his debut album entitled Middle Ground is doing nicely as he says.

By Martin Myers 10 Apr 2018

CrashCarBurn release fourth album
CrashCarBurn release fourth album

CrashCarBurn has released their fourth studio album, Headlights. The band recorded the album with Jacques du Plessis and Adrian Erasmus at High Seas Studios in Johannesburg.

6 Apr 2018

#CTIJF18: Corinne Bailey Rae on artistic freedom and carving an authentic space in music
#CTIJF18: Corinne Bailey Rae on artistic freedom and carving an authentic space in music

British singer-songwriter Corinne Bailey Rae graced the Kippies stage at the acclaimed Cape Town International Jazz Festival last weekend, dazzling the audience with her progressive blend of jazzy neo-soul and folky indie rock...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 3 Apr 2018

Gerd Janson, Egyptian Lover and Job Jobse to play at CTEMF 2018
Gerd Janson, Egyptian Lover and Job Jobse to play at CTEMF 2018

The Cape Town Electronic Music Festival (CTEMF) will be held at Atlantic Film Studios in Milnerton, Cape Town from 6-8 of April 2018.

3 Apr 2018

#CTIJF18: Q&A with local soul sensation Claire Phillips
#CTIJF18: Q&A with local soul sensation Claire Phillips

Cape Town-born singer, songwriter and musician Claire Phillips once again formed part of the stellar local line-up at the year's Cape Town International Jazz Festival...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 28 Mar 2018

#MusicExhange: Jennifer Ferguson
#MusicExhange: Jennifer Ferguson

Jennifer Ferguson's songs for healing comes to the Baxter for four performances only, from 4 to 7 April 2018.

By Martin Myers 27 Mar 2018

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AKA, Sketchy Bongo to headline at this year's Lusito Land Festival

Catch this year's Lusito Land Festival in Cayman Road, Alewynspoort, Johannesburg South between 15 April to 6 May 2018...

26 Mar 2018

Skepta to perform at Red Bull Music Fest
Skepta to perform at Red Bull Music Fest

Skepta has been added to the Red Bull Music Festival line-up. The Red Bull Music Festival will see 80 artists perform across a number of venues in Johannesburg from 3-8 April 2018.

23 Mar 2018

Red Bull Music Festival line-up rounds up with 35 more performers
Red Bull Music Festival line-up rounds up with 35 more performers

An additional 35 performers have been included in the line-up for the 2018 Red Bull Music Festival, which will take place in Johannesburg from 3-8 April 2018.

20 Mar 2018

#MusicExchange: Mapumba
#MusicExchange: Mapumba

Mapumba is a multi-genre world music artist who blends traditional melodies, stories, and languages from his native DRC with original inspirations that deliver a rich, authentic African sound with a modern touch.

By Martin Myers 20 Mar 2018

Red Bull Music Festival announces Joburg venues
Red Bull Music Festival announces Joburg venues

This year's Red Bull Music Festival features 80 artists over six days at some of Johannesburg's best venues.

16 Mar 2018

Showroom March-July line-up
Showroom March-July line-up

In the quaint village of Prince Albert, you can not only adopt a donkey and cultivate a rural lifestyle of leisure, but enjoy world-class live entertainment at its Showroom Theatre.

16 Mar 2018

Katy Perry adds an extra date to SA tour
Katy Perry adds an extra date to SA tour

Katy Perry has added an extra date to the South African leg of her Witness: The Tour.

14 Mar 2018

#MusicExchange: Selim Kagee
#MusicExchange: Selim Kagee

Selim Kagee, South Africa's premier classical crossover artist - described as part Bocelli, a smidgen of Groban, with a slice of Pavarotti and a bead of Bublé - is fast putting his inimitable signature on a sound the world continues to love and support.

By Martin Myers 13 Mar 2018

It's official: Spotify is now live in South Africa [Update]
It's official: Spotify is now live in South Africa [Update]

The streaming music world's worst kept secret is finally confirmed to be true: Spotify will today launch in South Africa, the company's representatives confirmed in an email to Memeburn...

By Andy Walker 13 Mar 2018

Introducing The Lectric Monks
Introducing The Lectric Monks

Today sees the release of The Lectric Monks' debut EP, The Six. We swung a few questions to this six piece Pretoria-based psychedelic folk rock band to find out more.

By Ruth Cooper 12 Mar 2018

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