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#YouthMonth: Check up on your "strong friends"

This #YouthMonth I want to address something serious, something that we usually avoid talking about and something I wrangle with personally...

By Charles Siboto 14 Jun 2018

JOOX South Africa: Supporting SA artists through music streaming
JOOX South Africa: Supporting SA artists through music streaming

The recently launched music streaming platform JOOX South Africa aims to help promote local music and musicians through a strong catalogue of local artists and by partnering with major South African music events.

By Ruth Cooper 13 Jun 2018

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Beat the winter blues with Jazz on the Bay at The41

The41 in Camps Bay has launched it's once a month Jazz on the Bay offering to help Capetonians battle the winter blues with a fantastic beachfront view, a blazing fireplace, the soulful sounds of live jazz and delicious food paired with some fantastic wines...

By Cari Coetzee 8 Jun 2018

The Script brings Rain to Cape Town
The Script brings Rain to Cape Town

Third time lucky for me as I got to experience The Script live at the GrandWest Grand Arena in Cape Town on Wednesday, 2 May 2018...

By Juanita Pienaar 4 May 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

#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

#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

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

Littlegig 2018 delivers on the hype
Littlegig 2018 delivers on the hype

Respect and a thousand thank you's to every single soul involved in Littlegig 2018 festival. Apart from the online hype, I had no real expectations, which is always the best way to have them surpassed and Littlegig does...

By Terry Levin 19 Feb 2018

Dan Patlansky chats new album
Dan Patlansky chats new album

Dan Patlansky recently released his ninth studio album titled PERFECTION KILLS. We swung a few questions to the guitar god to find out more about this raw, honest and bluesy album.

By Ruth Cooper 14 Feb 2018

Crash Test Dummies: Q&A with Brad Roberts
Crash Test Dummies: Q&A with Brad Roberts

Canadian 90s rock band Crash Test Dummies will be touring their greatest hits in South Africa this February. We sent a few questions through to the lead and the distinctive baritone vocalist Brad Roberts to get the inside scoop.

By Ruth Cooper 6 Feb 2018

aKing chat about opening for Crash Test Dummies
aKing chat about opening for Crash Test Dummies

aKing will be sharing the stage with Crash Test Dummies, along with Wonderboom and Bed on Bricks, during the Canadian rockers SA tour this February. We swung a few questions through to lead singer Laudo Liebenberg to find out more.

By Ruth Cooper 1 Feb 2018

Lost&Found chat new album
Lost&Found chat new album

Lost&Found, a two-piece alternative rock group consisting of drummer Jason Oosthuizen and guitarist/vocalist Glenn Hodgson, recently released their second album Snakes & Ladders. We got in touch with Hodgson to find out more.

By Ruth Cooper 22 Jan 2018

2017 Voice winner Craig Lucas chats debut album
2017 Voice winner Craig Lucas chats debut album

The Voice 2017 winner Craig Lucas's debut album Restless was released through Universal Music South Africa in October 2017. We got in touch with the singer to chat about the new album and his experiences on The Voice.

By Ruth Cooper 12 Dec 2017

#EntrepreneurMonth: Behind the scenes of SA's top festivals with Steyn Entertainment
#EntrepreneurMonth: Behind the scenes of SA's top festivals with Steyn Entertainment

We got in touch with Steyn Entertainment director George Avakian to go behind the scenes of what it takes to successfully manage one of South Africa's biggest and most popular music fests for #EntrpreneurMonth.

By Ruth Cooper 20 Nov 2017

+LIVE+ deliver with Reunion World Tour
+LIVE+ deliver with Reunion World Tour

If there is one band I'll never pass up the chance to see, it's +LIVE+. The Bellville Velodrome in 2006, frontman Ed Kowalczyk singing Throwing Copper unplugged in 2015, and now the 25-year Reunion World Tour.

By Shan Radcliffe 8 Nov 2017

#StartupStory: The Record Drop helps SA musicians become CEO of their own destiny
#StartupStory: The Record Drop helps SA musicians become CEO of their own destiny

Solo musician Damian Malgas has first-hand experience of the challenges faced when it comes to having your music heard as a new artist, often the main issue for up and coming independent artists is distribution...

By Ruth Cooper 8 Nov 2017

Shekhinah at the Red Bull Studios, Cape Town on 5fm Live - The Forbes and Fix Show - image credit: .
Shekhinah on her debut album, Rosegold

Singer-songwriter, Shekhinah explains what sets her and her music apart, who her musical idols are and the goals she ultimately wants to achieve with her music and with the release of Rosegold...

By Juanita Pienaar 7 Nov 2017

From left to right: Ready D, Neo Muyanga, John Gilmore, and Jason Storey,
Maths meets art - connecting two divided worlds

Vanguard: A month where math meets art, was created with the aim to connect ideation, dialogue and collaboration between education and the arts...

By Robin Fredericks 27 Oct 2017

Changing the dreamer's education through art and music
Changing the dreamer's education through art and music

Kurt Minnaar, founder of Dreamer Education, has been making strides in education with his unconventional teaching methods...

By Robin Fredericks 16 Oct 2017

Bastille chats SA tour
Bastille chats SA tour

In 2014, British rockers Bastille played to sold-out crowds in South Africa. Now, with the launch of their second album, Wild World, they return to tour Cape Town, Joburg, and Durban early next month. We got in touch with keyboardist Kyle Simmons to find out what fans can expect.

By Ruth Cooper 29 Sep 2017

Calling all EDM artists - Das Kapital wants you on his next album
Calling all EDM artists - Das Kapital wants you on his next album

DJ, producer and co-founder of Do Work Records, Das Kapital, is calling on music producers and artists across South Africa to submit tracks for possible inclusion in his upcoming album Das Kapital Presents Overtime Volume 2, due to be released in October 2017. We got in touch with him to find out more.

By Ruth Cooper 24 Jul 2017

#StartupStory: THAT Network helps creatives find clients
#StartupStory: THAT Network helps creatives find clients

South African based entrepreneurs, Shakirah Sky Dramat and Wayne Hipe Robertson, recently relaunched THAT Network, a startup, which aims to create a sustainable creative industry...

By Ruth Cooper 11 Jul 2017

Nostalgia hits hard at The Whitney Houston Show
Nostalgia hits hard at The Whitney Houston Show

The Greatest Love of All - The Whitney Houston Show celebrates the best of Whitney Houston, when she was at the top of her game...

By Juanita Pienaar 22 Jun 2017

#YouthMonth: Teen talent with Kwini Kuza
#YouthMonth: Teen talent with Kwini Kuza

Kwini Kuza, a six piece Durban Afro-pop band of 13 and 14 year olds was formed in February 2016 and is already garnering much attention for their mature sound...

By Ruth Cooper 2 Jun 2017

Justin Bieber: listless pop prince rides a tide of teen hormones
Justin Bieber: listless pop prince rides a tide of teen hormones

“My girlfriend left me for Justin Bieber, can I get a hug?” reads the sign a gangly teen holds. Seems like this strat is working, he has already amassed a queue of young nubiles waiting to get a cuddle and take a selfie with him.

By Ruth Cooper 18 May 2017

#MusicExchange: Mo-T
#MusicExchange: Mo-T

We caught up with Moshe Kgasoane, better known as Mo-T, the trumpeter from ever-popular band, Mi Casa to get to know the man behind the music.

By Ruth Cooper 15 May 2017

Boris Dzhingarov
Seven marketing tips for up-and-coming musicians

If as a musician you want a decent chance at becoming more recognised and making it to the professional circuit, you need to know how to market yourself...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 29 Apr 2017

DECA will wow fans at The Showroom in Prince Albert
DECA will wow fans at The Showroom in Prince Albert

Violinist Herman Steyn and guitarist Douw Steyn have teamed up to form the new music group DECA, and will be performing songs from their debut album Black Sails at the Showroom Theatre on Saturday, 8 April at 8pm.

By Daniel Dercksen 3 Apr 2017

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