Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Got your tickets to the Gun Show?

Levi's Young Guns presents Howard Roark teaming up with class act Ashtray Electric. These two will be rocking out together at 14 Hope Street in Cape Town tomorrow night, 12 June. Go celebrate the end of exams with some quality music and friends.
For more information about being on the guest list, click on the above event picture. Have a look below at the debut Howard Roark music video titled, "You Got The Moves". I shall keep my opinions to myself. You decide what you think.

"You Got The Moves"

Go along and support. From my experience, Howard Roark are much better live than recorded!

Thursday, June 5, 2008

I Blogs their video, on my wall!

The famous rockstars from up North have just launched their new music video! Desmond & the Tutus are well known throughout South Africa for their original sound (huge African twist with a touch of Kings of Leon) and lively characters. The video was launched on Thursday, 29 March, at The Tokyo Star in Joburg. With familiar supports like DJ Data Takashi, DJ Sassquatch and others, the party could only have been huge.

Here is the video from one of South Africa's brightest talents, directed by Greg Rom.
Desmond & The Tutus show off, "She Hangs the Pictures on the Wall"

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Justice †

Justice, the French electronica/dance duo sensation have recently released there latest album called † (aka Cross). It's full of their own stuff (no remixes).

Justice are known the world over for mixing acts like Digitalism, MGMT and many others. Have a listen to the MGMT remix below.

There has also been A LOT said about there new(ish) video called STRESS. Is it really very controversial? Have a look below.


Then there is their older video called D.A.N.C.E. Possibly the greatest video of all time. Watch it.


I am seeing Justice in London on the 11th July.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Freshlyground stand against Xenophobia!

Friday night was one of the happiest gigging nights on Cape Town’s music calendar. Thanks to Zolani, Kyla and the boys who rocked out (or kwaitoed out/popped out/afro-fussioned out?) The Assembly this weekend, loads of chilly Cape Townians came down for a jol with a good cause. Freshlyground decided that all the proceeds from the gig would go to the fight against Xenophobia in South Africa. Zolani apologised over and over again for the way the Africans were treating the foreigners.

It was obvious that Cape Town appreciated this sentiment. Cape Town were getting down. The crowd was diverse; hippies, old folk, youngsters and even the odd indie kid who didn’t get the memo.

Freshlyground, arguably South Africa’s most well recognised band, couldn’t have asked for a better reception. It was huge, but intimate. In the words of the designer, Carly Morgan Ledward, “If you close your eyes, you feel like you are in a shibeen.”

This oversized shibeen was transformed (once again) for this gig. The conventional big stage was sacrificed for a stage against the wall on the left, creating a long hall effect, lined with Red Cross banners and flags. It worked, although (it must be said,) the sound wasn’t at its greatest.

But, big up to The Assembly for hosting one of the most enjoyable nights since Sovereign Academy.

Well done for supporting a good cause Cape Town

[Photographs from Freshlyground]