Thursday, December 18, 2008

Desmond at Mercury - Do it.

Don't forget Desmond are playing tomorrow night at Mercury. Click on the picture for more info. See you tomorrow night ya'll.

Fun pics from Zebra & Giraffe

So, I am working on a super review for Zebra & Giraffe for their Assembly show which will be published in the February issue of Chew Magazine. Look out for that. In the mean time, check out a few pics from the party below. Bare in mind, the good ones are being saved for Chew. There are some of bands (Ashtray Electric and Zebra & Giraffe) and there are some of people familiar and foreign.

Fun Summer times.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Metronomy - A Thing For Me

It's new from Metronomy. It's called A Thing For Me. It might be my favourite video of 2008. It's wow. Check it.

I am right hey?

Their Myspace.
Become a Fan.

Flight of the Conchords

If you are at all cultured, you would have watched and probably studied the first season of Flight of the Conchords. Good news, season two is coming out this January in the States, which means two days later you can download it off resnet. Nice.

Anyway, if you are feeling creative and feel like making a music video this summer, watch this clip.

Keen? Click here for more info and the MP3.

Flip, I am excited for Season 2!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Z&G at The Assembly, again.

Zebra & Giraffe are heading back to Cape Town for a show on Tuesday night. The venue is The Assembly. Click here for more details. They will be playing with Ashtray Electric who have recently been nominated as one of the MK best newcomers of the year (along with Zebra & Giraffe and others). Good on them.

If you missed Zebra & Giraffe at Kirstenbosch, click here. If you haven't yet seen their latest music video, Oxymoron, click here.

See you on Tuesday at The Assembly kids!

Bye now.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Assembly turn 1

A venue that has almost single handedly revolutionalised the music industry in Cape Town celebrated their first birthday on Friday.

Last night's party had hype surrounding it suggesting a monstrously huge evening of dancing to some of the best electro/hiphop/pop (an amalgamation) in the industry. They even had hardcore endurorailing around the stage in anticipation. It was a pretty spectacular setup, with Redbull quite obviously sponsoring the rig.
South African djs were a little disappointing injecting their mixes with loads of house music and drum and base. But, DJs, Food and DK were sublime, mixing tracks from different genres with seemless integration causing much craziness and appreciation.

Reminiscent of earlier Assembly days, Eskom had some fun turning off the lights every now and again to remind patrons that they were still in Africa. Luckily, Assembly had the generator on standby should it be needed. It was needed.

The good evening even included foosball by candle light. Special.

Happy Birthday Assembly! Well done for the last year. It has been an interesting journey. All the best for the next year and many more to come after that!


Late Of The Pier

Late Of The Pier, a great band out of the UK have been together since 2001. The have supported acts like Kaiser Chiefs and Hadouken!. When I saw Justice in London earlier this year at the Somerset House, Late Of The Pier opened for them. Unfortunately, I only realised that now, and we missed the opening act. Poo.

Some have hailed them as the next Klaxons, I wouldn't go that far. More of a Wombats come Mystery Jets sounding act. The music is happy and awesome to dance to. Too much and it gets poppy, but in doses it's super!

Here are two songs I really like from the band. The second song (Broken) is featured on Kitsune Maison 5 as a Fairy Lights mix. The act, Fairy Lights doesn't exist, instead it is a mix of the original song, done by the band. It is seriously banging (to use a jock word I have heard a lot of late).

Sober up - Late Of The Pier

Broken (Fairy Lights Mix) - Late Of The Pier

Also, check out the video for the tune for Space and The Woods.

Late Of The Pier Myspace

Become a Fan

Rad. Enjoy.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Chew Magazine

Chew Magazine was launched earlier this year into a market of readers that were in desperate need of something new. Chew provided that. This exclusively online available magazine is released every two months on free download.

The magazine features articles and pictures of the latest fashion from top designers, photography from the best in the business, lifestyle, books, bands and much more. They published an article I did about Louise Day Band. Click here to download the latest Chew Magazine. Did you miss the other two issues? One of the nice things about Chew is that on the site are all the issues released, past and present. You can even choose a cover for your magazine. On top of the perks of online magazining, while you browse the magazine on company time, you can listen to a song of one the featured bands you are reading about. Very cool.
Issue #1 (Dream Issue)
Issue #2 (Street ID)
Issue #3 (Tribute)

The next issue will be out at the beginning of Feb and promises to be even better.

Also be sure to check out the Chew Magazine Blog.

Johnny Neon - free downloads

Johnny Neon have just put up a stack of tracks from their album on free download. Pretty sweet. They are a huge two piece act out of Joburg/Pretoria (same place really). It would be super if they came back to Cape Town for a show. They haven't done it in an age! The last time they were here as a pair was for Sovereign Academy (if memory serves) and before that in February this year. Ben Rausch (Sassquatch) the keytar player in the band has been down a couple of times to dj, which has been freakishly fine! They have a video called Heart Attack.

Here are a couple of my favourite tracks from the list for free download.

Dance for a while - Johnny Neon

Heart Attack - Johnny Neon

Secretary - Johnny Neon

For the rest of the songs on download, click here.

Become a fan.

Their space.

Awesome, see you around Cape Town...

The winner of Lost?

A couple of months ago, the lads from Coldplay had a competition to see who could create the best music video for the acoustic version of their song, Lost?. This is what the winner put together and won himself a double pair of tickets to one of their huge shows in London with accommodation, flights and VIP backstage passes. Pretty sweet.

Rad. Good job.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Zebra & Giraffe - Oxymoron

It's new from Zebra & Giraffe. It's the first video that includes the whole band. Yes please! Check it out, they are huge! The song is called Oxymoron.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Little Hearts Festival

The Little Hearts Festival in support of children's charities is this weekend (5-7 December) and has some interesting acts.
Glenn Robertson Jazz Band

Failing Forward

12th Avenue

The Beams

Tasha Baxter

Chasing Friday

The Plastics



Mark Schellhas

Andy Lund & The Mission Men


The Gugulethu Tenors



JacSharp (electro)

The Lancaster Band

Louise Day Band

The Brothers Streep

Captain Stu

Josh Grierson

Julia Jakobsen

Josie Field

Forgotten Superhero

Hot Water

Go along to the amphitheatre at the V&A to catch your favourite acts.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

New Loud who?

It's about freaking time that the New Loud Rockets performed again. It's been an Age. They have finally finished their academics for the year (they are all very academic [except Phil]). The last show they played was at Rocking The Daisies earlier this year, a distant memory for those who were there.

I was chatting to John the other night and he said they have a load of new stuff they are working on. Don't all bands? Let's hope they are ready to show some of it to the fans come Friday night (5 December).

So they are playing at a club/place called R.O.A.R. (right of admission reserved?). Worst club name ever? Also, it's in Obs. I haven't heard anything in their genre in Obs since Armchair days.

When are they going to release a new music video? Steve has shaved and looks like a backstreet boy with his white (matric dance) shoes. They should do a sarcastic (or serious) boyband type video. Hmm, or is that too Blink182?
Dave went dark months ago, but the fan page still features this pic with him with white straight hair! Annoying.Come on guys! Fire your manager (if it's his fault), but evolve!!! I love the guys, that's why I can say these things. I am not even going to get started on their Myspace. It's as if it's been abandoned! Get your stuff on Itunes as well. I could go on, but I won't. They just need a kick in the pants really.

Anyway, get down to R.O.A.R on Friday for a jol. They are being supported by The Lottery Tickets.

Event Page.

Get Nasty - Animal Instinct.

Get Nasty, this Thursday has a theme. Yay. They used to have themed parties all the time, but the last Get Nasty (as far as I am aware) didn't have a theme. Well, it did, but really a dressup theme. But I heard that I missed out big time. So, now that we are into the serious holiday swing, get down to LB's (above Joburg) in Long Street. Dress like an animal I assume.
Photos from the last Get Nasty.

Event page.