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Live – Another look

So we dragged ourselves through to Live again, in the pissing rain… Why? to catch Asleep in Transit, Black Math, Catlike Thieves and The Plastics of course.
Not much to say on arrival, was quite a slow start to say the least, but it is Durban after all, a bit of water from the heavens and everyone stays at home.

Asleep in Transit

First band kicked off at 21:30 by that time the place had started to fill up nicely. First band was Asleep in Transit, must say they put on quite a rad performance, followed by the ever popular Catlike thieves, these guys always seem to have a good little crowd on there feet moving to the music. Shane, if you read this, you’re still a ‘toti boy, don’t come with this durban kak right.

3rd on the lineup was Black Math, well I had never heard them before, and don’t think I’ll be in a hurry to watch them again, they seemed to have a good general sound, but clearly they hadn’t learnt what lyrics are yet, maybe they’ll get around to putting some words to their melodies, which may make the noise a little more appealing.

Catlike Thieves
Catlike Thieves

Lastly, the band I was there to see, The Plastics… before we go on here’s a little info about the band

The Plastics
The Plastics

The Plastics started in late 2007 when the Righini brothers decided to expand their old punk band HOAX, and reform it with a fresh take on music. Having been constricted for too long by boundaries and bursting with new ideas that wouldn’t fit into any mould, they set about creating The Plastics. Soon after they started this endeavour, classically trained guitarist Karl Rohloff joined the band on bass and Arjuna Kohlstock on lead guitar to create the retro blend of bluesy indie, disco-punk sound that is known as The Plastics today.

Unfortunately I didn’t get to stay for more than 2 of their songs, They only hit the stage at a little before midnight. What I heard was good, and the crowd seemed to be saving themselves for when this band to entertain them.

The Plastics
The Plastics

One thing that still hasn’t changed… the bar service at Live is TERRIBLE, I have always said this and have always had a problem with it. Really something that needs to be sorted out.
Apart from that its still the best Live Music venue in Durban so PLEASE do everyone a favour and head over to http://www.livethevenue.co.za/index.php/promotions and sign the petition, we can’t afford to lose such a rad place.

Crowd VIbes
Crowd VIbes

photo credit: http://www.geecee.co.za

Reflections ~ Splashy Fen 2012

Wednesday night, the car was packed and ready to go. I had work the next day, but managed to organize to leave at 11…
As soon as my time was up I was out the door and on my way home, excitement growing steadily.
Arriving home we had a few last minute things to organise and then we headed off in convoy with Teight productions. Continue reading Reflections ~ Splashy Fen 2012

2012 MK Music Awards

MK, the Afrikaans music channel, hosted their 6th annual music awards show last night, Friday, 23 March at the South African State Theatre in Pretoria

Glad we featured the amazing Van Coke Kartel, earlier this month, as they really dominated the ceremony and manage to walk away with 3 awards, Continue reading 2012 MK Music Awards

Splashy Fen 2012

With just over 2 weeks to go till Splashy Fen 2012, you best be getting your camping stuff together and make sure you have your tickets ready for whats set to be another amazing weekend up in the mountains.

This years lineup of artists is one of the best I have seen in a good few years with the likes of Zebra & Giraffe, E.X.P.L.O.S.I.O.N, Gangs of Ballet and The La Els just to name a few. Continue reading Splashy Fen 2012

SHOUT launches new song and app

About Shout

SHOUT For A Safer South Africa was launched in Johannesburg on March 16th 2010. Sparked by the senseless murder of Lucky Dube in 2007, fellow musicians Danny K and Kabelo resolved to create a movement that both raises money for crime prevention programmes and the rehabilitation of offenders and gives the nation a voice in the fight against crime. Continue reading SHOUT launches new song and app

Die Antwoord turn down Lady Gaga

“Weird shit’s been happening, like fucking Lady Gaga asked us to tour with her and we’re like, ‘No, don’t worry about it.’
Our stuff is like fucking hardcore like solid heavyweight! We want it to be like a secret mind-fuck! People are like what the fuck is this the first time they hear it. Continue reading Die Antwoord turn down Lady Gaga