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Calling all indie bands and future rockstars!

[Press Release] Converse Get Out Of The Garage is back for its third year in a row. This unique competition encourages artists from all across South Africa to upload their demos to SoundCloud or YouTube and then submit them to Converse via http://www.myssl.co.za/converse/ In 2012, Matthew Mole was crowned the ...

WIN: Tickets to Park Acoustics’ 4th birthday

This is a big 'un, you're not going to want to miss out. We're giving away one double ticket to Park Acoustics' fourth birthday bash on the 1st of June. Here are the details: Time: Gates Open at 10AM Venue: Voortrekker Monument, Pretoria Tickets: R250 Online at www.parkacoustics.co.za / R250 at Gate Free for ...

The band that Austin gave us

For me, South by Southwest 2014 in all its indie rock glory, mostly involved running from one venue to another to see some lesser-known bands I'd been stalking through this blog for years. But about half way through it, I managed to venture to a gig of someone whose music I'd never heard, but who I'd been following on ...

Green Thursdays: 30 of the Greenest Cities in the World

From The Cultureist: If you’ve had the opportunity to travel a bit, you probably know that Reykjavik is one of the greenest cities in the world, but New Delhi, on the other hand, may not have been an obvious contender. Other cities on this list, such as Chicago, are making extreme efforts to go green by implementing ...

Free Music magic this May: 2 albums + 10 songs

Monthly free music time. Hooray! Enjoy this rather brilliant playlist refresher: The Eels - Mistakes Of My Youth Perfect Pussy – “Candy’s Room” (Bruce Springsteen Cover) David Meulen - Remember Me Kaiser Chiefs - World Cafe - NoiseTrade EP Ozomatli - Brighter Bordeen - Broken Bones The Hold Steady - ...

SA Music Scene presents The Fluffy Fundraiser Festival

[Press release:] What started out as a quick visit to one of Cape Town's largest animal shelters, Uitsig Animal Rescue Centre, ended up in a full blown day festival. Uitsig Animal Centre has been notified to vacate their current premises in just 3 months which provides a secure home for 500 of our furry friends. In ...

Stream: the bouncy noise rock debut EP from The Living Statues

"The Living Statues inhaled the sounds of '64 off an LP of A Hard Day's Night and coughed up Jack White's blood onto Cream City brick. Evolving the pop sensibilities of the British Invasion with explosive garage rock textures, TLS will crack your bones like empty bottles yet leave you feeling oddly at home as if you've ...

DOWNLOAD: the catchy debut single from David Meulen

Let me tell you how you get directly into my brain with music: You start out with a quiet, but sure acoustic beat. you don't overproduce it or whisper your words annoyingly, you sing like you mean it. And then you drop your song into an upbeat and earnest howl of a chorus the beat of which will stay with your ...

Green Thursdays: Graywater 101 – Using Graywater to Green Plants?

Story from Earth911: Sponsored Post from: The American Cleaning Institute “Graywater” is a term bandied about by those in sustainability circles and a topic we’ve touch on frequently at Earth911, but many still have questions about exactly what graywater recycling is and if it’s really safe for the ...

2014′s best earworm so far

Meet New York's American Authors. This young band is one of the few cases I've seen lately of the music industry getting behind the push of a new buzz band. Normally, the sweet new sounds of our most repeated song of the year trickle down to us from some random name drop in a magazine, or another blog or writer I ...

Indulging in the mainstream

I bought a Foster The People album last week. For most, this would not be anything near a confession, but for someone who likes her bands to be really excited about reaching the 1000 Facebook fan mark, this was a big one. I bought my ticket to Top 40-ville and jumped into that blasted, dirty thing they call the ...

WIN tickets to Asking Alexandria in Cape Town and Joburg

Have you got plans for the first weekend of May? Because we've got some with Asking Alexandria that you're going to want to have, and thanks to Ramfest, you now can. Check it out: Asking Alexandria's first SA shows are: CAPE TOWN:  Friday 2 May, Klein Libertas Outdoor Theatre, ...

Wise words: Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band Hall of Fame induction speech

I've been feeling a little musically inspirationeless recently, which you might have noticed from the lack of new posts on the site. So that's why, this morning when I read the full text of Bruce Springsteen's speech when he inducted the E Street Band into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last night, it was worth more to me ...

Green Thursdays: 50 unbelievable facts about the Earth

Maybe if we know more about it, we'll take care of it better. Infographic from Cerious ...

Michael Lowman joins Tori Amos on SA Tour

Press release: Multi-talented Durban-born musician Michael Lowman will be joining Tori Amos at the end of June 2014 as the supporting bill guest artist on the SA leg of her world tour. Tori Amos returns to South Africa for four performances only in support of her latest album, Unrepentant Geraldines. Tori Amos begins ...

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