Music Festival Review: Corona Sunset

From midday till the sun set, Corona Sunsets had its crowds enjoying a solid good vibe in the sweltering heat of Cape Town. When described, Corona Sunsets is about bringing “to life the transformative moment of sunset through music and culture, and Corona invites their fans to enjoy life and raise a bottle as the…

Burn the Floor: A Dance Production Review…with wine!

Be still my pop culture heart! I’ve seen similar dance productions played through my TV screen in some of my favorite movies and television shows, and figured I’d get my chance to experience the spectacles once I’d touched down in New York, and experienced the marvels of Broadway like a true tourist. The first and…

Crossover Culture or nah?

I love it when networking comes together 🙂 I got to talking with Jeremy of the band Original Swimming Party, and they are co-hosting a pretty rad event called ‘Crossover Culture‘ next Friday the 13th, at the club venue known as The Assembly. It is going to be an event co-curated with Vincent Manzini from Ikasi Experience, and…

Hello from the Bay side

So I decided to brave the wave of early summer sweat-stained bodies and do some window shopping in Greenacres – a mall in Port Elizabeth currently undergoing a major facelift. Making itself known with loud, embarrassing and echoing wails, and gnawing contractions, my hungry tummy led me to a new establishment to get my grub…

Ollie in London: The Days that followed Fashion Week

Following London Fashion Week, and the scrumptious food consumed during said week, I turned full-on tourist. I gave up the stiletto heels for functional shoes, big coats and scarves. One thing I can say about world travel is that once you know what vibe you’re into, you’ll find a mellow way of getting to it…

Ollie in London: Day 1

Day one in London and I woke up at 7am, lazed about in bed, updated all my social media and let all the important people know that I’m alive and well. Following a revitalizing hot shower that washed off 24 hours of travel, I spent a while picking out what to wear in accordance with…

New Music Review: Better the ghosts that we know

One of the things that constantly surprises me when it comes to the new age of South African music, is the fact that I can still like something that’s formulated from an already-functioning motif. Lebolukewarm brings us a new single called “Lesilo” under the credit of the Camera-shy guys – aptly named considering the video…

Thirty Seconds to Mars Biggest South African Fan

Whose the biggest, baddest South African fan of epic music-makers Thirty Seconds to Mars? Yeah, that’d be me! Don’t believe me? Who ordered a custom onesie with glow-in-the-dark words and symbols as a homage to the band? Who got one of the expensive official wonderland packages that included CDs, t-shirts, accessories and meeting the band?…

21st Birthday Wish List 2014

So it’s happening… I can see the wrinkles forming, the garrison calling, my fate no longer stalling. I recently had my students do an essay on what a birthday means, and some of the things they pointed out made me realize the extent of the coming responsibilities I’ll have. On the 09th of June 2014…

Festive Verisimilitude

I’ve been ‘Missing in Action’ for a while now owing to the fact that I’ve been committed to some serious family obligations of the traditional sort. I’ve had to migrate hundreds of kilometers to aid in the culminated closing of one of my cousins Bildungsroman ceremonies. While I was not initially keen, and woefully feeling…

The Voice of Nonhle

We support local talent because of the possibilities it initiates. We reign well wishes and exclaim happiness at local talents making themselves successful as an affirmation of the hard work and dedication these artists put in. It’s not everyday someone can say someone they know is an international star. Guess it’s my time to brag. Nonhle…

Sunday Sepia

How you like me now? Pretty cool right? I’m rocking beige skinny jeans from Woolworths, A leather jacket from my friend, a JT from Woolworths, and my customized Converse with silver spikes ‘cuz #TaylorGang folks. That is the only way. So how’s your Sunday going? Mine is pretty chill hey. I do a daily shower/Karaoke…

The trials of Fandom

I guess for people who spend hours, upon days and weeks working on music and films, perceive fandom as trivial. I guess spending days learning lines, forming  instrumentals to accompany tears that dried out into words, is hard. But what drives your constant need to be the best? What solidifies the standardization of excellence? I…

New Music: More than Lukewarm

This is a debut video. Artist: Lebo Lukewarm Featuring: Reason Song title: “I Want You” Produced by: The Vowel We are loving Lebo’s sound.  Honestly, initially I’m always wary of rap music that comes out in this age. Too much time has been wasted listening to meaningless, unhinged garbage laden with cheap imitations and cliched synthetic sound….