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  • Watch Bruce Springsteen Perform “Free Nelson Mandela”

    Watch Bruce Springsteen Perform “Free Nelson Mandela”0

    Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band opened their historic first show in South Africa at the Bellville Velodrome with a rousing performance of The Special A.K.A.’s “Free Nelson Mandela.” Read our full report on the gig here and check out the sound check and pre-show interview we did here.

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  • Warrick Sony Says Juju is Just ‘A Blip on the Radar’ on a Global Scale

    Warrick Sony Says Juju is Just ‘A Blip on the Radar’ on a Global Scale0

    Warrick Sony discusses Mad Science, Juju, P.W. Botha, and being named “Sony”. When Rolling Stone came up with the idea for this column, they said they’d like me to do a regular feature called “Yesterday’s Heroes”, in which I would contact old South African legends and “road-less-travelled musicians” and ask them what they’d been up

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  • Video Premiere: Brett Newski’s “Dirt”0

    ‘I wrote the song to cope with all the anxiety going on’ “Dirt” is the first single from Brett Newski’s upcoming 2nd album, American Folk Armageddon, that’s to be released later this year by Milwaukee, WI record label. “The song was written in Saigon, Vietnam after several months of solo travel around Asia”, Newski told Rolling Stone. “I

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  • Video Premiere: Bittereinder – “Die Slagting”

    Video Premiere: Bittereinder – “Die Slagting”0

    ‘We were largely inspired by the ridiculousness of post-modern life, the absurdity of trends, our collective inability to ‘keep up’, the shallowness of celebrity and fame…’ “Die Slagting” is the third official single and video from the Pretoria-based electronic/rap trio Bittereinder off their second album, Die Dinkdansmasjien. The single is also the group’s second Afrikaans-Dutch rap

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  • Van Coke Kartel’s New Video: Bloed, Sweet en… Plooie?

    Van Coke Kartel’s New Video: Bloed, Sweet en… Plooie?0

    Afrikaans garage rock gods go back to the future in “Klein Wêreld (As SA jou Wêreld is)” video What do you get when mash-up the prosthetic transformation of Moby’s 1999 hit “Natural Blues” with the old-age home setting of Bloodhound Gangs’ comical classic “Fire Water Burn”? Well, you get Van Coke Kartel’s new video, “Klein Wêreld (As SA jou

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  • Van Coke Kartel – “Klein Wêreld (As SA jou Wêreld is)

    Van Coke Kartel – “Klein Wêreld (As SA jou Wêreld is)0

    What do you get when mash-up the prosthetic transformation of Moby’s 1999 hit “Natural Blues” with the old-age home setting of Bloodhound Gang’s comical classic “Fire Water Burn”? Well, you get Van Coke Kartel’s new video, “Klein Wêreld (As SA jou Wêreld is)” off their SAMA nominated album Bloed, Sweet en Trane. *SAMA Smackdown: Twenty 14 – What we say,

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