Shifty Christmas Rash – Free Album Downloads

I have been in recovery since the big party on 24th September. Well actually, it’s more like I retreated from the world in monastic meditation after a sort-of-like momentous religious experience. The truth is that Shifty September and the few months leading up to it...

Celebrate Shifty September

Shifty Records, the Alliance Française of Johannesburg & the South African History Archive (SAHA) are pleased to present: SHIFTY SEPTEMBER: Celebrating 30 years of seditious sounds A Heritage Month tribute to the Shifty Records music label, combining exhibitions,...

Singing the praises of South African popular-music legends

South African postal service honours South African music legends in a series of stamps, “Music can change the world because it can change people,” said well-know Irish singer-songwriter and musician, Bono. This is especially true in Africa, where music is an integral...

Urban Creep reunite for Oppikoppi 20th Anniversary

20 years after their performance at the first Oppikoppi Festival, #OK20 welcomes Urban Creep back to her stage for a legendary performance. Oppikoppi turns 20 years old this year and is on the 7 – 9 August in Northam. All the information at www.oppikoppi.co.za...

No Direction Home

The first time I saw Gary Herselman, he was going under the name Piet Pers and was thrashing the bass on a wild night that some old-timers at Durban’s Central Methodist Church probably still talk about over cups of tea. It was 1989, and a motley audience of...