Grassy Spark – Serious About Fun.

Picture this, you’re taking a nap at your parents house after a reckless weekend in Jozi, playing at one of the shows that never fails to amaze the energy-filled crowd. Yup, you’re recovering from smashing it at Boosh! Now, imagine waking up to the news that your 7 piece band has just been chosen to “Open The City”.

Well, that’s exactly what happened to Josh from Grassy Spark a short week ago, and let me just tell you – he’s fucking pumped. Josh and the rest of the crew will be opening for the likes of The Kooks, Milky Chance and The Cat Empire this coming weekend, not once but twice.

Firstly it’ll be a joyous home crowd at Rocking The Daisies in Cape Town and less than 24 hours later they’ll be doing the same damn thing for Jozi’s crowd at In The City. As you can imagine excitement levels are high and that made for a rad phone call with the dude.

This is actually the third time we’ve interviewed Grassy Spark and the progression these dudes have made throughout the years is inspirational to say the least. We discussed what it’s taken to get from where they were to where they are now and as far as we can tell it’s all boiled down to hard work.

If you’ve yet to follow their social channels, you’ve missed out on a campaign a digital agency would be proud of. These guys have realised how important it is as a band to properly market themselves, while every other band was begging fans for support and votes – these dudes were giving their fans reasons to vote for them. Like, dude this shit is pure class -> 

With weekly releases much like the video above, the bands social channels have grown at a rate of 150 likes a week, that’s pretty damn good. Now, while their entire character as a band is all just fun and games, Josh has informed us that they are very serious about this, they don’t see this as a small time thing and are planning to continue kicking ass and growing as a band. We wish them nothing but the best of luck and cannot wait for them to break into the big time and tour internationally. 

Oh shit, you thought we were going to tell you how rad these dudes are and then not even give you a chance to witness the freshness? Pshh, head on over to our Facebook page and tell us who won ‘Open The City’ and stand a chance of winning double tickets to this weekends madness ;)

P.S – this is who bru – – – – – –




Red Bull X Fighters 2015


From his perch at the top of the union building gardens, Iron Mandela watched over the mayhem unfolding below. The month long endeavour to create the course for the Pretoria stop of the X Fighters world tour was complete. Four hundred truck loads of earth where carted in along with an assortment of kickers and huge steel quarter pipes. Truly it was an epic playground for the mentally unstable. This would be the fourth event of the five stop tour and with the overall championship still up for grabs those chasing it were hungry. Continue reading

X-Fighters 2015, It’s the final countdown!

After a sold-out South African debut last year, Red Bull X-Fighters heads back to Pretoria on September 12, featuring the same phenomenal lineup that made history at the midsummer classic in Madrid. The 2015 season is entering its home stretch, and – with four riders still clutching a chance for the World Tour title – the fight will reach a fever pitch.

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Mumford & Sons in South Africa in early 2016

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“The last eight years have taken us to some incredible parts of the World, from Goa to Tasmania… Orkney to Walla Walla. The fact that we get to visit these places, meet fascinating and inspiring people, and play our songs everywhere we go is pretty much the whole reason we started this band in the first place – you guys know how much we love touring, we’ve mentioned it enough times!

Well, it is with great excitement, that we can announce one of our most anticipated adventures yet, South Africa! Many times we’ve tried to make it work, but this coming February, it’s happening and we couldn’t be happier about it. We’ve got a handful of shows across the country, some really great artists sharing those stages with us.

We know it’s been a long time coming and we hope to see you there to toast the occasion.

Long Live!

T, W, M & B.


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Gentlemen of the Road and Hilltop Live presents: Mumford & Sons live in Pretoria in partnership with 947

Saturday 6 February

Monument Amphitheatre, Pretoria

Tickets: R499 from Computicket



Woodstock Festival 1969 – 3 Days of Peace & Music

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These are some photographs of the first ever woodstock festival which was held 15 to 18 August 1969 and had over 400 000 people attending. Woodstock was definitely one of the pivotal moments in music history and thank God for the photographers who were there recording history in the making.

Enjoy theses legendary photos

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Oppikoppi – Fantastic Mr Vos Vos

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This years OppiKoppi was quite a different experience. Firstly, I’d love to know how or who stopped people from shouting OPPI and retaliating KOPPI – purely to kiss them right on the face and sincerely thank them.

That wasn’t the only difference at this years, Mr. Vos Vos, in fact, as NAZ sees it, it was a distinctively different experience. This year, we didn’t have any interviews and almost no responsibilities. It was beautiful to be freely intoxicated before the sunset. Red eye Jedi – without stuttering some arb questions to the likes of Sibot or The Kiffness.

In fact, a month prior to Oppi we had yet to even request media passes from the lovely, Erin Crous, thankfully she was kind enough to allow us last-minute entrance into the festival.

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Clarkson Hammond May Live 2015 feat Ken Block

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Last weekend was a world first as Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May started their solo world tour after being sacked by the BBC. I think they have done something great by getting back up and getting on with what they do best, talking about and play with awesome cars. They also had special guest Ken Block and his customised 1965 Mustang there to blow the socks off the crowd.

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Parklife gourmet food and music festval


Another Parklife festival kicked off on Sunday morning 3 May at Marks Park in Johannesburg. This years Parklife had a new and fancy gourmet twist which saw some lavish food stalls showing face and bringing some much-needed tasty treats to all the hungry music lovers. This festival really does an awesome job of filling a gap in the Jo’burg calendar and letting us squeeze out the last warm weather that autumn has to offer, all while listening to amazing artists, eating fancy food and spreading out on some of the finest lawns the city has to offer. It’s an awesome picnic setting and the perfect place to get a little bit loose or just to hang out with your family or friends and soak up the sunshine. As for the music, the lineup was a perfect mix of local and international talent with 3 stages situated in various parts of Marks Park and a great rotation of awesome performers.

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