SCAM hits 5FM

August 29, 2009

By Pierre Potgieter

After much anticipation and lots of excitement, Rhodes rapper SCAM (a.k.a. Matthew Callcott-Stevens) will hit 5FM with his hip-hop music, soon to be played on both Gareth Cliff and DJ Fresh’s shows.  Although he defines his style as hip-hop, there are strong elements of rap in it, with witty lyrics laid over the unique beats of DJ Abstrakt’s mixes.

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A good time, in and around G’town

August 29, 2009

By Samkelisiwe Dlalisa

After the hectic Intervarsity weekend, it seems people are looking forward to upcoming, calmer weekends. As promised I will be giving you the best ways to have a “lekker jol” in and around Grahamstown in many different ways without having to get drunk.

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Book Review: The Interpretation of Murder

August 3, 2009

By Maya Sapieka

Set in 1909, in the midst of the flourishing industrial revolution in New York, The Interpretation of Murder is a fast-pace thriller about a the hunt for a terrifying serial killer. The novel takes you through various plots and is gripping from the very beginning.

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SAMA 2009!

August 3, 2009

By Mpho Hlapolosa

The 15th annual South African Music Awards show was staged on the 2nd of May at its traditional home, the Sun City Super Bowl. From the celebs walking on the yellow carpet to fans screaming their lungs out in support of their favourite artists, this was an event not to be missed. The spectacular showing of South African talent and entertainment rocked the Super Bowl and has left many South Africans eagerly anticipating next years offering.

Keeping the audience entertained as the host for this year was comedian and television host Mr. “oh so handsome” Trevor Noah, who kept the crowds in stitches.

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Pop-Splat – The Renaissance of Shakespeare

August 3, 2009

By Tafadzwa  Mlambo

Corruption, politics, revenge, murder and the all-important shock factor; Ian Martin’s new book Pop-splat has it all. A story set in South Africa and, better yet, Grahamstown specifically, injects new life into dreary Shakespearean literature in the form of the ‘disgusting life of Matt Dreyer, Hamlet of the 21st century.’

The author explores a sick South African psyche and tells a story that is filled with cruelty, violence, perverted sex, mad revenge and bitter despair. But it is a story told in the form of an over-the-top, zany black comedy.

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Listening to the rain, while listening to the soul

August 3, 2009

By Jamaine Chiwaye

“People get to see themselves on stage. They relate to each and every character on one level or another. They laugh, cry, sigh and breathe because of such a bond that could only have been created by Minghella.” So said Christine Balt, who acts in one of the scenes of Listening to the Rain: A Tribute to Anthony Minghella which recemtly ran at the Rhodes Theatre.

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Zebra and Giraffe top of the food chain

June 17, 2009

By Jane Rosen & Kirsty Hoggons

Pic by: Marcus Maschwitz

With influences like Marilyn Manson, Bloc Party and Muse, it is no wonder that Greg Carlin, the lead singer and only member of Zebra and Giraffe, would describe his sound as “Dark Pop”. Despite the fact that we are yet to understand the origins of this bizarre band’s name, this man is taking South African music to a whole other level.

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