Do The Moths’ Gigs Just Have The Best Effing Flyers Or What?

Do The Moths’ Gigs Just Have The Best Effing Flyers Or What?

We don’t talk about The Moths nearly as much as we should. I don’t like to talk about “best bands” anymore (unless we’re talking DFA1979 cos “fuck you, bro”, best band), especially because you can’t turn left in South Africa anymore without knocking over a mic stand that belongs to the vocalist from a great band.

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New Art Parties In The Jozi CBD To Save Us From Soulless Mega-Clubs

New Art Parties In The Jozi CBD To Save Us From Soulless Mega-Clubs

You know what your mom said about bored people being shit people (or something)? Well she was wrong and one day she’ll realize it and it will be too late (for her). Two Birds One Stone productions are throwing a series of messy Art Parties in the Joburg CBD that they claim will work as an antidote for people tired of soulless mega-clubs that none of us actually ever attend anyway.

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This Weekend: South African Comics Fest In Cape Town

This Weekend: South African Comics Fest In Cape Town

I fucking love comics. American comics, British comics, whatever. But I’m particularly happy to inform you about the comics being made by South African artists. Especially over in Cape Town where, when people aren’t attending meetings about their personal brands or producing some of the best music in the country, it appears they’re cultivating a decent comics art scene.

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Star Wars Without Music Is Super Awkward [Video]

Star Wars Without Music Is Super Awkward [Video]

When I watch a good movie I’m pretty much bound to switch off at some point and forget that’s what I’m doing. That’s when I start to take the edits, the performances and the music for granted and just assume that Star Wars is a documentary about wartime in a galaxy far, far away.

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Keanu Thinks He’s Back To Rescue Puppies In ‘John Wick’ [Video]

Keanu Thinks He’s Back To Rescue Puppies In ‘John Wick’ [Video]

When was the last time we saw Keanu Reeves? I skipped out on 47 Ronin but before that I feel like the guy was out the way for a while. Not making independent pictures or anything, just not doing much that was prominent. Seems he’s back though and ready to tap into that action movie pedigree the way Tom Cruise often does.

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Those Album-Winning Beatenberg Reviews

Those Album-Winning Beatenberg Reviews

Five people just won signed copies of Beatenberg‘s debut album, The Hanging Gardens of Beatenberg. And in the process they produced some reviews we can use right here on the site. As Jaz might say, “Snap!” If you didn’t enter but you’re also into the post-ironic Gen-Y lovechild of Paul Simon and Johnny Clegg (with the lyrical humor of John Lennon) then I guess you missed out, son (or daughter).

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M-Net Movies Backs South African Stand-Up For Its Stand-Up Comedy Festival

M-Net Movies Backs South African Stand-Up For Its Stand-Up Comedy Festival

Well, they’re certainly standing up, aren’t they? Thanks. I’ll be here all week (because if I wasn’t, literally no one would post anything to this website ever again). Ok okes, I’m not funny, but that’s pretty much why we have comedians in the first place (this is covered in the Book of Genesis). 

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Channing Tatum Introduces The Dick Graze [Video]

Channing Tatum Introduces The Dick Graze [Video]

I can’t even remember a time when Channing Tatum wasn’t a huge star whose every action was my personal obsession. The guy starred in 22 Jump Street, which is undoubtedly the best movie that came out this year. Don’t disagree. The marketing handbook for the 2010s says it’s not a good look for anyone.

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Finally, Some Honesty About Godzilla 2014

Finally, Some Honesty About Godzilla 2014

Hey, remember how little actual Godzilla there was in 2014’s Godzilla? Yes, the very same one that featured a rather bland human lead played by Kick-Ass. And his even more bland human family. We’ve talked honestly about it from our side before, but a lot of the reviews praised it for its solid depiction of Godzilla, a monster I personally felt was hardly in it.

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Win Tickets To The New Danish Cinema Film Festival At The Bioscope

Win Tickets To The New Danish Cinema Film Festival At The Bioscope

Yes, that’s a picture of Ryan Gosling. It’ll become relevant shortly. The Bioscope independent cinema, together with The Embassy of Denmark, is hosting NEW DANISH CINEMA, an 11-day film festival that begins this week. The festival will screen over a dozen films from different eras, including many contemporary Danish films.

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