We recently (positively) reviewed Felix Laband at the Brickfields event so his album launch today at the Lister should be fantastic.
He has lost none of his joyous light yet moody edge. Felix seems like he has been around forever and hopefully he'll be around a lot longer.
Added by Jozi Review on November 30, 2011 at 11:00 — No Comments
The Frown's video for their song The National. Is the best video I have seen since... ever.
This video ticks all my boxes. A good song, disturbing imagery, great post production, a visceral touch, a connection with the artist so close you feel like you are being damaged by them. I could/can/will leave out any opinion on the song. This video is an art piece that needs no music it tells its story and punishes you for watching.
We start out watching a woman who is…Continue
The Leopard in Parkhurst is a new place that I recently discovered. I am not sure as to how long it has been there but I cant think for very long.
The service is easy and friendly (with more beautiful waitresses) they currently have no liquor licence and cannot sell you wine by the bottle but the white by the glass was super.
There is an ease about the place and as more and more friends arrived to hang out. The more annoying my presence must have been as we…Continue
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Nice* in Parkhurst is an old favourite of mine, which makes this review slightly skewed and biased, but to be honest I dont care.
By chance I went there twice on two days, I had the same dish twice and both times ... delicious. I usually have the Poached eggs and bacon in a toast basket but this week I spread my wings, tried new things and had the salmon and scrambled egg toast basket. The eggs are light, moreish and delicious, the salmon... is salmon and therefore delicious and…Continue
Added by Jozi Review on November 27, 2011 at 10:30 — No Comments
BamBam and NewClr launched their online stores tonight at the courtyard in 70 Juta. BamBam's focus was on shirts, caps and watches. NewClr's is on multi medium art.
Beautiful shirts, caps and watches and beautiful Multi Medium Art.
The works in the NewClr store itself are magnificent. I may be partial to skulls, wings and beautiful woman, but I know when something is beautiful for its…Continue
I saw Cool It at the Nouveau Cinema in Rosebank.
I am generally sceptical about Global Warming doccies. I am a defeatist with regards to the planet, I think we are heading for disaster and we have no hope. We dont care enough and the people/countries/companies that matter truly dont give a damn.
So this film was an interesting change for me. I remain sceptical about our chances to "save the world" but it was still interesting to hear a person with a differing viewpoint to the…Continue
tonight at BamBam at 70 Juta from 5pm:
ContinueNewClr and Bam Bam are launching their online stores with a special event on Thursday 24 November. Lost&Found will feature an exhibition of prints and Tshirts along with a few other surprises. Everything will be on sale on the night so come and spend an evening under the city sky and check it out.
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Added by Jozi Review on November 24, 2011 at 9:30 — No Comments
Muse Room presented by ROOM
An exhibition of work by Waynne Barker and Don Searll. This exhibit is just wonderful, The curators of the ROOM let us in after closing time to allow us to enjoy it. Gladly explaining how it worked and what the pieces represented.
3D art to me can be tacky, gimmicky and unrefined. Sure there was an element of that here, but still it was so great to see. The theme…Continue
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I cannot express clearly enough what Bokkie and the Moment in Time do to me. I first heard them play in earnest at the beginning of the year at Love and Revolution in Melville. I was going through a break up at the time and I remember a sweet voice letting these jazz standards escape from Sian Eliots mouth. Like her voice was not a part of her. That the powerful voices those songs belong to had let go of the control and allowed her to take these…Continue
Added by Jozi Review on November 22, 2011 at 9:30 — No Comments
The Brickfields Festival @ Carfax
This was nothing short of brilliant. I am a confessed live music junkie and I have little or no patience for dj’s (dont argue, its not live music). That said I was beautifully and wonderously transported by Felix Laband and Digital Rockit at Brickfields.
I was not on drugs, but they made me feel like I was. It might have been the people, the atmosphere the freezing cold temperatures outside, the strange ass jungle beats inside.
Added by Jozi Review on November 21, 2011 at 11:10 — No Comments
The Robot orchestra at Wits was dissappointing.
The idea was that 3 music students compose music which they were being examined on, 2 Interactive Media students and one Electrical Engineer student would build and program robots to play the compositions.
It sounds awesome, especially if you like music and robots.
Stage was set with a number of drums including Timpanis as well as Tubular bells a xylophone and some cymbals. You might gather from those instruments that there…Continue