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May, 2015

  • 13 May

    Making Music with a Violin and Machine

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    Catherine Roland On 2 May 2015, Durban-based electro duo Veranda Panda hit Friar Tucks in Grahamstown as the second last stop of their Going Coastal tour.  Liam Magner and Jane Baillie got the Friars crowd pumping like you’ve never seen before.  Baillie’s electrifying violin performance was met with applause from …

April, 2014

  • 23 April

    Q&A with Michael Lowman

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    By Alizwa Mnyatheli Sensual Guitarist Michael Lowman stopped by in Grahamstown last Saturday to grace  the champs stage and give locals a taste of his . Activate sat down with him and chatted about his influences, his last album and his future. You first picked up the guitar at 17. …

March, 2014

  • 15 March

    [Q&A] Shadowclub return to Grahamstown on second album tour

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    By Alizwa Mnyatheli and Sebastian Burger Follow @Sebburger Johannesburg trio Shadowclub are bringing some bluesy rock ‘n roll to Grahamstown tonight, with what will no doubt be a killer performance at the Union. Activate caught up with them and found out how they make their music, whether they record sober …

  • 11 March

    [Video Q&A] Rhodes University Gentleman

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    Activate sat down with the Rhodes University Gentleman and spoke about everything from his inspirations to his relationship status. Produced by Tebo Ramosili. Interview by Sara Steiniger.

October, 2013

  • 22 October

    [Q&A] Need a little Goodluck before exams?

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    By Ash Erasmus Follow @Erazmus1 and Sebastian Burger Follow @SebBurger This year, Grahamstown has seen some top notch South African acts grace us with their presence, and in one last blow out before exams, Goodluck is here to entertain. With tracks such as ‘Hop On, Hop Off’ and ‘Taking it …