Your weekly dose of creative cool: A 70’s party, a magazine launch, and great live music

Another week’s gone by and another (long)weekend lies ahead. Not sure what to see, do, or listen to? We’ve got you covered. This week’s dose of creative cool sees impasto works, a joint magazine and exhibition launch, and a catchy new music video to name a few. Check it all out below. 

Events 

Weheartbeat x Subterranean Wavelenghth feat. Card On Spokes

Taking place at Melville’s Glory, Weheartbeat teams up with local label Subterranean Wavelength to play host to a night of great music courtesy of artists such as Daev Martian, Micr. Pluto, and of course, Shane Cooper aka Card on Spokes. Check out the details here

That 70’s Fest

Bellbottoms, sideburns, and psychedelics abound, it’s That 70s Fest! With a line-up featuring the likes of Black Math, The Tazers, Sol Gems, Boxer, and Make-Overs, this is an event you’ll not want to miss. “Paisley shirts and floral dresses are encouraged,” say the organisers, “Just don’t take the brown acid.” Details and tickets this way

CONTE MAGAZINE | #20Something Issue Launch and Exhibition Invitation

Conté Magazine is a contemporary creative portfolio publication, developed by two young black, South African creative-entrepreneurs as a platform to showcase and profile the work of other young creatives across various sectors and the African Continent. This Friday 28 April sees the launch of their #20Something Issue as well as their exhibition at 44 Stanley. The evening will serve as a platform for creative collaborations and conversations with the various industry players driving Africa’s creative landscape. More info on Facebook

 

Exhibitions

Woza Sisi Exhibition Opening 

Photographer Dahlia Maubane, with the support of the National Arts Council of South Africa (NAC), is hosting the photography exhibition opening of Woza Sisi this Saturday. The ongoing body of work explores a group of women working as hairstylists around Mahikeng, North West. Head through to Bradford Park, Long Distance Taxi Rank in Mahikeng to check it out. Details here

Matthew Hazell- diss·topian para·dice

diss.topian para.dice is a solo show by painter Matthew Hazell which opened on Wednesday night at Linden’s No End Contemporary gallery. Impasto-style painted pieces form much of the artist’s body of work and if you’ve yet to see it, this exhibition looks set to be the perfect introduction to the artist. The exhibition runs until May 10. More details over here.

Music

NORMVL Still – A Music Video @ByLwansta

Durban-based rapper ByLwansta dropped a brand new music video recently. The video itself is simple and effective, filled to the brim with animation and effects. Click play below to see ByLwansta move along to his own infectious track, and find more by the artist on Soundcloud.

A Carnival of Fears by Yellow House

Singer-songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist from Cape Town, Yellow House, recently released his debut EP A Carnival of Fears. Written, recorded, and produced in the artist’s home studio, the six track EP is a light, dreamy and atmospheric offering from the artist. “This project has been brewing over the last four years through trial and error, until I found the voice that perfectly summed my consciousness up, and captured the essence of the project,” says Yellow House. Give it a listen below. 

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