Sthembile Gasa

Rapped over the knuckles

I would like to rectify a slight blunder on my part. It would seem that I have totally got the wrong end of the stick when it comes to what exactly the “D-ToX Sundays” sessions, formerly at Berlin in Melville, is all about (it’s now at Roka Bar in Milpark). This was pointed out to…

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The Sunday ‘detox’

Irony. This was a word that was passed around quite a lot this past weekend. I am quite sure that the readers of this prestigious blog space are quite learned and know what the word means. For effect, though, I shall add the definition as defined by ioroony [ahy-ruh-nee, ahy-er-] — noun, plural -nies….

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Back to basics

I’ll be the first to admit that my neighbour’s cat has seen more action than this blog these past few weeks. But a dire social scene and the weather to match is enough to get any party-goer to sit down and reflect, which is what I have been doing. I have been taking a breather…

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Weekend lockdown

This past weekend was both the Johannesburg party person’s dream and nightmare: so much to pick from and so little time. The Arts Alive programme was out in full swing, there was DJ Kenzhero’s monthly Party People session, there was the annual Soweto beach party … I could go on but then this post would…

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Swimming upstream

I am not officially part of the mainstream party crowd! This revelation comes after being told that I was the “insider ” on all underground happenings around Jozi. Underground, I suppose, is all that happens in Newtown and downtown Jozi, where your typical (this here is subjective) party people don’t usually find themselves. You know,…

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A love for Darfur

So this is how it’s going to go down: Artist A comes in and says a bit about why he or she is here and why the audience is here, performs a couple of tracks and then we run with the celeb-studded public service announcements and hey presto! We have raised awareness about the plight…

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A gathering for a good time

Good music? Check. Beautiful people? Check. The fundamental need for a good time? Check. All of thosewere to be found at DJ Kenzhero’s Party People (snicker) at Roka Bar in Milpark on Saturday. Dare I say this was the greatest party I have been to this year? Premature as that revelation might be, it is…

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A Vintage Sunday

SOWETO … “where you usually get slapped if you act like a clown …” Thankfully there weren’t any bozos running around and nobody got slapped this past Sunday at the Levi’s Vintage Sundays at the Backroom in Pimville, Soweto. No it was filled with discerning grown folk who had come to listen to the soothing…

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Phenomenal women

Celebration of the fairer sex took place in Newtown this past weekend and boy was there a feast for the ears and eyes! The Newtown Women in Arts was the most prolific with Divas such as Simphiwe Dana, Thandiswa Mazwai, Wendy Oldfield and Zamajobe performing at various venues in and around the cultural precinct. Simphiwe…

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There’s a new spot in Town. Well relatively new I suppose, it was the first time I had ever heard about. And that was because of an affiliation with the person who was going to host a show happening there last Saturday. (more…)

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