John Newman’s international success continues with the UK modern soul sensation’s first highly anticipated tour to South Africa. Always happy to give South Africans great music, presenting partner Virgin Mobile, radio powerhouse 5FM and Seed Experiences have announced that John Newman will now perform live in concert on Thursday 24 April at Joburg’s Town Hall Lane, Newtown. Due to unforeseen global tour rescheduling, the Joburg show set to take place at Sowing the Seeds Music Festival, has been moved to a one-night performance in Joburg.

“Working together with John Newman’s management and booking agency to find a solution that best suits everyone especially the fans, John Newman will now perform a day earlier in Joburg. We believe he is perfectly suited to an urban concert experience and along with Virgin Mobile our presenting partner, we look forward to bringing his fans a night to remember,” says Brian Little, Seed Experiences managing director. “True to our brand heritage, Virgin Mobile loves music – it’s in our DNA. That’s why we’re excited to be bringing the latest music to eager fans, by being involved in urban concert events such as the John Newman SA tour.

Through our partnership with Seed Experiences we aim to give concert goers a unique Virgin Mobile experience to remember,” says Jason Hair, Virgin Mobile Chief Operating Officer. “Along with our partners Virgin Mobile and 5FM, we can now give our South African fans the opportunity to enjoy one of two great John Newman experiences in Cape Town and Joburg. Fresh from the recent successes of a sold-out Bastille SA tour and the highly praised Olmeca presents Mad Decent Block Party, Seed Experiences continues their momentum by producing a John Newman concert event like no other.

Be ready for a sizzling, swinging, roaring music experience; with décor, lighting and production to match. It’s the return of the era of big sound and big style. As one British music review put it: “Hearing John Newman live, you’re truly in the presence of something big. It’s as mesmerising as it is memorable”. The UK “blue-eyed boy” has burst onto the international music scene and critics and fans alike are calling John Newman the new voice of modern soul.

His breakthrough sound, catchy lyrics and unique voice are filling the airwaves from London to Los Angeles. The four-time Brit award nominee – including for Best British Male Solo Artist and Best British Single – is best known for his infectious tracks ‘Losing Sleep’, ‘Love Me Again’ and ‘Cheating’. ‘Love Me Again’ has already sold over two million singles worldwide, peaked at no. 1 on iTunes and charts in several countries, and has racked up a whopping one hundred million views on YouTube.

This is not a music event you want to miss. So dress the part, get your swing on and prepare to be mesmerised by John Newman live in concert, presented by Virgin Mobile, powered by 5FM. A stellar local supporting lineup will be announced soon; stay close to Seed Experiences on Facebook and Twitter for all the news and tune into 5FM for updates and chances to win tickets.

Tickets are on sale through General Admission: R395, VIP: R695 Good Hope Centre, Cape Town – 23 April 2014 Buy tickets here: Town Hall Lane, 66 Carr Street, Newtown, Johannesburg – 24 April 2014 Buy tickets here:

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All Seed Experiences events are supported by GWM and Puma South Africa.


Rick Ross – Nobody (Explicit) ft. French Montana, Puff Daddy


Rick Ross’s much awaited Mastermind album was released a day early on iTunes instead of the much anticipated scheduled 04 March. Mastermind, the rapper’s sixth solo LP, was scheduled to hit stores on Tuesday (March 4), but the boss made an executive decision to release the album on iTunes a day early.

Have a look see what the boss-man has in-store.



John Vlismas is back. And this time he has brought the fate of mankind with him. After the extraordinary success of the multimedia feast that was ‘40’ last year, John Vlismas has embarked on an exploration through the fiery depths of the world coming to an end. The anarchic comedian has ruffled some feathers, insulted some Afrikaans icon that likes to speed on the highway and show us all his take current affairs, but ‘Revelations’ promises to be something a bit different from what he has done in the past.

Every generation is determined to believe in the world ending in their lifetime, from Mayan calendars to the Big Kill, to particle experiments gone wrong, even Obama being the Antichrist, and yet we always survive.

This is the one of the themes of Vlismas’ latest orgy of dark belly laughter.  Other nerves he promises to attack with razors are: family, friends, children, peace, hope, faith and charity, as well as an all-out attack on the current president, or “that totally busted thief of an **shole” as he refers to the head of state.

Vlismas also says that while he has focused on massive production design recently, this show will also be a return to basics – “comedy is an intimate act between me and you, f*** the tricks and whistles, this show is about the jokes, the speed, the taboos – I’m going back to basics here, more laughs per minute… there’ll be some nice touches, but this is all about me and the crowd having a really good time…”

“As middle age advances, I feel the urgency to poke holes in accepted reality increase… we’re running out of time to point out the flaws in our own plot, and the arc has already peaked – so this show is to make sure that no stone has been left unturned, and by stone, I mean racism, corruption and mentally retarded country singers called Sunette.”

He describes his show as a “sacred cow apocalypse” while his mother claims it is a “surgical tour de force to be reckoned with” (she may have been drinking, it was already late morning when we called.) His father commented, “Oh, Christ, is he still trying to be funny?” and a former geography teacher was heard to say – “he’s very odd, I’m not surprised the other boys tried to kill him.” We say “revelations” is a razor sharp rampage, a stand-up monster tap dancing across your mind. Open up, here he comes…

Catch John Vlismas, in his usual foul but thought-provoking mood with sound, lights and jokes that will leave your brain begging to be hosed down.

Seriously, you don’t want to miss this extravaganza of your mind going ‘I can’t believe he just said that and I just saw that!’ Who knows, there just might be a well-known local music act that performs at the show but you will just have to go and find out for yourself, won’t you.
“Revelations” – Sacred Cow Apocalypse.

The Lyric Theatre, Gold Reef City Casino Complex, JHB.

 23 & 24 May 2014 – 2 Nights, 3 shows only.

 Tickets are available now at Computicket




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This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to rock to the sounds of DREAMSHADE a heavy metal band, presented by Favour The Brave Agency. This concert is your gateway to party like a rock star.

Favour The Brave Agency in collaboration with Horang Music is proud to present Swiss based Melodic Heavy Metal extraordinaires, DREAMSHADE (SPINEFARM RECORDS) Live in South Africa. DREAMSHADE have been shredding through stages across Europe and USA in promotion of their highly acclaimed latest release “The Gift Of Life”.

Playing their infectious style of heavy metal in the vein of IN FLAMES, SOILWORK, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, ALL THAT REMAINS; the band has taken the metal world by storm with their melodic hooks and amazing performances. DREAMSHADE will be supported by newcomers THE DRIFT throughout their tour that spans across Pretoria, Johannesburg, Durban, Port Elizabeth & Cape Town.

 Tour dates below:

08/05 – Live-The Venue, Durban
09/05 – Pool City, Port Elizabeth
10/05 – Mercury Live, Cape Town
16/05 –Arcade Empire, Pretoria
17/05 –Rumours Lounge, Johannesburg

Watch DREAMSHADE’s latest video “Your Voice” –


Tickets are on sale nationwide through as well as at Computicket outlets and Checkers stores.