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Desmond & The Tutus, Retro Dizzy & Runaway Nuns at Mercury

Fri 19 May 2017 Handsdown the fullest I’ve seen a venue for a local gig in a long time – from 9:30 the street outside Mercury was totally parked up and by the time headliners Desmond & the Tutus took … Continue reading

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ROAR relaunch: Jack Parow, Ohgod, Alive at Midnight & CC Project

Sat 22 April 2017 ROAR did a bit of revamp and chose a diverse lineup for the inauguration. Jack Parow headlined with one of the craziest sets I’ve seen in a long while – featuring the whole front row of … Continue reading

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Leftöver Crack (US) at Mercury Live

Fri 10 February 2017 American crust punk veterans Leftöver Crack played a highly sweaty and energetic show at Mercury at the beginning of Feb, with support from The Shabs (formerly the Shabeen), Monday Morning Justice and Half Price, who were … Continue reading

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Punk goes pop at Mercury

Sat 5 November 2016 Featuring 50% original material and 50% covers (of super commercial pop songs, for the most part), Punk goes pop was highly entertaining for a night containing a such a high concentration of Justin Bieber, Beyonce and Taylor … Continue reading

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Dance, you’re on fire, Veladcraco & Young Hands at Mercury

Fri 21 October 2016 It’s been years since I’ve seen Dance, you’re on fire, and like many I was keen for their return show in Cape Town at Mercury. They shared the stage with The Plastics, Veladraco and Young Hands, as … Continue reading

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