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QOTSA Tribute 2017 at Mercury

Thurs 6 April 2017 Last year’s Queens of the Stone Age tribute show at Manila was one of the standout gigs of the year for me, great energy and vibe and loads of fun. Unfortunately this year’s edition just wasn’t … 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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Shortstraw, Grassy Spark, Young Hands & Veladraco at Manila Bar

Fri 29 July 2016 Balloons, a pinata, crowd-surfing and not least of all a formidable line-up of high energy bands came together at Manila the last weekend of July, where the space got so packed with sweaty revelers it was really tough … Continue reading

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Psych Night: Dangerfields, Tazers, Black Math at Manila

Fri 1 July 2016 Psych Night kicked off the month of July with their ‘Riders on the Storm’ edition, featuring  bands from 3 SA cities – Dangerfields from Cape Town, Joburg’s the Tazers and Black Math from Durban. Here are … Continue reading

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Punk’s not dead at Mercury

Fri 12 February 2016 Half Price, The West Coast Wolves, Monitor and the energetic show-stealers Swatting Bats put on a good old fashioned (read: sweaty) punk show at Mercury last Friday. There was loads of moshing, stage-diving and frantically-paced music … Continue reading

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