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2009-09-22 14:30
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Pretty Blue Guns
Garage rock, blues and country meet at the crossroads on this deceptively laid back ballad about selling your soul for rock 'n roll. Off the CT combo's debut album, 'Cutting Heads', produced by the multi award-winning Schalk Joubert.
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Die Heuwels Fantasties
Hip indie dance rock combo celebrate Heritage Day (aka Braai Day) by hooking up with heavyweight hip-hop players HHP and JR, and the Grammy winning Soweto Gospel Choir. It's a contagiously fun colab with Die Heuwels' Pierre Greeff singing in English, HHP and JR keeping it reall and the Soweto Gospel Choir adding their soaring African harmonies: "So it's a fly day. We call it a braai day...."
Listen/Download: Our Heritage.

Ella Joyce Buckley
Nu-folk songbird gives fans of Joanna Newsom their fix on this chiaroscuro ballad draped in moody narratives drawn from dream imagery in sublime arrangements for piano, guitar and zither. Off her critically-acclaimed album 'For Astraea'.
Listen/Download: The Birds

Rus Nerwich
Funky Mother City sax man gives jazz giants Art Blakey, Jackie McLean, Lee Morgan, Jimmy Smith, Dexter Gordon and more a shout out on this percolated jazz joint off his Sama-nominated album, Under the Poetree.
Listen/Download: For the Love of Jazz

Kuti Kult
Emcees Mayihlome Tshwete and Mpumelelo Bomvana give Spaza rap fans their fix with this brassy shout out off Pioneer Unit's Planetary Assault collection of killer sounds from the Mother City hip-hop underground.
Listen/Download: The 7th Horn

Dance, You're On Fire
Joburg-based indie rockers bid their vocalist/keyboardist Nic Simmonds farewell with this progressive rock riff and wail workout that's taiolr made for fans of Muse.
Listen/Download: Even When He Wins, He Fails

This week's Killer Classic 'From the Vault'

Cult singer songwriter shares this fabulous psychedelic folk tale about "waiting for the man". Off his classic album, 'Cold Fact'.
Listen/Download: Sugar Man

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