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YANGA TYIKWE: With a rather unlikely ensemble of Sports Illustrated model Kate Upton and rapper Nicki Minaj, the audience may raise their eyebrows before the film begins, but they will be pleasantly surprised at this hilarious but sadly romantic film.

The Other Woman, in a nutshell, follows the story of a husband, a wife, and his mistresses as they get wind of his multiple shenanigans and plot their revenge against him.

The film starts with tough corporate lawyer, Carly (Cameron Diaz) uncharacteristically falling in love with her latest fling, the handsome Mark King (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau). Seeing that she is smitten with him, her father Frank (Don Johnson) advises her to go visit Mark. It is when she surprises him late one night - sexy plumber ensemble on - that she is greeted by his wife at the door and learns the horrifying truth that he is, in fact, married.

SEB BURGER: Hosting a ‘private party’ last Saturday that saw a good amount of regular ‘monsters’ popping in for a surprise jol, the new owners of the former Monastery are opening the venue to the public this weekend. The establishment is in the process of changing its appearance and name, but this Saturday party-goers will get a sneak peak of what is to come. The events this weekend are meant to celebrate the inside renovations of the building and get everyone hyped for the grand re-opening during fest.

YANGA TYIKWE: With a rather unlikely ensemble of Sports Illustrated model Kate Upton and rapper Nicki Minaj, the audience may raise their eyebrows before the film begins, but they will be pleasantly surprised at this hilarious but sadly romantic film.

The Other Woman, in a nutshell, follows the story of a husband, a wife, and his mistresses as they get wind of his multiple shenanigans and plot their revenge against him.

The film starts with tough corporate lawyer, Carly (Cameron Diaz) uncharacteristically falling in love with her latest fling, the handsome Mark King (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau). Seeing that she is smitten with him, her father Frank (Don Johnson) advises her to go visit Mark. It is when she surprises him late one night - sexy plumber ensemble on - that she is greeted by his wife at the door and learns the horrifying truth that he is, in fact, married.

ELMARIE KRUGER: After more than 20 years of producing no new material, the Pixies have released a new album, resulting in mixed reactions from fans and critics alike. One thing is certain, though: the Pixies are not what they used to be. Much has changed in the 23 years since they released their last album Trompe Le Monde in 1991. One of these changes is the departure of founding member, backing vocalist and bassist Kim Deal, and her presence on the album is sorely missed.

In reality, Indie Cindy is an amalgamation of three earlier extended plays (unoriginally entitled EP1, EP2 and EP3), which means that the majority of the album’s material had already been heard by fans in September 2013, when the first of these extended plays was released.

JOHAN SAAYMAN: With three extended plays and two studio albums behind Swedish singer/songwriter Lykke Li’s name, her third studio album should come as no effort. This time Li seems to have delved back into her underground poignant cultist to create an album filled with a soul-wrenching set of ballads.

I Never Learn is different from 2011’s Wounded Rhymes in that the pace has been kept consistently and strictly slow. While this tempo means that the album is unlikely to be a go-to choice for listeners, it makes it a perfect match to a sorrowful day.

LISA KAHIMBAARA

You were nominated in multiple Sama categories. What does winning mean to you?
I could answer this with the typical: “Just being nominated was enough for me, winning would just be a bonus,” which as I think about it now is actually true. Clichés are cliché because they’re true. I didn’t expect to be nominated at all, and winning for “Best Alternative” was a blessing for me. That’s the one I really wanted. That’s the outsider’s award.

To answer your question simply: winning is nice, it makes you feel all warm inside. Once you’re nominated your mind goes straight to the possible win, which can be dangerous because there are more chances you’ll lose than win.

MICHAL-MARÉ LINDEN: Local blues legend Dan Patlansky headed back to the studio at the beginning of this year to record his latest offering Dear Silence Thieves. With Patlansky embarking on his album launch tour, Perdeby spoke to him exclusively about his seventh album and his plans for the rest of the year.

MAXINE TWADDLE: Asking Alexandria may not be a name you’re familiar with, especially if you’re not a metal fan. After the short South African leg of the British band’s From Death to Destiny tour, however, local music fans won’t easily forget Asking Alexandria. 

The band performed in Stellenbosch on 2 May and in Johannesburg on 3 May. They were supported at both gigs by local metal band Facing the Gallows.

Facing the Gallows proved to be a great choice for a support act. They did what any good support act should do and got the crowd – which had previously been somewhat disinterested – amped up. The band’s short set was well-received and was clearly influenced by Asking Alexendria. They matched the international band’s standard and were confident in their performance.

Chelsea Haith: On their third tour to Cape Town, Grahamstown local hard rock act Shackles and Bones are looking forward to three days in the Mother City. The tour runs from 1-5 May and will comprise of two gigs, one at  Zula Bar, the other at Obviouzly Armchair on 2 and 3 May respectively as the band will be travelling on 1 and 5 May.

LIZL LOMBAARD: Like all music festival lovers know, the only bad part of attending a music festival is the post festival depression which hits you like a very bad hangover once you have returned to reality. It’s a bittersweet feeling infused with a hint of nostalgia and anticipation for next year's festival.

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