Weekend 2 - 4 September 2011

Poster by Stathi Kougianos

Poster by Andre Pereira

Poster by Fabien de Fontenay

Poster by Jarryd Kin

Poster by Ben Rauch

Poster by Michael dos Ramos

Poster by Louis Minnaar

Poster by Jarryd Kin

Poster by Ben Rauch

Poster by Louis Minnaar

School Nights 29 August - 1 September 2011

Today we have something special to get you in the mood for Gil Hockman’s album launch tomorrow. Follow the link here for a free mp3 off the new album titled “Too Early In The Journey”

Poster by Niall Bingham

Poster by Eugene Kierman

Poster by The Assembly, Photo by Adriaan Louw

Poster by Jaco Haasbroek

Poster by Mary-Anne Hampton

Video Thursday No.7

If you like real Rock & Roll and you’ve been out to your local gig venue, you know Taxi Violence aka Rock out with your cock out!!! Today we bring you their latest video off their new Unpluged album Long Way From Home, directed and produced by Murg Film Design. The song is rad, the sound is rad and the video is, wait for it, RAD.

Sit back and enjoy Taxi Violence - Long Way From Home.

Weekend 26 - 28 August 2011

Poster by Bruno Morphet

Poster by Ryan McArthur

Poster by Si Maclennan

School Nights 21 - 25 August 2011

We would like to encourage more bands and artists to make beautiful posters for all kinds of events, be it gigs, film festivals or art exhibitions. It looks great on the dull walls of your city or our living room.

Something exciting happening, but without a great poster, is the Isochronous Inscape album launch tour starting in Pretoria this week. More about that here.

And onto the posters:

Poster by Farah Hernandez Martinez

Poster by Haasbroek

Poster by The Assembly , Photo by Adriaan Louw

Poster by Doug Gass

Artwork by Travys Owen

Video Thursday No.6

Today we bring you some talent from over the waters, Brooklyn NY to be exact. Dana Tanamachi is known for her special skill in custom chalk lettering. This is one for the purists again. It’s an awesome mix of old and new, but I have too say that here the old school wins by a fair margin.

Check out these time lapse videos to get a better understanding of what this little lady does. Enjoy.

Nagging Doubt “The Pull” from Dana Tanamachi on Vimeo.

Ace Hotel Room 1021 from Dana Tanamachi on Vimeo.

The By & By from Dana Tanamachi on Vimeo.

Weekend 19 - 21 August 2011

Yes, we are running at normal speed again and we have a fine collection of posters for you this week.

We would like to wish Bittereinder a successful tour out in Holland, including the Lowlands Fest, and can’t wait to see what the new Sleepers sound like!

Be there when it happens!

Poster by One Horse Town

Poster by Micheal Dos Ramos

Poster by Eaton Crous

Poster by Andrew Ringrose

Poster by Amber Myers

Poster by Louis Minnaar

Poster by Adam Hill

Poster by Mary Anne Hampton

Poster by Milkbox

School Nights 15 - 18 August 2011

I’m still a bit pissed off about not being at Oppikoppie this year and reading all the good and bad reviews on the blogs does not help.

Thanks to all the good reviewers for giving me some idea of what I missed this year.

No thanks to all the PR whores who are forced to mention (brand name here) 1000 times to pay for their tickets.

Poster by One Horse Town

Poster by The Assembly, Photo by Adriaan Louw

Video Thursday No.5

In this week’s video post we feature, yet again, the talents of Louis Minnaar. This time its for the new Bittereinder video - Slechte Mensen (feat. Tim Beumers). This video is one big visaul smack in the kisser. High intensity editing combined with the Bittereinder beat brigade makes it our favorite video for this week.

Here it is!

Oh yes, while we’re on the subject of Louis Minnaar look at this.

Week 8 -14 August 2011

After very long internet battles and other things I will not bore you with it seems that we are a go! again. At least you had the 10and5 Poster Picks and Chris’s Video Thursday posts to keep you entertained.

This is a slow start and after Oppikoppi it seems like everyone is resting and recovering. We hope those bruises are healing nicely.

Poster by Fred Viljoen (Room 13)

Poster by The Assembly, Photo by Adriaan Louw

Poster by Andre Pereira

Poster by Bruce Mackay

Poster by Toby Attwell

Poster by Ben Rauch

Poster by Pierre van der Naam

Oppikoppi Special

You might have seen these posters by Fanakalo on our Oppikoppi special on 10and5 but for those of you that have not, witness the awesomeness.

Video Thursday No.4

Today we feature the music video for the Pretoria based Folk outfit Fulka entitled, Dancing In Our Darkest Days. Directed by Louis Minnaar, a favorite here at Social Contract, the video fuses perfectly with the music.

Here’s an extract of Fulka’s bio that really captures the essence of their music - “Fulka’s drawcard lies in their clever merging of electronica and folk, making not only the often intimidating aural landscape of electronica palatable to listeners, but using it to showcase the complexity inherent to the seeming simplicity of the folk genre”. Well put indeed.

Sit back and enjoy Fulka - Dancing In Our Darkest Days.