SA’S FUNNIEST MINISTERS…UMM…COMICS HIT JOBURG FOR NANDO’S PRESENTS MASS HYSTERIA “The Long Bunfight to Freedom”

What should we, the people, do when the lights go out? How should we react when corruption strikes? And how should we respond when government fails us? We should laugh – laugh until we cry!

Nando’s presents Mass Hysteria: The Long Bunfight to Freedom is a comedy of (government) errors, a tale of (in)competence and the story of ministers gone very, very wrong. Continue reading SA’S FUNNIEST MINISTERS…UMM…COMICS HIT JOBURG FOR NANDO’S PRESENTS MASS HYSTERIA “The Long Bunfight to Freedom”

HERE THEY ARE – SA’S TOP COMEDIANS! PRESENTED AT THE SAVANNA COMICS’ CHOICE AWARDS 2015

Amidst much hooting, cheering and hilarity at Teatro Montecasino last night, eight South African comics walked away with the most prestigious award the local comedy industry has to offer – a beautifully crafted Waldo statuette.

Waldo, like the winners, represent the very top of the industry as voted for by the country’s comics themselves.

Directed by much-loved funny man, Alan Committee, the show was a brilliant, slick blend of satire, music, sketch and, of course, stand-up comedy by all the winners who were present. Continue reading HERE THEY ARE – SA’S TOP COMEDIANS! PRESENTED AT THE SAVANNA COMICS’ CHOICE AWARDS 2015

BOB LOVES DYLAN PRESENTS: THE JOHNSON TWINS PERFORM “ATLAS HANDS”

Bob Loves Dylan is a collective of friends whose passion for film and live music have combined to form a fresh, bi-monthly Take Away Show Series.

Their third video features multi-instrumentalist twins Tessa and Julia Johnson (Al Bairre and Touchwood). About the experience Julia spoke honestly saying: “Tessa and I grew up playing duets and singing together. Since starting TouchWood and Al Bairre we haven’t really had time to play just the two of us. So we were really grateful for this opportunity as it reminded us of how much fun it used to be back in the day.” Continue reading BOB LOVES DYLAN PRESENTS: THE JOHNSON TWINS PERFORM “ATLAS HANDS”

LIVINGSTON (UK) – TOURING SOUTH AFRICA AUGUST 2015

There are few bands that really manage to make the quiet/LOUD dynamic work to its full power, but Livingston are largely masters at this craft” – Kerrang!

This foursome display their technical prowess with… A viscous soup of alternative rock with atmospheric elements.. Singer Beukes Willemse’s voice is simply haunting. 9/10” – Big Cheese.

Livingston (UK) performed at Oppikoppi The Fantastic Mr.VosVos on Saturday 8 August. Frontman Beukes Willemse says: “Two days and three showers later and I only just managed to get the red dust out from under my finger nails. Our show at Koppi however is a different matter and will take a lifetime to get out of my head. Absolutely amazing to play at such an amazing place to such amazing people. I’ll never forget it. Thank you Oppikoppi!” Continue reading LIVINGSTON (UK) – TOURING SOUTH AFRICA AUGUST 2015

THE McGREGOR POETRY FESTIVAL 2015 ‘GROWING POETRY’

Programme: www.mcgregorpoetryfestival.co.za

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The small village of McGregor, near Robertson, in the Western Cape is gearing up to host the 3rd McGregor Poetry Festival which will take place from the 27th to 30th of August this year. There is once again a great programme offering lovers of poetry a wide selection of events to attend. Festival attendees can look forward to attending poetry readings by Ian McCallum, Antjie Krog, John Maytham, Adam Small, Lara Kirsten, Patricia Schonstein, Petra Müller and Gert Vlok Nel to name just a few. Continue reading THE McGREGOR POETRY FESTIVAL 2015 ‘GROWING POETRY’

CAMPHILL VILLAGE MUSIC FESTIVAL

Saturday 31 October 2015.

Camphill Village Westcoast, 40 Km from Cape Town.

BEATENBERG, JUST JINJER,

OTTOMAN SLAP, BOOTLEGGERS, SWALLOWERS OF TIME.

Camphill Village West Coast will be hosting their second annual music festival on 31 October.  The event will start at 13H00 and run until 19H00. The line-up includes popular South African artists: Beatenberg, Just Jinjer, Ottoman Slap, Bootleggers and Swallowers of Time. Continue reading CAMPHILL VILLAGE MUSIC FESTIVAL

ROYCE WOOD JUNIOR releases his debut album ‘The Ashen Tang’

After a fruitful 2014 that saw the release of two acclaimed EPs alongside writing and production credits for some of music’s most promising new names, Royce Wood Junior announced details of his eagerly anticipated debut album. Titled The Ashen Tang, the 12-track LP was released on London-based label 37 Adventures on 29th June 2015, and is now available in SA through Sheer Sound/Gallo Record Company.Moonlit soul stomper ‘Midnight’ is the first single taken from the release and already on the 5fm national radio playlist. The track sees Royce’s honeyed vocals and squelching synths underpinned by a skewed garage beat and shuffling percussion that ends in a satisfying clattering crescendo, in an ode to that strange twilight hour where one day ends and another begins and yesterday’s mistakes can be erased, or at the very least slept on. Continue reading ROYCE WOOD JUNIOR releases his debut album ‘The Ashen Tang’

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