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Join Blood Brothers on 9 September at Carnival City for the biggest rock ‘n roll party of the year

10 of South Africa’s biggest music heroes.  One stage.  Three Hours of non-stop power hits.

South Africa’s first rock super group, Blood Brothers, formed in 2015 to join the Vrede Foundation in the fight against cancer.  They are back and ready to perform another 3 hour concert of their own non-stop power hits, as well as the songs that inspired them.  Experience the rare opportunity to witness 10 of our best local talent together on one stage for one night only at Carnival City on 9 September.

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TWIN ATLANTIC NEW ALBUM GLA: RELEASE DATE SEPTEMBER 9TH 2016

Scottish rockers Twin Atlantic, are set to release their new album, GLA, on September 9th. (Red Bull Records) They recently released the video for the first single off the album “No Sleep”, a track playlisted on the BBC’s national pop music station Radio 1 where it was named “Hottest Record In The World” and “Track Of The Day” by leading British music bible, Q Magazine.No Sleep” was heard for the first time on SA radio on Stephanie Be`s show on 5fm on July 11th. It is also playlisted on various campus, community and online radio stations nationwide. South African fans got to see Twin Atlantic live at Oppikoppi 2015 and One Night in Cape Town 2015. The band received rave reviews. In the words of music journalist Wayde Flowerday: “Twin Atlantic proved a point at Oppikoppi 2015. Not only are they a phenomenal recording band, but they are a powerhouse of a live act. Definitely one of the highlights of the festival!” Continue reading TWIN ATLANTIC NEW ALBUM GLA: RELEASE DATE SEPTEMBER 9TH 2016

EDISONTIDE Release Their First Single ‘The Conspirator’

EDISONTIDE release their brand new single ‘The Conspirator’ today as part of an exclusive campaign with iTunes and Apple Music.

‘The Conspirator’ is the first single from Durban-based EDISONTIDE’s self-titled debut EP which is available on pre-order from today and due for release on Friday, 26 August. The single is available immediately as an instant track download when pre-ordering their EP on iTunes.

Pre-order the EP here: https://itun.es/za/RHt2db Continue reading EDISONTIDE Release Their First Single ‘The Conspirator’

FRIENDS DON’T LET FRIENDS DO BORING THINGS!

Friends don’t let friends do the same old thing over, and over, and over again. You know what we mean: those hours wasted in traffic getting to and from work; all that time spent in a queue at the bank, or all that time on the couch watching soccer when you could be in the field.

Life’s too short to live on repeat. So Red Heart Spiced is flipping the script on the everyday, the boring and the routine. Continue reading FRIENDS DON’T LET FRIENDS DO BORING THINGS!

THE McGREGOR POETRY FESTIVAL 2015 ‘GROWING POETRY’

Programme: www.mcgregorpoetryfestival.co.za

Book at Computicket.

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’

LOCO DICE TOURS SA WITH NPO BRIDGES FOR MUSIC TO SUPPORT EDUCATIONAL PROJECTS

Announcing the first official fundraising tour for this year, Bridges for Music is proud to welcome German DJ and electronic music producer Loco Dice on his first visit to South Africa this February. Loco Dice’s tour forms part of Bridges for Music’s fundraising initiatives for educational projects like its music and multimedia school in Langa — or the various scholarship programmes that have already helped underprivileged South African artists to perform on global stages like Tomorrowland or Glastonbury. Continue reading LOCO DICE TOURS SA WITH NPO BRIDGES FOR MUSIC TO SUPPORT EDUCATIONAL PROJECTS

AXE AND SKYROOMLIVE.COM DELIVER FIRST 3D LIVE STREAM OF AN A-LIST ARTIST EVER: BIG SEAN

AXECESS JOZI: IN ASSOCIATION WITH CHANNEL O

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Axe, the lady-pulling, fashion-strutting, limo-riding lifestyle brand has upped its coolness factor a notch by commissioning SA’s top Internet streaming company SkyRoomLive.com to live stream AXEcess Jozi featuring Big Sean.

Not only is this the one of the first international acts to ever be live streamed globally from SA, the show will also be filmed and streamed in 3D – a groundbreaking worldwide first for an A-list artist.

From 3pm on the day of the mega-festival, 1 February 2014, urban music fans can log on to SkyRoomLive.com and watch AXEcess Jozi, in association with Channel O, live from any tablet, smart phone, laptop or Internet television.  The stream will also be available in 3D on a switchable player, so you can switch between 3D and HD should you have a 3D television set or screen.

‘We’re aware that lots of hip-hop fans outside of Jo’burg won’t be able to get down to Mary Fitzgerald Square for the show’, comments Vincent Viviers, Brand Manager for AXE South Africa, “We thought it’d be great for Axe to give them the ‘AXEcess’ to experience the concert from home, so we are really pleased that anyone outside of the greater Johannesburg area can now logon and watch the spectacle live, online.”

More than 200,000 people are expected to logon and experience the multi-cam broadcast worldwide, which is great news for the stellar South African line-up.  AKA, Khuli Chana, Teargas, Reason, DreamTeam, Da L.E.S, DJ Dimplez, Khenzero, DJ Feel & P.H and DJ Tira are looking forward to this mass exposure on a global scale. The online chat function makes the show really interactive, creating an engaging experience for all those involved.

Top SAMA/MTV Award winning music video director, Eban Olivier, will use a minimum of five 3D cameras for the show, delivering exciting angles and a top-quality viewer experience. It’s no wonder that they’re ranked no. 12 in the world on iRocke for Online Content Providers, alongside the likes of iTunes Festival, YouTube and the Red Bull Sessions.

Of course, the company behind the festival is G&G Productions, SA’s top youth brand who produce some of the country’s top annual youth and urban events.  It’s only fitting that the pioneers of everything cutting-edge should be the ones who’ve introduced 3D streaming to the South African festival market.

Follow Axe’s Facebook and Twitter pages closely for announcements about tickets, awesome giveaways and prizes to be won.

#AXEcessJozi

Doors for AXEcess Jozi at Mary Fitzgerald Square open at 1pm on Saturday 1 February 2014.

Tickets are on sale for General – R350, VIP – R550 at Computicket.

http://online.computicket.com/web/event/axe_presents_big_sean/765261160

www.computicket.com, 086 915 8000

 

Gates open: 13:00pm

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/627474133957855/

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/axesouthafrica

Official Website: http://www.axecess.com

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/axe_sa

Join axecess.com and claim the VIP-entering, lady-pulling, fashion-strutting, limo-riding lifestyle you deserve. Get AXEcess. Get In.

 

Big Sean links:

Official Website: http://uknowbigsean.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/uknowbigsean
Youtube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/BigSeanVEVO

THE PRETTY RECKLESS – Release new album ‘Going to Hell’ March 17th

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THE PRETTY RECKLESS
TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM ‘GOING TO HELL’
MARCH 17th ON COOKING VINYL

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 ONE OFF LONDON SHOW ADDED 24th March 2014 

FANS CAN PRE-ORDER THE ALBUM AND VARIOUS MERCH BUNDLES
BEGINNING TODAY FROM WWW.GOINGTOHELL.ME

 LISTEN NOW TO BOTH SINGLES
“GOING TO HELL” AND “HEAVEN KNOWS”
HERE: WWW.YOUTUBE.COM/TPROFFICIAL

“The Pretty Reckless are about to set fire to rock ‘n’ roll. The genre’s been begging for an honest-to-goodness firestarter like Taylor Momsen for years now. Rock music is about to go up in flames with Going to Hell. It’s easily one of our most anticipated records of 2014.”

ARTISTDIRECT.COM

“It looks like 2014 is going to be the year that The Pretty Reckless prove their doubters wrong, once and for all”

Kerrang!

 It has been announced that the second THE PRETTY RECKLESS–titled GOING TO HELL–will be released March 17, 2014. The band has also launched the new album pre-order bundles with unique items (outlined below) which can be pre-ordered HERE.

Initial orders of the CD will be available in a Limited Edition Softpack design, pull out poster, and will include two bonus tracks. Fans will have the opportunity to purchase any of the below bundle packages when they pre-order GOING TO HELL, HERE:

•      Limited Edition CD (features 2 bonus tracks)
•      Deluxe Bundle: Featuring Limited Edition CD, T-shirt, Wristband and Totebag
•      12” Vinyl (features a download card with 2 bonus tracks)
•      Vinyl Bundle: Featuring 12″ Vinyl, T-shirt, Wristband and Totebag

Tracklisting for GOING TO HELL:

1. Follow Me Down
2. Going to Hell
3. Heaven Knows
4. House on a Hill
5. Sweet Things
6. Dear Sister
7. Absolution
8. Blame Me
9. Burn
10. Why’d You Bring a Shotgun to the Party
11. Fucked Up World
12. Waiting for a Friend

Available on LTD Edition physical & Itunes Deluxe ONLY:

13. Going to Hell (Live Acoustic)
14. Sweet Things (Live Acoustic)
*Itunes Deluxe will also have track ‘Only You’ available as an exclusive.

‘Going to Hell’ will also be available to pre-order from Amazon & Itunes.

THE PRETTY RECKLESS have previewed four songs from the upcoming GOING TO HELL album leading up to the pre-order. 

The official music video for the album title track “Going To Hell,” leads the way with over 2.5 million views, a lyric video for the bracing “Follow Me Down,” a teaser for “Burn”, and Fan Lyric Video (compiled from fan Instagram submissions), for the current single “Heaven Knows”, which is available to buy on itunes HERE.

There will be an announcement for the official video for ‘Heaven Knows’ soon.

Last Autumn, THE PRETTY RECKLESS embarked on a critically acclaimed “Going To Hell” headlining tour in North America. The band kicks off 2014 headlining the SnoCore tour in North America starting January 29 in Lincoln, Nebraska, before heading overseas to open for FALL OUT BOY on the “Save Rock And Roll European Tour 2014,” starting February 28, 2014 in Madrid, Spain (complete list of tour dates below). For tour dates and tickets, visit:http://www.bandsintown.com/theprettyreckless.  THE PRETTY RECKLESS have also just announced a one off London show at the Electric Ballroom on 24th March 2014.

SNOCORE (with Heaven’s Basement, The Letter Black, Crobot)

Jan 29            Bourbon Theater               Lincoln, NE
Jan 30            Wooly’s                            Des Moines, IA
Feb 1             The Eagles Hall                  Milwaukee, WI
Feb 2              Mojoes                             Joliet, IL
Feb 4              The Machine Shop            Flint, MI
Feb 5              Phoenix Concert Theatre   Toronto, ON
Feb 7              Montage Music Hall           Rochester, NY
Feb 8              The Palladium                  Worcester, MA
Feb 9              Upstate Concert Hall         Albany, NY
Feb 11            Sound Stage                     Baltimore, MD
Feb 12            Irving Plaza                      New York, NY
Feb 13            Maingate                         Allentown, PA
Feb 14            Levels Nightclub               State College, PA
Feb 15            Chameleon                       Lancaster, PA
Feb 17            Pittsburgh, PA                  Altar Bar
Feb 19            Summit Music Hall            Denver, CO
Feb 21            Vinyl at Hard Rock            Las Vegas, NV
Feb 22            Observatory                     Santa Ana, CA
Feb 23            House of Blues                  Los Angeles, CA

EUROPE WITH FALL OUT BOY

Feb 28           Palacio Vistalegre Arena   Madrid, Spain
Mar 1              Pala Sant Jordi               Barcelona, Spain
Mar 2              LePhare                         Toulouse, France
Mar 4              Rockhal                         Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Mar 6              LeZenith Arena              Lille, France
Mar 7              Palladium                      Cologne, Germany
Mar 8              Heineken Music Hall       Amsterdam, Netherlands
Mar 11            Ancienne Belgique          Brussels, Belgium
Mar 12            LeZenith                        Paris, France
Mar 15            Motorpoint Arena           Cardiff, Wales
Mar 16            NIA                               Birmingham, England
Mar 17            Phones 4 U Arena           Manchester, England
Mar 20            Wembley Arena              London, England
Mar 21            Metro FM Arena              Newcastle, England
Mar 22            The SSE Hydro                Glasgow, Scotland

Additional Euro dates announced:

Mar 5            Komplex Klub           Zurich, Switzerland
Mar 24          Electric Ballroom       London, UK
Mar 26          Uebel & Gefährlich    Hamburg, Germany
Mar 27          Lido                        Berlin, Germany
Mar 28          Magazzini Generali    Milan, Italy

Onsale now. tickets are £19.50 and are available at www.gigsandtours.com and www.ticketmaster.co.uk.

About THE PRETTY RECKLESS:

THE PRETTY RECKLESS formed in 2009 and released their debut album LIGHT ME UP in 2010 and a follow-up EP HIT ME LIKE A MAN in 2012. After two years on the road supporting LIGHT ME UP, the band has risen through rock ‘n’ roll’s ranks to become a polarizing presence. Over the course of their debut and EP, the quartet has sold over 1 million combined albums and digital singles and have supported Evanescence, Guns N’ Roses and Marilyn Manson on tour in addition to headline runs in both the U.S. and abroad. MOMSEN and her bandmates delivered nothing short of killer performances on their just-wrapped headlining North American “Going To Hell Tour” with a set list including new material off GOING TO HELL and the group’s debut LP LIGHT ME UP. Next, look for THE PRETTY RECKLESS headlining SnoCore in North America and supporting Fall Out Boy in Europe.

For more information on THE PRETTY RECKLESS:

http://goingtohell.xxx

www.facebook.com/theprettyreckless

https://twitter.com/taylormomsen

http://www.youtube.com/tprofficial

Summer Jams 2013 Promo Video Released

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So we posted up about Summer Jams a few months back, hopefully you guys manned up and attended the event, great bands cool venue and extremely well planned out and organized event.

The weather wasn’t great but there was a huge marque and enough beer to keep anyone warm.

We are looking forward to this years event, so keep your eyes out for the marketing, we are sure to be involved as much as possible with promoting this years event.

 Here’s the Video, Enjoy.

LE ROI MEETS LA REINA

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On Thursday 16th January, join in and witness as Le Roi meets La Reina. (La Reina meaning The Queen)

This week, The King lets The Queen take over the shop, with international sensation Sanje (Zurich), and local favourites Vanessa Holliday and Taryn Pickett taking the throne.

Kick back in a fusion of life, music and art; enjoy sensational views and groovy house music against a funky yet sophisticated backdrop inspired by the vibrant palette of Vladimir Tretchikoff’s work.

Keep in touch with Le Roi Beach Bar: 

  • Website:                 www.LeRoiBeachBar.com
  • Facebook:              / LeRoiBeachBar
  • Twitter:                  @LeRoiBeachBar
  • Instagram:              @LeRoiBeachBar