So we dragged ourselves through to Live again, in the pissing rain… Why? to catch Asleep in Transit, Black Math, Catlike Thieves and The Plastics of course.
Not much to say on arrival, was quite a slow start to say the least, but it is Durban after all, a bit of water from the heavens and everyone stays at home.
3rd on the lineup was Black Math, well I had never heard them before, and don’t think I’ll be in a hurry to watch them again, they seemed to have a good general sound, but clearly they hadn’t learnt what lyrics are yet, maybe they’ll get around to putting some words to their melodies, which may make the noise a little more appealing.
The Plastics started in late 2007 when the Righini brothers decided to expand their old punk band HOAX, and reform it with a fresh take on music. Having been constricted for too long by boundaries and bursting with new ideas that wouldn’t fit into any mould, they set about creating The Plastics. Soon after they started this endeavour, classically trained guitarist Karl Rohloff joined the band on bass and Arjuna Kohlstock on lead guitar to create the retro blend of bluesy indie, disco-punk sound that is known as The Plastics today.
Unfortunately I didn’t get to stay for more than 2 of their songs, They only hit the stage at a little before midnight. What I heard was good, and the crowd seemed to be saving themselves for when this band to entertain them.
Wednesday night, the car was packed and ready to go. I had work the next day, but managed to organize to leave at 11…
As soon as my time was up I was out the door and on my way home, excitement growing steadily.
Arriving home we had a few last minute things to organise and then we headed off in convoy with Teight productions. Continue reading Reflections ~ Splashy Fen 2012
MK, the Afrikaans music channel, hosted their 6th annual music awards show last night, Friday, 23 March at the South African State Theatre in Pretoria
Glad we featured the amazing Van Coke Kartel, earlier this month, as they really dominated the ceremony and manage to walk away with 3 awards, Continue reading 2012 MK Music Awards
Awesome Afrikaans South African band, Van Coke Kartel
is made up of Francois Van Coke, Wynand Myburgh Jason Oosthuizen and Jed Kossew.
After playing in other well known rock bands, Van Coke Kartel gained momentum when ‘Fokofpolisiekar’ took a break.
Since their inception the band has managed to produce 3 full length albums. Continue reading Van Coke Kartel
With just over 2 weeks to go till Splashy Fen 2012, you best be getting your camping stuff together and make sure you have your tickets ready for whats set to be another amazing weekend up in the mountains.
This years lineup of artists is one of the best I have seen in a good few years with the likes of Zebra & Giraffe, E.X.P.L.O.S.I.O.N, Gangs of Ballet and The La Els just to name a few. Continue reading Splashy Fen 2012
SHOUT For A Safer South Africa was launched in Johannesburg on March 16th 2010. Sparked by the senseless murder of Lucky Dube in 2007, fellow musicians Danny K and Kabelo resolved to create a movement that both raises money for crime prevention programmes and the rehabilitation of offenders and gives the nation a voice in the fight against crime. Continue reading SHOUT launches new song and app
“Weird shit’s been happening, like fucking Lady Gaga asked us to tour with her and we’re like, ‘No, don’t worry about it.’
Our stuff is like fucking hardcore like solid heavyweight! We want it to be like a secret mind-fuck! People are like what the fuck is this the first time they hear it. Continue reading Die Antwoord turn down Lady Gaga
Radio presenter Gareth Cliff was arrested last night (6 March 2012) after being stopped for speeding. He was caught travelling at more than 180km/h in a 120km/h zone on the R21 in Lyttelton, said Gauteng traffic police spokesperson Busaphi Nxumalo. Continue reading Gareth Cliff Arrested
One of our all time favourite instrumental artists, South Africa’s very own, Guy Buttery.
Here is his latest music video, great cinematography and truly inspiring music. Continue reading 7″ Postcard – Guy Buttery