Represent Recommends: Happy holidays!
Apr05

Represent Recommends: Happy holidays!

It’s Easter weekend and we’re going away!  Oh yes, we’re on holiday!  We’ve lined up some content every (working) day for you while we’re away but we thought we’d let you know about some solid entertainment coming up so you can make the most of these yummy warm evenings and delicious holiday sleep ins.  Our last recommendation dealt with more rocky, electro, classical and hybrid styles (if we must put music in a box), this week we’re all over Afro-Funk, World, Dub and some sexy French Electro-House.  Let’s start with DUB – remember our article on the underground venue Mind Yr Head “the cultural space/junction for independent thinking people”? Well it’s deep and dark down in the city but if you’re seeking out deep dark Dub, it’s your spot.  Dub Vaults with Rui from 340ml on Friday 06/04 and live performance from M.O.B.I.U.S Net and DJs Hypejones on Saturday 07/04 both at Mind Yr Head.  Click on the flyer above for more info. Then there’s one of our FAVOURITE bands ever – UJU, if you have not yet caught UJU live, do yourselves a favour and get to another one of the no doubt outstanding IFAS cultural events (this one is a joint initiative with ArtsAlive) it’s called AFROPHONIE – Peggy and the IFAS team work so hard at organising world class quality entertainment in SA, they deserve all the support they can get.  The gigs are usually tres satisfying and well attended – MERCI!  The legendary Mahotella Queens are also performing – nice one – allez-y! Uju and Mahotella are supporting BA CISSOKO the much-loved Kora player and his band from Guinea at the Bassline – BA CISSOKO is performing in SA as part of his “ELECTRIC GRIOT LAND” world tour – sounds interesting!  BBC Radio describes Ba’s music as: “Their sound is a solid as the roots of one of west Africa’s huge baobab trees, and as fresh a sea breeze which wafts ashore from the Atlantic to clear out the polluted arteries of downtown Conakry.” 7 April @ 9PM Bassline Tickets R60 @ Computicket / Door Still on an IFAS tip, they’re bringing out one of the the most famous French House DJ’s Frederic Galliano so for all the dance floor bunnies in search of something fresh – Don’t miss out on great Funk, House and Garage. 13th April 2007 Moloko (Rosebank) Email peggy@ifas.org.za for more info. HAPPY...

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Mikanic: In From The Cold
Feb05

Mikanic: In From The Cold

Mikanic is back in South Africa with a number of shows in February and March, and more dates to be added soon. The Cape Town duo Mike and Nick kick off the tour in Johannesburg with two acoustic shows. Shirzad and Alex will join them for the remaining dates ending at the spectacular Oude Libertas amphitheater in Stellenbosch and the much anticipated Sons of Trout reunion show on the 24th of February at Mercury in Cape Town. Mikanic was formed in 2003, with Michael Rennie on violin & vocals and Nick Turner on acoustic guitar & vocals.  Both musicians were already well known on the South African music scene having founded Sons of Trout, one of the country’s top selling acts. With Trout they headlined every major music festival in the country and toured extensively, releasing four albums and opening for a number of international artists. In 2004 Mikanic released its first album, Swimming with the Women, to great critical acclaim and popular success.  The album crossed musical boundaries, established Mikanic’s characteristic sound, and provided the springboard for their departure to the USA. Now based in New York, Mikanic’s line-up features musicians from Japan (Yasuhito Sasaki on lead guitar), India (Shirzad Khusrokhan on bass) and the USA (Alex Beckmann on drums).    Mikanic’s music effortlessly spans genres with influences ranging from rock, reggae and African to hip-hop and jazz.  Lyrically powerful, relevant, humorous and energetic, the music has a wide appeal. With shows that feature virtuosic musicianship, funky grooves and catchy tunes, Mikanic has quickly become one of New York’s hottest live acts. In June 2005, upon returning from tours in the UK and South Africa, Mikanic released a powerful second album, The Subway Tracks, showcasing the diversity and the instant appeal of their sound.  Mikanic also toured Japan with great success. Among other shows, the band played sold-out concerts at Sweet Basil and Mandala in Tokyo and at Olive Hall in Takamatsu, collaborating with some of Japan’s biggest stars, and appearing live on radio and TV. Mikanic has played many of New York City’s legendary venues including CBGB’s, Ace of Clubs and The Knitting Factory. They have also performed at the UN, Lincoln Center and at 9/11 memorial services held at Ground Zero in 2004 and 2005.   Mikanic’s universal appeal lies in the sincerity and positive energy of their music. Their new single Sweet Radio is mastered and up on MySpace. Click here to listen to it. South African Tour line-up: Wed, 07 Feb 2007, Tanz Café, Brynston (Duo) Thurs, 08 Feb 2007, Kippies, Newtown (Duo)  Fri, 09 Feb 2007, Kippies, Newtown Sun, 11 Feb 2007, Bassline, Newtown...

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MISSY HIGGINS coming to “Africa”
Jun27

MISSY HIGGINS coming to “Africa”

There’s not only one Missy in the music industry as we just recently found out. Australian songstress and pianist Missy Higgins is on her way over to SA to make some friends. We went to her site and had a listen – not bad – think Joss Stone meets Cheryl Crow. If you love suolful piano balads, she’s your lady. Come on South African’s let’s show …her some love. The NIte Out boys in Durban invite you to join them on the 5 July. A Nite Out With Australian Singer/Songwriter Missy Higgins. Australian singer/songwriter Missy Higgins is set to appear in South Africa, performing in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban and Cape Town. Missy Higgins, who topped the Australian charts with her hit single Scar, taken off her debut album The Sound Of White is a superstar in her home country and is set to convert many a fan with her unforgettable brand of musically sophisticated, lyrically intelligent and emotionally raw style of song writing. Her debut album The Sound Of White featured her runaway hit Scar which debuted at #1 on the Australian singles chart and the title track notched up ten weeks at # 1 on the airplay charts becoming the most played song on Australian radio in 2004. Scar led to Missy receiving an ARIA (Australia’s Grammy’s), plus nominations for Best Female Artist and Single Of The Year. Her critically acclaimed album The Sound Of White also hit #1 down under. She has sold over quadruple platinum in Australia and has established herself as the success story for 2005/6. Missy Higgins will be performing in South Africa on: 1 July ’06 – Tanz Cafý, Bryanston – Johannesburg 2 July ’06 – 88 Lounge, Norwood – Johannesburg 4 July – Tings ‘n Times, Hatfield – Pretoria 5 July ’06 – Vestige Bistro & Bar – Durban 7 July ’06 – Independent Armchair – Cape Town 8 July ’06 – CD Wherehouse in store – The Green Dolphin, Waterfront – Cape Town She has been quoted as: “Artist of The Year” – Rolling Stone. “What can I say about Missy Higgins? She is the epitome of a perfect performance. She is beautiful, she is graceful, and she has one hell of a voice. & Miss Higgins on a balmy (almost) summer evening: I can’t think of anything better.” – DCB Magazine “Melody, raw emotion and the truth. Sometimes that’s all you need. A Star is born” – Herald Sun, Melbourne. “Every one of these songs is worth experiencing. Together they show the depth and breadth of a truly rare talent” – X-Press, Perth Missy Higgins will make an appearance on...

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Head to INNIBOS – they promise to Rock you!
Jun13

Head to INNIBOS – they promise to Rock you!

So you know it’s nearly halfway through this pacey year which means that it’s time to take a much deserved break! Why not head east to the beautiful Mpumalanga for the rapidly growing Innibos festival? There’s theatre, art, music, dance, workshops, markets and lots more… 28 June – 2 July 2006 in Nelspruit This year we recommend Koos Kombuis, Karen Zoid, Arno Carstens, 340ml, M…alaika, PrimeCircle – all fantastic big name bands that will give you a great time. Click here for Innibos website. INNIBOS 2006 – WE WILL ROCK YOU! The Lowveld National Arts Festival – InniBos, needs no elaborate introduction. It’s a South African institution, an all-encompassing sensory experience, a time for celebration, adventure and artistic expression. It’s a time when musicians, artists, actors, playwrights and South Africans gather together to be inspired, rejuvenated and most of all&entertained! Don’t miss out on this years InniBos festival, held from 28 June – 2 July 2006 in Nelspruit. This years festival promises to be bigger and better than ever before and will offer visitors an amazing line-up with brand new shows, old favourites and much, much more. The 2006 InniBos festival offers something for everyone. For music fans, there is a magic line up of top artists performing on the main stage on the festival grounds including Shine 4, Nianell, Pieter Smith, Jak de Priester, Karlien Husselman and Dr Victor. Nadine, Dozi, Juanita du Plessis and Theuns Jordaan are also on the mouth watering menu-of-artists who will perform at the main festival terrain. For all the rockers out there, The Blue Moon Innibos programme features a fabulous line up that includes artists such as, Arno Carstens, Karen Zoid, Prime Circle and Malaika. Be sure not to miss out on the Huisgenoot Anniversary concert which will take place on Saturday, 1 July. Be prepared to be bowled over by famed musicians such as Pedro Kruger, Lieze Stassen, David Fourie, Bianca le Grange, Emo Adams, Jolette Odendaal, Bobby Van Jaarsveld, and Ghapi and Suzanne. InniBos also offers a wonderful opportunity to praise and worship with well known gospel singers such as Manuel Escorcio, Ronell Erasmus, Wian Vos, Donnovan Isaacs, Cor en Letitia Uys, Mariý du Toit, Willie Joubert and Freda Francis. For theatre enthusiasts, InniBos festival goers can look forward to plays such as “Groet die Grotman”, “Bizzie Lizzie”, “Dowwe Dolla: Boeppens”, “Onbesny”, “Braaivleis, Rugby, Sunny Skies en Sussie” and “Pleiboyz”. Well – known artists that will be performing in these popular shows include Hannes Muller, Liz Meiring, Rian van Heerden, Marion Holm, Nico Panagio and Henrý Pretorius to mention but a few. To keep the kids entertained, productions such as...

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