Represent Review: Pro (kid) and Jus Dat
Jun25

Represent Review: Pro (kid) and Jus Dat

The Matrix is back… and like a fine smooth wine, the Matrix’s reviews just make you want more. Matrix for President! Check out his Represent Photo Story of the night unfolding here. It’s Friday night and you find yourself confronted with two choices; go home and call it a day or hop around town looking for some fun. What do you do? You freaking well get off that couch, drop the remote control and hit any if not all party scenes very, very hard! So, it’s Friday June 20th and after a short-lived period of serious introspection and self-discovery; the Matrix decided to take you in his confidence and go on a renewed conquest to capture and immortalize those special moments in Jozi’s social night life (xenophobia banished to the depths of Hades and all) which make you want to scream, kick, rant and shout for yet another round! To true party hoppers and the fervent whiskey/ bourbon connoisseur; Jack Daniels hardly tops the list of flagship “A – list” party sponsors, but hey beggars were never afforded the luxury nor the prerogative of exercising individual choices right? Although that dethroned French queen once suggested that they can but for one day be fed tons of well baked cake! I wonder where she got that idea from… Anyhow; moving along…, maybe it was the setting of the Jack Daniels Presents PRO (kid) and Jus Dat! Rap Unwrapped event which made me abandon my somewhat redundant hibernation for the thrill of night life again (or was it the enticement of Tennessee’s whiskey/ bourbon splashing all over my tongue the entire night?…How I wished!), whatever it was, it surely did a darn good job because right now; my craving for an active social night life has never been this sky—high! THE EVENT At first glance, the sheer size of Milpark`s Rocka Lounge does not look the type to stage any hip-hop event (with its first impressions leaving a lot to be desired) and let alone the venue’s capability to handle the rowdiness of the sort of hip (excuse the pun!) crowd which Hip-Hop tends to attract. However to my absolute bedazzlement; the venue`s capacity was perfectly suited and equally conducive to an enjoyable evening in secluded comfort and acute serenity. And the cherry on top? The beautiful women (especially the ONE xhosanova! O ya ndi thethisa sana!!) After what seemed to be a never ending repertoire of familiar dance-floor tunes, two in-house Disc Jockeys propelled the atmosphere from a somewhat relaxed mood to one that just said: “Get up and shake that thing till something breaks loose!” However, in my opinion...

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MUST DO: Marcus Wyatt & Language 12
Jun19

MUST DO: Marcus Wyatt & Language 12

Need we say more? Represent’s favourite SA Jazz musicians live and direct tomorrow night in Jozi. GO GO GO. Marcus Wyatt and Language 12 (with Louis Mhlanga) live @ House of Nsako , 101 High St , Brixton , Fri 20 June , 21h30 , R50 / door. Click on the flyer for more...

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kidofdoom @ Fuel this Saturday
May29

kidofdoom @ Fuel this Saturday

If you haven’t caught kidofdoom‘s entrancing light sabre musical treat, make sure you get to Fuel this Saturday night 31 May 2008 for a sublime twist in the Unsound system line up – 9pm, R50 gets you in. No lyrics from kidofdoom – just some of the most hauntingly addictive, unclassifiable non-vocal music around. They come to UNSOUND SYSTEM with an open-minded approach to songwriting that transcends the obvious whilst rocking dancefloors. It’s epic, hypnotic, groove-soaked, driving, dark and uplifting – all at once. And it’s a sound that has turned South Africa’s indie scene on. Big time. We’re so super excited that this truly innovative band is playing, and welcome a shared attitude towards musicality – one that disbands convention in the quest for something truly original. Keeping your dancing shoes busy either side of kidofdoom are resident groove-riders Offbeat and Dexterity, armed with loads of wonky, wistful, weird and wonderful delights, and the klassikist who debuts here with an illuminating mix of 80s-retro-alt-pop-counter-culture-unclassics. Head in the clouds, feet on the ground: dance time! And to top it off Sassquatch is on visual duty, bringing his sharp eye and impeccable taste to the VJ booth. Home = boredom. Fuel Café = untold...

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VASBYT with Gonzo Republic et al
May29

VASBYT with Gonzo Republic et al

You do the sums, R30 for three bands means 10 ronde each – what a bargain ek se! Rockers unite at the ever-grungy Bohemian in Melville 7th June for Gonzo Republic, The Hellphones and The Uncut… Everyone hold up, Jo’burg is about to get a dose of South Africa’s three exceptionally talented bands; Gonzo Republic, The Hellphones and The Uncut will be teaming together to bring you a smashing show on the 7th June at The Bohemian. Gonzo Republic is a four piece alternate rock band from Durban. “Alternate’ because the guitaring and vocals swing the groove deep and dirty. The musicians bringing you Gonzo Republic are Clay (vocals), Josh (guitars), Steve (drums) and Noj (bass). Gonzo Republic is a hybrid version of all the dirty rocking groove bands you can think of, culminating into new grooves of rock. Check them out on www.myspace.com/gonzorepublicband The Hellphones hail from Johannesburg’s East Rand. A five piece band consisting of vocalist Ten-Elliot, lead guitarist Fredriguez, rhythm guitarist Joe Flow, bassist Jonzila and drummer Eddie Rastelli; The Hellphones play a startling mix of old school rock ‘n roll infused with modern guitar pop and good old fashioned attitude. Following an assortment of live and demo successes; their debut album, “This Is How” was released in July 2006 & received hoards of remarkable reviews. “…a great band with even greater possibility and potential. Watch, listen and don’t be left behind” Jason Curtis, Musica Pulse Magazine. Get in touch with The Hellphones on www.hellphones.co.za The Uncut is essentially two groups of friends that joined forces to become one of the top bands this country has ever seen. All of the members were studying jazz before the group was formed and considered to be some of the top musicians in their community. With influences from genres ranging from Blues to jazz to indie rock; The Uncut has developed an original and truly unique style that continues to turn heads at an alarming rate. Get in touch with The Uncut on www.theuncut.co.za The show starts at 8pm, R30 gets you in so be sure to be there on time and not miss out on this once off event. The Bohemian is on No. 5 Park Road, Richmond. Tel: 011 482...

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Punk, Indie, Rockers and Metalheads take note
May16

Punk, Indie, Rockers and Metalheads take note

We’re impressed with music management company Roadshock records, it’s refreshing to get such an informative and comprehensive newsletter update on their artists and their performances. They’re the management company behind Harris Tweed and the New Academics as well as the Stealing Love Jones and their pumping tour to the states side, make sure to catch the Love Jones as we know them, on their triumphant return- see below. They’re also the peeps bringing out an array of indie bands from Europe and other wild and wonderful places to our banging shores. Enjoy. (STEALING) LOVE JONES They’re South Africa’s most promising pop-rock act since forever. With an already well established SA and USA radio presence, a lead-singer possessed of a cracking voice, good looks, and the business savvy of a CEO, Stealing Love Jones are poised to become enormous. It’s time to meet the Joneses. 29.06.2008 (ZA) GRAHAMSTOWN, Die Taphuis 29.06.2008 (ZA) GRAHAMSTOWN, Rhodes Rag 30.06.2008 (ZA) GRAHAMSTOWN, Die Taphuis 01.07.2008 (ZA) GRAHAMSTOWN, Die Taphuis 01.07.2008 (ZA) GRAHAMSTOWN, Rhodes Rag booking: booking@roadshock.com current release: Special Edition band email: stealinglovejones@roadshock.com band website: http://www.stealinglovejones.com 4 AXID BUTCHERS —————————— Italians on the paper but fairly international in their attitude, the 4 Axid Butchers started to hit the road in 2004. Their 150 concerts took them to play in France, Germany, Austria and Slovenia, and they will be the first Italian band to play in South Africa. Pioneers of a new sound which ranges from psychedelic punk to a dirty funk with disco-dub digressions provided by the retro raids of a Farfisa Matador, the Butchers surprised more than one live: in the first part of the show, they focus everything on drums and percussions, supported by powerfull bass lines, then suddenly they change the stage set up and switch towards a sort of funky punk sound, where the freakytar replaces the timbales. With four vocals all along, the band brings up action and a loud whirl on stage, following the tradition of Mano Negra and squeezing an eye to Happy Mondays !!! Do not fasten seat belts and get ready to freakydance! ” 24.07.2008 (CZ) HRADEC KRALOVE, Happy Days OA 16.08.2008 (DE) RATHENOW, Musikbrauerei 04.10.2008 (DE) MOERS, Die Volksschule 08.10.2008 (DE) BERLIN, Duncker Club 24.10.2008 (DE) LICHTENAU-IMMELDORF, Weißes Roß booking: booking@roadshock.com current release: empTVsion (Quicksand Records) band email: kristof@roadshock.com band website: http://www.4axidbutchers.com BANDA BASSOTTI —————————- Banda Bassotti born in 1981 in the suburban yards of Rome by a group of comrades carpenters who supports the political causes of the Nicaragua, Salvador, Basque and Palestinian population. 30.05.2008 (DE) LINDAU, Club Vaudeville 31.05.2008 (DE) SCHWäBISCH GMüND, Esperanza 01.06.2008 (DE) HAMBURG, Hafenklang Exil 02.06.2008 (DE) HANNOVER, Béi...

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