Rock your winter Sunday in Jozi
May23

Rock your winter Sunday in Jozi

It’s winter, it’s cold and dry, people snuggle up indoors sometimes feeling gloomy, eating too much chocolate and wondering when summer will return…mmhh… Now zoom to a green leafy suburb not far from the heart of the city of Johannesburg on a Sunday afternoon in early winter, lazy happy residents stretch out on blankets under toasty sunlight and crisp blue skies surrounded by colourful people all tapping their feet to a live band. Tempted? You know you are. Catch the Old Mutual Encounters Concert on Sunday the 5 June at Emmarentia Dam: The Old Mutual Encounters Concerts is back with a brand new series. The last series of Old Mutual Encounters Concerts proved to be a standout success for this year’s calendar showcasing what many have regarded as one of the most eclectic and ground breaking collection of line-ups.  This new season promises to be filled with more headlining acts and some new kids on the block creating an outstanding musical experience for all. The Old Mutual Encounters Concerts MK Vredefest will get the ball rolling for this thrilling series at the ambient setting of the Emmarentia Dam, in the Johannesburg Botanic gardens on the 6 June. Audiences can look forward to exhilarating live stage acts from aKING, Fokofpolisiekar, Tidal Waves and Zebra & Giraffe. Cape Town based band aKING, brings you a new sound that is an enticing mixture of foot-tapping beats and a dynamic blend of musical style. Described as intense and relentless, this performance will definitely not be one to miss! Join in on the mind-blowing and high energy live show of Afrikaans alternative rock band Fokofpolisiekar. Formed in 2003, this band has since gone from strength to strength, injecting South African music scene with innovative rock tunes. Reggae band Tidal Waves are known for their song writing sophistication with their political and socially orientated lyrics. Fans can enjoy a fantastic and impressive sound and will be sure to witness a musical masterpiece. Pushing the musical envelope, Zebra & Giraffe, with their unique look and music, will bring something original and exciting to the Johannesburg music scene. Be sure to catch this year’s winner of the South African Music Award for Best Rock Album for their debut album “Collective Memories”. So launch your winter season with a big bang and come and join us for an unforgettable rock and roll experience and get ready to have fun in the sun and bask in the sound waves. Be sure to pack your umbrella, picnic blankets, and cooler boxes and let Old Mutual Encounters Concerts take care of the rest. Tickets are available via www.tunegum.com for R50 and...

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Everybody’s ♡ing BLK JKS
Apr01

Everybody’s ♡ing BLK JKS

I remember the first time I saw Blk Jks was the night our *shy* little band Pesheya shared the stage with them at ROKA in Milpark early 07, we were both opening acts for the always AWESOME Uju… That night I thought *damn* these guys are crazy, their eclectic blend of rock ‘n roll madness was enough to confuse any neatly playlisted South African. Now, proudly listening to their set at SXSW, I can confirm, they are totally loopy… crazy … and loving it! The best part is, hungry for something fresh and tasty, the rest of the music world seems fascinated by these boys mashing up styles all the way from Johannesburg and are lapping them up in big dollops. Join them on their ride on and upwards – read all about Blk Jxs in this month’s Vanity Fair and listen to their mad beats at SXSW (thanks Quicy for the link). Could this be the debut of SA music on the international stage – AT LAST? REPRESENT! PS: SO UJU when is the rest of the music world finally going to get to listen to you??? We still have our money on you. *kisses from...

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A taste of what’s to come. Cassette.
Mar16

A taste of what’s to come. Cassette.

Represents good friend, Andrew Wessels and his group South African pop/rock band Cassette have been hard at it putting together their latest album together for their adoring fans. We’re delighted and wish them all the best – come on dudes, let’s blow it up. Watch the video below that gives a taste of what’s to come… Look out for the new single, “Who Do You Trust” on radio’s everywhere! Look out for a huge South African tour coming March. Look out for the huge international tour coming in April/May In the meantime, here is some...

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Call for Entries: Rockers get on this RADAR
Aug22

Call for Entries: Rockers get on this RADAR

New and emerging bands here is your chance to Advance and Release with a bit of Development and Assistant thanks to Red Bull and SpeakerBox… Represent supports as many initiatives that promote and assist South African music that we can, by telling you all about it. So muso’s, don’t miss all the opportunities we fill you in on! Rock on! You’ve only got three weeks to get amongst this Western Cape Festival: Rocking the Daisies presents Red Bull RADAR*(*Research, Assist, Develop, Advance & Release) What is Red Bull RADAR? South Africa’s sonic terrain is extensive and it is often easy for the many musical soldiers to get lost in the haze of murky bars, dimly-lit nightclubs and out-of-reach garages. Red Bull RADAR seeks to scan SA’s landscape in search of this undiscovered musical talent and once identified offer a platform above the mist of obscurity so that all those bands, musicians and artists have a chance of making their mark on the local music scene. It’s difficult enough for bands and artists to get the right gigs to expose their musical might, let alone actually recording a demo to open the doors of prospective venues, record-labels and fan-bases. Those bands and artists that are selected will get to record and produce a demo in the Red Bull Studio in Cape Town, RADAR’s musical equipment laden head-quarters. The Search Begins: Taking place from 3-5 October, Rocking the Daisies is fast becoming one of the highlights on SA‘s live music calendar. Rocking the Daisies and Red Bull RADAR, in partnership with Speakerbox, are offering four talented emerging bands the opportunity to play on the main-stage at Rocking the Daisies 2008, simply by submitting a basic recording demo! The best of these four bands will win five days in the Red Bull Studio in Cape Town to record themselves a 4-track demo while living it up like rock stars! So here’s a step by step recap of how it works: 1. Send us your band profile, a pic and a demo recording (MP3) to Radar@speakerbox.co.za to upload to the Rocking the Daisies / Red Bull RADAR page on Speakerbox. 2. Create a band profile for your band on the Speakerbox / Blueworld Bands section and include the profile link in your email to Radar@speakerbox.co.za. 3. Beg, bribe or blackmail your friends, family or random people on the street to vote for your track on the Red Bull RADAR page on Speakerbox. 4. The top four bands, as voted for by the community, will compete in a battle of the bands on the main-stage at Rocking the Daisies on Friday, 3 October. 5....

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MOVE FAST for your chance Muso’s
Jun27

MOVE FAST for your chance Muso’s

If you live in KZN, Western Cape, Eastern Cape or Mpumalanga, you’ve still got a chance to enter your band into the Durex Ultimate Battle of the bands competition that’s cruising the country in July and August. Sorry for you Jozi peeps… the auteng and Free State shows are full! But it looks like more venues MAY be added – hold thumbs. Move fast to guarantee your place. Let’s hope that the radio stations pick up on the winners in each region and we push ALL SA music up to where it belongs! See the flyer and below for more. We’ve received such an overwhelming response to The Durex Ultimate Battle Call for Bands; that we are being forced to add even more shows to the list hosted in the Gauteng Province. (More details to be announced shortly for JHB and PTA) There are still a few slots available around SA (outside of JHB and PTA and Bloem) for bands to compete in this amazing contest! Wed 2 July – Stones Edenvale. – FULL Come support Downward Spiral, Iberah, Killing Pablo and Only Forever. Get there by 19h00. Thur 3 July – back2basix, Westdene. – FULL Come Support Empery, Facing the Gallows, Fear of Falling and Solace. Get there by 19h00. Fri 4 July – Black Dahlia, Boksburg. – FULL Come support GlassBeadGame, Kudegra, United Against You, Unseen Hero and Wake To Wonder. Get there by 19h00. Sat 5 July – Foundry Fly Lounge, Swartkoppies PTA – FULL. Come support Better Off Blind, Elaborate Station, Leef, Neontetra, and Silent Siren. Get there by 19h00. Wed 9 July – Stones, Centurion – FULL. Come support 7stukkesilwer, Elivery, Rhutz and Scenery. Get there by 19h00. Thurs 10 July – Roxy Rhythm Bar, Melville – FULL Come support Earl Grey and Croquet, Same Old Story, Straw and TV iv Dogs. Get there by 19h00. Thursday 17 July – Roxy Rhythm Bar, Melville – FULL Come support Fire Like You, Outside The New, Red Letter Sunday and Six Points From Safety, My Untold Legacy. Get there by 19h00. Friday 18 July – Maloney’s Hatfield. – FULL Come support: Alarmhouse, Symphalt, Lyst and Shades of Faith. Get there by 19h00. Sat 6 Sept – Die Mystic Boer, Bloemfontein – FULL Come support All Will Fall, Enakskind, Nuverus, Papercut, Unforbidden and Vulcan Nerve Pinch. Get there by 19h00. WESTERN CAPE / EASTERN CAPE/KZN/MPUMALANGA Friday 11 July – Cliffy’s Pietermartizburg (3 more spaces) Saturday 12 July – Willowvale Hotel, Durban (2 spaces available) Friday 18 July – Tin Cups, Witbank. (4 spaces available) Sat 19 July – Blue Moon, Nelspruit (3 spaces available) Wed 23 July...

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