Hellphones put together June 16th Youth day
Jun05

Hellphones put together June 16th Youth day

Have you planned how you’ll be spending your Youth day yet? Over the next few days we’ll be letting you know what’s happening on June 16th next weekend – this one’s obviously for any youf dat love rock… ROCK ON Boksburg! They hail from Charlize Theron’s hometown, and they think they are even better looking! Benoni-based rock n roll band The Hellphones have put together a rocking Youth Day Show in Boksburg for the 16th of June. “We are really looking forward to the show,” commented Tenn Eliot, the bands singer, “We have put together a cool line-up of our good mates and other East rand bands, and we reckon its going to be a killer show!” Taking place on Saturday 16 June at Trotters pub in Boksburg, this all day bash will kick off at 2pm and features The Hellphones, Fuzigish, The New Academics, as well as fellow East Randers Holly and The Woods, the Smoots and Ill Audio. There will be a mammoth raffle with a Dean guitar as the major prize as well as CD’s merchandise and other goodies. On the day there will be beer stands as well as food and plenty of entertainment. The legendary Cellar Door crew will be there spinning tunes in between acts and taking the party into the night once the bands have finished. Entrance will be an incredible R50.00 only, for all 6 bands AND the DJ’s and you do stand a chance to win big with the raffle too. “This is going to be a huge show for us,” continued Elliot, “We want to show the rest of Joburg that the East rand knows how to party, and what better to do that than June 16?!” So come on out and party with The Hellphones and all their friends and be a part of the action! The Details: The Hellphones UK Fund raiser Saturday 16 June Trotters Pub, Dakota Street, Impala Park, Boksburg Doors open 2pm R50.00 All welcome Food available all day Line-UP: -Fuzigish -The Hellphones – The New Academics – Holly and The woods – The Smoots – Ill Audio Plus The Cellar Door DJ’s! Buy an additional R10.00 ticket and win a prize hamper worth R6 000.00 including CD’s a Dean Guitar and more! Check out http://www.hellphones.co.za/ or www.myspace.com/hellphones for updates! Shot to the Chiz as...

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Represent Review: Kings Of Leon
May28

Represent Review: Kings Of Leon

We are an African site with a global outlook and let’s make it clear that we are not dependent on local media as our only source of what’s hot, happening or popular around the world.  How could we be visionary if we were?  I just happen to have one soulful cousin (what’s up bro!) in the UK with great musical taste who has promised to let me know his recommendation on the next big rock sounds for all the soulful rockers in the house (you know who you are.)  Right now Stu can’t stop listening to the Kings of Leon’s new album “Because of the Times” he sent me a track (now I’m no rocker) but in my old school opinion it definitely has a touch of Counting Crows and is certainly moreish with lots of depth: STU RECOMMENDS ROCK FOR REPRESENT From the Springsteenesque opening track ‘Knocked Up’ to the sliding grooves of closing number ‘Arizona’, the Kings of Leon’s third album Because of the Times, propels the Nashville  clan into the upper echelon of Rock ‘n Roll order. While still keeping with their grand old recipe for course-grained, voice strained Rock ‘n Roll, the Followill Foursome have fine tuned their art to produce an album which is, surprisingly, easy on the senses. Lead Vocalist Caleb Followill’s delivery is not always comprehensible, which simply adds to the bewhiskered aura of the album. Producer Ethan Johns approach of “If it  aint broke, don’t fix it”, coupled with the King of Leon’s real world themes, forces the user to listen absorbedly. I found myself turning up the volume a number of times while listening to this album. The cheeky Rock numbers (Charmer, McFearless, My Party, Camaro) keep the Kings grounded to their roots, while the soft tone pieces (True Love Way, Ragoo, Runner, Arizona) are delicately delivered and make the album well rounded.  The Kings of Leon have matured, but their music maintains its Rock ‘n Roll innocence. If you were not a fan of the Followills before, you may well be after listening to this album. Stu (Editorista’s cuz 🙂 ) Kings of Leon King’s of Leon – “On Call” video [youtube]UEh8OL0Jj-0[/youtube] Kings of Leon on...

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Dirty Skirts for 1 night only in Joburg
May23

Dirty Skirts for 1 night only in Joburg

Indies (you know who you are) get ready for a Stellar night (Sharpile Dave) – In the wake of the incredible success of their Jozi album launch, the Dirty Skirts (fabulous looking website!) return to The 88 Lounge on Friday 1 June for one night only! The bands debut album, On A Stellar Bender has been turning heads countrywide, and the first single from the album has been receiving extensive airplay on 5FM and campus stations around the country. The net result of all of this activity is that the Skirts return to Johannesburg for a great show at the 88 Lounge. In keeping with the indie profile of the band, they are ably supported by the legendary cellar Door DJ’s, Martin and Marc who will be spinning their trademark collection of indie retro and future classics.  The Details: The Dirty Skirts and Cellar Door DJ’s Friday 1 June The 88 Lounge William Road, Norwood 011 728 8417 Cover: R70 for non members           R50 for members Doors open...

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