Friday, July 31, 2009
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Be sure to get to Stellenbosch Town Hall tonight. Tickets are R70 at the door, and people have been queueing since about 3pm. The set-up is awesome, the venue is grand and the gig promises to be one to remember.
See you there.
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Photo by Adriaan LouwThe Guns are back home, so catch them this Saturday at Aandklas with The Revelators. For now, have a look at their online studio diary here.
Monday, July 27, 2009
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Fokken genius, pappa.
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Check out the treble clef right there!
Rudi's epic boots
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Golly, we need to cut down on the partying.
The Problematiques have a sound that is fairly laid-back. You can sing along to it, you can shake your hips a bit. It has clear influences of classic rock, but they have a long way to go. Frontwoman Sulene van der Walt is undoubtedly talented, and the band exudes enthusiasm, but regarding stage presence it is clear that the band is still young- Sulene looks nervous at best, and everyone mostly stayed glued to the spot. Instrumentally, however, there is ample talent going around and hopefully they will grow into themselves with time. Oh, and then they covered High and Dry. Covering Radiohead is like trying to take over presidency from Nelson Mandela. You will not measure up, and people will hate you for it. Don’t do it. Isochronous was awesome, as always. Awesome in the true sense of the word. Awesome as in everyone stood, mouths open, in disbelief of the musical genius emanating from the stage. Their reception was once again one of true, enthusiastic appreciation of great music. So it seems that, when the music is good enough, Cape Town can put the image aside. This is quite a feat, so that is when you know a band is good! They love their own vibe, and I love that they love their vibe.
The Sleepers have a typical rockstar vibe- it’s loud, it’s all over the place, and they don’t give a damn. They love being on stage, and I confess that they did not exactly have my undivided attention, so I will give be attending another gig of theirs soon to do a better review soon. Until next time!
Saturday, July 18, 2009
3 Oct - Aardklop - Potchefstroom
Friday, July 17, 2009
So if you're in the New York area, swing by. Mention my name, and Bill at the door will sort you out.
But back to the point. Besides for the animal cruelty, workers in meat factories have some of the worst working conditions with regard to health hazards. Lastly, the meat industry is responsible for almost 20% of global greenhouse gas emissions. Srsly. So follow the celebs, follow the MFM Breakfast Team, embrace the recession [meat is expensive] and go meat-free every Monday.
The MFM Breakfast Team. No animals were harmed in shooting this photograph. Tune in every weekday from 6-9am on MFM 92.6.
I am a vegetarian, as is my sister, and I KNOW people roll their eyes when I say it. But hear me out: I am NOT trying to convert the entire population to vegetarianism. I get that it is natural for humans [along with their fellow carnivores and omnivores] to eat meat. But it is a fact that we eat too much of it, this being a result of huge multi-national corporations rendering hunting no longer being a requirement if we want meat. Rather, we drive off to MacD's or Woolies, grab a bad full of meat and resultantly some of us eat meat three times a day. Do you know how much hunting you would have to do if you were still a nomadic hunter-gatherer Neanderthal and you wanted meat three times a day?!
A lot, that's how much. So my problem is that we eat too much meat. Secondly, I have no problem with anyone eating meat, as long as the decision is an informed one. In most cases, it is not. So I urge you to watch the trailer for the Food Inc movie. You will be shocked. If you don't want to see what's in it... Well, my point exactly. Go on. I dare you. For more info, check out the movie's website.
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Ah, something I tend not to blog about: sport. But I am a football fan, so I figured this news was worth a mention. Irish is Man City all the way, while Rudi and I are Chelsea fans. Check out Rudi's rad Chelsea boots:
The boys from Manchester City arrive in South Africa today, to play Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs in the 10th Anniversary Vodacom Challenge pre-season tournament. South Africa is in a football frenzy, what with the Soccer World Cup being hosted here next year, prostitution being legalised and stadiums not being built, and this visit adds to the buzz, especially with the recent signing or Carlos Teves. Keep an eye out for famous footballers on the loose in the streets of South Africa, as well as their new kit, which will be 'launched' in the match against Orlando Pirates in Polokwane.
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
- Restaurant guide [including the vibe, price range, hours and contact details]
- Club guide [including how to dress, and what to expect regarding music and the crowd]
- Gig guide [in association with YOUR LMG, updated weekly]
- Band profiles
- Fashion guide [including store guide and the local fashion police documenting the most epic fashion fails]
- Contributions [from local writers and photographers]
- Weekly wine farm reviews
- Competitions and giveaways.
It is something we felt was much needed for the town, and that is why we have chosen to focus only on Stellenbosch! The guide's purpose is to help you navigate your way around the town whether you are new in town, a long-time local or a newbie just starting out at the University, and should at last provide the answer to the age-old dilemma, "It's Friday night. What should we do?"
You know the name Joe Jackson, right? No? Well, he is the man who spawned Michael Jackson and the rest of them. He is the setter-upper of his son's uber-success to a degree, and he's not stopping there! With the death of his son, he plans to take Michael's children and turn them into the next superstar Jacksons in the form of... The Jackson 3! I kid you not. The man has recognised talent in the children [no surprise there- you have to have something if you are the product of Michael Jackson!] and he plans to have the three [what are their names again? Prince, Blanket and the third one... Princess? I can't remember.] tour in 2010. Apparently the family is quite unhappy about the whole thing, and I expect a family feud of epic proportions will arise.
You have to wonder a few things. Do the kids want this? Who will win? And if these three children were to team up, now or later, would they, like, totally blow the world away? I guess only time will tell!
Then and now-ish
Monday, July 13, 2009
But the latest one has a cringe factor of note.
I feature in a trailer-trash outfit [think leopard-print stilettos, denim and a fountain ponytail], dancing like I don't have a clue, to Beyonce's Single Ladies. I know, right?! But it's all in the name of good fun, for Vodacom's Radio Celebrity Challenge. You can view the video on the website and I, along with my fabulous co-host, SeanO, and the rest of the Goodhope FM team would appreciate it if you would click on the video and vote. Two thumbs up for SeanO, who not only organised the entire thing, but got his boogie on in red tights and legwarmers!
Saturday, July 11, 2009
Rocking The Daisies happens on 9, 10 and 11 October this year at Cloof Wine Estate.
See you there!
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Cape Town tour dates and venues:
18 July: Zula Sound Bar
22 July: Assembly
23 July: Bohemia
25 July: Roar