Tuesday, September 15, 2009

The Next Few...

...days there will be many a cool gig happening all over the place. I am off to Jo'burg/Pretoria again on Thursday, but whether you're there with me or down south, you're spoilt for choice.
Jack Parow is at Mystic in Stellenbosch tomorrow night with NasD. But even if you're not going, please take the time to appreciate the wonderful drawing of him on the poster for this event. Radicool, no?
The Sassquatch Hair Everywhere tour is officially underway. Catch him this Thursday at Tings an' Times or Friday at Back to Basix, both for the The Arrows launch. Avoid The Arrows if you are a homosexual or anything else vaguely heathen- they are not afraid to tell you that you are going to hell. They are in Cape Town next Saturday 26 September at Albert Hall. But more importantly, Sassy will be in Stellenbosch at Klein Libertas Theatre 30 September and at Mercury 2 October join kidofdoom for the launch of their new album, My Faith In War. That is going to be good. Promise.
Also happening this Friday is the return of Zebra and Giraffe to Stellenbosch. Catch them at Klein Libertas Theatre with a band about which I have heard only good things- The Stremes. Kindly let me know if they live up to the positive talk.
Alternatively head over to Aandklas for the Dance Dance Revolution. If electro dance music is more your vibe, go skank your shoes to the likes of Bruce Willis, Haezer and some other lesser-known names that will doubtlessly be right up your alley.
If you're in Cape Town on Friday, go kiss The Plastics at their music launch party at Mercury. DJ Sideshow will keep the party going way into the early hours of Saturday, so it will be a good way to let loose after a long week in the real world.
This Saturday winners of the 2008 Mystic Band Battle, Black Market Riots, will be launching their album as well as their first video. Expect a lot of visual stimulation, and the discovery of a fresh new band you might just love.
Ashtray Electric team up with Cat String Theory at Catu Irish Pub on Saturday. Ashtray is always worth seeing live, and Cat String Theory is one band you want to give a chance. An interesting vibe, great guys and a sound you can't help but take notice of.
Saturday in Pretoria, however, is the one. With the tragic passing of the face of MK, an enormous role-player in- and lover of local music, and dear friend Herman Pretorius, his non-profit organisation Vrede Foundation continues his legacy by helping others fighting the battle he ultimately lost. It's at Hatfield Square. Starting at 2pm, expect to see The Sick-Leaves, Holly and The Woods, Die Heuwels Fantasties and aKing.
So there you have it- a whole buffet of musical enjoyment. Choose wisely.

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