I won’t lie, I approached this review with some trepidation, as I don’t think I’m the target demographic for this album, being an English chick who primarily listens to rock and metal. However, Piet Botha has released a very listenable album in Die Middernagtrein. There are one or two songs that miss the mark for me, but music is quite a personal thing so please feel free to disagree with me.
#37 uit my Top 40 flieks van alle tye: Airplane! (1980)
Geskryf en geregisseer deur David Zucker, Jerry Zucker en Jim Abrahams. Met Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty, Leslie Nielsen, Robert Stack, Lloyd Bridges, Peter Graves, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, en Lorna Patterson
Just like the game, Them Dirty Shrikes has taken a gamble with their debut EP Heads or Tails… and it’s paid off.
I thoroughly enjoyed Critical As Water – Jeremy Loops’ latest album. Most of the songs find you bobbing your head along without even realizing it. I really can’t find much to criticize about this album. It might be my own musical tastes creeping in, but I’m picking up a few Newton Faulkner influences here and there, as well as a subtle hint of Ed Sheeran.
Hanneke Schutte was ‘n kind vol vrese. “Ek was só bang gewees toe ek klein was. Ek was regtig bang vir álles. My pa-hulle het nie geweet wat om met my te doen nie. Ek kon nie eens in die gang afloop in die aand nie, ek moes hardloop — al was die ligte aan.”
Ek weet nie of oorweldigende vrees jou ‘n beter kandidaat maak om ‘n storie oor vrees te vertel nie, maar Hanneke het besluit om te probeer. Sy is die skrywer-regisseur van Meerkat Maantuig, ‘n nuwe fliek wat grootliks gaan oor vrees.
Hello Beautiful has been stunning audiences for a couple of years now with their 80s-inspired mostly-instrumental synth-pop. Starting out as a solo studio project by relative all-rounder musician Matthieu Auriacombe (Beach Party, Kidofdoom, and now also Van Pletzen), Hello Beautiful has evolved into a full band – and that’s how you’ll be able to experience the alt/electro disco at Mieliepop next weekend. As is our three-week old tradition [see our interviews with Deon Bakkes and the Stolen Horses and Wolfgang Marrow] we asked Matthieu a series of “A or B” questions to get to know him in-depth…
Have you heard of Tarantino Funk ‘n Roll Groove? Well if you haven’t you are in for an upbeat fun-loving treat! The Lectric Monks are finally releasing their EP for us to enjoy at home. For those of you that haven’t seen them live at one of their many shows, you are definitely missing out. They light up the stage with energy and good vibes.
The Lectric Monks started up in 2014 and developed into a 6-piece band of musical talent. The band members are as follows: Francois van der Merwe (Rhythm and Vocals), Gary Peacock (Harmonica and Vocals), Henk Oosthuizen (Lead Guitar and Vocals), Cynthia van der Mescht (Keys, Synthesizer and Vocals), Duncan Potgieter (Drums) and Dylan du Toit (Bass). For their release, we decided to have a chat with the band…
Dan Patlansky’s latest album, Perfection Kills, debuted in February, and he’s preparing for a South African tour later this month. We asked him a couple of questions about the album, trading Bellville studios in for working closer to home, and overbearing mothers.
Oh boy! Car guard turned pop musician Tresor is playing at Park Acoustics this Sunday! To celebrate, I asked him a couple of questions without mentioning his oft-reported rags-to-riches story…
Peach van Pletzen is die ou agter Yesterday’s Pupil, een van die ouens agter die lessenaar by Bittereinder shows, en nou die frontman van ‘n nuwe band, Van Pletzen, wat hy begin het saam met Matthieu Auriacombe (van Hello Beautiful, Kidofdoom & Beach Party).
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