The Republic of Mieliepop 2018 is only one month away, and since Deon Bakkes and The Stolen Horses is probably the only horse-related band on the lineup, we aimed to get off our high horses, speak to the dark horse Deon himself, and get the goods straight from the horse’s mouth… Luckily he’s one who enjoys horsing around.
For those who might not know, Mike Shinoda is one of the members of Linkin Park – whose lead vocalist, Chester Bennington, recently commited suicide. While he’s performed with Linkin Park and Fort Minor, and helped produce the music of other artists, this EP is Shinoda’s first solo musical offering under his own name.
Indien jy dit gemis het, Afrika 4 Beginners is Jack Parow se nuutste album wat November 2017 vrygestel was. Dit is met ope arms ontvang deur mense wat op en af spring en “Jack Parooooooow!” skree.
One Day is the latest offering from Peter Toussaint – a Dutch guitarist and performer, living in South Africa. It takes the form of a day in the life – beginning with Sunrise and ending with Home. This album combines studio recorded songs with ambient sounds captured by Peter himself on his phone, such as chirping birds, footsteps and the sound of a car engine turning over.
The Disaster Artist is a true story – about the enigmatic and mysterious actor/director/producer/financier of “the Greatest Bad Film Ever Made” [2003’s The Room], Tommy Wiseau. James Franco directed the film, and stars as Wiseau himself, and won the Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical Golden Globe.
Henk van der Schyf is ‘n Pretoria party liaison – ‘n entrepreneur, booker, restauranteur en events man. Hy vertel ons van sy ervaringe in die musiek-, kos-, en partytjiewêreld, wat Hotbox Studios, Dogbox, Park Acoustics, Capital Craft, Mieliepop festival, en African Beer Emporium insluit.
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The Republic of Mieliepop is happening at Tolderia Resort, near Lothair, Mpumalanga on 21-24 March 2018. And we’ve got a double ticket to give away to one lucky reader!
Unfortunately for me, Wonderboom aren’t big enough Crash Test Dummies fans to have favourite songs, or any cool ‘how I first discovered Crash Test Dummies’ stories. But since they’re one of the local openers for the Canadian band’s upcoming Pretoria and Cape Town shows, I asked them about it anyway.