Jason Oosthuizen

Q&A: Jason Oosthuizen on playing Led Zeppelin

Jason Oosthuizen, the drummer of Van Coke Kartel and Punk ‘n Roll, has brought together a talented pool of musicians to do a tribute night to Led Zeppelin – on 5 October at The Good Luck Bar. We asked him a few questions about his love for Led Zep, what it takes to put on a tribute show to a legendary rock band, and what we can expect on the night…

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Maddy Behrens

Artist Spotlight: Maddy Behrens

Making it in the music industry is hard. In South Africa, even harder. The scene is small, good (paying) venues are scarce, and it takes time and hard work to get on to a festival line-up. Living for the music isn’t free.

Enter Maddy Behrens, a folk/pop musician reminiscent of Gabrielle Aplin and Lisa Mitchell.  The young musician traded her busking corners of KwaZulu-Natal for the hustle and bustle of the big city to pursue a career in music full time. And she’s not losing any momentum. We caught up with her on the cusp of her second Oppikoppi performance. Continue reading “Artist Spotlight: Maddy Behrens”

Introducing Van Pletzen

‘n “Kak lekke vibe” – Van Pletzen kom Oppikoppi toe

Van Pletzen is ‘n Afrikaanse feel-goed band wat bestaan uit Matthieu Auriacombe (aka Nik-Nax, van Beach Party, Hello Beautiful, en Kidofdoom) en Peach van Pletzen (van Yesterday’s Pupil en Bittereinder). Hulle maak musiek met ‘n redelike unieke, humor-belaaide aanslag, en stel hul liedjies vry saam met gestileerde musiekvideos. Ons het met Peach gaan gesels oor die groep se oorsprong, hul debuut by Oppikoppi, en wat nog voorlê. Continue reading “‘n “Kak lekke vibe” – Van Pletzen kom Oppikoppi toe”

Loandi Boersma - Blood Brothers 2017

Blood Brothers 2017: A chat with Loandi Boersma

The cancer-fighting Blood Brothers are returning with the 2017 edition of their annual fund-and-awareness raising concerts. And for the second time, there’s a female “brother” in the mix — so we made sure to ask Cortina Whiplash’ Loandi Boersma a couple of questions about the upcoming show on 30 September… Continue reading “Blood Brothers 2017: A chat with Loandi Boersma”