The Hermanus Craft Beer Festival is returning on 22 December to mix beer and music, and Sons of Settlers is one of the bands on this year’s line-up. They describe their sound as “high-energy melodic folk“, and will be appearing at the Hermanus Craft Beer Festival. We spoke to one half of the duo, Le-Roi Nel, about the band, the beer fest, and Berlin.
Dan Patlansky is not only a world-renowned blues guitarist; he’s also passionate about sharing knowledge, and getting together with guitar players to escape, play, and learn. Dan Patlansky Guitar Weekends have now become a regular event, and there’s another one coming this weekend.
The Hermanus Craft Beer Festival might be new to our Gauteng radars, but it’s an established event that returns this year with craft beer, live music, and food trucks for an early Christmas celebration. We also have a double ticket to give away – see the entry form at the bottom of this post to enter!
The next edition of Park Acoustics is coming up on 26 November, and Grassy Spark, Shortstraw, PopArtLive, Femi Koya, Hellcats, and Pollinator are performing. See below for details, and enter our ticket giveaway to score a double ticket!
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…
Blood Brothers, the annual rock supergroup concert that aims to create cancer awareness among young people by “rocking their hearts out”, is happening on 30 September at the Good Luck Bar in Johannesburg. We managed to talk to Kobus de Kock Jnr, one of the ten musicians in the group, about the event, the campaign, and his experience as a third-timer.
When aKing first debuted in 2008, many people’s first question was about whether they’d have anything in common with Fokofpolisiekar, with whom they shared two members. But almost as soon as the “Fokof spinoff” buzz happened, aKing managed to prove themselves as a fiercly maverick, musically strong act. We asked Hennie van Halen, the group’s bass guitarist, about the band’s journey, and their upcoming show at The Good Luck Bar’s second Birthday party.
It feels like just yesterday that The Good Luck Bar opened its doors, but there’s been so many great parties there – two years’ worth, in fact. This September, one of Johannesburg’s favourite live music venues turns two, and they’re celebrating it in style, headlined by Mango Groove…