SMACK! Republic at Capital Craft Beer Festival 2017

SMACK! Republic at Capital Craft Beer Festival 2017

SMACK! Republic’s bold beers and eye-catching graphics make for a can’t-miss beer brewery – one of my first stops at this year’s Capital Craft Beer Festival! We asked them a few questions about beer, brewing, and branding. Continue reading “SMACK! Republic at Capital Craft Beer Festival 2017”

Floris Groenewald
Floris sometimes writes things when he’s not watching movies or playing video games or editing videos or folk-rock singing/songwriting.
Jack Black Brewhouse

Jack Black at Capital Craft Beer Festival 2017

Jack Black’s Brewing Co. is one of South Africa’s most recognised craft beer brands – especially because they’re often present at live music events like Park Acoustics. They’re getting ready to take part in this year’s Capital Craft Beer Festival, and we asked them a few questions about the business of beer. Continue reading “Jack Black at Capital Craft Beer Festival 2017”

Floris Groenewald
Floris sometimes writes things when he’s not watching movies or playing video games or editing videos or folk-rock singing/songwriting.
Capital Craft 2017

GIVEAWAY: Capital Craft Beer Festival 2017 tickets

Like beer? Like music? Like free tickets? Then this is the place for you:

We’re giving away a set of double tickets to Capital Craft Beer Festival 2017! Continue reading “GIVEAWAY: Capital Craft Beer Festival 2017 tickets”

Floris Groenewald
Floris sometimes writes things when he’s not watching movies or playing video games or editing videos or folk-rock singing/songwriting.
Koos Kombuis Lush

Van die kombuisvloer na die verhoog – Koos Kombuis gaan Lush Festival toe

Suid Afrika is ‘n kulturele land, daar’s geen twyfel daarin in nie. Ons hardloop op diversiteit. En vir al ons verskille het ons almal een ding in gemeen; ons hou van partytjie. Die beste bewys hiervan is die menigde kuns – en musiekfeeste in ons land wat vir ons beskikbaar is.

Laas jaar is die nuweling Lush Festival op die been gebring, en het hy sy voete tussen die ou menere gevind. Dié jaar dans hy saam. Continue reading “Van die kombuisvloer na die verhoog – Koos Kombuis gaan Lush Festival toe”

Less Wes Anderson, more Wes Craven.
Matthew Mole - LUSH

Matthew Mole: Lushing and Running with the Golden Boy of SA Indie Pop

Matthew Mole is South Africa’s golden boy of Indie Pop. He’s friendly, unpretentious and modest, and he’s playing at Lush Festival this Easter Weekend. We asked him a few questions about his life, his career, and his upcoming festival appearance. Continue reading “Matthew Mole: Lushing and Running with the Golden Boy of SA Indie Pop”

Floris Groenewald
Floris sometimes writes things when he’s not watching movies or playing video games or editing videos or folk-rock singing/songwriting.
Valiant Swart - Lush 2017

Valiant Swart – Dié troebadoer is op pad Lush toe!

Alhoewel hy homself nie noodwendig as ’n ikoon of legende sien nie, is Valiant Swart vir seker ’n Suid-Afrikaanse kunstenaar wat respek afdwing. Hy is al etlike jare ’n prominente naam in die bedryf en wen nuwe aanhangers oor met sy strelende stem en goeie lirieke. “Dis strelend vir die ego om ’n legend of ikoon genoem te word,” sê Valiant. “Maar ’n mens moet dit nie kop toe vat nie. Eintlik is jy maar net nog ’n ou met ’n klomp liedjies en ’n kitaar wat ’n bestaan probeer maak.” Continue reading “Valiant Swart – Dié troebadoer is op pad Lush toe!”

Dee Theart
Dee is a Jack of many trades and perhaps a master of some: writing, MC’ing, presenting, acting and the occasional afternoon nap.
The Republic of Mieliepop 2017

Passport to the Republic of Mieliepop 2017: Renewed

It’s not every event where you go from watching Shortstraw, to Boargazm, to PHFAT, to Mr Green in the Rave Cave. Hell, most events don’t even have a Rave Cave. Or a nice dam surrounded by grassy hills. Or a boutique festival vibe, with minimal crowds and queues, fancy food stalls, warm showers, and more than enough camping space. That’s why The Republic of Mieliepop is something special. Continue reading “Passport to the Republic of Mieliepop 2017: Renewed”

Floris Groenewald
Floris sometimes writes things when he’s not watching movies or playing video games or editing videos or folk-rock singing/songwriting.

Is Morné Venter his own Flesh Coloured Mess?

“The mediums I choose to work with are mostly inherently difficult to control and predict,” Morné Venter answers. Yes, his new solo exhibition is called A Flesh Coloured Mess, and there’s a definite sense of messiness to his work, but a strong aspect is also a sense of tangible ordering or “taming” of the unpredictable mediums Venter works in. Continue reading “Is Morné Venter his own Flesh Coloured Mess?”

Floris Groenewald
Floris sometimes writes things when he’s not watching movies or playing video games or editing videos or folk-rock singing/songwriting.
Mieliepop Festival 2017

Ticket Giveaway: Mieliepop 2017

Last year, Mieliepop Festival had everyone talking afterwards. Its boutique status means no overcrowding, its location means luxurious, lush, peaceful surroundings, and the organising team means a tightly-run ship and a diverse, kick-ass lineup of some of South Africa’s best bands. There’s no reason to think Mieliepop 2017 will be anything less. See more details below, and enter our competition to win a double ticket to this event!

Continue reading “Ticket Giveaway: Mieliepop 2017”

Floris Groenewald
Floris sometimes writes things when he’s not watching movies or playing video games or editing videos or folk-rock singing/songwriting.