Maribou State

Maribou State talks about coming to South Africa

You might’ve heard that the English electronic duo Maribou State is coming down south (to SA) for a couple of DJ sets – one in Johannesburg and one in Cape Town. DJMag.com once described their music as “sparkles like Zero 7, gnaws like Portishead, and grooves like Primal Scream”. And I couldn’t yet find a different verb to better describe what their music does.

Since they’re headed over for a visit, I spoke to them about their music, their trip, and their studio process…

Floris Groenewald

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

Park Acoustics

GIVEAWAY: Park Acoustics November Tickets

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!

Floris Groenewald

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

Cito Led Zeppelin Tribute Show

Q&A: Cito on playing Led Zeppelin

WonderBOOM’s mononymous frontman Cito is not only a charming, multitalented singer, actor, composer, producer, and musical director, but also a fan of Led Zeppelin. He’s one of the musicians that Jason Oosthuizen recruited to be part of this Sunday’s Led Zeppelin Tribute Show. We asked him a few questions about the event and the band…

Floris Groenewald

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

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…

Floris Groenewald

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

Park Acoustics October 2017

GIVEAWAY: Park Acoustics October 2017 Ticket Giveaway

The next edition of Park Acoustics is coming up on 29 October, and AKING, Klopjag, Georgetown, Bacchus Nel. and Deon Bakkes and the Stolen Horses are performing. See below for details, and enter our ticket giveaway to score a double ticket!

Floris Groenewald

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

Led Zeppelin Tribute Show

GIVEAWAY: Led Zeppelin Tribute Show Ticket Giveaway

Drummer Jason Oosthuizen (Punk ‘n Roll, Van Coke Kartel) is behind the wheel of an upcoming Led Zeppelin Tribute show – on 5 November at The Good Luck Bar. We’ve got a double ticket to the event to give away – see below for details!

Floris Groenewald

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

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.

Less Wes Anderson, more Wes Craven.

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.

Floris Groenewald

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