Incubus has long been a favourite band of mine, and of many loved ones. Hits like Pardon Me, Megalomaniac, and especially Wish You Were Here has long adorned my playlists, so when it was announced that Incubus had added a South African stop on their latest tour, it didn’t take much convincing for us to make the trek to the Voortrekker Monument in Pretoria.
New Joburg indie rock band Frame Janko is hitting the SA rock scene hard with their debut album tiled Eyes on Fire!
Woohoo! Since this March’s Park Acoustics has ALREADY SOLD OUT (Thanks, Jeremy Loops), they’ve decided to move it down to the bigger, open grass area above the Voortrekker Monument’s amphitheater. AND send us a couple of tickets to give away! Entries below!
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.
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.
My 2018 music festival season was kicked off by Parklife this past Saturday, setting the mood for a relaxing weekend. One of the best things about Parklife is that you know what you are getting: The same iconic branding, same great people and consistently amazing tunes.