King of Communes / D&S

“Good music and some water always adds up to good time” King of the Communes talk Mieliepop math

King of the Communes is the party promoters/dance floor curators behind some of Pretoria’s coolest gigs recently. They’re also a DJ duo called D&S, and this March, they’re heading to The Republic of Mieliepop to introduce the brand new Cool In The Pool poolside jol area. We asked them for the secret herbs and spices that go into a King of the Communes party.

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Floris Groenewald
Floris sometimes writes things when he’s not watching movies or playing video games or editing videos or folk-rock singing/songwriting.
Francois van Coke. Picture by Allister Christie

Music News Highlights: 6 February 2017

Music News Highlights: A collection of music news from the last week, featuring everyone from Siphs to Goodluck to Depeche Mode, stopping by Stoker, Karen Zoid, Rubber Duc, Majozi, Francois van Coke, Lush, The Temper Trap, Ryki, Shortstraw, and Richard Stirton. Believe it or not. Continue reading “Music News Highlights: 6 February 2017”

TheFlow.co.za is an entertainment blog run from Gauteng, South Africa.

Alice Phoebe Lou: From Berlin, With Music

Alice Phoebe Lou is a South Africa-born, Berlin-based street musician. A folk singer-songwriter, with a pinch of bluesy, jazzy, and even grunge often mixed in. She’s visiting South Africa in February, and we spoke to her about her career, busking, and the cathartic nature of music. Continue reading “Alice Phoebe Lou: From Berlin, With Music”

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!

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

Music News Highlights: 30 January 2017

We’re trying something new: A collection of music news from the last week, featuring Alice Phoebe Lou’s forthcoming visit to South Africa, Park Acoustics and Dan Patlansky shows coming up, new music from Taxi Violence and Stoker, and WONDERboom’s latest music video. Continue reading “Music News Highlights: 30 January 2017”

TheFlow.co.za is an entertainment blog run from Gauteng, South Africa.
Caroline Leisegang

Caroline Leisegang proves an instant classic

Classical composition is a tough topic in contemporary music

It seems antiquated, with composers with hard to pronounce names long gone having written music for instruments that have hard to pronounce names, and there are rarely any lyrics to speak of. On the other hand, Mozart sold more CD’s than Drake and Beyoncé in 2016 and local artist Caroline Leisegang released a new album of her own compositions, called Simple Circles. Continue reading “Caroline Leisegang proves an instant classic”

Nardus Groenewald
Nardus Groenewald is a geek for music, computer games, tech, gadgets, and those chocolate eggs with jelly in them that Woolies sells at the tills. In his spare time he grows a decent beard and holds down a full time job.
The Black Cat Bones - Waking The Scarecrow

The Black Cat Bones: Waking Scarecrows and Capturing Energy

Kobus de Kock Jr, the vocalist and frontman of The Black Cat Bones, is very rarely seen on stages where he’s not performing. 7 December 2016, at The Shadowboxer in Greenside, Johannesburg, was an exception. He explained that the band – famous for their over-the-top spirited live performances – had always found it difficult to capture the same energy in the recording studio. And that’s why Waking The Scarecrow – their first live DVD – is such an appropriate and welcome addition to The Black Cat Bones‘ discography. Continue reading “The Black Cat Bones: Waking Scarecrows and Capturing Energy”

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

Ben Dey and the Concrete Lions: Malkoppe at Malkop

For a relatively small and new band, Ben Dey and the Concrete Lions are very busy. Despite them being men of few words, we managed to squeeze in a quick email interview with them between tours, photo shoots, and music video releases, on the eve of Malkop Summer Rock Festival, where they can be seen this weekend.
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Floris Groenewald
Floris sometimes writes things when he’s not watching movies or playing video games or editing videos or folk-rock singing/songwriting.
Josh Kempen. At OneSight Acoustics at The Good Luck Bar this Sunday - 27 November 2016.

Josh Kempen on OneSight Acoustics and his love of naïve rock ‘n roll

Josh Kempen speaks with an unfamiliar accent, especially for a Jozi-born singer-songwriter. And it’s got something to do with having travelled the world, as far as I can tell. Having been nominated for a 2014 Wawela music award as “Songwriter of the year”, this guy’s obviously got something to say. Continue reading “Josh Kempen on OneSight Acoustics and his love of naïve rock ‘n roll”

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