Slow Jack at Malkop Summer Rock Festival

Malkop Summer Rock Festival is around the corner, and are playing host to a bunch of legendary artists, like Francois van Coke, Koos Kombuis, Mr Cat & The Jackal, and many more. You’d think that being included in a line-up that reads like the who’s who of local live music would unsettle a young band, but Slow Jack is certainly prepared.

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.

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Mieliepop 2016: The full line-up & ticket giveaway

It seems that March is music festival season. In addition to Splashy Fen and Otterlake Easter Festival, and the brand new Lush Festival in Clarens on Easter weekend, Mieliepop has moved from it’s traditional October/November slot to the weekend before Easter in 2016. Monday 21 March is Human Rights day, so it’s already a long weekend, and you can always take 3 leave days to just keep partying from this festival to the next – whichever one you choose!

Floris Groenewald

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

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This weekend: Park Acoustics January 2016

This Sunday it’s time for the first Park Acoustics of 2016!

The lineup:

10:00 – Gates open
11:00 – Maddy Behrens [ooh an interview!]
12:00 – Mind Pool [Wow – here’s an interview!]
13:00 – Josh Kempen [Read this interview for more info! Also check this RAD LIVE VIDEO!]
14:00 – Monark [They did this interview with thefuss.co.za]
15:00 – Matthew Mole [Here’s an older interview with him in case you’re the only person in the world who’s unfamiliar with him]
16:00 – DJ Michael Lesar

16:30 – 18:00: Sunset Comedy Stage

with Dusty Rich, Loyiso Madinga, & Lazola Gola

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What you need to know:

  • Tickets are R150 presale or at the gate. It’s up a few bucks from last year, but within reason.
  • Only 2000 tickets are available, and Matthew Mole is playing so there’ll be people for days. Buy in advance to avoid disappointment.
  • R15 entrance into the Voortrekker Monument grounds per vehicle.
  • No under 18’s will be allowed (“except for small children accompanied by their parents”. Also free entry for kids under the age of 6.)
  • The Cabin Fever dance floor is now only running every second month, starting in Feb.1
  • BYOB, but this time it’s a glass-free event.

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We ask that you rather bring cans of beers & ciders and decant your wine or spirits in plastic bottles. We’ve added 2 recycling points in the festival area and we’ll also be handing out refuse bags as you enter, please keep your picnic spot tidy & recycle your garbage.

I’d recommend buying tickets online before the event, as such a stellar lineup is likely to sell out.

PS. Whether you miss this event or not, you might also want to check out Josh Kempen’s next show at Trio in Greenside: The Courtyard Sessions!

Floris Groenewald

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

10 Cloverfield Lane

JJ Abrams surprises again: 10 Cloverfield Lane teaser

Remember Cloverfield? Well JJ Abrams’ production company, Bad Robot, who also produced the 2008 found footage monster/disaster film directed by Matt Reeves, released a teaser for 10 Cloverfield Lane on Friday. The teaser was a big surprise, as the general public wasn’t aware of production on any Cloverfield sequel or spin-off. Instead, Bad Robot announced Valencia – a micro-budget horror movie set in a bunker, starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead and John Goodman to be directed by relative newcomer Dan Trachtenberg. Trachtenberg has previously directed an impressive video game fanfilm called Portal: No Escape.

Floris Groenewald

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