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TICKET GIVEAWAY: Halloween 2016 at the Voortrekker Monument

Arcade Empire and Griet’s Halloween party is always the place to be in Pretoria on Halloween weekend. And this year, they’re throwing a massive party at the Voortrekker Monument on 29 October. To get your hands on a double ticket courtesy of TheFlow.co.za, check out our giveaway below! Continue reading “TICKET GIVEAWAY: Halloween 2016 at the Voortrekker Monument”

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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Alternatief is Groot, en wil jou die kys vra

Op hoërskool, as jy ‘n oulike jong dame in die oog gehad het maar nie seker was hoe om jou gevoelens aan haar te openbaar nie, kon jy altyd ‘n mix CD maak. Dis nou oor ek in die vroeë 2000’s (na die tyd van kasette) op hoërskool was – ek vermoed hulle maak deesdae speellyste op hul gunsteling aanlyn musiekstroomdiens. Bogenoemde CD was dan propvol liefdesliedjies, sodat sy sou seker wees. As CD-maker was dit jou werk om ‘n versameling goeie liedjies te kies, hul in mekaar te laat vloei deur noukeurig die volgorde uit te werk, maar belangrikste van alles: om sonder twyfel jou verliefdheid uit te druk. Nou het die mense agter Coleske ArtistsSupra Familias, en Afrikaans is Groot saamgewerk om ‘n mix CD te maak wat vir ‘n wye gehoor van alternatiewe Suid-Afrikaanse musiekliefhebbers: Alternatief is Groot. Continue reading “Alternatief is Groot, en wil jou die kys vra”

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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Mieliepop 2016 – what every festival should be

What’s the first thing you think of when you hear the term “music festival”? If you’re from Gauteng, it’s most likely dust. And crowds. And drunk youths. But then there’s Mieliepop.

Beforehand, it looked like bad weather might intrude on the weekend. But the sunshine arrived just on time. A simple, 270 km/3 hour drive from Pretoria leads you to the beautiful Tolderia Resort – a real majestic, beautiful, peaceful, green hilly area in the middle of nowhere. The trek into the resort was slightly rough after the rain, and arriving there in the dark isn’t recommended – though that really applies to any festival. Continue reading “Mieliepop 2016 – what every festival should be”

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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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! Continue reading “Mieliepop 2016: The full line-up & ticket giveaway”

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

Dis Bittereinder se basdrom vir die wen: Dans tot die Dood

Van my gunsteling dele van Bittereinder se vorige album was verwysings na die dood en vergaan. Spesifiek die gedagtes van ouer word in Jou Tyd Sal Kom en aanvaarding van die dood in Doodsberig. ‘n Jaar later reik Bittereinder hul vierde plaat, Dans tot die Dood, uit – en soos die titel insinueer is daar baie dood en vergaan op die album. Maar net soveel dans.

“Op die lem van die mes lê die einde van die storie
Hier’s die sedeles: Ek is nog nie dood nie.”

-Die Mes

Continue reading “Dis Bittereinder se basdrom vir die wen: Dans tot die Dood”

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

Bittereinder surprises with Hartseer Gangster

After several hints the last few weeks, Bittereinder finally released the music video for Hartseer Gangster. This is the first single off their upcoming album, Dans tot die dood.

Pierre drums on Hartseer Gangster Continue reading “Bittereinder surprises with Hartseer Gangster”

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