Pollinator is a three-piece rock band from Joburg, and they’ll be making a debut Park Acoustics appearance this Sunday. After we spotted them playing in dresses at Oppikoppi this year (they wanted to look like they were off to a matric dance), we couldn’t resist asking them about balls, music, and mating calls.
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!
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!
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.
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.
Tommy Gun isn’t a machine gun used by gangsters in old movies – he’s a DJ from Cape Town, who’ll be visiting the last Park Acoustics of 2016 – this Saturday (26 November) at the Voortrekker Monument. We caught up with him, and had a quick chat about Aqua’s Barbie Girl, afternoon DJ sets, and – wait, did I say “Barbie Girl”?
Next Saturday, at the “Last Park Acoustics of 2016”, local comedian Alan Adyms will be one of many entertainers working hard to provide a day chock-full of music, comedy, and dancing. We asked Alyn a few questions ahead of the event.
Park Acoustics is firmly established as Pretoria’s primary, regular must-attend one-day music festival. This November, they’re putting on a special Saturday end-of-year event on the 26th, featuring the usual music and comedy stages, but also the Griet 8th Birthday Stage and Bobbejaan Street Theatre in the evening, and a Movember Silent Disco. BONUS: We’re giving away a set of tickets (see below).
This Sunday it’s time for the first Park Acoustics of 2016!
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
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.
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!