Jack Black’s Brewing Co. is one of South Africa’s most recognised craft beer brands – especially because they’re often present at live music events like Park Acoustics. They’re getting ready to take part in this year’s Capital Craft Beer Festival, and we asked them a few questions about the business of beer. Continue reading “Jack Black at Capital Craft Beer Festival 2017”
All images by Marnus Strydom and Henk Labuschagne. All images by Marnus Strydom and Henk Labuschagne. Marnus Strydom Less Wes Anderson, more Wes Craven. Continue reading Lush Festival 2017: A Photo Review
The prodigal son of underdog indie rock returns to the shores, high velds and low velds of South Africa during March and April. Brett Newski is already here, out and about the streets to search for his long lost love, the bunny chow, and visit his much loved friends he met five years ago when he first toured through SA.
New bands, old bands, and dead bands. In Music News Highlights today: New music from Shortstraw, Flint Meet Spark, Lost&Found, Luka and Ryki, and a ticket-selling challenge from Grassy Spark and The Rudimentals.
Continue reading “Music News Highlights: 6 March 2017”
In Music News this week, Shortstraw is going to Europe, MTN Bushfire announced the first few artists on their lineup, Future released Future, Radio Kalahari Orkes, Taxi Violence and Academie released music videos, DJ Khaled released Shining (feat, Beyoncé & Jay Z), and Jack Parow and Francois van Coke will headline Large on the Lawn this coming Sunday. Continue reading “Music News Highlights: 20 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”
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!
Shortstraw has never been shy about using their status as popular indie rock band to give back. This coming weekend they’re playing at OneSight Acoustics – joining Hugh Masekela, New Academics, and Akio Kawahito in the first in a series of concerts that aim to raise funds for OneSight: a global public nonprofit organisation which provides sustainable access to quality vision care and eye wear to those who cannot afford it or do not have access to it. We caught up with Shortstraw guitarist Tom Revington about the concert, the band’s charitable nature, and what they’ve been up to lately.
OneSight Acoustics is a music series brought to you by OneSight: a global public nonprofit organization which provides sustainable access to quality vision care and eye wear to those who cannot afford it or do not have access to it. Around the world, millions of people suffer from poor vision. An eye exam and a simple pair of glasses can help them reach their full potential. Continue reading “GIVEAWAY: OneSight Acoustics with Hugh Masekela, Shortstraw, New Academics & Akio Kawahito”
For their fifth birthday party, recordingstudios.co.za is throwing a party at The Good Luck Bar in Johannesburg, in support of a charity called Hi Hopes. With this event, they’re aiming to raise money to fund cochlear implants and to buy hearing aids, giving children the gift of hearing – and therefore music! The party happens on 25 June, and will feature performances by Shortstraw, Naming James, David Beretta Owens, Hellcats, and PitVirus.
We spoke to Alastair Thomas of Shortstraw about the band, the charity, and the future. Continue reading “We Tolerate Shortstraw – a chat about Hear Yee! – RecordingStudios.co.za’s 5th Birthday party”