Maribou State

Maribou State talks about coming to South Africa

You might’ve heard that the English electronic duo Maribou State is coming down south (to SA) for a couple of DJ sets – one in Johannesburg and one in Cape Town. DJMag.com once described their music as “sparkles like Zero 7, gnaws like Portishead, and grooves like Primal Scream”. And I couldn’t yet find a different verb to better describe what their music does.

Since they’re headed over for a visit, I spoke to them about their music, their trip, and their studio process…

Floris Groenewald

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

Cito Led Zeppelin Tribute Show

Q&A: Cito on playing Led Zeppelin

WonderBOOM’s mononymous frontman Cito is not only a charming, multitalented singer, actor, composer, producer, and musical director, but also a fan of Led Zeppelin. He’s one of the musicians that Jason Oosthuizen recruited to be part of this Sunday’s Led Zeppelin Tribute Show. We asked him a few questions about the event and the band…

Floris Groenewald

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

Jason Oosthuizen

Q&A: Jason Oosthuizen on playing Led Zeppelin

Jason Oosthuizen, the drummer of Van Coke Kartel and Punk ‘n Roll, has brought together a talented pool of musicians to do a tribute night to Led Zeppelin – on 5 October at The Good Luck Bar. We asked him a few questions about his love for Led Zep, what it takes to put on a tribute show to a legendary rock band, and what we can expect on the night…

Floris Groenewald

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

Led Zeppelin Tribute Show

GIVEAWAY: Led Zeppelin Tribute Show Ticket Giveaway

Drummer Jason Oosthuizen (Punk ‘n Roll, Van Coke Kartel) is behind the wheel of an upcoming Led Zeppelin Tribute show – on 5 November at The Good Luck Bar. We’ve got a double ticket to the event to give away – see below for details!

Floris Groenewald

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

aKing

aKing on musical heritage, changing sounds, and the secret to birthday parties

When aKing first debuted in 2008, many people’s first question was about whether they’d have anything in common with Fokofpolisiekar, with whom they shared two members. But almost as soon as the “Fokof spinoff” buzz happened, aKing managed to prove themselves as a fiercly maverick, musically strong act. We asked Hennie van Halen, the group’s bass guitarist, about the band’s journey, and their upcoming show at The Good Luck Bar’s second Birthday party.

Floris Groenewald

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

The Good Luck Bar 2nd birthday party

TICKET GIVEAWAY: The Good Luck Bar 2nd Birthday

It feels like just yesterday that The Good Luck Bar opened its doors, but there’s been so many great parties there – two years’ worth, in fact. This September, one of Johannesburg’s favourite live music venues turns two, and they’re celebrating it in style, headlined by Mango Groove…

Floris Groenewald

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

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.

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.

Floris Groenewald

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