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Taxi Violence releasing some Soul Shake.

11 Jun

Taxi Violence fans rejoice – number four is getting ready to drop.

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July 2013 will see the release of the seasoned music veterans’ four album.

The album, entitled Soul Shake, boasts 11 brand new tracks that were recorded and produced by Brendyn “Rusti” Rossouw at Heritage Sound Studios, and mixed by the legendary Theo Crous at Bellville Studios.

Soul Shake, sees the band return to what they do best – rock out!

Drummer, Louis Nel says, “We’ve gone back to playing straight-up rock ‘n roll songs – very similar to songs from our first and second albums. But a lot faster and a lot harder.”

Get a feel for Soul Shake on Taxi Violence’s nation wide tour:

06 July – Zanzibar, George

10 July – The Mexican, Jeffreys Bay

12 July – Buccaneers, East Londen

13 July – Live The Venue, Durban

18 July – Potchefstroom (venue TBC)

19 July – Puma Social Club, Johannesburg

20 July – Arcade Empire, Pretoria

27 July – The Assembly, Cape Town

03 August – Aandklas, Stellenbosch

17 August – Slipstream Sportsbar, Grahamstown

First single Brainmash has been pinned as the first single from the new album. Listen to it here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6FaaAQkUJ0

Pre-order Soul Shake:

Taxi Violence have made 150 copies of Soul Shake available to pre-order. For R150, fans can get a limited edition, personalized CD delivered to their doors (anywhere in South Africa), as well as a FREE download of the band’s entire first album, Untie Yourself. Go to www.taxiviolence.com for more details.

Photo: Sven Kristian

Dubbele Dosis Heuwels vir jou?

14 May

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Vir Die Volkslied, die derde video af die Heuwel se Alles wat Mal Is, het Simon Barnard en Wim Steytler kragte saamgespan om die video vir die lied te ontwikkel en verfilm. Willie Nel, een van die land se voorste kameramanne, het die fotografie behartig.

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Die video is in die Noorde van Pretoria geskiet en ondersoek ‘n baie spesifieke subkultuur wat deel van daardie wêreld uit maak.

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Oor die video sê Simon Barnard: “Dit is ‘n baie dubbelsinnige stuk werk – karige lewensomstandighede maar gelukkige mense. Die uniekheid van die video lê grootliks in die eerlikheid daarvan”.

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Kyk die Volkslied hier:

http://youtu.be/X4rsF3NMnL8

In ander Heuwels Nuus, word die groep se live DVD, Live op Paul Cluver, môre vrygestel.

Die DVD is verfilm by die  Bloekombos Amfiteater op die Paul Cluver landgoed.

Volgens Pierre Greeff, wou die groep lank reeds daar speel en toe die geleentheid om daar te speel vorendag kom, het die groep nie twee keer gedink nie.

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Oor die DVD se Pierre: “Die wonderlike ding van die DVD is dat dit ons katalogus van liedjies op hierdie stadium ordentlik bymekaar bring.”

Kom in kontak:

www.dieheuwels.co.za

Facebook: www.faceook.com/dieheuwels

Lees ook meer oor die uiters suksesvolle Skolejam toerhttp://mk.dstv.com/category/shows/blackberry-skolejam/

Fotos Volkslied: Willie Nel

Foto: Paul Cluver DVD: Jaco S Venter

Parow and Friends Rock for Cool!

6 May

Gary Cool Benefit Show ft. Jack Parow, P.H.FAT & Friends

Wednesday, 8 May – The Assembly

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Gary Cool is a well-known rock in the local music industry. The 2Oceansvibe Radio and AFM 91.3FM Rock radio DJ strives to promote and support the local music scene in whichever way he can.

Gary recently suffered some major injuries, when a driver ran a robot and collided with his motorbike. Gary crushed and fractured bones in his tibia. He also fractured his collarbone. He was hospitalized for three weeks and underwent two operations.

After his accident, Gary was left temporarily disabled and unable to work for a few months. Obviously this had very real financial consequences for Gary and his family. This included a pile of medical bills and a reduced monthly salary. Knowing this, Ray-Ban and Assembly decided to help Gary and his family out with a benefit concert that promises to blow minds.

Naturally, Gary’s friends in the industry have raised their hands to perform and help raise funds for this much loved and respected individual.

The show will be headlined by one of Gary’s favorite artists and friend – Jack Parow.  Parow will also be filming the event for his DVD. Other artists who have offered to perform are – P.H.FAT, Sideshow, DJ Invizable, DJ Naaldekoker, Stone-Age Citizens and Einstein Adonis, with two more acts to be announced.

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The event will take place on Wednesday the 8th of May at Assembly Cape Town and tickets will cost you only R30 and R40 if you arrive after 10pm.

R30 to watch some top class local acts and to support one of our local music industry’s biggest champions – I say BARGAIN!

Click here to join the event on Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/120495208150730/

After almost 2 months of not being on air – Gary Cool will be back on radio on Monday 6th May from 9pm to midnight on AFM 91.3fm.

Photo: Gillian Coetzee

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Update: Van Coke Kartel.

16 Apr

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Van Coke Kartel het in November 2012 hulle half dekade bestaan gevier. Saam met Jägermeister, Monster Energy en Music Connection het hulle die land se grense maak bewe  deur  hulle feesvieringe in die vorm van n Halwe Dekade Toer na VCK aanhangers landswyd te neem.

Die manne het van die eerste VCK noot af, hulle stemme dik gemaak as een van die land se voorste musiek forste. Menigte toekennings en nominasies beklemtoon b.g. as n feit. Met vyf jaar se stewige sukses agter hulle naam, gaan dit deesdae beter as ooit met die manne van dié kartel.

Die manne het hulle half dekade toer met die hulp van befaamde Fotograaf en videograaf, Fred van Leeuwen van The Image Engineer, op band en film verewig. Fred, n vreeslose aanhanger van die groep, spandeer sy tyd deur dokumentêre films vir musikante, musiekfeeste asook konserte te maak. Hy was die perfekte kandidaat vir die taak en het daarin geslaag om die intieme, agter-die-skerms perspektief van die manne se lewe op die pad weer te gee.  

Hierdie ervaring is opgesom met ‘n visuele dagboek: Halwe Dekade Tour Pics, ‘n kort film: Halwe Dekade Tour Video en die offisiële musiekvideo vir Dankie, Ek is Veilig Hier.

Als is opgeneem deur gebruik te maak van ‘n Canon 5D Mark II met addisionele stabilisering toerusting geborg deur PhotoHire Kaapstad.

Kyk die video vir Dankie, Ek is Veilig Hierhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_HVxZ09i10

Ingeval jy dit gemis het…

Van Coke Kartel het tydens die jaarlikse MK Toekennings, weggestap met drie van die vier toekennings waarvoor hulle genomineer was.

Die kartel is individueel aangewys as MK se eerste Superband. ISO se Alex parker, was die Superband se wildcard toevoeging.

Die groep is tans besig om aan nuwe material te werk wat teen einde September 2013 vrygestel gaan word.

VAN COKE KARTEL – Duba Bike Toer 2013  (28 April 2013 – 31 Mei 2013)

Dié onbesliste toer meesters is gereed om weereens rubber op teer te plak. Einde April skop Van Coke Kartel ‘n 12-datum nasionale toer af.

Jägermeister, Monster Energy en Music Connection bied aan Duba Bike Toer. Die toer sal in Pretoria begin by die Voortrekker Monument, waar Van Coke Kartel die verhoog sal deel met Holiday Murray, City Bowl Mizers, Suburban Saints en Sons of Settlers.  Die Toer eindig in die groep se tuisdorp, Kaapstad, by Mercury Live op 31 Mei 2013.

Duba BikeToer Skedule:

28 April  – Park Acoustics, Voortrekker Monument, Eeufees weg

30 April  – Rockabillys, Edenvale

1 Mei  – Aandklas Pretoria, Hatfield Square

2 Mei  – Betego’s Night Club, Benoni

3 Mei  – Stones, Centurion

4 Mei  – Arcade Empire, Equestria

7 Mei  – Café Barcelona, Pretoria

8 Mei  – Barnyard Vereeniging

9 Mei  – Memphis Rock, Potchefstroom

10 Mei  – Gig tyd, Boksburg

11 Mei  – Blue Moon, Nelspruit

31 Mei  – Mercury Live, Kaapstad

Die Kartel sal in Junie die ons land se grense verlaat, om die Nederlanders n les in rock ‘n roll te gaan gee, met hulle Afrikaans Verower Harte: The Netherlands 2013 Tour

Datums: Afrikaans Verower Harte: The Netherlands 2013 Tour.

13 Junie – Melkweg, Amsterdam

15 Junie – Spot, Middelburg

20 Junie – Paard Van Troje, Den Haag

21 Junie – Victorie, Alkmaar

22 Junie – Poppodium Underground, Lelystad

Gryp gou jou dagboek en pen neer die res van die Kartel gigs tot en met einde September.

Van Coke Kartel se gigs tot Septemter 2013:

20 April 2013 – Aandklas Stellenbosch

26 April 2013 – Dolosfees, Richardsbaai

7 Junie 2013 – Berties Mooring, Gordon’s Bay (acoustic)

29 Junie 2013 – MK Kliphard, Nelspruit

5 Julie 2013 – Dizzy’s, Camps Bay (acoustic)

12 Julie 2013 – Dorpstraat Teater, Stellenbosch (acoustic)

13 Julie 2013 – Die Boer, Durbanville (acoustic)

17 Julie 2013 – Rumours Lounge, Weltevreden Park

18 Julie 2013 – Aandklas Pretoria, Hatfield Square (acoustic)

19 Julie 2013 – Tin Cups, Witbank

20 Julie 2013 – Liedjieboer, Midrand

24 Julie 2013 – Arcade Empire, Equestria (acoustic)

25 Julie 2013 – Memphis Rock, Potchefstroom (acoustic)

26 Julie 2013 – Wolmer Bush Lounge, Pretoria North

30 Augustus 2013 – Red Ruby, Fochville

31 Augustus 2013 – Lentelawaai, Pretoria

14 September 2013 – Sing Tot Ek Hoor (Charity), Secunda Stadium

27 September 2013, Wie’s Baden, Bloemfontein

28 September 2013 – Memphis Rock, Potchefstroom

SKAKELS:

Amptelike webtuiste: http://www.vancokekartel.co.za

Facebook:http://www.facebook.com/vancokekartel

Band Blog: http://www.vancokekartel.co.za/dftwr

Musiekvideos: http://www.vimeo.com/vancokekartel/videos

Musiek: http://www.vancokekartel.co.za/hifi 

Fotos: http://www.vancokekartel.co.za/photos/press-shots

Foto: Fred van Leeuwen

Snowing Down South on the move.

26 Mar

Snowing Down South’s debut single “Not Your Fault” is available for free download!

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Download the single here: https://soundcloud.com/snowing-down-south/snowing-down-south-its-not

Snowing Down South is a four piece band, hailing from Potchefstroom. They do however not form part of the typical “Potch core crowd” – or so they say.  Their sound is stated as a fusion between older and newer rock genres – drawing influence from CCR, The Beatles, The Kooks, Kings of Leon and Queens of the Stone Age.

The band is made up of original members from Alleen Na Desember , Simeon Kriel (Drums and vocals) and Gust Greyvenstein (Bass and vocals) – introducing new members Paul Siebert (Guitars and vocals) and Lihan Puren (Guitar and vocals).

They may not have been long on the scene, but they have already shared the stage with some of the biggest bands in the industry. These bands include; Frankie Fire, Glaskas, Fokofpolisiekar and Van Coke Kartel.

Their debut video is currently on YouTube – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZlssUUwwtxw

The video has racked up more than 1500 views to date.

The band will start recording their new EP in April this year.

Snowing Down South are endorsed by Rock Solid Music and Jagermeister.

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/snowingdownsouth

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/SnowingDown

Photo: Geran Van Zyl

The Black Cat Bones: Best Live Act in SA

26 Mar

The Black Cat Bones: Best Live Act in SA

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On Sunday The Black Cat Bones walked away with the MK Award for Best Live act!

The Bones rocked over some major competition, including Van Coke Kartel, Fokofolisiekar, Bittereinder and Jeremy Loops.

Andre Kriel says: “We feel extremely honored to have won the award and are very thankful for our fans and friends who voted. We believe that the people have spoken! We are ready and very amped for the killer opportunities that will arise from this. Massive thanks to MK and everyone who made this possible!”

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The band released a promotional video earlier this month featuring the self-titled track from their forthcoming coming album, The Black Cat Bones.

Watch the video here now!

http://youtu.be/9ZN4gIBx434

Make sure to not miss any of their upcoming gigs:

29 March Otterlake festival, Pretoria

7 April Tings ‘n Times, Pretoria

25 April Café Barcelona

18 May Arcade Empire, Pretoria

18 April Lady Luck, Springs

25 May STRAB, Ponta Malongane

Photos: Louise Pieterse

Die Heuwels in ’n Rofstoeigreep en ’n SkoleJAM!

26 Mar

Stefanus Rabie en Rodeo Productions het netjies saamgewerk om ‘n wenner van die nuwe Heuwels Fantasties video te maak.

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Die video vir Rofstoeigreep is my gunsteling Heuwels video tot op hede.

Hunter Kennedy het die volgende te sê oor die nuwe video:

“Die aanvanklike idee was om die intro van die 90’s TV-reeks Tropical Heat na te boots. Phillip lyk nes daai ou! Maar ons het maar net ‘n lekker tyd gehad op die ou einde. Waterponies, Hobie Cats, Speedboats, Waterski, Seiljagte, Jeep jaag… Hierdie is die goed waarvoor ons lief is

Die video is in die Weskus by Oude Pos geskiet.

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Rofstoeigreep kry ‘n klassieke tong in kies video – Kyk en geniet hom nou!! 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bFrzDvJmPM

En in ander Heuwels Nuus.

Die Heuwels Fantasties, MK en Blackberry vertrek binnekort op die SKOLEJAM toer. Die toer gaan die Supergroep na 12 Skole regoor Suid – Afrika neem. Pierre Greeff sê: “Dit is ‘n wonderlike platform vir ons om ons musiek te neem na mense wat nog nie ons vertonings gesien het nie. Hierdie toer sou nie moontlik gewees het sonder borge soos MK en BlackBerry nie. Dit is wonderlik en toon hul verbintenis tot die Suid Afrikaanse musiek toneel en die land se jeug.”

SKOLEJAM TOER DATUMS:

18 April – Hardekool Akademie, Ellisras

19 April – Hoërskool Rustenburg, Rustenburg

30 April – Grey College, Bloemfontein

1 Mei – Merriespruit Laerskool, Virginia

2 Mei – Laerskool A.G Visser, Heidelberg

3 Mei – Kriel Hoërskool, Kriel

4 Mei – Hoërskool Delmas, Delmas

6 Mei – Hoërskool Vredendal, Vredendal

7 Mei – Hoërskool Vredenburg, Vredenburg

8 Mei – Paul Roos Gimnasium, Stellenbosch

9 Mei – Parel Vallei Hoërskool, Somerset Wes

10 Mei – Hoërskool Punt, Mosselbaai

Twitter: @DieHeuwels

Facebook: http://www.faceook.com/dieheuwels

Lucy Kruger collaborates with reality Dutch duo.

22 Mar

On the 26th of March, Lucy Kruger will be sharing the Carnival Court stage in Long Street with Dutch Reality stars, Nick and Simon.

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The Dutch duo is in South – Africa to shoot a reality series in which they explore the country and its vibrant music scene. The series will also see the duo meet up and – collaborate with, some of the country’s hottest emerging talents.

One of their first creative collaborations will be with velvet voiced Lucy Kruger. They approached Lucy after hearing her music; complimenting her sultry voice, exceptional song-writing ability and inimitable on stage persona.

The collaboration will take the form of an impromptu jam session, during one of Lucy’s shows at Carnival Court.

Lucy will open her set as usual, at some point throughout her set, invite the duo to play one or two of their own songs, and eventually end the show with a collaborative effort.

Make sure you make a break for Carnival Court this coming Tuesday from 8pm onwards.

Social media links:

Website: http://lucykruger.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LucyKrugerOfficial

Soundcloud: http://soundcloud.com/lucykruger

Photo: Patrick Ryan

REBURN returns with ‘Won’t Let Go’

19 Mar

REBURN are ready to let RIP another single off their forthcoming album – rumored to drop end of August this year.

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Won’t Let go, the second single off their forthcoming album, is considered a labor of love from the side of front man Scottie Moore. According to Moore, the song came together organically – revolving around the mindset of individuals who can’t let go of past relationships, failing to see promise in the future. Says Moore about the new track: “It’s so different from our other tracks, but really gives you the feeling of where we are heading as a band. We are very proud of how this song turned out!”

Won’t Let Go is the final single to be released off the forthcoming album, before it drops end August.

Listen/download Won’t Let Go here:

Link:  https://soundcloud.com/reburn-band/wont-let-go

Catch a REBURN gig near you: 

22 March – Mercury Live

6  April – Buckleys Bellville

19 April – VIVA Cafe

26th – 28th April –  Mossel Bay & George Tour

REBURN social realm:

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ReburnCT

Soundcloud: http://soundcloud.com/reburn-band/

Photo: Mielas Photography

aKING’s March Gig guide.

15 Mar

Our favorite rocking royals are getting ready for a busy March.

Be sure to catch aKING at one of the following gigs!

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Date: 16 March

Venue: Emperors Palace

Line-up: aKING & Fokofpolisiekar

Addess: 64 Jones Rd, Kempron Park

Tickets: From R150

Date: 20 March

Venue: Aandklas

Address: 43a Bird Street, Stellenbosch

Tickets: R50

Date:  22nd March 2013 Line-up: Die Heuwels Fantasties / Van Coke Kartel / aKING / Fokofpolisiekar (Acoustic Show) Venue:  Standard Bank Arena Address: New Doornfontein, Johannesburg Contact:  Dawie de Villiers: 0721508373 Time: Doors open at 17h00. Show starts at 19h00-23h00 Tickets: Golden Circle R360. Seating R250 http://online.computicket.com/web/event/acoustic_rocks/711146995

Date: 23 March

Line-up: Festival – Rhinofest SA 2013

Venue: outside Potgietersrus (Mokopane)

Address: http://www.rhinofest.wozaonline.co.za/

Tickets: R120 http://online.computicket.com/web/event/rhino_fest_s_a/712365202/0/53164170

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RhinofestSa?ref=hl

Date: 23 March

Line-up: Moving House & Highway Casino

Venue: Rockabilly’s

Address: Terrance Rd, Edenvale

Doors Open: 8pm

Tickets: R50

Contact: http://www.movinghouse.co.za/

 

Links:

Facebook:  www.facebook.com/aKINGband

Website: www.aking.co.za

Photo: Jaco S Venter