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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

Some Taxi Violence for you?

6 Mar

The Cape Town based rockers are busy recording their brand new album.

After keeping things stripped down and mellow with their 2011 release, the Taxi men are eager to get back to their rock and roll roots.

Half of the upcoming album was recorded in 2012 and given to fans for free download as an early Christmas present. The first single off the upcoming album, Paint the Streets, was released in November 2011. The smash reached number 1 on Tuks FM’s SA Top 10 and Puk FM’s Top 40. The recording of the remainder of the tracks will be finished by the 15th of March 2013. The album is set for release later this year – but the Taxi ranks are tight-lipped with regards to a precise date.

The album is being produced at Heritage Sound Studio by Brendyn “Rusti” Rossouw. Rossouw was part of the winning team that helped record the SAMA nominated release, UNPLUGGED: Long Way From Home. The great Theo Crous from Bellville Studios has been approached to mix and co-produce the album.

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Online diary vibes.

Taxi Violence are giving fans an inside peek in their recording process, by keeping an online studio diary. You can follow their diary here;

http://www.facebook.com/taxiviolence/notes

Remember that hot and steamy video we could not get enough of ?

Unholy has been nominated for a MK Award. You have till Friday to vote Taxi for Best Rock Video for Unholy.

Visit the MK website to make your click.

If you have not yet heard the new  Taxi tunes…What’s wrong with you?

Listen to Taxi Violence’s new tracks here:

·         Paint the Streets >> www.soundcloud.com/taxi-violence/paint-the-streets

·         Love Sick Rock ‘n Roll >> www.soundcloud.com/taxi-violence/taxi-violence-love-sick-rock-n

Social realm.

http://www.facebook.com/taxiviolence

www.youtube.com/TaxisRockOutTV

http://www.soundcloud.com/taxi-violence

Photo: Baden Moir

Goud + Goud + Goud = Die Heuwels Fantasties.

19 Feb

En dis drie in ’n ry vir die groep Fantasties, Die Heuwels Fantasties.

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Alles Wat Mal Is, die groep se derde album, het gister – soos hulle vorige twee albums – die goue status mylpaal gehaal.

Lekker – geluk manne!

Die groep is uiteraard uiters gelukkig met die derde plaatjie wat hulle op hulle mantel kan plak.

Hier is die manne se reaksie op hulle prestasie:

Pierre Greeff:  “Dat ons derde album so vinnig kon goud gaan is wonderlik! Dankie aan ieder en elke een wat ons ondersteun en ons musiek koop julle maak dit moontlik vir ons om te doen wat ons doen. Baie dankie!”

Hunter Kennedy:  “Ek is so dankbaar dat mense so gretig is om ons te ondersteun. Dis ‘n seën dat so baie aanhangers aanklank vind by ons musiek. Hierdie tipe erkenning spoor ons net aan!”

Fred den Hartog: “Super stoked!”

Philip Erasmus: “Wat ‘n eer!”

Die goue status is nie al waaroor die manne opgewonde is nie. In April slaan hulle ’n landwye toer met die hulp en ondersteuning van MK en Blackberry. SKOLEJAM gaan ’n tikkie Heuwels na kleiner dorpies en skole neem, waar hulle musiek nog nie vantevore live gevier is nie. Rakende die toer sê Pierre Greeff: “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 musiektoneel en die land se jeug.”

Die groep beplan vêrder die vrystelling van twee nuwe opwindende vidoes in die nabye toekoms. Die video’s sal vir Rofstoeigreep en Die Volkslied wees.

Hier is ’n paar Heuwels Optredes waarna aanhangers in die nabye toekoms kan uitsien.

Datum: 3 Maart 2013

Plek: Rhebokskloof, Paarl

Datum: 22 Maart 2013

Plek: Ellis Park Arena, JHB saam met VanFokKingTasties

Datum: 23 Maart 2013

Plek: Solms Delta Oesfees, Franschoek

Gaan Loer By:

Die Beloofde Land video: www.diebeloofdeland.co.za

Vir die komende optredes en meer inligting:  www.dieheuwels.co.za

Facebook: www.faceook.com/dieheuwels


Foto: Manfred Werner

Van Coke Kartel maak Chaos lewendig!

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Van Coke Kartel en MK het nou weer above and beyond gegaan met die skep van die video vir Chaos.

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Met Chaos, het die kartel die kletsrym magte van ene Jack Parow ingeroep, om die lied ’n ekstra stukkie wanorde te gee. Die lied sal die voorlaaste enkelsnit af Wie’s Bang wees. Die groep sal vanaf Mei 2013 nuwe opwindende material begin vrystel.

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CHAOS: Van Coke Kartel met Jack Parow

Kyk hier: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pQ-Ms9f2qs&feature=youtu.be

Meer oor die video!

Die visuele meesterstuk is moontlik gemaak deur die powers that be MK.

Mk het Ben Jay Crossman genader om die visuele fees vir die lied te skep.

Crossman het ’n deeglik agtergrond in digitale kuns en lae-fi film. Wat sy betrokkenheid by musiek betref, is Crossman meestal bekend vir sy aandeel tot die skep van Die Antwoord se visuele kuns.

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Crossman sê dat hy met Chaos ’n video wou skep wat handel oor die einde van die wêreld soos ons dit ken. Hy praat met groot lof van die samewerking wat hy van die kant van Van Coke Kartel en Jack Parow ontvang het. Hy sê : “VCK en Jack Parow was wonderlik om mee te werk en het my volledige kreatiewe vryheid gegee om die liedjie te realiseer.”

Hy stuur nog ’n pluimpie in die rigting van die entoesiastiese redakteur, Cremer van Dango. “Hy het homself tot die uiterste gedruk en gehelp om hierdie kunswerk saam te sit.”Crossman sê verder, dat briljante individue in ’n span soos Robo Wilson (die DOP) en Wilma Smit (vervaardiger) hulle in staat gestel het om die video moontlik te maak op ‘n klein begroting met epiese resultate. “Vele dank aan my span en aan Van Coke Kartel en Jack Parow wat my so goed laat lyk “, sê  Crossman.

Krediet word aan die volgende gegee:

Regiseur: Ben Jay Crossmam

DOP: Robo Wilson

Vervaardiger: Wilma Smit

Redakteur: Cremer van Dango – Hey!Fever

Grimering en hare: Liz Pretorius and -Sammey Joe

Spesiale effekte: Lyle van Dango

Kuns Direkteur en Matt Verf: Ben Jay Crossman

Up the Creek 2013 Line Up Running Order.

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Up the Creek Music Festival brought to you by 4th  Street, Swellendam will be held on theUTC 2013 flyer 31st  of January  2013 to the 3rd February 2013.

Up the Creek 2013 Line Up Running Order:

The good people from Up the Creek are excited to share the running order of the bands for Up the Creek 2013.

This year’s lineup will have fans dancing in their party shoes all weekend long!

In typical Up the Creek tradition the festival will be running live music on 3 stages throughout the weekend. The stages are: The 4th Street Main Stage, the MK river stage, and the late night Rolling Stone stage. This year will also see an additional stage down by the river – the BOS acoustic river stage will be keeping things flowing between sets.

Fans can start pulling in on Thursday, 31st January for a chilled out preview gig at the Rolling Stone SA stage. You will be able to choose the best spot for your tent and kick-start the weekend’s carousing. The place will be cooking by the time the rest of your friends arrive. The bands and artists that will  kickstart the weekend on Thursday night are: Saintfearless, The Swingsetters, ISO, Piet Botha, the Lizard Kings, Tombstone Pete and Dave Ferguson.

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Iso – Sean Brand

Rolling Stone SA Magazine will be showcasing up and coming bands on Friday afternoon. Be sure to arrive early to catch performances by Crimson House Blues, Ballistic Blues and Long Time Citizen. Comedian Nik Rabinowitz will take the stage at 18h00 to woo and welcome all.

What better way to switch gear and get into the full swing of the weekend than by having some of SA`s most popular and talented female artists making waves on the 4th Street Main Stage. The line up for Friday night is themed: Up the Creek`s Tribute to Women and it includes performances by SAARKIE, Tailor, Machineri, Karen Zoid and BEAST.

Karen Zoid at Up the Creek 2012

Saturday morning`s cup of coffee will be with Lucy Kruger and Shotgun Tori  after witch you can move down to the river for the Anything That Floats Competition, sponsored by Lilo*. You can float your homemade boat, while listening to Peter Mitchell, Trenton and Free Radical, No One`s Arc, Nomadic Orchestra and Grassy Spark on the MK river stage, right next to the river.

*Lilo is a creative web design & digital marketing agency that turns great ideas into creative digital solutions. They do everything that is web. You name it, they do it. Apart from having some of the best developers in town they also have the best Wii tennis players on the block. So if you want to keep your boat afloat give them a call (021 424 2797) or go to http://www.lilo.co.za

Red Bull “splash your neighbour DJ series” will keep the rhythm going late into the afternoon.

Saturday night brings you more of the best on the 4th Street Main Stage: YOAV, Peachy Keen, Jeremy Loops, December Streets, Desmond and the Tutus and Black Cat Bones.

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To top it all off, the Rolling Stone SA late night stage will keep the party going after the main stage closes down for the night. Friday night`s late night acts include: The Mysticcs and Good Night Wembley and Saturday just after midnight you can dance to the beat of Woodstock Mafia and Taxi and Friends.

Sunday morning`s hangover cure will be Janie & The Beard and Piet Botha. You will again be able to  splash in the river to the happy tunes of Dave Ferguson, Shotgun Tori and Akkedis. Funnyman Siv Ngesi will also be showcasing his new material.

So, now you know who’s playing and what the score is.  All you need is your ticket, your tent and your toothbrush.

Tickets at http://www.ticketbreak.co.za or on our FB page:

Thursday – Sunday:  Presales: R600.00 – Gate: R650.00

Friday – Sunday:       Presales: R550.00 – Gate: R600.00

Saturday – Sunday:  Presales: R450.00 – Gate: R500.00

Kids 13 years and younger: free entry.

Heartbreak Motel:

If you want to rock out in a little more comfort, then the Heartbreak Motel is for you. There are various options of pre-pitched tents, hot showers, clean toilets, buffet breakfast and other luxuries. For more info and bookings go to: http://www.heartbreakmotel.co.za/

Social Media:

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/UpTheCreek.MusicFestival

Twitter:     @Upthe_Creek.

Website:   http://www.upthecreek.co.za

Line up:    Up the Creek 2013 line up

General queries: caitlin@redhotevents.co.za and Media queries: liny@lkmediabook.co.za

Ons gaan see toe!! MK en GWM bied aan – Die MK GWM ROKCS Toer

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Desember is jy gereed – Down to Africa, MK en GWM gaan n stormloop van musiek en goeie tye in jou rigting in stuur.

In samewerking met Down to Africa Entertainment, bring MK en GWM, die MK GWM Rocks Toer na n vakansie bestemming naby jou.

9 Bands…4000km…19dae…15 shows.

Soos die traveling Gypsies van ouds, neem van ons land se voorste musikante hulle klinkende simbale op om die goeie note na musiek afhanklikes kuslangs te bring.

Die toer skop af in Bloemfontein op die 12de Desember. Van daar af is dit binneland toe, om die Transvalers van Johannesburg en Pretoria, wat nie die jaar by die see gaan uit kom nie, te vermaak. Na die Pretoria show op die 14de Desember is dit tyd om see toe te gaan.

Nege van die warmste bands op die front gaan die toer mee maak.

Terug na n vakansie van 536 dae, is die bekroonde Potchefstroom Super Groep Straatligkinders. Die manne met die lekker harde klanke en diep treffende lirieke is gereed om hulle opgewonde aanhangers langs die kus met nuwe musiek te vermaak. Hulle broeders van Potch, MK bekroonde Beste nuwelinge, Moses Metor Man, en Winterstasie is ook aanboord.

Om seker te maak daar’s diversiteit aan die Potchefstroom klank, bring Moses en sy Winter Straatlig die electro dans trio van ekhouvanjouokay ook saam. Die trio met hulle lekker elektriese dans vibes is gereed om te wys, Potch men can dance.

Gebore in Jeffreys, groot gemaak op Potch – matured in Pretoria, is die manne van Glaskas. Die Glaskas trio met hulle Popcorn rock klank is gerat en gereed om terug te keer na hulle sand see wortels.

Dans Dans Lisa…jy gaan Dans en dans. Straatligkinders en Glaskas se leiers met die mikrofoon leisels, Bouwer Bosch en Deon Meiring, gaan wys dat daar musikale diversiteit in hulle steek deur die diep dansende folk vibes van Dans Dans Lisa aanboord van sake te bring.

Om seker te maak daar’s logistieke diversiteit, is Bloemfontein se beste uitvoerproduk, Oros in ’n Lang Glas ook aanboord. Die manne met hulle Kwela Folk vibe is gereed om al die lekker kinders by die see aan die dans te kry.

MK en GWM is ook gereed om die belangrikheid van groei in en blootstelling in ons bloeiende musiek industrie te beklemtoon, deur nuweling Bruce Noble en King Hero ook aanboord te neem. Beide groepe het klanke en stemme wat die swaargewigte op die front senuagtig sal maak – en kinders langs die kus kan gereed maak vir twee nuwe musikale verslawings.

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Om 15 shows in 19 dae oor die strek van 4000km te doen is geen klein daad. Om seker te maak die musikale musikante kom van punt A na punt B in absolute styl en gemak – verskaf die goeie mense van GWM die toer met 7 H5 voertuie.

So n musikale tog kuslangs gebeur nie al dag nie, en MK is gereed om sy generasie op elke moontlike sosiale platform ingelig te hou van die stand van sake op die toer. Die toer gaan deurentyd deur MK eksklusief gedek word.

Drie fotograwe, gaan elke goeie oomblik op digitale film verewig.

MK joernalis Sune Lotter, gaan haar ervaring van elke dag se gebeure op die MK webblad neerpen.

Jean Jordaan (MK Flits en Studio1) spring ook op die travelling band wagon as toer MC, rasieleier en musiekverslaafde.

N 13 episode reeks, n gedetailleerde uitbeelding van die toer gaan skep, gaan ook geskiet word, en sal na afloop van die toer uitgesaai word.

Die Toer Logistieke: Datums en Venues.

Die MK GWM Rocks Toer gaan die volgende plekke besoek.

Bloemfontein: 12 December

Venue: Stuck in the Mud

Johannesburg: 13 December

Venue: Tanz Cafe

 

Pretoria: 14 December

Venue: Hatfield/ Arcade Empire

 

Durban: 18 December

Venue: LIVE the Venue

 

Ballito: 19 December

Venue: Pumpkin Theater

 

Margate: 20 December

Venue: Die strand

 

Port Alfred: 21 December

Venue: Barmuda

 

Port Elizabeth: 22 December

Venue: Vibes

 

Plettenberg Bay: 23 December

Venue: VIP

 

Jeffreys Bay: 26 December

Venue: Jolly Dolphin

 

George: 27 December

Venue: Zanzibar

 

Hartenbos: 28 December

Venue: Skoffel Skuur

 

Mosselbay: 29 December

Venue: TBC

 

Hermanus: 30 December

Venue: Gecko Bar

 

Groot Brak: 31 December

Venue: McNasty’s

Uit die aard van die saak is geen toer moontlik sonder n paar vrygewige borge nie. Die borge reeds aanboors is: 

•MK

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/#!/MKtv.co.za?fref=ts

Twitter: https://twitter.com/mktv_

•GWM

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/GWM-South-Africa/179433802101631?fref=ts

Twitter: https://twitter.com/gwmrocks

•Music Connection

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/#!/musicconnectionsa?fref=ts

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MusicConnectSA

•Casio

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authenticphotobooth?ref=ts&fref=ts#!/pages/Casio-SA/111159085624854?fref=ts

•Atticus

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/129244077110711/?fref=ts

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Atticus_SA

•Easthouse Design – Craig Wilson

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/#!/EasthouseDesign?fref=ts

•Down to Africa

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Down-to-Africa/323034687710023?fref=ts

Twitter: https://twitter.com/downtoafrica

•Liefde Wen

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Liefde-Wen/173607102705116?fref=ts

Twitter: https://twitter.com/LiefdeWenJhb

•Authentic Photobooth

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authenticphotobooth?ref=ts&fref=ts

Daar het jy dit – gryp jou dagboek, koop jou ouers om, en maak seker jy vat n shot left na n see besteming naby jou. Hierdie vakansie is daar geen verskoning vir verveeldheid of n gebrek and goeie live musiek nie. MK, die fantastiese musikante aanboord en GWM is hard aan die werk om seker te maak dat die grootste en beste live musiek spektakel hierdie fees seisoen aan jou gebring word deur die MK GWM ROCKS toer.

Sien vir jou by die see!

The Best of ‘AF’ – to premiere on MK on Thursday 18 October 2012 at 16:30

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A couple of years ago, AF, took the MK generation by storm.

This shock reality program centred around a quartet of guys who blew the minds of audiences with their ridiculous stunts. In a short space of time these crazy kids became household names amongst the cool kids hooked on the MK vibe.

MalNico, Droos, Henkie Boom Boom and die Dunman  inspired some special father-son bonding time as fathers and sons secretly  watched their outrageous dares and escapades, whilst mothers cringed at the very thought of what they got up to.

Insanity prevailing; they tested everything from stun guns to pepper spray! They even showcased the ultimate party trick using a can of beer, a lighter and a very willing participant.

In their quest to wow their growing following, the four men showed a sacrifice and a pain threshold that would make the American Jackass blokes blush.

MalNico took one for the team and ended up in Hospital with nearly 40 stitches in his back after one of his stunts.

Die Droos gave his hometown, Boksburg, a place in the “hall of fame” when he took a bike burnout on his bum.

Henkie Boom Boom succeeded in making the moustache trendy one more! As if this feat didn’t make him legend enough – the cowboy of a ladies man showcased consolidarity with the female race – taking a full facial wax in a room filled with models.

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As for die Dunman? Well, he ate any dish prepared by anyone. Fokofpolisiekar made him puke and the Parlotones gave the man a nipple twist. Taking a nipple twist from the Parlotones – now that’s what I call dedication.

Be sure to catch The Best of AF on MK (DSTV channel 324) every Thursday at 16:30, with repeats daily:

Monday – 21:30

Tuesday – 19:30

Wednesday – 11:30

Thursday – 16:30

Friday – 21:00

Saturday – 13:00

Sunday – 16:00

Photo: Liam Lynch

Van Coke Kartel keeping busy

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For Van Coke Kartel, the open road is no new dragon to be slayed. Wynand Myburg happily states– the band loves touring. “We love being on the road and performing every night. That is what we do!”

The band’s currently putting tire to tar, taking their rocking vibe across country. On the 3rd of October the band kicks off their Van Coke Kartel CHAOS Tour presented by Jagermeister, Monster Energy and Music Connection. This tour will also the Kartel take their show to the heart of big-hole country, Kimberley, for their very first Kimberley gig. This is proof of the Van Coke Kartel ideal; making sure their live music reaches all fans across the country.

Another exciting Van Coke feat to look forward to, is this year’s Heineken Symphonic Rocks. This is the first time an Afrikaans band will be included in the line-up. Van Coke Kartel will be accompanied on stage by a 65 piece Symphonic Orchestra. This is one show worth planning a road trip around. “We have always wanted to be part of Heineken Symphonic Rocks and this year it is happening. We are looking forward to the dynamics of performing with a 65 piece orchestra!” Wynand says.

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As if these rocking busy bodies are not …well…busy enough – Spring will also see Van Coke heading back to the studios to work on some new material with the great Theo Crous. The new material will see light of day next year. According to Wynand, it’s been 10months since the release of the hugely successful Wies Bang and its time put out some of the new material they have been working on. Wynand says, “We are not 100% sure when and HOW we will be releasing the new material. For now we are focusing on producing great tracks. We are also working closer with Theo on the new material as we liked his input on Wie’s Bang.”

Apart from all the touring, the symphony and the recording of new material, there’s also the case of the MK MVP that jumped into the Kartel’s pocket. This year Van Coke Kartel walked away with an MK MVP for Buitenkant II. They will be working on this project with Groundglass, one of South Africa’s leading director-based film production companies. “Music Videos are so expensive and it is great to get a nice budget from MK to produce one! Dankie MK! Buitenkant II was written in 2007 by Francois, Hunter and myself. Five years later we are making a video for an acoustic version.” says Wynand.

JAGERMEISTER, MONSTER ENERGY & MUSIC CONNECTION PRESENTS VAN COKE KARTEL CHOAS TOUR details:

DATE: 3 October 2012

Line-up: Van Coke Kartel

Venue: Memphis Rock, Potchefstroom

Address: 102 Steve Biko Ave, Potchefstroom

Contact: Kaihl Meades

Email: memphisrock@live.co.za

Cell : 072 125 2407

Tickets: R30 p/p at the door

DATE: 9 October 2012

Line-up: Van Coke Kartel Acoustic

Venue: Sinck Shack, Bronkhorstspruit

Address: 54 Cathy Street, Bronkhorstspruit

Contact: Deon Volschenk – 0787417597

Tickets: R100 p/p. Booking Essential. Limited Tickets.

DATE: 11 October 2012

Line-up: Van Coke Kartel and Other

Venue: Mystic Boer, Bloemfontein

Address: 84 Kellner Street, Bloemfontein

Contact: 051 430 2206

Tickets: R50 p/p at the door

DATE: 12 October 2012

Line-up: Van Coke Kartel

Venue: Halfway House Hotel, Kimberley

Address: 229 Du Toitspan Road, Kimberley

Contact: 021 762 1543

Tickets: R80 p/p at the door

DATE: 13 October 2012

Line-up: Van Coke Kartel & Other

Venue: Arcade Empire, Pretoria

Address: 256 The Highiway Str, Equestria

Contact: 087 980 3531

Tickets: R50 p/p at the door

http://www.facebook.com/ArcadeEmpire

DATE: 19 October 2012

Line-up: Van Coke Kartel

Venue: Tin Cups Witbank

Address: 44 OR Thambo, Die Heuwel, Witbank

Contact: Irene – 072 600 3897

Tickets: R50 at the door

DATE: 20 October 2012

Line-up: Van Coke Kartel & Other

Venue: Centurion Rugby Club, Centurion

Address: West street 270, Next to Super Sport Park Centurion, South Africa

Contact: Ronel: 0828751156

Tickets: R120,00 PP

DATE: 26 October 2012

Line-up: Van Coke Kartel & others

Venue: Mercury Live, Cape Town

Address: 43 De Villiers Street, Zonnebloem, 7925, Cape Town!

Contact: 021 465 7286

Tickets:  R50 p/p at the door

DATE: 27 October 2012

Line-up: Van Coke Kartel Acoustic

Venue: Rhapsodys Centurion

Address: Centurion Gate Centre, Corner John Vorster & Akkerboom Street

Contact: 012 643 1916

Tickets: TBC

Twitter: @vancokekartel

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

Music Videos: http://www.vimeo.com/vancokekartel/videos

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

Photo: Jaco S Venter

MK is… up for five awards at this year’s Pendoring Awards

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The 18th Annual Pendoring Awards are around the corner, and MK and Ogilvy are nominated in five categories for their MK is… campaign.

Pendoring focuses on promoting and rewarding outstanding Afrikaans advertising. It has succeeded in becoming more than just an awards event – it has steadily grown into an ongoing campaign aimed at creating greater awareness on the importance of Afrikaans advertising and marketing amongst marketers, creatives and the broader public.

The annual Pendoring Advertising Awards, which will take place in The Mother City on Friday 21 September 2012. Following a string of international awards for MK is…, MK will be hoping to walk away with a local win in any of the following categories: Non-broadcast video and film; Internet, mobile, interactive communication; Digital mixed-media campaign; Integrated campaign; Live events, activations, direct communication (for the MK is… pop up bar).

MK’s Content Executive, Stephan Potgieter is ecstatic with how the campaign has been received, both locally and abroad. “When we teamed up with Ogilvy SA for MK is…we knew it was going to be an exciting project, but we could never have anticipated the kind of impact it would have with the MK fans, and the industry as a whole. To have won three international awards for theMK is… campaign already blew us away because it meant that people had noticed what we were doing on a global scale. And now to be recognised within the local market among our peers and within the Afrikaans advertising industry, shows us that the appeal of the campaign has far surpassed anything we could have hoped for, and means a great deal to us. We’re holding thumbs that we’ll have a Pendoring Award to add to our achievements with this campaign, because it is one that we are all extremely proud of ”, Potgieter said.

Well done and Goodluck MK!!

A tour…a symphony…some new stuff and a MVP – Van Coke Kartel are keeping busy!!

5 Sep VCK_Fireplace - Jaco S Venter

September and October will see Van Coke Kartel conquer the plains of our southernmost hemisphere – taking their unique brand of rock and roll to venues all across the country. Fresh off their performance at the One night in Cape Town gig, alongside international greats such as Eagles of Death Metal, Bullet for my Valentine, Seether and Enter Shikari – the band is ready to kick it up a notch or three.

For Van Coke Kartel, the open road is no new dragon to be slayed, with Wynand Myburg happily stating– the band loves touring. “We love being on the road and performing every night. That is what we do!”

Another exciting Van Coke feat to look forward to is this year’s Heineken Symphonic Rocks. This is the first time an Afrikaans band will be included in the line-up. Van Coke Kartel will be accompanied on stage by a 65 piece Symphonic Orchestra. This is one show worth planning a road trip around. “We have always wanted to be part of Heineken Symphonic Rocks and this year it is happening. We are looking forward to the dynamics of performing with a 65 piece orchestra!” Wynand says.

Van Coke Kartel; Jaco Snake Venter

As if these rocking busy bodies are not …well…busy enough – Spring will also see Van Coke heading back to the studios to work on some new material with the great Theo Crous. The new material will see light of day next year. According to Wynand, it’s been 10months since the release of the hugely successful Wies Bang and its time put out some of the new material they have been working on. Wynand says, “We are not 100% sure when and HOW we will be releasing the new material. For now we are focusing on producing great tracks. We are also working closer with Theo on the new material as we liked his input on Wie’s Bang.”

Apart from all the touring, the symphony and the recording of new material, there’s also the case of the MK MVP that jumped into the Kartel’s pocket. This year Van Coke Kartel walked away with an MK MVP for Buitenkant II. They will be working on this project with Groundglass, one of South Africa’s leading director-based film production companies. “Music Videos are so expensive and it is great to get a nice budget from MK to produce one! Dankie MK! Buitenkant II was written in 2007 by Francois, Hunter and myself. Five years later we are making a video for an acoustic version.” says Wynand.

SEPTEMBER TOUR DETAILS:

DATE: 6 September

LINE-UP: Van Coke Kartel

VENUE: Cool Runnings Benoni

ADDRESS: Shop 1, Lakedene Shopping Centre

TICKETS: Entrance R25 at the door

CONTACT: 011 918 4308

 

DATE: 7 September

LINE-UP: Van Coke Kartel

VENUE: Rafters Late Night Life

ADDRESS: Ravel Street, Saspark Complec, Vanderbijlpark

TICKETS: Entrance R40 at the door

CONTACT: 016 982 5556

 

DATE: 20 September

LINE-UP: Van Coke Kartel

VENUE: Cool Runnings Moreleta Park

ADDRESS: 680 Rubenstein Road, Pretoria

TICKETS: Entrance R25 at the door

CONTACT: 011 918 4308

 

DATE: 22 September

LINE-UP: Van Coke Kartel & Others

VENUE:  Op Die Baal Fees

ADDRESS: Bosparadys, R509 – 25km outside Magaliesburg on the Kosterpad.

TICKETS:  Computicket @ R165 – http://www.opdiebaal.co.za/

CONTACT: 082 555 2789 / magaliesfest@gmail.com

 

DATE: 28 September

LINE-UP: Van Coke Kartel & Others

VENUE: Klein Libertas Teater

ADDRESS: Du Toit Straat, Stellenbosch

TICKETS: Entrance R50 at the door

CONTACT: 021 883 8164

On the 3rd of October the band kicks off their Van Coke Kartel CHAOS Tour presented by Jagermeister, Monster Energy and Music Connection. This tour will take the Kartel to the heart of big-hole country, Kimberley for their very first Kimberley gig. This is proof of the band breaking boundaries – making sure their music reaches fans across the country.  

JAGERMEISTER, MONSTER ENERGY & MUSIC CONNECTION PRESENTS VAN COKE KARTEL CHOAS TOUR details:

DATE: 3 October 2012

Line-up: Van Coke Kartel

Venue: Memphis Rock, Potchefstroom

Address: 102 Steve Biko Ave, Potchefstroom

Contact: Kaihl Meades

Email: memphisrock@live.co.za

Cell : 072 125 2407

Tickets: R30 p/p at the door

 

DATE: 9 October 2012

Line-up: Van Coke Kartel Acoustic

Venue: Sinck Shack, Bronkhorstspruit

Address: 54 Cathy Street, Bronkhorstspruit

Contact: Deon Volschenk – 0787417597

Tickets: R100 p/p. Booking Essential. Limited Tickets.

 

DATE: 11 October 2012

Line-up: Van Coke Kartel and Other

Venue: Mystic Boer, Bloemfontein

Address: 84 Kellner Street, Bloemfontein

Contact: 051 430 2206

Tickets: R50 p/p at the door

DATE: 12 October 2012

Line-up: Van Coke Kartel

Venue: Halfway House Hotel, Kimberley

Address: 229 Du Toitspan Road, Kimberley

Contact: 021 762 1543 / Peter: 072 195 7196

Tickets: R80 p/p at the door

 

DATE: 13 October 2012

Line-up: Van Coke Kartel & Other

Venue: Arcade Empire, Pretoria

Address: 256 The Highiway Str, Equestria

Contact: 087 980 3531 / 072 020 6120

Tickets: R50 p/p at the door

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DATE: 19 October 2012

Line-up: Van Coke Kartel

Venue: Tin Cups Witbank

Address: 44 OR Thambo, Die Heuwel, Witbank

Contact: Irene – 072 600 3897

Tickets: R50 at the door

 

DATE: 20 October 2012

Line-up: Van Coke Kartel & Other

Venue: Centurion Rugby Club, Centurion

Address: West street 270, Next to Super Sport Park Centurion, South Africa

Contact: Ronel: 0828751156 / Corrie 0828572222

Tickets: R120,00 PP

DATE: 26 October 2012

Line-up: Van Coke Kartel & others

Venue: Mercury Live, Cape Town

Address: 43 De Villiers Street, Zonnebloem, 7925, Cape Town!

Contact: 021 465 7286

Tickets:  R50 p/p at the door

 

DATE: 27 October 2012

Line-up: Van Coke Kartel Acoustic

Venue: Rhapsodys Centurion

Address: Centurion Gate Centre, Corner John Vorster & Akkerboom Street

Contact: 012 643 1916

Tickets: TBC

 

Twitter: @vancokekartel

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

Music Videos: http://www.vimeo.com/vancokekartel/videos

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