Monday, 29 September 2014

The Curious Incident...

  
The Curious Incident (UK) releases new single “Money” and announces SA Tour:

The Curious Incident, a diverse bunch of great musicians that came together to see the rest of the world, is the alternative pop embodiment of that roller coaster feeling in your belly! A band of multinationals wearing their hearts on their sleeves and their music has a little RHCP, a little Sting, a little Winehouse, a little Bruno Mars and a lot more in! 
Good news for SA fans is that the cool guys from The Curious Incident will be back in South Africa during November/December to introduce their new EP: “Penny Lonesome”

The EP will consist of 4 news songs, as well as some bonus tracks - Money: A tongue-in-cheek teasing of the lyrics of some of the band`s favourite artists; Aloe Blacc and Sam Smith. The Hunt: An eclectic and somewhat unexpected mix with a positive chorus. Diane: A Tale of youthful love in a school-time crush that's bloomed into marriage. Please Don't Say: Perfect for telling that special someone to, well, shut the hell up.

Their single - “Money” - will be going out to SA radio in the next few days, so listen out for it! 

Listen to Money here: Soundcloud

Look out for the following SA Tour dates:

25 Nov - Aandklas Stellenbosch
29 Nov - Mystic Boer Bloem
4 Dec - Live The Venue Durban
5 Dec - Arcade Empire PTA w/ Lark
6 Dec - Rumours JHB w/ Lark
13 Dec - Cape Town (Venue tbc)

Fans can keep an eye out on www.thecuriousincident.com for the updates on the tour schedule.
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Thursday, 25 September 2014

MIELIEPOP is coming!

 MIELIEPOP is coming your way!

 
When you think Mieliepop, think: great music talent - both new & old, gorgeous rivers, rolling fields, squeaky clean infrastructure and incredible entertainment. Crystal clear waters, green hills, lilies and magical caves set the scene for our outdoor stage, surrounded by a massive lake and pools to keep you refreshed & energised all day long.

Take a look at our tented VIP option "Maizey Stray" for those who feel that they need to be spoilt to infinity and be-drunk… A 24-hour ferry will transport you from your tent to the stage and back again. Select the option that suits your needs.



Lineup:







Map:




Tickets:

FESTIVAL PASS and GENERAL CAMPING Access PASS (2-5October 2014):
R495 - R595 

Available at www.mieliepop.com

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Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Ramones Tribute Show ticket giveaway

 Filth & SA Music Scene
 Presents
 RAMONES TRIBUTE SHOW

                                       
"For me, punk is about real feelings. It's not about "yeah, I am a punk and I'm angry." That's a lot of crap. It's about loving the things that really matter: passion, heart, and soul."- JOEY RAMONE

For one night only Cape Town will pay tribute to the Ramones. Few bands have influenced as many great modern day musicians and inspired the birth of as many great rock bands from all over the world as the Ramones have. And few bands will leave as lasting an impression on both listeners and musicians alike for years to come.

The importance of the Ramones in the history of underground music cannot be stressed enough – they injected their brand of loud, fast, aggressive and beautifully melodic Rock ‘n Roll straight into the veins of a New York Music scene, at the time stagnant and desperate for a revolution. Tommy, Johnny, DeeDee and Joey came at the right time, and exposed the world to something new, something beautiful, PUNK ROCK.

On 26 September a collection of local talent will get on stage and pay tribute to the Ramones, a band that has influenced and inspired them in some way. Come and join them for this spectacular night, full of speedy grooves, catchy lyrics and music that made history.




LINE UP
Featuring members of
Filth
Goodnight Wembley
Dead Lucky
Conduit
McCree
Stoker
Junkyard Lipstick
The Femurs
Bone Revolver
Black Lung
MC
Paul Snodgrass
Rumour has it Mr. Snodgrass will also be belting out a tune or two!
 

MORE INFORMATION
26 September 2014
Mercury Live
Entrance - R50 per person, R40 before 9pm.
Look out for drink specials on the night and up for grabs is a R1000 tattoo voucher from


TICKET GIVEAWAY!

We are giving away 2 double tickets to the Ramones Tribute Show!

How to enter:

Simply comment on our facebook page HERE or tweet to us (@dirty_pink_city) and tell us what song from the Ramones you most want to hear on Friday!

Retweets. likes and shares will improve your chances to win!

Also, join the event page! HERE

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Monday, 22 September 2014

Get ready for the Cuervolucion!

Cape Town Rocks with #Cuervolución 

 
Jose Cuervo Fans Say “No!” to Mundane Parties
 
Cape Town literally ‘rocked’ last Thursday night with special guests and fans attending a mini rock festival at the Bree Street Studios in celebration of the new Cuervolución campaign from Jose Cuervo, the world’s best-selling tequila.

Fans responded to the call to say “no” to the boring and mundane and said “yes” by making the switch to Jose Cuervo.

“Our new movement, which is a global phenomenon, is all about saying no to boring, no to mundane drinking experiences, and no to accepting the ordinary,” explains Schalk van Wyk, Marketing Manager, at Edward Snell, the local distributor of the brand. It’s about resisting boring and making the switch.

He explains: If you look back at parties, at your best nights out, things were routine and suddenly something changed. There was always a trigger. A catalyst. The moment when things flipped. Jose Cuervo has always been the instigator to that moment and now that moment has a name. It’s the #Cuervolución. And it all starts with your first shot of Jose Cuervo. 

“Since Cuervolución going forward will be the foundation to a variety of Jose Cuervo experiences and events around the country we thought what better way to experience the brand than in a mock-festival setting to launch the movement,” says van Wyk.

Guests explored areas one would expect to find at a music festival and at this particular event all the areas (camping, chill area, food court etc.) were connected to a specific Jose Cuervo bar, with each allowing guests to experience the brand in a different way. The focus of the night was Gold and Silver, each with their own unique characteristics and personality. Jose Cuervo Gold is great as a shooter and Jose Cuervo Silver is perfect straight up, in a margarita or used in cocktails.

 
Cape Town DJ The Robfather, treated guests in true ‘Ayatollah of Rock ‘n Rolla’ style and turned the night upside-down with his powerful Rock n Roll anthems spanning decades with his sets combining the best of classic power ballads. Taxi Violence performed a fiery live show at the event and presented their sticky brand of rock n roll known as ‘music for the waist down’. They are celebrated for their fierce independence, and the epitome of rock ‘n roll sound. The band has recently released their latest single, Beaten by The Gun available for download free to celebrate 10 years of making music together.

 
1,000’s have already joined the #Cuervolución prior to the event via the digital campaign (which kicked off earlier this month) by changing their FaceBook profile pictures via the Jose Cuervo Facebook tab to one where they are posing wearing the Luchador mask then uploading and sharing their photos. 

The Cuervolución has begun. Are you in? Then… Saludos!

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@davidmeulen

@davidmeulen #local #talent  

Sometimes I stumble upon an album of a local artist and I kind of wish that we could turn back time a little to the years where people still went to stores to buy albums. How fantastic (and very rare) is it to hold an original copy of a local artist's album in your hand and once again realise how blessed South Africa is with raw talent...?

Local talent David Meulen recently launched his debut album @davidmeulen; A 12 track album that features a mix of well-known artists such as legendary Johnny Clegg drummer Barry Van Zyl, prominently on drums and percussion, Dirty Skirts virtuoso Maurice Paliaga and Kyle Dijkstra creating a solid backbone while Meulen's close friend and poet Jessi Howell came in to collaborate on the lyrics in some of the songs and also created the characters that are featured on the album cover. 

The Knysna local entered the music scene at the age of 17 as a member of the alternative rock band Dividable Grand with some of his school friends. The band enjoyed relative success and played at local festivals and venues alongside some of South Africa's best known acts before David saw the gap to start his solo career. In preparation for his independent journey, Meulen went on a road trip with only his guitar as his companion. Shortly after the trip, Meulen approached producer Brendyn “Rusty” Rossouw of Heritage Sound studios, with a couple of songs he had written on his journey, to help put his album together.

“I was in a good space while making this album; inspiration came almost instantly and endlessly. The experiences in all of the tracks are actually true stories.” David Meulen

The album is a fresh, solid acoustic piece of work. It makes for serious afternoon, festival music or the perfect album to play in your car on that road trip you're planning for summer. The
album is well recorded and completely radio ready; no wonder track 2 on the album,“Remember Me?” has been lapped up by KFM and currently enjoys profound day-time airplay. The single has also recently been chosen as the theme song on Home Channel`s new local property show “Show House”.

@davidmeulen is easy to listen to, folky music and Meulen comes across as an old soul with a young spirit as he strums through his story-songs. The first two tracks, "Debris" and "Remember me?" will probably be crowd favourites and enjoy extensive radio airplay, while the others are a good mix of feel-good, story-telling songs; track 5, "Bam Bam", is especially playful and will get you moving on those hot, festival afternoons, while "Dusty Envy" makes you a little nostalgic about your carefree, student days when you had a little too much red wine on De Akker's stoep. 

@davidmeulen is a wholesome, well-produced album and Meulen portrays a certain innocence on it as if he wants his listeners to wonder what can eventually be discovered within his voice, lyrics and flaming guitar playing. There's definitely more to this guy and I think we can look forward to hearing a couple of the songs from @davidmeulen over the radio this coming summer season together with "Remember me?" as well as a second album. 

There's certainly a song for everyone on this album; something fast, something slow, something quiet and then some loud, sing-along tunes. I recommend adding this one to your local music collection!
 

Link to listen to “Remember Me?”: HERE
And find info about his upcoming gigs: HERE

@dividmeulen track list:

1 Debris
2 Remember Me?
3 She Told Me
4 Dusty Envy
5 Bam Bam
6 Losing Touch
7 Somber
8 Smoke & Incense
9 Oh, Persona
10 Down
11 The Midnight Abyss
12 Losing Touch (Reprise)

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Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Camphill Village Festival



 CAMPHILL VILLAGE MUSIC FESTIVAL 
WEDNESDAY 24 SEPTEMBER

Featuring Freshlyground, Valiant Swart, No Pressure, 
SillyBoi, Tasha, Che-V and CeeJ


To celebrate their 50th Birthday, Camphill Village Westcoast, will be hosting a music festival on Heritage Day, the 24th of September. The Festival will be an outdoor picnic-type concert, with food and drink stalls. Gates open at 10h00 and the Camphill Country market will open from 11h00 onwards. Festival goers can get some delicious foods and wine for their picnic at the market while enjoying some fantastic local talent.

The line-up includes popular SA artists: Freshlyground, Valiant Swart, No Pressure, Bootleggers, Ras Kerry`s Cheety and Greg Kentgens, as well as some talented artists that forms part of an empowerment program facilitated by Vision Records in Atlantis: SillyBoi, Tasha, Che-V and CeeJ. 

Come and join us on the beautiful countryside festival grounds for a day of good vibes and fabulous music to enjoy that lovely public-holiday feeling of no work – all play!


Tickets:

Presales tickets are R100 from Quicket Here or R130.00 at the gate. (Free entrance for children 3 years and under.)


Directions:

Directions to the venue are on the Contact page of Camphill website: Camphill Website



Social Media



 
Camphill Village West-Coast is a dynamic community working with intellectually challenged adults. It was established in 1964 to provide a unique inclusive approach to life for intellectually challenged adults, offering them purpose and dignity.

For more information, please can contact Janine on 021 571 8600 or visit www.camphill.org.za
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Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Tuesday Night at The Waiting Room

 The Coast, Paint Club and Diamond Thug at The Waiting Room

Winter week nights in Cape Town are known to be... well, a little dead, so it was surprisingly refreshing to see quite a nice turn out for a rainy Tuesday night at The Waiting Room in Long Street. Three Cape Town based bands, The Coast, Paint Club and Diamond Thug, were to play and I was quite curious, since I have yet to see any of them live.

The Waiting Room is a cosy venue nestled at the top of Long Street. It's the perfect venue for acoustic artists, upcoming bands and solo acts, with its snug atmosphere and small bar conveniently set next to the stage area. It's one of Cape Town's gems and at any given week you are sure to discover a new band or DJ.

As we arrived, small groups of mostly students were chatting on the balcony or hiding from the cold on the vintage couches inside. The Coast was up first. A very young band, in fact so young that I hardly believe they were all legally there, in a bar, on a Tuesday night. Starting out they were a bit reserved, unsure of the young crowd and the instruments in their hands, but they quickly warmed up and proved that the passion is there. They have their own fan base, which consists mostly of young girls swaying and singing along to every word.

Some local bands will one day go on to open for International headliners, while some bands will be party starters or the crowd attractors. The Coast is such a drawing card, they play basic, fun music that will be enjoyable over the summer in coastal towns such as Plettenberg Bay where students flock for beer and happy, carefree music.


Paint Club was up next and the band I was most looking forward to see since I've heard a few people mention them before, but I could not find much of their music. It was clear from the start that they also have a good fan base consisting of mostly students. They play relaxed, upbeat music with catchy, easy lyrics - indie pop that gets the guys drinking and the girls dancing. They play their instruments well and combined with their effortless lyrics, they can easily share a stage with bands like Shortstraw and Matthew Mole.

There is a lot of potential, if they get out of the garage. The four-piece will quickly build a solid, large fan base if you give them a few afternoon slots at different music festivals. I like the excitement I see in this band, there's nothing quite like seeing upcoming musicians enjoying the scene.



The last band for the night was Diamond Thug. They changed the direction of the night a bit from fun and care-free, to a bit more offbeat and quirky, but in a good way. Front girl Chantel Van T's quirky style and lyrics, which contributes to a bit of a cabaret feel, immediately had me interested. The three piece interacts well on stage, laughing and chatting to each other in between songs. They quickly won over the young crowd with their electronic touch and their charming vocal melodies. I look forward to hear their upcoming demo album and single and seeing them on all the festival stages in the coming season.



Find out more about the bands and support their next gigs:

The Coast:
 https://www.facebook.com/thecoastSA

Paint Club:
https://www.facebook.com/paintclubband

Diamond Thug:
https://www.facebook.com/diamondthugSA
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Monday, 1 September 2014

Vic Falls Carnival

 JAMESON VIC FALLS CARNIVAL RETURNS FOR ANOTHER THREE-DAY NEW YEAR’S EXTRAVAGANZA 

GOLDFISH LIVE, BEATENBERG, OLIVER ‘’TUKU’’ MTUKUDZI 
AND WINKY D ANNOUNCED  
Last year thousands of festival-goers from across Africa and the world partied into 2014 as the Jameson Vic Falls Carnival lived up to its promise as Africa’s most exciting New Years’ experience!

Set in the spectacular town of Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, this 7th Wonder of the World and national heritage park is the perfect backdrop to ring in a uniquely African New Year. Now in its third year, the Jameson Vic Falls Carnival is back! Jameson Irish Whiskey continues as title sponsor bringing this African phenomenon to fingertips of the adventure and music community for another memorable experience.

Headlining the Jameson Vic Falls Carnival are none other than SA’s electronic duo Goldfish Live. They’re joined by the fresh new face of pop music all the way from Cape Town, Beatenberg, along with Zimbabwe’s own legend, Oliver ‘’Tuku’’ Mtukudzi and the infamous Hararian reggae-dancehall champion Winky D.

The Jameson Vic Falls Carnival 2014 will take place as follows:

29th Dec 2014 - Train party set on a beautiful colonial train to take attendees to a secret bush party deep in the nature reserve.

30th Dec 2014 - World famous colour festival with after-parties in four of Vic Fall’s most popular party venues.

31st Dec 2014 – New Year’s festival at the Victoria Falls Primary School fields, welcoming in the New Year and revelling until 3am.

In addition to an epic lineup and the breath-taking Victoria Falls, festival-goers can push their adventure limits to the test with a variety of adrenaline activities such as gorge swinging, river rafting and bungee jumping. This year there will be even more on offer in the African adventure capital; whatever the activity, the Jameson Vic Falls Carnival will keep you enthralled day and night.

Whether a seasoned festival-goer or adventurous newbie, this is one festival to add to your calendar and tick off that bucket list! Keep an eye on the Jameson Vic Falls Carnival Facebook page for more news on this year’s event format, lineup, itinerary and accommodation options.

Travel packages details to be announced!

Don’t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime New Year extravaganza. Lock down your New Year plans now - various tickets categories are available catering for all festival stamina’s:

TICKET OPTIONS:

Tickets will be on sale from Nutickets and www.vicfallscarnival.com from Friday the 25 July 2014.

29th - $55 or R605
30th or 31st - $50 or R550
30th & 31st - $90 or R990
29th, 30th & 31st - $100 or R1,100 
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