Rodriguez In Weekend Argus, 26 February 2012

The Man Who Was Big In SA by Bianca Coleman, Weekend Argus, 26 February 2012

Rodriguez: The Man Who Was Big In SA
Rodriguez: The Man Who Was Big In SA

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You’re Living Inside My Head – John Ireland

One of my all-time favourite South African songs.

1001 South African Songs You Must Hear Before You Go Deaf

You’re Living Inside My Head – John Ireland (And here’s the bill for your rent)

People my age probably only liked John Ireland, but those a few years older had him living inside their heads, and for the slightly younger of us, we were a little taken aback at the pounding disco beat that emanated from our speakers once we stopped tittering at the suggestiveness of ‘I Like…’ and tracked down Mr Ireland’s earlier hit.

‘You’re Living Inside My Head’ blends an old tune (Greensleeves – remember that one from 1580?)  with sci-fi whistling sounds and mirror ball spinning  beats to create a floor-filler that incorporates both space and time. Ireland’s voice varies between almost whispered and at times somewhat creepy as he ‘Think(s) of you so much, you must be living inside my head’. He also manages to add a confident ‘big brother’ commanding tone that gives an…

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Latest Free South African Music Downloads at Channel 24

 SAmp3.com (part of Sugar Music) has been the official supplier of free mp3s to Channel24 since 2004.

 Rock

Anthony Caplan & Andrew Tracey

Open

A track off Guitar Tunes the recent album from this acclaimed musician and composer accompanied by Prof Andrew Tracey of The Andrew Tracey Steelband.

 Rock

Summer Shade

Drive All Day

The new single from Summer Shade’s latest EP features a mixture of rock, tribal, African, folk and a whole lot more.

 Afrikaans

Al’astair

Die Meisie Van De Aar

More Afrikaans Rock ‘N Tjank sounds from this singer-songwriter who is building a strong reputation for his incisive lyrics. This track is off his debut album My Hond Fanie.

 Country/Folk

K, Ray & The Bird

Coffee In The Rain

The new single from this five-piece folky group off their recent album Rhymes In The Attic.

 Rock

Peter Hoven

Fire Still Burns

A track off this Johannesburg based singer-songwriter’s debut pop-rock solo album No Apologies .

 Rock

Jon Delinger

Crossroads

This Storm Rekordz artist is a Malawian by origin, grew up in Zimbabwe and Mozambique and was selected to represented South Africa in Sweden at the Ethno Music Festival. This song is from the album Never Walk Alone .

 Rock

Paint

Wage Your Wars

A new single off the Painting With Sound album from this Cape rock trio featuring Nelius Nortje, Jade Abbott and her booming bass, with Morné (Mojo) Barnardt on drums.

 R&B/Soul/Hip Hop

Ben Caesar

Hold Me Close

The first single from Ben Caesar, who will soon be launching his debut solo albumLe Tigra, an original and modern mix with insightful lyrics to express the theme of “the dynamic contrast between the grace and fierceness of the tiger”.

 Rock

Not My Dog

Raging Girl

This newly-released self-titled album by Pretoria-based rock outfit shows why they ruled the country’s rock stages for almost a decade with their progressive nu-metal live performances.

 Country/Folk

Faith Why You Always Running

Billboard Lights

A new single, and the title track off this emerging Cape-based female indie artist’s brilliant lo-fi album, Billboard Lights .

 R&B/Soul/Hip Hop

Ricardo Dyson

Blow My Mind

A song off the EP Now That I’ve Got A Girl by this emerging artist and independent singer-songwriter.

 Rock

Pretty Blue Guns

Mockingbird

A track off the Stellenbosch band’s latest album, Shed You Skin, inspired by bands like The Dead Weather, The Black Keys and The Kills.

 

Ken Hensley in South Africa

From RockFest

By now, you’ve probably heard that KEN HENSLEY, the man who penned so many of Uriah Heep’s classic tracks, will be doing a once-off-gig at the New Life Church auditorium in Douglasdale, Johannesburg, on Saturday 17 March! In a major scoop for The Rockfest on MIX 93.8FM, we are pleased to announce that some excellent SA talent will be supporting this most legendary musician. Toni Rowland, Ghapi / Peter Hanmer BAND, (Cindy) Alter (Stewart) Irving and Nanette Scott, will be setting the stage for a truly memorable day. Booking through Strictly Tickets (www.strictlytickets.co.za). Tickets (R 180.00pp) are limited!!! An item of clothing and / or a tin of canned food for the various charities the church takes care of, together with your prized ticket, gets you in! Doors open at midday. Logistics allowing, The Rockfest on Mix93.8fm will be broadcasting from the venue on the day. It’s going to be an AWESOME day!!! – Leon Economides

Latest Free South African Music Downloads at Channel 24

 SAmp3.com (part of Sugar Music) has been the official supplier of free mp3s to Channel24 since 2004.

 R&B/Soul/Hip Hop

Ben Caesar

Hold Me Close

The first single from Ben Caesar, who will soon be launching his debut solo albumLe Tigra, an original and modern mix with insightful lyrics to express the theme of “the dynamic contrast between the grace and fierceness of the tiger”.

 Rock

Not My Dog

Raging Girl

This newly-released self-titled album by Pretoria-based rock outfit shows why they ruled the country’s rock stages for almost a decade with their progressive nu-metal live performances.

 Country/Folk

Faith Why You Always Running

Billboard Lights

A new single, and the title track off this emerging Cape-based female indie artist’s brilliant lo-fi album, Billboard Lights .

 R&B/Soul/Hip Hop

Ricardo Dyson

Blow My Mind

A song off the EP Now That I’ve Got A Girl by this emerging artist and independent singer-songwriter.

 Rock

Pretty Blue Guns

Mockingbird

A track off the Stellenbosch band’s latest album, Shed You Skin, inspired by bands like The Dead Weather, The Black Keys and The Kills.

 World Music

Neo Muyanga

4:7

One of the number-titled tracks off Neo Muyanga’s latest mathematical opus, called Dipalo (Mixtape), which was composed, arranged and performed by this innovative SA artist.

 Rock

Shortstraw

Game Face

First single off the excellent debut album, You’re Underfed, I’m Wonderful, from this hip new Jozi 5-man band.

 Country/Folk

Ses Snare

Fotostories

String is the second Ses Snare album and is a mixture of Afrikaans, English, Covers and no doubt, some mind blowing original works from Mathys Roets, Pieter Smith, Leon Ecroignard, Thean Kotze, Wouter van de Venter and Blackie Swart.

 Rock

Alicia Wolf

Beyond My Dreams

Alicia Wolf is from Boksburg, Gauteng and has dedicated this autobiographical album of Rock Music called Beyond MyDreams to her late parents.

 Kwaito

DK

Nkosi Yamakhos

First single from this hugely talented newcomer on the SA scene off his album, I Have A Dream.

RAMfest 2012: official press release: final line up!

Ramfest 2012

RAMfest 2012 – Final Line-up Announced:

5 cities! 5 days! 7 stages! Local and international artists!

The line-up is final at last. In 2012 we bring you not two, not three, but four international acts! RAMfest has upped the game and we are proud to announce that AWOLNATION(USA) will be joining the international line-up together with In Flames (Sweden), Infected Mushroom (Israel) and drum and bass master NETSKYft. MC Darrison (Belgium and UK).

SA fans were thrilled when RAMfest announced the first headliner In Flames in November last year. In Flames vocalist Anders Friden says that the band is excited about their upcoming performances at RAMfest (JHB and CT):

“We are really looking forward to touring South Africa. There are many countries that we have visited many times over, but this will be a completely new experience for us. Get ready to hear some delicious metal brewed and matured in Sweden; we hope to see many of you!”

Infected Mushroom and NETSKY ft. MC Darrison were announced earlier this year and with AWOLNATION alsojoining the line up, South Africa is in for a phenomenal treat. With the help of our sponsors we have managed to put together the ultimate alternative playground. Book your tickets now and join us at one of the selected venues for SA’s best loved annual music festival:


Dates:

Friday 02 March 2012: Port Elizabeth, Hume Park

Saturday 03 March 2012: Bloemfontein, Mystic Boer

Friday 09 March 2012: Durban, Origin Night Club

Saturday 10 March 2012: Johannesburg, Riversands Farm

Sunday 11 March 2012: Cape Town Ostrich Ranch, N7

*Please note that the international acts will only be performing at RAMfest in Joburg and Cape Town and Netsky will also be in Durban.

Audiomatik Events and Hilltop Live would like to thank Ramfest 2012 Sponsors:

Red Heart Rum; Monster Energy; MK; Olmeca Tequila

Hunters; Black Label; Music Connection; Boom.fm; Rolling Stone SA.

Click here to buy tickets via Facebook or click here to buy tickets via Ticketbreak.

Line up details: (Please note that the line up changes from city to city.)

10 March 2012: Johannesburg, Riversands Farm

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The RAM is back! Taking place at the Riversands Farm in Johannesburg for the second year running, the festival once again promises to bring Jozi the best time of their life. This time round there is also an option for camping. Camping tickets are R50 pp for 2 nights (Fri and Sat) and R30 pp for 1 night (Sat). No camping tickets available for only Friday. Space is limited so book asap. Buy your camping tickets here.

Please note: Camping ticket does not include festival ticket and does not allow you entry to the festival arena. You will also not be allowed into the campsite without a valid festival ticket.

RAMfest JHB Party Bus from Pretoria:

After the success of Railway to RAMfest in 2010 & 2011, Hotbox Express has decided to organize a party bus from Pretoria to Ramfest JHB.

Tickets will go on sale on Monday 5 February 2012. There are only 60 tickets available.

For more info mail us at hotboxexpress or contact us on 074 143 7471.

For more information, click here.

Line Up:

Red Heart Main Stage:

In Flames (Sweden), Infected Mushroom (Israel), AWOLNATION (USA), The Narrow, Pestroy, Fokofpolisiekar, Chromium, Shadowclub, Newtown Knife Gang.

Olmeca Electronic Stage:

NETSKY ft. MC Darrison (Belgium & UK), Niskerone, Double Adaptor, RudeOne, Tasha Baxter, Deeziak, Benson, Cutkeylow, Ambush.

JHB Tickets: R350

11 March 2012: Cape Town Ostrich Ranch, N7

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That’s right folks; RAMfest is back in Cape Town to unleash its 1 day festival to bring you the best we have to offer. Having travelled to other countries to observe the world’s most acclaimed festivals, the organisers have amped up the volume in line with international standards – so get ready for some explosive performances. The Cape Town Ostrich Ranch is located only 20 minutes’ drive from Cape Town along the N7, towards the West Coast.

For those of you that love camping, we`ve got you sorted. Camping opens on Saturday morning 10h00; camping tickets are R50 pp for 2 nights (Sat & Sun) and R30 pp for 1 night (Sun). Please note: Camping ticket does not include festival ticket and will not allow you entry to the festival arena. You will also not be allowed into the campsite without a valid festival ticket. No camping tickets available for only Saturday. Camping tickets limited so organise asap! Buy your camping tickets here.

RAMfest CT Party Buses brought to you by Easy Company:

Why wait till you get to RAMFest to start the party!? Hop aboard the action-packed RAMfest bus in collaboration with Easy Company and get rock ‘n rolling before you’ve even arrived. Busses will be transporting eager festival-goers to the Ostrich Ranch and back again, saving you the hassle of appointing a designated driver, or the risk of drinking and driving!

There are three possible pick-up points. For more information on the RAMfest party busses, click here.


Line Up:

Red Heart Main Stage:

In Flames (Sweden), Infected Mushroom (Israel), AWOLNATION (USA), The Narrow, Fokofpolisiekar, Taxi Violence, Hog Hoggidy Hog, Newtown Knife Gang, Sabretooth.

Olmeca Electronic Stage:

NETSKY ft. MC Darrison (Belgium & UK), Niskerone, Haezer, P.H.Fat, Dub Vader, B-Team, Das Kapital, Audiophile, Hyphen vs SFR.

CPT Tickets: R350

02 March 2012: Port Elizabeth, Hume Park
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Don’t say nothing good ever comes your way. For the first time ever, RAMfest will be visiting the windy city to cook up a big storm of rock ‘n roll awesomeness.

PE, we have some more good news! Hume Park is making camping space available for those of you that would like to stay over on the evening after RAMfest.

Here is the campsite booking details:

· Camping R40

· Pre booking’s essential

· Contact number, Hume Park: 0415861518

· Email address: Humepark_caravanpark

Please note: Your festival ticket does NOT include camping. Camping must be booked prior to your arrival directly with Hume Park management on the contact details that’s provided above.

Line Up:

Fokofpolisiekar, Niskerone, Volume Conflict, Guns ‘n Lazers, Huis Najaar, Herotide, Hog Hoggidy Hog.

Tickets PE: R80

03 March 2012: Bloemfontein, Mystic Boer

Click here for the facebook event details.

This is what you have been waiting for, your very own huge rock ‘n roll and alternative music concert. Finally, RAMfest has decided to claw its way to Bloemfontein for what will hopefully be the first of many appearances in the City of Roses. Hear the rumble, feel the rumble, its coming.

We were forced to make a couple of last minute changes, but we stuck to our guns and will bring you a night of incredible music nonetheless. LONG LIVE ROCK N ROLL!

Line Up:

Fokofpolisiekar, Niskerone, Shadowclub, No Halo`s, All Will Fall, Koldproduk.

Tickets BLOEM: R80

09 March 2012: Durban, Origin Night Club

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The RAM is back on the sunny shores of the largest city in KwaZulu-Natal; a city where east meets west. This year RAMfest Durban will move to Origin Night Club, come and have a great time with us.

Line Up (local and international):

NETSKY ft. MC Darrison (Belgium & UK), Niskerone, Hyphen vs SFR, DJ Nightvision, Amigo, Veranda Panda, Ditigal Kaos, Icarus, We’ve Been Hacked, Mad Love, Slice Freddy, Leo, Bear Girls, Jay Tweak, Mark E Mark.

Tickets: DBN: R120

Come get buck wild with us!

For a press release containing only details of RAMfest in your particular city please contact

us, we will be releasing these individual press releases soon.

Social media links:

Twitter: @ramfest

Facebook: www.facebook.com/ramfest

Website: www.ramfest.co.za

Liny Kruger
Palila Publicity
021 556 1726
082 464 1926
Twitter: @Liny_Kruger

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UCT RAG PRESENTS: BIG BASH 2012 – THE TAKEOVER

UCT RAG Presents: Big Bash 2012 =====> The Takeover
UCT RAG Presents: Big Bash 2012 =====> The Takeover

This year on 10 February 2012 UCT RAG hosts, not only, the last event of Orientation Week, but the biggest party experience of the entire week. It is a collection of an iconic venue in Cape Town and the most talented and most renowned musical acts in the country that makes UCT students come alive and come together for this once in a lifetime partying experience.

This year Big Bash will be hosted at the Grand Parade in the Cape Town CBD which holds 5000 people. The star studded DJ line up includes: Niskerone (Cape Town’s king of Dub step), SPHEctacula (Metro FMs host of the Pre Party), Leo Large featuring Fritzz the Cat, AKA (four time SAMA award winning artist), Kent (House DJ and Producer) and Oskido. This line up ensures that Big Bash will be one of the best experiences that one could have in Cape Town.

The event runs from 18:00 until 00:00. Transport will be provided – Buses start to leave UCT lower campus at from 17:30 until 21:00 and will start to return from the Grand Parade at 23:00 until 01:00. This is to ensure that our attendees get home safely.

5000 people. One Venue. One unified party experience
Big Bash 2012: The Takeover.

Natalie – Black Hotels

1001 South African Songs You Must Hear Before You Go Deaf

Natalie – Black Hotels (No, it’s not about Ms Imbruglia)

Bouncy, jaunty, catchy, toe-tapping. These are just some of the adjectives one could use to describe the opening and standout track on the Black Hotels debut EP, and it’s like that from the first hook till the final note. Clocking at a few seconds over 3 minutes the song undoubtedly draws influence from the resurgent post-punk revival spearheaded by the Strokes at the start of this millennia.

‘There are four pictures in my room, they’re all of me and none of you,’ is a rather strange lyric to start a song that goes on to sing the praises of Natalie, but maybe that says more about the singer than about the girl.

‘Natalie’ is the best introduction a band could have to anyone first trying them out and they have gone on to produce 2 solid albums (‘Films For The…

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