SA ROCK DIGEST ISSUE #135
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17th December 2001

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IN THIS ISSUE
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SNIPPETS
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Countdown the top SA albums of 2001 with Stephen Segerman and Bruce Millar on SAfm over the next 2 Fridays... Bright Blue reform... Falling Mirror to play live!!... North Sea Jazz Festival - Cape Town 2002 launched... Brian gets hectic... Sugar drinks from the fountain... Shiloh says "stone the crows"... Kurt goes full circle with Toxic Shame... John goes batty about cricket... Wynand says Albert Frost is hot... and those summer concerts just keep on coming...

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CONTENTS
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1.HOT & FRESH - News: Top SA hits of the year on SAfm, Bright Blue, Falling Mirror, North Sea Jazz festival
2.CHARTS - Top SA Albums & Songs this week
3.LET'S ROCK - New releases: Hectic, The Awakening
4.CLASSIC ROCK - Stone The Crows, Toxic Shame, The Bats
5.RUK EN ROL - Afrikaans Rock: Albert Frost
6.ROCKLINE - Forum, Requests & Feedback: Nick Taylor, John Ireland
7.ROCK ON - Live reviews and gig info: Saron Gas@The Jam
8.LISTEN HERE - SA Rock Radio
9.CLICK HERE - SA Rock on the net
10.BUMPF - Archives, contributions, editors and contributors
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1.HOT & FRESH
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SA ROCK DIGEST YEAR-END CHARTS ON SAFM

The Bruce Millar Show on SAfm (106-107FM) will once again be hosting a
special two-hour SA music program to highlight the SA Rock Digest's Top
20 South African pop/rock Albums and Songs of 2001. Bruce Millar and
Digest co-editor Stephen Segerman will again co-present this special,
which will be broadcast live over two weeks on Friday 21st and 28th
December from 10-11am.

They will count down the Digest's Top 20 SA albums and songs for 2001
and will play selected tracks. The full lists of year-end charts and
listings will appear a few days later on the New Year's Edition of the
Digest, Issue #2002, in your e-mailbox on 1st January 2002.

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BRIGHT BLUE LIVE TONIGHT
http://rock.co.za/legends/brightblue

It was a rousing and emotional warm-up reunion gig for Bright Blue, and
their many fans present, at the Waterfront CD Wherehouse yesterday
afternoon. The band now move on to their second comeback live appearance at the Independent Armchair Theatre in Observatory tonight (Monday 9.00 "sharp"). The occasion has been billed as ‘No Such Thing As A Free Launch’, and is the official party to celebrate the release of the band’s eagerly awaited greatest hits CD, ‘Every Now And Then - The Best Of So Far 1984-200’ on Universal Records.

With Dan Heymann still in the US, the band are currently performing as a trio consisting of Peter Cohen (drums), Ian Cohen (bass) and Tom Fox
(guitar). For the Waterfront gig, they were assisted by Robin Auld on
guitar and Ryan Grogan on keyboards. The band played a short, sparkling
and sentimental set, kicking off with ‘World Turns’ and ‘Can You Feel
It’, their two excellent new songs which confidently open this "best of" collection.

The band then played ‘Window On The World’, off their first album, and
‘The Rising Tide’ off their second album of the same name (and notably
dedicated yesterday to SA’s jailed conscientious objector David
Bruce... "the first of a new generation"). A "roaring" version of ‘Weeping’ (with that haunting choral backing track) touched everyone present and left few eyes dry (or arm hairs flat!), before they finished with an extended jam of ‘Peace Train’ (off their ‘Open Your Eyes’ CD EP, not a Cat Stevens cover!).

So the much-missed Bright Blue are back and as good as ever, and the
Independent Armchair Theatre is the place to be tonight. But the word is out... so better get there early!

Buy The Best Of Bright Blue CD from One World
http://www.oneworld.co.za/default.asp?affiliateid=4321&id=cdsrbl286

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FALLING MIRROR ANNOUNCE LIVE DATE
http://rock.co.za/fallingmirror

As reported a few weeks back, ‘80’s cult band, Falling Mirror, will be
performing live at The Independent Armchair Theatre in Observatory on
Friday night December 28. Both the original members - Neilen Mirror (v)
and Allan Faull (g) - will be appearing. The band has had a resurgence
of interest following the first release on CD of their ‘Johnny Calls The Chemist’ album and Wonderboom’s popular cover of that album’s title
track.

Buy these CDs from One World
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‘IDOLS’ TO REPLACE BIG BROTHER

With a squared-eyed nation thirsting for something new, following the
end of the first Big Brother series, MNet have announced a brand new
reality show concept set to hit our screens in March 2002. Idols, a
nation-wide search for South Africa’s next solo superstar, will offer
one young hopeful the kind of opportunity wannabes have, until now, only dreamed of. One of the contestants will win a recording contract with BMG records, setting them on the path to stardom.

‘Idols’ is based on the phenomenally successful UK version called ‘Pop
Idols’, and South Africa will be only the second country to run its own
talent search on this scale. With entries now open the search is on for
wannabe pop stars aged between 16 and 26 to audition for the chance to
be the next Robbie Williams, Mandoza, Madonna, or Brenda. A panel of
four judges, made up of some of the music industry’s most influential
experts, will be faced with the daunting prospect of choosing just 50
pop star wannabes from the auditions. These lucky dudes will then face
the viewing public who will decide, in a series of live shows, who most
deserves the chance of pop stardom.

The ‘Idols’ entry forms are now widely available (watch the press for
more details), or can be downloaded from http://www.mnet.co.za.
Entries close on 31 December 2001 and auditions will be announced in the New Year

M-Net Idols will be on M-Net in February 2002.

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STAGE MAGAZINE - NEW EDITION
http://www.stage.co.za

The current (Dec-Feb) edition of Stage Magazine is now in the stores.
It has a cool shot of Jimmy Dludlu on the cover and contains the usual
SA music news, CD and live concert reviews, and also lots of
competitions. There’s a cut-out 'voucher' section in the mag consisting
of loads of free vouchers to see live bands across SA - exclusively for
its readers. These vouchers, which are valid until 30 January, are for
bands including: Desert Velvet (Cape Town), Kelvin Declined (Cape Town), The Getout (East London), Jedi Rollers (Port Elizabeth), Fruit Fly Navigators (Durban), Cutting Jade (Johannesburg), Not My Dog (Pretoria), Binary (Johannesburg) and City Under Siege.

There is also news of Stage Magazine’s Recording Sponsorship
Competition, where SABC's recording studios (Beach Rd Studios) in
association with Stage Magazine are giving away R12 500 worth of
recording sponsorship for any unsigned band/group - of all genres. The
two previous bands were Kelvin Declined (at Sunset Recording Studios
outside Stellenbosch, 021 885 1738) and Enoch (at London Connection
Recording Studios in Cape Town, 021 423 5401).

The third winning band would be selected at the end of January 2002.
Beach Rd Studios is situated in the relaxing environment of the beach
front in Sea Point, Cape Town. Complete form in the December edition of
Stage Magazine and submit it with your demo plus entry fee. Inquiries:
mailto:info@stage.co.za

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NORTH SEA JAZZ FESTIVAL - CAPE TOWN 2002 LAUNCHED

The third annual North Sea Jazz Festival - Cape Town 2002, will again be staged at the Good Hope Centre in Cape Town on Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 March 2002. This is encouraging news as, despite the problems caused by the Sept 11 events as well as the devaluing Rand, this festival has gone from strength to strength and has now undoubtedly established itself as a firm fixture on the international Jazz Festival circuit, and is now acknowledged as the largest music festival on the African continent, hence its new ‘Africa’s Grandest Gathering’ title.

Rashid Lombard, ESP-Afrika's Festival Director, gratefully acknowledged
the consistent support and valuable contribution of all the festival
sponsors. The Gold Sponsors for the 2002 Festival are MTN, SAA, SABC and Standard Bank. It is due to their support that the organisers are able to keep the ticket prices exactly the same for the 2002 event as was charged for the first two Festivals (R235/R360).

In one change from previous Festivals, the 2002 Festival will be held on Saturday and Sunday evenings, as it will be held over the Easter
Weekend. The organisers will again stage a pre-Festival concert at the
amphitheatre in the V&A Waterfront on the preceding Thursday 28th March
(TBC). The organisers, ESP-Afrika (SA) and MOJO Concerts BV (The
Netherlands) are again planning on presenting over 30 acts spread across four stages with the usual democratic balance between the South African and international performers. As with previous years, the final artist line-up for the 2002 Festival will only be finalised within days of the start.

At this early stage the following international names have already been
confirmed: Spyro Gyra Band (USA); Ahmad Jamal (USA); Toots Thielemans
(Belgium); Andy Narrall (USA); Tower of Power (USA); Martinez Move
(Netherlands); Erik Truffaz Ladyland Quartet (France); and Daniel Kuffer and the Stereodogs (Switzerland).

The African artists already confirmed for 2002 are Ringo Madlingozi;
Louis Mhlanga; VJR; Judith Sephuma; Jazzworx featuring Paul Hanmer,
McCoy Mrubata and Reddy D, Afro Cool Concept featuring Darius Brubeck
and Barney Rachabane and the Alan Kwela Quartet.

The organisers are also hopeful that the unexpectedly large contingent
of up-country visitors will return in even larger numbers. So there will again be a wide variety of travel and accommodation packages for all those wishing to travel to the festival from Johannesburg, Durban, Port Elizabeth and other major SA centres.

For all further info, updates, and travel packages:
Call the North Sea Jazz Festival Hotline - (021) 418- 6924
Or visit the official North Sea Jazz Festival website
(Regularly updated) at: http://www.nsjfcapetown.com

Tickets for the Festival are available (from Dec 18) exclusively from
Computicket * One Day Pass - R235 Two day Pass - R360
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2.CHARTS
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SA ROCK DIGEST TOP 20 SOUTH AFRICAN ALBUMS OF THE WEEK
http://www.sarockdigest.com/charts

This week [last week] (highest position) Title - Artist (Label)

1. [2] (1) African Dope Volume 1 - Various (African Dope/Sony)
2. [4] (2) 8 Days - The Led (Rhythm)
3. [3] (3) Africa's Not For Sissies - Syd Kitchen (No Budget)
4. [5] (4) Who Painted The Moon? - Nianell (Fresh)
5. [1] (1) Every Now And Then (Best of 1984-2001) - Bright Blue (Universal)
6. [9] (6) Akasic Record - Kalahari Surfers (African Dope)
7. [7] (2) Greatest Hits - Just Jinger (BMG)
8. [8] (8) ‘n Vis Innie Bos - Anton Goosen (Gallo)
9. [6] (1) Rewind - Wonderboom (DGR)
10. [10] (1) The Fat Lady Sings (Best of 1995-2001) - Springbok Nude
Girls (SonySA)
11. [18] (11) Live @ The Blues Room - Sheer All Stars (Sheer)
12. [11] (2) Die Hits - Piet Botha (EMI)
13. [15] (13) Van Mapumalanga Tot Die Kaap - Stef Bos (EMI)
14. [20] (14) New Kid In Town - Ray Dylan (EMI)
15. [12] (1) Farewell Station Road - Wayne Pauli (Bulldog)
16. [14] (1) Poles Apart - Karen Zoid (EMI)
17. [13] (1) Snowflake - Zen Arcade (Indie)
18. [17] (2) Songs From The Mall - Max Normal (Chameleon)
19. [-] (19) Digital Inability - Benguela (Rhythm)
20. [16] (1) A Life Less Strange - Semisane (BMG)

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SA ROCK DIGEST TOP 20 SOUTH AFRICAN SONGS OF THE WEEK
http://www.sarockdigest.com/charts

This week [last week] (highest position) Title - Artist (Album/Label)

1. [2] (1) World Turns - Bright Blue (‘Every Now And Then’/Universal)
2. [7] (2) Africa’s Not For Sissies - Syd Kitchen (‘Africa’s Not For
Sissies’/No Budget)
3. [11] (3) As One - Nianell (‘Who Painted The Moon?’/Fresh)
4. [19] (4) And I Reason - The Led (‘8 Days’/Rhythm)
5. [1] (1) Praha Paradise - Ernie (‘African Dope Vol. 1'/African Dope)
6. [3] (3) Fabulous Day - ReddAngel (Indie)
7. [4] (2) Shadows 2001 - Wonderboom (‘Rewind’/DGR)
8. [5] (1) Real - Kaolin (‘All I Am’/Sheer)
9. [10] (9) Love And Hate - The Jesse Jordan Band (‘Trippin’/Indie)
10. [17] (8) Make Love Just To Me - Storme (‘Storme’/Muskateer)
11. [6] (5) Woman - Tamara Dey and Fly Divas (‘The First Lady’/Gallo)
12. [-] (12) Gasoline - Saron Gas (‘Fragile’/Wind Up)
13. [8] (1) Home - Just Jinger (‘Greatest Hits’/BMG)
14. [14] (14) What The Hell Did We Do - Wess-Lee
('Merry-Go-Round'/Scorpio)
15. [13] (1) Dimmer - Springbok Nude Girls (‘Fat Lady Sings’/SonySA)
16. [12] (12) Stoute Boude - Anton Goosen & Beeskraal (‘’n Vis Innie
Bos’/Gallo)
17. [9] (3) Slagtersnek - Piet Botha (‘Die Hits’/EMI)
18. [15] (13) Dig It - Kalahari Surfers (‘Akasic Record’/African Dope)
19. [16] (2) Who? (Can Relate To You) - Wayne Pauli (‘Farewell Station
Road’/Bulldog)
20. [18] (1) Life (Theme from Big Brother) - Semisane (‘A Life Less
Strange’/BMG)

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3. LET'S ROCK - NEW, RECENT AND UPCOMING RELEASES
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HECTIC - VARIOUS ARTISTS

OK, so Big Brother is over, and BB2 only starts in July 2002; how to survive until then? Well, fortunately the music never stops! 'Hectic', a 2CD compilation of songs played during the 106 days of torture (and the housemates had quite a bad time too, apparently) is the perfect summer party album. It includes a number of great "get-up-and-party" songs such as DJ Otzi's remake of the Bruce Channell hit from 1962 'Hey! Baby', Baha Men's 'Who Let The Dogs Out' {we voted them out, didn't we? - ed} and the Hermes House Band's cover of John Denver's 'Take Me Home Country Roads'. The CD also includes the catchy pop of Nelly Furtado's 'I'm Like A Bird', Dido's 'Thank You' and 'Your'e My Mate' from Right Said Fred.

But the real treats here are the 11 or so South African tracks that are sprinkled over the 2 discs. Included among these are SA Rock Digest chart hits 'Nkalakatha' by Mandoza, Blk Sonshine's 'Born In A Taxi' (Digest #1 song of the year 2000), 'Boesman Lambada' from Funny Carp (say their name out loud and you'll understand) and Watershed's 'Shine On Me'. And not forgetting Digest chart-topper, the wonderful 'Life' by Semisane featuring the rapping skills of Redds from ReddAngel.

You do not have be a Big Brother fan to enjoy this CD, just a fan of good-time pop, rock and dance. Go get it, bru... (BC)

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THE FOUNTAIN - THE AWAKENING

It’s been just over a year since The Awakening released ‘The Fourth Seal of Zeen’ and this month sees the release of a brand new CD from this dark Gothic band. ‘The Fountain’ is a seven-track EP with five brand new tracks that showcase Ashton Nyte’s versatility as a songwriter.

On ‘The Fountain’, you’ll find love songs mingling with Romantic
socio-political concepts, and entirely electronic Darkwave dance-floor
fillers alongside classic Gothic Rock on songs like ‘Cerebral Song’,
‘The New Renaissance’, ‘Asrya’, and ‘Martyr’. ‘The Fountain’ also
includes two bonus tracks - a complete reworking of the title track and
a beautiful version of ‘Amethyst’, an emotional vocal delivery with all
the music performed on grand piano.

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MORE REVIEWS
For more reviews of new and recent South African CD releases and re-issues please visit:

AMUZINE
http://rock.co.za/reviews.htm

EMERGING SOUNDS
http://www.emergingsounds.com

OPEN RECORD
http://www.openrecord.co.za
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4. CLASSIC ROCK
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SHILOH'S CORNER

STONE THE CROWS
banshee of the blues

The blues came screaming down from the misty highlands in 1969 under the savage execution of Maggie Bell and the group Stone the Crows. Finally Janis Joplin had a rival that could whisper, convulse and climax as she raped the soul guitar of Les Harvey. The name Stone the Crows was given by legendary Led Zeppelin manager Peter Grant when he first experienced the Glaswegian energy of this rustic blues combo. The high energy of their earthy blues first took root in 1967 when Maggie teamed up with the Kenning Park Ramblers headed by an old friend of hers, Leslie Harvey.

Leslie's older brother, Alex Harvey was doing the Star Club circuit in Hamburg and little brother decided to invade the US bases who had a soft spot for the blues. Les Harvey's talent on the lead guitar did not go unnoticed and he was invited to tour America with a Scottish group, Cartoone. This was largely due to their guitarist dropping out at the last minute and a hasty recruitment by their manager Mark London. At that stage Les and Maggie featured as a soul rock outfit known as Power. The hasty departure of Les created a void not easily replaceable, but as luck would have it, two months later Les returned having paid his dues by regularly jamming with the Allman Brothers.

It was thanks to Mark London that he invited Peter Grant to come and check out this fabulous new voice, thus came Peter's comment "cor blimey, stone the crows", and the name stuck. The band was signed to Polydor Records and their eponymous debut album was released in 1970. Jimmy Dewar featured on bass while John McGinnis played keyboards. The group was reinforced by a fabulous blues drummer called Colin Allen, ex-Zoot Money's Big Roll Band and John Mayall's Blues Breakers. Jimmy would often share vocal duty, but the strength of the group lay with the staccato wail of Maggie as she grinded her message through songs like the Josh White classic "Blind Man". Their rendition of the Beatles' "Fool on the hill" was probably the finest to surface as once quoted by Paul McCartney.

Part 2 in the next issue...

Shiloh Noone, Cape Town
mailto:shiloh@sarockdigest.com
http://www.sarockdigest.com/shiloh

Blues and Variation
Fine Music Radio 101.3 FM
Wednesdays 10 pm

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USA FOR AFRICA
Texas-based Kurt Shoemaker gives his unique views on SA music

FULL CIRCLE - TOXIC SHAME (Universal 2000)
http://www.rock.co.za/files/toxicshame_fullcircle.html

A rocking album, satisfying my ongoing need for driving drums and wild
guitars. At times, Toxic Shame is AC/DC-sounding, especially the vocalist, the rest of the time the musos are Toxic Shame-sounding: giant guitars striding the land to the beat of drums.

I'm sure many women like hard rock, but this one strikes me as more of a boy's album. Not only because some of the lyrics aren't sweet and sensitive towards women (All of 'I Saw I Conquered I Came' and the veterinary term used on 'Devil's Daughter'), but it is aggressive MOR (Male Oriented Rock), for boys, and girls, who like to rock.

Their slower songs, 'Sittin' (Take Me Home)' are Big Klank songs, even if slower and relatively more meditative. I also appreciate their correct use of the words "bring" and "take". Sure, music's grammatical rules are not the same as an essay's rules, someone otherwise well-educated can sing "I ain't got nobody" for example, but it's nice to hear a properly written hard rock number.

The final track, 'Rev It Up', ends the CD on a slamming beat, a driving song that will have you keeping time on the steering wheel.

Overall, 'Full Circle' is rock for guys, and for rocking ladies, but not for sensitive new age types, which suits this danglin' wrangler from Texas just fine.

In my review of Karoo's 'Sticks and Stones' {last week - ed}, I mentioned how Karoo's music went well from first morning cup of coffee to my first evening beer. What I didn't mention is that Toxic Shame's 'Full Circle' goes well with the second beer, and so on.

Kurt Shoemaker, Blanco, Texas
mailto:kurt@sarockdigest.com

Buy this CD from One World
http://www.oneworld.co.za/default.asp?affiliateid=4321

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LONDON LEKKER
London-based John Samson gives his own twist on SA music

NOT OUT - THE BATS (Primedia 1999)
http://www.rock.co.za/files/bats_index.html

As the first test between what most regard as the two best teams in the world begins in Adelaide, I thought I would have a listen to the Bats 1999 Cricket World Cup album 'Not Out'. This could hardly be regarded as 'Nevermind the Pollocks', however, the Bats are purveyor's of fine pop tunes and do so quite well on this collection.

All the songs relate to the gentleman's game with song titles like 'Boys from Oz', 'Sri Lanka', 'England Glorious England' and 'Cricket o Cricket', although quite what a re-run of 'Weltevredestasie' is doing on this is anybody's guess. Expect the word 'cricket' to be coupled with 'wicket' quite often and some other more unusual rhymes like 'entails' and 'bails', but post Hansiegate references to South Africa's former captain do sound rather strange with hindsight.

There are songs dedicated to a number of the main cricket nations ('Boys from Oz', 'Hey Mon' and 'Kiwi's'), although the lesser nations in the 1999 World Cup like Kenya, Scotland and Bangladesh do get mentions in some of the songs. Various accents are put on according to which nation is being sung about which at times borders on the politically incorrect, but is generally light hearted enough to get away with it.

But where are the classics like 'Waugh! What are they Good For', 'Gibbs Me the Good News', 'Itsy Bitsy Ntini Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini', 'Kallis Whisper' or the other George Michael classic 'A Different Cronje'.

This is an album of novelty songs and needs to be viewed as such.
Consequently the novelty does wear off after a few plays, but could be
dragged out for the next world cup, or great test series and listened to with a wry smile. Despite getting on in years, The Bats still have an ear for a good tune and a number of these will be a little difficult to dislodge from the brain and rank high on the hum-ability scale, but judging by the cover shot, the years have taken a toll on the group members and the remaining 3 members of the band may have trouble trying to bowl a maiden over.

Only The Bats had the balls to produce an album like this, but they do it with enough polished showmanship and unashamed wit to get away with it. Not a classic album by any stretch of the imagination, and a number of the reference to players in the 1999 World Cup does mean that it became dated almost from the moment Donald and Klusner forgot how to run, but I'm sure that in 2003, we'll be treated to the second innings.

John Samson, London, UK
mailto:john@sarockdigest.com
http://www.sarockdigest.com/london

Buy this CD from One World
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SPRINGBOK RADIO CHARTS: 30 YEARS AGO
http://rock.co.za/charts

Friday, 17th December 1971

This week [last week] Title - Artist

1 [1] Mammy Blue - Charisma*
2 [4] Get Me Some Help - Neville Whitmill*
3 [2] Amen - Peanut Butter Conspiracy*
4 [3] Butterfly - Danyel Gerard
5 [9] Cousin Norman - The Marmalade
6 [8] Desiderata - Les Crane
7 [7] Daddy Don't You Walk So Fast - Daniel Boone
8 [6] Never Ending Song Of Love - New Seekers
9 [5] You - Peter Maffay
10 [10] I Believe (In Love) - Hot Chocolate

* South African Artists

A top 3 of local talent, spearheaded by the omnipresent 'Mammy Blue' as the year drew to a close. With their 9th week at the top, Charisma passed The Sweet's record to date of weeks at 1 and 'Mammy Blue' was heading toward being the top song of the year.

The songs making up the top 10 were the same as last week, with a bit of shuffling of the deck, with Peter Maffay's 'You' being the oldest, clocking up 20 weeks on the top 20.

Meanwhile, lower down the charts, the last of the Beatles to have a solo hit, John Lennon bounced into the charts at 14 with a song that is probably more highly regarded now than it was then. 'Imagine' went on to become a classic and was recently voted the Best No. 1 Single of all time by the British public. Interestingly, the song would not chart in UK until 1975, four years later. It was propelled back to the top of the UK charts in January 1981 following Lennon's tragic death the December before. South Africa on the other hand was never really interested in re-issued songs as the only significant gap between charts appearances was the aptly titled 'I Will Return' by Michael Holm which finished it's first run in May of 1972 and returned to the charts 195 weeks later on 30 Jan 1976.

South Africans at Number 1 this week:

Mammy Blue - Charisma (1971)

John Samson
mailto:john@sarockdigest.com

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BIRTHDAYS

17 - Paul Rodgers (1949)
18 - Keith Richards (1943)
21 - Frank Zappa (1940, died 4 December 1993)
25 - Annie Lennox (1954)
26 - Phil Spector (born Harvey Phillip Spector, 1940)
27 - Gene Rockwell* (1944, died 3 July 1998)
29 - Marianne Faithfull (1946)
30 - Bo Diddley (born Elias Bates, aka McDaniel, 1928)
30 - Dickie Loader* (1945)

* South African Artists
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5.RUK EN ROL
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ALBERT FROST by CAFE BARCELONA
12 Desember 2001

Een van die heel beste "shows" wat ek hierdie jaar gesien het. Almal ken vir Albert as die kitaarspeler van Valiant, die Blues Broers, Frosted Orange, ens. Nie een van ons wat daar was, het regtig geweet wat om te verwag nie. Ons het wel geweet dat Albert 'n "great" kitaarspeler is en dat hy Blues sou sing. Wel, die waarheid is dat Albert Frost een van die heel beste kitaarspelers in Suid-Afrika is, wat weet hoe om goeie Blues te sing en te speel.

Hy het ook verras met 'n eie, Afrikaanse liedjie. Die gehoor, wat nie genoeg kon kry nie, het hom laat terugkom vir 'n derde stel. Teen hierdie tyd was die dansbaan vol en het niemand afgegaan voor die einde (na middernag) nie. Dit was die eerste keer dat Albert alleen in Pretoria opgetree het, maar beslis nie die laaste keer nie. Vir almal wat hou van goeie Blues, kyk uit vir sy volgende "show" en gaan beleef dit!

Wynand Berrangé
http://www.local-is-lekker.co.za

Albert appears on various Blues Broers & Valiant Swart CDs, as well as on The High Street Blues & Tassenberg All-Stars compilation CDs. Buy these CDs from One World http://www.oneworld.co.za/default.asp?affiliateid=4321
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6.ROCKLINE - FORUM, REQUESTS AND FEEDBACK
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ORIGINAL SOUTH AFRICAN SONGS
Nick Taylor

John Walton and myself are doing a series of concerts in 2002 ending in the Spier Festival, using varying sizes of orchestra and rhythm section depending on the venue and the size of audience, in the Originals series. We will be featuring only Original South African Songs and Singer. Each concert will tell a story and feature a different theme. The first is 'A Time To Love' and will premiere on Valentines Day. 'A Time To Love' will take us from early days into the future, and I am gathering material from any source available in order to include as many original songs as I can in the show.

This is an open invitation to any writers, publishers and record companies who have had hits or songs they believe should have been hits over the past thirty or forty years. At present I am mainly looking for love songs, but would love to hear of any fast pacy numbers that would fit with the theme. John and I will write the links and some of the numbers and the show can be modularised to include guests and new Originals. A cast of four singers and a small orchestra will perform the first show, and where budget permits we will bring in more acts and musicians. We will be filming the shows for television.

If we get a positive response from the industry we will make CDs of the shows, and future projects. I hope there are lots of old and new Original SA songs out there waiting to be part of this exciting series. Anyone who has input can reach me at the email address below or on my cell 0824436364 by SMS or call. I start writing the show next week, and will need the songs fast as there is a lot of orchestral writing after I have put the words and music together, so anyone who has info or songs I can use, please get to me soon.

My one man show "Free, White & African" gets great response wherever I play. One can't expect to come back after all these years and get big crowds, but its growing steadily through word of mouth, and the show is one hellova rollercoaster ride. I come off the stage less a kilo of sweat every time, but I'm having such fun singing dancing and making people laugh again, its the best thing I ever did. I also sell CDs to about 20% of the audience each time so it seems people are beginning to relate to original music at last.

Nick Taylor
mailto:spacemakers@mweb.co.za

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BACK TO THE 80s

Ja, I am wondering if you have access to any of the following:
Ella Mental, wonderful band from the 80s fronted by Heather Mac;
The Softies, another great band from the 80s originally released on Shifty Records;
The album from the musical District Six;
Baboon Dogs, a David Kramer album circa 86 or 87?

Many thanks!
Cheers, Stephen
mailto:juluka@copper.net

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JOHN IRELAND
http://rock.co.za/legends/johnireland

Although I've searched all over, I'm unable to find John Ireland's albums on CD (the 'I Like' and 'She speaks to Me' albums). Do you know if they have been released on CD, and if so, where I can get them from? It would be such a shame if it wasn't available. He made such brilliant music!

Donovan
mailto:darkblu@webmail.co.za

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SOUND SOLUTIONS
http://rock.co.za/soundsolutions

A Cape Town-based music resource that offers two main areas of expertise and assistance:

1) Music Searches - Assists in recommending and finding relevant music
soundtracks for television, cinema and radio commercials and
productions.

2) Music Licensing - Assists in obtaining the publishing and recording
rights for music to be used as soundtracks for commercials and other
productions.

For more info, please contact:
Stephen Segerman or Graham Katz
021 461-9541
mailto:sugar@cd.co.za
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7.ROCK ON - LIVE REVIEWS AND GIG INFO
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SARON GAS @THE JAM
14 December 2001

Not many of the crowd (if any) at The Jam last Friday night would have been around to see 3-piece power trios like Cream (Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce & Ginger Baker) or the early Grand Funk Railroad in their hey-day. Saron Gas are by no stretch of the imagination a retro-rock band, but the spirit of those early pioneering power trios lives on in their total commitment to keep on pushing rock's envelope.

Human Error opened the show with oodles of energy and the crowd were well warmed up by the time Saron Gas hit the stage. The 3 guys from Saron Gas (Shaun, Dale & Dave) started their set with their new(ish) song 'Gasoline' and the rock didn't stop until after the second encore. Despite the earlier comment about them not being a retro band, there were some fine guitar solo moments and even a drum solo.

Saron Gas seemed to have mastered the elusive art of combining the energy and attitude of nu-metal with superb tunes and even sing-along choruses ("don't tell me that you're trendsetters..." from 5FM #2 hit '69 Tea' for example). They recently signed to US label Wind-Up and they could just topple some US bands from their pedestals.
(BC)

Buy 'Fragile' by Saron Gas from One World
http://www.oneworld.co.za/default.asp?affiliateid=4321

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PARADISE IN SUMMERTIME

To cap off a resurgent year for SA rock, some of our finest practioners of this "definitely Not Dead" musical art form have decided to do the honourable thing and hit "The Road". That means that names like Just Jinger, Watershed, Semisane, Zen Arcade, Perez, Mel Botes, Benguela, Saron Gas, Piet Botha, Mondetta, Karen Zoid and others, will soon be appearing on a stage near you. To keep all those details, dates, times and venues at your fingertips, we have set up a new Gig Guide webpage to carry all that info. Bookmark it now and catch a gig or two. http://www.sarockdigest.com/archives/summer2001.html

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340ml

Thursday, 20 December
Bassline. Melville 9pm
Saturday, 22 December
Lokomotiv. Maputo - Mozambique 11pm
24/25 December. Christmas Eve
Modaskavalu. Maputo - Mozambique. 3am

340ml contacts:
mailto:340ml@music.com
Rui @ +2782 670 1895 (RSA) or +25882 492 580 (Mozambique)
PO Box 221, Mondeor, 2110, JHB, South Africa

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BARLEYCORN
http://twisted.co.za/barleycorn/
Barleycorn Music Club, River Club, Observatory, Cape Town
Mondays 8.00pm, R10 at the door

Line up for Monday 17 December:

Join the Committee and Friends of the Barleycorn for a Mix & Match Open Mike evening: Contrary to recent Press Reports, Syd Kitchen will NOT be Father Christmas (regrettably).

Members are encouraged to bring Kazoos, Jaw harps, kelp horns, rice shakers and the like, and to help us shake it up. This will be the last Barleycorn of the year.

Our first meeting of 2002, will be Monday 14 Jan, with the Promised Syd
Kitchen Special.

Any queries, call Bill on 021-712-1067.

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BLUES BROERS

The Blues Broers are touring the Eastern Cape next week:
Tuesday 18 December, Potters Place, Jeffreys Bay, 8 P.M. Phone
042-2932500
Wednesday and Thursday 19 & 20 December, The Tin Roof, Knysna,
10 P.M. Phone 044-3820864
Friday 21 December, The Rock Art, Oudtshoorn, 10 P.M. Phone
044-5334714
Saturday 22 December, Flashbacks, Plettenberg Bay, 10 P.M. Phone
044-5334714
Sunday 23 December, Joe Fish at the Cape St. Francis Holiday Resort,
9 P.M. Phone 042-2980054

The Broers are rolling back up the East coast this week after taking a short break to work on some new tunes. With their distinctive 'verkakte' suits and dark glasses the band is set to convert musical philistines everywhere to the glory of the blues.

Formed ten years ago, they've played all over this country and in Namibia, spreading the gospel of electric and acoustic blues to a wide audiance. The show traces the history of the music from its roots in the Mississipi delta, through the Chicago 'electric' era right up to the modern forms found today. Many of the songs are written by the band themselves and involve exotic traditional instuments such as a tea-chest bass and washboard but the band can also handle electric guitars with aplomb. In the words of Muddy Waters, "everythin's gonna be all right". More information can be found on the band's website at http://www.bluesbroers.org.za.

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CAPE TOWN JAZZATHON

The Cape Town Jazzathon 2002 is brought to you by Standard Bank: 3-6
January at V&A Waterfront. More info: (021) 551 6856,
http://www.jazzathon.co.za

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CD WHEREHOUSE FREE LIVE INSTORE GIGS

Tuesday December 18th 2pm - Max Normal
Wednesday December 19th 2pm - Venessa Nolan
Thursday December 20th 2pm - Valiant Swart

Upcoming in-stores will include:
Dec 21st 1pm - Brothers of Peace
Dec 22nd 2pm MoodPhase5
Dec 23rd 2pm - Cape Malay Choir
Dec 24th 2pm - Youth In Action Choir
Dec 26th 2pm - PJ Powers
Dec 29th 2pm - Tsunami
Dec 30th 11am - Abaqondisi Brothers

For more info, phone Lara Utian on (021) 425 6307 or 082 346 7176.

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THE 5FM SUMMER TOUR

The summer season is hotting up and 5FM are touring the country on the
5FM Summer Tour 2001, providing a variety of entertainment to
holiday-makers. Whether it’s lazing on the beaches or taking part in
more energetic activities, 5FM have gone all out to bring you the best
fun under the summer sun and have even introduced a Mr. And Miss 5FM
Contest to keep December temperatures at an all time high.

The idea behind the 5FM Summer Tour is simple; to celebrate the silly
season in style with an all-day, all-night festival taking place from
6th to 28th December 2001. Ian F, 5FM’s lunchtime jock (12h00-15h00)
will be broadcasting live from beaches around South Africa followed by
an all-night clubbing experience with various 5FM on-air personalities.
South African rock band PEREZ will join the 5FM Summer Tour, bringing a
fresh sound to the summer. This band, best known for their 5FM hit
single, ‘Wasted Out’ have gone from strength to strength in 2001 with
appearances at Splashy Fen, The Mr. Price Pro and The Grahamstown
Festival, Oppikoppi, Woodstock and 5FM’s Birthday Bash - all this for a
band barely a year old! You can catch them at the 5FM Summer Tour where
they’ll be toasting the end of a very successful year in style.

You can catch the 5FM Summer Tour at the following beaches:
20-22 December - Lookout Beach, Plettenberg Bay
26-28 December - Camps Bay Beach, Cape Town

Then sizzle the summer nights with 5FM at:
The Cave in Plettenberg Bay on 21st December
Bourbon Street in Cape Town on 28th December

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INDEPENDENT ARMCHAIR THEATRE
Observatory

Mon 17 Manga movies and breaking beats from the comfortable cutting edge
Tues 18 Zen Arcade -- A first visit at the Armchair and it's unplugged
Wed 19 Not My Dog - The Sessions --- This punk band are doing an unplugged jazzy set!!
Thurs 20 Tribe
Fri 21 Max Normal
Sat 22 Jason Glover Band
Sun 23 Cape Comedy Collective
Thurs 27 Tribe
Fri 28 Falling Mirror!!!
Sat 29 Perez ----- The Mighty Perez are back at the Armchair for another awesome unplugged gig

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JAM / 206 DATES

The Jam / 206
Wed 19 Dec - Sees the second of a 3-week series featuring Max Normal
events staged during the 2001 party season. Just as before, 206
downstairs will feature the likes of DJs Koe_rant (Warped Wednesdays),
Bob and The Blunted Stuntman (Nu Skool Brakes), who will be energising
the dance floor downstairs for those who need a break from the intense
performance of Waddy and co.

206
Thurs 20 Dec - The fortnightly band night features Gothic Industrial
band The Awakening.

The Jam
Thurs 20 Dec - Accomplished JHB outfit, Zen Arcade, stop off at The Jam
for an evening of great live rock. Support will be provided by local
favourites Velvet Mary.

206
Fri 21 Dec - In a break from tradition, tonight sees avant-garde
rock/trance band OHM taking over the 206 venue. With one of the most
intelligent sounds in the country and songwriting talent that is truly
world class, this is a band that should really not be missed.

The Jam
Fri 21 Dec - Following on from The Awakening performance on Thurs 20 at
206, Friday night @ The Jam sees the Goth Industrial Gathering of the
year. From special top live band Mr Barleycorn, to the very best of
Goth/industrial/darkwave/EBM/alternative on the decks, this evening
promises to be the ultimate Goth event of it’s kind. CD give-aways are
also happening, so be there.

206
Sat 22 Dec - Resident funksters Golliwog take a break this week with
band members fulfilling other commitments. Tonight will feature regular
Old Skool Breaks DJs with some surprise guests popping in to drop a set.

The Jam
Sat 22 Dec - One of the most energetic bands in the country, Not my Dog, rumble in to The Jam for a night of mind blowing modern rock. With one of the biggest sounds in the business, this is truly the ultimate
pre-Christmas party and is sure to drive all of those annoying Christmas carols right out of your head.

Contact: Sean Wienand - 072 123 0263

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JESSE JORDAN
http://www.jessejordan.co.za

Jesse Jordan Band - Trippin' Tour!

Wed 19th: The Dome, George 10pm
Sponsors: Helderberg BMW+ Alf Duncan + Assoc.
Fri 21+Sat 22 Dec: Al's Dance Club, Knysna, From 11pm
Sponsored by Camel
Sun 23rd Dec: The Dome, George 10 pm
Sponsors: Helderberg BMW+ Alf Duncan + Assoc.
Wed 26th: Firlands Rock Fest, Firlands Pub, N2 somerset West.
bookings advised 082 451 0273
Sat 29th: Dagga Dirk Uys's Tassenberg Rock Fest, Struisbaai, Jesse Jordan Band along with Karen Zoid, Spinnekop and Diff-olie. Come and see the cream of local English and Afrik. Rock on one stage.
Sun 30th: Al's Dance Club, Knysna.
Sponsored by Love Potion No 9 from 11pm
Mon 31st Al's Dance Club's, Knysna. New Years Bash Sponsored by Love Potion No. 9
4 + 5th Jan 2002: Al's Dance Club, Knysna. 11pm Sponsored by Love Potion No. 9
For more info: contact Gary 082 451 0273 Or Briers 072 256 5124

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JULIAN'S
http://www.julianlaxton.com
mailto:julianlaxton@artslink.co.za

Thur 20 Dec from 8.45 Blues rock with "Three Foot Thang", R15
Frid 21 Dec from 9.00 Blues with "The Mississippi Muthers", R30
Sat 22 Dec at 8.30 "The Legend of Jimi Hendrix", R50
Sun from 1Pm, Braai 'n' beer & music from Colin Shamley.
Sun from 6.30, Groove to the music of "Burglar's Dog".
Thur 27 Dec from 8.45 Blues rock with "Three Foot Thang", R15
Frid 28 Dec from 9.00 Blues with "The Mississippi Muthers", R30
Sat 29 Dec at 9.00 "Three Foot Thang", R20
Sun from 1Pm, Braai 'n' beer & music from Colin Shamley.
Mon 30 from 8.00 till Sunrise, Julian's New years Eve Party. with 2 Bands. R125, Food Included.

For those People in Margate, there will be a "Legend of Eric Clapton" show on Frid 28 and Sat 29 Dec at 8.30. Check the press for the Venue in Margate. R55 per seat or phone 083-260 4635 for more details.

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JINGER SHED IN CAPE TOWN

Two of the best bands yet to come out of South Africa have joined
forces, combined their exceptional skill and musical talents, and are currently on a December national tour around South Africa. Watershed and Just Jinger will be performing together at one concert only in Cape Town on Friday 21st of December at the River Club in Observatory. These two bands on a double-bill make for a unique concert - without doubt the music highlight of the summer of 2001.

The remaining tour dates are as follows:
21 December: Cape Town - The River Club
22 December: Mossel Bay - Diaz Beach
26 December: Knysna - Loerie Park / Rugby Field

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SYD KITCHEN
http://www.sydkitchen.com

Tour Details:
Dec 30 2001 - Flu Festival, Southern Cross Farm, Mooie River, KZN (With
Wesley Gibbens)
Jan 10, 11, 12 2002 - Georgian Dragon, Kalk Bay, CT.
Jan 13 2002 @ 14H00 - CD Warehouse, Waterfront, CT
Jan 14 2002 - Barleycorn Music Club, River Club, CT
Jan 16 2002 - Vegie-Table, Kalk Bay, CT
Jan 17, 18, 19 2002 - Georgian Dragon, Kalk Bay, CT
Jan 21 2002 - Barleycorn 'Mike Smith Benefit', River Club, CT
Jan 25 2002 - Whale Well @ Cape Town Museum, CT (With Aquarian Quartet)
Jan 26 2002 - Dorp Street Theatre, Stellenbosch (With AQ)
Jan 29 2002 - Cape St. Francis Resort, Cape St. Francis (With AQ)
Jan 30 2002 - Ford Little Theatre, PE (With AQ)
Feb 01 2002 - Cintsa Bay Game Lodge, Cintsa Bay, East London (With AQ)
Feb 02 2002 - Buccaneers, East London (With AQ)
Feb 06 2002 - Durban (With AQ) To be confirmed
Feb 08 2002 - Maputo, Mozambique (With AQ)

Syd Kitchen on the road: 0722534450
Details at: http://www.sydkitchen.com

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LIVE IN LONDON
SA artists performing in London
http://www.sarockdigest.com/london

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LOCAL IS LEKKER
http://www.local-is-lekker.co.za

Your complete guide of live entertainment in Pretoria

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LUNAR TUNES

LUNAR TUNES, Starring Christine Weir and Tina Schouw opened Sunday 9th December at the I&J PREDATOR EXHIBIT, TWO OCEANS AQUARIUM, V&A WATERFRONT, CAPE TOWN with further performances on 17th, 18th, 19th 20th, 22nd & 23rd of December 2001.

All performances start at 8pm..... and late comers will be fed to the sharks.

The two Divas are accompanied by Amanda Tiffin on electrifying keyboards and Miranda Basset on Cello. They are directed in this affair by none other than Lara Bye (she who spoke so freely of her nether region in "The Virgina Monologues"). I was lucky enough to see some of their rehearsal yesterday and let me tell you these girls make magic together with four part harmonies, crazy humour and good old fashioned sexual spunk, so miss them at your peril!!!

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL; PHONE 021-418 3823x213

Not The Midnight Mass
http://www.sarockdigest.com/midnightmass

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RIVER CLUB
Upstairs @ The River Club

Friday 21: Watershed & Just Jinger

Contact:
The River Club (021) 488 6117 or South African Music Promotions - Surisa 082 926 2871 or Beth 082 445 4641

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ROCK ART CAFE, OUDTSHOORN
mailto:rock_art@mweb.co.za

Wed 19th Dec: Theuns Jordaan
Fri 21st Dec: Blues Broers
Thu 3rd Jan: Mel Botes
Fri 11th Jan: Jakkie Louw & DNA Strings
Sat 12th Jan: Jakkie Louw & DNA Strings

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ROEKELOOS - GIG GUIDE
http://www.roekeloos.co.za/musiek.html

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SAVANNA UP THE CREEK MUSIC FESTIVAL

The Savanna Up The Creek Festival for 2002 will be taking place over the weekend of the 8th to the 10th of February 2002, at the usual location, the Up The Creek camp on the Breede River, just outside Swellendam. To book tickets for the festival, email - mailto:sueh@felix.co.za or phone 021 6714360 and make sure you reserve your place in the sun!

Due to limited space it is unlikely that tickets will be sold at the
door, so get in early to avoid disappointment! Check out
http://www.upthecreek.mweb.co.za for maps and directions.

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THE WHAMMY BAR
Marine Circle
Tableview
(021) 557-5692
mailto:thewhammybar@mweb.co.za
Open Mon-Sun 6:00pm till late

Live music venue that features original SA bands.
Bands start at 10.00pm Fri & Sat.

TUE 18 DEC: "RUGGA 80's NIGHT" with SIMON VAN GENT
- starts at 9:00, free entry! Bob Marley Shooter 2 for R10 all night!!
WED 19 DEC: "JAM NIGHT/ NEW BAND NIGHT" with AEROPLAZA
Starting at 9:00pm
THUR 20 DEC: ROCK'N RICK'S KARAOKE (starts at 9:00pm)
FRI 21 DEC: ZEN ARCADE and THE GRIFTERS
SAT 22 DEC: "BOSTON LAGER NIGHT" with HOG HOGGIDY HOG, MY
LATEST EX, and RIM 3 (tonight is sponsered by BOSTON BREWERIES
from PAARDEN EILAND). Pints specials all night long!
SUN 23 DEC: SPIRITUALITY UNPLUGGED with the Vineyard Church
(starts @ 6:00pm)

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DANA WINNER - THE UNFORGETTABLE TOUR

Radio Sonder Grense and Fluid Media are proud to announce that Dana
Winner is set to embark on a South African tour early next year. This
very popular Belgian singer will perform to her South African fans on
the 15th and 16th February 2002 at Carnival City, and on the 18th
February at the Callie Human Centre in Bloemfontein.

No stranger to South Africa, Dana’s relationship with the country began
when a duet with local star, Steve Hofmeyr, led her to perform at the
State Theatre in Pretoria. Subsequent performances established her as a
firm favourite with local fans, who bought an incredible 215 000 copies
of her albums in South Africa. To date her 15 albums have sold over 1
million copies in 16 countries around the world.

Her success in South Africa was cemented by the recording of a special
album celebrating the beauty of her second home, entitled ‘In Love With
You’ in 1998. The album consists of songs in English and two Afrikaans
versions of her greatest Flemish hits. She released her second album,
‘Yours Forever’, in November 1999, once again, tailor-made for South
Africa, and also performed sell-out concerts in the Sun City-Superbowl
in February 2000. ‘Rainbows Of Love’, her third album for SA fans was
released in February 2001.

Bookings for Dana Winner - ‘The Unforgettable Tour’ are now available
through Computicket. Carnival City: from R130
Callie Human Centre: from R112

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ZA@PLAY
http://www.mg.co.za/mg/art/music/

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ZEN ARCADE
http://www.zenarcade.co.za

Tues 18: Armchair Theatre, Obs (unplugged)
Thurs 20: The Jam, CT city
Fri 21: Whammy Bar, Table View

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KAREN ZOID
http://www.karenzoid.co.za

Wed 19 Dorpstraat Teater, Stellenbosch
Contact Hettie 021 886 6107
Sat 22 Sirroco's Theatre Restaurant, Gordons Bay
Contacts and Bookings: Christina 021 856 0229
Sun 23 Hangklip Hotel, Hangklip
Contact Briers Coetzee 072 256 5124
Wed 26 Firlands, Strand
Contact Briers Coetzee 072 256 5124
Sat 29 Struisbaai (Tassenberg Rock Tour)
Mon 31, New Years Eve Beach Party, Mossel Bay
(met Theuns Jordaan & Piet Botha)

JANUARY 2002

Wed 2 Tin Roof Blues, Knysna
(met Dagga Dirk Uys & Tassenberg)
Fri 4 Potters Place, Jeffreys Bay
(Contact Carine 042 293 2500)
Fri 18 Roodepoort Hoërskool, Roodepoort (10h00 - privaat)
Fri 18 Cafe Barcelona, Elarduspark. Pretoria
Contacts and Bookings: 012 345 3602 Natalie 082 742 4460 Chrisna 082 458 9342

FEBRUARY 2002

Fri 15 PUK Jool, Joolplaas, Potchefstroom (22h00)
(Met Georgia, Mean Mr Mustard, Watershed)
Fri 22 Bliksemware Opskop, Stadsaal, Pretoria
(Met Anton Goosen, Koos Kombuis, Eden, Battery9, Spinnekop ea)
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8.LISTEN HERE - SA ROCK ON RADIO
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SAFM (104-107KHz)
http://www.safm.co.za

THE BRUCE MILLAR SHOW - WEDNESDAY MORNINGS @10.30am
Stephen Segerman, Digest co-editor, talks to Bruce Millar about SA music news, new releases, and charts from each week's Digest.

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CAPITAL 604
http://www.Capital604.com

5FM
http://www.5fm.co.za

KFM
http://www.kfm.co.za
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9.CLICK HERE - SA ROCK ON THE NET
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LINKS PAGES

3rd EAR MUSIC
http://www.3rdearmusic.com/links.html

A TO Z OF SA MUSICIANS
http://www.sarockdigest.com/musicians

AMUZINE
http://rock.co.za/links.htm

MUSIC.ORG.ZA
Original African, jazz, hip hop, reggae & kwaito artists
http://www.music.org.za/artists

SA ROCK DIGEST
http://www.sarockdigest.com/links

VAGABOND'S WORLD
http://rock.co.za/vagabond/links

SEARCH ENGINE:

GOOGLE
http://www.google.com
Quick and accurate, highly recommended

ARTISTS:

AFRIKANER ROCK
http://vetseun.freeservers.com/

AKKEDIS
http://www.stellenbosch.co.za/akkedis/

ROBIN AULD
http://www.robinauld.co.za

BEDROCK
http://www.bedrockband.com

BINARY
http://www.binaryonline.com

BERNARD BINNS
http://www.bernardbinns.co.za

BIG SKY
http://www.stevelouw.com

BIZARRE BAZAAR
http://www.geocities.com/bizabaza

MEL BOTES
http://www.melbotes.com

PIET BOTHA
http://www.pietbotha.com

JOHNNY CLEGG
http://www.johnnyclegg.com
http://johnny.clegg.free.fr
http://www.geocities.com/johnnycleggthepictures

CLOUT
http://www.clout.co.za

DES & DAWN
http://www.desdawn.co.za

FOUR JACKS AND A JILL
http://www.fourjacksandajill.co.za/

FRUIT FLY NAVIGATORS
http://www.ffn.co.za

LIESL GRAHAM
http://www.lieslgraham.com

LIELA GROENEWALD
http://www.liela.co.za

HELLOANGEL
http://www.helloangel.co.uk

IAN HENDERSON
http://www.ianhenderson.co.za

SONJA HERHOLDT
http://www.sonjaherholdt.co.za

JACK HAMMER
http://rock.co.za/jackhammer

JESSE JORDAN
http://www.jessejordan.co.za

SYD KITCHEN
http://www.sydkitchen.com

BILL KNIGHT
http://twisted.co.za/billknight/

KOOS KOMBUIS
http://www.kooskombuis.co.za

JULIAN LAXTON
http://www.julianlaxton.com

THE LED
http://www.theled.co.za

LITTLE SISTER
http://www.littlesister.co.za

BOBBY LOUW
http://www.bobbylouw.co.za

STEVE LOUW
http://www.stevelouw.com

NAKED NATIVES
http://www.nakednatives.co.za

VENESSA NOLAN
http://www.sunsetrecording.com/venessa

NOT THE MIDNIGHT MASS
http://www.sarockdigest.com/midnightmass

OFF THE EDGE
http://rock.co.za/offtheedge

PEDRO THE MUSIC MAN
http://users.iafrica.com/m/mu/musicman

RABBITT
http://www.rabbitt.co.za

RADIO RATS
http://rock.co.za/legends/radiorats

RODRIGUEZ: CLIMB UP ON MY MUSIC
http://www.sarockdigest.com/rodriguez

SEMISANE
http://www.semisane.com

SHARKBROTHER
http://www.sharkbrother.com

SKINCAGE
http://go.to/skincage

SLUGS OF WAR
http://listen.to/slugsofwar

AMANDA STRYDOM
http://www.amandastrydom.com

THE SUNSHINES
http://www.thesunshines.com

SUTHERLAND
http://sutherland.8k.com

VALIANT SWART
http://www.valiant.co.za

AMANDA TIFFIN
http://listen.to/amandatiffin

NOA TYLO
http://www.noatylo.co.za/noa.html

GEORG VOROS
http://www.georgvoros.com

ZEN ARCADE
http://www.zenarcade.co.za

KAREN ZOID
http://www.karenzoid.co.za

ARCHIVES:

3rd EAR MUSIC
http://www.3rdEarMusic.com

RETROFRESH
http://www.freshmusic.co.za

OPEN RECORD
http://www.openrecord.co.za

SA COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME
http://www.sacountrymusic.co.za

SOUTH AFRICA'S ROCK FILES
The online archive for the History of South African Rock
http://rock.co.za/sarock

SOUTH AFRICAN RADIO CHARTS 1969-1989
http://rock.co.za/charts

SA ROCK DIGEST CHARTS 2000 onwards
http://www.sarockdigest.com/charts

NEWS:

AMUZINE
News, views, reviews and interviews
http://rock.co.za/

ARTSMART
Arts news from Kwazulu-Natal
http://www.artsmart.co.za

BBC
http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/newroom/toptens/sarockdigest.shtml

EMERGING SOUNDS
http://www.emergingsounds.com

JAZZNEWS RENDEZVOUS
http://www.egroups.com/group/JazznewsRendezvous

MUSIC
http://www.music.co.za

POWERZONE
http://www.powerzone.co.za

SA MUSIC
http://www.samusic.co.za

STAGE
http://www.stage.co.za

TAMBOER KRANTJIE
http://www.tamboer.co.za

TOP FORTY
http://www.topforty.co.za

SHOPPING:

ONE WORLD
Selling South African Music to the World
http://www.oneworld.co.za/default.asp?affiliateid=4321

RECORD COMPANIES, LABELS & STUDIOS:

AFRIMUSIK
http://www.afrimusik.com

BMG
http://www.click2music.co.za

CAVEMAN PRODUCTIONS
Kevin Shirley's virtual cave
http://www.cavemanproductions.com

FRESH MUSIC
http://www.freshmusic.co.za

MELT2000
http://www.melt2000.com

MOUNTAIN RECORDS
http://www.mountain-africa.com

RP STUDIOS
http://www.rpstudios.co.za

SHEER SOUND
http://www.sheer.co.za

STRANGER THAN FICTION
http://www.strangerthanfiction.co.uk

SUNSET RECORDING STUDIOS
http://www.sunsetrecording.com

TL MASTERING
http://www.tl-mastering.com

RESOURCES:

BACKSTAGE
http://www.backstage.co.za/

INDEPENDENT DIGITAL
http://www.idig.za.net

MUSIEK
http://www.musiek.co.za

RISA
Recording Industry of South Africa
http://www.risa.org.za/

SOUND SOLUTIONS
http://rock.co.za/soundsolutions

SOUTH AFRICAN SLANG
http://www.supertubes.co.za/bot_bar/surfrikan/slang_intro.html

BOOKS:

THE HISTORY OF CONTEMPORARY MUSIC OF SOUTH AFRICA
Garth Chilvers and Tom Jasiukowicz (TOGA, 1994)
http://www.sarockdigest.com/book

We are happy to exchange links with any good website supporting SA music. A good website in our opinion should be informative, regularly updated and linked back to us. If you already link to us and you believe your link should be here, please contact Brian Currin at mailto:sarock@sarockdigest.com
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