SA ROCK DIGEST ISSUE #136
http://www.sarockdigest.com
24th December 2001

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IN THIS ISSUE
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Here at Digest Towers in Cape Town everything has wound down and our UK & USA offices are already closed... so this short special Christmas edition of the Digest is just to keep you up-to-speed with the latest news, charts & gigs...

The next issue, out on the 1st January 2002, will celebrate the 3rd birthday of the SA Rock Files websites... we also will bring to you the SA Rock Digest albums and songs of the year... and One World's top selling CDs... as well our decade-by-decade recommendations of the best of SA Rock by our editorial team...

So to all our readers, we'll leave you with a line from Les Crane's hit from 1971 'Desiderata'; "be at peace with God whatever you perceive him to be"...

Seasons Greetings

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CONTENTS
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1.HOT & FRESH - News: Digest albums of the year on SAFM, Falling Mirror live, BAT Christmas, Synwergy 2002
2.CHARTS - Top SA Albums & Songs this week
3.LET'S ROCK - New releases: The Warrior
4.CLASSIC ROCK - Charts
5.RUK EN ROL - Afrikaans Rock: musiek.co.za
6.ROCKLINE - Forum, Requests & Feedback
7.ROCK ON - Live reviews and gig info: Valiant Swart, Watershed & Just Jinger
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

Bruce Millar and Digest co-editor Stephen Segerman will count down the Digest's Top 10 SA albums for 2001 on Friday the 28th at 10am. 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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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 CDs from One World
http://www.oneworld.co.za/default.asp?affiliateid=4321

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BAT CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL
Bat Centre, Durban - 28, 29, 30 and 31 December

Take a break from the frenetic rushing around this festive season and
soak up the summer sun, enjoy some hot music and great family
entertainment at the BAT between Christmas and New Year at the Christmas Festival.

The picturesque BAT Centre in the Small Craft harbour in Durban is
hosting a four-day summer Christmas Festival from 28 until 31 December.
There will be a music line-up in the Bat Hall every evening from 7:30pm, culminating with a New Year’s Eve Bat Bash.

- Friday 28 December the BAT will rock with a selection of hot rock acts including Steve and Tara Fataar, Squeal, Butternut, and Dan Kapuejah.

- Saturday 29 December, it is the turn of the women with top female
performers: Imbokodo, Senzeni, and Connie and Fasimba.

- Sunday 30 focuses on Afrofusion with Durban's own Madala Kunene;
Mandla Masuku and Inqwelo Afrika.

- For New Year’s Eve, there will be a six band line-up featuring Sipho
Gumede, KwaMashu super-band Stax, Vusi Ximba, Vusi Mkhize, Iva, Sakhula
and Lalela.

During the day on Saturday and Sunday, there will be children’s
activities, a craft exhibition and a food fair. "We want to ensure that
the festival is child-friendly," says the BAT’s Nise Malange, "We invite families to spend the day with us and bring their children along. We want there to be sufficient activities to be able to entertain the little ones while older family members can browse and enjoy the crafts and food," says Nise.

As it is Christmas, the time of caring, children from homes and
orphanages in the area will be treated to an outing with the compliments of BAT and Durban.

A rainbow of speciality food stalls will be available for browsers to
enjoy and sample and there will be an extensive craft market of locally
made artwork and craft pieces.

The Bat Christmas Festival is sponsored by the Department of Arts,
Culture, Science and Technology, Economic Development and Tourism; KZN
Tourism; Durban Africa and eThekweni Municipality.

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SYNERGY 2002 ON NEW YEAR’S EVE
A Celebration of Global Dance Culture - brought to you by Good Hope FM

New Year 2002 sees Synergy taking over the Good Hope Centre in the heart of Cape Town, transforming the city’s one and only entertainment venue into a massive international club complex flowing through 7 separate dance floors, the legendary Chillout and the Global Village. With a fantastic artist line-up including 10 international acts from as far afield as Canada, France, America and Britain together with 40 of the biggest names on the local scene, Synergy 2002 truly is a celebration of global dance culture.

Headlining the Main Stage is John Graham from Quivver Records UK. He is
joined by ‘Evolution’ featuring John Sutton and Barry Jamieson -
Europe’s most sought-after live dance act and the top three big-room DJs in the Mother City - Gavin Fitchie, Rohan Scully and Ryan Dent ‘LIVE’.

Nukleuz Records UK hosts the Hard House floor, headlined by Ed Real and
Tim Coe while the Progressive floor - a new area at Synergy 2002 - is
hosted by Club Class with DJs Tomislav and Nic Franculli of Portent
Records UK on the decks. Canada’s Dune records co-hosts the Drum ‘n Bass floor together with Homegrown and features Aaron Siegner - a pioneer of the Canadian Drum ‘n Bass scene, better known as DJ Double A.

Deep House fans will be thrilled by the feature artist of France’s
Silver Network Records - the incomparable Jeff K - and to complete the
international line-up, the Ambient floor at the heart of the Chillout
sees a debut appearance on African soil by the undisputed king of
American Down-Tempo Lounge, Chicago’s Jai Sunrise.

Synergy never fails to bring out the best in local flavours for New
Year’s Eve and 2002 is no exception. There are more than 40 South
African acts playing on the night including Dino ‘Tophat’, Peter
Abrahams, Craig de Sousa, Nick E Louder, Tobie Allen, Dan Dare, Faadil,
CA 140 featuring Kim & Shona, the whole Sublime posse, a live
performance from local Deep House diva Louise Carver and the first set
in over a year by Rob White who is flying back from the UK specially to
play on New Year’s Eve.

Tickets cost R 165 + booking fee and R 215 + booking fee (VIP) and are
available from Ticketweb on 083-1-400-500/ 082-1-400-500 and Computicket 083-9-158-000, online at www.ticketweb.co.za, at Engen Quickshops and regular outlets.
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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. [1] (1) African Dope Volume 1 - Various (African Dope/Sony)
2. [2] (2) 8 Days - The Led (Rhythm)
3. [6] (3) Akasic Record - Kalahari Surfers (African Dope)
4. [19] (4) Digital Inability - Benguela (Rhythm)
5. [5] (1) Every Now And Then (Best of 1984-2001) - Bright Blue
(Universal)
6. [3] (3) Africa's Not For Sissies - Syd Kitchen (No Budget)
7. [4] (4) Who Painted The Moon? - Nianell (Fresh)
8. [11] (8) Live @ The Blues Room - Sheer All Stars (Sheer)
9. [8] (8) ‘n Vis Innie Bos - Anton Goosen (Gallo)
10. [14] (10) New Kid In Town - Ray Dylan (EMI)
11. [7] (2) Greatest Hits - Just Jinger (BMG)
12. [10] (1) The Fat Lady Sings (Best of 1995-2001) - Springbok Nude
Girls (SonySA)
13. [13] (13) Van Mapumalanga Tot Die Kaap - Stef Bos (EMI)
14. [9] (1) Rewind - Wonderboom (DGR)
15. [12] (2) Die Hits - Piet Botha (EMI)
16. [16] (1) Poles Apart - Karen Zoid (EMI)
17. [-] (17) Seemed Like A Good Idea At The Time - Lance Goldman (Indie)
18. [17] (1) Snowflake - Zen Arcade (Indie)
19. [15] (1) Farewell Station Road - Wayne Pauli (Bulldog)
20. [18] (2) Songs From The Mall - Max Normal (Chameleon)

Sponsored by Networld
http://www.new.co.za

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

Sponsored by Networld
http://www.new.co.za
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3. LET'S ROCK - NEW, RECENT AND UPCOMING RELEASES
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The Warrior - Ipi NTombi featuring Margaret Singana
http://www.rock.co.za/files/warrior.html

28 years since its release in 1973, the original album which inspired the many Ipi 'NTombi stageshows is now available on CD. This album, which features the vocal talents of the late Margaret Singana, has been digitally remastered by Peter Pearlson with detailed sleeve notes from Malcolm Lombard.

Buy this CD at One World:
http://www.oneworld.co.za/default.asp?affiliateid=4321&id=CDRED676

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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

Shiloh will be back on the 7th January with part 2 of the Stone The Crows story...

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

Kurt returns on the 7th January with a review of 'The Best Of PJ Powers & Hotline'

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

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

John will be back on the 7th January with a review of David Kramer's 'Bakgat'.

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

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

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SPRINGBOK RADIO CHARTS: 30 YEARS AGO
http://rock.co.za/charts

Friday, 24th December 1971

This week [last week] Title - Artist

1 [1] Mammy Blue - Charisma*
2 [2] Get Me Some Help - Neville Whitmill*
3 [3] Amen - Peanut Butter Conspiracy*
4 [4] Butterfly - Danyel Gerard
5 [5] Cousin Norman - The Marmalade
6 [9] You - Peter Mafay
7 [6] Desiderata - Les Crane
8 [8] Never Ending Song of Love - New Seekers
9 [12] Soley, Soley - Middle of the Road
10 [7] Daddy Don't You Walk So Fast - Daniel Boone

* South African Artists

It was another week of a local top 3, in fact the top 5 remained unchanged. Unmoveable at the top was 'Mammy Blue' which moved into double figures with the number of weeks at 1. Neville Whitmill and the Peanut Butter Conspiracy made up the trio.

Middle of the Road clocked up a second top 10 hit with 'Soley Soley', this knocking Hot Chocolate's 'I Believe (in Love)' down to 16. Meanwhile Les Crane (real name Lester Stein) was dropped a place with the Grammy winning spoken version of Max Ehrmann's poem 'Desiderata'. Crane had been a radio DJ who moved into television and it was on The Les Crane Show that the Rolling Stones made their US television debut in 1964.

Lower down the charts there were new entries from Dawn and Tony Christie, but more interestingly was John Kongos' 'Tokoloshe Man' coming in at number 17 to replace Peter Vee's 'Can we get to that'.

South African's at number 1 this week:

Mammy Blue - Charisma (1971)

John Samson
mailto:john@sarockdigest.com

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BIRTHDAYS

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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Visit http://www.musiek.co.za for news on Afrikaans pop and rock.
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6.ROCKLINE - FORUM, REQUESTS AND FEEDBACK
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AN INVITE FROM THE AFRO-PFINGSTEN FESTIVAL IN SWITZERLAND

1. Search for acts (concerts)

Good Day, Bonjour, Guten Tag,

We are preparing the 13th edition of our festival. It will take place in Winterthur, Switzerland from the 9th till the 20th of May 2002. We are programming groups and artists from African countries and from the African diaspora (north and south America, Europe, Caribbean etc.). Please communicate us your artists, contacts, ideas, plans, suggestions, possibilities or, forward this e-mail to some interested people. We are thankful for all advice and help.

To come into our programming process we need an up-to-date file with CD, bio, pressbook, line-up, technical rider and information about the
costs. In most of the cases, we program groups which stay in Europe or
are on tour. Be aware that we get up to 300 dossiers every year and have the possibility to program about twenty (20). We do not send back any material but will keep it in our archives for further purposes.

Send us postal mail to:
Afro-Pfingsten Festival
Programming
Schaffhauserstrasse 4
CH-8400 Winterthur
Switzerland
Fax +41 52 214 21 22
e-mail: mailto:office@africa.ch

Please do not call us, we will contact you as soon as your proposal will be chosen as possible act for 2002.

2. Afro-Pfingsten Festival 1990-2001 - Artists who have appeared
include:
Abdullah Ibrahim, Ali Farka Touré, Angélique Kidjo, Awilo Longomba,
Baaba Maal, Black Umfolosi, Boubacar Traoré, Busi Mhlongo, Cesaria
Evora, Femi Kuti, Geoffrey Oryema, Habib Koite, Hugh Masekela, Lucky
Dube, Mabulu, Miriam Makeba, Osibisa, Papa Wemba, Rachid Taha, Rokia
Traoré, Salif Keita, Sibongile Khumalo, Soul Brothers, The Mahotella,
and Youssou N'Dour.

Wishing you success and happiness for 2002!
Afro-Pfingsten Team

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SOUL SISTA - ‘KE WENA FELA'

My name is Bob Haynes and I run a UK based record label called Inspirit
Music Ltd.

We have been working with a South African artist called Soul Sista and
have recently released a track called ‘Ke Wena Fela’ in the UK. It is a
deep house track produced by UK engineer 'The Beard'. There are several
mixes available to hear on our website.

We are currently looking to release the track in South Africa early next year and are looking for promoters, distributors or labels to work with on an album project.

For more information:
Our website address is http://www.inspiritmusic.com
Licensing/distribution: Bob Haynes mailto:bob@inspiritmusic.com
Press: Tom McCarthy mailto:tom@inspiritmusic.com

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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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VALIANT @CD WHEREHOUSE

Valiant Swart played a short set at the Cape Town CD Wherehouse on Thursday afternoon, the 20th December. "The Valiant Swart Trio" featured Valiant on vocals and rocking guitar, Schalk van der Merwe from Delta Blue on thumping bass and ex-Springbok Nude Girl Francious Kruger on pounding drums.

I'm not sure what the overseas tourists thought of songs like 'Cybersakkie', 'Die Son Sak in Durbanville' and 'Slangdans' but there was no denying Valiant's enthusiasm for his music and his talent as a rock guitarist. He also performed a great version of 'Vloek van die Kitaar' (dedicated to his old school headmaster) and closed with a stunning 'Mystic Boer' which most of the crowd sang along to.

Valiant was promoting his latest CD 'Boland Punk' which is an excellent compilation of his Afr.Rock tracks from 1988 to 2001 and includes a 2001 mix of 'Mystic Boer' (though my personal favourite is still the live version from the 'Tassenberg All Stars' CD released by Rhythm Records in 2000) and his new track 'Die Bom Kom' which many people have termed "prophetic" considering events of the last few months. (BC)

'Boland Punk' is available from One World
http://www.oneworld.co.za/default.asp?affiliateid=4321&id=SWART005

'Tassenberg All Stars' at One World
http://www.oneworld.co.za/default.asp?affiliateid=4321&id=RR001

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WATERSHED AND JUST JINGER BLOW AWAY CAPE TOWN CROWD AT THE RIVER CLUB
Friday 21st December

The wind on Friday night outside at the River Club tried to blow us away, but to no avail. What really blew us away was polished and shining performances from 2 of the best pop/rock bands that SA has to offer, Watershed & Just Jinger.

Watershed opened the concert with great gusto and quickly had the audience singing along to songs like 'Great Day' and 'Indigo Girl'. Lucy (I think her name is) was hidden at the back, but her violin and occasional keyboards added an extra dimension to the Watershed sound. They played most of the tracks off their excellent 'In The Meantime' album and also a few numbers which are planned for an album release next year. They came back to play the much requested 'Shine On Me' as an encore.

Just Jinger opened their set with the very appropriate 'Paradise In Summertime' and from then on the rock never stopped. Art was in fine form, chatting to the audience and telling us how much he loves Cape Town and South Africa. They ran through their greatest hits like 'Sugar Man', 'Shallow Waters', 'Like You Madly' and their new hit 'Home' which Art dedicated to his mom, who he said was in the crowd.

Good South African pop/rock is alive and well and living in the spirit of bands like Watershed and Just Jinger. (BC)

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BLUE BOTTLE CONCERTS
(by Eccles?)

The Blue Bottles Sunday Music Nights was launched with two wonderful
packed out evenings - 9th and 16th December. This must surely be one of
the world's great music venues - a magic spot down on the Durban Harbour Waterfront.

Featured Musicians at the Blue Bottles Cafe & Bar for the Month of
Sundays in December & January are:

23rd December - Legendary Rock guitarist Ken E Henson with percussion
wizard Richard Ellis and Rock violin virtuoso Dave Tarr will
collectively part the point and guide the boats and people in. Ken E
will be promoting his long-awaited new album of songs - a homespun
collection of new tunes, with Richard and Dave.

30th December - DAD are singer songwriter David Marks with guitar genius Alan Judd, percussion boss Dan Chiorboli, and a host of unknown guests to see the year go by.... Alan and David are also re-launching their debut 1997 CD.

6th January 2002 - The Delta Blues and Mississippi heartache Durban
style with Will Wallace, Richard Haslop and Rob van der Linde. Richard
is not just a pretty radio voice with an encyclopaedic head and heart
for great folk music, he is also an accomplished blues slide guitar
player, a mandolinist and singer. Will Wallace as always will provide
his Electric Guitar style and Vocal harmony as will Rock and Ready
guitar/vocalist Rob Vee.

13th January - The Bluegrass Hillbillies from the Valley of 1000 Hills - The Bandits with their cousins and chickens pull into town on
hang-gliders and micro lights

20th January - Flames legend Steve Fataar and his new partner will set
the Point alight. The whole soul nothing but the soul.

27th January - To be confirmed - Landscape Prayers - Say no more as Nibs van der Spuy and partners part the harbour with their music sculptures

03rd February - To be confirmed - Maskandi Magic Shiyani Ngcobo - The
Zulu Blues Man (as the French dubbed him when he knocked them out in
Paris) will do Durban the same

17th February - Syd Kitchen dishes up his unusual menu of Jazz Poetry
Voice and Guitar to promote his big Birthday and another great CD
release.

A call to all unplugged, acoustic, singer songwriters, poets and
stand-ups:

Bring your instrument and attitude and get down to the Point and join in on any Sunday. Those acts who are not booked or featured, but who wish to perform must arrive before 6pm, put their names down and do a quick sound-check; we are limiting the evenings to 3 maybe 4 acts. First come first served.

LIVE REVIEW ON THE FIRST TWO BLUE BOTTLES CONCERTS

The 9th of December was a magic packed-out evening with a mix of singer
songwriters, some folk and the odd light rocker - Ken E Henson, Richard
Ellis, Fiona Tozer, Mim Erasmus, Will Wallace, Richard Haslop and Rob
van der Linde and DAD. On Sunday the 16th - the Day of Reconciliation -
we heard guest ace guitarist Guy Buttery and poet Dave Nicoll followed
by an evening of Maskandi Music Magic with Zamakile Nkomo and a special
surprise guest, the legendary 14 Shabalala.

Joseph Shabalala, Ladysmith Black Mambazo's leader and producer, brought 14 (and about 30 friends) down to the Blue Bottles, from Bergville. 14 Shabalala, who is described by Joseph Shabalala as "a genuine African Country musician", then took to the stage for an utterly unique second set featuring his whistling tunes, 5 steel-strung battered Nylon Guitar, and body language that speaks volumes - whether you understand Zulu or not.

Joseph is in the process of producing the long-awaited 14 Shabalala CD
at the impressive new Playhouse Recording Studios in Durban - with some
members of Ladysmith Black Mambazo, before the group returns to the USA
to perform with Paul Simon at a Mohammed Ali Charity Concert in New
York. Those 14 Shabalala CDs should be released around mid-2002.

3rd Ear Music also plans to re-issue 14 Shabalala's 1990 album of songs
‘Is'tofu eSisha’ (which will include his classic ‘Mandela’) - for the
Hidden Years Project in 2002.

Proceeds from all the BB Sunday evening shows will go to the Hidden
Years Music Archive Project. (*BB does not stand for "you know what"!
It's Blue Bottles.)

3rd Ear Music Company: http://www.3rdearmusic.com
eMail: mailto:thirdear@iafrica.com
Tel +(27)(31) 207-5314 Fax + (27)(31) 207-5305

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340ml

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

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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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

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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INDEPENDENT ARMCHAIR THEATRE
Observatory

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

Wed 26 Dec - 206
This week Max Normal move downstairs to the intimate 206 venue to
present their "side project" storybook rhymes. This will be an
opportunity for Waddy and friends to present their more eclectic work. A down tempo set of Max Normal stories will keep you spellbound. A
definite must for the serious fans.

Thur 27 Dec - 206
The last Spring Break backpacker’s event for this year is a must for all party animals, both foreign and local. Featuring the standard line-up of DJ’s - AK47 and Grinder (Nu Skool Breaks), Boogyman (funk), and special guest. This one is the ideal way to kick off your New Year’s weekend of revelry.

Fri 28 Dec - 206
The Blunted Stuntman ‘breaks’ all the rules with his crew of Nu Skool
Breaks DJs.

Fri 28 Dec - The Jam
One of the finest acts to come out of the country in recent years,
Perez, will be stopping off at The Jam for the Cape Town leg of their
national tour. Great songwriting, accomplished musicianship and some of
the best rock vocal harmonies since the days of folk, make these guys a
quality act. Perez will be supported by the equally brilliant, albeit
lesser-known, Cape Town rockers Flowerheads. In terms of live bands,
this evening is definitely my "single quality" pick of the season.

Sat 29 Dec - 206
Resident band Golliwog moves upstairs to support JHB band PolitBuro. Old Skool breaks DJ’s Honey Bee, Boogyman, and surprise guests will be
funking up the 206 dance floor.

Sat 29 Dec - The Jam
Jo'burg sensation PolitBuro and local funksters Golliwog, will
kick-start your hips in preparation for New Year’s Eve gymnastics. If
you stand still during this one, I suggest that you check to see if you
have a pulse.

Mon 31 Dec - 206
Bob and the Blunted Stuntman repeat last year’s smash New Year’s Eve
party, with a mix of breaks that made 206 famous.

Mon 31 Dec - The Jam
Hip ‘n hop your way into the New Year with Reddy D, Azuhl and the rest
of the Beat Bangaz crew.

Seasons Greetings; see you on the dance floor.

Sean Wienand - 072 123 0263

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

Jesse Jordan Band - Trippin' Tour!

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 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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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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RIVER CLUB
Upstairs @ The River Club

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

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 25 DEC: Closed for Christmas
WED 26 DEC: "JAM NIGHT/ NEW BAND NIGHT" Starting at 9:00pm
THUR 27 DEC: A Special, Only at The Whammy Bar Appearance by MINK!
FRI 28 DEC: A Triple header AEROPLAZA, VILLAGE SEED, and SIMON
VAN GENT
SAT 29 DEC: "BOSTON LAGER NIGHT" with MY LATEST EX and STONED
GOBLIN (tonight is sponsered by BOSTON BREWERIES from PAARDEN
EILAND) Pints specials all night long!

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

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

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

FUDGE
http://www.fudgetheband.com

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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