SA ROCK DIGEST ISSUE #137
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7th January 2002

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IN THIS ISSUE
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We say sad farewell to David Hewitt... Saron Gas head for US success... latest news from Zen Arcade... 28 years since his last solo album, Brian Finch releases 'Hero of Heroes'... Shiloh concludes the Stones The Crows story... Kurt gets on the Hotline... John feels Bakgat... Rodriguez now has a small following in his hometown of Detroit... Musiek.co.za reviews Anton Goosen's new album... Nadia saw Kosheen at the Fez... and Durban's Syd Kitchen (the hippest of all hippies) reminds Capetonians that 'Africa's not for sissies'...

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CONTENTS
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1.HOT & FRESH - News: Farewell to David Hewitt, Zenews, Saron Gas leave for US
2.CHARTS - Top SA Albums & Songs this week
3.LET'S ROCK - New releases: Brian Finch - Hero for Heroes
4.CLASSIC ROCK - Stone The Crows, Hotline, David Kramer, Rodriguez, Charts
5.RUK EN ROL - Afrikaans Rock: Anton Goosen's 'n Vis Innie Bos'
6.ROCKLINE - Forum, Requests & Feedback: Cornelia, Jeremy Taylor, Staccatos, Graham Clifford, Dream Merchants
7.ROCK ON - Live reviews and gig info: Blue Bottles, Kosheen
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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OBITUARY: DAVID HEWITT
by Des Lindberg 29 December 2001

David Hewitt died at the age of 54 in Kwazulu Natal.

He was an exceptionally accomplished Classical Guitarist, arranger, teacher and composer, who leaves an inspiring volume of his own original guitar music, and fond and abiding memories of a strong and lyrical man of music. A music player and a music maker of extraordinary creative ability. His colleagues and friends send his wife Wendy much love and admiration for the long battle she fought together with David during his illness.

David Hewitt, like so many musos of his time, started his musical carreer as a rock guitarist. He loved to tell the story of how he pitched for his first lesson with Classical Guitar Maestro Fritz Buss carrying an electric guitar. Fritz easily succeeded in turning David on to the magic of nylon accoustic guitar music, and was David's teacher for many years. But David never lost his ear for the organic, African lyrical sound, and eventually contributed many beautiful songs on his two African albums released by David Gresham {'African Tapestry' in 1989 & 'The Storyteller' in 1990 - ed}. He revelled, too, in his collaboration with the East Rand's Holy Jerusalem Choir, as they breathed vibrant choral life into the lyrics.

He was Tessa Ziegler's long time partner, and together they became South Africa's number one Classical Guitar Duo. Tessa always includes David's compositions in her solo recitals, and on her records, especially the powerful "Sunrise", and "Wendy", written as a love-song for his wife.

From our personal perspective, Dave was a fun-loving, humorous and intensely musical person whom we are proud to have worked with and called a friend. Dawn and I have a vivid memory of the night David got up on the stage of the Johannesburg Civic Theatre in a the first concert called "Guitars for Africa" and, having dazzled the audience with some classical pieces, launched into a stunning version of "Lady in Red' which he played and sung himself, in a voice none of us knew he possessed! Unforgettable versatility, which his arranger for his African Albums, Adolpho Weizman, recognised and explored to the full in those arrangements. The assured sound of Dave's strong classical style soared out front of the orchestral settings, and confidently wove the solo lines of his remarkable compositions. He added real quality to the volume of South African Guitar Compositions which will, we hope, be played by generations of guitarists to come.

In the studio Dave was meticulous and inventive, and a pleasure to record. On tour with corporate clients, he was fun to be with, and focussed on his talent and his performances, which he always took seriously. We shared festivals, soirees, cabarets, promotions, launches, and friendship with equal enjoyment.

With the terrifying early onslaught of Altzheimers Disease, Dave refused to capitulate. He knew his memory was failing him with ever increasing frequency, yet he bravely battled the debilitating symptoms. At last he was unable to play, or express or articulate his appreciation of excellence, but still continued to enjoy other guitarists concerts. One of our last memories of Dave was his glowing joy at his benefit concerts held recently at the Linder Auditorium, where South Africa's Guitar greats assembled en masse to play and raise funds for some of his medical needs.

We shall all miss you, Dave. We shall remember you with fondness and
admiration, and we shall play your records often. Every time we see a
"Sunrise" over "Igoli", we shall salute you.

We wish Wendy present comfort in his merciful release from cruel frailty, and in years to come, happy memories of David on top of his game - making his beautiful music.

Des Lindberg
Courtesy www.Powerzone.co.za

{David Hewitt's 'African Awakening - The Best Of' is available from One World http://www.oneworld.co.za/default.asp?affiliateid=4321&ID=CDDGR1483 - ed}

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SOUTH AFRICA'S ROCK FILES
http://rock.co.za/sarock

Updates:
2 January 2002: Added SA Rock Digest Top Songs of 2001
1 January 2002: SA Rock Hall Of Fame website launched, thanks to John Samson
1 January 2002: The SA Rock Files group of websites is 3 years old today. Happy birthday to us!
30 December: Added SA Rock Digest Top Albums of 2001
30 December: Added Abstract Truth's 'Cool Sounds For Heads' album, thanks to Tertius Louw
30 December: Updated SA Rock Lists website
30 December: Updated Trevor Rabin Family Tree
29 December: Added info on new Afrikaans compilation 'Draadloos' to Piet Botha website
21 December: Original 'Ipi 'NTombi' album featuring Margaret Singana released on CD for the first time

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SARON GAS

Top SA rock Band Saron Gas will be leaving South Africa on the 7th January 2002 to begin work, in New York, on their new album. The album will see release on the Wind Up Records label in May/June 2002.

The band will be working with internationally acclaimed producer Ulrich Wild. Wild has previously produced and engineered for bands such as: Deftones, Incubus, Static X, Taproot, Sting, White Zombie, and Pantera to name but a few.

Saron Gas will be leaving from JHB international airport on the 7th Jan at 11:45PM. The band will be doing a last meet and greet for fans from 9:30PM. Fans are welcome!!

For more information contact:
Ingrid N Roding
Frontline Entertainment Management
Frontier Sound Management
tel/fax: +27 11 673 5787
mobile: 082 883 0535
mailto:ingrid@fem.co.za

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ZENEWS
http://www.zenarcade.co.za

After a successful December coastal tour, Zen Arcade is back in Jo'burg and ready to kick ass in 2002. Thanks to all, new friends and old, who helped make the tour the jol it was. Here's a brief roundup of what the band's has been up to over the past month - and what you can expect in the weeks ahead.

SA Rock Digest accolades

In their annual year-end roundup, top local music e-zine SA Rock Digest
underlined their critical support for ZA (they were among the first to pick up on the "Snowflake" album). Zen Arcade features among the SARD Top 50 Songs of 2001 no less than 3 times, with "Crazy Over You" at No 2, "Up" at No 14 and "Not About You" at No 44. In the Top 30 Albums of the Year, "Snowflake" was voted No 3. Coincidentally, the 5fm/Sony "Showcase 3: Unearthed" compilation (with the "radio friendly" version of "Crazy") also made No 3 - on the Top 10 Compilation Albums list!

New Tracks

As "Crazy Over You", the band's No.1 national top 40 single, continues to ride the charts, more than 6 months since its release, other Zen Arcade tracks are cutting a swathe through the playlists. "Step Back" and "Sister", both off the Snowflake album are making an impression on 5fm and Tuksfm respectively ("Sister" is at number 4, after 6 weeks on the Tuksfm SA Top 10).

In addition, a new single from ZA, recorded late last year with top
producers Brian O'Shea and Chris Tuck, is due for release early February. This, together with a slew of new songs debuted on the December tour, will form the core of the next album, pencilled in for release in June 2002.

ZA-TV

Zen Arcade has been infiltrating the TV airwaves too. Big Brother watchers were treated to "Crazy" on two separate occasions, while on 18 December Zen Arcade appeared on M-Net in a cameo role in the pilot episode of the off-beat sitcom "Bachelor Pad". A full unplugged set, recorded live in studio during December 2001, will be featured on Draadloos, M-Net, and viewers can catch an interview with ZA frontman Iain and see the new video for "Crazy Over You" on Geraas, SABC2, early in 2002 (broadcast times to be confirmed).

upwards & onwards...

Alistair
zen arcade
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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) 8 Days - The Led (Rhythm)
2. [3] (2) Akasic Record - Kalahari Surfers (African Dope)
3. [10] (3) New Kid In Town - Ray Dylan (EMI)
4. [-] (4) Odd Times - Sons Of Trout (SAFm)
5. [-] (5) Communate - Starskii (Indie)
6. [16] (1) Poles Apart - Karen Zoid (EMI)
7. [4] (4) Digital Inability - Benguela (Rhythm)
8. [1] (1) African Dope Volume 1 - Various (African Dope/Sony)
9. [8] (8) Live @ The Blues Room - Sheer All Stars (Sheer)
10. [6] (3) Africa's Not For Sissies - Syd Kitchen (No Budget)
11. [18] (1) Snowflake - Zen Arcade (Indie)
12 [17] (12) Seemed Like A Good Idea At The Time - Lance Goldman (Indie)
13. [7] (4) Who Painted The Moon? - Nianell (Fresh)
14. [-] (14) Draadloos Vol 1 - Various (EMI)
15. [13] (13) Van Mapumalanga Tot Die Kaap - Stef Bos (EMI)
16. [5] (1) Every Now And Then (Best of 1984-2001) - Bright Blue
(Universal)
17. [14] (1) Rewind - Wonderboom (DGR)
18. [11] (2) Greatest Hits - Just Jinger (BMG)
19. [12] (1) The Fat Lady Sings (Best of 1995-2001) - Springbok Nude
Girls (SonySA)
20. [15] (2) Die Hits - Piet Botha (EMI)

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

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3. LET'S ROCK - NEW, RECENT AND UPCOMING RELEASES
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HERO OF HEROES - BRIAN FINCH

Its been a long, long, (and possibly lonely) time since Brian Finch's first solo album 'Bringing Back The Good Times' in 1974. Since then Brian has appeared on many albums, most notably with Kenny (aka Ken E) Henson as Finch & Henson, a musical duo who were so much more than just SA's answer to Loggins & Messina.

'Hero For Heroes' is the first new album of 2002 that I've heard and is already a candidate for album of the year. Brian's rich, deep voice wraps itself around your soul as he sings songs about living, leaving & loving.

The title track opens the album with a soaring folk-rock song about heroes; "hero of heroes ride high, hero of heroes never die".

'Orang Otang', a new reworking of the Ramsay Mackay-penned classic recorded by Hawk, Margaret Singana, Harambee and others, features the nDloko of John Gcaba (see Blue Bottles article below under "Rock On" section for more info on John and his Castrol oil can violin). Mary-Ellen Blackman's harmony vocals also add a wonderful dimension to this song.

'I'll Remember You' finds Brian Finch in a JJ Cale mood and his guitar-picking is stunning as he sings 'I'll remember you till the day that I die". Alan Judd's organ floats and flows in the background.

Brian encourages us to dance in the bouncy afropop sounds of 'Dance' and he tells us about his love for his daughter in the beautiful (but not soppy) 'Tansy' and then he's off to see his brother (Graham) in 'South Carolina'. 'So Much Younger' has a Dire Straits sort-of-feel while 'Tell Me' is a pleasant little country pop rock song (and the country in this case seems to be Mexico).

'Got To Be Strong' is an aching love song not at all political nor religious, but it reminds me strongly of Roger Lucey and Don Francisco. Stunning piano work from Alan Judd and Brian's vocals are really imploring as he sings "we've got to be strong".

'Freedom/ Motherless Child' is the song which Richie Havens performed at the original 'Woodstock' in 1969 (remember that tapping sandal in the beginning of the movie?). Dan Chiorboli hits a variety of percussive thingies on this track as Brian's voice and guitar drive it along. Powerful.

Brian's tongue is planted firmly in his cheek in the live-in-the-studio 'Positively No Bob Dylan'. "I'll play anything from Creedence and Led Zeppelin, but please don't ask me to play any Bob Dylan". A groupie ("not as freaky as the rest") eventually convinces him to break down and sing a Bob song.

'Hero of Heroes' is an album about moving... it moves from "his open sea & sky SAfrican roots to his American influenced country rock boots"... and it moves the feet, the heart, the mind and the soul. Fly on Brian, fly on... (BC)

Brian Finch
http://www.rock.co.za/files/finch_henson.html

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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
Part 2

In 1971 Maggie Bell won Best Female Vocalist award in the annual Melody Maker's readers poll. The staggering ballad "Sunset cowboy" featured on the album "Continuous performance", featured guitarist Jimmy McCulloch. This hasty replacement was due to Les Harvey being tragically electrocuted on stage at Swansea's Top Rank Ballroom. McCulloch (Thunderclap Newman) was the third guitarist to be recruited after a tense period with Peter Green from Fleetwood Mac and a life saving entry from Steve Howe of Yes. Ironically the melody of "Sunset Cowboy" was directly ripped off for the "Baghdad Café" soundtrack in the early eighties. It is doubtful that any royalties were received. It was initially written as a tribute for Les Harvey.

In 1970 John McGinnis and Jimmy Dewar departed and were replaced by Steve Thompson on bass and Ronnie Leahy on keyboards. Jimmy Dewar went on to greater things with the great white Hendrix, Robin Trower. The energy of Stone the Crows was strongly depleted after the loss of Les Harvey and the group decided to break up in 1973. Colin Allen joined the Dutch group Focus while Jimmy featured with Paul McCartney in Wings. Maggie released two excellent solo albums and now lives in Rotterdam, still singing the blues and preaching the gospel. Some of Stone the Crow's finest riffs could be experienced on the BBC sessions with highly improvised versions of "Friend", "Mister Wizard" and a thirteen minute exploration of Dylan's "Hollis Brown".

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

THE BEST OF PJ POWERS AND HOTLINE
http://rock.co.za/legends/pjpowers

I don't often wake up with a song in my heart, but I do often wake up with a song on my mind. Yesterday, in heart and head, it was 'Jabulani', today it was 'Wozani'.

Call it Afropop or Afro-rock if you want, I call this spiritual music. The emotions and rhythms rise with optimism on this uplifting CD. It lifts the heart, the soul if you will, and sets the body moving.

PJ's singing on "Help" is absolutely convincing, this is the best Beatles cover I've ever heard. In fact, on every track she sings with an authentic and honest voice -- giving herself wholly and believably to every note.

Among the excellent songs are, 'Jabulani', 'Feel So Strong', 'All We Need Is Here In Africa', 'See You In Soweto', and 'There Is an Answer', and 'Home to Africa', but, really, no song here is filler. As we say superlatively here in Texas, these are all "pure dee good."

PJ has some talented friends, aside from the musos in Hotline (Ron "Bones" Brettell, George van Dyk [writer of the great 'Jabulani'], Alistair Coakley, and Eric Mann, and others who passed through Hotline). Duets with Margaret Singana and Steve Kekana are here, songs we can all sing along with, 'Music for Africa' and 'Feel So Strong'.

Because of the mix of musical styles, African and rock, this is an essential CD for understanding SA music. This CD unites more than musical cultures in that the audience mingles in fellowship.

Throughout this CD, PJ Powers and Hotline, and distinguished guests,
communicate a palpable love for Africa. Not only is the feeling genuinely communicated by PJ, but in her words as well. She wrote eleven of the sixteen songs on this CD (one with Alistair Coakley, one with I. Maseko), and covered one of the world's best-known songs, 'The Lion Sleeps Tonight'. Most of these songs speak of love for people and Africa.

Music for body and soul, 'The Best of PJ Powers and Hotline' provides a
lift, both physical and spiritual. I feel like I could lift my legs and
soul and do a little gumboot dancing, so 'Jive Pantsula'!

This CD is available from One World
http://www.oneworld.co.za/default.asp?affiliateid=4321&ID=PJCD3000

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KURT'S TOP ALBUMS OF 2001

1.'Rewind' by Wonderboom
2.'Poles Apart' by Karen Zoid
3.'Snowflake' by Zen Arcade
4.'Recovery' by Bedrock
5.'Huis Toe' by Beeskraal
6.'Tassenberg All-Stars' by various artists
7.'Nowhere Land' by Age of Innocence
8.'Relaxzor' by Springbok Nude Girls
9.'The Moon Is a Spoon' by The Sunways
10.'The Summer Eye' by Black Milk (A very new CD by a quartet, two of whom are ex-Lithium; it's experimental rock.)

My other favorite releases of 2001 are the re-releases of music from
other years: all the Retro Fresh CDs, Valiant Swart's 'Boland Punk' Best of, Bright Blue's Best of, and 'Die Hits' by Piet Botha. Old and new, the music of SA is quality stuff.

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

BAKGAT - DAVID KRAMER

While browsing at www.oneworld.co.za the other day, I stumbled across
'Bakgat' by David Kramer and was quite surprised that this little gem from the early 80's had appeared on CD with hardly a peep from anyone. Long before Koos Kombuis moved into Niemandsland, and even before James Phillips donned some shades and became South Africa's most famous nobody, Kramer was making fascinating Afrikaans folk rock. Sadly this went largely unnoticed, but this was possibly his own fault in that 'Bakgat' was released around the same time as 'Hak hom Blokkies' and Kramer was doomed to be associated with the Sakkie Sakkie sound of Blokkies and his rooi velskoene.

For those of you who can forgive him for Blokkies, it's worth seeking out this half live, half studio, half English, half Afrikaans, pioneering record. Side 1 (of the old vinyl album) is the studio tracks and rocks more than the live side. There are some fine Dire Strait-y guitar sounds and despite his accent, Kramer's voice can take on quite a rawness that most rock stars would be quite pleased with. Mention should also be made of a bass player on the album that goes under the name of Edi Niederlander.

The live side is an acoustic set recorded at the Barleycorn Folk Club and features Kramer playing to an intimate crowd and entertaining them not only with the songs, but also with a bit of humorous commentary on some of his songs. The side starts with him saying 'You know Bob Dylan Used to have dreams. Wonderful dreams. And so many of them' and then going on to sing about his own dream where apart from buying his wife 'one of those plastic brushes to keep the toilet clean', he also had one of those dreams 'that give you a helluva fright, because I dreamt I'd been reclassified non-white'.

On 'Bakgat' Kramer establishes himself as a top class storyteller, telling stories of life in small town South Africa and what it's like being an ordinary person. He also touches on raw nerves of the politics of the day. Not just the black /white issue, but also tackles the English/Afrikaans issue in 'Tjoepstil' where he threatens that if you 'call me a crunchie and I'll take you outside, and show you just how the crunch is applied.' He does all this with a wicked sense of humour and a biting pathos that is top class.

This is possibly Kramer at his best, although his later offering 'Delicious Monster' is also a fine album, however 'Monster' is more rock n bop as opposed to the folk rock to be found here. Sure he's had greater commercial success, firstly with 'Blokkies' and later with his stage musicals 'District Six', 'Fairyland' and 'Kat & the Kings' but for rock lovers, this might be the only Kramer album you can like.

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John's Top 10 SA albums of 2001

1. POLES APART - KAREN ZOID

From the first dramatic guitar chord of 'Set of Wheels' right through to the tongue in cheek 'Taxi' this is a remarkably mature album from an exciting new talent. Ms. Zoid teases, rants and rocks her way through 14 tracks of intelligent lyrics, as good in English as in Afrikaans, set to a backdrop of great rock sounds. An easy choice for album of the year. 'Babe is jy nog lief vir my?' Natuurlik!! and if you continue making music like this, this could be the start of a long and happy relationship.

2. VOORTVLUGTEND - AKKEDIS

The second offering from the Lizard dudes is a great mixture of carefree and serious, with great melodies thrown in for good measure. Covering topics from a love affair with you Datsun Stanza through to the hard hitting drug addiction of 'Jannie Cocaine', this album is an excellent example of pop rock. Afrikaans rock music just keeps getting better and better. 'In die oerwoud, die moerse oerwoud' of SA Rock 2001, here's one that sticks out.

3. SNOWFLAKE - ZEN ARCADE

The Hüsker Dü fans produced a smouldering album of mellow grunge and
thundering rock that leaves one in little doubt that has to be one of the albums of the year. The excellent drumming of Andrew Cleland and edgy tortured vocals of Iain McKenzie are nothing short of breath taking. 'Crazy Over You' which featured on the 5FM Showcase 3, is a strong contender for song of the year. 'Is there anybody out there, anyone at all?' Yup, we're here and we're raving about your album.

4. Dreamland - Edi Niederlander
5. Africa's Not For Sissies - Syd Kitchen
6. Rewind - Wonderboom
7. Rising above the Madness - Lionel Bastos
8. Burn - Venessa Nolan
9. Relaxzor - Springbok Nude Girls
10. Steady On - Moodphase 5ive

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, 7th January 1972

This week [last week] Title - Artist

1 [1] Mammy Blue - Charisma*
2 [2] Amen - Peanut Butter Conspiracy*
3 [3] Get Me Some Help - Neville Whitmill*
4 [8] Soley, Soley - Middle Of The Road
5 [4] Butterfly - Danyel Gerard
6 [5] Cousin Norman - The Marmalade
7 [9] Imagine - John Lennon
8 [7] You - Peter Maffay
9 [6] Desiderata - Les Crane
10 [-] (Is This the Way to) Amarillo - Tony Christie

* South African artists

The new year began with the same trio of local acts hogging the top 3 spot and Charisma still clinging to the top spot. This was it's twelfth and final week at the top, a record run that would only be bettered by Johnny Nash later the year, and equalled by UB40 in 1984.

A big climber was Tony Christie's '(Is this the way to) Amarillo' which shot into the top 20 at number 10. Norway's Titanic had brushed the charts in December 1971 with 'Sultana' for one week and then sunk without a trace, only to resurface at number 15 in the new year. Other new entries into the top 20 were SA band The Miracles with 'Sweet City Woman' and the Dealians (from the Eastern Cape) with 'All of the time Girl'.

South Africans at number 1 this week:

Mammy Blue - Charisma (1972)
The Buccaner - McCully Workshop (1978)

John Samson
mailto:john@sarockdigest.com

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BIRTHDAYS

January 7:
Paul Revere (from The Raiders, 1942)
Kenny Loggins (1948)

January 8:
Elvis Presley (1935, died 16 August 1977)
Robbie Krieger (The Doors, 1946)
David Bowie (1947)

January 9:
Joan Baez (1941)
Jimmy Page (1944)
Tony Groenewald (Off The Edge, 1958)

January 10:
Jim Croce (1943, died 20 September 1973)
Rod Stewart (1945)
Donald Fagen (Steely Dan, 1948)
Pat Benatar (1953)

January 11:
Clarence Clemons (The E Street Band, 1942)

January 13:
Trevor Rabin (of Rabbitt & Yes, 1954)

Visit Trevor's musical family tree at:
http://www.rock.co.za/files/trevor_rabin_tree.html

For more info on what happened this week in rock and roll history please visit Moondog's Rock 'N Roll Vault at http://www.rocknrollvault.com

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RODRIGUEZ: ALL THE COLD FACTS

POSTIVELY 4th STREET
Matthew Smith

I've met him [Rodriguez] many times and he's a groovy cat, and I've even seen him perform here. Just one time, at Detroit's 4th St. Fair, a more or less unannounced performance, where he got up with his guitar and played an absolutely amazing acoustic set. He played for about 25 minutes and stunned the audience, most of whom knew him and had never heard him sing. It was a wild moment in the neighborhood. This was a couple years ago. Since then, 'Cold Fact' has become well known amongst Detroit's musicians and hipsters. The general public remains uninformed. It's like having Bob Dylan living down the street from you, know what I mean?

Matthew Smith
(Volebeats, Outrageous Cherry, etc.)
December 2001
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5.RUK EN ROL
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ANTON GOOSEN - 'N VIS INNIE BOS (Gallo, October 2001)

Die legendariese Liedjieboer, Anton Goosen, is terug met 'n splinternuwe CD - ''n Vis Innie Bos'.

Op al sy vorige albums het Goosen telkens daarin geslaag om vorendag te kom met 'n vernuwende klank en aanslag, en hierdie keer doen hy dit weer. 'n Mens kan selfs nou van Afrikaans World Music praat.

Van Suid-Afrika se voorste musikante het saam met Goosen aan die CD gewerk: Schalk Joubert (baskitaar), Mike Rennie (elektriese viool), Barry Van Zyl (tromme en perkussie), Paul Hamner (klavier), Mauritz Lotz (kitaarsolo op 'Tom's Trading Store'), George Phiri (kwassa-kwassa kitaar), Lizzie Rennie (viola), Lisa Swart (agtergrondsang) en Khanyo Maphumolo, Velilie Mchunu en Nozipho Nguse koor). Laasgenoemde drie sangers het onlangs ook op Kanda Bongo Man se nuwe album gesing.

Die musikante kon nie uitgepraat raak oor hierdie projek nie. "Ek dink Anton is die mees 'deep-rooted' kunstenaar wat ek nog ooit mee gewerk het," se Schalk Joubert. "Ek beskou hom as 'n guru in soveel opsigte. Die eerlikheid in sy musiek oorkom alle 'trends' en 'fickleness' van vandag se samelewing, daarom sal sy musiek sal vir ewig bly leef. Ek dink mense sal oor 'n hondered jaar nog na hom kan luister met respek. Om saam met Anton kreatief te werk is 'n amazing ondervinding."

"A beautifully creative experience with no imposed restrictions - songs that play themselves with no effort - the way all great music is written!" was Barry Van Zyl se kommentaar.

''n Vis Innie Bos' bevat meestal nuwe Anton Goosen-komposisies, soos die titelsnit, 'Harley', 'SMS', 'Meermin', 'Hex-Vallei', 'Pampoene Oppie Dak', 'Tokkelossie-toktokkie-bokkie', 'Om Die Wind Te Soen', 'Beste Henry' en 'Tom's Trading Store'. Daarbenewens bevat die CD ook sy weergawe van 'Stoute Boude' saam met Beeskraal en sy ou treffer 'Ferreirakamp'.

Met ''n Vis Innie Bos' bewys Anton Goosen dat hy een van die vernuwendste en toonaangewendste Afrikaans liedjieskrywers en kunstenaars is.

Reprinted from http://www.musiek.co.za with kind permission of Ambrose van Eerden.
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6.ROCKLINE - FORUM, REQUESTS AND FEEDBACK
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GRAHAM CLIFFORD

Hi I am Graham Clifford (Foot C Foot C, Wozani, Zia & Cyndi Alter Band). I have been living back in Leeds, U.K. for 2½ years now.
I have set up a studio, and have been working on various dance productions and remixes. As well as this, I'm out doing gigs with my wife Lee Clifford. She is the voice on the track 'These Boots are Made for Walking - Foot C Foot C', which got to number 6 on the Radio 5 charts. {Available on 'Showcase 2: the 5FM SA Singles Collection' - ed} I produced that track before we left South Africa in 1999, and at this very moment I'm working on a Foot C Foot C album which I'm hoping to have released in S.A. early next year.

If anyone is interested, my web site is: http://www.turtleproductions.com

I am busy leasing with my ex-partner in crime from Wozani - George van Dyk. He, as you probably know, is living in Miami, U.S.A. We're busy discussing some joint cross Atlantic productions.

I'll try and keep you up to date with events from time to time.

Take care,
Graham (Turtleman) Clifford

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CORNELIA

Cornelia was a personal friend of mine. I am desperate to contact her.
I think that she had the best S.A. female voice at the time. Her real name was Cornelia Möller. It would be appreciated if you could give me any information if you perhaps know where she could be. I once heard that she was married to Jeremy Mansfield the D.J. at Radio Highveldt in Jhb.

regards
Sandra Botes
mailto:botess@gud.co.za

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SPIKE MILLIGAN & JEREMY TAYLOR

I have been searching for the Spike Milligan & Jeremy Taylor LP and came across your comment in the SA Rock Digest Issue 37:

{Editor: I have that Spike Milligan and Jeremy Taylor LP. It was recorded at Cambridge University in December 1973. The funniest part, among a double LP of very humourous songs, stories and poems, is Jeremy explaining the words of 'Ag Pleez Daddy' to his English audience.}

My copy disappeared many years ago and I would give my eye teeth to get hold of another copy. Do you have any suggestions as to where I might try.

Many thanks,

John Stein
mailto:johnhome@mweb.co.za

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THE SQUARE SET

I'd like to get the lyrics of "That's what I want" (1971) with The Square Set.

Thanks

Tarcisio Valente
mailto:tar.val@ig.com.br

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CHERRY WAINER
http://new.co.za/~currin/cwainer_index.htm

I should like to know what happened to Cherry Wainer after she disappeared from the U.K. Music Scene, I assume around the early 60's.

Christopher Maton
mailto:chris.maton@mmtplc.com

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COLLEEN BREEL

Do you remember Colleen Breel, she played keyboard for Snakeshed in the 80s. If you know how to contact her and its not to much hassle, could you please tell her Nigel said HI and she must please e-mail me, I've been living in London for the last 4 years.

thanks

Nigel Myles
mailto:c.vos@btopenworld.com

SNAKESHED
http://new.co.za/~currin/snakeshed.html

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MIRIAM STOCKLEY

I've been looking (for ages) for Miriam Stockley's 'Disco Queen of Venus'. It was released at the time when David Scobie sang 'Gypsey Girl'. Eons ago. Anyway - I've looked at about a zillion compilations, wrote to Jacaranda to see if they have it in their archives, but no such luck. This 'obscure' little song seems to have disappeared between the cracks. Anybody out there with a 7-single, old cassette, anything - please let this desperate wench know so I can get my grubby hands on it.

Carina Laubscher
mailto:carina@fischerint.co.za

{Miriam and Avril Stockley, The Stockley Sisters, had a huge SA hit (#5 on the Springbok Radio charts) in 1976 with their version of Shocking Blue's 1970 hit 'Venus'. This is a different song to Miriam's 1980 single 'Disco Queen of Venus' and way before Banarama's version in 1986. 'Venus' was recently heard on SA TV in an advert for a ladies razor. - ed}

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THE DREAM MERCHANTS
http://www.rock.co.za/files/dream_merchants_index.htm

Can you help me to find a copy (CD) of The Dream Merchants' "Predictions"?, please?? The one where they sit on the poles on a river. (The picture on the cover).

Jeanette
mailto:javictor@mweb.co.za

{The original album 'Predictions and Things' by the Dream Merchants (Billy Forrest & Billy Andrews) was released in 1966. This album was re-issued by Gallo in 1991 (and again in 1997 with cat. no. CDRED 604) with a slightly different track listing, and includes all their classic hits like 'Time And The River', 'Love Minus Zero', 'Land Of 1000 Dances', 'The Rattler', 'The Land Of Milk & Honey' and 'Hang On To A Dream'. Contact One World at mailto:info@oneworld.co.za who can order this for you - ed}

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MICKIE MOST
http://www.rock.co.za/files/mmost_index.htm

Perhaps you would like to know "where are they now". Brian Thomas, founder member of Mickie Most and his Playboys, is still playing his original Fender Bass guitar in our band. We are in Johannesburg and if you would like to know more, please contact me - We are all 1960's musos - and we're keeping that music alive.

Neville Blatt
mailto:blatt@telkomsa.net

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JOHN E SHARPE
http://www.rock.co.za/files/sharpe_index.htm

I used to know John E Sharpe back in the sixties and would love to get in contact with him. If he's still around, perhaps you could pass a message on to him (he may remember me - I've got a crazy name).

Thanks

Rollo Metcalfe
mailto:rollometcalfe@aol.com

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AVE MARIA

I'm trying to remember who sang the song 'Ave Maria' that was popular in South Africa around 1973/74. Any help would be much appreciated.

Jaco van der Colff
mailto:JJvdC@aol.com

{You are possibly thinking of Jody Wayne's big hit from 1970 'The Wedding' which has as it's chorus the hymn 'Ave Maria' (composed by Schubert, I believe). McCully Workshop were the backing musicians on this #1 hit - ed}

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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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KOSHEEN AT THE FEZ

Kosheen, one of the UK’s hottest trios, performed in South Africa recently as part of the Dance Experience. They are heralded for their fusion of breakbeat electronica with a song-writing focus, thus giving new life to the dance scene. The popularity of their single, ‘Hide U, on the Big Brother soundtrack was instrumental in bringing the group to South African shores.

The Dance Experience saw Kosheen-comprised of Sian Evans, Markee Substance and Darren Decoder, performing in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town. Stepping into the tented venue at the Fez where Kosheen performed felt like stepping into Cape Town’s newest and hottest club. Fully carpeted, complete with couches, chairs and tables, one could be forgiven for forgetting the actual setting of the Dance Experience - the back roads of the Fez. If it wasn’t for the roadside curbs and street name signs that peaked out, one would honestly have believed it was a whole new world, one with magical sounds in the air. Just as the venue was a visual treat, so was the performance by Kosheen an aural one.

Starting with ‘Slip’n Slide’, their third single and then moving on to the smash hit ‘Catch’, Kosheen went through their debut album, 'Resist', and performed selected tracks. During both ‘Catch’ and the anthemic ‘Hide U’, the crowd was chanting along to the words. Altough rooted strongly in drum & bass, Kosheen have become known for their crossover appeal. With a strong emphasis on live performance, and an array of accomplished musicians on stage, Kosheen ensured that they were not another dance act just to forget. A cellist, a drummer, a dj along with Darren on bass and Markee switching between guitar and keyboards and of course, Sian’s mesmerising vocals all added to the electric sound of Kosheen.

Nadia Neophytou

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BLUE BOTTLES

Quick Flash-Back to the last Sunday of 2001 - 30th December was a magic gig with the Full Moon beaming over Durban harbour while maskandi magician JOHN GCABA waved his nDloko wand (One-string Castrol Oil Can Violin) & guitar over the audience. DAVE TARR (conventional 5 string Blues Fiddler) was not well-enough to join Gcaba ... maybe he'll put in an appearance this Sunday with WILL, RICHARD & ROB, before he goes for treatment on the 10th January. (We will let you have the Trust Fund details when they come to hand).

DAD did their original song-thing to a reasonably full house & full moon. A yachting crew visiting from Oz were delighted to stumble on the BB - after searching the coast by sail, to no avail, for local music. Even taking an inland Journey up to visit Ladysmith Black Mambazo in Ladysmith. Alas there was no Ladysmith Black Mambazo, whom they had heard in Concert in Australia last year. We avoided discussing the Cricket & together with a few Cape & Botswana guests, they were thoroughly enthralled & entertained by John Gcaba - in fluent Zulu.

Take note ICASA & The Home of the Hits: Despite being one of the world's great maskandi players, John Gcaba returns to his gardening duties on the Berea. So much for the NAC's local music development campaign - focussed as it is on recorded content only. Roll on the SAMA & KORA awards & flatten this great indigenous music forever. However, all is not lost. We can learn & take heart in how the USA developed & preserved the magic of their roots music & heritage, over the next 3 weeks at the Blue Bottles; the world is now fortunate enough to enjoy the fruits of their harmonies & partake in the treasures of some wonderful foreign Sounds:

13th January - American Bluegrass from the Valley of a 1000 Hillbillies; THE BANDITS pull into town with their cousins & chickens on hang-gliders, 4 by 4's & micro lights.

20th January - FLAMES legend STEVE FATAAR and MPUME 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 & partners part the harbour with their music sculptures.

3rd 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.

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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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JENNIFER FERGUSON

IN BETWEEN / TUSSEN IN

Bloemendal Restaurant, Durbanville
Reservations: (021) 975 7575
8 January 2002

South African Music Promotions
Surisa 082 926 2871
Beth Peterson 082 445 4641
Fax (021) 448 4558

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INDEPENDENT ARMCHAIR THEATRE
Observatory

Carl Reynolds
mailto:earthtocarl@worldonline.co.za

Mon 7 Manga - Anime and tunes in the comfortable cutting edge
Tues 8 Film - Travel Documentary by Neil Shaw
Wed 9 Vlam - fresh original Afrikaans Pop
Thurs 10 Tribe - Still the hottest Jazz ticket in town
Fri 11 Left 4 Dead presents 20 ft sterio, an evening of deep house and psy-trance
Sat 12 Desert Velvet - Namibian folk Rock
Sun 13 C.C.C.- Cape comedy collective keep you in stitches
Mon 14 Manga - Latest images and cutting edge tunes
Tues 15 Short Film Festival - First in a series. Submissions welcome.
Wed 16 Simon v Gend - Featuring the awesomely talented Ben Amato
Thurs 17 Tribe - A CD has been recorded and is finally available!
Fri 18 Mel Botes - Winner of several awards - an evening of Guitar entertainment
Sat 19 T.B.C.
Sun 20 C.C.C. Comedy from the original team of clowns
Mon 21 Manga - Anime and tunes in the comfortable cutting edge
Tues 22 Simba Mori - Mashariki Musik from the originator. This awesome musician has played to capacity crowds all over the world.
Wed 23 Vlam - Two superb Afrikaans Poets and composers
Thurs 24 Tribe - Still the hottest Jazz ticket in town
Fri 25 Desert Velvet - Namibian folk Rock, check it out.
Sat 26 Jason Glover - Firm favourite at the Armchair, with good reason.
Sun 27 C.C.C.- Cape comedy collective keep you in stitches
Mon 28 Manga - Anime and tunes in the comfortable cutting edge
Wed 30 Mann Friday - These guys ROCK and they’ve just recorded their first CD
Thurs 31 Tribe

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JAM / 206 DATES

Wednesday 9 January
206 - Warped Wednesday with DJs Koe-rant, Aztek and guests. Doors open
at 9pm, R10 cover. "beats all over the place from funky to psychedelic"

Thursday 10 January
206 - Backpacker Spring Break Party with DJs and booze specials
continues its run at this venue.

Friday 11 January
The JAM - This Friday sees Cape Town favourites Flow back in action
supported by kwaito/ hip-hop outfit ReddAngel.
206 - Funk/ Old Skool Breaks. DJs to be confirmed.

Saturday 12 January
The JAM and 206 - Ground Zero - Catch DJs on the decks in both 206 and
The JAM. DJ Frisky (Galaxy), Astro Boy (Pickle SA, Galaxy), Johnny Black (USA), Mark (Pickle), Brad B (Pickle) and Nathaniel (Pickle, Mosquito Lounge)

Contact Sean Wienand - 072 123 0263

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JULIAN'S
http://www.julianlaxton.com
mailto:julianlaxton@artslink.co.za
011-678-2880

Wed 09 Jan from 8.30 "The Konfusionists", R10
Thur 10 Jan from 8.45 Blues rock with "Three Foot Thang", R15
Frid 11 Jan from 9.00 Blues with "The Mississippi Muthers", R30
Sat 12 Jan at 8.00 "The Legend of Handrix", R55
Sun from 1pm, Braai 'n' beer & music from Colin Shamley
Sun from 7.00 Groove to "Burglar's Dog"

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SYD KITCHEN
http://www.sydkitchen.com

Tour Details:

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

Performing in London? Please let John know so that he can advertise the gig on the London Gig Guide page.

John Samson
mailto:john@sarockdigest.com

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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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IT’S ‘ABOUT TIME’ FOR SOME NEWMAN AND COX LIVE GUITARS

21 years have gone by since Steve Newman and Tony Cox first began
playing together. Since then, each has pursued highly successful
performance and recording careers, with Steve Newman and his band
Tananas now on a performing circuit that is world-wide and Tony Cox
having won the ‘Best Instrumental Album’ SAMA in 2001 for his third
excellent release, ‘Matabele Ants’. These two soulmates share
back-to-back birth dates, the same second name, and a driving passion
for the purity of the acoustic guitar.

Besides the now legendary ‘101 Ways To Use The Acoustic Guitar’ album,
made by Mountain Records in 1983, the only recordings by this duo have
been a series of tapes made and sold at shows. A second official album
was never made, much to the chagrin of the Cox/Newman fans, largely
because there was no record company in the least bit interested at the
time. Until now that is.

The Steve and Tony Show is hitting the road again with a series of
concerts beginning in Plettenberg Bay at the Barnyard Theatre, and
ending with a three week run at Live at the Olympia Bakery, which is
Nicholas Ellenbogen's new theatre in Kalk Bay. With them will be their
new album ‘About Time’, which was recorded live in the Cape Town
Planetarium by record label Instinct Africaine and set for country-wide
launches early 2002.

Details:
19 Dec - 20 Jan - Every Wed to Sun - Live at The Olympia Bakery, Kalk
Bay from 21h00 Phone: 073 170 4124

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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

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 its usual location, The Up The Creek camp on the Breede River, just outside Swellendam. This year ticket sales are limited to 600. A special early-bird offer on the first 200 tickets sees them going for R245.00 each. But once those are gone, the full price is R295.00. Kids under twelve get in for free, zilch, nada and nothing.

Due to public demand, and a burning desire to bring the best festival
experience to the Up The Creek faithful, the 2002 festival is taking
place in the boma outside the bar of the camp, and without a big stage.
This up-close and intimate setting will see music fans placed in close
contact with the bands and musicians in a manner unique to SA festivals.

Music retailer Musica has joined the party and will be setting up an
extensive merchandise stall as well as an artist meet-and-greet area so
that fans can buy a CD and get it autographed once their favourite act
has finished their show. The usual Up The Creek fun in the river with
jugglers, lunatics and craft market will also be there.

The line-up of performers includes the Joe Parker Comedy Express, as
well as the following live acts: Azania, Sex Tips For The Boys, Sons Of Trout, Delta Blue, Jesse Jordan, Valiant Swart with Albert Frost, Luhlaza, Watershed, Bill Knight, Moodphase 5ive, Marc Maingard, Frosted Orange, Breakfast Included, Abigail Petersen (with Breakfast Included).

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://upthecreek.mweb.co.za - for maps and directions.

For More Information:
Blind Faith promotions - Dave Chislett: 021 462 039 / 082 897 8740 /
mailto:thechiz@mweb.co.za

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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.

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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

JANUARY

Fri 18 Cafe Barcelona, Elarduspark. Pretoria
Contacts and Bookings: 012 345 3602 Natalie 082 742 4460 Chrisna 082 458 9342

FEBRUARY

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

SA ROCK HALL OF FAME
http://www.sarockdigest.com/halloffame

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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