SA ROCK DIGEST ISSUE #140
http://www.sarockdigest.com
27th January 2002

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3rd BIRTHDAY EDITION
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IN THIS ISSUE
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We mourn the passing of 60s guitarist Archie van der Ploeg... Saron Gas change their name... the Digest celebrates 3 years... The second Rock Against Rape concert coming up... Starskii release debut album... the conclusion of the Badfinger story by Shiloh Noone... Kurt Shoemaker looks back over the last 3 years... John Samson is at home with Finch and Henson... True Blue Blues Festival coming to Stellenbosch... The Wonder Gigs at SABC Beach Road studios... and Spier presents the African musical icons...

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CONTENTS
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1.HOT & FRESH - News: Archie van der Ploeg, Saron Gas, Digest 3rd Birthday, 3rd Ear news, The Awakening, Rock Against Rape, M Music news,
2.CHARTS - Top SA Albums & Songs this week
3.LET'S ROCK - New releases: Communate - Starskii
4.CLASSIC ROCK - Badfinger - part 3, From 4 to 9, Finch & Henson
5.RUK EN ROL - Afrikaans Rock: musiek.co.za
6.ROCKLINE - Forum, Requests & Feedback: David Scobie, Chart info, Ralph Martin, Peanut Butter Conspiracy
7.ROCK ON - Live reviews and gig info: True Blue Blues Festival, Wonder Gigs, Spier and more
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: Archie van der Ploeg

The passing away of Archie van der Ploeg on Jan 10th, 2002 has added to the closing of an era in the history of South African pop music, for he was indeed a true pioneer of the recordings of the 60's era and his guitar work can be heard on just about every recording made at the time, because he was without doubt the first choice guitarist in
most studios until his departure, some years later, to firstly Cape Town and then to his beloved Namibia, where he lived, initially in Swakopmund and more recently, in Windhoek where he passed away.

Your guitar may be silent now, but your legacy will live on forever in the hearts and minds of the many people who were touched and moved by your magnificent and endless talent... rest in peace my friend.

Billy Forrest

Full obituary and discography at:
http://www.rock.co.za/files/archie.html

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SARON GAS CHANGE NAME

South Africa's top rock trio - Saron Gas - will be changing their name to SEETHER.

The name change comes as a result of their move into the international market and the potential difficulties that may be experienced with the association to Sarin Gas - the lethal nerve gas.

The name change is a marketing strategy more than anything else - to ensure no difficulties when the band releases in Europe and the Eastern markets later this year. Trademarking and reservation is currently underway.

Seether/Saron Gas are currently in studio in New York working on the new album [title: to be confirmed] set for release in June 2002 under the Wind Up Records label.

For further information please contact Ingrid Roding
mailto:ingridusa@fem.co.za

{And along with their name, the website http://www.sarongas.com, seems to have disappeared as well. And the solitary webpage at http://www.seether.com seems to be unrelated to the guys we knew as Saron Gas - ed}

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THE DIGEST IS 3

The first edition of the SA Rock Digest was emailed out to an initial
group of 15 subscribers on Wednesday, 27 Jan 1999 (at 21:08:21, to be
precise). So, as the years roll by, we like to acknowledge that specific date every year. But what is it exactly we are celebrating here, a birthday or an anniversary?

That’s a chin-stroking question you’ll admit, but one we’ll happily
ignore as the streamers fall, corks pop, and our dedicated team of SA
music scribes, and researchers momentarily pause to sip some assorted
drinks, nibble on the some cake, and ponder the significance of this
event, before swivelling back to face their PCs.

Three years on and we’re still pumping out a regular week’s worth of SA
rock (and other) news and info to a subscribers’ list that has grown a
lot quicker than we dreamed back then. The Digest now zips off to
countries all over the place and gets email and music from everywhere.
The original idea was to create a simple forum for all those with an
interest in SA rock from the past 40 years.

But the current South African Diaspora is vast and the interest in SA
rock, past and present, is amazing and encouraging. We don’t appear to
be running out of past just yet, and there’s always a ton of new, great
SA music popping through our letter slot every week. So as long as you
don’t all unsubscribe at once, we’ll happily keep the news, views,
reviews, new releases, concert details, queries, searches, research, and everything else flowing your way weekly.

And Thank You to all our contributors, readers, and most of all, SA
musicians past, present and future.

And on we go...

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3RD EAR NEWS AND GIGS

The new 3rd Ear Music edition 9 - Jan to Feb 2002 is now at:
http://www.3rdearmusic.
It's a mix of old and new - some pretty sad and the usual glad news,
views and muse. The cycle of life in the music world goes on:

- Kessie Govender takes his final low bow and Dave 'Plod' Tarr sadly
sails off forever.
- Steve & Monica Hilton-Barber give the world a new photo journalist
- Brian Finch stuns 2002 with a great collection of new songs on CD
- Shawn Phillips marries a SAfrican in Texas
- We have just heard that Archie 'The Giant' Van Der Ploeg has played
his last solo
- There's also been a world-wide revival of interest in the words and
music of Jeremy Taylor!
- Penguin Books signs David Marks for 2 Hidden Years Music books
- And then we make a promise that we hope to keep for 2002 - to finally
re-issue John Oakley-Smith, Colin Shamley, Malombo, Clem Tholet and
Azumah - among others.

Upcoming gigs:

16th February - Ken E Henson is organizing a benefit concert for Plod's
Family at the Tusk Inn on the at 3pm music starts at 4pm: DAD (David
Marks, Alan Judd & Dan Chiorboli), Wills Blues Bad, Sippies, Salty Dog,
Syd Kitchen (and perhaps some of the Aquarian Quartet?), Dave Birch, Nibs v.d. Spuy, Brooklyn, Ken E Henson & Richard Ellis, Scooters Union, Steve Fataar & others. Celebrate Life while we can.

Go direct to
http://www.3rdearmusic.com/project/projjan02/bluebottles.html for more
music menu details.

3rd Ear Music is an active archive - recording and documenting SAfrican
music people and events that we are proud to be connected with.

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

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THE AWAKENING
News from the world of The Awakening, January 2002...

The ‘Summer of Darkness’ tour in support of The Fountain was a
resounding success with many venues already booking follow-up shows and
excellent attendance at all gigs. ‘The Fountain’ is now available
through most decent music stores and selling well.

The Awakening has just confirmed it will be headlining the ‘Rock Against Rape II’ benefit concert on 2 February at Cool Runnings, Wonderboom, alongside the bands Tweak, Pet Flyz, Cutting Jade, Four Ounce Freedom and Silex.

The single ‘Martyr’, from ‘The Fountain’, is currently at No. 9 on the
5FM Modern Rock Chart. Show your support for The Awakening, and
represent Gothic music, by voting for ‘Martyr’ by mailing
mailto:barney@5fm.co.za your vote. Each vote means more representation on national radio for Gothic music and proof that there is demand for such music in South Africa.

The Awakening would also like to congratulate Silex on their debut
album, ‘Legendary Beauty’, which is due out in early February. The
Awakening would also like to wish Allen and Anna the best of luck with
Gateway, which will be open every Friday at Carfax in Johannesburg, and
wish them every blessing for their continued efforts to enliven and
enrich the Goth/Electro scene in SA.

Buy 'The Fountain' at http://www.oneworld.co.za/default.asp?affiliateid=4321

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ROCK AGAINST RAPE II

Intervention Arts and Tuks FM proudly present ‘Rock Against Rape II’,
the first major SA rock event of 2002. Following the record-breaking
success of last year's ‘Rock Against Rape’ benefit concert, Intervention Arts, in association with Tuks FM, South Africa's top campus radio station, will again be raising money for charities that benefit rape victims, and raising awareness of issues surrounding the
all-too-prevalent crime of rape in South Africa.

Rock Against Rape II will take place on 2 February 2002 at Cool
Runnings, Wonderboom, in Pretoria, and will feature some of South
Africa's finest Punk, Emo, Goth, Hardcore and College Rock bands, all
playing to raise awareness and money for this worthy cause.

The bands performing are:
Four Ounce Freedom, who are the rising stars of funk-hardcore/ nu metal, with a recent number one on Tuks FM, and a brand new album, ‘Hypnotism’, released by Intervention Arts and produced by Lanie vd Walt of Not My Dog.

Silex are an up-and-coming Goth Rock band, who were finalists in a
previous Emerging Sounds band competition and the darklings of the Gauteng alternative club scene with their dramatic brand of electric Gothic Rock. Silex have an album due out in February on Intervention Arts, a lead vocalist to challenge Marilyn Manson, and a sound that is
best described as "violently symphonic".

Tweak have taken national, commercial and campus radio by storm with
their infectious brand of Punk Pop. Hits like ‘Oo La La’ and ‘Britney
Spears’ have made them one of the fastest selling bands on the
Intervention Arts distribution catalogue. Pet Flyz are a Pretoria-based
Emo-Punk band, with a cult following in the punk scene and a reputation, gained through airplay on Tuks FM and 5FM, for writing some of the finest emotional Punk South Africa has heard.

Cutting Jade are one of SA’s top pop-rock bands, and their debut album,
‘So There We Were' is among the most popular on the Intervention Arts
catalogue, due to the massive success of songs like ‘She Says’ on 5FM,
national and campus radio, as well as inclusion on top festival line-ups and the ‘Showcase3: Unearthed’ compilation and wide critical acclaim for their brand of Pop Rock.

The Awakening is SA’s top Goth band after six years of success and
innumerable local and international successes under their belts. They
have a new EP out, with singles climbing up the 5FM Modern Rock Chart as well as the playlists of Campus and alternative stations around the
country and the world.

These six bands, representing the finest that cutting edge Rock has to
offer, are all performing to benefit charity and raise awareness around
the dangerous time of RAG in University towns. Charities benefiting will be counselling charity, Inter Trauma Nexus, and NGO, People Opposing Women's Abuse.

2 February 2002. Bands start at 19:00. Cover: R30. Spread the word.
Don't just sit there. Be there. Make a difference.

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M MUSIC NEWS

M music management & promotions has just signed two more bands - Firstly Kelvin Declined are welcomed on board. These guys are in the studio at the moment recording a ten-track CD that promises to make any rock lover proud. Launch date (not confirmed yet, but we'll certainly let you know way in advance, because it's going to be one party that you don't want to miss) is Friday 8 March.

Mann Friday, who started their very interesting recording experience on
Friday, are also on board with the M crew. Check out
http://www.mannfriday.com for more details.

Upcoming M Gigs

Wednesday 30 January
Mann Friday performing at The Independent Armchair Theatre. After 11
days in the studio, the band will surely be ready for a great
performance! Doors open at 21h30.

Saturday 9 February
University of Stellenbosch Battle of the Bands with State Far Better,
Blemish, Time Spent, Velvet Mary, Flowerheads, New World Inside, Kelvin
Declined and Akkedis performing. Happening at Lentelus. Big beer
special, so don't miss it!

M Music Management & Promotions - 082 375 8991
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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) Communate - Starskii (Indie)
2. [4] (2) Hero Of Heroes - Brian Finch (3eM)
3. [11] (3) Fearless - Claire Johnston (Sting)
4. [13] (4) Storme - Storme (Muskateer)
5. [2] (2) Draadloos Vol 1 - Vari-ous (EMI)
6. [5] (2) Odd Times - Sons Of Trout (SAFm)
7. [3] (1) Akasic Record - Kalahari Surfers (African Dope)
8. [6] (1) 8 Days - The Led (Rhythm)
9. [7] (1) Poles Apart - Karen Zoid (EMI)
10. [10] (3) Africa's Not For Sissies - Syd Kitchen (No Budget)
11. [15] (11) Blind Perception - Fudge (Indie)
12 [-] (12) The Summer Eye - Blackmilk (Sui)
13. [9] (1) African Dope Volume 1 - Various (African Dope/Sony)
14. [14] (4) Digital Inability - Benguela (Rhythm)
15. [12] (1) Snowflake - Zen Arcade (Intervention Arts)
16. [-] (15) The Fountain - The Awakening (Intervention Arts)
17. [8] (3) New Kid In Town - Ray Dylan (EMI)
18. [17] (1) Every Now And Then (Best of 1984-2001) - Bright Blue
(Universal)
19. [18] (4) Who Painted The Moon? - Nianell (Fresh)
20. [19] (1) Rewind - Wonderboom (DGR)

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

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

1. [2] (1) Gasoline - Saron Gas (‘Fragile' v.2/Musketeer)
2. [1] (1) Meneer Geweer - Wouter van de Venter (‘Draadloos Vol. 1 -
Various’/EMI)
3. [3] (2) Did You See It Coming? - Starskii (‘Communate’/Indie)
4. [14] (4) Working Day - The Led (‘8 Days’/Rhythm)
5. [12] (5) I'll Remember You - Brian Finch (‘Hero Of Heroes’/3eM)
6. [17] (6) Hide And Seek - Fudge ('Blind Perception'/Indie
7. [5] (4) Sister - Zen Arcade (‘Snowflake’/Intervention Arts)
8. [7] (3) Charlie - Wonderboom (‘Rewind’/DGR)
9. [-] (9) Goodbye Satellite - Blackmilk (‘The Summer Eye’/Sui)
10. [8] (2) Yezzman - Mondetta (‘It’s A Small World’/Sheer/SAFm)
11. [-] (11) SMS - Anton Goosen (‘’n Vis Innie Bos’/Gallo)
12. [6] (5) Chicken Run - Syd Kitchen (‘Africa’s Not For Sissies’/No
Budget)
13. [4] (4) Rutt - Odball (Indie)
14. [-] [14] So Over You - Karen Micaela (DGR)
15. [11] (1) Can You Feel It - Bright Blue (‘Every Now And
Then’/Universal)
16. [-] (16) Hollywood - Sons Of Trout (‘Odd Times’/SAFm)
17. [9] (1) Praha Paradise - Ernie (‘African Dope Vol. 1'/African Dope)
18. [-] (18) Martyr - The Awakening (‘The Fountain’/Intervention Arts)
19. [15] (3) Make Love Just To Me - Storme (‘Storme’/Muskateer)
20. [19] (1) Dimmer - Springbok Nude Girls (‘Fat Lady Sings’/SonySA)

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For charts statistics - date of first entry, highest position and weeks on charts - please visit http://www.sarockdigest.com/charts
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3. LET'S ROCK - NEW, RECENT AND UPCOMING RELEASES
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COMMUNATE - STARSKII

"Quiet is the new loud" was one of the catch phrases that filtered
through from the UK last year. It is the title of an album by the Kings
Of Convenience, one of the highly touted exponents of this evolving
gentle, almost deliberately twee, musical style. That Norwegian duo
found a local ally in the UK duo Turin Brakes, whose ‘The Optimist LP’
took this "sweetly-sung folk-rock with an edge" to new heights. To that
exclusive little list we could now add the name Starskii.

With ‘Communate’, this new SA duo seem to have taken that catch phrase
to heart, combined the best bits of those two excellent albums as a
starting point, and produced a fresh, original and quite excellent
debut.

‘Communate’ is only 48 minutes long, but crams enough unfolding ideas,
diverse melodies, perceptive lyrics and sheer invention into its 12
songs to make it almost feel timeless, like an afternoon nap. The seven
songs that make up ‘Part 1’ of ‘Communate’, are a musical commentary on
a day in the life of these ex-Amershamers (Adam Lomas and Nathan
Waywell).

It starts with the woozy bass, detached vocals and seagulls of ‘Monday
Madness’, which is followed by the meandering and wordy ‘Too Much’, a
delicate ballad that begins with a description of a road rage incident
but smoothly relaxes after that, with its soothing "There’s too-oo much
tension" chorus.

If you’ve never heard drum ‘n bass folk songs before, then Starskii will update and impress you with the songs ‘Bhavatu Sabba Mangalam’ (boasting one of the many gorgeous piano pieces on this album), the waltzy ‘An Evening With Absalom’, and ‘The Battle Of Bethlehem’. ‘The Beautiful Thing’, which ends ‘Part 1’, ups the general tempo by using a typical Depeche Mode synth crunchiness to surround the vocals.

The five songs of ‘Part 2’ take us into after-hours territory, beginning with the breathy, ambient instrumental ‘First Term’, which leads straight into ‘Ecstacy’, the band’s speedier percussion-driven chill-out anthem. Then there’s the upliftingly happy folk song called ‘The Boy Who Flew Too High’, and ‘Temporarily Unbelievable’, which melds a simple guitar strum with a fuzzy bass hum as a backdrop to the existential "why?" of its lyrics. The album’s closer, and first single, is ‘Did You See It Coming?’, which is as close as this album gets to a conventional song with its chanted title and grinding guitars.

Credit to "visual director" Brandon Barnard for the album’s classy
reddish cardboard sleeve, and all-round design, that adds much to the
album’s overall feel. ‘Communate’ is a head album, and ahead of its time in many ways; and it will wrap itself around you like a warm duvet, if you let it. (8) (SS)

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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

BADFINGER (the evergreen apple)
Part 3 - Conclusion

"Straight up" became Badfinger's milestone album. It reflected the essence of talent, ever enduring and born out of turbulent times. Over and above the outstanding singles, hippie spirit came to the fore with a song called "Perfection" that suggested the power of dialogue over and above violence. This prophetic ballad would come to light in the eighties when Nelson Mandela embraced the philosophy with outstanding success.

During the release of Badfinger's fourth album "Ass" with a respectable single "Apple of my eye", the group changed label and moved to Warner Brothers. The album included a mudsling at John Lennon on the track "The winner". Most of "Ass" was under the control and authority of Joey Molland which now in hindsight is looked upon as a hasty decision, robbing the album of Pete Ham's song writing talents. The majority of Badfinger fans regard the album "Wish you were here" as their finest release. Twenty five thousand copies a week were sold, but yet again the gremlins rose up. Due to a $600 000 royalty disappearance the group pulled the album from the stores. The continual disappointments and management problems resulted in Joey Molland departing.

Shortly afterwards a despondent Pete Ham hanged himself in 23 April, 1975. The third album for Warner Brothers, although recorded, was never released. Badfinger never received any royalties from its days with Apple Records until 1985. Unfortunately by then Evans had also committed suicide in the same way as Ham. Joey Molland and former drummer Gibbons continue to tour as Badfinger. What was probably the saddest story in rock could well have been the classiest seventies act to bridge the gap between glam and the progressive revolution. Various live performances by Badfinger at the BBC paint a poor reflection of the musical genius of these timeless flower children.

A more vibrant focus should be given to the live recording at Cleveland, Agora, recorded in 1974 and featured as an album "Badfinger live, day after day". After experiencing the electric brightness of this superb concert, one would understand why America warmly embraced these predestined musicians. During the eighties Ringo Starr was interviewed by a radio DJ who casually mentioned the sad demise of the pop band Badfinger. Ringo snorted "Hardly pop" and got up and left the studio. Badfinger however misinterpreted will always leave a legacy of fine musicianship and song writing ability that somehow slipped into the shadow of Golem.

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

FROM 4 TO 9

On this third anniversary of the SA Rock Digest, allow my eyes to soften my eyes and my voice to wax nostalgic.... as I remember my first One World order.

It was May 1998, the order was for Volumes 1 & 2 of 'The Very Best of Four Jacks and a Jill'. My second order was for Just Jinger's 'Something for Now' and the Radio Rats' 'Into the Night We Slide' -- those four CDs, and the CD of 'Galactic Vibes' by Freedom's Children found in Austin, Texas, hooked me on SA rock as music made by world-class creative people.

When a teenager, the first lp I bought was 'Master Jack' by Four Jacks and a Jill. The second lp was Led Zeppelin's first record. I've maintained that diverse musical taste ever since. To paraphrase Brian, I enjoy SA rock from Four to 9, from Four Jacks and a Jill to Battery 9.

My subsequent One World orders bonded me to SA music, especially the one containing 'Afterlifesatisfaction' by Springbok Nude Girls, 'Sand.Man.Sky.' by Sugardrive, and 'Civilized?' by Squeal. Three major big rock CDs. I still make regular orders, and the time waiting for the next CDs to arrive is spent listening to cool music.

But, to borrow a modern cliché, this isn't about me. It's about SA music, and the SA Rock Digest. These are good days to be a fan of South African rock, and I'm glad, nay: thrilled, to have watched and listened.

Of course, there is an diverse country behind these CDs, and good South
African friends have been made. I don't know enough to say for sure, but do you suppose South Africa could be the second most musically diverse nation on our Earth? Second only, perhaps (without being chauvinistic), to the larger USA?

Three years ago, Four Jacks and a Jill were my gateway to SA rock. A world, or worlds, opened up for me. While my collection is mostly SA rock, I also have township, kwela, Boeremusiek, folk, and other genres. Some of this SA music is wildly political, some pop and rock. All fun, all played regularly.

In the short time since I jumped into your creative music scene, I have gone from reading about the music made by such artists as The Dynamics, Dog Detachment, Suck, Falling Mirror, éVoid, Via Afrika, and others, to actually hearing them on Retro Fresh re-releases. Modern SA rock is equally wonderful music made by people and groups such as Piet Botha, Wonderboom, Karen Zoid, and many others.

So on this third birthday, I wish the SA Digest many more, and would like to thank everyone involved in SA music and in the Digest: the musicians, the fans, the editors and contributors.

Thanks y'all, and have a safe, happy, prosperous, and (SA) rocking new year!

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

AT HOME IN THE DARK - FINCH & HENSON (1980)

Finch & Henson are the Chas 'n Dave of South Africa, except much better. For those unfamiliar with Chas 'n Dave, they are an enduring duo that play a sort of knees up, Cockney styled pub rock. For those unfamiliar with Finch & Henson... where the hell have you been?

Although they have not endured as long as Chas 'n Dave, Finch & Henson made great country tinged rock music and were a popular pub band. Like Chas 'n Dave though, they were a duo.

On 'At Home in the Dark', the duo play some tight melodic relaxed rock. It's the kind of music you can turn up quite loud before parents may say 'would you mind turning that down a bit' rather than the 'will you shut that infernal racket up' associated with some rock music. Three of the tracks were recorded live at the Keg & Tankard in Pretoria, although other than some applause at the end of the tracks, you hardly notice a difference from the studio tracks, a compliment to the playing talent of the duo and the expert engineering of Ton Ten Teuling and Peter Hubner.

A few of the tracks from the album appear on the greatest hits CD 'Free and Easy', amongst them is the opening track of the album 'Lazy Woman' which is a Eagles style country rock song. Another one is 'Kokstad' (listed as 'On the Road' on the album) which is a great road song. One can almost feel the wind in your face as you cruise down the highway with this blaring from your car stereo.

I haven't yet heard Brian Finch's new solo album 'Hero of Heroes', but if this is anything to go by, it should be a treat. 'At Home in the Dark' is like an aural massage. It is gentle, yet it rocks, soothing, but solid. So sit back, relax and let this duo ease your troubles and for 40 odd minutes and treat you to some of the finest bar rock this side of the border.

John Samson, London, UK
mailto:john@sarockdigest.com

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

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

Friday, 27th January 1972

This week [last week] Title - Artist

1 [2] Imagine - John Lennon
2 [1] Soley, Soley - Middle of the Road
3 [3] Mammy Blue - Charisma*
4 [5] Amen - Peanut Butter Conspiracy*
5 [4] Get Me Some Help - Neville Whitmill*
6 [9] I Will Return - Springwater
7 [6] Desiderata - Les Crane
8 [8] Cousin Norman - The Marmalade
9 [7] Butterfly - Danyel Gerard
10 [11] Mother - Barbra Striesand

* South African Artists

It's not often that South Africa spotted musical genius before the UK,
however it took the Brits over 3 years before 'Imagine' managed to creep to number 6 in their charts and a further 5 years and the vicious murder of John Lennon before it topped the UK charts. Yet here in 1972 it was sitting at the top of the SA charts, and this despite his 'bigger than Jesus' comments.

The trio of SA hits, spearheaded by 'Mammy Blue' still clung to positions 3 to 5. In fact since dropping from it's record breaking stint at number 1, Charisma had clung to the number 3 spot for 3 weeks.

Barbra Streisand's 'Mother' (written by John Lennon) entered the top 10 while Tony Christie continued his roller coaster ride, by dropping this week to number 11. He had already made 2 sojourn's into the top 10. Tune in next week to see if he bounced back.

South Africans at number 1 this week:

Look Out Here Comes Tomorrow - The Dealians (1971)
She's a Woman - Neil Herbert (1975)
Substitute - Clout (1978)
http://www.clout.co.za

John Samson
mailto:john@sarockdigest.com

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BIRTHDAYS

30: *Allan Faull (Falling Mirror, 1949)
31: Johnny Rotten aka John Lydon (Sex Pistols, Public Image Ltd, 1956)
31: Phil Collins (Genesis, solo, 1951)

* South African Artists

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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A LITTLE PIECE OF HISTORY

One of SA's most successful compositions, 'Zambesi' (composed by Nico Carstens) was recorded by American Lou Busch, and entered the UK charts on 27th January 1956. It peaked at no 2 and spent 17 weeks in the charts. Trumpeter Eddie Calvert's version entered the UK charts a few weeks later on the 9 March and peaked at #13.

UK group, the Shadows, also recorded 'Zambesi' for their album 'Dance with the Shadows' in 1964. Another UK group, The Pirahnas, took 'Zambesi' to #17 on the UK charts in 1982.

The original version performed by Nico Carstens is now available on a new double CD compiled by Malcolm Lombard and Tertius Louw titled 'Lewenslied van Nico Carstens', GALLO CDREDD 674, Nov 2001.

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MABU VINYL
Cape Town’s finest record shop @ 34 Kloof Street, Gardens
(by Longkloof Studios)

New and available SA albums this week (prices and other titles on
request):

Juluka - The Good Hope Concerts (LP)
Margaret Singana - Nomvula (LP)
e’Void - Here Comes The Rot (LP) & I Am A Fadget (12" Jive Mix)
Elemental - Uncomplicated Dreams (LP)
Various - Voelvry (LP)
Soundtrack - e’Lollipop (LP)
Dollar Brand + 2 - Peace (LP)
Zen Boulders - Falling Mirror (LP)

...and a large and diverse selection of non-SA albums as well.

Contact: Jacques Vosloo - (+27 21) 423 7635
email: mailto:die_vos@hotmail.com

Vinyl Is B(l)ack!
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5.RUK EN ROL
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Visit http://www.musiek.co.za for the best in Afrikaans pop and rock.
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6.ROCKLINE - FORUM, REQUESTS AND FEEDBACK
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DAVID SCOBIE

Just to inform you that 'The Diamond Files Vols 1&2' has at long last been released on 2 separate CDs through Mob Music in Joburg.

Still looking for someone to collaborate with for an all-out SA tour including every little town there is! Thanks for your support.

David Scobie
mailto:scobie@mweb.co.zw

{David, who hails from Zimbabwe, had a #5 hit in SA in 1981 with 'Gypsey Girl' - ed}

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LOKING FOR RALPH MARTIN

I am looking for Ralph Martin, former lead guitarist for Ballyhoo, etc.

He will know me as Bones, formerly from Despatch/Uitenhage from the days of Dark Custard and playing at the Roadhouse, and from Durban.

As I will be out of the country shortly, I would appreciate a reply before the end of January if possible.

Best wishes

Jan Wepener
mailto:jan.wepener@mweb.co.za

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LOOKING FOR CHART INFO

I've been looking at the listings for singles charted between 1969 and 1989, and the top 20's for the years before that. I am wondering whether you or anyone else has compiled a listing of ALL charted singles for the years 1959 to 1968? I am particularly interested in any records that may have charted for the Tamla Motown artists (Diana Ross, Supremes, etc), especially any hits that may be unique to S.A. (and I see a few in 1969-1989, like the two by Pat Boone's family, and "Behind Closed Doors" by Diana Ross, none of which made the U.S. pop Top 40).

This is for a potential CD project that I hope will be released by Motown/Universal Music in the U.S., comprising some of Motown's international (non-U.S.) hits. If you can provide assistance, or put me in touch with someone else who may have the info, that will be much appreciated (and please feel free to forward this request onto others if need be).

Regards,

Phil Healy
Adelaide, Australia
mailto:philhealy@eisa.net.au

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LOOKING FOR UNDERSTANDING

Can you direct me to a site where I can find music of SA band Peanut Butter Conspiracy, title UNDERSTANDING/ downloads if possible.

groetjes uit Nederland

Beppie
mailto:bep.nieuwhof@12move.nl

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HIDDEN LYRICS #25

Last week's hidden lyrics were taken from:
Track 1 of 'The Cellar Tapes' by The Blues Broers.

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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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TRUE BLUE BLUES FESTIVAL
at the Libertas amphitheatre

1, 2, 3 March 2002
Friday and Sat eve: R60
Sunday Sundowner: R25 in the theatre, R10 on the lawn. Book at Computicket.

Featuring American blueswomen Saffire, South African and Stellenbosch artists. In these days of isolation by declining Rand value it should be considered a rare treat to be able to see a quality international band play the blues on our shores.

Saffire, or also known as the Uppity Blues Women, are sort of like an all women version of the Blues Broers. This three piece are all vocalists and utilise acoustic instruments: the piano, guitar, upright bass, mandolin, fiddle, harmonica and kazoo.

They have seven Alligator releases to their credit. Fun and super experienced exponents of the blues indeed. They will perform the Friday and Saturday evenings with various South African groupings in the opening slots.

Support in the form of local players Larry Amos, Willem Fourie, Blues Broers, Delta Blue, Albert Frost and Gerald Clark makes for a fairly mini blues festival feel. They will all converge to make for a truly great event at the magnificent Oude Libertas Amphitheatre on the Sunday evening Sundowners concert.

Both the casual listener and avid blues aficionado will be mesmerized as well as pleasantly entertained by these wonderful artists at a venue that allows both thoughtful appreciation of the concert as well as simple outdoors entertainment.

Programme:
Friday
Gerald Clark (Delta Blue) & Albert Frost (Frosted Orange) and members of the two groups combined.

Outstanding vocalist from Delta Blue teams up with blues guitar supremo from Frosted Orange and Blues Broers. Together they will trace the history of the blues through interpretations of early great Robert Johnson and other poplar standards. From these acoustic roots they will move on to their own modern variations on the blues theme.

Saffire set 1

Saturday
Willem Fourie & Larry Amos.

Johannesburg maestro Larry Amos is a veteran player of the blues. As guitarist and vocalist he is without peer, and perfectly matched by the powerful sounds of Willem Fourie (ex Cape Town bands like Southern Blue & Southern Blues Band). They bring an African feel to the blues by performing songs from their 'Amakoeloe' project as well as honed and crafted but passionate renditions of lesser heard standards as well as their own compositions.

Saffire set 2

Sunday
Delta Blue & Blues Broers plus guest and all-star Superjam:

The new kids on the blues block and the veterans presents the best in local blues. Blues Broers has been the statesmen for the blues in the Cape for more than a decade, and some of their members have been playing the blues for much longer. Delta Blue is currently one of the hottest exponents of modern blues-rock, and they are also much loved for their wonderful renditions of well liked standards. These individual talents and contributions by ace guitarists Larry Amos and Willem Fourie and other guest musicians makes this combination of bands a fitting encore to the weekends festival.

Johann Kotze, producer of the mini festival.
mailto:boeglam@intekom.co.za

Johann is also producer for Delta Blue and the Stellenbosch label http://www.afrimusik.com and is producing the show in conjunction with the Libertas theatre/Afrimotion.

Links

Afrimusik: http://www.afrimusik.com
Afrimotion: http://www.afrimusik.com/afrimotion
Delta Blue: http://www.afrimusik.com/bands/deltablue
Blues Broers: http://www.bluesbroers.org.za
Larry Amos: http://www.larryamos.co.za
Saffire: http://www.uppityblueswomen.com

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AUTHENTIC GIGS

Friday 1 February
Wonderboom - Tin Cup Lounge, Witbank. Bookings: 013-656-1890

Friday 1 February
Tweak and Not My Dog - Blue Moon, Nelspruit. Bookings: 013-744-9038

Saturday 2 February
Tweak, the Awakening, Pet Flyz, 4 Ounce Freedom and many more - Rock Against Rape 2, charity gig at Cool Runnings, Wonderboom PTA. Info: 011-482-6608

Saturday 2 February
Wonderboom, Tidal Waves, First Project, THC and many others - Bob Marley birthday bash, the Jamaican Eatery, Westdene. Bookings: 011-726-6921

NB: starts 7pm

Beth Hillary
Authentic Ideas
T: 011-646-6467
F: 011-646-6441
C: 083-463-8712
E: mailto:beth@authentic.co.za

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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

AFRICAN SKIES (formerly known as the Kwela Octaves), a quintet of truly
excellent musicians who have refined township jive and 1950's kwela to
great art! Fronted by a vituoso penny-whistle player who will knock your socks off, and a vocalist who gives Miriam Makeba a run, this act is not to be missed!

DAVID CASTELLER, making his debut at the Barleycorn, his style is
apparently quite unique amongst acoustic guitar players

STARK RAVING SANE, make a very welcome re-appearance with their wonderful warm, intelligent, atmospheric music

BILL "Smitswinkel" KNIGHT AND FRIENDS, our perennial favourite klopse
poet sharing some new material from his forthcoming third album

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CD WHEREHOUSE LIVE GIGS

The Soweto String Quartet will appear live on-stage at Compact Disc
Wherehouse at the V & A Waterfront, on Saturday February 2 at 1pm. After their performance the group will be available to meet the public and sign CDs. Don’t miss this unbelievable opportunity to see the Soweto String Quartet live, for free, ahead of their Spier Festival
performances on the 3rd and 4th.

SSQ have just returned from an extensive UK tour - a repeat of the
group’s success in 2000, when they charmed their way through the island
in a 30-plus date visit. This year, SSQ’s UK tour included a 50-plus
headlining trawl through the territory, an inaugural appearance at the
legendary Reading WOMAD festival and multi-dates at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Upcoming in-stores in February will include:
Kalahari Surfers * DNA Strings * Krushed & Sorted

For more info, phone Lara Utian on (021) 425 6300

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INDEPENDENT ARMCHAIR THEATRE
Observatory

Carl Reynolds
mailto:earthtocarl@worldonline.co.za

Mon 28 Manga - Anime and tunes in the comfortable cutting edge
Wed 30 MannFriday
Thurs 31 Tribe

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JAM / 206 DATES

Contact Sean Wienand - 072 123 0263

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JESSE JORDAN BAND

Fri 1st Feb: Jesse Jordan 3 pc. Acoustic @ The Dorp street Theatre, Stellenbosch. Bookings essential.
Fri 8 Feb: "Up The Creek" Fest. Jesse will be the main act on Fri night @ +/-11pm.

For any info: contact Gary (Maniac Management)
082 451 0273
mailto:jesse@jessejordan.co.za

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JULIAN'S

Julian's Bistro and Theatre, 286 Acacia Rd, Blackheath, Jhb.
011-678-2880
Website: http://www.julianlaxton.com

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SYD KITCHEN
http://www.sydkitchen.com

Tour Details:

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

VALIANT SWART
Die Mystic Boer will be performing a couple of acoustic gigs in London in February:

6 FEB Springbok Bar, Covent Garden 20h00
7 FEB Springbok Bar, Shepherds Bush 20h00

Tickets can be booked by calling Wilna on 01707-333-695 or check out
http://www.ukkasie.com/ for details.

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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NOT THE MIDNIGHT MASS

Surely the most important date on any Midnight Mass fan's calander for this is the date of the long awaited Live recording of the NTMM LIVE AT THE PLANETARIUM CD and there are only 240 tickets available over 2 performances to be held on Sunday 10th Feb, first show @6pm and the second @ 9pm.The venue is of course the Cape Town Planetarium, Queen Victoria Street, Gardens. Tickets sell at R110.00 and those who attend the performances will entitled to a free!, autographed! copy of the CD, on it's release in March 2002. You can obtain tickets in one of the following ways:

a) by going to computicket or b) through any of the members of the Mass.

The planetarium was chosen because of the splendid acoustics while the night sky and huge telescope make a beautiful setting. The recordings will be engineered and mixed by Kieth Davies assisted by Akbar Kahn. These two sound wizards were responsible for recording the highly successful Steve Newman/Tony Cox album in the same venue last year so you can expect a CD of the highest quality. Roger Lucey (from ETV) will film the event for a possible DVD release later.

There will be a cash bar so that a jolly mood might prevail.

Ask youself "Can I as a fan of the mass afford to miss this once in a lifetime expierience?" OF COURSE YOU CAN'T!!!

4-9th MARCH 2002

NTMM perform their popular show "Defrocked" At the Oude Libertas open air theatre in Stellenbosch for 6 performances only.

http://www.sarockdigest.com/midnightmass

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

We'd also be interested in hearing from musos/bands interested in playing at our venue during the Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees (Mar 30 - Apr 6). They should contact me ASAP via our email address and be prepared to send demo tapes/CDs.

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

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MEL SCHROEDER
an exciting new jazz vocalist & pianist will be performing at:

OBZ Cafe (115 Lower Main Rd, Observatory, Tel: 448-5555) on every
Wednesday @ 21h00 - R10 cover charge.

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SPIER PRESENTS THE AFRICAN MUSICAL ICONS

The Soweto String Quartet, Baaba Maal, and Abdullah Ibrahim are among
those scheduled to appear at the Spier Amphitheatre in Stellenbosch in
the fortnight-long ‘Kings and Queens of Africa’ performances in
February.

February 3 and 4 - the acclaimed Soweto String Quartet will open
mini-festival. The group’s albums - ‘Zebra Crossing’, ‘Renaissance’
and ‘Millennia’ - have earned the three Khemese brothers - Sandile,
Thami and Reuben - and their boyhood friend Makhosini Mnguni, several
awards, platinum sales and the adulation of music fans around the globe. The group's performances at Spier will be a chance for audiences to join them in a celebration of the recent release of their fourth album, called ‘Four’.

February 8 and 9 - Two performances by Abdullah Ibrahim as the piano
soloist in the South African premiere of his ‘African Suite’ opus. He
will be backed by a choir and the Cape Town Symphony Orchestra,
conducted by Maestro Bernhard Gueller.

February 13 - a solo appearance of the legendary Baaba Maal. His latest
CD ‘Missing You’ is described as a "direct blast of honest passion both
simple and complex, chilled and intense and traditional and
contemporary".

February 15 and 16 - Senegalese singer Baaba Maal will share the stage
with South Africa's most famous jazz pianist, Abdullah Ibrahim. With
them will be singer Sathima Bea Benjamin and the band Ekaya.

* Bookings can be made through Computicket on 083 915 8000 or the
Spier Box Office on (021) 809 1165/77/78.
Or book online at http://www.computicket.com or http://www.spier.co.za.

* The Spier Vintage Train will run for the performances on February
3, 9 and 16. For more information, call (021) 419 5222.

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UP THE CREEK
Restaurant and Music Theatre
494 Hilda Street, Hatfield, Pretoria
Tel/Fax: (012) 362-3712
e-mail: mailto:upthecreek@worldonline.co.za
web: http://www.upthecreek.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.

Tue 29 Jan: "Rasta Rugga Night" With Your Host The Amazing J.P.
Wed 30 Jan: "Jam Night/New Band Night" Starting at 9:00pm
Thur 31 Jan: Karaoke With Rock'n Rick Starting at 9:00pm
Fri 1 Feb: "Bacardi Breezer Night" With State For Better
(Tonight Is Sponsored By Bacardi Rum) Bacardi Rum & Breezer Specials All Night Long!
Sat 2 Feb: "Boston Lager Night" With Capt. Gooch (Tonight Is
Sponsored By Boston Breweries From Paarden Island) Pint & Jug
Specials All Night Long!

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WONDER GIGS PART 3

Tribe is a low profile, highly skilled four-piece jazz group that has
been steadily accumulating devoted followers to their original sound and compositions. Saturday night saw them recording the second in the
‘Wonder Gig’ series of live performances, in front of a capacity and
enthusiastic audience at the Beach Road Studios in Sea Point.

Next up (Sat Feb 2), at the same venue, is an adventurous collaboration
between Alex Van Heerden, the enigmatically Chet-like trumpeter and
accordion player from Gramadoelas, and a string quartet, led by the
classically trained and Indian master- inspired Derek Gripper. Iain
Harris and Struan Douglas, who masterminded these concerts, are
confident that this unusual combination will produce an exciting new
sound by merging Van Heerden’s ghoema spark, jazz enthusiasm and trancey licks with the sobriety and delicacy of a string quartet.

More on Alex van Heerden at
http://www.afribeat.com/cont_gramadoelas.html.
For more details, contacts and pre-booking - http://www.afribeat.com
Phone Bookings: (021) 4617797 or 082941880

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

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ZEM KAFE
4 Buiten St. Cape Town 8001
082-425-2050
Fax: 021-423-2480
zemzem23@hotmail.com

Every Tuesday night. Drum Circle - unplugged - 9pm - no cover charge

February 14th, 2002. Benguela - instrumental fusion band - Starting at 10pm - Cover charge

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

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
---------------------------------

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:

AEROPLAZA
http://www.mp3.com/aeroplaza

AFRIKAANS ROCK (VETSEUN)
http://01knort.tripod.com/defmuz.htm

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

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

THE AWAKENING
http://www.awakening.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

JUST JINGER
http://www.geocities.com/justjingeruk/

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

MANN FRIDAY
http://www.mannfriday.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

RUST
http://www.surroundbox.com/rust

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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