SA ROCK DIGEST ISSUE #141
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4th February 2002

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IN THIS ISSUE
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Baaba Maal coming to SA... where there's smoke there's fire, look out for Smoke Signals... new releases from Fudge, Blackmilk & Sons of Trout (sounds like a restaurant menu)... Shiloh looks at Wishbone Ash... Kurt discovers John Kongos... John travels on the dark side with Valiant Swart... live music at Up The Creek, The Bassline, Kirstenbosch, Spier, Tuks Jool, The Jam, Whammy Bar and much, much more...

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CONTENTS
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1.HOT & FRESH - News: Baaba Maal, Smoke Signals, SAStream, Stage, Heal the Hood, Muttz Nuttz
2.CHARTS - Top SA Albums & Songs this week
3.LET'S ROCK - New releases: Fudge, Blackmilk, Sons Of Trout, Scicoustic
4.CLASSIC ROCK - Wishbone Ash, John Kongos, Valiant Swart
5.RUK EN ROL - Afrikaans Rock: musiek.co.za
6.ROCKLINE - Forum, Requests & Feedback: Music Friends, Impi, Aileen, Country music
7.ROCK ON - Live reviews and gig info: Benguela, Frosted Orange, Kirstenbosch, Spier, Tuks Jool and many others
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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BAABA MAAL TO VISIT SA

Senegalese world music superstar, Baaba Maal, will be breezing into SA
after his USA tour (LA, San Francisco and Chicago) to play at the Spier
Festival in Cape Town.

Maal’s new studio album, ‘Missing You (Mi Yeewni)’, was released by
Sheer/Palm Pictures last year and is a follow up to ‘98’s ‘Nomad Soul’
CD and ‘99’s ‘Live At The Royal Festival Hall’ DVD. His previous two
albums - ‘Firin’ in Fouta’ and ‘Nomad Soul’ - also earned fantastic
reviews and enriched an already stupendous stage show.

As Baaba Maal tours the world, he does so also as a representative of
the United Nations Development Programme speaking out on the issue of HIV/Aids in Africa. Both elements come together when Maal features in musical projects such as ‘Red Hot and Gershwin’ and the imminent Fela Kuti Tribute ‘Red Hot and Riot’, both put together by the HIV/Aids awareness campaign group, the Red Hot Organisation.

Baaba Maal's itinerary:
Feb 13, 15 & 16 - Spier Festival, Stellenbosch

http://www.baabamaal.tv or http://www.sheer.co.za

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LOOK OUT FOR SMOKE SIGNALS!

As Cape Town continues along its lucrative path as a tourist and
entertainment "Hot Spot", so too will the opportunities for musicians,
performers and artists greatly increase. This is good news for those
with established reputations, but what about our new and emerging
talent? How can they benefit from these same opportunities?

Smoke Signals is an arts and entertainment publicity company that
provides a professional and affordable service, aimed at increasing the
public’s awareness of deserving talent and events. Entertainers and
performers will benefit from our combined knowledge and experience in
both the media and entertainment industries, offering quality exposure
via radio, magazines, newspapers, and the Internet.

Smoke Signals’ services include arranging appropriate and timeous media
interviews and coverage, and assembling well-presented press kits with
selected photographs, quotes and suitable background information. We
provide focused information for editorial and features, a more
affordable and effective route than advertising. We can also act for
venues, as well as entertainers, to help ensure successful events or
performances.

Smoke Signals will take care of the publicity, leaving the performers
free to do what they do best. Simple as that!

Contact:
Brian Weinronk ph: (021) 4619152
mailto:brianwein@kingsley.co.za
Stephen Segerman ph: (021) 4619541
mailto:sugar@cd.co.za

Smoke Signals
http://rock.co.za/smokesignals

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ONLINE SA RADIO STATION NOW @SASTREAM.COM

SAstream.com is a new, commercial web-streaming internet radio station
now broadcasting from Northcliff in Johannesburg. The station boasts a
100% South African music playlist, and broadcasts a steady stream of the finest SA music, hits, and classics from yesteryear to today’s latest releases. The staff of SAstream is a small team, with extensive
experience in the fields of commercial radio broadcasting, web design,
journalism and technical support.

This weekend, the station’s line-up looks like this: Saturday has Johnny Dorfling presenting ‘SA Replay’, which looks back at the best SA music from the 60’s through to the 80’s, featuring names like the Staccatos, The Flames, Circus, Petit Cheval, and many more. Sunday finds Mesh Mapetla spinning the best in South African Jazz and Traditional, featuring Pops Mohamed, Sipho Gumede, Jimmy Dludlu, Kutu, Gito Baloi and others.

SA music fans around the world can now tune in for music, news, some ads and those well-missed Safrican accents!

Give it a listen at http://www.sastream.com

Contact: Kevin Goodwin
mailto:kevin@sastream.com
Ph: (011) 673 3444

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STAGE DEMO COMPETITION

Stage Magazine, in conjunction with Beach Rd Studios (SABC), is offering a recording sponsorship to the value of R14 250 to any unsigned band.

The entry conditions are straight forward: The music should be original, and by original they don't mean totally warped sounds never been done before, just original as possible, they'll sue you if you submit covers. That's it, except that they're quite strict about an original form (survey) to be completed appearing in the magazine - p.38 (December-Feb edition featuring Jimmy Dludlu on the cover) and a R100 entry fee.

So, the important three things are: 1. A demo of three songs 2. The
completed form and 3. R100 (postal order or cheque) should reach them
before 10 Feb. For more details: http://www.stage.co.za/recording.html.

Winners will be selected during the course of Feb so check out
http://www.stage.co.za on a regular basis. So get your act together and send in your Demo NOW!

For further enquiries e-mail mailto:info@stage.co.za

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‘HEAL THE HOOD’ SCHOOL CIVIC TOUR 2002

This event deals with ways of confronting and discussing problems and
solutions in our neighbourhoods. From crime to AIDS the youth get to
discuss these issues in poetry, songs, rap and story writing This year a recording will be made that will include the recording of a music video for television. It also explores the possibility of youth using their talent to make an income and supplying new directions for jobs for youth. Schools can also make some money from the event.

Dates: 1st February 2002 - 19th March (and during 2nd and third school
term)
Venues: Interested schools can call Emile of Black Noise at
082 395 1825

For more details and photos on the above events: -
contact Emile @ 082 395 8125 or (021) 706 0481 or email
mailto:emiley@mweb.co.za

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MUTTZ NUTTZ LOOZE VOIZE

Over the past 12 months, Muttz Nuttz have emerged as one of the hottest
new bands on the SA music scene. Their successes during 2001 include
recording a four-track demo, making it through to the semi-finals of the Emerging Sounds Battle of the Bands competition, having ‘Hey Charlotte’ go to No. 1 on the Powerzone Top 40, and playing at the Druiwefees in Nylstroom.

Sta-Shaun, the band’s lead vocalist, recently announced he will be
leaving the outfit. But all is not over for the rest of the Muttz Nuttz
crew - already there are a couple of auditions lined up to find a new
vocalist up to the task of belting out the band’s trademark high-energy
rock. Once they are up and running, plans for this year include playing
the major festivals, recording an album and touring as much of South
Africa as is possible.

Contact: mailto:sta-shaun@webmail.co.za
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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) Storme - Storme (Muskateer)
3. [12] (3) The Summer Eye - Blackmilk (Sui)
4. [16] (4) The Fountain - The Awakening (Indie)
5. [2] (2) Hero Of Heroes - Brian Finch (3eM)
6. [5] (2) Draadloos Vol 1 - Vari-ous (EMI)
7. [6] (2) Odd Times - Sons Of Trout (SAFm)
8. [3] (3) Fearless - Claire Johnston (Sting)
9. [7] (1) Akasic Record - Kalahari Surfers (African Dope)
10. [10] (3) Africa's Not For Sissies - Syd Kitchen (No Budget)
11. [9] (1) Poles Apart - Karen Zoid (EMI)
12 [11] (11) Blind Perception - Fudge (Indie)
13. [13] (1) African Dope Volume 1 - Various (African Dope/Sony)
14. [-] (14) Hypnotism - Four Ounce Freedom (Intervention Arts)
15. [14] (4) Digital Inability - Benguela (Rhythm)
16. [8] (1) 8 Days - The Led (Rhythm)
17. [-] (17) Everything You Hear Is True - David Michael (Indie)
18. [15] (1) Snowflake - Zen Arcade (Indie)
19. [18] (4) Who Painted The Moon? - Nianell (Fresh)
20. [-] (20) Talk To Me - PJ Powers (Sting)

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

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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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BLIND PERCEPTION - FUDGE

'Blind Perception' is the debut full album from Fudge, the young
Cape-based rap-metal trio which was formed in June 1999. Their first
release was the impressive six-track EP, 'Keeping it Real' in 2000 which produced the hit single 'U Are Not What You Are'.

The band's three members - brothers Francois Marais (g.v) and Jean
Marais (d), and Donovan Tose (b.bv) all attended the Worcester Pioneer
School (for the visually impaired) where they began jamming and
eventually formalised their union under the name Fudge in 2000. Jean is
14 years old and is completely blind. Francois and Donovan are both 19
and have barely 10% and 20% vision respectively. Jean still attends the
school while Donovan and Francois completed matric in 2000.

The band's music has been grabbing the attention of local
fellow-devotees of power-rock US bands like Limp Bizkit, Deftones, and
Korn. Their latest CD, the hard-hitting, 13-track 'Blind Perception' was recorded in June 2001. Apart from the ten explosive studio-recorded
tracks, the CD has some other interesting surprises. There are two
energetic live recordings, a guest vocal appearance by T.G. Van Zyl from the band Antipathy, a collaboration with Hip-Hop group Ram Clam, and a remix.

'Hide And Seek', one of the songs off the album, has been chosen to
feature on a Extreme Sports Video, made by Sub Gravity Productions and
released internationally. The video, which also features international
bands like Gray Race Evolution, and some other local talents like Not
My Dog and Hog Hoggidy Hog. But till that happens, the band are happy to work the lucrative and well-supported Western Cape hardcore grunge circuit.

http://www.fudgetheband.com
mailto:fudge@fudgetheband.com

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LANDSCAPE PRAYERS RELEASE ‘LONTANO’ CD

Durban’s eclectic acoustic-folk group, Landscape Prayers, will be
launching and releasing their fourth album ‘Lontano’ during their
current nationwide tour as support for Tree63. The album is released on
the Sheer Sound label and was recorded with the Modena City Ramblers, an Italian group with a strong Celtic influence. The two groups met and
collaborated at the Standard Bank Awesome Africa music festival 2000, so ‘Lontano’ will also be released (and, at a later stage, launched) in
Italy.

Those Tree63 & Landscape Prayers dates are:
Feb 8 - Carnival City
Feb 16 - The Boet Troski Hall in Bloemfontein
Feb 21 - the PE Opera House
Feb 23 - Ratanga Junction in Cape Town

Tickets are R55 throughout for all gigs and can be booked in advance @
Computicket 011 340 8000.

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THE SUMMER EYE - BLACKMILK

Debut album from a band that has been gaining a strong reputation on the Cape Town underground rock circuit. Includes the first single ‘Goodbye Satellite’, and other flavoured milkshakes like ‘Incisor Comb’, ‘This Is Night’ and ‘Solar Perplexus’. On ‘The Summer Eye’, with its gloomy, dark vocals, surreal guitar and synthesiser textures, and rolling Cape rock sound, blackmilk resemble a kind of SpringGoth Nude Girls. Darkly bright like the band’s name says. (LM)

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ODD TIMES - SONS OF TROUT

Back into the SA spotlight spring the perky lads from Sons Of Trout, a
band that has been working and playing really hard over the past five
years of their musical existence (over 400 gigs performed!). They
haven’t yet quite managed to move into the Nude Girls/Just Jinger
popularity bracket. But their new album ‘Odd Times’, their third after
‘Take Me To Your Fishmonger’ and ‘Ticks On George’, and first on the
SAFm label, could just be the one to give them that upward push. It is
possibly the strongest of the three and has more of a balanced feel to
it then the previous two offerings.

The band’s core line-up - Mike Hardy (v.sax), Jason Rosenstein (d), Mark Noak (g), Nick Turner (v.g), and Mike Rennie (v.vio) - is still intact and as energetic as ever. Their collective experience and enthusiasm is evident and infectious, and the band has supported Hootie and the Blowfish, Johnny Clegg and Savuka, and graced every stage and major festival in South Africa.

‘Odd Times’ features 13 new, original musical adventures from these
folk-funkers with titles like ‘(021)’, ‘Extra Lorry’, the bouncy
‘2Face’, and their Steely Dan pastiche ‘Hollywood’, that features a
spot-on vocal contribution from Tasha Baxter. As always there’s bounce
and cheek all over the album, reflecting the band’s well-known optimism
and unquenchable sense of fun.

See the Sons of Trout at the Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concert on 3rd March.

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SCICOUSTIC CD LAUNCH

New SA group, Scicoustic, are led by songwriter and guitarist Albert
Meintjes who is backed by his brother, Gideon Meintjes, on drums. The
other members are percussionist Jako Loots and bassist Mike Roy. Over
the past year, Scicoustic did an extensive tour with the group Duusman
in March and April 2001, playing venues in Cape Town, Stellenbosch and
Mossel Bay. The band also impressed with a first appearance at the
Klein Karoo National Arts Festival, and performed at Oppikoppi, Splashy
Fen and the Aardklop Festival in Potchefstroom. In December 2001 they
toured with Henry Ate and played packed houses in Knysna, Plettenberg
Bay and Hermanus.

2002 sees a tour and numerous performances at KKNK, this time getting a
slot on the big Kaktus stage. The album ‘Mirrors’, was recorded at the Wolmer Studios, produced and arranged by Scicoustic and Lanie v/d Walt, and recorded and mixed by Albert Meintjes and Lanie v/d Walt. The album contains eleven tracks of which two are already featuring on the TUKS FM charts. The first single, ‘Assassin’, reached No. 1 on the TUKS FM top ten, and spent a total of sixteen weeks on the charts. The second single, ‘Bolshie Woman’, has been on the charts for three weeks and is currently at No. 5, and still climbing.

The ‘Mirrors’ launch takes place at Tings & Times, Hatfield, Pretoria on 12 February 2002. The program will consist of DJ Bob (206) manning the decks before and after Scicoustic hits the stage. ‘Mirrors’ will be on sale at a special reduced rate for this one night only.

Furthermore, you can win tickets to the Tuks Rag, starting February 13
where Scicoustic will once again be performing on Friday 15 February.
Make sure to listen to TUKS FM on Simon Frost’s Sundowner 6-9 show on 4, 6, 8 & 11 February, and stand the chance to win copies of ‘Mirrors’ and tickets to the launch. Scicoustic will be interviewed on the same show on February 11.

For more info contact management:
Misha
083 258 2595

mailto:misha@freemail.absa.co.za
http://www.scicoustic.co.za

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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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THE DAY THE MUSIC DIED

Don McLean (and more recently Madonna) sing about the day the music died in the classic song 'American Pie'. Well, when was that exactly? It was the 3rd of February 1959 when the light aircraft carrying Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper (Jiles Perry "JP" Richardson) crashed killing all on board.

More info than you ever needed to know is at:
http://www.fiftiesweb.com/crash.htm

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SHILOH'S CORNER

WISHBONE ASH pioneers of the twin tone lead
Part 1

Torquay, Devon, England in the summer of 1969 were regularly entertained by two outstanding musicians, Martin Turner and Steve Upton, then known as the Empty Vessels. These vessels were soon to be filled up by the Harmony Twins, Andy Powell and Ted Turner (no relation). The spiritual and creative energy of this magnificent foursome immediately impressed MCA Records who signed them up in 1970. Their eponymous debut album (1970) reached the UK top 40 even though it expounded ten minute improvisation as experienced on the quintessential "Phoenix" and "Handy".

The group were clearly not looking for any hit singles, but it was their extravagant live performances that accrued a large following in the UK and across the waters. Their twin lead guitar sound has often been described as England's answer to the Allman Brothers/Lynyrd Skynyrd. The strength of Wishbone Ash was their mystical lyrical element combined with a fine fusion of harmony and well toned electric lead. The harmony of "Errors of my way" off the debut album likened to "Valediction" off their 1972 "Pilgrimage" album filter a sound of a group that could aggressively embrace raging rock guitar and in the next instant whisper stories of another world.

Continued next week...

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

KONGOS - JOHN KONGOS

It's John Kongos here, not Johnny. There are no G-Men, and not a mermaid to be seen.

This appears to be the album called 'John Kongos' in the 'History of Contemporary Music Of South Africa' book (TOGA 1994), and called 'Kongos' in the CD's liner notes. Both cite the label and the release date and label as Pye, 1971, so I assume (always dangerous, right?) this CD with bonus tracks to be that album. I call it Mature John Kongos Music.

Of the eighteen tracks, the first ten are the album 'Kongos'. The eight
bonus tracks are A and B sides of single releases from 1971-1975, including the single version of the hit 'Tokoloshe Man'.

Some of the songs have Lennon-esque vocals reminiscent of Lennon's later solo work (especially his primal therapy-influenced singing), though these Kongos-songs were recorded before John Lennon released his two best-known solo albums. Also, Kongos' singing is more controlled than Lennon's 'Cold Turkey' screaming.

So what about the music? Not a bad song here, the worst any gets is
innocuous. Eight songs jump out at me, and these are evenly distributed
among the album and bonus tracks.

I don't think anyone could not enjoy 'Tokoloshe Man' (which reached SA #13) and 'He's Gonna Step On You Again' (SA #2). The first has a rich electric guitar, and the second is a real stomper -- wordplay intended. {Both tracks reached the number 4 spot on the UK charts in 1971, and the Happy Mondays covered 'He's Gonna Step On You Again' as 'Step On' and took it UK #5 in 1990 - ed}

For the others, 'Weekend Lady', 'Sometimes It's Not Enough', 'Great White Lady', 'Shamarack', and 'Higher Than God's Hat' by reason of some melodic flair, rhythmic twist, lyrical quality, all merit repeated listening.

Speaking of the lyrics, sure, there are some Love Ya Honey girl-boy songs here, but there are others that deal with issues of the Seventies and today -- revolution, racism, the individual in society, and so on. Combined with the prime music and musicianship, that's why I call this Mature John Kongos Music.

Do I enjoy this album? Yup. Where'd I get it? Amazon.com, though
Amazon.co.uk has it, too. (It was made in Germany.)

How much do I like it? Enough to order 'Lavender Popcorn' from Amazon (as an import -- it's also available at Amazon.co.uk), in the belief that my collection is not complete without a career retrospective of the various bands Kongos had been in prior to 1970. Not a track is duplicated between the CDs, either. Add my G-Men LP and I've plenty of Johnny Kongos tunes to enjoy.

From Johnny Kongos and the G-Men to 'Kongos' -- John is a
poly-instrumentalist whose work is worth listening to in all phases of his rocking life, from mermaids in the sea to the Tokoloshe under your beds.

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

{'Lavender Popcorn' is a a retrospective CD of Johnny Kongos from 1966 to 1969. It is the whole of the psych-pop 'Confusions about a Goldfish' album from 1969, plus tracks by John T Kongos, Floribunda Rose and Scrugg. Released on Sanctuary Records in the UK, distributed in SA by Sony Music... happy hunting - ed}

http://rock.co.za/legends/johnkongos

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

DEUR DIE DONKER VALLEI - VALIANT SWART

A wise man once said to me that 'Deur die Donker Vallei' by Valiant Swart was the best Afrikaans Rock album ever. Later in the same conversation, the same wise man admitted that he had had too much to drink. At this point I recalled the old adage 'In vino vertitas' or perhaps I should have thought 'In vino veri-tassenberg' as it was of that famous fruit of the vine that the wise man had partaken. The other thing that persuaded me to seek out this album was that the wise man was none other than Koos Kombuis.

I must say Oom Koos, that I agree wholeheartedly with you. 'Donker Vallei' finds the mystic one at his soul baring bluesy best, creating 12 lovingly crafted songs of love, loneliness, lost love, just cruising or at times about being pissed off or if you look a bit closer, there's a definite political slant to them. As the title suggests, it's not a happy album, but it is also not a 'oh woe is me' album. Apparently this album was made at a time when Valiant had just broken off a relationship. Although I haven't had that confirmed, the lyrics do tend to suggest a man coming to terms with lost love and finding solace in being alone and on the road. There's a sensitiveness and openness about this that is quite disarming but comforting at the same time.

Musically it's Valiant's beloved blues that dominate, but there's a healthy dose of country rock and in the case of 'Die vloek van die Kitaar', a good old blast of unadulterated rock. The band's playing is superb throughout, and the awesome blues guitar contribution of Albert Frost is enough to send shivers down your spine.

To paraphrase Forrest Gump, this album is like a box of chocolates, you like all of them, but every one has their own favourite. It's not easy to choose a favourite amongst this quality selection as they're all so darn lekker, but at a push I would say my favourite is 'Gange van Babylon' a song that flows so smoothly and melancholically through your speakers that you can't help but be engulfed by it {My favourite is 'Banneling' (The Exile), in case you were wondering - ed}.

While there have been a large number of quality Afrikaans Rock albums of late, this one still comes out tops for me and is never far from my CD player. So Koos Kombuis I take my velhoed off to you for your choice of album, and those of you who have ever wondered where Eminem and his homies in D12 got the idea for their song 'Purple Hills' check out the cover of this quite special album.

Die Mystic Boer will be performing a couple of acoustic gigs in London this week:

Wed 6 Feb Springbok Bar, Covent Garden 20h00
Thurs 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.

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

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

Friday, 4th February 1972

This week [last week] Title - Artist

1 [1] Imagine - John Lennon
2 [2] Soley, Soley - Middle of the Road
3 [6] I Will Return - Springwater
4 [4] Amen - Peanut Butter Conspiracy*
5 [10] Mother - Barbra Streisand
6 [11] (Is This The Way To) Amarillo - Tony Christie
7 [5] Get Me Some Help - Neville Whitmill*
8 [7] Desiderata - Les Crane
9 [3] Mammy Blue - Charisma*
10 [8] Cousin Norman - The Marmalade

* South African Artists

It was the second week in a row at the top for the ex-Beatle, although one could not ignore the threat Middle of the Road still posed. The trio of South African top 10 hits had been split up, but had all maintained their top 10 status.

Tony Christie's 'Amarillo' made it's third re-appearance in the top 10. This time it was at the expense of Danyel Gerard and his 'Butterfly'. Barbra Streisand (who always insisted on spelling her name without the extra "a") was making good progress toward the top spot with 'Mother'. This was a cover version of John Lennon's song that had appeared on his 'primal scream' album 'Plastic Ono Band' which had been released 2 years early.

Lower down the charts, there were 3 new entries into the top 20. Melanie's 'Brand New Key', 'Banks of the Ohio' by Olivia Newton-John and 'Dancing in the Sun' by Michael Holm. John Kongos clung to the top 20 with 'Tokoloshe Man' dropping from 18 to 20. It was the song's 7th week in the top 20, but hadn't ventured higher than 16, a rather disappointing reception for the local lad who had taken this tune to number 4 in the UK.

South African's at number 1 this week:

Substitute - Clout (1978)
http://www.clout.co.za

John Samson
mailto:john@sarockdigest.com

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BIRTHDAYS

February

1 Pierre de Charmoy* (1961)
6 Bob Marley (1945, died 11 May 1981)
12 David Marks*
13 Peter Gabriel (1950)
14 Syd Kitchen*
15 Greg Georgiades*

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

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

Tribe After Tribe - Power (LP)
Otis Waygood Blues Band (LP)
Isja (with Ian Herman) (LP)
Mike Mayer - Country Boy (LP)
Syd Kitchen and the Utensils - Waiting For The Heave (LP)
Psycho Reptiles - Have Beans Will Travel (LP)
Via Afrika - Via Afrika & Scent Of Scandal (LPs)

Also...
George Harrison - All Things Must Pass (3-vinyl Box set with lyric
sheet)

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

Cash paid for records in saleable condition.

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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LOOKING FOR MUSIC FRIENDS

First of all mega sorry for my bad English, but please believe me, I'm still learn it (I have nice teacher. Her name is Rosa and she is from... South Africa). Well, maybe something about me. My name is Artur and I live in Poland.

I'm 36 years old and I love music. I have a lot of pals around the world, but I don't have any person from your country. My deepest dream is to find someone who would like to write me something about South African music (I'm into music from 60's and 70's. Like the Beatles, Deep Purple, Jethro Tull, Pink Floyd. In five words I love: beat, psychodelic, progressive and hard-rock music.

Of course I'd like to write to this person some about music from Poland and other ex-comunistic countries from Europe. I think that it's very exotic music for all music fans from S.A. Like your music is exotic for me. I also think about trade music. I'm looking for your help.

Artur Hausner
mailto:paulina@dtk.com.pl

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LOOKING FOR IMPI

Hi! I'm searching for an instrumental song of John Kongos, the title is: Impi, the year; 1982. I have this song on an old vinyl, 12 inch (maybe a club version). I don't know on which album (cd) I can find it. On this vinyl, it's the same title on each side but different version. It's like "african rhythm". Can you help me?

Thank you.

Denis Le Siège
Mascouche, Q.C.
Canada
mailto:dlesiege@videotron.ca

{Johnny Clegg & Juluka's 'Impi' was released on their 1982 album 'African Litany' but I am not aware of John Kongos ever recording a song with this title - ed}

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AILEEN THE ALIEN

Here's one for the rock Trivia boys.

Who is 'Aileen' on Freedom's Children's album 'Astra'?

I'm really curious to know. She's one of those ethereal mysteries, like Jennifer Eccles, Alice Long, Eleanor Rigby.... the list is endless.

Chris Boyle
mailto:chris.boyle@oribi.co.za

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COUNTRY MUSIC VENUES

I have a request.. do you know any venues in the Cape Town area that play country music? Boy, is that a swearword is this country and in Cape Town it is almost unmentionable. However there is so much good alternative country music coming out of the States which I really enjoy playing but have not been able to find a suitable venue...

Tks I'd appreciate it if you could point me in the right direction.

Ken Daniels
mailto:mwkendan@mweb.co.za

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HIDDEN LYRICS #26

Last week's hidden lyrics were taken from:
'SMS' by Anton Goosen from his recent album ''n Vis Innie Bos'.

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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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SUI SESSIONS II - BENGUELA LIVE AT SUI STUDIOS

Following on from the hugely successful inaugural live-recorded sessions with blackmilk late last year, comes a real treat in the form of Cape Town based trio, Benguela. Brydon, Ross and Alex have just released their second album, ‘Digital Inability’, which is already causing quite a buzz among loyal followers and new fans alike:

Come witness their chemistry as caressed, plucked, bowed and scraped
upright bass meshes with spellbinding guitar and kinetic drumming. With
every Benguela gig being a unique experience due to its partly
improvised nature, it's a rare honour to be able to document the event
by recording it.

As we like to combine these musical occasions with some form of visual
art, we can tell you that ace photographer Brandon Wood will have some
choice snaps on display as well. So, do not delay, as seating is
limited. We advise that you contact either of the above numbers or email address to reserve your ticket if you do not want to be disappointed.

25 Wale Street - Cape Town 1st Floor
Friday 8th February 2002
8pm
R30
Booking Essential!

Contact: mailto:blkmlk@hotmail.com
Paul - 082 594 2350
Ramon - 082 825 8785

Benguela’s ‘The Jesus Takes The Cake’ National Tour Dates:
February:
Thurs 7 - District 206, Cape Town, 10pm, R20
Thurs 14 - Zem Kafe, between Lola's & Minato's (Beezy Bailey Building) & up from Long Street Cafe, Cape Town
Tues 19 - Tings & Times, Hatfield, Pretoria
Wed 20 - Bassline, Melville, JHB with guests
Thurs 21 - Bassline, Melville, JHB
Fri 22 - Bargo, Durban with Boo (TBC)

March:
Sat 2 - Independent Armchair Theatre

For more information on Benguela:
http://www.benguela.co.za

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HEATHER MAC ADDED TO UP THE CREEK BILL

Some additions at the eleventh hour have been added to the Up The Creek
line-up, just to keep things interesting! The 2002 Savanna Up The Creek
festival, from 8-10 February, is proud to announce that Heather Mac will be appearing live on Saturday 9th February, as will the positively
eclectic Jam Mecca from Knysna, and that Sole Affair has been added to
the Sunday line-up. Since her days as the lead singer for the hugely
influential Ella Mental, Heather Mac has been pretty quiet, but that
doesn’t mean she has been doing nothing! This is your chance to see this hugely talented singer in action again, if you have been missing her for the last few years.

Jam Mecca bring an almost indescribable amalgam of musical sounds to
the stage, incorporating jazz, reggae, world music and more into the
unique blend of sounds. And Sole Affair add to the general jazzy feel of our laid back, recovery Sunday line-up.

For the full line-up visit: http://www.upthecreek.mweb.co.za
Tickets available from Computicket.

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340ml

Tuesday 05 Feb
Bassline - Melville
9pm

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AUTHENTIC GIGS

Friday 8 February
Wonderboom, Watershed, Karen Zoid and many others - RAU Rag, RAU, Auckland Park
NB: daytime gig

Friday 8 February
Tweak - Roxy, Melville with SAB promotions and a low entrance fee of R10. Info: 011-726-6019

Saturday 9 February
Zen Arcade, Cutting Jade, Sunways, Tweak, Martin Rocka and the Sickshop, Tree 63, Wonderboom, Not My Dog and others - Tuks international campus rugby, Tuks rugby fields, University of Pretoria. Info: 011-802-1928
NB: starts 6pm

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

Richard Tait & Bill Knight. Old Comrades-in-Arms.

Caleb Eastwood.(A former Chair of our Sister Club, Four Winds) Playing his own Material on Guitar & Vocals.

Matt Allison. A very promising new face, playing most eloquent Original
Material off his newly-released Album.(Copies will be available for sale.)

Michael Copley. An old favourite and Old Trooper, Poet, Philosopher & Actor, with his homegrown Ballads.

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FROSTED ORANGE

The "My Love is a Leopard" Tour.

Tues 19 Feb. The Bassline, Main Road, Melville, Johannesburg. 9.30PM. Phone 011-4826915
Wed 20 Feb. Up The Creek, Hatfield, Pretoria. 9.00PM. Phone 012-3623712
Thurs 21 Feb. Cafe Barcelona, Elardus Park Centre, Pretoria. 9.00PM. Phone 012-3453602
Fri 22 Feb. The Bohemian, Park Road, Melville, Johannesburg. 9.00PM. Phone 011-4822577
Sun 24 Feb. Saints, Atlasville, Johannesburg. 8.30PM. Phone 011-9731423

Cape Town trio Frosted Orange are on their way to Gauteng to play a series of shows in Johannesburg and Pretoria. They describe their music as a blend of blues and indie rock, "Imagine B.B. King playing with Radiohead," says keyboard player Simon Orange.

Orange formed the band with guitar player Albert Frost in 1995 and they performed as a duo until they met drummer Jacques Schutter in Stellenbosch in 1999. Since then they've become a cult favourite at festivals and shows, with their razor-sharp outfits and laid back attitude.

The band takes great pleasure in announcing the imminent release of their second album, entitled "My Love is a Leopard", which is currently being manufactured in Johannesburg. A collaboration between Capetone Records (the band's own label) and Albert Du Plessis' Rhythm Records, it features ten new tracks drenched in Rhodes piano and electric guitar and was recorded at Stellenbosch's Sunset Studios last year.

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GLAZE
http://listen.to/glazerock

The Bohemian
50 Park Rd,
Melville

on the following dates:
9 Feb
22 Mar
27 Apr

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JAM / 206 DATES

Wednesday 6 February
206 - Warped Wednesday with DJs Aztek, Koe-rant and guests. Doors open
at 9pm, R10 cover. "beats all over the place from funky to psychedelic"

Thursday 7 February
206 - The band everybody’s been waiting for! Benguela performing at 206. On the decks, DJ Koe-rant.

Friday 8 February
The JAM - International DJ, Diesel Boy in the house!
206 - African Dope Party

Saturday 9 February
The JAM and 206 - Cyber Lash Party

Contact:
Sean Wienand - 072 123 0263
Mariska du Preez - 082 375 8991

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JESSE JORDAN BAND

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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KIRSTENBOSCH APPLETISER SUMMER SUNSET CONCERTS

Every Sunday 17h30 to 18h30
R25 for adults, R10 for children
General info (021) 7998783 or (021) 7998620
Ticket info (021) 7998782 or (021) 7998602

Bring the family and a picnic, relax with a glass of wine and enjoy the music of the Cape while the sun slips behind the mountain. You are welcome to linger after the concert but please be sure to leave the Garden by 20h00. Remember to take your litter home with you.

Feb 10: Bomvu. Headed by Johan Rautenbach, Bomvu is a vibrant ensemble performing "Ethnic Classical Jazz Fusion"
Feb 17: Selaelo Selota
Feb 24: Los Gitanos
March 3: Sons of Trout
March 10: Jonny Cooper Big Band
March 17: Robbie Jansen and the Sons of Table Mountain
March 24: Cape Town Opera
March 31: Amampondo

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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.

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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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M GIGS

Saturday 9 February - Stellenbosch University Battle of the Bands with
Blemish, State Far Better, Velvet Mary, Time Spent, Flowerheads and New
World Inside competing for the title of best band at the annual Carnival Battle of the Bands. Last year's winners, Kelvin Declined, as well as student favourites, Akkedis, will also be performing.
Bands start at 18h00. - Lentelus Grounds, behind Engineering Faculty

Friday 15 February - Wonderboom will be performing at The Jam. Two
relatively new rock outfits, Death by Chocolate and Desert Velvet, will
be supporting this great Jo’burg band. DJ Hooker will keep the party
going upstairs, with Honey B, Boogie Man and Denver spinning 'n
scratching downstairs at 206. R20 entrance for both venues, doors open at 21h00. The Jam/ 206: 43 De Villiers Ave, Zonnebloem

M BAND NEWS:
- New World Inside is busy with pre-production for their first album. CD release is scheduled for 1 March 2002.
- Hog Hoggidy Hog will be taking a little break for a month as Lee Lips
(trumpet) is out of town.
- Kelvin Declined have finished their recording and are busy mixing
their album which should be out by March 8th.
- Mann Friday is recording/ partying all the way on a farm near
Villiersdorp. Catch them Wednesday night at The Independant Armchair.
- Velvet Mary has a new drummer. Anthony (ex New Flying Machine) joined
them at the beginning of the month. Don't miss the guys performing on the 9th!

M MUSIC MANAGEMENT AND PROMOTIONS
082 375 8991

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RUST LIVE

Rust rock on at the ZEM KAFE with the big beats of drummer band Hot
Fruit in support. Friday 8 Feb, 9pm, 4 Buiten Street, Cape Town, just
off Long Street opp Long Street Cafe.

contact 083 425 2050
mailto:rustinfo@ananzi.co.za
http://www.surroundbox.com/rust

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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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SOUTHERN CROSS FESTIVAL

Southern Cross is hosting the 3rd Southern Cross Music Festival in March 2002. They now have a website http://www.southerncrossmusic.co.za with all the details.

Contact: Derek Carter (Artworks Interactive)
mailto:derek@artworks.co.za

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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 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
9 and 16. For more information, call (021) 419 5222.

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TRIBUTE TO DAVE TARR

At the Tusk Inn, Durban on 16th February at 3pm. Music starts at 4pm. Ken E Henson is organising a benefit concert for Plod's Family with a host of musicians: Wills Blues Band, 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, DAD (David Marks, Alan Judd & Dan Chiorboli) & others. Celebrate Life while we can.

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TUKS JOOL 2002

Tuks Jool and Oppikoppi Productions have joined forces for the first
time to bring you a new and funkier Jool Concert for 2002. As in the
past, this event takes place over four days, from 13-16 Feb 2002.
Vodacom hosts the Amphitheatre Stage, with Black Label providing the
second "Gig-rig" stage, each sporting many different genres of music and unique South African talents. The Oppikoppi production team is hard at work to make sure that both stages receive top-class treatment and the best in sound and lighting gear.

Tuks Jool 2002 kicks off on Wed 13 February with the Gospel Rock Show.
After an extremely successful evening at Jool 2001, the lineup grows
stronger this year, featuring some awesome Gospel bands from around the
country (See below). The following acts have been confirmed for Thursday 14th (Valentine’s Day) and Friday 15th of February:

Vodacom Amphitheatre Stage: BLK Sonshine, Perez, Skwatta Kamp, The
Blunted Stuntman (206), Karma, Valiant Swart, Watershed, Bongo Maffin, Brasse Vannie Kaap, Max Normal, Not My Dog, Politburo Session, Scicoustic, Soil 7T7

Black Label Gig-rig Stage: Citrus, Dj Bubbles, Dj Myles, Slugs Of War,
Tidal Waves, This Way Out, Anika, Beeskraal, Dj Fresh (YFM), Krushed &
Sorted, Paul Riekert & Anton L’Amour, Guage

On Saturday 16th, the Rag Procession takes place, culminating with a
street party in Hatfield. Watch the press for more details about the
goings on in Burnett Street. Besides the Rag Show, the Tuks Rag
committee busies itself with various charity projects and fundraisers
for lesser privileged folk all year round. This year’s concert promises
to be more indicative of the rapidly growing music scene in our country, with all sorts of artists and other joolers pulling together to make it a memorable event.

Be warned that Pretoria has never before experienced a Jool such as
this, with more than 30 bands and dj’s entertaining you over the
four-day period.

Couvert charge for the events:
Wed 13th: R20, from 15:00
Thur 14th: R30 from 15:00
Fri 15th: R30 from 15:00

NOTE: No alchohol or weapons may be brought onto the premises. Full bar facilities will be available throughout the show. Additional info can be obtained from 082 321 8113 or visit our website at
www.oppikoppi.co.za/tuksjool.

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TUKS JOOL’S GOSPEL SHOW

In 2001, TUKS JOOL saw the need for a night where Christians could enjoy JOOL according to their needs. They set the project and reaped major success. The Wednesday night will never be forgotten. Now the challenge lies ahead to build on that success in the years to come and a challenge it will be.

In 2002 TUKS JOOL is preparing for that challenge. This line-up was
formed to take the Gospel Rock Show to another standard. Tree63 and
Peculiar People from Cape Town will lead the pack of 8 bands. One80 is a band that is growing super fast, especially with the launch of their
album ‘Intoxication’. 5 Star Society, Light Box, C-Kruis Music,
Blindgait and Metanoya will provide the balance to local and upcoming.

The Gospel Rock Show will be hosted at the Ragfarm on the University
sports grounds. The event will start not a second later than 5pm and the King of Kings will be glorified until 11pm on Wednesday 13 February
2002. This might be the last chance to experience such a line-up for
only R20. Don’t dare to be young and miss this!!!

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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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SIMON VAN GEND

An evening of original songs by songwriter, vocalist and accoustic
guitarist Simon van Gend, accompanied by Ben Amato (flute, sax,
pennywhistle, electric guitar, vocals) and Eric Michot (bass, vocals).
Introspective lyrics, soaring melodies, Crosby Stills and Nash harmonies.

Friday 8th Feb - Independent Armchair Theatre - 9.30 pm, R20
Saturday 23rd Feb - Dorp Street Theatre Stellenbosch - 9.00 pm, R30,
students R15
Friday 1st March - Independent Armchair Theatre - 9.30 pm, R20

http://www.24clicks.com/simon

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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 5 FEB: RASTA RUGGA NIGHT with your host The Amazing J.P.
WED 6 FEB: JAM NIGHT/ NEW BAND NIGHT Starting at 9:00pm
THUR 7 FEB: KARAOKE with Rock'n Rick Starting at 9:00pm
FRI 8 FEB: BACARDI BREEZER NIGHT with GHOST (tonight is sponsored by BACARDI RUM) BACARDI RUM & BREEZER Specials all night long!
SAT 9 FEB: BOSTON LAGER NIGHT with MY LATEST EX and STONED GOBLIN (tonight is sponsored by BOSTON BREWERIES from PAARDEN ISLAND) Pint & Jug specials all night long!

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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
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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

SASTREAM
http://www.sastream.com
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9.CLICK HERE - SA ROCK ON THE NET
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AEROPLAZA
http://www.mp3.com/aeroplaza

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http://01knort.tripod.com/defmuz.htm

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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

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http://www.stevelouw.com

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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

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http://www.stevelouw.com

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http://www.mannfriday.com

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http://www.nakednatives.co.za

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http://www.sarockdigest.com/midnightmass

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http://rock.co.za/offtheedge

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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

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http://www.georgvoros.com

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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/

EISERVICES
Entertainment Industry Services
http:www.eiservices.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:links@sarockdigest.com
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