SA ROCK DIGEST ISSUE #142
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11th February 2002

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IN THIS ISSUE
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With so many talent searches and battle of the band competitions happening over the next while somebody is sure to win something: you just gotta enter... African Dope compilation CD is reviewed in US Billboard magazine... The Usual's lead singer goes solo... SA Rock Files website updated... Shiloh continues his history of guitar duellists Wishbone Ash... Kurt from Texas falls in love with SA music all over again, thanks to SA Stream... Johnnie from Boksburg discovers Bernoldus Niemand... John Samson saw the Mystic Boer in London... Chris Boyle finds new friends around the world... and gigs, gigs and more gigs (so many bands, so little time...)

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CONTENTS
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1.HOT & FRESH - News: Pop Idols vs Popstars, African Dope in Billboard, Robben Island Jazzathon, Young guitarists talent search
2.CHARTS - Top SA Albums & Songs this week
3.LET'S ROCK - New releases: James Stewart, Dianne Chandler
4.CLASSIC ROCK - SA Rock Files website updated, Wishbone Ash, SA Stream, Bernoldus Niemand
5.RUK EN ROL - Afrikaans Rock: musiek.co.za
6.ROCKLINE - Forum, Requests & Feedback: Impi
7.ROCK ON - Live reviews and gig info: Valiant Swart in London
8.LISTEN HERE - SA Rock Radio: SA Stream
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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POP IDOLS VS POPSTARS

SABC3 has announced that it will be screening the SA version of the
original music reality-TV program, ‘Popstars’, from July 10 to October
2. With M-Net set to begin screening the SA version of ‘Pop Idols’ (to
be simply known as ‘Idols’) on March 10, it looks like 2002 is going to
be the year of the talent searches. The essential difference between
these two programs is that ‘Idols’ is looking for a single winner, while ‘Popstars’ is looking for an eventual 5-person group. This boy-girl group will then be cloistered for a short ‘Big Brother’-type period of (publicly observed) coaching, before emerging as South Africa’s new pop sensations.

The ‘Idols’ auditions have already started, and the ‘Idols’ judges -
Dave Thompson (director of Marketing and A&R at BMG records); Randall
Abrahams (YFm Station Manager); Marcus Brewster (publicist); and Penny
Lebyane (popular Metro fm presenter) - have begun the process of
choosing 100 potential idols from a cast of more than 6 000 applicants
nationwide. They will spend the four weeks of February on the road
travelling around South Africa auditioning thousands of wannabe pop
idols and making their shortlist.

The 100 short-listed idols will then travel to Johannesburg and go
through their paces in front of the judges again who have to cut the
number down to just 50. From there on in the judges hand over to the
public who will vote and ultimately decide who will be South Africa's
own ‘Pop Idol’ for 2002.

Dave Thompson, whose record company BMG will be offering the winner a
major recording contract, will convene the panel of judges. Thompson has a casting vote, which he can use in the event of a deadlock on the
panel. Candy Lichfield and Matthew Stewardson will be the presenters.

SABC3 will begin re-screening the Australian series of ‘Popstars’ every
Saturday at 19h00 from February 16. The countrywide auditions for ‘Coca
Cola Popstars’ (as it will be officially known) will begin in April. The judges for the ‘Coca Cola Popstars’ series have not yet been announced.

The ‘Coca Cola Popstars’ Information Hotline is on 082 280 1234
website: http://www.sapopstars.com

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AFRICAN DOPE IN BILLBOARD
Taken from Billboard Magazine February 2, 2002:

"DOPE GOES MAINSTREAM: A Strategic alliance between Sony Music and
African Dope Records has brought the rough, underground edge hip-hop,
dub, breakbeat and trip-hop into the mainstream, with the release of
African Dope Vol.1 (Epic). Mixed by Krushed & Sorted - a Cape Town South African underground DJ outfit and the force behind African Dope Records - the 14 track offering is set apart from its international counterparts by its fierce African sensibility.

According to Krushed & Sorted, "African Dope Records is dedicated to the cultivation of the finest South African homegrown sounds, an unusually potent hybrid of organic culture and digital technology."
Drawing on the label's ever-expanding roster of artists, African Dope
Vol.1 features original tracks and remixes from the likes of
Moodphase5ive, Felix Laband, Kalahari Surfers, Ghettomuffin, Craig
Damster, DJ Dope + Farmer Brian, Anti-Hero, Syllabic and Mime."

Diane Coetzer (SA correspondent)

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KICK BACK AT THE ROBBEN ISLAND JAZZATHON

African International artist Mory Kante and talented Capetonian Judith
Sephuma will be performing at the upcoming Standard Bank Robben Island
Jazzathon, which is taking place on the 16th February.

Mory Kante, who is acclaimed for his Cora driven sound, will be gracing
the Islands shores in what promises to be the jazz event of the year.
Kante began his singing career at the young age of 15, when he joined
Mali’s then most popular band, Rail Band, and tried himself out on a
large variety of styles and notably excelled in the pure funk music
inspired by James Brown. After leaving the Rail Band, Mory Kante settled in Abidjan and it was there he learned to master the Cora, the mark of originality in his music and one of the keys to his success.

Judith Sephuma recently released her much anticipated debut album ‘A
Cry, A Smile, A Dance’. With its sheer breadth and scope, this album
casts an intoxicating pan-African spell over its listeners, moving the
singer into Angelique Kidjo-like terrain.

Tickets for the concert are available exclusively from Computicket. The
price is R250, which includes the trip to and from the Island, as well
as the entry fee to the concert.

For further information, kindly contact JCQ Productions on (021) 638
0957, or visit http://www.joyofjazz.co.za, Festival Diaries.

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YOUNG GUITARISTS TALENT SEARCH

Yamaha, Sheer Sound and Kaya Fm are proud to present the Yamaha young guitarists talent search. Unsigned guitarists are invited to enter their demo CDs to stand a chance of winning a Pacifica Guitar and Crate amplifer to the value of R10 000. The demo's will be judged by Louis Mhlanga and Yamaha representative Mike Brown. All submissions must be made to Kaya Fm fefore the 15th March and the winner will announced on the 22nd on KG Moeketsi's KGB show.

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

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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) Goodbye Satellite - Blackmilk (‘The Summer Eye’/Sui)
2. [3] (2) Hollywood - Sons Of Trout (‘Odd Times’/SAFm)
3. [4] [3] So Over You - Karen Micaela (DGR)
4. [14] (4) Ecstacy - Starskii (‘Communate’/Indie)
5. [-] (5) A Man Like Me - James Stewart (‘Upside Down’ EP/Smack!)
6. [1] (1) Gasoline - Saron Gas (‘Fragile' v.2/Musketeer)
7. [8] (7) SMS - Anton Goosen (‘’n Vis Innie Bos’/Gallo)
8. [5] (5) Martyr - The Awakening (‘The Fountain’/Intervention Arts)
9. [7] (4) Working Day - The Led (‘8 Days’/Rhythm)
10. [19] (10) Breakfast In Bed - Ronnie Zonked (‘African Dope Vol
1’/African Dope/Sony)
11. [-] (11) Today - Four Ounce Freedom (‘Hypnotism’/Intervention Arts)
12. [10] (1) Meneer Geweer - Wouter van de Venter (‘Draadloos Vol. 1 -
Various’/EMI)
13. [-] (13) Spare Me - MoodPhase 5ive (off upcoming ‘Remix’/African
Dope)
14. [12] (6) Hide And Seek - Fudge ('Blind Perception'/Indie)
15. [9] (3) Charlie - Wonderboom (‘Rewind’/DGR)
16. [11] (5) I'll Remember You - Brian Finch (‘Hero Of Heroes’/3eM)
17. [17] (4) Rutt - Odball (Indie)
18. [-] (18) Paralyser - Ghettomuffin (‘African Dope Vol1’/African Dope)
19. [13] (2) Yezzman - Mondetta (‘It’s A Small World’/Sheer/SAFm)
20. [15] (4) Sister - Zen Arcade (‘Snowflake’/Indie)

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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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JAMES STEWART - A VERY UNUSUAL VOICE

We have been watching M-Net’s re-screenings of the British ‘Pop Idols’
these past few weeks, and it’s been a refreshing antidote to that Ferdie program. They are preparing us for the SA version in which I’m hopeful our budding pop idols will have learnt a lot from the "diverse" comments and criticisms of Pete Waterman and his panel. They’re not always sweet and discreet with their opinions, to say the least, but when they hear a voice like William’s or Rosie’s, they gush unashamedly, even Simon!

Same as a lot of people have been doing since first hearing James
Stewart sing. That began happening when The Usual first appeared on the
Cape music scene with their ‘Six Songs From The Inside’ debut EP,
sounding like Bright Blue with Sting on lead vocals. The band’s second
EP, ‘Like A Vision’, and first full album, ‘Born In A Storm’, followed,
both strong works, which tended to sound a bit too samey. But there was
something about Stewart’s voice that gave all these songs an extra
quality. The kind of voice that could sing a grocery list and make it
sound like a pop classic.

The best thing to do with a voice like that is to work it through a
variety of styles. Which is what James Stewart has been doing these past months in his Street Level Studios in Cape Town. Those studios have moved around a bit because they’re no longer on street level anymore, but are now on the third floor of the Newmarket Junction complex, near the Castle, with glorious views of both Signal Hill and Table Mountain streaming in through the studios’ large windows. If you live in Cape Town you’ll know how distracting that can be. But Stewart, his Street Level partner Richard Black (ex-McCully Workshop), and ex-Shoofly Chris Tait, have been working hard to complete the 10 or so songs that will comprise his debut solo album, ‘Eklektik’, due for release in early-March.

The lead single for the album is a ‘Skollie Summer’ mix of Diana Ross’
disco classic, ‘Upside Down’ (originally produced by Chic’s Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards, here produced by Bright Blue’s Peter Cohen and Tom Fox) which is already getting airplay and interest. The ‘Upside Down’ EP also includes a vulnerable and catchy pop gem called ‘A Man Like Me’, which is currently being adjusted for the album, and about which we are going to be hearing a lot more. Other new titles include, ‘All You Have To Do Is Let Me Know’, ‘Shine’, ‘The Kind Of love I Need’, and ‘The Meaning Of Goodbye’. Some reworked covers could also complete what is going to be a big SA pop album in 2002. The single and album are on James Stewart’s own Smack! Songs label, and are distributed via Bowline.
(SS)

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DIANE CHANDLER’S BEST!

SA Diva Dianne Chandler has just released a 'Best Of' collection of her
greatest hits and favourite songs. It naturally features 'Jerusalem’,
long a firm favourite with South African audiences. Dianne now has put
together 19 of her all-time crowd-pleasers, including 'My Way', 'The
Living Years’ and 'Memory'.

Chandler is currently performing cabaret in Durban, and still has a
large and popular following in SA. For further info:
Patric van Blerk 082 899 2525
mailto:patric@icon.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

OPEN RECORD
http://www.openrecord.co.za
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4. CLASSIC ROCK
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SOUTH AFRICA'S ROCK FILES
http://www.sarockdigest.com/rockfiles

Latest updates:
9 February: Added South African cover versions list, just for fun...
6 February: Added detailed webpages for Africa Shakes, SA's first beat film starring Bill Kimber and the Couriers, thanks to Tertius Louw
1 February: Updated Charts webpages, thanks to John Samson
26 January: Added Archie van der Ploeg tribute webpage, thanks to Billy Forrest and Tertius Louw
21 January: Updated Suck webpages, thanks to Leon Economides, John Samson and Benjy Mudie
11 January: Updated Hocus history, thanks to Geoff Williams. Robert John "Mutt" Lange was a member of Hocus in the early 70s.
11 January: Updated PJ Power's Talk To Me, thanks to Sting Music
9 January: Added lyrics for Ag Pleez Deddy, thanks to Rodney Currin

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SHILOH'S CORNER

WISHBONE ASH pioneers of the twin tone lead
Part 2

In 1972 their landmark album "Argus" reached #3 on the charts. This concept album notorious for a cover reflecting an ancient warrior gazing out at a UFO (long before Star Wars), carried a prophetic message to the post hippies of the seventies. The apocalyptic standards like "The king will come", "Warrior" and "Throw down the sword" were timeously apt for the times that were upon them. Yet again the sweet harmony of Wishbone would melodically caress one's soul with the angelic "Leaf and stream".

In 1973 the Ash released their melodic "Wishbone four" which focussed fundamentally on harmony as found on tracks like "Everybody needs a friend", "Sorrel", "Sing out the song" and "Ballad of the beacon". It was during this time that Wishbone Ash embarked on a vibrant tour in the UK. The crowds bowed to the old standards of the Argus banner while the only track to be featured off their latest album was "Ballad of the beacon". It has been said that Wishbone Ash's downfall was their shyness but for those that have experienced the energy of the "Live dates" album very little of this is evident during the astonishing lead guitar of Andy Powell and Ted Turner.

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

SA STREAM
http://www.sastream.com

Like y'all, I read about SA Stream (a web radio station streaming nothing but SA music, 24 hours a day) in last week's Digest. But since my week seemed to have four Mondays, I didn't tune in until Thursday.

When I finally checked it out, a reggae number ended and the lovely-voiced female announcer said, "And now Dog Detachment with 'Barriers'." I tell you what, I actually felt a thrill to hear one of my favorite South African bands announced over the air, so to speak, for the first time.

It was a great virgin experience, and now I'm devoted to SA Stream. I
bonded so well and so quickly with it that after listening a while, I went out to go somewhere in my bakkie (not really, but "bakkie" sounds more fun than "my Chrysler mini-van"), and I almost turned on the radio to hear more SA Stream.

The playlist is a good mix of music, focusing on rock and pop rock, of
course, but other styles get thrown into the mix. If you're thinking of how to introduce people to SA music, this is the place. It's still so new to me that when I hear an announcer mention a name, I think: "Hey! I know that band!"

Like the excellent 'Ocean Culture' compilation of a few years ago, and the recent Showcase:3 5FM comp, SA Stream will not only provide me rock thrills, but guide me to new and old CDs to buy.

The artists who played during the past hour are: Ray Phiri, The Dynamics, Tokollo, Outsiders, Famous Curtain Trick, Slam Factory, Stef Bos, éVoid, Dream Merchants, Staccatos, and Sugardrive, and a few others.

The above playlist represents their style well, and while some performers reappear, it's not often enough to say they are "on heavy rotation." Some current favorites are Eminent Child, Wonderboom, Wendy Oldfield, Lesley Rae Dowling, Squeal, Springbok Nude Girls, Big Sky, Little Sister, and Petit Cheval. But SA Stream isn't stuck anywhere, only top-heavy in good music with minimal, yet interesting, chatter between songs.

SA Stream plays melodic tunes, guitar-and-drums rock monsters, oldies sets, Afrikaans sets, new song countdowns, world music (for lack of a better term), and more as I'm sure to discover.

So far I've devoted only seven or eight hours to SA Stream, and it may be too soon to cover this new phenomenon, but I can't hold back my enthusiasm. I think it might be love. Or at least passion.

SA Stream
http://www.sastream.com

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

{SA Stream recommend that one downloads Windows Media Player version 7. However, I found it on the free CD that came with the SA edition of the December 2001 issue of Net magazine. Works great. I'm sure it is on other Net mag free CDs as well. - ed}

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

John's contribution did not make in time for this week's Digest, so we decided to run this e-mail that's been cluttering up our in-box for a while now...

Howzit Mr Rockdigestive

I just wanted to charf you ous about this lekker CD that I scored the other day. It's called 'Wie is Bernoldus Niemand?' and is by an ou called Bernoldus Niemand. The tunes on this are like really cool and it says on the box that the ou lives in Springs because it gives him perspiration. Do you think he's like related to that sports politician ou Steve Sweaty hey? Anyways like I was saying this is like a real germ of a CD. It starts with a tune about him on the border and wanting to hug his Korporaal, now I'm not really into this whole homosapien thing, but jirre, sometimes out there you did just want to hug someone, so I can relate.

Then he sings 3 songs about his car. One is like where he lives in his car called Welcome to my Car then he sings about his car being like his chick and call it Marie Ferrari, but the best is when he calls his wheels the Bokburg Bomber and sings like on the Beatles song 'Twisting Shout' you know like in the beginning when the all go aaahhh but in different time, I think it's called harmonica or something. {actually 'Boksburg Bommer' is about boxer Gerrie Coetzee, but who's going to correct this ou, certainly not me. - ed}

Then there's a song about Pretoria called Snore City. I had a lekker lag at that as those ouens are like really sleepy there. But my one gubba charffed be that it's actually Snor city like in a musstarsh and we a had a real fight and I nearly donnered the ou. Maybe yous can throw a light on it.

The next song is like a weird one with old Bernoldus like telling about going into a bar in Springs looking for a jol, but it's like all in poetry and there's this like jazz type music playing. But the next song is really cool. He sings about his broken heart and sings to his cherry that he loves her for eternally. I said that to my chick and she like just cried. True romance I tell you.

He also does a reggie song like that Bob Marlene ou. This CD is so cool, I always play it loud in my Ford Concertina as we cruise around Bokburg. It's like that ou Rod Reeks and his Cold Flats. I can really relate to such ou's music although Bernoldus doesn't sound anything like Rod and he also sings in English and Afrikaans, I mean he's like troolie bilateral.

Anyway I just wanted to charf you ous that this is a lekker CD and that the ou at the shop said it only used to be available on final, but now you can get the CD. Kiff hey. The ou at the shop also said that the ou singing on the CD was really that James Phillips ou who died, but I charfed him he was wrong because it says Bernoldus Niemand on the CD and James Phillips would nooit have done like those Milli Vanilla ou's.

Jaws Troolie

Johnnie

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

Bernoldus Niemand
http://www.rock.co.za/files/jp_niemand.html

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

Friday, 11th February 1972

This week [last week] Title - Artist

1 [2] Soley, Soley - Middle of the Road
2 [3] I Will Return - Springwater
3 [5] Mother - Barbra Striesand
4 [8] Desiderata - Les Crane
5 [1] Imagine - John Lennon
6 [10] Cousin Norman - The Marmalade
7 [6] (Is This The Way To) Amarillo - Tony Christie
8 [9] Mammy Blue - Charisma *
9 [12] Brand New Key - Melanie
10 [4] Amen - Peanut Butter Conspiracy *

* South African Artists

After a short lived spell at the top (2 weeks), John Lennon's 'Imagine'
plummeted to number 5, one of the biggest drops from the top spot, although Albert Hammond's 'Everything I want to Do' did fall from 1 to 9. Middle of the Road jumped back in to claim the top spot.

Melanie was the new entry into the top 10, ousting Neville Whitmill and
reducing the local content to 2. It was her first top 10 hit, although she had peaked at number 16 a year earlier with 'Ruby Tuesday'. Also on the way up was The Marmalade's 'Cousin Norman', climbing 4 places to number 6.

The top 20 featured 2 new entries by 2 of the biggest names in rock. John Lennon was quickly following up 'Imagine' with 'Mother' and Elvis Presley charted at 19 with 'I just can't help Believing'. Peter Maffay and Daniel Boone were the ones to make way for the these giants.

South African's at number 1 this week:

Cry to me - Staccatos (1969)
I don't want to play House - Barbara Ray (1973)
Substitute - Clout (1978)
http://www.clout.co.za

John Samson
mailto:john@sarockdigest.com

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BIRTHDAYS

February

9 Carole King (1942)
12 David Marks*
13 Peter Gabriel (Genesis, solo, 1950)
14 Syd Kitchen*
15 Greg Georgiades*
18 Yoko Ono (1933)
19 Smokey Robinson (1940)
19 Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath, 1948)

* 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):

Outlet - ‘Knock Out’ and ‘Backstreet and other hits’ (LPs)
Johnny Clegg - ‘Third World Child’ (LP)
Soundtrack - ‘Jock Of The Bushveld’ (LP)
Various - ‘Flying Circus; (with Dog Detachment, Celtic Rumours and
others) (LP)
Mango Groove - ‘Mango Groove’ (LP)
Underground Press - ‘Rage’ (LP)
Paul Clingman - ‘Morning On The Line’ (LP)
Petit Cheval - ‘The Perfect Gift’ (LP)

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

Cash paid for records in saleable condition.

Jacques Vosloo - (+27 21) 423 7635
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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LET'S COMMUNICATE

I thought that some of the readers may be a little reluctant to write, or send music, to people who send in requests.

I have done so on three occasions. I'll be doing it again!

I have made friends with Paul in Austin Texas, Christa in St. Paul Minnesota and Beppie in Holland.

They are all really great people, we've become friends as a result of a common interest in music and through Rock Digest's kindness in publishing their requests!

There's a world of people out there, let's communicate, it can only do good to tell people about our beautiful country, even if it does have a wart or two!

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

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JOHNNY KONGOS

Someone asked about a Johnny Kongos single recorded as Impi. The editor couldn't answer, but I'll give it a try:

John did compose, record and produce the single in question. Both sides
were instrumentals entitled "impi", but with different melodies.

The single was released in 1983 on the Jive label and the cat details are: Jive 24, matrix no 304a/b.

Tertius Louw
mailto:tertius@sarockdigest.com

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BOY UP NORTH

I am at present engaged in a frustrating search for a
SA 70's song, which I think is called "Boy Up North".
(I need it for a musical I have written for schools.)

People seem to remember the tune but neither the title
nor the singer.

The opening verse went:

There's a boy up North
Don't know where up North
But he's there up North
This I know.

(In Afrikaans: Daar's a seun op die grens ...")

I have a suspicion that the singer was either Lauren
Copley or Gwynneth Ashley Robin but no internet
search has provided any further enlightenment. I am
e-mailing you because your SA Rock Digest was the only
site thrown up on a search.

If you can help me, or know of any other person or
site which may be of use, I would be very grateful.

Yours faithfully

Richard Curtis
mailto:rmcrts@yahoo.com

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HIDDEN LYRICS #27

Last week's hidden lyrics were taken from:
'Breakfast In Bed' by Ronnie Zonked, the hidden bonus track off the
'African Dope Volume 1' compilation CD.

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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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SMOKE SIGNALS PUBLICISTS
http://rock.co.za/smokesignals

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 can
also act for venues, as well as entertainers, to help ensure successful
events or performances.

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

Smoke Signals will take care of the publicity, leaving the performers
free to do what they do best. Simple as that!
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7.ROCK ON - LIVE REVIEWS AND GIG INFO
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VALIANT.SWART@SPRINGBOKBAR.COOL

Valiant Swart at the Springbok Bar Covent Gardens (6 Feb) and Shepherd's Bush (7 Feb)

Having recently travelled around Memphis and the Mississippi Delta in the US, its probably fair to say that swart is the new blues, for the Boer has learnt a few new tricks with the guitar. With his mixture of rock and blues, and songs ranging from the outrageously funny to the kind that make the hairs on your arms tingle, Valiant Swart executed 2 very accomplished acoustic sets at 2 of the various Springbok Bars dotted around London.

Both venues allow for intimate gigs like these, although I think that the Shepherd's Bush one is better. It had the space for people to gather round the man in a relaxed, family gathering kind of way while Covent Gardens is a long cellar that tended to distance those at the back from the singer.

While it was typical London cold and wet and miserable outside, it was quite cosy inside and that was due as much to the music as to the closeness of the venue. Without his band, the stripped down acoustic versions of Valiant's songs are warm and comforting. His voice can be spine-tinglingly mellow or heartbreakingly emotive as he works his way through old favourites and new, soon to be I'm sure, favourites. Songs like 'Gange van Babylon, 'Duisand myl Blues' and 'Vloek van die Kitaar' rubbed shoulders with 'Maanhare' and 'Donker Pad' in a seamless flow of excellent material.

However, for me, it was the moment he launched into 'Die Mystic Boer' on the first night that you realise the effect his songs have on people. Had it not been for the music and singing, it would have been quiet enough to hear the ash falling from his cigarette that was wedged into the neck of his guitar, and all around me were faces etched with the look of people searching their souls. It is moving moments like this that you want to get put in a sort of magical doggy bag to take home and enjoy again and again. Yes you can get the tape of one of his live shows, but it's never the same as the real thing.

John Samson
mailto:john@sarockdigest.com

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SPLASHY FEN 2002
25 - 28 April

If you have not yet submitted your details to the Splashy Fen
organisers, now is the time to do it. If you know of any other musicians and bands please tell them as well. Closing date for submissions is Friday 15 Feb 2002.

All you have to do is go to http://www.c-weed.com and look on the left
hand side menu and click gig guide and venues; scroll down and you will
see the Splashy Fen submissions details.

For further info contact:
Pedro Carlo - 082 892 6176

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LAST BAND STANDING

The ‘Last Band Standing’ competition will be running every Wed and Sat
from 6 - 30 March at the Purple Turtle in Cape Town. The six winners
from the six heats will compete in the finals. Any (preferably unsigned) bands, from any rock genre are encouraged to enter with prizes ranging from recording time to Cuervo hampers and more.

Collect entry forms from the Turtle (Cnr. Long & Shortmarket Street,
Cape Town) or call Paul Blom on his cell: 082 92 88337 for more
information. This Saturday 9 February from 9pm the live bands erupting
on stage will include: 1/2 Price, My Latest Ex, and Sweet Victory, with
DJ Fate spinning tunes in between.

Any groups interested in playing live shows at the Purple Turtle should
also contact Paul Blom at the same number: 082 92 88337.

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SURVIVOR SERIES 2002

WitchdoctorRecords.com are staging the ‘Survivor Series 2002’ Battle of
the Bands from March 1st till the 26th of April at the Winston Hotel,
and invite all unsigned bands from all musical genres to enter. This
event is geared towards giving exposure to acts striving for recognition in the fickle world of local music, and as such stand to benefit through these means:

Witchdoctor and their sponsors are giving away some great prizes
including studio time at B# Studios with Paul Destefani (who has
produced bands such as Wonderboom, Fuzigish, Just Jinger and
Sugardrive). Studio time with Playhouse Studios (6 hours), Studio time
with Dog Ear Studios (6 hours), CD Vouchers from Rythmic Beat will be
awarded - 5 x R20 vouchers each heat, with a 1-year membership to their
Record Club giveaway to a member of the audience. Musikland are
sponsoring free instruments to those deserving artists who lack finance
to further their abilities. A music video from video production company
Visual Bliss.

Details: http://www.witchdoctorrecords.com

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LARRY AMOS OPENS NEW VENUE

Since 1 December 2001, the King Prawn Restaurant, located on the Port
Shepstone beach front, has been under new management! This prime
location, backed by the platform for the popular Banana Express and
fronted with magnificent sea views, is set to become a prime music venue on the South Coast. Larry Amos, one of South Africa’s top blues
guitarists, has created a new venue for local and international
musicians to showcase their talents! Musos are welcome to ‘pull in and
jam’, and speciality acts will be booked for special functions.

The focus of the King Prawn is great music, with a comfortable
environment, cold drinks and good food. On Fridays and Saturdays from
18h30 there will be a covert charge of R10 per person - this will be
used to pay musicians for their entertainment skills. RedHOUSE, Sippies
Blues Band, Syd Kitchen, Roly Stuckmeyer, Pleasure Seed are among the
artists who have already performed at this exciting new venue.

This Saturday the King Prawn is hosting Salty Dog and next weekend Dr
Fox! Anyone interested in playing or booking should contact Larry, Joan, or the restaurant directly on (039) 682-3208.

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3RD EAR NEWS & GIGS

Dave "Plod" Tarr's Tribute on Saturday the 16th February has been moved
to the Dumarc Theatre, Unit 6 Springfield Park - the Tusk Inn was
ransacked over the weekend and has had to close down. More news on that
later. But if you need further details please call Ken E Henson at (031) 572-2479 This is 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.

Wednesday the 20.02.2002 - The only Palindromic Date this Century -
features an evening of music arranged by MIM and Southern Sun Hotels at
the old Maharani (Holiday Inn, Garden Court, North Beach, Durban) - 7:30 for 8:00pm - Call (031) 702-2043 to book or eMail
mailto:rosaliehoward@mweb.co.za
Tickets R50.00 - Proceeds to the Leopard Kingdom Foundation (for
homeless Children).
Featuring: Mim Erasmus, Colin Penn, Frank Graham, Ellis Pearson, Keith
McFarlane, Vicki Goddard, David Marks, Alan Judd, Dan Chiorboli and many more.

Ladies Of Folk - Mermaids & Sirens with Mim Erasmus, Fiona Tozer,
Caroline Smart, and Annamarie Piek. Turned into a packed house magic
calm warm harbour evening, with Caroline doing the entire Lady in White
(Perla Siedle Gibson tribute) using the very same "sound system" that
Perla used over 50 years ago (a 2 Lip RMS Lung Powered Megawatt
megaphone) on the actual spot where the BB now stands. The spirit of
Perla must surely have been hanging around the Gun Battery on Sunday.
Mermaid Mim soothed & crooned with her impeccable Folk voice & kept the
locals & a whole bunch of British tourists extremely content, while Fiona made no bones about who wears the pants in the new millennium house - this was indeed lady's night tribute.

3rd Ear Music Company (Est. 1969)
Website: http://www.3rdearmusic.com
eMail: Hidden Years: mailto:david@3rdearmusic.com
Tel +(27)(31) 207-5314 / Fax + (27)(31) 207-5305

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AUTHENTIC GIGS

Wednesday 13 February
Dizzy, Stuart Hillary, Speedy, Nelson, Mike Spike, Jordi, and others - Tuks international campus rugby, Tuks rugby fields, University of Pretoria. Info: 011-802-1928

NB: starts 6pm

Thursday 14 February
Tree 63, Frank Opperman and many more - Potch rag, Potchefstroom university, Potchefstroom

NB: daytime gig

Friday 15 February
Wonderboom - the Jam, Cape Town. Bookings: 021-465-2106

Saturday 16 February
Wonderboom and Max Normal - pool party - Stellenbosch university pool, Stellenbosch.

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

PAUL WILLIAMS, on clarinet and flute, playing some Swing-era classics
(his backing yet to be finalised)

ROB DAVIS, a folk-singer in the traditional mould, ex-UK he has been in
SA for 2 years and has been much appreciated at our sister club in Durban

GAVIN G, also ex-UK where he is a professional on the pub music circuit, he has played the Barleycorn before and has a legendary repertoire

VIRGIL ELLIS, a perennial Barleycorn favourite making a very welcome
return, he is one of the most polished performers we've ever presented and is not to be missed

Further info, Dan Archer 7063714

And don't forget the Barleycorn AGM, Monday 18th February

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BENGUELA

February:
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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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

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GLAZE
http://listen.to/glazerock

The Bohemian
50 Park Rd,
Melville

on the following dates:
22 Mar
27 Apr

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ANTON GOOSEN

Vr. 14 Feb. "Boomshuisie", Krugersdorp
Di. 19 Feb. "Boston Tea Party", (oorkant Menlyn Centre)
Wo. 20 Feb. "Café Barcelona", Elardus Park Centre
Do. 21 Feb. "Jan Harmsgat se Agterplaas"
Vr. 22 Feb. "Pretoria Stadsaal"
So. 24 Feb. "Downtown Restaurant", Lynnburn

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HARBOURSIDE, KALK BAY
Lineup for 13 February 2002 :

All Star Spasm Band a six piece jazz band with brass and the works have revamped themselves and will be playing thier new lineup. Les Jovan and Alex with Les on vocals and acoustic guitar and Alex on piano accordian and muted trumpet. Various musicians in a free for all jam suprise jam session.

This will take place at the Harbourside at 136 Main road Kalk bay around the corner from the old Troubadour, up the stairs in between the Veggie table and Olympia restaurants. Entrance R15. Starting time 20:30 for 21:00. There is a bar with draught and good, reasonably priced food is also available.

Inquiries to Ken 7822268
or Harbourside 7882943

Visit our web site at http://www.kalkbay.co.za/harbourmusic/ proudly sponsored by Kalk Bay Interactive.

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JAM / 206 DATES

Wednesday 13 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 14 February
206 - Backpacker Spring Break Party with DJs and booze specials
continues its run at this venue.

Friday 15 February
The Jam and 206 - Two floors, one door party with Wonderboom, Desert
Velvet, Death by Chocolate, DJ Hooker performing at The Jam.
206 - DJs D-form, Honey B and Farrell on the decks.
R20 for both venues, doors open at 21h00

Saturday 16 February
The Jam - Fifth Floor Party with DJs Sibot and Raiko
R25 at the door, doors open at 9pm.
206 - New funksters, Khwezi performing at 206. Don’t miss Macy
Gray/Lauren Hill-kinda vocals and an amazing mix of back-up instruments.
R15 at the door.

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

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JESSE JORDAN

Fri 15th Feb: "Cool Runnings", Pretoria. Jesse Jordan Band will be appearing along with "Diff-olie + Spinnekop"

Sat 16th Feb: "COOL RUNNINGS" Pretoria. Jesse Jordan Band only from 9:30 pm. Not to be missed.

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JULIAN'S

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

Wed 13 Feb from 8.30 Groove to "Burglar's Dog", R20
Thur 14 Feb from 8.45 St Valentines Day with "The Julian Laxton Band", R20
Fri 15 Feb from 9.00 Blues with "Three Foot Thang", R30
Sat 16 Feb at 8.00 "The Legend of Jimi Hendrix", R55
Sun from 2Pm, In the Garden, Folk 'n' Blues Club hosted by Colin
Shamley.
Sun from 6.30Pm Groove to the Blues and Comedy of "The Bluesman".

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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 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
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SA artists performing in London

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

Your complete guide of live entertainment in Pretoria

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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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SHEER SOUND

22nd February - Album launch of Mondetta, Landscape Prayers and Tony Cox at the Civic Theatre. First perfromance starts at 20:00

Melissa Conradie
Afrikaans Marketing & Label Manager (Shifty Music)
Sheer Sound CC
mailto:melissa@sheer.co.za
Cell: 083 206 0608

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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

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.

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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.

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.

Wed 13 Feb: "Jam Night/ New Band Night" With Head First
Starting At 9:00pm

Thur 14 Feb: Karaoke With Rock'n Rick Starting At 9:00pm

Fri 15 Feb: "Bacardi Breezer Night" With Ghost, Comfort Zone,
And Not Guilty (Tonight Is Sponsered By Bacardi Rum) Bacardi Rum
& Breezer Specials All Night Long!

Sat 16 Feb: "Boston Lager Night" With The Grifters (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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SASTREAM
http://www.sastream.com

This week:
14th February "Valentines Day" - SA love songs including Coleske, Danny
K, Little Sister, Lesley Rae Dowling, Helloangel, Cinema...

Saturday's SA Replay, reflecting back on the best SA music, featuring
this week: Rabbitt, Clout, Niki Daly, Des & Dawn Lindberg, 4 Jacks & A Jill.

Sunday for the best in South African Jazz and Traditional (featured this week: African Jazz Pioneers, Tim Hoare, Kate Normington, Tony Cox, Busi Mhlongo, Sankomota, Khululiwe)

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CAPITAL 604
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5FM
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ARTSMART
Arts news from Kwazulu-Natal
http://www.artsmart.co.za

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

SA SOUNDS
http://www.sasounds.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

SPRINGBOK EUROPE
http://www.springbok-europe.com

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/

SMOKE SIGNALS
Publicity
http://rock.co.za/smokesignals

SOUND SOLUTIONS
Music Research
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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