SA ROCK DIGEST ISSUE #143
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18th February 2002

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IN THIS ISSUE
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Vusi song on VW TV ad... SAMA awards in April... UB40 coming to SA... New World Inside wins Maties band competition... Four Once Freedom tops album charts with debut CD... RetroFresh sampler CDs up for grabs... Last chapter in Shiloh's Wishbone Ash story... Kurt reviews 'Showcase 3'... John finds an old William E album... Desert Velvet and Wonderboom live at the Jam... Free tickets for Smoke Signals recommended gigs of the week: Sheer Sound album launch, Jimmy Dludlu & Benguela... and many, many other gigs...

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CONTENTS
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1.HOT & FRESH - News: Vusi song for VW ad, SAMA Awards, UB40 in SA, New World Inside
2.CHARTS - Top SA Albums & Songs this week
3.LET'S ROCK - New releases: Perez, Four Ounce Freedom, Jorge
4.CLASSIC ROCK - SA Rock Files, Wishbone Ash, Showcase 3, William E
5.RUK EN ROL - Afrikaans Rock: musiek.co.za
6.ROCKLINE - Forum, Requests & Feedback: Rodriguez, Sharp Cuts, SA Rock Family Trees, Sound Solutions, Smoke Signals
7.ROCK ON - Live reviews and gig info: Desert Velvet & Wonderboom, Smoke Signals gigs of the week
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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VUSI "THE VOICE" SINGS FOR VW

Vusi Mahlasela, the renowned Mamelodi troubadour, is the voice behind
Volkswagen South Africa's new ‘Peoples' Cars’ corporate television commercial, which began flighting last December. The ad tells the story of a newly widowed father, who raises and educates his daughter through those harsh years in Soweto. The grateful daughter then touchingly repays her father in later life by purchasing him a brand new VW Polo car.

The ad features the song 'Tonkana', which is on Mahlasela’s debut ’92
album, 'When You Come Back'. The Volkswagen account is handled by the Ogilvy & Mather advertising agency in Cape Town, and the 70-second TV spot was the brainchild of O&M Creative Director Mark Fischer, and was directed by Kim Geldenhuys. Music for the commercial was researched by Sound Solutions http://rock.co.za/soundsolutions.

'Tonkana' has always been a firm favourite amongst staunch Vusi
Mahlasela fans, and the singer specially reworked it to fit into the
commercial. The haunting vocals and subtle acoustic guitar music were
the perfect match for the storyline, and the ad has been drawing
widespread acclaim. There are even reports of the VW Polo model now
being referred to as a 'Tonkana'! The previous VW commercial featured
the song ‘Memories’ ("I remember, the days of our lives... ") by André de Villiers.

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SAMA AWARDS 2002

The annual Standard Bank South African Music Awards, will be staged and
awarded at Sun City on Saturday, 13 April 2002. Once again, these "SA
Grammys" promise to continue the rich tradition of one night of music
industry high jinks, spectacular temper tantrums, massive ego trips,
vats of sour grapes, fabulous fashions, and the who's who of the South
African music and social scene.

A record number of entries were received this year for these SAMA awards, which are sponsored by Standard Bank and organised and co-ordinated in association with RISA. The Standard Bank SAMA 8 is to be launched on Wed 27 February at WhoZoo, Merrow Down Shopping Centre, Fourways; with a boisterous pre-party for an exciting mix of guests that will include the media, previous SAMA winners, music industry participants, a host of fashion designers, and the leaders of the South African social scene.

SAMA enquiries: RISA (011) 886-1342
Media enquiries: Lakwela Communications - 011 465 9655

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UB40 IN SA

Big Concerts have announced that UB40 will be performing live in South
Africa this April, to kick off the second leg of their latest World
Tour. UB40 will be performing songs from their latest album, ‘Cover Up’, which includes the title track ‘Cover Up’, ‘Sparkle Of My Eyes’ and ‘Since I Met You Lady’, featuring Jamaican artist, Lady Saw. They will also be performing an array of their chart-topping hits, including ‘Red Red Wine’, ‘I Got You Babe’, ‘Can’t Help Falling In Love’, and ‘Kingston Town’.

Their latest offering, ‘Cover Up’, marked their 21st anniversary, and is dedicated to world AIDS awareness and the band donated over £100 000 to AIDS charities in Africa. As part of the United Nations global AIDS
awareness program, UB40 were commissioned to "spread the word" and help
market the awareness of the killer disease across the globe.

The group consists of Ali Campbell (vocals/guitar), Robin Campbell
(guitar/vocals), Astro (vocals/toaster), Earl Falconer (bass/vocals),
Brian Travers (saxophone), James Brown (drums), Norman Hassan
(percussion/vocals), and Mickey Virtue (keyboards). The band's efforts
have garnered them chart-topping hits and international acclaim, with
sales of over 50 million albums worldwide. And a record breaking 123
weeks in the UK charts with their album, ‘The Best Of UB40 - Volume
One’, released in November '87.

Tour Itinerary:

April
Wednesday 17th - Bellville Velodrome, Cape Town - in association with
KFM 94.5
Friday 19th - The Dome @ Northgate, Johannesburg - in association with
94.7 Highveld Stereo
Saturday 20th - Superbowl, Sun City - in association with Sun
International and 94.7 Highveld Stereo
Monday 22nd - UPE Sports Arena, Port Elizabeth - in association with
Radio Algoa
Wednesday 24th - Westridge Park Tennis Stadium, Durban - in association
with East Coast Radio

Tickets @ Computicket http://www.computicket.co.za
Computicket Call Centre 083 915 8000

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NEW WORLD INSIDE WIN MATIES BAND COMPETITION

New World Inside are an emerging Cape Town’s punk rock band who have
been getting a lot of early-’02 attention. Last weekend they won the
Stellenbosch University’s Carnival Battle of the Bands, despite very
strong competition from Flowerheads (second) and State Far Better
(third). The winning band walked away with a recording session sponsored by last year’s winners, Kelvin Declined (nice gesture there!).

New World Inside and friends performed at the Purple Turtle on Saturday
with all proceeds from that gig earmarked for New World Inside's
upcoming debut album. That as yet un-named album is due for release and
launch on Sat March 1 at The Jam in Cape Town. That CD launch will
feature New World Inside with guest band Time Spent.

For more information on New World Inside, contact:
M music management & promotions:
mailto:mariskadupreez@yahoo.com
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2.CHARTS
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SA ROCK DIGEST TOP 20 SOUTH AFRICAN ALBUMS OF THE WEEK
http://www.sarockdigest.com/charts

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

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

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

Sponsored by Networld
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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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TOP SELLING SA CDs

1. Brenda (Fassie) - Mina Nawe
2. Springbok Nude Girls - The Fat Lady Sings - Best Of
3. Ipi 'Ntombi feat Margaret Singana - The Warrior
4. Just Jinger - Greatest Hits
5. M'du - The Godfather

Supplied by One World
http://www.oneworld.co.za/default.asp?affiliateid=4321
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3. LET'S ROCK - NEW, RECENT AND UPCOMING RELEASES
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PEREZ DEBUT ALBUM RELEASED

Hotly-touted Durban band Perez have released their debut album, ‘Picture Perfect’, featuring the band’s first two singles, 'Wasted Out' and ‘Picture Perfect', as well as tracks like ‘She Moves’, ‘Dreams and
Troubles’, and ‘Smells Likes Music’. The album is described as "a
mixture of guitar riffs, fantastic hooks and the odd violin and piano... a combination of angst-filled vocals, addictive lyrics, energetic drum rolls and frenzied guitar".

Perez are now members of the Sovereign family, the record label owned by the creators of the PowerZone online music website. Plans for the future include a nation wide launch of Picture Perfect' accompanied by a tour. The album will be distributed by Universal.

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‘HYPNOTISM’ - FOUR OUNCE FREEDOM

The use of some old guys’ droning voices (off a scratchy vinyl) at the
beginning and end of this album, gives ‘Hypnotism’ a quasi-concept feel, like you’re being hypnotised at the beginning of the album, and woken up at the end (feeling terrific, of course!). But the hard-edged rap-metal on ‘Hypnotism’ would rouse anyone from a mesmerised stupor pretty quickly, and those spoken bookends eventually detract from an otherwise impressive debut {thank goodness for the CD skip function, hey? - ed}.

Four Ounce Freedom are a Pretoria band who sound comfortable and
confident with their broad grasp of contemporary metal rock, yet these
original songs all have a specific FOF sound. Credit for that to Dino
Giovanni’s big, brazen vocals, Illimar Neitz’s flashing guitar and a
bone-crunching backing from Janard Booijse (bass) and Wouter Kirstein
(drums).

The opening monologue eventually gives way to the thundering
’Shift’, which leads immediately into the maelstrom that is ‘Walk Away’
(and you may be tempted to at this point). But ‘Today’ is a coiled
spring of a blues-rock ballad that briefly shows the band’s "softer"
side before crashing songs like ‘Scream’, ‘Blame’, and the closing,
wired, groans-enhanced ‘Are You Sex’, bring us hurtling back to the
calming voice of that elderly hypnotist. ‘Hypnotism’ proves that SA rock bands can rock with the best without sounding like the rest. Nod your head to this. (SS)

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

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‘SONHOS PERDIDOS’ - JORGE

These eight, laid-back Portuguese pop ballads were written and produced
by Jorge, and released independently. The album’s title, ‘Sonhos
Perdidos’, translates as "Lost Dreams", and seven of these songs have
Portuguese lyrics with ‘I’ll Be Loving You’ closing the album on an
English note.

Capetonian Jorge feels there is too little contemporary Portuguese music being produced in a country which has such a strong and vibrant
Portuguese community, especially in the Gauteng area. With songs like
‘Terra Do Meu Pai’, ‘Mundo De Ilusao’ and ‘Amor De Verao’, this
commendable collection could fill that gap.

The album has already received some positive reviews in the Big Issue
("If wistful melodic Latin pop is your thing, then Jorge could be your
man"), the Cape Argus and You Magazine. ‘Sonhos Perdidos’ is available
online at http://www.oneworld.co.za/default.asp?affiliateid=4321

More information mailto:jorge@cksmail.com

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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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RETROFRESH
http://www.freshmusic.co.za/retrofresh.htm

Benjy Mudie from RetroFresh has very kindly supplied the Digest with copies of a "promo only - not for sale" CD titled 'Retro Sampler #01'.
This CD is a limited edition and is currently being supplied free with every purchase of a CD in the RetroFresh series (while stocks last!).

Track list:
1.Jiving To The Weekend Beat - éVoid
2.Chiggi Chiggi - Via Afrika
3.Chunky Charlie - The Dynamics
4.Help Me - Otis Waygood Blues Band
5.African Rondo - Hawk
6.Heartwheels & Windmills - Dog Detachment
7.1917 Anastacia - Lesley Rae Dowling
8.Makin' Out With Granny - Falling Mirror
9.Michelle - Circus
10.Shuffle In The Dust - éVoid
11.The Whip - Suck

More info on this CD can be found at:
http://www.sarockdigest.com/retrofresh/sampler1.html

Put yourself in line for one of these CDs by naming the 8 drugs in Johnny's "shopping list" as sung in the song 'Chemist Girl' off the recent RetroFresh re-issue 'Johnny Calls The Chemist' CD by Falling Mirror.

The answer can be found by visiting: http://www.freshmusic.co.za/retrofresh.htm

Answers on an e-mail to: mailto:sugar@sarockdigest.com?subject=retrofresh

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SOUTH AFRICA'S ROCK FILES
http://www.sarockdigest.com/rockfiles

Latest updates:
16 February: Updated Off The Edge website with info on new CD due in March, thanks to Peter Hanmer
16 February: Added Chart Statistics for SA Rock Digest album charts 2001, thanks to John Samson
15 February: Added Larry Amos webpage, thanks to Joan
9 February: Added South African cover versions list, just for fun...

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SHILOH'S CORNER

WISHBONE ASH pioneers of the twin tone lead
Part 3

Andy Turner's superb guitar tone caught the attention of another progressive group called Renaissance who included his talents on the track "Ashes are burning". In hindsight some would believe that the Ash had reached their peak in 1973, clearly expressing their epitaph on "Ballad of the beacon". The Lord had called and Ted Turner entered the ministry during the summer of June 1974.

At this stage an extremely capable guitarist called Laurie Wisefield entered. This magnificent guitarist who featured with an understated rock group called Home would be one of many outstanding musicians to grace the rock formation of Wishbone Ash. The Ash proceeded on a journey of outstanding rock with musicians like John Wetton (ex-Uriah Heep / Family / King Crimson), Bolder (Spiders from Mars), Andy Pyle (Savoy Brown / Blodwyn Pig) but failed to capture the transcendental beauty of their first four albums.

Next week Shiloh starts the Jade Warrior story.

Shiloh Noone, Cape Town
mailto:shiloh@sarockdigest.com
http://www.sarockdigest.com/shiloh

Blues and Variation
Fine Music Radio 101.3 FM
Wednesdays 10 pm

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USA FOR AFRICA
Texas-based Kurt Shoemaker gives his unique views on SA music

SHOWCASE 3: UNEARTHED
'The Next Generation of Great South African Bands'

Good guitar rock is timeless. I listen to many musical styles, but always return to guitar rock, the music of my people. This compilation proves the music of my people will continue.

Rock often burns itself up in excesses off in odd or extreme directions. Think disco, or the old joke, "Rock isn't dead -- it only smells that way". Afterwards, rock bursts from the flames rejuvenated, as it did in punk. The music always comes back around to danceable guitar rock.

So I believe that 5FM's latest compilation is proof that the basic rock band unit has not played out all the possible musical permutations of guitar and drums.

Not only does listening to this comp bring rock pleasure, it also comes as a relief -- guitar rock is big and strong. The late 90s comp 'Ocean Culture' was my primer for modern SA rock, http://www.sastream.com continues the education, and this CD shows new rock directions. Off I go into the Internet aether, looking for rock thrills.

The rock styles here are diverse. There's Christian rock with 'Not Another Love Song' by Four Days Notice, pop rock in 'Friends?' by Tweak, the big hard rock 'Shout' by Fruit Fly Navigators, a rave-up anthem as in 'Hey!' by AK Massive, and modern rock with 'King With a Crown' by Spoon Feedas. Flowerheads, Super Juice, Starseed, and others also contribute fine songs. Some have released CDs, and one day some will be spoken of as highly as the Springbok Nude Girls.

Since I enjoy writing about music I enjoy listening to, not about CDs I
don't enjoy, occasionally it's difficult to find the superlatives for CDs I feel have extra merit. So let's appeal to another authority: this CD was rated #10 on the South African Rock Digest's list of the best SA CDs for 2001. (http://www.rock.co.za/files/sarock_charts.html)

So this is the new South African rock? The State of (SA) Rock is bright with 'Showcase: 3' and lots of guitar rock (rock, the renewable resource).

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

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

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

PAPA'S GONNA KISS IT BETTER - WILLIAM E & FRIENDS

Having made it deur die donker vallei of a UK winter, it was quite pleasant to wake up to blue skies this morning. It may seem difficult for those in SA to really appreciate how much a blue sky means to an ex pat, particularly after a long winter. Anyway, to celebrate this hint at summer, I decided to put on the bright and breezy 'Papa's Gonna Kiss it Better' by Billy Forrest recorded under the guise of William E. & Friends.

The album clocks in at just under 30 minutes, but is an album of poppy covers of late 60's/early 70's hits in particular some of the reggae tunes of the time. The lilting reggae beat of these pop chart oriented songs do give one an injection of sunshine. From the start of the title track which made number 8 on the Springbok charts, to the closing beats of 'The Champ' you're bouncing around the lounge, conjuring up visions of long white beaches and blue oceans.

There are a couple of Desmond Dekker covers, these being 'It Miek' and
'Generosity', both of which are sung in a similar sugar sweet vocal style as the original. There is also a version of Gordon Haskell's 'Zanzibar' which is as bouncy as Wanda Arletti's version, but I think I prefer the girlie vocals of Wanda. Joe South's 'Games People Play' and 'Moon Hop' (credited to Derrick Morgan, although some sources say this was a Bob Marley composition) keep the foot tapping away.

With further well executed covers of Cat Steven's 'Wild World' and the
Hurley/Wilins' 'Love of the Common People' {big hit for Nicky Thomas in 1970 and later for Paul Young - ed} I can imagine that this album was on many a party turntable in the early 70's. It's an album chock a block with the innocent, danceable to hits of that era. Having enjoyed the sunshine radiating from my hi-fi, I'm now off to enjoy the real thing outside.

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

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

Friday, 18th February 1972

This week [last week] Title - Artist

1 [1] Soley, Soley - Middle of the Road
2 [3] Mother - Barbra Striesand
3 [5] Imagine - John Lennon
4 [2] I Will Return - Springwater
5 [4] Desiderata - Les Crane
6 [9] Brand New Key - Melanie
7 [15] Mother - John Lennon
8 [7] (Is This The Way To) Amarillo - Tony Christie
9 [6] Cousin Norman - The Marmalade
10 [12] Get Me Some Help - Neville Whitmill*

* South African Artists

Middle of the Road where top of the pile this week, followed closely by Barbra Streisand's version of John Lennon's 'Mother'. Lennon's own version climbed a staggering 8 places to number 7, ousting Charisma from the top 10. This seemed to prompt renewed interest in 'Imagine' which climbed 2 places after last week's drop.

While the other South African top 10 entry of last week (Peanut Butter
Conspiracy's 'Amen') dropped to number 12, Neville Whitmill re-entered the top 10. The top 20 saw 3 new entries being 'Softly Whispering I love you' by the Congregation, Creedence Clearwater Revival's 'Sailor's Lament' and Cilla Black with 'Something Tells Me'. Danyel Gerard, Tom Jones and The Dealians dropped out of the charts.

South Africans at number 1 this week:
Cry to Me - The Staccatos (1969)
I Don't wanna 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

18 Yoko Ono (1933)
19 Smokey Robinson (1940)
19 Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath, 1948)
20 *Nibs van der Spuy (Landscape Prayers, 1966)
25 George Harrison (the Beatles, 1943 died 29 November 2001)

* South African Artists

For more info on what happened this week in rock and roll history 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):

New SA Titles:
‘Nomzamu (Mother Of The Nation)’ - Sathima Bea Benjamin (LP)
‘Into The Night We Slide’ - Radio Rats (LP)
‘No! No! Senor’ - Brenda and the Big Dudes (LP)
‘Zulu’ - Original Soundtrack (LP)
‘I Like It And Other Hits’ - Margaret Singana (LP)

Shilo’s international titles "Catches of the Week":
‘Moonmadness’ - Camel (LP)
‘Manhole’ - Grace Slick (LP)
‘Superpickers’ (Quadrophonic) - Chet Atkins (LP)
‘Deuce’ - Rory Gallagher (LP)
‘Dock Of The Bay’ - Otis Redding (LP)

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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RODRIGUEZ ALIVE

G'Day from Oz, I have been looking for some time now for information on this great man. I have been listening to Rodriguez for many years now and have all of his Australian albums except "Alive" which I only have on tape and once left the vinyl album in the record store (I still kick myself to this day for doing that), anyhow I would like to know whether Rodriguez is doing another tour of Australia, I would give anything to see him live.

He is the only singer I know to have the audience captivated and under a spell when he sings, the "Alive" album gives me goosebumps every time I hear it. I would also appreciate if you could put me in contact with someone who may have "Alive" on vinyl or CD, willing to part with it.

Cheers

Nev Barrett
mailto:nevillebarrett@optusnet.com.au

Rodriguez
http://www.sarockdigest.com/rodriguez

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SOUTH AFRICA'S ROCK FILES
http://www.sarockdigest/rockfiles

I have stumled across your site and read bits of history with much enthusiasm and nostalgia!! I am particularly glad that you have added Archie van der Ploeg. Thanks to Billy Forrest for making that contribution!

I hope that someone can post something on Dave Tarr who passed away recently. {See http://www.pietbotha.com for some memories of Dave Tarr from Moonshine Lee - ed}

SA ROCK FAMILY TREES
http://www.rock.co.za/files/sarock_family_trees.html

I was a music student in Pretoria years ago, and collaborated with Kenny Henson with Harambee, and I guess I fit into the branch of the family tree where you wrote "others". I composed and sang the opening number on the LP "Giving a Little Away" - called "Prayer to the Young Moon." I also played piano in the rock ballet performed at the concervatoire referred to in Moonshine Lee's recollection.

Colin Pratley and I did a "rock-classics" duet (piano and marimba and assorted percussions) - an improvisation on some or other visual or other image. I also did some vocals with Wildebeest, but then left South Africa. I have been living in Namibia since 1983, and am currently the Director of Arts here in the Ministry of Education, Sport and Culture, an office which I try to run with as little red tape as possible.

Check out there who wants to come and sing in Namibia!

All the best for you
Retha Louise Hofmeyr (nee Malherbe)
mailto:wrlhof@iafrica.com.na

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LOOKING FOR 60's MUSIC

I'm looking for Mickey Most, The Meteors, The Staccatos & Dickie Loader music on CD. Are any of them available?

Thanks,
Lourens
mailto:lbothma@peoplepc.com

{Individual tracks by most of these artists can be found on 'The Best Of SA Pop' series of CDs available from One World http://www.oneworld.co.za/default.asp?affiliateid=4321 - ed}

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POLIANA

Once there was a song in 1972/3 called 'Poliana' by Brother John and a song called 'Sailing' by a band called Fuzz. We were in the SAAF then and I think David Chesham always talked about on the local scene. Can you please tell me if these two titles are available on CD or vinyl.

thank you
Jacques Mostert
mailto:jmostert@pawc.wcape.gov.za

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LOOKING FOR ROYALTIES

PPL is a company in the UK responsible for collecting and distributing royalties earned from airplay of songs. The company has a huge amount of unclaimed royalties and to this end has launched a website listing all the unclaimed amounts by performer. This list of names includes prominent perfomers like Mariah Carey, Michael Jackson and Rick Astley as well as some lesser known acts like Animals on Wheels (for the song 'Soluble Ducks').

So if you think you may be entitled to some royalties check out http://www.performersmoney.ppluk.com.

By the way, can someone let Trevor Rabin know he's due money from 'Owner of a Lonely Heart'. Oh and John Kongos is due some fees for 'Tokoloshe Man'.

John Samson
mailto:john@sarockdigest.com

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SHARP CUTS

Where do I start looking for the 'Sharp Cuts' compilations? I would like to get my hands on all 3 volumes. OneWorld only stocks number 3.

Regards
Manie
mailto:msteyn@pacbell.net

{This excellent series is unfortunately currently out-of-print. Watch out for a new Benjy Mudie compilation (Benjy was responsible for the original 'Sharp Cuts' series) titled 'Rocking Against The System' which is similar. http://rock.co.za/legends/rocking.html

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HIDDEN LYRICS #28

Last week's hidden lyrics were taken from:
'My Broken Heart' by Bernoldus Niemand from
the album 'Wie Is Bernoldus Niemand?'

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

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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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DESERT VELVET AND WONDERBOOM LIVE AT THE JAM
Friday 15 February

Desert Velvet (no relation to Desert Rose or Velvet Mary) played an energetic set to a very enthusiastic crowd at the Jam on Friday night.
Desert Velvet are a 5-piece Cape Town band featuring Al Paton on vocals and acoustic guitar. The rest of the band are Richie Broderick on drums, Yves Deicont on guitar, Mike Deicont on bass & Marcus Bester on keyboards. Difficult to describe their style, but Prog-punk with touches of Just Jinger style pop-rock might come close (on the other hand, maybe not).

I was already won over by this band's first few songs, but the relationship was cemented when they covered Deep Purple's 'Hush'. Originally written by Joe South and a big hit for Deep Purple in 1968 'Hush' was also a hit for Kula Shaker in the late 90s.

Desert Velvet's closing number featured a percussive section with drummer Richie laying down a groove and Al hitting a Djembe with all his might. Awe-inspiring stuff.

Power punk rock is alive and well and Wonderboom is its name. Lead singer Cito didn't stop moving for a second as the sweat dripped off his shirtless and tattoed torso.

Wonderboom's recent 'Rewind' CD payed (played?) tribute to the history of SA Rock and on Friday night we heard live versions of Falling Mirror's 'Johnny Calls The Chemist', éVoid's 'Shadows' and the Kwaito rock version of Rabbitt's 'Charlie'. This song featured Martin, the lead guitarist, on rap vocals with Cito whilst bassist Wade took over the guitar duties. A stunning rocking version that really was a lot of fun and I didn't want it to end. I know 'Charlie' co-composer Patric van Blerk likes it, I wonder what Trevor Rabin thinks?

Wonderboom also payed tribute to Afrikaner rock by singing an incredible version of 'Johnny Is Nie Dood Nie' from 1994's 'Elke Boemelaar se Droom' by Koos Kombuis. Interspered with these tributes to SA Rock history were Wonderboom's own brand of rock with songs like 'Jafta Rebel' and 'Green Fever'.

They ended their excellent set with that song of obsessive love "never ever ever ever ever gonna let you go..."

Well we let them go, but we know they'll be back.
(BC)

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SMOKE SIGNALS RECOMMENDED SA GIGS OF THE WEEK:

We have sets of free tickets available for the 3 concerts below -
please email mailto:sugar@sarockdigest.com?Subject=Gigs with your name, phone number, and the name of the desired artist and venue. Winners will be contacted.

1) SHEER ALBUM LAUNCH AT THE CIVIC

Mr Price and SAfm proudly present an Afro-Celtic evening at the Civic
Theatre in Johannesburg on Feb 22, when the Sheer Sound label will be
launching albums by Mondetta, Landscape Prayers and Tony Cox.

‘China’ is guitar maestro Tony Cox’s fifth album, and presents an
amazing all-star cast and big sound. The album has something for
everybody, from the typical acoustic Tony sound, to something for blues
fans, to world music and Cape Samba. ‘China’ features 11 new songs, as
well as guest musicians Errol Dyers, George Phiri, Louis Mhlanga, McCoy
Mrubata, Wambali, Steve Newman, Carlo Mombelli, Victor Masondo, Noise
Khanyile, Johnny Fourie and Mauritz Lotz, amongst others.

Mondetta’s ‘It’s a Small World’ album comprises the best in World Music
in this collaboration between Gito Baloi (Mozambique), Steve Newman
(South Africa), Wendy Oldfield (South Africa), Julia Kim (Canada/Korea)
and Elad Ne’eman (Israel). Landscape Prayers is one of South Africa’s
leading instrumental acoustic bands. Founded in Durban by guitarist
Nibs van der Spuy, the band is unified by Ant Cawthorne-Blazeby
(violin), Logan Byrne (bass) and Bruce Baker (drums). The band’s latest recording project, 'Lontano', is the debut release for Mr Price Records, and features Italian guest artists Modena City Ramblers from Modena in Italy.

When: 22nd February, 8pm
Where: Civic Theatre
Who: Tony Cox, Landscape Prayers and Mondetta
Tickets: Available from Computicket

For more information contact Sheer Sound.
Tel: (011) 444-1818, Fax: (011) 444-2275, Email: mailto:info@sheer.co.za

A Smoke Signals ‘Recommended Gig Of The Week’ - for free tickets email: mailto:sugar@sarockdigest.com?Subject=Gigs

2) THE ‘WONDER GIGS’ FEATURING JIMMY DLUDLU

SA jazz guitar sensation, Jimmy Dludlu, has already participated in the
‘Wonder Gigs’ series as a guest artist when Blk Sonshine performed the
inauguaral ‘Wonder Gig’. Struan Douglas and Iain Harris, the organisers
of the concerts from Afribeat.com, have arranged two nights for these
live recordings, on Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th February at the SABC
Beach Road Studios in Sea Point.

The musicians appearing with Jimmy Dludlu will be Richard Caeser and
Alvin Dyers. They will be performing separately, and then in collaboration, and they will be exploring the themes of Cape Jazz specifically and SA Jazz generally. These musicians have been looking for the opportunity to collaborate for a while and this is finally the platform.

Details: SABC Beach Road studios in Sea Point at 8 for 8:30 PM.
R80 and Pre-booking essential through (021) 4479030

http://www.afribeat.com

A Smoke Signals ‘Recommended Gig Of The Week’ - for free tickets email: mailto:sugar@sarockdigest.com?Subject=Gigs

3) BENGUELA LIVE AT THE BASELINE, MELVILLE

This acclaimed live ambient trio from Cape Town will be performing at
the Baseline in Melville. Brydon Bolton (bass), Ross Campbell (drums)
and Alex Bozas (guitar) recently released their second (live) 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.

Benguela’s ‘The Jesus Takes The Cake’ National Tour Dates:

February:
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

A Smoke Signals ‘Recommended Gig Of The Week’ - for free tickets email: mailto:sugar@sarockdigest.com?Subject=Gigs

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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.

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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AFRICAN BATTLE CRY #5

Hip Hop in Cape Town celebrates 20 years in South Africa with a Birthday Jam 2001/2002. DJ'ing, Breakdancing, Spraycan Art, Rapping, Capoeira & Music Production Workshops, Battles & Jam.

Black Noise will also be celebrating their 14th birthday at this event!
Date: 22nd February 2002
Venue: Podium Hall in Cape Town Civic Centre
Time: 15H00 - 24H00
Fee: R20 for Jam, R5 per workshop (5 workshops) or R30 for day

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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AUTHENTIC GIGS

Saturday 23 February
Tweak and Barney Simon - Pretoria Technicon Witbank campus big bash 2002, Witbank campus, Witbank. Info: 013-653-3100

NB: daytime gig

Saturday 23 February
Wonderboom and Beeskraal - Blue Moon, Nelspruit. Bookings: 013-744-9038

Saturday 23 February
Barney Simon's Night Zoo party - Crowded House, PMB. Info: 033-345-5977

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

Please note that the Barleycorn AGM will be held upstairs at the River Club, Observatory, Monday 18 Feb. Commencing 20h30. Please make every effort to be there, since the Club cannot survive without your support. Remember that Local Music cannot survive without your support and Patronage - Apathy and infighting are our enemies. Even if you cannot spare the time to join the Committee, you can at least exercise your Vote.

The ever Fantastic and deservedly Popular BOULEVARD BLUES BAND (and Friends) have kindly agreed to entertain us.

Any queries or comments phone me at 021 712-1067.

Regards
Bill Knight

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BOO! BACK AT THE ROXY

Saturday, 23 February 2002 sees BOO! returning home to their
Johannesburg stomping ground at The Roxy Rhythm Bar in Melville after
completing the European leg of their ‘Shooting Star’ Tour. Since their
last performance at Woodstock 3 in South Africa in September 2001, BOO!
has travelled extensively in America and Europe, playing to large
audiences and critical acclaim across continents.

This gig promises to bring the magic that we have come to know BOO! for, along with a new global edge that we will come to love them for. It’s rumoured that the new ‘Shooting Star’ album will be available on
Saturday 23 Feb, 'Shooting Star' is a live album made for BOO! fans only!

Listen to Barney Simon on 5fm the 19th of February, BOO! will be
live in the studio to discuss ‘Shooting Star’ and share their tour
experiences abroad!

For more information contact:
Maryke Zietsman
082 5122397
mailto:maryke@wolmer.co.za

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BURN NIGHTCLUB HAS NEW BOSS

Just a short note to introduce myself as the new owner of Burn Nightclub in Durban. The venue is currently one of the largest and most successful live venues in the country. These are my details in case you need them in the future.

Dave Campbell
Campbell Promotions
Tel: 031 2617497
Cell: 084 511 1122
mailto:daveca@mweb.co.za
P O Box 624 Durban 4000

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JOHNNY CLEGG LIVE @ KIRSTENBOSCH

Johnny Clegg will be bringing his production, ‘The Music And The Dance’, to Kirstenbosch on Saturday February 23rd for a special one-off
performance at this beautiful venue. The show features an unplugged set
with many of the old favourites and builds to a spectacular finale with
a full ensemble and traditional dance. It has been far too long since
the Juluka/Savuka star performed for his many Cape fans, so tickets are
at a premium.

Booking now open at Computicket and at Kirstenbosch
Tickets are R85 (excluding service fee). Unreserved seating.
Gates open at 18h30 - show starts at 20h00

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FROSTED ORANGE
http://www.bluesbroers.org.za/frostedorange

The "My Love is a Leopard" Tour.

Tuesday 19 Feb. The Bassline (with Anika), Main Road, Melville,
Johannesburg. 9.30PM. Phone 011-4826915
Wednesday 20 Feb. Up The Creek, Hatfield, Pretoria. 9.00PM.
Phone 012-3623712
Thursday 21 Feb. Cafe Barcelona, Elardus Park Centre, Pretoria. 9.00PM.
Phone 012-3453602
Friday 22 Feb. The Bohemian, Park Road, Melville, Johannesburg.
9.00PM. Phone 011-4822577
Saturday 23 feb. The Blues restaurant, van Druggen St. Welkom 9.00 PM
Phone 057-3531456
Sunday 24 Feb. Saints, Atlasville, Johannesburg. 8.30PM.
Phone 011-9731423

The bassline gig on the 19 Feb. will also feature a guest appearance by
singer/songwriter Anika and her band.

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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

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
http://www.kalkbay.co.za/harbourmusic/

Inquiries to Ken 7822268
or Harbourside 7882943

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HENRY ATE LIVE IN CAPE TOWN

Tour dates:

Fri 22nd February: Bosch Rock Festival (Stellenbosch University,
Stellenbosch)
Sat 23rd February: Bourbon Street, Somerset Rd, Green Point
Sun 24th February: Karma & Julian - unplugged (Cool Runnings,
Observatory)

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JAM / 206 DATES

Wed 20 & Thur 21 February
The JAM - Student party all week long! R10 entry per night on
presentation of student card. Week pass available from UCT radio or The Jam office for R30. R&B/Hip Hop/Dancehall/House - DJ Uncle Bexta, DJ Rangelic Bastard, DJ Mellowfunk, Commercial and Dance Music, DJ Nick and Dave, DJ Shaun

Thursday 21
206 - The Bends, three-piece rock band, performing at 206. Doors open at 21h00, R10 gets you in!

Friday 22 February
The JAM combined with 206 - Student party all week long! R10 entry per
night on presentation of student card. Week pass available from UCT
radio or The Jam office for R30.

Flow - Cape Town favourites rocking your world!
Bleach - After the release of their EP, they’re sure to be better than
ever! DJ Carlos and Funghai.

206 - On the decks Manie (Nu & Old Skool Breaks), Boogie Man and Denver
(Old Skool Breaks / Funk).

Saturday 23 February
The JAM combined with 206 - Student party all week long! R10 entry per
night on presentation of student card. Week pass available from UCT
radio or The Jam office for R30.

Sat 23: Trance/Drum 'n Bass/Breaks
The Sashman, Damien, Jools, Barry, Copesetic (Live Act). Shot

206 - AK 47, Blunted Stuntman, Grinder, (Nu Skool Breaks)

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

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JULIAN'S
http://www.julianlaxton.com

Julian's Bistro and Theatre, 286 Acacia Rd, Blackheath, Jhb.
011-678-2880

Wed 20 Feb from 8.30 Groove with Burglar's Dog-- R20
Thu 21 Feb from 9.00 Burglar's Dog (Adams Family)-- R20
Fri 22 Feb from 9.00 Contempory blues with Three Foot Thang-- R30
Sat 23 Feb at 8.00 The Legend of Jimi Hendrix-- R55
Sunday from 2 Pm "The Folk 'n' Blues Club" hosted by Colin Shamley
Sunday from 6.30 Pm. Blues and Comedy with Piere 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 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
http://www.sarockdigest.com/london

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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SOUTHERN CROSS FESTIVAL
http://www.southerncrossmusic.co.za

Contact: Derek Carter
mailto:derek@artworks.co.za

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THE STELLENBOSCH MINI BLUES FESTIVAL

The Uppity Blues Women, or Saffire, heads this festival at the beautiful Oude Libertas venue. This is indeed a rare treat, a great opportunity to see and experience a real American blues band. Yet the punters are placing their bets that the Sunday sundowners concert, traditionally the place to be for hundreds of locals to gather, might experience a record breaking crowd. With the Blues Broers as well as the Delta Blue band and guests Larry Amos and Willem Fourie (also on the bill as Saffire opening act) this is very, very likely.

Visit the festival pages at
http://www.afrimusik.com/trueblue

And check out the great Libertas Amphitheatre programme at http://www.oudelibertas.co.za

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TRANSVALIA HIGH SCHOOL

I would like to inform you about a gig that my school and Oppikoppi productions are hosting, and would be extremely happy if you could include it in the weekly newsletter's gig info section.

The details are:
Valia Mania
Date: 9 March 2002
Time: 14h00 till late
Entry Fee: R50 pp
Venue: Highschool Transvalia, Vanderbijlpark

Featuring:
Valiant Swart
Henry Ate/Karma
Tweak
Not my dog

Contact: Ansie 0827010178

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

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SIMON VAN GEND
http://www.24clicks.com/simon

An evening of original songs by songwriter, vocalist and acoustic
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

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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 19 Feb: "Rasta Rugga Night" With Your Host The Amazing J.P.
Wed 20 Feb: "Jam Night/ New Band Night" With Unit 4
Starting At 9:00pm
Thur 21 Feb: Karaoke With Rock'n Rick Starting At 9:00pm
Fri 22 Feb: "Bacardi Breezer Night" With Human Error (Tonight Is
Sponsored By Bacardi Rum) Bacardi Rum & Breezer Specials All
Night Long!
Sat 23 Feb: "Boston Lager Night" With My Latest Ex (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

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

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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SASTREAM
http://www.sastream.com

This week:
Coming up this week, interviews with Watershed, Nianell, plus other
interesting artists and people. For the best in new music join Steve Bishop every Saturday with an all-exclusive South African chart show,
including hits from Mandoza, Helloangel, Watershed, Semisane...

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CAPITAL 604
http://www.Capital604.com

5FM
http://www.5fm.co.za

KFM
http://www.kfm.co.za
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9.CLICK HERE - SA ROCK ON THE NET
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http://rock.co.za/links.htm

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

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

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

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

THE AWAKENING
http://www.awakening.co.za

BEDROCK
http://www.bedrockband.com

BINARY
http://www.binaryonline.com

BERNARD BINNS
http://www.bernardbinns.co.za

BIG SKY
http://www.stevelouw.com

BIZARRE BAZAAR
http://www.geocities.com/bizabaza

MEL BOTES
http://www.melbotes.com

PIET BOTHA
http://www.pietbotha.com

JOHNNY CLEGG
http://www.johnnyclegg.com
http://johnny.clegg.free.fr
http://www.geocities.com/johnnycleggthepictures

CLOUT
http://www.clout.co.za

DES & DAWN
http://www.desdawn.co.za

FUDGE
http://www.fudgetheband.com

FOUR JACKS AND A JILL
http://www.fourjacksandajill.co.za/

FROSTED ORANGE
http://www.bluesbroers.org.za/frostedorange

FRUIT FLY NAVIGATORS
http://www.ffn.co.za

LIESL GRAHAM
http://www.lieslgraham.com

LIELA GROENEWALD
http://www.liela.co.za

HELLOANGEL
http://www.helloangel.co.uk

IAN HENDERSON
http://www.ianhenderson.co.za

SONJA HERHOLDT
http://www.sonjaherholdt.co.za

JACK HAMMER
http://rock.co.za/jackhammer

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

SYD KITCHEN
http://www.sydkitchen.com

BILL KNIGHT
http://twisted.co.za/billknight/

KOOS KOMBUIS
http://www.kooskombuis.co.za

JULIAN LAXTON
http://www.julianlaxton.com

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

THE LED
http://www.theled.co.za

LITTLE SISTER
http://www.littlesister.co.za

BOBBY LOUW
http://www.bobbylouw.co.za

STEVE LOUW
http://www.stevelouw.com

MANN FRIDAY
http://www.mannfriday.com

NAKED NATIVES
http://www.nakednatives.co.za

VENESSA NOLAN
http://www.sunsetrecording.com/venessa

NOT THE MIDNIGHT MASS
http://www.sarockdigest.com/midnightmass

OFF THE EDGE
http://rock.co.za/offtheedge

PEDRO THE MUSIC MAN
http://users.iafrica.com/m/mu/musicman

RABBITT
http://www.rabbitt.co.za

RADIO RATS
http://rock.co.za/legends/radiorats

RODRIGUEZ: CLIMB UP ON MY MUSIC
http://www.sarockdigest.com/rodriguez

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

ERIC SAWYER
http://www.peoplesound.com/artist/ericsawyer

SEMISANE
http://www.semisane.com

SHARKBROTHER
http://www.sharkbrother.com

SKINCAGE
http://go.to/skincage

SLUGS OF WAR
http://listen.to/slugsofwar

AMANDA STRYDOM
http://www.amandastrydom.com

THE SUNSHINES
http://www.thesunshines.com

SUTHERLAND
http://sutherland.8k.com

VALIANT SWART
http://www.valiant.co.za

AMANDA TIFFIN
http://listen.to/amandatiffin

NOA TYLO
http://www.noatylo.co.za/noa.html

GEORG VOROS
http://www.georgvoros.com

ZEN ARCADE
http://www.zenarcade.co.za

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

ARCHIVES:

3rd EAR MUSIC
http://www.3rdEarMusic.com

RETROFRESH
http://www.freshmusic.co.za

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http://www.openrecord.co.za

SA COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME
http://www.sacountrymusic.co.za

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http://www.sarockdigest.com/halloffame

SOUTH AFRICA'S ROCK FILES
The online archive for the History of South African Rock
http://rock.co.za/sarock

SOUTH AFRICAN RADIO CHARTS 1969-1989
http://rock.co.za/charts

SA ROCK DIGEST CHARTS 2000 onwards
http://www.sarockdigest.com/charts

NEWS:

AMUZINE
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http://www.artsmart.co.za

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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/

EI SERVICES
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

LINK EXCHANGE:

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 at mailto:links@sarockdigest.com?subject=LinkSwop
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