SA ROCK DIGEST ISSUE #145
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4th March 2002

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IN THIS ISSUE
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Boo! are back with a new CD... and so are the Dolly Rockers... SA Rock Digest album of the year nominated for SAMA award... A feast of festivals: 5FM's Easter Rock Festival, The Oppikoppi Willie Smit(c) Easter Festival, Splashy Fen, Southern Cross Festival and Woodstock 4... Debut CDs from Jakkie Louw and The Campbells... Roger Waters In The Flesh... and the New Wave of Afrikaner rock live Stellenbosch...

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CONTENTS
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1.HOT & FRESH - News: SAMA, Talent Search, 5FM Easter Rock Festival, Woodstock 4, Popstars
2.CHARTS - Top SA Albums & Songs this week
3.LET'S ROCK - New releases: Jakkie Louw, Dolly Rockers, The Campbells, SA Top 40 Hits Of All Time, Boo!
4.CLASSIC ROCK - Jade Warrior, Boo!, Spike Milligan & Jeremy Taylor
5.RUK EN ROL - Afrikaans Rock: Akker Rock
6.ROCKLINE - Forum, Requests & Feedback
7.ROCK ON - Live reviews and gig info: Roger Waters, A Feast Of Festivals
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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‘THE SAMMYS’ - NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED

At last week’s South African Music Award (SAMA) Nominees Announcement
party, Gallo Music South Africa (27) and the Sheer Group (26) dominated
the list of nominees. The awards ceremony, a glamorous event which will
be held at Sun City in April, celebrates and honours the finest work of
the SA music industry for the year 2001.

The nominations for ‘Best Pop Album’ are: Dawnay - ‘U Touch Me’, Kaolin
- ‘All I Am’, Tamara Dey - ‘The First Lady’, Watershed - ‘In the
Meantime’ (Re-package), and Wess-Lee - ‘Merry-Go-Round’. The ‘Best Adult Contemporary Album: English' nominees are: Claire Johnston - ‘Fearless’, Ernie Smith - ‘Child of the Light’, Labella - ‘Still Lonely’, Lionel Bastos - ‘Rising Above the Madness’, Nianell - ‘Who Painted the Moon?’, and Watershed - ‘In the Meantime’ (Re-package).

The ‘Best Adult Contemporary Album: Afrikaans' nominees are: Amanda
Strydom - ‘Op 'n Klein Blou Ghoen’, Anton Goosen - ‘'n Vis Innie Bos’,
Lucas Maree - ‘Blouberg’, Riku Latti - ‘'n Pleister Vir My Nerwe’, and
Theuns Jordaan - ‘Vreemde Stad’. Surprisingly, there are only three
nominees for the ‘Best Pop/Rock Single’ Award, namely Adrian Shannon -
‘My Angel’, Elan Lea - ‘Hold Me In Your Arms’, and Semisane - ‘Life’.

Competition in the ‘Best Rock Album’ category is going to be tight with
Beeskraal - ‘Huis Toe’, Karen Zoid - ‘Poles Apart’, Sunways - ‘The Moon
Is A Spoon’, Wonderboom - ‘Rewind’ and Zen Arcade ‘Snowflake’ as the
nominees in the so-called ‘Group Of Deaf’. We think it’s a straight Zen
Vs. Zoid contest.

All the nominees can be found at:
http://www.risa.org.za/sama.php?content=sama_press

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UNSIGNED GUITARIST TALENT SEARCH - ENTER NOW!

SAFM, Yamaha and Sheer Sound are proud to present the ‘Unsigned
Guitarist Talent Search’. All unsigned jazz and roots music guitarists
are invited to submit demo CDs of their material to stand a chance of
winning a Pacifica 604 guitar and Crate GX 65 amplifier... a Total Value of R10 000!!

All entries - consisting of one original piece and one standard - to
reach the Sheer Sound offices by no later than the 15th of March
please... Post your entries - CD recordings only - to: PO Box 3128
Parklands 2121 or e-mail mailto:info@sheer.co.za for more details. The winner will be announced on Friday 22 March on the Bruce Millar Show.

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5FM EASTER ROCK FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2002 LINE UP

The 5FM Easter Rock Festival is South Africa's largest one-day rock
festival and has been a unique feature of the Rand Show for the past 15
years. SA Music lovers have come to treat this event as one of the most
important music events on the calendar. Artistes chosen to perform on
this stage are chosen because of their influence on the live scene as
well as their success on the youth radio station 5FM.

The 5FM Easter Rock Festival takes place on Saturday 30 March at the
Rand Show, main arena. Expect a few differences this year as the event
has moved to the larger main equestrian arena which has capacity for 15
000 fans. The Rand Show will be held at its usual venue, the Expo
Centre, Nasrec.

Bands appearing include: BOO!, Wonderboom, Max Normal, Tweak, Sunways
and Zen Arcade. Additions to this line-up are still to be announced.

Entrance costs R35 for adults and R15 for kids under 12. There is no
additional fee for patrons to the 5FM Easter Rock Festival. Secure
parking is provided at R10 per vehicle. Rand Show hours are from 10h00
until 21h00 daily, including public holidays and weekends.

More info c/o: Authentic Ideas: 011-646-6467
Email: Nancy Hillary: mailto:nancy@authentic.co.za

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WOODSTOCK 4 - SUBMIT NOW!

Authentic Ideas, organisers of the Woodstock lifestyle and
music festivals, is happy to announce that artiste submissions for Woodstock 4 are open. Woodstock 4 will feature artistes from most genres of music. The festival will showcase rock, pop, hip hop, hard core, punk, reggae, rap, ska and other musical elements that represent a youth lifestyle. The Dance Valley will also feature a wide variety of different dance music styles from trance to progressive house to drum ‘n bass to ambient chill arenas.

Whilst Woodstock is predominantly a youth festival, provision will be
made this year for adult artistes and contemporary adult artistes are
encouraged to submit their material to the festival organisers.
Street performers, jugglers, fire-breathers, theatrix and other
entertainers are also encouraged to approach the festival for space at
the event.

Packages consisting of CDs/tapes (no DAT’s or MP3’s), biography, photos and any visuals should be sent to: Woodstock 4 Submissions, PO Box 91657, Auckland Park, 2006 Gauteng. Or please courier to: 70 Greenhill Road, Greenside, Gauteng, 2193.

Submissions close on the 31st May 2002. Submissions for flea markets and traders will open on the 15th of March.

More info: Authentic Ideas (Pty) Ltd: ph +27 11 646 6467
mailto:nancy@authentic.co.za or mailto:beth@authentic.co.za

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SABC3 ANNOUNCES THE JUDGES FOR COCA-COLA POPSTARS.

SABC3 and Coca-Cola, together with Tartan, have announced the panel of
judges for the ‘Coca Cola Popstars’ series starting on SATV 3 soon. The
panel is made up of four experts whose roles as arbiters and judges of
talent will last from early stage ‘cattle calls’ to the final selection
of the group.

The judges are: Ed Jordan (Singer, Songwriter, Producer and Television
personality). Nkhensani Manganyi (Fashion guru, Actor, Entrepreneur and
Television personality), Sivan Pillay (Isidingo Project Manager and
Recording Artist) and Karl Anderson (Marketing Director EMI Music South
Africa)

To find out where the regional judging will take place, dial the
infoline 082 280 1234 or log onto the Popstars website http://www.sapopstars.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. [14] (1) My Love Is A Leopard - Frosted Orange (Capetone)
2. [3] (2) China - Tony Cox (Sheer)
3. [5] (3) Everything You Hear Is True - David Michael (Indie)
4. [1] (1) Hypnotism - Four Ounce Freedom (Intervention Arts)
5. [2] (1) The Summer Eye - Blackmilk (Sui)
6. [4] (1) Communate - Starskii (Indie)
7. [6] (2) Odd Times - Sons Of Trout (SAFm)
8. [12] (8) About Time - Steve Newman and Tony Cox (Sheer)
9. [9] (1) Akasic Record - Kalahari Surfers (African Dope)
10. [7] (3) The Fountain - The Awakening (Intervention Arts)
11. [19] (11) Lontano - Landscape Prayers (SAFm/Mr Price)
12 [17] (12) New Tides of Freedom - Desmond Meyer (Indie)
13. [RE] (13) No Regrets - Kevin Duke (Ugly Duck)
14. [-] (14) Glory Glory - Dolly Rockers (Huh?)
15. [13] (1) African Dope Volume 1 - Various (African Dope/Sony)
16. [15] (3) Africa's Not For Sissies - Syd Kitchen (No Budget)
17. [-] (17) Shooting Star - BOO! (Sheer)
18. [16] (4) Digital Inability - Benguela (Rhythm)
19. [10] (2) Storme - Storme (Muskateer)
20. [8] (6) Talk To Me - PJ Powers (Sting)

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

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

1. [2] (1) Today - Four Ounce Freedom (‘Hypnotism’/Intervention Arts)
2. [4] (2) Spare Me - MoodPhase 5ive (off upcoming ‘Remix’/African Dope)
3. [1] (1) A Man Like Me - James Stewart (‘Upside Down’ EP/Smack!)
4. [13] (3) Free - David Michael (‘Everything You Hear Is True’/Indie)
5. [3] (2) Ecstacy - Starskii (‘Communate’/Indie)
6. (8) (6) Nasty - Gollywog ('The Wonder Sessions'/Afribeat)
7. [18] (7) My Love Is A Leopard - Frosted Orange (Capetone)
8. [11] (8) Paralyser - Ghettomuffin (‘African Dope Vol1’/African Dope)
9. [5] (1) Goodbye Satellite - Blackmilk (‘The Summer Eye’/Sui)
10. [6] (5) Breakfast In Bed - Ronnie Zonked (‘African Dope Vol 1’/ African Dope/Sony)
11. [10] (1) Gasoline - Saron Gas (‘Fragile' v.2/Musketeer)
12. [7] [3] So Over You - Karen Micaela (DGR)
13. [9] (5) Martyr - The Awakening (‘The Fountain’/Intervention Arts)
14. [12] (2) Hollywood - Sons Of Trout (‘Odd Times’/SAFm)
15. [-] (15) Don’t Be A Stranger - Storme (‘Storme’/Muskateer)
16. [-] (16) Picture Perfect - Perez (‘Picture Perfect’/Sovereign)
17. [14] (4) Working Day - The Led (‘8 Days’/Rhythm)
18. [-] (18) Change The World - Dolly Rockers (‘Glory Glory’/Huh?)
19. [16] (1) Meneer Geweer - Wouter van de Venter (‘Draadloos Vol. 1 -
Vari-ous’/EMI)
20. [17] (3) Charlie - Wonderboom (‘Rewind’/DGR)

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For charts statistics - date of first entry, highest position and weeks on charts - please visit http://www.sarockdigest.com/charts

EDITORS’ NOTE RE: DIGEST CHARTS

We are often asked what are the main criteria for an album or song to be eligible for the SA Rock Digest Album and Song Charts. There are many varied criteria, but the main one is that we need to have a copy of the album or song to listen to.

Contact and postal details available below.
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3. LET'S ROCK - NEW, RECENT AND UPCOMING RELEASES
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JAKKIE LOUW - MAKIETIE! (Afrimusik.com)

A new voice from Stellenbosch, Jakkie Louw (with his band the Koprukkers: Daniel Roos on drums, Gavin Cannone on bass and Delta Blue's Almuir Botha on guitar), has his debut album out on Afrimusik. Like his hero, Koos Kombuis, Jakkie is sponsored by Tassenberg and I guess ''n Bottel Tas' is dedicated to them. He has also re-written Lynyrd Skynyrd's 'Sweet Home Alabama' as 'Rooiwyn en Savannah'.

Songs like 'Rambo die Polisiehond' and 'Curly de Beer' ("sy drink net Breezers, sy werk by Teazers") show off his sense of humour whilst 'Tronkvöel' and 'Marietjie se liedjie' are good examples of his gentler romantic side.

If you like artists like David Kramer and Koos Kombuis, then give Jakkie Louw a listen, you won't be disappointed.

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SA TOP 40 HITS OF ALL TIME (Sting Music)

This 2CD set is sub-titled 'Volume 6' to continue the 'Top 40 Hits Of All Time' series which was originally started by Top 40 magazine back in 1991 and was based on reader's votes. This is the first time in the series, however, that the track list is 100% South African.

This album features songs from the 60s ('For Your Precious Love' by The Flames), through the 70s, 80s and 90s and right up to date with songs like 'Right Here' by Semisane, 'Born In A Taxi' by BLK Sonshine and 'Like A Holiday' from Wess-Lee.

Springbok Nude Girls, Just Jinger, Falling Mirror, Wonderboom, PJ Powers and many other great SA artists (well, 40 in total, hence the title, I guess) are on this CD compilation. A short history of each artist was provided by the SA Rock Digest editorial team.

Available at http://www.oneworld.co.za/default.asp?affiliateid=4321

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THE NEW BOYS - THE CAMPBELLS (Select Music)

This debut CD from the Brothers Campbell is a fun-filled variety of styles. There is a bit of country, some rock 'n roll and even a touch of funk with a cover of Dawnay's 'U Touch Me'. The Campbells sing a few covers and some originals and perform in both English and Afrikaans.

'My Kombi Panelvan' is a wonderful story of trying to get from Heidelberg to Newlands to watch rugby. And that male-bonding song 'You're My Mate' by Right Said Fred, is given a new lease of life here and I actually prefer this version to the original. And don't even ask about 'Big Panty Woman'!

Looking for some light-hearted fun? Give the Campbells a spin.

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DOLLY ROCKERS - NEW ALBUM AND LIVE DATES

It’s been seven years since the Dolly Rockers released their self-titled debut full album which produced the singles, ‘Suicide Annie’, ‘Book I Write’, ‘Walk Right Through Me’ and ‘Halfway Up The Wall’. The Dolly Rockers were formed back in 1990 by Greg Donnelly (vocals) with Anthony Bull (bass), Stuart Crawford-Browne (guitar) and Arnold Vermaak (drums). It was this line-up that recorded the earlier ‘Consume Me’ EP (which was only released on vinyl) and which produced the single ‘Heart Hits The Ground’. The EP was produced by Pitchie Rommelaere, who replaced Crawford-Browne on guitar in the band’s line-up.

A nation-wide tour, and unreleased 2nd album followed, before the band temporarily disbanded and Donnelly went on to form Waxy O’Connor. Then in 2001, what began as a Greg Donnelly solo album project, soon turned into a Dolly Rockers reunion album with Pitchie Rommelaere on guitar (and producing) and Anthony Bull returning on bass.

The new album, ‘Glory Glory’, was recorded at The Peak Studios, now in
Glynn Street in Gardens, and is on the Huh? Records label. It is a much
darker affair than the pop-tinged debut, with elements of country and
dark pop. It was mastered in Boston at M-Works, where, while it was
playing, one of the engineers present exclaimed, "Is this the new Swans
album?" A fair comment!

Tracklisting: ‘Consume Me’, ‘Grounded Bird’, ‘Sleepytown’, ‘Oh My God’,
‘Lastman’, ‘Race Past The Sun’, ‘Kissing The Coroner’, ‘Glory Glory’,
‘Change The World’, ‘Pain’, and ‘Otherwise’.

The Dolly Rockers will be performing live at the SUI Studios in Cape
Town on Saturday 16th March. Details in the ‘Rock On' section below.

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BOO! - SHOOTING STAR

Having just returned from a very successful international tour. which
included acclaimed gigs in Europe, UK, and USA, SA rock trio BOO! has
now released a compilation of live recordings from these and other
performances in SA. This 14-track album, on the SHEER label, concludes
BOO!’s "Manic road trips, indie efforts and couch surfing. They await
the supernova future" (it says here!).

Tracklisting: ‘Boo!ble’, ‘Daydream (Wannabe Remix)’, ‘Rested Defence’,
‘Avrocado Pair’, ‘Uno’, ‘Ben Hur’, ‘Houvas’, ‘I Yin I Yang’, ‘Wannabe’,
Chatty Boo!’, Simunye’, ‘Lucki’, ‘Diamond Mining (Champion Remix)’, ‘I’ll Take Anything (#1 Remix)’.

Details of those, and other gigs at http://www.boostinks.com
Contact email: mailto:boo@boolive.com

Available at http://www.oneworld.co.za/default.asp?affiliateid=4321

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KOBUS!

And the question soon to be on everyone's lips is: "wie is Kobus?"

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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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SHILOH'S CORNER

JADE WARRRIOR (the morning mist)
part 2

At that stage Jade Warrior were rubbing shoulders with exiled South Africans Dudu Pukwana (saxophonist), Mongezi Feza (trumpeter) and drummer Louis Moholo. These ex-South African jazz musicians who started out as the Blue Notes arrived on the shores of the UK under the leadership of a notorious white South African pianist Chris MacGregor.
In 1969 Pukwana joined Hugh Masekela's Union of South Africa in the USA. Later he returned to do session work with Traffic, Incredible String Band and the abstract Centipede (Keith Tippett). Afro fusion was at a peak with the likes of Osibisa / Santana and the Miles Davis collaborations. Vertigo records were keen to get in on the act and signed up their first and only black group in 1970.

In true Vertigo spirit Jade Warrior not only helped Assagai in session but also donated one of their songs called "Telephone girl" which was released as a single under the Assagai banner. It was during this time that Jade Warrior toured the United States, supporting Dave Mason. With poor sales internationally the group broke up on their return to the UK but thanks to Steve Winwood the ambient energy recycled itself in the late seventies.

Jon Field's ability on flute had not been unnoticed and is well represented on Mike Oldfield's "Tubular bells". The cult individualism of these progressive warriors were loyally entertained by the likes of Steve Winwood and Brian Eno. During the late seventies Jade Warrior released four ambient masterpieces on Island Records - "Floating World", "Waves", "Kites" and "Way of the sun". Steve Winwood played keyboards on their 1975 release "Waves" but sadly the English were absently ignorant of these versatile individuals that passed their way during the progressive revolution.

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

BOO! - BOO! (BOOCD1)

Boo! is a trio of natural performers. They've adopted names to advertise a fun stage act: Chris Chameleon, Princess Leonie, and (a real name for all I know) Ampie Omo. Boo! for short.

The first few Boo! songs I ever heard (including a Powerzone video) were so coolly different that I bought three Boo! CDs at once. This album (the one with the pineapple on the cover) springs to life with a full-blown Boo! persona of music and fun.

Pineapple opens with the single 'OOAA' that I first heard on 5FM's first Showcase compilation. The pace then slows down to thoughtful with 'Anjils', then jumps back up into outrageous with 'Ol de Bewtiful Girls', which shows that even if Chris Chameleon chooses not to spell correctly he can still write clever songs.

Hear Boo! once and you'll know the style. But there is a variety here, from the afore-mentioned thoughtful, up-tempo, and outrageous, to dance and real rock. 'Mud' rocks, 'Hart' is all rock, while 'Duv Mafia' is moody and strange. In between, get up and move, Boo! style.

These three guys put out a lot of music, none boring, most pleasing, and much surprising. The instrumental and vocal lines are fun to follow, and the resident poly-instrumentalist Ampie Omo fills out the sound; Boo! music for jaded souls.

Not all the songs are perfect, but Boo! has a unique sound composed by
Chris's big bass, Princess Leonie pounding the skins, and a pumping brass section. This is mostly happy, git-a-movin' music, with lyrics often more than fluff.

Stay for the hidden track at the end. It's not a song (that deserves to be uncredited as bonus or hidden tracks are sometimes), it's an MC telling jokes and introducing Boo! It makes this album like their live shows: a few laughs, and some motivating-to-motion Boo! songs.

They say they're always asked a certain question, but my question is: When are y'all coming to Texas? Boo! seemingly live on the road, not in Boo Mansion. They regularly tour Europe and the US East and West, but not yet the Southwest. As to the other question, who cares?

I'm glad I bought 'Boo!', 'The 3 Boo?dists' and 'Naughties' together because I'm insatiable for Boo! these days, so I'm glad to hear they're working on a new album. More Monki Punk is what this troubled world needs, that's the point.

So to conclude where I began, with names, I think Boo! would make happy
music even their names were Spike, Butch, and Thor.

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

SPIKE MILLIGAN WITH JEREMY TAYLOR

An early draft of the BBC's webpage announcing the death of Spike Milligan reported that 'He died at home with his family of liver failure'. Not sure how his family of liver failure felt, but my guess is that Spike would have enjoyed this notification of his passing. During his lifetime, Spike was no stranger to the music world, scoring 3 top 10 hits in the UK which included the wonderful 'Ying Tong Song'. There is also a fair connection between Spike and South Africa. He toured there a few times in the 70's and his grandfather was one of 74 soldiers that survived the Battle of Isandlwana. Of course the
album of his live show with Jeremy Taylor is a perfect example of his South African and music connections.

Recorded at Cambridge University in 1973, this album features the off the wall, carpet and parts of the ceiling sense of humour of Spike and the wry, laid back folky humour of Jeremy Taylor which play well against each other. It also features songs by both artists.

Most of the Taylor songs featured here should be recognisable to anyone
familiar with his work, 'Transplant Calypso', 'The Pot Song' and 'Ag Pleez Deddy' to name a few. They're all delivered in the acoustic folk style that he is well know for and in his 'don't know about you, but I'm having fun' voice. Although 'Ag Pleez Deddy' is a decidedly South African tune, it does have an effect on the British audience who are a little confused to start with, but Jeremy's ability to involve the audience shines through and they're soon singing 'Popcorn, chewing gum...' along with him. I still don't believe that they really understood 'Voetsek' though.

Spike's musical contributions include a few painful groans and grunts on 'The Rheumatism Blues', but more interesting is his wonderful trumpet playing. It's warm, rich and somewhat reminiscent of the master of that instrument, Louis Armstrong. While these are pleasant, it's his nonsense poems, great one liners and wonderful comic stories that steal the show.

This record was released as a double album, although my version of it has been shortened like milk (i.e. condensed) into a single album, edited highlights version. It wears it's synergies on it's label, matching 2 great talents in a relaxed environment ("it was either this or sex" says Spike). A feel good album that culminates in an audience sing-a-long of 'Goodnight Irene', which features Spike in his best Goon Show voice singing 'God Save the Queen' along with that tune. Any fans of Spike or Jeremy are guaranteed of a good night out staying at home with this album.

Spike Milligan R.I.P. 1918-2002

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

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

Friday, 3rd March 1972

This week [last week] Title - Artist

1 [3] Mother - Barbra Striesand
2 [1] Brand New Key - Melanie
3 [2] Soley, Soley - Middle of the Road
4 [4] I Will Return - Springwater
5 [5] Mother - John Lennon
6 [7] (Is This The Way To) Amarillo - Tony Christie
7 [9] I Just Can't Help Believing - Elvis Presley
8 [8] Softly Whispering I Love You - The Congregation
9 [10] Cousin Norman - The Marmalade
10 [18] I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing - New Seekers

Barbra Streisand took John Lennon's 'Mother' to the top of the Charts, John himself only took her to number 5. Streisand displaced Melanie at the top spot, the latter only having spent one week there. Elvis was creeping up the charts, jumping 2 places to number 7, but not a South African hit in sight.

The New Seekers were the big movers on the chart this week, jumping 8 places to number 10 with one of their best known hits 'I'd like to Teach the World to Sing'. This was their second top 10 hit, 'Never Ending Song of Love' had reached number 2 the previous year.

'Mammy Blue' ended it's top 20 run, having spent 20 weeks on the charts and 12 of those at the top. One of the replacements in the top 20 was another South African group called Rising Sons with their hit 'How do You Do'. Of particular note about the Rising Sons was that they were formed in the same town and same year that I was born, but that probably doesn't mean anything to you.

South Africans at number 1 this week:

I Don't Want to Play House - Barbara Ray (1973)
Substitute - Clout (1978)

Errata: Last week it was wrongly noted that Substitute by Clout was at number 1 in 1969. This should have been 1978.

John Samson
mailto:john@sarockdigest.com

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BIRTHDAYS

March

6 David Gilmour (Pink Floyd, 1946)
12 James Taylor (1948)
17 Nat "King" Cole (1919, died 15 Feb 1965)
25 Elton John (1947)
26 Diana Ross (1944)
30 Eric Clapton (1945)

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 SA Titles:

Circus - ‘Circus (In The Arena)’ (LP)
Una Valli and The Flames with Peanut Butter Conspiracy - ‘Soul Meeting’
(LP)
The Flames - ‘Soul Fire’ (LP)
Johnny Clegg - ‘Shadowman’ and ‘International Tracks’ (LPs)
Jill Kirkland - ‘Fill The World With Love’ (LP)
Hiliary - ‘Sunglasses’ (LP)
All Night Radio - ‘The Killing Floor’ (LP)

Cash paid for records in saleable condition.

Jacques Vosloo - (+27 21) 423 7635
mailto:die_vos@hotmail.com
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5.RUK EN ROL
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AKKER ROCK

The newest wave of Afrikaner Rock splashed into Stellenbosch on Friday night. The Neelsie Student Centre on the Varsity campus rocked to the sounds of 6 great Afrikaans Rock bands in a festival sponsored by Die Burger and www.Afrimusik.com.

Newcomer Stellenbosch local boy Jakkie Louw has just recently released his debut CD 'Makietie!', and he entertained the crowd with his own brand of Afrikaans rock and roll with songs like 'Rock 'n Roll Jannie' based on Chuck Berry's 'Johnny B Goode'.

Spinnekop came on next. Gian Hanekom and friends played songs off their 'Soet September' EP released last year including 'Tiger and Louise' and the gentle 'Vier Seisoene Kind'. They closed with the Deep Purple-sounding 'Binneland In'.

3-piece Akkedis (the Dennis brothers, Rudy on drums and Arthur on vocals and guitar with Barry Steenkamp on bass), are well known on the Stellenbosch scene for their irreverent attitude and no-nonsense balls-to-the-wall rock and roll. Thundering versions of 'Ankerkant Die Berg', 'Cybersurferraver' and 'Happily Jobless' kept the crowd on their feet. They closed with the anti-drug song 'Jannie Cocaine' off their recent 'Voortvlugtend' CD.

The rock chick angst of Joburg's Karen Zoid was up next. The multi-lingual Karen had us rocking and shouting along to songs like 'Maak Nie Regting Saak Nie', 'Set Of Wheels (Karoo Anthem)', 'Katriena' and 'Afrikaners Is Plesierig'. All these tracks are off her SA Rock Digest album-of-the-year and SAMA-nominated 'Poles Apart' released by EMI last year. She also played some newish songs which we can but hope will be on a CD sometime soon. 'Big Fish In A Small Town' was "dedicated" to "daai oomie van Oudtshoorn" who must have really pissed her off at one time. Not sure of the title, but my favourite lyric of the evening was the screamed "Springbok is 'n shooter, Protea is 'n hotel, welkom in my Suid-Afrikanse hemel, welkom in my Suid-Afrikanse hel!"

Boerepunkers Beeskraal drove down especially from Pretoria for this gig and were driving back straight afterwards. Spotted right in front of the stage boogieing were Karen Zoid, Amanda Strydom and Rudy Dennis. Great to see that artists are fans too. Beeskraal played a number of tracks off their SAMA nominated album 'Huistoe' such as 'Baby', 'Daisy' 'Zol' and 'Strate van Pretoria'. 'Sorry Johnnies' was dedicated to "al ons pas and broers wat in die Army was". They also payed tribute to their mentor Anton Goosen, by performing a medley of 3 or 4 of his songs including 'Bloemetjie-Gedenk-Aan-My'.

Old campaigner Valiant Swart closed off this incredible evening with a great set of rock and blues.

Recommended listening:

Makietie! - Jakkie Louw
Soet September EP - Spinnekop
Husse Met Lang Ore - Akkedis
Voortvlugtend - Akkedis
Poles Apart - Karen Zoid
Huis Toe - Beeskraal
Boland Punk - Valiant Swart

Vari-ous:
Alternatief Op Sy Beste Volumes 1 & 2
Tassenberg All-Stars Volumes 1 & 2
Draadloos Volume 1

CDs available from One World
http://www.oneworld.co.za/default.asp?affiliateid=4321
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6.ROCKLINE - FORUM, REQUESTS AND FEEDBACK
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ANY IDEAS?

We get some really strange, obscure and testing queries all the time,
here’s a good example:

mailto:beegrrrl285@hotmail.com writes:

For the last few years I've been trying to find a song. The only thing
in know about it is that there is a man and a woman in the video, the
woman sings in English and the man sings in another language {an
african language}, the woman is wearing a red dress I think. The song is pretty upbeat.... a really great song. If you have any idea, PLEASE tell me!!!

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HIDDEN LYRICS #30

Last week's hidden lyrics were taken from:
'Martyr' by the Awakening off 'The Fountain' CD

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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ROGER WATERS IN THE FLESH
27 February 2002
excerpts from a review by Brian Currin

8.03pm: The stadium went dark, BANG! fireworks went off, and Roger was in the spotlight, on top of a wall, shouting "Ein, Zwei, Drei", and for the next 3 hours I was in a different world. A world of my youth, a world of anger and turmoil, a world of hope and longing and a world of music and madness... Roger Waters was in Cape Town on the first night of his World Tour 2002.

If you have the 'In The Flesh' live CD released last year, then you have 99% of this show. Only 2 slight differences. Firstly 'Shine On' flows into 'Welcome To The Machine', then straight into 'Wish You Were Here' (including that radio tuning interlude) and then the final sections (parts 6 to 9) of 'Shine On' are played. This is the whole of the 'Wish You Were Here' album in the right order just omitting 'Have A Cigar'.

Secondly, the encore song is not 'Each Small Candle' which was new 2 years ago, but an even newer song titled 'Flickering Flame'. The mention of "African plains" during this song, brought cheers from the South African crowd. Read the lyrics here: http://www.rogerwaters.org/tour/flickeringflamelyrics.html

The band is basically the same musicians as on the 'In The Flesh' CD with a few changes. Guitarist Doyle Bramhall II has been replaced by Chester Kamen (not a "mystery" guitarist as some reviewers have referred to). Susannah Melvoin (Doyle's wife) is replaced by Linda Lewis who has been around for years and sang on Bowie's 'Aladdin Sane' album amongst many others. Keyboardist Jon Carin (who also played live with Pink Floyd on their 'Pulse' tour in 1994) has been replaced by Roger's son, Harry Waters.

11:02pm: I left exhausted and elated. OK, maybe he didn't play all my favourites. Where was 'Pros and Cons Of Hitch-Hiking Part 10', for example, and why so little from 'The Final Cut' which in my opinion will always be the first Roger Waters solo album, rather than the last Roger-era Pink Floyd album. And nothing from 'Radio KAOS'... but these are small gripes. We were entertained and treated to a master composer sharing his thoughts, his paranoia, his hopes and his dreams with us - and I left knowing that my almost 30 years of being a fan has all been worth it.

For the full review, setlist, photos and links please visit:
http://rock.co.za/rogerwaters/270202.html

The South African Pink Floyd Fansite
http://rock.co.za/pinkfloyd

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A FEAST OF FESTIVALS 2002
The 2002 SA music festival season is about to begin. Watch this section
on the Digest every week for all these dates, updates, and details.

SOUTHERN CROSS EASTER FESTIVAL 2002

The three-day Southern Cross Easter Music Festival 2002 will take place
at the Southern Cross farm in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands from Friday
March 29 until Sunday March 31.

Website: http://www.southerncrossfestival.co.za
Contact: Alex van Essche

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SPLASHY FEN 2002

The 13th Splashy Fen Music Festival will take place on the farm of the
same name, against an exquisite backdrop of the Southern Drakensberg,
from April 25 - 28 2002.

For further information visit the Splashy Fen website:
http://www.splashyfen.co.za

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AUTHENTIC GIGS

Fri 8 Mar
Tweak - Jacquelines, Pretoria
Wonderboom unplugged - The Blues Room, Village Walk

Sat 9 Mar
Tweak - Transvalia Concert. Ph: 082-321-8113

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

MATT ALLISON. This extremely talented Singer-Songwriter will be previewing his soon-to-be-released CD. Matt’s songs are a compelling combination of haunting melodies and insightful Lyrics.

JOHN MURRAY & FRIENDS. John is arguably Cape Town’s foremost Dylanolagist. John and Friends will be showcasing a selection of favorites from the Master as well as (hopefully) some of John’s own not-entirely-serious numbers.

STARKRAVINGSANE. With their dreamlike atmospheric Mood-music, this Group is gradually beginning to achieve the recognition it richly deserves.

Catch it all at the River Club, Observatory, Mondays, commencing 20:00. Bring a Friend!! Any queries -- Bill Knight. Ph. 712-1067.

Other BMC-related Gigs:
GILDERSON. (Gilbert Anderson); Poet, Singer Guitarist, Songwriter, and Transpersonal Guide; is playing at the OBZ CAFÉ every Tuesday, from 9 to 12 PM. And at THE GIFT, Imhoff’s Gift, Kommetjie Thursdays 7 to 10 PM.

FLAT STANLEY and FLOW. Will be playing at DOODLE’S DELI CAFÉ, the Piazza, Parklands Fri 1 March, Commencing 20:30. Cover Charge, R20.

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BURN NIGHTCLUB

Gig Guide:
Mon 04 Mar - Launch of the Durban Folk Club featuring: Ian
Henderson, Odyssey & Roly Struckmeyer
Fri 08 Mar - Wax Lyrical
Sat 09 Mar - Waverly & Indie Night in Darkside/Lightside
Mon 11 Mar - Syd Kitchen
Sat 16 Mar - Park Lane
Mon 18 Mar - Jason Tonkin
Sat 23 Mar - Thirty Three
Mon 25 Mar - Simon Pontin & Friends
Sat 30 Mar - Perez
Sat 13 Apr - Zen Arcade (Jhb)
Fri 05 Jul - Police & Thieves (London)

Weekly line-up:
Monday: Durban Folk Club (Burn)
Wednesday: R1,50 shooters & Alternative Rock (Burn) Hip Hop
(Darkside/Lightside)
Friday: Free entrance before 9, Happy Hour 8-9, Alternative Rock &
emerging band (Main) Gothic (Darkside/Lightside)
Saturday: R1,50 Shooters, Alternative Rock & Band (Burn) Indy, Punk,
Metal and Classix (Darkside/Lightside)

BURN
112 Umbilo Road
Tel: 031-2617497
Cell: 084-5111122
mailto:daveca@mweb.co.za
P O Box 624 Durban 4000

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COX AND NEWMAN IN MELVILLE

The long-awaited follow-up to Tony Cox and Steve Newman’s first
legendary, collaborative album, ‘101 Ways To Use The Acoustic Guitar’
(made by Mountain Records in 1983), has now been released. It is called
‘About Time’, and it was recorded live in the Cape Town Planetarium by
record label Instinct Africaine. The album revisits the tunes that
helped them win guitar notoriety back in the early eighties and, judging by the reaction of the audience on these recordings, the tunes have lost none of their jaw-dropping power and have instead gained from the years of endless performing. These two SA guitar maestros, close friends, and fellow Aquarians are performing a series of shows to launch this album.

They will play one night only at the Bassline in Melville on Wednesday
the 6th of March.

Cox and Newman Live at the Bassline is a Smoke Signals ‘Recommended Gig
Of The Week’ - for free tickets email: mailto:sugar@sarockdigest.com?Subject=Cox

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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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JAM / 206 DATES

BIG 5 AT THE JAM

It's that time of the year again... ’Big 5’ time! This year we're not
only showcasing 5, but 6 of Cape Town's hottest up-and-coming bands! {So change the name then! - ed}

Featuring: New World Inside, Desert Velvet, Froy, Time Spent, 5 Star
Society, and Velvet Mary.

Taking place on Friday 15 March at The JAM. Doors open at 9pm.
Get there before 10pm and you only pay R20. After 10pm - R30.
For more info, contact M music management & promotions on 082 375 8991.

The Big 5 at The Jam is a Smoke Signals ‘Recommended Gig Of The Week’ -
for free tickets email: mailto:sugar@sarockdigest.com?Subject=Big5

OTHER JAM/206 DATES

Tuesday 5 March
206 - Blues-rock legend Larry Amos teams up with Tim Parr (ex Ellamental and Zap Dragons) for a one-off gig at this venue. If you are over thirty you will remember both of these musical greats as pioneers of the live scene in this country.

Wednesday 6 March
206 - 5 of a Kind bring their increasingly popular mix of
Jazz/Funk/Fusion to our Wednesday night band evening.

Thursday 7 March
206 - Local new rockers Soma, make their 206 debut this date promising
to set the stage for an assault on the burgeoning modern rock market.

Friday 8 March
The JAM and 206 - This evening sees awesome newcomer Amanda Tiffin
headlining a pop rock evening that promises superlative entertainment.
Support band to be confirmed. DJ’s featuring in 206 will be Boogieman, DForm and Christian, funking up the dance floor.

Saturday 9 March
The Jam - Drum ‘n Bass luminary, Justin aka Animal Chin, brings his
regular Homegrown party to The Jam. Featuring exclusively locally
produced drum ‘n bass, Chin and fellow DJs manage simultaneously
to present drum ‘n bass that is not only ‘Homegrown’ but cutting edge as well.

206 - Old Skool/acid jazz/funk DJ’s, Boogie Man, Honey B and DForm
provide the funkiest dance floor
in town.

The JAM - Cape Town's Premier Live Entertainment Venue
43 De Villiers Ave, Zonnebloem, Cape Town
021 465 2106
mailto:thejam@intekom.co.za
Sean Wienand - 072 123 0263
Karina de Robillard - 083 621 4284

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

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

Wednesdays from 8.30pm
Dance and groove to Burglar's Dog
Thursdays from 9pm
Rock Blues with Triple Axis
Fridays from 9pm
Blues Rock with Three Foot Thang
Saturdays at 8pm
The Legend Of Jimi Hendrix Show

The Jimi Hendrix show is a Smoke Signals ‘Recommended Gig Of The Week’ - for free tickets email: mailto:sugar@sarockdigest.com?Subject=Julians

Sundays from 6.30pm
Blues with 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.

Mar 10: Jonny Cooper Big Band

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

Mar 17: Robbie Jansen and the Sons of Table Mountain
Mar 24: Cape Town Opera
Mar 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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MONTY'S PUB AND GRILL
46 Landdros Mare Street, PIETERSBURG
Tel:(025) 295 8980

Alternative Dance Parties

16 March - 'Tinsel in Town' theme
20 April - 'Industrial Cyber' theme
18 May - 'Tarrantino Night' theme
22 June - 'The Doors Night'
27 July - 'Saron Gas' party
24 August - 'Peace' party
13 September - 'Friday the 13th' party
26 October - 'Halloween' party
30 November - Masquerade party
31 December - New Year's party

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DIE OPPIKOPPI ‘WILLIE SMIT(C)’ EASTER FESTIVAL*
29-31 March 2002 at the OppiKoppi Farm

After much deliberation and moral encouragement from various sources in
and outside of the music industry and other braai-related organisations, it was decided to host the Easter Oppikoppi ‘Willie Smit(c)’. Festival at the farm in Northam once again. Far from its bigger brother this weekend breakaway is definitely the most intimate and relaxed of the OppiKoppi endeavours and the tuned-faithful are encouraged to lounge and soak up the tunes in an atmosphere of laid back festivity.

Although the mood is laid back the Easter line-up traditionally contains a fairly mixed bag of musicians. The ‘Willie Smit(c)’ line-up is no different. Artists already confirmed for the Easter show are:

Jack Hammer, BOO!, Not My Dog (Who will perform a Jazz set as well),
Golliwog (A hot new Funk band from Cape Town), Riku Lätte and Jean
Marais, Scicoustic, Leek and the Bouncing Uptones, Anika, Liela
Groenewald, Strings 'n Skins, Slugs of War, The Brixton Moord en Roof
Orkes, Hammerhead, and Four Ounce Freedom.

More tuned-Smits(c) are being confirmed so watch the press and the
OppiKoppi webbed site constantly. Apart from the bands multiple vinyl
personalities have been approached and will be appearing for the greater good before, during and after bands. At last check the VP list have included Dj Cooka, The Blunted Stuntman, Dj Bob, The Boogieman and Dj Bubbles.

As usual camping facilities including showers, toilets and braai rigs
are free, with the added extra of the original swimming pool which has
been dug up from its shallow grave for all your aquatic antics and pure
peer pleasure.

Tickets will be on sale shortly at R135 for the entire weekend.
More information on the festival is available from the website:
http://www.oppikoppi.co.za or by phoning 0823218113.

* ‘Willie Smit’ is the name of a James Phillips song.

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

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STARSKII
The Starskii Freedom Tour - Feb/March 2002

Starskii will be performing free entrance acoustic shows at the
following venues:

March
07 - Questionmark (4th Ave, Melville)
08 - Monroes (Horizon View Centre)
09 - In-Store Promo Look and Listen Cresta (from 11am)
09 - McCartneys (17 Penzance St, Alberton)
14 - Questionmark (4th Ave, Melville)
16 - Bruma Lake Fleamarket (from 11am)
20 - Roxy Rhythm Bar (Free concert - Full band)
22 - Up the Creek (Hatfield, Pretoria) 362-3712
23 - Cool Runnings (4th Ave, Melville)
24 - Monte Casino Fleamarket (from 11am)

For free entrance to the 'Roxy Free Concert' - please go to
http://www.starskii.com

Starskii (011) 726 7418
mailto:thelads@starskii.com

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SUI SESSIONS III - DOLLY ROCKERS LIVE

As a follow-up to February's stunning performance by Benguela, SUI
Studios are extremely thrilled to announce that the Dolly Rockers will
be committing their surreal, skewed, country pop ditties to tape (hard
drive actually) in front of a live audience at SUI Studios on Saturday
16th March

The ‘Dollies’ are back with a brand new album, ‘Glory Glory’. This,
their third official release, features such eclectic instrumentation as
bushmen bows, piano accordion and stylophone, coupled with Greg Donnelly's great songwriting. Book your ticket now to witness their album showcase.

Also, for your viewing pleasure, comic artist Jesse Breytenbach will be
exhibiting a collection of her recent works.

Booking is essential, and seating is limited. We advise that you contact either of the numbers below, or the email address, to reserve your ticket if you do not want to be disappointed. Please note that large bookings (three or more seats) will have to be paid for in advance, to avoid block cancellations.

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

SUI Studios - 25 Wale/Waal St, 1st Floor, Cape Town
8pm
R30

The Dolly Rockers live at SUI Studios is a Smoke Signals ‘Recommended
Gig Of The Week’ - for free tickets email: mailto:sugar@sarockdigest.com?Subject=Dolly

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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

Here are the this months confirmed gigs. We are waiting for a few artists to still confirm dates with us, but we'll let you know about any changes as soon as they happen. As you can see, it's going to be a jam-packed month, with many artists playing that have never played at Up the Creek before, and it is our great pleasure to have them for the first time.

4 Mon, Folk Club (the new Buskers Evening)
8 Fri, Nardus du Plooy
9 Sat, Anika
11 Mon, Folk Club
13 Wed, Storme
14 Thurs, 33
16 Sat, Riku Lätti
18 Mon, Folk Club
20 Wed, Scicoustic (Music Venue) DJ Bob (Jasmine Bar)
22 Fri, Starskii
25 Mon, Folk Club
26 Tues, Poetry Reading
28 Thurs, Storme
29 Fri, Cutting Jade
30 Sat, DNA Strings

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‘VALIA MANIA’

On Saturday the 9th of March Transvalia High School in association with
Oppikoppi Productions presents the ‘Valia Mania’ Rock Fest deep in the
Vaal Triangle, bringing together music lovers for a treat of local
talent on the sports fields of Transvalia High School. The show is
planned to begin at 3pm, with local artists from the area warming up the stage for the main acts, which include: Valiant Swart, Karma (Henry Ate), Tweak and Not My Dog.

The show is aimed at people of all ages, so bring the whole family and
your picnic basket or braai. Braai packs will be on sale, and the venue
incorporates food stalls and a beer tent catering for your every need
until late into the night. Ample security and production personnel will
be on hand to ensure a trouble-free and fun-filled day with no worries.

Transvalia High School, Van Der Bijlpark [Sat 09 March 2002]
For more info on the bands, phone 082 321 8113 or e-mail:
mailto:bob@oppikoppi.co.za

You can also visit our website: http://www.oppikoppi.co.za
Tickets cost R50 for the day, and are on sale at the school.
Phone 016 932 1156 for ticket enquiries.

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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.

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

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ZEN ARCADE LIVE DATES

Fri 8 Mar @ Wits University, Johannesburg
A multi-band line-up, also featuring Cutting Jade, The Phoebes and
others.

Sat 23 Mar @ Nile Crocodile, Pretoria
Also featuring fast rising local band Cutting Jade.

Fri 29 Mar @ Southern Cross Festival, Mooi River, KZN.
The cream of SA's bands appears at this 3-day festival, in a beautiful
country setting (see ‘A Feast Of Festivals’ in ‘Concerts and Tours’
below for lineup)

Sat 30 Mar @ 5fm Easter Rock Festival, Johannesburg
This huge annual fixture needs no introduction - come and rock out!

For more information, visit http://www.zenarcade.co.za
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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

CAPITAL 604
http://www.Capital604.com

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

KFM
http://www.kfm.co.za
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9.CLICK HERE - SA ROCK ON THE NET
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LINKS PAGES

3rd EAR MUSIC
http://www.3rdearmusic.com/links.html

A TO Z OF SA MUSICIANS
http://www.sarockdigest.com/musicians

AMUZINE
http://rock.co.za/links.htm

MUSIC.ORG.ZA
Original African, jazz, hip hop, reggae & kwaito artists
http://www.music.org.za/artists

SA ROCK DIGEST
http://www.sarockdigest.com/links

VAGABOND'S WORLD
http://rock.co.za/vagabond/links

SEARCH ENGINE:

GOOGLE
http://www.google.com
Quick and accurate, highly recommended

ARTISTS:

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

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

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

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

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

BEDROCK
http://www.bedrockband.com

BINARY
http://www.binaryonline.com

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

BIG SKY
http://www.stevelouw.com

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

MEL BOTES
http://www.melbotes.com

PIET BOTHA
http://www.pietbotha.com

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

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

CUTTING JADE
http://www.cuttingjade.com

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

DESERT VELVET
http://www.desertvelvet.com

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.venessanolan.co.za

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

WATERSHED
http://www.watershed.co.za

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

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

ARCHIVES:

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

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

OPEN RECORD
http://www.openrecord.co.za

RHODESIAN MUSIC WEBSITE
http://www.bedrockband.com/rhodiemusic/home.htm

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

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

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

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

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

NEWS:

AMUZINE
News, views, reviews and interviews
http://rock.co.za/

ARTSMART
Arts news from Kwazulu-Natal
http://www.artsmart.co.za

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

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:

AARDVARK
SA shop in Belgium
http://www.aardvark.be

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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