SA ROCK DIGEST ISSUE #146
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11th March 2002

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IN THIS ISSUE
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Ernie from Moodphase5 closes 'Wonder Gigs' in style... TKZee return from Dallas... Jimmy Dludlu is off to London... Golliwog on tour... new releases from The Dolly Rockers, The Flowerheads and others... as well as a re-release from Robin Auld... Shiloh picks some Strawbs... Kurt gets pickled with Amersham... and John picks on Robin Auld... who needs information on Roger Waters... the new wave of Afrikaner Rock rolls on... and there is a feast of festivals coming up...

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CONTENTS
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1.HOT & FRESH - News: Ernie, TKZee, Jimmy Dludlu, Golliwog, The Dolly Rockers
2.CHARTS - Top SA Albums & Songs this week
3.LET'S ROCK - New releases: Flowerheads, Dolly Rockers, Robin Auld, Off The Edge, Louise Carver, David Goldblum, Mind Astray
4.CLASSIC ROCK - Strawbs, Amersham, Robin Auld, Roger Waters, Rodriguez, Charts 30 years ago
5.RUK EN ROL - Afrikaans Rock: The New Wave Of Afrikaner Rock - recommended listening
6.ROCKLINE - Forum, Requests & Feedback: Vinyl, Eddie Calvert, Aardvark
7.ROCK ON - Live reviews and gig info: A Feast Of Festivals, The Jam, Barleycorn, Brian Finch, Kirstenbosch Summer Concerts and much more
8.LISTEN HERE - SA Rock Radio
9.CLICK HERE - SA Rock on the net
10.BUMPF - Archives, contributions, editors and contributors
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1.HOT & FRESH
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ERNIE CLOSES THE ‘WONDER GIGS’ IN STYLE

Ernestine "Ernie" Deane, normally employed as the dynamic vocalist for
MoodPhase 5ive, played a much-anticipated solo set to bring the curtain
(and the house!) down on the first series of the ‘Wonder Gigs’ at the
Beach Road Studios in Sea Point on Saturday night. The ‘Wonder Gigs’
have proved to be a great success for both the organisers (Iain Harris
and Struan Douglas from Afribeat.com) and the artists who performed
these live-recorded sets including Blk Sonshine, Jimmy Dludlu, Richard
Ceasar, Alvin Dyers, Tribe, Golliwog, Alex van Heerden and Derek
Gripper, and Robbie Jansen. Although this is the final gig in the
current series, Afribeat are positive there will be a follow-up series,
and those live recordings should start appearing over the next few
months.

Ernie, a vibrant pocket-sized mixture of Ella Fitzgerald and Macy Gray,
performed a diverse selection of her own original material, accompanied
by fellow-5iver, Riccardo Moretti on keyboards, Brydon Bolton on bass
and Wayne Katz on drums. Ernie scatted, gasped, shrieked, and wrapped
her amazing voice around songs that included a reworking of ‘Praha
Paradise’ (her tribute to the city of Prague off the ‘African Dope Vol
1’ collection), a song written for the production of ‘Spirit’ (where she first worked with Bolton), an alternative version of ‘Amazing Grace’, and other hip-jazz vocal workouts about personal stuff like being on buses, demons, waking up with a hole in your head, and her ‘Fantasy Man’.

Ernie will be back with MoodPhase 5ive when they join Khadja Nin, Bongo
Maffin, Busi Mhlongo, Jive Connection with Vusi Mahlasela, Brasse Vannie Kaap, Robbie Jansen, and Loading Zone in celebrating Human Rights Day at the upcoming African Summer Stage music festival at the Cape Town High School sports fields in Gardens on Thursday March 21 and Friday March 22. Tickets at Computicket.

http://www.africandope.co.za

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TKZEE DO DALLAS

TKZee, the Kwaito/guz superstars arrived home this week from a
whistle-stop US tour, where they performed a one-off show in Dallas. In
their second visit to the Texas town in less than a year, the Dallas gig proved such a success that the guz trio has been invited back for a
10-city US tour later this year. 'Magesh', 'Bouga Luv' and Zwai flew
back to the welcome news that their latest groundbreaking album,
'Trinity', has seen them nominated for ‘Best Duo/Group’ and ‘Best Rap
Album’ at the SAMA 8 awards.

Top video director, Leigh Ogilvie, is nominated in the ‘Best Music
Video’ category for her direction of TKZee's epic 'Ibola Lethu (Our
Game)' hit - the award will be decided by public vote this year.

TKZee still hold the record for number of SAMA's won in a year, when
they won four in 1999, thanks to their hit debut album 'Halloween' and
their 'Shibobo' single featuring Benni McCarthy.

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JIMMY DLUDLU OFF TO LONDON

Jazz guitarist and vocalist, Jimmy Dludlu, is set to embark on a
Commonwealth Concert Tour and will share the stage with veteran Courtney Pine from March. The five-date Commonwealth tour will kick off in London’s Manchester Bridgewater followed by Leicester De Montfort Hall, Bristol Colston Hall, London Royal Festival, and ends in grand style at the Brighton Dome. The London tour will be followed by another in Germany and Holland.

The release of ‘Afrocentic’ by Verve/Universal in London marks a
milestone in the career of Dludlu. A plus for Dludlu is that he was
approached by stable mate Pine to share the stage with him. The two have shared the stage twice at previous North Sea Jazz Festivals in Holland.

‘Afrocentric’ sold more than 10 000 copies within two weeks of its
release locally. It later surged to platinum status within a month.
Dludlu is currently working on a live recording of his follow-up
project called ‘Shape of Strings to Come’. The project will feature two
formidable guitarists, Richard Ceasar and Alvin Dyers, in association
with promoters Afribeat and SABC.

Dludlu is a composer, producer and songwriter. He has three albums under his belt with the previous two being his debut, ‘Echo From The Past’ and ‘The Essence Of Rhythm’.

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GOLLIWOG TOUR INCLUDES NORTH SEA JAZZ FEST

Things are starting to happen quickly for Golliwog, the exciting new SA
groove-jazz-freeform-funk eight-piece dance band. After playing the Cape Town circuit for the past year, Golliwog had just announced their
upcoming national live dates, including a first brief tour to Gauteng
and Oppikoppi, when they were invited to appear at this year’s North Sea Jazz Festival in Cape Town over the Easter weekend. Golliwog will open the proceedings on the Bassline Stage on Saturday night (March 30). The band recently recorded a live set as part of the ‘Wonder Gig’ series of concerts and a single from that session, ‘Nasty’, is currently high on the SA Rock Digest charts.

Farrell Adams, the band’s vocalist and veteran of similar outfits like
Nine and Firing Squad explained: "We got that Funk ethic. We want to
have fun, that's it. And we got the chops to do it". Alongside Adams is
Gorm Espen Helfjord, jazz guitarist from Norway, Rob Nel (Interzone,
B-World) on bass, scratch-master The Blunted Stuntman (206) on decks,
and Kesivan Naidoo (Tribe) on drums. The horn section is Nick le Roux
and Daniel Shout on sax, with Lee Thomson (Hog Hoggidy Hog) on trumpet.

The following gigs have been confirmed so far:
Mar 20 - The O-Bar Hermanus (Mar 21 is a Public Holiday)
March 22 - The Summer Stage in Cape Town
March 28- The Grand West Casino in Cape Town.
March 30 - North Sea Jazz Festival - Cape Town, Good Hope Centre
March 31 - The Oppikoppi ‘Willie Smit’ Easter festival on the farm.
April 4 - The Bassline in Melville, JHB.
April 5 - The Nile Crocodile in Pretoria (DJs: Bob, Blunted Stuntman and The Boogieman)
April 6 - 206 Party at Carfax, JHB with Felix Laband, Krushed & Sorted
and Max Normal)
April 7 - The Mystic Boer in Bloemfontein (DJ Myles, Blunted Stuntman
and Boogieman)

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DOLLY ROCKERS AT SUI - DATE CHANGE!

The Dolly Rockers gig at SUI Studios has been rescheduled for Saturday
23rd March at 8pm. Entrance fee is R30 and Booking is essential.

1st Floor 25 Wale/Waal Street - Cape Town
Contact:
mailto:blkmlk@hotmail.com
PAUL - 082 594 2350
RAMON - 082 825 8785
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2.CHARTS
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SA ROCK DIGEST TOP 20 SOUTH AFRICAN ALBUMS OF THE WEEK
http://www.sarockdigest.com/charts

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

1. [1] (1) My Love Is A Leopard - Frosted Orange (Capetone)
2. [3] (2) Everything You Hear Is True - David Michael (Indie)
3. [2] (2) China - Tony Cox (Sheer)
4. [14] (4) Glory Glory - Dolly Rockers (Huh?)
5. [4] (1) Hypnotism - Four Ounce Freedom (Intervention Arts)
6. [6] (1) Communate - Starskii (Indie)
7. [8] (7) About Time - Steve Newman and Tony Cox (Sheer)
8. [11] (8) Lontano - Landscape Prayers (SAFm/Mr Price)
9. [5] (1) The Summer Eye - Blackmilk (Sui)
10. [9] (1) Akasic Record - Kalahari Surfers (African Dope)
11. [17] (11) Shooting Star - BOO! (Sheer)
12 [13] (12) No Regrets - Kevin Duke (Ugly Duck)
13. [-] (13) SA Top 40 Hits Of All Time Vol 6 - Various (Sting)
14. [12] (12) New Tides of Freedom - Desmond Meyer (Indie)
15. [15] (1) African Dope Volume 1 - Various (African Dope/Sony)
16. [-] (16) Makietie! - Jakkie Louw (Afrimusik)
17. [10] (3) The Fountain - The Awakening (Intervention Arts)
18. [-] (18) The New Boys - The Campbells (Select)
19. [7] (2) Odd Times - Sons Of Trout (SAFm)
20. [18] (4) Digital Inability - Benguela (Rhythm)

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

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3. LET'S ROCK - NEW, RECENT AND UPCOMING RELEASES
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FLOWERHEADS NEW SINGLE

The honour of opening last year’s ‘Showcase 3: Unearthed’ CD, a
compilation of tracks by new SA rock bands, fell to "The Band from the
Strand", otherwise known as the five-piece Flowerheads, with their song
‘Satellite Filter’. Flowerheads are Morné du Preez (d), Arno Spies (g),
Wiehann Geldenhuys (g), Herman Rossouw (v), and AJ Graham (b). Just
released is the band’s second single ‘Spacegod’, b/w ‘Down’ and ‘Instant Karma’ (not a Lennon cover), which has already been playlisted on 5FM. The EP was recorded by Jurgen von Wechmar at the Sunset Studios and is a forerunner for the band’s planned full album. (SS)

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THE DOLLY ROCKERS - GLORY GLORY (Huh? Records)

Taking their name from an obscure Syd Barrett song from 1970, The Dolly Rockers new release 'Glory Glory', doesn't really sound like Syd (or Pink Floyd), but that spirit of experimentation is echoed (pun intended) here.

Best described as Dark-Pop, this CD is growing on me after each listen. Lead singer Greg Donnelly has a distinctive and pleasant voice, which is perfectly suited to this style of music (or maybe the music chose him?). This album, released 7 years after their debut (which included 'The Book I Write'), features mainly slowly picked electric guitars (not a riff in sight), gentle drums, subtle bass and intriguing lyrics - so it's true then; quiet is the new loud.

Favourite tracks so far (and I'm sure there will be more): 'Sleepytown', 'Race past the sun' and 'Change The World'. (BC)

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

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ROBIN AULD - DREAM OF BIRDS (Free Lunch Productions)

Originally released in 1998 in the UK only, this CD is now available as a limited edition South African release.

'Dream Of Birds' was recorded and mixed between Novasonics in Hertfordshire, Mantrix Music in London and Lloyd Ross' Valley Studios in Joburg. While continuing the work with loops, it features the acoustic Celtic and country influences from Robin's solo work on the UK folk circuit. The song 'Queen of the river' became well known and has been covered by UK folk artists.

Track listing: 'Queen of the river', 'Dream of birds', 'Day I said goodbye', 'Since I caught on', 'Today's the day' (a reworking of 'Perfect Day'), 'Hungry like lion', 'Hanging tree', 'To be desired', 'Long lost', 'Josephine (put down the gun)', 'Lady of the fall', 'I felt you', 'By your side'.

http://www.robinauld.co.za

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OFF THE EDGE - UNFINISHED BUSINESS (Independent)

Despite its almost prophetic title this album, which was originally planned for release at the end of 2001, is now almost finished. One more instrumental song 'Riff Valley' needs to be added, the cover design needs to be finalized and then we can expect this album to be out by April.

After Judy Marshall left the band (and South Africa), Off The Edge driving force Peter Hanmer (no relation to SA jazz pianist Paul Hanmer) got involved in a side-project with Sherry Lee and brought out 'Nowhere Land' under the name Age Of Innocence (I guess Peter was the "age" and Sherry Lee the "innocence"). Peter and bassist Tony Groenewald then found a new female rock voice in Giselle Mynhardt and started work on the new Off The Edge album.

Giselle has a strong rock voice like the Wilson sisters from Heart. 'Alone' is not a cover of the Heart song, but this rock ballad would not be out of place on one of their albums. In fact there are no covers on this album, unless you count 'Still Want You Back' which Peter originally recorded with Age Of Innocence and redoes here in a harder bluesier style.

This will be Off The Edge's 4th Melodic Rock album since 1983 (not counting Peter's limited edition 'The Instrumentals' CD) and fans of Peter's guitar sound (think Trevor Rabin, David Gilmour and Boston's Tom Scholtz), his keyboards (Alan Parsons, anyone?), and powerful rock chick vocals are not going to be disappointed. I know I'm not. (BC)

Track listing:
'Guiding Light' (instrumental), 'No More Distance', 'Hold On', 'Riff Valley' (instrumental), 'Cry For Help', 'Alone', 'Free Flight' (instrumental), 'Remember September', 'Unfinished Business, part 1' (instrumental), 'The Lies Behind Your Eyes', 'Still Want You Back', 'Unfinished Business, part 2' (instrumental).

Off The Edge
http://rock.co.za/offtheedge

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LOUISE CARVER - NEW SINGLE

Cape Town’s 23-year-old singer-songwriter, Louise Carver, has teamed up
with deep house legend Kenny Hawkes under the UK based record label,
Music For Freaks. ‘Play The Game’ is the first single to be released and will be distributed from the UK to all top DJs around the world. It will be released on vinyl in April this year. The track, which was written, arranged and sung by Louise, has Kenny's trademark beats behind it as well as his production, which he describes as "sleaze hypnotica".

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DAVE GOLDBLUM RETURNS WITH SECOND ALBUM

South African songwriter-guitarist-vocalist, Dave Goldblum, has a new
album, ‘Cape to Cairo’, coming out at the end of March 2002 (Gallo).
This versatile veteran of the Port Elizabeth and Eastern Cape folk scene released his debut album, ‘Valley Road’, back in the mid-90’s and has since performed in Switzerland, Scotland, Israel and Austria, where his original compositions were well received and his technical ability
highly praised. He has graced the stages of many popular South African
Art and music festivals over the past years and has built up a strong
underground following. He has been supported by local radio stations,
and a music video is due for release in conjunction with the launch of
the new album.

A sample of Dave Goldblum's music can be found at
http://www.peoplesound.com/artist/davegoldblum

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MIND ASTRAY

We’ve had some queries (band history, current plans, etc) about
Sharkbrother, the Joburg trio who released ‘Taj Mahala’, the SA Rock
Digest ‘Album of the Year’ in 2000. During 2001, two members of the
group fell in love, got married, and were last seen heading off into
Africa. So the band’s output slowed down for a while. But Cobus Rossouw, who stayed behind, assures us that there is new material and a second album slated for a late-2002 release.

In the meantime, here’s some pre-Sharkbrother info from Steve Savage,
somewhere in Zambia:

Mind Astray was the first band I recorded with in 1995. The band
comprised Julian Sun (vocals), Keenan Sun (Guitar), Craig Bennet (Drums) and Steve Savage (Bass). We played extensively at Wings in Braamfontein during its heyday, as well as various other venues. We shared the stage with bands like Damn The Icebergs, Esther's Tomcat, Sundogs, Biscuits, Urban Creep, and many more whose names have been lost in the mists of time.

An album was recorded called 'Daze Like This', with Willem Möller at
Sharp Street Studios. The album was never released for various reasons
not connected with the quality of the music. Julian went on to play with Karma in Henry Ate (http://www.karma.za.net/). Keenan emigrated to
Canada, and is currently paying with band called 'Distant Sun'
(http://www.metalforums.com/~distantsun/). Craig Bennet dropped out of
the scene. I went on to play with Sundogs and currently with
Sharkbrother (http://www.sharkbrother.co.za).

Keenan has put up a site for Mind Astray with a couple of tracks from
the album (http://www.metalforums.com/~distantsun/mindastray.html). The
name originally came from a line in a Metallica Song, but if you listen
to the music you will soon appreciate that things didn't quite work out
that way!

On another topic, I heard a pre-release of the Brixton Moord en Roof
Orkes album, 'Sperrgebied' last night and it is sounding great. It
should be released in a few months, and is something worth waiting for.

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PATRICIA’S NEW ALBUM - IT’S ALMOST HERE!!

Look out for a new album soon from multi-platinum pop superstar Patricia Lewis. The record will no doubt be the latest in a long line of hit albums from the legendary blonde bombshell, who is without question one of South Africa's hardest working and most popular performers. Working with long time producer Dennis East, and drawing inspiration from the work of another blonde superstar - Olivia Newton John - Patricia has crafted another perfect slice of pop.

Visit:http://www.click2music.co.za

{Can the ‘New Releases’ editor please come see me in my office - ed}

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KOBUS!

En wie (of wat) 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

STRAWBS (fruit of the loom)
Part 1 of 3

Occasionally England would return to its medieval roots like some lost and wayward pilgrim. So it would be with a progressive association called the Strawbs. The group started out as a jug-band called the Gin Bottle Four and was strongly influenced by Ewan MacColl, but changed their name to the Strawberry Hill Boys after the area where they rehearsed, Strawberry Hill Twickenham.

The Strawberry Hill Boys featured Dave Cousins and Tony Hooper as a bluegrass duet who featured regularly at the Cambridge Folk Festival in 1965. For those that frequented the London clubs like the Troubadour in Earls Court and Les Cousins in Greek Street memorable evenings are affectionately recalled by the regular patrons of those constabularies.
In 1966 they recruited double bass player Ron Chesterman for Dave's recently opened club The White Bear in Hounslow. The group officially were named Strawbs in June 1967. Due to the limited appreciation of bluegrass Dave ventured into traditional British and American folk music. The angelic Sandy Denny joined them for a few months somewhere between 1967 and '68 after which she moved on to Fairport Convention. Their debut album "All our own work" featured Denny as a guest and was released on Sonet Records in Denmark.

At this point Dave Cousins was regarded as one of the most outstanding folk guitarists in Britain. He backed Joni Mitchell on her first UK television recording, featured with the Clancy Brothers on an album and did session work with Leonard Cohen, Arlo Guthrie and Mary Travers (of Peter Paul and Mary). Strawbs became the first British group to be recorded on A&M Records (an American label, partly owned by Herb Alpert).

After the departure of Sandy Denny the group entertained vocalist Sonja Kristina for a short and uncomfortable period. Sonja finally found her niche with the progressive group Curved Air. Maintaining the acoustic vision the group released the eponymous album (1969) and "Dragon Fly" 1970. The latter of these featured a classically trained Claire Deniz on cello. A fine example of her talented ability is reflected on that rare single "Forever" which featured on the compilation album "Strawbs by choice". This was initially recorded in Copenhagen as an A-side single with "Another day" on the B-side. A worthy reflection of Claire is found on the debut album of Nick Drake. Claire's introduction to the group came through her husband, jazz/rock trumpeter Henry Lowther. "Dragon Fly"'s finest moment was written on a bleak moor in Yorkshire entitled "I turned my face into the wind".

Continued next week...

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

Blues and Variation
Fine Music Radio 101.3 FM
Wednesdays 10 pm

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

PICKLED - AMERSHAM (BMG, 1996)

I enjoy the music of Amersham. I mean, I really enjoy the music of
Amersham. Not every band has such talented musicians who rock, and with
melody.

I do enjoy their music, and have bought almost their complete catalog. New band Starskii, with the singer and one of the musos from Amersham, must be worth checking out, as well.

Amersham has a fiercer guitar than The Usual, but at some moments the two bands compare favorably. Both had real singers fronting them (real singers as opposed to rock shouters), both were quartets of skilled musicians, not three guys showcasing one truly talented band member. And they both do well at the lively rock song requiring finesse not bludgeons.

This their debut CD EP has six tracks, runs seconds over twenty-three minutes, and has the hit 'Monkey' as the opening track.

The general tempo of this CD is upbeat, with a couple of songs slowing
things down for the sake of variety. 'Monkey' is an immediate sing-along, 'Birthday' has a nice spine-undulating rhythm, and the CD closes with a rollicking fun number that inspired a Scabby Annie song.

I would call this pretty rock, except that the drummer and guitarist belie that with their pure rock sensibilities and near hard-rock flairs. The earnest singing is backed by an often frenetic guitar and pushed along by a pounding backbeat, while bass pulses along, keeping the time impeccably.

Lately, I've been acquiring Amersham's back catalog a CD at a time, every One World order or so. Why? Because, as I said, I really enjoy the music of Amersham.

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

Next week Kurt takes a listen to another CD EP, 'Like A Vision' by the Usual.

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

Z-ASTAIRE - ROBIN AULD (Mountain Records, 1984)

My first introduction to Robin Auld was hearing the single 'Baby You've Been Good' on the radio. The song spent 9 weeks on the Radio 5 charts and reached number 8, but I never really liked the song. Even today as I listen to the 'Z-Astaire' album with this track on, I am not convinced that this a brilliant song, and with some angular sentence constructions in the lyrics, I suspect that Auld only had his learner's poetic licence when he wrote this.

Now that introduction may seem like I'm going to go on to trash the album, but I won't and that's because the rest of the album is a whole lot better than the single. The funky opener 'Cleaning up my Act' or the smoochy, smoky 'Leave Your Light On', would in my opinion, have made better singles. These songs more clearly demonstrate the talent that we know Auld to be.

What 'Baby You've Been Good' does do though, is lay down the ground rules for the album. Its mellow rock sound dominates throughout with a few excursions into reggae vibes, harder guitar led rock and warm funk. Leaning nonchalantly up against this laid back sound is the nicotine stained innocence of Auld's voice, effortlessly riding the gentle waves of sound.

But it's not all surf, sand and sun. In amongst these easygoing songs is one that lyrically stands out and is at odds with the rest. On 'Violent Stairs' he launches an attack on the apartheid propaganda that was rife in the 80's. Lines like 'They say that hate is okay, so put your love away' clearly show his dislike for the system of the day. Even the music takes on a more foreboding sound.

So despite the single probably being the weakest track, this is an album of solid laid back rock, with a touch of vitriolic politics thrown in for good measure. The relaxed sounds are unlikely to have you jumping up and dancing to 'Z-Astaire', that is unless you can find someone called Zinger Rogers.

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

Robin Auld
http://www.rock.co.za/files/robin_auld.html
http://www.robinauld.co.za

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WHO NEEDS INFORMATION? - ROGER WATERS
http://rock.co.za/rogerwaters

ROGER WATERS IN JOBURG - Webmasters from a number of Pink Floyd and Roger Waters websites including RogerWaters.org, PinkFloyds.com and InTheFlesh2002.com are looking for photos and info from the Joburg concert on the 1st March. Anybody with info please contact:
mailto:brian@sarockdigest.com?Subject=RogerWaters

FLICKERING FLAME - It seems that the new song, 'Flickering Flame', which was played as the encore in Cape Town, has not been played again on the rest of the tour so far, but has been replaced by 'Each Small Candle' which is the encore track on the 'In The Flesh' CD. The lyrics for 'Flickering Flame' are here: http://www.rogerwaters.org/tour/flickeringflamelyrics.html

BEST OF ROGER WATERS - As Roger Waters continues on his globe-straddling tour, which started on the 27 February in Cape Town, there are rumours of a "Best Of" CD, due for release sometime in April. Tentatively titled 'Flickering Flame - The Solo Years Volume 1', this CD should contain previously unreleased and rare tracks. Read more here: http://www.rock.co.za/files/roger_waters_best_of.html

LOST BOYS CALLING - South African pay TV channel MNET have been showing a movie recently, starring Tim Roth, titled 'The Legend of 1900'. This film features an original score by legendary film composer Ennio Morricone (remember 'The Good, The Bad and The Ugly'?) and features an original song, 'Lost Boys Calling', with lyrics written and performed by Roger Waters and with a guitar solo by Edward Van Halen. More info here: http://www.sonyclassical.com/music/66767/home.html

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

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COLD FACTS - RODRIGUEZ
http://www.sarockdigest.com/rodriguez

TERA-SHIRMA STUDIOS
You may be interested in a great website including facts and stories about the recording studio Tera-Shirma, Detroit, where Rodriguez did the recordings for 'Cold Fact'. Ralph Terrana, the former owner the studio, is doing a terrific job giving us a fascinating look at the history of the Detroit music scene!
http://www.soulfuldetroit.com

Check it out!

Cheers,

Darin Harvey

{Darin is the son of Gary Harvey, who co-wrote 2 songs on 'Cold Fact' - ed}

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

Friday, 10th March 1972

This week [last week] Title - Artist

1 [2] Brand New Key - Melanie
2 [8] Softly Whispering I Love You - The Congregation
3 [4] I Will Return - Springwater
4 [1] Mother - Barbra Striesand
5 [5] Mother - John Lennon
6 [3] Soley, Soley - Middle of the Road
7 [7] I Just Can't Help Believing - Elvis Presley
8 [6] (Is this the way to) Amarillo - Tony Christie
9 [11] Banks Of the Ohio - Olivia Newton-John
10 [9] Cousin Norman - The Marmalade

Mealnie rediscovered the key to having a chart topper as she moved back into the top spot. The 2 Mothers on the chart were united at number's 4 and 5 with Barbra Streisand still ahead of John Lennon. The Congregation gathered at number 2, while Springwater flowed effortlessly into the number 3 slot.

Olivia Newton-John followed up her chart topping 1971 hit 'If not for you' with 'Banks of the Ohio' which eased it's way into the top 10 while The New Seekers dropped out. It was another week without local interest in the top 10.

Lower down the charts there was quite a bit of action. There was no less than 5 new entries, these coming from Nilsson, Chicory Tip, Paul Simon, Apollo 100 and South Africa's The Idiots. With their hit 'In the Park' The Idiots joined the list of 'least successful' artists whose chart history consists only of 1 week at number 20.

John Lennon's 'Imagine' exited the charts after having spent 12 weeks in the top 20, 2 of which were at the top spot. It was the 5th biggest hit of 1972 according to Top 40 magazine.

South African's at number 1 this week:

I Don't Want To Play House - Barbara Ray (1973)
You Asked Me To - Bobby Angel (1975)
Substitute - Clout (1978)

John Samson
mailto:john@sarockdigest.com

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BIRTHDAYS

March

12 James Taylor (1948)
15 Eddie Calvert (1922 in Preston, England, died 7 August 1978 in Johannesburg)
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)

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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THE NEW WAVE OF AFRIKANER ROCK

Recommended listening:

Makietie! - Jakkie Louw
Voortvlugtend - Akkedis
Poles Apart - Karen Zoid
Huis Toe - Beeskraal
Oomblik Van Waansin - Mel Botes
'n Vis Innie Bos - Anton Goosen
Die Hits - Piet Botha
Greatest Hits - Koos Kombuis
Boland Punk 1988-2001 - Valiant Swart

Compilations:
Alternatief Op Sy Beste Volumes 1 & 2
Tassenberg All-Stars Volumes 1 & 2 (Live)
Draadloos Volume 1

This list is not meant to be definitive or exhaustive, but hopefully it will give you a starting point for discovering alt.afr.rock.

Boereplaas Plate mentioned a new compilation in September last year titled 'Die Vloek Van Die Kitaar'. Here is some more info...

"Die nuwe Afrikaanse Rock album, 'Vloek van die Kitaar', wat 22 jaar van Afrikaanse Rock gedenk, sal by "Kaktus op die Vlaktes" (Oudtshoorn, early April) beskikbaar wees."

Annene Uys
mailto:annene@xsinet.co.za

All 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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JULUKA VINYL AND CASSETTES WANTED

1. Juluka [Cassette] - ‘Work For All’ [L4MINC (N) 1070] MINC Record
Label - Offering R2012.00 [Must be in Excellent/Mint Condition].

2. Juluka [Cassette] - ‘The Good Hope Concerts- Live’ [L4MINC (EV)
4051484] MINC Record Label - Offering R2012 [Must be in Excellent/Mint
Condition].

3. Juluka [LP] - ‘The Good Hope Concerts - Live’ [MINC (V) 4051481
MINC Record Label - Offering R1412.00 [Must be in Excellent/Mint Condition].

Alan Fisk in Oxford, United Kingdom.
mailto:fiskalan@hotmail.com

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AARDVARK
http://www.aardvark.be

Aardvark is a shop in Antwerp, Belgium that sells South African music and books. The books are mainly Afrikaans because the Flemish and Dutch speaking people understand the language.

We are however dedicated to ALL South African music across the spectrum. I update quite regularly and try to put up all events and concerts in England and the rest of Europe in our news section and calender.

Regards,
Storm

PS we have got nothing to do with the search engine.

Aardvark
Volkstraat 1
2000, Antwerpen
België

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PETER FELDMAN

Can you help me? I am trying to make contact with Peter Feldman. Peter was a class mate of mine over 40 years ago.

Sol Buck
mailto:buck@sluyter.com

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BACK TO VINYL

I am a keen collector of songs of the fifties and sixties. I have quite a number of South African songs on seven singles and lps. Some of these were bought way back in the sixties and their sound quality is not too good anymore. Are some of these old songs available on CD? If they are how can one get hold of them?

I am thinking of inter alia: I love the girl next door (Johnny Kongos & The G men); Just like a man (June Muscat); When you ask about love (Jackie Frisco); Penny fluitjie kwela, Outa in die lang pad (Chet Atkins), etc.

Regards,

Dr Willem Schurink
mailto:wjs@acc.co.za

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EDDIE CALVERT

I thought perhaps you'd like to know that Eddie Calvert's birthday is coming up. March 15th... he would have been 80 this birthday.... long gone but still missed...

Thanks,
Joyce
mailto:jobofrench@prodigy.net

{Trumpeter Eddie Calvert had UK #1 hits in the 50s with 'Oh Mein Papa' and a cover of Perez Prado's 'Cherry Pink & Apple Blossom White'. He moved to South Africa in 1968. - ed}

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HIDDEN LYRICS #31

Last week's hidden lyrics were taken from:
'Stop!' by Boo! This song opens the 'Monki Punk' (aka 'Pineapple Flava') album, is only 4 seconds long and consists of that one word.
It then goes straight into 'OO AA'.

Boo! CDs are 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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A FEAST OF FESTIVALS 2002

SOUTHERN CROSS EASTER FESTIVAL 2002
http://www.southerncrossfestival.co.za

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.

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SPLASHY FEN 2002
http://www.splashyfen.co.za

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.

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AUTHENTIC GIGS

Friday 15 March
Tweak - Good For Fellows, Pretoria.

Saturday 16 March
Barney Simon - Bourbon Street, Boxburg. Info: 082-491-7840

Wednesday 20 March
Mindshifter featuring Paul Flynn from Sugardrive, Martin Schofield from Wonderboom and other guest performers - The Bassline, 7th Street, Melville. Info: 011-482-6915

Tweak and many others - The Doors, Edenvale. Info: 082-438-2762

Friday 22 March
Barney Simon - Latitude, Margate. Info: 072-374-6170
Tweak - Steelworks, Pretoria.

Thursday 28 March
Barney Simon - Exit, Klerksdorp. Info: 082-373-4831
Tweak - Topaz, Pretoria. Info: 012-321-7618

Friday 29 March
Wonderboom, Sunways, Zen Arcade - Southern Cross Music Festival, Mooi Rivier. Info: 082-321-1167

Saturday 30 March
Zen Arcade, 1st Project, Tweak, Max Normal, Wonderboom, Sunways, Boo!, Semisane and Barney Simon - The 5FM Easter Rock Festival, Rand Show, NASREC. Info: 011-646-6467. Gig starts at 2pm

Barney Simon, The 5FM Easter Rock Festival After Party - Roxy Rhythm Bar, Main Rd., Melville. Info: 011-646-6467

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

PETE van HEERDEN, aka "Fiery Fingers van Vuuren", who will rip through
some six-string picking styles, country blues, ragtime and New Grass, with great aplomb.

JAMES KIBBY (jazz/rock guitar), with LOUISA (vocals extraordinaire), a
superb blend of the talents of two extremely proficient and lyrical performers.

DAVE NISSEN, Celtic poet and master craftsman, we don't hear enough of
Dave since he moved away from the city so this appearance will be
especially welcomed by his many admirers.

MICHAEL TOYE, the ACAPELLA GROUP and the IRISH SESSION BAND, rounding out the second half of the evening with MICHAEL TOYE, a young Scotsman who sings and plays bodhran and a hand-made Fylde guitar; WOODY WOODFORD, venerable Barleycorn performer, on bouzouki (with extra mozzarella and garlic!); DWIGHT MULLER, maestro fiddle player; and two fiddle players from UCT Music School. This is going to be a rare treat, a first for this treasure trove of talent at the Club.

further info: Pete van Heerden (h) 424-1288; (w) 400-4335

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BARRELS AND FLAGS
99 Caledon Street (next to Cape Technikon)
mailto:barrelsandflags@mynet.co.za
(021) 461 7534

Thursdays: Aquarius - 8 till late
Sundays: Brian Finch - live from 5'ish

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BINARY
http://www.binaryonline.co.za

23rd March - Star Of The West - Kimberley
30th March - Charlies - Umhlanga
31st March - Margate Hotel

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BURN

On Friday Burn nearly lived up to its name again, as a massive power
surge annihilated the club and most of the Umbilo area. As a result the
club had no choice but to do what it has never done before and close on
the night. Exploding tills, fridges and lights made for quite an evening and had the resident pyromaniacs in awe at the power of electricity.

After many hour’s work the next day, Burn resurrected and witnessed one
of the finest shows yet seen in this new venue in the form of Jimmy 12". The band had been quiet for some time, due to a reformation of the
line-up, and has now managed to come up with a formula that is intense.
On Monday night Burn launched its new folk club. The evening was very
successful with live appearances from Ian Henderson, Odyssey & Roly
Struckmeyer. The Folk Club opens it doors at 20h00 and costs R10 for
non-members and R5 for members.

In April Burn hosts the Regional heats of The Emerging Sounds
Competition. This competition is the country’s most respected, and
previous entrants include Jane Doe, Saron Gas, Not My Dog, Fruit Fly
Navigators, Never the Machine Forever, Sideshow, etc. The winner of the
regional heats will win three days’ recording at the local SABC and
compete in the national finals at Oppikoppi this year.

The band winning the National finals will win 10 days’ recording at RP
Studio's in Jhb under producer maestro Evert de Munnik. The regional
heats will be every Friday from the first of April and bands are
invited to contact Dave Campbell on 084-5111122 for details on entering.

Upcoming Gigs:

Monday 11 March - Syd Kitchen
Saturday 16 March - Park Lane
Monday 18 March - Jason Tonkin
Saturday 23 March - Thirty Three & Punk Night in 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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FLOWERHEADS

Sat 16 March at The Whammy Bar, Table View, Cape Town. 10pm
Fri 22 March at the Indie Armchair Theatre, Observatory, Cape Town. 10pm
Sat 30 March at Rock Art Cafe in Oudtshoorn. TBA
Sun 31 March at Rock Art Cafe in Oudthshoorn. TBA

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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

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

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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THE JESSE JORDAN BAND LIVE 'N LOUD ON:

Thurs 14th March: Jesse Jordan acoustic 2pc will be performing at the
Dorp Street Theatre, Dorp Street, Stellenbosch 9pm. 

Fri 15th March: The Jesse Jordan Band will be playing great originals and the latest covers at The Gecko Bar, Old Harbour Hermanus. 9pm

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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 17: Robbie Jansen and the Sons of Table Mountain

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

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

Jack Hammer, BOO!, Not My Dog (who will perform a Jazz set as well),
Golliwog, 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.

http://www.oppikoppi.co.za

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

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STARSKII
The Starskii Freedom Tour - March 2002

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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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.

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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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 12 March: New Band Night
Wed 13 March: Jam Night/ New Band Night Starting At 9:00pm
Thur 14 March: Karaoke With Rock'n Rick Starting At 9:00pm
Fri 15 March: Bacardi Breezer Night With About Blank And Guest Band (Tonight Is Sponsored By Bacardi Rum) Bacardi Rum & Breezer Specials All Night Long!
Sat 16 March: Boston Lager Night Capt. Gooch And The Flowerheads (Tonight Is Sponsored By Boston Breweries From Paarden Island) Pint & Jug Specials All Night Long!

Bands Start At 10.00pm Fri. & Sat. Please Call 5575692 For More

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

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

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!
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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.co.za

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

MIKE DE JAGER
http://www.mikedejager.co.uk

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

WESS-LEE
http://www.wess-lee.com

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

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

ARCHIVES:

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

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

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

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:

AFRICAN DOPE
http://www.africandope.co.za

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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