SA ROCK DIGEST ISSUE #148
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25th March 2002

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IN THIS ISSUE
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Top SA bands live at the 5FM Easter Rock Festival... Free Jazz at V&A Waterfront... Sugar reviews the new Koos Kombuis tribute album (at least Koos didn't have to die before they paid tribute to him)... Shiloh finishes the Strawb story, Kurt gets close to Just Jinger... and John visits Madiba Bay... A feast of festivals: North Sea Jazz, Splashy Fen, Southern Cross, KKNK... and sadly, its the last Rustler's Valley festival...

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CONTENTS
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1.HOT & FRESH - News: 5FM Easter Rock Festival, Free Jazz at V&A Waterfront, Old Mutual Jazz Encounters, Who are Pedxulu?
2.CHARTS - Top SA Albums & Songs this week
3.LET'S ROCK - New releases: Kombuis Musiek
4.CLASSIC ROCK - Strawbs, Just Jinger Greatest Hits, Madiba Bay - Koos Kombuis
5.RUK EN ROL - Afrikaans Rock
6.ROCKLINE - Forum, Requests & Feedback: Vinyl, Sheriff, Fat City
7.ROCK ON - Live reviews and gig info: A Feast Of Festivals, CD Wherehouse, Tassenberg Stalteater @KKNK
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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5FM EASTER ROCK FESTIVAL

The following artistes are confirmed for the 5FM Easter Rock Festival
taking place at The Rand Show in Gauteng on Saturday March 30: First
Project, BOO!, Max Normal, Semisane, Sunways, Tweak, Watershed,
Wonderboom, and Zen Arcade.

This line-up represents some of the best rock and pop artistes in South
Africa with Zen Arcade, Sunways, Watershed, Wonderboom and Semisane all
nominated for SAMA’s (South African Music Awards).

The show starts at 13h30 and will close at 21h00. The official after
party will once again be held at Roxy Rhythm Bar in Main Road, Melville. Entrance to the after party is R10 with your Rand Show ticket or R30 without. Sunways, Cutting Jade and Barney Simon will provide the
after-party entertainment. Fans are encouraged to come and meet their
favorite artistes from the 5FM Easter Rock Festival as well as industry
VIPs and celebs. Band merchandise will be available at the concert as
well as at the after party.

The 5FM Easter Rock Festival entrance is free to all Rand Show patrons.
Nancy Hillary - 083 310 2514
mailto:nancy@authentic.co.za
Beth Hillary - 083 463 8712
mailto:beth@authentic.co.za

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FREE JAZZ CONCERT AT V&A WATERFRONT AMPHITHEATRE -
A TASTER FOR THE BIG EVENT!

In what has become the traditional warm-up for the annual North Sea Jazz Festival in Cape Town, festival organisers ESP-Afrika will again be hosting a free concert for all the city’s jazz fans in the Amphitheatre at the V&A Waterfront on Thursday 28 March from 6-11pm. This appetizer for the two-day North Sea Jazz Festival 2002, which starts two days later at the Good Hope Centre, will include some of the Festival’s star attractions, as well as an emerging and acclaimed Cape jazz ensemble.

The line-up includes the Gauteng duo, Absolute Zero, currently drawing a lot of attention with their ‘Spirit’ debut album, who will be making
their Festival debut this year. The duo, comprising Angelo Angelos
(piano, electric piano) and Mervin Naidoo (bass), blend the European and Latin American smooth jazz styles and sounds with those of Africa. Also making his NSJF debut is Wambali, the very highly rated (and politically controversial) singer from Mzuzu in Northern Malawi. Wambali’s music encompasses a range of influences including gospel, traditional Malawian music, and western pop and rock. His fifth album, ‘Zani Muwone’, has just been released on the Instinct Africaine label in South Africa. Andy Narell, who completes the Festival contingent at this free concert, is the American steel pan virtuoso whose musical hybrid of Latin Jazz, Afro-Caribbean, and some pop influences, has gained him a huge SA following.

The only act appearing at this free concert that is not on this year’s
NSJF-CT line-up is Little Giant. This 12-person group plays a broad
selection of Light Jazz and African Jazz, and features a range of Cape
musicians all extremely talented, and all under the age of 18. The group was assembled by Ezra Ngcukana, following a request from the organisers of the 2000 Jazzathon in Cape Town for a more representative collection of Cape musicians, and was subsequently a big success at the 2001 Grahamstown Festival. Ngcukana is the group’s conductor and musical arranger and George Werner is the group’s musical director and will be making a rare Little Giant appearance on piano. Claire Forbes, the only female in the group, is on saxophone.

The full line-up for the Free Jazz Concert at the V&A Waterfront
Amphitheatre on 28 March is:

18h00-18h45 - Little Giants [Cape Town]
19h15-20h00 - Absolute Zero [Johannesburg]
20h30-21h30 - Andy Narell [USA]
22h00-23h00 - Wambali [Malawi]

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OLD MUTUAL JAZZ ENCOUNTERS 2002
"Proudly Celebrating South African Jazz"

In line with its commitment to developing South African jazz talent, Old Mutual is proud to announce the launch of Old Mutual Jazz Encounters 2002. The panel of judges, who will be tasked with the tough job of adjudicating the 2002 competition, are Don Albert; Don Laka; Judith Sephuma and Dizu Plaatjies. The competition is open to all citizens and permanent residents of South Africa (including non-residents with valid study permits). Auditions and Showcases will take place in three central metropolitan centres, namely Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban.

The six adjudicated categories will be: Vocal Jazz (solo contemporary
jazz vocalist), Vocal Afro-Jazz (solo African jazz vocalist), Jazz
Group/Soloist (contemporary jazz instrumental prize for soloist or
group), Afro-Jazz Group/Soloist (African jazz instrumental prize for
soloist or group), Composition (musical writing), Merit Awards
(additional awards for those "deserving of special mention" in the above five categories) The Prize Money for the National winners is R20 000 per category.

Entries will be accepted from 13 March until 26 April. There is a
toll-free number (0800 202 613) for enquiries and a website at http://www.oldmutual.co.za where entry forms can be
downloaded.

The freepost address to which these entries can be mailed is:
Old Mutual Jazz Encounters, Freepost CB2397, PO Box 12462, Mill Street,
8010.

Applicants will be required to submit a completed entry form as well as
their best jazz performances recorded on audiotape, CD, DAT, or
videotape. The adjudication process begins with the selection of the
best candidates in each category from the initial entries. Those
selected will then perform at the regional auditions and winners will be chosen to perform in regional showcases alongside a headline act.
The national adjudication also takes place at these regional showcases
and the selected national winners will be invited to perform at the
National Gala Event in Johannesburg.

The Afribeat website will carry all news, info and updates relating to
the Old Mutual Jazz Encounters 2002 at http://www.afribeat.com

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WHO ARE PEDXULU?

Robert Trunz, MELT2000 supremo, explains the origins of this new SA
group who will be making their major debut at the upcoming North Sea
Jazz Festival in Cape Town over the Easter weekend:

"For me this is a realisation of a dream that started during the
‘Outernational Meltdown’ recordings in 1994 when musicians from all the
South African tribes and their friends from Brazil and the UK united.
Airto and Jose Neto came from California where the two Brazilians
reside, Byron Wallen and Andrew Missingham ventured out of their London
Acid Jazz scene to record and perform with Mabi Thobejane, Madala
Kunene, Amampondo, Sipho Gumede, Pops Mohamed, Mxolise 'Dave' Mayakne,
Shaluza Max and the late Moses Taiwa Molelekwa.

Throughout the years I was able to work with the finest drummers and
percussionists and I feel very privileged to unite the first full
PedXulu Tribal Gathering during the North Sea Jazz Festival in my
beloved Cape Town. The Pedis said the Zulus can't play their songs and
the Xhosas didn't want to play the Pedi rhythms but they were just given an infusion by Airto Moreira. A year later we returned to South Africa with the master congalero Changuito and bata player Mayito from Cuba. Then the Xhosas added the Pedi to their show and the Pedi went on to change the Techno and Trance scene with Conga Fury by Juno Reactor -
essentially PedXulu is the story of Mabi Thobejane and Amampondo".

So PedXulu is the United South African Tribal Gathering:
The "Ped" - PedXulu is a revolving and changing gathering headed by Pedi veteran master drummer Mabi ‘Gabriel’ Thobejane (ex-Malombo Jazz) who’s joined by his 23 year-old cousin Thabang Philip Tabane (son of Phillip Thabane, also ex-Malombo Jazz). Both Thabang’s drumming and vocal range have impressed and humbled me to a degree where I feel the international press should look at his profile more carefully. The unplugged recordings made of the two Pedis, Mabi and Thabang, at my South African home suggest it to be a welcome change to the World Music landscape of Africa - free MP3 downloads are available from http://www.afribeat.com

The "X" - Amampondo, from the Xhosa tribe, are represented by Simpiwe
Matole, Michael Ludonga and Mandla Lande, who have followed Mabi in
joining Juno Reactor touring both the USA and Japan.

The "Ulu" - From Zululand are those friends and collaborators for many
years, Madala Kunene with Baba Mokwena on guitar and Sibusiso (Bernard)
Mdaweni on bass.

Esp-Afrika, the North Sea Jazz Festival organisers, announced last week
that Ernestine "Ernie" Deane (vocalist from Moodphase 5ive) will be
performing with Pedxulu on the ‘Kippies’ stage at the NSJF-CT2002 as
will Madosini, from rural Transkei.
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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) Everything You Hear Is True - David Michael (Indie)
2. [2] (2) Glory Glory - Dolly Rockers (Huh?)
3. [4] (3) Shooting Star - BOO! (Sheer)
4. [5] (4) SA Top 40 Hits Of All Time Vol 6 - Various (Sting)
5. [-] (5) Rocking Against The System - Various (RetroFresh)
6. [3] (1) My Love Is A Leopard - Frosted Orange (Capetone)
7. [6] (1) Hypnotism - Four Ounce Freedom (Intervention Arts)
8. [11] (8) Makietie! - Jakkie Louw (Afrimusik)
9. [7] (1) Communate - Starskii (Indie)
10. [12] (7) About Time - Steve Newman and Tony Cox (Sheer)
11. [9] (9) No Regrets - Kevin Duke (Ugly Duck)
12 [-] (12) Kombuis Musiek - Various (Fresh)
13. [8] (2) China - Tony Cox (Sheer)
14. [-] (14) New World Inside - New World Inside (Indie)
15. [15] (1) African Dope Volume 1 - Various (African Dope/Sony)
16. [10] (8) Lontano - Landscape Prayers (SAFm/Mr Price)
17. [13] (1) The Summer Eye - Blackmilk (Sui)
18. [14] (1) Akasic Record - Kalahari Surfers (African Dope)
19. [17] (3) The Fountain - The Awakening (Intervention Arts)
20. [19] (2) Odd Times - Sons Of Trout (SAFm)

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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) Change The World - Dolly Rockers ('Glory Glory'/Huh?)
2. [2] (2) Nasty - Golliwog ('The Wonder Sessions'/Afribeat)
3. [15] (3) Eloise - Tribe After Tribe ('Eloise' EP/Noize Factor)
4. [1] (1) Spacegod - Flowerheads ('Spacegod' EP/Indie)
5. [3] (1) Free - David Michael ('Everything You Hear Is True'/Indie)
6. [11] (6) Picture Perfect - Perez ('Picture Perfect'/Sovereign)
7. [5] (2) My Love Is A Leopard - Frosted Orange (Capetone)
8. [6] (1) A Man Like Me - James Stewart ('Upside Down' EP/Smack!)
9. [7] (1) Today - Four Ounce Freedom ('Hypnotism'/Intervention Arts)
10. [-] (10) Since I Met You - New World Inside (‘New World Inside’
EP/Indie)
11. [8] (8) Don't Be A Stranger - Storme ('Storme'/Muskateer)
12. [14] (12) Rooiwyn en Savannah - Jakkie Louw ('Makietie'/Afrimusik)
13. [10] (2) Ecstacy - Starskii ('Communate'/Indie)
14. [13] (2) Spare Me - MoodPhase 5ive (off upcoming 'Remix'/African
Dope)
15. [-] (15) Johnny Is Nie Dood Nie - Frank Opperman (’Kombuis
Musiek’/Fresh)
16. [9] (5) Paralyser - Ghettomuffin ('African Dope Vol 1'/African Dope)
17. [12] (1) Goodbye Satellite - Blackmilk ('The Summer Eye'/Sui)
18. [17] (1) Gasoline - Saron Gas ('Fragile' v.2/Musketeer)
19. [18] (5) Breakfast In Bed - Ronnie Zonked ('African Dope Vol
1'/African Dope/Sony)
20. [16] [3] So Over You - Karen Micaela (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
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3. LET'S ROCK - NEW, RECENT AND UPCOMING RELEASES
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KOMBUIS MUSIEK - VARIOUS ARTISTS

Isn’t it much nicer these days that artists can get to hear their own
tribute albums? (the three remaining members of the Doors even played on theirs!). Here the only contribution to this album by the tributee is a few snatches of dialogue and guitar samples from his previous work. But this collection of Koos Kombuis songs, as interpreted by other SA artists, had the KK seal of approval before Gary Herselman and Matthew van der Want began this project. It was originally planned as a series of hip hop interpretations of some of Koos’ songs and the two believed that Koos wasn’t taking them seriously, but he gave his blessing anyway, "pleased that at least we f**ken asked him". And the "Baard van Gordon’s Baai" likes the results too - "...dis a collectors item wat ek trots sal wees om in my huis te hê", he confirms on the sleeve.

Gary Herselman’s association with Koos goes back to their co-involvement on the ‘Vöelvry’ tour, when Koos was then opening all those shows as Andre le Toit, just before he "gemorphed" into his new Koos Kombuis identity. As ‘Piet Pers’, Herselman played bass for the Gereformeerde Blues Band, and as ‘Bokkie Buys’ contributed bass to the ‘Niemandsland’ album. A conversation between Herselman and Matthew van der Want (also a longtime Kombuis devotee) eventually became a reality as the two produced, engineered and played all the instruments on almost all these tracks, with a stream of SA artists lining up to add vocals and ideas to the diverse arrangements.

The bulk of these 12 songs are drawn from the two epic albums
‘Niemandsland’ and ‘Elke Boemelaar Se Droom’, both released on CD in 1994. Frank Opperman’s opening version of the usually rocking ‘Johnny Is Nie Dood Nie’ gets deep into the soul of the song with his sensitive vocal over a restrained drum & bass beat. Michael Simpson gives ‘Paranoia’ a full kwaito make-over, Tonia Selley sings a straight-forward, soundtracky and utterly-gorgeous version of the classic ‘Onder In My Whiskeyglas’, and Liela Groenewald sings Koos’ ode to his long-missed domestic servant ‘Kytie’ with a dour tone over a beaty Mbaqanga backing. Q-Zoo then tackle ‘Lisa se Klavier’ and, although it’s a sweet and decent enough version, it somehow fails to catch the emotion in this often-covered song.

The rest of the songs are from other KK albums and sources - ‘Jive Baby
Jive’ by Barbora Tellinger is a reworking of an old KK demo, ‘Imagine Ek En Jy’ was located on a rare KK home tape/bootleg by Paul Riekert and given some special treatment. Herselman and Van der Want (here credited as ‘Streak and Tweak’) also put together the dancey house opus, ‘Diep Huis Kombuis’. Afrikaans "geraas-masters", Not My Dog tear ‘Verslaaf’ to pieces in the grand old "Ek is veslaaaaaaf op rok en rol" tradition. On ‘Autobank Vastrap’, Gary Herselman uses a ‘Da Da Da’ Casio beat to close the album off on a typically weird note.

The really great tribute albums are rarer than a Randall Abraham
compliment, and ‘Kombuis Musiek’, as with most tribute albums, lands up
being a respectful and appropriate but quite strange mixture that is
recommended mostly to all Koos Kombuis fans. But if you want to find out what all the fuss is about, then start with those two albums from 1994 or buy yourself ‘Mona Lisa’. (SS)

Koos Kombuis CDs and books are available from One World
http://www.oneworld.co.za/default.asp?affiliateid=4321

Editor’s note: Koos Kombuis has pointed out that ‘Kombuis Musiek’ is the fourth consecutive compilation album to be released following the two ‘best of’ collections (‘Mona Lisa: Die Mooiste Love Songs Van Koos
Kombuis’ and ‘Koos Kombuis Greatest Hits’) and the ‘Blou Kombuis’ live
album, and is concerned that "...people might start wondering if I ever
write new stuff" But he assured the Digest that "...you can let them know there’s a big surprise coming later this year!"

Koos Kombuis
http://rock.co.za/legends/kooskombuis

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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 3 of 3

At this stage Rick Wakeman was recruited by the progressive rock group Yes and in stepped Blue Weaver (Mick), ex-Amen Corner, future Keef Hartley. Blue Weaver operated under a pseudonym Wynder K. Frogg. Internal friction resulted in Dave Cousins leaving the band in 1971 and recording his brilliant solo album "Two weeks last summer". Dave carried the true beauty of Strawbs through his 1972 release with the mesmerising nine minute masterpiece "Blue Angel". His all star backing band comprised Rick Wakeman, Roger Glover on bass (Deep Purple), John Hiseman on drums (Colosseum) and guitarist Miller Anderson (Keef Hartley Band).

During this time Hudson and Ford decided to venture into their own folk duet and captured the mid seventies with classic singles like "Burn baby, burn" and "Floating in the wind". At this stage Strawbs went through a sickly spurt of commercial release with singles like "Part of the union" and "Lay down". After Blue Weaver left John Hawken (ex-Nashville Teens / Renaissance) entered a season where the Strawbs were about to venture into the rock arena. With recently recruited Chas Cronk, bass / Rod Coombes, drums (ex-Steelers Wheel) and Rod Lambert on lead guitar the group recorded their landmark rock album "Hero and heroine" in April '74.

During the late seventies a number of albums came to the fore with a much harder genre in keeping with the times. But for those who wish to discover the mystical dimension and inner beauty of the Strawbs a more introspective focus should be given to the 1974 album "Ghosts" which featured the haunting "Grace Darling" with full choral backing by the choir at the chapel of Charter House School (where Genesis had attended). Further focus should be given to the 1975 release "Nomadness" with classics like "Hanging in the gallery" and "Golden salamander". It is these gems that separate Strawbs from the predictable rock rhythm of the late seventies.

Next week Shiloh digs into the Velvet Underground

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

Strawbs - Bursting at the Seams
http://rock.co.za/reviews/strawbs.htm

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

GREATEST HITS - JUST JINGER

On every popular album there are some songs everyone likes, a few personal favorites, and then some songs that don't strike a responsive chord. Of course, that's why greatest hits packages were invented.

Like you, gentle reader, I use greatest hits albums as a means of acquiring the best of a band (usually just the hits), and to see if a band's individual albums might be worth buying. Just Jinger's albums are worth owning, but this 'Greatest Hits' is the one to own if only one is possible.

This greatest hits CD starts of with the gentle 'Shallow Waters', moves to their phenomenal 'Sugar Man', then the melancholy 'Father and Farther', the philosophical 'No God?', and on through eighteen tracks, without a dog in the bunch, for almost 70 minutes of music.

Despite some personnel changes from album to album, the Just Jinger style has remained remarkably consistent due to front man Art Matthews's warm yet rock-worthy voice. Behind his sincere singing, these songs have solid, professional playing by the various sidemen Art has worked with through the years.

How does one determine musical quality? Songwriting? Got it, on 'Father
and Farther', for one. Melody? 'Shallow Waters' for one example and
'Perfect Ground' for another. Real Rock? There's 'Paradise In Summertime', a song that belongs on every disc jockey's set of summer fun songs.

As usual, JJ's cover graphics and interior design are excellent. On their greatest hits, the cover is eye-catching and strangely evocative. Where in the past their CD covers were quiet, this one silently screams: a reverse-color print of a bullet-riddled car.

No matter what one thinks of Just Jinger's other CDs, their 'Greatest Hits' is 100% fine music, track after track. This is one of a handful of South African albums that make me paraphrase Samuel Goldwyn: "I don't care if it makes money or not, I just think every South African should own a copy of 'Just Jinger's Greatest Hits'.

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

Cover scan & track listing
http://rock.co.za/legends/2000plus/just_jinger_hits.html

Just Jinger's 'Greatest Hits' is available from One World
http://www.oneworld.co.za/default.asp?affiliateid=4321

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

MADIBA BAY - KOOS KOMBUIS

Koos Kombuis was one of the voortrekkers of Afrikaans music, boldly going where no Afrikaans troubadour had gone before. Ja, he was the oom who helped Afrikaners get in touch with their plesierig side, singing Afrikaans lyrics to great rock and folk rock tunes. Okay cool, so now charf me how come are nearly half the songs on 'Madiba Bay' in English. Isn't he sending out some confusing messages here, (or should that be gemors code)?

No, once you have discovered something, you can't discover it again, you have to move on, and this was what he did. The language he chose to sing in, although important, took more of a back seat to the message in the music.

On 'Madiba Bay' he focuses on the emerging New South Africa, embracing it with warmth and joy as well as sheer relief that the past was now the past. Virtually every song has some reference to the negative past, or a positive outlook for the future or both. Lines like 'The pain is all gone, wake up to the sunlight, wake up to the dawn' from the title track and 'We were victims of the struggle and victims of apartheid, but we've got to reach the sun before it's too late' from 'Duco Box Rasta' are prime examples of this. Even the sing-a-long 'Huisie by die See' contains the line 'almal hoop die struggle is verby'.

A deviation from the New South Africa theme comes in the form of the tribute to the ex-Nirvana singer, 'Who Killed Kurt Cobain', described by some as the greatest song that the world has never heard. With its grungy tune and biting lyrics, this is a classic tune that features some excellent guitar work from Anton L'Amour.

Despite admitting that he 'can't play a damn note, and I'm not sure how to sing' (on the title track), Koos manages to play a variety of styles from folk rock, through reggae rock to the delicately beautiful love song 'Atlantis in Jou Lyf'. He even distorts his vocal chords for a fine Tom Waits-y blues soaked 'Voortrekker Road'. So Koos, it's not as bad as you think, although rhyming Mona Lisa with pizza (my favourite rhyming couplet on the album) might be pushing things a bit.

Like the picture of bright sunshine lighting up Table Mountain on the cover of the album, the music is generally bright, upbeat and optimistic. To paraphrase one of the great Afrikaans poets 'Almal wil dié CD in hul huisie hê.'

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

KOOS KOMBUIS
http://rock.co.za/legends/kooskombuis

'Madiba Bay' is available from One World
http://www.oneworld.co.za/default.asp?affiliateid=4321

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

Friday, 24th March 1972

This week [last week] Title - Artist

1 [2] Softly Whispering I Love You - The Congregation
2 [3] Mother - Barbra Striesand
3 [1] Brand New Key - Melanie
4 [7] Son of My Father - Chicory Tip
5 [4] I Will Return - Springwater
6 [10] Mother and Child Reunion - Paul Simon
7 [5] Mother - John Lennon
8 [13] Without You - Nilsson
9 [6] I Just Can't Help Believing - Elvis Presley
10 [11] Mother Of Mine - Neil Reid

It took the Congregation just 6 weeks to make the top spot with the Roger Cook/Roger Greenaway hit 'Softly Whispering I Love You'. Called The English Congregation in the US, the group were one hit wonders, not seeing chart action outside this hit in the US, UK and SA.

Barbra Strisand gained some lost ground as 'Mother' climbed back up to
number 2 after dropping to number 4 from the top spot a few weeks earlier. Meanwhile John Lennon's version headed downward after 4 weeks at number 5.

Harry Nilsson (one of the Beatles' favourite singers) entered the top 10 with 'Without You' as did Neil Reid's 'Mother of Mine'. This meant there were 4 mothers, a son, a father and a child in the top 10. Lower down the charts, Apollo 100's adaptation of Bach's 'Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring' simply called 'Joy' entered the charts at the expense of South African Andre's 'Ek is Verlief op Jou'.

South African's at number 1 this week:

Let me into your life - Flood (1976)

John Samson
mailto:john@sarockdigest.com

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BIRTHDAYS

March

25 Elton John (1947)
26 Diana Ross (1944)
30 Eric Clapton (1945)

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MABU VINYL
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(by Longkloof Studios)

Asylum Kids - Fight It With Your Mind (LP)
Otis Waygood - Simply Otis Waygood (LP)
Jim Reeves - Kimberley Jim (OST LP)

Cash paid for records in saleable condition.

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mailto:die_vos@hotmail.com
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5.RUK EN ROL
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Visit http://www.musiek.co.za for the best in Afrikaans Rock.
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6.ROCKLINE - FORUM, REQUESTS AND FEEDBACK
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VINYL

Is there anyone out there who can help me? I am looking for SA artists on vinyl. We can trade / swop for cash or CDs or even vinyl.
If interested ask for my wants list.

Alan Hilton - Vibes Music - Cape Town
mailto:ahilton@mweb.co.za

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MORE VINYL

I am an English record collector, I have this week purchased a box of 60s/70s South African record pressings, most of which are in mint condition. There are artists like Manfred Mann, Four Jacks & a Jill, Herb Alpert, etc. Some I know, others I have never heard of but are very good to listen to. Please can you help me with any SA web sites that have information about records & collecting, as I would like to know more about 45's in SA.

Thank you

Alan Marnes
mailto:southoeam@yahoo.co.uk

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SHERIFF

I played in the Jo'burg rock band "Sheriff" from appprox. 1978-1989 before leaving for Namibia. I know the band carried on for well into the late '90's. I intend setting up a web page documenting the life of "Sheriff" and would like to extend an invitation to all interested parties (ex-members, groupies, etc), to contribute to the web page. Ex-members I'm hoping have some memories and memorabilia are: Gavin Gerber (drums), Mike Kaye (bass), Adrian Lawler (vocals), Trevor Gradwell (keyboards), and Ian Gommery (vocals).

Kenny Ramage
mailto:bedrock@mweb.com.na

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CROCODILE HARRIS

I am searching for CROCODILE HARRIS song "Not the boy next door". Can you tell me where I could find it?

thanks

Kat
mailto:rzk.kat@libertysurf.fr

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FAT CITY

Ever hear of a group called Fat City, possibly out of Jhb? I have been trying for years to find the lyrics (and possibly music) of the only song of theirs I have ever heard, title possibly "Bad Habit". Probably late eighties or early nineties. Comments?

Jan Potgieter
Canada

{The song 'Bad Habits' by Fat City was released in 1989. Fat City were Tony Gozza, Jiggs Downing and Jonny Blundell and they released one album 'Loose Your Shoes'. The song 'Bad Habits' can found on the recent 2CD compilation 'SA Top 40 Hits Of All Time Vol 6' from Sting music. Available from One World http://www.oneworld.co.za/default.asp?affiliateid=4321 - ed}

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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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HIDDEN LYRICS #32

Last week's hidden lyrics were taken from:
'As I Went Out One Morning (Damsel)' by Tribe After Tribe.
This track appears on the recently released 'Rocking Against The System' various artists compilation from RetroFresh.

RetroFresh CDs are available from One World
http://www.oneworld.co.za/default.asp?affiliateid=4321
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7.ROCK ON - LIVE REVIEWS AND GIG INFO
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THE NORTH SEA JAZZ FESTIVAL - CAPE TOWN 2002
The 4 stages continued...

The ‘Manenberg' Stage

Three of the North Sea Jazz Festival venues at the Good Hope Centre are
indoors, and not directly affected by the occasional Southeaster or
other unusual Cape Town weather patterns. But the massive outdoor
'Manenberg' Stage is still the place where anything can happen, where
the crowds mingle and dance in the open air, and enjoy a broad variety
of eclectic jazz and multi-talented musicians.

First up on the 'Manenberg' stage at the 2002 Festival is the Virtual
Jazz Reality quartet from Cape Town, featuring Ian Smith (trumpet,
flugelhorn, and vocals), Andrew Ford (keyboards, drums and bass), Sammy
Webber (bass and vocals) and Frank Paco (drums and vocals). They’re
followed by the highly-rated SA guitarist Louis Mhlanga, and Andy Narell with the Chakalaka Band. Though a native of New York, Narell has spent more than two decades developing a global reputation as a steel pan virtuoso whose multicultural style embraces a range of Afro-Caribbean, Latin jazz and pop traditions. Following the end of apartheid, Narell discovered his huge South African fanbase and is now regarded as an "honorary", respected and adored SA jazz musician. The final act on the 'Manenberg' Saturday night bill is the Cuban singer Maria Ochoa, who is a world-famous exponent of the Cuban Son style.

Sunday night on the 'Manenberg' stage begins with a set from Absolute
Zero, a Johannesburg duo featuring Angelo Angelos (piano, electric
piano) and Mervin Naidoo (bass). These two ex-Wits Science students play a smooth jazz blend of African, European and Latin American sounds as heard on their popuar 'Spirit' debut CD. Following them will be Afro
Cool Concept featuring Barney Rachabane (sax) and Darius Brubeck
(piano), Lulu Gontsana (drums) and Bongani Sokhela (bass). Up next is
the Jesse van Ruller Quartet, with the Festival's favourite special
guest, Roy Hargrove. The final act of the evening on the 'Manenberg'
stage is a special appearance by the Malawian singer Wambali Mkandawire. Known simply as Wambali, this exciting new talent on the African and World music scenes will be performing tracks off his recent album, 'Zani Muwone', on the Instinct Africaine label.

The 'Bassline' Stage

The fourth venue at the NSJF-CT is the 'Bassline' stage, which many fans unofficially refer to as the 'Basement Stage'. The 'Bassline' is a
low-ceilinged, broad venue with a slightly raised, close-up stage, where all the festival's fusion, experimental and "new" jazz acts appear. Many of the hottest gigs at the two previous NSJF-CTs took place in this funky, smoke-filled room.

The running order for the 'Bassline' stage on Saturday night begins with the new SA outfit Golliwog, a sensational groove-jazz-freeform-funk eight-piece dance band from Cape Town. Hip new SA group Jazzworx appear next on the 'Bassline' stage, featuring guest spots by Paul Hanmer and McCoy Mrubata. Jazzworx are Tebza (vocals, keyboards), Craig Massiv (keyboards, programmer, DJ), and Robi Funk (guitarist, programmer). Closing off Saturday's line-up is French trumpeter Erik Truffaz and the Ladyland Quartet.

Opening on the 'Baseline' Stage on Sunday night is a new Cape Town
"Afro-Latino" group, Tucan Tucan, comprising Frank Paco (drums, vocals), Tony Paco (percussion), Tutu Poane (vocals), Muriel Marco (piano), Jacqueline Wyatt (vocals), Ivan Mazuze (alto sax), and Norwegian Ragnel Tveitan (tenor sax). They will be followed by Daniel Kuffer with Stereodogs, a four-piece consisting of Daniel Kuffer (saxophone), Chris Lohr (Hammond organ), Steve Grant (drums), and Ben Allen (DJ). The Stereodogs' material is an intelligent and danceable fusion of jazz, hip-hop and funk, and their stage act is an exuberant and energizing experience.

Making a welcome Festival debut on the 'Bassline' stage is South
Africa's coolest "hip-pop" group, Max Normal. Fronted by rapper Waddy
Tudor Jones, the group's wicked words, funky beats and dynamic live
performance have conquered audiences across SA and in Europe. Closing
off the Sunday night's entertainment on the 'Bassline' stage for 2002
will be a repeat performance by Martinez Move.

At the conclusion of both the Saturday and Sunday evenings' performances on the 'Bassline' stage (around 1.30am), there will be the traditional Festival After-Party hosted by the Festival organisers.

FOR ALL FURTHER INFO, UPDATES, AND TRAVEL PACKAGES, PLEASE:
Call the North Sea Jazz Festival HOTLINE - (083) 123JAZZ (5299)
Or visit the official North Sea Jazz Festival WEBSITE
(Regularly updated) at: http://www.nsjfcapetown.com
Tickets for the Festival are available exclusively from Computicket
* One Day Pass - R235; Two day Pass - R360

For further information please contact Thompson n Team on (27) 21
4653314 or mailto:thompsonnt@xsinet.co.za

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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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THE FINAL RUSTLERS FESTIVAL - SOME DETAILS

The Rustlers’ organisers write:
Hi Everybody! Well, the Easter Festival is a week away. People are
starting to arrive to set up the site. Here are a few tips and
answers to the many questions that have been asked:

1. Get out of Gauteng before Friday. We will be opening the gates on Wed morning and you are welcome to come a few days earlier at no extra
charge. In past years, nearly half the people are in by Thursday night.
2. Tickets are R300 per person. Try and get your tickets at Computicket
before you come to ensure a speedy entrance.
3. Bring Mosquito repellant, towel, tent, some warm clothes, a torch and a toothbrush.
4. Friendly bus company is offering a very reasonable bus service to the festival from Durban and from Gauteng - call Ryan at 031 209-8528 or 011 648-7397.
5. The weather seems to be playing along for a change and the rainy
season seems to be over, so temperatures could drop and although it has
been warm, bring some warm stuff in case.
6. To answer all the e-mails asking about ice, there will be ice for
sale as well as Firewood. There will be child care as well as children's entertainment. Under 12 get in free. This year the Mountain Campsite will be opened as a musicians campsite with its own showers and toilets. To keep it exclusive there is an extra charge of R50 for anyone wishing to camp there.
7. We have put up new maps on the website, have a look at these before
you leave. Getting lost can add hours on to your journey. The line-up is complete and the playlist has been put up on the web site, take a look.
8. The offer for discounted tickets is now closed. Don't miss the
Climax. See you soon!

For more info on the festival please take a look at the website;
http://www.rustlers.co.za
mailto:niyan@marimbanet.org.za

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340ml

Tuesday, 26 March Bassline. Melville 9pm
Wednesday, 27 March Bassline. Melville 10 pm
Friday, 29 March Horror Café. Newton 11 pm
Sunday, 31 March Oppikoppi Easter Festival 6 pm

mailto:340ml@music.com
Rui @ +2782 670 1895 (RSA) or +25882 492 580 (Mozambique)
PO Box 221, Mondeor, 2110, JHB, South Africa

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AUTHENTIC GIGS

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

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

Sat 30 Mar
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

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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

30th March - Charlies - Umhlanga
31st March - Margate Hotel

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BLUE MOON, NELSPRUIT

13 April Max Normal
26 April Boo! & Scicoustic
04 May Free Concert with Local Bands & Tweak
17 May Mathys Roets
24 May Zen Arcade & Cutting Jade
14/15 Jun Dozi

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CD WHEREHOUSE - THIS WEEKS NSJF LINE-UP

March 29th-April 2nd - It’s a North Sea Jazz Festival weekend at
Compact Disc Wherehouse with some of your favourite North Sea
Jazz Artists performing live, or appearing in store for CD signings. It
is a magical music weekend in Cape Town and Compact Disc Wherehouse is
at the heart of it all. Be sure also to visit our stall at the North Sea Jazz Festival where many of your favourite artists will be available to sign CDs.

The following performances are free events and open to the public:

Fri. March 29th

1:00pm Ringo Madlingozi - This Cape Town-born vocalist has emerged as
one of South Africa’s strongest new live performing acts. His latest
success is being chosen to perform alongside UB40 on an internationally
released single in benefit of AIDS education for the United Nations.
Ringo will also be performing with UB40 on their upcoming South African
tour. He will also be performing at the North Sea Jazz Festival, and his performance at CD Wherehouse is a rare opportunity to get up-close and personal. Ringo will be available to sign CDs after his performance. There will also be 5 pairs of tickets to see UB40 live in April to be given away after Ringo’s performance in-store!

1:45pm Louis Mhlanga - Mhlanga started his musical career in Zimbabwe in the seventies, at a time when young musicians were inspired by the international sounds of bands like Earth, Wind and Fire and a whole generation of groups were working to fuse those sounds with Shona and Ndebele musical traditions to produce an indigenous African pop groove. Mhlanga played lead guitar in most of those groups. But his interest in traditional music and composing took his talent in directions far more varied than pop music.

Trips overseas broadened Mhlanga’s perspectives. In London he worked with Paul Weller and with a number of London-based African and Caribbean bands featuring names like Dennis Brown and Julian Bahula. Louis is also in town to perform at the North Sea Jazz Festival, and will also be available to meet his fans and sign CDs after his in-store performance.

2:30pm - Meet & Greet with Andy Narrell - This international jazz star
will be at Compact Disc Wherehouse to meet the public and to sign CDs.
This is a most unique opportunity to chat with a jazz great and to get
your CDs signed.

Sat. March 30th

1pm - Meet & Greet Hugh Masekela - Compact Disc Wherehouse is most proud to welcome South Africa’s legendary performer Hugh Masekela to our store. Hugh Masekela will be in-store to meet the public and answer
questions from you, his fans. This is a very rare opportunity to get
your picture taken, ask questions, get CDs signed, and just to mingle
with a living treasure.

Tues. April 2nd

1pm - Oliver Mtukudzi - The Zimbabwean "Tuku", as he is best known to
his fans, has enjoyed a professional music career that has spanned over
twenty years and produced forty one original albums, most of them
best-sellers. But it is his dedication to the 'live' music scene in
Zimbabwe - playing to enthusiastic audiences in even the remotest parts
of the country - that has earned him the respect and the place in the
people's hearts that he holds today. Oliver is also in town to perform
at the North Sea Jazz Festival, and we are lucky enough to have been
able to secure an in-store performance with an artist rarely seen in
Cape Town.

Upcoming in-store appearances will include: Not The Midnight Mass and
Perez. For more info, phone Lara Utian on (021) 425 6300

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EMERGING SOUNDS NEWS

The Jack Daniels Deconstruction 3-day music festival takes place in
Springs from Thursday March 28 to Saturday March 30.

Thursday, March 28 - Frosted Orange, Malkop, Jorik, Lead Eye, Orange
and Syrup.
Friday, March 29 - Not My Dog, Tweak, Pestroy, Nowhere Near, DN Crew,
Zen, Orange and Pyramid Tongue.
Saturday, March 30 - Wonderboom, THC, Soil 7T7, Pyramid Tongue, Lead
Eye, 9-Below 0, Vuurkleur, Mover and Slugs of War.

Compering the event is Simon "Squire" Foulds and there will be lots of
giveaways during the festival.

The event costs R50 per day or R90 for the weekend for those wishing to
camp. The event is rather unique in that it takes place in a mining
complex and is situated on Nigel road (behind the flying school) in
Springs.

Further information at
http://www.diablo.co.za/deconstruction/decon.htm
or phone (011) 740 2448.

Going national from April is the RP Studios Emerging Sounds Competition. It will be held in Gauteng, Western Cape, Eastern Cape and Kwa-Zulu Natal.

http://www.sasounds.com

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FIRLANDS BAND SLAM!

Firlands Pub, N2, Between Somerset-West & Gordon's Bay
Wednesday, 27 March 2002
20h00

THE JESSE JORDAN BAND LIVE 'N LOUD with local emerging bands supporting.
* DJ * VOLLEYBALL * 2 BANDS * SPONSORED DRINKS * PRIZES * DANCERS

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JAM / 206 DATES

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

March
Wed 27th: Jesse Jordan 3 pc. will be at Firlands Pub 9:00 pm
Fri 29th March: Al's Awesome Easter Fest @ Al's in Knysna, The Boulevard Blues Band + The Jesse Jordan Band will be playing great originals and covers.
Sat 30th: Jesse Jordan band will be @ Geraas Stage, Rock Art Cafe, Oudtshoorn 6pm
Sat 30th: Jesse Jordan band will be @ Al's, Knysna. 10:30pm

April
Mon 1st: Jesse Jordan 3pc @ Geraas Stage, Rock Art Cafe 6pm
Fri 5th: Jesse Jordan band @ Geraas stage Rock Art Cafe 1:30am

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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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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

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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SPINNEKOP

March
Sun 31st: Geraas Stage, Rock Art Cafe, Oudtshoorn.

April
Mon 1st: Geraas, Rock Art Cafe 1pm
Mon 1st: Tassenberg Stal Teater 10.30pm
Tues 2nd: Tassenberg Stal Teater 10:30 pm
Wed 3rd: Tassenberg Stal Teater 3:30 pm
Thurs 4th: Geraas Stage Rock Art Cafe 5pm
Sat 6th: KKNK main fest 6pm

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SWIFTLOVE
http://www.swiftlove.co.za

Thursday 28 March (tentative): The Studio, Turners Road 19, Berea Durban, 21h00; with DJs and surprise acts
Saturday 30 March: Southern Cross Music Festival, Mooi River, KZN; 23h30

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TASSENBERG STALTEATER
http://www.sarockdigest.com/kaktus/stal2002.html

Die Tassenberg Stalteater, KKNK
Venue: Tom se Meul, Baron von Reedestraat, Oudtshoorn
Datum: Sat. 30 Maart tot Sat. 6 April

Program:
http://www.sarockdigest.com/kaktus/program2002.html

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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

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 26 March: "New Band Night"
Wed 27 March: "Jam Night/ New Band Night" with Kryptonite. Starting At 9:00pm
Thur 28 March: Karaoke with Rock'n Rick. Starting at 9:00pm
Fri 29 March: A Must See Night!! It's the return of The Roswell Kings, with David Owens from Lithium, and Soulja
Sat 30 March: "Boston Lager Night" Death By Chocolate
(Tonight is sponsored by Boston Breweries from Paarden Island).
Pint & Jug specials All Night Long!

Bands start at 10.00pm Fri. & Sat.

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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

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.

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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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

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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

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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

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http://www.sacountrymusic.co.za

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http://rock.co.za/

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

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

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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