SA ROCK DIGEST ISSUE #88
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Established January 1999.

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CONTENTS
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1.WHAT'S NEW - Beyond 2000, High on Blues, North Sea Jazz, Tony Cox, Bargos, Dowwe Dolla, Pepes Place
2.CHARTS - Top 10 SA CDs, Top 20 SA songs, Top 20 SA Albums, Top 20 SA MP3 downloads, This week 30 years ago, Top 10 Classic SA Rock albums, Top 10 All-time Great SA Pop and Rock songs
3.ON STAGE - Piet Botha, The Guitar That Rocked The World
4.NEW RELEASES - Robin Auld's Iron In The Sky
5.USA for SA - Station 1
6.CLASSIC ROCK - The Aeroplanes
7.SHILOH'S CORNER - Roy Harper
8.FORUM - Hawk
9.REQUESTS - Vinyl, Rabbitt
10.ON THE NET - Gipsie, Sound Solutions
11.WHAT'S ON
12.LINKS
13.BACK ISSUES
14.CONTRIBUTIONS
15.CONTACT DETAILS
16.SUBSCRIPTIONS
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1.WHAT'S NEW
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BEYOND 2000

This is the last Digest of the year 2000 (C'mon, even robots need a break). On the first day of January 2001 a special edition
(2001: A No More Space Odyssey) will arrive in your e-mailbox (all things being equal!).

January 1st is also the 2nd birthday of the South African Rock Files website which was originally titled "South Africa's Forgotten Rock Classics". Judging by the phenomenol response we've had over the past 2 years, it seems that South Africa's rock music history has not been forgotten at all. In fact SA Rock both old and new is very much alive and kicking... and kicking hard.

Long live SA Rock.

SA Rock Files Website:
http://rock.co.za/sarock

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HIGH ON BLUES: CD LAUNCH

VENUE: HIGH STREET THEATRE
DATES: 21 AND 22 DECEMBER 2000 AT 20H00
BOOKINGS: COMPUTICKET OR THEATRE 914 7030/1

ARTISTS PERFORMING:

BOULEVARD BLUES BAND
DELTA BLUE
VALIANT SWART
FROSTED ORANGE
PIET BOTHA

The CD "HIGH ON BLUES - THE HIGH STREET SESSIONS" celebrates the music performed at Cape Town’s Highstreet Theatre during its first year of existence. Although all genres of theatre and music are hosted by the theatre, the BLUES SESSIONS are particularly representative of the Highstreet Theatre’s passion in supporting and promoting the performing arts. All performances on this CD have been recorded live to disc, meaning that no subsequent re-mixing has been done, thereby capturing the vibrancy of the live performances.

Blues lyrics contain some of the most penetrating and revealing statements in the Western musical tradition. The absorption of blues into both jazz and mainstream pop music serves to prove its universal application in bringing about current musical styles.

This album sets out to illustrate the absorption of the blues into South African Music and to capture the intense personal passion and vibrancy with which musicians who have thus far performed at the High Street Theatre execute the blues. We hope that the High Street Theatre’s promotion of the blues enables it to make a whole new generation of music listeners aware of this great treasure trove of music.

A scan of the CD cover can be seen here:
http://www.sarockdigest.com/high_blues.jpg

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THE AFRICAN HARVEST NORTH SEA JAZZ FESTIVAL - CAPE TOWN 2001
33 ACTS - 4 STAGES - GOOD HOPE CENTRE
FRIDAY 30 & SATURDAY 31 MARCH 2001

The overwhelming success of the inaugural North Sea Jazz Festival - Cape Town in March 2000 has, as expected, led to the announcement of the staging of the 2001 event at the Good Hope Centre in Cape Town on Friday 30 and Saturday 31 March. The North Sea Jazz Festival, held annually in The Hague, is the largest, best attended and most prestigious international Indoor Jazz Festival in the world. It is anticipated that within the next few years, the Cape Town version of this illustrious event will become the top southern hemisphere equivalent and will soon stand proudly alongside the 11 best known international Jazz Festivals.

The Festival organisers, ESP-Afrika (SA) and MOJO Concerts BV (The
Netherlands), and all their sponsors, were thrilled by the smooth
running, enthusiastic turnout and general excellence of the 2000
festival. For the 2001 event, the main Platinum sponsorship was snapped
up by African Harvest Limited, giving them the prestigious naming
rights. African Harvest Limited, understanding the long-term benefits of this event, has committed a massive R7-Million to the festival over the next three years. SABC and SAFM have confirmed their roles as the
National media sponsors, with P4 Radio in Cape Town and Durban providing regional support.

As with last year, the Dutch Government and the South African Department of Arts & Culture have joined the Western Cape Regional Government, Cape Metropolitan Council and the Cape Town City Council in throwing their full support behind the Jazz Festival. The festival is guaranteed to add great value to the Mother City, its inhabitants and its tourism, as well as to SA arts and culture generally. Other sponsors returning for the 2001 Festival are BMW and Viceroy Brandy, and ESP-Afrika says other contractile commitments are imminent. These names will be announced once they have been confirmed.

For the 2001 Festival, the organisers are again planning on 33 acts
spread across four stages with an approximate 50/50 split between the
International and African artists. The final line up for the 2001
Festival will only be confirmed closer to the event. At this early stage the following international names have already been confirmed: Randy Crawford, Brand New Heavies, Dewey Redman, Marcus Miller, Piet Noordijk All Star Quintet, Izaline Calsiter, Nitin Sawnhey, Zuco 103, and St Germain. The African artists already confirmed for 2001 are Paul Hanmer, Sipho Gumede, Sathima Bea Benjamin, Sibongile Khumalo, Don Laka, Musa Manzini, and Madame Freak with Jorge Carlos.

There will also be a free Jazz concert for the City of Cape Town on
Thursday March 29, to pay tribute to the Cape jazz greats (venue to be
announced).

The North Sea Jazz Festival - Cape Town was big news at the recent North Sea Jazz Festival in The Hague. This new Southern African jazz event was prominently marketed, promoted and discussed, with many international jazz fans certain to include Cape Town in their jazz festival circuit travel plans. The organisers are also expecting even larger numbers of Southern African jazz fans to travel to Cape Town next March and there is already a wide variety of travel and accommodation packages for all those wishing to travel to the festival from Johannesburg, Durban, Port Elizabeth and other major SA centres by air, rail, bus or road. The pick of these is the special train that has been chartered by the SA Jazz Foundation, in association with the African Harvest North Sea Jazz Festival - Cape Town. This train will leave from Johannesburg and travel via Kimberley to Cape Town packed with 400-500 partying up-country fans on their way to the Festival.

FOR ALL FURTHER INFO, UPDATES, AND TRAVEL PACKAGES, PLEASE:
Call the African Harvest North Sea Jazz Festival HOTLINE -
(021) 418-6924 or visit the official African Harvest 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

The perfect gift for the jazz fan who has everything!

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TONY COX LIVE IN CAPE TOWN

Acoustic guitarist, Tony Cox will be doing a single solo show at The
Blue Lizard this December. Known throughout South Africa as a guitarist
and composer of exceptional skill, Cox will spend an intimate evening at the Lizard performing old and brand new material. For those
guitar-lovers out there, make sure you do not miss this feast of guitar.

Venue: Blue Lizard (Lower Shack)
Time: 22h00
Date: Dec 20
Bookings: (021) 461 9535/083 326 3484

Every tune he plays is an entire miniature universe, with its internal
clock tuned to a shimmering landscape fashioned from thin air - Karl
Muller, The Star

Music making like the rush of adrenaline but with an extra controllable
thrust - Paul Boekkoi, Cue, Herald, The Star.

I've never heard him sound as in tune with his surroundings or in
control of his art as he does here - Richard Haslop, Planet Pastel.

Tony Cox on the net:
http://www.tonycox.co.za

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BARGOS - DURBAN

SPRINGBOK NUDE GIRLS supported by Crossing Point
presented with assistance from Jagermeister - "Master of the Hunt".
DATE: Tuesday 19 December
TIME: Doors open at 8pm
TICKETS: R30 at the door or presale from barGO

THC
DATE: Friday 22 December
TIME: Doors open at 8pm, group goes on stage at 10:30pm
TICKETS: R20 at the door

SUNWAYS supported by Waverley
DATE Friday 29 December
TIME: Doors open at 8pm
TICKETS: R20 at the door

SQUEAL and PISTOLFISH supported by Fruit Fly Navigators
DATE Friday 5 January 2001
TIME: Doors open at 8pm, first group on stage at 9pm sharp!
TICKETS: R25 at the door

Issued by:
Neil Comfort
Bandwagon Afrika
031 702 1188
083 463 8044
mailto:bandwagon@artslink.co.za

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DOWWE DOLLA: BLONDIE'S GREATEST HITS

Where: Atlantic Beach Golf Club, Melkbosstrand
When: 22 December
Time: 20:00
Reservations: (021) 553 2223

South Africa’s sharpest blonde is back in town! After a run of
approximately 400 sold-out shows, Dolla now shares the wisdom of her first four shows with the audience - a greatest hits collection that will have you hysterical!

Join Dolla on this trip down Amnesia Lane: remember the days when Nelson was a bachelor, Allan was honest, Eugene was fat and PC referred to a computer? The funniest sketches and songs from all four shows have been combined with cutting edge comedy that is fresher and much more enjoyable than this morning’s newspaper. Topics range from crime to the whole AIDS debate and bombs in Cape Town and feature the who’s who of South African politics and entertainment.

Read what the press has to say about Dolla:

For your eyes only in Dowwe Dolla: Staatslet

Margit Meyer-Rödenbeck is the most original cabaret performer I have seen in ages, and her Dowwe Dolla Staatslet is one the most delightfully irreverent cabarets I have seen in a long time.
Derek Wilson, The Argus, 4 November 1998

Unwrap your present with Dowwe Dolla: Krismisdoos:

She is quite too delicious. Dolla is performed by the sharp little blonde, Margit Meyer-Rödenbeck, from a clever script by playwright Hennie van Greunen. Hecklers are warned: they’ll merely give her another opportunity to get shot of another pithy put-down.
Derek Wilson, The Argus, 9 November 1998

Election time in Dowwe Dolla: Ereksie ‘99:

Dolla se karakter is uitstekend uitgebou en die gladdebek-komediant is nooit verleë nie, maar altyd reg met ‘n stuitige antwoord. Dink op haar voete is beslis hierdie guitige blondine se forte.
Annemarie Butow, Aardklopfees koerant, 1 Oktober 1999

Learn about sexual techniques and decorum in Dowwe Dolla: Vigs en Gesond!:

Within minutes you realise that Margit Meyer-Rödenbeck is outrageously
funny. While her subjects are well covered by other stand-up comedians, her material is strictly original and delivered with an impact and timing that most comics strive for but do not always achieve.
Ian Gray, The Eastern Cape Herald, 14 June 2000

Dowwe Dolla also has her own television show at the moment: Wille Wenke, a hints program with a difference. This show is broadcast on kykNet on Saturday nights from 19:00. She also has her own website and you may join her by clicking your mouse all the way to: http://www.dowwedolla.co.za

The team behind this fifth shows in Dolla’s repertoire is once again actress Margit Meyer-Rödenbeck and playwright Hennie van Greunen.

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PEPES PLACE PARTY
27 DECEMBER 2000
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2.CHARTS
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TOP 10 SOUTH AFRICAN CDs

Position. Artist - Title

1. Fassie, Brenda - Amadlozi
2. Rauch, Laurika - Hei, Mevrou Brown
3. DJ's At Work - Channel O House Explosion
4. Kerkorrel, Johannes - Die Ander Kant
5. De Villiers, Coenie - Karoonag 2000
6. Masekela, Hugh - Sixty
7. Arthur - Mnike
8. Henry Ate - Torn And Tattered
9. Goosen, Anton - Riviersonderend - 21 Greatest Hits
10. Ibrahim, Abdullah - African Suite

Supplied by One World
http://www.oneworld.co.za

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THE SA ROCK DIGEST TOP 20 SOUTH AFRICAN ALBUMS OF THE WEEK

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

1. [1] TajMahala - Sharkbrother (indie)
2. [14] Iron In The Sky - Robin Auld (Value Music)
3. [-] Fragile - Saron Gas (Musketeer)
4. [15] A Life Less Strange - Semisane (BMG)
5. [17] Tattered and Torn - Henry Ate (EMI)
6. [RE] Blk Sonshine - Blk Sonshine (Fresh)
7. [4] éVoid - éVoid (CD re-issue with 5 bonus tracks)(Retro Fresh)
8. [6] Via Afrika - Via Afrika (CD re-issue with bonus tracks) (Retro
Fresh)
9. [19] Strange World - Just Jinger (BMG)
10. [-] Basetsana - Lekgoa (Gallo)
11. [12] Faith In Love - Coleske (Gallo)
12. [8] In The Meantime - Watershed (EMI)
13 [11] Greatest Hits - Koos Kombuis (Gallo)
14. [5] Relaxzor - Springbok Nude Girls (Sony)
15. [9] Alternatief Op Sy Beste - Various Artists (Hoezit)
16. [3] Reconstructing Alice - Sonja Herholdt (Universal)
17. [13] Jazzin' & Jivin' - Various Artists (MELT2000)
18. [18] Lately When She Cries - Jesse Jordan (Universal)
19. [20] Tassenberg All Stars (live) - Various Artists (Rhythm)
20. [10] Something To Believe - Liesl Graham (Gallo)

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THE SA ROCK DIGEST TOP 20 SOUTH AFRICAN SONGS OF THE WEEK

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

1. [1] Alright - Semisane ('A Life Less Strange'/ BMG)
2. [-] Which Way To Go - Robin Auld (‘Iron in the Sky’/ Value Music)
3. [-] Mad Hatter - Henry Ate (‘Torn And Tattered’/ EMI)
4. [-] Me And My People Building - Blk Sonshine ('Blk Sonshine'/ Fresh)
5. [-] Shadows - éVoid ('éVoid'/ Retro Fresh)
6. [4] Drunken Girl - Robin Auld (‘Iron in the Sky’/ Value Music)
7. [5] Fall - Delenta ('Delenta'/ Renegade)
8. [9] Your Song - Just Jinger ('Strange World'/ BMG)
9. [6] Aphrodite (Feeling Much More) - Coleske ('Faith In Love'/ Gallo)
10. [15] Starlight - Grannysmith (off ‘Grannysmith’/ BMG)
11. [9] Unworldly Beauty - Springbok Nude Girls ('Relaxzor'/ Sony)
12 [2] As Long As - Galatia (‘Back Together’ EP/ BMG)
13 [-] Gravity - Copious (‘Egotourism’/ NWAR)
14. [14] Satisfy - Dreamshop (off EP 'Satisfy'/ BMG)
15 [17] Eastern Bridge - Jesse Jordan ('Lately When She Cries'/ Universal)
16. [10] Higher Ground - Delenta ('Delenta'/ Renegade)
17. [13] Nkalakatha - Mandoza ('Nkalakatha'/ CCP)
18. [3] Two Seconds - Henry Ate (‘Torn & Tattered’/ EMI)
19 [7] Renaissance Song - Musa Manzini (‘New Reflections’/ BMG)
20. [12] Johnny Calls The Chemist - Falling Mirror (‘Shattered’/ Tusk)

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TOP 20 SOUTH AFRICAN MP3 DOWNLOADS

This week [last week] Title - Artist
(Style)

1. [6] Chaba Sena - Kennedy & Friends
(Gospel)
2. [9] Sibali - Khumbula
(African Pop Fusion)
3. [1] Margarida - Choppa
(Latino Kwaito)
4. [13] Beautiful Thing - E'smile
(African R&B)
5. [19] Crucial Situation - Don Carlos
(Reggae)
6. [2] Foreplay - Ghetto Luv
(R&B Kwaito)
7. [20] Bonita (Kyllex Mix) - Choppa
(Kwaito)
8. [4] Kom Kom - Kom Kom
(Kwaito)
9. [12] Crush - Fruit Fly Navigators
(Modern Rock)
10. [8] Voetsak, Go Once - Amaryoni
(Zulu a capella)
11. [-] Together Forever - Bad 4 Real
(Ragga Kwaito)
12. [14] Pyjama Jam - Dantai
(Kwaito)
13. [18] Abelungu - Amaryoni
(Zulu a capella)
14. [7] Wena U Bani...? - O'Da Meesta
(Kwaito)
15. [11] Udlala Ngabantu - Khumbula
(African Pop Fusion)
16. [5] Asyn - Brixton Moord & Roof Orkes
(Afrikaans Alternative)
17. [16] Colours - Solly Mabena
(African Jazz)
18. [-] The Innocent - Dr Fox
(Rock)
19. [3] Manawarile - Jungle Man
(Shangaan Reggae)
20. [RE] Is Is Chisa - DJ Chepad
(Kwaito)

Supplied by Digital Cupboard
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SPRINGBOK RADIO CHARTS: 30 YEARS AGO
Friday, 18 December 1970

This week [last week] Title - Artist

1.[2] Looky, Looky - Giorgio
2.[1] Cracklin' Rosie - Neil Diamond
3.[4] Paranoid - Black Sabbath
4.[5] Indiana Wants Me - R Dean Taylor
5.[3] Woodstock - Matthews Southern Comfort
6.[7] Zanzibar - Wanda Arletti
7.[8] Yo Yo - Chris Andrews
8.[17] You Can Get It If You Really Want It - Desmond Dekker
9.[6] Cha-la-la, I Need You - The Shuffles
10.[13] Ruby Tuesday - Christie

Supplied by John Samson
mailto:john@sarockdigest.com

South African Radio Charts 1969-1989
http://rock.co.za/charts

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SA ROCK DIGEST TOP 10 SA CLASSIC ROCK ALBUMS

1.[1] African Day - Hawk (1971)
2.[2] Africa She Too Can Cry - Hawk (1972)
3.[3] Battle Hymn Of The Broken Hearted Horde - Freedoms Children (1968)
4.[4] Boys Will Be Boys - Rabbitt (1975)
5.[5] A Croak And A Grunt In The Night - Rabbitt (1977)
6.[6] Live And Well - Hawk (1974)
7.[7] Jack Of All Trades - Jack Hammer (1987)
8.[8] In The Arena - Circus (1977)
9.[9] Astra - Freedoms Children (1970)
10.[10] Otis Waygood Blues Band (1970)

As voted by visitors to the SA Rock Files website:
Go here and cast your vote:
http://www.freevote.com/booth/sarock

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SA ROCK DIGEST TOP 10 ALL-TIME GREAT SA POP AND ROCK SONGS

This week [last week] Song - Artist

1.[1] Hey Boy - Via Afrika (1983)
2.[2] Weeping - Bright Blue (1987)
3.[4] ZX Dan - Radio Rats (1978)
4.[3] This Boy - Sweatband (1986)
5.[5] Master Jack - Four Jacks And A Jill (1968)
6.[6] Who Killed Kurt Cobain - Koos Kombuis (1997)
7.[8] As I Went Out One Morning (Damsel) - Tribe After Tribe (1985)
8.[7] See Yourself (Clowns) - EllaMental (1984)
9.[9] Hold On To Love - Rabbitt (1977)
10.[10] You're Living Inside My Head - John Ireland (1978)

As voted by visitors to the SA Rock Files website:
Go here and cast your vote:
http://www.freevote.com/booth/sapop
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3.ON STAGE
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PIET BOTHA
http://rock.co.za/jackhammer

The Digest caught Piet at a packed Dorp Street Theatre in Stellenbosch on Friday night. The 3-piece acoustic Jack Hammer band (Piet - vocals, guitar, piano & mouth organ; Jonathan - guitar & cello and Tertius on 5-string bass) is on a 2 month Breakaway tour of the Cape and this is a performance not to be missed.

Valiant Swart was in the audience and Piet played 'In Die Transvaal' from Valiant's 'Die Mystic Boer' album. One of the Springbok Nude Girls was also there, but Piet didn't cover any of their songs...

The band trawled through the extensive Piet Botha and Jack Hammer back catalogue, singing both English and Afrikaans songs with ease. Among the covers performed was Canned Heat's 'On The Road Again', Guns 'N Rose's 'Sweet Child O' Mine' and Robert Johnson's 'Love In Vain' (also covered by the Rolling Stones).

An unexpected surprise was a cover of 'Russian And Chips' from the Wildebeest's 1981 'Bushrock 1' album (which had featured Piet on bass). 'Russian and Chips' is also known as 'The Kid He Came From Nazareth' from Freedoms Children's classic 'Astra' album from 1970. Wonderful to hear SA artists covering other SA artists, past and present...

I was very impressed in the talent that these 3 men displayed, especially the guitar-picking style of Jonathan "The Kid" Martin. Jonathan's version of Nick Drake's 'Northern Sky' was one of many highlights of the evening. Another was the combination of Piet's mouth organ and Jonathan's cello on 'Donkermaan'... real cold shivers stuff.

Catch the Breakaway Tour at one (or more) of these venues in the Cape area...

December:
18 - Albertinia Hotel
19 - High Street Theatre, Durbanville
20 - High Street Theatre, Durbanville
21 - Sir Rocco's, Gordons Bay
22 - Big Tree, Strand
23 - Fisherman's Cottage, Hermanus
29 - Captain's Cabin, Saldanha
30 - Hangklip Hotel

January:
3 - Bellville, venue TBC
4 - Cool Runnings, Observatory
5 - Ye Olde Thatch, Beaufort West
6 - Star Of The West, Kimberley

Read an Afrikaans interview with Piet from SARIE magazine, 14 June 2000 at:
http://www.sarie.com/mense/mense175.html

CDs featuring Piet Botha currently available from One World
http://www.oneworld.co.za include:

Bushrock 1 - Wildebeest
Suitcase Vol Winter - Piet Botha
Jan Skopgraaf - Piet Botha
Death Of A Gypsy - Jack Hammer
Anthology - Jack Hammer
Tassenberg All-Stars - Various
Alternatief Op Sy Beste - Various
Oppikoppi: Bushveld Blast - Various
Om te Breyten - Various

Coming soon:
Live Bootleg - Jack Hammer
High On Blues - Various

Beginners' Guide:
Start with Jack Hammer's 'Anthology' and Piet's 'Suitcase Vol Winter' and progress from there...

Piet Botha and Jack Hammer on the net:
http://rock.co.za/jackhammer
http://rock.co.za/legends/pietbotha

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THE GUITAR THAT ROCKED THE WORLD

I always thought that Rock 'n Roll was born in the pulsating swing of
Elvis's pelvis.... but now I know for a fact it was born with the first
strike of the Fender Stratocaster.

I went to the opening of "The Guitar That Rocked The World" at The Nico
Theatre, a musical production presented by Kfm in association with Themi Venturas Productions and Artscape.

Wow! Wow! Wow! What a show!!! To all of you out there that really
appreciates music, this one's a must! It tells the story of the Strat, invented and handcrafted by Leo Fender. It starts off with the first musicians that used the Strat and progresses to the latest Rock 'n Rollers. Starring in the lead roll is Rowan Stuart, as a young aspirant guitar player, and Royson Stoffels. The story is accompanied by very talented musicians (Mali Sewell, Calli Housden, Colin Peddie & Simon Pontin) and a spectacular dance group.

Music includes the following:
Apache - The Shadows
Something - George Harrison
Mr Sandman - Chet Atkins
Star Spangled Banner - Jimi Hendrix
Layla - Eric Clapton
Another Brick In The Wall - Pink Floyd
Smoke on the Water - Deep Purple
Le Grange - ZZTop
Sultans of Swing - Dire Straits
and many more......

If you are in Cape Town you can catch this marvel at The Nico Theatre
until 3rd of Feb. This is good entertainment and it makes you want to dust off your old records.

Freddie
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4.NEW, RECENT AND UPCOMING RELEASES
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IRON IN THE SKY - ROBIN AULD

'Iron in the Sky' is yet another typically cool, calm and well-collected musical effort from one of the Peninsula's favourite musical sons. Robin Auld has been plying his surfer/folkie-pop around the Cape Town area since first arriving here in 1970. He's been especially industrious during 2000, taking time out to promote his recently published surfing/fishing/skiet-en-donder SA novel 'Tight Lines', before heading back into the Beach Road Studios in Cape Town to record this new album. He wrote and produced it himself and enlisted Peter Cohen (drums), Nelson Barbosa (bass) and Louis Mhlanga (guitars) to supply the backing. And the resulting 10-track album is as lekker, laid-back, sun-bleached, and relaxed as anything he's ever produced, which is great news for all his long-satisfied fans.

The cover, which has Robin posing pensively in front of a windmill (the "iron in the sky" of the title), is a plain, unassuming grey, echoing the feel of the TV commercial for the album which features Auld and guitar riding on the back of a bakkie. A wondering (sic) minstrel folkie, heading off down the road to live the life that all good Dylan acolytes still aspire to and long for, regardless of their age or domestic situation. He is looking a little "aulder" these days, a bit more weather-beaten, world-weary and content, but he still folk-rocks like the best and still manages to write charming and hooky tunes about less ambitious and more down-to-earth subjects.

Like the edgy, exultant and expectant 'Driving to Johannesburg', the classic Big Star pure pop of 'Drunken Girl', and the gently emotional 'Met Someone'. 'Charly Go Crazy' (originally recorded in 1990) is some jaunty, Capie folk-dance, and 'Which Way To Go' is a poignant version of the track Auld wrote with the late James Phillips, and a highlight of a very classy album. This emotional track was recorded in Grahamstown and features guitarist Louis Mahlanga.

The first single is 'Rikki Tikki Tavi', which is a speedy cover of an old Donovan track about a mongoose and the United Nations, nogal. These are all book-ended by the languid opener 'Ophelia', and the very strong closing trio of the lithe but cautionary 'Queen Of Pain', the knees-up title track, and 'Day I Said Goodbye', which features Dave Williams' mandolin and closes off the album with the sound of our balladeer strolling off down the road. All in all a confident and commendable return to form for the Kommetjie Kid!

So, should "Auld" (musical) acquaintances be forgot, 'Iron In The Sky' will bring your memory back like a shot!

Robin is gigging around Cape Town this summner. Check out his website for details.

Robin Auld on the net:
http://www.robinauld.co.za
http://rock.co.za/legends

This and any other South African CD are available from One World
http://www.oneworld.co.za
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5.USA FOR SA
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STATION 1 - STATION 1 (SMSPCD1019)

Some rockers defy the dictum that rock is a young man's game. Such is
George Van Dyk, who is not old, but who has been around in various bands since 1980. His 'Station 1', by Station 1, contains finely crafted rock songs, and all but two were written by the talented George L. Van Dyk. He even split the mixing duties with the producer and recorder, Junior J. Botha.

The musicians on 'Station 1' are:
George Van Dyk: vocals, guitars, bass, harmonies
Deon Du Toit: lead guitar, back-up vocals
Johan Junior: drums and percussion

George Van Dyk must have a million road stories because he has been a rocker since at least 1980 when he joined Gate. Since then he has been in Jimslip, Hotline, Wozani, and now Station 1 (as well as Prism). Among his many songwriting credits, he wrote 'Jabulani', one of the catchiest numbers I've ever heard, and a song Thandeka must still sing in concert. Also among George's hits was 'Dancing In the Moonlight' (by Wozani).

'Station 1' is a consistently enjoyable guitar rock album. The songs do not run together in a blur of similarity after a few tracks. If I had to say what Station 1's sound was like, I'd say they have a California sound without being laid back.

Some of these songs sound written for couples out having fun in a rock 'n' roll bar because they have mildly risqué lyrics, or double entendres. Two such tunes are 'Just Wanna Know' and 'Honey Baby'.

There are several slow songs in this set. George knows a band needs to give the dancing couples some time to get close, but on the next track he and Station 1 cut loose with the chops again. 'Everything' is a pretty pop song, play it for your baby. Tell her it reminds you of her.

There are two other slow songs and each one has the catchy melody that makes me realize here is where a rocker proves his musical merit by creating something that is not merely a rockin' song played slower. There's a special knack required to write a memorable slow song, qualities such as real singing and a real melodic sense, and they're here. 'Stay Away' is a wistful song about missing your baby, and 'Guess It's Gonna Be Alright' and 'Never Stopped Loving You' are happy-sad tunes about what their titles say they're about.

'Station 1' is primarily straight ahead, yet melodic, rock -- rock the
international language of music. Yet some South African touches float
through, as in 'Reasons' with a chanted refrain of "Yebo! Yebo!" in the background. The album's closing tune, 'Oh Lala Mama' has a South African feel, too. The whole album has real guitar playing, also, not just a big noise -- the lead guitarist plays nice and clear silver-sounding guitar hooks and riffs and runs that make perfect sense in each song. The drummer must be in great shape, too, because generally he's packing in the beats, and the bass player steadily beefs up the music.

For me, this album typifies so many SA rock albums: all creative, and no filler. I guess y'all are so competitive that you feel you can't afford to lapse for even a track. This album is like that: no holes in which to throw a tune one knows is second-rate.

'Station 1' was recorded by Spook Records and distributed by Scorpio Music. It seems to be hard to come by, as if Spook and Scorpio are reluctant to promote 'Station 1', but maybe with a nudge from curious rock fans, the engaging and pleasant 'Station 1' by Station 1 could get the audience it deserves.

One way to stay young is to keep rocking, especially to SA rock.

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

This and any other South African CD is available from One World
http://www.oneworld.co.za
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6.CLASSIC ROCK
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THE AEROPLANES GREATEST HITS

The Aeroplanes were never going to set the world alight. Their style of music was not commercial enough. But hey, that's usually the best kind of music. This is great Indie music from the 80's. The tunes are understated and simplistic, the production is minimal, the singer is sometimes a little off key, yet this collection of raw pop rock tunes has an airyness about it and a seriousness about it to make you feel good and melancholic, happy and sad, politically aware and totally carefree.

There is the serious, almost vitriolic "National Madness" which featured on the "Forces Favourites" End Conscription Campaign compilation and then the lighter, bittersweet "Hat Check Girl". In amongst this is the Rawhide-esque "Cowboys Don't Cry" which is a hilarious take on the macho deep voiced country singers, expoiting every cowboy cliche, including the cry "beans and coffee made America great!"

Every song has a great tune. Simple yet effective (remember a lot of the Beatles material only used 3 chords), you will be singing along by the time the second chorus comes along despite never hearing the song before.

The political issues dealt with encompass the local apartheid problems but weaves in the global issue in the 80's of the nuclear threat. This is dealt with in the song "Sally" which starts with the lyric "Sally, don't worry, the bomb will never get to us here" and then goes on to to talk about the dangers "creep creep a-creeping so near".

"South African Male" despite being sung by a bit of a cats choir, encaptures so acutely all the lekker things of about being a South African male ("May the smell of boerewors always be with you") as well as some the not so lekker things ("South African Male you've got a uniform"). This is followed by "Hey Where's the Jol?" (another lekker thing) to a funky, semi hip hop tune (but listen carefully to the lyrics, it's not as lighthearted as the title suggests).

Raw, simplistic, funny, serious, tuneful, biting, bittersweet are a few
adjectives one can use to describe this, but be warned, some of the political charged lyrics are not for the fainthearted.

John Samson
mailto:john@sarockdigest.com
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7. SHILOH'S CORNER
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ROY HARPER

The eccentricity of folk music in the UK could only be described in two words - Roy Harper. For the music layman the only known reference to this unique individual would most likely be off the third Led Zeppelin album with a track "Hats off to Harper". As we rewind to 1964 Harper began performing in clubs with a group of musicians such as Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones and Ronnie Lane. He also performed frequently in London's Hyde Park with a combination of poetry and folk. Harper's first album, "Sophisticated Beggar", remains a understated milestone for British folk music. With Celtic charisma, Harper positioned himself as mentor for the rising flower power generation of the late sixties which included David Gilmour of Pink Floyd, Jimmy Page, Bill Bruford. Sadly a crippling circulatory disorder weakened Roy to the point of virtual collapse in the early seventies. Miraculously Harper recovered and made his film debut in the British movie "Made". Commercially the world got to know Roy Harper when he sang lead vocals on Pink Floyd's "Have a Cigar" from the 1975 "Wish You Were Here."

With approximately sixteen albums under his belt, Harper has remained consistent in giving back to his loyal fans ballads of surrealistic poetry and outstanding acoustic guitar play. He is truly the Tim Buckley of the UK. Latter recordings with Kate Bush and various live concerts around the UK have kept Roy Harper in close contact with his loyal fans. Unfortunately his popularity in the United States came to a radical end when he was extradited due to urinating on the audience after they laughed at his poetry. Harper's fellow brotherhood of musicians have remained loyal to him throughout the eighties such as Jimmy Page who at one stage refused to do any live performances except supporting Roy Harper. Harper's stupendous ballad titled "South Africa" written in 1973 remains a pioneer in protest due to the positive perspective of this pertinent love song in contrary to fellow protest singers that lean towards hate dialogue. In the nineties he still tours with his son Nick and remains an icon of truth for those that wish to penetrate beyond the veil of perception when it comes to the inner meaning of music.

Recommended albums:

Life Mask
Flashes from the Archives of Oblivion

Shiloh Noone
Blues and Variation
Fine Music Radio 101.3 FM
Wednesdays 10 pm
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8.FORUM
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AFRICAN DAY

I have a copy of Hawk's classic AFRICAN DAY album available.
SA Parlophone PSCJ(D) 12080, 1971.
I am seeking to trade this for a copy of LIVE AND WELL, also by Hawk.

The record itself is in good condition with some surface scuffing and a few light scratches but nothing major. It doesn't skip anywhere and there are no repeating scratches. The sleeve is completely intact, with some wear on the outside and an unobtrusive tear on the rear. The inside of the sleeve is in very good condition.

I wish to swap this for a copy of LIVE AND WELL by HAWK, and would of course accept a copy in less than perfect condition. As long as it plays all the way through without skipping and other major hassles.

Please mail me on mailto:mollyb@worldonline.nl or contact me through the Flames website http://www.the-flames.com
Thanks for reading
Bas Möllenkramer
Netherlands

Hawk on the net:
http://rock.co.za/legends/hawk
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9.REQUESTS
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SOUTH AFRICAN VINYL

I am looking for South African music on vinyl.
No CDs or tape thank you!!
I can trade or simply just buy.
Of real intrest to me are those bands that only pressed or sold
small quantities of vinyl.
        
Alan
mailto:ahilton@mweb.com

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

I would really love to get as much of Rabbitts work on CD, I am in the USA and am having a real tough go at finding ANYTHING, I will gladly order from ANYWHERE, any help or links will be appreciated greatly.

Cheers,
Jay
mailto:jjbrews@LVCM.com

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SMOKING BRASS AND TREVOR RABIN LIVE?

Ian R from Cape Town is looking for any info, releases or contact
details for a group called Smoking Brass. They were a ska/reggae-type
outfit, resembling UB40, and played live around the Cape Peninsula
during the late-80's.

Ian is also looking for a copy, in any format, of the Trevor Rabin live
concert from the LA Roxy from 1989/90. It was broadcast, at that time, on the Rafe Levin Show and mostly covered the material off Rabin's 'Can't Look Away' album.

Any info on either of these queries to mailto:sugar@cd.co.za
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10.ON THE NET
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GIPSIE
http://www.gipsie.co.za

This site is dedicated to WORDS. Lyrics and poetry from many South African artists including Piet Botha, Valiant Swart and Koos Kombuis.

This is a bilingual site, so if you don't understand Afrikaans, just go to the English links.

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SOUND SOLUTIONS
http://rock.co.za/soundsolutions

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:
Graham Katz
(Tel) 021 418 -1920
(Fax) 021 421-5831
(Mobile) 082 674 0251
(email) mailto:g.k@iafrica.com

Stephen Segerman
(Tel) 021 461-9541
(email) mailto:sugar@cd.co.za

Sound Solutions
http://rock.co.za/soundsolutions
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11.WHATS ON
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AMETHYST

Amethyst will be rocking The Global Nite Club in the Alberton Mall on
Saturday 23 December.

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AUTHENTIC GIGS

Tuesday 19 December - KENTON ON SEA
FREE GIG: Midday on the Kenton-On-Sea Beachfront with Ethel My Love, Tweak and Swamp.sound.system

Wednesday 20 December - PORT ALFRED
Sugardrive, Tweak, Ethel My Love, Swamp.sound.system
Venue: Barnacle, The Pier, Port Alfred

Friday 22 December - EAST LONDON
Sugardrive, Tweak, Ethel My Love, Wonderboom, Henry Ate, Swamp.sound.system and a local East London band
Venue: Settlers, East London

Saturday 23 December - PORT ELIZABETH
Sugardrive, Plum, Jimmy 12 Inch, Tweak, Ethel My Love, Wonderboom, Henry Ate, Swamp.sound.sytem
Venue: TBA

Tuesday 26 December - NATURES VALLEY
FREE GIG: Midday in Natures Valley with Ethel My Love, Tweak and Swamp.sound.system

Wednesday 27 December - KNYSNA
Wonderboom, Sugardrive, Tweak, Ethel My Love, Swamp.sound.system
Venue: Tin Roof Blues, Knysna

Thursday 28 December - KNYSNA
Wonderboom, Sugardrive, Tweak, Ethel My Love, Swamp.sound.system
Venue: Tin Roof Blues, Knysna

Friday 29 December - MOSSEL BAY
Wonderboom, Sugardrive, Tweak, Ethel My Love, Henry Ate, Swamp.sound.system
Venue: The Station, Mossel Bay

Saturday 30 December - PLETTENBERG BAY
Wonderboom, Sugardrive, Tweak, Ethel My Love, Henry Ate, Swamp.sound.system
Venue: Flashback, Plettenberg Bay

Sunday 31 December - PLETTENBERG BAY
Beach Dance Party
Venue: Plettenberg Bay Beach

FOR MORE INFORMATION
AUTHENTIC IDEAS: 011-646-6467
CLINT: 083-272-8436
NANCY: 083-310-2514
EMAIL: mailto:freshmaker@authentic.co.za

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BARLEYCORN
Cape Town's Music Club
http://twisted.co.za/barleycorn/

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BASSLINE

December 2000:

Tues 19th: BIG VOICE JACK LEROLE - R 30 - 9:30pm
Wed 20th: KWATCHA - R 30 - 9:30pm
Thurs 21st: MUSA MANZINI - R 30 - 9:30pm
Fri 22nd & Sat 23rd: KAMPI MOTO & GEORGE PHIRI - R 30 - 9:30pm
CLOSED: 24th December to 4th January 2001

JANUARY 2001:

Thurs 4th: SHHH...! - R 30 - 9:30pm
Fri 5th & Sat 6th: A Camel Jazz Session with: MOSES MOLELEKWA - R 50 -
9:30pm
Sun 7th: BIG VOICE JACK LEROLE - R 30 - 9:00pm
Tues 9th: LARRY AMOS - R 30 - 9:30pm
Wed 10th & Thurs 11th: QUARTET LEGACY with Andile Yenana (keys), Herbie
Tsoali (bass), Lulu Gontsana (drums), Sydney Mnisi (sax)
- R 30 - 9:30pm
Fri 12th & Sat 13th: CASTLE MILK STOUT Presents: SELAELO SELOTA - R 40 - 9:30pm
Sun 14th: JONATHAN CROSSLEY with Rob Watson (drums), Godfrey (perc),
Khai Horsten (bass), Reza Khota (guitar)
- R 30 - 9:30pm
Tues 16th: THE FEATHER DOCTORS - R 30 - 9:30pm
Wed 17th & Thurs 18th: KARMA - R 30 - 9:30pm
Fri 19th & Sat 20th: MARCUS WYATT - R 40 - 9:30pm
Sun 21st: MOSES KHUMALO - R 30 - 9:00pm
Tues 23rd: OHM - R 30 - 9:30pm
Wed 24th & Thurs 25th: SUGARDRIVE - R 40 - 9:30pm
Fri 26th & Sat 27th: ZIM NGQAWANA - R 50 - 9:30pm
Sun 28th 2 - 6pm: JAZZ DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM - held by - EMSHISHI JAZZ
ENSEMBLE - R 20 - 2pm
Sun 28th: QUARTET LEGACY with Andile Yenana, Herbie Tsoali, Lulu
Gontsana, Sidney Mnisi - R 40 - 9:00pm
Tues 30th & Wed 31st: BOO! - R 40 - 9:30pm

Any queries, please phone Sydney at the Bassline: 482-6915

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THE BIG TREE
Gant's Centre, Strand
http://www.icon.co.za/~diner/gigs.htm

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PIET BOTHA
http://rock.co.za/jackhammer
http://rock.co.za/legends/pietbotha

BREAKAWAY TOUR

December 2000:
18 - Albertinia Hotel
19 - High Street Theatre, Durbanville
20 - High Street Theatre, Durbanville
21 - Sir Rocco's, Gordons Bay
22 - Big Tree, Strand
23 - Fisherman's Cottage, Hermanus
29 - Captain's Cabin, Saldanha
30 - Hangklip Hotel

January 2001:
3 - Bellville, venue TBC
4 - Cool Runnings, Observatory
5 - Ye Olde Thatch, Beaufort West
6 - Star Of The West, Kimberley

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DORP STRAAT TEATER, STELLENBOSCH

DESEMBER

Wo 20: Die Grafsteensangers

Navrae en besprekings by
(021) 886-6107
083 4179 389
mailto:dorpteat@xsinet.co.za

Die nuutste programinligting ook op
http://www.stellenbosch.co.za

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HARBOUR MUSIC CLUB
The Troubadour, Kalk Bay

Every Wednesday night 8:30
Entrance R15 - bar available

Rob Anderson (021) 7891021
mailto:anderson@botzoo.uct.ac.za
Nadia Scaillet (021) 4489834
mailto:noid@netactive.co.za

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THE JAM
http://www.thejam.co.za

December

Mon 18: African Jazz Pioneers
Sat 23: Boo!
Wed 27: Cape of Storms - The highly successful double headline act of Nine and Brasse Vannie Kaap goes national this festive season ending their tour at The Jam.

For any more info, please contact us on 021-465 2106 or e-mail us at
mailto:live@thejam.co.za. Otherwise, our web-site http://www.thejam.co.za will give you all the latest info on what's up at The Jam.

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

23 December Kleinmond Beach
26 December Rock Festival - Big Tree, Strand - Sponsored by Bavaria 20:00-02:00
4 bands for R20
29 December Hangklip

Wednesdays January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 Live & Loud at the "BIG TREE" Strand. Entrance Free!!

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

Wednesdays from 9 P.M. Blues Rock with "The Julian Laxton Band"
Fridays from 9 P.M. Blues with "The Mississippi Muthers"
Saturdays from 8.30 "THE LEGEND OF CLAPTON" featuring the Julian Laxton Band.. (Book at Computicket. Info 678-2880)
Sundays from 2 P.M. Beer Braai & Music in the Garden with Colin Shamley.
Sundays from 6.30 P.M. Fusion jazz with "Highway Jam".
Sunday 31 Dec. Julian's "New Years Bash" with "The Mississippi Muthers" and Friends. (Book early)

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

Friday 22 December, The Tivoli Open Air Amphitheatre, The Boardwalk, Port Elizabeth. Bookings Call 041-5812245 / 041-5832246.
Show Opens at 20h00.
Saturday 23 December, Panorama Flea Market, Jhb South.
Sunday 24 December, Caesars Casino, Kempton Park,18h00 To 20h00

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MISS SEPTEMBER - DECEMBER and JANUARY GIGS

* SATURDAY 16 DECEMBER - ZEPPELINS with Rootz
* SATURDAY 23 DECEMBER - NILE CROCODILE with Lunge
* WEDNESDAY 27 DECEMBER - PEPES PLACE with Sideshow and Lush Puppy
* NEW YEARS PARTY - AMANZIMTOTI with Sideshow and Lush Puppy
* WEDNESDAY 3 JANUARY - BAT CAFE with Crossing Point
* FRIDAY 05 JANUARY - THE WINSTON with Mike Hunt
* SATURDAY 06 JANUARY - ZAPPAS - PMB

for more info and bookings
EUTHANASIA
Claire Angelique
mailto:euthanasia@worldonline.co.za
mailto:claire@sideshow.co.za
083 247 9665
011-6148291

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PLETHORA

20th Dec - Hangklip Hotel
29th Dec - Hangklip Hotel

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

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SARON GAS

December 22: Rockerfellas (Natal South Coast)
December 23: Burn (Durban)

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SEMISANE

December:
Wednesday 20 & Thursday 21 - Knysna (Tin Roof Blues)
Friday 22 - George (Hermann's Café)
Friday 29 - Cape Town (Independent Armchair Theatre)

Further details at:
http://www.click2music.co.za

Contact:
Daniel Barker (011) 242 3000
Martin Myers (021) 447 3422

Semisane on the net:
http://www.semisane.com

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SPRINGBOK NUDE GIRLS

Having just released their brand new album, "RELAXZOR", the Nudies kicked off their nationwide tour with a performances in Bloemfontein, Pretoria & Johannesburg and now heads for the coast in December. Fans of the band can expect to hear songs off the new release including the first single, "Unworldly Beauty", which is receiving extensive airplay on all major radio stations.

DECEMBER 2000

Tue 19th BarGo, Durban
Tue 26th The Jam, CapeTown TBC
Thu 28th Al's Dance Club, Knysna
Sat 30th Santos Beach, Mosselbay

For more information on the Springbok Nude Girls visit their website on
http://www.nudegirls.co.za or email mailto:girls@nudegirls.co.za for any queries.
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12.LINKS
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LINKS PAGES:

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

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

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

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

ONE WORLD
http://www.oneworld.co.za/links.cfm

SA MUSICIANS ON THE NET FROM A TO Z
http://members.tripod.lycos.nl/Rembrandt/SAArtists.html

SEARCH ENGINE:

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

ARTISTS:

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

PIET BOTHA
http://rock.co.za/legends/pietbotha

JOHNNY CLEGG
http://www.johnnyclegg.com

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

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

LIESL GRAHAM
http://www.lieslgraham.com

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

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

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

JULIAN LAXTON
http://www.julianlaxton.com

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

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

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

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

SEMISANE
http://www.semisane.com

SHARKBROTHER
http://listen.to/sharkbrother

SKINCAGE
http://www.realmusic.co.za/skincage

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

ARCHIVES:

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

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

MESSAGE BOARD:

TOO GOOD TO BE FORGOTTEN
Post your message on the SA Rock message board
http://www.sarockdigest.com/messageboard

NEWS:

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

AFRICAN INVASION OF ROCK
http://www.air.org.za

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

POWERZONE
http://www.powerzone.co.za

STAGE
http://www.stage.co.za

SHOPPING:

ONE WORLD
Selling South African Music to the World
http://www.oneworld.co.za/

RECORD COMPANIES, LABELS & STUDIOS:

AFRIMUSIK
http://www.afrimusik.com

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

CAVEMAN PRODUCTIONS
Kevin Shirley's virtual cave
http://www.cavemanproductions.com

MELT2000
http://www.melt2000.com

MOUNTAIN RECORDS
http://www.mountain-africa.com

SUNSET RECORDING STUDIOS
Stellenbosch
http://www.sunsetrecording.com

RESOURCES:

BACKSTAGE
http://www.backstage.co.za/

SOUND SOLUTIONS
http://rock.co.za/soundsolutions

MAGAZINES:

AMUZINE
African Music Magazine
http://rock.co.za

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

STAGE
http://www.stage.co.za

RADIO:

SAFM (104-107KHz)
Sugar, Digest co-editor, chats to Bruce Millar every Wednesday at about 10.30am
http://www.safm.co.za

BOOKS:

THE HISTORY OF CONTEMPORARY MUSIC OF SOUTH AFRICA
Garth Chilvers and Tom Jasiukowicz (TOGA, 1994)
http://www.sarockdigest.com/book

LYRICS:

GIPSIE
Lyrics for various South African (mainly Afrikaans) songs
http://www.gipsie.co.za

TRIVIA:

CLIMB UP ON MY MUSIC
A site dedicated to Rodriguez, the Sugar Man
http://www.sarockdigest.com/rodriguez

SPACE HYMNS
Ramases
http://rock.co.za/ramases

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

PIOTR'S GREEN PAGES
Discographies and lyrics for the legends of rock
http://www.zetosa.com.pl/piotrus/greenpages

MUSIC ON-LINE:

DIGITAL CUPBOARD
African MP3s
http://www.digitalcupboard.co.za

We are happy to exchange links with any good website supporting SA music. A good website should be informative, regularly updated and linked back to us. If you already link to us and you believe your link should be here, please contact Brian Currin at mailto:sarock@sarockdigest.co.za

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BACK ISSUES
http://www.sarockdigest.com/archives
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DOWNLOAD
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http://www.rock.co.za/files/sarockdigest.zip
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14.CONTRIBUTIONS
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South African and International -- past, present and future.

All contributions, reviews, press releases, requests, searches and
comments are most welcome.

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15.CONTACT DETAILS
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EDITORS

Brian Currin
mailto:vagabond@sarockdigest.com
http://www.sarockdigest.com
http://rock.co.za/vagabond

Stephen Segerman
mailto:sugar@cd.co.za
http://rock.co.za

Postal Address:
Brian Currin
PO Box 521
Eppindust
7460
Cape Town
South Africa

MAIN CONTRIBUTORS

Kurt Shoemaker, USA
mailto:kurt@sarockdigest.com

John Samson, UK
mailto:john@sarockdigest.com

Shiloh Noone, South Africa
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