SA Music Scene has been supporting the local music industry in various aspects, creating coverage as far as possible for all musses and events. This time round SA Music Scene will be in partnership with The Side Show to host an event, where some of South Africa’s finest will be performing for the first time. Come be a part of history and show your support for SA Music. The line-up for this awesome event (which is held on the 26th of April 2014) will include Yndian Mynah, Red Huxley, The December Streets and New Holland and will also feature some tunes by the SA Music Scene DJ’s (Pierre & Ashley).
The December Streets (AKA the foot stomping, skirt lifting, shoulder popping musical bliss from Pretoria) has been caressing the ears of many since 2009. In 2012 December Streets decided to record their debut album, “This Is”, after signing with 2 Feet Music. December Streets continue to play at shows and festivals across the country including Splashy Fen and SA’s Big 5 (KZN), Oppikoppi and more! New Holland entered the SA music scene in late 2007.They have since released two full length albums and have become widely known for their feel-good party tunes. Since 2007, New Holland has toured South Africa extensively, playing to massive crowds at all the major SA music festivals. New Holland was nominated for a 2010 SA Music Award in the Best English Rock Album.
Red Huxley is a band made up of raw guitars, raw vocals, loud crashing drums and high energy coupled with a bluesy soul. The trio from Cape Town; with Dylan Jones on guitar, Matthew Pullen on bass, and Murray Stephenson on drums, have been gigging around the Mother City after the release of a 4 track EP in early 2010. In March 2013, through a fund raising website (kickstarter.com), they reached their target, and The band started to record their debut album in America in July 2013. In case you were wondering, Yndian Mynah are an ambient post-rock band based in Cape Town. They are mainly instrumental, but sometimes Jonny and Matt sing. Pre-sold tickets cost R40, tickets at the door before 10 PM cost R50 and tickets at the door after 10 PM cost R60. Doors open at 21:00 and free Vodka will be served from 21:00 – 22:00. No under 18′s are allowed. Pre-sold tickets are available on the Quicket website. The Side Show is located at 11 Mechau Street in Cape Town.
Sadly flying down to Cape Town from Johannesburg for this show is not entirely in my travel budget, but that doesn’t mean that Cape Townian readers of Running Wolf’s Rant should miss out on this awesome event. We are giving away a double ticket to one lucky reader. All you need to enter is a valid Twitter account. If you have one and you’d like to stand a chance to win tickets, CLICK HERE. The competition on the 23rd of April at 3 PM and the winners will be notified via Twitter.
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