Author: Bianca Nieuwenhuis

Art is not what I create. What I create is chaos.

Pieter De Jager is die hoofsanger van Ruiter Piet en die Partytjie. Hierdie orkessie speel Sondag by die eerste Park Acoustics van 2020. Ek het so bietjie met hom gechat oor hulle show en so paar ander goedjies. Hier is wat hy te sê gehad het. Januarie is darem amper verby, al het dit amper so lank gevoel soos julle naam (add smiling emoji here). Hoe stoked is julle om die partytjie te bring na Park Acoustics? Ons sien baie uit en is baie opgewonde dat ons die eerte band van 2020 is by die legendariese Park Aucustics!! Ons is…

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In case you did not know, Leon John is a Zimbabwean-South African soul singer. Inspired by his Karanga and Xhosa roots, Leon’s music is enchantingly complemented by his evocative and resonant vocals. His absolute adoration of Oliver Mtukudzi’s arrangements and storytelling abilities, the gutsy fearlessness with which Thandiswa Mazwai performs and the brave poetic cadences of Miriam Makeba, always remind and inspire him to remain truthful to those foundations in every note and phrase. I recently had a chat to Leon John about a few things, this is what he had to say… It is a rainy Thursday morning in…

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Pedro Barbosa recently released his second EP, Journey To Reborn to much critical acclaim. He launched Journey To Reborn with an amazing show at Atterbury Theatre in October 2019. I recently had a chat to Pedro about a few things. This is what he had to say… 2019 has been a crazy busy year for you. Are you excited for the upcoming holidays? Do you even have a holiday, seeing as how packed your gig calendar is for December? What holidays? I think I have 4 days off during Christmas and that is about it. It’s a busy December this…

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BCUC are performing at the the 100th edition of Park Acoustics (which is happening on Sunday the 1st of December 2019 in the Voortrekker Monument Nature Reserve in Pretoria). I recently had a chat to the band about Park Acoustics and a few other things. This is what they had to say… You guys have pretty much become a staple act at Park Acoustics over the last 99 shows. Can you still remember your very first time performing at Park Acoustics? When was it and how was your experience? Wow! It was a long time ago, back in 2014.   I remember…

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Na maande se opwinding en gewag, het die tyd uiteindelik aangebreek vir Francois Van Coke en Vriende 2019. Ek kon ongelukkig nie laas jaar die heel eerste show bywoon nie. Darem was dit so groot sukses gewees dat Van Coke besluit het om dit weer te doen die jaar. Bekende gesigte en ‘n paar nuwe maatjies is genooi. Die line-up vir Francois Van Coke en Vriende 2019 is in Junie bekend gemaak, en met vriende soos Fokofpolisiekar, Van Coke Kartel, Jack Parow, Die Heuwels Fantasties, Laudo Liebenberg, Arno Carstens, Early B, Riky Rick, Tasché Burger, Riana Nel en Coenie de…

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Yesterday it was announced that San Diego rockers Latex Grenade are heading to our shores this month for their second tour.  The rockers visited South Africa for the first time in 2018. They supported Springbok Nude Girls on their Beatiful Evolution tour. I recently had a chat to Geoff Davis from Latex Grenade about their tour and a few other things. This is what he had to say… You guys must be pretty stoked to finally be back touring our beautiful country again. What proudly South African thing are you most excited to experience while on tour this time around? We…

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Rubber Duc are one of the acts who will be jamming at Mix Fest 2019 this weekend. I recently had an interview with Amiel from Rubber Duc about this and a few other things. This is what he had to say… You guys have been on the scene for about 5 years now. When you guys started out back then, was this what you imagined the band direction would be? When we started out, we always dreamed of playing the big stages across SA, that dream has come true within the 5 years we have been a band. I guess…

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Shortstraw are one of the acts who will be jamming at Mix Fest 2019 on the weekend of the 28th of September. They are part of a stellar line-up of local musicians who will be jamming at Crade Moon Lakeside Game Lodge (on the outskirts of Johannesburg). I recently had a chat to Alastair Thomas from Shortstraw about Mix Fest 2019 and a few other things. This is what he had to say… Mix Fest is just before your Japan tour, what does Mix Fest, as a charity event for deaf awareness month mean to you? It’s absolutely wonderful that…

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Mr Cat and the Jackal are one of the acts who will be jamming at Park Acoustics this weekend. I recently had a chat to the band about this and a few other things. This is what they had to say… I feel like it has been ages since I have seen you guys around (maybe I’m just living under a rock). What has been happening lately in the lives of Mr Cat and the Jackal? Mr Cat & the Jackal is very much up and running, but we’ve been super busy with three things the last three years: Several…

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Van Pletzen is een van die acts wat die naweek jam by Park Acoustics in Pretoria. Ek het met die ouens gesels oor dit en so paar ander ditjies en datjies. Hier is wat hulle te sê gehad het… Hoe excited is Van Pletzen om terug te wees by ‘n lekker packed line-up by Park Acoustics? Ons is kak-excited en mega amped!  Ons bring ook twee splinternuwe tunes vir die goeie mense van Pretoria! Hierdie maand se Park Acoustics line up is nogal ‘n indie vibe. Hoe voel julle om die stand-out electro peeps te wees? Alhoewel ons Electro is is ons steeds…

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The World of Birds are one of the acts who will be jamming at Park Acoustics this coming weekend. I had a chat to them about this and a few other things. So far it has been a busy year for you guys. What has been some stand out memories? Releasing music, playing shows & seeing new places is always memorable for us as a band – even though that life style seems fast paced – those are the memories that seem to stick for us. This is your first Park Acoustics as The World of Birds. How stoked are…

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Back in April Castle Lite announced who they would be unlocking this year. When it was first announced I thought it was a belated April fool’s joke. Post Malone for one night only in Johannesburg? Come on! Castle Lite have featured local stars like Cassper Nyovest, Black Motion and Kwesta. Fact is, for the last couple of years they really been gushing out some major experienced talent. Since 2011 they have brought over artists like Drake, Kanye West, Wale, Wiz Khalifa, Timbaland, J Cole, Travis Scott, Bryson Tiller, Chance the Rapper Anyways, but to my story. It was a legit…

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