Author: Henno Kruger

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Meet Me In The Pit (A Henry Engelbrecht Tribute Concert) is happening the 012 soon and it’s definitely going to be something special. More info about Meet Me In The Pit On 11 May 2021, the music industry lost a kind, humble gentle giant of a man – Henry Engelbrecht, to the Coronavirus. Henry (AKA Big H) was one of the best music photographers in South Africa and someone that I was proud to call my friend. Over the years I shared the photo pit with him at many events and festivals in South Africa (and Mozambique). Due to rising…

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Blood and Water Season 2 is coming soon! It will be released on Netflix on 24 September 2021. The highly anticipated second season promises the same riveting drama we all fell in love with, unlikely alliances, and twists and turns as the Parkhurst clan up the ante on their quest for the truth… More info about Blood and Water Season 2 Season 2 will pick up right where we left off  as viewers will get all of the answers that have been waiting for and then some. If you thought the series couldn’t get away with adding more drama, you…

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Tian Nienaber is a passionate South African Singer-Songwriter who started his career in the Music Industry at the age of 17 as a Sound Engineer and Rigger. For the first 6 years of his career, Tian spent a lot of time on the road with copious artists and assisted several sizeable festivals (learning as much as possible about the industry, whilst building invaluable relationships). Tian has been playing guitar and writing music since the age of 12, so it came as no surprise that he decided to follow his dream to become a Performing Artist after experiencing the Music Industry behind-the-scenes. The…

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“Outlaw Love” is the brand new single from melodic groove duo Wham Bam! – and it’s another groovy rocker that will have you singing along in a jiffy. Staying true to their unique musical recipe – the song is a catchy mix of old school grunge and rock and roll, infused with some modern pop flavours. More info about “Outlaw Love” Lyrically “Outlaw Love” deals with the idea of how we all wear masks and tend to change our social identity to fit in, impress, hide or protect ourselves on a daily basis, almost like bandits, and how difficult it can…

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Caution Boy have released their new album, Alligator. What started as a sardonic reference to the cheesy phrase “see you later, alligator”, turned into a ferocious animal, relentless, waiting to tear you limb from limb. A near perfect resemblance to this time of pandemic we find ourselves in – everything is going to shit, but shit is still funny. More info about Caution Boy Somewhere between the highway & the railroads of the Moot (Pretoria, South Africa), smothered by its suburban industrial coma, came a one-man army (Andi Cappo), filled with punk screams, stoner basslines, pop grooves & screeching guitars. Caution Boy was…

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Los Angeles based dark-synth pop artist, L’FREAQ has released her newest single, “Loud”. The track is taken from her sophomore EP, Showgirl, due out on September 23, 2021 via Position Music. In a music world (and the whole world) where women have consistently been silenced, taken as a joke, out-shadowed and pushed around, this song reminds anyone who’s ever been shut up not to shut down. In fact, L’FREAQ recommends getting loud. As the ferocious beat slaps, the fiercely free lyrics gain momentum: “You ask me why can’t you sit down and shut up and wait your turn / I want it now so…

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Hailed as “a modern crime family masterpiece” by Rotten Tomatoes, Gangs of London is now available to binge, first on Showmax. More info about Gangs Of London Nominated earlier this year for both a BAFTA and a Hollywood Critics’ Association Award for Best Drama, as well as an Emmy for its stunts, Gangs of London tells the story of a city torn apart in the wake of the assassination of Finn Wallace (Golden Globe nominee Colm Meaney from Layer Cake), the head of its most powerful crime family. The 10-part series, which has a 91% critics rating on Rotten Tomatoes, is the latest offering from action auteur Gareth…

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A proud sponsor of the Ghana Music Awards UK, Sheer Publishing Senior Copyright Administrator and Client Liaison for West and Central Africa, Seidu Iddrisu, recently visited the country for the nominee ceremony. Much like the awards itself, Sheer is constantly seeking opportunities for cultural exchange, creating recognition for African artists across the globe. With the aim to not only uplift and educate musicians on the continent, Seidu together with Sheer Publishing endeavors to ensure musicians are being compensated for their works by signing talent to their publishing house. With an already vast library of music, rich in local and international content, Sheer currently…

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Vandag sien die vrystelling van Spoegwolf se agste vollengte album, Silwer. Silwer kom na die vrystelling van die eerste enkelsnit vanaf die album met dieselfde titel in Augustus. Silwer, die album, is vroeër in 2021 geskryf en die groep het ’n totaal van agt maande aan die album gewerk. Jurgen von Wechmar was weer, soos met al Spoegwolf se vorige albums, aan die stuur van vervaardiging en die album is opgeneem by Sunset Recording Studios, met baie pre-produksie werk wat plaasgevind het by die band se eie studio, Die Wolfhuis. Met berge, branders en die maan as inspirasie, bevat die album ‘n mengsel van epiese en…

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“Stof gaan oor daardie een mens in jou lewe, wat jou van binne na buite ken, en altyd terugkom ongeag van wat gebeur,” vertel Christiaan Baartman oor die betekenis agter sy splinternuwe enkelsnit, wat hy saam met Leon Gropp vervaardig het. Volgens dié Huisgenoot Tempo- en Ghoema-bekroonde musikant, met sy rasperstem, het hy die koor van die liedjie al jare terug geskryf, maar dat ’n droom oor renosters wat nie kos het om te eet nie hom geïnspireer het om dit klaar te maak. Dit is ook hoekom die musiekvideo van hierdie snit op renosters, wat uit dieselfde stof as mense gemaak is, fokus.…

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Springbok Nude Girls’ work ethic has never-ever waivered. 2021 saw the band signing to specialist rock and metal label Mongrel Records for the release of their new album Partypocalypse, and the last to feature original members Adriaan Brand (keyboards / trumpet) and Arno Blumer (bass). With Blumer and Brand now living abroad, the bulk of the new songs were recorded in 2019 when they were together for the last time. Vocalist Arno Carstens explains “when we started work on the record in 2019, we had a month to put it all down, and we worked within our limited timeline to produce some of the bands best performances to date. Little…

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Deon Meiring het ’n nuwe enkelsnit, “Soos ‘n Spinnerak” vrygestel. Die enkelsnit is die 5de en laaste enkelsnit vanaf sy nuutste EP, Grensbewoner. Aanhangers kan uitsien na nuwe musiek van Deon teen die einde van 2021. Meer inligting oor “Soos ‘n Spinnerak” “Soos ‘n Spinnerak” is reeds ’n paar jaar terug deur Deon geskryf. Dit was een van daai interessante gevalle waar inspirasie hom letterlik getref het. Hy het deur ‘n botaniese tuin in Potchefstroom gestap en toe deur ‘n spinnerak geloop. Selfs nadat mens ‘n spinnerak afgevee het, bly dit by jou. Dit tref hom toe dat dit eintlik…

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