Author: Henno Kruger

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2022 sees a new Chapter In Carla Franco’s music identity. With the release of her debut album today, she introduces the world to the first chapter of her greater story with a timeless, immortal and personal offering. ‘Chapter I’ features a joining of styles combined with a lyrical and emotional authenticity ever present in Carla’s songwriting and artistry as a whole. For Carla, the main driving force behind Chapter I was taking all steps necessary to create a niche sound for herself to establish her career without compromising her originality as a songwriter. Deeply inspired by the music she listens to personally, the use of elements such as…

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Basson Laubscher & his band of blues-rock bandits brings you a hard-hitting, raw, garage-rock salvo on his latest single “Shoot Me Down”. More info about “Shoot Me Down” “Shoot Me Down” takes lyrical inspiration from the frustration and defeat from the end of a relationship and inevitable breakup and blends it musically into blissfully dirty, heavy, psychedelic, fuzzed-out rock n’ roll. Hailing from his Testify album, Laubscher shows how he makes his Stratocaster sing with his signature passionate, raw & pure soul ecstasy. This is a no holds barred riff burger and will get you headbanging and throwing the devil horns…

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Wallets have been around for longer than you think. In case you forgot, a wallet is a small leather or fabric case that you slide in your pocket to carry your cash, cards, and other important ID documents. Many of you reading this probably think that they’ve been around since 20th Century, but they’ve actually been around for much longer. Here are some interesting facts about Wallets 1. The origin of the word “Wallet” can be traced back from the ancient Greek word Kibisis which was the word used to describe the sack carried by the God Hermes. Kibisis has historically been translated as Wallet.  …

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“Purgatory” had its start in the depths of a global pandemic. Within the confines of a small space, within the restrictions of human contact, Robyn Ferguson and Kat Goss had the privilege of experiencing true artistic freedom. Free from deadlines and expectations they were able to create a sound that is true to their nature. With touches of each artist’s personal style prevalent throughout the song, it is a representation of who they are, as artists, behind closed doors. In a world of high expectations and great possibilities, it becomes difficult to remember that there is freedom in art. The…

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Great news! Park Acoustics is turning 12 years old on the 7th of May 2022! It will be the first time that Park Acoustics will be hosted at Foresters in Pretoria East. More info about Foresters Foresters is located at Plot 60 in Tierpoort. From the N1 highway, head east on Garsfontein Road, cross Solomon Mahlangu and De Villebois Mareuil Drive ,keep on driving past Rafters Pub. At Q4 Fuel Garage, turn left on Tierpoort Road. The venue is 300m down the road on your right. The Line-up for Park Acoustics’ 12th Birthday This edition of Park Acoustics will feature…

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“Bird Shot”, the new single by The Sighs of Monsters takes aim at Russian president Vladimir Putin, the latest crazed despot to threaten the world with annihilation. The Sighs of Monsters comment “Though it was hard to digest, the threat of nuclear war loomed over the world again this month as another despot with grand delusions sent in his army to fulfil some twisted national destiny. Once again the citizens of peaceful cities took cover in underground shelters as sirens wailed above ground. This song is not a direct political commentary on current events however, but rather a rumination on…

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Ticketmaster, the global leader in live event ticketing, is bringing its advanced digital ticketing technology to South Africa, with headquarters in Cape Town. The launch sees Ticketmaster deliver its advanced ticketing technologies, client solutions and world-class service to the market for the first time. Sporting teams, artists, promoters, festivals and venues will be able to take full advantage of the company’s suite of industry-leading products and digital ticketing tools designed to improve the fan experience. The official announcement follows the company’s highly successful onsale for Justin Bieber’s Justice World Tour, the first ever major international tour to sell all tickets…

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Wondering what’s coming to Netflix in May 2022? Don’t stress! I’ve got you covered. It’s a fact that Winter is slowly creeping in and Netflix is excited to bring you titles that will keep you snuggled in, as we approach the cold (and sometimes rainy) days. Get drawn into a world of beauty, secrets and revenge in Savage Beauty – Netflix’s upcoming series featuring breakout star Rosemary Zimu, alongside some of SA’s  accomplished actors including Nthati Moshesh and Dumisani Mbebe. The series follows a story of a young woman who infiltrates the wealthy family whose harmful skin lightening cream tests…

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“Storms Are Breaking” is the latest single by South African guitarist Albert Frost. On this track, he joined forces with longtime friend, bandmate and Springbok Nude Girls vocalist Arno Carstens. The track is taken from Albert’s recently released album Sacred Sounds. Albert Frost explains “Storms Are Breaking” “Storms Are Breaking is an African rock song that embodies my love of West African music fused with good old rock and roll, a musical journey that touches on our fear of shutting falling apart.” Arno Carstens comments on working with Albert “After a morning hanging with Mr Frost and talking about what…

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The Amblers have released their long-awaited live studio EP, Live at High Seas today. A blistering live collection of the bands minimalist blues-rock style. Fuzzed-out guitar lines, and austere drum-work frame the bands skeletal, high energy, balls-to-the-wall rock and roll foundation. Distorted, quiet, fuzzy, and thunderous the amblers effortlessly juxtapose between these counterpoints as frontman and guitarist Justin Swart spits out crooning, almost ethereal, and at times, distorted vocal lines atop Jason Hinch’s Bonham’esque drum attack. Justin Swart comments on Live At High Seas “Recorded in June last year (2021), Live at High Seas is characteristic of just how we like…

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Vandag word ‘n splinternuwe enkelsnit deur Straatligkinders vrygestel, getiteld “Kakofonie”. Vir hierdie vrystelling span Straatligkinders saam met Majozi vir ‘n alternatiewe, dog prettige en opwindende aanbieding. Meer inligting oor “Kakofonie” ‘n Liedjie oor die liefde en hoe dit jou mal dinge kan laat doen – die enkelsnit bring beslis die punkrockers in ou en nuwe aanhangers na vore. Die nuutste in ‘n reeks samewerkings deur Straatligkinders, en aanhangers kan uitsien na ‘n prettige en opregte, borrelende saam-sing snit saam met Suid-Afrika se liefling, Majozi. “Kakofonie” is in 2021 geskryf met die inspirasie daaragter spesifiek ‘n samewerking met Majozi, wat die groep…

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Best Album Ever is the debut album from South African’s The Devil’s Party Band. Hailed as their home countries first Hard Rock Supergroup, all the members have made massive strides within the local and global music industry. Consisting of Anthonie van der Walt (ex. Thysis and Jack Hammer) on Vocals, his brother and bassist Chris van der Walt (Vulvodynia), Werner Bosman on Guitar, and Jason Hinch (The Black Cat Bones / The Amblers) on Drums. The Devils Party Band takes you back to Sunset Boulevard with a revival of the LA Rock sound like never before. When asked why they’ve gone for that…

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Outer Space is the new EP from South African psych-rock band The Tazers. The band has its roots stuck in the ‘70s while incorporating modern sounds and structures. This trio packs a high-octane performance that enthrals their audience with fuzz tones, vocal harmonies, and powerful drum rolls. You can expect fans to dance, jump, shove, sing and even start a mosh during a live performance. The Tazers know how to entertain. The Tazers frontman Jethro Lock comments on Outer Space “We’d been sitting on a bunch of demos for a while, having written well over 10 during lockdown – we narrowed it…

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South African Celtic Folk Singer-Songwriter, Storyteller, Composer & Guitarist Dawn Melanie is back with her new EP ‘Be The Light’ & Single ‘Remember How’. Dawn Melanie comments on the EP “This three track EP is a compilation of two more recently written songs, inspired by the experiences we have collectively shared in the last 2 years, and one much older piece that I felt resonated with the current political and social climate world-wide.” “As a storyteller, who is in part, what I feel songwriters and musicians do, I feel it is part of my purpose to tell the story’s we all experience and…

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