Dangerfields & The Fizz Pops at EVOL

Sat
7 May
2016

I’ve been wanting to check out new post-punk/indie band Dangerfields for a while and finally got a chance when they played EVOL/Hectic on Hope two Saturdays ago along with The Fizz Pops.

I have a soft spot for anything vaguely post-punk, so while they’re new and feel a bit like they still need to find their sound, I’ll definitely be keeping an eye on Dangerfields in the future.

Dangerfields    The Fizz Pops

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Music: Tape Hiss and Sparkle – The Winter Switch (2015)

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I don’t post many album reviews, mostly because I struggle to find the time to put them together. As it is I’ve been sitting with this one since the end of last year, and though I really enjoyed it, I couldn’t quite get into the headspace to truly appreciate and dissect an album called The Winter Switch during the relentless heatwave Cape Town faced last Summer…so I let the months drift by, and the air grow colder…

Autumn doesn’t really exist in Cape Town and the seasons seem to transition quickly and messily from summer to winter during April. Then along comes May and it’s undeniably winter –  I always find that sudden change quite amazing…I’m not sure what exactly Tape Hiss and Sparkle‘s titular ‘winter switch’ refers to, but the phrase definitely came to mind during the first cold days of May.

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FanCon at the Lookout

Sun
8 May
2016

Billed as ‘Cape Town Comic Con’, there was considerable hype and anticipation surrounding the inaugural FanCon over the first weekend of May. I was out of town on the Saturday but word was traveled fast that it was chaos at the Lookout – the entry queue apparently stretched for miles from early in the morning and it seemed a lot of people had a lot of complaints…

Sunday however was nothing but pleasant, both in terms of organisation (staff were on hand in the queue giving armbands to those who were there yesterday and had weekend passes and the whole thing seemed to move pretty smoothly) and the event itself.

Fancon  Fancon  Fancon

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Past Haunts ‘Afterthoughts’ album launch at Club Med with The Shabeen

Sat
30 April
2016

Club Med is always fun to shoot at, the stage is so small that you can get all up close and personal with the band and the lighting’s always great – fun events like Past Haunts’ EP launch featuring the always enjoyable Shabeen are an added bonus.

Here are some shots from the thoroughly enjoyable night.

Past Haunts

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Stone Jets at the V&A Waterfront Amphitheatre

Sat
30 April
2016

The Stone Jets played a really lovely show at the Amphitheatre at the end of April; it’s a tricky venue as it caters mostly to casual Waterfront shoppers , passersby and denizens of the foodcourt but it was great to watch the audience swell throughout their performance and it was a very pretty evening.

Stone Jets  Stone Jets

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