Peasant EP launch, with Infanteria & Bottom Feeder at Suntravolta

Sat 2
December
2017

It was my first time at Suntravolta: I’d last visited its previous incarnation (Carnival Court) in 2013, and since then the space has remained mostly the same apart from a few cosmetic changes. Old Long Street buildings with their high ceilings, wooden floors and oddly pervasive sense of granny decor make for quaint live music venues and Suntravolta typifies this. Palm trees and framed pictures hug the walls and the humble stage stands before a fireplace (occupied by a large amp) presided over by a faded floral still life and an oddly glarey marble bust on the mantle. A resolute plant dangles from the ceiling, flanked by crocheted lampshades. Cue the deafening sounds of powerviolence, thrash and hardcore.

Infanteria  Peasant

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Hellcats & Ironhide Omerta at Aces ‘n’ Spades

Fri 1
December
2017

I shoot live bands at Aces pretty much every Friday and it’s always enjoyable, but Hellcats were so great that they warranted a special post here. I love these guys, they’re just too much and always bring the most relentless energy. Ironhide Omerta were also great and got the crowd going nicely. Here are some shots from the night.

Hellcats  Hellcats

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Tweak: Farewell show at Mercury

Sat 11
November
2017

Pop-punk legends Tweak performed their final show at Mercury and were joined on stage by their ubiquitous giant inflatable dicks as well as supporting act Veladraco. It was a night full of laughs and nostalgia and one that won’t be soon forgotten. Here’s a look at what went down.

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LIVE reunion show at Grand West

Tues 7
November
2017

Live started off their reunion tour in Cape Town at Grand West with support from The Sweet Resistance. The show was pretty entertaining – read Tecla’s hilarious review for a detailed description. Here are some shots from the night.

LIVE  LIVE

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Endless Daze 2017: Saturday

Sat 5
November
2017

Without a doubt the highlight of Saturday/day 2 of Endless Daze 2017 was the Oh Sees’s set – they were crazy energetic and hypnotic to watch and the perfect ending to another slick and successful edition of the festival.

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