Van Coke Kartel: Farewell show at Mercury

Fri 28
July
2017

Van Coke Kartel were always my favourite of the whole VanFokKingTasties school of bands. I first saw them in 2009 or 10 and have thoroughly enjoyed their shows over the years. Saying goodbye is never easy but they went out in true style: their final show, at the same venue as their first ever show, met every expectation.

Retro Dizzy and the Sweet Resistance did a good job as opening acts but the crowd were really only their for the headliners, and no sooner had Francois Van Coke appeared on the stage when he was grabbed by the masses in an epic crowd-surf move. And it only got crazier from then on; truly a night that I’ll remember for a long time.

Van Coke Kartel  Van Coke Kartel

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Lo-ghost album launch at Manila bar, feat. Felix Laband, Angel-ho & K-$

Fri
14 July
2017

Lo-ghost launched their beautiful album There’s blood in my body and it sounds like this at Manila bar last week. It was a great night and the duo delivered a captivating performance. Here are some shots of them as well as supporting acts K-$, Felix Laband and Angel-ho.

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Psych Night Presents: The Daylight at Mercury

Thurs 15
June
2017

Psych Night dedicated their latest show to raising funds for Dangerfields frontman Lucas Swart’s medical bills; here are some photos from ‘The Daylight‘ the show featuring Bilderberg Motel, Hezron Chetty, The Thirty Eights, Lucy Kruger and The Psalms.

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Tresor at Cafe Roux

Sat 10
June
2017

I really enjoyed Tresor’s show at Cafe Roux – he’s one of those artists whose music I couldn’t say I’d consciously heard before but I recognised 3 or 4 tracks from the radio as soon as they started.

Tresor’s story is one of hard work and talent paying off: originally from the DRC, he worked as a car and security guard during the past 8 years he’s lived in SA, working to fulfil his musical ambitions. He went on to win best pop album at last year’s SAMMAs.

His achievements are definitely well deserved – he’s a great performer.

Tresor  Tresor

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Lucy Kruger & The Lost Boys: Summer’s Not that Simple album launch at Roodebloem Studios

Sat 20
May
2017

A totally beautiful show in an equally beautiful venue, Lucy Kruger‘s album launch with the Lost Boys was a very intimate and special evening.

One of the loveliest shows I’ve been to in a long while.

Lucy Kruger

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