Alice Phoebe Lou: The Real Thing

Alice Phoebe Lou: The Real Thing Alice Phoebe Lou is an independent artist who has her feet anchored on two continents.  Although she has lived in Berlin for the past three years, she still considers Cape Town her home. Every year as the European winter sets in, Alice brings her inspiring music back to South […]

Die Storie van Oom Abraham Visser

Die Storie van Oom Abraham Visser ‘n Storie soos die een kan net in Afrikaans geskryf word.  Dis ‘n storie van ‘n ontmoeting tussen ‘n aspirant fotograaf en ‘n legende… As jy die N1-roete Noord volg, na Matjiesfontein links afdraai op die R354 en een word met die kronkels wat lei tot op die Afrika […]

Beautiful Cuba

Beautiful Cuba “Unbelievable!  In this country there is no gasoline, but cars are all over the road.  There`s no food, but everybody is cooking dinner.  They have no money, but everybody is dancing and drinking rum! “ – Cuba Junky If you have no interest in rum, cigars, old cars, revolutionary history or exploring the […]

UnPlugged62 Festival 2016

UnPlugged62 Festival 2016 I remember the opening of the Joubert-Tradaux wine cellar in 2000.  There was not much of an infrastructure then, but true to Beate & Meyer Joubert’s nature, they felt the need to celebrate the opening of the momentous occasion with friends and family.  They wanted to combine the elements of the essence […]

Honour Thy Music!

Honour Thy Music! Counterpoint regularly puts diverse musicians on the same bill, each doing a solo set before combining for a finale and so Thursday night saw Jacques du Plessis (the Jackal part of Mr Cat & The Jackal), Sannie Fox & Lonesome Dave Ferguson sharing a stage at the Blah Blah Bar.  The upstairs […]

EFC52 – A different kind of entertainment!

EFC52: A Different Kind Of Entertainment! I have always had a keen interest in the art of professional fighting and more specifically, martial arts. The realm of a fight club can be quite intimidating, especially for a woman, so it was only 18 months ago when I decided to join the Pride Fighting Academy (PFA) […]

Helena Hettema: Definitely Not Just A Singer

Helena Hettema: Definitely Not Just A Singer I remember the first time I heard the voice of Helena Hettema… She was sitting behind me in the Spur in Grahamstown (July 1992).  She was very excited about performing at the National Arts Festival.  It was the place to be seen at, then. It was only after […]

Prime Circle’s Let The Night In Stripped Down Tour

Prime Circle’s Let The Night In Stripped Down Tour Prime Circle has frequented various international stages, therefore it is always heartwarming to see South Africa’s Number 1 Rock Band return to home ground with an intimate “stripped down tour” – not quite as naked as some fans would like, but stripped down to a three-piece […]

Albert Frost’s Time to Shine

Albert Frost’s Time to Shine I remember walking into a seedy little bar in Cape Town in the early nineties. The bar resembled a Texas Saloon and was hidden away, just off Kloof Street. If you did not know of the place, it was unlikely that you would go there. I was there for a […]

Dan Patlansky – IntroVertigo CD Launch

Dan Patlansky – IntroVertigo CD Launch BIG BLUES MEETS ROCK was again a kick-ass event organised by Richard Pryor. The highlight of the evening was no doubt South Africa’s Blues Rock Legend – Dan Patlansky. Note that I am very particular about the fact that he is from our humble soil, because the world as […]