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Brian, My Web Guy

Brian Currin is known to many of his friends and clients as “My Web Guy” and to a number of people all over the world as “a guy who knows a bit about music“.

These people say ... Brian is My Web Guy
These people say … Brian is My Web Guy

A few of his recent and current projects include:

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Die Vloek Van Die Kitaar: 18 Afrikaanse Rockers 1979-2001

Die Vloek Van Die Kitaar 1979-2001
Die Vloek Van Die Kitaar 1979-2001

This CD compiled by Dirk Uys in March 2002, and released by EMI in May 2002, is now long out-of-print, but inspired by Marq Vas I have linked to the songs that are available to download on Rhythm Music Store.

This album collected the A to Z of Afrikaans Rock (from Akkedis to Karen Zoid) at the time, as well as most of its genres like blues, boogie, industrial, punk, hip hop, rap, reggae, metal and more.

I seem to remember Dirk telling me at the time that he would have liked to include a David Kramer  song but wasn’t able to get permission. Not sure what song it was, but I have included David Kramer’s Bokkie Bokkie as a digital bonus track.

Artists – Tracks

  1. Anton Goosen – Blommetjie gedenk aan my
  2. Spinnekop – Tiger en Louise
  3. Akkedis – Cybersurferraver
  4. Koos Kombuis – Kaalvoet
  5. Karen Zoid – Afrikaners is plesierig
  6. Springbok Nude Girls – Pappa ek wil ‘n popster word
  7. Beeskraal – Strate van Pretoria
  8. Bernoldus Niemand – Boksburg bommer
  9. Valiant Swart – Gange van Babylon
  10. Piet Botha – Goeienag generaal
  11. Koos Kombuis – Bomskok babelaas
  12. Raaskopleef – Elektrisiteit
  13. Bernoldus Niemand – Reggae vibes is cool
  14. Spinnekop – Maanskyn
  15. Valiant Swart – Vloek van die kitaar
  16. Akkedis – Anderkant die berg
  17. Brasse van die Kaap – Cape flats
  18. Battery 9 – Twyfelaar

Digital Bonus Track

David Kramer – Bokkie Bokkie

This song has English verses and an Afrikaans chorus. The original version was released on the Original Mountain Rockers compilation in 1980. David re-recorded it in 1981 for his Bakgat! album.

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Latest Free South African Music Downloads at Channel 24

 SAmp3.com (part of Sugar Music) has been the official supplier of free mp3s to Channel24 since 2004.

 Jazz/Blues

Tristan Waterkeyn

To The Hills

Tristan Waterkeyn’s been around – born in Tanzania, moved to Kenya, then to Zimbabwe and then SA where he learned to play the guitar resulting in his debut solo album, Hay Day .

 Afrikaans

Kobus!

Hoenderman

Kobus! was the power-rock SA duo formed initially in 2000 by Theo Crous (Nudies guitarist) and Francois Blom (ex-Voice of Destruction vocalist), here with a big track off their self-titled debut album .

 Jazz/Blues

Gil Hockman

The Ballad Of Me And The Doctor

Some hip new Joburg blues from one of its troubadours off his new debut solo album, Too Early In The Journey .

 Rock

Lyzyrd Kyngs

Gypsy Boy

SA music legend Piet Botha and the Akkedis Band, Arthur and Rudolph Dennis and AJ Graham, have shared stages and jammed across Southern Africa resulting in their first joint album, One Night Only, recorded last winter and just released as The Lyzyrd Kyngs.

 Jazz/Blues

Guy Buttery

Sibanisezwe

A track off Fox Hill Lane, this Kwazulu-Natal guitar wizard’s third album, beautifully textured with a whole array of instrumentation, all of these played by an equally impressive line up of established musicians.

 Dance/House/Electro

Kalahari Surfers

Straight To The Hips

Warrick Sony unleashes his latest Kalahari Surfers’ album One Party State, featuring heavy dubstep style wobbly-bass-groove tracks and cut up voice samples.

 R&B/Soul/Hip Hop

Kwesta

Babhemi Ft. Sandile Ziqubu

A smoking hot track from this emerging artist off the popular album Special Rekwest .

 Jazz/Blues

Mr J

Undenzani

Mr J is Joel Martins who runs a small recording studio from his Cape home where he not only records his own creations, like The First Step , but also young aspiring artists from his local community.

 Jazz/Blues

Heels over Head

Inyandz Leyo

A great track off the debut album, Could It Be , from this all female jazz band from Durban.

 Rock

Summer Shade

Moontide

On their latest EP, World Among The Clouds , the band previously known as Nungarin has remolded their already unique and refreshing sound to produce a mixture of rock, tribal, african, and folk music.

 Afrikaans

Koos Kombuis

Babilon Blues

Some classic Afrikaans reggae from the SA music legend off his album, Niemandsland & Beyond!

 Kwaito

The Mahotella Queens

Thandanani

This legendary SA singing trio formed in 1964 and is noted for its clear three-part harmonies, Mbaqanga township music and fast-paced mgqashiyo dancing, off the Afromagic collection.

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Lyzyrd Kyngs album is now available

Lyzyrd Kyngs
Lyzyrd Kyngs - One Night Only

Released: 16th March 2012

Tracks:

  1. When You Get To Heaven
  2. The Day The World Lost It’s Mind
  3. Rosie
  4. Children Of Africa
  5. Kalahari Sands 305
  6. Blues For Robert
  7. Gypsy Boy
  8. Skoor Met Die Dood
  9. Same Damn Blues
  10. Evangeline

Musicians:

  • Piet Botha: vocals, guitar, harmonica
  • Arthur Dennis: vocals, guitar
  • Rudy Dennis: vocals, drums
  • AJ Graham: bass

Download:

Rhythm Music Store

Buy CD:

Piet Botha Music

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Up the Creek Music Festival 3 – 5 February 2012

Up The Creek

Up the Creek Music Festival, Breederiver, Swellendam – 3 – 5 February 2012.

With the silly season on our doorsteps and so much to look forward to we thought we’d just remind you to diarise your favourite festival. It is almost time for you to pack those bags and head back to the banks of the Breede River for a weekend of frolicking, fun and festivities.Yes Up the Creek Music Festival is now officially around the corner, the dates for 2012 have been set. From the 3rd to the 5th of February we urge you to leave the hustle and bustle of your regular routines for the serene surroundings of the riverbank, magical muso’s and the faces of your favourite people.

The line up for Up the Creek 2012 is nothing short of phenomenal and we are happy to let you know that the following bands and artists have been contracted for the weekend:

Kongos,aKing, Akkedis, Black Cat Bones, Blues Broers, Cameron Bruce, City Bowl Mizers, Fox Comet, The Great Apes, Holiday Murray, Hot Water, Karen Zoid, Louwtjie Rothman, Machineri, No One’s Arc, Piet Botha, Taxi Violence, Wrestlerish, Jeremy Loops, Luna Paige, Shadowclub, Sterling EQ, Andra, Peachy Keen, AC/DC Tribute, Southern Gypsey Queen.

In typical Up the Creek tradition we will be running the main stage, the MK river stage and the all-night-long BOS Breede River bar stage once again.

Thursday night special early show:

In 2011 we decided to give the die hard creekers a chance to enjoy a sneak preveiw of the weekend with an intimate show on the Thursday night. This year we are bringing back the iniative, Thursday the 2nd the doors will open at 16h00 for the first 400 music lovers.

Gates open at 16h00 on Thursday, see ticket prices for details of Thursday – Sunday passes.

FLOAT YOUR BOAT…..

Lobster lilos, Indian canoes, floating bars and human tube chains are making a comeback in 2012. Following the splashing, singing, howling success of last year’s float competition, the benchmark has been set. So put your creativity to the test and we’ll be giving away some awesome prizes for a variety of creative floats this year. Bos Iceb Tea are sponsoring the competition with an absolutely to- die- for winners package prize.

Participants are encouraged to think outside of their beach gear boxes in order to stand a chance to win these incredible prizes.

At this stage, categories include anything from the best design and most floatable contraption to the most luxurious device on the Breede River.

General:

In 2012, we will bring you the same of what worked last year and more: More food vendors to get you through the days in style, including coffee maestros that can deliver your caffeine to your tent-step, more stalls and more bars throughout the festival. Once again, there will be dedicated life-guards to ensure maximum safety.

“The winner takes it all”

For those of you who buy your tickets before the first of January 2012, thank you for attempting to win our biggest give-away! One winner will walk away with a grand weekend prize consisting of:

  • 2 tickets for Up the Creek Fest from 3 – 5 Feb.
  • Acommodation in a chalet for the weekend.
  • R1000.00 spending money.
  • The refund of your original ticket purchase.
  • The winner will be announced on 10 January 2012 on facebook.

Facebook:

LIKE’ our facebook fan page and be entered into a lucky draw to win tickets to Up the Creek 2012. The lucky winner stands to win 2 free tickets to Up The Creek 2012 and the draw takes place on 30 November and the winner will be announced on facebook.

SMS and win tickets.

sms CREEK to 33782 and fill out our short survey to stand a chance to WIN tickets to UTC 2012.
SMS’ @ R1.50 Free SMS’ dont apply T&C’s apply.
The winner will be announced 15th December 2012.

Ticket prices:

Tickets are available from www.ticketbreak.co.zaor directly from our facebook page.

FESTIVAL WEEKEND TICKETS:

Type Presales At the Gate
Thursday 4pm – Sunday 4 pm R575.00 R620.00
Friday 4pm – Sunday 4pm: R475.00 R525.00
Saturday and Sunday: R375.00 R425.00
Day pass – Sunday: R150.00 R150.00

* Please note that day tickets for Friday and Saturday are not available.

* Children 13 and younger enter for free, children 14 years and older pay full price.

What to bring to Up the Creek:

Bring: Your ticket, ID Book, tent, mattresses, camping chairs, torches, sleeping bag, duvet, sun block, insect repellent, toilet paper, camera, cap or hat, something warm, towel, pillow, headache pills, money, sunglasses, condoms, swimming kit, anything that floats – lilo, paddle, boat – and lastly, your buddies

If you don’t want to pitch your tent, just pitch up for your pre-booked tented accommodation. Check out the TICKETS PAGE on www.upthecreek.co.zafor the different camping options available.

Up the Creek 2012 promises to be yet again one of the highlights on the Festival Calendar in the Western Cape.

Gates open on Friday 3 February 16h00 for those of you who are not joining us for the Thursday evening.

Facebook Address: http://www.facebook.com/UpTheCreek.MusicFestival

Twitter address: Upthe_Creek

Website: www.upthecreek.co.za

General queries: info

Red Hot Events and Up the Creek would like to thank the sponsors for UTC 2012: MK, BOS Ice Tea and Converse.

Liny Kruger

Palila Publicity

021 556 1726

082 464 1926

Twitter: @Liny_Kruger

river pic up the creek
river pic up the creek
panoramic up the creek
panoramic up the creek