No Doubt are back…no doubt about it

No Doubt, the American ska/rock sensation, are set to tour after a five-year hiatus. Being a band that I enjoy and have listened to for many years, I was delighted to read this article in The Times, describing their tour and return to the stage. Lead singer and face of No Doubt, Gwen Stefani, wentContinue reading “No Doubt are back…no doubt about it”

Rocking Rockstar Sandals

 Online alternative music and merchandise store, RebelRock, has a new stock of rockstar sandals. Yes, you read correctly…sandals. This selection of sandals showcases stalwart rock bands such as AC/DC (both mens and ladies) and Pink Floyd, while also adding revolutionary punk/rock band, The Ramones, to the list. They really give me meaning to the phrase,Continue reading “Rocking Rockstar Sandals”

Coca Cola Zero Fest 2009 – South African Bands

There has been a lot of excitement recently over the band line-up for the 2009 Coca Cola Zero Fest, happening in April, both in Johannesburg and in Cape Town. Having run for several years now, organised by Big Concerts in association with 5FM, the festival  has become widely known for importing big name international recordingContinue reading “Coca Cola Zero Fest 2009 – South African Bands”

Ska in Scarbourgh with The Rudimentals

This past Saturday, I had the pleasure of taking a drive out to Scarbourgh (aka. ska’bra) to visit the Cape Farmhouse. One of my favourite South African bands, The Rudimentals, were performing there that afternoon as a part of the “Farmhouse Rocks” summer concerts series. Having seen many Rudimentals concerts over the last almost-decade (since aboutContinue reading “Ska in Scarbourgh with The Rudimentals”

5+ South African bands you may (or may not) have heard

South Africa has a wealth of musical talent, spanning every genre imaginable. One can go out almost every night of the week and have a unique musical experience. Having been actively involved in the South African music industry for several years, I have come across a vast number of bands and solo musicians, both establishedContinue reading “5+ South African bands you may (or may not) have heard”