Tuesday, September 18, 2012


Whew! I'm getting all giddy just starting to write this post! Okay, here we go...

If any of you don't know, Joburg is really picking up! The amount of exciting stuff going down over the last while has been insane. This coming weekend confirms this and actually suggests the ammount of awesome events we'll seeing is only going up! Today I'm very happy to invite you to an awesome party for every day from Thursday to Sunday, PLUS a fantastic exhibition gracing the city for the next 10 days! I'm gonna have try keep this brief, but hot damn - IT'S ALL SO EXCITING!

First, Free Particle is the latest piece of brilliance delivered to the people of South Africa as a part of The France/ South Africa Season's 2012-2013 (I recently posted on the Home Movie Factory that was brought to Johannesburg as a part of The Season). The amount of cool stuff planned for Free Particle is really quite ridiculous, so let me just tell you to visit their page, RSVP to the facebook event and check out the flyer (which I was lucky enough to be asked to illustrate) for this cutting edge wonder!

Now, onto the parties!


Two of my favourite live acts invade my favourite dance club! The fantastic Yo Grapes and SMACM's own Vampire9000 will be hitting Kitchener's and I am one excited Ben! The lineup also include Matthew Mole, who I have yet to see, but have heard great things about!


My own band, Eyes Like Mirrors, haven't played live in months. The good news: we're coming out of hibernation with truckload of new songs and they're pretty damn neat if I say so myself. The best news: our return happens to be in support of the return of albinobeach! I have ranted at length on this blog about my love for this band, and complained for ages to friends about how bummed out I was when they stopped playing shows almost three years back! But come Friday I won't have much to be bummed about as albinobeach will once again crack open the heavens and bring their colossal soundscapes to my ears!

What's more, the poster for this event just might be my favorite one for any event I've played with any band ever. The work of albinobeach's own Ian Finch, prepare to give your eyes a monster hug with this sucker!


I'll be back in Kitcheners and you better be right there with me! Disco De Moda continues it's own tradition of serving up a refreshing dose of quality dance music in the face of the endless sea of sooooo much lameness. This month the of-so-soulful D.D.M. presents an event called "You say indie, we say disco"! The lineup features Casioheart, Data Takashi, Corvair & Rakkie, not only 4 of my favourite DJs, but also 4 of my favoruite people in our city of johannesburg! On top of that, the night will be headlined by one of my favourite people from another city; Cape Town's deadly Tommy Gun! This one really is gonna kill me!


If I manage to make it off the Disco De Moda dancefloor alive, I'll be very happy to be out in the sunshine enjoying Sunday Jive! Expect rooftop bliss, soundtracked by another 4 of my favourites, Charles Leonard, Andrew the DJ, Plaat Japie and Rosie Parade! As if this weren't enough the event will feature a live set by the João Orecchia/ BLK JKS stellar lovechild, Motèl Mari!

There it is. What an awesome time to be living in this city!

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