SA Music News is a South African based online music magazine founded in August 2007 to support and promote our local upcoming bands and give our other local musicians all over South Africa a way through which they could share their music to their South African fans, as well as internationally.
In the past 7 years, we have grown from strength to strength and have had the privilege to have 'worked with, photographed, interviewed or done articles, reviews etc. with and on some of South Africa's best local bands and artists such as SEETHER, Chris Chameleon, Arno Carstens, Chianosky, Josie Field, Carli J Myers, Jmaxx, Lindsey McGuire, Fillipa (recently signed by Ryan Seacrest), Van Coke Kartel, The Graeme Watkins Project, Liani May, The Parlotones, Agro, Chix with Stix, Evolver One, Sacrifist, DJ Fresh, Roger Goode, Black Cat Bones, Colé van Diaz, Prime Circle, Just Jinger, Jack Parow, WonderBoom, Daniel Baron, Karen Zoid, The SoapGirls, Fuzigish, Volume Conflict, Mark Stent, Andy Fisher Band, Freshlyground, Die Antwoord, Springbok Nude Girls, Hugh Masekela, Johnny Clegg, Foto Na Dans, Johannes Kerkorrel, Matthys Roets, Elvis Blue, Garth Taylor, Axene, Blackbyrd, Proverb, Casette, Duimpie se Maat, Danny K, aKing, Fokofpolisiekar, Albert Frost, Mel Botes, Goldfish, Locnville, Goodluck, Die Heuwels Fantasies, Steve Hofmeyer, Claire Johnston, Liezel Marshall Band, Straatligkinders, Die Tuin Dwergies, Valiant Swart, Watershed, Zebra and Giraffe, Sugardrive, Deity’s Muse, Chromium, 11th Hour, Debris, Architecture Of Aggression (A.O.A), Elegy, Only Forever, Autumn Sun, Warthane, Far Beyond Driven, ...and Chaos, Rebuked, The Frail, Fleshwound, Whrutz, Underbelly, Straw, Psordid, Ancient Influence, Juggernaught, Fragmented Children and Mesadoth, just to mention a few, and the list keeps on growing...
We have also had the privilege to have 'covered' events and international artists such as Shakira & Freshlyground at the 2010 Soccer World Cup, Roxette, Chris Brown, Swedish House Mafia, Skrillex, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Billy Talent, Danny Elfman (Soundtrack for new release of Alice in Wonderland in 3D), Rodriguez, Metallica (SA Tour 2010 and 2013), Bon Jovi (previous SA tour and 2013 tour), The Kongos, Rise Against, Blind Guardian, David Guetta, Kings of Leon, Chaka Khan, 30 Seconds to Mars (2011), Daughtry, KINGS OF CHAOS SA Tour 2013 (i.e. KINGS OF CHAOS band members were comprised from ex or current band members from legendary bands we grew up with, such as Guns-n-Roses, Deep Purple, Velvet Revolver, Def Leppard, Alter Bridge and Collective Soul). We have also covered R. Kelly, the "Russian Swan Lake Ballet Production, Mike & The Mechanics, Bonnie Tyler, I AM HARDWELL, Avicii, The Dave Matthews Band, Jamiroqaui, Nickelback, Lamb of God, Bruce Springsteen, Carlos Santana, Ultra Festival South Africa, UB40, world's number one DJ, Armin van Buuren, Canadian death metal band KATAKLYSM, and many more international acts still to come soon... so watch this space for updates on who is visiting South Africa next.
We have also worked with and/or interviewed international artists such as Stephané Pompougnac (France), Steve Aoki (US), Dennis Stratton - USA ( “ex” Iron Maiden), Sheep On Drugs (UK), NFD or better known as New Found Disorder (ex Fields of the Nephilem - UK), Blind Guardian (USA), had an exclusive interview INSIDE the Gibson Guitars tour bus with the incredible Sabina Classen from Holy Moses (Germany) at Wacken 2008, worked with Veins Iced Over (Florida, USA), with In Flames (Switzerland) at RAMFest 2012, interviewed Jean-Francois Dagenais from Kataklysm, and last but definitely not least, and very special one-on-one interview the famous Mr. Glenn Hughes (formerly from Deep Purple, Trapeze and Black Country Communion) - interviewed by SA Music News Magazine's Editor-in-Chief, Conrad Roets.
S.A. Music News have represented South Africa at the Wacken Open Air Festival 2008 in Germany, and our international correspondents also covered ''HELLFEST'' in France in 2009, and ''Bloodfest 2010'' in the UK. More international festivals will be added to our repertoire soon, as we are constantly expanding our reach and following with an average of 120 000+ views monthly from 47 countries world wide.
We are proud to be able to through the S.A. Music News Magazine, our website, our partners, affiliates and of course our readers, supporters and fans to be able to provide our local AND international musicians and artists, DJ's, event organisers and promoters a platform to promote and advertise their music to their South African fans, as well as to the rest of the world, and bring you the latest news on upcoming events, concerts, festivals, as well as photos and reviews on past events, interviews with bands, band members and much more...
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This rare Lugsteuring vinyl can be yours!
Designed by Matt Edwards
The Lugsteuring vinyl is here, only now that the last notes of the Bose Kringloop Tour have faded.
“The difference between Europe’s summer holiday and South Africa’s winter threw us unexpectedly and production was delayed beyond our control.
We were heavy disappointed that the vinyl did not take to the road with us on the Bose Kringloop Tour, but it is here now. Three hundred and fifty vinyls are available from The Greek Merchant at R299 a puppy. Get yours now, because they are running fast and it is very rare.
Lugsteuring is our favourite full length album as a band. We knew little about writing songs ten years ago. Lugsteuring was raw, unstructured, abstract, unpolished… basically everything that embraces the ‘Spirit of Fokof’ and probably the reason why we are still here 11 years later.” FOKOFPOLISIEKAR
Get the Lugsteuring vinyl here: www.thegreekmerchant.com/lugsteuring.html
The vinyl will also be available at Fokofpolisiekar’s shows.
Fokofpolisiekar will be chatting to Martin Bester from Jacaranda FM 94.2 about the Lugsteuring vinyl and other things today between 17h00 and 18h00. They will also perform Paranoia and Ek Skyn (Heilig) during the interview.
Listen here between 17h00 and 18h00: www.jacarandafm.com/listen-live/
The Bose Kringloop Tour was a raging success. Fokofpolisiekar worked some Lugsteuring favourites into their live set to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of this album.
Earlier this year, Fokofpolisiekar released a new single, Paranoia, as a free download from their website. Paranoia has been downloaded over 13 000 times.
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