SA Music News Magazine is a South African based online music magazine founded in August 2007 to support and promote our local upcoming bands and musicians all over South Africa and provide them with a platform 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 and done articles, reviews etc. with some of South Africa's best local bands and artists.
South African artists we have worked with till now inlude Seether, Chris Chameleon, Arno Carstens, Prime Circle, Chianosky, Josie Field, Laurie Levine, 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, 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, Boargazm, Ancient Influence, Juggernaught, Fragmented Children and Mesadoth, just to mention a few.
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, HARDWELL, Avicii, The Dave Matthews Band, Jamiroqaui, Nickelback, Lamb of God, Bruce Springsteen, Carlos Santana, Ultra Festival South Africa (2014 & 2015), UB40, world's number one DJ, Armin van Buuren, Canadian death metal band KATAKLYSM, Sepultura, Ministry, Aloe Blacc, The Fray, The Curious Incident (UK),The Foo Fighters, James Blunt and many more international acts still to be added to our ever growing portfolio...
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 180 000+ views monthly from 122 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...
An ice-cold Antibiotika India Pale Ale (IPA) in your hand!
At the end of 2014, FOKOFPOLISIEKAR successfully launched their Dagdronk Blonde Ale; the first in their series of four craft beers. Sales exceeded everyone’s expectations and the Blonde Ale sold out at one point. Next in line is the Antibiotika India Pale Ale (IPA).
Duane Vermeulen, Springbok and SARU’s Rugby Player of the Year, was the first to taste Antibiotika. This is what he had to say: “This is exactly how a craft beer should taste. Fresh and unique and just the right name for when you have a bad day… Antibiotika!!!”
From Fokofpolisiekar’s lips to your screens: “As avid beer drinkers, we’ve always been fans of Rock 'n’ Roll. And so, in 2003 we set our blurry sights on creating a unique brand of local Rock, Fokofpolisiekar. The gentlemen at Sir Thomas Brewery, on the other hand, are music addicts with a knack for making excellent beer. Gang! Bang! We make the music. They listen to it. They make the beer. We drink the beer. We make the music. Feedback loop created.
YOU DRINK THE BEER. YOU LIKE THE MUSIC. YOU LIKE THE BEER.” - Hunter Kennedy
Taste Antibiotika: “It is a hoppy beer, dark gold in color, bitter due to the amounts of hops used and bubbly, as it should be! This beer shows epic hop aromas that are complex and beautifully integrated. The bitterness is in balance, bringing the flavor forward and leaving a lip-smacking bouquet behind after swallowing. Tones are reminiscent of canned tropical fruit, raisins and prunes, spice, grapefruit and much more.’’ – Jaco ‘’Snakehead’’ Venter.
‘’All our beers are bottle fermented, which means it is bottled with sugar, and active yeast, just like a Champagne and MCC “Method Cap Classique”. These cause light sediment at the bottom of the bottle, and gives the beer a great ageing potential and ability. All our beers are bottled on site, under the brewer’s supervision. Our beers contain 100% natural ingredients and no additives, preservatives, thickeners or stabilisers; they take longer to brew, and the brewery don’t cut corners to save money, at the expense of quality and taste.’’ – Wynand Myburgh
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