Ramping up after the release of the singles “Thunder and Rain” and “Mother, Don’t Go” (Feat. Joe Bonamassa), today sees the announcement of Steve Louw’s latest album, Thunder and Rain and a third stellar single, “I’ll Be Back”, lifted from this powerful 10-track, Kevin Shirley-produced album.
The album was produced by Kevin Shirley (John Hiatt, Robert Cray Band, the Black Crowes) and features contributions from guitar wizards Joe Bonamassa, and Doug Lancio. Bonamassa is featured on the second single ‘Mother Don’t Go.’
Somer is hier! Ons gaan nou braai! It’s summertime in South Africa… it’s time to Braai! “Braai” is the South African word for “barbecue”, but it is so much more than that! This mix was inspired by a sketch from stand-up comedian Barry Hilton. It is included as a bonus at the end of the… Continue Reading →
Part of a series of recommended listening from the guys who bring you the South African Rock Music Digest and SugarMan.org. Some old, some new, some borrowed, some blues, and mostly South African.
From Jive Talking and Eyeballing Facebook Group Willem Moller became known as the guitarist in Johannes Kerkorrel’s Gereformeerde Blues Band but over the years he’s worked with many other musicians. Time to find out who . . . Hi Willem, good to see you again. Where and how did it all start for you? A: Hi… Continue Reading →
Following the success of the inaugural De Waal Park Summer Concerts in 2011/2012 the Friends of De Waal Park and Re/MAX Living are once again going to bring great music to the Park in Oranjezicht. And the 2012/2013 line-up is bigger and better than ever with some of South Africa’s best, and most popular, musicians… Continue Reading →
SA ROCK DIGEST ISSUE NUMBER 38 3rd November 1999 [edited 2nd November 2009] The South African Rock Music Digest is a free, subscription e-mag, edited by Brian Currin and Stephen “Sugar” Segerman and delivered direct to your e-mailbox. Established January 1999 ———-*********———– INTRODUCTION ————— This e-mag is a discussion forum for rock and pop music… Continue Reading →
A list of South Africa’s Rock Legends compiled by Brian Currin in July 2001, updated June 2008. Representative songs for each artist are also listed; either their most well-known song / biggest hit and / or personal favourite. Originally published on the South African Rock Encyclopedia * Tracks released on Rocking Against The System CD in March 2002…. Continue Reading →
From Jive Talking and Eyeballing Facebook Group It all began with a band called Zennith in Brakpan near Johannesburg in 1977. Dutch born Lucien Windrich began playing with school friends which included bassist Benjy Mudie, the future South African music custodian. The band changed its name to Void and the following year was joined by… Continue Reading →
SA ROCK DIGEST ISSUE #110 http://www.sarockdigest.com 18th June 2001 Edited by Brian Currin, 18th June 2011 ———-*********———– 1.NEWS ———- RETROFRESH – IN THE WORKS The DOG DETACHMENT retrospective ‘Best Kept Secrets’ is near completion, the band have digitally remastered all the tracks and are in the process of finalising the artwork and fine tuning the… Continue Reading →
From SA Music Awards Time: May 20, 2011 to May 21, 2011 Location: Monte Casino The nominees for the 17th Annual MTN South African Music Awards are: Best Traditional/African Adult Contemporary African DVD Benjamin Dube – Worship In His Presence with Benjamin Dube Dorothy Masuku and Friends – Live at Mandela Theatre Stimela – Live… Continue Reading →
Prog is a four letter word..right? So is ‘rock’, ‘jazz’ and ‘folk’ , these genres combined with classical and blues, are the foundation stones of what music scribes like to call ‘progressive music’ or ‘prog’. From rock’s emergence in the 60’s as a cultural force to be reckoned with , there have been artists and… Continue Reading →
20 Nuggets produced by Billy Forrest. A playlist by Tertius Louw 1. Mel, Mel and Julian – 500 Miles from the CBS single, SSC 552, 1965 2. Quentin E Klopjaeger – Melody Fayre from the Trutone single TOS 528, 1969 3. William E – Papa’s Gonna Kiss It Better from the IRC single ICS 819,… Continue Reading →