On My Playlist: Top 5 +44 songs

This week, with On My Playlist, I have decided to focus on one of those bands that only released one album but, in essence, should at least have given more music in their short existence. Mark Hoppus, primarily known as the bassist for Blink-182, had a side project known as +44 that he focused on…

On My Playlist: Top 5 Secrets songs

It is no secret that this band is one of the most underrated post-hardcore bands in the genre and their mixture of catchy melodies, heartfelt lyrics and crushing screams differentiate them from the pack. Secrets have been on a steady climb since releasing their debut album The Ascent in 2012 and have impressed fans and…
Deity's Muse will represent South Africa at Euroblast Festival XIII.

Deity’s Muse ready to fly SA flag high at Euroblast Festival

South African alternative rock giants, Deity’s Muse, are heading to the world-renowned metal festival Euroblast XIII in Germany at the end of the month. They will be performing on 30 September alongside the likes of 12 Foot Ninja and Devin Townsend Project.  Potchefstroom Herald caught up with Wayne Boucher (vocals, guitar) and Yokim Pillay (guitar…
Jimmy Eat World. Photo: Amazon.com

On My Playlist: Top 5 Jimmy Eat World songs

After nine successful album releases and several singles later, Jimmy Eat World is still sticking to their alternative rock roots and have been standing tall for more than two decades. They have one of the most dedicated fan bases in the industry and have been praised for their unwavering ability to stick to their sound….

On My Playlist: Top 5 Maylene and the Sons of Disaster songs

Sludge metal, groove metal, Southern Metal, Dirty Rock – call it what you will but Maylene and the Sons of Disaster are definitely on top of their game with their groovy metal music combined with southern roots. Plainly put, this band’s music hits you like a brick in the face and keeps you smiling, chipped…
Dustland Express.

Aboard a musical journey with Dustland Express

Following SA alternative rock band Dustland Express’ much anticipated debut album release, Potchefstroom Herald’s Wouter Pienaar decided to discover more from this band and the concepts behind The Question, Sir, Is Why? Lead vocalist, Scott Murcott gave his views on the band’s past, present and future as well as what makes Dustland Express tick. It has been…

On My Playlist: Top 5 Dustland Express songs

Dustland Express is a breath of fresh air in the SA alternative rock scene with their interesting introspective lyrics and commentary, combined with a lucid musicality that combines complex rhythms and atmospheric elements. The band has crawled from the remains of previous musical projects such as Man in Suit and are now stronger than ever….

Towerlantern Fotografie beeld studente se fotokuns uit

Die jaarlikse foto-uitstalling van Towerlantern Fotografie se studente het vanaf Maandag – Woensdag (14-16 Augustus) in Jean Lampen se Blou Gallery in Van Rooystraat gepronk. Verskillende fotograwe wat aan die Potchefstroomse fotograaf Johan de Klerk  se Towerlantern-kursus voltooi het deur die loop van die jaar het die geleentheid gehad om hulle beste foto’s uit te stal….

On My Playlist: Top 5 Veladraco songs

Veladraco is one of those bands that seem to get your attention from the first listen. There is something infectious, visceral and honest about their music that is pleasing to both the ear and to the heart. Their acoustic and piano laden pop rock songs are both catchy and upbeat with great messages. This quartet…

Music is in Serenity’s blood

Potchefstroom Herald recently had a chat with new and upcoming local pop-artist Serenity on her passion for music new music video, her rise in the music industry and her future plans: 1.   You have an excellent voice Serenity, and I think it really stands out in your new video for “We Will Unite.” How…

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