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Fireflight

On My Playlist: Top 5 Fireflight songs

Fireflight is one of the most successful female-fronted rock bands in the Christian rock genre. Together with other bands like Skillet, Thousand Foot Krutch and Flyleaf, it has created a musical landscape that is both refreshing and viscerally emotive in the same breath. Dawn Michele has been the lead vocalist since the band’s inception in…
Tuck O'Leary, lead singer of Off Road Minivan. Photo: Wouter Pienaar

On My Playlist: Top 4 Off Road Minivan songs

For the first time in this music review series, I only review four songs, as Off Road Minivan has only released a selection of four songs in their short career. Less could well be more in this case, as the band has a distinct indie-rock sound that attracted my attention. Off Road Minivan is one…

On My Playlist: Top 5 Good Charlotte songs

Good Charlotte is one of the most experienced bands on the pop-punk/rock scene, having performed for two decades and produced countless radio hits during the 2000’s rock radio era. Good Charlotte is still banging out some great music and has, in a sense, matured their music while keeping their major sound. The Madden brothers, Benji…
Dream State

On My Playlist: Top 5 Dream State songs

One of the more exciting bands to arrive on the hard rock landscape from the UK this year is the female fronted band, Dream State. Dream State is a 5-piece alternative rock/post-hardcore band from Wales. They have taken the scene by storm with their infectious and catchy but truthful lyrics on a variety of modern…
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International left-handers day: A day in the life of a lefty

Today (13 August) is international left-handers day. With only 10% of the world’s population that are left-handers you can safely say that we are a unique bunch. I am a left-hander and I experience a multitude of problems each day. The reason for this is that most appliances and even social situations are designed for…
Relient K

On My Playlist: Top 5 Relient K songs

One of the hidden gems of the 2000s pop-punk/rock scene was Relient K, whose positive, real and emotive music gained a large following. Under lead singer and guitarist Matt Thiessen’s guidance, the band rose to great heights with imaginative lyrics and songs that captured the events of the time. Most of the songs also have…

Nogtans sal ek jubel in my God

Ds. Koos Mouton – Gereformeerde kerk Mooirivier Lees Habakuk 3: Tel jou seëninge sê ons dikwels vir mense wat kla oor alles. Kan jy jubel in die Here as daar geen geld in jou beursie is nie? As alles rondom jou tot niet gaan? Habakuk het na ‘n intense worsteling met God nog steeds gejubel…

Van Coke en vriende span saam vir kort en kragtige EP

Nadat Francois van Coke in Mei vanjaar sy grootskaalse rock-produksie “Francois Van Coke & Vriende” aan sy massas aanhangers bekendgestel het, was die vreugdevure groot. Dié produksie wat op 15 September 2018 by Sun Arena, Time Square in Pretoria gaan plaasvind, behoort een van die musiekbelewenisse van die jaar te wees met van die land…
Jon Shaban

Local muso Jon Shaban speaks his mind on new album

The multi-talented local singer/songwriter, Jon Shaban recently released his sophomore album Speak Your Mind to critical acclaim in the SA music scene. Shaban is one of SA’s gems in the acoustic indie scene and with this new effort he feels that an organic and honest approach has provided his listeners with his best effort yet. Potchefstroom Herald…
Motion City Soundtrack

On My Playlist: Top 5 Motion City Soundtrack songs

Motion City Soundtrack will always be one of the underrated pop-punk bands of the 21st century with their quirky characteristics and well-known frontman, Justin Pierre. Pierre’s whacky spiked hairstyles, glasses and pronounced sideburns are one of the best parts of this band that looks at relationships and love from their own perspective. Their music has…

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