Skelmbosch is a three-piece Afrikaans rock band from Cape Town's Northern Suburbs. They've recently released a video for their first single, "Die 4de Bedryf", off their debut album Die Vrede Straat Opnames (recorded by X-Foto Na Dans guitarist, Neil Basson.) "The idea behind the video was to show people who we are and give a good rocking performance. And we also shot the band on a little journey, trying to get somewhere, trying to catch a train. "Die 4de Bedryf" is a song that just came out in a practice, the song is about life and love, stages you go through in life as person," said Skelmbosch front man, Neill Schoeman.
Jo'Burg based rock band, Jet Black Camaro, recently released the video for their second single, "Pass it On John", from their self-titled debut album. The video sees a couple of factory mechanics in a dirty workshop eating lunch, freshening up and then grafting hard. The swampy blues slide groove and lyrics blend well with the visuals: "Work so hard now in the factory, I say: 'Pass it on John, pass it on John'. Waste away my life, standing in line, I say: 'Pass it on John, pass it on John.'"
The new video for David Bowie's "The Stars (Are Out Tonight)" is shot by the acclaimed Floria Sigismondi. Starring David Bowie and Tilda Swinton - it's more a short film than a music video. It is as layered as Bowie's latest album, The Next Day, and a continuation of the themes of the album. It harkens back to past imagery and overarching themes from Bowie's career and brings them into a stark new reality.
Slide guitar, harmonica, African blues guitar and soul vocals all feature in the fresh and vibrant sound of Robin Auld. An award winning artist with an international CV spanning twenty albums, he's performed and recorded in New York, London, Glasgow, Nashville, California and played events like Womad, the SA National Arts Festival, Belladrum Tartan Hearts, Gold Coast Oceanfest and Cambridge Folk Festival.
Rolling Stone recently captured this clip of Robin Auld performing "Long Lost" at the weekly Rolling Stone Summer Sessions at Fire and Ice Hotel in Cape Town.
Robin Auld's next show will be at The Summer Concerts at Dewaalpark this coming Sunday the 17th of February 2013.
Inge Beckmann from Beast chats to Evan Milton from Rolling Stone at Up The Creek 2013 about her collaboration with Machineri, Beast's latest album and an update on her other band, Lark. Filmed by Simon de Haast and edited by Willim Welsyn.
Here's a compilation video of some of the best moments at Up The Creek 2013. The video was filmed and edited by Rolling Stone's content producer, Willim Welsyn. The soundtrack song, "Up On The Mountain", is from the Black Cat Bones' 2011 album, The Long Drive.
The Mysticcs surprised a grave-yard-shift-audience at Up The Creek this year when they took the Rolling Stone stage at 12 o clock on the Friday night. Channeling some serious Hendrix and playing with fire made them stand out from the rest. Rolling Stone caught up with the three-piece the morning after to chat about their killer concert.
Dividable Grand is a teenage rock duo from Knysa with Dave Vermeulen on vocals and guitar and Lindi Van Blerk on drums. They've recently asked well-known session bassist Schalk Joubert to play bass for them - and he said yes. So when they took the stage at Up The Creek this year, they blew the audience away with their tight and mature rocking set. Rolling Stone got hold of the band after their set for a chat.
For the past 4 years the Pretoria based blues-rock band Black Cat Bones have usually played the graveyard shift at the Up The Creek bar stage. This past weekend the band were promoted to play Saturday's final main stage slot.
During their closing song (Neil Young's "Rockin' In The Free World"), which featured Piet Botha, an anonymous streaker with a flaming torch between his butt cheeks gate-crashed their stage. According to the backstage buzz, the streaker was allowed on stage by the festival organizers without the knowledge of Black Cat Bones.
Later in the video a whole group of flaming naked men hit the stage with crew having to put out fires everywhere.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers have released a new track on their website, the next in their 18-song series featuring outtakes from their album I'm With You. "In Love Dying" is an eight-minute celestial groove, driven by a heavy Flea bassline and spacey guitar textures, and the crescendo opts for intricate interplay over sheer volume.
The seven-inch for "In Love Dying" is the sixth entry in the I'm With You Sessions series, and it's available now on iTunes and the Chili Peppers' website.
Read the Report:Red Hot Chili Peppers Electrify FNB Stadium here.