Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Tierlantynkies Kuier en Koopfees

Pretoria skud weer sy vere reg vir 'n gesellige kuier en koopfees hierdie week.  Tierlantynkies is 'n jaarlikse geleentheid waar kunstenaars en entrepreneurs hul produkte aan die publiek bekend stel.

Wees deel en kom kuier saam vanaf 22 - 25 Maart 2012.






Vir meer inligting, sluit aan by hul Facebook-blad of besoek die Tierlantynkies-webblad.

Hoe om daar te kom:


Fiela-groete en die I love Pretoriaspan

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Ses Moses Metro Man Minute

Soos gewoonik is daar iets in Potchefstroom se water wat een suksesvolle band na die ander op lewer. Die nuutste sensasie uit Potch is Moses Metro Man. Hulle musiek skep‘n uniekheid aan die Afrikaanse rock genre.
Moses Metro Man se musiek word gekenmerk deur ‘n rock klank wat veels harder, meer volwasse en baie meer vloeiend is deur die kombinasie van gestruktueerde melodieë.
Blimpfilms het hulle raak geloop by Arcade Empire in Snorstad Pretoria, dit is wat hulle te sê gehad het…
- Yvette Riekert


Monday, 19 March 2012

COMPETITION: Tickets for the MK Afterparty @ Arcade Empire

This Saturday is one of Arcade Empire's epic parties (think the size of Grietfest, Kongos, Antwoord) and they are collaborating with none other than MK.  The reason for this? The MK awards, naturally.


The MK awards After Party boasts one hell of a line-up:

The main stage (outdoors)
Die Heuwels Fantasties
Mr Cat & the Jackal
Bittereinder
Shadowclub
Gazelle
Jack Parow

The electro stage (indoors)

Double Adapter
Dr Khumalo
Oliver twisted
King rat

We can't wait to finally see Mr Cat & the Jackal, Shadow Club, Gazelle and Double Adapter again.  It's been a while.  There is also no doubt in my mind that local boytjies Bittereinder and Dr Khumalo will please their crowd as always.

I love Pretoria and Arcade Empire is giving away 5 tickets of R150 each.  Need I say more? Apart from how you can win yourself a ticket, of course.  Just tag Arcade Empire and the MK awards After Party in your status.  The more likes your post generates, the bigger your chances of winning.

See you on Saturday.  In the meantime, check out some of the acts on Youtube:

Mr Cat & the Jackal - Bad man he comin'

 

Shadowclub - Good morning killer


Jack Parow ft Gazelle - Hosh Tokolosh



Pretoria liefde,

The I love Pretoria-team

Thursday, 15 March 2012

This Is Lark

Lark represents the latest trend in alternative electronica music with the signature voice of Inge Beckman.
They have been off the radar for a while but have gone back to the 70's only to return with a bang!!
Blimpfilms caught up with them at the hot Arcade Empire in Pretoria and this is what they had to say...










For more info on lark go check out their Facebook group. Thanks to blimpfilms and Nelis Botha for the smashing footage and photos.

Thursday, 8 March 2012

COMPETITION: Win tickets to Wrestlerish, Fulka & Short Straw @ Arcade Empire

I like folk? Yes. You like folk? I'm sure. Arcade once again tapped into the zeitgeist and now I just can't wait for the weekend.  Friday Wrestlerish, Fulka and Short Straw will be playing.  Get ready for the happiest night of your life - why else was folk created but to make us laugh and happily jump around?

Arcade Empire pulled through once again and gave us two tickets to give away.  Yup, same as always: Just post a little motivation on our Facebook wall and get your friends to like it.  The more likes, the bigger your chances of winning one of the two tickets.

In case you are not sure yet if folk is your thing, check out these videos of the bands who will be playing:

Wrestlerish - Bodies of water



Fulka - Dancing in our darkest days 



Shortstraw - One day long




The whole event is also sponsored by Carling Black Label, so they are splurging on cheap drinks for everybody:

Before 8pm:
R10 Local Beers
R34 x 2 DBL KWV
Free Black Label Draught with any burger
Buy one get one free on all Cocktails

Buy One Get One Free shooters from 00:00 - 01:00


Entrance -
R40 cover (Girls Free before 9pm)

See you there! And remember your happy face.





Frederika and the rest of the IlovePretoria team

Saturday, 3 March 2012

Yesterday's Pupil: Artist Profile

Peach van Pletzen is a humble P-Town outjie with extraordinary talent! He's from a family who's well known in the industry, but Peach has certainly proven himself as an aritst in his own right. There's no stopping Yestrerday's Pupil! Here's what Peach had to say about humble P-Town, his music and future plans:










For More information, check out the Yesterday's Pupil FB page. Thanx to Blimp Films and Nelis Botha for images and footage.


Blimpfilms: 
Regardt Botha 
Damiane van Reenen 
Nelis Botha
Jolene van Antwerp 

Photography:
Nelis Botha 

Friday, 2 March 2012

Snorre en banjos

Kyk, laat ons nou maar eerlik met mekaar wees, "niemand kies eintlik om Pretoria toe te kom nie" sê 'n vriend van my nou die dag, jy word of hier gebore, kom hier swot of word verplaas hierna vanuit die Kaap.  Tot jou eie onsteltenis.


Tog het Pretoria so manier om in jou hart in te kruip en op jou bo-lip te verskyn.  "Daar is iets in die lug en dit trek die haar uit jou gesig."

Pretoria loop rond met sy eie gesig en sy eie vibe.  Lanklaas het ons probeer ons so rustig soos Kaapstad te wees en so hip soos Jozi, (by the way, net om 'n 'z' in plaas van 'n 's' in jou naam te sit, maak dit nie cool nie).  Pretoria het so manier om in sy vakuum voort te gaan agter die boereworsgordyn en uit te freak in sy eie jaart.  Ons hou mos lekker partytjie in die Jakaranda stad, selfs al is Jakarandas nou onkruid.  Natuurlik is dit ook net in Pretoria waar ons uit vrye keuse snorre groei.

Om dit alles te kroon, lyk dit my dat ons deesdae ook Banjo's in Pretoria koop.  Dit moet seker die boere-orkes bloed wees wat so onverpoos deurslaan.  Dit voel net bloot vir my asof elke tweede skinny-draende, snor groeiende, blou bloed Pretorianer 'n banjo wil koop.  Seker maar omdat ek so graag een wil hê.  Seker maar het dit ook iets te doen met Mumford and Sons en my oupa wat vir die Ossewa Brandwag orkes gespeel het.

My banjo soektog het my gelei na 'n fraai klassieke musiek-winkel in Greenlyn Village Centre, daar in Menlopark, www.prostudio.co.za. tel, 012 460 1554.  Eon Malan het my daar gehelp en ek kry my eerste 5 string banjo een van die dae.

So as jy opsoek is na 'n banjo, gaan soek vir Eon, selfs al het hy nog nie 'n snor nie.

Tot volgende keer,
Pierre du Plessis

Thursday, 1 March 2012

The Weekend Line-Up 1 - 4 March 2012

Thursday 1 March 2012:
!ARCADE EMPIRE
PHFAT YOU ARE GOING TO DIE E.P LAUNCH


Line up:

20:30: Narch
21:30: Dr Khumalo
22:30: MoeJoe
23:30: PH fat
00:30: Hugs on Drugs (phizicist vs king rat)

Entrance: R40

"SMS" PHFAT to 38549 to donate R10 towards PHFAT and their new E.P



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Friday 2 March 2012:
!ARCADE EMPIRE
Borderline Present's NEOROTICA

Bands performing:

THE FROWN
http://www.facebook.com/thefrownmusic


YESTERDAY'S PUPIL
http://www.facebook.com/yesterdayspupil?ref=ts

Tannhäuser gate
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Tannhäuser-gate/228484507211370

 NEWTOWN
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Newtown/44825275134

JOSIE FIELD
http://www.facebook.com/JosieFieldMusic







Artist's
ANDEL DE BEER ( Stellenbosch )
MATHINUS KIRSTEN
CELESTE THERON


Performance Artist
SKY QUANDLING


Fashion Show

MICHIEL Van STADEN


Doors Open At 6pm / R50 Gets You In

Awsome Sound Systems / Safe and Secure Parking /

No U18’s - R.O.A.R

for more info contact email theron.celeste1@gmail.com or mjtaljaard01@gmail.com



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DROP ZONE

Win R5000.00 cash every Friday in March at Drop Zone, Hatfield Square.


R1000 will be given away from 10pm every hour.
Happy hour: 20:00 - 21:00pm. Buy one get one FREE on everything.






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Saturday 3 March 2012:
HAZELFOOD MARKET




Open every Saturday from 8am - 2pm in Menlo Park. (Thomas Edison Street in the Greenlyn Village Centre)
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!ARCADE EMPIRE
Come Party Hard with !Arcade Empire as we host the SOOOO RAD Alan! Let's Move On, The Olympic with Die SondagSkoolHelde, and the DJ Vibes brought by Tuks FM!


Line-Up:
SondagSkoolHelde
The Olympic
Alan! Let's Move On
Rock vibes DJ

Entrance:
R20

Specials:
Before 8pm:
R10 Local Beers
R34 x2 DBL KWV
Free Black Label Draught with any burger
Buy one get one free on all Cocktails

Buy One Get One Free shooters from 00:00 - 01:00







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