23 Oct 2012



Synergy winning

Top news this week is the announcement of Synergy Live's line-up; SA musicians Jack Parow, Van Coke Kartel, Prime Circle and many more will be gracing stages at the new venue, the Theewater Sports Club, from 30 November - 2 December 2012. We have two tickets to give away to two of our lucky readers! In other music news, Johann Smith reviews diverse albums the heartfelt debut by Lucy Kruger, and the long-awaited debut by dirty rockers The Great Apes.

In theatre news, Daniel Dercksen recommends multiple viewings of the mind-bending I Am Hamlet, while Eugene Yiga previews the improvised soap opera marathon, Soap-a-thon.

Beer continues to flow this month as Jordan Scott learns a few things at Cape Town Beer Fest's College of Beer. Check a few pics from the event.

Other competitions this week include two tickets to the #5GumExperience in Joburg or Cape Town, the chance to win a bottle of Lady Gaga's perfume, Fame, and two tickets to The Plastics Pyramid album launch.

Enjoy the week further!

Ruth Cooper, production manager (@biz_lounge)

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Cape Town Festival of Beer: College of Beer
[Jordan Scott] This was an evening of beer-minded people coming together under the watchful eyes of the team from King Keg who hosts these College of Beer events. The College of Beer is a night of learning about various craft beers and enjoying beer pairings and great company. We were also graced with the presence of the sponsors, Carling Black Label, Cape Town Tourism and Good Hope FM who will be there at the festival. Read more >>

The Wine Show takes in Durban
Some of SA's best wines can be tasted by Durbanites when The Wine Show expands to Durban between 23 and 25 November, 2012, at the Durban Exhibition Centre. More than 60 wineries will be exhibiting. Read more >>


New venue and top line-up for Synergy Live
Synergy Live 2012 has announced its line-up of bands, including Nomadic Orchestra, The Future Primitives, Peachy Keen, Desmond and the Tutus, Beast and The Narrow, and Fuzigish, and a new venue at Theewater Sports Club, Theewaterskloof Dam, Villiersdorp. It will be held from Friday, 30 November to Sunday, 2 December, 2012. Read more >>

Lucy Kruger's debut: a down-home debutante?
[Johann M. Smith] Please follow these instructions step-by-step: listen to the first track (Little Puppet) from Lucy Kruger's debut album "Cut Those Strings". Stop the song at 25 seconds. Now listen to Robbie Wessel's Aan Jou Van My. Read more >>

Finally! An album from the Great Apes
[Johann M. Smith] Let's just jump right in and cut straight through: thank God this album is available for free right now, because these words will never be able to explain the grinding, rickety noise that is the Great Apes eponymous debut. Read more >>


Nik Rabinowitz ready to Stand and Deliver
[Eugene Yiga] Stand and Deliver, the new show from comedian Nik Rabinowitz, is on at Cape Town's International Convention Centre on Saturday 27 October and Johannesburg's Lyric Theatre on Saturday 10 November. The show will also feature Tats Nkonzo (Breakthrough Comic of the Year) who plays guitar and sings some funny songs. Read more >>

I Am Hamlet
[Daniel Dercksen] Cape Town theatre buffs are fortunate to have an independent producer like Sugar-Daddy feeding us with slices of imposing international plays. Following its sensational Line, the staging of British playwright Richard James' witty and intelligent I Am Hamlet is another sumptuous feast. Read more >>

[Eugene Yiga] Improguise, South Africa's longest running improvisation company, celebrates its 20th anniversary with an improvised soap opera marathon. All proceeds from the 12-hour event (which takes place on Saturday 27 October at The Little Theatre in Cape Town) will go to Rape Crisis. Read more >>

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V&A Waterfront to host Cape Town Corporate Games 2013 - Corporate Games
3rd South Africa, the Official Licence Holder of Corporate Games South Africa, are excited to announce that the Corporate Games will once again be held in Cape Town. Read more >>

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