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Saturday, February 21, 2009


Hot local bands to play at Blue Waters Hotel.

When Durban performers collaborate you can usually expect an electric night out. So make a date to be at the Blue Waters Hotel on March 7 when hot local bands Rise and Spitmunky host a gig together for the first time.

With their song, All We Have Is Now, receiving airplay on ECR and a new album in the making, Rise – consisting of vocalist Kerry Wood, guitarist Colin Peddie and DJ Martin McHale - are ready to rock 2009 with their evolving electronica sound.

Having worked with hip-hop hot shot Creamy Ewok Baggends on a funky track for their new album, Rise will share the billing at Blue Waters with Ewok’s Spitmunky hip-hop/rap/electronic outfit, which also includes Liam Magner and Jacobus van Heerden (of Neon Anthems fame).

With both bands having received warm praise for their live performances, this promises to be another steamy night on the dance floor with hot homegrown music. Entrance R40 and doors open at 20h00.

You can also catch Rise at the Red Door in Pietermaritzburg on March 21 at 9.30pm. Entrance is R40.

(Red Door is in Quarry Road, off Victoria Road near Builders Suppliers and before you get to Hirsch’s. There are good car guards on duty, so the place is pretty safe.)