(The Medicine Dolls)
Coming up at the Maritzburg Music Club at La Casa on Tuesday (November 29) will be a focus on the younger set - both in body and mind!
MMC boasts their eclecticism with an exciting night for students with hip indie-rock bands from Cape Town and Durban. Fun young bands The Medicine Dolls and Not Fat, Just Fluffy are keen to show the PMB scene how to 'squeak some takkie'.
Cape Town based The Medicine Dolls will be appearing on the first leg of their first national tour. Delivering the sounds of frustration in a world of askew relationships The Medicine Dolls are a post-punk garage-rock trio out of Cape Town. With inspirations such as The Stooges, Talking Heads, Nick Cave, The Beatles, The Velvet Underground, the band blend the sounds of 70s punk with 60s garage rock to create a sonic cocktail that is beautiful yet tantrum-like. The band is made up of Greg Allan on guitar and vocals, Bex Nicholas on bass, and Anro Femurs on drums. With eccentric front man Greg Allan performing for almost a decade in bands The Outsiders, The Anti-Retro Vinyls and the Nasty Narcotics, he has taken his experience and love for music from Joburg to Cape Town to form his latest trio earlier this year.
Not Fat, Just Fluffy is a band born and bred in Durban. As a group of friends, all with different musical backgrounds and musical talents, they have played all around Durban. They are regulars at a gig Steve Fataar holds every Friday evening at Zack’s. They have also played at Jack Rabbit’s, Monaco’s, Stella Sports club, the Winston Pub and school fundraisers such as Durban High School and Open Air School. Some of their highlights include Outlands Music Festival at the open mic stage organised by Squeaky Takkie Productions, Music in the Hills (MiTH), Rivertown Beerhall AIDS Conference Activation, Shongweni Market Women’s Day event hosted by C-Weed Entertainment Promotions and more recently Zini Music Festival 2016 hosted by Nature’s Way Backpackers in collaboration with Zululand Hospice to raise funds for hospice.
The home of the Maritzburg Musicians Club, La Casa (formerly The Red Door) is situated in Quarry Road, off Victoria Road, in Pietermaritzburg. Doors open at 19h00 and the entrance of R40 goes towards supporting the performing and touring artists. Car guards on duty. More information from Roger O’Neill on 083 230 6562