Thursday, 19 May 2011
Wednesday, 18 May 2011
Sunday, 15 May 2011
Blizzards, Durbanville is one of the few remaining venues in the northern suburbs were bands can still play, and I decided to go and have a look whats going on there since it has been a while since my last visit there. I arrived just before 21:00 , and the place was fairly full , and people were still talking about the rugby that just finished a couple of minutes before.
As the time went by, very few people left, and more came in, to support the bands. Around 22:00, the bands were set up, and the gig about to start. First up were Silent Side, the reason I was there for the evening. You might not have heard of them, seeing that they have not played a lot of gigs under that name yet, but I think most of you will remember them from their previous name,Skyeclad. They formed in 2007, releasing their debut EP, Listen. Since then they played all over the Western Cape, with a few big names, like The Dirty Skirts, Foto na Dans, Ashtray Electric, Bed on Bricks, to name just a few. They also played festivals such as Vlakvarkgat Rock Fees 2 and Rock the River (New Year).