Park Acoustics: August Review, September Giveaway

Review by Marga Agenbag (@MargaAgenbag)

Photos by Christelle Duvenage Photography (@StellaTeleur)

As the last Sunday of August approached, anyone who’s been around since roughly the 80’s got more and more excited because Boo! was going to be headlining Park Acoustics. For those of us who hadn’t been to Park Acoustics in a while this was a double whammy.

With much anticipation we arrived around the time that the 3rd act was supposed to start. I couldn’t say accurately because I spent the first half hour trying to find a spot where I wouldn’t turn into a lobster. Fort Schanskop was packed.

Momentss took the stage and I spend a couple of songs trying to figure out who’s on stage and where I’d seen them before and then it hit me.  Assembly, Cape Town. It was a few months ago and they blew my mind.  They did an amazing Rage Against the Machine cover that left me speechless. Motheo Moleko has enough charisma to light up a Christmas tree.

 

New Academics - photo by Christelle Duvenage

New Academics – photo by Christelle Duvenage

 

After Momentss it was time for the New Academics.  Another old school band before the headlining act.  Their style is described as Funk rock which is the closest you’ll get to define their style. A little bit of this and a little bit of that. They also prove to be quite popular with the crowd as most people were on their feet dancing and singing along. Their music is catchy and I find myself tapping my foot along to the beat.

 

BOO! - photo by Christelle Duvenage

BOO! – photo by Christelle Duvenage

 

Then finally it was time for the band that we were really all there for. Chris Chameleon walks on stage, to everyone’s detriment, wearing a plain ole tee and denims. I’m not sure how disappointed I was, Springbok Nude Girls performing in dresses at Oppikoppi didn’t really float my boat – still it would’ve been nice to see ‘The Missus’ and Ampie Omo in all their former glory. But, no Ampie, and no dressup.  Their music however, is as good (better?) than in their glory days and so another Park Acoustics ends on a high note. A very high note…

 

Pretoria Sunset, 31 August 2014  - photo by Christelle Duvenage

 

 

WIN WIN WIN WIN WIN WIN WIN WIN WIN WIN WIN WIN WIN WIN WIN WIN

Win a ticket for you and THREE friends to Jack Daniels Presents The World Of Park Acoustics, Sunday 28 September.

Comment on the post below and name all three of the international acts set to play on the 28th.

The winner will be announced on Monday, 23 September via Facebook and Twitter, and will be contacted via email.

 

35 Comments

  1. Lisa

    September 16, 2014 at 10:35 am

    The Wanton Bishops, Jerry Bouthier and Brett Newski

  2. Llewellyn

    September 16, 2014 at 10:41 am

    The Wanton Bishops
    Jerry Bouthier
    Brett Newski

    Pak daai in jou pyp en rook dit!

  3. Lauren

    September 16, 2014 at 10:44 am

    The Wanton Bishops, Jerry Bouthier and Brett Newski. Can’t wait for this PA! 🙂

  4. Melissa

    September 16, 2014 at 10:45 am

    1. The Wanton Bishops (Lebanon)
    2. Jerry Bouthier (France)
    3. Brett Newski (USA)
    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Adam Rozanas

    September 16, 2014 at 11:20 am

    International acts for World of Park Acoustics are:

    The Wanton Bishops(Lebanon)
    Jerry Bouthier(France)
    Brett Newski (USA)

    I’ve already got a group of friends coming…would be nice to surprise them with free tickets!

  6. Anthea

    September 16, 2014 at 11:25 am

    The Wanton Bishops(Lebanon), Jerry Bouthier(France), Brett Newski (USA)! Woopidy woop!

  7. Quinton

    September 16, 2014 at 11:30 am

    The international act are:
    The Wanton Bishops (Lebanon)
    Jerry Bouthier (France)
    Brett Newski (USA)
    🙂

  8. Jocelyn

    September 16, 2014 at 11:32 am

    The Wanton Bishops
    Jerry Bouthier
    Brett Newski

  9. Ivor

    September 16, 2014 at 11:37 am

    The Wanton Bishops, Brett Newski, Jerry Bouthier.

  10. Lize du Plooy

    September 16, 2014 at 12:28 pm

    The Wanton Bishops
    Jerry Bouthier
    Brett Newski

  11. Soné

    September 16, 2014 at 12:44 pm

    Brett Newski (USA), The Wanton Bishops (LB), and Jerry Bouthier (FR) 😀

  12. Mirisa LJ

    September 16, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    The Wanton Bishops(Lebanon), Jerry Bouthier(France)and Brett Newski (USA)! Can’t wait to see our local bands and the international acts on the same day 😀 <3

  13. Marnel Kim

    September 16, 2014 at 1:02 pm

    The Wanton Bishops that are from Lebanon, Brett Newski that’s from the USA and Jerry Bouthier from France =D Best line-up yet, I can’t wait!

  14. Ross van Heerden

    September 16, 2014 at 1:33 pm

    Love Park Acoustics!! The three international acts are THE WANTON BISHOPS, JERRY BOUTHIER and BRETT NEWSKI… 🙂

  15. Simone van Buuren

    September 16, 2014 at 2:01 pm

    1. Wanton Bishops
    2. Jerry Bouthier
    3. Brett Newski

    I REALLY really hope I win those tickets!

  16. Stuat Taylor

    September 16, 2014 at 2:44 pm

    The Wanton Bishops
    Jerry Bouthier
    Brett Newski

    Pleaae please could I have some tickets.

  17. Dihael

    September 16, 2014 at 5:20 pm

    The Wanton Bishops
    Jerry Bouthier
    Brett Newski

  18. Ruan Visser

    September 16, 2014 at 5:22 pm

    The Wanton Bishops
    Jerry Bouthier
    Brett Newski

  19. Ryan wells

    September 16, 2014 at 5:24 pm

    1 The Wanton Bishops
    2 Jerry Bouthier
    3 Brett Newski

  20. Hein

    September 16, 2014 at 6:08 pm

    A. The Wanton Bishops
    B. Brett Newski
    C. Jerry Bouthier

  21. sune

    September 16, 2014 at 7:04 pm

    The Wanton Bishops (Lebanon)
    Jerry Bouthier (France)
    Brett Newski (USA)

  22. bothma

    September 16, 2014 at 7:05 pm

    The Wanton Bishops (Lebanon)
    Brett Newski (USA)
    Jerry Bouthier (France)

  23. Jeano Coetzee

    September 16, 2014 at 9:09 pm

    The Wanton Bishops (Lebanon)
    Brett Newski (USA)
    Jerry Bouthier (France)

    Prestige Worldwide!!!

  24. Lorraine

    September 16, 2014 at 9:24 pm

    The Wanton Bishops (Lebanon)
    Jerry Bouthier (France)
    Brett Newski (USA)

    BEST LINE UP SINCE KOPPI!

  25. Mizan

    September 16, 2014 at 9:51 pm

    The Wanton Bishops (Lebanon)
    Brett Newski (USA)
    Jerry Bouthier (France)

    Yeah! So stoked!

  26. Hugene Koekemoer

    September 17, 2014 at 5:57 am

    The Wanton Bishops!, Brett Newski! en Jerry Bouthier!! Bam!!!

  27. India Goncalves

    September 17, 2014 at 7:18 am

    – The Wanton Bishops
    – Jerry Bouthier
    – Brett Newski

  28. Kira Gimpel

    September 17, 2014 at 2:22 pm

    Brett Newski (USA)
    The Wanton Bishops (LB)
    Jerry Bouthier (FR)

    these fantastic acts and then the best S’african bands around!
    too good 😀

  29. Nola De Klerk

    September 18, 2014 at 5:42 am

    1. The Wanton Bishops (Lebanon)
    2. Jerry Bouthier (France)
    3. Brett Newski (USA)

    🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

  30. Michael King

    September 18, 2014 at 7:22 am

  31. Zandi Uys

    September 18, 2014 at 12:19 pm

    oh my oh my please help a few broke girls out !! you will make us the happiest humans in Pretoria if you bless us with tickets to our favorite event in this city!! oh and we do deserve for we literally never ever miss a park, will have to go busking or something to go if we’re not lucky enough to get some tickets 😀

    The tree international acts are:
    The Wanton Bishops(LB)
    Brett Newski(USA)
    Jerry Bouthier(FR) (Kitsune)

    Crossing my fingers xx

  32. Dawie KoekemOer

    September 19, 2014 at 9:15 am

    I want them tickets pleeeeeeease this is what you call a desperate guy wanting to take his girl and two of his mates to the most epic jol on a sunday!!!! I need them hahaha

    The bands are:

    THE WANTON BISHOPS (Lebanon) siick!!
    BRET NEWSKI (usa) amaaaazing!!!
    JERRY BOUTHIER (France) epic!!

    Cant wait !!!!!

  33. Rolland

    September 19, 2014 at 12:15 pm

    Brett Newski
    Jerry Bouthier
    The Wanthon Bishops

    I can honestly say i’ve never heard of any of them, but there’s nothing better than going to a show not knowing the music and leaving as a fan. let’s hope for that!

  34. Mike Addison

    September 21, 2014 at 10:00 am

    The Wanthon Bishops
    Brett Newski
    Jerry Bouthier

    And in the spirit of Park Acoustics they’ll all be epic

  35. Berto Schoeman

    September 21, 2014 at 6:19 pm

    The Wanton Bishops (Lebanon)
    Brett Newski (USA)
    Jerry Bouthier (France)
    Yay Park Acoustics 😀

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