A Celebration Of Local Talent At Arcade Empire

Review by Kirsti Visser (@GingerKirsti)

Photos by Christelle Duvenage Photography (@StellaTeleur)

 

Dressed in wooly mittens and beanies – music lovers dared to take on the freezing night – for one sole purpose: Warming up with alcoholic beverages, singing along to songs and overall just celebrating local music.

The electronic music of PHOSPHENE, got the party warmed up on at Arcade Empire, for Wrestlerish’s last club performance. Followed by an amazing line up to keep the crowd going.

Apart from an excess of cigarette smoke and beer spillages – what do you get when you cross hillbilly with rock ‘n roll? A band that goes by the name of Feed the Wolf.

 

Donovan Honeyborne from Feed The Wolve - photo by Christelle Duvenage

Donovan Honeyborne from Feed The Wolve – photo by Christelle Duvenage

 

Feed the Wolf, established in the Winter of 2010 is managing to bring back the raw origin of rock ‘n roll. Their fusion of sound mesmerized the crowd, leaving the partygoers awe struck by pure rock ‘n roll.

I try to experience something new every week, and I am happy to announce that my favorite new thing of the past weekend was experiencing Feed The Wolf’s interactive energy. I will happily advise all the readers to delve into a new kind of musical indulgence; called ‘Sleaze Rock’.

 

Werner Olckers from Wrestlerish - photo by Christelle Duvenage

Werner Olckers from Wrestlerish – photo by Christelle Duvenage

 

After all the spillages have been replaced and new cigarettes were set alight, Wrestlerish’s fans tried to squeeze their way through the crowd. Although we will be able to see them at OppiKoppi – this was the last opportunity to get close and personal with the band, without any crowd control fencing. Wrestlerish touched the hearts of a diverse group of fans all over the country, and it wasn’t a big surprise to see hardcore jocks singing at the top of their lungs to each and every song.

“We’re better lost than found”, the nostalgic crowd echoed, but instead of being sad that the scene is losing an awesome bunch of musicians that always managed to keep their fans happy, we celebrated the fact that we got to know them and that their music will continue to live on in our car radio’s and feel good playlists!

 

Pascal Righini from The Plastics - photo by Christelle Duvenage

Pascal Righini from The Plastics – photo by Christelle Duvenage

 

Sooner than later The Plastics took the stage, and to my amazement, all the ladies managed to keep their clothes on, even through their steaming performance.

Who can blame them – it’s hard not to fall in love with the boys. Their quirky lyrics, catchy choruses and naughty smiles can even get the dullest personality moving to their beats.

 

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