Entertainment Bites 16 October 2017

Fokofpolisiekar’s Selfmedi­kasie is finally here

The Afrikaans hard rock band has hinted at this album release for months and it is finally here. The album was released on iTunes, Apple Music and in stores. Along with the highly anticipated album the band released a music video for their song “Dis in my bloed babe”. According to the press release, “Fokofpolisiekar tried to capture the spirit of the music that influenced them when they were teenagers”. Selfmedikasie was completely self-produced by funds raised with the band earlier this year and recorded in guitarist Johnny de Ridder’s recording studio.

 

Alien Ant Farm is coming to South Africa

The American hard rock band kicks off their South African tour in Johannesburg on 27 October and then moves on to The Halloween Party at Voortrekker Monument on 28 October. The band will also hit Durban and Cape Town before they head back to California. The band will be joined by local music legends PHfat, Fokofpolisiekar and The Plastics.

 

John Green is back with a new book

The famous author of young adult book The Fault in Our Stars is back with a brand new book centered around his own struggles with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Turtles All the way down follows a 16 year old, Aza, who suffers from OCD. In an appearance on the Good Morning America talk show Green said that he hopes that people will understand what it is like to live with this kind if mental illness.

 

 

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