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Oppikoppi: Kicking up the dust

Every year, music lovers from around the country make their pilgrimage to a big farm near a little town called Northam – hoping for a killer line-up, a debaucherous weekend, and expecting to go home at the end of it with dust in every crevice of their bodies. This year’s Oppikoppi sold out completely for the first time in the festival’s 16-year history, and it did not disappoint.

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All the cool kids are reading it!

Welcome to Perdeby’s new weekly segment, Rad vs Sad. Each week, we take a look at the good, the bad and the just plain weird in the entertainment industry. Is there something you think we should include? Drop us a line at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we’ll see what we can do. For now, put your moral compass on hold and enjoy the worshipping and the bitching.

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Evita: 'n musieksprokie

“Don’t cry for me, Argentina.” Dié woorde uit die musiekblyspel Evita deur Sirs Andrew Lloyd Webber en Tim Rice het geen verduideliking nodig nie. Wie kan vergeet hoe Madonna, in die fliek van hierdie ikoniese blyspel, op die balkon van die Casa Rosada aan haar volk gesing het? Suid-Afrikaanse gehore kry binnekort die geleentheid om die DVD vir eers weg te pak en Evita self op die verhoog te sien.

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Alan! druk die knoppies

Alan! Let’s move on is die Jakarandastad se nuutste elektroniese indie/pop musiekgroep om aandag te trek en musiekkenners hulle ore te laat spits. Dié groep bestaan uit broers Louis Knoetze (sang en baskitaar) en Daniel Knoetze (sang en kitaar), saam met Louwrens Ferreira (“ek druk die knoppies”: elektroniese klanke) en Erje Smith (tromspeler).

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