Kick start your summer with Jose Cuervo and a line-up of local and international acts, with a street party in the city! #PartyAnimals
#PartyAnimals are you! It’s a thing and so is going to a street party. Trendy, vibrant, fun and free are a few words that come to mind when I think about street parties. Why be crammed into a smoky bar when you can be outside, underneath the stars, taking in your beautiful city?
Besides the obvious benefit of being outdoors with the wind in your hair; always smelling like a princess (no bad BO under starlight), you get to dress the part too. Plan your evening gig-ready outfit and hairstyle and join the party. Cosmo recommends a messy bun, that way you can rock out all you want, and not worry about the do! Wear strappy sandals or flatforms, they look good and won’t leave you aching as you switch between the three stages.
Who’s in? Who wouldn’t be?!
Cape Town: Harrington Street, East City, on the 23rd of November
Johannesburg: The Mills Parking Lot, Newtown on the 22nd
A little bit more about the acts to hit the SA scene…
The Subways are an English rock band that released their debut album in 2005 and combine elements of alternative rock, Britpop and punk.
Reminiscent of the post-grunge / Britpop genre, The Subways started their career playing covers of Nirvana and Green Day and grew from there, going on to win a competition to play at the well-known Glastonbury Festival in the early 2000s. They have released three studio albums, the latest being ‘Money and Celebrity’ in 2011.
The band consists of Billy Lunn, Josh Morgan and the Britpop female element comes from Charlotte Cooper. You can’t help but clap your hands and bop your head, and order an ice cold beer (or Tequila) when listening to them.
Give The Subways a listen here and get ready to rock with them next weekend!
Fun Lovin’ Criminals
Fun lovin’ Criminals are an American alternative hip-hop/ alternative rock group from New York City that started way back in 1993. They released their 7th album “Classic Fantastic” in 2010 and will be here in South Africa to take us on a trip of Mafioso rap, jazz, hip hop and rock.
Definitely fun, satirical, and ever so slightly gangster-esque.
When I listen to it I am transported back to the 90s, think early House of Pain, Stereo MC’s and Freakpower (founded by Norman Cook a.k.a Fatboy Slim). The lyrics are straight forward, no hidden message and clean-toned.
If you want to jump around and rap along with Huey Morgan, Brian Leiser and Frank Benbini then this will work for you. It’s light-hearted and often laden with Sarcasm, so take it in, with a pinch of salt.
Here is one of their latest songs to get you in the mood for next Saturday…
Get your tickets, grab your friends and have a few pre-drinks (ice-cold Jose Cuervo with lime anyone?) while getting in the groove. Tickets will be on sale for R100 each, available to purchase on www.webtickets.co.za. Please note this is an 18+ event. Bring valid ID.
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