A week or two ago, Karisa, myself, Darryn and Mark popped into the launch of Slainte in Green Point. (Have you been yet? The food is seriously awesome…) I actually would’ve liked to have stayed until the bitter end, but Darryn had been invited to a ‘special gig’ and once we found it what it was, we immediately told him we’d de-friend him in a flash if he didn’t take us along. You see, as it turns out, he’d gotten wind of a v. low key, semi-underground house party-type thing that peeps in the know refer to as Studio 7. Essentially, its a bunch of peeps who meet at the founder’s house in Sea Point every two weeks or so and get to listen to a local artist or band in an intimate setting. Better yet, the gig is sponsored by Bushmills, so free whisky (which I’m actually kinda getting into nowadays) abounds.
Now to level with you, I’m embarassingly shite with local music. After having my car radio stolen seven times (literally), I kinda gave up the dream and rolled around without one for years; hence the out of touchness. The reason why I was so keen to slither into this particular gig, however, was because it was rumoured that Kings of Leon was going to pop in. Seriously. Thus we simply had to go. Can you imagine being the girl who had the opportunity to attend their secret Slaapstadt cameo, but blew it off to apply self-tan and hit the sack? Exactly. So off we went…
Alas, KOL was a no show, but we kinda expected as much. Meh. Still, on the upside. I got to see this total guitar hero, Dan Patlansky, playing live. Dude’s got some serious skills and made a serious impression on Karis Piss who now thinks he’s, like, the ultimate ’emo-hottie’.
If you want to sit in on a Studio 7 session, you can nab a few seats on Webtickets. Thing is, they have 30 members who get preference, so the few open spots go pretty fast. Patric Craig, the founder, says the December line-up is going to be ‘epic’ and includes YOAV and Watershed. To find out more, pay Studio 7 a vist on Facebook over here. Also, if you hurry, you can snap up at ticket to see Lonesome Dave Ferguson and Natasha Meister do their thing tomorrow night (Monday, the 7th) for R140.
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