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Krakatoa Aug 07, 2019
Awesome new music from the dudes in Coriander Colin! These guys really rock, so check out their new song and try catch 'em live!
Krakatoa May 22, 2019
Feeling euphoric after a magical show. Even though we were opening, the crowd warmed up like an amplifier tube. Reminded once again why we still do this.
Krakatoa Apr 19, 2019
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Krakatoa Mar 18, 2019
The King of the surf guitar is dead. He was a strange and in many ways dislikeable character. But he transformed electric guitar playing - marrying the brand new Fender Stratocaster to a spring reverb box and super-powered amplifiers and using techniques derived from the Arabian lute. Even late in life, the power of his playing was extraordinary. We were first blown away by that opening roar of Miserlou sitting in the cinema watching Pulp Fiction in 1995 - and it changed our lives.
Krakatoa Feb 25, 2019
It's SUNDAY the 3RD of March (this Sunday) at The Striped Horse in Muizenberg (I even managed to misspell that) at 3PM. I got every detail wrong. But here you go. The real story.
Krakatoa Feb 22, 2019
Time TBC
Krakatoa Nov 10, 2018
We had such a great show last night that Sad Ivan was smiling. Look out for more shows this summer. 'Cos we're kickin' ass and takin' names. Thanks so much to The Sound Studio for great hosting and sound and Tova and Greg for an opening act that was intimidating to follow.
Krakatoa Nov 04, 2018
And a heckin' good time was had by all. Thanks again SurfaRosa. That place combines friendliness with competence in delightful harmony. And the audience feels it. Thanks also to Surface of the Sun for opening for us with some slinky '70s sounds rarely heard in Cape Town. We'll be back at the Sound Studio next week to try out some new moves. Watch this space.
Krakatoa Nov 02, 2018
We all feel like this sometimes. Join us for braaivleis, booze, and blunderbuss guitars at SurfaRosa tomorrow afternoon and push the alienation and ennui away for a few hours. "Live deliciously with Krakatoa."
Krakatoa Oct 09, 2018
Our little warm-up gig on Saturday. Report: we are warm. Ready for our Saturday, 3 November Tiki barbecue gig at SurfaRosa.
Krakatoa Sep 13, 2018
As per our last post on sea nymphs, excited to read this. Joy is away on the very Mediterranean where Circe once bewitched Oddyseus. The rest of us are putting together a special one-off show in the meantime. Lots to perfect.
Krakatoa Sep 06, 2018
Sea Nymph Gustave Adolf Mossa, 1909 Sea nymphs are our patron capricious supernatural beings.
Krakatoa Aug 30, 2018
Scientists have uncovered an ancient connection between surf guitar and heavy metal...including a bunch of hitherto unknown classic Norwegian surf acts like The Burzums, The Mayhems, and The Darkthrones. What do you think of this sinister link between the happiest music of Summer, and those cave-dwelling heavy metal goblins?
Krakatoa Jun 06, 2018
People don't always recognise that to get great bands that people are mad to see, you need loads of venues that put on crap bands. It's really a numbers game. Authorities in many cities favour the residents who are bothered by the noise because there's no economically viable music scene. Meanwhile, the reason there's no economically viable music scene is that young bands don't have anywhere to become good. Places like Britain and Ontario Canada have realised that if you make it easy for live music, it rapidly becomes a valuable economic sector that creates a mass of support jobs. Meanwhile, in places like Sydney Australia, cops shut down venues while shaking their heads and wondering where the vibrant music scene went.
Krakatoa Jun 04, 2018
When you've been practising the double harmonic minor scale for an hour...
Krakatoa May 26, 2018
Last night's ROAR show made me realise how much we're going to miss it. Shout-out to Mudslinger for being the toughest opening act to follow. Tonight's scheme: turn up the 13th Floor Elevators to full blast, drink wine, make a mutton/leek pie. It's been another perfect day in Africa folks.
Krakatoa May 22, 2018
Hawaiian night fisherman in 1948. That's how you did that.
Krakatoa May 18, 2018
Mr. Poopybutthole says: "Ooooh-eeee! St-stay away from that Kilauea volcano Hawaiians! Oh my."
Krakatoa May 11, 2018
Yes siree... we sure did have a good time last weekend. On another note, check out Sad Ivan's two latest shirt designs. We likee!
Krakatoa May 07, 2018
We in Krakatoa refuse to support local music. We go and see bands because they kick ass and it's crazy good fun. Saturday was no exception. The Durban bands were knock-outs. The Stand-out was Hadeda - a two-piece psych-rock outfit with a candy-apple red Fender Jaguar busting out bass and guitar octaves at the same time, and a drummer who hammered away like an Orangutan. Not a flip-flop to be seen. I dunno what's going on in Durban, but *something* is happening there. We bumped into André from Medicine Boy - probably the best new-era psychedelic band in South Africa. And The Thirty Eights - our brothers in surf-guitar - impressed the hell out of a bunch of Californians we roped in from an international TV production. I hope there'll be a bunch more of these daytime braai and dynamite music events at Surfa Rosa in the future. So don't support local music. Support your life in Cape Town by going to shows and having a ball.
Krakatoa May 04, 2018
We've got plans for the weekend... Gonna head to Surfa Rosa at midday (maybe stopping briefly at Lefties for RIBZ) to check out surf guitar comrades The Thirty Eights and a line up of Captonian and Durban bands (they'll be the ones in flip-flops holding bunny-chows... we assume). We hope to see you there in that great Tiki themed venue where we'll be soakin' up the craft beer and maybe a Mai-tai or two. (sharing as an image, because FB doesn't like to share events)
Krakatoa Apr 27, 2018
Get in that weekend mood (long weekend in South Africa) by taking in some Hawaiian steel guitar music. *Putting the YT link in the first comment* to try prevent FB from hiding it from you. Put it on in the background and feel the Polynesian sounds flow through you. This Hawaiian style of playing American guitars with a steel bar set off a craze throughout the coloniser country that led directly to the blues slide guitar phenomenon. And it's still alive and well today. And the very first guitars with electric pickups were lap guitars for playing Hawaiian style.
Krakatoa Apr 21, 2018
Chanteuse, Françoise Hardy, rocking a suit by the "Trouser King," Courrèges - via Don't say you don't see all sorts here 😂
Krakatoa Apr 13, 2018
... though Alan favours Hanuman, the mysterious, mischievous monkey god and companion of Ram.
Krakatoa Apr 13, 2018
Friday! It has the incredible power to bring a smile even to the face or our Sad Ivan - guitarist extraordinaire and devotee of Bacchus, the god of wine.