Friday, 10 November 2017

NEW LIVE VIDEO

Live footage from a house show a few years back featuring John Will Sail from Australia. Enjoy.

Monday, 24 April 2017

BRAND NEW EP - "So you think your life is so great?"

Hi everyone,

I made some new music click on the link below:

https://groundsweeprecords.bandcamp.com/album/you-think-your-life-is-so-great

As always the music is free but you can make a small donation if you like what you hear.

That is all.

Lots of love.

Matt

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

GROUNDSWEEP SUMMER SWING – CAPE TOWN EDITION

GROUNDSWEEP SUMMER SWING – CAPE TOWN EDITION

WHEN: Saturday the 28th of January 2017, 8pm. 
VENUE: The Mercury Live - 43 De Villiers St, Zonnebloem, Cape Town, 7925.

BANDS:

Matt Vend (debut full band show),
Dookoom (hip-hop/death)
The Medicine Dolls (pop/postpunk)
Felix Chughuda (Folk from Tanzania)
The Diabolical Electric Eel (DJ set).
Entry fee: R50

Popular alternative Durban based production company Groundsweep Productions, will be doing their first ever event in the mother city on Saturday the 28th of January 2017 at one of Cape Town’s best live music venues ‘Mercury Live’.

Groundsweep from day one prides itself in steering away from any kind of scene or genre and this carries on with this tradition with one of the most diverse and open minded line ups Cape Town has seen in recent years.

So if you like folk/hip-hop/rock ‘n roll/pop/punk/indie and even sounds and dialogue from as far away from Cape Town as Tanzania this is the show for you, an event like no other and an outing that will have you talking weeks later.

So don’t miss this eclectic diverse gathering of the misfits of Cape Town, this is the best party you will attend all year whether you like it or not.

For more information you can also visit the event on 

Facebook:

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

LEFTOVER CRACK FROM NEW YORK CITY LIVE IN DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA

Wednesday the 8th of Feburay 2017, 7pm at Cool Runnings, Durban, 49 Milne Street, Durban. 



















Leftover Crack from New York on their way to Durban. 

Doors open at 7pm:

7:30pm – All These Wasted Nuts (anti folk from Johannesburg)
8pm – Life Below (punk/hardcore from Durban)
8:30pm – The Sisters (noise/psychedelic/rock)  
9pm – Existing Consciousness (hip-hop/soul/rock)
9:30pm – Sibling Rivalry (punk/reggae/ska/hardcore)
10:30pm – Leftover Crack (Death metal/ska/punk from New York)

DJ Fuego Heat and Jol Stransky in between and after the bands, DJ Rawkid playing The after party at The Winston Pub, which is free with an armband from the Leftover Crack show.

Back line proudly sponsored by Glenwood Village Music (Paul Bothners www.bothners.co.za)

Tickets are R270 presale and limited get them at this link:

Check out event info here:


Once in a lifetime show, on its way to Durban:

In February 2017, one of America’s most controversial and influential punk/ska/reggae/death metal bands will be touring South Africa for the first time ever.

















Local experimental punk/reggae band Sibling Rivalry will be one of the main support acts. 

Hailing from New York with a far left political message Leftover Crack has created a stir before most had even heard of them or knew they were on the way to Africa for their first ever South African tour. Why not check out what all the fuss is about and attend Cool Runnings on Wednesday the 8th of February for a concert that is set to be one of the memorable events of 2017.














Durban's best crossover band will also be performing Existing Consciousness. 

The support is filled to the brim with some of Durban’s longest running and most established bands including Sibling Rivalry, Existing Consciousness, Life Below, DJ Fuego Heat, Jol Stransky and The Sisters.  Tickets are limited but also include free entry to after party which will be taking place at The Winston Pub.

















Local hardcore act Life Below another energetic act playing. 

This is definitely a once in a lifetime show, getting to watch and experience one of the world’s best alternative bands who have traveled the globe playing with some of the best known acts in the punk genre and being signed to popular independent record label Fat Wreck Chords. 
























Local hip hop/DJ/Producer Rawkid will be keep everyone moving at The Afterparty at The Winston Pub. 

Don't miss the full interview going out on www.durbanisyours.co.za tomorrow. 

Monday, 5 September 2016

RENEGADES OF FUNK - DIVERSE LINE UP OF UNDERGROUND MUSIC


Great show beginning of October, check out the Facebook event for more. 

I'll be playing guitar with Alive at Midnight and bass with Cami Scoundrel.  

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

ESCAPE THE CITY TOUR THIS WEEKEND

I'll be on tour this weekend briefly, with one show in Cape Town another in Wilderness and the last in Mossel Bay. Check out the poster by Nivesh Rawatlal for details.

Also visit:

www.facebook.com/mattvend031
www.mattvend.com

For sporadic updates.