Monday, 1 December 2014

MATT VEND LIVE ON KXLU.88.9FM LA TONIGHT AT 11PM LA TIME.

Hey everyone, thanks for the support in Las Vegas, I play my next show tonight on KXLU.88.9FM, check out this web address to listen in later:

http://www.kxlu.com/

The radio show is called A Fistful of Vinyl and features loads of other great music as well.

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

CALIFORNIA DREAMING AND NEW MUSIC ONLINE


SOWETO UPSTARTS:

Ok so I've been in LA, Southern California for just over two weeks. I've played some amazing shows so far and have met some incredible people. Homesickness is always an issue with being out there on the road for so long, but the experiences and people you meet along the way make it all worth it.

Thursday night I perform at the Silverlake Lounge on Sunset Boulevard, near Hollywood. Its my first bar show of the trip and I'd love to see some familiar faces, admission is free, unless other acts are playing, donations encouraged and lyric books will be on sale.Also I recently wrote a story on the Punk Rock music scene in Soweto in South Africa, if you missed it on Mahala, check it out here:





SA FOLK COMP OUT NOW:

Check out this awesome compilation album of South African folk music from We Did This Records. Check it out here.  So











SECOND FULL LENGTH NOW AVAILABLE DIGITALLY:

A quieter riot the second album now available digitally. The actual physical album comes packaged as a limited edition lyric book with all the lyrics included, illustrated by Luke Molver, pay what you think is fair here:

Thursday, 23 October 2014

ALBUM LAUNCH AND TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED

So tomorrow night is Durban Folk Night 3, we have an amazing line up including: Hezron Chetty, The Hinds Brothers, The Volsunga Saga and Iris and the Tokoloshe. I'll also be launching my second full length album as a limited edition lyric book. Only 100 copies are being pressed and they are hand numbered and marked.

I released a song off the new album today check it out here:

https://soundcloud.com/mattvend/travel-on

I'll be travelling to Johannesburg, South Africa to launch my album up North, Iris and the Tokoloshe also on all the shows:

  *Wednesday the 29th of October, The Bohemian
Pizza Special: 2 Pizza's for R99Free Entry 
Thursday the 30th of October, Amuse Cafe. with Cami ScoundrelAnn Jangle, Rambling Bones and Joy Ethal Smith
Friday the 31st of October, Zombie Ball, The German Club, Edenvale with Fuzigish, Slash Dogs, Slippery When Wet and more..https://www.facebook.com/events/708152082605822/?fref=ts
Saturday the 1st of November, PUNK FUCK 3, loads of other awesome acts, merch, skating. Street Hawker Concept Store. Soweto. 
Sunday the 2nd of November, Mama;s Sheebeen, Greenside Jozi.
Delicious vegan food will be sold. Vegan desserts will be given out free.Address will be posted closer to the date. It's in the city of Whittier. 


I also have two dates confirmed for in and around LA in America:

Black Flame Collective in San Bernardino, 360 W Orange Show Ln. San Bernardino, CA.
With: Bigger than mountains, Fools Hill, Kenny Cotich, Matthew Shaffer and more. Thursday the 6th of November.

Facebook event:

https://www.facebook.com/events/286495744872967/

Sad Booi Folk Punk Mini festival: With too many other acts to count. All Ages//$8
doors open at 12pm. A Fist Full of Vinyls will be spinning music in between sets.

Facebook event:

https://www.facebook.com/events/549792905120666/

Also if you didn't catch it check out my last article on mahala.co.za:

http://www.mahala.co.za/music/the-life-and-death-of-willowvale-hotel/






Sunday, 5 October 2014

UPCOMING SHOWS AND SIBLING RIVALRY TURNS 15


Hi there,

I've got loads of shows coming up in Durban before I head to Johannesburg and LA in the USA  , check out all the places I'll be performing here.

Also the first band I ever played in turns 15 on the 11th of October, it also happens to be my 30th birthday marking half my life in Sibling Rivalry.

Thanks for all the support over the last 15 years! Hope to see you all on the 11th at the trusty old Winston Pub. Check out the facebook event here.


Tuesday, 30 September 2014

LATEST MATT VEND ARTICLE ON MAHALA - UMLUNGU MASKANDI MASTER


Check out my latest article on www.mahala.co.za about the amazing David Jenkins (Qadasi) who has adopted the traditional South African musical genre known as Maskandi:

http://www.mahala.co.za/culture/umlungu-maskandi-master/