ONICT 2016 A Few Words
This year it wasn’t ONE night, but THREE Nights in Cape Town! Yes, this year Hilltop decided to spoil the Mother City with three nights of mayhem filled with amazing local acts and three spectacular international heavyweights. Fortunately Oppikoppi also happened and of course the DPC Capetonians went North to Northam for Oppi 22! So, unfortunately I could not attend Yelawolf (I heard only amazing things, though!), but some of the DPC crew covered KONGOS and I was back in town for a second helping of August Burns Red at Assembly.
The DPC crew returned from the KONGOS show at Hillcrest Quarry in Durbanville and reported back about the South African-born alternative rockers’ show: the venue wasn’t packed, but everything else was perfect – The venue, the lighting, the opening acts and the Kongos! Japanese band Sawagi provided an unique and memorable opening set, while our local rockers Taxi Violence and Sannie Fox showed why we can compete with the internationals.
The Alabama rapper, Yelawolf, showed Assembly what real Southern Hip-Hop sounds like, and apparently the venue was packed and the feedback only positive.
August Burns Red
On Wednesday it was August Burns Red’s chance to show Cape Town why they’ve been nominated for a Grammy. Assembly was packed with metal lovers and everyone else curious to see what they had to offer – And my oh my, did they offer!
Zombies ate my girlfriend opened and proved why they bring SA only the best local metal – Well done guys!
August Burns Red is one of the most powerful metal core bands in the world right night. And not only are they extremely talented, but genuinely nice guys – Had the pleasure of interviewing drummer Matt a few weeks ago, and he was just a down-to-earth pleasant guy. Vocalist, Jake Luhrs, also made the effort of shaking every person’s hand at the exit of the venue – The entire performance could not have been any better.
Thank you One Night In Cape Town and Hilltop! You never disappoint – Always bringing us the best of the best!