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Assembly Radio is starting out with 18 original shows hosted by a diverse and dynamic group of music loving personalities. To name a few, there’s Deff Eff with his Hip Hop perspective and Sideshow’s mutligenre Mash Up. A Rock ‘n Rollercoaster with Dylan Culhane and some progressive indie on the Good Friday show with Dario Leite. To see the full line up go to www.theassembly.co.za/radio. The station, which will be playing music around the clock, will be streaming live shows between 10am until 10pm Mondays to Fridays. Special "Soundcheck Sessions" will feature on Saturday afternoons including impromptu interviews with bands as they prepare for their live shows at The Assembly venue later that evening.

A multi genre music station, there’ll be vintage Rock & Roll, Hip Hop, Indie, Electronica, Alternative Rock and even obscure "world" music genres broadening the minds of its listeners in a fun and informative way. Local music will also benefit, as many of the shows will be playing homegrown content alongside their international selections. Assembly Radio broadcasts live from a concept booth at The Assembly venue in Harrington Street, Cape Town. The station was generously kitted out with state of the art music equipment from South Africa’s top music equipment retailer, Paul Bothner. Tune in to Assembly Radio on your phone, laptop, work computer, home computer or cellphone here: www.theassembly.co.za/radio


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In 2008 a band called Dead Lucky was formed in the small town of Stellenbosch by Kyle Lakey and Jean 'Middelvinger' Labuschagne. The punk scene in and around Cape Town was dying a slow, horrible death and these boys weren't about to let it flounder without a fight.

tattoo that Kyle has on his hip. It stuck though and the imagery around it is actually quite fitting to our style and personality.

Like all worthwhile crusades, this particular campaign encountered a number of obstacles and the original band parted ways after a year of blowing people's perception of small town tunes clear out of the water.

Women, the Rock ‘n Roll lifestyle, and being awesome.

Fast-forward to January 2011 and we find Kyle and Jean in Cape Town, ready to reform the band, only this time the sound and attitude would be one of pure, uncut rock 'n roll.

What are the main themes or topics for most of your songs?

What's on the horizon for the band in the near future? We’re still in the process of writing material and messing around with our sound. We’re busy planning video’s for our two singles; ‘Women of the Night’ and ‘Our Prayer’. Playing live is where it’s at for us.

The horn was sounded, recruitment began and the fellowship was reformed with Alex Krause and Chris de Wet Boornman on guitar and Graham Strickland on bass. The new additions provided the hard, vintage rock 'n roll flavour that launched Dead Lucky onto a new platform alongside Jean's unmatched talent on the drums and Kyle's powerful pipes.

What's your ultimate goal for the band? Are you seeking fame and fortune?

Niva Magazine tracked down the dirty bastards from Dead Lucky to ask them a few questions.

Putting it down to one isn’t really possible. It’s different for everyone in the band.

Could you tell me more about your band – how did you guys start, how did the name Dead Lucky originate and what is its significance?

What’s the most 'rock star' thing you have ever done?

Well Jean and Kyle started the band up in 2008 in Stellenbosch, back then it was just a couple of mates wanting to play some hard in your face music, we felt the industry was lacking. A couple of bumps were hit along the way but they ultimately moulded us into what we are today. The name Dead Lucky actually came about so randomly, it’s a part of a drunken

Bitches and dollar would be ideal, but it’s about the music, isn’t it? Who would you say are greatest musical influences?

your

Kyle fell off the stage and broke his nose during a Half Price set and then had to go on stage afterwards and perform a full set with a broken nose and a bloody face. What is the one thing that no one in the world knows about your band right now? Our bassist is really good.


Where can people find you online? Right now Facebook is the best place to find us, just search Dead Lucky band. We’re planning to have a website up and running soon. If the band had the opportunity to play with Parlotones, would you do it? Just us and Parlotones? Bring it. We’ll fucking slaughter them. What band or bands would you like to tour with and why? Queens of the Stone Age, Motorhead and Iron Maiden. They’re fucking hard. Who in the band gets the most ladies? Alex. Who would you really like to just punch in the face? Jean has a list too long for this interview. Catch Dead Lucky (playing with The Bone Collectors, The Pits and The Dolfins) on Saturday the 7th of July at The Jolly Roger in Plumstead. Doors open 20h30, entrance fee R 35. Dead Lucky’s drummer Jean Labuschagne - recently lost his wonderful sister; We would like to dedicate this article in her honour. Mia, you will be missed.


HISTORY Paintball. The first thing that comes to mind for most of the uninitiated is a bunch of adrenalin junkies playing at war, dressed up like the weekend soldiers they are. While that’s mostly true, the sport of paintball is much, much more. Sport. Yes, that’s what it has become. Originally, paintball markers were used by loggers to ‘mark’ trees for cutting. Sooner or later though someone was bound to get the idea to create a shoot-em-up game, wherein players try to ‘kill’ each other using said markers. Thus began paintball as a game, with the original Splatmaster paintball pistols and woodwork goggles. Now this was long before my time, but many of the old hands still think back to those days and tell of how the game just exploded from there. Splatmasters gave way to pumps: essentially pump action ‘shotgun’ style markers, which were quickly outgunned on the advent of the semi-auto blowback markers.

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Nowadays paintball has grown into a sport in its own right: a multi-billion industry with players across the world. There are even professional leagues, some players and teams even living off their sport just like any other sportsman or woman. And technology has advanced to meet the demand of this new sport: players no longer sneak within meters of their foes with the humble Splatmaster, but instead are running around the bush with full-auto, specially engineered weapons of mass distraction; from the technicolored high performance speedball markers to the realistic, army style milsim markers favored by bushballers and scenario players.

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(From page 10) ANATOMY OF A GAME The game has evolved from its humble beginnings into three different disciplines, each with its own rules and goals. Bushball, the oldest, has remained unchanged from the beginning; a game where players use stealth, bush-sense and movement to ambush and out maneuver their opponents. Milsim, short of Military Simulation, quite literally is for the weekend soldiers; with militaristic objectives, scenarios and rules. And finally, what has become a pro-sport in Europe and the States and is beginning to pick up here in SA: Speedball. An adrenalin packed game of speed, technique and team strategy, played on a simple grass pitch with blown up bunkers and obstacles. This is not to say that the sport is for the young and fit only. Anyone, of any age or level of fitness can play. Paintball is as much a thinking man’s game as it is a physical one, and often the player that takes his time to assess a situation and moves slowly but deliberately overcomes those who rush into a firefight without thinking. So let’s break it down to its core elements: Paintball is a sport wherein the objective is to eliminate your opposition by ‘marking’ him or her with a well placed shot. Other objectives can be added to the game to add new dimensions or levels of difficulty. For instance bushballers often add a Capture the Flag element to their games; and in milsim there may be additional objectives such as capturing and holding a base, collecting intel hidden on the field etc. Milsim games often have a scenario, such as terrorist attacks or may take their scenario from a real event, such as the yearly Oklahoma D-Day reenactment, which draws hundreds of players!

Paintball is played with two core pieces of equipment: a mask and a marker. The old goggles of yesteryear have given way to full-face protective masks, some with dual layered lenses to prevent fogging. A common mistake is to call a paintball marker a ‘gun’. This is incorrect. Guns are used to cause grievous bodily harm or even death. Markers do exactly that: mark the target with paint. All kinds of other gear has been especially designed and engineered for the sport: from tactical vests and other apparel for milsim and bushball players, to high performance slide pants, bounce vests and pod harnesses for speedball players. The beauty of the sport is that there are no set rules for loadout: a player can create his own combinations of gear for his or her own individual play style and needs. As a semi-pro baller myself I’ve seen and created various setups for various types of games and scenarios. Paintball offers many things for its players: not only is it physically demanding (one hell of a workout!) and mentally stimulating, but with the advent of teams and the development of a community the sport offers camaraderie, develops leadership skills and the paintball community offers technical advice, team recruitment opportunities, fun chatter and much more. So if you’re interested in starting, look up your nearest paintball field and go try a day out. Go chat with the own-marker guys – don’t be intimidated by their camouflage BDU’s and M-16 look-alike markers! Join a team, get playing, join a forum, and feed the addiction!

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The Hoek (Noordhoek Corner) - Park at Noordhoek Beach Car Park, walk down to the beach and right towards Chapman’s Peak Mountain for about 10 mins. Need experience to surf here! Right break waves - best in summer when the SE howls – makes the waves epic and super hollow barrels. Fabulous views of Chapman’s peak mountain. Beware of cold water! Noordhoek Beach – park at Noordhoek Beach car park with a 5 – 10 min walk to the beach. Sandbar waves, with a sandy bottom making it accessible for all surfers. The sandbanks can produce waves of different lengths, shapes and sizes, Swell is good from the N or NE and the a good wind direction is from the SW. Be careful of the rips and undertow. The beach is beautiful and runs from Chapman’s Peak to Kommetjie Kakapo – on Noordhoek Beach. Look for the shipwreck. Walk is about 30 mins. Sand-bar, pretty consistent surf with right and left breaks. Good when the SE blows. Uncrowded surf spot. Beware of Rips and undertow.

here. The theory goes it got it’s name because there is a wave here 365 days a year. You can’t surf at low tide – too much kelp and the rocky ledge is too shallow. When a clean West swell is running, it can be surfed on any tide though. It has been likened to a backdoor pipeline. Likes a 5-8 groundswell. Beware of rocks, sharks, urchins and kelp. Crayfish Factory – great for the pros. This is a big wave spot – you’ll need paddling strength and to be a serious surfer. It’s a powerful wave – fast and hollow with a right break. The reef and rocks can be pretty dangerous. Not for the faint hearted, “the factory” is one of the premier big wave spots in Cape Town (after Dungeons). This spot is on a deep water reef , sends you along some spitting barrels along a rock ledge! It could chew you up and spit you out a couple 100 meters down the way at Witsand. While still a challenging wave at 4 – 6ft, the crayfish is at its spectacular best when it’s cranking between the 10 – 15ft range in the winter months. Beware: Advanced only!

Long beach, Kommetjie – when you arrive in Kommetjie you’ll see a sign that says Longbeach. This break holds up when the SW wind blows. There is a permanent sandbar in the middle of the break so peaks break left and right. The left break breaks into a chanel but the right break can fade out. Best at mid to low tide (gets too deep at high tide).

Witsands – Close to the Crayfish Factory in Kommetjie and a better spot if the Crayfish Factory is too massive! Experience: Beginners to Advanced. Waves: Right and left breaks but a little inconsistent. Best: Works best when the NW (winter wind) is blowing and is an excellend winter spot – like Muizies but with more swell. Then you can get some nice little barrels. Definitely one to check out when Muizies is clean but too small. Beware of: Lots of kelp and some rips

365 – Quite close to Misty Cliffs (also called Kelp 365) . Need good experience to surf

Misty Cliffs – drive past Noordhoek, small cluster of houses in this village will identify the


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beach. Suitable for all surfers – has mostly right breaks especially when there is a SW swell. Brilliant in winter with some great barrels. Be careful of the rocks though! FALSE BAY SURF BREAKS: Kalk Bay Reef – Kalk Bay Reef is situated a little way down the road from Muizenberg and offers the more experienced surfer a superb reef break. Because of the shallow reef it is only really surfable at high tide. Many of the Western Capes top surfers will be seen in action here regularly. If you are not a very competent surfer, then this is quite definitely not the place for you. Dangers – Very close to Muizenberg, Dangers is a reef break which is not quite as dangerous as Kalk Bay. If the swell is around 2 – 3 foot at Muizenberg, then Dangers will be very surfable if you do not feel like the gentle slow wave at Muizenberg. Like all of the reef breaks in the area, Dangers gets very crowded. The locals at Dangers carry quite a lot of weight, likewise at Kalk Bay, and respect will be demanded. Dangers is predominantly a left break. It is very rocky here, and as a result the paddle out can be very tricky, depending on the tide. Muizenberg (the Corner) – Where many a Capetonian learns to surf, Muizenberg is rightfully considered the best place to start out as a beginner. For non- beginners this spot is definitely more suited to a long board or paddle board, but in a decent sized swell can be a fun option for the North.

Cemetery: situated on the Strand side of Muizenberg. The wave here is very similar to that at Sunrise Beach at Muizenberg a short way down the road, the only difference being that this wave can be a foot or 2 bigger, so worth a look if Muizies is a bit small. It is never crowded, and offers surfers a calm slow fun wave. Beware of sharks! It’s the closest wave to Seal Island in False Bay and lots of great whites have been spotted here.

HARVESTING KELP @ DANGERS

CRAYFISH FACTORY, KOMMETJIE


17 Starting out as mere spectators, the passion was sparked by a desire to get on that damn stage and groove it out ... Finally Li-Ann cummins and NozomÊ Brink got the opportunity to work together and ..."aint no grave gona hold my body down". They say that the journey around the world starts with a single step... Sometimes we take steps back and sometimes we skip a few forward but at the end of the day we take them and thats all that counts.... We love what we do,like so many other musicians and together we come up with really groovy stuff‌ This genre is a unique blend of different types of music all moooooshed together to bring you what is happening in our souls at that moment in time.... Lets call it "Foglues" [FolkGypsey- Blues]


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If you surf and own your own surfboard, you will inevitably have to repair a damaged part or "ding," where the fiberglass and resin originally laid by the shaper is punctured. Now, with surfboards becoming a rarity due a shortage in surfboard foam, ding repair is becoming more essential to any surfer. What follows are the easiest ways to fix small to medium size dings. Most dings come from use in the water, so the first step anyone must do is to make sure that all the water absorbed by the foam inside evaporates, if you decide to fix your board before the water is gone, you risk having a waterlogged board and the yellowing that comes with exposure to the sun. A few hours in the hot sun should be sufficient enough to dry it out. Next, you should clean the area, much like you would to prepare a cut. Instead of using peroxide, use a little soap and water to clean out any bacteria. Not too much, you don't want to have to let it dry it again. Once these steps have been completed, you'll need some sort of ding repair mix. I recommend you go to your local surf shop and pick up some resin and hardener from a surfboard shaper. These can been found most anywhere and should run between 50 and 150 Rand each, a little pricey, but most shops charge double that for custom repair.

Once you have the materials, you should find a little mixing jug. Half of a litre bottle should work. Plastic works the best, as some other materials will be melted by the resin. Pour enough resin to cover your ding three or four times. This is because you will probably be doing more than one coat. For every few millilitres of resin, no more than two drops of hardener should be added. To much hardener will make it hard to sand later. A Popsicle stick is your best bet to mix the two together. If you have an old paintbrush, use that for spreading. Make sure the area is clean, and spread evenly over the ding. You should repeat this process a few times, each time letting the area harden and then adding another. When you feel that the area has been sealed adequately, leave it in the sun to harden for good. It doesn't matter if is a little bumpy. Sanding will come later. 4-6 hours in the sun should be sufficient enough. Once it is as hard as the rest of the board, simple sandpaper that can be found at a hardware store should be used for smoothing the area. If you have a power sander, that works the best. Smooth the area until it is to your liking. Remember, it will be very hard to mimic the original resin job, so do your best. Knowing that you fixed your board by yourself will be a great accomplishment especially in this day and age when boards are becoming rarer and rarer. Having this skill will prolong the life of your board and prove to your friends how cool you are!


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Gerald Clark & Luna Paige plays with Son’s sentiment when they perform together. With two powerful voices, passion, a piano, two guitars, a stomp box and a telephone, they ensure a fun and sexy show for all blues and country lovers to enjoy. Gerald Clark and Luna Paige have been wowing audiences over the last decade. With powerful voices and a tremendous passion for what they do, they have managed to obtain loyal followers wherever they perform. This collaboration has been hosted by popular music venues and theatres across the Western Cape. These are venues such as Die Boer in Durbanville, Dorpstreet Theatre in Stellenbosch, The

Cottage Club in Fish Hoek, Warwick Wine Estate, The Melting Pot in Muizenberg and many more. Luna Paige is known for her sultry voice, powerful story telling lyrics and beautiful compositions. Her performance varies with blues, jazz, country, pop, rock and reggaeinfused tunes. She accompanies herself on piano and acoustic guitar and has performed with some of SA's best session musicians. With three album releases behind her, she has an array of songs that have been playlisted on numerous radio stations, aired on television programs such as Going Nowhere Slowly, MK and featured on glossy programs such as Pasella, Kwêla, Artcha, The Power Within and more. Luna’s track “Somewhere beautiful” was Nr 1 on the OFM charts and “Restless Soul”


reached Nr3 on MK’s local top 10 charts. Luna Paige is currently working on her first Afrikaans project titled “Storielied” which received standing ovations at KKNK and was listed as one of KKNK’s highlights by Die Burger. Gerald Clark is without a doubt one of SA's top blues singers. With regular gigs all over SA and invitations to most of SA's blues festivals, he is known for his foot-stomping renditions of classic blues tunes, the composition of amazing original blues songs and captivating audiences with his sexy and fun performances. He gained most of his experience as frontman of the popular blues band Delta Blue and has been performing as solo artist for the last couple of years. This journey has ensured exciting collaborations with artists such as

Albert Frost, Doc John and many more. His blues also took him to America earlier this year where he and fellow musicians and friends Peter Hoven and Henry Steel did the blues circuit and gained invaluable experience. His first Afrikaans album “Sweepslag” also ensured him a well-deserved SAMA nomination. Being friends for many years, Luna and Gerald decided to put together a blues and country show. They perform their own original songs, as well as original renditions of famous country and blues tunes and duets such as "Jackson" (Johnny Cash and June Carter), "Don't mess up a good thing" (Ry Cooder) and much more. They also perform "Right kind of Love", a duet composed and released by Luna Paige as part of her third album, Wonderful Life.


Friday 6 July Discotheque - The Assembly Emo Adams - Dorpstraat Theatre Mark Haze - The Rabbit Hole McCree - The Jolly Roger That Circus Show - Zula Bar Zebra & Giraffe - Berties Mooring

Saturday 7 July Forgive us Not - Buckley’s Dead Lucky - The Jolly Roger Homegrown - Mercury Live Reggae Sound Clash - Zula Bar Taxi Violence - The Brass Bell

Friday 13 July

Saturday 14 July Arno Carstens - Baxter Theatre Desmond & The Tutus - Assembly Jack Mantis Band - Obz Café Juke Royal - Brass Bell Rub a Dub - Mercury Live

Friday 20 July Ballistic Blues - The Jolly Roger Discotheque - Assembly Firefly - Zula Bar Jesse Jordan - Obz Café Yes Sir, Mister Machine - Mercury

Saturday 21 July Dan Patlansky - Mercury Live Reburn - Brass Bell

Friday 27 July 7th Son - Zula Bar Discotheque - Assembly Joint State - Berties Mooring Mark Haze - Mercury Live The Akelian Circus - Nameless Pub The Rivertones - Jolly Roger

YOUR WEEKEND PARTY GUIDE FOR JULY

Discotheque - The Assembly Fir ‘n Styx - Dizzy’s Metal Party - The Jolly Roger Jesse Jordan - Berties Mooring Legatos - Zula Bar Rolling Stone Tribute - Mercury Live The Arrows - Zula Bar

Saturday 28 July Bone Collectors - Mercury Live On the Edge - Jolly Roger PH FAT - Brass Bell Van Coke Kartel - Assembly

Mail your gigs to us on nivamag@nivarecords.com or simply post it on our Facebook page!

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Edition #15 of Niva Magazine, July 2012  

In this edition: Assembly radio is live! Dead Lucky - Feature Death Watch Paint Ball Our guide to surfing Cape Town this winter Ann Jangle H...

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