Local DIY act Make-Overs on Tour: ‘Hit The Ground Running’ in March/April

In association with Concerts SA, one of South Africa’s most beloved DIY bands, Make-Overs, are about to embark on their sixth local South African tour, ‘Hit the Ground Running’.
Make-Overs will be spending the next 8 weeks playing numerous shows across SA. The first 4 weeks in March will mostly cover Gauteng. During the first two weeks in April they will be on the move and appearing in the Northern Cape, Western Cape, Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal and possibly the Free State and North West. Once they get back to Gauteng, they have yet more shows planned until the end of April.
With the Make-Overs disregard for music industry norms and rules, more shows will probably be added on-the-go to the already astonishing 17 shows planned… so it’s best to keep checking in on their website or social media changes for more news.
The tour also highlights an array of interesting local and international acts joining them on stages across SA. More will be released soon, but suffice to say a little bird told me Psych Night SA is involved in one of the Cape Town shows, and they are bringing in a special guest from overseas. With incredibly affordable ticket prices, ranging from R30 to R100 depending on the show/town/line-up, and with pre-sale tickets available on Quicket for some of the bigger shows (early birds almost always pay less), you are quickly running out of excuses to not go and experience this intense two-piece for yourself.
Things kick off with the Burger Revolution show, which sees more than 20 different countries pull together on the 11th of March to host interesting left of centre music groups in their specific town or country, and end off with That 70’s Fest, a one day festival in Kempton Park with limited space (only 400 tickets will be available) and a slew of interesting local acts.
Make-Overs are a unique duo of redheaded musical malcontents who hail from the grey suburban wasteland of Kilner Park, South Africa. Formed in mid 2010 with Martinique on drums/vocals and Andreas on guitar/vocals, the couple hit the South African scene with a frenzied live act that cuts through you like a machete. With elements of rock, pop, punk and noise and an intense, energy-driven performance, the Make-Overs can fit a variety of bills, venues, and stages – from opening for Thee Oh Sees at the Empty Bottle in Chicago, playing at the renowned Memphis festival – Gonerfest, notorious Hozac Blackout Fest in Chicago, Oppikoppi in South Africa, in-store shows at popular local hangouts like Bric-A-Brac, Permanent and Used Kids Records, basement shows, art exhibitions and even public access TV appearances like Chic-A-Go-Go.
Frequently noted as one of South Africa’s most hard-working and prolific acts, it is no surprise that in 2016 alone they recorded and released both their 9th and 10th full-length studio albums. The 9th album “Try Me”, already available online and on CD, is also set to be released on 12” limited edition vinyl through Columbus Ohio’s Heel Turn Records, and their 10th album “Dichotomy” has just been made available on Bandcamp. They were awarded a Music Mobility Fund from Concerts SA and SAMRO to do an extensive local tour in April and they will be embarking on their 4th USA tour to promote their recent releases later in 2017. They also have a 7” coming out on French label Six Tonnes De Chair later this year.
Due to their astonishing work ethic, from producing and recording all their own albums, releasing on multiple formats (CD, tape, digital and vinyl) and touring vigorously both locally and internationally, it is no surprise that they are becoming known as one of South Africa’s most beloved independent bands.
The Make-Overs Tour ‘Hit the Ground Running’ is supported by the Music Mobility Fund, a funding mechanism administered by Concerts SA which offers opportunities for South African musicians to undertake live music tours.
Concerts SA is a joint South African/Norwegian initiative housed under the auspices of the Stakeholder Hub within the SAMRO Foundation; it receives financial, administrative and technical support from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the SAMRO Foundation and Concerts Norway. Working with musicians, promoters, venue owners and audiences, the project aims to support live music in South Africa by finding and implementing ways to create a vibrant and viable live music circuit. It also aims to develop an interest in and appreciation of live music by showcasing music performances and conducting workshops at schools. For more information please visit our website http://concertssa.co.za, follow @ConcertsSA on Twitter at twitter.com/ConcertsSA or like us on Facebook at facebook.com/ConcertsSA.
Artist Links
Website: www.make-overs.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Make-Overs-107863155939453
YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/MakeOversBand
Soundcloud: www.soundcloud.com/make-overs
Twitter: www.twitter.com/MakeOversBand
Instagram: http://instagram.com/make_overs_south_africa
Bandcamp: https://thekrngylogo.bandcamp.com
Events Listing – Durban
Durban – The Winston Pub
Saturday 15th April – 8pm – R 30
Address: 9 Clark Rd, Berea, KwaZulu-Natal
Bookings: 031 201 2652 / matt@thewinstonpub.co.za
Rest of South Africa
Johannesburg – Buck & Hog
Friday 3rd March – 7pm – R 30/50
Address: 1 Olifants Rd, Randburg, Gauteng
Bookings: 011 782 0747
Centurion – Railways Cafe
Saturday 4th March – 6pm – R 30/50
Address: 2 Hack Rd, Pretoria, Gauteng
Bookings: 084 018 5098 / bookings@railwayscafe.co.za
Johannesburg – Burger Revolution @Xtreme Bowling
Saturday 11th March – 7.30pm – R 50/80
Address: Midways Mall, 280 Corlett drive, Bramley, Johannesburg, Gauteng
Bookings: www.quicket.co.za/events/26167-burger-revolution-johannesburg-2017
Pretoria – Arcade Empire
Saturday 18th March – 8pm – R 30/50
Address: 265 The Highway St, Pretoria, Gauteng
Bookings: 072 699 0141
Johannesburg – Amuse Cafe
Friday 24th March – 8pm – R 30/40
Address: 34 5th St, Johannesburg, Gauteng
Bookings: 084 555 5252 / amuse@lantic.net
Pretoria – New Moon Pub
Friday 31st March – 8pm – R R 30/40
Address: 440 33rd Ave, Pretoria, Gauteng
Bookings: 012 333 2571
Kimberley – The Australian
Saturday 1st April – Time TBC – R 30
Address: 16 W Circular Rd, Kimberley, Northern Cape
Bookings: 053 831 1296 / 073 622 3990
Stellenbosch – Andklas
Tuesday 4th April – 8pm – R 30
Address: 43 Bird St, Stellenbosch, Western Cape
Bookings: 021 883 3545 / gigs@aandklas.com
Cape Town – Suntravolta
Wednesday 5th April – 8pm – R 30/50
Address: 55 Long St, Cape Town, Western Cape
Bookings: info@suntravolta.com
Cape Town – ROAR
Thursday 6th April – 8pm – R 50/80
Address: 299 Lower Main Rd, Observatory, Cape Town, Western Cape
Bookings: 083 330 0700 / antoniotraxx@yahoo.com
Cape Town – Lefty’s
Sunday 9th April – 2pm – price TBC
Address: 105 Harrington St, Zonnebloem, Cape Town, Western Cape
Bookings: 021 461 0407 / info@leftys.co.za
Port Elizabeth – Pool City Walmer
Tuesday 11th April – Time & Price TBC
Address: 74A Newton St, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape
Bookings: 041 365 1354 / 041 581 0980 / poolcity1@yahoo.com
Grahamstown – Slip Streams Sports Bar
Wednesday 12th April – Time & Price TBC
Address: 19 New Street, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape
Bookings: 082 477 3689
Gonubie – Gonubie Music Festival
Thursday 13th April – Time & Price TBC
Address: Gonubie Sportsclub, 1 Recreation Rd, Gonubie, Eastern Cape
Edenvale – Sunday D-Brief @ The Burn Out Pub
Sunday 23rd April – Time & Price TBC
Address: 147 Van Riebeeck Ave, Edenvale, Gauteng
Bookings: 082 788 7568
Johannesburg – Kitcheners
Thursday 27th April – 8pm – Price TBC
Address: 71 Juta St, Johannesburg, Gauteng
Bookings: 011 403 0166 / info@kitcheners.co.za
Pretoria – Arcade Empire
Friday 28th April – Time & Price TBC
Address: 265 The Highway St, Pretoria, Gauteng
Bookings: 072 699 0141
Kempton Park – That 70’s Show Festival
Saturday 29th April – 5pm – R 150/200
Address: Kempton Park, Gauteng
Bookings: www.quicket.co.za/events/26445-that-70s-fest

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