Aug 7, 2008

BLK JKS tonight @ Paradiso

Heralded as the sound of new South Africa, BLK JKS (pronounced the Black Jacks) play in the Kleine Zaal tonight @ Paradiso (10pm). Their sound can be described as afro avant noise (art) rock and punk with elements of dub and ska. This band are from Johannesburg with two of the members from Soweto. Having taken a trip through Soweto a few years ago and hearing the great music that people were playing on their car battery powered boom boxes I think this should be a very interesting gig indeed. These guys played the Big Chill festival last week which unfortunately I could not go to, so now's the chance to catch a bit of the Big Chill in Amsterdam this summer. They are also playing @ Cargo in London on August 30'th if you happen to be about.