My 2017 in movies and series

I’ve watched fewer movies and series in 2017 than the previous year, but I still watched plenty. Here’s a shortlist of my recommendations. Absolute highlights Early in 2017, I attended a theology day organised by The Warehouse, and we watched and discussed Son of Man, a South African adaptation of the Gospel. Set in a […]

Propaganda, DJ Eazy, Kurt Shröder, Puno Selesho

South Africa is out of the way for a lot of artists, so it’s always exciting if musicians I admire visit our country. Since the early days, I’ve been following the record label Humble Beast and it’s been an absolute pleasure to welcome Propaganda shortly after we saw Sho Baraka here in June. After a […]

Sho Baraka, DJ Eazy, King Smasher, Lux Kent (Cape Town)

Several years ago, I first heard about Humble Beast, the record company hosting amazing artists like Beautiful Eulogy, Propaganda, and Sho Baraka. The latter was in Cape Town this weekend and performed together with Good Hope FM’s DJ Eazy. The evening was opened with a rap battle and short performances of locals Lux Kent (feat. […]

Belgian bands growing up

When you listen to music, you get influenced by a lot of other musicians, but I doubt anyone has as much influence as your local bands. Especially in Belgium, where everything is only a short train ride away, I’ve looked up to several bands. I still listen to some of those musicians regularly. So which […]

August Burns Red, Facing The Gallows, Zombies Ate My Girlfriend (Cape Town)

Last week, August Burns Red came to South Africa for the first time (or Africa for that matter). CULTURESHOCK was able to get press tickets and I got the photo pass for it. It had been almost two years since I last did some proper concert photography, but I’m happy with the result. Hope you like […]

New Found Glory, We Are The In-Crowd, Fireworks (San Francisco)

A few weeks ago our team met in San Francisco. We’re quite deprived of good international punk line-ups in Cape Town, so it was great being able to shoot New Found Glory and support.

Oh, Sleeper, Social Suicide (Hasselt)

South Africa isn’t frequented by a lot of metalcore bands and I really wanted to see Oh, Sleeper before moving to that part of the world. Not only did they come to Belgium in the last months before my move, I got to shoot and interview them.

Christmas Rock Night 2011 (Enneptal)

The first festival I shot, was the annual Christmas Rock Night in Enneptal, Germany. First time for me seeing most of these bands and great fun to take pics of Wolves At The Gates, I Am Empire, John Coffey, Icon For Hire, and Hawk Nelson.

Enter Shikari, Your Demise (Brussels)

Enter Shikari is the first big concert that I shot. And what a challenge: dynamic, fast, vibrant. So difficult to get a good shot out of that. I wasn’t that blown away by Your Demise, but got some good pics out of them.

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