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BURN NEWS (article first published : 2002-03-9)

About a week ago, the live music venue Burn nearly lived up to its name again as a massive power surge annihilated the club and most of the Umbilo area. As a result the club had no choice but to do what it has never done before and close on the night. Exploding tills, fridges and lights made for quite an evening and had the resident pyromaniac's in awe at the power of electricity.

“After many hours work the next day Burn resurrected and witnessed one of the finest shows seen in the form of Jimmy 12",” says Burn representative Dave Campbell. “The band had been quiet for some time due to a reformation in the line-up and has now managed to come up with a formula that is intense. Make sure you see their next show and make sure it's in the realm of fire we like to call Burn.”

The following Monday night Burn launched a new venture as it became the home of Durban Roots Music following the closure of The Tusk Inn. The evening was very successful with live appearances from Ian Henderson, Odyssey & Roly Struckmeyer. Cool atmosphere and very chilling. The Folk Club opens its doors at 20h00. Tickets R10 (R5 for members).

In April Burn hosts the regional heats of The Emerging Sound's Competition. This competition is South Africa’s most respected and previous entrants include Jane Doe, Saron Gas, Not My Dog, Fruit Fly Navigators, Never the Machine Forever, Sideshow etc. The winner of the regional heats will win three days recording at the local SABC and compete in the national finals at Oppikoppi this year. The band winning the National finals will win 10 days recording at RP Studio's in Johannesburg under producer maestro Evert de Munnik. The regional heats will be every Friday from the first of April and bands are invited to contact Dave Campbell on 084 511-1122 for details on entering.

Coming up in March is Park Lane (March 16); Jason Tonkin (March 18); Thirty Three & Punk Night in Darkside/Lightside (March 23); Simon Pontin & Friends (March 25), and Perez (March 30)




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