Legendary Purple Turtle relaunches
The legendary Purple Turtle is back in serious action
Situated in prime position in Long Street, this legendary bar has been around long enough to become a Cape Town landmark... a place where many a rock band started out and a place many a party-goer has a story to tell about.
For many the Purple Turtle was the cornerstone of eccentricity and culture, hosting a variety of ‘new age’ retailers such as Wildfire tattoo parlour, hemp, vinyl and alternative clothing stores as well as the bar and live rock music niche. In recent years it acquired a seedy reputation and finally, having been taken over by new owners, is under-going renovations.
A representative of the venue says, “The Purple Turtle is an icon. For many years it’s been a place where various cross cultural clientele have met. It’s too easy to stereo-type a venue in Cape Town and this has happened in recent years. Now is the time to re-awaken the original purpose of the Purple Turtle – a place where everyone meets. We are opening the doors to everyone and aim to host the best line up of live gigs Cape Town has to offer kicking off with Red Light in June and The Undefind on the 28th August, The Turtle Strikes Back!”
The Purple Turtle is open 7 days a week from 10am till 2pm. If you would like information on upcoming events please visit www.thepurpleturtle.co.za
Any more info required you can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Gareth at 0768932272/ Vic at 0832617837
Yes it’s official and you saw correct AND...
2 of Cape Town’s top up and coming bands as well as a very talented guest band called Labyrinth...
Red Light in June:
This is a band that walks on to a stage and captures you from their first song....
Very sexy, captivating and super talented fronting vocals of Natalie Jordaan is the bands hidden gem, then we give you the experience of facing the wrath of Jacques Jansan on lead guitar with his energetic and precision soloing. When was the last time you heard super solid bass lines? Do you yourself a favor and listen to Vic Bergh. Awesome bassist..... Then guys and girls we give you the bands steady and power filled rhythm guitaring by John Tavener and very very steady, talented and solid rock drums by Matthew King gives you the awesome Red Light in June.
Catch them at the Purple Turtle Launch on the 28th of August starting round 21:30....
A commercial/acoustic/hard rock band on the verge of launching their live DVD/EP combo and single called Fragile Skin, have decided to use The Purple Turtle as a pre launch show. The band will have their pre sold tickets available for R25...
The Undefind feels honored to yet again share a stage with the likes of Red Light in June and to top it off in Thee Top Entertainment venue, on thee coolest stage in SA where plenty of today’s top SA bands started out.
RLIJ, The Undefind and guest band called Labyrinth are using this awesome opportunity to show South African music supporters who they are and what they are capable of.
See you all there
Date: 28th August 2009
Cover: R40 gets you in
See Facebook Event for more details
Info courtesy of Kega Entertainment
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