The #Cuervolution is where music lovers, party goers and Cuervo drinkers come together to experience the essence of what street festivity is, hosting some of the top local and international live acts. It’s about sharing the experiences with your mates, and meeting new ones over your favourite tequila. Join the #Cuervolution on November 22 in Town Hall & Mills Parking Lot in Joburg, and on November 23 at Assembly and in Harrington Street in Cape Town.
On the line-up are UK band The Subways, featuring vocalist and lead guitarist Billy Lunn, bassist Charlotte Cooper and drummer Josh Morgan.
Back in 2005, aged just 16, The Subways crashed onto the international rock scene with their cult debut album ‘Young for Eternity’ and rock-club-DJ favourite ‘Rock & Roll Queen’. The track has built a huge fan base with Guy Ritchie even inviting the band to perform it in his 2008 movie ‘RocknRolla’.
Despite early success, in 2007 lead singer Billy Lunn was forced to undergo surgery to remove nodules on his vocal chords caused by strenuous touring and suddenly the band’s very existence was in doubt. When Lunn eventually made a full recovery The Subways headed to LA to record their sophomore album with Butch Vig (Nirvana/Smashing Pumpkins/Sonic Youth). The result, a sonically enormous, harder edged album, ‘All or Nothing’ reflects the bands fight to survive.
In September 2011 the band released their latest album ‘Money and Celebrity’. It melds their debut’s melodic, pop/punk immediacy with the rock power of ‘All Or Nothing’. The band state that tracks off the new album, such as ‘It’s a Party’ and ‘We Don’t Need Money to Have a Good Time’ were directly inspired by “a huge hunger to get up onstage and get everyone going absolutely nuts”.
“There is nothing more exciting for us than being on tour. We never want to do anything else. To get up onstage and to play rock and roll every day, to visit new towns, new cities, new countries, new continents and to make new friends along the way, it’s the most amazing experience we’ve ever felt! The greatest drug in the world is seeing people screaming the words to songs you’ve written, dancing to the drums, clapping to your rhythms and screaming when you ask them to! We will rock till we drop!”
Also hitting the stage are 90s rock/ hip hop band Fun Lovin’ Criminals. They are best known for their hit ‘Scooby Snacks’ which features samples from films by Quentin Tarantino, as well as the song ‘Love Unlimited’, which serves as a comical tribute to Barry White. The band has gained a large following, particularly in northwest Europe, and is set to rock out an unforgettable reggae performance in SA. Fun Lovin’ Criminals DJ set are Brian is Fast and Mark is Frank.
Joburg partygoers can catch Vampire 9000, Shortstraw, Kidofdoom, Desmond & The Tutus, The Subways, Half n Half, Weasel, Fun Lovin’ Criminals, Lil Bow, Sasquatch, Yo Grapes, Moe Joe and Doctor Khumalo.
Cape Town revellers can party the night away with The Future Primitives, Beach Party, Beast, Taxi Violence, aKING, The Subways, Robfather, Gateway Drugs, Big Exit, Fun Lovin’ Criminals, Sideshow, Battle Beyond the Stars, YOH!, Naas, 4th and Ryan Gosling.
Tickets are R100. See www.webtickets.co.za