Shameless(JHB) / We kill Cowboys / Karel Bester en die Kraaines band

Fri Sep 29, 19:00 - Fri Sep 29, 23:00

The Armchair Theatre


Shameless(JHB) / We kill Cowboys / Karel Bester en die Kraaines band

Doors 5pm

Bands 7pm

Ticket options:

Super early R60

Early R80

Online R120

Door R150

Two R220 (Door)

Student R60 ( Door / Bring student card)

A little more about each band:


Shameless Band is a trio from Soweto who plays Rock slightly differently. With the influences of their everyday lives - they have dubbed their sound 'iRock Yase Kasi’ (Rock from the hood) or ‘Nkabi Rock’ (Hitman Rock). Their creativity is fueled by the music they grew up with: Phuzekhemisi, Stimela, Zola 7, and other South African musical leaders, and then also heavier bands like System Of A Down, At The Drive-In, Thin Lizzie, Deftones, and Tool.

We Kill Cowboys:

WE KILL COWBOYS is a Cape Town based, Four Piece, Psychedelic Country Punk Band, the brainchild of Tattoo Artist and singer-songwriter, Alex Muller.

The initial project was born out of the 3-month lockdown of 2020 when Alex had the time to rediscover her musical roots and put together a collection of songs for her first solo EP, entitled Let it Burn. The EP was recorded by long-time friend and fellow musician (and legend in the Cape Town underground scene) Jon Shaban at STFD studios. A record deal with STFD and Just Music swiftly followed and, with lockdown restrictions easing, thoughts soon turned to turning the EP into a live prospect.

While the EP had reflected the more melancholic isolation of the lockdown experience – sparse arrangements, built around acoustic guitar and Alex’s plaintive voice, a gut feeling was compelling her to seek a bigger, more electric sound.

Approaches were made to good friends from years gone by in the scene and soon enough, the group gathered in the live room at the label office to spin some shapes. Things exploded from there with the band drawing on their varied influences, spanning Metal, Punk, Rock n Roll, Country, Western Classical, Indian Raga, Folk, Blues and a host of other genres besides. Lyrically, Alex delivers a raw, uncompromising and anti-establishment polemic, drawing directly from her lived experiences in the music scene and the world at large.

We Kill Cowboys is raw energy. We Kill Cowboys is having a good time. We Kill Cowboys is about flipping the bird to conformity while sipping on some ice-cold Lemonade...

Karel Bester & Die Kraaines Band:

Geraas Jagers, Kak Praters and Psychedelic Boere-Punk Makers!


Shameless(JHB) / We kill Cowboys / Karel Bester en die Kraaines band
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