COURTSIDE with NEWSKI (solo) and Somgav

Sat Oct 7, 15:30 - Sat Oct 7, 19:30

The Barn Owl Tennis Club


Tickets: R150 Presale/ R200 Door/ R50 U13

Date: 7 October (8

October weather dependent)

Time: 15H30 - 18H30

Venue: The Barn Owl

Tennis Club

Performers: NEWSKI

(solo) and Somgav

7 October 2023 sees the 2nd COURTSIDE show, a series of picnic style events hosted by Roots Up. This all ages matinee will be hosted at the iconic The Barn Owl Tennis Club.

A revival of 90’s alternative, Wisconsin's lo-fi alt rock outfit NEWSKI outfit enlists a friend/musical influence on every track for their forthcoming LP. From veterans like Matthew Caws (Nada Surf), Brian Vander Ark (the Verve Pipe), Ryan Miller (Guster), Miles Nielsen, and Scott Terry (Red Wanting Blue) to overseas acts like H Burns (France), The Secret Beach (Canada) and The Shabs (South Africa), NEWSKI compiles an internationally collaborative album from his own tiny house in Wisconsin. 

NEWSKI has played with Pixies, Violent Femmes, Courtney Barnett, Gin Blossoms, Manchester Orchestra, Better than Ezra, Barenaked Ladies, & Nada Surf and has been featured in Rolling Stone, NPR, American Songwriter, SiriusXM, Boston Globe, NBC, Billboard and SPIN .NEWSKI is no stranger to our tropical shores, having toured SA extensively over the last 15 years.

NEWSKI will be supported by local singer/ songwriter Somgav. Somgav brings his own flavour of Zulu Folk to the table and we couldn't think of a more fitting accompaniment.

Attendees are to bring their own pillows, blankets or alternative seating as the event will be picnic style on the tennis court. Coffees, milkshakes, mixers and various non-alcoholic beverages will be on sale from The Barn Owl. There will also be ice creams.


Tickets are R150 presale and R200 at the door with Under 13's getting in for R50. As the event is to be hosted outside, we are reserving the 8 October as a backup date. Should you not be able to make the alternative date, tickets will be refunded.


COURTSIDE with NEWSKI (solo) and Somgav
The Barn Owl Tennis Club
368 Florida Rd, Durban Central, Durban, 4001
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