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The planets are aligning, making allies of Venus, Mercury and planet earth.

17 December 2005 Update

The first ever VENUS RISING Show was a killer.
We went up against a multitude events on probably one of the busiest evenings of the season with the MCQP, Alien Safari and loads of other clubs and venues putting on high profile events, including free shows, album launches, bands and artists. Obviously the Venus Rising Show was not low profile as a more than merely decent crowd filed into the Mercury to make it one hell of a night.
Thanks to the bands, the venue, the fans and supporters who came, and everyone who spread the word.
Updates on the next one can be found here once we get it going.

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The VENUS RISING Show is the first in an ongoing series, its main concept being the grouping of bands with female vocalists from across the rock-, alternative- and pop spectra whose bite match their bark.

L-R: Karen (Mitsoo), Sonja (Terminatryx), Inge (Lark)

For this debut show the impressive and far reaching groups selected to set the stage alight will include LARK, TERMINATRYX and MITSOO.

LARK has grown from strength to strength, becoming an incredible electronic mood-piece where gothic-eklecto meets industrial glitch-opera. With no limit to influences meandering through their well-written songs the group encapsulates an amazing audio experience. They recently returned from abroad where they wowed audiences. LARK is fronted by Inge, whose versatile voice is something to behold.

TERMINATRYX made their live debut in 2003 across South Africa when they were chosen to perform as opening act for acclaimed German darkwave alternative group Diary Of Dreams on their South African tour. Sonja is the striking vocalist for the powerful electronically infused industrial-metal-rock outfit TERMINATRYX, her towering figure commanding the stage without effort.

MITSOO is an all-girl group whose pop-punk flavour has made for many lively shows over the last few years with both male and female fans returning every time as their supporters keep on growing.

Future dates for The VENUS RISING Shows will also (as far as possible) coincide with high profile events like Women's Day and 16 Days Of Activism against women and child abuse.

A variety of female fronted bands, groups and artists will be rotated and the event will be taken to other parts of South Africa, exposing local audiences to some of the great bands out there with female vocalists in the male dominated realm of rock. Eventually we'd like to incorporate it with an international artist headlining with the local acts.

Stay tuned for future events.

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