l Shadowclub and Black Cat Bone at Café Barcelona, shop 6, Elardus Park Shopping Centre, cnr Delmas Rd and Barnard St, Elardus Park, Pretoria. 9pm. R60. Tel: 012 345 3602.
l Musos Jam Nite at O’Hagan’s, cnr Baker and Harris sts, Edenglen, Edenvale, bottom of the Orion Building. 8pm. Backline equipment provided. Free. Ample parking. Tel: 082 719 0605 or e-mail [email protected]
l Fuzigish, Desmond and the Tutus, Japan and I and To Hire a Nurse at The Townhall, cnr Quinn and Carr sts, Newtown. 7pm. R60. Tel: 082 332 5772.
l Saints Method, In Dreams, Octanium and Facing The Gallows at Zeplins Rock Shack, cnr John Vorster and Lenchen North aves, Centurion. 8.30pm. R40. E-mail: [email protected]
l Rub-A-Dub Friday at Kingston on 4th, 27A 4th Ave, Melville. Admission TBA. Tel: 011 482 4786.
l The Guarana Jazz Quartet (Mncedi Kupa on piano, Lucas Senyatso on bass, Abijoh Boyo on trumpet and Sisa Sophazi on drums) at Niki’s Oasis, 138 Bree St, Newtown Precinct. Tel: 011 838 9733 or 082 448 6376. E-mail [email protected]
l DJ Mondli presents Kempton’s Finest DJs at Lesakeng Shisanyama, Kempton Park, cnr Jubilee and Park sts, Kempton Park, from 6pm. Enjoy the latest soulful and deep house vibes while you braai and watch Afcon 2013.
Tel: 071 964 2945.
l Crystal Park (alternative country) at Grid & Grill, 80 Pretoria Rd, Rynfield, Benoni. 8pm. Free. Tel: 011 849 8845.
l Brafcharge, The Leftovers, Afgepis and Touched by Nausea (six-piece hardcore punk/crust band ) at Boston Rock Lounge, 19 van Reebeck Ave, Edenvale. 8.30pm. R40.
Tel: 072 401 3084.
l Josie Field at The Library at The Brazen Head, cnr Linden and Anne rds, Strathavon,Sandton. R50. 8.30pm. Tel: 011 783 6122.
l Richard Thompson at Gilroy’s Pub, Ngwenya Glass Village, cnr Beyers Naudé Drive, off R114, Muldersdrift. 1pm. Admission TBA. Tel: 011 796 3021.
l The Smokin’ Mojos (electric blues band), Juggernaught (hard rock band) and The Black Cat Bones (experimental blues-rock outfit) at Bernie’s Joint, 218 Moreletta St, Koedoespoort, Pretoria. 8pm. R90. Tel: 012 804 4848.
l Brian Chubb (specialises in jazz and blues music for the evening ) at Lesvos Restaurant and Deli, Farrarmere Shopping Centre, cnr Bayley and Sheridan sts, Benoni. 7pm. Free. Tel: 011 849 6448.
l Blazin Gooch at Café Barcelona, shop 6, Elardus Park Shopping Centre, cnr Delmas Rd and Barnard St, Elardus Park, Pretoria. 9pm. R30. Tel: 012 345 3602.
l Tony Cox at Lucky Bean Restaurant, 16 7th St, Melville. R100. A set menu served from 6.30pm. Gigs at 8.30pm. Dinner a must and billed separately. Tel: 011 482 5572.
l Peter B at Gilroy’s Pub, Ngwenya Glass Village, cnr Beyers Naudé Drive, off R114, Muldersdrift. 1pm. Admission TBA.
Tel: 011 796 3021.
l J Glen Lewis at Lesakeng Shisanyama (cnr Jubilee and Park sts, Kempton Park. ) with DJ Mondli. Noon to 2am. Cooler boxes before 3pm. Tel: 071 964 2945.
l Acoustic guitarist extraordinaire Tony Cox at Café Barcelona, shop 6, Elardus Park Shopping Centre, cnr Delmas Rd and Barnard St, Elardus Park, Pretoria. 8pm. R100.
Tel: 012 345 3602.
l Roy Schoombie’s Musos’ Jam Nite at O’Hagan’s Rock Cottage, cnr Christiaan de Wet and John Vorster rds, Weltevreden Park. 8pm. Free. Tel: 073 152 7831 or 082 491 8034.
l Comedy Evening at Café Barcelona, shop 6, Elardus Park Shopping Centre, cnr Delmas Rd and Barnard St, Elardus Park, Pretoria. 8.30pm. R30. Tel: 012 345 3602.
l Tony Cox at Marks Park Sports Club, Judith Rd, Emmarentia. 8pm. Admission TBA. Tel: 011 486 6012.
l Brian Chubb at Lesvos Restaurant and Deli, Farrarmere Shopping Centre, cnr Bayley and Sheridan sts, Benoni. 7pm. Free. Tel: 011 849 6448.
l Flo Band at Café Barcelona, shop 6, Elardus Park Shopping Centre, cnr Delmas Rd and Barnard St, Elardus Park, Pretoria. 8.30pm. R30. Tel: 012 345 3602.
• E-mail gig info, subject “gig guide” to munyaradzi.vomo@ inl. co.za by Tuesday afternoon every week.
GIG OF THE WEEK:
Swedish house mafia & local djs
Wild Waters, Boksburg (tonight and tomorrow)
Swedish House Mafia
One of the biggest electronic music groups, Swedish House Mafia, will ignite dance floors tonight and tomorrow in the Boksburg area.
Sadly, for fans who worshipped the trio, this will be their last tour together and we are lucky to be part of their final trek.
To make it interesting for the South African crowd, the group has asked local DJs to submit their mixes so they could choose the opening acts. A few made the cut, including Euphonik, who was happy to share the good news.
“I was honoured to hear that |I was selected to open for the fantastic guys,” said Euphonik.
He revealed that the competition was cut-throat and only a few people like him made it on to the list. Even the celebrated Goldfish, who also hoped to be part of this event, were not selected.
It is a big deal for Euphonik because the nod came from the group and not their management. He feels his submitted selection gave him the edge over others.
“I don’t even know what I am going to play, but to avoid stepping into their (Swedish House Mafia’s) playlist I am just going to play South African mixes. They are very strict when it comes to what who plays because if they don’t check, the DJs before them will play the songs that they plan to play in their set and that messes with their plans,” he explained.
The group plays tonight and tomorrow at Wild Waters (1 Margaret Lane, Bardene, Boksburg). They plan to give us |the hits from their well received albums, Until Now and Until One.
With this being your last chance to catch the Swedish House Mafia in action, you have to be there. Tonight’s show starts at 5pm while tomorrow's begins at 2pm.
“This is an international concert so shows end by midnight,” said Euphonik. | – Munyaradzi Vomo
• Tickets at Computicket.