lCrush, 25 Sandra Rd, Ballito, presents Rage 4 U with DJs Roger Goode, Dunn, Spindoctor and Graeme. 8pm. Call 032 946 3764.
lCentre for Jazz and Popular Music, level 2, Shepstone Building, King George V Ave, presents Linda Vargas and her Flamenco Dance Company, with flamenco guitarist Demi Fernandez, joined on stage by Neil Gonsalves on keyboards and special guest, percussionist Efrain Toro, for exhilarating flamenco jazz music and dance. Ends Sunday. 7pm. 3pm on Sunday. R100. Call 031 260 3385.
lThe Origin, 9 Clark Rd, Lower Glenwood, presents Raveageddon. Line-up includes Niskerone, Veranda Panda, Fruit and Veggies, Night Vision and more. 8.30pm. R80. Call 083 775 3300.
lThe Jazzy Rainbow, 93 Smiso Nkwanyana (Goble) Rd, Morningside, presents Nomfusi and her township band, The Lucky Charms. 7pm. R40. Call 031 303 8398.
lAlliance Francaise of Durban, 22 Sutton Crescent, Morningside, hosts Roger Lucey – troubadour, singer, songwriter and musician – with Brendan Jury and Dan Chiorboli. 6.30pm. R50, members R30. Call 031 312 9582.
lThe Red Door, 5 Quarry Rd (off Victoria Rd), Pietermaritzburg, hosts Dave van Vuuren, the winner of the seventh season in of Idols. 7.30pm. R30. Call 033 344 2643.
lEmpyre, 749 Chris Hani (North Coast) Rd, brings you the Look at Me Now DJ Competition. Contestants judged on mixing ability, stage presence, track selection, showmanship, crowd reaction. 8pm. Call 074 121 3145.
lThe Winston Pub, 9 Clark Rd, Umbilo, presents Bad Murphy, Minority For The Masses, The Load Shedders and DJ Fuego Heat. 8pm.R30. Call 072 198 9521
lKaraoke at the Horse ‘n’ Hound, Kenneth Kaunda (Northway) Rd, Durban North, with DJ Tony. 8pm. Free. Call 031 564 5827.
lCafé Deck at Shelly Beach Centre, Marine Drive, presents Gagasi FM Nightlife Sessions with L’Vovo Derrango and Bhar. Also featuring DJs Ntukza, Vumar, Lab, King Sfiso, TP, Mzokoloko, Lekomotion, Bruce and more. 7pm. R100. Visit facebook.com/gagasifmnightlife
lUshaka Marine World, 1 Bell St, Durban presents Lucky Fish with Phono-Kemi (Germany), Claudia Lovisa (Ibiza), Kanan K7 (Brazil) and more. 3pm. R100. Call 031 328 8000.
lThe Origin, 9 Clark Rd, Lower Glenwood, presents Double Dare. Dare a friend or dare yourself to dress up as anything you can think of, absolutely anything that represents your inner party freak. Line-up includes Royal K, Digital Kaos, Funky B and more. 8.30pm. R100, R80 if in theme, R50 if your outfit is deemed cool. Call 083 775 3300.
lLive – The Venue, 166 Matthews Meyiwa (Stamford Hill) Rd, Morningside, presents Caught in the Crossfire. Crossfire Collision is a melodic punk rock band based in Cape Town. Features Lowprofile and Strage (dark instrumental rock). 8pm. R60. Call 084 510 3107. No under 18s.
lBaroque 2000’s next concert at the Church of the Monastery, 1 Abbot Francis Rd, Mariannhill. The main work on the programme is one of Bach’s great Brandenburg Concertos; the third, with its unprecedented scoring for three solo violins, three solo violas, three solo cellos, and continuo. The other works are by Albinoni, Albicastro and Geminiani. 11am. R90 at the door. Call Michel at 082 303 5241.
lSasha, 18 Harvey Rd, Stamford Hill, presents GoodSundae, an experience away from the club scene. 1pm. R100 at Computicket. Call 031 312 9443.
lThe Rainbow Restaurant & Jazz Club, shop 623 Stanfield Lane, Pinetown, presents Maqhinga Radebe and David Jenkins. Also features the Hinds brothers. 2pm. R20. Call 031 702 9161.
lPietermaritzburg City Hall, cnr Church and Chief Albert Luthuli st, hosts gospel duo Sgwili and Babo as they record their second live DVD. Joining them is Sipho “Big fish” Makhabane and Mampintsha. 4.30pm. R80 to R100 at Computicket. Call 033 395 1111.
lWestville Country Club, Link Rd, Durban, hosts Tony Rezac on sax, keyboard, and vocals and Anton Brazeby on violin. Noon to 4pm. Call Tony at 082 541 2854.
lHorse ‘n’ Hound, Kenneth Kaunda (Northway) Rd, Durban North, presents folk night hosted by Steve Fataar. All musicians welcome. 7pm. Free. Call Steve or Tyrone at 083 474 5689.
lThe Oyster Box, The Oyster Bar, 2 Lighthouse Rd, uMhlanga presents Wallace Nock. 6.30pm to 9.30pm. Call 031 514 5000.
lLola and friends at Club Casa Nostra, 170 Florida Rd, Morningside. 7pm. Call 031 312 6434.
lOscar’s Café, 41-45 Mackeurtan Ave, Durban North, presents Mais Que Nada – South American music. 7pm. Free. Call 031 563 3703.
lCape2Cairo, 100 Mahatma Gandhi (Point) Rd, presents Pens Down & Bottles Up. Featuring 15 of Durban’s finest DJs across three dance floors. 8pm. R70 to R100. Call 031 368 3517.
lThe Origin, 9 Clark Rd, Lower Glenwood, presents Rage 4U uMhlanga: official launch party. Features Graeme, Peter Booth, Royal K and more. 8pm. Call 083 775 3300.
lCentre for Jazz and Popular Music, Masizi Kunene (King George V) Ave, level 2, Shepstone building UKZN, presents Linda Vargas and her Flamenco Dance Company, with flamenco guitarist, Demi Fernandez, Neil Gonsalves on keyboards and international percussionist Efrain Toro. Ends Saturday at 7pm and Sunday at 3pm. R100. Call 031 260 3385.
GIG OF THE WEEK
The Parlotones farewell tour
Izulu Theatre, Sibaya Casino |(Tonight)
The Parlotones at Izulu Theatre, Sibaya Casino.
IT’S time to bid farewell to one of South Africa’s most successful rock bands, The Parlotones, as they will be relocating to Los Angeles in the US in January.
So what better send-off is there than a tour of the country? The Farewell Tour symbolises the fans’ last chance to say goodbye before the band leaves, and it takes place at the Izulu Theatre, Sibaya Casino, tonight.
Billed as the “Creative Capital of the World” because one in every six of its residents works in a creative industry, LA, the home base of Hollywood, is more con-ducive to global touring and reaching the US market.
The state is hours away from Asia and Europe and will give them better access to the world’s biggest music market. The move will put the band in a more accessible position to the many media conferences and interviews that are demanded of a band in the US and allow them to tour relentlessly as they endeavour to cover as much ground as pos-sible, making South Africa proud with every milestone they are destined to achieve!
South African fans won’t miss out on fun either! The Parlotones will be taking their fans with them. Negotiations for their own TV show focusing on their new adven-ture are under way. To coincide with the tour The Parlotones will also be releasing the live recording of their rock theatre production Dragonflies & Astronauts, which was developed complete with storyline, sets and characters revolving around their greatest hits. They were the first band in the world to broadcast a concert live in 3D.
Known for breaking creative boundaries with their live per-formances they set a new standard in live entertainment with this innovative concert.