lThe Litchi Orchard, Seaforth Rd (off Basil Hullet Drive), Umhlali, presents Open Mic Monkey, a seedbed for the local live music scene. 7pm. Free. Call Dave at 082 551 4768 if you’re keen to play. Call 032 525 5118.
lThe Winston Pub, 9 Clark Rd, Umbilo, presents Lost Tacos with Minority for the Masses and Darkest Age. 7pm. R30. Call 031 201 2652.
lMadala Kunene and friends at The Upstairs, 200 Florida Road, Morningside, with The Hinds Brothers. 7pm. R60. Call 087 941 4525.
lUber Zulu, 295 Florida Rd, Morningside, celebrates old-school with guest DJs. 8pm. Call 031 303 5708.
lMeercats Pub and Grill, 12 Forest Hill Drive, Waterfall, presents Sea Level featuring Lance Goldman. 8pm. Free. Call 031 776 3872 or 079 878 8051.
lZack’s, North Beach, OR Tambo Parade (Lower Marine Parade), presents DJ Amigo and guest DJs. 7pm. Free. Call 031 368 6800.
lZack’s, Lilian Ngoyi (Windermere) Rd, Windermere, presents acoustic sets hosted by the Hinds Brothers. 7.30pm. Free. Call 031 312 0755.
lKrakatoa Show Bar, Sibaya Casino, Sibaya Drive, uMhlanga Rocks, hosts bhangra music with DJ Elvis and the Durban Desi Crew, featuring DJs Sandesh, Reckless and Anesh. Women over 21 and men over 23. 10pm. R60. Call 031 580 5170
lKaraoke with DJ Tony at the Horse ‘n’ Hound, Kenneth Kaunda (Northway) Rd, Durban North. 8pm. Free. Call 031 564 5827.
lLive – The Venue, 166 Matthews Meyiwa (Stamford Hill) Rd, Morningside, presents Locals Only party with Sonsofold, The Accidentals and Veranda Panda. 8pm. R50. Call 084 510 3107.
lThe Winston Pub, 9 Clark Rd, Umbilo, presents Conqueror and Hours with Black Math. 7pm. R40. Call 031 201 2652.
lOrigin, 9 Clark Rd, Glenwood, presents Fool’s Gold with Samdog (UK) vs Icarus, Veranda Panda, Royal K, Kallisto, Mark E Mark, Bhashkar, Brent Crude, Night Vision, Sybo and more. 8.30pm. R60 non-members until 10pm, R50 members till 10pm. Call Trac: 031 201 9959. lAlliance Francaise of Durban, 22 Sutton Crescent, Morningside, presents a jazz lunch at Café Saint Germain. Marseille saxophonist Raphael Imbert will launch his book and perform with pianist Neil Gonsalves. 11.30 am to 1.30pm. Free. Call 031 312 9582.
lRockin’ Back: one-man band with Jeff. Classic rock music at The Galley, 17 Compensation Beach Rd, Ballito. On the deck, weather permitting. From noon. Call 032 946 2546.
lZack’s, North Beach, OR Tambo (Lower Marine) Parade, presents Tropical Beats, a reggae and R&B band. 3pm. Free. Call 031 368 6800.
lHeat City Sundaze at the Blue Dolphin Bar, 175 Snell Parade, North Beach, Blue Waters Hotel, Durban, with Veranda Panda, Bhashkar, Kallisto, Double A$$ Grab and Da Supa Ego. 4pm. R20. Call 031 327 7000.
lRockin’ Back: one-man band with Jeff playing rock at The Galley, 17 Compensation Beach Rd, Ballito. On the deck, weather permitting. From noon. Call 032 946 2546.
lMeercats Pub and Grill, 12 Forest Hill Drive, Waterfall, presents Lance Goldman. 12.30pm to 5pm. Call 031 776 3872 or 079 878 8051.
lZack’s, North Beach, OR Tambo (Lower Marine) Parade, presents Sensations FM house music from 2pm. Free. Call 031 368 6800.
lZack’s, Lilian Ngoyi Rd, Windermere, presents jazz and R&B, hosted by Too Close. 4pm to 8pm. Free. Call 031 312 0755.
lIt’s Taboo, 226 Matthews Meyiwa Ave, Stamford Hill, presents Lost In… Memory with Francois Charel Haasbroek, renowned for his edgy cabarets. 7pm to 8pm. R50. Call 074 157 6937.
lHorse ‘n’ Hound, Kenneth Kaunda (Northway) Rd, Durban North, hosts one-man band Robbie Dalton. 7pm. Free. Call 031 564 5827.
lOpen mic at Harlequins Sports Club, Garcin Place, The Bluff, from 7.30pm. Free. Call 084 446 3581.
lZack’s, Wilson’s Wharf, hosts The Blues Train with Salty Dog and Bobby and the Dynamites. 7.30pm. Free. Call 031 305 1671.
lUKZN Jazz Centre, Level 2, Shepstone Building, Mazisi Kunene Rd (King George Ave), presents the Virginia Commonwealth University /UKZN Collaboration Concert. Features the The UKZN Asihambe ensemble and VCU’s musical team. Will also feature Madala Kunene. Doors open 5.30pm, music at 6pm. R40, pensioners R20, students R15. Call Thuli at 031 260 3385.
lCafe Goa, 6B Purity Lane, Malvern presents Justin Snyman. 7pm. Call 031 464 7292 or 083 301 3396.
lHorse ‘n’ Hound, Kenneth Kaunda (Northway) Rd, Durban North, hosts Rockin’ Back: one-man band with Jeff. 6pm to 10pm. Call 083 660 8012.
lMykonos Restaurant, uMhlanga Rocks, presents Crescendos. 6.30pm. Booking essential. Call 031 566 7031.
lDurban City Hall, Pixley Ka Seme (West) St, presents pianist Liebrecht Vsnbeckevoort with the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra under conductor Kazem Abdullah. 7.30pm. Programme: Liszt’s Les Préludes, Hungarian Rhapsody No 2 and Piano Concerto No 1, Bartok’s Concerto for Orchestra. R50 to R200 on Computicket. Call 031 311 1111.
lOpen Mic Night at Harlequins Sports Club, Garcin Place, The Bluff. 7.30pm. Free. Call 084 446 3581.
lHorse ‘n’ Hound, Kenneth Kaunda (Northway) Rd, Durban North, hosts one-man band, Robbie Dalton. Call 083 660 8012.
GIG OF THE WEEK
KZNSA Gallery |(Tomorrow)
TOMORROW you can catch young composer and lyricist Sihle Zungu at the KZNSA Gallery in Glenwood as he launches his CD, Journeying On Live.
According to a press release, Zungu has brought together some of Durban’s talented young jazz musicians to perform his compositions.
His music is based on jazz, but also has reggae and gospel influences. He brings you his musical perspective and experience through spiritual songs and songs about love and social awareness.
This month, Zungu presents his Journeying On Live album to the public. The offering was recorded last year from his performances at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown and The Jazzy Rainbow Restaurant in Durban.
The Journeying On band comprises Ndu Shezi (lead vocals), Lindelwe Ngonelo (piano), Mxolisi Mdlalose (saxophone), Sidney Rash (drums) and Ildo Nandja (bass).
The singer first appeared on the music scene in the late 1990s when he started working with an all-girl vocal band called A-Capella 6 (former high school pupils of Ridge Park College in Durban) and other a capella groups.
He has been involved in the production and music direction of the art collective The Jam Life Show (Durban Playhouse, 2004) and the 1st Kaset music show (Durban Playhouse, 2012). These are just some of the projects that stand out over the years.
• Catch Sihle Zungu’s Journeying On Live CD launch tomorrow at the KZNSA Gallery, 166 Bulwer Road, Glenwood. Doors open at 7pm. R60 excluding CD and R120 including CD. Bookings: 031 277 1705.
– Tonight Reporter