l The Corner Café, 197 Brand Rd, Glenwood, presents The Wilderness Act – Jon van den Berg on guitar and Portia Malunga-Rowling on vocals. They do original songs and covers in the styles of soul, funk, Afro-jazz and contemporary R&B. Noon to 2pm. See www.thecornercafe.co.za
l Riverside Hotel and Spa presents Thank Goodness it’s Friday, 10 Northway, Durban North. Gather round the pool and enjoy great live music. 4pm to 8pm. Call 031 563 0600.
l Aroma, cnr Cowey and Marriott rds, Morningside, presents Murphy. 6pm. Free. Safe parking. Call 031 309 6046.
l Karaoke at the Horse ’n’ Hound, Northway Rd, Durban North, with DJ Tony. 8pm. Free. Call 031 564 5827.
l Live – The venue, 166 Matthews Meyiwa Rd (Stamfordhill Rd), Morningside, presents the South African Tour by Euro-metal band Purify, including the release and launch of their new album, Hail Suicide. Supporting bands are Obscure, Throne and more. 6pm. R100 to R200 at Computicket. Call 084 510 3107.
l The Lounge, 226 Mathews Meyiwa (Stamfordhill) Rd, Morningside, presents Mexican wave tequila party. 8pm. R80. Call 031 303 9022.
l Lazy Lizzard, 42 Old Main Rd, Hillcrest, presents 11:59 for the second instalment of Durban’s newest alternative event. Features DJs Satine and DarkDrone, Electric Church Boys: Ghost Prototype, Rev Ryan and Len10. 8pm. R20. Call 076 379 9339.
l Ushaka Upper Deck Restaurant, 1 Bell St, presents Dane Francis, one of Durban’s most respected guitarists, producers and studio engineers. 6pm to 10pm. Call 031 328 8000.
l Free live music at Palm Court, Gateway Theatre of Shopping, 1 Palm Boulevard, uMhlanga (weather permitting). 7pm to 10pm. Call 031 566 2332.
l Aroma, cnr Cowey and Marriott rds, Morningside, presents Murphy. 2pm. Free. Safe parking. Call 031 309 6046.
l Westville Country Club, Link Rd, Durban, hosts Tony Rezac on sax, keys and vocals and Anton Brazeby on violin, playing blues, ballads, jazz. Noon to 4pm. Call Tony on 082 541 2854.
l Amsterdam Bar & Grill, 143 Davenport Rd, Goodwood, presents Test your Skills, where you can get on the mic and display your talent for the world to see. 9pm. Free. Call 031 811 5449.
l Horse ’n’ Hound, Northway Rd, Durban North, hosts one-man band Robbie Dalton. 7pm. Free. Call 031 564 5827.
l Jazz with Lola and friends at Club Casa Nostra, 170 Florida Rd, Morningside. 7pm. Bookings: 031 312 6434.
l Oscar’s Café, 41-45 Mackeurtan Ave, Durban North, presents Mais Que Nada! 7pm. Free. Call 031 563 3703.
l Horse ’n’ Hound, Northway Rd, Durban North, hosts Steve Fataar and friends. 7pm. Call Steve directly or Tyrone on 083 474 5689.
l At Burn Nightclub, 16 Walls Ave, Stamford Hill, it’s student night with DJ Harry “Boy Wonder” Allan. 8pm. R20. Students free before 10pm.
l Live entertainment at Yossi’s Restaurant, 127 Helen Joseph (Davenport) Rd. Call 031 201 0090.
l Karaoke with Jason at 10 Knightsway Tavern, Knightsway, Malvern. 7pm. Call 031 464 8166.
l Horse ‘n’ Hound, Northway Rd, Durban North, hosts one-man band Robbie Dalton. 7pm. Free. Call 031 564 5827.
GIG OF THE WEEK
The Welcome Us Tour, live
Live – The Venue
IF you’re into Afrikaans and English rock music, be sure not to miss out on the killer line-up at Live – The Venue. Tonight you can catch Afrikaans rock band ShutUp! It’s Sunday on The Welcome Us Tour, along with supporting acts Avade and Scarlet Hill.
ShutUp! It’s Sunday is a five-piece with a female lead singer. They have been defining their sound for eight years before finally coming to prominence in October 2011. They have been working on their debut album – produced by Jacques du Plessis – for the past year, and it will be released in the coming month.
The band formed a short while after being nominated for a South African Music Award (Sama) for Best Afrikaans Rock Album (as Countdown to the Red Carpet), whereafter they discovered their true genre and feel. They have shared the stage with Straatligkinders, Heuwels Fantasties, The Parlotones, Foto Na Dans, Fokofpolisiekar and aKing to name a few, which has helped them build vast live experience.
According to the band, “Perform arrogant, live humble” is a lesson dearly learnt and is now the one thing they strive for and the main ingredient they like to call life as musicians: “We offer a matured sound that appeals to international crowds, which is exactly what we are aiming for.”
ShutUp! It’s Sunday landed major sponsors recently such as Music Connection, Rock Star Threads Clothing, Yesterday clothing and KWV Wines. The band is also signed to the Next music record label, under which their debut album will launch next month nationally and internationally. – Tonight Reporter