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lSeabrooke’s Theatre, 255 St Thomas Road, Musgrave, presents Come Together. Pianist and vocalist Shannon Hope joins forces with Dividable Grand (teenage rock duo from Knysna with Dave Vermeulen on vocals and guitar and Lindi van Blerk on drums). Two genres will collide and become one. R70. 8pm. Bookings: Colin at 082 894 7541, or 031 277 1500.
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. Ladies over 21, gents over 23. 10pm. R60. Call 031 580 5170.
lRiverside Hotel and Spa presents “Thank Goodness it’s Friday”, 10 Kenneth Kaunda Road (Northway), Durban North. Gather around the pool and enjoy great live music. 4pm to 8pm. Call 031 563 0600.
lAroma, cnr Problem Mkhize (Cowey) and Gladys Mazibuko (Marriott) rds, Morningside, presents Murphy. 6pm. Free. Safe parking. Call 031 309 6046.
lKaraoke at the Horse ’n’ Hound, Kenneth Kaunda Road (Northway), Durban North, with DJ Tony. 8pm. Free. Call 031 564 5827.
lJack Rabbits, 302 North Ridge Rd, Morningside, presents Grin Lingo Party with Black Math, Roachy, The Accidentals (Matt Vend and Hezron Chetty) and DJs Feugo Heat, Weird Beard and Mudbox Mike. 8pm. Free. Call 083 7916 666.
lUshaka Upper Deck Restaurant, 1 Bell Street, presents Dane Francis, one of Durban’s most respected guitarists, producers and studio engineers. 6pm to 10pm. Call 031 328 8000.
lLive music at Palm Court, Gateway Theatre of Shopping (weather permitting).7pm to 10pm. Call 031 566 2332.
lHillcrest Aids Centre Trust, 26 Old Main Rd, Hillcrest. The Yarn Bombed Tree presents their themed tea mornings with music by two students on violin and cello. 9am. Call Jess at 031 765 5866.
lHazelmere Dam, Vincent Dickenson Rd, Ethekwini, presents Fun In the Sun- Fits Fest as they host their fifth birthday celebration. Line-up includes DJ Fresh, Niskerone, Pascal & Pearce, Veranda Panda, Spin Doctor, Nick Supply, Mark E Mark and more. 6am. R250 at Computicket.
lThe Corner Café, 197 Brand Rd, Glenwood, presents The Wilderness Act – Jon van den berg on guitar and Portia Malunga-Rowling on vocals. Includes original songs and classic covers. Noon to 2pm. See www.thecornercafe.co.za.
lAroma, cnr Problem Mkhize (Cowey) and Gladys Mazibuko (Marriott) rds, Morningside, presents Murphy. 2pm. Free. Safe parking. Call 031 309 6046.
lWestville Country Club, Link Rd, Durban, hosts Tony Rezac on saxophone, keyboards and vocals; Anton Brazeby on violin, playing blues, ballads, jazz. Noon to 4pm. Call Tony at 082 541 2854.
lHorse ‘n’ Hound Kenneth Kaunda Road (Northway), Durban North, hosts one-man band Robbie Dalton. 7pm. Free. Call 031 564 5827.
lThe Oyster Box, The Oyster Bar, 2 Lighthouse Rd, uMhlanga, presents Wallace Nock until Friday. 6.30pm to 9.30pm. Call 031 514 5000.
lJazz with Lola and friends at Club Casa Nostra, 170 Florida rd, Morningside. 7pm. Bookings: 031 312 6434.
lPortuguese band Mais Que Nada! at Oscar’s Café, 41-45 Mackeurtan Ave, Durban North. 7pm. Free. Call 031 563 3703.
lHorse ‘n’ Hound, Kenneth Kaunda Road (Northway), Durban North, hosts guitarist Steve Fataar and friends. 7pm. Call Steve or Tyrone at 083 474 5689.
lAt Burn nightclub, 16 Walls Ave, Stamford Hill, it’s student night with DJ Harry “Boy Wonder” Allan. 8pm. R20, students free before 10pm. Call 082 325 9746.
lLive entertainment at Yossi’s Restaurant, 127 Helen Joseph (Davenport) Rd. Call 031 201 0090.
lKaraoke evening with Jason at 10 Knightsway Tavern, Knightsway, Malvern. 7pm. Call 031 464 8166.
lDurban City Hall, Pixley Ka Seme St, CBD, presents the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra as they perform three symphony concert seasons. Features an array of international soloists and conductors with a concert by the World Orchestra in conjunction with the KZN Philharmonic. Soloist: Philippe Graffin, violin. Conductor: Bernhard Gueller. Programme: Britten: Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes; Concerto for Violin No 1; Beethoven: Prometheus Overture; Symphony No 8. Call 031 369 9404/9438 or firstname.lastname@example.org. 7.30pm. R90 to R200. Call 031 311 1111.
lHorse ’n’ Hound, Kenneth Kaunda Road (Northway), Durban North, hosts one-man band Robbie Dalton. 7pm. Free.Call 031 564 5827.
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GIG OF THE WEEK
Live – The Venue (Saturday)
IF you grew up in the 1990s in South Africa, then you would be familiar with alternative rock group, Fetish, who were one of the forerunners of the post-apartheid rock explosion in SA and became one of the most influential and best-loved alternative bands in the country.
Ten years later, the band has regrouped and is performing to their undying fans on Saturday at Live – The Venue.
They regrouped last year in April to record a highly anticipated full-length album and to perform two live shows. Now, the band is all set to release the album Little Heart with its breakout singles Merry Go Round and People Say. The band was formed by two childhood friends, Dominic Forrest and Jeremy Daniel, who had grown up together in Swaziland during the 1980s before meeting again in Cape Town.
After gigging around Cape Town for a year, the band financed and produced its debut album Fetish, which gained an immediate cult following around the country and Europe. One distinguishing feature of the album was that every single cloth-covered copy was different and had been put together by the band members themselves. The song that brought them to the attention of the public, however, was the single Never Enough from their self-produced debut album Fetish. The song went to No 6 on the charts and became a huge favourite at gigs. This breakthrough album led to them signing with Virgin Records and beginning work on a series of high profile albums, including the much loved EP Shade of a Ghost and critically acclaimed So Many Prophets which produced three Top 10 hits and three SAMA nominations, including Best Rock Album and Best Group.
The late 90s saw Fetish touring the country and supporting international acts such as Lenny Kravitz, Skunk Anansie, and The Smashing Pumpkins. The band gained a loyal fan base with intense live performances and uncompromising music. – Tonight Reporter
• Catch Fetish at Live – The Venue on Saturday. Supporting act is Shannon Hope. 8pm. Tickets selling at R85 online (webtickets) and R100 at the door. Call 084 510 3107.
GIG OF THE WEEK
Live – The Venue |(Saturday)
ALTERNATIVE: South African rock band, Fetish, plays at Live – The Venue on Saturday. Picture: buzzworthy.mtv.com