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
lSkybar, 4th Floor, Medis Towers, 25 Silver Ave, Stamford Hill, presents Endless Summer with solar-powered insane beats from a DJ line-up featuring Shane V, Funky B, Veranda Panda and more. 8pm. R50. Call 031 313 7424.
lRiverside Hotel and Spa presents Thank Goodness it’s Friday, 10 Northway, Durban North. Gather around 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.
lKaraoke at the Horse ’n’ Hound, Northway Rd, Durban North, with DJ Tony. 8pm. Free. Call 031 564 5827.
lLive – the Venue, 166 Mathews Meyiwa (Stamfordhill) Rd, Morningside, presents Desmond and the Tutus, an awesome blend of rock ‘n’ roll, indie kwela pop and genius. 8pm. R70. Call 084 510 3107.
lThe Lounge, 226 Mathews Meyiwa (Stamford Hill) Rd, Morningside, presents THE Sexy Uniform Party with DJ Super T Tyrone. 9pm. R80. Call 031 303 9022.
lUshaka 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. Contact 031 566 2332.
lGiba Café, Giba Gorge Mountain Bike Park, Ngweni Rd, Westmead, features Electric Arc. 1pm. R10 for non-riders. Call 031 769 2964.
lThe Beach Cabin Pub, 2 Drews Ave, Warner Beach, MOTH shellhole, presents Mother Nature’s Son. 1pm. Free. Call 074 723 2699.
lAroma, cnr Cowey and Marriott Rds, Morningside, presents Murphy. 2pm. Free. Safe parking. Call 031 309 6046.
lWestville 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 at 082 541 2854.
lHorse ’n’ Hound, Northway Rd, Durban North, hosts one-man band Robbie Dalton. 7pm. Free. Call 031 564 5827.
lThe Oyster Box, The Oyster Bar, 2 Lighthouse Road, uMhlanga, presents the sultry sounds of Wallace Nock, until Friday. Wallace performs on the guitar, keyboards, drums, three saxophones and vocals. 6.30pm to 9.30pm. Call 031 514 5000.
l Jazz with Lola and friends at Club Casa Nostra, 170 Florida Rd, Morningside. 7pm. Bookings: 031 312 6434.
lOscar’s Café, 41– 45 Mackeurtan Ave, Durban North, presents Mais Que Nada! 7pm. Free. Call 031 563 3703.
lHorse ’n’ Hound, Northway Rd, Durban North, hosts Steve Fataar and friends. 7pm. Call Steve directly 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.
lLive entertainment at Yossi’s Restaurant, 127 Helen Joseph (Davenport) Road. Call 031 201 0090
lKaraoke with Jason at 10 Knightsway Tavern, Knightsway, Malvern. 7pm. Call 031 464 8166.
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GIG OF THE WEEK:
Gagasi FM Nightlife
Czar on Florida Road |(tomorrow)
Durban sure does have talent and kasi rapper Zakwe is proof of that. In fact, he’s not just a rapper, but also a leader and actor in the making.
Fans of this talented musician will be glad to know that he will perform tomorrow at Czar on Florida Road.
Joining Zakwe wll be some of the best artists in house music: Vetkuk vs Mahoota with DJs Ntukza, Vumar, King Sfiso, TP, Mzokoloko and Le Soul and entertaining the hip hop crowd will be Kenzhero with DJs Lab, Junior De Rocka and Feel Da Musiq. Also, fans can expect a live broadcast by Gagasi FM’s After Dark DJ, Zanda.
Born in the Durban township of KwaMashu, Ntokozo Zakwe first discovered rapping and hip hop when he was in school. It was in the late 1980s that the rapper made a mark with his strong voice, great lyrics, kasi stories and black consciousness.
Before releasing his debut album in 2011, Zakwe released a number of mixtapes titled Street Music. The mix-tapes made a huge impact in the underground scene as two of his tracks were entered into the Hype Sessions and received lots of airplay.
Having worked hard in 2010, promoting his mixtape and featuring on Zuluboy’s album iGoda, he also performed at the 2011 MetroFM Music Awards in Mpumalanga and received five nods for the 18th Annual MTN SA Music Awards for his debut album Zakwe. – Tonight Reporter
• Catch Zakwe among other artists at the Gagasi FM Nightlife Sessions tomorrow at 9pm at Czar, 178 Florida Road, Morningside.
Tickets: R100, ladies half price before 11pm. Visit www.facebook.com/ gagasifmnightlife