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l Playhouse Opera Theatre, 231 Anton Lembede (Smith) St, CBD, hosts South African music legend Johnny Clegg until tomorrow. 8pm, tomorrow at 9pm. R171 to R315 at Computicket.
lLive – The Venue, 166 Matthews Meyiwa (Stamford Hill) Rd, Morningside, presents the Farryl Purkiss album launch of Home. 8pm. R70. Call 084 501 3107.
l Czar, 178 Florida Rd, Morningside, presents Keith Slabbert featuring Funky G, Coco Loco, Green Jr and more. 9pm. R80. Call 031 312 8001.
l The Corner Café, 197 Brand Rd, Glenwood, presents Nje, meaning “just” in Zulu, with the group, The Wilderness Act. 6pm to 8pm. Free. Call 031 201 0219.
l Tongaat Town Hall, High St, Tongaat Central, features the musical extravaganza Yeh Shaam Mastani 2. From golden oldies to the latest Bollywood mixes and local chutney music. 8pm. R80. Tickets and info: Kenny at 082 443 6046.
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 must be over 21 and gents over 23. 10pm. R60. Call 031 580 5170.
lRiverside Hotel and Spa presents “Thank Goodness it’s Friday” at 10 Kenneth Kaunda Rd, Durban North. Gather round the pool and enjoy 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.
l Karaoke at the Horse ’n’ Hound, Kenneth Kaunda Rd (Northway), Durban North, with DJ Tony. 8pm. Free. Call 031 564 5827.
lLive – The Venue, 166 Matthews Meyiwa (Stamford Hill) Rd, Morningside, features Jeremy Loops, a one-man folk band. 8pm. R70. Call 084 501 3107.
lFree live music at Palm Court, Gateway Theatre of Shopping (weather permitting). 7 to 10pm. Call 031 566 2332.
lJoe Cool’s, 137 Lower OR Tambo Parade (Marine Parade), presents Sunday Sessions with DJs Punch, Mark, Daniel and more. 3pm. Free before 7pm, women free all night. Call 031 368 2858.
l Cottonsfields Restaurant, 7 McCausland Crescent, uMhlanga Rocks, presents Jeremy Loops at 1pm. R67 at Computicket. Call 031 561 3371.
l Giba Café, Giba Gorge Mountain Bike Park, Mahogany Ridge, presents Electric Arc (rock and blues band) at 1pm. R10 for non-riders. Call 031 769 2964.
l Aroma, cnr Problem Mkhize (Cowey) and Gladys Mazibuko (Marriott) roads, presents Murphy. 2pm. Free. Safe parking. Call 031 309 6046.
lHorse ‘n’ Hound, Kenneth Kaunda Rd, 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 the sultry sounds of 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.
lThe Centre for Jazz and Popular Music (UKZN, Howard College), Mazisi Kunene Rd (King George Ave), level 2, Shepstone presents Madala Kunene in concert with Paki Peloeole (drums), Thembinkosi Banda (bass) and Mduduzi Magwaza (flute). 6pm. R35, pensioners R20, students R10. Call Thuli at 031 260 3385.
lHorse ’n’ Hound, Kenneth Kaunda Rd, Durban North, hosts Steve Fataar and friends. 7pm. Call Steve or Tyrone at 083 474 5689.
lLive entertainment at Yossi’s Restaurant, 127 Helen Joseph (Davenport) Rd. Call 031 201 0090.
lChris Saunders Park, 14 Palm Boulevard, uMhlanga Ridge, uMhlanga Rocks, presents Party in the Park: Haezer with some of Durban’s finest DJs on the decks. 11am. R80 to R100 at Computicket. firstname.lastname@example.org
lAlliance Francaise of Durban, 22 Sutton Crescent, Morningside, presents Francophonie: Francofête with live music by René Tschiakanyi (DRC/SA), Natalie Winter (SA), Lu Dlamini and Madala Kunene (Afro-folk/SA) and more. 2pm to 10pm. Free. Call 031 312 9582.
l Lords & Legends Night Market, Riverside Rd, Amanzimtoti, presents Electric Arc. 6pm. Free. Call 031 903 4534.
l Horse ’n’ Hound, Kenneth Kaunda (Northway) Rd, Durban North, hosts one-man band Robbie Dalton. 7pm. Free. Call 031 564 5827
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GIG OF THE WEEK
The Wavehouse |(Tonight)
PARTYgoers can expect an awesome weekend as RAMfest is here – South Africa’s biggest annual alternative music festival.
There is also an exciting line-up of headlining international bands for the main Durban concert, such as Rise Against (US) and British metal core band Bring Me the Horizon. South African bands
that will perform include Pestroy and Durban’s Lowprofile.
Rise Against hail from Chicago, Illinois. Their first two albums, The Unravelling (2001) and Revolutions per Minute (2003),
met with considerable underground success. Their major label debut, Siren Song of the Counter Culture, brought them mainstream success and resulted in several successful singles.
Formed in Sheffield in 2004, Bring Me the Horizon have won three Kerrang Awards, one in 2007 for Best British Newcomer, the second in 2011 for Best Album (There is a Hell...), and last year for Best British Video (Alligator Blood). They were officially the biggest band on MySpace UK in 2011. They have more than 3.4 million fans on Facebook, and more than 50 million UK and European views on YouTube of their videos.
Lowprofile have toured four South African provinces, played to thousands at major festivals and opened for the likes of Sum 41. Last year was a productive one for the band, with the launch of an album, two music videos, TV appearances, print and radio interviews, shows, and a signature skateboard through Gunslinger Longboards.
This year, they have released a video for the song Apathetic Means which was viewed more than 4 400 times in its first week on YouTube. – Tonight Reporter
• RAMfest, The Wavehouse, Gateway, 6pm. Doors open 5pm. R450 at www.ticketbreak.co.za or the gate. Info: www.ramfest.co.za