lRadiator at King Kong, 1st floor, 6 Verwey St, Troyeville presents Rehab Tony, Lex LaFoy, Spaza$hop, Plz Call Me and Kid Fonque. R50. 8pm. Tel: 083 875 6386.
lSpyro Gyra at Carnival City, Big Top Arena, Carnival City Casino, intersection of the N17 toll road, Snake Rd (Heidelberg Rd/R23) and Elsburg Rd (R554). 7pm. R300 to R500 at Computicket. Tel 011 898 7000.
lFake Leather Blues Band vs Black Cat Bones at Café Barcelona, shop 24, Elardus Park Shopping Centre, cnr Delmas Rd and Barnard St, Pretoria. R60. 8.30pm. Tel: 012 345 3602.
lBad Adam EP launch at Wolmer Events Arena, 20 Dale Ave, Karen Park, Akasia, Pretoria North. R30. 8pm. Tel: 082 452 8622.
lThe Radium Jazz Trio at the Radium Beer Hall, 282 Louis Botha Ave, Orange Grove. 8.45pm. Free. Tel: 011 728 3866 or Andy at 083 542 1044.
lYouth Orchestra Company (JYOC) has joined forces with Rotary (Randburg) to present Celebration of Youth, at Rosebank Union Church, cnr William Nicol Drive and St Andrews Rd Hurlingham, Sandton. 7pm. R100. Bookings and enquiries: 011 484 1257.
lAnita Scott and The Vibes play standards and jazz at The Firs Mall, 10 Cradock Ave, Rosebank (outside Doppio Zero). 12.30pm. Free. Tel: 011 447 9538.
lDesmond & the Tutus, Al Bairre (symphonic indie rock band with cello, violins, guitars, ukeleles and drums), The Olympic and Yo Grapes at Arcade Empire, 265 The Highway St, Equestria, Pretoria. 7pm. R50. Tel: 087 980 3531.
lClub Bohemia at Café Barcelona, shop 24, Elardus Park Shopping Centre, cnr Delmas Rd and Barnard St, Elardus Park, Pretoria. R60. 8.30pm. Tel: 012 345 3602.
lSaarkie at the Radium Beer Hall, 282 Louis Botha Ave, Orange Grove. R70. 9pm. Tel: 011 728 3866 or Andy at 083 542 1044.
lNibs van der Spuy’s Crossing Borders Tour at Lucky Bean, 16 7th St, Melville. R70. Booking essential. Deposit required. Tel: 011 482 5572 or [email protected] restaurant.co.za
lThe Seed Youth Day Festival at MiHouse, 36 Roger St, Selby. 2pm. R120. Tel: 079 957 5161.
lYouth Day party: Linking Park vs System of a Down at The Doors Nightclub, 19 Van Riebeeck Ave, Edenvale. 8.30pm.
Ladies and students free before 11pm and R20 thereafter. Men R20. Tel: 011 453 7673.
lMarshall Music Acoustic Competition with Justin Serrao, Lourens Van der Schoor, Denzil Engelbrecht, Trevor de Wet, Callum Kuhl, Gidz, The Rough Silence, Lu Flur, Elrene van Staden, Danielle Bowler (aka Danny) and Santo Carlo at Rumours, Palm Court Centre, cnr JG Strydom and Cornelius sts, Weltevredenpark, Roodepoort. 2pm. R30. Tel: 074 897 9326.
lMarcia Moon at Café Barcelona, shop 24, Elardus Park Shopping Centre, cnr Delmas Rd and Barnard St, Elardus Park, Pretoria. R60. 8.30pm. Tel: 012 345 3602.
THURSDAY lSheraaz at Café Barcelona, shop 24, Elardus Park Shopping Centre, cnr Delmas Rd and Barnard St, Elardus Park, Pretoria. R60. 8.30pm. Tel: 012 345 3602.
lBe at TJ’s Acoustic Club, Mark’s Park, Judith Rd, Emmarentia, for an ensemble of old and contemporary music, including some bluesy ballads, some ragtime and some rock ‘n’ roll. 8pm.
R25. Tel: 079 729 0294. Join us on Facebook: //www.facebook.com/#!/pages/TJs-Music-Club/121376754603766
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GIG OF THE WEEK
Channel o and vuzu youth day celebrations
Chaf Pozi, Soweto,
It seems like yesterday that last year’s Channel O and Vuzu’s Youth Day celebrations took place.
But that’s just how fast time
flies because come Sunday we’ll
be heading back to Chaf Pozi in Soweto for this year’s blast.
If you have ever been to any party hosted by DStv, especially Channel O and Vuzu, then you know it will be a great event.
Since they are all about
being “young, gifted and black”,
it is only right that the channels host a party to commemorate the June 16 holiday.
The line-up is split between rapper/singers and DJs. On the rap stage you will have man of the moment, Khuli Chana (pictured), who is what AKA was a year ago.
The young Motswako rapper
is on fire with his great sound
that is currently unmatched.
He will obviously kill his set with his classic tracks, but will likely close with the hit track
Teargas will also make an appearance and as veterans,
there is really nothing more
to stay about them. Their sing-song kind of hip hop always gets the fans singing along and that is a good thing.
One thing, though, Nkukza has been scarce of late as only KO and Ma-E seem to pitch up for gigs.
Here is hoping that he pops up for this one as it is never the same when one band member is missing.
Then there is Reason, whose lyrics are just amazing. His craftsmanship makes you think you have heard his song before when it’s actually the first time.
It is the lyricism and arrangement of the beats that make his material infectious.
Then there is Donald, the man who owned last year. With a fresh BET nomination for the upcoming awards, the singer will show us why, even in the US, people think he is one of Africa’s finest.
The DJ roster includes Fresh, who rarely comes out to events like this so it will be an honour to have him on the decks.
His buddy Euphonik will also be there, so that should be interesting. Dimplez and Andy X will take the stage with some very interesting mixes.
That said, most dudes will pay
a lot of attention once it is Ms Cosmo’s turn on the decks, as she brings more than just the music.
• The show starts at 1pm and it costs R80 to get in. Chaf Pozi is at corner Kingsley Sithole and Nicholas streets, Orlando Towers, Soweto.