lPrime Circle at Tanz Café, The Buzz Shopping Centre, Witkoppen Rd, Fourways. Doors open: TBC. Tickets: R120. Tel: 011788 8725.
lThe rock acts The Barcode Bandits, Mercury Sage, After Robot and Watch It Burn at Shivas, cnr Hillside and Rodericks sts, Lynnwood, Pretoria. R30. Tel: 083 481 4987.
lJacqueline’s Experience: 1980s party with DSP Retro Crew, Stevie B, Pistol Pete and Dean “The Wolfman” at Passion The Club (ex-Recess), cnr Lenchen Ave North and South St, Southlake Centre, Centuiron. (No under-30s). 8pm. Admission TBA. Tel: 012 663 7862.
lMusicpower brings you the ultimate Afro-pop and jazz sounds at Sophiatown, cnr 7th St and 3rd Ave, Melville. Admission TBA. Tel:011 047 1412. See www.facebook.com/SophiatownBarLounge
lPistolWhip45, Them Bandits, Crystal Park and The Trees at Trotters, 22 Dakota St, Impala Park, Boksburg. Tel: 011 918 1409.
lUnplugged Sessions featuring reggae band Tidal Waves supported by Stefan Dixon at Tings an’ Times, shop no 36, Waterglen Shopping Centre, cnr General Louis Botha and Garsfontein rds and Mendelssohn St, Pretoria. 7pm. Admission TBA. Tel: 012 993 0234.
lBrian Chubb at Lesvos Restaurant and Deli, Farrarmere Shopping Centre, cnr Bayley and Sheridan sts, Benoni. 7pm. Free. Tel: 011 849 6448.
lJazz Monate at Carnival City, Intersection of the N17 toll road, Snake Rd (Heidelburg Rd or R23) and Elsburg Rd (R554). 10pm. Admission TBA. Tel: 011 898 7000.
lPrime Circle and Dan Patlansky at Paul Cluver Amphitheatre, N2 Grabouw, De Rust Estate. (www.cluver.com) Doors open 5pm. From R325 at Computicket. Tel: 011 788 8725.
lLes Fantastiques give you a blend of Afro and Latin sounds at Sophiatown, cnr 7th St and 3rd Ave, Melville. Admission TBA. Tel:011 047 1412. See www.facebook.com/ SophiatownBarLounge
lDilana Robichaux (US singer, songwrite, and performer) at Tanz Café, Buzz Centre, Witkoppen Rd, Fourways. 10.30pm. R120. Tel: 011 658 0277.
lWolmer Rock Show, Wolmer Bush Lounge, take the N1 North to Polokwane, take the N4 split left to Rustenburg, take the R80 offramp, go south towards Pretoria, take the R513 (Brits Rd) offramp, turn right onto R513 from the offramp, turn right into Heinrich Rd at robots, go over two robots and at the third, turn left into Dale Ave/Rd. Cross over one stop street and you will see Wolmer Bush Lounge on your left. Tel: 072 927 7965.
lRichard Thompson at Gilroy’s Pub, Ngwenya Glass Village, off Beyers Naude Drive, M34, Muldersdrift. 1pm to 5pm. Admission TBA. Tel: 011 796 3020 or 073 357 2897.
lPiet Botha and Jack Hammer at Saloon Route 66, Hartbeeshoek Rd, Hartbeespoort Dam. 10am to 3pm. Admission TBA. Tel 083 372 8118 or 083 261 2602.
lLucia Mthiyane and guests at Sophiatown, cnr 7th St and 3rd Ave, Melville. Admission TBA. Tel:011 047 1412. See www.facebook.com/ SophiatownBarLounge
lDilana Robichaux (US singer, songwriter, and performer) at Dozi’s Back to the Roots, Haartbeespoort Dam, R514 (near the R511) Plot 136 Rietfontein. 12pm. R100. Tel: 082 824 3725.
lCrystal Park at Chimes, New Modder Rd, Benoni. 11am. Admission TBA. Tel: 082 659 1476.
lPeter B at Gilroy’s Pub, Ngwenya Glass Village, off Beyers Naude Drive, M34, Muldersdrift. 1pm to 5pm. Admission TBA. Tel: 011 796 3020 or 073 357 2897.
lTidal Waves and Stefan Dixon at at Tings an’ Times, shop no 36, Waterglen Shopping Centre, cnr General. Louis Botha and Garsfontein rds, Mendelssohn St, Pretoria. 7pm. Admission TBA. Tel: 012 993 0234
lPrime Circle at Cresta Barnyard Theatre, Cresta Shopping Centre, Randburg. R150 through www.barnyardtheatres.co.za. 6pm. Tel: 011 478 5300.
lKnights of Kirtan at Linder Auditorium, Wits Education Campus, 27 St Andrews Rd, Parktown. 6.30pm. Tel: 011 717 3223.
lPrime Circle at Firkin Pub, cnr Hendrik Verwoerd and Embankment drives. Lougardia Building, shop nr 2, Centurion. 6pm. R80. Tel: 012 663 4213.
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GIG OF THE WEEK:
Capital Music Cafe, Rosebank (Tomorrow)
With the world’s entertainment industry seemingly descending upon us, we couldn’t be happier to hear that King Britt will be visiting soon. The US DJ has been invited here by Kid Fonque to perform at #2sidesofthebeat, a monthly event that sees dubstep and house merge with genres like hip hop, broken beat and anything else you can think of.
Sadly for other cities, Britt will only play in Joburg for his first gig in the country.
The man who has been making infectious music for more than|20 years wears many hats from producing, DJing to composing.
He is considered one of the most prolific artists in electronic music. From his humble begin-|nings as a record buyer for the singles/import section for Tower Records, Britt became a big name when he started DJing and opening for acts such as Sade.
The Grammy award winner soon became well known for his incredible mixes of songs by a host of arstists including Miles Davis, Curtis Mayfield, Radiohead, Alison Moyet, Everything But the Girl, Chic, Macy Gray and Roy Ayers.
His diverse catalogue shows his deep understanding of many musical forms. You may not know his work as King Britt as he has produced music under numerous aliases, from his house/techno work as Fhloston Paradigm and Scuba to his hip hop, jazz-inspired Saturn Never Sleeps project.
In Rosebank the man will play alongside multi-instrumentalist Tendai “Baba” Maraire (of the Seattle-based hip hop outfit Shabazz Palaces).
Maraire brings his father Dumi’s historic Zimbabwe recordings of the mbira and combines them with contemporary arrangements. The two are working on an album that is set |to be release release next year.
They will perform a five-hour set and will be supported by Kid Fonque. The doors will open at 9pm. Tickets will cost R100. Capital Music Café (lower section), corner Keyes and Tyrwhitt avenues, Rosebank. – Munyaradzi Vomo