l Blues Society featuring blues artists at Café Barcelona, shop 24, Elardus Park Centre, cnr Delmas Rd and Barnard St, Elardus Park, Pretoria. R40. 8.30pm. Tel: 012 345 3602.
l Jason Hartman at Radium Beer Hall, 282 Louis Botha Ave, Orange Grove. R90. 8pm. Tel: 011 728 3866 or 083 542 1044. And tomorrow.
l Toy Toy 5x5 with Bjorn Wilke from Germany at And, 36 Stiemens St, Braamfontein. 9pm. R40 before 10pm, R80 thereafter. Tel: 011 447 7996.
l Music on Milner at Meet on Milner Events, c/o Long ave & Milner street , Waterkloof, Pretoria. 7pm. Admission R50. Tel: 083 627 8172.
l Block Fridays at Morula Casino & Hotel, Lethabong Tavern, Molefe Makinta (Lucas Mangope) Highway, Mabopane. 9pm to midnight. Free entry. Tel: 012 799 0000.
l African Extravaganza at Morula Casino & Hotel, Razoos, Molefe Makinta (Lucas Mangope) Highway, Mabopane. 10pm and 11pm. Free entry. Tel: 012 799 0000. And tomorrow.
l Sue Green plays classical guitar at Mastro Restaurant, The Glen shopping Centre, Oakdene. Admission TBA. 6 to 9pm. Tel: 082 455 8634.
l Stars in Your Eyes Open Mic Nights – Finals at Cheyenne Saloon, Carousel Casino & Entertainment World, Old Warmbaths Road. 8pm. Free entry. Tel 012 718 7282.
l Tswaing Crater Gathering at Tswaing Meteorite Crater, Soutpan Rd, Soshanguve. Three-day festival with over 50 DJs including Major 7, Bio-rhythm, Rubix Cibe, Tune Raider, Paralocks, Parallax, Organoise, Digital Dream, KZVX, Killer B, Manifesto, Portal . R360 for the full three days or R320 for Saturday and Sunday at http://craterparty. co.za/tickets/ or at the gate today for R395, tomorrow: R340 or Sunday: R180.
l Pieter Erasmus at Café Barcelona, shop 24, Elardus Park Centre, cnr Delmas Rd and Barnard St, Elardus Park, Pretoria. R30. 8.30pm. Tel: 012 345 3602.
l Catch Kaylow (House Afrika), Nkozha, Xolani (guitarist), DJ Masilo, Mabutana and more at Dries Niemand Park, cnr Swart Drive and Green Ave, Kempton Park. 3pm. R30 after 6pm. Tel: 071 964 2945.
l David August and Soul Clap at Truth, Old Pretoria Rd, Midrand. Support acts 2lani The Warrior, Rob Toca, D'Ritmo, Andi Dill, Morgan, Dirty Herz, Speedy3pm. R110 at www.webtickets.com or R150 at the door. Tel: 011 315 9295.
l All White Party at Vacca Matta, Shop 66, Montecasino, cnr William Nicol Drive and Witkoppen Rd, Fourways. With DJ Fresh and Euphonik, Capital, Oz, Spindoctor and Nick Essential. 9pm. R100 before 11pm, R120 thereafter. VIP R130 before 11pm, R150 thereafter. Tel: 011 511 0511.
l Sundowner Saturday with Rudy and Mills on decks at Pata Pata, Main Street Life, Fox St, CBD. 3pm. R100. Tel: 072 880 9583.
l DJ Comfort at Morula Casino and Hotel, Lethabong Tavern, Molefe Makinta (Lucas Mangope) Highway, Mabopane. 9pm. Free. Tel: 012 799 0000.
l Decayed – a Reunion, in tribute to the decade that forged heavy metal at Rumours Lounge, shop 20, Palm Court, Cornelius St, Weltevreden Park, Joburg. R50. 7pm. See https://www.facebook. com/events/1445183272366961/. Tel: 079 825 7995.
l Carlos Santana at FNB Stadium, Nasrec, Johannesburg. R460 and R1 670 at Computicket. 7pm. Tel: 011 247 5300.
l Bright Lights, Big City at Tings an’ Times, shop 36, Waterglen Centre, cnr January Masilela (General Louis Botha) and Garsfontein rds. Freey. 3.30pm. Table reservations essential: 012 993 0234.
l Beeskraal revival at Saloon Route 66, Hartbeeshoek Rd, Hartbeespoort Dam. 10am to 3pm. Tel 083 372 8118 or 083 261 2602.
l Jack Parow at The Barntard Theatre, East Rand Galleria, snr Rietfontein and Northrand rds, Boksburg. 8pm. R150. Tel: 011 823 6933. At Cresta Barnyard tomorrow.
l Tailor at Café Barcelona, shop 24, Elardus Park Centre, cnr Delmas Rd and Barnard St, Elardus Park, Pretoria. Admission TBA. 8.30pm. Tel: 012 345 3602.
l TJ’s Acoustic Club, Mark’s Park, Judith Rd, Emmarentia, presents an ensemble of old and contemporary live music including some bluesy ballads, some ragtime, some rock. 8pm. R25. Tel: 079 729 0294.
l RAMFest at Witfontein Farm, Witfontein, JR 512, Bronkhorstspruit. Noon. R700. Visit: www.ramfest.co.za.
l Karaoke with Lorenzo Jooste at Morula Casino & Hotel, Lethabong Tavern, Molefe Makinta (Lucas Mangope) Highway, Mabopane. 9pm to midnight. Free entry. Tel: 012 799 0000.
• To be listed, e-mail information, with “gig guide” as subject, to clare.braun@ inl.co.za or munyaradzi.vomo@inl. co.za by Wednesday afternoon.
GIG OF THE WEEK
Ellis Park Stadium (tomorrow)
Coming to Joburg for the first time, US rapper Eminem (pictured) promises fans an unforgettable time.
He has already performed in Cape Town.
As a controversial figure who has won 13 Grammys and one Oscar, you know he will put on a stellar performance. His rapping skills are unmatched and he has
so many hit songs that it would
be impossible for him to perform them all in just one concert.
We are talking going back
to early 2000 when he dropped
The Real Slim Shady to when he recorded Stan with Dido (2009). Most fans love the classics like Lose Yourself and the more recent I’m Not Afraid, which is the theme song for the popular video game NBA 2K14.
I am wanting to hear I Need a Doctor, the track he does with Dr Dre in which the pair are almost picking up where they ended on Guilty Conscience.
No one quite has the formula
of how to reinvent themselves the way Eminem does and that’s what keeps him ahead. Being white and performing in what is perceived to be a black man’s genre, Eminem has had to fight for his place, with some blacks telling him he is not welcome, while some whites labelled him a traitor “wigger”. But who cares about all that when you have 13 Grammys and 23 nominations? Even Kanye’s
ego bows down to Slim Shady.
To the younger crowd only catching on now, you might be lucky to hear him rap on Rihanna’s Love the Way You Lie but if he doesn’t you’ll still enjoy what he has to offer. – Munya Vomo
•The show takes place at Ellis Park Stadium (44 Staib St, Doornfontein) and begins at 9pm. Tickets: R400 to R1 250 at Computicket.