lDecember Cover Up at Machics, (formerly O’Hagan’s) Lynnwood Rd, Lynwood. Free. Doors opent 8pm. E-mail: [email protected]
lRemis, Duchess, Matthew Mole and Matt Suttner at Puma Social Club, 81 De Korte St, Braamfontein. 5pm. www.pumasocialjozi.com
lDeep Town Ripperton at The Woods (ex-Fuel Café), 66 Carr St Newtown, Joburg. R100. 8pm. Tel: 082 332 5772.
lPre-New Year’s Eve party with The Josh at Rhapsody’s Sunnyside, cnr Esselen and Jeppe sts, shop L2-33, Sunnyside, Pretoria. Free. 9.30pm. Tel: 012 004 1110.
lPre-New Year’s Eve party with The Josh at Rhapsody’s, cnr Lois and Glen Manor aves, shop 14, Menlyn Piazza, Menlyn, Pretoria. 11pm. Free. Tel: 012 348 6000.
lMusos Jam Nite at O’Hagan’s, cnr Baker and Harris sts, Edenglen, Edenvale. 8pm. Backline equipment provided. Free. Ample parking. Tel: 082 719 0605 or e-mail [email protected]
lLira at the SA State Theatre, 320 Pretorius Street, Pretoria. 8.30pm. R180 to R350 at Computicket. Tel: 012 322 1665.
lDave Dale at Gilroy’s Pub, Ngwenya Glass Village, cnr Beyers Naudé Drive, off R114, Muldersdrift. 1pm. Tel: 011 796 3021.
lPre-New Year’s Eve party with United DJs at Rhapsody’s, cnr John Vorster Drive and Akkerboom St, shop 5, Centurion Gate, Centurion, Pretoria. 9pm. Free. Tel: 012 643 1916.
lPre-New Year’s Eve party with The Rocketeers, shop 17, Grosvenor Crossing Shopping Centre, cnr Main Rd and William Nicol Drive, Bryanston. Free. 7pm. Tel: 011 463 2954.
lCorrazerwas and Losmaak Linnie at Café Barcelona, shop 24, Elardus Park Shopping Centre, cnr Delmas Rd and Barnard St, Elardus Park, Pretoria. 8pm. Admission TBA. Tel: 012 345 3602.
lPre-New Year’s Eve party with DJ Shawn Love at Rhapsody’s, cnr Van Buuren and Nicol rds, Bedford Village Shopping Centre, Bedfordview. Free. 11pm. Tel: 011 455 3625.
lPre-New Year’s Eve party with Catherine Grenfell at Rhapsody’s Woodhill, cnr Garsfontein and Netcare rds, Parkview Shopping Centre, shop G151, Moreleta Park, Pretoria. Free. 10pm. Tel: 012 998 0296.
lPre-New Year’s Eve party with Ian F at Rhapsody’s Brooklyn, 570 Fehresen St, shop 2, Building 2, Brooklyn Bridge, Pretoria. Free. 10pm. Tel: 012 346 7379.
lBrian Chubb at Lesvos Restaurant and Deli, Farrarmere Shopping Centre, cnr Bayley and Sheridan sts, Benoni. 7pm. Free. Tel: 011 849 6448.
lFaya Uman at Kingston on 4th, 27A 4th Ave, Melville. 7pm. Admission TBA. Tel: 011 482 4786.
lThe Best of Both Worlds: R&B (noon to 9pm) vs deep house (9pm to 6am) at Dries Niemandt Park (opposite Festival Mall), Kempton Park. With DJ Mondli, Noxious, Mandla De DJ, Msawden, Takalani and 2winplak. Cooler boxes allowed before 3pm. Free. Tel: 071 964 2945.
lGrant Tregellas at Gilroy’s Pub, Ngwenya Glass Village, cnr Beyers Naudé Drive, off R114, Muldersdrift. 1pm. Admission TBA. Tel: 011 796 3021.
lPeter B at Gilroy’s Pub, Ngwenya Glass Village, cnr Beyers Naudé Drive, off R114, Muldersdrift. 1pm. Admission TBA. Tel: 011 796 3021.
lRoy Schoombie’s Musos’ Jam Nite at O’Hagan’s Rock Cottage, cnr Christiaan de Wet and John Vorster rds, Weltevreden Park. 8pm. Free. Tel: 073 152 7831 or 082 491 8034.
lBlaine at Café Barcelona, shop 24, Elardus Park Shopping Centre, cnr Delmas Rd and Barnard St, Elardus Park, Pretoria. 8pm. Admission TBA. Tel: 012 345 3602.
lGlasshouse Revolution at Café Barcelona, shop 24, Elardus Park Shopping Centre, cnr Delmas Rd and Barnard St, Elardus Park, Pretoria. 8pm. Admission TBA. Tel: 012 345 3602.
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GIG OF THE WEEK:
It is now common knowledge that around this time of the year Joyous Celebration go all out to record another CD for our enjoyment.
The humungous choir, which has been recording annually since 1994, never runs out of new material. Theirs is a winning formula in that the group always recruits new voices and fresh minds to write new tracks. They have also done a lot of work on adapting their sound as music evolves.
To spread their reach further across the African continent, the choir has of late taken a liking to using singers from countries outside of South Africa. For example, My God Is Good was done by the Nigerian singer Uche and is an anthem in Nigeria. Zimbabwe’s Mkhululi did a great job on Ichokwadi, which is the closing song whenever the choir crosses the border to perform.
“While staying true to our contemporary style, we are leaning towards the homely African- inspired songs in our selection
for the forthcoming Joyous 17 recording,” said co-founder of the group, Jabu Hlongwane.
“It will be the kind of heart-warming sounds that have the crowds on their feet worshipping and filled with joy,” he explained.
As usual, the guys behind this singing machine always feature guests, but have kept mum about who would make the guest line-up.
In a separate interview, this reporter gathered that Idols SA winner, Khaya Mthethwa, would definitely be showing us why he is the country’s best.
The Joyous Celebration 17 live CD and DVD recording takes place at Rhema Ministries in Randburg tomorrow. Tickets: from R150 at Computicket. The show starts at 7.30pm. – Munyaradzi Vomo