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lGoodluck – The Creatures of the Night tour and album launch at Arcade Empire, 265 The Highway St, Equestria, Pretoria East. 7pm. Support from Death by Misadventure and IAM. R50 at www.webtickets.com or R60 at the door. Tel: 087 980 3531.
lRambling Bones and Coax at The Brazen Head, cnr Linden and Anne rds, Strathavon, Sandton. 8pm. R50. Tel: 011 783 6122.
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.
lMakalusa (Jacob from Tidal Waves), Gary Kêre and Liela Groenewald (featuring Mervin Williams on upside-down guitar) in Folk Punk Friday at The Bohemian, 167 Perth Rd, Westdene, 7pm. R40. Tel 011 482 1725.
lSmoking Mojos at Café Barcelona, Elardus Park Shopping Centre, cnr Delmas Rd and Barnard St, Elardus Park, Pretoria. 8.30pm. Admission TBA. Tel: 012 345 3602.
lMusic on Milner at Meet on Milner, cnr Long Ave and Milner St, Waterkloof, Pretoria. 7pm. Admission TBA. Tel: 083 627 8172.
lLaurie Levine and Shotgun Tori at Asbos Theatre, cnr 141 Lynnwood Rd and Albeth St, Pretoria East. 7.30pm. R80. Tel: 076 063 9648.
lHog Hoggidy Hog are back after two years. Support from The Slashdogs, Fridge Poetry, Highway Casino and Lucy & The Hex. Town Hall, 66 Carr St, Newtown. 8pm. R60. Tel: 082 332 5772.
lKathy Raven and Highway Jam at Radium Beer Hall, 282 Louis Botha Ave, Orange Grove. 9pm. Admission TBA. Call 082 542 1044 to book.
lLet’s Swing It: Balkan Beats vs Swingy Treats Tickets at MiHouse, 36 Roger St, Selby. 9pm. Fabulous Miss Oh will do a burlesque performance. R70. Tel: 079 957 5161.
lSun of the Gun, Cupids Got a Shotgun, Sincere Confession, Working Class Royalty and Turning August in the second semi-finals of the Battle 4 Rumours with Toms at Rumours, 20 Palm Court, Cornelius St, Welte-vredenpark. 8pm. Admission TBA. Tel: 074 897 9326.
lSilver Creek Mountain Band at Café Barcelona, Elardus Park Shopping Centre, cnr Delmas Rd and Barnard St, Elardus Park, Pretoria. 8.30pm. Admission TBA. Tel: 012 345 3602.
lAcoustic band and Pacawa at Rumours Rock Lounge, Cornelius St, Weltevreden Park. 6pm. R40. Tel: 079 825 7995.
l4Hero: Dego (UK) at The Living Room, 20 Kruger St, Maboneng, Joburg. Dego will be joined by Kid Fonque, DJ Danger Ingozi, Andrew The DJ and Trev The Japanese. 11pm. R100. Tel: 084 529 9006.
lVintage Vinyl Records Club Classic Hangover Monday at Kitchener’s Carvery Bar, 5 De Beer St, Braamfontein. 6pm. R20. E-mail: andrewthedj@ gmail.com
lBusker’s Night at The Library at The Brazen Head, cnr Linden and Anne rds, Strathavon, Sandton. 8pm. Free. Tel: 072 068 5673 or e-mail email@example.com
lJam Nights at Bassline, 10 Henry Nxumalo St, Newtown. 8pm. Carlo Mombelli will host . R10. Tel: 011 838 9142/5/6.
lVibey Wednesday at News Café, Ease Centre, shop 1, Gerhard St, Centurion, Pretoria. 8pm. Tel: 012 664 7201.
lAndy McGibbon’s tribute to Bob Dylan at TJ’s Acoustic Club, Marks Park, Judith Rd, Emmarentia. 8pm. R25. Tel: 079 729 0294. Visit www.facebook.com/#!/pages/TJs-Music-Club/121376754603766
lLucy Kruger and The Hollow Body at The Library, The Brazen Head Sandton, cnr Linden and Anne rds, Strathavon, Sandton. 8pm. R60. Tel: 072 068 5673.
lHavanna at Café Barcelona, Elardus Park shopping centre, cnr Delmas Rd and Barnard St, Elardus Park, Pretoria. 8.30pm. Tel: 012 345 3602.
lArno Carstens at Casa Toscana, 5 Darlington Rd, Lynnwood Manor. R290. 6pm. E-mail: bookings@ casatoscana.co.za
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GIG OF THE WEEK
FNB Stadium (Sunday)
It is finally happening. One of the world’s most sought-after artists, Rihanna (pictured), is coming to the country for a two-city tour. She starts her Diamonds tour in Joburg at FNB Stadium and it looks like it will be a sold-out concert.
There are people who have, over the years, compared the Barbadian to Beyonce, with some even hinting that Rihanna was even in the shadow of the former Destiny’s Child star. But now, six Grammys and seven Billboard Music Awards later, you can’t deny that the Umbrella singer was born to be a star.
It is no surprise that in her short career Rihanna has sold more than 41 million albums and more than 150 million digital tracks.
Each of her albums has spawned several hits and the latest, Unapologetic, is no different. After the club anthem Diamonds, the singer gave us the infectious Stay and the cocky Nobody’s Business.
But that’s only from the recent album; at the concert expect the entire resumé of what made this woman famous. We are talking of hits like Love The Way You Lie, Umbrella, Te Amo, Pon de Replay and Shut Up and Drive, among others. Basically, every song that you and your friends have danced to by Rihanna will be performed live.
We’ve had several artists come through from the US this year, but the Diamonds Tour will be the cherry on top. While the emotional fans will love the ballads, others, men especially, will be more into the gyrating moves she’s known for.
Gates open at 6pm. Rihanna on stage promptly at 8pm. Book at Computicket. – Munya Vomo