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lOne Night In Africa with Zonke, Mafikizolo, Lesego and Idwe at Big Top Arena, Carnival City, intersection of the N17 toll road, Snake Road (Heidelberg Rd/R23) and Elsburg Rd (R554) Brakpan. 7pm. R290 to R390 at Computicket. Tel: 011 438 7000.
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.
lMi Casa are headline act after the Miss Festa Beauty Pageant (traditional foods, kids’ entertainment area and more at the A Festa Portuguesa), The Park, Emperors Palace, 64 Jones St. Kempton Park. R70 a day for adults, R40 for pupils, students, pensioners at Computicket or venue. E-mail email@example.com
lThe Lise Chris Band at Café Barcelona, Elardus Park Shopping Centre, cnr Delmas Rd and Barnard St, Elardus Park, Pretoria. 8.30pm. R40. Tel: 012 345 3602.
lClive Driskill-Smith in an organ concert at St George’s Anglican Church, 7 Sherborne Rd, Parktown. Programme: Toccata and Fugue by Bach, and other beautiful pieces. 7.30pm. R175 at Computicket. Tel: 011 482 3467/3489.
lJazz and African Music Nights at State Theatre, Church St, Pretoria CBD, Pretoria. Artists: Heels Over Head and Solly Mabena. R80 at Computicket, R100 at door. 8pm. Tel: 012 322 1665.
lHalloween Mass, cnr De Beer and Juta sts, Braamfontien. 7.15pm. Admission TBA. No tel number.
lChris Tokalon The Marvellous Mouth at Amuse Cafe, cnr 4th Ave and 5th St, Linden. 7.30pm. R80. Tel: 084 555 5252.
lBlack Fridays Vol 1 featuring The Muffinz, hosted by Blakez. At Jack Budha, 8480 Tsweu St , Mamelodi West. R50 pre-sold or R100 at the door. Tel: 012 805 0533.
lThe Classic Jazz Masters at the Radium Beer Hall, 282 Louis Botha Ave, Orange Grove. 9pm. Free. Tel: Andy at 083 542 1044 or 011 728 3866.
lJoin Anita Scott and her trio at Ascot Boutique Hotel, cnr Grant Ave and Algernon St, Norwood. 7.30pm. Admission TBA. Tel: 011 483 3371.
lAnton Botha at Firkin Pub, cnr Hendrik Verwoerd and Embankment drives, Centurion. 9pm. Admission TBA. Tel: 012 663 4213.
lClub Bohemia at Café Barcelona, Elardus Park Shopping Centre, cnr Delmas Rd and Barnard St, Elardus Park, Pretoria. 8.30pm. R60. Tel: 012 345 3602.
lThe fourth semi-final for the Rock and Acoustic Sunday with Splintertown, Imagine the Panic, Turning August, Coffee Snobs, Tray Watts, Go Barefoot, Elrene van Staden, Burning Blue, Colour Me Kacey, Shut Up and Leave Her, Ari Best, Maluma, The Meerkat Mob and Koperig Band at Rumours, Palm Court Centre, cnr JG Strydom and Cornelius sts, Weltevredenpark. Noon. R40. Tel: 074 897 9326 or e-mail emerging firstname.lastname@example.org.
l11am Bye Beneco, noon We Set Sail
1pm Gran’Mah (Moz), 2pm The Plastics,
3pm Zebra & Giraffe, 4pm DJ Michael Lesar with a swing set in the Park Acoustics at Voortrekker Monument, Eeufees Rd , Groenkloof. R80 at www.parkacoustics.co.za, R90 at the door. Tel: 012 326 6770, 012 325 7885/0477.
lOpen Mic at Café Barcelona, Elardus Park Shopping Centre, cnr Delmas Rd and Barnard St, Elardus Park, Pretoria. 8.30pm. R20. Tel: 012 345 3602.
lBlues Society featuring Gerald Clarke and Bright Lights, Big City at Café Barcelona, Elardus Park Shopping Centre, cnr Delmas Rd and Barnard St, Elardus Park, Pretoria. 8.30pm. R40. Tel: 012 345 3602.
lGage and Mrs B at Café Barcelona, Elardus Park Shopping Centre, cnr Delmas Rd and Barnard St, Elardus Park, Pretoria. 8.30pm. R50. Tel: 012 345 3602.
lOpen Mic at TJ’s Acoustic Club, Mark’s Park, Judith Rd, Emmarentia, 8pm. R25. Tel: 079 729 0294.
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GIG OF THE WEEK
The Showdown Hip Hop Festival
Walter Sisulu Square, Soweto (Tomorrow)
Think of a local rapper who is at the top of his game. Ten bucks says that rapper forms part of tomorrow’s line-up in the Showdown Hip Hop Festival which will take place in Soweto at Walter Sisulu Square.
The line-up features the likes of Pro, AKA, iFani, Khuli Chana, Cashtime Fam, Teargas, Maggz, L-Tido and Da Les. There is no argument here, with the exception of a few omissions, that these are the current princes of South African hip hop.
Pro has been quiet for a bit, but he has just come up with some new material we are all looking forward to hearing. Again, being from Soweto, he is obviously going to be one of the artists the crowd will cheer for the most so you need to see his set.
AKA needs no introduction. Like Pro, he too has some new material which he will sample with the audience. With Da Les being on the roster, it is obvious they are going to do a track or two together.
Speaking of collaborations, Teargas will most definitely rope in their protegés, Cashtime Family, and will try to outdo the previous acts.
Maggz and L-Tido are just cool kids so they really have nothing to prove. They have paid their dues and are more for the ladies in the audience than anything else.
A line-up of DJs will include Vigilante, Dimplez, Milkshake, Sizwe, Ms Cosmo (pictured), Sphectacula and Naves, who will give you an alternative musical experience from what the rappers have to offer. While all DJs are awesome, look out for Ms Cosmo who is a joy to watch as she appears to enjoy what she does.
The show starts at noon. R100 at Computicket to get in and R150 at the door. – Munya Vomo