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l Lucas Senyatso at Nikki’s Oasis, cnr Bree and Margaret Mcingana sts, (opposite The Market Theatre), Newtown. 8pm. R50. Tel: 011 492 1134.
l Crimson House Blues album launch of Red Shack Rock at The Library, The Brazen Head Sandton, cnr Linden and Anne rds, Strathavon, Sandton. 8pm. R80. Tel: 011 783 6122.
l A Trip With Ego. Glitch hop and mad beats reign as Ego (Australia) hits the decks at Town Hall, 66 Carr St, Newtown. 8.30pm. R80. Tel: 082 332 5772.
l Earthdance at Arendsnes, (30km from Brits), R511 Brits Rd, Joburg. 10am. Tel: 072 149 1653.Ends Sunday. R360 at the gate for weekend or R130 for Sunday.
l The 2 Bears (UK), Senyaka, Auntie Flo (UK) and Esa and DJ Mma Tseleng at The Alexander Theatre, 36 Stiemens St, Braamfontein. Mash up of electro and kwaito beats. 9pm. R50 to R80 at www.webtickets.com. Tel: 011 403 0413.
l Die Melkman se Kind, Audiophreniq, Leeann, Savali, Spilled Pink, Jack Parow, Iso, December Streets, Alter Irving, Melanie Lowe, Holly and the Woods, Margaret’s Daughter, Saarkie, The Lise Chris Band, Colour Me Kacey, Ursula, Gigi Lamayne, Hunter, Megan C, Diva Disaster and Black Orchid Burlesque Jozi troupe at Kwa Manzi, Portion 19, Bosfontein, Magaliesburg. From R250. 6pm. Tel: 072 084 4339. (from tonight to Tuesday).
l Jazz with Jazz Elect at Robertsham Hotel, cnr 87 Harry St and Delamere Rd, Robertsham. 6pm to 9pm. Free. Tel 011 433 9412. And Sunday, 3pm to 6pm.
l Fist Fight, Mercury Sage and Beloved at Schivas Rock, cnr Hillside and Rodericks sts, Lynnwood. 8.30pm. Free. Tel 083 481 4987.
l Jan Blohm at Café Barcelona, shop 24, Elardus Park Shopping Centre, cnr Delmas Rd and Barnard St, Elardus Park, Pretoria. R100. 8.30pm. Tel 012 345 3602.
l Erikavolkspelelaer at Die Werf, 321 Johan Heyns St, Gezina (between Pretoria Woonwaens and Popeye Sand). 7.30pm. Admission TBA. Tel: 072 148 3464.
l Dance Manyano at Uncle Tom’s Hall in Orlando West, Soweto. 2pm. R30. Tel: 011 492 3335/2717.
l Fist Fight at Railways Café, 5 Main Rd, Irene, Pretoria. Doors open 5pm, show at 8pm. R30. Tel: 071 895 5198, 071 883 1536 or 071 406 8157.
l Blues featuring Andra and Aidan Martin at Café Barcelona, shop 24, Elardus Park Shopping Centre, cnr Delmas Rd and Barnard St, Elardus Park, Pretoria. R80. 8.30pm. Tel 012 345 3602.
l Grant Tregellas at Ngwenya Glass Village, cnr Beyers Naudé Drive and Diepsloot Rd, Muldersdrift. Noon. Admission TBA. Tel: 011 796 3020 or 073 357 2897.
l Gary Thomas (guitarist) at The Bioscope, 286 Fox St, CBD. 8pm. R70. Tel: 011 039 7306.
l Route 66 Band at Saloon Route 66, Hartbeeshoek Rd, Hartbeespoort Dam. 10am to 3pm. Tel 083 372 8118 or 083 261 2602.
l Sunday Unplugged Sessions: Bright Lights, Big City and Panjo the Missing Tiger at Tings an’ Times, shop 36, Waterglen Centre, cnr January Masilela (General Louis Botha) and Garsfontein rds, Waterglen. Free. 7pm. Table bookings essential. Tel: 012 993 0234.
l Join PJ Powers and Dozi at Dozi Back to the Roots, Plot 136 Rietfontein, Hartbeespoort. R120 (kids free). 12.30pm. Tel: 082 824 3725.
l Peter B at Ngwenya Glass Village, cnr Beyers Naudé Drive and Diepsloot Rd, Muldersdrift. Noon. Admission TBA. Tel: 011 796 3020 or 073 357 2897.
l Die See at Café Barcelona, shop 24, Elardus Park Shopping Centre, cnr Delmas Rd and Barnard St, Elardus Park, Pretoria. R40. 8.30pm. Tel 012 345 3602.
l Open Mic Night at Cafe Barcelona, shop 24, Elardus Park Shopping Centre, cnr Delmas Rd and Barnard St, Elardus Park, Pretoria. 7pm. Admission TBA. Tel 012 345 3602.
l Busker’s night at The Library at The Brazen Head Sandton, cnr Linden and Anne Rds, Strathavon, Sandton. Tel: 011 783 6122.
l Richard Thompson at Ngwenya Glass Village, cnr Beyers Naudé Drive and Diepsloot Rd, Muldersdrift. Noon. Admission TBA. Tel: 011 796 3020 or 073 357 2897.
l Andy’s Acoustic Forum at Marks Park with Jason Hartman, Bev Jayne, Little Black Hats and Matthew McGibbon. 7.30pm for 8pm. R50. Students with ID, R25. This concert will be broadcast live on the Net on Bakgat Radio. E-mail: email@example.com.
l Gravity’s Grace at Cafe Barcelona, shop 24, Elardus Park Shopping Centre, cnr Delmas Rd and Barnard St, Elardus Park, Pretoria. R40. 8.30pm. Tel 012 345 3602.
l Bluestown Sessions with Blues & Coppers album pre-launch at The Brazen Head Sandton, cnr Linden and Anne Rds, Strathavon, Sandton. 8pm. R50. Tel: 011 783 6122.
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GIG OF THE WEEK
MTN Festival, Montecasino (Tonight and Sunday)
The South African Traditional Music Achievement (Satma) Awards nominee, Nomfusi (pictured) will do two free performances at the MTN Festival at Montecasino tonight and on Sunday.
Both gig starting at 8.30pm. Joining her will be the quartet of Gabriel Stuurman on keys, Khola Phalatse on bass, Lungile Maduna on drums and Mark Williams on guitar.
With that line-up and Nomfusi’s beautiful voice, you have to catch at least one of these shows.
The MTN Festival is a huge event held annually at Montecasino. Entertainment will include everything from food to movies to live music, theatre, gambling, gaming, street entertainment, comedy and children’s activities.
The festival started on Wednesday and will run until October 13. It is a good place to take your family for a relaxing day.
Several musicians are billed to perform throughout the month- long festivities.
Look out for the likes of Idols’ Elvis Blue, guitarist Dan Patlansky, Mi Casa, opera star Katherine Jenkins, Patrizio and gospel group Joyous Celebration.
We will be spoilt for choice, but for now we will start the festivities with the lovely Nomfusi.
• For more information about the festival programme |and for bookings visit: www.montecasino.co.za/ whatson/mtn_festival_2013/ Pages/default.aspx