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JHB Gig Guide - July 6, 2012

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TONIGHT

l Dr Victor and the Rasta Rebels with Bongani at Tanz Café, The Buzz Shopping Centre, Witkoppen Rd, Fourways. Tel: 011 658 0277.

l The Joburg Comedy Cartel: Chris Forrest headlines at Foxwood House, 13 Fifth St, Houghton, Joburg. He’ll be joined by Malcolm Ferreira, Alyn Adams and Shaun Wewege. 8pm. R100 at 011 486 0935

l Die Tuindwergies album launch of Terwyl die Donker Wolke and Guinness World Record attempt (1 000 shots of Jägermeister down in a second) at Firkin Pub, cnr Hendrik Verwoerd and Embankment drives, Centurion. R50. 8pm. Tel: 012 663 4213.

l Kid Fonque: 2sidesofthebeat at Kitchener’s Carvery Bar, cnr Juta and De Beer sts, Braamfontien. Line-up: The Layders, Jullian Gomes, Kid Fonque. R50. 9pm. E-mail: andrewthedj@gmail.com

l Ed and Ed at the Cozy Corner Pub ‘n’ Grill, cnr Minuach and Partridge sts, Highway Gardens, Edenvale. 7pm. Free. Tel: 073 152 7831 or 082 491 8034.

l AC/DC Tribute Show at Café Barcelona, shop 6, Elardus Park Shopping Centre, cnr Delmas Rd and Barnard St, Elardus Park, Pretoria. 8.30pm. Admission TBA. Tel: 012 345 3602.

l Jam Nite at O’Hagan’s, cnr Baker and Harris sts, Edenglen, Edenvale, bottom of the Orion Building. 8pm. Backline equipment provided. Free. Ample parking. Tel: 082 719 0605 or e-mail drumthology@gmail.com

l Impossible Object winter party at The Woods (old Fuel Café), 66 Carr St, Newtown. Brings you the drum ‘n’ bass, electro and dub beats of SFR’s Mr Green, Impossible Object’s Twelv and Kid Possible plus Sexual Dinosaur’s This is Gin. 8pm. Free. Tel: 082 332 5772.

l Dullstroom Winter Festival at Cherry Grove Piazza, Lion Cachet, Dullstroom, Mpumalanga. 8pm. R100 at www.ticketbreak.co.za

Line-up: Dan Patlansky, Black Cat Bones and Kate Borthwick. Tel: 071 681 6608. A full cash bar and eats will be available to purchase and some seating will be provided or bring camping chairs.

TOMORROW

l Contemporary jazz musicians David Sanborn and Joe Sample at Big Top Arena, Carnival City Casino, intersection of N17 toll road, Snake Rd (Heidelburg Rd or R23) and Elsburg Rd (R554). R200 to R500 at Computicket. 8pm. Tel: 011 898 7000. And tomorrow.

l Brian Chubb at Lesvos Restaurant and Deli, Farrarmere Shopping Centre, cnr Bayley and Sheridan sts, Benoni. 7pm. Free. Tel: 011 849 6448.

l Bianca le Grange at Bedford Piazza, Bedford Centre, cnr Smith and Van der Linde rds, Bedfordview. 1pm. Admission TBA. Tel: 011 622 1840.

l Desmond & The Tutus album launch of MNUSIC at MiHouse, 36 Roger St, Selby. 9pm. R70. Tel: 079 957 5161.

l Oh La La at SET Rosebank, cnr Keyes and Tyrwhitt Ave, Rosebank. Bollywood Fusion after party. DJs Mahesh, Avesh, Desiblue, Sanveer, Kubi G, Tripple K. 9pm. Admisson TBA. Tel: 011 447 9188.

TUESDAY

l Roy 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.

WEDNESDAY

l Jazzy Wednesdays at Wish, cnr 7th St and 2nd Ave, Melville. Admission TBA. 7pm. Tel: 011 482 1162.

l Ridge at Cozy Corner Pub ’n’ Grill, cnr Minuach and Partridge sts, Highway Gardens, Edenvale. 7pm. Free. Tel: 073 152 7831 or 082 491 8034.

THURSDAY

l Wish, cnr 7th St and 2nd Ave, Melville. Admission TBA. 7pm. Tel: 011 482 1162.

l Jazz Elect at Bambanani 85, 4th Ave, Melville. 7pm. Free. Call 011 482 2900.

l All That Jazz at the Ascot Hotel, Grant Ave, Norwood. 8pm. Tel:011 483 3371.

l Open Mic at TJ’s Acoustic Club, Mark’s Park, Judith Rd, Emmarentia, 8pm. R25. Tel: 079 729 0294. See www.facebook. com/#!/pages/TJs-Music-Club/ 121376754603766

• To be listed in Gig Guide, e-mail all info, with “Gig Guide” as subject, to munyaradzi.vomo@inl.co.za by Tuesday afternoon.

GIG OF THE WEEK

The Muffinz, Blk Jks, the fridge and tidal waves

Catz Pyjamas, Melville (tomorrow)

Which would you say is the best band currently ruling the airwaves in SA? Of course we will not agree on this one, but The Muffinz are doing a great job.

From nowhere the group just exploded into the music scene with their great Afrosoul sounds that are reminiscent of the past yet also fit in with the current musical landscape. You can bet the next Metro Awards and the SA Music Awards will be bowing down to The Muffinz.

But you do not have to wait that long as you can catch the well- dressed guys with the smooth voices at Catz Pyjamas (12 Main Road, Melville) tomorrow as they do what they know best.

They are still fairly new to the business, so they come across as humble as can be.

Expect songs such as Have You Heard? and Khumbul’ Ekhaya, which have been their greatest hits so far. Seeing them perform live is usually an interesting experience because they always provide a background about what inspired each of their songs.

There may be songs you will relate to and others you will enjoy purely for the fun of it.

Whichever way it goes, the night is set to be one of the best you’ve had in terms of live performances. Joining The Muffinz will be Blk Jks, Tidal Waves and The Fridge.

This will cost you an incredibly cheap R80. The show starts at 5pm and you will be with the bands till late into the night. Should you |need any further details, call |011 726 8596. This is not a gig to miss. Even the Durban July can wait. – Munyaradzi Vomo


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