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l Classic Rock Show featuring Rocket to Russia, a rock cover band. All proceeds from the night will go to Sungardens Hospice. Café Barcelona, shop 6, Elardus Park Shopping Centre, cnr Delmas Rd and Barnard St, Elardus Park, Pretoria. 8.30pm. R80. Tel: 012 345 3602. Tickets: Adri Janse van Vuuren at 012 348 1934 or 072 253 1402.
l Blues guitarist Albert Frost at Sink Shack, 57 Cathy St, Erasmus, Bronkhorstspruit. 8.30pm. Admission TBA. Tel: 076 517 3620.
l Winter Warmer Fridays with DJ Mondli and Tabz at Lesakeng Shisanyama, cnr Park and Jubilee sts, Kempton Park. 6pm to 2am. Enjoy the latest house music. Admission TBA.
Tel: 071 964 2945.
l Reggae band Tidal Waves, rockers Southern Gypsy Queen and acoustic folk artist Naming James at Tanz Café, The Buzz Shopping Centre, cnr Witkoppen and Nerine rds, Fourways. 8.30pm. R80. Tel: 011 658 0277.
l Musos 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 email@example.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 Brian Chubb at Lesvos Restaurant and Deli, Farrarmere Shopping Centre, cnr Bayley and Sheridan sts, Benoni. 7pm. Free.
Tel: 011 849 6448.
l Crystal Park at Trotters, 22 Dakota St, Impala Park, Boksburg. 7pm. Admission TBA. Tel: 011 918 1409.
l Lifestyle Sunday Sessions with GMT Music at Lesakeng Shisanyama, cnr Park and Jubilee sts, Kempton Park. Gates open at noon, cooler boxes allowed before 3pm. Soulful deep house while you braai. Tel: 071 964 2945.
l Southern Gypsy Queen (old-school rockers), reggae band Tidal Waves and blues/rock outfit Black Cat Bone at Café Barcelona, shop 6, Elardus Park Shopping Centre, cnr Delmas Rd and Barnard St, Elardus Park, Pretoria. 8.30pm. R80. Tel: 012 345 3602.
l Singer/songwriter Louise Carver at Tanz Café, The Buzz Shopping Centre, cnr Witkoppen and Nerine rds,, Fourways. 8.30pm. R100. Tel: 011 658 0277.
l Russell and Friends play blues and classic rock at Toninos, cnr Dunottar St and Louis Botha Ave, Orange Grove. 8.30 pm. Free.
Tel. 011 485 1748.
l DJs Andy X, Dimplez, Ms Cosmo, Reason, Tumi (from Tumi and The Volume), Toya Delazy, Kabelo, rapper Pro, the CashTime Fam, SA Music Award-winning hip hop crew Teargas and DJ Kenzhero at Chaf Pozi, cnr Kingsley Sithole and Nicholas sts, Orlando Towers, Soweto. Noon. R50. Tel: 082 444 4040.
l Riders from the Storm: with guitarists Nathan Smith, Albert Frost, Piet Botha, Mel Botes, Valiant Swart and Mauritz Lots at Atterbury Theatre, cnr 4 Daventry Street, and Lynnwood Road, Lynnwood. 8.30pm. R140 to R200 at Computicket. Tel: 083 915 8000.
l Frankie Beagle (singer-songwriter doing folk/soul), Shotgun Tori (alt/folk singer-songwriter), Alex and Her (folk) at Shepstone Garden’s Observatory, 4 to 10 Hope Rd, Mountain View, Joburg. Tel: 011 483 0588.
l Kabomo (blends hip hop, neo-soul and jazz) at Pata Pata, Main Street Life, Fox St, Joburg. Also catch Zubz’s Afrobeat, hip hop and jazz. 7.30pm. R30. Tel: 073 036 9031.
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.
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.
l Comedians Al Prodgers, Mel Miller, Tony King, Magic Man, Warren Roberson, Ryan Whittle and Vittoria Leonardi at TSG 4Ways, Leaping Frog Shopping Centre, cnr William Nicol and Mulbarton drives, Fourways. 7.30pm. Admission TBA. Tel: 011 465 7270.
l Monkeys in Boots (acoustic blues band) at Café Barcelona, shop 6, Elardus Park Shopping Centre, cnr Delmas Rd and Barnard St, Elardus Park, Pretoria. 8.30pm. R30. Tel: 012 345 3602.
l The blues rockers Working Class Royalty at Tanz Café, The Buzz Shopping Centre, cnr Witkoppen and Nerine rds, Fourways. 7pm. R40. Tel: 011 658 0277.
l Be at TJ’s Acoustic Club, Mark’s Park, Judith Rd, Emmarentia, for old and contemporary, bluesy ballads, some ragtime and some rock music. 8pm. R25. Tel: 079 729 0294. See: www.facebook.com/#!/pages/TJs-Music-Club/121376754603766
l Silent Sneakers (an indie-pop/rock band), State Society and Candi Black (female-fronted rock ‘n’ roll band) at Café Barcelona, shop 6, Elardus Park Shopping Centre, cnr Delmas Rd and Barnard Str, Elardus Park, Pretoria. 8.30pm. R40. Tel: 012 345 3602.
l All That Jazz evening at the Ascot Hotel, 59 Grant Ave, Norwood. Free. 8pm. Tel: 011 483 3371.
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GIG OF THE WEEK
Die Heuwels Fantasties
Pretoria National Botanical Gardens
Quick question; where will you be celebrating June 16, Youth Day? If you are not travelling out of the city to see family and friends, or having a braai at home, you might want to keep reading.
Many artists have given their time on this public holiday to entertain you, so, depending on you flavour of choice, you will find at least one gig that will appeal to you.
Zakes Bantwini fans will be delighted that our own James Brown will be at the Soweto Theatre (cnr Bolani and Bolani Link rds, Jabulani). The show has been a long time coming. Bantwini has, in the past, spoken about how he wanted to do a show with orchestral instrumentation. The performance will pay tribute to the musical history of Sophiatown.
Bantwini will perform jazz renditions and popular tracks from his album Love, Light and Music. The show starts at 8pm and tickets are priced from R150 from www.webtickets.co.za
Still in Soweto, Channel O and Vuzu bring you the Channel O and Vuzu’s Youth Day Celebration. The line-up includes DJ Andy X, DJ Dimplez, DJ Ms Cosmo, Reason, Tumi (from The Volume), Toya Delazy, Kabelo, Pro, CashTime Fam, Teargas and DJ Kenzhero. No need for me to hype up that one, you know it is going to be pumping.
The venue: Chaf Pozi, (cnr Kingsley Sithole and Nicholas sts, Orlando Towers, Soweto). R50 gets you in.
For house heads, DJ Fresh and Euphonik will be at Gold Reef City from 2pm to 4.30pm. This pair never disappoint, so if you have not seen them on the decks before, this is your chance.
Die Heuwels Fantasties and Van Coke Kartel are among the country’s best rock bands and they will take to the stage at the Old Mutual Music in The Garden series at the Pretoria National Botanical Gardens, Cussonia Ave, Brummeria. Tickets are priced from R80 to R100 at www.ticketbreak.co.za
This is the general picture |of what’s on offer and you can make up your mind as to |what your poison should be, |then go out and have some fun. – Munyaradzi Vomo