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l Rambling Bones, The Moths, The Death Valley Free Party and The Brother Moves On at The Bohemian, cnr 5 Park and Menton rds, Richmond/Auckland Park. 8.30pm. Free. Tel: 011 482 1725.
l Ed and Ed 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 Ben Sharpa, Robo The Technician, Ootz and DJ KGB at Bassline, 10 Henry Nxumalo Str, Newtown. 8pm. R100 at Computicket or R150 at the door. Tel: 011 838 9142.
l Lise Chris at Café Barcelona, shop 6, Elardus Park Shopping Centre, cnr Delmas Rd and Barnard St, Elardus Park, Pretoria. 8.30pm. R40. Tel: 012 345 3602.
l Rob van Vuuren Live at The Bioscope, 286 Fox St, CBD. Irreverent and funny perspective on many of Rob’s favourite subjects, from dogs, flies, and Jehovah’s Witnesses to being a dad, adoption and giant mutant toenails.R80 at tickets.tixsa.co.za Tel: 087 830 0445.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
l Brian Chubb at Lesvos Restaurant and Deli, Farrarmere Shopping Centre, cnr Bayley and Sheridan sts, Benoni. 7pm. Free. Tel: 011 849 6448.
l Groot Oom John Tenoor and Zefferband at Café Barcelona, shop 6, Elardus Park Shopping Centre, cnr Delmas Rd and Barnard St, Elardus Park, Pretoria. 8.30pm. R40. Tel: 012 345 3602.
l And the Bliss Our Music Is Free album launch at The Bohemian, cnr 5 Park and Menton rds, Richmond/Auckland Park. 7.30pm. Admission TBA. Tel: 011 482 1725.
l Hennessy Remixed at Jack Budha, cnr Tsweu and Mashabela sts (opposite police station) Mamelodi West. 9pm. R50. Tel: 011 640 5758.
l Garth Taylor at Bedford Piazza, Bedford Centre, cnr Smith and Van Der Linde rds, Bedfordview. Admission TBA. 1pm. Tel: 011 622 1840.
l Matthew van der Want, Chris Letcher and Laurie Levine at The Bioscope, 286 Fox St, Maboneng Precinct, CBD. 8pm. Admission TBA. Tel: 011 334 1054.
l Battle of the Cover Bands at HighFlyerz Theme Bar, Birchwood Conference Center, 11 Viewpoint Rd, Boksburg. R30. Visit: www.birchwoodhotel.co.za
l Scicoustic at Tings an’ Times,1065 Arcadia St, Hatfield, Pretoria. 3pm. Free. Tel: 012 430 3176/7.
l Roy Schoombie’s Muso’s Jam Nite at O’Hagan’s Rock Cottage, cnr Christiaan de Wet and John Vorster rds, Welte-vreden Park. 8pm.
Tel: 082 719 0605.
l Something Else 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 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.
l Ryan Whittle, Mel Miller, Tony King, Al Prodgers, Warren Roberson, Vittoria Leonardi and Magic Man at TSG 4Ways, Leaping Frog Shopping Centre, cnr William Nicol and Mulbarton drives, Fourways. Tel: 011 465 7270.
l Luna Paige and Gerald Clarke 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 Jazz Elect at Bambanani 85, 4th Ave, Melville. 7pm. Free. Te:l 011 482 2900 or e-mail email@example.com
l Josie Field and Death Valley Blues Band at Tanz Cafe, The Buzz Shopping Centre, Witkoppen Rd, Fourways. Tel: 011 658 0277.
l Guns ‘n’ Posers at Café Barcelona, shop 6, Elardus Park Shopping Centre, cnr Delmas Rd and Barnard St, Elardus Park, Pretoria. 8.30pm. R40.
Tel: 012 345 3602.
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GIG OF THE WEEK
Voortrekker Monument (Sunday)
Park Acoustics has fast become the capital city’s flagship Sunday afternoon outdoor music event.
Happening once a month at Fort Schanskop at the Voortrekker Monument, this event contributes a great deal to the live music scene, what with the lack of performance venues still a big problem in the industry.
Park Acoustics is celebrating its second birthday with two events this month.
There was no Park Acoustics last month because of the many public holidays.
The show on Sunday boasts an exciting line-up to be headlined by the super-fantastic indie rockers, Desmond and The Tutus. They will be joined by The Skabengas, LA.VI and Tim Burnz.
Desmond and The Tutus have charmed audiences with their special blend of rock ’n’ roll laced with indie, pop, kwela, disco and punk sounds since their debut album, Tuckshop, released in 2008.
The band have just been signed to Sony Music and are due to release their new album very soon, and that should be a highlight for this year.
Their performances are always fun and quirky, inducing good vibrations all around.
As the main act, they start performing at 3pm and are preceded by Tim Burnz at noon, LA.VI at 1pm and The Skabengas at 2pm.
Tickets: R55 at ticketbreak.co.za or R65 at the gate. Entrance is free for kids aged under six. Safe parking is available at R10 a car. A bar and food stalls will be available. Gates open at 11am.
The next Park Acoustics will be on May 27. – Kgomotso Moncho