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l Punk/rockers Skuff Mullet, Minority for the Masses and Bad Murphy at The Winston Pub, 9 Clark Rd, Umbilo. R30. Call 072 198 9521.
l Tiger 2000, 224/226 Mathews Meyiwa (Stamford Hill) Rd, Berea, presents Konvict/Soundright Music All Stars: Tariq L, Tahj da Purple Crown, Dj Majestic, Eilnom and Sbuda P. The show aims to promote local hip hop artists and have them collaborate with US-based artists. R100 at Ticketbreak.co.za
l Steve and Greg at the Centre for Jazz and Popular Music, level 2, Shepstone building, UKZN. 6pm. R50. Call 031 260 3385.
l After Dark Records’ 50th Episode World Tour featuring DJs Andy Duguid (Scot), Myon and Shane54 (Hun), Estiva (Neth) and Rafael Frost (Neth). The Origin, 9 Clark Rd, Lower Glenwood. The line-up also includes SA DJs. Doors open 8.30pm. R120. Call 083 775 3300.
l Thirty DJs on two dance floors at Hazelmere Dam. The line-up: Good Luck, Roger Goode, Niskerone, Funky G, Digital Kaos and Mark E Mark. 6am. R200 to R250 at Computicket. Call 083 212 8624.
l Dance crews at Bellagio, 178 Stamford Hill Rd, Morningside. Features J-White, Tutting Mono, Pop ‘n’ Lock Annie, Bgirl Soulja and Pop ‘n’ Lock Kid. DJ Night Vision, Johnson, Babs, Sunil, Devan and Kevin Rebellious on the decks. Call 082 777 8654.
l Bandwagon at Nautical Mile, 111 Kingsway Rd, opposite Hyundai and above street level. 8pm to midnight. Call 073 318 0112.
l Murphy at The Willowvale Hotel, 406 Umbilo Rd, Glenwood. 6pm. Call 031 205 8427.
l Dj Vishal and MC Rahul at The Hilton Hotel, 12/14 Walnut Rd, Durban. Door opens 9pm. Dress smart casual. R70 before 11pm and R90 thereafter. Call 031 336 8100.
l Hai.bo, 18 Lillian Ngoyi Rd, Windermere, hosts Coco Loco, Dakin Auret, Kingpin and Bhashkar. 3pm. Free. Call 072 674 4609.
l Mean Dream Sessions with Marcos Carnaval at The Origin, 9 Clark Rd, Lower Glenwood. The Scream Team: Martin McHale, Funky B, Spindoctor and more. Doors open 8.30pm. R70 before 10pm, R90 thereafter. Call 083 775 3300.
l Rotary Concert at Hilton College Theatre (between Pmb and Dbn, turn right at Hilton off-ramp, about 6km down the road) presents popular, traditional and light classical music,with works varying from Ladysmith Black Mambazo to Chopin to Robbie Williams. 6pm. R40. Call 033 383 0126.
l At the Bellagio, 178 Stamford Hill Rd, Morningside, are Kings of the Decks, DJ Ready D and Milkshake (5FM). Also Menace, Presh, Ameeeth Shah and Warren. Doors open at 9pm. Single women R60, couples R120 and men R80; VIP R150. Dress code: ladies, sexy chic to glamorous men, upscale casual. Call: 082 7778654.
l Murphy at the Willowvale Hotel, 406 Umbilo Rd, Glenwood. 6pm until late. Free. Call 031 205 8427.
l Sushi Saki Saturdays at Czar, 178 Florida Rd, Morningside, featuring half- price Saki bombs. Music by Reggie Mac. 9pm. Free. Call 031 312 8001.
l The first round of Love Is In the Air Music Festival at Wave House, Gateway, Umhlanga Ridge. Headliners; Locnville, Jax Panik, The December Streets, DJ Fresh and Ready D. 12.15pm. R120 at Computicket. Call 031 584 9400.
l TacoBar for deep house at 237 Florida Rd, Windermere. 3pm. Free. Call 031 303 9584.
l Guitarist Solomon Willy (Nigeria) at The Rainbow Restaurant & Jazz Club, shop 6, 23 Stanfield Lane, Pinetown. 2pm. R30. Call 031 702 9161.
l Guy at Nautical Mile, 111 Kingsway Rd, opposite Hyundai and above street level. 4pm until 8pm. Call 073 318 0112
l Murphy at Coimbra, Queensmead Mall, 95 Teignmouth Rd, Umbilo. 2pm. Call 072 329 2238.
l The Boardroom Pub and Grill 117, Kingsway Rd, Warner Beach,hosts Guy from Bandwagon. 2pm until late. Call 073 318 0112.
l Too Close at Zack’s, Windermere Centre, Windermere Rd. 3.30pm until late. Free. Call 031 312 0755.
l Live music at Zack’s, Wilson’s Wharf, shop 23, 14 Boatmans Rd. Hosted by Reg Stuart. 7.30pm. Call 031 305 1677.
l The Blues Train at Zack’s, Wilson’s Wharf, shop 23, 14 Boatmans Rd. 7.30pm. Call 031 305 1671.
l Jazz with Lola and friends at Club Casa Nostra, 170 Florida Rd, Morningside. 7pm. Bookings: 031 312 6434.
l Celtis, Shannon Kenny, Fiona Tozer, Outro Caminho and Richard Haslop at Musketeers Restaurant at the German Club, 7 Barnham Rd, Westville. 7.30pm. R30. Call 031 2660836.
l At Burn Nightclub, 16 Walls Ave, Stamford Hill, it’s Student Night with drink specials and good music. DJ Harry “Boy Wonder” Allan on the decks. 8pm. R20, students free before 10pm.
l Acoustic sets hosted by John Chamier at Zack’s, Windermere Centre, Windermere Rd, Windermere. 7.30pm. free. Call 031 312 0755.
l Zack’s, North Beach, Lower Marine Parade, has Tammy Saville host acoustic music from 7.30pm. Call 031 368 6800.
l To be featured in Gig Guide, e-mail gig info to [email protected]; subject: gig guide, by Wednesday.
GIG OF THE WEEK
Centre for Jazz & Popular Music, UKZN (Wednesday)
His music is traditional with a hint of the blues. He is known to many as the king of the Zulu guitar, but Madala Kunene is more than that.
Born in Cato Manor, Kunene has worked with the late Sipho Gumede, Mandla Masuka, Busi Mhlongo and Moses Molelekwa, to name a few. He is also known for his successful act with the late Syd Kitchen.
“When I take to the stage, I bring magic moments through my guitar. People love what I do and they appreciate my work,” said Kunene.
The musician is set to finger those strings at the Centre for Jazz and Popular Music at UKZN on Wednesday.
At the show he will play some of his well-known songs such as Abangoma and Celebrate together with new material that he is working on.
As he describes his music as the “Madala-line”, Kunene is in the studio cooking up a new album which fans can expect to see on shelves next month. The album will highlight and cele-|brate the history of Mkhumbane (the African name for Cato Manor).
His release will feature a few collaborations with seasoned musicians, as well as be a showcase for some young musicians from his mentorship programme.
Kunene will perform in a trio featuring himself on vocals and the guitar, Vishen Kemraj on the tabla and Mduduzi Magwaza on the flute.
The show starts at 6pm. Tickets cost R30, pensioners pay R20 and students pay R10.
Call 031 260 3385 for more info.
– Khosi Biyela.