Ross Tapson.


lBluestockings, 16 Dan Pienaar Rd, Kloof, presents Josie Field and Laurie Levine as part of their Side by Side Summer Tour. 7.30pm. R80, dinner R60 (by pre-order only). Booking essential. Call Narene at 083 659 3628.

lEkhaya Lounge and Restaurant, 30 Voortrekker St, Newcastle, presents local DJs and a performance by award-winning house duo Liquideep. 7.30pm. R70 to R100 at Computicket. Call 071 167 2185.

lKrakatoa Show Bar, Sibaya Casino, Sibaya Drive, uMhlanga Rocks, hosts Bhangra music with DJ Elvis and the Durban Desi Crew, featuring DJs Sandesh, Reckless and Anesh. Women must be over 21 and men over 23. 10pm. R60. Call 031 580 5170.

lRiverside Hotel and Spa presents Thank Goodness it’s Friday at 10 Northway, Durban North. Gather round the pool and enjoy great live music. 4pm to 8pm. Call 031 563 0600

lAroma, cnr Problem Mkhize (Cowey) and Gladys Mazibuko (Marriott) rds, Morningside, presents Murphy. 6pm. Free. Safe parking. Call 031 309 6046.

lKaraoke at the Horse ’n’ Hound, Kenneth Kaunda Rd (Northway), Durban North, with DJ Tony. 8pm. Free. Call 031 564 5827.


lGagasi FM Nightlife Sessions feature Donald, house DJs Pepsi, Vumar, King Sfiso, TP, Mzokoloko and DJ Njabs. Entertaining the hip hop crowd will be P Kuttah, Junior De Rocka, DJ Lab and Feel Da Musiq. Expect a live broadcast with Gagasi FM After Dark’s DJ Zanda, from 10pm to 1am. Czar, 178 Florida Rd, Morningside. 9pm. Women free between 9pm and11pm, otherwise R100. Call 031 303 1788.

lDecember Streets, a popular alternative indie pop/rock band from Pretoria, will perform at Live – The Venue, 166 Matthews Meyiwa Rd, Morningside. R70. Doors open at 8pm. No under-18s. Call 084 510 3107.

lUshaka Upper Deck Restaurant, 1 Bell St, presents Dane Francis, one of Durban’s most respected guitarists, producers and studio engineers. 6pm to 10pm. Call 031 328 8000.

lLive music at Palm Court, Gateway Theatre of Shopping (weather permit- ting). 7pm to 10pm. Call 031 566 2332.


lRelax in a country atmosphere and enjoy fresh air, good food and live acoustic music at Emoyeni Lodge in Camperdown from noon. St John Haw plays easy-listening music and old favourites on keyboard this weekend. Free. Enquiries and reservations at 031 7851740 or 082 652 6018.

lThe Corner Café, 197 Brand Rd, Glenwood, presents The Wilderness Act – Jon van den Berg on guitar and Portia Malunga-Rowling on vocals. Includes original songs and classic covers. Noon to 2pm. See

lAroma, cnr Problem Mkhize (Cowey) and Gladys Mazibuko (Marriott) rds, Morningside, presents Murphy. 2pm. Free. Safe parking. Call 031 309 6046.

lWestville Country Club, Link Rd, Durban, hosts Tony Rezac on saxophone, keyboards and vocals; Anton Brazeby on violin, playing blues, ballads, jazz. Noon to 4pm. Call Tony at 082 541 2854.


lThe lunch-hour concert at the Centre for Jazz and Popular Music presents UKZN Jazz and the Legacy Band. Students from the Jazz programme will perform a selection of jazz standards

Starts 12.15pm to 1pm. Free. Call 031 260 3353.

lHorse ‘n’ Hound, Kenneth Kaunda Rd, Durban North, hosts one-man band Robbie Dalton. 7pm. Free. Call 031 564 5827.

lThe Oyster Box, The Oyster Bar, 2 Lighthouse Rd, uMhlanga, presents Wallace Nock until Friday. 6.30pm to 9.30pm. Call 031 514 5000.


lJazz with Lola and friends at Club Casa Nostra, 170 Florida Rd, Morningside. 7pm. Bookings: 031 312 6434.


lNibs van der Spuy and Guy Buttery perfom at Seabrooke Theatre at DHS, 255 St Thomas Rd, Musgrave, until Saturday. 7.30pm every night. R80, R60 students, pensioners. Bookings: 083 250 2690.

lThe Centre for Jazz and Popular Music presents a collaborative concert between jazz ensembles from Virginia Commonwealth University and the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Centre for Jazz and Popular Music, Level 2, Shepstone Building, UKZN Howard College Campus. 6pm. R35, pensioners R20, students R10. Thuli: 031 260 3385.

lPortuguese band Mais Que Nada! at Oscar’s Café, 41-45 Mackeurtan Ave, Durban North. 7pm. Free. Call 031 563 3703.

lHorse ‘n’ Hound, Kenneth Kaunda Road (Northway), Durban North, hosts guitarist Steve Fataar and friends. 7pm. Call Steve or Tyrone at 083 474 5689.

lAt Burn nightclub, 16 Walls Ave, Stamford Hill, it’s student night with DJ Harry “Boy Wonder” Allan. 8pm. R20, students free before 10pm. Call 082 325 9746.

lLive entertainment at Yossi’s Restaurant, 127 Helen Joseph (Davenport) Rd. Call 031 201 0090.

lKaraoke evening with Jason at 10 Knightsway Tavern, Knightsway, Malvern. 7pm. Call 031 464 8166.


lHorse ’n’ Hound, Kenneth Kaunda Road (Northway), Durban North, hosts one-man band Robbie Dalton. 7pm. Free.Call 031 564 5827.

lDurban City Hall, Pixley Ka Seme St, CBD, presents the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra as they perform three symphony concert seasons. Features an array of international soloists and conductors with a concert by the World Orchestra and the KZN Philharmonic. Soloist: Lukas Vondracek, piano. Conductor: Naum Rousine. Humperdink: Hansel & Gretel Overture, Dvorak: Concerto for Piano. Sibisi: Ihubo/Psalm 47.

• E-mail [email protected]; subject: gig guide, by 9am on Wednesday.


Rock for a reason

Mahogany Ridge (Tomorrow)

IF you are going to rock, it can be for a reason. Well that’s what the organisers of a benefit concert happening tomorrow are saying.

Rock for a Reason will see popular local bands performing to help a fellow rocker. Local singer and guitar wizard Ross Tapson (pictured) is also a talented song-writer. He has had an offer from a studio in Pretoria to record his music but has to cover some of the expenses, ergo the Rock for a Reason concert.

The event will take place at|V-Mac’s Bar in Mahogany Ridge tomorrow. Expect Tapson, Electric Arc, Superdrunk Gods, The DHS Blues Band, Customized and The Sebastian Goldswain Band.– Tonight Reporter

• 1pm-6pm. R60. Tel: 082 764 5281, 082 883 2441, 082 880 6456.