lSue Green plays classical guitar at Mastro Restaurant, The Glen Shopping Centre, Oakdene. 6pm to 9pm. Free. Tel: 082 455 8634.
lThe biggest party hits from the 1980s with the DSP Retro DJ Crew: Dean, Steve and Pete with theme: Back to the Eighties at Recess, Southlake Centre, Lenchen North Ave, Centurion. R80 at the door. Doors open 7.30pm. Dress smart casual or ‘80s. Tel 012 663 7862.
lOld School Sessions at Morula Casino and Hotel, Lethabong Tavern, Molefe Makinta (Lucas Mangope) Highway, Mabopane. 9pm to midnight. Free entry. Tel: 012 799 0000.
lDenim and Diamonds salsa party – salsa tunes with good food, drink and fun-loving people – at Brightwater Commons, Republic Rd, Randburg. R60. 8pm. Tel: 011 789 5052.
lToy Toy at And, 36 Stiemens St, Braamfontein with Brad S. 9pm. R30 before 10pm and R60 thereafter. Tel: 011 447 7996.
lBarney Rachabane lat Niki’s Oasis, 138 Bree St, Newtown. 8.30pm. R50. Tel: 011 838 9733.
lNadine at Die Blou Hond, 5 Darlington Rd , Lynnwood Manor. 6pm. R290. Tel: 012 348 8820.
lMusic on Milner at Meet on Milner, cnrLong Ave and Milner St, Waterkloof, Pretoria. 7pm. Admission TBA. Tel: 083 627 8172.
lRock ‘n’ Rule at Rumours, Shop 20, Cornelius St, Weltevreden Park with TwoStepsLeft, Occams Razor, Monday Morning Justice, Opium Child, Kadawer Dialoog, I Am, One More. Acoustic: LX Yaki , Steyn, Diebies. 7pm. R40. Tel: 082 098 3305.
lRAMFest at Witfontein, R25
Bronkhorstspruit district. Various stages, a number of bands. Ends tomorrow. R600 to R700 a person depending on number of days. Book at Computicket.
lNight of the Dead at Schivas Rock, cnr Hillside and Rodericks Sts, Lynnwood, Pretoria. 7pm. R20. Tel: 083 481 4987.
lArno Jordaan at Rafters Pub and Grill, B-House Centre, cnr Garsfontein and Blesbok rds, Pretoria East. 8pm. R100. Tel: 012 480 0347.
lKhakibos at Firkin Pub, cnr Hendrik Verwoerd and Embankment drives, Centurion. 8pm. R50. Tel: 012 663 4213.
lCrystal Park at The Radium Beer Hall, 282 Louis Botha Ave, Orange Grove. 8pm. R80. Tel: 083 542 1044.
lAntiquated Souls presents Shades of Summer with Julian Gomes, Phat Jack, Miguel Tavares, Just Mo, Nick Essenstial, Cecil Mac, Jo Deepa and more at Rand Airport, Rand Airport Rd, Germiston. 4pm. R100 at https://www.facebook. com/groups/120527264648478/, R120 at the door, R180 VIP. Tel: 011 827 8884.
lBeloved EP fund raiser at Rumours Lounge, Shop 20, Palm Court, Cornelius St, Weltevreden Park with Psykotix, Stone Griffin, Midget Submarine. 4pm. R40. Tel: 072 622 4574.
lCool Hunting at Fox Street Studios, 266 Fox St, CBD. Expect Felix la Band, Women Who Kill, Dr Pachanga, Mr Seruno and many more. 10pm. R50. Tel: 010 007 0080.
lGrand opening party at Hard Rock Cafe, Nelson Mandela Square, 8 Maude Str, Sandton. with AKA, Prime Circle, Albert Frost, Da Les, Brent Harris and Thee Jam. 6pm. Free. Tel: 011 784 3144.
lInfected at Truth, Old Pretoria Road, Midrand with Jon S, Kyle Watson, Mig Madiq, Rob Sloan, Anton Nathrass, Kinetika and more. 9pm. R50 before 11pm, R70 thereafter. Tel: 011 315 9295.
lLet’s Swing It featuring TobyY2Shoes, Michael Lesar, Greg Georgiades on ukulele, Andrew the DJ, The Klassikist and Miss Oh ( burlesque performance) at MiHouse, 36 Roger St, Selby. 8pm. R80. Tel: 074 525 7281.
lOne Night in Paris with DJ Magnum (France) at Kong, 160 Jan Smuts Av, Rosebank. 9.30pm. R150. Tel: 079 021 5674.
lRetrofest with Josie Field and Laurie Levine, Idols winner David van Vuuren, Andra, Shotgun Tori, Some Grow Young, Donovan Borne and The Black Cat Bones at Nirox Sculpture Park, Cradle Of Humankind. 10am. R280, R300 at the gate. Tel: 082 854 6963.
lLow: True Sounds from the Underground at And, 36 Stiemens Street 2001 Braamfontein with Micro Pluto, DJ Soulo Starr, Women Who Kill, Escapism Refuge and many more. 9pm. R30. Tel: 011 447 7996.
lMike Rowe and Ko-Ko, with guest Sez Adamson (pedal, steel guitar and vocals) at Saloon Route 66, Hartbeeshoek Rd, Hartbeespoort Dam. 10am to 3pm. Tel 083 372 8118 or 083 261 2602.
lSunday Unplugged Sessions with The Martin Brothers and Chiba Fly at Tings an’ Times, Shop No 36, Waterglen Centre, cnr January Masilela (General Louis Botha) and Garsfontein rds. 3.30pm. Tel: 012 993 0234.
lMma-kgonthe at Morula Casino and Hotel, Lethabong Tavern, Molefe Makinta (Lucas Mangope) Highway, Mabopane. 9.30pm to midnight. Free entry. Tel: 012 799 0000.
lKaraoke with Lorenzo Jooste at Morula Casino & Hotel, Lethabong Tavern, Molefe Makinta (Lucas Mangope) Highway, Mabopane. 9pm to midnight. Free entry. Tel: 012 799 0000.
lAdmiral and Jah Seed at Bassline, 10 Henry Nxumalo St, Newtown. 8pm. Tel: 082 336 0880.
lTJ’s Acoustic Club, Mark’s Park, Judith Rd, Emmarentia, presents live music. 8pm. R25. Tel: Celia at 079 729 0294.
GIG OF THE WEEK
DJs Black Coffee and Friends
Blue Room (Tomorrow)
One of South Africa’s best-known DJs, Black Coffee, will be at Pretoria’s Blue Room in Hatfield tonight.
Black Coffee has been in the game for a long time and one thing he will not struggle with is what to play. With Pretoria the capital of house music, the DJ will have to be well prepared for the Tshwane crowd.
After the success of his Africa Rising project, Black Coffee has proved to be among the finest house music DJs the country has produced. While his music is a blend of old and new styles, the deckmaster separates himself from his peers by adding an African touch to his sound. This makes his material viable on the local and international markets.
And the fact that he is a well- travelled musician puts him in a good creative space.
In a previous interview, Black Coffee let it be known that his exposure to other countries influences his music. He also said that while he is on the road overseas, he makes music in odd places like airports and hotel rooms.
This, he said, was so that he remains “in the moment” to be able to produce music that is influenced by any given place he find himself in.
With this kind of thorough methodology in honing his craft, you know Black Coffee is nothing short of a class act.
His talent is so in demand that very few people get to see him perform so if you are in the Pretoria area tonight then get yourself to Blue Rooom (cnr Festival and Arcadia streets, Hatfield) before 6pm.
The magnificent DJ will be joined by Ado Tyga and Gheezeboy. Admission TBA. Tel: 072 436 5949.
– Munya Vomo