lBlack Cat Bones vs Fake Leather Blues Band at Café Barcelona, shop 24, Elardus Park Shopping Centre, cnr Delmas Rd and Barnard St, Elardus Park, Pretoria. R60. 8pm. Tel: 012 345 3602.


lDJs Dean, Steve and Pete plus Chris Dalamakis in the Jacqueline’s Experience 2014 (decades party with ‘70s, ‘80s, ‘90s and Naughties hits) at Recess, Southlake Centre, Lenchen North Ave, Centurion. R60 or R80. Tel 012 663 7862.


lJohnny Clegg at Theatre of Marcellus, Emperors Palace, Jones Rd, Kempton Park. 8pm. R200 to R290 at Computicket. Tel: 011 9281000.



lToy Toy 5x5 at And, 36 Stiemens St, Braamfontein. Features Portable, Perlon, Robert Johnson and Sud Electronic. 9pm. R40 at the door before 10pm, R80 thereafter 10pm. Info:


lMafikizolo at Hush, 160 Jan Smuts Ave, Rosebank. 10pm. Ladies free befoere 11pm. Tel: 011 447 1082.


lParty for Pricks featuring Tina Delacovias, The Meerkat Mob and the Acoustic Groove Machine at Amuse Cafe, cnr 4th Aveand 5th St, Linden. 7pm. R30. Tel: 084 555 5252.


lTaxi Violence and Man as Machine at Arcade Empire, 265 The Highway St, Equestria, Pretoria East. 7pm. R40. Tel: 087 980 3531.


lThe Glitchy and Scratchy Show with Tek-tonaL, Double Negative, Cyberphunk and KiDmammoth at Capital Music Cafe, cnr Keyes and Tyrwhitt aves, Rosebank. Admission TBA. Tel: 011 880 0033.



lAndy Fisher Band, Tribal Butterfly and Imagine The Panic at Café Barcelona, shop 24, Elardus Park Shopping Centre, cnr Delmas Rd and Barnard St, Elardus Park, Pretoria. R40. 8.30pm. Tel: 012 345 3602.


lJoint Nation presents Berlin electronic music DJ Ben Rau with local legends Dom Bengino, Grant Oxford, Reezo Hassan, Trumotion, Rob Sloan and Justsmart at Citilec Building, 246 Main St, CBD. Noon. R50 before 5pm, R80 thereafter.


lCampus Invasion : Hatfield Carnival with DJ Fresh and Milkshake at Hatfield Square Events, Hatfield. R60 online or R70 at venue. Visit:


lPunk F**k II with Black Magic Mushroom, Loui Lvndn, Deaf Commission, Afgepis, Death Pegasus, T.C.I.Y.F., Brafcharge, The Carniwhore, The Moths, The LeftOvers, Fridge Poetry, Slashdogs, Home at Last, Jonny Joburg and Brainwreck at Street Hawker Concept Store, 425 Leselinyana St, Dube, Soweto. Noon. R50. Tel: 011 982 3755.




lThe Martin Brothers and Chiba Fly at Tings an’ Times, shop No 36, Waterglen Centre, cnr January Masilela (General Louis Botha) and Garsfontein rds. Free. 3.30pm. (Table reservations essential). Tel: 012 993 0234.


lCold Fact at Saloon Route 66, Hartbeeshoek Rd, Hartbeespoort Dam. 10am to 3pm. Tel: 083 372 8118 or 083 261 2602.


lDJ SoulSista with percussion and sax at Yadah Castle a La Turka, 711 Sterkfontein Ave, Irene. 2pm. Admission TBA. Tel: 011 203 4605.


lThe Muffinz at Kospotong, 1 Central Place, Miriam Makeba St, Newtown. 2pm. Admission TBA. Tel: 011 492 0915.

lRock and Acoustic Sunday with Werner Bekker, Acoustic, TreyOhms, The Pirates, LX and Pacawa at Rumours, Palm Court Centre, cnr JG Strydom and Cornelius sts, Weltevredenpark. 12.30pm. R40. Tel: 074 897 9326.


lDayze at Renegade Junxion, cnr Jacaranda St and Dawn and Malibongwe drives, Randburg. With Cam with a K, Dubboyy, Ja Levieux, Jae-D, Meandmymate, Prince. R40 before noon, R70 thereafter. Tel: 079 896 8847.


lMma-kgontha at Morula Casino and Hotel, Lethabong Tavern, Molefe Makinta (Lucas Mangope) Highway, Mabopane. 9.30pm to midnight. Free entry. Tel: 012 799 0000.




lKaraoke at Morula Casino and Hotel, Molefe Makinta (Lucas Mangope) Highway, Mabopane. 9pm to midnight. Free entry. Tel: 012 799 0000.


lElectric Light Orchestra at Emperors Palace, Centre Court, Jones Rd, Kempton Park. 8pm. R220 to R670 at Computicket. Tel: 011 9281000


lE-mail all info, with “gig guide” in the subject line, to [email protected] or [email protected] by Wednesday.



Mad City Block Party/Kendrick Lamar

Mary Fitzgerald Square and Johannesburg Stadium (Tomorrow

SATURDAY is sure to go down as the day we partied from Saturday to Monday. While it is probably a nightmare for promoters to have two US outfits come to the country independently to perform on the same day, music lovers are spoilt for choice.

The first event, the Omelca Tequila Mad City Block Party, is to take place in Mary Fitzgerald Square in Newtown from 4pm. The gig sees the dynamic American DJ project, Major Lazer, performing in South Africa for the first time.
The project is well known for it’s incredible production skills
on contemporary dancehall tunes. They are part of the team that worked with Snoop Lion on his reggae-influenced album, Reincarnation. Tickets: from R275.
Nearby in Jozi, hip hop prince Kendrick Lamar will perform for the first time on the continent. After being nominated for seven Grammys last year you know Lamar’s album, good kid, M.A.A.D city will go down as a classic.
From the hit songs B*tch Don’t Kill My Vibe to Swimming Pools (Drank), there is no limit to the material the rapper will perform.
If he decides to do some of his collaborations we will be in for a treat because he has worked with everyone from Emeli Sande and Dido to A$AP Rocky and Dr Dre. All we need is enough time to enjoy his set.
Local acts that will join him include Khuli Chana and Reason.
The gig goes down at the Johnannesburg Stadium (41 Upper Ross Road, New Doornfontein). Tickets: R350 to R1 900. The show starts at 7pm. For more info call
028 822 5531. – Munya Vomo