TONIGHT

l Sheraaz at Speak Easy Lounge, Stonecradle, 72 Game Reserve Drive, Doornkloof, Irene (Rietvleidam). 7.30pm, R100. Tel: 073 266 2555.

l The Radium Jazz Trio at The Radium Beer Hall, 282 Louis Botha Ave, Orange Grove. 8.45pm. Free. Tel: 011 728 3866 or Andy at 083 542 1044.

l DJs Zuby, Avesh, Presto, G9 and Vinosh at Vacca Matta, Montecasino, cnr William Nicol Drive and Witkoppen Rd, Fourways. 10pm. R150 a couple. Tel: 0714 676 067.

l Tomorrow Never Happened with Rainman, Mr Mon, Adamski, Hugs On Drugs and Menticide at Arcade Empire, 265 The Highway St, Equestria, Pretoria East. 8pm. R60. Tel: 087 980 3531.

l Lo-Fi Horrors with the Make-Overs, Brafcharge and Smith Embassy at The Bohemian, 167 Perth Rd, Westdene. 8pm. R20. Tel: 011 482 1725.

TOMORROW

l Tlale Makhene (percussions, vocals), Bheka Mthethwa (bass), Sabu Sasha (drums), Dan Selsick (trombone, EVI), Erik Paliani (guitars, vocals) and Thando Matsebula (keys) at The Orbit, 81 De Korte St, Braamfontien. 7pm. Admission TBA. Tel: 011 339 6645.

l Small’12, Cybos, Master Mello, Oscar, Benji, Jules, Soulprovider and Nathi in the #32istheNew23 at HaMoloi, cnr Monument and Kempton rds, Kempton Park. Admission TBA. 3pm. Tel: 083 956 9486.

l Yo Grapes, Otters Pocket, Feed The Animals, JAG, Penthouse and Godley at Kitchener’s Carvery Bar, 5 De Beer St, Braamfontein. 7pm. R30 ladies, R50 gents. Email: [email protected]

l Piet Botha and The Lyzyrd Kyngs at The Radium Beer Hall, 282 Louis Botha Ave, Orange Grove. 9pm, R90. Tel: 011 728 3866, Andy: 083 542 1044.

l Damage Inc, Benson, Point 4, Adamski and Crusty at Rumours Lounge, Shop 20, Palm Court, Cornelius St, Weltevreden Park. From 8pm. R50. Tel: 082 208 0324.

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l Timeless – A Tribute to Rock Legends at Speak Easy Lounge, Stonecradle, 72 Game Reserve Drive, Doornkloof, Irene (Rietvleidam). 7.30pm. R100. Tel: 073 266 2555.

l Krazyboy and Bhavs, Hybrid, DJ JC and Rikay at The Sound Room, Liviero Office Park, cnr Dytchley and Marcius rds, Barbeque Downs, Kyalami. 9pm. R150. Tel: 011 466 2644.

l Road To Strab: Tuin, Hoot ‘n Anny, Guy Collins, Scicoustic, Gerald Clark, MT Seas, Crimson House and others at Arcade Empire, 265 The Highway St, Equestria, Pretoria East. 1pm. R80. Tel: 087 980 3531.

l Shortstraw at Schulbasar 2015 at Deutsche Internationale Schule, 11 Sans Souci Rd, Parktown. 8pm. R60 to R100 at Webtickets. E-mail: [email protected]

l The Black Cat Bones at Stanley Beer Yard, 44 Stanley Ave, Milpark. 2pm. Free. Tel: 011 482 5791.

l Lesuth, Riddlebreak, Posthumous and As We Fall at Mercury Live, 39 Gwi Gwi Mrwebi St, Newtown. Free. See https://www.facebook.com/ themercurylivejhb.

SUNDAY

l Park Acoustics featuring New Holland, Glen Biederman-Pam, Simmi Areef and Vittorio Leonardi at Voortrekker Monument Heritage Site, Eeufees Rd, Groenkloof, Pretoria. 10am. Tickets from R110. Tel: 012 326 6770.

l Moloi Hesse at Speak Easy Lounge, Stonecradle, 72 Game Reserve Drive, Doornkloof, Irene (Rietvleidam). 7.30pm. R100. Tel: 073 266 2555.

l Nduduzo Makhathini’s One People at The Orbit, 81 De Korte St, Braamfontien. 6pm. R120. Tel: 011 339 6645.

l Afrika Day Celebrations at POPArt Centre, Main Street Life Building, 286 Fox St, Joburg. 11am. R40. Tel: 082 472 2559.

MONDAY

l Zandile Mzazi solo recital at Auto & General Theatre on the Square, Nelson Mandela Square, cnr Rivonia Rd and West St, Sandton. Included in the programme: arias from Mozart, Bellini, Donizetti, Massenet, Weber and arias by African composers. R200 to R350 at Strictlytickets. Tel: 011 883 8606.

TUESDAY

l Mo Flava Hosts … The Tuesday Turn Up with Speedsta and Ms Cosmo at Blue Room, cnr Festival and Arcadia sts, Hatfield, Pretoria. Tel: Tumelo at 072 436 5949.

THURSDAY

l Admiral and Jah Seed in the Reggae Sessions at Bassline, 10 Henry Nxumalo St, Newtown. R100. Tel: 011 838 9145.

l Open Mic Nite at TJ’s Acoustic Club, Mark’s Park, Judith Rd, Emmarentia. 8pm. We have a back-up generator and an inverter. R25. Tel: 079 729 0294.

l Andries Botha and friends, featuring Joseph Clark, at Speak Easy Lounge, Stonecradle, 72 Game Reserve Drive, Doornkloof, Irene (Rietvleidam). 7.30pm. R100. Tel: 073 266 2555.

l To be listed in the Gig Guide, e-mail info to [email protected] inl.co.za or munyaradzi.vomo @inl.co.za by Tuesday afternoon. Please put “gig guide” in the subject line.

GIG OF THE WEEK

Black Jesus Experience (BJX)

The Orbit, Braamfontein

(tonight)

Ever heard of Ethio-jazz? This is a good reason to be at The Orbit (81 De Korte St, Braamfontien) tonight to see the Black Jesus Experience.

The Melbourne outfit is here for a few events including the MTN Bushfire Festival to be held in Swaziland next weekend.

The band, also known as BJX, is comprised of Enushe Taye (vocals), Negat Abate (vocals), Mr Monk (MC), Tibor Bacskai (MC), Peter Harper (sax), Ian Dixon (trumpet, flugelhorn), Zac Lister (guitar), Chris Frangou (bass) and Matt Head (drums). Taye, who is from Addis Ababa, exposed the group to Ethiopian music and culture. There is a huge Ethiopian community in Melbourne and the band has made use of that to hone their craft.

Through this community and the shekla (records) of Addis Ababa’s golden ’70s, BJX discovered the depth and groove of Ethio-jazz.

After a chance meeting with the originator and master of Ethio-jazz, Mulatu Astatke, on a tour to Africa, BJX toured and recorded with him, giving them a chance to study and create at the “master’s table”. Once they are done with this gig and Bushfire, BJX head to Ethiopia to record a new album.

Outside of jazz, BJX have also found a place for hip hop in their sound. – Munya Vomo

l The event starts at 7pm. Admission TBA. Go out there to learn a little about the world. Tel: 011 339 6645.