Guitarist Steve Fataar practices his touch on his guitar.

Tonight

l Beat-Route at the Market Restaurant from 12.30pm to 2.30pm. 40 Gladys Mazibuko Rd (ex-Marriot), Greyville. Free. Call 082 622 6902.

l Catch one-man band Craig Nash at The Jackie Horner Pub and Grill, 47 Helen Joseph (ex-Davenport) Rd, Glenwood. 8pm. Free. Call 031 202 9192 to book.

l Steve Fataar at Zack’s, Windermere. 3.30pm to 7pm. Free. Call 031 312 0755.

l Car Boot Vendors launch their new EP, The Flop EP. Dress in your favourite wrestling attire, and if you don’t know what that is, just rock up in a Speedo. The Car Boot Vendors Supergroup will be on display and DJ Creepy Steve will keep the party going. The Winston Pub, 9 Clark Rd, Umbilo. R30. 8pm. Call 072 198 9521.

Tomorrow

l Riot Fest showcases the biggest line-up of Durban bands. Cheap Bad Habits, The Otherwise, Sibling Rivalry, The Car Boot Vendors, The Kickstands, Explosion, Conclave, Beyond the Pale. Starts 7pm. R30 donation (all proceeds will go to the SPCA). Willowvale Hotel, 406 Umbilo Rd, Umbilo. Call 031 205 1291.

Sunday

l From noon to 3pm catch jazz on the Boardwalk in Umhlanga with the Dan Sheldon and Gerald Sloan duet. Call 082 622 6902.

l Jazz on the terrace at Zack’s, Windermere with Too Close. 3.30pm to 7pm. Free. call 031 312 0755.

Monday

l Zack’s hosts an Open Mic at Wilson’s Wharf from 7.30pm. Call 031 305 1677.

Tuesday

l Good Music Tuesdays at the BAT Centre’s Harbour Jazz Café, 45 Maritime Place, Small Craft Harbour, Margaret Mncadi Rd (ex Victoria Embankment). 8.30pm. Free. Call 076 544 7112.

Wednesday

l Drumming circle with Richard Ellis from Tree63 at BAT Centre, 45 Maritime Place, Small Craft Harbour, Margaret Mncadi Rd (ex-Victoria Embankment). Call 079 582 7266.

l Open Mic with Steve Fataar at Zack’s, Windermere, from 3.30pm to 7pm. Free. Call 031 312 0755.

Thursday

l Experience the world of rhythm and poetry through the eyes of women. Poetry Circles from 5pm to 7pm at The BAT Centre Function Rooms, 45 Maritime Place, Small Craft Harbour, Margaret Mncadi Rd (ex-Victoria Embankment). Free and open to all. Call 031 332 0451.

l To be featured in Gig Guide, e-mail all gig details to latoya.newman @inl.co.za, subject: Gig Guide, by noon on Wednesday for publication on Friday.

Gig of the week - Zack Attack

Wilson’s Wharf, Sunday

WILSON’S Wharf will be ringing with the sound of music on Sunday when some of the best of old and new sounds come together.

This month’s Zack Attack will feature Steve Fataar, Stereo in Flight, The Cheap Bad Habits and Tara, who comes in from Cape Town for the gig.

John Humphries of Zack’s said the point of Zack Attack was to have an event once a month that gave some newbies to the music scene a chance to strut their stuff.

“It’s really Steve Fataar hosting up to eight bands who are up-and- coming acts. Giving them a platform,” he explained.

Zack’s and Fataar have been collaborating on a few similar initiatives that sees Zack’s various venues hosting music most nights of the week.

Another big effort will see the launch of a CD compilation of home-brewed bands.

“We are launching this CD in March. It is a compilation of local bands that auditioned over six months last year to be on the CD.

“The CD is a mix of genres and an idea we came up with also to give these upcomers a chance,” Humphries said.

Enjoy some good music with Zack Attack at 7pm on Sunday. Entrance is free. Call 031 305 1671.