Gig Guide 11 to 17 November

2011-11-11 00:00


• The Heritage Theatre (Hillcrest) presents the Bats in Loudly South African, starring Eddie Eckstein, Paul Ditchfield, Pete Clifford and Derek Gordon, who will perform new songs and old favourites like In a Shabby Little Hut and Vat Hom Dawie. Tickets are R190, including a two-course meal, and R100 for the show only.

• South African jazz sensation Zahara will take time out during her Durban sojourn to interact with budding artists and school pupils at J. G.  Zuma High School hall (Besters, Inanda) in an effort to impart her skills and give motivational talks to young people. The event takes place from 1.30 pm. For more information, phone Vukani Mbhele at 033 264 3466 or 083 307 8964.

• The Jackie Horner Pub and Grill at 47 Helen Joseph (Davenport) Road, Glenwood, hosts ­Graham Boyle from 6 pm until late.



• The Jackie Horner Pub and Grill at 47 Helen Joseph (Davenport) Road, Glenwood, hosts karaoke with Spider Murch from 7 pm until late.



• Electronic duo Goldfish will be performing at the Durban Botanic Gardens. Early bird tickets can be bought at Ticketbreak and are R80 (R20 for children aged six to 12 years).

• Join Jammo and friends for Sunshine Sessions — live music through the day at Mountain View country entertainment centre.

• The Jackie Horner Pub and Grill at 47 Helen Joseph (Davenport) Road, Glenwood, hosts Collin Rule from 1 pm to 4 pm. Phone 031 202 9124 to book a table.



• The El Sombrero Spur at Scottsville Mall invites you to an evening of feel-good live music with Jammo from 5.30 pm.



• Mountain View country pub hosts Guitar Circle, an informal jam session for music enthusiasts of all levels. Everyone is welcome.

• Jan the Last Musketeer is back at Bierfassl, where there’s good music and good food from 6 pm. To book, phone 033 266 6320.



• November 24: Laurie Levine performs at Alliance Française (22 Sutton Crescent, Morningside, Durban) from 7.30 pm. The entrance fee is R50. To book, phone 031 312 9582.

• November 25: Laurie Levine performs at St Clements (191 Musgrave Road, Berea, Durban) from 7.30 pm. The entrance fee is R50. To book, phone 031 202 2511.

• November 25: Guy Buttery will release his newest album To Disappear in Place on vinyl format with a wealth of new content. The gig takes place at Upstairs at Spiga, Florida Road, Durban, from 8 pm. Inquiries: 031 303 9511.

• November 26: Laurie Levine performs at Rock Bottom pub and grill in Umzumbe from 7.30 pm. The entrance fee is R40. To book, phone 078 444 7130.

• November 29: Laurie Levine performs at the Maritzburg Musicians’ Club at the Red Door from 8 pm. The entrance fee is R30. To book, phone 084 555 6830.

• December 31: the fourth annual Midmar Music Festival features Theo Kgosinkwe, Zonke and Zahara, among others.

• December 31. Rock the River features acts such as Fokofpolisiekar, Hog Hoggidy Hog, Reburn, Half Price, Peachy Keen, Stonecollar, The Modes and Junkyard Lipstick, among others. Tickets are available at the gate, Computicket, from participating bands, Shoprite, House and Home, Checkers and

• February 3 to February 5: Up the Creek Music Festival’s line-up includes aKing, Akkedis, Black Cat Bones, Blues Broers, Cameron Bruce, City Bowl Mizers, Fox Comet, Great Apes, Holiday Murray, Hot Water, Karen Zoid, Louwtjie Rothman, Machiniri, No One’s Arc, Piet Botha, Taxi Violence, ­Wreshrelish, Jeremy Loops, Luna Paige, Shadowclub, Sterling EQ, Andra, Peachy Keen, ACDC Tribute and Southern Gypsey Queen. The festival will host the main stage, the MK river stage and the all-night-long BOS Breede River bar stage once again. ­Tickets are available from www.ticket

• March 7: Usher will headline the Hansa Festival of Legends Tour at the ICC Durban Arena. Tickets range from R250 to R450 and can be bought at

• April 5 to April 9: Splashy Fen takes place over the Easter weekend, and early bird tickets are on sale for just R375, but they are limited. The early-bird promotion also applies to tickets for children aged four to 11 years, which will cost R100 each. Children under four get in free. Tickets can be bought at

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