Gig Guide 14 to 20 January

2011-01-14 00:00


• Friday party with DJ Jamie and his team at the Red Door, starting at 8 pm. Entry is R10 before 9 pm and R20 after 9 pm (shooters still R4 all night). Strictly no under 18s. Contact 082 975 4473.

• The Last Musketeer is performing at Collegians Club. Entrance is free.

• Karaoke at Stagecoach (just down the road from Scottsville Mall) with Delwyn every Friday from 7 pm until 10 pm.

• The Jackie Horner Pub and Grill at 47 Helen Joseph (Davenport) Road, Glenwood, hosts Call Box 47 on Friday from 8 pm to midnight. Entrance is free. Call 031 202 9192 for further inform-­­ation.

• Origin (in Clark Road, Durban) closes the season with a bang as resident DJs Dax Tucker, Dakin Auret, Spindocta!, Midnight Jackers and Funky B weave their acoustic spell before the club closes for a month for its annual refreshment. Entrance is R60 (members free) and doors open at 9 pm. The club opens again for the Valentine’s Party on February 12.


• The Last Musketeer is performing at the Bierfassl in Nottingham Road. Entrance is free.

• The Red Door hosts a dubset party with DJ Fidget at 8 pm on Friday. Entrance is R15 and shooters are R4 all night. Contact 071 444 2111 or 033 344 2643.


• A new duo — D & Gee — featuring Paul de Fleuriot on guitar, harmonica and vocals and Martin Gee on vocals, will be performing a range of all the old favourites from the 70s and 80s. They will be playing live (and without any midi-files) on the deck at The Butchery, Roberts Road, from 2.30 pm onwards. There is no cover charge, patrons can take advantage of the Butchery’s Sunday specials or just have a drink and listen to some classics from the past and from a repertoire of over 170 songs.

• Join the band Too Close every Sunday afternoon at Zacks, located in Windermere Centre (Windermere Road, Durban) for an afternoon of cool jazz and smooth jams. Starts at 3.30 pm and runs until late. Entry is free. Phone 031 312 0755 for more information.

• The Jackie Horner Pub and Grill at 47 Helen Joseph (Davenport) Road, Glenwood, hosts the Hinds Brothers, who entertain with their laid-back acoustic country-style sound from 1 pm to 3 pm. Sunday roast special for R49. Entrance is free. Call 031 202 9192 to book.

• Sunday Jazz at the Caledon Hotel in Ballito featuring The George Mari Band: George Mari (trumpet), Logan Byrne (bass), Sidney Rash (drums) and Debbie Mari (piano & vocals) every Sunday until the end of February, from 12 pm to 3 pm. Inquiries: 032 947 1660.



• Drum circle (every second Tuesday) at the Red Door — bring your drums or rent an available drum and join in for the popular event. Beginners circle is from 7 pm until 8 pm, where basic rythms will be taught and practised and there is no age restriction. Jamming session is from 8 pm, so bring your drums, didgeridoos, scratchers and shakers and join in for great energy with awesome people. Entry is R10 to be paid at the bar. An additional R10 if you wish to use a drum that is available. Contact 071 444 2111 or 033 344 2643.

• Hot Durban band Rise perform at GMT (Good Music Tuesdays) at the Bat Centre. With a strong emphasis on vocals, guitar, catchy dance beats and uplifting songs, Rise will release their second album this year.



• Wednesday madness at the Red Door with DJ Fidget — a variety of good music, including some dubstep. Entrance is R15.



• Blues, jazz, soul and funk with DJ Cliffy at the Red Door from 8 pm. Entrance is R10.



• January 25. John Ellis is the first featured act of 2011 at the Maritzburg Musicians’ Club, hosted at the Red Door.

• February 11. Hard-rocking band Infernal Curse (from Argentina) will be performing in Gauteng on February 11 at Black Dahlia and on February 12 at the Wolmer Events Arena.

• April 21. Splashy Fen, SA’s longest running music festival, takes place over the Easter weekend. Tickets are now on sale at Computicket and they are limited. Advance tickets will cost R500.

• To submit or change information, e-mail ry before noon on Wednesday.

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