Gig Guide 19 to 25 August

2011-08-19 00:00


• Cliffy’s live music venue features Jammo, paying homage to the era when rock music ruled the airwaves.



• Westmore Park Club, Prestbury, hosts big-screen rugby and an after party with DJ Mervin and Brenda. Inquiries: 079 525 9649.

• Mountain View country pub presents live music with Jammo in the Pick ’n Shovel restaurant after the Boks Tri Nations match on the big screen.



• The Hairy Legged Lentil Eaters will be at Emoyeni for an intimate acoustic performance. Emoyeni is located in a country atmosphere in Cato Ridge, with good food, great music and a cash bar. Cover charge is R30 and music starts at 12.30 pm. Directions and a map are on the website: For more information, phone 031 785 1740.

• Soak up the winter sun at Mountain View country pub with live music throughout the day with Jammo and friends.



• Strings Attached: a concert of music by a variety of string instruments at Howard College Theatre from 12.15 pm. Entrance is free.



• Maritzburg Musicians’ Club hosts Creedence Clearwater Revival Tribute at the Red Door from 8 pm. Entrance is R30, and Josh Hundermark is the support act.

• The El Sombrero Spur at the Scottsville Mall invites you to an evening of fun entertainment, with live music by Jammo from 5.30 pm onwards.



• Jaspar Lepak is a folk-country songstress from Minnesota, who will be performing at the Centre for Jazz and Popular Music (UKZN — level two, Shepstone building) from 5.30 pm. Tickets are R30 (R20 for pensioners, R10 for students). Inquiries: 031 260 3385 or

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



• KZN Music Imbizo at the Royal Hotel in Durban, from 9 am until 4 pm daily. The theme is Year of the Fan, and the imbizo is for all industry role players. Phone Sphe Mbhele (project manager) at 031 836 0311 or 072 058 6675 or e-mail

• The Thistle Hotel features Jammo on guitar and vocals tonight, performing a collection of old ­favourites from the last five decades.

• On the Off Beat is a public seminar series hosted by the School of Music. It starts at 4 pm, and all interested members of the university community are invited to attend. Dr Sazi Dlamini (UKZN) will present Maskandi ­contest[ations]: problematising categorisation in South African popular music. The paper highlights some of the contestations which result from contemporary references to a category of popular music that is popularly known as Zulu maskandi. Venue: Bongani Mthethwa Recital Room (School of Music, Francis Stock Building).


• August 27: Dr HQ Nala Tehillah Song will be hosting a live DVD recording at the Durban Playhouse at 6.30 pm. Tickets are available at compu­ticket.

• August 28: Locnville are the next featured act at the Botanical Gardens. Locnville will be showcasing tunes from their new album Running to ­Midnight. Supporting acts include Goodluck (PMB’s favourite band and currently number one on 5fm), DJ Ryan Dent, DJ Rockit and DJ Jay. Tickets on General admission is R120, and golden-circle tickets are R350. The day takes place from 10 am to 6 pm. You can also get tickets through Franki Bananaz, Crowded House and Butcher Boys (they are slightly cheaper). Children under 10 get in for free.

• August 28: At the Rainbow Restaurant in Pinetown are McCoy Mrubata and Paul Hanmer, presented in association with Castle Lager. Tickets are R60 presale and R80 at the door. Doors open at noon, and the first set is just after 1 pm.

• August 31 to September 3: Casual Sax has talented writer-performer Barbara-Anne Puren sharing her take on love, relationships and romance … with a little help from her sassy saxophone, at the Heritage Theatre, Hillcrest. Tickets are R190 (including a two-course meal) and R100 for the show only. The evening starts at 8.30 pm.

• August 31 to September 2: Moshito Music Conference and Exhibition at Sci Bono Discovery ­Centre in Newtown, Johannesburg. Visit for more information.


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

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