Gig Guide 24 to 30 June

2011-06-24 00:00


• Guy Buttery and Nibs van der Spuy will present an evening of fine acoustic guitar, showcasing their brand new duo show after a five-year break due to their rigorous individual touring schedules. Tickets are R100 (R50 for Alliance Française members). Booking is recommended: 031 312 9582.

• The Jackie Horner Pub and Grill at 47 Helen Joseph (Davenport) Road, Glenwood, hosts Craig Nash from 5pm. Phone 031 202 9192 to book a table.

• Origin in Clark Road, Glenwood, hosts international band Napalma on Friday June 24. Supported by local bands Spitmunky and Liver (CT) with DJs Veranda Panda and Nightvision. Doors open 9pm. Entrance R60.

• Durban rock electronic band Rise perform at Mojos at the Riverside Hotel in Durban North on Friday June 24 from 8pm to 9pm. Entrance is free, but booking is essential if you want a table. The music for TGIF starts at 5pm with Rise being the final act of the night. To book or more info 031 563 0600.

• Maritzburg Golf Club welcomes Jammo back for an evening of live music in the bar/restaurant tonight.

• Westmore Park, come party the night away with DJ Mervin from 6pm till late. Inquiries: Mervin 0822537076.


• Beat-Route will be performing at the Keg & Hedgehog (585 Town Bush Road) from 7pm. Entrance is free. Phone 033 347 0001 to book a table or you can just chill in the bar. Strictly smart casual.

• Origin in Clark Road, Glenwood, hosts deejay Royal K (Jhb) who is joined by local spin doctors Mimi Kesaris, Digital Kaos, DJ Amigo, Garuni, Funky G and Chef. Doors open at 9pm. Entrance is R80.


• Rainbow Restaurant (Pinetown) features Just Friends featuring Khaya Dlamini. Good old township jive. Tickets R30 presale and R50 at the door.

• African Drumshack, Durbans own community drumming center, hosts two bands: world music outfit, Maisha and percussion/electronic wizards Napalma who will showcase their talents and diverse spectrum of imaginative arrangements. Bands start at 8.30pm. Entry R50. Evening takes place at Stables Lifestyle Market (9 Jacko Jackson Drive, Durban). Inquiries to Jonathan: 083 704 4879.

• Jazz outfit Beat-Route will be performing at the annual House & Garden Show from 1 to 4pm.

• The Jackie Horner Pub and Grill at 47 Helen Joseph (Davenport) Road, Glenwood, hosts Collin Rule from 1pm to 3pm. The stylish pub also offers a great Sunday roast special for R49. Phone 031 202 9192 to book a table.

• All-day fun and activities for the whole family at Mountain View country pub and entertainment centre, including live music through the day with Jammo and friends. The venue is situated less than 10 km from the city centre and can be reached by driving right through Lincoln Mede and just a couple of kilometres beyond, or through Eastwood.

• Pull in, plug in and play with host David Marks at Umzumbe (south coast) every Sunday at Rock Bottom Pub and Grill from 1pm. Entrance is free and booking a table is advised, or bring your picnic blanket and spread out. For bookings phone Shirley at 071 114 8503.

• Westmore Park hosts karaoke with DJ Mervin from 3pm to 10pm. Contact Mervin at 0822537076.

• James Grace (guitar) with Christopher Duigan (piano) will be performing at 35 Montgomery Drive (Athlone). R100 includes wine and coffee. Booking essential: 033 342 3051 or Secure parking.


• Jaspar Lepak and The Bandits are sure to get toes a-tapping at the next Maritzburg Musicians' Club, hosted at the Red Door. Tickets are R30. 8pm.

• El Sombrero Spur at the Scottsville Mall invites you to enjoy fun feelgood live music every Tuesday night with Jammo from 6pm onwards.


• Bellagios (Morningside) hosts Black Coffee, Oskido, Christos, Vinny and The Maestro as part of the SAMC. Entrance is R100. Phone 082 330 7872 for more information.

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


• July 1. Newtown Knife Gang, Johannesburg’s hottest new rock force, will be performing at the Red Door on July 1.

• July 1. Getting My Act Together - a one-man musical revue show featuring Anthony Stonier, looking back over the past 10 years at some of the many shows he has appeared in at the Rhumbelow Theatre. 8pm.

• July 1-2. Club 808 and DJ Tira will be the main Durban July after-party at Moses Mabhida stadium, featuring artists such as Liquideep, Teargas, Dj Cleo, Zakes Bantwini and Fisherman. For more info, visit the Club 808 Facebook page.

• July 1. Beat-Route will be performing as part of the The Eshowe Jazz Fest from 6.30pm.

• July 3. An Afternoon with Classical Pianist Andrew Warburton at the  Rhumbelow Theatre. 2pm.

• July 3. An Evening with Marion Loudon and Lloyd de Gier at the Rhumbelow Theatre. 6.30pm.

• July 3. Beat-Route will be performing at the annual House & Garden Show from 12pm to 3pm. Lots of great specials - and some swing jazz, some bossa nova, some groove.

• July 9. Beat-Route will be performing at the Ballito Prawn and Jazz Fest and Jus' Jazzin programme from 11am.

• July 23. Ashtray Electric will stop in Durban at Unit 11 (191 Matthews Meyiwa) as part of the band's national tour to promote their new album. Support act is La Els.

• July 24: Sharon Katz and the Peace Train - the venue does not normally do gigs before pay day but Katz has a bunch of visitors from the US who depart South Africa after this concert so it was agreed to give them a footstomping Rainbow "bon voyage".

• August 25-27. KZN Music Imbizo at the Royal Hotel in Durban, from 9am till 4pm daily. The theme is “Year of the Fan” and the Imbizo is for all industry role players. Contact Sphe Mbhele (Project Manager) at 031 836 0311 / 072 058 6675 or e-mail

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

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