Gig Guide 25 November to 1 December

2011-11-25 00:00


• Laurie Levine performs at St Clements (191 Musgrave Road, Berea, Durban) at 7.30 pm. Entry is R50. To book, phone 031 202 2511.

• Guy Buttery will release his new 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, at 8 pm. Inquiries: 031 303 9511.

• Cliffys hosts hard-rocking act All Forlorn, along with the return of In the Mouth of Madness. The evening starts at 8 pm and entry is R40.



• Laurie Levine and Lize Wiid perform at Rock Bottom pub and grill in Umzumbe (Lot 60, Station Road) at 7.30 pm. Entry is R40. To book, phone 078 444 7130.

• Melville Village Folk ’n Acoustic Music Picnic features the Hinds Brothers, Roger Lucy (with Dan Chiorboli), Goldie and Silver and many more. Entrance is a R50 donation. Inquiries: Sandy at 084 587 6134, Dianne at 082 340 3492 or David 083 359 5610.

• Cliffy’s hosts a dub-step night with Night Vision and Veranda Panda. The evening starts at 8 pm and entry is R40.

• Mountain View country pub presents a bonfire evening, with live entertainment beside a crackling fire, provided by Jammo and other members of the Wednesday night Music Circle. Full bar and catering.



• Gary Nixon (The Kickstands) will be performing acoustic sets from 11 am at the new-look Giba Café at Giba Gorge MTB Park. Phone 084 582 0909 for more information

• All-day fun and activities for the whole family at Mountain View entertainment centre, including live music with Jammo and friends.



• Laurie Levine performs at the Maritzburg Musicians’ Club at The Red Door (5 Quarry Road, Pietermaritzburg) at 8 pm. Entry is R30. To book, phone 084 555 6830.



• 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.

• Nibs van der Spuy releases his first all-acoustic album Morning Star at Alliance Françaises, Durban, at 7.30 pm. Entrance is R60. The venue is in Windermere Road, Morningside. To book, e-mail culture.­ or phone 031 312 9582.

• Mountain View country pub hosts Music Circle, an informal get-together for music enthusiasts of all levels. All are welcome to take an instrument and join in or simply enjoy the atmosphere and watch some stars of the future hone their skills.



• December 2: Dance You’re On Fire, Voodoo Child and Scarlet Hill will be performing at Cliffy’s. The evening starts at 8 pm and entry is R40.

• December 2: uMhlathuze Music Festival at Velden Vlei (Richards Bay) features DJ Rocco, Teargas, Siyanda, Kabila, Zakwe, Nkulee Dube, DJ15, Franoz, Nzwiri, Mayaya, Mngadi and more. Hosts are Zanda (Gagasi fm), Sthe Khumalo and Siyabonga Thwala. Tickets are R100 (main floor) and R300 (VIP), and are available at Shoprite and Checkers.

• December 3: Shortstraw and Columbus will be performing at Cliffy’s. The evening starts at 8 pm and entry is R40.

• December 4: Prime Circle will be performing at Chris Saunders Park (14 Palm Boulevard, Umhlanga Ridge, Umhlanga Rocks). Tickets are R100 at Computicket, or R120 at the door. Doors open at noon.

• December 11: Lil Wayne will be performing at the Wavehouse (Umhlanga). To book, visit or visit your nearest Computicket outlet.

• December 17: The Drake Music Festival — a small acoustic and blues festival — takes place in Willowvale (R103 Rosetta). The line-up includes John Ellis, Guy Buttery, Nibs van der Spuy, Josie Field, Nate Maingard, Shannon Hope, Joshua Grierson, Naming James and Malory Torr. Tickets are R190, and the festival runs from noon to 11 pm. For more information, phone 083 577 7726 or e-mail josie@

• 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, Junkyard Lipstick and CY.STR, among others. Tickets are available at the gate, Computicket, www.rock­ or Shoprite and Checkers.

• 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 and many more. Tickets are available from or

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