Gig Guide 4 to 10 November

2011-11-04 00:00


• Jammo will be performing without legendary wrestler “The Rock”, at Cliffy’s live-music venue at 7 pm tonight. Expect to get a bit sweaty!

• Join the band Too Close and guest band from Cape Town Uproots at the opening of a new jazz venue: MJ’s Velvet Jazz Lounge, situated at 722 Brickfield Road (opposite Tills Crescent sports grounds, Sydenham). Doors open at 8 pm. The entry fee is R80.



• The first annual Durban Gospel Praise and ­Worship Music Festival takes place tonight, ­featuring drummer Big Mike Clemons, keyboardist Arthur “Buddy” Strong and bass player Terrance Palmer. The trio has performed together previously as part of the Grammy Award-winning group, Israel and New Breed. Individually, they have toured and recorded with music heavyweights including Fred Hammond, Marvin Sapp, Byron Cage, Martha Munizzi and Usher. For more information regarding the event, e-mail or phone 071 781 2184. Tickets are available at Gateway Music, Pavilion Music and Emmanuel Bookshop in Chatsworth.

• Midlands Music Movement Benefit is at the Red Tap from 2 pm. The line-up includes Pan Latino, Chris Wyatt, Roots, Caroline and Dave, Wish I May, Sons of Us and others. Tickets are R50, and R20 for those under 12.



• Erin Fourie and Mark Haze (Idols) will be performing at Cliffy’s Country Pub from 1 pm. Tickets will be available from Parklane Super Spar for R100. Inquiries: phone 033 396 6710.

• The Rock Bottom hosts Goldie and Silver from 2 pm until late. Entrance is free. For more information, phone 071 683 3955 or 082 330 9652 or 071 114 8503.

• Fun and activities for the whole family at Mountain View ­country entertainment centre, including live music through the day with Jammo and friends.



• Test Drive at The Playhouse features The Revealers (reggae) and Igugu Lesizwe (umshado) groups performing during the lunch hour between 1 pm and 2 pm. Admission is free.



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



• Catch Habit To on their national tour in promotion of their latest release Boomerang Saturn, at The Centre for Jazz and Popular Music. Doors open at 5 pm. Entrance is R30 (R10 for students, R20 for pensioners and children under 13 get in for free). Inquiries: phone 082 565 5644.

• 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.



• It’s Thirsty Thursday again at the Thistle hotel, with live music by Jammo from 7 pm.


• November 13.: Electronic duo Goldfish will be performing at the Durban Botanic Gardens. Earlybird tickets can be bought at Ticketbreak and are R80 (R20 for children under 12).

• November 24: Laurie Levine performs at Alliance Française (22 Sutton Crescent, Morningside, Durban) from 7.30 pm. Entrance 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. Entry is R50. To book, phone 031 202 2511.

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

• November 26: Laurie Levine performs at Rock Bottom Pub and Grill in Umzumbe (Lot 60 Station Road, Umzumbe, south coast) from 7.30 pm. Entry is R40. To book, phone 078 444 7130.

• November 29: Laurie Levine performs at the Maritzburg Musicians’ Club at The Red Door (5 Quarry Road, Pietermaritzburg) from 8 pm. Entry 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 New Year’s party, which features acts such as Fokofpolisiekar, Hog Hoggidy Hog, Reburn, Half Price, Peachy Keen, Stonecollar, and The Modes, among others. Tickets are available at the gate, Computicket, www.rock, Shoprite and Checkers.

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