Gig guide

2008-07-04 00:00


The Red Door hosts a fancy dress party, Super Villains and Heroes, with guests Bored live at 9.30 pm. Catch the band before they head to Witchfest, and are featured in an episode in season one of Burn the Bands. Inquiries: 084 555 3112.

Fourth of July Party at Detour from 7 pm. Old school metal night featuring the music of Metallica, Deff Leopard, Guns N' Roses and Twisted Sister, etc. Fire dancing show and fireworks.

Avatar will be performing from 7 pm (tickets R50) at Tastes of Africa restaurant, Bothas Hill.

DJ Choppers will be a guest at Adrenalin’s Pimps and Ho’s party tonight playing the hottest new hip-hop and R&B releases. Prizes for the best dressed. Admission: R30.

Bev MacGregor sings at the new Stargazers from 7.30 pm.


Music Market in Ashburton (8 Old Main Road) — fireplace, open mic, delicious dinner and dessert on sale. R15 entry (excellent dinner).

Vana and Eden will be performing from 7 pm (Tickets R70) at Luna Lounge, Kloof.


Pietermaritzburg SPCA presents John Gay and Friends with special guest Harry Talas in Turn Back the Hands of Time — acoustic jazz classics from Gershwin to Sinatra. The evening takes place at the Epworth school hall at 5.30 pm for 6 pm. R100 per person which includes dinner (tables of 10). Lucky draw prizes and safe parking. Book at the SPCA: 033 386 9267.

The Jazz Summit featuring Andile Yenana on piano, Feya Faku on trumpet and flugelhorn, Sydney Mnisi on tenor saxophone, Herbie Tsoaeli on double bass and Kesivan Naidoo on drums. Presented by Transnet Port Terminals — “Delivering on our commitment to you”. First set 1 pm; finishes by 5 pm. Tickets: R50 at the door; R35 Rainbow Jazz members. Inquiries: or 083 463 8044.

Erin Fourie performs at Hebron Haven every Sunday during lunch time.


The Kick ’n Whistle hosts karaoke tonight with Jen and Gary. Inquiries: 033 342 3528.


Fern Hill Hotel presents karaoke by Delwyn every Thursday evening in the Cobwebs Pub on a big screen. Entrance is free — there will be drinks and pub grub on special.

For more details phone 033 330 5071.

Mike from Marshall Music will be performing mellow piano tunes at John Dory’s (Liberty Midlands Mall) from 6 pm. Inquiries: 033 342 3738.

Jen and Gary host karaoke from 7.30 pm at Lizard’s Rock.


July 12. Bellissimo’s presents The Man With the Big Voice — Dion Williamson, back by popular demand. Cover charge: R20. Inquiries: 033 330 7928.

July 17. Legendary acoustic act Magna Carta will perform at

Krakatoa at Sibaya Casino and Entertainment Kingdom. Tickets are R100 through the Sibaya box office at 031 580 5555, R120 at Computicket and R150 at Krakatoa on the night. Doors open at 7 pm and seating is unreserved. For more information, contact Arlyn at 074 111 2984.

July 19. Plush will be performing from 7 pm at Maritzburg College — this concert is for school children only. Boys to wear school uniform. No alcohol will be allowed. R50 per person. Tickets on sale now from 033 345 9660 (mornings) or e-mail

July 27. Freshlyground will be performing in the Durban Botanic Gardens at the Mr Price Music at the Lake Concert. Spoonfeedas will open the concert at 2.30 pm. Tickets available early from Computicket (083 915 8000) at R120 or R20 concession for children (six to 12 years). Tickets will also be on sale from the Info Centre in the Durban Botanic Gardens — credit cards accepted — sorry no cheques. Inquiries: 031 202 5819.

July 27. Melanie Lowe is temporarily relocating to Johannesburg — farewell performance at Luna Lounge at Tastes of Africa (Bothas Hill). Rowan Stuart will be opening the show at 7.30 pm. Entrance is R70, with children and pensioners paying R35. Booking is essential: 072 280 1949 or 083 270 2222. Visit

• To submit or change information, phone 079 887 5347 or e-mail before noon on Wednesday.

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