What to do in Maritzburg this weekend

2008-06-13 00:00


International indie/rock band The Privates and Gonzo Republic (from Durban) are performing at the Red Door tonight. Entrance is R20. Inquiries: 084 555 3112.

The Youth Day celebrations at the Bat Centre, featuring the “Hardcore Kids 4 Unity” concert. Four local bands include City of Gates, Colin Grove, Go!Go! Bronco, His Dying Wish and We Stole Snowy. The show will take place at the Bat’s Sipho Gumede Hall, beginning at 7 pm. Entrance is R40.

Caversham Valley Concerts presents Neill Solomon and Friends (Dan Choirboli, Connie Bentlage and Wayne Coghlan) performing an acoustic set of hits and material spanning over two decades. Madala “Bafo” Kunene takes the stage to present his legendary and traditional guitar rhythms. The concert takes place at Midlands Forest Lodge. situated above Caversham Valley between Howick and Nottingham Road. Inquiries: 033 234 4524 or 082 904 6559 or visit www.ecotourism.co.za


Avatar, City Ball Mizers and Low Profile will perform at the Bat Centre. Entrance is R50. Inquiries: Khona Dlamini at 084 736 5941 or Marlyn Knol at 079 707 7773.

Madala Kunene and Guy Buttery will be performing at Luna Lounge, which also features The Agape Performers — a choir formed from a local orphanage. R70 per person, show starts at 5 pm. Inquiries: 072 280 1949.

Elizabeth, Gonzo Republic and The Privates International Band will be performing a free concert at Harvey Wallbangerz, Durban North. Show starts from 4 pm. Inquiries: 083 540 3069.

Erin Fourie performs at Hebron Haven every Sunday over lunchtime.

Pegasus hosts Bev MacGregor from 2 pm. Inquiries: 083 532 4415.


Shackles and Chains Hip-Hop Music Extravaganza hosts the Youth Day celebrations at the City Hall where many local hip-hop artists will be showcasing their talent. Tickets will be available at the door from 1 pm for R15 and limited VIP tickets at R25. For more information, phone Lungelo at 076 656 8859 or Phindokuhle at 071 373 8983.


Jazz outfit Beat-Rout is performing at the Maritzburg Musicians’ Club next week. The band is an eclectic quartet which formed in 2006. The band includes Daniel Sheldon (trumpet), Gerald Sloane (guitar), Logan Byrne (bass) and Tony Muirhead (drums). The club meets at the Red Door (4 Quarry Road, off Victoria Road). Also on the line-up is the local Jazzology, featuring Jeff Judge on piano and saxophone and Jonathan Judge on saxophone. For more information, visit www.pmbmusicclub.co.za

The Meditators perform at Cafe Vacca Matta in Durban. This seven-piece, Durban-based ragga band have fun, easy-listening vibes perfect for the seaside. Inquiries: 031 309 1643 or 083 742 5145 or visit www.wickedrock.co.za


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 Mall) from 6 pm. Inquiries: 033 342 3738.

Jen and Gary host karaoke from 7 pm at Lizard’s Rock.


June 20. Seether will be performing at the Wavehouse in Durban, along with Stealing Love Jones, 12th Avenue and Perez. Tickets are available from Computicket at 083 915 8000 or at their website at www.computicket.com and outlets countrywide. For more information, check out: www.5fm.co.za or www.musketeer.co.za

June 20-22. The Winter Solstice gathering takes place at Hluzane. Inquiries: 086 621 12 70.

• To submit or change information, phone 079 887 5347 or e-mail ryanc@witness.co.za before noon on Wednesday.

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