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- The Bank, Keyes Avenue, Rosebank. Friday 15 October is Khanyi’s Birthday SWAG Celebration featuring DJ Sbu, Lulo Cafe, Nutty, Dimplez and Franky on the decks and a live performance from Kwela Tebza. Entrance is R100.
- Barnyard Theatre (Cresta), Shop L205, Cresta Shopping Centre, Beyers Naude Drive, Randburg. Arno Carstens plays live on Saturday 16 October. Entrance is R130.Website: www.barnyardtheatre.co.za Email: [email protected] Tel: 011 280 4370
- The Bassline, Newtown, Jhb. On Saturday 16 October the Cultural Development Trust present an evening of African music and dance featuring Ingoma Nshya, the Binang Mmino all girl group from Alexandra Township specializing in traditional dance and music and Taiwa Jazz Band – a youth jazz band Taiwa Band led by Jerry Molelekwa from Thembisa. Both Binang Mmino and Taiwa Jazz Band recently performed to enthusiastic audiences in the Netherlands and Brazil via the Cultural Exchange Program of CDT as a member of UCDN. Performing on Wednesday 20 October, 2009 SAMA nominees Babu fuse the complexity and vibrancy of jazz with the long-standing improvisational practices of Indian classical music and rock. The band is made up of Kesivan Naidoo (drms), Reza Khota (guitar), Shane Cooper (basss) and Ronan Skillen (tabla). It’s Weather Report meets Shakti and Mahavishnu Orchestra.Website: www.bassline.co.za Tel: 011 838 9145/6
- The Black Dahlia, 192 Trichardts Street, Boksburg. Hokum, Prelude to June, Day Far Gone, Only Forever and Sub Rosa line up on Saturday 16 October. Entrance is R40. Email: [email protected]
- The Blues Room, Village Walk Shopping Centre, Cnr Rivonia and Maude Street, Sandton. On Friday 15 October Nhlanhla Nciza performs live. Website: www.bluesroom.co.za 011 784 5527
- Die Blou Hond, 67 4th Avenue, Northcliff. Ddisselblom play live on Friday 15 October. Wednesday 20 October is Philip Moolman with Mooiste Maand. Website: www.blouhond.co.za Tel: 011 782 4240 / 082 774 1399
- The Bohemian, 5 Park Road, Richmond. On Friday 15 October Death By Ninja present The End OF Everything featuring Bloodline and Reason To Live. The line up for Saturday 16 October is MyEpicVice and The City Is A Desert (In Disguise) and a special guest DJ. Naming James and Follow Me Holly perform on Thursday 21 October. Website: www.bohemian.co.za Email: [email protected] Tel: 011 482 1725
- Cafe Barcelona, Shop 6, Elardus Park Centre, Pretoria. Friday 15 October is the Strab Colab CD launch. Entrance is R50. Saturday 16 October is a Redroom showcase featuring Chromium, Red Light Effect, Them Frog and Juliet & I.Email: [email protected] Tel: 012 345 3602
- Cheeky Monkey, Gift Acres Centre, Lynnwood Road, Pretoria. Fire Through the Window launch their CD with support from Wrestlerish on Thursday 21 October. Free entrance.
- Cool Runnings (Benoni), Shop 1 Lakedene Centre, Lakefield Avenue, Lakefield, Benoni. On Wednesday 20 October Van Coke Kartel play live. Entrance is R30.Website: www.coolrunnings.co.za Tel: 083 360 6514
- Cool Runnings (Victory Park), Victory Park Shopping Centre, Rustenburg Road, Victory Park. Friday 15 October is drum ‘n bass night. Entrance is R20. Van Coke Kartel are live on Saturday 16 October. Entrance is R40.Website: www.coolrunnings.co.za Tel: 072 383 4231
- FEVA, cnr Club & Linksfield Road, Edenvale. Friday 15 October is Next On Friday featuring DJ’s DJ Calculus, Whitey D’Vine, Guy Herman, and Rob Sloan & Kyle Worde. Entrance is R40, free before 10pm.
- Hot Box Studios, 1072 Schoeman Street, Pretoria. While not exactly a secret, Hotbox Studios have over the past year been quietly going about their business in providing a focus point for the progressive indie and rock music coming out of Pretoria. This week their flagship night – The Dogbox – turns one year old and they will be celebrating in style on Friday 16 October. Doors open at 7pm and the line up includes Matt Suttner, Moejoe, Doctor Khumalo, Nathan Scott Phillips, Makattack and Getafix along with birthday cake, give aways, lazers, raspbery rum and cane train. (And if you bring old clothing then they will donate it to charity and you get R10 discount on entrance). So entrance is R30 if you’re lame.Website: www.hotboxstudios.co.za Email: [email protected] Tel: 0827493482 / 0741437471 / 0829405421
- Kitchener’s Carvery Bar, (at the Milner Park Hotel), corner of Juta and De Beer streets, Braamfontein. Friday 15 October is Technothing featuring andrw, wasabi (emma x & john vicious), rabbit-eyed and data takashi. Entrance is R10. On Saturday 16 October it is Stanfords Birthday party and all are welcome. From 9pm it will be nothing but funk, disco and funk with Mr Men and Tha Cutt and Dj Hamma from Spindle Crew. Thursday 21 October is Vinyl Night with Dj Okapi and Young Smuts. Free entrance. Email: [email protected] Tel: 011 403 9833
- Le Mix Room, 77 Harrison Street, Newtown Mall (Corner of Bree and Harrison), Johannesburg. On Friday 15 October The blunted Stman launched his Breakin ZA album with support from Twelv & Thesis, Reepa, Disco D, Niskerone, Cartoon Chaos, Deeziak and RS 1. Entrance is R50 before 10pm, R70 after.
- MiLounge, Blubird shopping centre, Cnr Athol-Oaklands and Corlett Drive, Illovo. Naming James and Josie Field perform on the afternoon of Sunday 17 October.
- The Oxford, 198 Oxford Road, Illovo. The line up for Saturday 16 October is DJ Dimplez, Naves, Naked DJ, Sphectecula, Nutty and Just Mo. Entrance is R100.
- Sink Shack, Cathy Str, Bronkhorstspruit. Francois van Coke performs solo on Friday 15 October. Entrance is R50.
- Steak and Ale, 66 Botha Avenue, Lyttelton, Pretoria. Anton Goosen performs on Friday 15 October. Saturday 16 October will be a special art and music evening are being planned for everyone who has lost the battle against cancer and especially for those who are still fighting this illness. Musicians include Judith, who has won two first place positions on homebrew, Serogaat, an Afrikaans hard rock band with an old school influence, Wysdiman who will surely shake things up a bit if you thought you were going to have a peaceful evening at the event and The Fragile, a collaboration between South Africa’s first female lead gothic bands, Glass Angels and Perennial Darkness. Various artists will be exhibiting and selling their donated artwork to help raise funds. Artists include, Sin Bin’s handmade ears (get an extra pair of ears, in case you can’t use yours the next day), Funk Cradle, with crazy and funky works. Trens are donating some creations that will help you get through the day after, La Fay Morgaine is bringing her ‘Tassies” be sure to check them out. Lastly fine artist Kirsten Pepler will also be donating art. The entrance fee is R30 and there will be an art stand, so don’t forget to bring an extra buck or two. Van Coke Kartel are live on Tuesday 19 October. Stean van der Walt plays live on Wednesday 20 October. Entrance is R60. Since 2005 Radio Kalahari Orchestra (RKO) have been claiming the hearts and feet all around the country. Led by the beloved Boet (Ian Roberts) the orchestra are perveryors of a lively and sometimes unconventional view of the best that African music can offer. The music is unique and truly South African, with influences ranigning from goemma to kwaito to rock. The men behind most of the tunes are Dan Roberts and author-journalist Rian Malan, and the grooup have just released their album Heuningland to crtical acclaim. RKO play live on Thursday 21 October.Website: www.steakandale.co.za Email: [email protected] Tel: 012 664 5155.
- Surrey Common Venue, 152 Surrey Road, Carlswald, Midrand. Van Coke Kartel, Knave, All Forlorn, Haggis & Bong and Pistolwhip 45 perform at the Jagermusic Showcase on Saturday 16 October. Bands Start 5pm. Entrance is R80.Website: www.surreycommon.co.za
- Tanz Cafe, Riverside Centre corner of Bryanston Drive and River Road. Booking is recommended for dinner. Friday 15 October features Voodoo Child, Some Grow Young and Smash & Grabb Hotspot. Entrance is R50. Blues Train perform on Sunday 17 October. Entrance is R50. Tuesday 19 October is the regular Audition Night/Takamine Acoustic Guitar Xplosion. Entrance is R30. Sergeant Fu launch their CD on Wednesday 20 October. Entrance is R50. Website: www.tanzcafe.co.za Tel: 011 463 5937
- Tings an Times, 1065 Arcadia Street, Hatfield, Pretoria. Monkey punkers Boo! are live on Saturday 16 October. Entrance is R50. Thursday 21 October are This Is Goodbye and Glaskas. Entrance is R30.Website: www.tings.co.za Tel: 012 430 3176/7
- Town Hall and The Woods, 66 Carr St, Newtown. All the way from Russia, DJ Antention is in Joburg this week and performs on Saturday 16 October with support from Double Adapter, Musical Chairs, DJ Danger Ingozi, MoeJoe, Doctor Khumalo, Nathan Scott Phillips, That Girl, Kodiac and Calamity Jane. Entrance is R50.
- Voodoo Lounge, Corner of Civin Drive & Linksfield Drive, Linksfield. Saturday 16 October is Ultra Fest featuring Flash Republic, Evolver One, Roger Goode and over fourty more performers over six stages.Tickets from R60 availabe webtickets.co.za Website: www.theafrodisiac.co.za Email: [email protected] Tel: 011 443 9990
- Wolves, Corlett Drive, Illovo. This weeks edition of Howl, on Wednesday 21 October, fesatures Dawid Vorster who is on a rare tour back to South Africa.
- The Woods, 66 Carr Street, Newtown. Friday 15 October is Science Frikshun & Dubmental Presents The Newtown Takeover. Email: [email protected] Tel: 011 838 7883
- *Bag Factory, 10 Mahlatini Street, Fordsburg. Bronwyn Lace and Anthea Moys launch an extensive public art project titled En Masse with a multi-media exhibition based on conversations between groups of arts professionals and other creative individuals. The exquisite presentation of this exhibition outstrips its content sometimes, but as an example of how attractively other people’s conversations can be relayed, it is worth a visit. Website: www.bagfactoryart.org.za
- *Circa on Jellicoe, corner of Jellicoe and Jan Smuts Avenues, Rosebank. In association with the Nirox Foundation, Spanish sculptor Eric Pladevall presents a solo exhibition, The Mystery of the Elements. This body of work,
which examines the relationship between natural and man-made forms, is the product
of a residency at the Nirox Foundation in the Cradle of Humankind. Tel: 011 788
- *Goethe On Main, 254 Main Street, City and Suburban, Johannesburg. Architect
Hannah Le Roux’s Feeding Space, looks at four blocks of downtown Johannesburg, colloquially known as ‘Little Addis” as a model for urban social transformation in the city (see picks). Tel: 011 442 3232.
- Goodman Gallery, 163 Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkwood. David Goldblatt’s solo exhibition, TJ: Some Things Old, Some Things New, and Some Things Much the Same. Adopting the format of a retrospective, this exhibition spans the career of one of this pre-eminent photographer. Goldblatt will give a walkabout of the show on October 9 at 10am. Website: www.goodman-gallery.com.
Tel: 011 788 1113.
- * Goodman Gallery Project Space, Arts On Main, corner of Main and Berea Streets, Doornfontein. Don’t miss Malagasy artist Joel Andreanomearisoa’s first solo exhibition in South Africa, A Perfect Kind of Love. This exhibition questions the association of romantic love with goodness, wholeness and perfection and
advocates ‘a darker love’ instead. Until October 16. Website: www.goodman- gallery.com. Tel: 011 788 1113
- *Johannesburg Art Gallery, King George Street, Joubert Park. Ernest Cole, Photographer, is a retrospective of the photography of Ernest Cole, whose work was banned in apartheid South Africa in the 1960’s. The exhibition is curated by Gunilla
Knape, and comprises extremely rare prints by Cole never before exhibited in South Africa. The show runs until November 21. Don’t miss Transformations: Women’s Art from the Late Nineteenth Century to 2010. As the name suggests, this exhibition looks at the changes and trends in the traditions of women’s artistic practice over the past century, as evidenced in works from the JAG’s permanent collection. South African Photography:1950-2010, a major survey
of black and white photography in South Africa, from the era of Drum Magazine to works by contemporary photographers working in the documentary idiom is also showing. Tel: 011 725 3130.