Asanda Mqiki sings at Olympia Bakery. Picture: Loyiso Mali
Asanda Mqiki sings at Olympia Bakery. Picture: Loyiso Mali

Welcome to WeekendSpecial’s Cape  BANDSTAND! If we’re forgetting the coolest club, or the hottest shredder – let us know! Mail your gigs, YouTube clips, CD and tour info to jane@weekendspecial.co.za And remember to share and Tweet WeekendSpecial – let’s get Cape Town cooking!

ADDERLEY ST, Cape Town Festive Lights Switch-On: Cape Town Celebrates Summer – Baby Boy, Paxton, Soul Kulture, Heavenly Quartez, Koos Kombuis, Vicky Sampson, Craig Lucas, Jimmy Nevis, Freshlyground, The Rockets & Friends, DJ Ready D, Sun 3 Dec, 4pm.

ALMA CAFÉ, 20 Alma Rd, Rosebank, 021 6857377: Luna Paige – Her Blues preview, 24 Nov. Reini Adelbert, Caroline Blundell, 26 Nov.

Jenny & the Jameses False Bay Folk Club at Clovelly Country Club, Clovelly, Cape Town Acoustic Celtic music
Jenny & the Jameses – Feature act

BARLEYCORN MUSIC CLUB, Brooksider, Villager Football Club, 11 Lansdowne Rd, Claremont: Peter Watson presents – Jenny and The Jameses Feature show – new CD Fallen Tree, Amy Tjasink, The Flip Side, Mon 27 Nov, 8pm. www.barleycorn.org.za

BARRISTERS GRILL, Newlands, 021 671 7907: John Russell guitar,  Willie van Zyl sax, Sun 26 Nov, 6pm – 9pm. Free.

BAY HARBOUR MARKET,  31 Harbour Rd, Hout Bay: Oceans Riff, Fri, 24 Nov. Native Young Say, 25 Nov. Angelo Danster Quartet, Sun 26 Nov.

BERTIES MOORING, Boardwalk Harbour Island, Gordon’s Bay, 021 856 3343: Boulevard Blues, Sun, 26 Nov.

BISHOPS MEMORIAL CHAPEL, Campground Rd, Rondebosch: Cape Town Male Voice Choir, 2 Dec, 5pm. R120, Pensioners R100, 079 463 5215. Webtickets.

Dave Ferguson

CAFE ROUX NOORDHOEK, Farm Village, Noordhoek: Flying Bantu, 22 Nov. Mapumba, 23 Nov.The Plastics, 24 Nov. Jack Mantis, 25 Nov. Lonesome Dave, 29 Nov. Laurie Levine, Fri 1 Dec.  Craig Lucas, 2 Dec. Kahn 7, 8 Dec.  

CAFE ROUX, 74 Shortmarket St, 021 789 2538: Rivertones, Thurs, 23 Nov. Nomadic Orchestra, 24 Nov. Matthew Gold 25 Nov. Little Band Show, Tues 28 Nov. Jack Mantis, 29 Nov. Cross Current, 30 Nov. Lucy Kruger & Lost Boys 1 Dec. Kahn, 5, 6 Dec.

CAPE TO CUBA, Kalk Bay: Tim Parr Cape To Cuba Birthday Bash – Dawie Goldberg, Michael Canfield, Sun, 26 Nov, 4pm.

CAPE TOWN STADIUM, CBD: Bellamy Brothers, Bok Radio Food Festival, Sat, 25 Nov. https://online.computicket.com/web/event/bok_radio_kos_fees/1189805814

Lee Thomson Quintet
The Lee Thomson Quintet

CASA LABIA, 192 Main Rd, Muizenberg: The Lee Thomson Quintet, Sun 26 Nov, 8pm.

CITY HALL, Cape Town CBD: Erzhan Kulibaev, CPO at City Hall and Stellenbosch, Nov 23, 24. http://bit.ly/ErzhanKulibaev

DIE BORDIENHUYS, 14 Burger St, Wellington, 021 873 2786: Peace Train to a Wild World – A Cat Stevens Tribute show, Sat, 2 Dec, info@breytenbachsentrum.co.za

DROSTDY THEATRE, 48 Alexander St, Stellenbosch, 087 943 2459: Luna Paige  – Her Blues preview  with Simon Orange, Henry Steel, Sean Sanby, Kevin Gibson 22 Nov, 8.15pm, R130.

EVERY NATION CENTRE, N1 City: Wilmot Fredericks – Standing Tall in the midst of it all, 26 Nov, 7pm. Doors 5.30pm.  R100, door R120.

The Bellamy Brothers
Bellamy Brothers rev up the Bok Radio Food Fest

FERRYMANS, V&A Waterfront, 021 4197748: Paradigm Live, Wed 22 Nov. Hondy, Thurs 23 Nov. Impromptu, Fri 24 Nov. Fancy Galada Band, Ruben Gerryts Band, Sat 25 Nov. Gabriel Shai, Silverland, Sun 26 Nov. Jesse Jordan, Mon 27 Nov. Paradigm Live, Tues 28 Nov.Daizy Jane, Wed 29 Nov. Hondy, Thurs 30 Nov.

FRANKY’S DINER, 303 Main Rd, Sea Point, 021 433 0445: Gordon Epstein, Sat, 24 Nov, 8pm.

FREEDOM RIDERS MCC CLUBHOUSE, Unit 10A, Finpark, 12th Ave, Kensington: Mr Voete Jik’s Pre-Birthday Bash – Miles on Beats, Klein Fortuin, Spinnekop (783), Sat, 9 Dec, 8pm. R40 before 10pm.

GHETTO ART GALLERY, 251 Bird St, near Kayamandi, Stellenbosch: GUS musicians – Afrikan Freedom Principle – Mandla Mlangeni, Dizu Plaatjies, Shakeel Sohail-Gibran Cullis, free morning show, Fri 24 Nov, 11am, 071-5501427.

GRANDWEST: Jimmy Nevis – 2524 (Twenty-Five-to-Life), Sat, 25 Nov. Legends of R&B – Brian McKnight, Brandy, 12 Dec. Bryan Adams – Get Up World Tour, 14 December.

Cui Junzhi - founder of modern Chinese Konghou art
Cui Junzhi – founder of modern Chinese Konghou art

GALLERY UNIVERSITY STELLENBOSCH (GUS), Dorp/Bird St, Stellenbosch: The Thousands-Year Echo from Silkroad cultural event opens a window to Chinese Culture –  The Art of Chinese Harp: Free Performance/Lecture, Mon, 27 Nov, 2pm – 4pm. Free. Afrikan Freedom Principle free live jazz created in workshop – Mandla Mlangeni, Dizu Plaatjies, Shakeel Sohail-Gibran Cullis, Thurs 30 Nov 6pm. Free. 071-5501427.

I-STUDIOS LAPA,  Joostenburg Vlakte, Kraaifontain: Muriel Marco & ND Project Jazz Concert, Sun, 26 Nov  4pm. R100 info@i-studios.co.za, 071 359 2289.

JC BRASSERIE & PUB 18, De Villiers St, Zonnebloem: In the Deep End, Fri 1 Dec, 7pm.

KALEIDOSCOPE CAFE, 56 Main Road, Claremont, 021 674 5761: The Glenn Robertson Jazz Band, Fri 24 Nov, 7.30pm R140, R70 students, incl. meal, BYO wine.

KILLARNEY RACE TRACK: Toy Run – Pebbleman, 26 Nov, 12pm. https://www.facebook.com/events/410230109372754/

KIRSTENBOSCH, Rhodes Dr, Newlands: Texas Live 8 Dec. R495. www.webtickets.co.za,

LOUNGE 021, 1 Wetwyn Rd, Wetton Indistrial, 021 761 8799: Sunday Night Jam, 7pm. Free. Congolese Club – Waky Wednesdays Bands & DJs. R20.

MILNERTON PLAYHOUSE, Pienaar Rd, Milnerton: The Square Set play The Magic of Motown Show.  A DART (Daisy Animal Rescue Trust) fundraiser, Sat 16 Dec, R150 www.webtickets

Monwabisis reggae Straight Outta Jamaica

MONWABISI BEACH, Baden Powell Dr: Reggae legends Sunsplash – Warrior Empress, Jah Mason, Panpi Judah, Bushman – Straight Outta Jamaica, 24 -26 Nov, R200 for 3 days. Shoprite.

OLYMPIA BAKERY, 134 Main Rd, Kalk Bay, 082 892 0350: Asanda Mqiki, Quartet – Thoba Goba drums, Grant Allison bass, Mthokozisi Mabuza keys, 3 Dec, 7pm,  R150 http://qkt.io/slowbakeryasanda

OCTOPUS GARDEN, St James: Jaco Botha (Lanky Jake) EP launch, Fri, 24 Nov, 6.30pm. R80, quicket.co.za

RED HERRING, Beach Rd Noordhoek 021 789 1783: Gordon Epstein, Tues, 28 Nov, 7pm.

ROAR, 299 Lower Main Rd, Obs: Surface of the Sun, JHB band Pygama Party Massacre, To The End, Fri, 24 Nov.

Nomadic Orchestra. Picture: Johannes Stock
Nomadic Orchestra. Picture: Johannes Stock

SAVANNA RIVER REPUBLIC, Breede River, Swellendam: Kiffness, Nomadic Orchestra, Ben Dey & the Concrete Lions, BRYNN, Brothers Remedy, Bam Bam Brown, Dave Knowles, Hans Zen, Jackal & The Wind, Jak Skandi, Koisan, Los Tacos, Lt. Fizzer, Manny Walters, Mobbing Bali, MT Seas, Roxton met Herki, 24 – 26 Nov. www.riverrepublic.co.za

SPRINGBOK BLUES THEATRE, Fabriek St, 24 Tradelink Park, Strand, 072 722 68 90: Radio Kalahari Orkes, 7 Dec, springbokblues@gmail.com

ST ANDREW’S CHURCH, Kildare Road, Newland: VOX: A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carol, Sun, 3 Dec, 6.30pm.   

THE THOMAS EASTON, 61 Durban Road, Mowbray, 079 744 3501: Open Mic, Wed,  22 Nov, 7pm to 10pm.  Tim Parr – The Songs, The Stories, The Music, Sat 25 Nov, 8pm. R50. Open Mic, Wed 29 Nov.

THREE FEATHERS, 78 Bromwell St, Woodstock:  Don’t Call Me Moses platform – Laurie Levine, The Royal Commoners, DJ White Rabbit– Sat, 2 Dec, 8pm. Doors 7pm. R100 online/R120 door. 20 early bird tickets @ R80.

THE WILD FIG, Liesbeek Ave, Valkenberg Estate, Mowbray, 021 448 0507: Matt Roux, Sat, 25 Nov. Amy Tjasink, 2 Dec. Matt Roux, 9 Dec.

Plumsong
Plumsong are at the V&A Waterfront

V&A FOOD MARKET, V&A Waterfront, 021 418 1605: Llevado, Sat 25 Nov. Plumsong, Sun 26 Nov.

VERGENOEGD LÖW WINE ESTATE, Badel Powell Drive, Stellenbosch: Kahn Morbee, Dani Villé, Paige Mac & Gareth James, Sun, 3 Dec, 11am. R150.  Under 10’s free. Book now.

VILLA PASCAL, 28 Van Der Westhuizen Ave, Durbanville, 082 5694147: Showcase -evergreen Hits, Fri 24 Nov. Doc Maclean – American Delta Blues, Fri 1 Dec, 7.30pm.

WATER’S EDGE GARDEN, Seaforth, 021 786 3569: An Evening of Music Under the Stars – Solid Brass Quintet, BYO picnic, 8 Dec, 6pm – 9pm. R100, under 12s free.

ZIP ZAP DOME, City: Stephan Bodzin Live SA Tour – Cape Town, Luna Semara, Ryan Murgatroyd, Ivan Turanjanin, Venture, Sonic Bloom Fri 1 Dec, 6pm – 2am.  http://switchonthenight.nutickets.co.za/1Dec

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