Pravda – A Touch of Madness!

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Alter Bridge fans – WIN TICKETS to Myles Kennedy!

ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE, 155 Loop St, 021 423 5699: Bongani Sotshononda & United Nations Of Africa, 2 Mar. 7.30pm – 9pm.  R100. Koko 083 441 4760.

A TOUCH OF MADNESS, 12 Nuttal Rd, Observatory, 021 447 4650: Pravda Music Video Launch Party – DJ Django, DJ Nick Birkby, Sat 24 Feb 9pm.

ALMA CAFÉ, 20 Alma Rd, Rosebank, 021 6857377: Rocking Horse, 23 Feb. Hatchetman, 25 Feb. Showcase event, 28 Feb. Daniel Sage (US), Fruit Vendor,  2 Mar. Etuk Ubongo,3 Mar. Charity gig 4 Mar. Steve Fataar, 7 Mar.

Paxton Fielies

ARTSCAPE, Foreshore, Artscape-Dial-a-Seat 021 421 7695:  CPO Debut Gala -Symphonic Community Brilliance, conductor Brandon Philips, Directed by Aviva Pelham, soloists Paxton Fielies, Craig Lucas, Heavenly Quartez, Kyle Shepherd, Sun, 25 Feb, 6pm.

BARRISTERS GRILL, Newlands, 021 671 7907: John Russell guitar, Willie van Zyl sax, Sun, 25 Feb. 6pm – 9pm. Free.

BAXTER, Rosebank:  Cape Town Concert Series – German violinist, Daniel Röhn, partnered by François du Toit, Sat 24 Feb 8pm. Webtickets at R150/R180. 084 682 1337.

BAY HARBOUR MARKET, 31 Harbour Road, Hout Bay:  Eric Omba, 23 Feb. Hatchetman, Sat 24 Feb. 1925, 25 Feb.

Ernestine Deane – world class!

CAFE ROUX NOORDHOEK, Farm Village, Noordhoek: Gangs of Ballet 21 22 Feb. Nomadic Orchestra, 22 Feb. 3 Tons of Fun 23 Feb. Parlotones, 24 Feb. Arno Carstens, Ard Matthews. 24 Mar. Ernestine Deane, 28 Feb.

CAFE ROUX, 74 Shortmarket St, 021 789 2538: Amy Jones 21 Feb. Crimson House, Fri 23 Feb. Jack Parow Afrika 4 Beginners, 24 Feb.

CAPE TOWN STADIUM, CBD: Santana, 11 April,

CITY HALL, Cape Town CBD:  Cape Town Electronic Music Festival (CTEMF) Cape Town:  6-8 April.

CRYPT JAZZ RESTAURANT, 1 Wale St:  Jam Session, every Tues, 8pm – 11pm.

Amanda Black is at CTIJF 2018

CTICC, City: 19th Cape Town International Jazz Festival (CTIJF) – multiple acts, mukltiple stages! 23 – 24 Mar See the bumper line-up:,

DURBANVILLE GOLF CLUB, Sport Way, Durbanville, 021 976 8120: Blues Meets Rock – Late Final, Boulevard Blues & Jesse Jordan -14 musicians on 1 stage, 24 Feb  8pm. R125. Tables 021976 8120.

FERRYMANS, V&A Waterfront, 021 4197748: Jesse Jordan, Tues 20 Feb.  Daizy Jane, Wed 21 Feb. Wasted Youth, Thurs 22 Feb. Impromptu, Fri 23 Feb. Gabriel Shai and Llevado, Sat 24 Feb. Private Eyes and Silverland, Sun 25 Feb. Ezra Lingeveldt, Mon 26 Feb. Gabriel Shai, Tues 27 Feb.

FRANKY’S DINER, 303 Main Rd, Sea Point, 021 433 0445: Gordon Epstein, Sat 24 Feb, Wed 14 Feb, 8 pm.

GRANDWEST: Grand Arena: Chris De Burgh A Better World Tour, 28 Feb, Myles Kennedy (Alter Bridge), 6 March, The Script, 2 May.Emo Adams, Nur Abrahams, The Drifters, 12 May. R200 – R395. UB40, Tues 15 May, R460 – R860.

Incubus on tour

GREEN POINT A TRACK, Opposite CT Stadium:  Incubus – Live in South Africa, Southern Wild, Retro Dizzy, BRYNN, Wed, 28 Feb. R395 – R795, Gates 4pm.

HILLCREST QUARRY, Tygerberg Valley Road, Durbanville, 073 0161932: ADM Festival (Acoustic Dance Music Fest), 14 April, R150 Quicket. Kiss the Sky: Rock Legends of Yester Year, 4. Mar, 2.30pm.

HUGO LAMBRECHTS AUDITORIUM, Parow:  Voices of South Africa Trust – Final of Voices of South International Opera Singing Competition, 23, 25 Feb, 3pm. Free from

JAZZ ON THE ROCKS, Tietiesbaai, Cape Columbine Nature Reserve: Little Giants, Ruby Truter, CT All Stars, Jeodhouse, West Coast Youth, Miles Entertainment, Hassanadas, Vuvu Khumalo, Rockets, CMI, Bruckner Big Band, Fancy Galada, Jarrad Ricketts, Andrew Young, Dr Victor Rasta Rebels, Lee Stagg, G Funk, Beverly Scott Brown, Cameron Ward, Darryl Andrews Big Band, Late Final, Alistair Izobell, 22 – 25 Feb.021 591 5208.

Lira The voice judge
Lira stylin’!

KIRSTENBOSCH, Rhodes Dr, Newlands: Lira, Sun 25 Feb, R180 / Goodluck / The Kiffness, Sun 4 March. Morcheeba, 6 April, 6pm. R495.

LOUNGE 021, 1 Wetwyn Rd, Wetton Indistrial, 021 761 8799: Sunday Night Jam, 7pm.

LUSH FESTIVAL 2018, Linwood Farm, R711, Clarens:  Bowling For Soup (US), Kyp Malone (TV On The Radio) (USA), Pierce Brothers (AUS), Anton Goosen, Fokofpolisiekar, Jack Parow, Goodluck, TiMO ODV, Dewald Wasserfall, 29 Mar – 2 April

The Voice SA Reunited Season 2 Craig Lucas
The Voice SA star Craig Lucas

MEERENDAL WINE ESTATE, Durbanville: Kday – Paxton Fielies, AKA, Shekinah Huawei, Mi Casa, Matthew Mole, Timo ODV, Locnville, Craig Lucas, Youngsta CPT, Jimmy Nevis, DJ Kent, Gangs of Ballet, G&T, Freshly Ground, 3 Mar, 9am – 8pm.

OLD BISCUIT MILL, Woodstock: 2018 Gin & Tonic Festival Cape Town – 3 stages: Terrence Pearce, Christian Tiger School, Roastin’ Records, Nomadic Orchestra, Digital Sangoma, Diamond Thug, ANG, No Diggity, Faye and Wren, Angelo Danster Trio, MNSF, Sun, 25 Feb 11am and 5pm.

NEDERBURG, Sonstraal Road, Dal Josafat, Paarl, 021 862 3104: Stellenbosch City Orchestra Nederburg Classics, 3 Mar.

NOMAD BISTRO BAR, 33 Waterkant St, 021 418 3020:  Hugh Masekela Tribute Show, 21 Feb. Live Music Night, 22 feb. Hip Hop Night, 23 feb. Pop Up Disco x Forgotten Culture, 25 Feb.

OUDE LIBERTAS AMPHI, Stellenbosch, 021 809 7473: Bottomless Coffee Band, 23 Feb.

PAUL CLUVER, Elgin, Grabouw, 021 844 0605: Watershed, 24 Feb.

PLAISIR DE MERLE   Music Under the Stars – UCT Opera School graduates, 24 Feb, 6.30pm. R150. Under 18’sfree. Gates 4pm. BYO picnic.

RED HERRING, Beach Rd Noordhoek 021 789 1783: Gordon Epstein, Tues, 27 Feb, 7pm.

Steenberg High

STEENBERG HIGH SCHOOL, 021 701 2281: CFLAT YOUTH JAZZ FESTIVALSteenberg High Wind Band, South Peninsula High School Jazz Band, Steenberg High Jazz Band, Steenberg High Jazz Ensemble, Stellenbosch University Jazz Ensembles, Fostering Foundation Artists, Sophia Foster, RJ Benjamin, Sun 11 Mar, 3pm. R50,

STELLENBOSCH WOORDFEES Afrique mon désir – Laurinda Hofmeyr and the Afrique mon Désir Ensemble – Laurinda Hofmeyr, Schalk Joubert, Kevin Gibson, Malako Wekuna Soba, Yamamoto Bonkuta Loyeke, Kayembe Ilunga, Deodata (Dea) Kingzunga-Walo, Dylan Roman. Directed by David Kramer, Wed, 7 Mar, 8.30pm, Sun 11 Mar 4pm. Computicket.

THE WAITING ROOM, 273 Long St: Sibusile Xaba Trio, resident  selectors, El Corazon & Futurist. – Future Nostalgia’s 5th Birthday, Tues, 27 Feb,  7.30pm, R100, Quicket

V&A FOOD MARKET, V&A Waterfront, 021 418 1605: Roy Kassel, Sat 24 Feb. Plumsong, Sun 25 Feb. Leigh Hondy, Sat 3 March. Llevado, Sun 4 March. Elle Deva, Sat 10 March. Dave Goldberg, Sun 11 March. The Professors, Sat 17 March. The Beautiful Hooligans, Sun 18 March.

VERGENOEGD LÖW WINE ESTATE, Badel Powell Dr, Stellenbosch: Desmond and the Tutus, SNAFU, Rivertones, Akkedis, Sun 4 Mar, 11am. R150.  Under 10’s free. Book now.

Jazz in Native Yards at Woordfees

WOORDFEES 2018, Stellenbosch: Kyknet Fismer- Wilken Calitz Chromatique, 3, 6 Mar, 8.30pm. R120 – R140 Computicket. Jazz in the Native Yards – Siya Makuzeni 7 Mar, 8pm. Bongani Sotchononda, 8 Mar, 8pm. Ramon Alexander, 9 Mar, 8pm. Reza Khota, 10 Mar. Iyonde, 11 Mar, 8pm. Jan Marais nature reserve, Marais Rd, Mostertsdrift, Stellenbosch Fokofpolisiekar, 5 Mar, 6.30pm. R100 –

WINCHESTER MANSIONS, 221 Main Rd, Sea Point, 021 434 2351: Jazz ensembles, Sunday brunch.  25 June, 11am – l2pm.

E-mail: by Tuesday 10am each week
Cover pic: CTIJF 2018 – Nicolas Payton