Funky bassist George Anderson from Shakatak is at Kaleidoscope Cafe
Funky bassist George Anderson from Shakatak is at Kaleidoscope Cafe

Welcome to WEEKEND SPECIAL’S Cape Town BANDSTAND diary! If we’re forgetting  the coolest club, hottest shredder or dopest DJ – let us know! Mail your gigs, YouTube clips, CD and tour info: jane@weekendspecial.co.za

ALMA CAFÉ, 20 Alma Rd, Rosebank, 021 6857377: Showcase event, Wed 12 Dec. Nick Turner, Mae Sithole, Jamie Jupiter, Fri 14 Dec. Blacksmith, Sun 16 Dec. Unity Band, 20 Dec.

ARTSCAPE, Foreshore, 021 421 7695: Ella Fitzgerald – A Century in Song, 19 – 22 Dec, 8pm. R80 – R120.

ASOKA, 68 Kloof St, Gardens, 021 422 0909: Jazz, 8pm, Deep house DJS, 10pm, Tues.

BARLEYCORN MUSIC CLUB, Villagers Rugby Club, Claremont: Celine presents Melorie Jane, Lanky Jake, Greg ‘Turkey Neck’ Smith,  Boulevard Blues, Mon, 17 Dec, 8pm.

BAY HARBOUR MARKET, 31 Harbour Road, Hout Bay: Bands, Fri – Sun.

BILLY’S BEACH FESTIVAL, Billy’s Beach, St Francis Bay: NYE party, 26 Dec – 2 Jan.

BLACK IRISH, 1 Scher Street, Durbanville Ruff Majik tourPeasant,MA-AT, Monstroid, Behest,  Blood Ret,  Pooch, Man Motels, Thurs, 13 Dec – R40, Free

BLOEMENDAL Bon Amis, Durbanville: Guy Feldman, Sun 16 Dec, 1pm. Beautiful Hooligans, Sun 23 Dec, 1pm.

BUSHFIRE FESTIVAL, Malkerns Valley, Swaziland: MTN Bushfire 2019, 24 – 26 May 2019. https://www.bush-fire.com/tickets/buy-tickets/, www.bush-fire.com

Tailor - Anna Wolf
Tailor – Anna Wolf

CAMEL ROCK, Main Rd, Scarborough, 021 780 1122: Tailor – Anna Wolf, 22 Dec, 8pm.

CAFE ROUX NOORDHOEK, Farm Village, Noordhoek: Radio Kalahari Orkes, 12 Dec. Tailor becoming Anna Wolf, 13 Dec. Arno Carstens, Fri 14 Dec. Hot Water, Sat, 15 Dec. Jesse Clegg 20, 21 Dec. Freshlyground, 22 Dec.

CAFE ROUX, 74 Shortmarket St, 021 789 2538: Bad Peter, 11 Dec.  Arno Carstens, Thurs, 13 Dec. Rumswinger Fri 14 Dec. The Kiffness, Sat 15 Dec. Black Cat Bones, 19 Dec. Anna Wolf, 20 Dec.

CAPE TOWN INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL (CTIJF), CTICC: Don Laka, Craig Lucas, BCUC, Don Vino, Sho Madjozi, Ntsika, Soweto Gospel Choir, Chaka Khan,  Eliane Elias, Moonchild, Lady Day Big B, Shekhinah, 29, 30 Mar 2019. www.capetownjazzfest.com/

CAPE TOWN STADIUM, CBD: MCQP Presents Drag Race – DJs, Sat 15 Dec, 7pm. www.quicket.co.za. Ed Sheeran South Africa 2019 SA Stadium Tour, Wed 27 March 2019. www.computicket.co.za

The Capitals Coast to Coast Tour
The Capitals Coast to Coast Tour

CAPITALS, Coast to Coast Tour: 19 Dec, Soul Café, Hermanus.20 Dec, SGT Pepper, Cape Town.21 Dec, Bay Harbour Market, Hout Bay, Cape Town.22 Dec, Aandklas, Stellenbosch

CASTELLOS JAZZ BISTRO, Velocity Building, 30 Keerom St, 021 422 5476: Jazz Jam, Mon, 8pm R60.

CHARLIE’S BREWHOUE, 1 Marina Centre, Velddrif: Patrick Canovi, 31 Dec, 6pm.

CITY HALL, Darling St: CPO 13th Summer Music Festival, Thurs, 24 Jan – 24  Feb, 8pm.

CLUB WEST END, Rylands, 021 6379 132: West End Jazz Festival – Uncle Cal, Choko, Vuvu Khumalo, Topdog SA, Sun, 30 Dec, 7pm. R80, www.computicket.co.za, Shoprite/Checkers. Door R100

CRYPT, 1 Wale St: Jodi Fredericks trio, Tues 11 Dec, 8pm. Lenrick Boesack trio, Wed 12 dec. Muneeb Hermans trio,  Thurs 13 Dec. Melissa Erasmus, Fri 14 Dec. N2  jazz, Carmen Exclusive, Sat 15 Dec.

DURBANVILLE GOLF CLUB, 021 976 8120:  Blues Meets Rock Rock – Mark Haze, Tauna Fern, Sat 15 Dec, 8pm. R100.

FERRYMANS, V&A Waterfront, 021 4197748: Paradigm Live, Tues 11 Dec. Gabriel Shai, Wed 12 Dec. Beat Charmers, Thurs 13 Dec, 8.30pm.Silverland, Fri 14 Dec , 2pm. Llevado, Fri 14 Dec, 9pm. Gabriel Shai, Sat 15 Dec, 2.30pm. Rock Steady, Sat 15 Dec, 9pm. Spitfires, Sun 16 Dec, 2.30pm. Wasted Youth, Sun 16 Dec, 8.30pm.

Lira sings at Kirstenbosch Gardens Summer Concerts
Lira sings at Kirstenbosch Gardens Summer Concerts

FRANKY’S DINER, 303 Main Rd, Sea Point, 021 433 0445: Gordon Rocker, Sat, 7.30pm.

FUGARD, District Six, 021 461 4554: Abdullah Ibrahim, 15 – 20 Jan, R220 – R290,  www.thefugard.com

GOODWOOD SPORTS CLUB, Milton Rd, Goodwood: Patrick Canovi, Natalie Mostert, Devoe Johnson perc, Sat, 15 Dec, 3pm. Free.

GRAND CAFÉ & BEACH BAR, Granger Bay: Pacha Ibiza New Years Day Festival, New Year’s Day.

GRAND WEST: Australian hit show Queen It’s a Kinda Magic, Sat, 12 Jan, 8pm. www.computicket.co.za Bryan Ferry South Africa Tour 2019, 14 Feb, 2019 From R460. Sam Smith Thrill of it All Tour tickets, 16, 17 April 2019. Judas Priest South Africa 2019, Wed, 20 March 2019. From R575. Peaches & Herb with Stylistics, Eban Brown South Africa Tour, Sat 24 Aug www.computicket.co.za

GROOT CONSTANTIA, Constantia: Christmas Carols Symphony Choir of Cape Town,  Tues, 11 Dec, 7pm. http://qkt.io/GCConcert  Picnics Simon’s 021 794 1143.

HANKS, 110 Bree St, 071 549 8452: Glenlivet Jazzology – Ahrends-English Quartet, Tues 11 Dec. Jack Mantis 18 Dec. Marco Maritz, Tues 18 Dec. Taleswapper, Thurs 20 Dec. Zingara, Thurs, 27 Dec.

HARRINGTONS, 61 Harrington St, 021 461 2276: Hilton Schilder Quartet, Thurs, 20 Dec, 5pm.

HILLCREST QUARRY, Tygerberg Valley Rd, Durbanville, 073 0161932: Black Cat Bones, Pebbleman, Sun, 16 Dec, 4pm. Patrick Canovi – Tribute Fest SA, Elvis meets Cher, Outrageous Stars, Tues 26 Dec, 1pm.

INVERROCHE DISTELLERY, Stillbaai: Inverroche Summer Concerts, 17 Dec – 4 Jan 2019. Jeremy Loops, Bam Bam Brow, 18 Dec, Dan Patlansky, Jack Mantis B, 20 Dec, 7pm to11pm.R280 – R350, www.inverroche.events

Glenn Robertson at Kaleidoscope Cafe
Glenn Robertson at Kaleidoscope Cafe

KALEIDOSCOPE CAFE, 56 Main Road, Claremont, 021 674 5761: Shakatak’s bassist George Anderson, Glenn Robertson Jazz Band, Fri 14 Dec, R130. BYO snacks/
wine, ghrobertson@kaleidoscope.org.za

KENILWORTH RACE COURSE: Rock on the Lawns 2019 The Cure South Africa Tour, Fokofpolisiekar, Ard Matthews, Karen Zoid, Zebra & Giraffe, Opposite The Other, Southern Wild, Hellcats, DJ Robfather, 21 Mar, The Cure South Africa tickets Computicket.

KINKY SUMMER FESTIVAL, Le Paris, Franschhoek: Kinky Summer New Years Eve Party, 31 Dec.

KIRSTENBOSCH, Rhodes Dr, Newl,s, 021 799 8782: Kirstenbosch Gardens Summer Concerts – Kirstenbosch Carols, 13 – 16 Oct, book now. Boney M. featuring Liz Mitchell, 23 Dec. Lira 30 Dec. NYE: Jeremy Loops, Crimson House, 31 Dec, BOOK NOW. James Living in Extraordinary times Tour, Watershed support, Sat 24 Nov Gates 6pm. James tickets R545 www.webtickets.co.za Boney M, Liz Mitchell, A Bona Fide Christmas, Sun, 23 Dec, 5.30pm. R290, Boney M tickets www.webtickets.co.za James Morrison South Africa tickets, Sat, 26 Jan7pm. www.webtickets.co.za

KRYSTAL BEACH, Gordon’s Bay,021-840 7500: Skye, Sun 16 Dec, 12pm. Virgil Ellis, Sat 22 Dec, 7pm.

KWA SEC, Ny 138 no. 52 in Gugulethu, 060 960 8935: Guitarist Nick Pitman – JINY, Kwa Sun, 16 Dec, 4pm. R80/R50, 060 960 8935.

MERCURY LIVE, 43 De Villiers St, Zonnebloem: Dreamshade SA Tour, Truth & Its Burden, Last One Alive, Treehouse Burning. 13 Feb 2019 Dreamshade tickets: BUY TICKETS  JINJER South Africa 2019 Tour, SÜMER, Zombies Ate My Girlfriend, OhGod Fri, 3 May https://online.computicket.com/web/event/jinjer_live_in_south_africa/
1279636050/0/91068617

METRO FM HEATWAVE CAPE TOWN FESTIVAL, Shimmy Beach Club: Metro Fm Heatwave Party – Metro FM Djs such as Oskido, Somizi, Lerato, 22 Dec.

MOJO MARKET, Main Rd, Sea Point: Nightly double acts. https://www.mojomarket.co.za/music-,-entertainment/

Andrew Young is on the MosJazz Festival bill 2019
Andrew Young is on the MosJazz Festival bill

MOSJAZZ FESTIVAL 2019, De Bakke Santos Resort, Mossel Bay: Phil Fearon, Judy Boucher, Andrew Young, Afro-Fiesta , Choko, more, 17 – 20  Jan 2019. 021 591 5208. Weekend pass R460, day pass R175.

PAUL CLUVER, Elgin, Grabouw, 021 844 0605: Sinatra, Me – Richard Shelton, Adam Howard’s 17-piece Joburg Big B, 30 Mar 7pm. www.webtickets.co.za

PIGALLE, Green Point, 021 421 4848: Gavin Minter Pigalle House Band Quartet NYE, Mon 31 Dec.

PLETT RAGE , J BAY RAGE FESTIVAL, Plettenberg Bay, Jeffries Bay: Two massive parties 30 Nov – 8 Dec.

PRISON, 28 Somerset Rd, Green Point: Ruff Majik tourPeasant, MA-AT, Monstroid, Behest, Blood Ret,  Pooch, Man Motels, Fri, 14 Dec. Free

Dj Euphonik at Radisson RED Hotel V&A Waterfront
Dj Euphonik has a residency at Radisson RED Hotel

RADISSON RED HOTEL, V&A Waterfront: DJ Euphonik, every Thurs in Dec, 3 Jan, 2pm – 9pm. R365 includes Boom Box. 087 086 1578. #RockingRED with Monark New Year’s Eve, 31 Dec, 7pm – 2am. R850. #PartyInTheClouds DJ New Year’s Eve, 31 Dec, 6pm -2am. 087 086 1578.

RED HERRING, Beach Rd Noordhoek 021 789 1783: Gordon Rocker, Tues, 7pm

 RHODES MEMORIAL, Rondebosch: Township Opera Company Carols In The Forest, Mon,  17 Dec, 5.30pm, R120, https://www.quicket.co.za/events/63428-township-opera-company-presents-carols-in-the-forest/#/ Seniors/scholars/students 10% reduction.

SCARY CANARY, 225 Long St: Ruff Majik tourPeasant,MA-AT, Monstroid, Behest,  Blood Ret,  Pooch, Man Motels, Sat, 15 Dec, R50.

SHIMMY BEACH CLUB, 12 S Arm Rd, V&A Waterfront, 021 200 7778: Metro Fm Heatwave Party – Metro FM Djs such as Oskido, Somizi, Lerato, 22 Dec. Goldfish Submerged, 9, 16, 23, 26, 29 Dec, 4 Jan 2019, Shimmy Goldfish tickets https://musicpeople.howler.co.za

SURFAROSA, 61a Harrington St, Zonnebloem: Ruff Majik tourPeasant,MA-AT, Monstroid, Behest, Blood Ret, Pooch, Man Motels, Sun, 16 Dec. Free.

V&A WATERFRONT, Amphi: Thunk, Sun 16 Dec, 7pm. Hassan’adas, Wed, 26 Dec, 7pm.

V&A WATERFRONT, Silo District: Silo District Concerts – National Youth Wind Orchestra, Fri 14 Dec. Latin American Puesta Del Sol, Fri, 4 Jan, 7pm.

V&A FOOD MARKET, V&A Waterfront, 021 418 1605: Skye, Sat 15 Dec.  Professors, Sun 16 Dec, 1pm. Beautiful Hooligans, Mon 17 Dec , 1pm.

WINCHESTER MANSIONS, 221 Main Rd, Sea Point, 021 434 2351: Weekly jazz brunch, Sun, 12pm.

What: Cape Town live music gig guide this weekend
To be listed: Cape Town music scene, bands in Cape Town email  jane@weekendspecial.co.za by Tuesday 10am each week
Cover pic:
DJ Lerato Kganyago
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