See Nasty C on the IVYSON tour with Boity, A- Reece at The Castle
See Nasty C on the IVYSON tour with Boity and A-Reece at The Castle

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:

ACADEMIA THEATRE, Landsdowne: Ibrahim Khalil Shihab Essence of Spring CD launch, 24, 25 Nov, 7.45pm. Quicket

ALEXANDER BAR, 76 Strand St, 021 300.1652: Afro Celtic Tales, Sun, 28 Oct, 7pm. R100.

ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE, 155 Loop St, 021 423 5699: Mandisi Dyantyis Quintet, Fri 26 Oct, 7.30pm. 083 441 4760.

ALMA CAFÉ, 20 Alma Rd, Rosebank, 021 6857377: Cape Smoke, Sibusisio Nkambule, Wed, 24 Oct.  Tefo Mahalo Quartet, Thurs, 25 Oct. Edi Niederlander, Sat, 27 Oct. Blacksmith, Sun 28 Oct. Cape Smoke with Bill Knight, Wed 31 Oct.

ARTSCAPE, Foreshore, 021 421 7695: Calling us Home – opera, until 28 Oct, R150-R450, Maher Zain Live in Cape Town, Fri 26 Oct, Sat 27 Oct 8.15pm. Computicket.

Psy trance - Echo Gathering's Elements of Life

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

BARLEYCORN MUSIC CLUB, 11 Lansdowne Rd, Claremont: William Harris, Alanna Joy, Tanya Da Silva, Poor Princes, Mon, 22 Oct, 8pm.

BAXTER, Rosebank: Sipho Mabuse, Tony Cedras, Fri, 26 Oct, 8pm. 40 Years and Counting – Sammy Webber, Shack Band, Ian Smith, Dr Victor , Richard Caesar, VJR, Allou April, Leonie le Roux, more, Wed, 21 Nov, 8.15pm. R250. Satin to Sequins – More than a Minstrel, 6 – 24 Nov. Ragas of the Valley, 10 Nov.   

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

BRASS BELL, Kalk Bay, Main Rd:, 021 788 5455: Crossfire Collision, Three Chord Theory Half Price,  Alive at Midnight  CD launch #SoHardItHurts,  27 Oct. Door R80, presale R50,

Pebbleman Richard Pryor and Jesse Jordan

CAFE ROUX NOORDHOEK, Farm Village, Noordhoek: Georgetown, 25 Oct. Watershed, 26 Oct. Pebbleman , Rich Pryor’s 50th Birthday, 27 Oct. Shen FM, 31 Oct. Ard Matthews, 1 Nov. Native Young 2 Nov. Back in Black, AC/DC Tribute, 3, Nov.

CAFE ROUX, 74 Shortmarket St, 021 789 2538: Prime Circle, 23 Oct. Watershed, 24 Oct. Medicine Boy, 26 Oct. Orah & The Kites, Zingara, Curlysu, 27 Oct. Keanu Harker, 30 Oct. Ruby June Band, 31 Oct. Acoustic Element, 2 Nov. Gerry Liberty Band, 6 Nov.

CAPE TOWN BUSKERS FESTIVAL, V&A Waterfront: Cape Town Fringe, Isiko Lam Sensation, Imbhewu Marimba band, Street Kings, Heavenly Quartez, Lonesome Dave Ferguson, Zenn, 1 – 11 Nov.

CAPE TOWN STADIUM, CBD: Ed Sheeran South Africa 2019 SA Stadium Tour, Wed 27 March 2019. book tickets from Thurs 28 June, 9am.

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

CASTLE OF GOOD HOPE, Darling St, Foreshore: IVYSON tour with Nasty C, Boity, A- Reece, 30 Nov.

Perry So CPO Spring Symphony Season tickets
Perry So – CPO Spring Symphony Season

CITY HALL, Darling St: CPO Spring Symphony Season, Les Amateurs Virtuoses, 1, 8, 18 Nov 8pm, 6pm 18 Nov.,, Perry So –  CPO Spring Symphony Season, 15, 22, 29 Nov, 8pm,,,

THE CRYPT, 1 Wale St: Nina Stamper Trio, Tues, 23 Oct, 8pm. Pravda Trio, Wed 24 Oct. Jason Ward Trio Thurs 25 Oct. Virtual Jazz Reality, Fri 26 Oct. Sylvia Mdunyelwa quartet, Sat 27 Oct. Danny Butler trio Tues 30 Oct. Penelope Radsma Trio, Wed 31 Oct

CTICC, Foreshore: Calum Scott Only Human South African Tour, Sat, 10 Nov.  Cape Town International Jazz Festival, 29, 30 March 2019. Weekend Pass R 999. Early bird

DE HOEK MOUNTAIN RESORT, R328, Prince Albert: Echo Gatherings Elements of Life three -day psytrance fest, 26 – 28 Oct.

DIE BOER, 6 Chenoweth St, Durbanville, 021 979 1911: Her Blues with Luna Paige, Tues, 30 Oct,  8pm. R100. Tickets

ENDLESS DAZE FESTIVAL 2018, Silwerstroom Resort, Cape West Coast: A Place to Bury Strangers, Dead Meadow, WITCH,Medicine Boy, Kidofdoom, Brother Moves On, Lucy Kruger & The Lost Boys, Msaki, Diamond Thug, Morena Leraba, Ex Olympic, Runaway Nuns, 2 – 4 Nov. Website

ERIN HALL, 8 Erin Rd, Rondebosch: Marcè Underwood – Project Escape Music Tribute to Sade, Fri 26 Oct, 7pm.

FERRYMANS, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, 021 4197748: Ezra Lingevelt, Tues 23 Oct, 8pm. Gabriel Shai, Wed 24 Oct, 20h00-23h00. Wasted Youth , Thurs 25 Oct. Rock Steady, Fri 26 Oct. Llevado, Sat 27 Oct, 2.30pm. BackBeat, Sat 27 Oct, 8.30pm. Ruben Gerritz Trio, Sun 28 Oct, 2.30pm. Wanderlust, Sun 28 Oct, 8pm. Latin Kings, Mon 29 Oct, 8pm.

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

GARDENS SYNAGOGUE, 88 Hatfield St: Ensemble Profeti della Quinta Live on South Africa, 11 Nov,

GRANDWEST:  Daughtry, Thurs, 25 Oct. Bryan Ferry South Africa Tour 2019, 14 Feb, 2019  Sam Smith Thrill of it All Tour tickets, 16, 17 April 2019.  Judas Priest South Africa 2019, Wed, 20 March 2019. From R575

GUGA S’THEBE ARTS CENTRE, King Langalibalele St, Langa, 060 960 8935: BLACC Fest X Langa Abavuki Marimba Band, DJ Fosta, DJ Sebs, 10, 11 Nov., R220 per day.

HANK’S OLDE IRISH, 110 Bree St, 071 549 8452: Glenlivet Jazzology, Future Nostalgia DJs, DJ LIAHO, Tues, Oct. Ancient Agents, Tues 23 Oct.

HOUSE OF MACHINES, 84 Shortmarket St: Jann Klose, Sat, 17 Nov.

KALEIDOSCOPE CAFE, 56 Main Road, Claremont, 021 674 5761: Jazz fusion band, Fri.

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, The Robfather DJ, 21 March 2019, The Cure South Africa tickets Computicket.

KIRSTENBOSCH, Rhodes Dr, Newlands, 021 799 8782: Kirstenbosch Gardens Summer Concerts – Tresor/Majozi, 18 Nov. Book. Mango Groove, 25 Nov, Book, Lady Zamar / Black Motion, 2 Dec. Book. Mi Casa, 9 Dec, Book. R150/p – R190. James Living in Extraordinary times Tour, Watershed support, Sat 24 Nov Gates 6pm. James tickets R545  Boney M, Liz Mitchell, A Bona Fide Christmas, Sun, 23 Dec, 5.30pm. R290, Boney M tickets James Morrison South Africa tickets, Sat, 26 Jan7pm.

Argentinean Muriel Marco is on tour
Muriel Marco is on tour

KRONENDAL MUSIC ACADEMY, 153 Empire Ave, Hout Bay,021 790 4457: Dave Ledbetter and Tito Al Uribe, Sat, Oct 27, 7pm.

KRYSTAL BEACH, Gordon’s Bay,021-840 7500: Ezra Lingeveldt, Sat 27 Oct, 6pm. Guy Feldman, Sun 28 Oct, 12pm.

LABIA, Orange St: SA Horrorfest – Makabre Ensemble, Sat 27 Oct, 9pm.

LAPA, Maroela Rd, Joostenburg Vlakte, Kraaifontain, 071 359 2289: Muriel Marco – ND Project –  Argentinian – African Connection, 4 Nov, R100

LIVE AT ROOT 44 MARKET, Annandale Rd/ R44, Stellenbosch:

LOUNGE 021, 1 Wetwyn Rd, Wetton Indistrial, 021 761 8799: Sun Night Jam, Musicians welcome.

MARIANNE WINE ESTATE, off R44 Stellenbosch, 021 875 5040: Je Ne Comprends Pas – David Bowie baroque interpretations, 28 Oct. Gian Groen, Nick Turner, 25 Nov. 

Zeke Le Grange
Zeke Le Grange

MASQUE THEATRE, 37 Main Rd, Muizenberg, 021 7881898: Zeke Le Grange Quartet – Truth be Told, 28 Oct, 6.30pm. R100. Muizenberg Jazz Festival – Tucan Tucan, Ivan Mazuze, Darren English, The Lady Day Big Band, 16, 17 Nov. Line-up Each show: R130, Fri Day Pass (5 shows) R 600, Sat Day Pass (5 shows) R600, Weekend Pass (10 shows) R 1000, 021 788 6999 and Computicket SAJE, CTBBJF workshops, Sat 17 Nov, 11am – 3pm.Muriel Marco, ND Project Argentinian – African Connection, 25 Nov, 6.30pm.

MEERENDAL WINE ESTATE, Durbanville: Champagne Bubbly and Blanc Festival Freshlyground, Flat Stanley 27 Oct. 2018 Windhoek Oktoberfest Cape Town – Kirchdorfer band, Die Broers, 2, 3 Nov, Liefde by die Dam Meerendal – Heuwels Fantasties, Francois van Coke, Koos Kombuis, Valiant Swart, Spoegwolf, Tarryn Lamb, Early B, Sunset Sweatshop, Sat 17 Nov R195,

Zombies Ate My Girlfriend at Mercury Live
Zombies Ate My Girlfriend at Mercury Live

MERCURY LIVE: 43 De Villiers St, Zonnebloem: Zombies Ate My Girlfriend, 9 Nov, R60. Our Last Night South Africa Tour – As Time Divides, Set For The Sky, One Day Sky, Treehouse Burning, 16, 17 Nov 6pm. Webtickets Dreamshade SA Tour, Truth & Its Burden, Last One Alive, Treehouse Burning. 13 Feb 2019 Dreamshade tickets BUY TICKETS

MOJO MARKET, Main Rd, Sea Point: Nightly double acts.

MOSJAZZ FESTIVAL 2019, De Bakke Santos Resort, Mossel Bay: Phil Fearon, Judy Boucher, Andrew Young, Afro-Fiesta and Choko, 17 – 20  Jan 2019. 0215915208.

NASSAU THEATRE, Groote Schuur High, Palmyra Rd, Newlands: This is wooden music – Jenny and the Jameses, Hatchetman, 23 Nov,

NORVAL FOUNDATION, Tokai: Sirius String Quartet (NY), 4 Nov. Carlo Mombelli, 8 Dec.

OLYMPIA BAKERY, 134 Main Rd, Kalk Bay, 082 892 0350: Muriel Marco – ND Project –  Argentinian – African Connection, 3 Nov 8pm. R150,

PLAYTOPIA FESTIVAL, Castle of Good Hope:  DJ Invizable, Sassquatch, Haezer, Fri. Hello Beautiful, Julia Robert, Uppercut, ANG – 30 Nov – 2 Dec.

RED HERRING, Beach Rd Noordhoek 021 789 1783: Gordon Rocker, Tues, 2 Oct 7pm.

SHIMMY BEACH CLUB, 12 S Arm Rd, V&A Waterfront, 021 200 7778: Goldfish Submerged,  9, 16, 23, 26, 29 Dec, 4 Jan 2019,

SIR THOMAS BREWERY, Stellenbosch: Her Blues with Luna Paige, Sat 10 Nov, 2.30pm. R120, 082 850 2917.

SPIER, Stellenbosch, R310, Ampi: Jazz & Classical Encounters Festival – Skyjack, Buddy Wells Quartet, TRC, Music for Ensemble – Jan-Hendrik Harley, Sat, 3 Nov. Main Stage, Amphit, 2pm – 11pm. Youth Stage, 1.45pm – 9.30pm.R430, R215 under 12s, students. Brian McFadden, 17, 18 Nov, Brian McFadden tickets R495 Karen Zoid Live, 1 Dec.  8, from R100.

THE41, Camps Bay 021 437 0558: DJ Rene The Frenchman – Summer Warm-up Sessions, every Fri, Oct.


V&A FOOD MARKET, V&A Waterfront, 021 418 1605:  Guy Feldman, Sat 27 Oct, 1pm. Dave Dale, Sun 28 Oct, 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 and concert venues Cape  Town email by Tues, 10am each week
Cover pic: Tresor at Kirstenbosch