This Week’s Music Musts!
By Claudia Mohr
On Saturday take a drive out to the Paul Cluver Wine Estate (De Rust Estate, N2 Kromco turn off, Grabouw) and catch SA Idols winner Elvis Blue live in concert. It is the perfect opportunity to soak up the beautiful scenery of the outdoor 600 seats strong amphitheatre on the estate, and hear this popular singer/songwriter perform his hits such as ‘Things My Father Said’, ‘Save Me’ and ‘Lighthouse’. Also a moment to look out for is his version of the Leonard Cohen tune ‘Hallelujah’, which won him such overwhelming popularity. Afrikaans fans may recall his previous Afrikaans albums, the first of which won an ATKV award and the second ‘Ontskemer’, which was nominated for a SAMA, under his real name Jan Hoogendyk. Tickets to Saturday’s performance are R200pp available via www.computicket.com (083 915 8000), and the concert starts at 7pm.
Also on Saturday if you’re out in Muizenberg, you can drop by the Muizenberg Village (15 Church Street) and The Meltong Pot and catch the Nomadic Orchestra for one of their legendary dance parties. Known for their eclectic mix of music influences stemming from South-Eastern Europe and places such as Macedonia and Serbia, circus and gypsy music as well as Western party music, and even an improvisation practice rooted in jazz, the Nomadic Orchestra is sure to get even the most prudish of feet moving to the beatl; something fun, and different for your Saturday party. Music starts round 8pm: 021 788 9791.
If you’re in the mood for something a little more Cape Town rockerish, then join in on the madness of a double bill featuring popular local rockers The Plastics and Beach Party at The Brass Bell, Kalk Bay (Main Road -next to Station, Kalk Bay). Catch the live renditions of popular Plastics tunes such as ‘Caves’ and ‘Banks of the Breede’, from this four piece indie sensation. The Plastics are Pascal Righini (vocals/guitar), Sasha Righini (drums), Karl Rohloff (bass) and Arjuna Kohlstock (guitar). Cover for Saturday is R30pp at the door and music starts round 9pm: 021 788 5455.
On Sunday get a group of your friends and family together and catch Cape Town musical institution The Rudimentals in an inner city concert in De Waal Park (Molteno Road). This eight piece band, made up of some of our absolute local heroes with regards to music talent, is a multi-faceted experience of African-ska rock. Socially diverse and always full of high energy, their performances seek to unite people of all ages and tastes in a multi-layered musical event. Pack a picnic basket with all your weekend favourites and get there early to get that perfect spot, as there really is no better way to spend a Sunday than to soak up the outdoors and the sounds of a band that is quintessentially Cape Town. Bonus! The concert is absolutely free and part of a series brought to you by various small business and private city dweller sponsorships in a bid to culturally enrich Cape Town. Music starts at 4pm.