From Kalk Bay to Spier, there’s something for every music fan
By Claudia Mohr
Spier wine estate (R310, Stellenbosch) has recently added a new addition to their attractions, a traditional Saturday night braai at their Hotel Restaurant inclusive of musical entertainment by band Public Holiday.
It is a great opportunity to make up a group of friends and family and celebrate life with good wine, good food, good company and good music. Things get going around 7pm and the cost is R220pp, dinner included. Book on 021 809 1100: www.spier.co.za.
For those city dwellers looking to get a little bit farther out of town for their music fix, The Brass Bell (Main Road, Kalk Bay) has a double bill of SA rock on Saturday and Sunday this weekend. First up is Taxi Violence on Saturday, supported by Rosemary Towns End.
This is an ideal perfect opportunity to soak up that Kalk Bay holiday vibe and enjoy the music of the band as well as the ocean.
Starts at 9pm with a R40pp cover charge. Also for the rockers, on Sunday evening, firm local favourites Zebra & Giraffe will offer up a sneak peak of their new material, soon to be released on a full length album.
This latest offering will be the alternative rock outfit’s third. Entitled ‘The Wisest Ones’, and will no doubt bring them as much success as their debut ‘Collected Memories’ and the follow up ‘The Inside’.
Zebra & Giraffe have earned their local stripes with both an MTV Africa Music Award and a SAMA for best rock act in 2009, and continues to serve up their brand of new age rock to fans nationwide.
They are joined on Sunday night by Machineri and Andy Lund. Music starts at 6pm with a cost of R100pp. Booking is highly recommended: 0217885455; www.brassbell.co.za. Visit www.zebraandgiraffe.co.za to listen to their music and check out the band.
Then for those of a more explorative musical taste, the City Hall Sessions are back in town and bringing the music to the people during these cold winter months with a series of concerts taking place in the heart of the Mother City at City Hall (Darling Street, opposite Parade).
These groundbreaking cross-genre concerts have almost evolved into a mini-festival for creative music exploration with a line-up that boasts an array of genres from jazz to urban club to acoustic folk fusion.
This weekend listeners can look forward to a performance by fusion multi-faceted group Closet Snare, featuring Inge Beckmann, EJ Von Lyrik and Bokani Dyer with added performances by Joe Nina and MXO. It’s bound to be a fever pitched musical explosion with high energy performances all round.
For those not able to make Friday night’s madness, join in on a Conde, featuring guitar icon Madala Kunene on Saturday with special guest performance by Caiphus Semenya.
Both Friday and Saturday night’s concerts start at 8pm, with tickets costing between R40pp and R150pp, sold exclusively at the door on the night.