This Week’s Music Musts!

This Week’s Music Musts!

Heinz Winckler all grown up… and metal is back

By Claudia Mohr

Fans of the niche heavy metal genre can revel in the return of Cape Town’s Showcase of African Metal this Saturday at The Klein Libertas Theatre Stellenbosch (Bergzight Plein,Du Toit Street). This mini festival has grown over the years into the region’s biggest all local metal mash up and the line-up features favorite bands such as: Beeldenstorm, The Impalement Theory, Sindulgence, Zombies Ate My Girlfriend, Bloodbeast (Pretoria) and Mind Assault, amongst others. Music starts at 5pm and tickets cost R60pp: 021 883 8164.

An absolute must for the weekend is for jazz & good music lovers alike. The Rus Nerwich Quartet will perform both Friday and Saturday night at inner city live music hub The Mahogany Room (79 Buitenkant Street, Gardens). Nerwich has long been one of South Africa’s most prolific musicians, composers and exports, and this week’s performances will feature a range of original music including all new tunes written for the recent ‘Silence and Forgotten Things’ European Tour.

The quartet features Nerwich on the saxophone, Nick Williams on piano, Romy Brauteseth on bass and Kevin Gibson on drums, a veritable all star cast of local jazz cats. As is the custom with The Mahogany room there will be two shows, one at 8pm and one at 10pm. Tickets are sold at the door and cost R60pp for a single show and R100pp for both. Open your ears and soak up the magic: 076 679 2697.

The Africa Institute for HIV/AIDS Management at Stellenbosch University will host its annual Aids Awareness Concert, ushering in the upcoming International Women’s Day, on Sunday. The concert will take place at The Artscape Theatre Centre (DF Malan Street, Foreshore) and will be a celebration of women in leadership positions, as well as HIV heroes. It is an opportunity to not only get your music fix, but show some support for the community and do a good deed as well.

Participating artists include the Larry Joe Band, Cape Dance Company, Soli Philander and Wolfgang Riebe with musicians Andrew Ford, Kevin Gibson, Shaun Johannes and Aldert du Toit joining them, to name but a few. The show starts at 6.30pm and the tickets are R100pp available via Visit for more information or contact: 021 410 9838.

Also on Sunday for those nearer the Northern suburbs or in the mood for a little trip outside town with the family, SA’s first ‘Idols’ star Heinz Winckler will be performing at intimate live music venue Die Boer (6 Chenoweth street, Durbanville) at 1pm. Having long ago won many hearts during his television performances, fans have watched him go from strength to strength and grow as a man and performer. This show is an opportunity to see what he has to offer now, and enjoy reliving some of his favorite hits. Die Boer is also a delightful venue, with great sound and a welcoming atmosphere in which to listen to music amongst friends. Tickets are R110pp and booking is essential as these concerts tend to be very popular: 021 979 1911.