Music Musts: T’is the Season of great music – by Jonathan Duguid

Music Musts: T’is the Season of great music – by Jonathan Duguid
By Jonathan Duguid

By Jonathan Duguid

Busyness seems to be in the air at the moment. The end-of-year grind is on, and everyone seems to be focused on getting their ducks-in-a-row ahead of the silly season.

Can you believe Christmas is about 2 months away? It seems this year has flown by in record time.
What I really love about this time of year is the fact that we’ll be getting some real big chart-toppers coming our way soon. It’s surely a well known fact that the Festive Season is the time that all the big hits are saved for. Reason being obvious: it’s that one time of the year where giving gifts is a common practice throughout the world, and thus the record labels know there’s more of a chance of you buying their records (or having someone else buy their records for you) at this time.

Generally speaking, most of the big hits will have already started coming out in October (look at One Direction releasing ‘Steal My Girl’), but expect to hear even more big, new jams on radio in November. One of the artists who owned this spot last year was Drake.
He released a sound that was slightly different to his usual Hip Hop sound – which gave him a far greater range of radio stations that would play him – from Pop to to RnB, and bang, everyone was singing, or owned a copy of ‘Hold On, We’re Going Home’.
Speaking of getting closer to Season – one of the other perks is all of the great bands making sure they’re in the Mother City (the most beautiful city in the country – just saying – and according to a lot of the international press, the world). So, take time out of your busy schedule, and go support local music – especially while the best of the best is on our doorstep.

Here are some of those best that will be in action this weekend:

• On Friday, October 17, Cape Town’s fresh new face in pop music, Beatenberg, will perform live in the deep south at Café Roux, Noordhoek Farm Village, 270 Chapman’s Peak Drive from 7pm. Tickets are R100 each. For more details, call 021 789 2538.

• This Saturday, October 18, check-out Freshlyground and Rockafellas performing at The Side Show, 11 Mechau Street, Cape Town, along with a host of deejays and others from 8pm. Tickets are R180 and are available from

• On Sunday, October 19, Chris Chameleon will take to the stage at Straight No Chaser, 79 Buitenkant Street, Cape Town to tell “The story of BOO!”. It starts at 8pm and tickets are R120 per person. For more info, email: