This Week’s Music Musts!
SAMA award winner to play intimate setting
By Claudia Mohr
Fans of SA Idols fame singer Brandon October can catch him live in the northern suburbs on Friday night at dinner and live music venue Die Boer (6 Chenoweth Street, Durbanville). He will be supported by his band and playing songs off his new album, which will be available on the night.
First time visitors to Die Boer should know that they don’t take orders during the performance, so it’s a good idea to go early around 6.30pm and eat dinner before the show. Tickets are R100pp and booking is essential: 021 979 1911.
Also on Friday night at the River Club in Observatory (corner of Liesbeek Parkway and Observatory Road) will be a line-up of local bands including Chasing Friday, Tombstone Pete, Gareth James and the Natasha Meister Band.
It is a great opportunity to see some of these Mother City favourites in action in one sitting. Music starts around 7.30p and tickets are R60pp at the door. Call 079 495 3989 for more information and to organise pre-sold tickets at a discounted R45pp. Jazz fans can drop by the Jackson Hall at Grand West Casino (1 Vanguard Drive, Goodwood) this weekend and catch the Bev Scott-Brown trio featuring Scott-Brown on vocals, Wesley Rustin on bass and Andrew Ford on piano.
They play a large number of much loved jazz standards as well as unplugged popular tunes. Scott-Brown is most well known for her performances with the Johnny Cooper Big Band. The trio plays every Friday and Saturday in May from 9pm, and as an added treat will be featuring a string of guest artists on Saturday nights such as Carl van Rensburg, Mike Horn and Sammy Webber. Entrance is free.
On Saturday, if you’re in the mood for a road trip that ends in a rock festival, take a drive out to the DKH Estate in Malmesbury (Die Klein Huise, Farm 22, Groene River Estate) and catch the all new annual Road 2 Rock fest. Gates open at noon with the first band playing at 2pm and there will be picnic baskets and refreshments on sale throughout the day.
Bands participating include Taxi Violence, The Plastics, 7th Son, Wolftown, Woodstock Mafia, and Mr Cat and the Jackal. Tickets are between R150pp and R350pp, on sale via www.webtickets.co.za.
Blues Fans can catch acclaimed player Albert Frost on Sunday in Noordhoek at The Red Herring (corner of Beach and Pine Roads). This will be his last show in the current Cape Town tour, so well worth the effort to check out. Entrance is free to patrons of the Herring and music starts round 6pm. Booking is recommended: 021 789 1783. www.theredherring.co.za.
Then an absolute must for the week! Lead singer and guitarist Jacques Moolman, of commended new SA rock group Shadowclub, will be making an intimate appearance in a one night only show at The Mahogany Room (79 Buitenkant Street, CBD). Shadowclub recently walked away with the coveted SAMA for Best Rock Album (2012) and Moolman is the man behind not only the voice but the song writing.
Tickets are R60, strictly at the door, and the concert starts at 9pm. Booking can be made via: 076 679 2697.