This Week’s Music Musts
CODA, Parow, Tombstone and Carver on the menu
By Claudia Mohr
For those looking to enjoy a little cross genre magic with their music, CODA, the much loved local fusion outfit, will perform at the Beautiful Life Building (70 Bree Street, City Centre) this Friday night. CODA has made a name for themselves with their glamorous mix of electric classical string instruments with afro-jazz saxophone sounds, sitting on top of funk/dance beats and melodic vocals.
Their music has become popular both locally and internationally, due to a very diverse sound. Bookings for this one night only experience are absolutely essential, so call on 021 417 5833. Music starts at 6pm and tickets are R220pp, including light sup with wine and drinks available.
On a totally separate note, Tombstone Pete fans and all lovers of acoustic music can head down to Obviously Armchair (135 Lower Main road, Observatory) on Friday to see him live in action.
Hailing from Australia, where he formed one half of the guitar duo The Codebreakers, Pete cultivated his percussive approach to acoustic music from combining influences such as AndyMcKee, Erik Mongrain and Rodrigo with harder rock outfits such as Rage Against the Machine. Those who haven’t yet seen him can expect a high energy guitar performance. Music starts at 8:30pm, with a cover of R20pp: 021 460 0458.
Also on Friday Louise Carver, one of South Africa’s most successful female singer/songwriters, will perform at the Dorpstraat Theatre, Summerhill (Summerhill Farm, R44 Klapmuts Road). Having released a number of albums with a string of radio hits such as ‘It Don’t Matter’, ‘Fallen for You’ and ‘Warrior’, this four time SAMA nominated songstress is currently hard at work on her fifth studio album, which she says will feature a new sound.
Fans can expect a fresh musical exploration from Carver, who has been mixing live instruments with electronic grooves of late. For a reference point, take note of her 2011 collaborative release with DJ outfit Pascal & Pearce, entitled ‘Days Go By’, which is now making the rounds on radio. Take this opportunity to catch the diva live and see for yourself. Tickets are R100pp and the show starts at 8.30p: call 021 8899158 for bookings, or visit www.dorpstraat.co.za. For more info on Carver or to sample her music, visit www.louiscarver.com.
On Saturday Afrikaans ‘zef’ rapper Jack Parow, supported by P.H. Fat and Sex on Decks, will lead a musical party of note at The Assembly (61 Harrington Street, District Six). This rebellious, but ever creative and witty personality from Bellville has been gathering both local and international fans since his hit single ‘Cooler as Ekke’ hit the scene in 2009.
Now on his third album, entitled ‘Eksie Ou’, Parow has become a household name and trendsetter among the local music fans and industry critics alike. Music on the night starts around 9pm with a cover of R50pp at the door, or pre-booked online via www.webtickets.co.za. Call 021 465 7286 for more information. For a sneak preview of his music if you aren’t familiar with it yet, visit www.jackparow.com.