Grahamstown: the gig guide

2008-10-12 07:14
 
Thursday 26 June
Friday 27 June
Saturday 28 June
Sunday 29 June
Monday 30 June
Tuesday 1 July
Wednesday 2 July
Thursday 3 July
Friday 4 July
Saturday 5 July

Thursday 26 June

5pm. Swazi
Need perspective? See the world through the eyes of nutty Swazi comic, Mark Elderkin. At Scout Hall. R50.

5pm. Guy Buttery
Folksy acoustic goodness. At the Graham Hotel. R40

7pm. Old Mutual Acoustic Encounters
Max Normal.TV & Syd Kitchen take the stage together, unplugged. At Die Taphuis. R60.

8pm. Late @ Cuervo
Three bands: Howard Roark (indie), Stereotypes & 10 Points for the Dismount. At The Cuervo Music Room. R60.

10 pm. United Nations of Grahamstown
International jazz dignitaries Per Thornberg, Adrian Mears, Mike del Ferro and Carl Allen grace the stage with our very own Marc Duby. R55.

Friday 27 June

7pm. Old Mutual Acoustic Encounters
90s rock poster boy Evan Dando goes acoustic with Ray Phiri, while Max Normal.TV & Syd Kitchen pair up.. At Die Taphuis. R60.

7pm. Guy Buttery
Folksy acoustic goodness. At the Graham Hotel. R60

7pm. Cokey Falkow: Odd One Out
A man so funny, someone slashed his tyres at last year’s show. Must see. At Scout Hall. R60.

8pm. Late @ Cuervo
Three bands: 5 Men 3 Missing, Howard Roark & The Dirty Skirts (a channel24 favourite!) At The Cuervo Music Room. R60.

9pm. The Human Factory & John Davies
Israeli jazz quintet The Human Factory team up with Joburg trombonist John Davies to liven up your Friday. At the DSG Auditorium. R50

Saturday 28 June

5pm. Mark Fransman
Unmissable jazz led by award-winning jazzician Mark Fransman, supported by the cream of the Cape scene, including the sultry voice of Melanie Scholtz. At DSG Hall. R60.

7pm. Old Mutual Acoustic Encounters
90s rock poster boy Evan Dando goes acoustic with Ray Phiri, while Max Normal.TV & Syd Kitchen pair up. At Die Taphuis. R60.

7pm. Guy Buttery
Folksy acoustic goodness. At the Graham Hotel. R60

8pm. Late @ Cuervo
Three bands: New World Radio, 10 Points for the Dismount & The Dirty Skirts (a channel24 favourite!) At The Cuervo Music Room. R60.

9pm. Fly Paper Jet
A special show from acoustic angels Fly Paper Jet. At the Graham Hotel. R50.

Sunday 29 June

3pm. Mark Sampson Feels Funny
Chuckle-monger Mark Sampson shares the funnier side of his recent life crisis. At Scout Hall. R65.

3pm. Guy Buttery
Folksy acoustic goodness. At the Graham Hotel. R60

5pm. Festival Big Band
Amikam Kimelman assembles a big band supergroup of visiting artists to revive the bigger, badder, jazz sounds of old. At DSG Hall. R50.

7pm. Old Mutual Acoustic Encounters
90s rock poster boy Evan Dando goes acoustic Ray Phiri, while Esjay Jones & Ntsiki Mazwai collaborate. At Die Taphuis. R60.

8pm. Late @ Cuervo
Three bands: big-deal rockers Stealing Love Jones, Stereotypes and Howard Roark. At The Cuervo Music Room. R60.

Monday 30 June

3pm. Cabins in the Forest
Expect delicate songrwriting from this experimental guitar-based duo. At the Graham Hotel. R50

5pm. Hustle to the Last Degree
You want kwaito, and Hustle graciously provides! At the Graham Hotel. A bargain R20.

7pm. Old Mutual Acoustic Encounters
Esjay Jones & Ntsiki Mazwa do an acoustic colab and the sounds of Max Normal.TV & Syd Kitchen clash on stage. At Die Taphuis. R60.

8am & 10.30 pm. Best Man’s Speech
Cringe comedy that asks the question: what would the worst best man’s speech ever sound like? At Drill Hall. R50.

7pm. Two Quintets
An Anglo-Scandafrican jazz quintet switches things up halfway to give two quite different performances. At DSG Hall. R50.

Tuesday 1 July

4pm. Stealing Love Jones unplugged
The big sound of that little old band from Durban. At Cuervo Music Room. R50.

4pm. Stuart Taylor: Techni-coloured
If you smaak a laugh or two, catch Stu lampooning our admittedly silly social landscape. At Drill Hall. R50.

7pm. Old Mutual Acoustic Encounters
It’s boeremusiek time with Klets Klawers en Kitaar (Valiant Swart, PG du Plessis and Ollie Viljoen), as well as an Esjay Jones & Ntsiki Mazwai acoustic collaboration. At Die Taphuis. R60.

9pm. Fly Paper Jet
A special show from acoustic angels Fly Paper Jet. At the Graham Hotel. R50.

Wednesday 2 July

4pm. Karen Zoid unplugged
The bilingual rocker unplugs her guitar, but not her on-stage intensity. At Cuervo Music Room. R50.

7pm. Old Mutual Acoustic Encounters
Boeremusiek meets thoughtful pop: Klets Klawers en Kitaar (Valiant Swart, PG du Plessis and Ollie Viljoen) take the stage, as do Harris Tweed & Matthew van der Want. At Die Taphuis. R60.

8pm. Late @ Cuervo
Three bands: smooth rock kings Flat Stanley, Stereotypes and 10 Points for the Dismount. At The Cuervo Music Room. R60.

9pm. David Newton: Politically Incorrect
A prophet come to mock our silly ways, Newton takes on his favourite punching bag: political correctness. At Scout Hall. R40.

10pm. Tucan Tucan
Renowned percussionist Frank Paco tips over the melting pot of African rhythm, jazzing it up with a host of local talents. R50.

Thursday 3 July

12pm. Dudu Manhenga & Color Blu
The hard-touring afro-jazz champions of Zimbabwe. At Cuervo Music room. R40.

4pm. Karen Zoid unplugged
The bilingual rocker unplugs her guitar, but not her on-stage intensity. At Cuervo Music Room. R50.

6pm. Gallo’s Heart of Afro-Soul
The top new acts in Afro-soul showcase their talent. Featuring Sliq Angel, Bongi Dube and Valerie Kimani. At The Cuervo Music Room. R30.

7pm. Old Mutual Acoustic Encounters
The Soweto string quartet play the sounds of the township while Klets Klawers en Kitaar (Valiant Swart, PG du Plessis and Ollie Viljoen) play the sounds of the hoëveld. At Die Taphuis. R60.

5pm. Fiks Jazz Band
Guitarist Fiks Marwana gets his band together to paint the town in jazz. At DSG Hall. R40.

Friday 4 July

2pm. Bafana Republic: Extra Time
This zany post-everything one-man show returns to remind you why SA is worth a laugh or three. At Princess Alice. R48.

4pm. Flat Stanley
Rock melodies to sing to in the shower. At The Cuervo Music Room. R50.

7pm. Old Mutual Acoustic Encounters
Harris Tweed & Matthew van der Want give unplugged a try and the Soweto String Quartet pop in to pluck on our heartstrings. At Die Taphuis. R60.

8pm. Late @ Cuervo
Three bands: funk rock superstars Bed on Bricks, 10 Points for the Dismount & Wendy Oldfield Band. At The Cuervo Music Room. R60.

8pm. For Letta
A tribute concert for one of South Africa’s most historic vocal talents, Letta Mbulu, performed by Sibongile Khumalo, Ringo Madlingozi, Mimi Ntenjwa, and Themba Mkhize backed by an 8-piece band. At Great Hall R60.

Saturday 5 July

10am. Spun: The Legend of Tommy Guns
Wannabe DJ superstar Tommy Guns discovers a plot by giant cucumbers to take over the earth. Physical comedy at its wackiest. At St Andrew’s Hall. R50.

2pm. Harris Tweed: Unplugged
This band could (should!) become huge. At The Cuervo Music Room. R50.

7pm. Old Mutual Acoustic Encounters
Harris Tweed & Matthew van der Want give unplugged a try and the Soweto String Quartet pop in to pluck on our heartstrings. At Die Taphuis. R60.

8pm. Late @ Cuervo
Three bands: funk rock superstars Bed on Bricks, 10 Points for the Dismount & Wendy Oldfield Band. At The Cuervo Music Room. R60.

8pm. Rob van Vuuren Is
Rob van Vuuren is Rob van Vuuren in a Rob van Vuuren comedy production directed by Rob van Vuuren. Not for the paranoid. At Scout Hall. R60.

Sounds fun, doesn’t it? In case you were wondering, this is what we’ll be watching.


Grahamstown is upon us, so it’s time to look at the delicious treats on offer. We’ve found the choicest music and comedy for your devouring pleasure, now all you need to do is pick some!

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