13 killer gigs guaranteed to make Elvis turn in his grave.

2007-07-13 15:43
88 Lounge, Norwood, Joburg. Southern rock rebels The Hellphones keep it sleazy alongside Sama-winner Cassette from 9.30pm. Sleaze please? R50. The number to call for more info is 011-728 8417

Bellville. Originals Idols also-ran Brandon October goes in search of love at his first ever live performance in Cape Town. Romance starts at 7pm. Kathi has the low down: Kathi@b-oneentertainmet.co.za

Bohemian, Richmond, Joburg. The Slashdogs slice up the dance floor with heavy rock playmates Crossing Point. Games begin at 8pm. R30 for a lucky packet. Awesome. Rock on dudes! Tel: 011 482 1725.

Cornerbar, Durbanville. Halfprice, Failing Forward, and Sheep Down bring the drunk-punk mosh to Maniac Mayhem. Madness starts at 9pm for R30.

Foundry Flylounge, Joburg. Rooibaardt, Tidal Waves, Soil7t7, Johnny Dopper en die Rubber soles and Love Hat crawl into your consciousness at Da Creep Show from 7pm. Flyswatter service: R30 for the boring guys and R20 for the ones who dare to dress the part. But wait, there’s more: spirit-ual drinks (ie with spirits inside) for best dressed boy and girl. Sounds like a fly way to boogie on fright night, man!

Horror Café, Jozi. Look forward to chilling performances by the likes of Nausea, Insek, The Deadbeat (Bloem), AWOL and Monkeyfinger. R30 gets you in and 072-389-6225 is the number to call for the 411.

Mercury Lounge, Zonnebloem, Mother City. Expect arty party indie-rock and serious sleaze when The Dirty Skirts, Damn Right and Ashtray Electric rock the Friday 13th Horror Show. Starts at 9pm. Currency: R40. Tel: 082 336 1836

Nameless Pub, Somerset West. Joburg Brit-rockers The Parlotones prove the West side isn’t a ghost town from 10pm. Holler at 021 850 0413 to find out more.

News Café Jack Daniels Party, Joburg. Jack Daniel’s lovers looking for a fright night warm-up can win slurping good prizes. Metro FM Glen Lewis lubricates an Afro-house groove. Jack will be there, will you? Time 9 to 11pm more info call :011- 3180430

News Café, Zambesi Street, Jozi. Clubbers (okay, coffee shop scenesters) have to gothic to avoid being gated at Nightmare on Zambesi Street. 7pm onwards.

Olive Lounge, Olive Dale, Jozi. Everything that could go wrong, will go wrong’ Party. The Vendetta Cartel, Hell to Pay, Suicide Kings, End of my Leave, Elysian Plain, Death of a Rival get the blood-boiling. Added attractions: half price drink specials; foosball comp (R20 per team, winner takes the pot) giveaways from Kevins Kustom Tattoos and Bloodshot Ink Clothing. Mosh-party starts at 8pm. Cash me in: R30. Be there!

Wits Theater, Braamfontein. Friday 13th gets booty-blinging freaky with hip-hop heavyweight champions Skwatta Kamp and guest dancers. Party hops: 7pm. Damage: R100. Phone Ashley on 082 484 9312, Mandy on 082 864 7762 or Robyn on 082 371 3384 for the low down.

Zanzibar, Pretoria. Underbelly launches their Friday the 13th-friendly debut CD, For A Cynical Science. Depth charge: R30 will allow you to party with these rockers and R90 will get you their album plus free entry.

-Thobeka Linda

Friday the 13th is here once again, so are you scared yet? Don’t sweat it, ‘cos we’ve got your back. Forget the rabbit’s tail, forget the muthi. Instead, party like there’s no tomorrow. Here are 13 killer gigs guaranteed to make Elvis turn in his grave.

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