4 gigs that will warm up your weekend

2017-05-19 14:35

Cape Town – It’s almost the weekend and as winter creeps closer and closer, we’ve got just the stuff to warm you up!

We went to find the coolest music events taking place this weekend for you to enjoy.

Check them out here:

Road to STRAB
In the lead up to the STRAB music festival taking place in Mozambique, several events are taking place to get everyone excited for the fest. The Good Luck Bar in Johannesburg will be hosting one of these events on Friday featuring local acts The Shabs, Manouche, Slow Jack, The Black Cat Bones, De Wallen and The Dandies. R70 gets you in. Several prizes are also up for grabs. So check out all the info you need here.

Albert Frost
Catch the blues maestro Albert Frost at Café Roux in Noordhoek on Friday. April 2016 saw the release of his much anticipated third solo album, The Wake Up, which, according to Frost, signals the "start of a new journey" for him. In a departure from Frost’s blues roots, The Wake Up explores various musical avenues and lyrical content to create something he says will surprise and excite his fans. Tickets cost R130. Click here for more info and to book your spot.

Arno Carstens
Catch Arno Carstens live at The Good Luck Bar in Johannesburg on Saturday. Arno will be performing a bilingual rock show with his full band. The set includes the hits from his career as frontman of The Springbok Nude Girls, many of the beloved and most celebrated songs from his career as a platinum selling, award winning English solo artist and some popular cover tracks. He will also play songs off his first Afrikaans album, Die Aandblom 13. Tickets cost R100. Click here for more info and to get your ticket.

Bongeziwe Mabandla
Two time SAMA nominee Bongeziwe Mabandla made waves overseas in 2014 with his perfect blend of Urban-African Folk. His heartfelt lyrics and honest delivery has seen him take to the stage in Germany at Africa Festival and at the renowned Primavera Sound Festival in Barcelona in June 2014. Locally he had the opportunity to perform with both Joss Stone and Vieux Farka Toure’ on their South African tours. Catch him live at Café Roux in Noordhoek on Saturday. Tickets cost R120. Click here to book your spot.

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