Really only something one realises when travelling and looking around other world cities, Pretoria has a quiet but elegant sophistication in its facilitation of such musical diversity. From face melting metal to afrohouse, and stopping in at the opera on the way, Pretoria rocks!
Long the staple of many, Die Blou Hond hosts Touch of Class on the first day of August.
As dit jou ding is, Weiveld will stage Karlien van Jaarsveld. That’s a Friday night people, so enjoy. Glaskas is also on at Monte De Dios the same night, while Tevin Campbell performs at Times Square. And if you’re a fan of the krismis wurm, the Radio Kalahari Orkes gaan daai wurm trek at Die Blou Hond that evening, too.
Something especially for the LGBT community, Kofifi Karaoke: LGBTQI Edition will be on at Eco Boulevard on the third. Not only raucous karaoke fun will be had, as there are a number of DJs playing too. The show only ends the following day, so this is sure to be a blast. Bok van Blerk will rock Rafters in Pretoria East on the same night.
Progressive Metal anyone? Monuments aims to “take the genre to new heights with Phronesis.” The Phronesis South African tour rocks Cape Town on the 9th, and klaps snor city on the 10th at Centurion’s Platteland. Awesomely live, the show is already generating pins and needles across town.
If you’re more a musical theatre kinda citizen, the Jan Blohm Band is live at the Barnyard Theatre in Menlyn on the fourteenth.
Spoegwolf will thump the Atterbury Theater tonight. And if you go googly seeing loads of talent singing well known favourites, Krone 6 is on at the Sun Arena at Times Square. Ware saamsing, this is a collaborative, dazzling event.
If Big Band Music is your thing, go grab an evening of it at Atterbury Theatre tonight. And, if you missed them here yesterday, Spoegwolf will be thumping Platteland tonight as well. If you like your music more DIY, Keira Whitherkays Open Mic at Lucit encourages new talent to give it a go.
Snotkop will truly rock Platteland this Friday night.
A tribute to Neil Diamond is on at the Atterbury Theatre tonight – bring your own Kleenex – for everyone who still pines for their childhood sweetheart. And die hond blaf weer as Adam wows the crowds at Die Blou Hond once more.