8 gigs that will rock your weekend

Cape Town - It’s almost the weekend and if you don’t have any plans yet, then look no further!

Whether you want to check out some awesome Halloween events or just chill out to some relaxing music, we’ve got you covered.

We went in search of some music events that will make your weekend even sweeter.

Check them out here:

Alien Ant Farm
US band Alien Ant Farm will be performing in Johannesburg at The Good Luck Bar on Friday and in Pretoria at the Voortrekker Monument on Saturday. Joining them will be South African producer and songwriter Esjay Jones, as well as local acts After Robot and Made For Broadway. Tickets range from R140 – R250. Read our interview with Esjay Jones here and click here for more info on the show and to book your spot. 

Sam World
Sam World is half of the breakthrough dance music duo No Method that has reached over 40 million views on their hit single, Let Me Go. Read more about that here. And this Friday Sam World will be performing a solo show at The Other Venue in Bloemfontein at their The Walking Dead Halloween Party. Tickets cost R20 (first 200 guests) and R40 thereafter. Click here for more info and to book your spot.

SPHEctacula and DJ Naves
Catch the #KTOW at Suede Elite in Pretoria on Friday. SPHEctacula, DJ Naves and DJ Naked will be taking the stage for a massive party. Doors open at 22:00. Click here for more info.

MCQP This is IT Halloween party
Join the MCQP organisers at This is IT – an ultimate Halloween experience honouring the scariest clown of them all, Pennywise, taking inspiration from the new IT film. The event will be taking place on Saturday, 28 October 2017, at 20 Napier Street in Cape Town. Those attending MCQP Presents Halloween will be able to enjoy both a downstairs and upstairs party area, and the line-up include DJs Chad, Groovy Q, Sole Elos (from Germany), Candice Heyns, B_Type and Kanan7 vs El Gordo. Tickets cost R150. Click here for more info and to book your spot.

Back in Black: The ACDC Tribute
Tasked with putting together an ACDC tribute for Hillcrest Quarry’s annual Tribute Fest, Riaan Steyn (drums) and Neil Lombard (rhythm guitar) assembled a bunch of their close musician friends and family, Lance Paul Jackson (vocals), Ian Smit (lead Guitar) and David Adamson (bass). Having now extended the show to a full 90 minutes of ACDC’s Greatest Hits and notched up a couple of very successful gigs along the way, including a sold out first time performance at Durbanville’s legendary Die Boer, expect to hear and see one of the few Cape Town bands that have managed to mimic these iconic rockers with such authenticity. Catch them at Café Roux in Noordhoek on Saturday. Tickets cost R120. Click here for more info and to book your spot.

The Rudimentals (stand around/dance party)
The Rudimentals is a Reggae/Dancehall/Dub and fusion outfit, based in the creative hub of Cape Town South Africa. Fronted by local Zimbabwean born hero: T-Boss Maidza, he is flanked by Zimbabwean musical legend King Labash, recent 2016 winner of Zimbabwean Best dancehall video awards, and next, from Brooklyn, NYC, is USA born rapper and all round emerging media personality, Whosane Pangaea, alongside Jamaican born star, Khaos Cottrell, who also happens to be an international Hugo Boss and Armani Male Model. Catch them live at Café Roux in Cape Town on Friday. Tickets cost R100. Click here for more info and to book your spot.

Kill City Blues presents Friday Night Live is happening again this Friday at Aces n Spade Bar in Cape Town. Catch rockers Stoker and Black Pistol live. Read our interview with Stoker here to find out more about the band. Entry is free and things kick off at 21:00. Click here for more info.

Halloween 2017 at Voortrekker Monument
A massive Halloween party is taking place at the Voortrekker Monument’s Amphihall on Saturday. While international act Alien Ant Farm will be performing, local acts set to take the stage include Fokofpolisiekar, Tweak, The Plastics, Van Pletzen, PHFAT, Hello Beautiful, Kyle Watson and more. Tickets cost R250 and doors open at 16:00. Click here for more info and to book your spot.