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Live Music Scene in Cape Town
Posted September 25th, 2012 - 10:06 am by from Lusaka, Zambia (Permalink)
Whats up yall, I am an american peace corps volunteer living in Zambia right now. I will be in cape town in late october for about a week, and I am wondering 2 things.

What is the live music scene like? where are some places to go see live music? lonely planet covers the jazz scene and traditional music, but i am a huge hip hop fan so im wondering about that scene and anywhere else to catch a live show, of any genre????


going along with that, where are the places to catch some great electronic music so i can get my rave on?

Please share any links or info you can, and hit me up on mssg if you want to catch a show together when I am in town!


Posted September 26th, 2012 - 9:36 am by from Cape Town, South Africa (Permalink)
Hey Drew

You're going to want to check out the following venues:

Zula Bar - Long St
Mercury Live - De Villiers St, Zonnebloem, Cape Town
Assembly - Harrington St, Cape Town

They all host a variety of music ranging from hip hop to rock to electronica and it's best to consult the club websites for detailed gig info. Definitely check out Assembly on Friday nights for Discotheque electronica. Be warned the crowd is quite young (18 - 24ish).

Smaller gig (sometimes acoustic) happen at Obz cafe in Lower Main Rd, Observatory and &Union in Bree St.

LMG is the best gig guide. Check it out here: http://www.yourlmg.co.za/

Will let you know if I'll be at a gig.

Posted October 11th, 2012 - 9:40 am by from Durban, South Africa (Permalink)
How late october> I myself am moving to capetown late october, I am actually flying back to south africa tonight from dubai.
I have been here for around 3 years now, here and abu dhabi.
I would love to keep in touch and check out some of those scenes with you, lemme know how it goes, ill add you as a friend on cs and we can keep in touch!Or hit me up on facebook: cecilia t martens