Whato to do in Johannesburg - south Africa

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by barroso, Sep 13, 2010.

  1. barroso


    Aug 16, 2000
    I will spend some days in SA - Johannesburg.
    Do you have suggestions concerning things to see -to do related to music-bass?
    I am mainly interested in indie-garage-60's rock and soul.
  2. MIJ-VI

    MIJ-VI Inactive Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2009
  3. Nedmundo

    Nedmundo Supporting Member

    Jan 7, 2005
    There's an artsy area of the city with a few clubs, including the Bass Line, which I believe usually features Jazz. I saw some good acts there about eight years ago. There's also The Songwriter's Club, which features local bands of various genres, including rock, punk, etc. I saw a good pop-punk band there in 2003.

    My brother lives there, so I'll shoot him an e-mail and ask about the current hot live music venues. He's a musician, and will know.

    If you have time, you should get out of Jo'burg to see how incredibly beautiful South Africa is. Jo'burg and many of its suburbs feel more American to me than anyplace I've visited outside the U.S., including Canada. At least take a tour of Soweto, which is easy to arrange and very worthwhile.

    Edit: Here's my brother's response "I went to see a rock band at Cool Runnings in Melville a couple of weeks
    ago. I think there is another Cool Runnings in Fourways. Roxy's (Melville) is probably still going too. I think there is a lot happening in Pretoria. He could easily find gigs online."

    Melville is probably where you want to be: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melville,_Gauteng

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