Aces ‘n’ Spades Bar in Cape Town, in association with Kill City Blues, will be hosting live shows every Friday from 1 September 2017, offering a regular dose of the best in South Africa’s music scene.
The Friday Night Live shows will be FREE. The shows will start at 21:00 and end at 23:00, after which the finest DJ’s in Cape Town will take over the reins. Drinks will be HALF PRICE from 20:00 to 22:00, so patrons are encouraged to come early.
“Kill City Blues are very happy to announce that we’ll be hosting the ‘Friday Night Live ‘ series at Aces ‘n’ Spades as of September. The venue is known for its amazing nights of out with top class DJ’s you can get down and boogie with. The venue however felt it was important to bring back a stronger a live music presence to their weekends as well. Kill City was approached to take over the live event side of things as we have an abundance of bands coming through our rehearsal space. What better way to spot the talent? The evenings are also sponsored by Jack Daniels which is very welcome sight and specials will also be running on the evenings,” says George van der Spuy, owner of Kill City Blues and vocalist for Taxi Violence.
Kicking off this series will be Southern Wild and Veladraco on 1st September.
1 September – Southern Wild + Veladraco
About Southern Wild: Their debut album entitled “Lead Role in a Classic Horror”, released in June this year has been streamed over 100k times on Deezer.
About Veladraco: The definition of fresh, they combine pop rock melodies balanced with synth soaked electronics, a mix that is artfully assembled into a subtle and sincere delivery.
8 September – Medicine Dolls + Wolf Dagger
About Medicine Dolls: Post-punk Garage-rock band from Cape Town.
About Wolf Dagger: Dirty bootstomping Rock & Roll.
15 September – Aidan Martin + HAWK
About Aidan Martin: A changeling, a chaser of truth, a musician with a relentless passion for authenticity, Aidan Martin is, as he calls it, an Afro Rock/PurpleBlues/Rhythm & Soul/Freedom/Changeling musician.
About HAWK: Their skull-cracking style is intended to inject their message of ghost nations – the forgotten people with no land. Their sound is loud and confident to better convey that message. Their name is HAWK and they came together among the musical fabric of Jeffrey’s Bay.
22 September – My Castle in Spain (Single and Video Launch) + Caelo
About My Castle in Spain: Formerly known as The Young Folk – Come see what they are all about!
29 September – Brynn + Bam Bam Brown
6 October – Basson Laubscher + Sannie Fox
About Basson Laubscher: He is respected as one of the great guitarists in the country and has shared the stage with SA legends such as Gerald Clarke (Delta Blue), Rory Elliot (Plush), Albert Frost, Dan Patlansky, Richard Prior (Boulevard Blues Band) and many others.
About Sannie Fox: Sannie Fox magnetizes with a voice soulful as the gospel singers and powerful as the fado sirens of ages. With her fingers to her electric guitar she navigates across a tapestry of 70’s rock and vintage desert blues.
13 October – De Wallen + The Dirty South
About De Wallen: Dirty. Sexy. De Wallen. Fast paced, dirty and loud as hell!
About The Dirty South: A 5 piece balls to the wall Rock n Roll machine from the mother city founded in the dirty streets of the southern suburbs on a train wreck of late nights and rock n roll.
20 October – Guy Collins + Monstroid
About Guy Collins: Guy has been playing guitar for almost 25 years. Currently playing with Hot Water and his own project Mean Black Mamba.
About Monstroid: Stoner Rock/Hard Rock/Blues Rock. Debut Performance at Aces – Single Release.
27 October – Stoker + Black Pistol
About Stoker: With their brand of honest, dirty rock ‘n roll, Stoker has made their presence known with heavily distorted guitars, bass and pounding drums that drive the melodic intensity of their songs.
About Black Pistol: New kids on the Rock ‘n Roll block but definitely not to be underestimated. They recently released their self-titled 5 track EP (recorded at Kill City Blues) which is available on all major platforms (Apple Music, iTunes, Amazon, Spotify etc.)
Cape Town has also been in dire need of quality live venues to host events at so the timing couldn’t be better for the city. Aces ‘n’ Spades and Kill City Blue’s aim is also to get people to come out earlier to watch bands. The city is renowned for acts that start quite late and they are hoping to change this by starting the bands at 9pm sharp and DJ’s taking over from 11pm as per usual.
Happy Hour will also start at 8pm till 10pm so there’s even more reason to come early.
Aces ‘n’ Spades is booked up till end of December with bands and they hope that the varied line-ups will tickle some musical taste buds.
Address: 62 Hout Street, Cape Town.
071 231 6404 (from 12noon)