Slow boat to rock'n'roll
MACAU is the musical place to be this weekend as Portuguese youth magazine Transformar will be celebrating its expansion into the eastern hemisphere with a rock concert on Sunday afternoon.
Liceu de Macau (Macau Lyceum) on the Rua Luis Gonzaga Gomes, will be the venue for the event which will feature two top bands hooping up the atmosphere with their infectious songs. Macanese punk-rock band Bible-X will be headlining festivities with Hong Kong's very own Sisters of Sharon coming along to open the show with their grungy originals and outrageous antics.
Tickets are 40 patacas (about HK$40) and will go to charities concerned with drug rehabilitation, homelessness and AIDS. The fun starts at 5pm so don't miss the ferry.
Tonight: Mirage, filling in for the C.C. Ryders in JJ's, have been stirring a few musical heads recently with their widely varied set of songs that tend to please all. They play every night except Sunday from 9.30pm. Admission is $110 except for Fridays and Saturdays when it is $170. Price includes one drink.
Saxophonist Eric Marienthal will be blowing up a musical storm at the Jazz Club, from around 9.30pm. Tryangle jazz it up at the Fringe Club, from 9pm.
Hooray Howard and The Henries are playing pop, rock and country classics at The Wanch from 10pm.
DJ Joel Lai's Fuse N' Groove at club It. Expect a special guest or two. From midnight, admission $60. Judgement A.D. features house band Max Tempo from 10.30pm.
Dave Colquhoun will play unplugged rock and blues at Mad Dogs Kowloon at 6pm before moving over to Mad Dogs Central at 9pm.
Tomorrow: The Soul Commotion will be back on home turf in Mad Dogs Central.Catch them from 9pm.
The Wanch will feature Woody and Macca at around 7pm, followed by Splash It About at 10pm.
Captain Mabullah make their way back to the Godown for an evening of tropical fun from 9.30pm.
Eric Marienthal saxing it up at the Jazz Club from 9.30pm. DJ Mickey Smith's Rebirth of Cool will be at club IT from midnight (admission $60).
L.A. Laww are back at the L.A. Cafe from 10pm. The Rock Gang at Amoeba from 10pm.
Sunday: Eric Marienthal at the Jazz Club from 9.30pm. Big Tuna will be playing at Green Sunday, an environment festival at Chater Road, Central.
Monday: Folk-rock songstress May Ip at F.Stop from 9.30pm.
Georgie Fame is having a one-nighter at the Jazz Club. Catch his hits from the Blueflame years from 9.30pm.
Tuesday: Radio Free Hong Kong supply the underground sounds at F.Stop with the Musical Gardeners plus a few special guests. Doors open 8pm. Admission $30.
Eric Marienthal jams up the Jazz Club, from 9.30pm.
Wednesday: Music Of This Century at the Fringe Club will feature Ng Chiu-shing, from 6.30pm. Eric Marienthal in the Jazz Club, 9.30pm.
Thursday: Eric Marienthal at the Jazz Club from 9.30pm.
Plus: Soul singer Caroline Loftus at Quo Quo in Central every Tuesday through Saturday from 9.30pm.
The Wanch's resident guitar man, Sammy, takes to the stage on Sunday through Wednesday from 9pm with his mix of rock, folk and country music.
Armie Villafane performs a selection of jazz and broadway classics nightly at the Grand Hyatt's Champagne Bar from 10pm.
Music Lights play R&B at the Cyrano Bar, Island Shangri-La, from 9pm, Monday to Saturday. Pianoman Renato D. Sulit plays contemporary music at the Island Shangri-La Lobby Lounge from 5pm from Monday to Saturday.
Joyce San Mateo will accompany Samson de Guzman on keyboards to perform popular tunes at the Island Shangri-La Lobster Bar from 7pm.