We’re back at Aces’n’Spades this Friday for another rambunctious Friday Night Live in association with Kill City Blues. This weekend, you can expect not one, but TWO local bands taking over the infamous Aces stage for a night of rock and live music. This week will be headlined by Cape Town favourites The Shabs & Dukes of Note
In true Aces’n’Spades style, this is a free event with loads of drinks specials throughout the day leading up this special performance by Dukes & The Shabs
The Shabs is a Folk Punk band from Cape Town South Africa.
Having gigged extensively across South Africa and Europe for the past 4 years they deliver a tight, captivating set that blends sincere, melodic sing-a-long folk with the raw energy and DIY ethos of punk rock. Drawing influences from artists such as Frank Turner, Erik Petersen and Against Me!, the band never ceases to get a crowd to throw their fists in the air and sing along to their anthemic tunes which have been described as honest, raw and easy to relate to.
The band is made up of Jon Shaban on guitar and vocals, Ryan McArthur on double bass and backing vocals, as well as frequent collaborations with drummers and accordion players. Each musician brings their own flair and flavour to
the music, adding to the uniqueness of their fresh ‘’High-Quality Folk Punk” sound.
Since the release of their debut album “Folk is Dead” in February 2016 they have toured relentlessly around South Africa (performing at festivals like Rocking The Daisies, Mieliepop, STRAB, Park Acoustics and FORR) as well as three very successful, 6-week European tours (UK, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Czech Rep, Belgium) where they were favourites at festivals like Mighty Sounds (twice), No Borders No Nations, Earthquake and Ziva Ulice.
2018 saw The Shabs launch a split album, “Deja View” with SA folk-punk legends, Rambling Bones.
The Shabs plan to release their second full-length album at the beginning of 2019 supported by a South African and European tour.
THE DUKES OF NOTE:
Dukes of Note, are true gentlemen of the shadows with their Carnival-Gypsy-Rock style they are surrounded by an aura of madness and mystery.
Come be a part of the chaos as they showcase a blend of Dark, Playful Theatrics to make for a truly unforgettable live experience!
All the event details you need to know about this Friday are below!
1pm: Doors open!
4 – 8pm: Happy Hours.
Selected drinks HALF PRICE.
8 – 10pm:
⚡️ R13 Tafel Lager
⚡️R18 Espolòn Tequila
⚡️R35 Double Jack Daniels & Coke