I MAY BE BIASED — I’m an indie-folk singer-songwriter — but I believe Cape Town is the heart of the indie-folk music scene in South Africa, with some of the indiest, folksiest, and raddest musicians around. On any given night in the Mother City you can catch skilled and passionate musicians pouring their hearts into people’s ears.
Some names to watch out for include Andrew James & The Steady Tiger, Joshua Grierson, Miles Sievwright, Tim Hutchinson, Gary Thomas, Paige Mac, and Nuka.
I personally favour venues which have a warm atmosphere and an audience that really listens. The following five places barely scratch the surface, but I hope they can act as a springboard into many more nights of cool vibes and high times.