The GoodLuck Bar

The Last of the Great Pioneer Town Bars

The GoodLuck Bar, South Africa's premier music & events venue

Bombshelter Beast - Afrobalkan

We are stoked to be hosting one of our favorite bands Bombshelter Beast on the 7th of June. This eccentric bunch of creative geniuses whip the crowd up into an irresistible undulating mass of insanity.

Bombshelter Beast represents a unique approach to the South African sound and they charm their audiences across the board. It’s nothing you’ve ever experienced before, and yet it’s quite familiar: think of putting an Afrikaans opera singer, a Polish refugee playing the accordion, a UK-born kwaito star and SA’s most astute linguist rapping it up, and you have half the picture - the rest has to be e...xperienced live!

Enter the family of bling brass players, sexy saxophones, rocking rhythm section; add multi-lingual rappers, dancing singers and superb storytellers - and prepare for the visual spectacle that is Bombshelter Beast! Instruments you’ve never seen before, African fabrics and safari suits, and a fusion genre-busting old school Kwaito & House, Drum ‘n Bass, Dancehall, Dub, Ska, Balkan, Boeremusiek, Hip Hop, Ghoema, Rock, and the odd sneaky bit of Jazz – all peppered with badass rapping & live improvisations

Bombshelter Beast is :

Pule – voice/raps/storytelling
Alex Hitzeroth - sousaphone
Sisonke Xonti - saxes/clarinet/flute
Janus VD Merwe - saxes/bass clarinet
Zoe Modiga – voice/drama/dancemoves
Marcus Wyatt - trumpet/vuvuzela (musical director)
Speedy Kobak - piano accordion/trombone/vuvuzela
Fried Wilsenach – sound design/chicken handler
Dionne Song – voice/storytelling/dance party
Justin Sasman - trombone/vuvuzela
Romy Brauteseth – bass/art design
Sasha Sonnbichler - guitars
Justin Badenhorst – drums
Erica Louw – opera diva

Meet Gerald Clark - The Man Behind the Golden Voice

Gerald Clark is an accomplished South African musician recognized for his extraordinary ability to tell a story with his music. He is one of SA’s top musicians – a singer and songwriter famous for his voice that can get down to the soul and honesty that consists within the blues.

The amazingly talented Gerald Clark - right HERE at The GoodLuck Bar this Sunday the 7th of May!

With VAna Vana and The Oh So Serious as well as Cold Water Morning. Don't miss it!


The GoodLuck Bar's little sister, The Shadowboxer Tequila Bar & Speakeasy, can be found at 131 Greenway in Greenside ..... pop by on Tuesday evenings for Vibe Night and meet the family ......

Check out this cool article in the latest Sunday Times by Yolisa Mkele

" HALLELUJAH! Joburg's Greenside is back on its feet and its latest addition, The Shadowboxer, has got it in fighting shape.

Sitting at the end of a row of new trendy night spots, The Shadowboxer is the answer to the prayers of those who'd been pining for a casual drinking hole that combines live music, good food and drink, and a clientele that enjoys leather jackets and beards.

Dimly lit and using exposed face-brick walls to show its hipster street cred, our first impression when we walked in the door was that it's a place where well-fed artists and edgy graphic designers go to lubricate their aching minds after a long day. Plush brown leather couches pepper the interior with its unvarnished surfaces.

The menu is all over the place - but in a good way. It offers nachos, Korean-style baos, pizzas, curries, burgers and steaks, making it a semi-international congregation of unpretentious comfort foods.

If you're familiar with baos then these may surprise you. They look more like tacos in baos clothing than traditional baos, but still pack a glorious amount of flavour.

The Shadowboxer comes into its own with its drinks menu.

Compact and not overly pompous, the cocktail selection shines. Arriving as an explosion of colour and dotted with little flavour bubbles, they are large and good value for money. Sadly for some cocktail aficionados they're a little on the sweet side, but that doesn't mean they can't kick-start a great evening.

If you're lucky you could get there on a night of experimentation and trytheir tea-quila, an infusion of sweet tea and tequila that leaves you with all of tequila's joys without that unattractive scrunched-up face you usually make as it goes down your throat.

On the right night you'll find a band playing, but even if you don't, The Shadowboxer has an air of faux biker cool that makes you want to linger, your voice becoming more and more gravelly as the evening rolls on.

If you're in need of a more alternative crowd - in the Easy Rider sense of the word - The Shadowboxer is where you'll find it and the best part is that you won't have to worry about being assaulted by a rogue member of Hell's Angels.


Who to take: Anyone you want to rack up cool points with.

What to drink: Spiced strawberry and basil mojito. Careful, they're not small.

What to wear: Definitely a leather jacket and a visible tattoo.

What to eat: BBQ hoisin beef rib bao or one of the tequila steaks.

Address: 131 Greenway, Greenside, Joburg. Call 010-500-6942 "



Dance music fans are in for an incredible party as worldwide electronic music heavyweight Diplo heads to Johannesburg on the 23rd of April for ‘One Night with Diplo’, a single evening concert experience taking place at the iconic Fox Junction event venue and The GoodLuck Bar. 

Diplo has crafted an impressive career as a musician/DJ/producer. The Grammy-winning producer has proven himself to be a ubiquitous cultural figure, consistently bridging high and low, mainstream and underground, with remarkable tact and reverence. 2016 saw Major Lazer’s “Cold Water” featuring Justin Bieber and MØ debut at #1 on the iTunes songs chart in 58 countries worldwide and reach #1 on the U.S. pop radio chart. The song continues to top charts worldwide, with more than 861 million streams to date. Diplo also contributed two songs, “Hold Up” and “All Night,” to Beyoncé’s #1 album Lemonade and received three Grammy nominations in 2016 for Producer of the YearBest Dance Recording (for Where Are Ü Now with Skrillex and Justin Bieber), and Best Dance/Electronic Album (for Skrillex And Diplo Present Jack Ü). 

The collaboration with DJ Snake, “Lean On” featuring MØ became the most successful independently released song of all time after peaking at #1 on the Top 40 chart and being certified platinum by the RIAA. “Lean On” became the most streamed song on Spotify of all time with more than 850 million streams, and only nine months after its release, the corresponding music video for “Lean On” became one of only a handful of videos to reach 1 billion views on YouTube, and is in the Top 10 most watched videos of all time. The double platinum single “Where Are Ü Now,” featuring Justin Bieber from his Jack Ü collaboration with Skrillex, has enjoyed similar success and won the group an MTV European Music Award as well as an American Music Award for Collaboration of the Year.



We were honored this month to have one of the worlds best rock guitarists preforming his solo acoustic act at The GLB this month.

Dan's latest album INTROVERTIGO has been voted the #1 Blues Rock Album in the world released in 2016 by BLUES ROCK REVIEW/USA, alongside names such as Joe Bonamassa, Chase Walker Band, Supersonic Blues Machine, Devon Allman, and many more.

He has become the first artist ever to place #1 on Blues Rock Review’s Top 20 Albums Of The Year twice (Dear Silence Thieves 2014, Introvertigo 2016).

He adds this  achievement to his long list of accolades: He was also voted Male Artist of the Year 2015 by Blues & Soul Magazine, #4 of 10 Best Rock Guitarists In The World by Total Guitar Magazine in December 2015, as well as one of the Top 20 Blues Rock Artists by Blues Magazine. In February 2016, he received a nomination for Best International Solo Artist for the Planet Rock Radio ‘Rocks’ Awards. He was also nominated and rated #2 in the category of Top 5 ‘Overseas Artist Of The Year’ by the British Blues Awards in September 2016.

Twitter: @danpatlansky
Instagram: @danpatlansky


The Good Luck Bar made the ideal setting for one of the best gigs of 2017 so far. Tom Misch brought the vibe and Jagermeister brought the #IceColdShots! #jagermeister Fox Junction Event Venue Jägermeister 1Fox