The GoodLuck Bar

The Last of the Great Pioneer Town Bars

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

The Freakquency Transmission
to Mar 31

The Freakquency Transmission

Your presence is requested
at The Freakquency Transmission
30 March 2018

Thrill the senses with an evening of musical virtuosity and astounding physical feats.
A line-up of 7 freakishly fantastic bands will perform alongside spectacular sideshow acts!
Be prepared to be transported to a realm of artistic delight.
One and all are invited to attend, and you are
encouraged to dress up ‘carnivalesque’ for the occasion.
HELLFIRE on Promotion
*Bands* ...
No Friends of Harry
Polar Dust
In Misery
Apocalypse Later
Mr. Morgue
The Goldilocks Effect
*Side Shows*
Bed of Nails * Body Angle Grinding * Human Ashtray
Belly Dancing * Fire / Knife juggling

(R.O.A.R; merchandise will be on sale and HELLFIRE will be on promotion)

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Amanda Palmer
7:30 PM19:30

Amanda Palmer

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An Evening With Amanda Palmer

Presale starts Jan 11th @ 10am SAST
Public onsale starts Jan 12th @ 10am SAST

Friday, Feb. 23rd.
Johannesburg, South Africa - The Fox Junction

Tickets available on

Doors: 19:30
Show: 20:30
Ages: All Ages

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to Jan 28


Welcome to 2018, Januworry is almost up, pay day has already happened for some, so come chill with the homies. Mixed masala of cool beats and vaabs. Just dope music and deejays.

Good old Good Luck Bar

Free Entrance for Januworry.

Line Up:

DJ SKinniez : 9-10
Symatics : 10-11
Mervin Colin Canham 11-12
Tha Cutt 12-1...
Verdine P-Kuttah Petersen 1-2



#THACUT ThaCut #THEGOODLUCKBAR #Joburg #thegoodluckbarisnotabuilding #JANUWORRY #goodoldgoodluckbar

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to Jan 21


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Join us for an electrifying line-up of local and international artists:

Aerial & Juana – An Argentinian duo that mixes the love of music, jazz and Latin American rhythms. Over the last few years they have performed with some of South Africa's greats. Not to be missed!

BBFK short for Barrett, Barke, Falconer & Krull. Even though they’re relatively new to the scene as a unit, individually they are each extremely accomplished and trained Jazz musicians. They play instrumental blues to move your soul!

Sibusile Xaba carries forth the Maskandi / Mbaqanga tradition of the KwaZulu Natal midlands,. Steeped in the lineage of Zulu guitar giant Madala Kunene & warrior chants of vocal master, Shaluza Max. Sibusile has, for the past few years been mentored by the legendary Dr Philip Tabane (the originator of Malombo music).

Tsepho King is a Joburg born singer, songwriter, and multi-talented instrumentalist. He began his music career in the early 90’s, his versatility and unique way of playing bass has seen him become an in- demand session musician working with such artists as Black Coffee Lira, Siphokazi, Dorothy Masuku, Benjamin Dube, Jabu Hlongwana, Uhuru, Kunle Ayo, Bheki Khoza and the late Vuyo Mokoena.

The Brotherhood The Brotherhood jazz quintet is a band comprised of long-time friends who studied music together at Tshwane University. It was formally started by members Lebo Mabe and Malusi Masia as a means to find a platform of expression for their love of Jazz music and to further themselves in its study.

Its musical influences stem from South African Jazz but also gospel, pop, soul and funk as would experience in their compositions. It is an exciting band utilizing the traditional jazz band set up of two and rhythm section made famous in the bebop era and is a treat to the easy going jazz lover. 

Lebo Mabe- Trumpet , Malusi Masia- Alto Saxophone, Thabo Mathabe- Piano/Keyboards, Thato Sejeng- Bass, Thato Tswai- Drums


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to Jan 20



Napalma Music s set to rock the stage of the GLB this weekend with a fiery fusion of samba, kwaito, drum & bass and dub.... and it’s on the house (it's that last "cracker" time of month)

With a line-up of two fiery percussionists from Brazil, a powerful vocalist from Mozambique, and a gifted multi-instrumentalist from South Africa, it’s going to be dance floor fever.

Also joining us are the sensational Tony Bala and Michael Lezar

Time: 8pm – till late

Ticket Price: Gratis - its the last Salticracks time of the month after the December holiday. So this ones on us Jozi. 




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The Bride of Halloween 2: Plan B from Outer Space
to Oct 30

The Bride of Halloween 2: Plan B from Outer Space

We're doing it again! The Bride of Halloween is a theatrical, Sci-fi inspired Sunday afternoon Halloween show.

Mark 29 October on your calender and come wipe out all your mistakes and regrets from the night before with Plan B From Outer Space.

Lineup and details to be confirmed.

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7:00 PM19:00

Jagermeister presents Fokofpolisiekar

Our goal was to raise the funds to independently release our first album in 11 years. With the support of various pledgers we reached our dream goal in 9 days. This is amazing! A special thank you to everyone that backed us. We are now fully dedicated to writing and recording the best album possible. The new album will be released in October 2017.

Line up: Fokofpolisiekar
Venue: Good Luck Bar, JHB
Address: 14 Alexander Street, Ferreirastown
Contact: Gareth - 076 043 3893
Performance time: 22H00
Tickets: R100 pre-sale via Webtickets

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9:00 PM21:00


“Dan Patlansky is one of the most renowned and fiery blues artists in the southern hemisphere and one of the greatest I’ve ever seen.”- David Batiste Sr.” (New Orleans)

We are fired up to have Dan Patlansky back at the GLB for another epic evening .... this man can really sing…aside from his amazing talent as a musician, Dan’s voice has a gut-wrenching quality that compliments the renegade approach to the Blues. Imagine a young Tom Waits and Marianne Faithful producing a musical heir – and you’re close to understanding the emotive quality of Dan’s voice. When he grabs hold of his Fender he becomes a modern-day knight slaying dragons on stage and bemoaning the carnage all at once. He is one of those rare talents capable of whisking an audience into a netherworld of sonic orgasms.

Ticket Price: R120 Pre-Sale R150 at door
Bookings: // 0846834413

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2:00 PM14:00


This September, 10 of South Africa’s local rock legends unite as one in the battle against cancer, in support of the Vrede Foundation.

For the 3rd annual Blood Brothers, South Africa’s first rock supergroup features 6 brand new members to take up arms against their biggest struggle yet. In their quest for victory, they will be performing your favourite hits, as well as songs by their own heroes. The choices are bold, the talent undeniable, the result – unforgettable.

Experience the rare opportunity to witness 10 of our best local rockstars together on one stage for one night only! For the first time, they will be defending their rightful rock legacy at a brand new battlefield known for reinventing the live m...usic scene in Johannesburg - The Good Luck Bar.

Fighting for liberty, this year’s line-up includes veteran fighters Francois van Coke, Albert Frost, Kobus De Kock Jnr and Jason Hinch. Joining the revelry this year are newcomers Garth Barnes, Hanu De Jong, Chris van der Walt, Jaco Mans, Jason Oosthuizen, Loandi Boersma and fans can also look forward to a few special guest surprise performances!

With 3 hours of non-stop rock ’n roll, the battle lines have been drawn. Pick your side, buy your ticket. # BB2017 #tenunite

Entrance Fee: R200 (Early Bird),
R250 (Online & at the Door)
Time: 2PM - 90s Pre-Party | 8PM Blood Brothers

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to Sep 30

STRICTLY STREET - Jozi's Biggest Street Party

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STRICTLY STREET 6.0 - SA's Biggest Street Party returns on Friday 29th September . . SAVE THE DATE

On Friday 29th September One Productions & Spiced Productions team up to bring JHB's biggest street party back to life for its 6th edition.


This time around we go bigger and better as we take over the streets of the inner city at Fox Junction Event Venue, Johannebsurg.

A lineup of epic proportions across 2 dance floors that that will blow you away! Lineup info to be revealed soon.

Expect nothing short of epic as we pull out the stops to make this the gathering of the year

Ticketing info
Tickets Launch on Thursday 1 June 2017
Online sales at

Date: Friday 29th September
Venue : Fox Junction, 14 Anderson Street, Johannesburg
Doors open at 7pm


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7:00 AM07:00


Good Luck Bar Presents
Springbok Nude Girls

Good Luck Bar - JHB
Sun 24 Sept
14 Alexander Street, Ferreirastad, Johannesburg
Doors Open 7pm - Performance 10pm
R100 at webtickets
R120 at the door

Through a series of serendipitous events in the early 90’s in the small wine making town of Stellenbosch, Arno Carstens, Theo Crous, Adriaan Brand, Arno Blumer and Francois Kruger became The Springbok Nude Girls.
Little did they know that they would go on to become one of the most loved rock bands South Africa has ever seen, known for their high energy stage antics and unique musical sound which combines Punk, Reggae, Scat, Metal, Funk and Jazz.

Since their first gig, in 1994, in Stellenbosch the platinum selling, award winning band have gone on to record albums that contain some of our countries most beloved anthems. They have headlined every major South African music festival, and performed at some of the most auspicious international music festivals.

This September, Springbok Nude Girls will deliver a 5-date tour of Cape Town, Johannesburg and Pretoria while they prepare to write and record a new album.

21 Sept, Mercury Live, Cape Town
22 Sept, Arcade Empire, Pretoria
23 Sept, Rumours Rock City, Johannesburg
24 Sept, Good Luck Bar, Johannesburg
30 Sept, Cape Farm House, Cape Town

Tickets are R100 at webtickets or R120 at the door.

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to Sep 23



CAN DO! powered by Nampak Bevcan, are running a competition to find a young unbreakable entrepreneur.

The top 8 have been chosen and are in the process of gathering votes to get into the top 3.

THE UNBREAKABLE FINALE is where the winner will be announced. The winner recieves a 100K worth of the resources their business needs to get to the next level!

So, join us for a night of partying, with some of your favorite artists and DJ's and lets celebrate young UNBREAKABLE people.

Date: 22nd September 2017

Venue: The Good Luck Bar
Entrance - FREE

Line Up:

- Moozlie (MC)
- OkMalumKoolKat
- Emtee
- Shane Eagle
- Mgarimbe (Sister Bethina LIVE)
- DJ Speedsta
- DJ Sandiso

Doors Open - 8PM


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7:00 PM19:00

Spoken Sessions: Music and Poetry at the SHADOWBOXER


We are at it again in September at The Shadowboxer. 131 Greenway, Greenside

Come and join us for a night of Music and Poetry with some of Gauteng's favourite poets and performers.

Hosted by Spoken Sessions and The Good Luck Bar

Confirmed Performers:
Adelle Nqeto

More performers TBA

50 Randelas gets you into the action.
Bring your people.
Do the right thing!

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to Sep 10


The Good Luck Bar is Turning TWO!

Who says the Two's are Terrible? Jägermeister have come along and helped us put together a Terrific lineup of Top SA acts to Tantalise and Titivate your senses. Yes, we said it.

18:00 Naming James
19:00 Academie
20:00 SOL GEMS
21:00 The Brother Moves On
22:00 Mango Groove
23:00 AKING
00:00 Disco Izrael
01:00 Punk n Roll...
02:00 Half 'n Half


Head to Computicket NOW to get your earlybird tix for just R100 before they run out.

Earlybird: R100
Online: R150
Door: R200

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Rouge Album Launch Party
to Sep 9

Rouge Album Launch Party

Join Rouge & Flying Fish at the Goodluck Bar with David Gresham Records in Johannesburg, as they celebrate The NEW ERA SESSIONS album & short film!

Enjoy Live Performances by:
Reason (Reason HD)
BIGSTAR (BigStar Johnson Live)
Shekhinah (Shekhinah)
Sho Madjozi (Sho Madjozi)
Moozlie (Nomuzi "Moo-zlie!" Mabena)
Stilo Magolide (Stilo Magolide)
Solo (This Is Solo)

On the Decks:
Ms Cosmo (MsCosmo)
DJ Vigilante (DJ ViGiLante)
Ayanda MVP (Ayanda MVP)
DJ Capital (DJ Capital)
DJ Venom (DJ Venom)
DJ Dimplez (Dj Dimplez)
Captain Zee (@captain_zee)
P.Kuttah (Verdine P-Kuttah Petersen)
Doowap (DJ Doowap)
DJ Choc McHustle (@Choc_McHustle)

Rouge is giving away FREE tickets to the FIRST 100 people to claim one on Quicket using this link:


Follow Rouge on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram to stand a change to win a set of double tickets to the event.


PRE-ORDER YOUR ALBUM COPY ON ITUNES for R49.99 till 8 September:

Itunes :

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beeg 80's party
to Sep 3

beeg 80's party


Join us on 2 September at The Good Luck Bar for another BEEG 80's PARTY and a trip down memory lane!

Starring Danny De Wet (eVOID/Petit Cheval), Quinton Lotter (Hey Now, Hey Now Now) & Jay Wilton (The Cavalier) - Get ready for a rocking evening featuring HITS from your favourite alternative 80's artists like DEPECHE MODE, REM, THE CLASH, THE CURE, BILLY IDOL, INXS & MORE!

Where: The Good Luck Bar
When: Sat, 2 Sept, 20h00
Tickets: R80 at the door

Bring your dancing shoes!!

See you there!

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Those meddling kids album launch
to Sep 2

Those meddling kids album launch

Hey Fam,

On 1 Sep, the flowers blossom, a baby deer learns to walk, and the full length Those Meddling Kids album is released digitally worldwide! The album is available to pre-order on itunes as of right now. This date also marks the 1 year anniversary of when the TMK project started, with the release of Ignorance is Bliss. Its been one of the busiest, yet most rewarding years in our career, and deserving of a nice lekker party!

We're celebrating in our favourite place in Johannesburg, with all our friends and Meddling Kids collaborators! Pre-sold tickets will be R70, and it will be R100 at the door. Thats a whole one beer difference, so book those tickets here now!

Support acts to be announced soon and other more lekker details to follow.

All the best

Al, Jake, Tom, Gad, and Russ.

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Crimson House & The Black Cat Bones
to Aug 26

Crimson House & The Black Cat Bones

Two of the country's best live acts battle it out on stage in Gauteng.

See Cape Town's Crimson House and Joburg's The BLACK CAT BONES collide in an epic event as South meets North.

With supporting acts The Lectric Monks and Tuin.

Crimson House is a gypsy jungle band who have set ablaze every stage they've ever performed on. They've been requested to perform in Gauteng by thousands who have witnessed them at festivals...

Those prayers have been answered.

They will share the stage of The Good Luck Bar with the reigning champions of live music, the almighty Black Cat Bones.
Friday 25 August
Tickets are R60 at Quicket (buy here: )
R80 at the door.

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MGK Entertainment 1st Birthday - WORK HARD/PLAY HARD
to Aug 19

MGK Entertainment 1st Birthday - WORK HARD/PLAY HARD

Machine Gun Kisses Entertainment has survived its first year of booking, scheduling, coordinating, networking, negotiating, boozey business lunching and professional fangirling. That’s a lot of verbs for one year. Now it’s time to party.

We at MGK are delighted to be throwing our 1st Birthday Bash at one of the best live venues in Johannesburg, The Good Luck Bar.

We have a Friday evening positively stuffed end-to-end with our favourite songs from our extraordinary stable of artists. We’ve worked with some of the best in the industry over the past 365 days.

MGK is proud to present an evening with:
(in order of joining the MGK stable)
Satanic Dagga Orgy
The Slashdogs
Savage Lucy...
Bound by Soap
Zephyr Heirs
Mr Green
Penny Vagrant

The evening will also include exhibitions from some of our favourite fellow entrepreneurs, more details TBA.

Join us for a classic evening of local music, networking, jolling, talking, drinking, laughing and playing.

At MGK Entertainment, we WORK HARD/PLAY HARD. Come play with us.

R60 presale
R80 at the door

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