Live music lovers unite at The House of Machines

Every night, music lovers unearth hidden gems in the form of raw original talent – folk, rock, indie, electro and more – at The House of Machines in central Cape Town.

Hidden in between Cape Town’s Bree and Loop Streets,, on the pedestrian path of Shortmarket Street,, you’ll find something different happening every evening at The House of Machines. A live music venue run by musicians and music lovers for musicians and music lovers, this venue is all its facets are geared towards an intimate, authentic music experience.

Boasting a simple menu, premium coffee and delicious cocktails fashioned by master mixologists, this tucked-away live music venue is a haven for undiscovered acoustic talent. Every week the musical atmosphere changes – and they’re all-inclusive with the styles of music that they host – : from the obvious folk, alternative indie, rock to hip hop, r’n’b and electro; even spoken word, poetry and comedy!.

With its Tuesday night Songwriters Showcase being curated by legendary local legendary singer-songwriter Andy Lund, these nights are a staple and a must-see. “The vibe is always incredible,” says Andy. “It is a destination night, people come for the whole evening to settle in and experience the evening and absorb some of the finest talent in Cape Town. For performers it’s a welcoming, supportive and appreciative crowd and Tuesday nights are all about the performer and the song! It’s a music evening, by musicians for musicians and music lovers.”

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