OCTOBER | CLUBS LISTINGS
Aberystwyth Arts Centre
University Of Wales, Aberystwyth. 01970 621903 / www.aber.ac.uk/artscentre
Sat 7 Black House 9pm-3am, £20/£15 adv. This is in association with Hospitality and features Logistics b2b Nu:Tone, Keeno, Makoto, Ruthless MC and special guest: Friction & Linguistics (main stage); Verb T & Pitch 92, Aries, Jam Jah Sound ft: Myki Tuff & guests, In:Most and more TBC (second stage).
Broad Street, Barry. facebook.com/cocoabarry
Fri 6 In Memory Of Julie Langford 7pm. Fundrasiing evening for Julie’s children, also featuring DJ sets from James Bourne and Pipes.
The Big Top / 10 Feet Tall
11a + 12 Church Street, Cardiff. 029 2022 8883 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursdays Rock hits from DJ Andy Rhys Lewis.
Fridays + Saturdays Resident DJs playing soul and funk.
Fri 6 Hey Mary 10.30pm, £5. Cardiff’s top gay/queer/drag/etc night. Hosted by Lucy Fur with Sissy Boy Tears DJs dropping the tunes. Normally on the first Friday of every month.
Fri 13 That Good Night 10pm. Leftfield electronic tackle with DJs TBC.
Saturdays Under A Groove 9pm-3am, £3 after 10. Funk and neo-soul.
49 Cambrian Road, Newport. 01633 243500.
Wednesdays Wild Wednesdays Cocktails, drink deals and tunes as part of a cross-city midweek session.
Fridays Koncept & Friends 11pm, £3-£5. House, techno and bass music with guest DJs, breaking producers and residents from Wales’ freshest nights.
Saturdays Re:work 11pm, £5. Underground and cutting edge club music promised.
Sat 28 Raw Halloween Takeover 9pm-6am, £5 adv. Bass music from Birmingham collective, with sets from Dirtbox, Quadey, Frenzee, 10sion and more. Part of the NPclubhop CarnEVIL night.
11 Windsor Place, Cardiff. Open Mon-Thurs 11am-3am, Fri + Sat 11am-4am, Sun until 4am. 029 2031 0312 / www.buffalocardiff.com
Mondays Gin & Juice 10pm-4am, from £2. R’n’b/hip-hop night, replacing the recently departed Bump & Grind in none too subtle fashion. Lots of drinks deals on offer, although not for the drink of the evening’s name.
Wed 4 Switch Up 10pm-3am. Garage, grime, bassline, jungle and drum’n’bass. Lineup: Hizzleguy, Dan Morgan, Kalo b2b Mumble B, Wonky Tree and Rossi B. If that’s Rossi B from Rossi B & Luca then it’s a bit weird him being at the bottom of the lineup, and if not this guy should get a new name.
Thurs 12 Haws 10pm-4am, £7-£10. House night (its name should have an accent above the W but this font can’t do ‘em) headlined by Krywald & Farrer from Persie Edits and Percolate. Residents/locals: James Wilkinson, Eben Rees, Thomas Piesinger, Brynn Salter, Fin Roy and Harry Ritchie.
Thurs 26 Ethos 10pm-4am, £15/£11 before 11pm/£6-£10 adv. Ed Solo, The Stalks, The Don Fox Scandal, Kalo, DC Conan, Thomas Piesinger and host Chew pledge to mash up genres ranging from reggae, ska, gypsy swing, jungle and, obviously, drum’n’bass.
Thurs 2 Nov Get Funky 10pm-3am, £6/£5. Disco, house and funk from Daryl Finn, Eben Rees, Andrew Lambert and headliner Fingerman, from Brighton.
Fri 27 Gunfingers v Stickylemons 10pm-4am, £5 adv or before 1am/free before 11.30. A night of grime and bassline v drum’n’bass, headlined by Mr Traumatik, a Cardiff MC who has got quite popular elsewhere of late. Also features DJ Shannyshan, Bomber b2b Frenzee, Hood Fella Development and Slim Teng.
Saturdays The Shake Up 10pm-4am, £3. Pop, chart, house, r’n’b funk and soul from residents over two floors. Plus, when you order a drink from the bar you roll a dice and, if you roll a double, it’s half price. My commiserations to this venue’s bar staff for having to put up with this.
6 Station Road, Brynmawr. 01495 315334.
Sat 21 Infinity 7pm-2am. house, techno, trance and hard dance from Tekno Tom, J-Tek, Chesh & Ray, Tom-E Slim & Just Joe, DJ Jiggy, Dan Newman and host MC Dee.
Cardiff University Students Union
Park Place, Cardiff. All listings apply to term time only. 029 2078 1458 / email@example.com
Wednesdays YOLO 9pm-2am, £4/£3 adv/free before 11. New midweek club night promising both your favourite tunes and great offers. Good name, really on trend.
Fri 6 Bedlam 10pm-4am, £22.50 adv. Drum’n’bass from Wilkinson & MC Ad-Apt, Shy FX & Stamina MC, Dimension, Logan D, Skepsis and K-Motionz.
Fri 13 Treatment 9pm-4am, £20 adv. House bigroomery featuring MK (who we interviewed the last time he was here, two or three years ago), Icarus, KC Lights, Woo & Comfort (room 1); Brynn Salter, Eden Rees, James Wilkinson and Thomas Piesinger (room 2).
Fri 27 Bedlam 9pm-4am, £16 adv. Pirate radio satire merchants Kurupt FM bring their Lost Tape Tour to Cardiff. More TBC on the lineup but see Clubs.
Saturdays Juice 10pm-3am, £5/£4 NUS. Chart, dance and pop.
Broadway, Pontypridd. 07771 920726 / www.clubiceponty.com
Fri 6 LINK Festival Rock Night 11.30pm-1am. See the live music listings from Fri 6-Sun 8 for a little more on this festival.
Sat 7 Core Collision – The Foam Party 7pm-3am. Yes, it’s a hardcore night incorporating a foam party. Inhale the toxicity! Headsplitterz, Xsiv, Atom and Stylezzy feature on the lineup.
1 Northampton Lane, Swansea. 0844 8849171 / www.globaloxygen.co.uk
Fridays Dance Anthems 11pm-6am, free. House and commercial music all night from Big Al, Nicky G, 3 Bird, Jordan Steins, LJ Isaac and Tom Chizzy.
Saturdays 10pm-6am, £5/free before 1.
Clwb Ifor Bach
Womanby St, Cardiff. 029 2023 2199 / www.clwb.net
Mondays Bump & Grind 10.30pm, £3-£5. Hip-hop and r’n’b night which has recently moved from Buffalo.
Mon 30 Strangest Things 11pm, £5. Remember Stranger Things, the scary TV show that pretended it was the 80s? Well here’s a clubnight that uses the show as its theme in some way.
Tue 3 Triple Cooked 11pm, £4-£10. Disco, house, bass music and “weird and wonderful” things. Jamie Thomson, SM One, Sam Hodkinson, Adam Goward and the Lurcott Brothers are the DJs.
Tue 10 Dazed 11pm, £8-£12. New drum’n’bass club night headlined by DJ Guv and also featuring Clique, Inwood b2b R&G, Bandit b2b Beeson and host MC XL.
Tue 31 Brooklyn Zoo 10.30pm-4am, £3-£5. Current and classic hip-hop alike.
Thurs 5 Carnival 11pm, £3-£5. Bashment, dancehall and reggae.
Thurs 12 Mr Scruff 11pm, £15. Chummy tea-drinking eclectic selector plays what I assume is his usual all-night set. Well, until 4am at least. Some of us have bloody jobs to go to the next day.
Thurs 19 Propaganda 11pm, £3. Indie and rock night, in here monthly now I think.
Thurs 26 Outré 11pm, £6-£9. This is a new grime and bassline night that was due to launch back in May but didn’t. President T, Ms Banks and Sonny Double 1 are listed as playing.
Fridays (bottom) Seventy Times 7 11pm-3am, £3-£5. New weekly clubnight offering alt-rock and pop-punk by the looks of things. It’s named after a Brand New song if that’s any indicator.
Fri 6 Get Funky 11pm, £4-£10. House from Adesse Versions, Eben Rees and Brynn Salter. I’ve never heard of any of those people and this is already sold out. Am I out of touch? No, it’s the kids etc.
Fri 13 Submerge 11pm, £6-£10. Bristol’s Joker, now perhaps music’s most prominent living advocate of the colour purple, headlines. Drum’n’bass, dubstep etc will also emanate from Ransom, Blokeye, Ollie G and Shiplee in room 1; Flatline host Apollo, Ben Britton, ONI & Sundance, Calamity & Evan Spencer and Jimanoli & Ul Tra in the middle room.
Fri 20 Disco Motel 11pm, £3-£5. Disco and classic pop club night, celebrating its first birthday here.
*Fri 27 CYNT 11pm. Longstanding student rave faves bring Peggy Gou back to Cardiff for a headline set.
Fri 3 Nov Journey 10pm-4am, £15 adv. This is an Enter The Dragon reujnnion night, that being Cardiff’s top trance promo team around 1999/2000 when the genre was making mad paper. Room 1: John 00 Fleming, Jimpy, Richie Knight, Joe Byrne and Arran Roberts; Room 2: Cool House V Funkydory presents Dave Mills, Tyrone Rose, Gari Worner and Matt Joy.
Saturdays Dirty Pop 10pm-4am, £5. Three floors of fun: The Vinyl Vendettas’ top floor resident indie shindig; Dirty Pop and Mr Potter’s proper disco.
48 Cambrian Road, Newport. 01633 213161.
Wednesdays Wild Wednesdays Upfront dance anthems and “Urban Vibes”.
Fridays Spotlight Sessions / The Kickstart 5pm, £3/free before 9. Urban and club anthems and drinks deals. Part of the NPCLUBHOP price deal which also includes entry to Blind Tiger, Meze Lounge and Lambaba.
Saturdays Mischief Beat-driven anthems is the ambiguous description for tonight’s music policy. Sat 28 is part of the NPclubhop CarnEVIL night and features urban/big room anthems from Matt Kirke, Alex Bee, VJ Jordan and Djlee.
Sundays Good Time Social Club 8pm, free. DJs til late and the weekend’s sports highlights.
Henllys Way, Cwmbran. 01633 627101.
Fri 6 Clubland Classix 7pm-1am, £17.50 adv. A truly impressive lineup of pop-rave gold to soundtrack anything from a fairground ride to a fingering: DJ Sash!, Darren Styles, Ultrabeat, Friday Night Posse and MCs Finchy and Keyes.
Old Market Street, Neath. 01639 643892.
Sat 28 Hedone & Detached 8pm-2am, £10. Michael Bibi, London house DJ with releases on Viva Music and his own SolidGrooves, headlines.
Fiction & Vinyl
The City Gates, Little Wind Street, Swansea. 01792 828777 / www.fictionclub.co.uk/swansea
Wednesdays Underground 11pm-3.30am, £3.50/£2 before 1. House, chart, r’n’b and cheese across two rooms.
Fridays 11pm-3am, £5/£3 adv. Drinks offers and, uh, music I guess. Fri 29 has a guest appearance from Love Island’s Chris Hughes.
Saturdays Agenda 10.30pm-3am, £3.50/£2 before 1. Fiction: house, r’n’b, EDM. Vinyl: pop and party.
5 Womanby Street, Cardiff. 07970 063107 / facebook.com/fuelcardiff
Thursdays FUBAR 10pm-2am. Rock, metal and alternative clubnight.
Fridays + Saturdays Rock and metal anthems each weekend, plus special guests when such types are in town.
Greyfriars Road, Cardiff. 029 2022 9311 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Mondays New Quid On The Block 10pm-3am, £2/free before 11. A mashup of chart, r’n’b, cheese and dance across two floors.
Wed 4 Shangri-La Presents Kaluki UK Tour 10pm-4am, £8-£12. Chunky house fun aimed at students Touring headliners: wAFF, Max Chapman, Pirate Copy and Calvin Clarke. Shangri-La residents: Nic Saunders, Lee Charnock, Josh Green, Jack Straker, Ben Fowler, Lucas Alexander, Kurtis Simpson, Josh Hill b2b Chay Walbeoff, Lloyd Haines and Matt Kent. I’ve said this before but lads, you are actually allowed to make up a DJ name for yourselves you know.
Thurs 5 Chic Rooftop Garden Party 2-11pm, £5-£10. House, disco and ‘groovers’ up on Glam’s roof. It will probably be raining.
Saturdays Vanity 9pm-3am, £5-£10. Two rooms of quality music, everyone catered for it is claimed.
Sat 14 Groove 10pm-3am, £6 adv. House from Sam Divine and Detlef.
6 Guildford Crescent, Cardiff. 029 2039 7933 / www.gwdihw.co.uk
Fri 7 Sure Shot 9pm. Featuring Nik Weston of Mukatsuku Records.
Fri 20 Starving Artists 9pm, £6 adv. Hip-hop night, Strange-U, Stagga & Magugu, Joe Dirt and Mansfield Green.
Fri 27 Pleasuredome 9pm, £4/£3 before 11. Electro, synthpop, italo disco, new wave, funk and more.
Sat 14 Cosmogramma 9pm, £5/£3 adv. Featuring live sets from Paper Tiger and Waldo’s Gift, plus DJ Veto.
Sat 28 Fado Da Alma 8pm, £5/£3 adv. Portugese grooves, culture and food.
West Canal Wharf, Cardiff. 029 2039 0939.
Sat 28 Shangri-La: Nightmare At Jacobs 2-11pm, from £10. Day party in the carpark – under canvas I assume but I’d probably brring a sweater even so – with a TBC lineup.
Sat 28 Delete 10pm-5am, £16 adv. Techno and house from Berlin-based headliner Binh plus Marc Parsons, Matt Owen and Lee Graves. You can rave in and around Jacobs for 15 solid hours today, if you want! And maybe look at some WWII memorabilia beforehand. Some of it from our side.
75 St Mary Street, Cardiff. Fri + Sat 8pm-6am. email@example.com
Sat 4 Nov Circle 8 9pm-6am, £12 adv. Drum’n’bass headlined by 90s vet Jumping Jack Frost and Bellyman, with MOD, Apollo, Mowgli, Low, Hoodfellaz, Bason, Kallista, Pabz, Tbone, Joe Blow, Chew, CZA, Slim teng, 4dee, Mascot, Plethora and Missy G also in the area.
Bridge Wharf, Carmarthen. 01267 235648 / www.laserstationwales.com
Sat 14 Concur 9pm-3am, £5. Techno, drum’n’bass and more from Scott Phillips B2B Ryan Holmes, Kyle Waters and Gareth Bruce.
Sat 21 Ravers Crusade 10pm-3am, £5. Free party type stuff hosted by Antix Sounds.
Level 2 @ Kongs
114-116 St Mary Street, Cardiff. firstname.lastname@example.org / www.kongsbars.com
Fri 13 Selecta! 11pm-3am, £5/£3 before 11.30. Classic garage and grime from Leeson, Onslaught, El Wot and Bandit.
89 St Mary Street, Cardiff. Mon-Thurs 4pm-2am, Fri 4pm-3am, Sat 12pm-3am, Sun 12pm-1am. 029 2066 8647 / www.maryscardiff.co.uk
Wednesdays Wednesday Club 8pm-2am. Dance and chart toppers with DJ Chris.
Thursdays Mixxet 8pm-2am. Fun, games, and cabaret with Amber Dextrous and Alphaa Heart.
Fridays Non Stop Party 8pm-2am. DJ Lee plays tunes from the 90s onwards.
Saturdays 8pm-2am. Dance, pop and chart with DJ Billy Joe.
Sundays Service 5pm-2am, free. Bingo with Aunty Ade and Aunty Betty from 5pm, with cash prizes; DJ Mary Golds until 9pm; guest cabaret at 9pm and DJ Billy Joe on the tapes (this is an odd turn of phrase but I like it) until 1am.
Baker’s Row, Cardiff. 029 2039 9942 / www.metroscardiff.com
Wednesdays Cheapskates 9pm-4am, £4/free early bird. Hywel plays ‘alternative mayhem’ and old skool cheese.
Fridays Havoc 10.30pm-4am, free before 11. Mismatched alternative tunes from Hywel.
Saturdays Lose Yourself 10.30pm-4am, free before 11. Stereo Brain playing indie, beats, treats and pop-punk.
6 Market Street, Newport. 01633 259144 / facebook.com/mezeloungenewport
Fridays Panic! Alternative anthems, pop-punk, hardcore and guilty pleasures.
Saturdays Rock You! 10pm, £3-£5. A selection of anthems across the decades plus party/covers bands each week. Sat 28 features a guest DJ set from Daniel P Carter of Radio 1, and sometimes also of 90s rock alsorans A.
Minskys Show Bar
Cathedral Walk, St David’s Centre, Cardiff. 029 2023 3128 / www.minskys-showbar.com
Fridays & Saturdays 8pm-1am. Dancing and cabaret with regular drag acts including Tina Sparkle, Miss Babs and Jolene Dover.
84-86 St Mary Street, Cardiff. 029 2037 1315 / www.missoulabars.co.uk/missoulacardiff
Mondays Mojito Mondays 5pm-12am. Motown classics and mojitos 2-4-1 all night.
Thursdays T4 5pm-12am. Funk, disco, house, soul and tribal from DJ So Sash.
Fridays #Friday 5pm-2am. funky house and half price drinks from 5-10pm.
Mill Lane, Cardiff. Mon-Sat 11am-late. 029 2022 1295 / www.mockalounge.com
Thursdays The Social Affair 9pm-3am. Over-25s night with chart hits through the ages.
Fridays Timeless DJ Dan Nicholas plays r’n’b, funk, disco and old skool. Just old skool.
Saturdays Decorum Soulful and upfront house, plus funk, disco etc, from Sinky and Styles.
Sundays VIP Chris Evans (My Playhouse) plays club classics, funky house and r’n’b.
Womanby Street, Cardiff. 029 2037 3022 / email@example.com
Wed 25 Womanby’s Clubbing 5.30-8pm. Monthly clubbing events for adults with learning disabilities, physical disabilities and mental health conditions. Run in partnership with Student Volunteering.
Fridays Gigantic Free. Funk, punk, rock’n’roll, hip-hop, indie, reggae, soul until 3am.
Saturdays Five Dollar Shake Free. DJ Puddlefunk with bebop, funk, soul, Motown, hip-hop, reggae, ska and everything in between.
Clarence Place, Newport. 01633 533666 / www.theneon.co.uk
Sat 21 Raver Tots Halloween Special 2-4pm, £11/£9 adv (adults) / £9/£6 adv (kids). Old skool rave stalwart Slipmatt plays a two-hour set at this event aimed at kids aged 0-12, plus their parents. A soft play area and various other attractions are also offered. Have these guys just taken the Big Fish Little Fish idea and copied it? Certainly looks that way!
Sat 21 Legends Of Rave 8pm-3am, £15 adv. Now the kids are sleeping in bed or a drawer, it’s time for the grownups to have their fun, and it doesn’t get more grownup than Shades Of Rhythm (live), Slipmatt again, Brandon Block, Sy and Tommie Quick.
The Strand, off Wind Street, Swansea. facebook.com/pg/thepitswansea
Fri 13 Rawkus Swansea Launch Party 9pm-4am. Alt-rock, pop-punk, metal etc. No relation to the record label Rawkus.
Sat 7 + Sat 4 Nov Dead Of Night 10pm-3am, £3. Goth/alternative club night, on the first Saturday of every month.
High Street, Pontypridd. Fri-Sun 7.30pm-2am. www.platform11.co.uk
Sat 7 007 7pm-3am, £5 adv. This is part of the LINK Festival weekend of music in Ponty and features a headline set from chunky house peddler Jess Bays.
96 St Mary Street, Cardiff. Mon, Tue + Thurs 9pm-3am; Wed 8pm-3am; Fri 5pm-3am; Sat 1pm-3am. 029 2023 5825.
Mondays Pop Rocks 9pm. A night of what they call alternative pop but their examples (Green Day, Blink, Linkin Park) seem to suggest will be pop-punk and nu-metal. Ah, it’s all just names at the end of the day.
Fridays + Saturdays Popworld Party Until 3am. Drinks deals from 5-11pm (Fri) and 3-8pm (Sat).
Wind Street, Swansea. Mon-Fri + Sun 8pm-3am; Sat 3pm-3am. 01792 470676.
Tuesdays Timewarp Music from the 1980s and dance competitions.
Wednesdays Quids In 8pm-3am. Student night where drinks are £1.
Thursdays Destination Popworld Lots of cocktails, 2-4-1 offers and, naturally, pop music.
Fridays + Saturdays Ain’t No Party Like A Popworld Party 8pm-3am, £2-£4 (Fri)/£3-£5 (Sat).
Greyfriars Road, Cardiff. 029 2023 3854 / www.pryzm.co.uk/cardiff
Mondays Quids In 10pm-4am. New student night starting this month.
Fridays + Saturdays 10pm-3am, £4. Three music arenas, VIP booths, other stuff. Saturday is in conjunction with Jongleurs comedy club, which also takes place here.
Fridays Smack. 9pm-3am. Weekly student event described by one enthusiast as “lit Friday nights with chilled fam bams and regular bants”.
3 Churchill Way, Cardiff. 029 2064 1010 / www.pulsecardiff.com. Gay venue.
Wednesdays Kapow! 10pm-4am. Student night with Jolene Dover and DJ Warren.
Fridays Full On 10pm-5am, £4/£3. DJ Craig downstairs, Opal upstairs.
Saturdays Pop Til You Drop 10pm-5am, £5/£4 b4 11. The very best chart remixes and classic hits all night long.
The Rainbow Rooms
12 High Street, Gorseinon, Swansea. 07563 111225 / www.the-rainbowrooms.com
Sat 28 Fierce Angel 8pm-6am, £10 adv. Glossy house from Mark Doyle and May C on sax.
Castle Street, Cardiff. Open from 11am. 029 2023 6689 / www.revolution-bars.co.uk
Tuesdays Mode 9pm-3am, £4 adv. Popular student night returns.
Fridays + Saturdays 9pm-3am. DJs, drinks offers, free area hire.
3-6 St Mary Street, Cardiff. Thurs 9pm-3am, Fri + Sat 10pm-4am. 029 2066 7996 / www.room112.net
Fridays Gawjus 9pm-4am, £10/£5 before 12. R’n’b, hip-hop and dancehall.
Saturdays Fusion 9pm-4am, £10/£5. Afrobeats, r’n’b and dancehall.
Dilwyn Street, Swansea. 01792 468892 / www.sincityclub.co.uk
Tuesdays Hustle 10pm-3am, £3/£2 before 12. Motown, r’n’b and hip-hop.
Thursdays Sin Savers 10pm-3am, £3. Student night.
Fridays Monsters Of Rock 10pm-3.30am, £4/£2 before 12.30. Indie in room 1, metal in room 2.
Fri 6 Amuzon 10pm-4am, £5 adv. Belfast house/techno DJ Ejeca headlines. Think I quite enjoyed an album by him a while back. Ben From Wales, Leroy, Mzungu, Jeremy and Polymer also DJ. See Clubs.
Fri 13 The UV Riot – Swansea Shutdown 10pm-4am, £5/£4. House, hip-hop, r’n’b etc with lots of confetti, face painting and other things children enjoy.
Fri 20 Propaganda Launch Party 11pm-3am. Popular indie night reaches Swansea.
Saturdays Sink 10pm-3am. Hip-hop, drum’n’bass, dubstep etc, with special guests plus resident DJs Dubman, Swiss Elf and South. Sat 28 features grime faves Royal T and P Money.
Sat 7 The Lighthouse Project 10pm, £12 adv. House promoters’ first event of autumn is headlined by Italian expansive house duo Undercatt.
Sat 14 Rise x Critical Sound 10pm-4am, £14 adv. Drum’n’bass from Hazard, Ivy Lab and Kasra, plus locals Teagle, Ransom, Kooley, Walbeoff and host MC XL.
Sun 29 The Lighthouse Project 10pm, £15 adv/£12 early bird. Headlined by Scottish party dude Jackmaster, who probably isn’t that bothered by it being a Sunday. Are you?
St Mary Street, Cardiff. 029 2037 3363 / www.sodacardiff.com
Wednesdays Replay 9pm-4am, £4. Chart, cheese and r’n’b for students.
Fridays Fade 10pm-3am, £4/£6 VIP. R’n’b, hip-hop, house and UK garage from Vijay, Jigga, Monique B and Dan Willow.
Saturdays Soiree 9pm-4am. Three rooms including the Attic which is “the social playground for the high flyers and social elite, the only place to be seen.” Imagine catching your reflection in the mirror just after writing that.
Sundays Soda Sundays 9pm-3am, £4/£8 VIP. Three floors of music for students and industry workers. Sun 1 features a guest set from James Hype.
Temple Of Peace
King Edward VII Ave, Cardiff. 029 2082 1052 / www.templeofpeace.wales
Sun 8 Radio Cardiff 10th Birthday Big Night Out 6pm-1am, £5 adv. See Clubs for more on this one. DJs include Bobby Smooth and Kervin Julien, from the station’s original lineup, and more recent DJs Richie Paines, Raheem, Silver, Love & Harmony, Martin Pollard and Davy Tee, plus various other surprises.
Sat 28 October Irie 8pm, £15/£10 adv. Temple Of Peace = Cardiff’s hot new club? Looks like it. Well, this is a reggae night presented by CJ Promotions and features the Hu$$la Ghetto Heart Soundsystem (Manchester) and DJ Moko & General 16 (St Lucia).
Friary House, Greyfriars Rd, Cardiff. Open Mon-Fri 12pm-2am, Sat 12pm-3am, Sun 12pm-12.30am. 029 2039 1944 / www.tigertiger-cardiff.co.uk
Every Day Lucky Voice Karaoke From £2.50 per session. The UK’s leading private karaoke experience each day of the week.
Wednesdays Shotgun Rules 10pm-3am, £5/£3.50. Exclusive midweek student party. You don’t need NUS to get in though.
Fridays Tic Toc 10pm-3am, £4.
Saturdays Kanaloa Polynesian style area with cocktails, VIP booths, dancers etc.
Sun 1 The Cardiff Freshers Fortnight Ball 10pm-4am, £50/£40 (part of inclusive Freshers Fortnight wristband). This is a black tie event. Imagine hiring a suit so you could go to Tiger Tiger.
Clare Road, Grangetown, Cardiff. 029 2023 5555 / www.tramshedcardiff.com
*Fri 13 Congo Natty’s Jungle Club 8pm-12am, £14/£12. Ragga jungle pioneer and general class act visits for a sadly curfewed rinseout. Fiesta Bombarda and Worried About Henry are the promoters. See Clubs.
Undertone (basement of 10 Feet Tall)
11a + 12 Church Street, Cardiff. 029 2022 8883 / www.undertonecardiff.com
Wed 4 While Out 10pm. Garage, grime and bassline. Name is either a pun I’m not getting or a misspelling of the term ‘wile out’.
Thurs 12 Shelter 10pm. Bass house, bassline, garage, grime, dubstep, drum’n’bass and jungle.
Thurs 19 XL Invites 10pm. New and rising drum’n’bass artists as well as those established in the industry already, they claim.
Fri 6 La Fiesta 10pm-4am, £5/£4. Salsa, reggaeton, some bachata and Spanish rock.
Fri 13 Groove Theory 10pm. House, disco, funk, normally a good headliner or two.
Fri 27 Temple 10pm. Monthly drum’n’bass night, lineup TBC.
Sat 7 Flatline 10pm. Drum’n’bass, 140 and bassline from local DJs.
Sat 14 Paranoize 10pm-4am. Grime, garage, drum’n’bass, bass music, some or all of.
Sat 21 Rotary Club 11pm-4am. House, techno, disco etc.
Sat 28 90s Reloaded 10pm. Nineties music of some sort.
The Old Natwest Bank, 113-116 Bute Street, Cardiff Bay. www.vaultspresents.com
Fri 27 Concept 10pm-5am, £15 adv. Drumn’n’bass. Main room: Adam F, A.M.C & Mc Phantom, Rogue One, Stu Grady, DJ Low & MC Chew, Kyam b2b Kalo, Joe Blow and Slim Teng. Room 2: Hoodfella Development, E.R.B, Luke Ebbens, Lex Scoops, D:Reaper and Shanny Shan.
*Sat 28 Got Bass 10pm-5am, £20/£15 adv. See Clubs for more on this night, particularly its headliner, bassline ledge DJ Q. The main room also has Buckfast Boys Club, Koncept, Styx, Chez and more TBC; room 2 is hosted by d’n’b sorts Flatline.
54 Cambrian Road, Newport. 01633 213161.
Fridays The Good Time Social Club 11pm, £3. Laid back beats and live sessions to kick off the weekend. Entry fee also grants you entry to Courtyard, Blind Tiger, Meze Lounge and Labamba.
Saturdays Viva R’n’b and club classics. entry fee, again, gets you into all the clubs listed above.
Sat 28 Fixate 9pm-6am, £5 adv. Techno and house from Lisa Lashes, Madame Twisted, Owen Kilby and more. Part of the Halloween weekend NPclubhop CarnEVIL.
4 Churchill Way, Cardiff. Gay venue. Free all day Sun-Thurs; before 11pm Fri + Sat. 029 2066 6247 / www.wowbarcardiff.com
Wednesdays Wish You Were Here Free. Student night with “inflight entertainment” from Lambrini Rampage and Mary Golds, plus music from DJ Krys.
Thursdays The Night With No Name Free. DJ Craig and Mary Golds offer “mad games and crazy entertainment.”
Fridays The Greatest Show In The City Free before 11. With WOW Showgirls Miss Kitty and Marcia, plus special guests every week.
Saturdays The VKend Free before 11. With DJs Craig and Krys. You can get cheap deals in VK. £6.50 for a fishbowl. £6 for a jug of WKD. Settle down now, kids.
Sundays The Cuckoo Club Free. DJ Krys plays the tunes until late.