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CONGO NATTY | CLUBS PREVIEW

CONGO NATTY | CLUBS PREVIEW

Fiesta Bombarda / Worried About Henry @ Tramshed, Cardiff Fri 13 Oct If you’ve ever listened to anything vaguely jungle-indebted, be it drum’n’bass or the new wave of breakbeat-informed house and techno purveyed by Special Request et al, then you probably owe a little bit of gratitude to Congo Natty. Actually, make that a lot […]

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JESS BAYS | CLUBS PREVIEW

JESS BAYS | CLUBS PREVIEW

Platform 11, Pontypridd Sat 7 Oct They love chunky house and tech sounds up Pontypridd. In fact, have a smoking area chat at any of Cardiff’s big 4/4 events and you’ll discover that many of the clientele have made the trip down on the Arriva valley line train for the evening. So, it only makes […]

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EJECA | CLUBS PREVIEW

EJECA | CLUBS PREVIEW

Amuzon @ Sin City, Swansea Fri 6 Oct If you ever have the chance to hop on a cheap intercity flight to Belfast do it. And make sure you go out to the rave when you’re there. The compact, Cardiff-sized city punches massively above its weight for clubs, particularly house and techno. Dance music has […]

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OCTOBER | CLUBS LISTINGS

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, […]

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CLUBLAND LIVE | CLUBS PREVIEW

CLUBLAND LIVE | CLUBS PREVIEW

Cwmbran Stadium Fri 6 Oct Do you know what? You can keep your DJ Seinfeld 12”s and record shopping trips to Idle Hands and Rye Wax. You can stick your classic disco sets on rotary mixers in super-limited capacity basements, and your Croatian fortress festivals while you’re at it. And to be honest mate, nobody […]

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INSIDE OUT FESTIVAL | CLUBS PREVIEW

INSIDE OUT FESTIVAL | CLUBS PREVIEW

Bute Park, Cardiff Sat 30 Sept Say what you like about global warming – and many do – but amongst the litany of Bad Things its responsible for, one pleasant knock-on effect is the stringing out of bare-sleeves weather well into September. So bid farewell to summer and welcome in autumn in extra-large fashion this […]

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BASSBOY | CLUBS PREVIEW

BASSBOY | CLUBS PREVIEW

Got Bass @ Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff Wed 27 Sept Bass! You’ll get plenty of it at Got Bass, which is just as well really as otherwise it looks like a job for the Advertising Standards Authority. For this edition, the low-end addicts welcome Birmingham’s very own Bassboy, who knows his way around a big […]

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KÖLSCH | CLUBS PREVIEW

KÖLSCH | CLUBS PREVIEW

Shangri-La @ The Vaults, Cardiff Bay Fri 29 Sept The Vaults is the most headily intense venue for a night out in the Welsh capital, but by god, is it a sweatbox when it gets going. After being brought into use by the Backroom team back in 2009, numerous promoters have made its walls shake. […]

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STUDENT GUIDE: CLUBS AND LIVE MUSIC | FEATURE

STUDENT GUIDE: CLUBS AND LIVE MUSIC | FEATURE

CLUBS + LIVE MUSIC Selected by DAFYDD HAINE and HELEN PAYNE JACOB’S ANTIQUES Located behind the Central Station, and ironically surrounded by gleaming, everyday office blocks, Jacob’s Antiques is one of Cardiff’s most unique and beloved late-night spaces. A multi-floor emporium by day, at night the building is regularly co-opted by some of the city’s […]

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HUTCHISON & MANGO | CLUBS PREVIEW

HUTCHISON & MANGO | CLUBS PREVIEW

Shelter @ Buffalo, Cardiff Thurs 21 Sept ‘Hutchison & Mango’. Say it to yourself and it sounds almost like an odd-couple crime fighting duo, eponymous heroes of a forgotten 1980s buddy comedy set in Miami. Hutchison [pictured], the uptight play-by-the-rules straight man parachuted in from Philly to Mango’s Hawaiian shirted, cigar-chomping maverick who gets results […]

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