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saturday 1

2rude + Big Mac’s Wholly Soul Band The Neon, Newport. 7pm, £15 adv. Info 01633 533666. A gig in memory of one David ‘Rocky’ Pearce.

Acoustic Sinners Three Horse Shoes, Cardiff. 9pm, free. Info 029 2069 4630. Presented by Nailed It Events.

Afro Cluster The Globe At Hay, Hay-On-Wye. 8pm, £7. Info 01497 821762.

Back Street Symphony The New Crown Inn, Merthyr Tydfil. 9pm. Info 01685 387925.

Barb Jungr The Riverfront, Newport. 7.45pm, £15/£13. Info 01633 656757. German cabaret singer, covers Bob Dylan a bunch. We previewed her last month.

Brutality Will Prevail + Broken Teeth + Judgement + Chamber Fuel Bar, Cardiff. 7pm, £5 adv. Info 07970 063107. Record release show for headliners.

Calypso Cockett Inn, Swansea. 9pm, free. Info 01792 588748. Presented by Nailed It Events.

Cardiff Punk Festival Tramshed, Cardiff. 2pm, £20/£18. Info 029 2023 5555. Featuring sets from Angelic Upstarts, Peter & The Test Tube Babies, GBH, The Members, Clash tribute band London Calling, TV Smith and the Strawberry Blondes – the youngest band on here yet the only one I was surprised were still around.

Cardiff University Jazz Ensemble Cardiff University Concert Hall. 7pm, free. Info 029 2087 4816.

Daniel Herskedal Trio Ffresh, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay. 8pm, £12. Info 029 2063 6464. Norwegian jazzer.

Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra St David’s Hall, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £8.50-£39.50. Info 029 2087 8444. Conducted by Michael Sanderling and featuring soprano Elin Pritchard.

Grand Magus + Planet Of Zeus The Globe, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £15.50 adv. Info 07590 471888. Swedish epic/true/doom metal band headline.

uJon Crespo Quartet Café Jazz, Cardiff. 9pm, £2 after 11. Info 029 2038 7026. Every Saturday.

Kamikazee Millionaires Workmen’s Hall, Caerphilly. 7.30pm, £5. Info 07512 237983.

Lakuta + Miss Mitten Small World Theatre, Cardigan. 8pm, £10. Info 01239 615952. Jazz, funk, soul and afrobeat are all in here it is mooted.

Like A Lion Birchgrove, Cardiff. 9pm, free. Info 029 2031 1319. Presented by Nailed It Events.

Martin Simpson Rhos Y Gilwen, Pembrokeshire. 7.30pm. Info 01239 841387.

Monmouth Choral Society Blake Theatre, Monmouth. 7pm, £21/£8 NUS. Info 01600 719401. Performing St Matthew Passion by Bach.

Nidum Ensemble Great Hall, Swansea University Bay Campus. 7.30pm, £5-£15. Info 01792 602060.

*O’Hooley & Tidow Cellar Bar, Cardigan. 7.30pm, £12.50. Info 07818 056599. Folk duo from Yorkshire who this guy likes. I was about to say it’s time they released a new album, then checked and it turns out they’ve done two since The Hum. One is a concept album about drinking.

Our Hollow Our Home + Sworn Amongst Hobo’s, Bridgend. 7.30pm, £5. Info www.hobosmusicvenue.com.

Philomusica Of Aberystwyth Aberystwyth Arts Centre. 8pm, £2-£9.50. Info 01970 623232.

*Pinkgrip + Blood Medals + Fallow Cathays Community Centre, Cardiff. 7pm, £3. Info 029 2037 3144. Hardcore, noise and emo taking place in the dinky practise space here. Pinkgrip are a fairly new London band and their brief recorded output so far is absolutely tearing.

Rachel B The Red Dragon, Bridgend. 9pm, free. Info 01656 654753. Presented by Nailed It Events.

Rocket Joe Joe And The Old Time Bangers Porter’s, Cardiff. 8pm. Info info@

porterscardiff.com.

Ross The Boss + Elm Street + Eleven + Helldown The Scene Club, Swansea. 7pm, £14 adv. Info 07730 432166. Yes, him out of Manowar. And The Dictators for a bit. He plays Manowar songs but probably not Dictators ones.

Solid Gone The Full Moon, Cardiff. 9pm, free. Info info@thefullmooncardiff.com.

Superfood + Pale Waves + King Nun Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £10 adv. Info 029 2023 2199. Indie bands.

Tendons + Kenneth J Nash + Ian Palmer The Big Top, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £12/£10. Info 029 2022 8883. Acoustic gig whose proceeds go to motor neurone disease charity MNDA.

The Krays Vivian Arms, Swansea. 9pm, free. Info 01792 516194. Presented by Nailed It Events.

The Manfreds Pontardawe Arts Centre. 7.30pm, £20. Info 01792 863722.

The Marc Davies Band Cwmbran RFC, Pontnewydd, Cwmbran. 7.30pm, £7/£5. Info 01633 483238. Borough Blues club gig.

The Swansea String Band Hen Dderwen, Sketty, Swansea. 9pm, free. Info 01792 203631. Presented by Nailed It Events.

The Texas Flood Sin City, Swansea. 7.30pm, £3 adv. Info 01792 468892. Album launch gig for local hard rock band.

Toyah Acapela, Pentyrch, Cardiff. 8pm, £22.50 adv. Info 029 2089 0862. An ‘up close and personal’ set from the high priestess of new wave pop.

Tyrannsaurus Nebulus The Patriot, Crumlin. 7pm. Info 01495 247178.

Whiskey Lies + Vespertine + Beneath The Divine + Stone Theory The Dragonffli, Pontypool. 7pm, £2. Info gigs@thedragonffli.com.

Wildside Kiwis, Cardiff. 10pm, free. Info 029 2039 8965.

 

sunday 2

Broken Witt Rebels + Bad Touch The Globe, Cardiff. 7pm, £14 adv. Info 07590 471888. Blues-rock sorts on a UK tour.

Classical Revolution Little Man Coffee Co, Cardiff. 4-6pm, free. Info 07933 844234. Monthly session of classical music in an informal setting. If you’re interested in performing, email

classicalrevolutioncardiff@gmail.com.

Creeper Tramshed, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £13.50 adv. Info 029 2023 5555. Gothy UK punk band.

Mayfield & The Rhythm Rats The Queens Head, Monmouth. 8.45pm, free. Info 01600 712767.

Revolution Solution Gwdihw, Cardiff. 7.30pm, pay by donation. Info 029 2039 7933. Monthly music and poetry night whixh describes itself as an “active movement relating to the international struggle by being a hub for underground resistance music and poetry”.

Royal Welsh College Of Music & Drama Students National Museum Cardiff. 1.05pm, free. Info 029 2039 7951.

Sarah Meek Bootlegger, Cardiff. 5pm, free. Info 07495 657407.

Slightly Dazed The New Crown Inn, Merthyr Tydfil. 6.30pm. Info 01685 387925.

uSteve Tamer Hen & Chickens, Abergavenny. 9pm, free. Info 01873 853613. Presented by Nailed It Events. Every Sunday this month.

uThe Great Unknown The Windsor, Penarth. 9pm, free. Info 029 2070 8675. Every Sunday this month.

uUkulele Session The Andrew Buchan, Cardiff. 8.30pm, free. Info 029 2021 2509. Every Monday, with The Plucking Fourstrings.

 

monday 3

Kenny White with Deborah Rose & Mari Randle Acapela, Pentyrch, Cardiff. 8pm, £12 adv. Info 029 2089 0862. Folk-rock from the USA and Wales.

uLive Bands From University Of South Wales Café Jazz, Cardiff. 8pm, free. Info 029 2038 7026. Every Monday this month.

uLive Jazz Noah’s Yard, Swansea. 8pm. Info 01792 447360. With acts playing here every Monday.

Lvl Up + Colour Me Wednesday + Doe Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £7.50 adv. Info 029 2023 2199. Indie-rock, the headliners being from New York and signed to Sub Pop if that kinda detail cranks your hog.

Matt Pauley Bootlegger, Cardiff. 8pm, free. Info 07495 657407.

Ollie Powell Warehouse54, Newport. 8pm, free. Info 01633 213161. An Acoustica54 night, on every Monday this month.

The Meze BOTB Final Meze Lounge, Newport. 7.30pm, £4. Info 01633 259144. Featuring sets from Revival, Hang 11 and Blackjack Zero.

 

tuesday 4

Acoustic Tuesday South Riverside Community Development Centre, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £5. Info 029 2030 4400. Regular event led by pioneering local musicians and singers.

Afghan Dan Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £6 adv. Info 029 2023 2199. Grime MC from Blackpool. I see you, acting all surprised that Blackpool has a grime scene even though you live in south Wales.

Aly Bain & Phil Cunningham Theatr Mwldan, Cardigan. 7.30pm, £16/£15. Info 01239 621200. Celtic folk duo.

uBattle For The Crown Round 1 Group 1 The New Crown Inn, Merthyr Tydfil. 7pm. Info 01685 387925. Some BOTB thing. Group 2 is on tomorrow, with 3 and 4 in early May.

Caro Emerald St David’s Hall, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £22.50-£175. Info 029 2087 8444. Top rate ticket gets you a bunch of signed stuff and ‘me time’ with Caro. Except not for you, because this gig is sold out.

uCommunity Samba Band – Practise Dates Llanfrynach Village Hall, Brecon. 7-9pm, £4/£2 under-16s. Info sambabrecon@yahoo.co.uk. Every Tuesday.

Memphis Six Café Jazz, Cardiff. 8pm, £4.50/£4/£2 NUS. Info 029 2038 7026.

Jane Williams Bootlegger, Cardiff. 8pm, free. Info 07495 657407.

uOpen Mic The Globe At Hay, Hay-On-Wye. 8pm, free. Info 01497 821762. Every Tuesday.

uOpen Mic Night Porter’s, Cardiff. 8pm. Info info@porterscardiff.com. Every Tuesday.

The Riot Ensemble Cardiff University Concert Hall. 7-9pm, £10/£8/free NUS. Info 029 2087 4816.

 

wednesday 5

10cc St David’s Hall, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £34/£31. Info 029 2087 8444. Neither Godley nor Creme are in the current live band, but it says here that the former makes a contribution via video. Maybe he’s being held captive somewhere.

Acoustic Open Mic Night Redhouse, Merthyr Tydfil. 7-11pm, free. Info 01685 384111.

uBandaoke Porter’s, Cardiff. 8pm. Info info@porterscardiff.com. “Sing with a fully rehearsed band and become the Popstar you always dreamed of being.” Also on Fri 21.

uBella & Gareth Blues Duo Café Jazz, Cardiff. 8pm. Info 029 2038 7026. Also on Wed 19.

Capital City Jazz Orchestra Whiteheads Sports & Social Club, Bassaleg, Newport. 8pm, £8. Info malc@dancebands.plus.com. South Wales Big Band Society gig.

Contemporary Music Group Cardiff University Concert Hall. 6.15-9pm, free. Info 029 2087 4816.

Darren Eedens + Codew4lkers + Bankrupt Pug NosDa, Cardiff. 8.30pm, free. Info 029 2037 8866. Presented by U&I Radio. An A doesn’t change to a 4 so well when you write it in a lower case serif font, does it.

Folkus Aberystwyth Arts Centre. 7.45pm, £8/£7. Info 01970 623232. Folk duo. Also hosting a workshop at 2pm.

Glass Peaks The Big Top, Cardiff. 8pm. Info 029 2022 8883.

*Golden Oriole + The Death Of Money + Heil Zilla Undertone, Cardiff. 8pm, £6. Info 029 2022 8883. Lesson No.1 and FYB present a gig headlined by a super tight/gnarly/weird/great Norwegian band, and an undercard that rocks hard too, I can tell you.

Idles + Lice + People And Other Diseases Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £7 adv. Info 029 2023 2199. Headliners come from Bristol and play shouty sociopolitical indie. Seem to be getting semi-popular also.

Noel & Tricia Richards Redhouse, Merthyr Tydfil. 7pm, £6.50 adv. Info 01685 384111. Worship music duo.

uOpen Jam Session The Andrew Buchan, Cardiff. 8pm, free. Info 029 2021 2509. Every Wednesday. Expect to hear jazz, blues, rock or ska here.

uOpen Mic Market Street Club, Barry. 8pm. Info 01446 733863. Every Wednesday.

uOpen Mic Night Riverside Sports Bar & Kitchen, Newport. 8pm, free. Info 01633 439166. Every Wednesday.

Pete Mathison Bootlegger, Cardiff. 8pm, free. Info 07495 657407.

Sam Green & The Midnight Heist + The Brwmys The Full Moon, Cardiff. 9pm, free. Info info@thefullmooncardiff.com.

Simon Allen Quintet Jazzland, Swansea. 8.30-11pm, £13. Info 07802 912789.

The Bootleg Beatles Grand Theatre, Swansea. 7.30pm, £23-£29. Info 01792 475715. I went to see The Bootleg Beatles as the bootleg Mark Chapman, and then got abusive tweets about me by the bootleg Mike Parry off of Talksport.

The Gentle Good + Rhys Williams + Dai C Thomas Gwdihw, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £4/£3 adv. Info 029 2039 7933. A Folk In The Owl’s Nest night.

Triptych Trio The Riverfront, Newport. 2pm, £6. Info 01633 656757. Concerts & Cakes classical recital.

Winter Wilson Pontyclun Institute Athletic Club. 7.30pm, £8/£5. Info 01443 226892. A Llantrisant Folk Club night.

 

thursday 6

Ashley Long Trio Bootlegger, Cardiff. 7pm, free. Info 07495 657407. Jazz, in Cardiff’s newest venue for such things.

Gavin James + James TW Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £10 adv. Info 029 2023 2199.

Hackensack Café Jazz, Cardiff. 8pm, £5-£10. Info 029 2038 7026. Local jazz combo. You can pay £5, £7 or £10 depending on what you think their performance is worth.

His Way: The Frank Sinatra Story Grand Theatre Arts Wing, Swansea. 7.45pm, £14.50/£12.50. Info 01792 475715. Tribute show starring Robert Haldermann.

Jane’s Calamity Porter’s, Cardiff. 8pm. Info info@

porterscardiff.com. An evening of singing along to songs from the musicals round the piano.

Limehouse Lizzy The Scene Club, Swansea. 7pm, £14 adv. Info 07730 432166. Thin Lizzy tribute band. In Pontypridd on Sat 8.

Novana The Dragonffli, Pontypool. 7pm, £5. Info gigs@thedragonffli.com. Nirvana tribute band. In Cardiff tomorrow.

Peter Jagger The Pear Tree, Cardiff. 9pm, free. Info 029 2025 2042. Presented by Nailed It Events.

Rock Against Dementia The New Crown Inn, Merthyr Tydfil. 7pm. Info 01685 387925.

Sugarmen + Strange Bones + Rainbow Maniac The Full Moon, Cardiff. 8pm, £6/£5 adv. Info info@

thefullmooncardiff.com.

The Tea Cups Lyceum Tavern, Newport. 8pm. Info 01633 858636. A Lyceum Folk Club night.

Whiskey Lies + Spencer Nickson Gwdihw, Cardiff. 8pm, £4/£3 adv. Info 029 2039 7933.

*Yorkston / Thorne / Khan The Big Top, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £13.50. Info 029 2022 8883. See Music. These guys were great last year when they played next door to my house; for geographical reasons this won’t be as good (unless you live in the pastie shop beside the venue) but still most deserving of the old red star.

You’ve Got A Friend St David’s Hall, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £18/£16. Info 029 2087 8444. Dual tribute to James Taylor and Carole King.

 

friday 7

Acoustic Sinners The Duke Of Wellington, Cowbridge. 9.30pm, free. Info 01446 773592. Presented by Nailed It Events.

Aubrey Parsons Porter’s, Cardiff. 8pm. Info info@porterscardiff.com.

Barcelona Gypsy Balkan Orchestra Pontardawe Arts Centre. 7.30pm, £1-£12. Info 01792 863722. See Music.

BBC NOW: Tales Of Travel 1 Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay. 2pm, £10-£12. Info 029 2063 6464. Jun Märkl conducts a programme of Debussy, Saint-Saëns and Ravel.

Blanche Rowen & Mike Gulston + Geoff & Esta Bielby St Fagans Village Hall. 7.30pm, £4-£8. Info 029 2023 2970. Pentreffest Noz monthly folk session.

Buffalo Summer + Zed Motel + In With The Jellyfish The Dragonffli, Pontypool. 7pm, £5. Info gigs@thedragonffli.com.

Camo Clave Gwdihw, Cardiff. 9pm, £4/£3 adv. Info 029 2039 7933. Afro-Latin jazz/funk/tropical type band from Bristol.

Cardiff University Symphony Chorus St David’s Hall, Cardiff. 7pm, £8/£5. Info 029 2087 8444.

Cabezudo + Al Moses + Vic James The Full Moon, Cardiff. 8pm, free. Info info@thefullmooncardiff.com.

Côr Merched Cwm Llynfi Maesteg Town Hall. 7pm, £8. Info 01656 733269.

Dicataphone Devil Ty Newydd, Barry. 9pm, free. Info 01446 407767. Presented by Nailed It Events.

False Hope For The Savage + Breichiau Hir + A Bit Like Nicolas Cage Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £10 adv. Info 029 2023 2199.

Frank Sinatra: The Movie Years The Riverfront, Newport. 7.45pm, £12.50/£11.50. Info 01633 656757. Tribute set by Robert Habermann.

Graffiti Kiwis, Cardiff. 10pm, free. Info 029 2039 8965.

Live Acoustic Night The Pilot, Penarth. Free. Info 029 2071 0615. On the first Friday of each month.

Moongazer Vivian Arms, Swansea. 9pm, free. Info 01792 516194. Presented by Nailed It Events.

Novana The Globe, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £10 adv. Info 07590 471888.

Open Night The Ivy Bush, Pontardawe. 8pm. Info huwpudner@ntlworld.com. A Valley Folk Club night.

Robin Scott The Globe At Hay, Hay-On-Wye. 8pm, £5. Info 01497 821762.

The Blues Band Savoy Theatre, Monmouth. 7.30pm, £21. Info 01600 772467.

The Economic Decline + Quercus Burlesque + Henebion Bar 46, Aberystwyth. 6pm, £8. Info contact@bar46.co.uk.

The Fugitives Café Jazz, Cardiff. 8pm, £4/£3. Info 029 2038 7026. South Wales blues/R&B band. Their bio notes that they’ve played almost 1,000 gigs and have, in doing so, told “1,000 Princess Margaret jokes”. I can’t even think of one.

The Rin Tins Bootlegger, Cardiff. 7pm, free. Info 07495 657407.

Woody Pines The Angel, Llandeilo. 7.30pm. Info 01558 822765. A Llandeilo Acoustic folk night.

 

saturday 8

2-Tone Tribute Tour Y Plas, Cardiff University Students Union. 7pm, £19.50 adv. Info 029 2078 1458. Tributes to The Specials, Bad Manners and Madness.

Acoustic Sinners Birchgrove, Cardiff. 9pm, free. Info 029 2031 1319. Presented by Nailed It Events.

*Anchorsong + Run Logan Run Gwdihw, Cardiff. 9pm, £5/£3 adv. Info 029 2039 Cosmogramma with a sampler-keyboard based Japanese bloke on the Tru Thoughts label, plus tidy Bristol jazz-punk duo RLR. DJ Veto before/during/after as well

Banjaxed Cockett Inn, Swansea. 9pm, free. Info 01792 588748. Presented by Nailed It Events.

Bye Bye Baby Parc & Dare, Treorchy. 7.30pm, £10/£18. Info 0800 0147111. Frankie Valli tribute.

Cardiff Ukulele Festival St David’s Hall, Cardiff. 1-5pm, free. Info 029 2087 8444. Hosted by the Uke Nights promotional team.

Darren Tyson The Red Dragon, Bridgend. 9pm, free. Info 01656 654753. Presented by Nailed It Events.

Digital Criminals + Jenovese + Scar Sun + The Boom Sons The Dragonffli, Pontypool. 7pm, £2. Info gigs@thedragonffli.com.

Dreadzone The Globe, Cardiff. 7pm, £16 adv. Info 07590 471888.

Fire Fences Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff. 8pm, £5. Info 029 2023 2199.

*Gwyl Cam 17 Octavo’s, Sunflower & I and Mischief’s, Cardiff Bay. 1pm-1am, £8. Info 029 2063 6464. See Music for more on this cool-looking day, programmed by Gwenno. Octavo’s: Juliet Davis and Neil Sinclair discuss old Butetown and there’s a screening of the film After Many A Summer. Sunflower & I: Jobina Tinnemans, Cymru Beats, Kayla Painter, Kemper Norton and DJ sets from Georgia Ruth and Pat Morgan. Mischief’s: Gareth Potter (with a talk called ‘Leaving The 20th Century’), Elin Meredydd, Machynlleth Sound Machine, Bob Gelsthorpe’s Crit-a-Öke, Llwybr Llaethog and DJ sets from Recordiau NEB and Kris Jenkins.

Hells Bells Workmen’s Hall, Caerphilly. 7.30pm, £12.50/£10 adv. Info 07512 237983. AC/DC tribute.

Henry’s Funeral Shoe The New Crown Inn, Merthyr Tydfil. 9pm. Info 01685 387925.

Limehouse Lizzy The Muni, Pontypridd. 7.30pm, £14. Info 01443 490390.

Neville Staple Band The Garage, Swansea. 7.30pm, £18.50 adv. Info 01792 475147.

No Violet Buffalo, Cardiff. 6-9.30pm, £2. Info 029 2031 0312. Retro psych type band.

Off The Record Hen Dderwen, Sketty, Swansea. 9pm, free. Info 01792 203631. Presented by Nailed It Events.

Penelope Tree + These Five Years The Full Moon, Cardiff. 8pm, free. Info info@thefullmooncardiff.com.

Pull Kiwis, Cardiff. 10pm, free. Info 029 2039 8965.

Sam Hickman Pontypridd Museum. 1pm, free. Info 01443 490748. Lunchtime harp recital.

Soul Lotta Funk Porter’s, Cardiff. 8pm. Info info@porterscardiff.com.

Swansea Philharmonic Choir Brangwyn Hall, Swansea. 7.30pm. Info 01792 475715.

The Beach Boys Band The Met, Abertillery. 7.30pm, £14/£12 adv. Info 01495 355800. Tribute band whose name I am still mad about, as I was in last month’s listings.

The Farm The Tabernacle, Talgarth. 7.30pm, £3 adv. Info info@thetabernacle.co.uk. Sold out acoustic gig by once very big Scouse indie band, in Alan McGee’s boutique venue. Starting to think that Oasis could do a reunion show at this place without many people actually noticing.

The Lambrettas Acapela, Pentyrch, Cardiff. 8pm, £17.50 adv. Info 029 2089 0862. I was recently looking through a large collection of Paul Weller-themed fan art online, some of it really quite eyeopening. I reckon some of the people who attend this gig will have drawn Paul Weller fan art in their time.

Toploader + The Apple Tree Theory The Neon, Newport. 7pm, £15 adv. Info 01633 533666. It would certainly be ironic if punters at this gig ended up ‘dancing in the moonlight’ as a result of bailiffs entering the building while the gig was taking place and confiscating the roof and ceiling. Not that I’m saying that’s likely to happen.

Women In Rock The Patriot, Crumlin. 7pm, £5. Info 01495 247178.

 

sunday 9

uFolk Music & Song Session Arvon Ale House, Llandrindod Wells. 4pm. Info 07477 627267. Every second and fourth Sunday of the month (also on Sun 23 in March), with an extra acoustic session now on the third Sunday (Sun 16) too.

Hot Club Swing Café Jazz, Cardiff. 6-9pm, £4. Info 029 2038 7026. Local musicians are invited to join in for an acoustic ‘gypsy jazz’ jam from 6.30-7.30pm.

Jelly Roll Jones The Queens Head, Monmouth. 8.45pm, free. Info 01600 712767.

*Laetitia Sadier Source Ensemble + Batsch The Full Moon, Cardiff. 7-10pm, £12/£10 adv. Info info@

thefullmooncardiff.com. Former singer in Stereolab cracks on with her new band, which sounds less than a thousand miles from Stereolab and is perfectly decent for that. Joy Collective DJs feature between bands.

Omega Two Duo Bootlegger, Cardiff. 5-8pm, free. Info 07495 657407.

The Shee Coliseum Theatre, Aberdare. 7.30pm, £18. Info 0800 0147111. Folky stuff.

The Showhawk Duo Glee Club, Cardiff Bay. 7pm, £15 NUS. Info 0871 4720400. Two guys who play famous trance hits on acoustic guitars. It sounds like a Bill Bailey bit but there seem to be no jokes involved.

The Voice Of All Things Small World Theatre, Cardigan. 8pm, £10/£7. Info 01239 615952. A capella concert from Welsh folkie Frankie Armstrong plus The Bright Field aka Linda Gwillim, Becky Knight and Joan Mills.

When We Were Wolves + Harbinger + Dead Sea + Epsilon The Scene Club, Swansea. 7pm, £5 adv. Info 07730 432166.

 

monday 10

Dan Owen + Dominic Griffin + Ruth Lewis Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £8 adv. Info 029 2023 2199. Sincere acoustic music by people whose names sound like a list of aspiring Labour councillors.

Pins + Baby In Vain + Kyoko The Full Moon, Cardiff. 7-10pm, £10/£9 adv. Info info@thefullmooncardiff.com. Indie punk type stuff.

Rosey Cale Warehouse54, Newport. 8pm, free. Info 01633 213161. Acoustica54 night.

Sarah Meek Bootlegger, Cardiff. 8pm, free. Info 07495 657407.

 

tuesday 11

Bella Collins Bootlegger, Cardiff. 8pm, free. Info 07495 657407.

Chainska Brassika + Tattsyrup The Full Moon, Cardiff. 8pm, £8/£7 adv. Info info@thefullmooncardiff.com. Brassy ska music.

Ella Piergorgio Quartet Muse Arts Centre, Brecon. 8pm, £10/£8 members. Info 07791 654799. Presented by Brecon Jazz Club.

Kyle Davies Gwdihw, Cardiff. 7.30pm. Info 029 2039 7933.

My Vitriol The Globe, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £16.50 adv. Info 07590 471888. Assuming this late-90s indie-grunge band are hoping to fill this venue, or close enough, then it seems that they may actually be more popular now than the first time round. But HOW?

Parkway Drive + Asking Alexandria Great Hall, Cardiff University Students Union. 7pm, £25 adv. Info 029 2078 1458.

Preservation Rhythm Kings Café Jazz, Cardiff. 8pm, £4.50/£4/£2 NUS. Info 029 2038 7026.

Students Of Atlantic College St Donats Arts Centre, Vale Of Glamorgan. 2-4pm, £6.50. Info 01446 799100.

The Little Mix Experience Grand Theatre, Swansea. 6pm, £14. Info 01792 475715. Tribute act.

 

wednesday 12

BBC NOW: St John Passion St David’s Hall, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £5-£37. Info 029 2087 8444. Conducted by John Butt.

Bluebeard’s Ghost Burnett’s Hill Chapel, Martletwy, Pembrokeshire. 7.30pm, £10 adv. Info 01646 651725. Norwegian folk duo.

Blues Duo Café Jazz, Cardiff. 8pm. Info 029 2038 7026.

Folk Night Clwb Y Bont, Pontypridd. 7pm. Info 01443 491424. Second Wednesday of every month.

Jam Night The New Crown Inn, Merthyr Tydfil. 8pm, free. Info 01685 387925.

Matt Pauley Bootlegger, Cardiff. 8pm, free. Info 07495 657407.

National Youth Boys Choir Royal Welsh College Of Music & Drama, Cardiff. 3pm, £10/£5 under-25s. Info 029 203 1391.

Sebastian Olzanski Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £15 adv. Info 029 2023 2199.

Ted Smith’s Hot Shoe Swing Band Whiteheads Sports & Social Club, Bassaleg, Newport. 8pm, £8. Info malc@dancebands.plus.com. South Wales Big Band Society gig.

The Little Mix Experience Memorial Hall Theatre, Barry. 6.30pm, £12/£10. Info 01446 738622. Tribute band.

Think Floyd Grand Theatre, Swansea. 7.30pm, £22. Info 01792 475715. Tribute band.

Toseland + The Brew The Globe, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £10 adv. Info 07590 471888. Hard rock from a guy better known for riding motorbikes.

Wild Card Jazzland, Swansea. 8.30-11pm, £10. Info 07802 912789.

 

thursday 13

Aeddan + Mellt The Parrot, Carmarthen. 8pm, £5/£4 adv. Info 01267 231012.

Ashley John Long Café Jazz, Cardiff. 8pm, £6/£5. Info 029 2038 7026.

Dance Yourself Ceilidh! Ex Servicemen’s Club, Penarth. 7pm, £10 adv. Info 029 2070 7530. Charity ceilidh/twmpath with music from The Pluck & Squeeze Band. Fundraiser for Laura Bryon (aka Cardiff musician Tender Prey)’s imminent charity work in Borneo.

Gwair The Unicorn, Pontypool. 7.30pm, £3. Info 01495 751304. Folk band playing the monthly music sessions ran by the folks who previously did Open Hearth Acoustic.

Holding Absence + Continents Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £7/£5 adv. Info 029 2023 2199.

Idge Logan The Pear Tree, Cardiff. 9pm, free. Info 029 2025 2042. Presented by Nailed It Events.

Inc.A Gwdihw, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £5/£3 adv. Info 029 2039 7933. Balkan boogie for the bank holiday.

John Scantlebury Quartet Bootlegger, Cardiff. 7pm, free. Info 07495 657407. Jazz.

Ming City Rockers + The Rockin’ Sinners The Full Moon, Cardiff. 7-10.30pm, £10/£8 adv. Info info@

thefullmooncardiff.com. Presented by Punk Forever.

uOpen Mic Night Lyceum Tavern, Newport. 8.30pm. Info 01633 858636. Every Thursday except when there’s a guest on – also on Thurs 20 and 27 this month.

*Pink Grapefruit + Young Black Americans + Two Day Coma Cardiff Bus Transport Club. 7pm, pay by donation. Info 029 2023 3658. This place is on Tudor Street in Riverside, fairly near the train station, and is starting to put cool/interesting gigs on in the upstairs function room. Filling the role of Dempseys in that regard quite possibly.

Quercus Burlesque + Tits Up Bar 46, Aberystwyth. 7pm, £3/£2. Info contact@bar46.co.uk. A night called BAD Friday, also featuring a theatrical showcase on pole and aerial hoop plus DJ Sian playing ska and reggae.

Steele Justice + Bottlekids + Red Light Rebels Le Pub, Newport. 8pm. Info 01633 221477. Punk and hardcore bands.

 

friday 14

Acoustic Sinners Hen & Chickens, Abergavenny. 9pm, free. Info 01873 853613. Presented by Nailed It Events.

Annual Good Friday Concert Parc & Dare, Treorchy. 7pm, £13/£11. Info 0800 0147111.

Calan + Alun Gaffey Buffalo, Cardiff. 7.30pm, free. Info 029 2031 0312. Album launch gig for Welsh folk headliners. Follows a series of workshops earlier in the day – see Events listings.

Eden Roots Reggae Band Café Jazz, Cardiff. 8pm, £3. Info 029 2038 7026.

Hands Off Gretel + Beth Blade & The Beautiful Disasters Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £6 adv. Info 029 2023 2199.

JOANovARC + Syteria Fuel Bar, Cardiff. 6-10.30pm, £5 adv. Info 07970 063107.

Joe Kelly + Joe Bayliss Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff. 9pm, free. Info 029 2030 4400. A ChapterLive gig in the bar area.

Larger Than Life! Ty Newydd, Barry. 9pm, free. Info 01446 407767. Presented by Nailed It Events.

Like A Lion The Duke Of Wellington, Cowbridge. 9.30pm, free. Info 01446 773592. Presented by Nailed It Events.

Mohawkestra Bootlegger, Cardiff. 7pm, free. Info 07495 657407.

Reinis Young-Jaunais The Globe At Hay, Hay-On-Wye. 8pm, £5. Info 01497 821762. Virtuoso guitarist from Latvia.

Sons + The Spitting Pips + The Slurps The Parrot, Carmarthen. 8pm, £5. Info 01267 231012.

The Big Busk Newport ciy centre. 12pm, free (donations welcomed). Info 01633 221477. This will feature Sean McGowan, Tom Aylott, Larkhill and H_ngm_n, and is aiming to raise money for the prospective venue/DIY space planned by the Le Pub folks.

The Hit Kings Kiwis, Cardiff. 10pm, free. Info 029 2039 8965.

The Selecter + The Beat Tramshed, Cardiff. 7pm, £25. Info 029 2023 5555. OGs of 2-tone. Sold out gig!

Unified Gig Redhouse, Merthyr Tydfil. 7pm. Info 01685 384111. Live sets from Merthyr Tydfil College music students.

Vienna Ditto The Full Moon, Cardiff. 9pm, free. Info info@thefullmooncardiff.com.

*Wales Goes Pop! The Gate, Cardiff. 1.30pm, £16/£42 weekend/free under-12s. Info 029 2048 3344. See Music for more on this delightful indiepop-centric festival. Today’s bill (headliners listed first): Honeyblood, Joanna Gruesome, Girl Ray, Martha Ffion, Sacred Paws, False Advertising, Tender Prey and HMS Morris, plus cafe sets from Neurotic Fiction, Van-illa and one more TBC. Followed by DJ Gary Twisted. (Until Sun 16)

Wonderbrass Gwdihw, Cardiff. 9pm, £4/£3 adv. Info 029 2039 7933.

You Me At Six + Black Foxes Motorpoint Arena Cardiff. 6.30pm, £28.50. Info 029 2022 4488. Popular UK rock band headline.

 

saturday 15

Anthony Strong Ffresh, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay. 8pm, £15. Info 029 2063 6464. Jazz pianist.

Bandicoot The Scene Club, Swansea. 7pm, £5 adv. Info 07730 432166.

Bombskare + Johnny Cage & The Voodoogroove + Dana Immanuel & The Stolen Band Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £11 adv. Info 029 2023 2199.

Chris Kelly The Red Dragon, Bridgend. 9pm, free. Info 01656 654753. Presented by Nailed It Events.

Claire Jones International Harp School 2017 Finale Concert Theatr Mwldan, Cardigan. 2pm, £6-£10. Info 01239 621200.

Flew Fighters The New Crown Inn, Merthyr Tydfil. 8pm. Info 01685 387925. Foo Fighters tribute.

Here & Now + Sendelica Cellar Bar, Cardigan. 7.30pm, £15. Info 07818 056599. Long-running UK spacerock/free festival/quasi-punk type band who I should get round to listening to at some point.

John Nicholas Three Horse Shoes, Cardiff. 9pm, free. Info 029 2069 4630. Presented by Nailed It Events.

Kasabian Newport Centre. 7pm, £42.50. Info 01633 656757. Hastily-announced gig in a slightly smaller venue than standard for these guys, who are promoting a new album with a terrible title and even worse artwork.

King Kurt + Boston Rats + Killer Dillers + The Phobias + Deadbeat Deluxe + The Rockin’ Sinners Fuel Bar, Cardiff. 2.30pm, £25/£22 adv. Info 07970 063107. A full day – including DJing from Simon Llewellyn until 4am! – of psychobilly, rockabilly etc.

Larger Than Life! Cockett Inn, Swansea. 9pm, free. Info 01792 588748. Presented by Nailed It Events.

Legend Grand Theatre, Swansea. 7.30pm, £17.50-£21. Info 01792 475715. Bob Marley tribute act.

Paris Youth Foundation Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff. 7pm, £5. Info 029 2023 2199.

Rozelle + Nevsky Perspective + Boris A Bono Buffalo, Cardiff. 6-9.30pm, £5/£4 adv. Info 029 2031 0312.

Silencerz Rhos Y Gilwen, Pembrokeshire. 8pm, £12.50. Info 01239 841387. Ska band from London.

Tarion Hen & Chickens, Abergavenny. 9pm, free. Info 01873 853613. Presented by Nailed It Events.

The Acoustix Birchgrove, Cardiff. 9pm, free. Info 029 2031 1319. Presented by Nailed It Events.

The Biggest Thing Since Powdered Milk Earl Haig Memorial Club, Cardiff. 9pm, free. Info 029 2062 6015. Local 70s-styled hard rock band who until recently were just called Milk, but are now named after a Budgie song.

The Bohemians Savoy Theatre, Monmouth. 8pm, £16. Info 01600 772467. Queen tribute.

The Brocklebank + JayCee + Fire Fence + Vanilla Exit 7, Motorpoint Arena Cardiff. 6.30pm, £8 adv. Info 029 2022 4488. On tomorrow also.

The Creepers Hen Dderwen, Sketty, Swansea. 9pm, free. Info 01792 203631. Presented by Nailed It Events.

The Happenings Kiwis, Cardiff. 10pm, free. Info 029 2039 8965.

Trenchfoot The Globe At Hay, Hay-On-Wye. 8pm, £10 adv. Info 01497 821762.

The Meze Easter Alldayer Meze Lounge, Newport. 3pm, £5. Info 01633 259144. Featuring sets from Florence Black, Everyday Heroes, The Caspiens, Soviets, Vicetrack, Jack Perrett and Antony Kean.

Wales Goes Pop! The Gate, Cardiff. 1.30pm, £16/£42 weekend/free under-12s. Info 029 2048 3344. Today’s bill (headliners listed first): Hooton Tennis Club, Slug, The Just Joans, Spinning Coin, Linda Guilala, Gulp and The School, plus cafe sets from Artefact, Winter Coat and Rogue Jones Followed by GRLTLK DJs. (Until Sun 16)

*Wilko Johnson Tramshed, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £25 adv. Info 029 2023 5555. See upfront for an interview with this legit badman.

 

sunday 16

Acoustic Session Arvon Ale House, Llandrindod Wells. 4pm. Info 07477 627267.

Ida Wenøe + Ivan Moult + Eve Goodman Small World Theatre, Cardigan. 8pm, £10. Info 01239 615952. Danish indie-folk type headlines. She has “the sort of voice that could punch through a cloud of custard” according to one review. Having trouble with this image I must say. In Cardiff tomorrow anyhow.

John Paul Gard Trio The Queens Head, Monmouth. 8.45pm, free. Info 01600 712767.

Junior Bill Bank Holiday Bash The Big Top, Cardiff. 8pm, £6/£4. Info 029 2022 8883. Featuring the eclectic dubby headliners plus guests Barracwda, The Brwmys, Beatbox Hann, Cardiff Morris (who are morris dancers) and Liam Curtin (DJ).

Kamikazee Test Pilots The New Crown Inn, Merthyr Tydfil. 9pm. Info 01685 387925.

Leddra Chapman Chapel 1877, Cardiff. 6pm, £7-£10. Info 029 2022 2020. Singer-songwriter sort.

Maddie & The Pandas Porter’s, Cardiff. 8pm. Info info@porterscardiff.com.

Outback West End Club, Barry. 5-8pm, free. Info 01446 735739. Rock covers.

Richard Digance + The Broadside Boys Rhos Y Gilwen, Pembrokeshire. 7.30pm. Info 01239 841387.

Sion Dafydd Dawson Bootlegger, Cardiff. 8pm, free. Info 07495 657407.

The Chalk Outlines + The Marginal + The Phucks + Paul Diverse The Full Moon, Cardiff. 5pm, free. Info info@thefullmooncardiff.com. A bunch of ska/punk/related scenes type bands.

Wales Goes Pop! The Gate, Cardiff. 1.30pm, £16/£42 weekend/free under-12s. Info 029 2048 3344. Today’s bill (headliners listed first): BC Camplight, Toy, Fear Of Men, The Boy Least Likely To, Lorna and The Orielles, plus cafe sets from Chris T-T (two 20-minute sets) and Deerful. Followed by Daytrip DJs. (Finishes today)

 

monday 17

Ida Wenøe + Ivan Moult + Eve Goodman The Big Top, Cardiff. 7pm, £5. Info 029 2022 8883.

The Saw Doctors + Noelie McDonnell Tramshed, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £25 adv. Info 029 2023 5555. Irish faves, rescheduled from last November. Don’t know who that support act is but any Noel who lets people call him Noelie to the extent it becomes his de facto name is a soft bastard, I can tell you.

 

tuesday 18

All That Jazz Café Jazz, Cardiff. 8pm, £4.50/£4/£2 NUS. Info 029 2038 7026.

Harry Pane + Steve Young + Vince James Gwdihw, Cardiff. 7pm, £6/£4 adv. Info 029 2039 7933. Headliner is a Northampton singer-songwriter whose biog boasts that “he has a distinctive tone to his voice”. I mean, so does Janet Street-Porter.

Hayseed Dixie + Datcha Mandala The Globe, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £18.50 adv. Info 07590 471888. “Listings,” they ask me, “would you say that the new Hayseed Dixie album, which features covers of songs including A Change Is Gonna Come, What’s Going On and Buffalo Soldier to name a few black music classics, should be officially classed as racist?” Why, yes I would.

Matt Pauley Bootlegger, Cardiff. 8pm, free. Info 07495 657407.

Vandrar The Full Moon, Cardiff. 8pm, free. Info info@thefullmooncardiff.com.

 

wednesday 19

Andy Collins Open Mic Night Cockett Inn, Swansea. 8pm, free. Info 01792 588748. Presented by Nailed It Events.

Derek Nash with Dave Cottle Trio Jazzland, Swansea. 8.30-11pm, £10. Info 07802 912789.

Masts + Kapil Seshasayee + Twisted Ankle Le Pub, Newport. 8pm, £5. Info 01633 221477. Presented by Midwife Crisis.

Matthew Ford & The Capital City Jazz Orchestra Whiteheads Sports & Social Club, Bassaleg, Newport. 8pm, £8. Info malc@dancebands.plus.com. South Wales Big Band Society gig.

Ronni Perry Gwdihw, Cardiff. 8pm, £11 adv. Info 029 2039 7933. Americana type.

Sarah Meek Bootlegger, Cardiff. 8pm, free. Info 07495 657407.

Tragical History Tour + Tim Loud + Dan Fairhurst The Full Moon, Cardiff. 7.30pm, pay by donation. Info info@thefullmooncardiff.com. This is presented by Team Beard and has a headline band who are named after a Rutles album, but probably have nothing else in common with The Rutles.

Ultimate Bowie Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon. 7.30pm, £16.50/£14.50. Info 01874 611622. Tribute act.

 

thursday 20

Aubrey Parsons The Pear Tree, Cardiff. 9pm, free. Info 029 2025 2042. Presented by Nailed It Events.

Bob Richards Trio Bootlegger, Cardiff. 7pm, free. Info 07495 657407.

*Eradication Festival 2017 Fuel Bar, Cardiff. 6.30-11pm, £10 adv/£20 for four days. Info 07970 063107. This is the most impressive assemblage of extreme metal I can recall in south Wales. Admittedly I’ve not heard of a lot of the bands but that’s probably my fault. This, the opening day, features Blood Red Throne, Department Of Correction, Shrapnel, Wretched Soul, Decrepid, Organ Dealer and Sublime Eyes. Also, make note of the ridic savings you make by getting a weekend ticket. (Until Sun 23)

(Hed)P.E. + The Boom Sons + Pretty Little Enemy The Globe, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £13.50 adv. Info 07590 471888.

Hot Club De Paris Plas Hyfryd Hotel, Narberth. 8pm, £5-£9. Info 01834 869323. Spanjazz night. Whoever this HCDP are I expect they are no relation to the Scouse postpunk band from a decade ago.

John Crespo Quartet Café Jazz, Cardiff. 8pm, £6/£5. Info 029 2038 7026.

Julian Cope Tramshed, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £24.50 adv. Info 029 2023 5555. Gangly acid-indie icon plays a gig rescheduled from February. It was in the Globe but they seem to have booked some lower tier nu-metal in there tonight.

NC Sessions Nolton Corner, Bridgend. 7.30pm, free. Info 01656 655015. Live acoustic acts, every third Thursday of the month.

Palace + Willie J Healy + To Bear Sir Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £10 adv. Info 029 2023 2199.

Pi & Hash Showcase The Full Moon, Cardiff. 8.30pm, free. Info info@thefullmooncardiff.com.

 

friday 21

Bryde + Little Rêd St John’s Church, Canton, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £12/£10 adv. Info 029 2022 9683. Presented by Newsoundwales. Bryde used to be half of Paper Aeroplanes and Little Rêd – not sure how much attention we’re supposed to pay to that circumflex – used to be called Ellie Makes Music.

Bury Tomorrow + Crossfaith Y Plas, Cardiff University Students Union. 7pm, £16 adv. Info 029 2078 1458.

Dansette Café Jazz, Cardiff. 8pm, £4/£3. Info 029 2038 7026.

Eradication Festival 2017 Fuel Bar, Cardiff. 6.30-11pm, £15 adv/£20 for four days. Info 07970 063107. Today features Bull-Riff Stampede, Sworn Amongst, Solothus, Animator, Forgotten Remains, Absolution, Desolator, Live Burial, Cryptic Shift, Kemakil and Killer Hurts. (Until Sun 23)

Jon Coghlan’s Quo The Globe, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £12 adv. Info 07590 471888. Nirvana tribute band.

Karnataka Pontardawe Arts Centre. 7.30pm, £14.50. Info 01792 863722.

Larger Than Life! The Duke Of Wellington, Cowbridge. 9.30pm, free. Info 01446 773592. Presented by Nailed It Events.

National Youth Wind Orchestra Of Wales Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea. 7pm, £5-£10. Info 01792 602060.

Ortario + Dodgem-X + Quarries The Dragonffli, Pontypool. 7pm, £2. Info gigs@thedragonffli.com.

Paul Sawtell, Jim Barber, Ashley John-Long & Martin Fisher The Open Hearth, Pontypool. 8.30pm. Info martin.fisher1944@hotmail.co.uk. A Jazz At The Open Hearth night, which are back on every month having gone away for a bit.

Playing House The Full Moon, Cardiff. 9pm, free. Info info@thefullmooncardiff.com.

Punchline Ty Newydd, Barry. 9pm, free. Info 01446 407767. Presented by Nailed It Events.

Quarto The Ivy Bush, Pontardawe. 8pm. Info huwpudner@ntlworld.com. A Valley Folk Club night.

Rough & Tumble 01 The Big Top, Cardiff. 10pm, £5. Info 029 2022 8883. Roughion present a music showcase night featuring live bands and electronic acts, names currently TBC though. Also I had this listed last month but I guess it was postponed.

Strange U + Joe Dirt + O Femi + Mansfield Green Gwdihw, Cardiff. 9pm, £6 adv. Info 029 2039 7933. Hip-hop presented by Starving Artists. See Clubs.

The Big Moon + Francobolo Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff. 7pm, £10 adv. Info 029 2023 2199. I just tried listening to The Big Moon’s new album. It sounded like Sleeper and I had to bail before the end but maybe that will appeal to you.

The Electric Playlist Kiwis, Cardiff. 10pm, free. Info 029 2039 8965.

Toriah Fontaine Band Bootlegger, Cardiff. 7pm, free. Info 07495 657407.

UK Subs + Pizzatramp Ebbw Vale Institute. 7.30pm, £12 adv. Info 01495 708022. Punk veterans supported by ribald south Walians.

 

saturday 22

2 Tickets 2 The Gunshow Kiwis, Cardiff. 10pm, free. Info 029 2039 8965.

7th Circle Rhondda Hotel, Porth. 7pm, £4 adv. Info 01443 682388. Classic rock band from Newport. Googling the singer’s stage name leads you to some fairly weird corners of the internet.

Aberystwyth Choral Society Theatr Hafren, Newtown. 8pm, £2-£12. Info 01686 614555. Conducted by David Russell Hulme.

*Ani Glass + Twinfield Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff. 7pm, £5. Info 029 2023 2199. Welsh electronic pop.

Bigfeat The Globe, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £10/£7.50 adv. Info 07590 471888. Retro rock from Swansea way (I think).

Big Girls Don’t Cry Miners’ Institute, Blackwood. 7.30pm, £22/£20. Info 01495 227206. Frankie Valli tribute.

Black Mountain Jazz The King’s Arms, Abergavenny. 7.45pm. Info 07958 612691. Monthly night with acts TBC.

Carrie Tree The Globe At Hay, Hay-On-Wye. 8pm, £7. Info 01497 821762.

Dan Bettridge + Jodie Marie + Little Red + Parcs + Ofelia + Joe Kelly + Vince James High Street, Newport. 12-5pm, free. Info 01633 656757. Performances for Record Store Day in the town centre. There’s more in the Riverfront this evening too.

Daniel O’Donnell St David’s Hall, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £42.50/£37.50. Info 029 2087 8444.

Deadlines + Masts + Hodad Cathays Community Centre, Cardiff. 7.30pm, pay by donation. Info 029 2037 3144. Punky type stuff, taking place in the rehearsal rooms.

Dream Theater Motorpoint Arena Cardiff. 7.30pm, £33.50. Info 029 2022 4488. Prog metal giants who don’t like interviewers asking them about Donald Trump or the ex-drummer of the band. So you won’t find either of those things discussed in our interview Upfront, as we’re respectful and good.

Eradication Festival 2017 Fuel Bar, Cardiff. £15 adv/£20 for four days. Info 07970 063107. Today features Analepsy Crepitation, The Monolith Deathcult, Iniquitous Savagery, Cockoroch, Laceration, Chainsaw Castration, Anoxide, Blasphemer, Austerymn and Gorehead. (Until Sun 23)

James Kennedy The Red Dragon, Bridgend. 9pm, free. Info 01656 654753. Presented by Nailed It Events.

Jilted Generation The Rainbow Rooms, Gorseinon. 8pm, £10 adv. Info 07563 111225. Prodigy tribute band.

John Nicholas Birchgrove, Cardiff. 9pm, free. Info 029 2031 1319. Presented by Nailed It Events.

Maximum Jam The Dragonffli, Pontypool. 7pm, £10. Info gigs@thedragonffli.com. Jam tribute band.

Mike Dennis The Full Moon, Cardiff. 9pm, free. Info info@thefullmooncardiff.com.

Monico Blonde + Clarity + Hannah Grace + Cwcw The Riverfront, Newport. 7.30pm, £5. Info 01633 656757. Record Store Day-related event, following up the one in the town centre earlier. In the foyer there are DJ sets from Graham The Bear and Alex Postle.

Pure Purple + Whitesnake UK + The Blackmore Legacy Ebbw Vale Institute. 7pm, £16.50 adv. Info 01495 708022. No less than THREE tribute bands relating to the family tree of Deep Purple. Strictly for the hardcore!

Roxy Musique St Donats Arts Centre, Vale Of Glamorgan. 7.30-10pm, £10. Info 01446 799100. Tribute band.

Sean Taylor Trio West End Club, Barry. 7pm, £12 adv. Info 07561 143114. Folk/blues sort from London. Presented here by Roots N All.

Simply Dylan Acapela, Pentyrch, Cardiff. 8pm, £14 adv. Info 029 2089 0862. Bob that is. A tribute that is. By someone called John O’Connell.

Space Pontardawe Arts Centre. 7.30pm, £15/£10. Info 01792 863722. Late 90s-vintage indie band return to the fray.

Stonefaced Souls Cockett Inn, Swansea. 9pm, free. Info 01792 588748. Presented by Nailed It Events.

The Big What?! Band Porter’s, Cardiff. 8pm. Info info@porterscardiff.com.

The Cavern Beatles Gwyn Hall, Neath. 7.30pm, £18. Info 0300 3656677.

The Hold Up Record Store Day Jam Oner Signs, Cardiff. 12-5pm, free. Info 029 2037 1231.

Transmission The Park Hotel, Barry. 9pm, free. Info 01446 735589. Presented by Nailed It Events.

 

sunday 23

Billy Ocean St David’s Hall, Cardiff. 7pm, £22.50-£45. Info 029 2087 8444.

Chapter Four Jazz Quartet Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff. 9pm, free. Info 029 2030 4400. Jazz in the bar.

Digital Criminals + Calling Apollo The New Crown Inn, Merthyr Tydfil. 6.30pm. Info 01685 387925.

Earl The Queens Head, Monmouth. 8.45pm, free. Info 01600 712767.

Eradication Festival 2017 Fuel Bar, Cardiff. £15 adv/£20 for four days. Info 07970 063107. Today features Nordjevel, Ethereal, Old Corpse Road, The Infernal Sea, Nightlord, Heathen Deity, Necronautical, Reign Of Erebus, Forneus, Wolfbastard and Nonserviam. (Finishes today)

Jack Hughes Gwdihw, Cardiff. 7.30pm. Info 029 2039 7933.

Matt Pauley Bootlegger, Cardiff. 5-8pm, free. Info 07495 657407.

 

monday 24

Bay Rum Hounds Duo Bootlegger, Cardiff. 8pm, free. Info 07495 657407.

Gwd Mondays Open Mic Gwdihw, Cardiff. 7.30pm, free. Info 029 2039 7933.

Lotte Summer Walland Warehouse54, Newport. 8pm, free. Info 01633 213161. Acoustica54 night.

Meat Wave Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £8.50 adv. Info 029 2023 2199. Chicago punk band.

Real Diamond Grand Theatre, Swansea. 7.30pm, £22. Info 01792 475715. Neil Diamond tribute act.

Shakin’ Stevens St David’s Hall, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £22.50-£35. Info 029 2087 8444.

The Wytches + Weirds Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £12 adv. Info 029 2023 2199.

 

tuesday 25

Bella Collins Bootlegger, Cardiff. 8pm, free. Info 07495 657407.

Cold As Life + Broken Teeth + Bun Dem Out + Blind Authority + Rancour The Full Moon, Cardiff. 6-10pm, £11 adv. Info info@thefullmooncardiff.com. Mean muggin’ hardcore bands from far and wide, presented by Down For Life.

Confed.Fred Gwdihw, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £3. Info 029 2039 7933. Blues-rock band from the Isle Of Wight

Coro Cantabile Congress Theatre, Cwmbran. 7pm, £7. Info 01633 868239. Ladies’ choir conducted by Andrew Jones.

Mavron Quartet St David’s Hall, Cardiff. 1pm, pay by donation. Info 029 2087 8444.

Nancy Kerr & The Sweet Visitor Band St David’s Hall, Cardiff. 8pm, £17/£16 adv. Info 029 2087 8444. Presented by Roots Unearthed.

Plastic Mermaids Buffalo, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £8 adv. Info 029 2031 0312. Presented by Swn.

Talon Grand Theatre, Swansea. 7.30pm, £22.50. Info 01792 475715. Eagles tribute band.

The Fureys Theatr Mwldan, Cardigan. 7.30pm, £19.50/£18.50. Info 01239 621200. Trad Irish music. In Brecon on Wed 26; Monmouth on Thurs 27; Neath on Fri 28.

The Wessex New Orleans Band Café Jazz, Cardiff. 8pm, £4.50/£4/£2 NUS. Info 029 2038 7026.

 

wednesday 26

Alan Barnes with The Blackhawk Big Band Whiteheads Sports & Social Club, Bassaleg, Newport. 8pm, £8. Info malc@dancebands.plus.com. South Wales Big Band Society gig.

Bent Life + Strike Back + Up River Fuel Bar, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £10/£8 adv. Info 07970 063107. US hardcore band headline. Imperial Music present.

Deafheaven + Youth Code Tramshed, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £16 adv. Info 029 2023 5555. Debut Welsh show for headliners, who have recently thrilled those rock fans who thought black metal needed to sound a bit more like Interpol. Youth Code are a campy EBM/industrial type thing and quite fun.

Hot Club Gallois Jazzland, Swansea. 8.30-11pm, £10. Info 07802 912789.

Jelly Roll Jones Café Jazz, Cardiff. 8pm. Info 029 2038 7026.

Kovic Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £8 adv. Info 029 2023 2199.

Laura Power + Carolines + Charlie Says The New Crown Inn, Merthyr Tydfil. 8.30-10.30pm, £3. Info 01685 387925. A U&I Radio night.

Patent Pending The Scene Club, Swansea. 7pm, £12 adv/£24 VIP. Info 07730 432166. This band have a total ‘jobbing pub-rock combo’ name but are in fact a pop-punk band from Long Island.

Pete Mathison Bootlegger, Cardiff. 8pm, free. Info 07495 657407.

Tania Opland & Mike Freeman Pontyclun Institute Athletic Club. 7.30pm, £8/£5. Info 01443 226892. A Llantrisant Folk Club night.

The Fureys Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon. 7.30pm, £20/£19. Info 01874 611622.

 

thursday 27

Alexander O’Neal Grand Theatre, Swansea. 7.30pm, £30. Info 01792 475715. See Music for a preview, also the venue’s reward for booking a live music act that isn’t a tribute band for the first time since 1952.

Coltrane Dedication Café Jazz, Cardiff. 8pm, £6/£5. Info 029 2038 7026.

Flowers Must Die + Deep Hum The Full Moon, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £6/£5 adv. Info info@thefullmooncardiff.com. Headliners are a Swedish psych band signed to the Rocket label. Deep Hum, from Blackwood of all places, make droney sitar soundscapes; been hoping to see them for a while.

Groovelator Bootlegger, Cardiff. 7pm, free. Info 07495 657407.

Ian Poole Quartet The Pear Tree, Cardiff. 9pm, free. Info 029 2025 2042. Presented by Nailed It Events.

Ivana Gavric Acapela, Pentyrch, Cardiff. 8pm, £15/£13.50. Info 029 2089 0862.

Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman Pontardawe Arts Centre. 7.30pm, £12/£10. Info 01792 863722. Folk duo. In Pembrokeshire tomorrow.

Martin Carthy The Druidstone. Haverfordwest. 8pm, £15 adv. Info 01437 781221. British folk icon plays this cute-sounding hotel/cottage place on the coast.

*Part Chimp + Grey Hairs Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £10 adv. Info 029 2023 2199. Great booking here if you like super-amped noisy rock. Part Chimp emerged in the early 00s, split, reformed a couple of years ago and are still loud as all get out.

Port Erin Gwdihw, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £5/£4 adv. Info 029 2039 7933. Math-rock band with a new album.

The Fureys Savoy Theatre, Monmouth. 7.30pm, £20. Info 01600 772467.

*Tinariwen Tramshed, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £20 adv. Info 029 2023 5555. See Upfront.

Tobias Robertson’s Jam Night Porter’s, Cardiff. 8pm. Info info@porterscardiff.com.

 

friday 28

Alabama 3 Tramshed, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £18.50 adv. Info 029 2023 5555. Many-membered dance/country/rock band who may have taken drugs once, but only once.

Andy Lewis Kiwis, Cardiff. 10pm, free. Info 029 2039 8965.

BBC NOW: Tales Of Travel 2 Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay. 2pm, £10-£12. Info 029 2063 6464.  Alexandre Bloch conducts a programme of Stravinsky, Hindemith and Rachmaninov.

Blind River Scare + Tom Crow Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff. 9pm, free. Info 029 2030 4400. A ChapterLive gig in the bar area.

Blues Brothers Hamptons, Penarth. 7.30pm, £39. Info 029 2070 5391. With a five-course meal plus blues and soul hits from the Birmingham Blues Brothers.

Calypso The Duke Of Wellington, Cowbridge. 9.30pm, free. Info 01446 773592. Presented by Nailed It Events.

Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita Acapela, Pentyrch, Cardiff. 8pm, £20. Info 029 2089 0862. Harp and kora in effect. Finch is playing here tomorrow also.

uFfli Stock The Dragonffli, Pontypool. 6pm, £2. Info gigs@thedragonffli.com. Three days of live music for little to nowt. Today: Everyday Heroes, Reece, The Caspiens, Birdcage, Applied Science and Project. Sat 29 (4pm start):

Digital Criminals, The Vigil, Vespertine, The Biggest Thing Since Powdered Milk, Blackjack Zero, Heavy On The Ride, We Come From Ashes and Sydney Fate (main stage); Joe Kelly, The Attix, Laura Power, Tobias Robertson and Rob Pennington (acoustic stage). Sun 30 (3pm start): Smiling Tigers,  Stay Voiceless Young Black Americans, Seasons Hollow, Hang 11, Linerunners, Conspiracy Of Kings and Murder Made Famous (main stage); Rhys Davis, Crisis Talks, Taffy Was A Thief, Ash Loakes and Matt Jones (acoustic stage). (Until Sun 30)

Get Ready! Hen & Chickens, Abergavenny. 9pm, free. Info 01873 853613. Presented by Nailed It Events.

Green Haze + The Offspin + Paramore Or Less The Globe, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £10 adv. Info 07590 471888. Tribute bands. Wonder if Paramore Or Less stole their name idea from fellow UK tribute act Faith No More Or Less.

Jack The Biscuit Bootlegger, Cardiff. 7pm, free. Info 07495 657407. Blues.

Jamie Lenman + Frauds + Super Goliath Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £15 adv. Info 029 2023 2199.

Junior + As The Sun Sleeps + Sticks And Stones + Raised By Sharks Meze Lounge, Newport. 7.30pm, £5. Info 01633 259144. Pop-punk.

Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman Rhos Y Gilwen, Pembrokeshire. 8pm. Info 01239 841387.

Organ Recital National Museum Cardiff. 1pm, free. Info 029 2039 7951.

Punchline Vivian Arms, Swansea. 9pm, free. Info 01792 516194. Presented by Nailed It Events.

Steve Hackett St David’s Hall, Cardiff. 7pm, £29.50/£27.50. Info 029 2087 8444. Playing a Genesis-heavy set.

The Beatles Go On The Riverfront, Newport. 7.30pm, £15. Info 01633 656757. Tribute band.

The Bella Collins Band Café Jazz, Cardiff. 8pm, £4/£2. Info 029 2038 7026.

The Fureys Gwyn Hall, Neath. 7.30pm, £20. Info 0300 3656677.

The Jokers The New Crown Inn, Merthyr Tydfil. 9pm. Info 01685 387925.

Vida + Local Enemy + Jack Perrett The Full Moon, Cardiff. 8pm, free. Info info@thefullmooncardiff.com.

 

saturday 29

Banjaxed Three Horse Shoes, Cardiff. 9pm, free. Info 029 2069 4630. Presented by Nailed It Events.

Catrin Finch & Elin Manahan Thomas Acapela, Pentyrch, Cardiff. 8pm, £20. Info 029 2089 0862.

Clare Hammond Y Ffwrnes, Llanelli. 2.30pm, £10-£13. Info 0845 2263510. Piano recital.

Crushed Out The Full Moon, Cardiff. 9pm, free. Info info@thefullmooncardiff.com.

Dub Pistols + Kioko The Globe, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £13 adv. Info 07590 471888. Live dance outfit of a late-90s vintage. Enjoyed that story the other day about a women who the Daily Mail accused of calling Prince George a “dickhead” on the Dub Pistols’ Facebook page, except she didn’t and they had to apologise.

ELO Again The Riverfront, Newport. 7.30pm, £24/£21. Info 01633 656757. Tribute band.

Excellent Skeleton The Duke, Neath. 8.30pm. Info 01639 643892. This indie-rock band are based in Cardiff but come from Neath, and have chosen here to launch their album.

Jamie Smith’s Mabon Queens Hall, Narberth. 7.30pm, £5-£12. Info 01834 869323. Welsh folk group.

Joe Symes & The Loving Kind + Cherryshoes Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon. 7.30pm, £12/£10. Info 01874 611622.

Jumpin’ Jimmy & The Nice Guys Porter’s, Cardiff. 8pm. Info info@porterscardiff.com.

Metal 2 The Masses Heat 1 Fuel Bar, Cardiff. 7pm, £5/£4 adv. Info 07970 063107. Annual battle of the bands series, the winner of which gets to play Bloodstock. Tonight’s bands: Helldown, SOIM, Conflicts UK, Epsilon and Democratus

Paige Kenzie Birchgrove, Cardiff. 9pm, free. Info 029 2031 1319. Presented by Nailed It Events.

Penarth Rocks Paget Rooms, Penarth. 4-11.30pm, £15/£25 VIP. Info 029 2070 0721. Featuring these tribute acts: Flash (a tribute to Queen), Who’s Next (The Who), Too Toned (ska) and Get Ready (soul and funk).

Runway 27 The Mid Wales Rhythm & Blues Club, Brecon Tap, Brecon. 9pm. Info www.midwalesrandb.club. Blues duo. The venue has changed from the previously announced one in Rhayader.

Rusty Shackle + Cwcw + Ofelia Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff. 8pm, £9 adv. Info 029 2023 2199.

South Wales Clarinet Choir National History Museum, St Fagans. 12, 1 + 2.30pm, free. Info 029 2057 3500.

The Hicksters Cockett Inn, Swansea. 9pm, free. Info 01792 588748. Presented by Nailed It Events.

The Hold Up Oner Signs, Cardiff. 12-5pm, free. Info 029 2037 1231. Monthly hip-hop session inviting MCs, beatboxers, DJs etc down to jam.

The Moon Birds Redhouse, Merthyr Tydfil. 7.30pm, £5 adv. Info 01685 384111.

The Unthanks Tramshed, Cardiff. 7pm, £20 adv. Info 029 2023 5555. UK folkies perform the songs and poems of Molly Drake, aka Nick Drake’s mum.

XSLF Rhondda Hotel, Porth. 7pm, £7/£6 adv. Info 01443 682388. Two former Stiff Little Fingers members with a set made up of both SLF songs and their own compositions.

 

sunday 30

Alun Gaffey + Castles + Tusk + Carcharorion + Cotton Wolf Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff. 6pm, £7/£5. Info 029 2023 2199. Welsh-language electronic and indie bands presented under the banner of Twrw Trwy’r Nos.

Bella Collins Bootlegger, Cardiff. 5-8pm, free. Info 07495 657407.

Elin Manahan Thomas & Jocelyn Freeman Rhos Y Gilwen, Pembrokeshire. 7.30-10.30pm, £15. Info 01239 841387.

Foodbank Alldayer The Full Moon, Cardiff. 5-10pm, pay by donation. Info info@

thefullmooncardiff.com. Only The D Teez and I Am Drug are confirmed for this gig so far, but expect more acts of a punky nature. Proceeds go to Cardiff Foodbank.

Glas West End Club, Barry. 5-7.30pm, free. Info 01446 735739. Covers.

John Adams Acapela, Pentyrch, Cardiff. 8pm, £10. Info 029 2089 0862. Singer-songwriter.

Rant Theatr Mwldan, Cardigan. 7.30pm, £14/£12. Info 01239 621200. All-fiddle Scottish folk quartet.

The Wurzels The Globe, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £14 adv. Info 07590 471888.

Will Killeen The Queens Head, Monmouth. 8.45pm, free. Info 01600 712767.

 

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