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tuesday 1

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

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

>Live Music Bootlegger, Cardiff. 9pm, free. Info 07495 657407. As well as the Friday and Saturday gigs (see specific dates for the artists playing), there is live music every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday this month, with the lineup TBC but always free entry.

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

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

Spike’s Five & Dime Band Café Jazz, Cardiff. 8pm, £4.50/£4/£2 NUS. Info 029 2038 7026.

wednesday 2

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

>Bella & Gareth Blues Duo Café Jazz, Cardiff. 8pm. Info 029 2038 7026. Also on Wed 16.

Chris Dean, Trevor Brown, Paul Shepherd Whiteheads Sports & Social Club, Bassaleg, Newport. 8pm, £8. Info malc@dancebands.plus.com. South Wales Big Band Society gig.

Coltrane Dedication The Queens Head, Monmouth. 8.45pm, free. Info 01600 712767. Playing as part of the Monmouth Festival.

Dave Morris + Kingson + Dana Immanuel & Stolen Band NosDa, Cardiff. 8.30-10.30pm, free. Info 029 2037 8866. Presented by U&I Radio.

Dock 83 + Revealer Ebbw Vale Institute. 7pm. Info 01495 708022.

Gus White + Cynefin + Max Lilleyman Gwdihw, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £4/£3 adv. Info 029 2039 7933. A Folk In The Owl’s Nest night.

Jackie Oates, Megan Henwood & Pete Thomas Pontyclun Institute Athletic Club. 7.30pm, £8/£5. Info 01443 226892. A Llantrisant Folk Club night.

Junior + The Young Hearts Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff. 7pm, £5. Info 029 2023 2199. Local pop-punkers headline.

Oli Nez Quintet with Dennis Rollins Jazzland, Swansea. 8.30pm, £13.50. Info 07802 912789.

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

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

thursday 3

Beatless The Pear Tree, Cardiff. 8pm, free. Info 029 2025 2042. Presented by Nailed It Events.

Let’s Hang On Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl. 7.30pm, £23-£25. Info 01656 815995. Frankie Valli tribute.

Jane’s Calamity Porter’s, Cardiff. 8pm. Info info@porterscardiff.com. An evening of singing along to songs from the musicals round the piano.

>Open Mic Night Lyceum Tavern, Newport. 8.30pm. Info 01633 858636. Every Thursday this month, as there are no guests on (they return in September).

Scotch Gwdihw, Cardiff. 8pm, £4/£3 adv. Info 029 2039 7933. Balkan style folk band.

The Death Of Pop The Moon, Cardiff. 7-10pm, £6/£5 adv. Info info@themooncardiff.com.

>The Green Gathering Piercefield Park, Chepstow. £100 weekend/£75 age 16-17/£55 under-16s/under-11s free (four days)/£25 per day. Info www.greengathering.org.uk. Music, speakers, poetry and films with an ethical, organic and holistic bent, over four days. Lineup to include Amy Rainbow, Anapurna, Animal Krackers, The Antipoet, Baab, Bea Everett, Beastfish, Bill Lloyd, Black Light Secret, Blanty & Matt, Bob Hillary & The Massive Mellow, Bruce Neil, Calico Jack, Cardinal Sin, Circe’s Diner, Clare Ferguson-Walker, Clarkestein, Cosmo, The Crazy Rhythm Club, Dan Kemp, Declan Millar, Deborah Rose & Mari Randle, DodoBones, Dohnut, The Don Bradmans, Dr Day’s Junction, The Fellowship, The Firepit Collective, Fran Wyburn And The Indigoes, Geordie Little, Georgia Palmer, The Goat Roper Rodeo Band, Gorias, Green Man Rising, Harp Nouveau & The Harp-Faery Queen, Hedgegods, Hedgespoken, The High Breed, Holly Ebony, Hoopdriver, Hoopy Frood, Indian Man, Invisible Gem, Iza Moon, Jabba Cartel, Jake Martin, Jamie Bevan a’r Gweddillion, Jazz Gnome Assassins, Jenn Hart, John Fairhurst, Johnny Solstice, Kangaroo Moon, Kara J Richards, Kath Tait, The King Biscuit Boys, The King Driscolls, Laika and The Falling Stars, Loka, Loonaloop, Magic Bus, Mice In A Matchbox, Neck, Nik Turner’s Space Ritual, October, Omnivibes, One Eyed God, The Original Smirkins & Friends, Owl In The Sun, Paul Divers, Phil Cudworth, Poeterry, …pr@xis?,  Rainbow Gecko, River Roots, Rosie Swayne, Roundabout Now, The Rusty Nutz, Sacred Geometry Band, Salena Godden, Selena Mara, Shankara Andy Bole, Sika, Smiling Ivy, Solebound, SP, Stella Homewood, Steve Kaos, Stick In The Wheel, Sundara, Sunny & Ed Davidson, The Swing Caravan, Terry Logan, Transglobal Underground, Track Dogs, Troyka, Ukejam, Vojta, The Wierdstring Band and Wild Birds Singing. (Until Sun 6)

friday 4

AC/DC UK The New Crown Inn, Merthyr Tydfil. 9pm, £8 adv. Info 01685 387925. Tribute band.

Andrew Buchanan + Those Damn Crows Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £8. Info 029 2023 2199. Local pop-punkers headline.

A Night Of Romantic Opera Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl. 7.30pm, £13.50-£17.50. Info 01656 815995. Arias and ensembles with piano accompaniment.

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

Buffalo Summer + Beautiful Strangers + Häxan + Digital Criminals Ebbw Vale Institute. 7pm, £7 adv. Info 01495 708022.

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

>Hiding From Girls Bootlegger, Cardiff. 9pm, free. Info 07495 657407. Also on Fri 25 this month.

High Hopes + Healer + Virtue In Vain Meze Lounge, Newport. 7pm, £5. Info 01633 259144. Headliners are on Victory Records, if that still impresses you for some reason.

Jack Mac’s Funk Pack Gwdihw, Cardiff. 9pm, £4/£3 adv. Info 029 2039 7933.

Jenny And The Beans Warehouse 54, Newport. 8pm, £3-£5. Info 01633 213161.

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

Live Encounter Kiwis, Cardiff. 9pm, free. Info 029 2039 8965.

Masts + Deadlines + Reggie Satanas And The Dim Panico + This Is Wreckage The Moon, Cardiff. 7.30pm, free. Info info@themooncardiff.com.

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

Ragsy Beaufort Arms, Swansea. 8pm, free. Info 01792 234447. Presented by Nailed It Events.

Resurrection + Degsy The Vault, Swansea. 8pm, £8 adv. Info 01792 465300. Stone Roses tribute band, supported by a solo set by someone from an Oasis tribute band.

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

>The 15th Dream Of Dr Sardonicus Cellar Bar, Cardigan. £45 adv (three days). Info 07818 056599. Annual psych weekender hosted by local spacerock band Sendelica and the Fruits De Mer label. Confirmed to play: The Bevis Frond, Sendelica, Earthling Society, Fuchsia, Anton Barbeau, Red Sun, The Telephones (acoustic set), Deviant Amps, The Spookers, The Chariots and Cary Grace. A Fruits De Mer goodie bag is included in the price – don’t delay, eBay it today! (Until Sun 6)

The Flying Spider Revival + Monday Night Side Project The Dragonffli, Pontypool. 7pm, £2. Info gigs@thedragonffli.com.

The Fugitives Café Jazz, Cardiff. 8pm, £4/£3. Info 029 2038 7026. Blues.

>Truefest Baskerville Hall, nr Hay-On-Wye. £95 (three days). Info www.truefest.co.uk. The second year of this eclectic three-dayer of funk, jazz, dub, folk, dance etc includes these acts: Chainska Brassika, The Allergies, Lazy Habits, Nomade Orquestra, Cut Capers, Lakuta, Johnny Cage & The Voodoogroove, They Say Jump, Matuki, Antimatador, Jman & MasterStatus, Mad Apple Circus, Timbali, Madame Electrifie, We’re No Heroes, Kid Kosmic, Crinkle Cuts, Junior Bill, Mount Nakara, Sion Russell Jones, Twogood, Hully Gully, Maddie Jones, Ecklectic Mick, Mansfield Green ft. Skunkadelic, Monty Carlo, Peaches & Cream, Ravelston, Dirty Alex, Spinx, Boris A Bono, The Reggiments, Potts & Jammin, 7Suns, Stereoripe, Phosphenes, Baare, Duvz & 7breaths, Tribal Hooligan, Oisin, Groove Theory, Jimanoli, Excellent Skeleton, Pleasuredome, Mockfest Allstars, Si Chai Selecta, Iron Eye, Mike Dennis, Codewalkers, Saccharyn, Ilana Held, Supajay, The Brwmys, Grooveslave, BRIX, Grand Tradition and Gemini Anderson. (Until Sun 6)

Tyla’s Dogs D’amour + Nicotine Pretty + Matty James Cassidy Fuel Bar, Cardiff. 8pm, £13 adv. Info 07970 063107. UK glam mtal survivors, now with an embellished name for reasons I am going to assume are legal.

Whitney Houston Tribute Hamptons, Penarth. 7.30pm, £39. Info 029 2070 5391. Courtesy of vocalist Nya King. A five-course meal is included in the price.

saturday 5

Aubrey Parsons The Towers Hotel, Swansea. 9pm, free. Info 01792 814155.

Chris Kelly The Mariners, Laugharne. 8.30pm, free. Info 01994 427688. Playing in sibling venue Browns tomorrow.

Deadwood The Patriot, Crumlin. 7pm, free. Info 01495 247178.

Genevieve & The Lovemakers Porter’s, Cardiff. 8pm. Info info@porterscardiff.com.

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

Hide Your Eyes + Last One Out + Amere + When Worlds Collide + Reckless Intentions Fuel Bar, Cardiff. 7pm, £5. Info 07970 063107. Hide Your Eyes are in Swansea tomorrow and Abertillery on Mon 7.

Holy Diver UK Rhondda Hotel, Porth. 7pm, £5 adv. Info 01443 682388. Ronnie James Dio tribute. Big fan of RJD, and also of tribute acts that serve a gap in the market and aren’t just doing the same boring crap as everyone else on the circuit, so I wish Holy Diver UK well.

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

>Jon Crespo Quartet Café Jazz, Cardiff. 9pm, £2 after 11. Info 029 2038 7026. Every Saturday this month.

>Live @ The Waterfront Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon. 1-3pm, free. Info 01874 611622. Music in the bar, acts TBC but also on Sat 19 and Sat 26.

Lol Goodman Band Cwmbran RFC, Pontnewydd, Cwmbran. 7.30pm, £8/£6. Info 01633 483238. Borough Blues Club gig.

Alun Lister + Mansel Davies + Mark JW Cole The Plough, Cardiff. 2pm, free. Info 029 2062 3017. Playing at 2pm, 4pm and 7.30pm respectively. Presented by Nailed It Events.

Minus Inferno + Rollin Sixes + Grey Wolves Grin The Dragonffli, Pontypool. 7pm, £2. Info gigs@thedragonffli.com.

National Youth Orchestra Of Wales St David’s Hall, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £14/£5 under-25s. Info 029 2087 8444. Carlo Rizzi conducts a programme of Strauss, Britten and Debussy.

National Youth Orchestra Of Wales Young Composers St David’s Hall, Cardiff. 1pm, £5. Info 029 2087 8444. Lunchtime concert showcasing new compositions.

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

Shoot The Town The Pit, Swansea. 7.30pm. Info facebook.com/thepitswansea.

Simon Trigg The Albany, Cardiff. 9pm, free. Info 029 2031 1075. Presented by Nailed It Events.

The Bear Quartet Bootlegger, Cardiff. 9pm, free. Info 07495 657407.

The Masterplan Jacs, Aberdare. 8pm, free. Info 01685 879491. Oasis/Noel Gallagher tribute.

sunday 6

Chris Kelly Browns, Laugharne. 3pm, free. Info 01994 427688.

*Fuschia + Bragod Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £10/£8. Info 029 2030 4400. The Wyrd Wonder with a fine-looking gig here: Fuschia are some early-70s psych-folkies, recently back in business, and Bragod play medieval-era Welsh music to captivating effect.

Hide Your Eyes The Pit, Swansea. 7pm. Info facebook.com/thepitswansea.

Misfit Pearl & The Odd Fellows The Queens Head, Monmouth. 8.45pm, free. Info 01600 712767.

Ragsy + Mark JW Cole The Plough, Cardiff. 2pm, free. Info 029 2062 3017. Playing at 4pm and 6pm respectively. Presented by Nailed It Events.

Roosevelt Earl Haig Memorial Club, Cardiff. 6-8pm, free. Info 029 2062 6015.

Simon Trigg The Newbridge, Rumney, Cardiff. 3-5pm, free. Info 029 2030 8031. Presented by Nailed It Events.

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

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

monday 7

Chroma + Adwaith + Francesca’s Word Salad The Moon, Cardiff. 6.30-10pm, free. Info info@themooncardiff.com. All the gigs here until Fri 11 are part of the Getting Women Into Music Cardiff Launch Week, and are all free entry.

Hide Your Eyes + Half Blind + Digital Criminals The Dolls House, Abertillery. 7pm, £6/£4 adv. Info 01495 213300.

James Kennedy Cwrt Rawlin, Caerphilly. 9pm, free. Info 029 2086 8001. Presented by Nailed It Events.

>Live Jazz Noah’s Yard, Swansea. 8pm. Info 01792 447360. Acts here every Monday, lineup currently TBC.

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

tuesday 8

Ron King’s Rhythm Aces Café Jazz, Cardiff. 8pm, £4.50/£4/£2 NUS. Info 029 2038 7026.

Winter Coat + Oh Peas! + Cadno The Moon, Cardiff. 6.30-10pm, free. Info info@themooncardiff.com.

wednesday 9

*A Page Of Punk + Holiday + American Graffiti Castle Emporium, Cardiff. 7-10pm, £5. Info www.thecastleemporium.co.uk. Punk rock bands, the headliners coming from Japan.

>Bay Rum Hounds Café Jazz, Cardiff. 8pm. Info 029 2038 7026. Blues. Also on Wed 23.

FB Pocket Orchestra Jazzland, Swansea. 8.30pm, £10. Info 07802 912789.

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

Georgia Paterson + Saccharyn The Moon, Cardiff. 6.30-10pm, free. Info info@themooncardiff.com.

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

thursday 10

Benn Willis The Pear Tree, Cardiff. 8pm, free. Info 029 2025 2042. Presented by Nailed It Events.

*Death Angel + Warbringer + Sodomized Cadaver Hobo’s, Bridgend. 7pm, £12.50 adv. Info www.hobosmusicvenue.com. Imperial Music present US thrash metal heavyweights – not threatening the big four, but roughly in a Stoke City or West Brom kinda placing – plus Warbringer, an 00s-era revivalist band.

Groucho Club Plas Hyfryd Hotel, Narberth. 8pm, £5-£10. Info 01834 869323. Spanjazz night.

Iain Matthews West End Club, Barry. 7pm, £10 adv. Info 01446 735739. Original Fairport Convention member. A Roots N All gig in conjunction with the Barry Arts Festival.

Mass Collective Porter’s, Cardiff. 8pm. Info info@porterscardiff.com.

Open Mic Night The Unicorn, Pontypool. 7.30pm, £3. Info 01495 751304. Monthly folk session.

Skies In Motion + Idle Shores + I Fight Bears The Pit, Swansea. 7pm, £5 adv. Info facebook.com/thepitswansea.

Think Pretty + French Alps Tiger The Moon, Cardiff. 6.30-10pm, free. Info info@themooncardiff.com.

friday 11

>ChapterLive Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff. 9pm, free. Info 029 2030 4400. Free gigs in the bar area, also on Fri 25.

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

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

Festival Big Band Castle Hotel, Brecon. 8pm, £28 (or part of £95 weekend ticket). Info 07791 654799. Opening event of this year’s Brecon Jazz, which is also on tomorrow and Sun 13 and which is covered Upfront.

Give Me The Night Hamptons, Penarth. 7.30pm, £39. Info 029 2070 5391. George Benson tribute by Nat Augustin. A five-course meal is included in the price.

Martha Reeves & The Vandellas Aberystwyth Arts Centre. 8pm, £27.50/£25. Info 01970 623232. Motown legends. Playing the Burning Lantern festival tomorrow.

Phil Black The Globe At Hay, Hay-On-Wye. 8pm, £5. Info 01497 821762. Hereford-based solo artist who peddles “lo-fi art punk and hooligan techno rock for fans of Alternative TV and early Cabaret Voltaire.” Oh aye? Should get him over to Cardiff if he actually lives up to this description.

Pryme Cut + Noah The Big Top, Cardiff. 8pm. Info 029 2022 8883. Album launch party, not much detail for this although Pryme Cut is a hip-hop dude I believe.

Renounced + Shallow Graves Fuel Bar, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £5. Info 07970 063107. Down For Life with some metallic hardcore bands.

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

The Happenings Kiwis, Cardiff. 9pm, free. Info 029 2039 8965.

The Heavy Quartet Gwdihw, Cardiff. 9pm, £4/£3. Info 029 2039 7933.

The Kut + Cult Of Hands The Moon, Cardiff. 9pm, free. Info info@themooncardiff.com.

The Mausoleum Trap + Howls Cathays Community Centre, Cardiff. 7pm, £3. Info 029 2037 3144. Practise room gig featuring two punky bands from Brighton plus more TBC.

The Three Swingers Bootlegger, Cardiff. 9pm, free. Info 07495 657407.

Tobias Beaufort Arms, Swansea. 8pm, free. Info 01792 234447. Presented by Nailed It Events.

Trip The Switch Warehouse 54, Newport. 8pm, £3-£5. Info 01633 213161.

*TV Crime + Artefact + Hodad Cardiff Bus Transport Club. 7pm, £6. Info 029 2023 3658. Good underground gear from around the UK: garage punk, goth punk and garage punk with weird time signatures, respectively.

Urban Voodoo Machine Sin City, Swansea. 7.30pm, £12 adv. Info 01792 468892. Self-proclaimed bourbon-soaked gypsy blues bop’n’stroll.

Vice Squad + Tenplusone The Pit, Swansea. 7pm, £10 adv. Info facebook.com/thepitswansea. Punk pinup Beki Bondage.

Vicetrack The Parrot, Carmarthen. 8pm. Info 01267 231012.

saturday 12

182 Fuel Bar, Cardiff. 8pm, £5. Info 07970 063107. Blink 182 tribute band. They sometimes get called One Eighty Two, just to make things slightly more confusing.

A Different Thread The Globe At Hay, Hay-On-Wye. 8pm, £5. Info 01497 821762.

A Foreigner’s Journey The Globe, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £10 adv. Info 07590 471888. To quote Peter Kay’s most famous routine, “Foreigner… Journey? Foreigner? Journey? No thank you!”

A Night With The Stars Cardigan Castle. 7.30pm, £20. Info 01239 621200. Featuring Rhydian Roberts, Claire Jones, Gwawr Edwards, Llyr Griffiths and Chris Marshall.

A Noise The Duke, Neath. 7pm, free. Info 01639 643892.

Aubrey Parsons Rose & Crown, Porthcawl. 4pm, free. Info 01656 784850. Presented by Nailed It Events.

Big Mac’s Wholly Soul Band Jacs, Aberdare. 8pm, £5. Info 01685 879491. Presented by Blowout. Headliners feature ex-members of Johnny Foreigner, if that turns your head.

>Breakout Welsh Hip- Hop Beach Jam Eastern Promenade, Barry Island. 12-6pm, free. Info 07889 803932. Elemental Force present two days (on tomorrow also) of MCs, DJs, a live funk band, workshops, graffiti, breakdancing, battles, beatboxers… full lineup TBC.

>Brecon Jazz 2017 Guildhall Theatre, The Muse and Wellington Hotel, Brecon. 12pm, £95 weekend/£32 Sat 12/£35 Sun 13/concerts priced individually. Info 07791 654799. All of today’s performances are in the Guildhall and they are: Gerard Cousins Project (12pm, £8); Atsuko Shimada Trio (3.15pm, £12) and Darius Brubeck Quartet (7.30pm, £18). Sun 13: Annette Gregory (The Muse, 2pm, £8); Ashley John Long & Friends (The Muse, 3.15pm, £8); Hannah Vivian-Byrne (The Guildhall, 5.30pm, £10) and Nigel Price/Ross Stanley Organ Trio (Wellington Hotel, 8.15pm, £14).

Burning Lantern Fayre National History Museum, St Fagans. 5-11pm, £45. Info 029 2057 3500. See Upfront for more on this one-day festival of nice. Tom Odell, Jack Savoretti, The Shires, Martha Reeves & The Vandellas, Into The Ark, Zervas & Pepper, The Gentle Good, Kizzy Crawford and Irit all play live, plus there’s an acoustic stage, a kids’ area, street food, community artists etc.

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

Danielle Lewis Park Lodge, Morfa Lane, Carmarthen. 2-4pm, free. Info 07468 528933. Hosted by Rewired Music.

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

Dream Team Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon. 8.30pm, £15. Info 01874 611622. South African jazz/hip-hop band whose show also features Zulu dance routines.

Finn Cellar Bar, Cardigan. 7.30pm, £5.50-£8.50. Info 07818 056599. Australian R&B band.

HuwB40 + Iron Gosling + Teenage Mutant Single Mothers Mozarts, Swansea. 7.45pm. Info 01792 649984. Not familar with any of these bands but they add up to one banterous collection of names, that’s for sure.

Latchstring + Human Heat + Perfect Body + Probably Not Cathays Community Centre, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £4. Info 029 2037 3144. Punk and emo bands play in the practise room here, which (as I always feel obliged to point out in these listings) is very small.

Motörlizzy The Patriot, Crumlin. 7pm. Info 01495 247178. Motörhead/Thin Lizzy tribute band.

Olly Murs Singleton Park, Swansea. 5pm, £55/£39.50. Info 01239 821114. See Upfront for a chat with the Mursbow himself.

Reggie Santanas & The Dim Panico + Dead At 27 + King Goon + Handsome Ape The Dragonffli, Pontypool. 7pm, £2. Info gigs@thedragonffli.com.

Smiling Ivy The Moon, Cardiff. 9pm, free. Info info@themooncardiff.com.

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

The Firm Kiwis, Cardiff. 9pm, free. Info 029 2039 8965.

The Flash Pans Bootlegger, Cardiff. 9pm, free. Info 07495 657407.

sunday 13

Celynen Collieries Silver Band Blaenavon World Heritage Centre + Workmen’s Hall. 2-4pm, free. Info 07794 574572.

Classics In The Castle Cardigan Castle. 3pm, £14. Info 01239 621200. Featuring the American Youth Harp Ensemble, choir and chamber group.

>Folk Music & Song Session Arvon Ale House, Llandrindod Wells. 4pm. Info 07477 627267. Every second and fourth Sunday of the month (also on Sun 27 in June), with an extra acoustic session now on the third Sunday (Sun 13) too.

Glas Earl Haig Memorial Club, Cardiff. 6-8pm, free. Info 029 2062 6015.

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

Three Fat Cyclists Browns, Laugharne. 3pm, free. Info 01994 427688.

tuesday 15

The Dave Smith Quartet Café Jazz, Cardiff. 8pm, £4.50/£4/£2 NUS. Info 029 2038 7026.

wednesday 16

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

Bute Clarinet Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl. 1pm. Info 01656 815995. Lunchtime recital.

Catherine Craig & Brian Willoughby Pontyclun Institute Athletic Club. 7.30pm, £8/£5. Info 01443 226892. A Llantrisant Folk Club night.

Dave Cottle Trio Jazzland, Swansea. 8.30pm, £10. Info 07802 912789. Playing a ‘classic piano solos’ set.

Future Horizons + Exit To Main Menu + Far From Animals + Hobgoblin + Orzo The Pit, Swansea. 7pm, £5 adv. Info facebook.com/thepitswansea.

Itoldyouiwouldeatyou + Orchards + The Deadnotes + Death By Shotgun Buffalo, Cardiff. 7pm, £5/£4 adv. Info 029 2031 0312. Indie bands, presented by Otter Wales.

Larkins + Bandicoot + New Revival The Moon, Cardiff. 7-10pm, £6 adv. Info info@themooncardiff.com.

Too Many Zooz The Globe, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £15 adv. Info 07590 471888. NYC trio who got famous busking in the subway. One of them is called David ‘King Of Sludge’ Parks. Unless that’s a malicious Wikipedia edit.

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

thursday 17

>Green Man 2017 Glanusk Park Estate, Brecon Beacons. £175 weekend/£20 5-12-year-olds/under-5s free with a ticket. Info info@thegreenmanfestival.co.uk. This year’s Green Man is very much sold out but maybe you can find someone selling a ticket, in which case here’s the lineup.

Today is the soft launch night and features sets from Ride, Badbadnotgood, Anna Meredith, Charlotte Day Wilson and Huw Stephens (DJ set).

Fri 18: Future Islands, Lift To Experience, British Sea Power, Johnny Flynn & The Sussex Wit, Hurray For The Riff Raff, Fionn Regan and Happyness (main stage); Kate Tempest, Angel Olsen, Hinds, DD Dumbo, The Big Moon, LVL UP, Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band, Kikagaku Moyo and Warm Digits (Far Out stage); Pumarosa, Moddi, Laura Gibson, Karl Blau, Nadia Reid, Gill Landry, Cobalt Chapel, Chelou and Nathan Ball (Walled Garden).

Sat 19: Ryan Adams, Michael Kiwanuka, Lambchop, Shirley Collins, This Is The Kit, Jessica Pratt and Pictish Trail (main stage); Jon Hopkins (DJ set), The Oh Sees, Liars, Allah-Las, Gospelbeach, Moses Boyd Exodus, The Mattson 2, Grumbling Fur and Doomsquad (Far Out stage); Melt Yourself Down, Yourston Thorne Khan, Trembling Bells, Alasdair Roberts, Big Thief, Charlie Cunningham, Aldous Harding, Warhaus and The Orielles (Walled Garden).

Sun 20: PJ Harvey, The Shins, Conor Oberst, Fruit Bats, Julia Jacklin, Andy Shauf, Holly Macve and Deep Throat Choir (main stage); Sleaford Mods, Saint Etienne, Julian Cope, Field Music, Richard Dawson, Sunflower Bean, Shame, Wolf People and Circulus (Far Out stage); Methyl Ethel, Timber Timbre, Girl Ray, Adam Torres, Julie Byrne, Michael Chapman, Gaelynn Lea, Benedict Benjamin and Toby Hay (Walled Garden).

Rising stage (running order TBC): Aled Rheon, Bad Parents, Bess Atwell, Boy Azooga, Brooke Bentham, Dead Pretties, Francobollo, Gintis, H.Grimace, H.Hawkline, Hotel Lux, Jae Tyler, Jim Ghedi, Keto, Lice, Madonnatron, Omaloma, Pale Seas, Sap, Siobhan Wilson, Stevie Parker, Sports Team, Tom Hickox, The Wave Pictures and W.H. Lung.

Plus acts TBC on the Chai Wallahs and comedy stages, as well as various science, kid-friendly, talky type stuff about the place. (Until Sun 20)

Hells Bells + The Bon Jovi Experience + UK Guns N’ Roses Chepstow Castle. 6.30pm, £18 adv. Info 0300 3656677. Three tribute bands kick off this year’s Castel Roc festival, aka a bunch of gigs happening in the castle until the end of the month.

Living Body + Mayshe Mayshe + Winter Coat Gwdihw, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £5/£3. Info 029 2039 7933.

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

Pi & Hash The Moon, Cardiff. 8.30pm, free. Info info@themooncardiff.com. Local music showcase, acts TBC.

Ragsy The Pear Tree, Cardiff. 8pm, free. Info 029 2025 2042. Presented by Nailed It Events.

friday 18

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

Best Of Bublé Hamptons, Penarth. 7.30pm, £39. Info 029 2070 5391. Michael Bublé, paid tribute to by Tom Carey. A five-course meal is included in the price.

Buddy Holly: A Legend Reborn Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl. 7.30pm, £21.50. Info 01656 815995. TRibute show.

Calypso Beaufort Arms, Swansea. 8pm, free. Info 01792 234447. Presented by Nailed It Events.

Chris King + Hotel Radio Redhouse, Merthyr Tydfil. 7-11pm, £6 adv. Info 01685 384111.

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

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

John Coghlan’s Quo Pontardawe Arts Centre. 7.30pm, £14 adv. Info 01792 863722.

John Nicholas The Globe At Hay, Hay-On-Wye. 8pm, £5. Info 01497 821762. Acoustic singer-songwriter.

Karl Morgan Welcome To Town, Llanrhidian, Swansea. 8.30pm, free. Info 01792 390015.

Long Live The King! Elvis Tribute Earl Haig Memorial Club, Cardiff. 7pm, £7 adv. Info 029 2062 6015.

Madassa Soul Band Acapela, Pentyrch, Cardiff. 8pm, £12.50. Info 029 2089 0862.

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

Ruby & The Valentines Slipping Jimmy’s, Newport. 9pm. Info 07745 059936. Southern rock tribute band.

Rumney Folk Club St Augustine’s Church, Rumney, Cardiff. 7pm, £3.50/£1.50 for performers. Info derek@rumneyfolkclub.co.uk. Monthly night.

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

The Outfit Kiwis, Cardiff. 9pm, free. Info 029 2039 8965.

Toriah Fontaine Band Bootlegger, Cardiff. 8pm, free. Info 07495 657407.

Yr Poetry + Heavy Flames + Tenplusone + American Graffiti Jacs, Aberdare. 8pm, £5. Info 01685 879491. Presented by Blowout. Headliners feature ex-members of Johnny Foreigner, if that turns your head.

saturday 19

Abba Mania Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl. 7.30pm, £21.50/£20.50. Info 01656 815995. Tribute show.

Ash + Get Inuit Sin City, Swansea. 7.30pm, £17.50 adv. Info 01792 468892. Ulster indie veterans. Russell from Bloc Party is in the live band now it says here.

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

Dream State The Pit, Swansea. 8pm, £5 adv. Info facebook.com/thepitswansea.

Da Iawn Fest #3 Buffalo, Cardiff. 12-10pm, £10. Info 029 2031 0312. Punk, indie, pop-punk and so forth from these bands (more TBC): Great Cynics, Happy Accidents, This Hidden Switch, The Run Up and Deadlines.

Jack Ellis + ItsPapaGee Park Lodge, Morfa Lane, Carmarthen. 2-4pm, free. Info 07468 528933. Hosted by Rewired Music.

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

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

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

Junior Hacksaw Earl Haig Memorial Club, Cardiff. 6-8pm, free. Info 029 2062 6015.

*Luminous Bodies + Wyllt + Black Shape The Moon, Cardiff. 7pm, free. Info info@themooncardiff.com. Heavy rock wildness presented by Cosmic Carnage and Lesson No.1. Headliners are from London, feature members of Terminal Cheesecake among many others and do a Tom Jones/Butthole Surfers mashup that was made for this precise setting. FREE ENTRY too!

Making Waves The Riverfront, Newport. 6.30pm, £20. Info 01633 656757. Concert featuring the St Woolos Symphonia and commemorating the 15th anniversary of the discovery of a medieval-era ship buried in the River Usk. Ticket price includes a drink on reception.

Metallica Reloaded The New Crown Inn, Merthyr Tydfil. 9pm, £6/£5 adv. Info 01685 387925. Tribute band.

Paul Dark + Beatless The Aubrey Arms, Bonvilston. 4pm, free. Info 01446 781210. On at 4pm and 8pm respectively. Presented by Nailed It Events.

Pipe Dream The Patriot, Crumlin. 7pm. Info 01495 247178.

Steven J Taylor The Albany, Cardiff. 9pm, free. Info 029 2031 1075. Presented by Nailed It Events.

The Magic Of Motown Chepstow Castle. 6.30pm, £35 adv. Info 0300 3656677. Castell Roc gig.

The Sandinistas The Globe, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £8 adv. Info 07590 471888. Lad indie band from the valleys.

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

The Spectrums Jacs, Aberdare. 9pm, free. Info 01685 879491. Electronic/new wave covers band.

Ultimate Floyd Rhondda Hotel, Porth. 7pm, £5 adv. Info 01443 682388. Pink Floyd tribute.

We Come From Ashes + The Seventh Circle + Among The Dead The Dragonffli, Pontypool. 7pm, £2. Info gigs@thedragonffli.com.

sunday 20

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

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

Collabro Chepstow Castle. 6.30pm, £25 adv. Info 0300 3656677. Castell Roc gig.

Cwmbran Brass Band Blaenavon World Heritage Centre + Workmen’s Hall. 2-4pm, free. Info 07794 574572.

Daz Cortina The Newbridge, Rumney, Cardiff. 3-5pm, free. Info 029 2030 8031. Presented by Nailed It Events.

The Pitchforks + Niterooms + Hang11 The Moon, Cardiff. 6-10pm, £5 adv. Info info@themooncardiff.com.

Woolfey Browns, Laugharne. 3pm, free. Info 01994 427688.

monday 21

Donnie Joe’s American Swing Café Jazz, Cardiff. 8pm, £3/£2.50 NUS. Info 029 2038 7026.

tuesday 22

Marcia Pendlebury The Open Hearth, Pontypool. 8.30pm. Info martin.fisher1944@hotmail.co.uk. Joined by Jim Barber (piano), Clive Morton (bass), Tommy Harris (tenor sax) and Martin Fisher (drums). A Jazz At The Open Hearth night.

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

wednesday 23

uAberjazz Various venues, Fishguard. 5pm, prices vary. Info info@aberjazz.com. Annual bank holiday weekender of jazz on the coast. Today features Coltrane Dedication (Peppers, 5pm, £7.50 adv); The Chris Ingham Quartet (Theatr Gwaun, 7pm, £10/£8 members) and Auld Man’s Baccie plus Daniel Smith & Scott Hannah (Ffwrn, 7pm, £7).

Fri 25 features Jodie Marie, Lawri Evans and Auld Man’s Baccie (Ffwrn, 2pm, £7.50/£5 members); Eleanor McAvoy (Theatr Gwaun, 6pm, £7.50/£5 members); The Bella Collins Band (Bluestone Brewery, 8pm, £6); The Red Stripe Band (Bay Hotel, 8pm, £15/£12.50 members); The Liam Ward Band plus Steve Morrison (Ffwrn, 8pm, £7.50/£5 members) and The Sam Leak Trio (Peppers, 10.30pm, £7.50/£5 members).

Sat 26: Glas and The Vitality Band Three (Ffwrn, 2pm, £7.50/£5 members); Burum (Peppers, 5pm, £7.50/£5 members); Nik Turner Band (Theatr Gwaun, 7pm, £10/£8 members); The Bella Collins Band, Lady Nade and Leburn Maddox Band (Ffwrn, 8.30pm, £15/£12.50 members).

Sun 27: Andy Twyman, Kizzy Crawford and Afternoon In Paris (Ffwrn, 1pm, £10/£7.50 members); Sunjay (TS Skirmisher, 3pm, £5); Ben Thomas Trio (Peppers, 5pm, £5); Rockin’ In Rhythm and the Digby Fairweather Half Dozen (Theatr Gwaun, 7.30pm, £22.50/£20 members); Hideaway Trio, The Blue Horizon and Wild Card (Ffwrn, 7pm, £12.50/£10 members) and Kanda Bongo Man (Bluestone Brewery, 7.30pm, £10 – see Music).

Mon 28: The Gill Cook Trio (Peppers, 1pm, £5); Sarah Barnwell Quartet and Remi Harris Trio (Ffrwn, 3pm, £10.50/£7.50 members); The Bob Kerr Whoopee Band (Theatr Gwaun, 7pm, £15/£12.50 members) and The Chalk Outlines plus DJ Paul Murphy (Ffwrn, 9pm, £7.50/£5 members). (Until Mon 28)

Bringing On Back The 60s Grand Theatre, Swansea. 7.30pm, £20. Info 01792 475715. Retro rock revue with New Amen Corner, Mike d’Abo and Chris Farlowe.

Fletch’s Brew Jazzland, Swansea. 8.30pm, £12. Info 07802 912789.

Gethin Liddington’s Goodkatz Whiteheads Sports & Social Club, Bassaleg, Newport. 8pm, £8. Info malc@dancebands.plus.com. South Wales Big Band Society gig.

Islands In The Stream: The Music Of Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton Chepstow Castle. 6.30pm, £25 adv. Info 0300 3656677. Castell Roc gig. The logo for this twin tribute act is a Stetson, a cowboy boot and an outline of Texas. Dolly Parton isn’t from Texas and neither is country music. Annoying!

The Skatalites + 2 Rude The Globe, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £20 adv. Info 07590 471888. Ska pioneers, fiftysomething years old as a band, headline.

thursday 24

Bad Manners The Rainbow Rooms, Gorseinon. 7.30pm, £18 adv. Info 07563 111225.

Jive Talkin’ Grand Theatre, Swansea. 7.30pm, £20/£10.50 kids. Info 01792 475715. Bee Gees cosplayers kick off a three-day bank holiday weekend run of bastard sodding tribute bands at this venue.

Marmozets Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff. 7pm, £10. Info 029 2023 2199. UK rock band.

Sticks And Stones + Who Saves The Hero? Fuel Bar, Cardiff. 7pm, £1 adv early bird. Info 07970 063107.

The Counterfeit Stones Chepstow Castle. 6.30pm, £20 adv. Info 0300 3656677. Castell Roc gig.

Tigers Jaw + Culture Abuse The Globe, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £14 adv. Info 07590 471888. Emo-indie-punk sorta band from Scranton, where the American Office is set. The best known band from Slough, where the British Office was set, appears to be Viva Brother. Bleak.

Tobias The Pear Tree, Cardiff. 8pm, free. Info 029 2025 2042. Presented by Nailed It Events.

friday 25

Antarctic Monkeys + The Killerz + The Oasis Experience Chepstow Castle. 6.30pm, £17 adv. Info 0300 3656677. Castell Roc gig featuring three indie tribute bands. Need to share the Oasis Experience biog quote with you: “Most Oasis tributes are like a mouthful of piss when you’re doing the coke challenge. With us, you get coke!”

Bon Giovi The Rainbow Rooms, Gorseinon. 7pm, £13 adv. Info 07563 111225. Bon Jovi tribute band. In Narberth tomorrow.

Chris Kelly Kiwis, Cardiff. 9pm, free. Info 029 2039 8965.

*Chroma Le Public Space, Newport. Free. Info sam@lepub.co.uk. This will be the official opening party for this new High Street venue, the successor to Le Pub which was just up the road. More bands TBC too.

>Crownload 2017 The New Crown Inn, Merthyr Tydfil. 6.30pm. Info 01685 387925. Bank holiday weekend four-dayer. Bands all TBC right now mind you. Starts at 3.30pm on Sat 26 and Sun 27; 5pm on Mon 28. (Until Mon 28)

>Families Need Fathers The Dragonffli, Pontypool. 6pm, £2 (minimum donation). Info gigs@thedragonffli.com. This is a three-day festival raising funds for the organisation in the title. Whose name seems to stigmatise single-parent families in a way I’m not really down with, but I hatched from an egg on an abandoned planet so what do I know.

Aaaaanyway, today’s lineup features Jenovese, Malum Sky, Ghosts As Alibis, In With The Jellyfish, The Ice Giants and This Is Wreckage.

Tomorrow features The Caspiens, My Diablo, Old Samuel, Ten Plus One, Doomcrow, Second Sons and No Glory (main stage, 4pm start) and Ian Jay, Vince James, To Bear Sir, Jack Perrett and Bethany Jane (Acoustic Corner, 4.30pm start).

Sun 27: White Noise Radio, Hide Your Eyes, Audioplague, Broken Device, I Digress, Apathy Avenue and Reclvse (main stage, 3pm start) and Nigel Smith, Zoe Alexandra Wheatstone, Theo C Cupier and Alex Ghost (Acoustic Corner). (Until Sun 27)

Feeder Chepstow Racecourse. 6pm, £25 adv/£12.50 under-16s/free under-5s. Info 01291 622260. It’s a homecoming gig for Feeder! For Grant the singer that is. If it was for Taka the bassist it would be taking place in the small Japanese city of Mizuho.

Fortunate Sons Café Jazz, Cardiff. 8pm, £4/£3. Info 029 2038 7026. Blues.

Funk Pack Warehouse 54, Newport. 8pm, £3-£5. Info 01633 213161. I assume this is Jack Mac’s Funk Pack, but maybe it isn’t.

Henry Marten’s Ghost Beaufort Arms, Swansea. 8pm, free. Info 01792 234447. Presented by Nailed It Events.

>Hub Festival Various venues, Womanby Street, Cardiff. 5pm, £25 weekend/£10 teens/free under-12s. Info info@thefullmooncardiff.com. See Music for a short preview of this annual multi-venue weekend. Today begins in the Moon and features Maddie Jones Band, Palomino Party, Grand Tradition, Georgia Paterson Band, Shop Girls, Scott Howells Band and Duski. The following two days are in these venues: Castle Emporium, The Tunnel (aka the sloping loading pay opposite the Moon’s entrance), The Moon, Bootlegger, Clwb Ifor Bach (both floors), The Street, City Arms, Tiny Rebel, Sully’s Cafe, Jones Court, Fuel and The Busk Stop.

Sat 26 starts at 2pm and features 5th Spear, A Bit Like Nicolas Cage, AcouMetal, Afro Cluster, Aled Rheon, Anal Floss Is Boss, Argrph, Barracwda, Beatbox Hann, Boy Azooga, Buzzard, Captain Accident, Chris Noir, Christopher Rees, Cities, Cult Of Hands, Dead Method, Disjoy, Ferinus, Fingertrap, Head Noise, Francesca’s Word Salad, Hodad, Hollow Mask, Hvnter, Hyll, Iron Eye, Jackson, Jaffro, Joe Kelly Band, Kickin Bird, Kid Kosmic, Lostboy, Mellt, Mike Dennis, Milk, Minas, Mute Group(s), Nevsky Perspective, No Thee No Ess, Nuclear Lullaby, Oblong, Palomino Party, Paper Kings, Plague Father, Platform 1, Razkid, Robocobra Quartet, Saccharyn, Sam Griffiths, Simon Love, Spiceboy, Souer, Soundwire, Sous Les Paves, Soviets, Telegram, The_Experiment, The School, The Tates, Tattsyrup, The Vega Bodegas, Twisted Ankle, Upbeat Sneakers and Vile Inscription.

Sun 27 starts at 2pm also and features Aaronson, Ani Glass, Bandaoke, Black Leaves Of Envy, Blood Slugs, Charlie Says, Chew, Chroma, Cobalt Sons, Cotton Wolf, Cymbient, The D Teez, Dusty Cut, Eleri Angharad, Esuna, Eugene Capper & Rhodri Brooks, Eva Bartok, Excellent Skeleton, Fade To White, Featherjaw, Ffug, French Alps Tiger, Infinity Forms Of Yellow Remember, Jets To Zurich, JC’s Hopeless Sinners, Johnny Cage & The Voodoogroove, Junior Bill, King Juss, Knæk, Kookamunga, Lacertilia, Laura Power, Little Folk, Little Red, Mandy, Mega Bog, Mudlark, My Name Is Ian, Naomi Rae Band, Nineteen Fifty Eight, Niterooms, Ofelia, Oldus Fawn, Parcs, Paul Divers, Quiet Marauder, Railroad Bill, Rhys Davis, R. Seiliog, Rebecca Hurn, Sam Fowke, Scumbag Familiar, Sly & The Family Drone, Suns Of Thunder, Tendons, Tetrahex, The Brwmys, The Chalk Outlines, The Echo & The Always, The Firs, The Johnstown Flood, Think Pretty, Thom Bentley, Toriah Fontaine, Throwing Knives, WACO, We’re No Heroes, Winter Coat and Wonderbrass. Plus DJs, live art, exhibitions, street performers, busking stage, spoken word/poetry, comedy, performance art and more. (Until Sun 27)

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

October Ends + Pioneers + The Hero Dies First + The Disconnect + Backroads The Dolls House, Abertillery. 7pm, £5. Info 01495 213300.

>Pride Cymru Big Weekend Civic Centre, Cardiff. 12pm, £2 per day (£20 VIP). Info www.pridecymru.co.uk. The Big Weekend is back baby! And it’s merged with Pride for a right coalition of chaos, by which I mean indie bands and pop tribute acts on the same bill. Today features Fun Lovin’ Criminals, ‘very special guests’, Pacific, Lost & Found, Last Orders and Oasish.

Sat 26: Bright Light Bright Light plus tributes to Queen, Lady Gaga, Cher, Whitney Houston, The Supremes, George Michael, Wham!, Steps, Shirley Bassey, Alison Moyet, Abba, Dolly Parton and Pink.

Sun 27: Charlotte Church’s Late Night Pop Dungeon, Zervas & Pepper, Blair Dunlop, Jordan Gray, Leighton Jones, Kyle Passmore, Nicky Price, Last Orders, Jordan Stavrakis, Rozelle, Fingertrap and a Bob Marley tribute. Plus a Ministry Of Sound dance arena each evening playing Ibiza classics, with Judge Jules featuring at one point. (Until Sun 27)

Son Of Man + Buffalo Summer The Garage, Swansea. 7.30pm, £10/£8 adv. Info 01792 475147.

>The Big Tribute 2017 Lovesgrove, Aberystwyth. 1pm, £50 weekend. Info 01970 623232. Annual festival with lots of tribute bands over three days, lineup TBC right now. (Until Sun 27)

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

The Shakes The Twelve Knights, Margam. 9pm, free. Info 01639 882381. Presented by Nailed It Events.

T Rextacy Grand Theatre, Swansea. 7.30pm, £20/£18.50. Info 01792 475715. T Rex tribute band.

Upon Those Dying + Giving In To Ghosts + Solace In Nightmares + I Fight Bears Fuel Bar, Cardiff. 7pm, £3 adv. Info 07970 063107. Metal bands.

saturday 26

Beatless Old Post, Bonvilston, Vale Of Glamorgan. Free. Info 01446 781205. Presented by Nailed It Events.

Bon Giovi Queens Hall, Narberth. 7.30pm, £16/£14.50 adv. Info 01834 869323.

Jack Mac & The Funk Pack Porter’s, Cardiff. 8pm. Info info@porterscardiff.com.

Lucy Jones + News From Nowhere Park Lodge, Morfa Lane, Carmarthen. 2-4pm, free. Info 07468 528933. Hosted by Rewired Music.

Millbone & Co Bootlegger, Cardiff. 8pm, free. Info 07495 657407.

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

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

Rhos Y Gilwen Proms: Day 1 Rhos Y Gilwen, Pembrokeshire. 8-10.15pm, £15 adv. Info 01239 841387. A chamber quintet perform works by Franck, Rachmaninov and Brahms. Day 2 of the Proms is tomorrow.

Rocky Road Star Hotel, Llanelli. 8pm. Info 01554 774420.

Saint Of Sins The Patriot, Crumlin. 7pm. Info 01495 247178.

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

The Beach Boys Story Acapela, Pentyrch, Cardiff. 8pm, £18. Info 029 2089 0862. Tribute band

The Doors Alive Redhouse, Merthyr Tydfil. 7.30pm, £14 adv. Info 01685 384111.

The Hold Up: Inner City Cypher Oner Signs, Cardiff. 1-5pm, free. Info 029 2037 1231. Monthly hip-hop session inviting MCs, beatboxers, DJs etc down to jam.

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

The Quireboys + FM + Gun Chepstow Castle. 6.30pm, £29 adv. Info 0300 3656677. Castell Roc gig featuring three 80s/90s British hard rock bands.

The Shakes + Helen Louise White Horse, Bridgend. 3pm, free. Info 01656 652583. On at 7pm and 3pm respectively. Presented by Nailed It Events.

The Stoned Roses The Garage, Swansea. 9pm, £6. Info 01792 475147. Tribute band. Also featuring Fools Gold DJs until 3am

Totally Tina! Grand Theatre, Swansea. 7.30pm, £20.50. Info 01792 475715. Tina Turner tribute.

sunday 27

Aubrey Parsons Atlantic Hotel, Porthcawl. 7pm, free. Info 01656 785011. Presented by Nailed It Events.

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

Ben Portsmouth: Taking Care Of Elvis Chepstow Castle. 6.30pm, £25 adv. Info 0300 3656677. Castell Roc gig featuring Elvis tribute act.

Blues Central Earl Haig Memorial Club, Cardiff. 6-8pm, free. Info 029 2062 6015.

Charity Band Feud The Pit, Swansea. 7pm, free. Info facebook.com/thepitswansea. Bands are TBC but the charity is RSPCA.

Heavy Flames + Stiff Necks + Dead Shed Jokers The Llwyncelyn Inn, Treceynon, Aberdare. 2-10pm, free. Info 01685 878937. This is titled the Summer Spectacular and features more bands TBC.

Novana + Stay Voiceless + Disphoria Ebbw Vale Institute. 6pm, £8 adv. Info 01495 708022. Nirvana tribute band.

NP20 Fest Alldayer Meze Lounge, Newport. 4pm, £5. Info 01633 259144. Featuring Monico Blonde, Digital Criminals, The Decoy, Birdcage, Jets To Zurich, Versepertine and more TBC. Your fiver also gets you into the club night after until 6am.

Rhos Y Gilwen Proms: Day 2 Rhos Y Gilwen, Pembrokeshire. 8-10.30pm, £15 adv. Info 01239 841387. A chamber quintet perform works by Ravel, Dvorak and a Balkan suite arranged by Patrick de Broux.

Sally White Horse, Bridgend. 3pm, free. Info 01656 652583. Presented by Nailed It Events.

The Mams Browns, Laugharne. 3pm, free. Info 01994 427688.

The Oasis Experience The Muni, Pontypridd. 7pm, £11 adv. Info 01443 490390. Tribute band.

monday 28

CJ Ramone + The Isotopes + Thom Bentley Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff. 7pm, £15. Info 029 2023 2199. Bass player for the Ramones during their latter years, and still dining out on it because let’s face it you could drop dead tomorrow.

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

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble Sin City, Swansea. 7.30pm, £15 adv. Info 01792 468892. Funky brass sibling octet from Chicago. Have played south Wales a few times but debuting in Swansea I believe.

New Model Army Chepstow Castle. 6.30pm, £22 adv. Info 0300 3656677. Castell Roc gig.

Up The Creek The Twelve Knights, Margam. 2-4pm, free. Info 01639 882381. Presented by Nailed It Events.

tuesday 29

One Crow Sorrow Theatr Hafren, Newtown. 7.30pm, £2.50. Info 01686 614555. Local folk/country/pop duo.

The Sweet Water Warblers The Art Shop & Chapel, Abergavenny. 7.30pm, £12. Info 01873 852690. Americana folk trio.

Tricot + False Hope For The Savage + Target:Ohio Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £10. Info 029 2023 2199. Japanese post-rock band headline.

wednesday 30

Charlie Says + Carolines + Last Days Of Elvis + Party Fears Gwdihw, Cardiff. 8pm, £4. Info 029 2039 7933.

Eileen McGann Pontyclun Institute Athletic Club. 7.30pm, £8/£5. Info 01443 226892.

Guardalavaca De Cuba Jazzland, Swansea. 8.30pm, £10. Info 07802 912789. Nine-piece Latin jazz band..

Richard West Show Whiteheads Sports & Social Club, Bassaleg, Newport. 8pm, £8. Info malc@dancebands.plus.com. South Wales Big Band Society gig.

The Orwells Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £12. Info 029 2023 2199. Indie band of some sort.

thursday 31

Conor Llewellyn Gwdihw, Cardiff. Info 029 2039 7933.

*Horace Andy Tramshed, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £20 adv. Info 029 2023 5555. See Music.

Ian Poole Quartet The Pear Tree, Cardiff. 8pm, free. Info 029 2025 2042. Presented by Nailed It Events.

Living With Laura Live 2 The Globe, Cardiff. 1.30-6pm, £10-£16. Info 07590 471888. Charity event featuring performances from Jamie Miller, Luke Friend, Bailey McConnell, Jason Allan, Talis Eros, Tom Auton, Sion Jones, Angel Gold and Daniel Martell.

Loathe + Harbinger Sin City, Swansea. 7.30pm, £6 adv. Info 01792 468892.

Lucky Peterson Acapela, Pentyrch, Cardiff. 8pm, £20. Info 029 2089 0862. Buffalo-originated bluesman dubbed “one of the greatest ever” by the venue. Not sure that’s a canonical opinion but they are of course entitled to it.

Moscow Drug Club Melville Centre, Abergavenny. 7.30pm, £35. Info 01873 853167. Opening event of Black Mountain Jazz’s Wall2Wall Jazz Festival. Price includes dinner.

Sarah Barnwell Trio Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl. 8pm, £9.50. Info 01656 815995. Swing/gypsy jazz/folk from violinist and band.

Starcrawler Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £6. Info 029 2023 2199. “meet starcrawler, the rising l.a. band reinvigorating rock ‘n’ roll.” Not my words, but those of i-D magazine, which apparently still exists.

TangleJack + Llinos Belcher The Parrot, Carmarthen. 8pm, £3. Info 01267 231012.

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

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