FEBRUARY | CLUBS LISTINGS
FEBRUARY | CLUBS LISTINGS
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Aberystwyth Students Union
Old College, King Street, Aberystwyth. 01970 621700 / www.aber.ac.uk
Sat 4 Black House 9pm-4am, £20/£15 adv. Irregular big, student-friendly Aber rave which is previewed in Clubs. Lineup: Foreign Beggars, My Nu Leng ft: Dread MC, Hazard, Aphrodite, Vibronics, Gypsy Unit and Eternal Cru Presents.
5-6 Castle Bailey St, Swansea. www.facebook.com/theatticswansea
Fri 10 It’s A Rhigol Thing 10pm. UK and US garage from Richie Curran and other DJs TBC.
49 Cambrian Road, Newport. 01633 243500.
Wednesdays Wild Wednesdays Cocktails, drink deals and tunes as part of a cross-city midweek session. Fridays The Friday Night Project With special guests, prizes and karaoke sessions until late. Saturdays Koncept & Friends 11pm, £3-£5. House, techno and bass music with guest DJs, breaking producers and residents from Wales’ freshest nights. Sat 4 features Zakk Plaister b2b Orange Peel; Sat 11 is TBC but will probably be overshadowed by England v Wales in the rugby anyway; Sat 18th has Matt Kent (Mi Casa) and Sat 25 DJ Pipes.
The Big Top (above 10 Feet Tall)
11a + 12 Church Street, Cardiff. 029 2022 8883 / email@example.com
Fridays Soulection 9pm-3am, £3 after 10. Soul, boogie and the like from Blue Honey DJs. Fri 3 + Fri 3 Mar Hey Mary 10.30pm, £5. The return, in a new venue and set to happen every month, for Cardiff’s top gay/queer/drag/etc night. This edition’ll have music from Sissy Boy Tears and perfornances from Polly Amorous, Medusa Repulsa & Lilith the Gag Hag. See Clubs. Fri 10 Funk’d 10pm, £5/£3 adv. Funk, hip-hop, disco, house, garage and old skool jungle with acts TBC. Fri 17 Gotta Have Faith 10pm, £4. This is billed as “a tribute to George Michael and the 80s” and all profits go to the Terrence Higgins Trust. Saturdays Under A Groove 9pm-3am, £3 after 10. Funk, neo-soul and Motown with music from James Morgan-Rees & Alex Moxham.
11 Windsor Place, Cardiff. Open Mon-Thurs 11am-3am, Fri + Sat 11am-4am, Sun until 4am. 029 2031 0312 / www.buffalocardiff.com
Mondays Bump & Grind 10pm-3am, £4/£3 before 11.30. 90s r’n’b/hip-hop night. Wed 8 Noise Flies High 10pm-4am, £6-£10. House and techno with headliner Tommy Vercetti, who named himself after a character on Grand Theft Auto. Thurs 9 Get Funky 10pm-4am, £3-£5. Funky disco house stuff from DJs Daryl Finn, Eben Rees, Brynn Salter and Andrew Lambert. Thurs 16 Chaos In The CBD 10pm-4am, £5-£10. New Zealand house/techno duo headline, with Viewpoints, Eben Rees, Brynn Salter, James Wilkinson and Thomas Piesinger also featuring. Thurs 2 Mar Carnival Cardiff: Sean Paul Special 10pm-3am, £3-£5. Sean isn’t going to be there or anything, they’re just playing a bunch of his music. Fri 10 Disco Motel 10pm-4am, £3-5. Classic disco, soul, funk etc from DJ Jaffa. Saturdays The Shake Up 10pm-4am, £3. Pop, chart, house, r’n’b funk and soul from residents over two floors. Plus, when you order a drink from the bar you roll a dice and, if you roll a double, it’s half price. My commiserations to this venue’s bar staff for having to put up with this.
Cardiff University Students Union
Park Place, Cardiff. All listings apply to term time only. 029 2078 1458 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesdays YOLO 9pm-2am, £4/£3 adv/free before 11. New midweek club night promising both your favourite tunes and great offers. Good name, really on trend. Fri 3 Bedlam 9pm-4am, £20 adv. Drum’n’bass’n’more from big shot local promoters. Sub Focus & MC ID, Sasasas (which is made up of MC Skibadee, Shabba D, Harry Shotta and Stormin), Flava D, General Levy, Break and Xtrah are the guests tonight. Fri 10 Treatment presents Dusky Live 9pm-4am, £18.50 adv. UK techno breakout act with a live show plus a decent supporting cast: Mella D, Josey Rebelle, Bwana and Madam X. Fri 3 Mar Hannah Wants 9pm-4am, £25 adv. Breakout house head from Birmingham visits CDF with guests Shadow Child, Sam Divine, Bram Fidder and Jack Swift. Saturdays Juice 10pm-3am, £5/£4 NUS. Chart, dance and pop.
1 Northampton Lane, Swansea. 0844 8849171 / www.globaloxygen.co.uk
Fri 3 Release 11pm-4am, £3/free before 12. New venue, indeed a new city for this pumping house and techno night. DJs for thus’un are Boy Griff, Madame Twisted, KenDawg, Corey S & Dan 3man and Kon-neKT. Fridays Dance Anthems 11pm-6am, free. House and commercial music all night from Big Al, Nicky G, 3 Bird, Jordan Steins, LJ Isaac and Tom Chizzy. Saturdays 10pm-6am, £5/free before 1.
Clwb Ifor Bach
Womanby St, Cardiff. 029 2023 2199 / www.clwb.net
Mon 6 Itchy Feet 10.30pm, £7/£5. Rock’n’roll, swing, R&B, funk and soul. Mon 20 Good Life 10.30pm, £6-£10. “Outlandish and unique parties, soundtracked with hip-hop, disco, dancehall and bashment” is what they’re a-claimin’. Thurs 2 Triple Cooked 11pm, £4-£10. Main room: disco and house. Room 2, puzzlingly referred to as the basement by the promoters: bass, garage and grime. DJs: Jamie Thomson, Lurcott Bros, SM One, Sam Hodkinson, TRiN, Loz (live) and residents. Thurs 9 SoulJam 11pm-3am, £4-£6. Monthly disco, soul and funk night. Thurs 16 Brooklyn Zoo 10pm-3am, £5/£4. Hip-hop and grime night aimed at students. Fridays (bottom) Zerox 10.30pm-3am, £4/£3 NUS. A “party jukebox” night. With DJs, though, not an actual jukebox. Fri 3 Time Flies 10pm, £25/£20. Birthday party, specifically their 23rd, for house nostalgists. Jeremy Healy, Jon Pleased Wimmin, Alistair Whitehead, Jon Kelly, Richard Hitchell, James Merritt, Shane Morris and Dave Eaves are the DJs this time. Fri 17 Submerge 10pm-4am, £15/£10 adv. See Clubs for more on a night headlined by Youngsta, co-presented by his label/brand Contact and also featuring J:Kenzo & Sam Binga. Saturdays Dirty Pop 10pm-4am, £5. Three floors of fun: The Vinyl Vendettas’ top floor resident indie shindig; Dirty Pop and Mr Potter’s proper disco.
48 Cambrian Road, Newport. 01633 213161.
Wednesdays Wild Wednesdays Upfront dance anthems and “Urban Vibes”. Fridays Spotlight Sessions / The Kickstart 5pm, £3/free before 9. Classic anthems and drinks deals. Part of the NPCLUBHOP price deal which also includes entry to Blind Tiger, Meze Lounge and Lambaba. Saturdays Mischief Beat-driven anthems is the ambiguous description for tonight’s music policy. Sundays Sunday Shisha Sessions 8pm, free. DJs til late and the weekend’s sports highlights.
Castle Street, Cardiff. 029 2023 9253 / www.dempseyscardiff.com
Thursdays (downstairs) Twisted By Design 9.30pm-2am, free. Weekly night along the lines of the Saturday lineups. Fridays (downstairs) Blah Blah Blah 10pm-3am, free. Gary Twisted offers up Motown, indie, rock’n’roll, reggae and “no cheesy pop”. Saturdays 9pm-3am, free. Rock’n’roll, funk, soul, party tunes yadda yadda, selected by Chris PJ Martin. Please note that Dempseys is closing on Sun 12 Feb, meaning these listings are only relevant up until that date.
5 Womanby Street, Cardiff. 07970 063107 / www.facebook.com/fuelcardiff
Thursdays FUBAR 10pm-2am. Rock, metal and alternative clubnight. Fridays + Saturdays Rock and metal anthems each weekend, plus special guests when such types are in town.
The Full Moon
Womanby Street, Cardiff. 029 2037 3022 / email@example.com
Fridays Gigantic Free. Funk, punk, rock’n’roll, hip-hop, indie, reggae, soul until 3am. Saturdays Five Dollar Shake Free. DJ Puddlefunk with bebop, funk, soul, Motown, hip-hop, reggae, ska and everything in between.
47 Uplands Crescent, Swansea. 01792 475147 / http://www.whitez.co.uk/#garage
Sat 4 + Sat 4 Mar Dead Of Night 10pm-3am, £3. Goth/alternative club night, on the first Saturday of every month. Now moved from The Scene back to its original location!
Greyfriars Road, Cardiff. 029 2022 9311 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Mondays The Fest 10pm-3am, £3.50. Two floors of charts, dance and student anthems (room one) and r’n’b, hip-hop, urban and funky (room two). Saturdays Vanity 9pm-3am, £5-£10. Two rooms of quality music, everyone catered for it is claimed.
6 Guildford Crescent, Cardiff. 029 2039 7933 / www.gwdihw.co.uk
Wed 8 Clwb Tropicana 9pm. Tropical house, afro-boogie and more. Sat 4 Blue Honey 9pm-4am, £5 adv. This month’s guest DJ Mor Elian lives in Berlin, as do all DJs ever, and plays hypnotic techno and the deeper side of dance music. Sat 11 Cosmogramma 9pm, £6/£5 adv. With live sets from Soccer96 and Dirty Alex, plus DJs serving up out-there jazzy dancefloor fodder. Sat 25 Hully Gully 9pm. Hip-hop, funk, soul, electro, Afrobeat etc from Veto and Double C. Sun 26 Nujabes Tribute Night 8pm, £4. Nujabes was a Japanese producer who made jazzy hip-hop type stuff before dying in 2010. This is a tribute night, featuring DJ sets from Megan Batin, Brew and Krimson.
West Canal Wharf, Cardiff. 029 2039 0939.
Fri 3 Decibel 10pm-4am, £8-£12. Club night with its home in Bournemouth comes to Cardiff, like you do, and books Truth Be Told, Iglesias., Eben Rees b2b Brynn Salter, Elliot Mitchell and Genitive to play house and techno. Fri 17 Teak 10pm-4am. With a headliner TBC, most likely announced after the listings deadline for this issue. Disco and house stuff anyway. *Fri 24 Delete 11pm-5am, £20 adv. See Clubs for more on this, now very rare, showing for Ben UFO, one of the world’s funnest DJs, in Cardiff… which sold out in hours. Mad but better than promoters losing their shirt due to time-honoured south Walian apathy, I guess. Matt Owen, Marc Parsons and Lee Graves are on this too
75 St Mary Street, Cardiff. Fri + Sat 8pm-6am. email@example.com
Sat 11 Dancehall Nice Again 10pm-6am. Local dancehall promoters, who debuted late last year (I think), present a Valentine’s lineup. Acts TBC right now though.
41 St Mary St, Cardiff. 029 2066 5500 / firstname.lastname@example.org / www.ladybirdcardiff.com
Wednesdays Cheeky 10pm-4am, £2. Tickets are £2, drinks (some of them) are £2 and there are two rooms of music. Thursdays Propaganda 10pm-4am, £4. UK-wide indie night’s Cardiff wing. You can tell it’s the Cardiff one becuse they list Stereophonics first on the list of bands likely to be played. Fridays Mi Casa 10pm-4am. House and techno every week, often with some pretty big names. They never announce them in time for these listings though. Saturdays Solution 10pm-4am. A night whose flyer has a big photo of a model in her bra and pants. Sundays Sunday Project 7pm-3am, free with guestlist. Free industry night offers floor fillers and house classics.
89 St Mary Street, Cardiff. Mon-Thurs 4pm-2am, Fri 4pm-3am, Sat 12pm-3am, Sun 12pm-1am. 029 2066 8647 / www.maryscardiff.co.uk
Sundays Mary’s Mad Sundays 12pm-1am, free. Cabaret and cocktails with Mary Mac.
Baker’s Row, Cardiff. 029 2039 9942 / www.metroscardiff.com
Wednesdays Cheapskates 9pm-4am, £5. Hywel plays ‘alternative mayhem’ and old skool cheese. Fridays Freespirit 9.30pm-3.30am, £3 with flyer before 10.30pm. Drinks promos, no dress code. Rock, punk, metal and alternative beats. Saturdays Cherry Bomb 9.30pm-3.30am. Indie, electroclash (!) and good time rock’n’roll.
6 Market Street, Newport. 01633 259144 / facebook.com/mezeloungenewport
Fridays Panic! Alternative anthems, pop-punk, hardcore and guilty pleasures. Saturdays Rock You! 10pm, £3-£5. A selection of anthems across the decades plus party/covers bands each week.
Minskys Show Bar
Cathedral Walk, St David’s Centre, Cardiff. 029 2023 3128 / www.minskys-showbar.com
Fridays & Saturdays 8pm-1am. Dancing and cabaret with regular drag acts including Tina Sparkle, Miss Babs and Jolene Dover.
84-86 St Mary Street, Cardiff. 029 2037 1315 / www.missoulabars.co.uk/missoulacardiff
Fridays Unfunkinbelievable Half price drinks from 5-10pm. What I find ‘unfunkinbelievable’ is that there’s a club night called ‘Unfunkinbelievable’ in the year 2016. Saturdays ‘Miss’ Behaviour Music, cocktails, party. All these things are found here.
Mill Lane, Cardiff. Mon-Sat 11am-late. 029 2022 1295 / www.mockalounge.com
Thursdays The Social Affair 9pm-3am. Over-25s night with chart hits through the ages. Fridays Timeless DJ Dan Nicholas plays r’n’b, funk, disco and old skool. Just old skool. Saturdays Decorum Soulful and upfront house, plus funk, disco etc, from Sinky and Styles. Sundays VIP Chris Evans (My Playhouse) plays club classics, funky house and r’n’b.
Walter Road, Swansea. 01792 649984 / www.mozartsswansea.co.uk
Fri 3 Hip-Drop 8pm-3am. Mod, Stax, reggae and northern soul. Sat 4 Can’t Touch This 10pm-2.30am, £2/free before 12. Nineties revival night, prevously known as Rewind.
32 King Street, Carmarthen. 01267 231012 / facebook.com/theparrotmusicbar
Fri 3 Northern Soul 8pm-1am, £5. With DJs Mark White, Dave Rimmer, Jessica (Ffairfach Soul Club),Paul Davies and Eugene.
Penarth Ex-Servicemens Club
69 Windsor Rd, Penarth. 029 2070 7530 / www.penarthexservicemensclub.co.uk
Sat 25 Penarth Soul Club 7.30pm-12.30am, £3 adv. A night of classic soul, northern soul etc. Also at this venue in May, July, September and November this year.
Pontardawe Arts Centre
Herbert Street, Pontardawe. 01792 863722 / www.pontardaweartscentre.com
Sat 18 Soul Circle 7pm, £7/£5 adv. Rhythm and soul, northern soul, mod club classics, bluebeat etc. Hosted by Mark Taylor and Eddie Crole. Dress smart (in the mod sense of ‘smart’ I guess).
96 St Mary Street, Cardiff. Mon, Tue + Thurs 9pm-3am; Wed 8pm-3am; Fri 5pm-3am; Sat 1pm-3am. 029 2023 5825.
Mondays Pop Rocks 9pm. A night of what they call alternative pop but their examples (Green Day, Blink, Linkin Park) seem to suggest will be pop-punk and nu-metal. Ah, it’s all just names at the end of the day. Wednesdays Giggle Free before 12. Student night. Thursdays Poptails. 9pm-3am. Non-stop pop with DJ Lyndon and 2-4-1 cocktails deals. Fridays + Saturdays Until 3am. Drinks deals from 5-11pm (Fri) and 3-8pm (Sat).
Wind Street, Swansea. Mon-Fri + Sun 8pm-3am; Sat 3pm-3am. 01792 470676.
Wednesdays Toast Student night where drinks are £1 and they give you free toast. Thursdays Destination Popworld Lots of cocktails, 2-4-1 offers and, naturally, pop music. Fridays + Saturdays Ain’t No Party Like A Popworld Party 8pm-3am, £2-£4 (Fri)/£3-£5 (Sat).
Greyfriars Road, Cardiff. 029 2023 3854 / www.pryzm.co.uk/cardiff
Mondays House Party 10pm-3am, £4 “Imagine the greatest ever house party, with 2000 mates, the best drink deals, the freshest tunes and craziest entertainment you could ever imagine!” I… I can’t. Fridays + Saturdays 10pm-3am, £4. Three music arenas, VIP booths, other stuff. Saturday is in conjunction with Jongleurs comedy club, which also takes place here. Fridays Smack. 9pm-3am. Weekly student event described by one enthusiast as “lit Friday nights with chilled fam bams and regular bants”. Was in nearby Glam until recently, but moved venue due to – they claimed in an impressively catty Facebook post – Glam’s seven-figure debts and general internal woes.
3 Churchill Way, Cardiff. 029 2064 1010 / www.pulsecardiff.com. Gay venue.
Wednesdays Warped 10pm-4am. Join DJ Craig W on a journey through time with the best hits from the last two decades. Fridays Pulsetastic 10pm-5am, £4/£3. With live PAs once a month. Saturdays Pop Til You Drop 10pm-5am, £5/£4 b4 11. The very best chart remixes and classic hits all night long.
Castle Street, Cardiff. Open from 11am. 029 2023 6689 / www.revolution-bars.co.uk
Tuesdays Mode 9pm-3am, £4 adv. Popular student night returns. Fridays + Saturdays 9pm-3am. DJs, drinks offers, free area hire.
Fri 17 Hypernation Label Launch Party 10pm. Featuring sets from DJ Spoony, Eric Martin (aka Me One and ex of Technotronic – Hypernation is his label) and Lifford (Artful Dodger).
3-6 St Mary Street, Cardiff. Thurs 9pm-3am, Fri + Sat 10pm-4am. 029 2066 7996 / www.room112.net
Fridays Bedrock 9pm-4am, £10/£5 before 12. R’n’b, hip-hop and dancehall. Saturdays Cliché 9pm-4am, £10. Old and new skool r’n’b and hip-hop is this night’s deal.
Plymouth Street, Swansea. email@example.com / www.thesceneclub.co.uk
Sat 4 Delusion 10pm-4am, £10 adv. Rhys Thomas headlines with a three-hour set of trance. Callan Christie and Simon Davies also feature. Sat 11 Strictly Techno 9pm-5am, £13-£17. Headliner for this one is Juan Sanchez, associated with labels like Drumcode and Format. Jamie Haus also features in the main room, while Lucas Alexander, Richie Curran and Incus are in the loft
Dilwyn Street, Swansea. 01792 468892 / www.sincityclub.co.uk
Tuesdays Hustle 10pm-3am, £3/£2 before 12. Motown, r’n’b and hip-hop. Thursdays Sin Savers 10pm-3am, £3. Student night. Fridays Monsters Of Rock 10pm-3.30am, £4/£2 before 12.30. Indie in room 1, metal in room 2. Fri 3 Disco Motel Launch Party 10pm-4am, £5/£4. Disco, funk, Motown, soul and boogie. Fri 10 Pop Pizza Party 10pm-4am, £5/£2 before 11. Chart pop all night, plus free pizza handed out at midnight. Saturdays Sink 10pm-3am. Hip-hop, drum’n’bass, dubstep etc, with special guests plus resident DJs Dubman, Swiss Elf and South.
St Mary Street, Cardiff. 029 2037 3363 / www.sodacardiff.com
Thursdays Thursday Club 10pm, £4. Live music, live DJ and live games. Saturdays Soiree 9pm-4am. Three rooms including the Attic which is “the social playground for the high flyers and social elite, really the only place to be seen.” Imagine catching your reflection in the mirror just after writing that.
Friary House, Greyfriars Rd, Cardiff. Open Mon-Fri 12pm-2am, Sat 12pm-3am, Sun 12pm-12.30am. 029 2039 1944 / www.
Every Day Lucky Voice Karaoke From £2.50 per session. The UK’s leading private karaoke experience each day of the week. Wednesdays Shotgun Rules 10pm-3am, £5/£3.50. Exclusive midweek student party, now transferred from Revolution. You don’t need NUS to get in though. Fridays Tic Toc 10pm-3am, £4. Saturdays Kanaloa Polynesian style area with cocktails, VIP booths, dancers etc.
Clare Road, Grangetown, Cardiff. 029 2023 5555 / www.tramshedcardiff.com
Sun 11 Big Fish Little Fish Flower Power Valentine’s Rave 2-4.30pm, £7.50 adv/free pre-walkers. Babies and toddlers can dance to tunes, selected this time by Bunf from the Super Furry Animals, and do various activities.
Undertone (basement of 10 Feet Tall)
11a + 12 Church Street, Cardiff. 029 2022 8883 / www.undertonecardiff.com
Tue 14 Autarchy 10pm, £5. A night “focused on the appreciation of quality dance music”. Tue 28 Mixtape 10pm, £5. Student-y night with a headline set from London-based house type Al Zanders. Thurs 16 Shelter 10pm, £5/£3. Student-centric night offering house, bass house, bassline, garage, grime, dubstep, jungle and drum’n’bass. Fri 3 Groove Theory 10pm, £8/£6. Disco and funk good times with headliner Patrick Gibbin, also known as TwICE and top selector in a club near Verona, Italy. Fri 10 Castles Nights 10pm, £5. Techno from Silver Red, Corey Lewis David Thomas Meredith and Joe Shrimpling. Fri 17 Selecta 11pm, £5/£3. UK garage/grime classics night. Fri 24 Temple 11pm. Monthly drum’n’bass night, lineup still TBC but probably confirmed by the time you read this. Sat 4 Head Room 10pm-4am, £6-£10. No-frills techno headlined by Joe Farr (Bloc/Leisure System) with locals Marc Parsons, Corey Lewis and Murder. Sat 18 Rotary Club 11pm-4am. With a lineup TBC. Sat 11 Gangster’s Paradise 11pm, £4/£3 before 11.30. Pre-2010 hip-hop and r’n’b night.
The Old Natwest Bank, 113-116 Bute Street, Cardiff Bay. www.vaultspresents.com
Fri 3 Voltage 10pm-5am, £10. Brand new hard dance night debuts with a headline set from Mark EG, plus Ed ET & DTR, K33fey, Stu Grady, Vishaun & Trampy, Synergy, Snatch and MC Shocker. Fri 3 Mar Concept 10pm-5am, £12 adv. Cellar Door’s new drum’n’bass spinoff returns with a headline set from Aphrodite, plus MC Eksman, Nu Elementz, Rogue One, DJ Low & MC Chew, Stu Grady, Kyam and Kalo. Room 2 features DJ Pabz, T-Bone & MC Deadly Knightshade, Joe Blow, DJ Bason, D:reaper, Luke Ebbens and Synysta plus MCs Jaydee and more TBC. Sat 4 Cellar Door 10pm-5am, £12 adv. Back in their original venue and up to business as usual: techno in room one, house and disco in room 2 and cartoons/chillout in room 3.
54 Cambrian Road, Newport. 01633 213161.
Fridays The Friday Night Project 11pm, £3Mixed selections of music plus karaoke every week. Entry fee also grants you entry to Courtyard, Blind Tiger, Meze Lounge and Labamba. Saturdays Pick’n’Mix Dante De Marco serves up party anthems and club classics from across the decades.
4 Churchill Way, Cardiff. Gay venue. Free all day Sun-Thurs; before 11pm Fri + Sat. 029 2066 6247 / www.wowbarcardiff.com
Wednesdays Wish You Were Here Free. Student night with “inflight entertainment” from Lambrini Rampage and Mary Golds, plus music from DJ Krys. Thursdays The Night With No Name Free. DJ Craig and Mary Golds offer “mad games and crazy entertainment.” Fridays The Greatest Show In The City Free before11. With WOW Showgirls Miss Kitty and Marcia, plus special guests every week. Saturdays The VKend Free before 11. With DJs Craig and Krys. You can get cheap deals in VK. £6.50 for a fishbowl. £6 for a jug of WKD. Settle down now, kids. Sundays The Cuckoo Club Free. DJ Krys plays the tunes until late.