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wednesday 1

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 17.

uBella’s Blues Duo Café Jazz, Cardiff. 8pm. Info 029 2038 7026. Also on Wed 15.

Cabbage + The Shimmer Band + April The Globe, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £10. Info 07590 471888. Headliners are an indie band who were recently tipped as ‘ones to watch’ by The Sun, and responded with the sort of incoherent broadside you can read underneath 38degrees petitions everywhere. This gig sold out Clwb Ifor Bach and has been upsized to The Globe, by the way.

Dele Sosimi Afrobeat Orchestra Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff. 7.30-10.30pm, £8 adv/£6 NUS. Info 029 2023 2199.

Harri Davies + To Bear Sir Gwdihw, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £4/£3 adv. Info 029 2039 7933. A Folk In The Owl’s Nest night.

Jack Perrett + Tobias Robertson + Quarries NosDa, Cardiff. 8.30pm, free. Info 029 2037 8866. Presented by U&I Radio.

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

Mary Chapin Carpenter + Bella Hardy St David’s Hall, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £37.50/£29.50. Info 029 2087 8444. Feted US singer-songwriter, who came to prominence in the late 80s/early 90s. Had a new album last year as well.

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.

Raider + Montreux Fires + Kirk Morgan And The Dock Town Pearls The Full Moon, Cardiff. 7.30pm, free. Info info@thefullmooncardiff.com. This gig is the launch of a free local music magazine, CitySound. I’m going to hire a van to pull up outside the venue and play Shutdown by Skepta through a huge rig.

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

Royal Welsh College Brass Ensemble: American Originals Royal Welsh College Of Music & Drama, Cardiff. 1.15pm, £8/£6. Info 029 2039 1391.

Sinfonia Cymru The Riverfront, Newport. 1pm, £5. Info 01633 656757.

The Tony O’Malley Band Jazzland, Swansea. 8.30-11pm, £12. Info 07802 912789.

 

thursday 2

uAbertawe Festival Of Young Musicians Brangwyn Hall, Swansea. 7pm. Info 01792 475715. Across six days, 80 competitive and non-competitive classes for young musicians of all ages and ability and for all instruments in solo, duet and ensemble performance. More at www.afym.org.uk. (Until Tue 7)

Barbara Dickson Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl. 7.30pm, £22.50-£24.50. Info 01656 815995.

Blair Dunlop + Kitty MacFarlane Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £10. Info 029 2023 2199.

Chiaroscuro Quartet Royal Welsh College Of Music & Drama, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £18/£16. Info 029 2039 1391.

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.

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

Legends Of American Country Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon. 7.30pm, £18. Info 01874 611622. Tributes to Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard and Alan Jackson. Had to remind myself who Alan Jackson was, he did the big country song about 9/11 that wasn’t by Toby Keith.

Leslie Ryan Brangwyn Hall, Swansea. 12.45pm, free. Info 01792 475715. Lunchtime organ recital

Let’s Hang On Borough Theatre, Abergavenny. 7.30pm, £21. Info 01873 850805. Frankie Valli tribute.

Maria Chiara Argiro Group Acapela, Pentyrch, Cardiff. 8pm, £15 adv. Info 029 2089 0862. Jazz pianist.

Open Mic Night Lyceum Tavern, Newport. 8.30pm. Info 01633 858636. Every Thursday except when there’s a guest on.

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

Shiry Rashkovsky & Robin Green Aberystwyth Arts Centre. 8pm, £3-£12. Info 01970 623232. Violinist and pianist. Music Club concert.

The Blinders + Himalayas + Amber The Full Moon, Cardiff. 8.30pm, £6/£5 adv. Info info@thefullmooncardiff.com. Presented by This Feeling.

The Elvis Years Torch Theatre, Milford Haven. 7.30pm, £20.50. Info 01646 695267. Combo of a tribute set with nostalgic film footage.

The Pitmen Poets Grand Theatre, Swansea. 7.30pm, £19. Info 01792 475715. Folk, poetry and spoken word from four northeast England veterans.

Verse Metrics + Nuclear Lullaby Gwdihw, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £4/£3 adv. Info 029 2039 7933. Post-rock type band headline.

 

friday 3

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

Bad Sam + Applied Science The Dragonffli, Pontypool. 7pm, £5. Info gigs@thedragonffli.com.

BBC NOW: Great Brits 2 Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay. 7.30pm, £10-£12. Info 029 2063 6464. Music from 20th century British composers Graham Fitkin, Steve Martland and David Bedford.

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

Crinkle Cuts Gwdihw, Cardiff. 9pm, £4/£3 adv. Info 029 2039 7933. Funk, reggae and ska from Bristol ensemble. High Walls DJs also feature.

Dionne Bennett And The Knock + Peter Driscol 147 Club, Cardiff. 8pm, £5 adv. Info  029 2049 7830. Top local soul vocalist plus band entertain the clientele at this City Road jarhouse.

Ebbw Fach Choir And Abertillery Town Band The Met, Abertillery. 7pm, £6/£5. Info 01495 355800.

Eden Roots Reggae Band Café Jazz, Cardiff. 9pm, £3. Info 029 2038 7026.

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

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

London Calling Redhouse, Merthyr Tydfil. 8pm, £10/£8 adv. Info 01685 384111. Clash tribute band.

Menace Beach + Beach Fatigue + Silent Forum Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £7.50. Info 029 2023 2199. Leeds-based indie band headline.

Moltenamba St Fagans Village Hall. 7.30pm. Info 029 2023 2970. Pentreffest Noz monthly folk session with a band who feature members of Principal Edwards Magic Theatre. Bloody hell!

Musical Portraits 4 National Museum & Gallery, Cardiff. 1.05pm, £5. Info 029 2039 7951. Bryony Dawkes White introduces the work of Gwen John. Kenneth Hamilton then performs works to complement her tranquil and harmonious paintings.

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

Orchards + Chroma + Parcs + Winter Coat Buffalo, Cardiff. 6-10pm, £5 adv. Info 029 2031 0312. This is an evening called GIRL, where all the bands playing are “female-fronted”. It’s presented by Otter Wales, who have nothing to do with otters.

Outreach 2 Clwb Y Bont, Pontypridd. 7.30pm. Info 01443 491424. Hip-hop/battle night hosted by Urban Culture Wales. MCs etc TBC.

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

Pardon Madame Kiwis, Cardiff. 10pm, free. Info 029 2039 8965.

Pete Mathison & Elizabeth Jane Williams Courtyard, Newport. 3pm, free. Info 01633 213161. An Afternoon Sessions gig, one of which takes place every Friday this month.

Railroad Bill + Capra Mamei + The Riverghosts + JC’s Hopeless Sinners Dempseys, Cardiff. 7pm, £5. Info 029 2023 9253. A gig booked to say goodbye to Dempseys in this incarnation, as it’ll be closing a week after this gig and opening in the summer as something markedly different. A session by Lindy Hop Cardiff will also feature.

Reverend Groove The New Crown Inn, Merthyr Tydfil. 9pm, £2. Info 01685 387925. Covers.

Rusty Shackle Acapela, Pentyrch, Cardiff. 8pm, £10 adv. Info 029 2089 0862.

Sertraline + Elasea + The Boom Sons Fuel Bar, Cardiff. 7pm, £6/£4 adv. Info 07970 063107.

That Guy We Saw Last Night Beaufort Arms, Swansea. 9pm, free. Info 01792 234447. Presented by Nailed It Events. TGWSLN is a stage name for one Matt Cook, by the way, not a note in the listing that got left in by mistake.

The D Teez + The Phucks + The Lon Chaney 5 The Full Moon, Cardiff. 8pm, free. Info info@thefullmooncardiff.com. Foodbank fundraiser gig.

The Fall + Bo Ningen Tramshed, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £20 adv. Info 029 2023 5555.

The Shameless The Albion, Penarth. 9pm Info 029 2033 0743.

Totally Tina St David’s Hall, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £22.50/£18.50. Info 0292087 8444. Tina Turner tribute act.

Unplugged & Acoustic Group Cellar Bar, Cardigan. 7.30pm, £3. Info 07818 056599. Monthly event.

 

saturday 4

Afternoon In Paris Pontardawe Arts Centre. 7.30pm, £10/£8. Info 01792 863722.

Aled Rheon + Tormo Lewis Snails Deli, Rhiwbina, Cardiff. 7pm, £22.50 inc buffet. Info 029 2062 0415.

Asomvel Fuel Bar, Cardiff. 7pm, £3 adv. Info 07970 063107. NWOBHM revival type band, quite possibly worth a punt.

Ben Creighton Griffiths Acapela, Pentyrch, Cardiff. 8pm, £12 adv. Info 029 2089 0862.

*Birmingham Contemporary Music Group St David’s Hall, Cardiff. 1pm, pay by donation. Info 029 2087 8444. Works by Ives, Cage, Feldman and Carter. This is my kind of nonsense! I might attend.

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

Blues Central The Albion, Penarth. 9pm Info 029 2033 0743.

Brucefest The Dolls House, Abertillery. 5pm-12.30am, free (food bank donations welcomed). Info 01495 213300. Someone called Bruce is having his 50th birthday and these bands are playing: Fireroad, Crowsaw, The Texas Flood, Beautiful Strangers, Everyday Heroes, Pilgrim and Cancel The Transmission.

Charity Concert Y Ffwrnes, Llanelli. 7pm, £15. Info 0845 2263510. A varied evening of choral music in aid of Ty Bryngwyn Hospice and the Scanner Appeal at Prince Philip Hospital.

Clay Statues + Bankrupt Pug + Blood Slugs The Glandover Arms, Aberdare. 8pm, free. Info 07342 203437.

Definitely Mightbe + Adored Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff. 8pm, £10. Info 029 2023 2199. Tributes to Oasis and The Stone Roses.

Gringo Star + The Marks Cartel The Full Moon, Cardiff. 8pm, free. Info info@thefullmooncardiff.com. Presented by This Feeling.

Josie & The Tomcats Meze Lounge, Newport. 10pm, £5. Info 01633 259144. Playing as part of the Rock You! night.

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

Masai Blues Cwmbran RFC, Pontnewydd, Cwmbran. 7.30pm, £10/£8. Info 01633 483238. Borough Blues club gig.

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

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

Slackjaw The New Crown Inn, Merthyr Tydfil. 9pm, £2. Info 01685 387925.

Slippery Slope The Globe At Hay, Hay-On-Wye. 8pm, £5. Info 01497 821762. Also featuring DJ Max Walker.

Smiling Tigers + Failed State + Revival + Hang 11 The Dragonffli, Pontypool. 7pm, £2. Info gigs@

thedragonffli.com.

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

porterscardiff.com.

Swinging At The Cotton Club Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea. 7.30pm, £18/£16. Info 01792 602060. Featuring the Lindy Hop Dance Company & The Harry Strutters Hot Rhythm Orchestra.

The Doors Alive The Globe, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £12.50 adv. Info 07590 471888. Doors tribute band.

The Dream Academy + Willow Robinson The Tabernacle, Talgarth. 7.30pm, £3 adv. Info info@

thetabernacle.co.uk. Yep, the same Dream Academy who did Life In A Northern Town, playing for very cheap at Alan McGee’s small venue with limited fanfare.

Tree House Fire Hobo’s, Bridgend. 8pm, free. Info www.hobosmusicvenue.com.

Welsh Floyd Cellar Bar, Cardigan. 7.30pm, £10 adv. Info 07818 056599. Pink Floyd tribute band.

Wildside The Patriot, Crumlin. 9.30pm. Info 01495 247178.

 

sunday 5

Deuces Are Wild The New Crown Inn, Merthyr Tydfil. 6.30pm, free. Info 01685 387925.

Heritage + The Mausoleum Trap + Teacher + Conflicts + Epsilon The Scene Club, Swansea. 7pm, £5 adv. Info 07730 432166.

Revolution Solution Gwdihw, Cardiff. 7.30pm, pay by donation. Info 029 2039 7933. Music and poetry night in aid of Food Not Bombs Cardiff and with a general activist/resistance bent. Lineup TBC at the moment but scheduled to be in here every month.

Steve Payne + Billy Boy Miskimmen The Queens Head, Monmouth. 8.45pm, free. Info 01600 712767.

The Ataris The Globe, Cardiff. 7pm, £15 adv. Info 07590 471888. Veteran pop-punk sorts.

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

*Wiley + President T + Astroid Boys Y Plas, Cardiff University Students Union. 7pm, £18.50 adv. Info 029 2078 1458. See Clubs.

 

monday 6

Chelsea Grin + Betraying The Martyrs + Make Them Suffer + Void Of Vision Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £14/£12 adv. Info 029 2023 2199. Metalcore, or deathcore or similar.

Dave Cottle Trio Noah’s Yard, Swansea. 8pm. Info 01792 447360. Live jazz, acts playing here every Monday.

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

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

 

tuesday 7

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

Atropas + Defender + Nightlives + Mudlark Fuel Bar, Cardiff. 7pm, £3 adv. Info 07970 063107.

Band Of The Welsh Guards Torch Theatre, Milford Haven. 7.30pm, £10/£8. Info 01646 695267.

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

Capital City Jazz Orchestra Dempseys, Cardiff. 8pm, £7/£5. Info 029 2023 9253.

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

Music In Vienna Cardiff University Concert Hall. 7pm, £10/£8/free NUS. Info 029 2087 4816. With the Carducci Quartet and Martin Roscoe (piano).

Open 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.

Royal Welsh College Of Music And Drama Symphony Orchestra St David’s Hall, Cardiff. 1pm, £3-£7. Info 029 2087 8444.

 

wednesday 8

Atropas + Defender + Headofthebear + I Fight Bears + Truenorth The Scene Club, Swansea. 7pm. Info 07730 432166. Always enjoy it when a combo of unmixed bills and uninspired names causes one band on a lineup to sound like they’re a reaction to another, in this case I Fight Bears and Headofthebear.

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

CAVMS Youth Big Band & Torfaen Youth Big Band Whiteheads Sports & Social Club, Bassaleg, Newport. 8pm, £8. Info malc@dancebands.plus.com. South Wales Big Band Society gig. Also featuring David Miller & Ceri Rees.

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.

Joe Northwood Quartet Jazzland, Swansea. 8.30-11pm, £8. Info 07802 912789.

Marion’s Singalong Congress Theatre, Cwmbran. 2pm, £6. Info 01633 868239.

Royal Welsh College Guitar Ensemble Royal Welsh College Of Music & Drama, Cardiff. 1.15pm, £8/£6. Info 029 2039 1391.

The Flaky Tarts Aberystwyth Arts Centre. 7.45pm, £8/£7. Info 01970 623232. Folk.

The Pete Canter Trio Dempseys, Cardiff. 8pm, £7/£5. Info 029 2023 9253. As things stand this is the last jazz gig in Dempseys… ever!, on account of it closing on Sun 12. The jazz bookers here had a full programme for the rest of the month, including Led Bib on Wed 15, but it’s not been confirmed if these will be relocated.

 

thursday 9

Bandicoot + Prime + Big Fat Astronauts + HalfBlind Gwdihw, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £4/£3 adv. Info 029 2039 7933.

BBC NOW: Petrushka St David’s Hall, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £5-£37. Info 029 2087 8444. Mark Wigglesworth conducts a programme of Mahler, Wagner and Stravinsky. In Swansea tomorrow.

Busted Newport Centre. 7pm, £29.50 adv. Info 01633 656757. Regrouped 00s boyband tour ahead of the release of their third album, which has the ‘we’re serious now, but also a little kitsch, but mostly serious’ title of Night Driver.

Cherry Suede + Hegsy & The Elements The Big Top, Cardiff. 6.30pm, £10. Info 029 2022 8883. Fundraising night for Llamau.

Forever Never + Exist Immortal + All To Ruin + Hide Your Eyes + Malum Sky The Scene Club, Swansea. 7pm, £8/£6 adv. Info 07730 432166.

Gaudy Orde The Unicorn, Pontypool. 7.30pm, £3. Info 01495 751304. Playing the monthly music sessions ran by the folks who previously did Open Hearth Acoustic.

*KRS-One Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £22.50 adv. Info 029 2023 2199. Sold out. But see Music anyway!

Llyr Williams Royal Welsh College Of Music & Drama, Cardiff. 7.45pm, £18-£22. Info 029 2039 1391.

*Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £7. Info 029 2023 2199. Rad band from Wrexham who are like Sleep meets Thames Valley shoegaze, but more original than that sounds. Been wanting to see them play for a while. In Swansea on Fri 17, too, supporting Ohhms. See Music.

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

North Sea Gas + Red Dog Run Dempseys, Cardiff. 8pm. Info 029 2023 9253. Cardiff Folk Club gig.

Open Mic Night Lyceum Tavern, Newport. 8.30pm. Info 01633 858636.

Phil Beer The Wyeside, Builth Wells. 7.30pm, £15/£13. Info 01982 552555. Folkie and member of Show Of Hands. In Cardigan tomorrow.

 

friday 10

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

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

Ail Symudiad + Cardigan Rugby Club Male Voice Choir Cellar Bar, Cardigan. 8pm, £5. Info 07818 056599. Yes, that’s the late 70s punk/new wave band Ail Symudiad, supported by a choir. Welsh enough for ya??? It’s a celebration of this town’s musical culture, apparently.

Apathy + No Beef + Purge The Ocean + Embacy Mozarts, Swansea. 7pm, £3. Info 01792 649984.

BBC NOW: Petrushka Brangwyn Hall, Swansea. 7.30pm. Info 01792 475715.

Black Water Chemistry + Everyday Heros + Bare Hug Le Pub, Newport. 7.30pm, free. Info 01633 221477.

Boxed In Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £8. Info 029 2023 2199. Newish indie band of some sort. Not to be confused with the early 00s UK hardcore band of the same name. Which I’m sure lots of people earnestly do.

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

Chop Suey + Killswitch UK The Scene Club, Swansea. 7pm, £10 adv. Info 07730 432166. Chop Suey are a tribute to System Of A Down and feature Ben Christo from Sisters Of Mercy in their lineup. OK, he’s not an original member but he’s been in the band for 11 years. I guess he just really likes wonky nu-metal on the side. Both these bands are in Bridgend tomorrow.

Dreadzone Pontardawe Arts Centre. 7.30pm, £17/£15 adv. Info 01792 863722.

Eden + Eädyth Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff. 9pm, £10. Info 029 2023 2199. Welsh language girl band from the 90s. Before my time I think but am just watching a video now. Definitely reckon the one positioned in the middle was supposed to be the ‘Louise from Eternal’ member. This gig is sold out! Blimey.

Fara Borough Theatre, Abergavenny. 7.30pm, £13. Info 01873 850805. Scottish folk group.

Hailey Tuck Acapela, Pentyrch, Cardiff. 8pm, £12.50 adv. Info 029 2089 0862.

Henry Marten’s Ghost The Duke Of Wellington, Cowbridge. 9.30pm, free. Info 01446 773592. Presented by Nailed It Events.

High Valley Coliseum Theatre, Aberdare. 7.30pm, £10 adv. Info 0800 0147111. Canadian country duo.

Wonderbrass Presents Mardi Brass + Barracwda Gwdihw, Cardiff. 9pm, £4/£3 adv. Info 029 2039 7933.

Paige Kenzie Beaufort Arms, Swansea. 9pm, free. Info 01792 234447. Presented by Nailed It Events.

Peter Bruntnell, Jeff Finlin & Clive Barnes Coast Italia, Swansea. 8pm, £10 adv. Info 01792 654366. Singer-songwriters perform ‘in the round’, or one song at a time. This has been moved from The Chattery, which is being sold so may or may not be open by the time this gig comes around.

Phil Beer Theatr Mwldan, Cardigan. 7.30pm, £15/£13. Info 01239 621200.

Richie Moulton Courtyard, Newport. 3pm, free. Info 01633 213161.

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

Soul Destroyers + Tattsyrup + Arkansaw Jukebox Collective The Globe, Cardiff. 7pm, £10 adv. Info 07590 471888. Charity night titled Help Refugees.

Stone Deaf Forever The Patriot, Crumlin. 9.30pm, £3. Info 01495 247178. Motörhead tribute band.

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

Superstars Live Memorial Hall Theatre, Barry. 7.30pm, £14.50/£12.50. Info 01446 738622. Tribute band.

The Dark Valley + Rob Pennington + Lost & Found The Dragonffli, Pontypool. 7pm. Info gigs@thedragonffli.com. Charity gig for Act Against Bullying.

The Edsel Furys The Full Moon, Cardiff. 9pm, free. Info info@thefullmooncardiff.com.

The Fugitives Café Jazz, Cardiff. 9pm, £3. Info 029 2038 7026.

The Lewis Creaven Band The New Crown Inn, Merthyr Tydfil. 9pm, £2. Info 01685 387925.

The Upbeat Beatles Congress Theatre, Cwmbran. 7pm, £18. Info 01633 868239. Tribute band.

Trichotomy Royal Welsh College Of Music & Drama, Cardiff. 7.45pm, £12. Info 029 2039 1391. Jazz trio.

Trio Isimsiz Royal Welsh College Of Music & Drama, Cardiff. 1.15pm, £8/£6. Info 029 2039 1391. Chamber group.

 

saturday 11

Andy Fairweather-Low & The Low Riders Savoy Theatre, Monmouth. 7.30pm, £20. Info 01600 772467.

Ceilidh Liberation Front Small World Theatre, Cardigan. 8-10.30pm, £10 adv. Info 01239 615952. London-based folk dance band claiming to be “subverting and converting the lore of ceilidh”. I bet ‘proper’ ceilidh enthusiasts hate their guts.

Chop Suey + Killswitch UK Hobo’s, Bridgend. 7pm, £10/£8. Info www.

hobosmusicvenue.com.

Clare Teal Great Hall, Swansea Bay Campus. 7.30pm, £25/£20. Info 01792 602060. Top UK jazzer.

Ewan McLennan & George Monbiot Aberystwyth Arts Centre. 8pm, £14/£12. Info 01970 623232. British folk singer McLennan and ecologically prudent writer/campaigner Monbiot recorded an album together last year. Now they’re taking it on tour, doing a dual music/spoken word type thing.

Jon Langford’s Men Of Gwent Le Pub, Newport. 7.30pm. Info 01633 221477. Ex-Mekons frontman and country punk top boy makes one of his regular returns to Newport, his town of birth. In Ynysddu tomorrow.

Mark Porter & His Swing Band Memorial Hall, Newbridge. 7pm, £14. Info 01495 243252. Live entertainment for a Valentine’s Ball.

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

On The Edge The Patriot, Crumlin. 9.30pm. Info 01495 247178.

Raider & Motorlizzy Meze Lounge, Newport. 10pm, £5. Info 01633 259144. Playing as part of the Rock You! night. Rocket Joe Joe & The Old Time Bangers Porter’s, Cardiff. 8pm. Info info@

porterscardiff.com.

Siren The New Crown Inn, Merthyr Tydfil. 9pm, £2. Info 01685 387925.

Soccer96 + Dirty Alex Gwdihw, Cardiff. 9pm, £6/£4 adv. Info 029 2039 7933. Cosmogramma present a Krautrock/spacerocky kinda band who feature people from The Comet Is Coming, plus local hip-hop sorts Dirty Alex.

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

The Goodwater The Globe At Hay, Hay-On-Wye. 8pm, £10. Info 01497 821762. Psych-rock band.

The Satellites + Collider Workmen’s Hall, Caerphilly. 7.30pm, £5. Info 07512 237983. Punk covers band headline. They’re also in Ebbw Vale on Fri 24.

The Sex Pistols Experience The Dragonffli, Pontypool. 7pm, £10 adv. Info gigs@thedragonffli.com. More punk covers.

The Temperance Seven Y Ffwrnes, Llanelli. 7.30pm, £14/£12. Info 0845 2263510. Jazz.

When We Were Wolves + The Dweller + Epic Fail + Concepts + Conflicts Redhouse, Merthyr Tydfil. 7pm, £6/£5 adv. Info 01685 384111.

 

sunday 12

Anne Denholm Theatr Mwldan, Cardigan. 3pm, £10/£1 under-22s. Info 01239 621200. Harpist.

Craig Webb Hot Club 3 Café Jazz, Cardiff. 6.30pm, £5. Info 029 2038 7026. Playing the monthly Hot Club Swing night.

Danielle Lewis + John Adams + Cat Delphi The Big Top, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £7 adv. Info 029 2022 8883. EP launch gig.

Ensemble Cymru Aberystwyth Arts Centre. 3pm, £3-£10. Info 01970 623232.

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

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

Jon Langford’s Men Of Gwent Ynysddu Progressive Club, Caerphilly. 7.30pm. Info 01495 200301.

*Marlo Eggplant + Dtub + Ian Watson + Graham Dunning Gwdihw, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £5. Info 029 2039 7933. Live electronics/experimental/noise kinda stuff presented by Fractal Meat. Really looking forward to this! See my One Louder column for a review of a Dtub tape. If you want.

Scordatura + Necronautical + Ascaris + Agrona + Cerebral Atrophy Fuel Bar, Cardiff. 7pm, £5. Info 07970 063107. All manner of death and black metal.

 

monday 13

Afternoon In Paris Noah’s Yard, Swansea. 8pm. Info 01792 447360.

The Wooden Sky + Featherjaw + Ofelia The Full Moon, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £8 adv. Info info@

thefullmooncardiff.com. Folky indie stuff presented by Fuelled By Jealous Lovers.

 

tuesday 14

Cardiff Philharmonic Orchestra St David’s Hall, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £5-£22. Info 029 2087 8444. Valentine’s Day special featuring works by de Valla, Bruch and Tchaikovsky.

Concerto Competition: The Final Royal Welsh College Of Music & Drama, Cardiff. 7.45pm, £10/£8. Info 029 2039 1391.

Golden Melodies The Met, Abertillery. 1pm, £6.50. Info 01495 355800. Hits from the 1950s and 60s.

Janet Price Opera Prize Royal Welsh College Of Music & Drama, Cardiff. 1.15pm, £8/£6. Info 029 2039 1391.

Nicolas Meier / Peter Oxley Old Market Tavern, Cardiff. 8pm, £7/£5. Info 029 2037 1263. One of two relocated-from-Dempseys jazz gigs in the upstairs function room here this month. It’s the pub that used to be the smaller O’Neills if that helps.

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

Phil Wall’s Jazz Cardinals Café Jazz, Cardiff. 8pm, £4.50/£4/£2 NUS. Info 029 2038 7026.

Ruth Bowen’s Gardenia Swing Muse Arts Centre, Brecon. 8pm, £10/£8 members. Info 07791 654799. Presented by Brecon Jazz Club.

Shân Cothi & Dunvant Male Voice Choir Capel Y Crwys, Swansea. 7.30pm, £15 adv. Info 01792 297342.

The Sandinistas + The Mirror Trap + Sahara Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £8/£6. Info 029 2023 2199. Tredegar band embark on their first UK tour. Their acheivements to date include being played in all the Top Shop stores, featuring on Fred Perry’s website and soundtracking a Soccer AM goals montage, so you can probably take a fair guess as to whether you’re going to like them or not.

*Thought Forms + Esuna The Full Moon, Cardiff. 8pm, £9/£7.50 adv. Info info@thefullmooncardiff.com. Heavy shoegaze kinda band from Bristol headline. Joy Collective DJs play music in between.

Valentine’s Day Hamptons, Penarth. 7.30pm, £39. Info 029 2070 5391. With a five-course meal plus Samantha Link singing all the songs you need to get your tops and fingers.

Vienna Piano Trio Cardiff University Concert Hall. 7pm, £10/£8/free NUS. Info 029 2087 4816. Performing pieces by Mozart, Schubert and Schoenberg.

Wolf Girl + The Whooperups + Disjoy Gwdihw, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £5/£4 adv. Info 029 2039 7933. Presented by Oddbox.

 

wednesday 15

Capital City Jazz Orchestra Whiteheads Sports & Social Club, Bassaleg, Newport. 8pm, £8. Info malc@dancebands.plus.com. Presenting Paul Shepherd’s Movie, TV and Radio themes. South Wales Big Band Society gig.

Ensemble Cymru Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff. 7pm, £10/£8/£3 NUS. Info 029 2030 4400. Chamber music group.

John Nicholas Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl. 1pm, £5.50. Info 01656 815995. Guitarist with lunchtime concert.

John Mark Ainsley & Malcolm Martineau Royal Welsh College Of Music & Drama, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £18/£16. Info 029 2039 1391. Tenor and pianist.

Laura Snowden Royal Welsh College Of Music & Drama, Cardiff. 7.15pm, £13/£11. Info 029 2039 1391. Youthful classical guitarist.

Led Bib The Full Moon, Cardiff. 8pm, £7/£5. Info info@thefullmooncardiff.com. Rocking jazzers; gig relocated from Dempseys.

Oxley/Meier Guitar Project Jazzland, Swansea. 8.30-11pm, £12. Info 07802 912789.

Pydew Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £5.50. Info 029 2023 2199.

Royal Welsh College Pianists: Russian Gems Royal Welsh College Of Music & Drama, Cardiff. 1.15pm, £8/£6. Info 029 2039 1391. A performance of Tchaikovsky’s The Seasons.

Spring King + Get Inuit + Calva Louise Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £10. Info 029 2023 2199. Another hotly tipped indie band.

Talking Bird Collective The New Crown Inn, Merthyr Tydfil. 8pm, £2. Info 01685 387925.

 

thursday 16

Blue Rose Code The Full Moon, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £12.50 adv. Info info@

thefullmooncardiff.com. Seated show featuring a Scottish singer-songwriter. Not sure who he is but Ewan McGregor features on his album.

Bry The Globe, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £10 adv. Info 07590 471888. Rescheduled from October last year.

Connla Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl. 7.30pm, £11.50. Info 01656 815995. Irish roots band.

Fairport Convention + Sally Barker Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon. 7.30pm, £23. Info 01874 611622. UK folk-rock legends. Not sure who’s actually in the band now but Dave Swarbrick definitely isn’t, as he died last year.

Murston Bapchild & The Braxton Hicks Lyceum Tavern, Newport. 8pm. Info 01633 858636. A Lyceum Folk Club night.

The Classic Rock Show St David’s Hall, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £23.50. Info 029 2087 8444. Just a pub covers band with a light show as far as I can tell.

The John Gibbon Trio & Pete Hurt Plas Hyfryd Hotel, Narberth. 8pm, £8 adv. Info 01834 869323. Spanjazz night.

uTwilight Of The Tsars Royal Welsh College Of Music & Drama, Cardiff. 7.15pm, £12/£10. Info 029 2039 1391. Today features music from Imperial Russia: Arensky, Borodin and Rachmaninov. Fri 17’s programme goes like this: 1.15pm Benjamin Frith (piano) and Alice Neary (cello); 5.30pm Royal Welsh College String Quartets. 7.30pm The Endellion Quartet perform Haydn and Tchaikovsky; 9.30pm Royal Welsh College String Soloists. Sat 18 looks like this: 12pm Endellion Quartet; 2pm piano music for two and four hands; 5pm music for strings, piano and wind; 7pm Gould Piano Trio plus guests; 9pm Gould Piano Trio plus clarinettist Robert Plane. And Sun 19 looks like: 11am Gould Piano Trio plus clarinettist Robert Plane; 1pm the harp in chamber ensembles; 2.30pm Royal Welsh College Vocalists; 4.30pm Royal Welsh College Musicians; 6pm Gould Piano Trio perform Debussy and Tchaikovsky. (Until Sun 19)

Youth + Birdcage + Nuclear Lullaby Gwdihw, Cardiff. 8pm, £4. Info 029 2039 7933. Headliners are an indie band from Bristol. No relation to the guy from Killing Joke/The Orb.

 

friday 17

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

Budapest Cafe Orchestra St Donats Arts Centre, Vale Of Glamorgan. 7.30pm, £15. Info 01446 799100. Balkan/Russian style folk.

Country Superstars The Neon, Newport. 6.30pm, £27.50 adv. Info 01633 533666. Tribute show to C&W’s finest, from Sarah Jane (a Dolly impersonator by trade) and the amusingly named Andy Crust.

Dansette Café Jazz, Cardiff. 9pm, £3. Info 029 2038 7026.

Dictaphone Devil Beaufort Arms, Swansea. 9pm, free. Info 01792 234447. Presented by Nailed It Events.

Fire Fences + Arcadia + Whiskey Lies The Full Moon, Cardiff. 8.30pm, free. Info info@thefullmooncardiff.com.

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

Ian Jay’s Rebellious Jukebox + Bankrupt Pug + Raises By Sharks The Dragonffli, Pontypool. 7pm, £3. Info gigs@thedragonffli.com. Ian Jay, more formally Jackson, was Half Man Half Biscuit’s guitarist on This Leaden Pall and Some Call It Godcore. Dunno if you can base a career on that but it’s still a greater contribution to music than most people manage.

Jason Rebello + Stuart McCallum & Mike Walker Ffresh, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay. 8pm, £12. Info 029 2063 6464. Jazz pianist and jazz guitar duo, respectively.

Martin Simpson West End Club, Barry. 7.30pm, £15 adv. Info 07561 143114. A Roots N’ All gig.

Matthew Pauley Courtyard, Newport. 3pm, free. Info 01633 213161.

Ohhms + Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard + Tides Of Sulfur + Coldhands The Scene Club, Swansea. 7pm, £6 adv. Info 07730 432166.

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

Rodney Branigan The Globe At Hay, Hay-On-Wye. 8pm, £5. Info 01497 821762. Folk guy who plays two guitars at once, apparently, perhaps in the versatile ‘slalom’ style.

*Rope + Modern Rituals + Mercury Tales + Wyllt Cathays Community Centre, Cardiff. 7pm, pay by donation. Info 029 2037 3144. A bunch of cool or interesting-sounding bands, presented by Slush Puppy.

Ruby & The Valentines The Yard, Cardiff. 10pm, free. Info 029 2022 7577.

Surreal Panther The New Crown Inn, Merthyr Tydfil. 8pm, £6/£5 adv. Info 01685 387925. Steel Panther tribute. In Porth tomorrow.

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

The Opera Boys Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl. 7.30pm, £18-£21. Info 01656 815995. West End performers sing their repertoire, only some of which is opera.

Ukulele Orchestra Of Great Britain St David’s Hall, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £22/£18 under-16s. Info 029 2087 8444.

Valleys Folk Ceilidh Blaenavon Rugby Club. 7.30-10.30pm, £3. Info 01495 790446.

Visible Touch The Globe, Cardiff. 7pm, £12.50 adv. Info 07590 471888. Tribute to Phil Collins-era Genesis. “Ah! A golden opportunity to reference the relevant scene from the movie American Psycho” is what you would think, if you wrote these listings.

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

 

saturday 18

3Sticks & Chris Jewell The Heath, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £8/£5 kids. Info 029 2039 4207. A RUFF Ceilidh night, also featuring a guest spot from Tiger Feet Appalachian. That’s neat.

Bon Giovi Ebbw Vale Institute. 7.30pm, £12/£10 adv. Info 01495 708022. Bon Jovi tribute band.

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

Brass Bands Championships Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl. 12pm, £6/£5. Info 01656 815995.

Chernobilly Boogie The Full Moon, Cardiff. 9pm, free. Info info@thefullmooncardiff.com.

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

uCôr Cymru 2017 Aberystwyth Arts Centre. 2pm. Info 01970 623232. Annual choral competition, on tomorrow also. Today’s schedule: 2pm Youth Choirs; 7.30pm Male Choirs. Tomorrow’s schedule: 2pm Children’s and Female Choirs; 8pm Mixed Choirs.

Dictaphone Devil Kiwis, Cardiff. 10pm, free. Info 029 2039 8965.

Duran Duran Experience The Neon, Newport. 7pm, £10 adv. Info 01633 533666. Duran Duran tribute band.

Huw V Williams Ffresh, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay. 8.30pm, £12. Info 029 2063 6464. Jazz double bassist, playing as part of a trio.

Ian Cal Ford & His Acoustic Preachers Cellar Bar, Cardigan. 7.30pm, £5-£8. Info 07818 056599.

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

Ladyrock Meze Lounge, Newport. 10pm, £5. Info 01633 259144. Playing as part of the Rock You! night. Lee Calaway The Twelve Knights, Margam. 9pm, free. Info 01639 882381. Presented by Nailed It Events.

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

Paul Carrack + Sarah Munro St David’s Hall, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £38.50/£30. Info 029 2087 8444.

Pilgrim + Weekend Arrows + Kamino The Dragonffli, Pontypool. 7pm, £2. Info gigs@thedragonffli.com.

Proscenium + Scarsun + Prophecy Fuel Bar, Cardiff. 7pm, £3 adv. Info 07970 063107. Power metal sextet headline.

Simon Gore M.A.D.E. Gallery & Shop, Cardiff. 7pm, £5. Info 029 2047 3373. Experimental/classical musician performs as part of an evening also featuring the documentary film Goodnight Brooklyn: The Story Of Death By Audio. That’s the DIY space/music venue that got shut down when Vice bought the building. Might be interesting.

Surreal Panther Rhondda Hotel, Porth. 7pm, £7/£6 adv. Info 01443 682388.

Terry Webster Church House, Welshpool. 7.30pm, £11/£8. Info 01686 614555. Rock’n’roll veteran whose career began 60 (sixty) (60!) years ago.

*The Handsome Family + William The Conqueror The Globe, Cardiff. 7pm, £15 adv. Info 07590 471888. See Upfront for an interview with these legends.

The Moon Birds + Naomiu Rae Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £10/£8 adv. Info 029 2023 2199. Presented by Newsoundwales.

The Police Academy Acapela, Pentyrch, Cardiff. 8pm, £15 adv. Info 029 2089 0862. A tribute to The Police.

The Sherlocks Sin City, Swansea. 7.30pm, £9 adv. Info 01792 468892.

Upstairs With Eric The Patriot, Crumlin. 9.30pm. Info 01495 247178. This band used to be called Far Canal before a policeman said no [citation needed].

Welsh Floyd The Riverfront, Newport. 7.30pm, £21. Info 01633 656757. Welsh Pink Floyd tribute band.

 

sunday 19

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.

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

Peaness + Stephen Evans + The Vega Bodegas Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff. 3pm, £6. Info 029 2023 2199. Fuelled By Jealous Lovers present a matinee show, headlined by a band whose name linguistic experts have suggested may be a pun on the word ‘penis’.

*Sacred Paws + Spinning Coin + Neurotic Fiction Undertone, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £7/£5 adv. Info 029 2022 8883. In my One Louder column this month, which I know you haven’t read, I write that Mike Vest is my favourite guitarist in Britain. Except it might actually be Rachel Aggs, who also plays in lots of bands including Sacred Paws. Let’s say they’re both winners! This should be great and is presented by The Joy Collective.

The Doublecross + Harker + These Five Years The Full Moon, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £5. Info info@thefullmooncardiff.com.

The Sherlocks Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £9. Info 029 2023 2199.

 

monday 20

Groucho Club Noah’s Yard, Swansea. 8pm. Info 01792 447360.

 

tuesday 21

Boxwood & Brass Cardiff University Concert Hall. 7pm, £10/£8/free NUS. Info 029 2087 4816. Wind instrument ensemble.

Celtic Fiddle Festival St David’s Hall, Cardiff. 8pm, £16/£15 adv. Info 029 2087 8444. They’re not really a festival, more of a band, but they do fiddle in a Celtic fashion. See the Roots Unearthed column for more.

Johannes Zeinler St David’s Hall, Cardiff. 1pm, pay by donation. Info 029 2087 8444. Organ recital

John Davies Quintet Café Jazz, Cardiff. 8pm, £4.50/£4/£2 NUS. Info 029 2038 7026.

Local Enemy + Redfaces Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £6. Info 029 2023 2199.

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

RWCMD Showcase The Full Moon, Cardiff. 8pm, £7/£5. Info info@thefullmooncardiff.com.

Students Of Atlantic College St Donats Arts Centre, Vale Of Glamorgan. 3pm, £6.50. Info 01446 799100. Cafe concert.

 

wednesday 22

Alex Munk Flying Machines Old Market Tavern, Cardiff. 8pm, £7/£5. Info 029 2037 1263. Jazz.

Banfi Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £5 adv. Info 029 2023 2199. Swn present a pop-rock trio from Leytonstone.

Gareth Lochrane & Dave Cottle Trio Jazzland, Swansea. 8.30-11pm, £10. Info 07802 912789.

Harry & Chris + Gecko Volcano, Swansea. 7.30-10pm, £6-£8. Info www.volcanotheatre.co.uk. Spoken word and live jazz.

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

Jessarae The Globe, Cardiff. 7pm, £10 adv. Info 07590 471888.

Philharmonia Orchestra St David’s Hall, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £8.50-£39.50. Info 029 2087 8444. Essa-Pekka Salonen conducts a programme of Beethoven and Strauss.

Rews + Flowerpot + Young Black Americans + Lost In Chemistry Gwdihw, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £5 adv. Info 029 2039 7933. Presented by All My Friends and Beers Over Tears.

State Funeral + Rancour + Never + Zek Cathays Community Centre, Cardiff. 8pm, £5. Info 029 2037 3144. Hardcore punk of various types. Headliners are from Brighton and are no relation to the shortlived Cardiff band State Funeral from a few years back. This gig is in the rehearsal space here, aka the city’s smallest venue.

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

 

thursday 23

Ancient Ascendant + The Drowning + Craniation + Dygora Fuel Bar, Cardiff. 7pm, £5. Info 07970 063107. Presented by Eradication.

Jack Mac’s Funk Pack Gwdihw, Cardiff. 7.30pm. Info 029 2039 7933.

Jaywalkers Burnett’s Hill Chapel, Martletwy, Pembrokeshire. 7.30pm, £10 adv. Info 01646 651725. UK folk/bluegrass band.

Open Mic Night Lyceum Tavern, Newport. 8.30pm. Info 01633 858636.

Sundara Karma Y Stiwdio, Cardiff University Students Union. 7pm, £11 adv. Info 029 2078 1458. Foppish-looking sorts from Reading. Not sure what kind of music they actually play, but this gig is sold out so someone must know.

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

 

friday 24

Eva Lazarus Gwdihw, Cardiff. Info 029 2039 7933. Presented by Starving Artists.

Fistful Of Spookies St John’s Church, Canton, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £12 adv. Info 029 2022 9683. Theatrical a capella ensemble. In Narberth tomorrow.

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

Helen Chadwick, Bella Voce & Môr Ladron Queens Hall, Narberth. 7.30pm, £14-£18. Info 01834 869323. Opening event of this year’s Narberth A Capella Voice Festival, running until Sun 26 – see Music for more.

Hollow Mask The Full Moon, Cardiff. 9pm, free. Info info@thefullmooncardiff.com. Indie duo from Bristol who claim to be influenced by “cut-price energy drinks” and so may be as saddened as me that Home Bargains appear to have stopped selling one-litre bottles of Emerge for 59p.

Julia Biel Ffresh, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay. 8.15pm, £15. Info 029 2063 6464. Popular jazz-meets-folk vocalist.

Kitty’s Jazz Courtyard, Newport. 3pm, free. Info 01633 213161.

Larkhill + Brightr + H_ngm_n + Amy Grindhouse Le Pub, Newport. 7pm, £4. Info 01633 221477.

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

London Calling + Mellt The Parrot, Carmarthen. 8pm, £12/£10. Info 01267 231012. Headliners are a Clash tribute and will be playing their first album all the way through.

Nath Trevett Clwb Y Bont, Pontypridd. 7.30-10pm, £5. Info 01443 491424. Folk and blues.

Nicky Taliesin Beaufort Arms, Swansea. 9pm, free. Info 01792 234447. Presented by Nailed It Events.

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

Paul Ashton The White Horse, Coychurch. 9pm, free. Info 01656 652583. Presented by Nailed It Events.

Rifleros Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £4. Info 029 2023 2199.

Rock’n’Roll Paradise Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon. 7.30pm, £19.50. Info 01874 611622. Fifties r’n’r revue.

Sion Russell Jones + LottieSummer Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff. 9pm, free. Info 029 2030 4400.

Southern Tenant Folk Union Pontardawe Arts Centre. 7.30pm, £14/£12 adv. Info 01792 863722. See Music.

The Bella Collins Band Café Jazz, Cardiff. 9pm, £3. Info 029 2038 7026.

The Dears + Plants & Animals The Globe, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £13 adv. Info 07590 471888. Some kind of indie band, maybe Canadian? I associate the name with the mid-00s I guess?

The Satellites Ebbw Vale Institute. 7pm, £5. Info 01495 708022.

Tres Hombres The Albion, Penarth. 9pm Info 029 2033 0743.

Ultimate Eagles St David’s Hall, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £22. Info 029 2087 8444. Tribute band.

White Coast Rebels The Dragonffli, Pontypool. 7pm, £3. Info gigs@thedragonffli.com.

 

saturday 25

20th Annual Rorke’s Drift Concert Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon. 7.30pm, £9.50/£8.50. Info 01874 611622.

Blowin In The Wind Aberystwyth Arts Centre. 8pm, £14.50. Info 01970 623232. Sixties folk covers.

Blue Horizon The Patriot, Crumlin. 9.30pm. Info 01495 247178.

Digital Criminals + In Requiem + Audio Pirates NosDa, Cardiff. 7pm, free. Info 029 2037 8866. Charity event in aid of Mission Life International. Also features DJ sets from Wowza and Fader.

Epsilon + TheHeroDiesFirst! + Epic Fail + Disrupt The Continuum + Malum Sky The Dragonffli, Pontypool. 7pm, £2 adv. Info gigs@thedragonffli.com.

Fistful Of Spookies + Côr Pawb Bach Queens Hall, Narberth. 7.30pm, £14-£18. Info 01834 869323. Narberth A Capella Voice Festival performance.

Gabriel Garzón-Montano Ffresh, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay. 8.15pm, £12. Info 029 2063 6464. Jazz.

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

On The Rocks Meze Lounge, Newport. 10pm, £5. Info 01633 259144. Playing as part of the Rock You! night.

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

Shakatak The Globe, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £16.50 adv. Info 07590 471888.

Sioned Gwen + Ar Ol Tri + Bella Voce Rhos Y Gilwen, Pembrokeshire. 8pm, £15. Info 01239 841387. Choral gala concert.

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

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

The Definitive Elvis Experience Miners’ Institute, Blackwood. 7.30pm, £19.50/£18.50. Info 01495 227206. With Ben Thompson as Elvis.

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 Pasadena Roof Orchestra Savoy Theatre, Monmouth. 8pm, £21/£18.50. Info 01600 772467. Great American Songbook type stuff.

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

Vicky Jackson Riverside Tavern, Newport. 8-10pm, £10 adv. Info 01633 439166. Tw0 45-minute sets featuring tributes to Amy Winehouse and Pink.

Whitney: Queen Of The Night The Riverfront, Newport. 7.30pm, £23/£21. Info 01633 656757.

WNO Orchestra: Classical Drive Royal Welsh College Of Music & Drama, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £15/£13. Info 029 2039 1391.

 

sunday 26

All Ears Avow + Ten Tombs + Red Morning Light + No Beef + Apathy The Scene Club, Swansea. 7pm. Info 07730 432166.

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

Brit Floyd St David’s Hall, Cardiff. 8pm, £29.50/£60 VIP. Info 029 2087 8444. Pink Floyd tribute band.

John Lewis The Big Top, Cardiff. 7.30pm. Info 029 2022 8883. Album launch gig for south Wales rockabilly type. I liked his last album.

Julian Cope + Tom Hickox The Globe, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £23.50 adv. Info 07590 471888. Megalith-loving cult hero of British guitar pop. Not sure what his gigs are like these days actually, apart from really long.

Mansel Davies / Dave Jones Quartet The King’s Arms, Abergavenny. 7.45pm. Info 07958 612691. A Black Mountain Jazz night.

Sing For Your Sarnies Queens Hall, Narberth. 1pm, £14-£18. Info 01834 869323. Final Narberth A Capella Voice Festival performance, featuring Côr Pawb and over 150 singers.

Steve Tarner The Hanbury, Caerleon. 9pm, free. Info 01633 420361. Presented by Nailed It Events.

 

monday 27

Dom Norcross Quartet Noah’s Yard, Swansea. 8pm. Info 01792 447360.

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

Mary Rees Chopin Prize Royal Welsh College Of Music & Drama, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £10/£8. Info 029 2039 1391.

White Lies Y Plas, Cardiff University Students Union. 7pm, £20 adv. Info 029 2078 1458.

 

tuesday 28

Back To Bacharach Grand Theatre, Swansea. 7.30pm, £20/£18.50. Info 01792 475715.

Contemporary Music Group: Crossing The Border II Cardiff University Concert Hall. 7pm, free. Info 029 2087 4816.

Courtney Marie Andrews + Aled Rheon + Eve Goodman Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £9. Info 029 2023 2199. Newish country-rock type from Phoenix headlines.

Hellions + Acres Fuel Bar, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £6 adv. Info 07970 063107. Sydney hardcore band headline.

Jazz Jam The New Crown Inn, Merthyr Tydfil. 9pm, £2. Info 01685 387925.

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

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

Rum Puppets Gwdihw, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £4/£3 adv. Info 029 2039 7933.

RWCMD Showcase The Full Moon, Cardiff. 8pm, £7/£5. Info info@thefullmooncardiff.com. Featuring a set from the Ben Hunt Quartet and someone else TBC.

The Hawkers Theatr Hafren, Newtown. 7.30pm, £2.50. Info 01686 614555.

Tine Thing Helseth & Gunnar Flagstad Royal Welsh College Of Music & Drama, Cardiff. 1.15pm, £8/£6. Info 029 2039 1391.

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