MARCH | CLUBS LISTINGS
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5-6 Castle Bailey St, Swansea. www.facebook.com/theatticswansea
Fri 31 Twizted Carnage 6pm-3am, £5. Featuring Jay Sw!tch, MC Restless. Also ft Chris Fear, Unique, Corby and Twizted Carnage. This looks to be some sort of hardcore breaks type night.
The Big Top (above 10
11a + 12 Church Street, Cardiff. 029 2022 8883 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Fridays Soulection 9pm-3am, £3 after 10. Soul, boogie and the like from Blue Honey DJs. Fri 3 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. Saturdays Under A Groove 9pm-3am, £3 after 10. Funk, neo-soul and Motown with music from James Morgan-Rees & Alex Moxham.
49 Cambrian Road, Newport. 01633 243500.
Wednesdays Wild Wednesdays Cocktails, drink deals and tunes as part of a cross-city midweek session. Saturdays Koncept & Friends 11pm, £3-£5. House, techno and bass music with guest DJs, breaking producers and residents from Wales’ freshest nights.
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. Tuesdays Knee Socks 10pm-3am. An eclectic mix of indie, pop, electronic, synth and “good grooves”. *Wed 15 TQD 10pm-4am. A launch of some kind for the collaborative album from Royal T, DJ Q and Flava D. This is a great booking, fair play! In Swansea’s Sin City tomorrow. Thurs 2 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. Thurs 16 Get Funky 10pm-4am, £3-£5. Funky disco house stuff from DJs Daryl Finn, Eben Rees, Brynn Salter and Andrew Lambert. Fri 2 Aperture 10pm-4am, £10/£8. Monthly drum’n’bass blowout, headlined by A-Sides with GLXY, G>coin, Bandit, 1Time, Erb and hosted XL. Fri 31 Hideaway 10pm-4am. Interesting fact about south London dance producer Ross From Friends: he chose that name to guarantee I would never listen to his music. Nevertheless he is getting quite popular and plays live here tonight, with KGW the other special guest. 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 / email@example.com
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 Hannah Wants 9pm-4am, £25 adv. Breakout house head from Birmingham visits CDF with guests Shadow Child, Sam Divine, Bram Fidder and Jack Swift. Fri 24 Bedlam 9pm-4am, £22.50 adv. Featuring My Nu Leng & Dread MC, Chris Lorenzo b2b DJ Zinc, DJ Q b2b Champion (bet that’ll be ace), GotSome b2b Fine Art, Klose One, Notion b2b Mr Virgo, Barely Royal b2b Bunnie and Bedlam Family DJs. 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 Gorilla-Matic, Boy Griff, Madame Twisted and Corey S & Dan 3man. 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. Fri 10 Lockdown 11pm-4am, £2. Future house, Melbourne bounce and minimal is promised here. I wonder how much this ‘minimal’ has in common with the type I’m familiar with. Anyway the DJs are D-Grove, Angel Eyes v Ben Chambers, Matt Damage, Rob EJ, Vinnie G and Limey.Saturdays 10pm-6am, £5/free before 1.
Clwb Ifor Bach
Womanby St, Cardiff. 029 2023 2199 / www.clwb.net
Mon 3 Apr Triple Cooked 11pm-4am, £4-£10. Three creative spaces of live art, unique decor, live music and DJs doling out disco, house, bass, garage and grime. Thurs 2 Good Life 11pm, from £6. Themed parties, aimed at students I imagine. This one is a ‘deep sea journey’ and has things like LED jellyfish and mermaids on stilts. Thurs 16 Propaganda 11pm. UK-wide indie disco institution, also featuring pop-punk pizza party night Slice on this occasion. Thurs 30 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 Head Room 11pm. Manchester techno bloke Cleric headlines this newish night. Fri 17 Helium 11pm-4am, £15/£10 adv. Toolroom Records house fellow Weiss is the main name in the frame here. Fri 24 Concrete Junglists 11pm-4am, £6-£10. Drum’n’bass, natch. Room 1: Subzero feat. MC Juiceman, Undersound, Substance, Ransom, Beeson, Ebbens, Reload, Low and host Comma Dee. Room 2: Submerge present Blokeye, Pedeadstrian, Effigy and Kloc. Fri 31 C-Y-N-T 11pm. UK house mainstay and longterm Fabric resident Craig Richards is tonight’s maid of honour. 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.
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 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Wed 22 Womanby’s Clubbing 5.30-8pm. Monthly clubbing events for adults with learning disabilities, physical disabilities and mental health conditions. Run in partnership with Student Volunteering Cardiff. 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 1 Apr 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 / email@example.com
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). Fridays Deep Inside present The Gold Den Sessions 9pm-3am, £4 adv. House and techno every week, with a monthly special guest. Saturdays Vanity 9pm-3am, £5-£10. Two rooms of quality music, everyone catered for it is claimed.
The Glascoed Pub
Off the A472, Usk, Monmouthshire. 01291 673275 / www.theglascoedpub.com
Sat 25 Blackwood Soul Club 7pm-2am, £5. Info 07789 582491. With special guests TBC plus residents Nigel Graham, Alun Kent and Leon Brown.
6 Guildford Crescent, Cardiff. 029 2039 7933 / www.gwdihw.co.uk
Tue 14 Them & Us 9pm-2.30am. New night inviting people to “get together, dance (a lot) and celebrate what we can achieve when we unify, work together and celebrate diversity”. DJs on this noble mission are Andy Richards, Comfort, Sissy Boy Tears, Ed Jones and Jimanoli. Sat 11 Sure Shot 9pm. With a lineup TBC. Sat 18 Mise En Bouche 9pm. With, again, a lineup TBC. Sat 31 Pleasuredome 9pm, £4/£3 before 11. Cardiff’s only dedicated 80s electronic night, with electro, synthpop, Italo disco, new wave, funk and more.
The Old Church, Newport Road, Cardiff. 029 2049 0254 / www.inkspotartsandcrafts.com
Sat 4 Digidol & Sub:Culture 10pm-3am, £6/£5. See Clubs for more on this event, which is headlined by drum’n’bass maven Robyn Chaos. Justmyday, Darkcity Sistas, Audio Autopsy and Sub:culture residents also feature. This space is a former church that until recently sold art supplies, but they seem to be serious about turning it into a venue – sweet!
West Canal Wharf, Cardiff. 029 2039 0939.
Fri 10 Decibel 10.30pm-5am, £8-£10. House and techno night, the second of its kind in Cardiff. eNAHS (Elrow Music) headlines over Iglesias, Brynn Salter, Eben Rees, Elliot Mitchell and Genitive. Fri 17 Teak 10pm-4am. With a headliner TBC, most likely announced after the listings deadline for this issue (just like in the Feb edition). Disco and house stuff anyway.
75 St Mary Street, Cardiff. Fri + Sat 8pm-6am. firstname.lastname@example.org
Sat 25 Dancehall Nice Again 10pm-6am. Local dancehall promoters serve up Big Crumb & Don Dee (Radio Cardiff), Tony V Sound (Bristol) and Empire Flipz (Newport).
Level 2 @ Kongs
114-116 St Mary Street, Cardiff. email@example.com / www.kongsbars.com
*Sat 4 Blue Honey 10pm-4am, £5 adv. See Clubs for more on this night, which is headlined by Scottish global beat dude Auntie Flo and takes place in the back room of a retro arcade games bar which really needs to have more barstaff.
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 31 Rebel Yell 11pm-3am. Punk, ska and alternative rock. Sat 4 + Sat 1 Apr Can’t Touch This 10pm-2.30am, £2/free before 12. Nineties revival night, prevously known as Rewind.
Clarence Place, Newport. 01633 533666 / www.theneon.co.uk
Sat 25 Perc 9pm-3am, £8 adv. Newport techno promoters with their first night in UKIP-affiliated venue the Neon. Ulster DJ Phil Kieran is the headliner, with the bill being completed by The Organ Grinder, Paul Blandford, Owen Kilby, Richie Moulton, Billy Jordan and Chris Cain.
The Pen & Wig
Stow Hill, Newport. 01633 666818 / www.jwbassettpubs.com/the-pen-wig
Fri 31 Port Electro 7pm, free. Electro, synthpop and indie music from the 1970s, 80s and 90s.
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.
Mondays Society Wars The name sounds pretty interesting but sadly it actually refers to university societies. There are however various cheap drinks to ease your disappointment. 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.
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.
The Rainbow Rooms
12 High Street, Gorseinon, Swansea. 07563 111225 / www.the-rainbowrooms.com
Sat 4 Logic Xtra Hard 13 Hour Rave 4pm-5am, £20 adv. Hard dance, same as it ever was. Featuring DJ Thera, Mark EG & Proteus, Dark By Design, Calybr, Ed ET & DTR, Jason P v Juice,The Corruptorz, Deimos, MCP, Mad Dog, Narcotic Smugglers, Snatch, Leg3ndz, Jamo & Angel Eyes, Rob Rees and hosts K-ner & Venom. See Clubs.
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.
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. firstname.lastname@example.org / www.thesceneclub.co.uk
Fri 10 Rhigol 11pm-4am, £5 adv. A garage special (both US and UK varieties) featuring Smokey Bubblin B and Richie Curran. See Clubs. Sat 25 Platform 10pm-4am, £12.50/£10. Minimal techno kinda night, the last one under this name for the foreseeable future in fact. Voigtmann, Gyan Bhatia and Dan Knight are yer men. See Clubs, again.
Dilwyn Street, Swansea. 01792 468892 / www.sincityclub.co.uk
Tuesdays Hustle 10pm-3am, £3/£2 before 12. Motown, r’n’b and hip-hop. Tues 14 TQD 10pm-4am. See Buffalo listing on the last page. 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 10 Silent Disco 10pm-4am, £3. Sat 4 Riddim 10pm-4am, £5/£2 before 10.30. Featuring UK garage type Donaeo. 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.
Undertone (basement of 10 Feet Tall)
11a + 12 Church Street, Cardiff. 029 2022 8883 / www.undertonecardiff.com
Tue 28 The Mixtape 10pm. Student-y night with DJs TBC. Wed 1 Wild Cardiff Launch Party 10pm, £3. New student event, dance music, themed nights. Thurs 16 Havin’ It 11pm-4am, £4/£3. Bassling and jungle. New night. Fri 3 Groove Theory 10pm, £5/£3 before 12. Residents night. Fri 10 La Fiesta 11pm, £4. Spanish music from Adam Herrera. Fri 24 Unity 11pm, £5. House and techno from Oliver Harvey, Richard Anthony Moulton, Jon Williams and Owen Kilby. Another new night. Fri 31 Temple & Shelter 10pm. Eclectic student night and monthly drum’n’bass night team up, lineup TBC. Sat 4 Roots #5 10.30pm, £10. Bodhi play a three-hour set, their pals play slightly shorter ones, there’ll be visuals and other cool stuff. Sat 11 Paranoize 10pm, £8/£6. Milton Keynes drum’n’bass DJ Blackley headlines. Benny Bootleg, Blockeye, Mowgli, Apollo, Cod, Zippy and host XL also feature. Sat 18 Rotary Club 11pm-4am, £10/£8. Scottish house entity Dixon Avenue Basement Jams are tonight’s marquee name. See a boxout I will have written by the time you see this. *Sat 25 Intrinsic 10pm-4am, £12/£8. London DJ Jane Fitz, who I think City Bass hosted in this venue a few years back, headlines the third Intrinsic night, with Kerbo and JV also appearing.
The Old Natwest Bank, 113-116 Bute Street, Cardiff Bay. www.vaultspresents.com
Fri 3 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 18 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. Attendees are also invited to dress up as Smurfs, for no clear reason other than it being lolrandom. Sat 1 Apr Shangri-La 11pm-5am, £10 adv. Popular UK techno duo Dense & Pika head up a bill also featuring residents in the main room; Mi Casa guests in room 2.
54 Cambrian Road, Newport. 01633 213161.
Fridays The Good Time Social Club 11pm, £3. Laid back Bar beats and live sessions to kick off the weekend. Entry fee also grants you entry to Courtyard, Blind Tiger, Meze Lounge and Labamba. Saturdays Viva R’n’b and club classics.
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 before 11. 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.