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wednesday 1

Andrew Goodwin Brangwyn Hall, Swansea. 12.45pm. Info 01792 475715. Organ recital.

Ani Glass Acapela, Pentyrch, Cardiff. 8pm, £10 adv. Info 029 2089 0862.

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.

BBC NOW: St David’s Day St David’s Hall, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £5-£37. Info 029 2087 8444. Featuring conductor Gareth Jones and soprano Rebecca Evans.

uBella & Gareth Blues Duo Café Jazz, Cardiff. 8pm. Info 029 2038 7026. Also on Wed 8 and Wed 29.

Brass Bands And Choirs Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl. 7pm, £10-£15. Info 01656 815995. SDD (St David’s Day) concert.

Bridgend Big Band Jazzland, Swansea. 8.30-11pm, £10. Info 07802 912789.

Camilla George Quartet Old Market Tavern, Cardiff. 8.30pm, £7/£5. Info 029 2037 1263. Jazz in the upstairs function room, brought to you by the folks who were until last month resident in Dempseys.

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

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

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.

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

St David’s Day National Museum Cardiff. 12pm, free. Info 029 2039 7951. Music in the main hall.

St David’s Day Concert Borough Theatre, Abergavenny. 7.30pm, £8/£7. Info 01873 850805. With the Blaenavon Male Voice Choir.

St David’s Day Concert Royal Welsh College Of Music & Drama, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £15/£13. Info 029 2039 1391. With the Royal Welsh College Brass Band.

St David’s Day Lunchtime Concert Royal Welsh College Of Music & Drama, Cardiff. 1.15pm, £8/£6. Info 029 2039 1391. With singers and harpists.

St David’s Day Music Extravaganza Lyric Theatre, Carmarthen. 7.30pm, £10/£8. Info 0845 2263510. Featuring Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Bro Myrddin, Huw Chiswell and Heledd Cynwal.

Stornoway + Brasstronaut Tramshed, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £16 adv. Info 029 2023 5555. Farewell tour from the headliners, a folky indie band who I always have (had?) to remind myself are (were?) from Oxfordshire and not Scotland.

The Answer The Globe, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £15 adv. Info 07590 471888. Ulster hard rockers.

The Little Unsaid + People Poems + George Boomsma Gwdihw, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £4/£3 adv. Info 029 2039 7933. A Folk In The Owl’s Nest night.

Tom Martin + Bryony Seir + Violent Hearts NosDa, Cardiff. 8.30pm, free. Info 029 2037 8866. Presented by U&I Radio.

 

thursday 2

Abbamania Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon. 7.30pm, £20. Info 01874 611622. Tribute show. In Swansea tomorrow; Newport on Thurs 23.

Back To Bacharach Miners’ Institute, Blackwood. 7.30pm, £20. Info 01495 227206. West End singers and a live band perform some of Burt’s best known songs.

Black Star Riders + Gun + The Amorettes Tramshed, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £27/£24 adv. Info 029 2023 5555. Hard rock headz.

Brooks Williams Lyceum Tavern, Newport. 8pm. Info 01633 858636. A Lyceum Folk Club night.

Central Band Of The RAF Royal Welsh College Of Music & Drama, Cardiff. 7.15pm, £12. Info 029 2039 1391.

Ceri Rhys Matthews Oriel Myrddin, Carmarthen. 6.30-8.30pm, £8/£5 for Welsh learners. Info 01267 222775. Folk songs and stories by member of Welsh band Fernhill.

Ezio The Globe, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £12.50 adv. Info 07590 471888. Acoustic duo whose bio doesn’t mention the fact Tony Blair was a fan, as it used to.

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.

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

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

John Hassall & The April Rainers + Jack Perrett + Bandicoot The Full Moon, Cardiff. 8pm, £6/£5 adv. Info info@thefullmooncardiff.com. This Feeling present Libertines bassist Hassall’s new band.

Kast Off Kinks Borough Theatre, Abergavenny. 7.30pm, £20/£18. Info 01873 850805. Kinks tribute band who feature Mick Avory, John Dalton and Ian Gibbons. Yeah, I also instantly recognised those guys as former members of the actual Kinks.

Martin Carthy & John Kirkpatrick Memorial Hall Theatre, Barry. 7.30pm, £16/£14. Info 01446 738622. Iconic folksters in duo form. In Swansea tomorrow.

Sleeptalking Gwdihw, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £4/£3 adv. Info 029 2039 7933. Presented by Xpress and Juxtaposed.

The Americas + The Caspiens + Parish Undertone, Cardiff. 8pm, £5/£3 adv. Info 029 2022 8883.

uThe Hold Up Open Mic Sessions Grassroots, Cardiff. 1-4pm, free. Info 029 2023 1700. Mixed style sessions hosted by Steve BeSpoken, also on Thurs 9, Thurs 16, Thurs 23 and Fri 31 (this one is on in the evening).

The Sensational 60s Experience Grand Theatre, Swansea. 7.30pm, £26/£24. Info 01792 475715.

 

friday 3

Abbamania Grand Theatre, Swansea. 7.30pm, £20.50/£18.50. Info 01792 475715.

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

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

Becky Price St Fagans Village Hall. 7.30pm. Info 029 2023 2970. Pentreffest Noz monthly folk session.

Big Country Pontardawe Arts Centre. 7.30pm, £20/£18 adv. Info 01792 863722.

Catrin Finch Royal Welsh College Of Music & Drama, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £15/£13. Info 029 2039 1391.

Cove + Heriot + All To Ruin Sin City, Swansea. 7.30pm, £5 adv. Info 01792 468892.

Ffli Friday Open Mic Night The Dragonffli, Pontypool. 7pm. Info gigs@thedragonffli.com. Free drink for every performer.

Fund The Mind Ebbw Vale Institute. 8pm. Info 01495 708022. Bands and singer-songwriters in aid of mental health charities.

Kamikaze Millionaires The Patriot, Crumlin. 9.30pm. Info 01495 247178.

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

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

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

Lucy Spraggan + Katie London Y Plas, Cardiff University Students Union. 7pm, £14.50 adv. Info 029 2078 1458.

Martin Carthy & John Kirkpatrick Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea. 7.30pm, £15/£13. Info 01792 602060.

Me And My Friends Gwdihw, Cardiff. 9pm, £6/£4 adv. Info 029 2039 7933. “Golden-ear 1970s West African and Caribbean music with fingerstyle guitar afro-folk” is promised here. That sounds quite good!

Meilyr Jones The Gate, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £10 adv. Info 029 2048 3344. Sound Nation present a gig by a London-based Welshie and minor breakout indie-orchestral pop star of last year. Previewed in the Feb issue also.

Mike Andrew Canton Liberal Club, Cardiff. 8.30pm, £5 adv. Info 029 2022 7725. The world’s #1 Robbie Williams tribute, apparently. I saw the poster for this show while on my lunchbreak and took a photo – which other listings editors are that dedicated to their task? Not the ones you like, I can tell you.

uOpen Night The Ivy Bush, Pontardawe. 8pm. Info huwpudner@ntlworld.com. A Valley Folk Club night. Also on Fri 31.

Paul Lamb & The King Snakes The Met, Abertillery. 8pm, £12. Info 01495 355800. Blues.

Roulston & Young Cabaret Ffresh, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay. 8pm, £12. Info 029 2063 6464. London-based musical cabaret.

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

Shanty + Town Of Cats + Conners & The Con Men + Berenice & Beatbox Hann The Full Moon, Cardiff. 7pm, free. Info info@thefullmooncardiff.com. Playing as part of the venue’s fifth birthday celebrations, which also incorporates gigs tomorrow and Sun 5.

Steve Mason The Tabernacle, Talgarth. 7.30pm, £3 adv. Info info@

thetabernacle.co.uk. The latest of Alan McGee’s intimate, bafflingly cheap gigs for acts who are pretty well known. I wonder if it’s like that thing where it’s free to get into a strip club but you have to pay £200 for a beer. Apparently.

Talking Bird Collective Bootlegger, Cardiff. 7pm, free. Info 07495 657407. Local jazz combo play the opening night of this new bar on Womanby Street, which will serve up jazz, blues and country in the main, plus cocktails.

Talon Congress Theatre, Cwmbran. 7.30pm, £15.50. Info 01633 868239. Eagles tribute band, plying acoustically in this instance.

That Guy We Saw Last Night Hen & Chickens, Abergavenny. 9pm, free. Info 01873 853613. Presented by Nailed It Events.

The Amazons + Cupids + Himalayas Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £8 adv. Info 029 2023 2199. If you like upbeat indie bands named after things you were taught about in primary school, you won’t want to miss this gig.

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

The Kenny Driscoll Band Kiwis, Cardiff. 10pm, free. Info 029 2039 8965.

The Ramonas + Deathtraps Slipping Jimmy’s, Newport. 7.30pm, £10 adv. Info 07745 059936. All-female Ramones tribute band.

The Urban Voodoo Machine The Globe, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £11.50 adv. Info 07590 471888. Self-described “bourbon-soaked gypsy blues bop’n’stroll”.

Vienna Tonkünstler Orchestra St David’s Hall, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £8.50-£39.50. Info 029 2087 8444.

 

saturday 4

A Foreigner’s Journey + Reece Ebbw Vale Institute. 7.30pm, £11 adv. Info 01495 708022. Headliners are a Journey/Foreigner twin tribute.

Allan Yn Y Fan Penarth Pier Pavilion. 7.30pm, £6/£5. Info 0844 8700887. Playing a twmpath night.

Annisokay + Griever + Nightlives + Ferinus Fuel Bar, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £5 adv. Info 07970 063107.

Annual St David’s Day Concert Coliseum Theatre, Aberdare. 7pm, £10/£8. Info 0800 0147111. Featuring the Cwmbach Male Choir.

Bartoune The Globe At Hay, Hay-On-Wye. 8pm, £5. Info 01497 821762. Gypsy jazz type stuff.

Bayside Boogiemen Kiwis, Cardiff. 10pm, free. Info 029 2039 8965.

Blackhouse Meze Lounge, Newport. 10pm, £4-£5. Info 01633 259144. Playing as part of the Rock You! night.

Chains Of Fleetwood Mac The Dragonffli, Pontypool. 7pm, £5. Info gigs@thedragonffli.com. Tribute band.

De La Soul Tramshed, Cardiff. 7pm, £25 adv. Info 029 2023 5555. Hip-hop legends. Hence this being sold out.

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

Electric Soup III M.A.D.E. Gallery & Shop, Cardiff. 7-11pm, £5/£4. Info 029 2047 3373. Experimental/electronic/improvisational music from & Friends, Boris A Bono, Ani Glass and the Swansea Laptop Orchestra.

Elvis In Ponty District Club, Pontypridd. 7pm, £8-£12. Info 01443 402550. Not one, not five but FOUR Elvis tributes: Pete Graceland, Ponty Presley, Johnny Elvis and compere Paul Campbell.

Hannah Rose Platt + Christopher Rees + Blind River Scare Barnabas Arts House, Newport. 7.30pm, £6. Info 01633 673739. Playing the Down By The River night.

*Hark + Sigiriya + Vails The Scene Club, Swansea. 7pm, £6 adv. Info 07730 432166. Album launch gig for Swansea/Bristol metallers Hark, supported by two likeminded sorts. See Music,

Hip Route + Heavy Quartet + Kookamunga + Captain Accident (Solo) + Harri Davies The Full Moon, Cardiff. 7pm, free. Info info@thefullmooncardiff.com.

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

John Otway Le Pub, Newport. 8pm, £12 adv. Info 01633 221477. Venerable UK acoustic rocker type.

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

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

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

Killer Queen Aberystwyth Arts Centre. 8pm, £21.50. Info 01970 623232. Tribute band.

Levitating Crow Party The Roath Park, Cardiff. 3pm-3am. Info 01495 708022. The people behind sometime promo venture Levitation present an alldayer (and someofthenighter) with these bands: Dub The Earth, Sendelica, Smiler, Reality Attack, Black Light Secret, Monsterometer and ATOT plus Levitation and Crow Posse DJs.

Mike & The Mechanics + Ben McKelvey St David’s Hall, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £32.50-£37.50. Info 029 2087 8444. I generally forego descriptions when I list this band, on account of having nothing at all to say about them, but it appears that Roachford, from the 90s, is now a member of Mike & The Mechanics. Although I don’t really have anything else to say about that either.

One Night Stand Blinkin’ Owl, Cwmbran. 9pm, free. Info 01633 484749. Presented by Nailed It Events.

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

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

Rhiannon The New Crown Inn, Merthyr Tydfil. 9pm, £7/£6 adv. Info 01685 387925. Fleetwood Mac tribute.

South Wales Gay Men’s Chorus Royal Welsh College Of Music & Drama, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £14.50. Info 029 2039 1391. Performing a set of popular American songs.

Soweto Kinch Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea. 7.30pm, £16/£14. Info 01792 602060. UK jazz luminary.

St David’s Day Concert Memorial Hall, Newbridge. 6.30pm, £5. Info 01495 243252. Featuring the Celynen Silver Band.

Swansea Gospel Male Voice Choir Brangwyn Hall, Swansea. 6.30pm, free. Info 01792 475715.

The Dole Age + Adrenaline Animals + Soviets + Drowning Flowers Redhouse, Merthyr Tydfil. 7pm, £5 adv. Info 01685 384111. Single launch gig for headliners.

The Jokers + On The Edge The Patriot, Crumlin. 9.30pm, £4. Info 01495 247178.

The Monochrome Set + he Hepburns The Globe, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £10 adv. Info 07590 471888. Literate postpunk/indie sorts, formed in 1978 and reformed in 2010. This gig has been moved from The Moon Club.

The Satellites Rhondda Hotel, Porth. 7pm, £4 adv. Info 01443 682388. Punk covers band.

The Undercover Hippy Snails Deli, Rhiwbina, Cardiff. 7pm, £20 inc buffet. Info 029 2062 0415. In Hay on Fri 24.

Tia McGraff & Tommy Parham Burnett’s Hill Chapel, Martletwy, Pembrokeshire. 7.30pm, £10 adv. Info 01646 651725. US country duo.

Tom Harrison Quartet Acapela, Pentyrch, Cardiff. 8pm, £12.50 adv. Info 029 2089 0862. Sax man plus band.

Tuk Tuk Ffresh, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay. 8pm, £12. Info 029 2063 6464. Cardiff jazz combo.

Vant Sin City, Swansea. 7pm, £11 adv. Info 01792 468892.

Who’s Next The Dolls House, Abertillery. 7.30pm, £7. Info 01495 213300. Who tribute band.

 

sunday 5

Capa Mana The Queens Head, Monmouth. 8.45pm, free. Info 01600 712767. Balkan styled band.

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

Dan Reed Network The Globe, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £18 adv. Info 07590 471888.

Hamell On Trial Le Pub, Newport. 2pm. Info 01633 221477. Raucous American folk-rock geezer returns to Wales after a gap of, oh, not terribly long. Got a horrible feeling I’ve been spelling his name ‘Hammell’ all this time.

Milk + Tree House Fire + Clay Statues + Palomino Party + Godbomber + Acoumetal The Full Moon, Cardiff. 7pm, free. Info info@thefullmooncardiff.com.

Revolution Solution Gwdihw, Cardiff. 7.30pm, pay by donation. Info 029 2039 7933. Monthly music and poetry night with Novacoda, Fader, Rufus Mufas and DJ Auricom performing this month, plus an open mic. These guys have a truly dismal Facebook page consisting of dozens of inane wake-up-sheeple memes with a Milo Yiannopolous and Paul Joseph Watson fascist garnish. Oh and Immortal Technique Youtube links of course.

Tamara Stefanovich Royal Welsh College Of Music & Drama, Cardiff. 2pm, £15-£19. Info 029 2039 1391. Recital from Yugoslavian pianist.

The Elvis Years St David’s Hall, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £22.50/£20.50. Info 029 2087 8444. Musical, with a live band.

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

 

monday 6

Dick Hamer Quartet Noah’s Yard, Swansea. 8pm. Info 01792 447360. Live jazz, acts playing here every Monday.

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.

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

Dave Mason St David’s Hall, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £32.50. Info 029 2087 8444. The guy out of Traffic that isn’t Steve Winwood. See Upfront.

Man & The Echo Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £8 adv. Info 029 2023 2199. A glam-pop outfit from Warrington, it says here. They don’t look very glam in their promo pics.

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

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

Retro Youth + Rabid Young Fuel Bar, Cardiff. 7pm, £5 adv. Info 07970 063107. RY the first are an “alt trio” while RY the second are “electro rockers” from Vegas.

Simon Rowland Jones & Tim Horton Cardiff University Concert Hall. 7pm, £10/£8/free NUS. Info 029 2087 4816. Surprising to see a dead Canadian ice hockey player and doughnut saleman popping up on the piano here, unless this is a different Tim Horton, which I doubt.

Taupe Gwdihw, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £5/£3 adv. Info 029 2039 7933. Jazzy punk band from Newcastle.

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

 

wednesday 8

Afuriko The Full Moon, Cardiff. 9pm, £7/£5 NUS. Info info@thefullmooncardiff.com. African-inspired jazz funk type thing featuring Eddie Parker on flutes and Steve Buckley on saxophones. In Cafe Jazz tomorrow and the Cardiff Uni Concert Hall on Fri 10.

BBC NOW: International Women’s Day Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay. 7.30pm, £10-£12. Info 029 2063 6464. Xian Zhang conducts an all-female lineup.

Celebrating Edward Gregson Royal Welsh College Of Music & Drama, Cardiff. 1.15pm, £8/£6 adv. Info 029 2039 1391. Gregson himself conducts the Royal Welsh College Brass Band.

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.

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

Sam Bailey Grand Theatre, Swansea. 7.30pm, £25-£75.50. Info 01792 475715. X Factor winner. Top rate tickets get you some meet’n’greet stuff.

Seth Lakeman St David’s Hall, Cardiff. 7pm, £22.50. Info 029 2087 8444. Nice folk man.

Sing A Story Theatr Hafren, Newtown. 10.30am + 1.30pm, £2. Info 01686 614555. Sinfonia Cymru present a musical show for kids.

Songhouse Bootlegger, Cardiff. 7pm, free. Info 07495 657407. Jazz.

Steve Williams Trio Jazzland, Swansea. 8.30-11pm, £10. Info 07802 912789.

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

uThe X Factor Live Motorpoint Arena Cardiff. 6.30pm, £20-£55. Info 029 2022 4488. On tomorrow also.

 

thursday 9

Afuriko Café Jazz, Cardiff. 8pm. Info 029 2038 7026.

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

Blaze Bayley Fuel Bar, Cardiff. 8pm, £12/£10 adv. Info 07970 063107. He was Iron Maiden’s for a few years, but if he pulls a pint or two after the gig a photo probably won’t appear in the local paper.

Capital City Jazz Orchestra St David’s Hall, Cardiff. 8pm, £13/£11. Info 029 2087 8444.

Hiding From Girls Bootlegger, Cardiff. 7pm, free. Info 07495 657407. Jazz and blues.

Howard Jones + Rachael Sage Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl. 7.30pm, £23.50. Info 01656 815995.

KoKo The Unicorn, Pontypool. 7.30pm, £3. Info 01495 751304. Folk band fronted by Liz Mullins.Playing the monthly music sessions ran by the folks who previously did Open Hearth Acoustic.

Les McKeown Bay City Rollers Coliseum Theatre, Aberdare. 8pm, £22.50. Info 0800 0147111.

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

uOpen Mic Night Lyceum Tavern, Newport. 8.30pm. Info 01633 858636. Every Thursday except when there’s a guest on – also on Thurs 16, 23 and 30 this month.

Royal Welsh College Chamber Orchestra Royal Welsh College Of Music & Drama, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £12/£10. Info 029 2039 1391.

Saints, Songs And Celebrations Brangwyn Hall, Swansea. 7pm. Info 01792 475715. Slightly late St David’s Day celebration concert featuring over 300 kids.

 

friday 10

Afuriko Cardiff University Concert Hall. 7pm, £10/£8/free NUS. Info 029 2087 4816.

Eden Roots Reggae Band Café Jazz, Cardiff. 8pm, £4/£3. Info 029 2038 7026.

Elbow + C Duncan Newport Centre. 7pm, £35 adv. Info 01633 656757. Avuncular Lancastrians. Might be sold out.

Feel Good Horns Gwdihw, Cardiff. 9pm, £4/£3 adv. Info 029 2039 7933.

Jamie Smith’s Mabon + Ofelia + Morfa + Achrann Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl. 7pm, £8/£5. Info 01656 815995. Playing as part of the Cwlwm Celtaidd folk festival.

Jazzabelles The Parrot, Carmarthen. 8pm. Info 01267 231012. Carmarthenshire jazz duo.

Lost In Chemistry The Full Moon, Cardiff. 10.30pm, free. Info info@thefullmooncardiff.com. Playing after the rugby.

Lynsey Pugh Riverside Tavern, Newport. 7.30-10.30pm, free. Info 01633 439166. Soul/pop cover artist.

Motley Crue’d The Patriot, Crumlin. 6.30pm, £7 adv. Info 01495 247178. Tribute band.

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

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

Peter Verhoyen Royal Welsh College Of Music & Drama, Cardiff. 1.15pm, £8/£6. Info 029 2039 1391. Piccolo recital. There’s something you don’t get many of round these parts.

Rough & Tumble 01 The Big Top, Cardiff. 10pm, £5. Info 029 2022 8883. Roughion present a music showcase night featuring live bands and electronic acts, names currently TBC though.

Spanner + Primeval Soup Le Pub, Newport. 7.30pm, free. Info 01633 221477.

The Boom Sons + Sticks And Stones + In Requiem + Forget Me Forever Hobo’s, Bridgend. 7pm, £2. Info www.hobosmusicvenue.com.

The Cuban Brothers The Globe, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £12 adv. Info 07590 471888. See Upfront.

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

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

Welsh Sinfonia & Swansea University Orchestra Great Hall, Swansea University Bay Campus. 6.30pm, £15/£12. Info 01792 602060.

 

saturday 11

Afro Cluster + Levi+ Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff. 8pm, £10. Info 029 2030 4400. Cardiffian funky hip-hop band headline.

All Time Low Y Plas, Cardiff University Students Union. 7pm, £28.50 adv. Info 029 2078 1458. Pop (as in popular, because they’re dead popular) -punk band from the States.

Amber Le Pub, Newport. 7.30pm, free. Info 01633 221477.

BBC NOW: Scheherazade Brangwyn Hall, Swansea. 7.30pm, £15-£20. Info 01792 475715. Xian Zhang conducts a programme of Britten, Shostakovich and Rimsky-Korsakov.

Calan + Cat’s Claw + Harp Ensemble + Maquarries + Toms Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl. 7pm, £16 adv. Info 01656 815995. Playing as part of the Cwlwm Celtaidd folk festival.

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

Candelas + Chroma + Cpt. Smith Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff. 8pm, £7 adv. Info 029 2023 2199. Presented by Twrw.

Cantemus Chamber Choir Royal Welsh College Of Music & Drama, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £16/£12. Info 029 2039 1391.

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

Felix Subway + Joel Morgan + News From Nowhere The Scene Club, Swansea. 7pm, £3. Info 07730 432166.

Fired Up Riverside Tavern, Newport. 8pm. Info 01633 439166. Cover band whose nicknames I am pleased to share with you: Andy ‘Bing’ Crosby, Daz ‘Daz’ James, Andy ‘Chilli’ Carney, Mark ‘Pikey’ Peters and Ian ‘Balmy’ Balm.

Fred’s House St Donats Arts Centre, Vale Of Glamorgan. 7.30pm, £10 adv. Info 01446 799100. UK folk-pop outfit.

Hazel O’Connor Acapela, Pentyrch, Cardiff. 8pm, £22.50 adv. Info 029 2089 0862.

Henry Marten’s Ghost Cockett Inn, Swansea. 9pm, free. Info 01792 588748. Presented by Nailed It Events.

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

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

Kaia Kater Ffresh, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay. 8pm, £12. Info 029 2063 6464. Canadian folk sort.

Kikamora + Everyday Heroes The Patriot, Crumlin. 9.30pm. Info 01495 247178.

Laura Jurd Dinosaur Cardiff University Concert Hall. 7pm, £10/£8/free NUS. Info 029 2087 4816. Jazz quartet led by trumpeter Jurd.

Mike & Jenny Clark + Jonathan Searle Memorial Hall, Newbridge. 7pm, £5. Info 01495 243252. Presented by the Salvation Army, for some reason.

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

Plasterscene + Old Samuel + Dysphoria The Dragonffli, Pontypool. 7pm, £2. Info gigs@thedragonffli.com.

Prognosis Earl Haig Memorial Club, Cardiff. 9pm. Info 029 2062 6015. Covers band tackling the poppier end of prog rock: Genesis, Toto, Supertramp etc. Good niche idea.

Quay Street Cellar Bar, Cardigan. 8.30pm, £5.50-£8.50. Info 07818 056599.

Showaddywaddy Aberystwyth Arts Centre. 8pm, £19. Info 01970 623232.

Sinfonia Cymru Theatr Hafren, Newtown. 7.45pm, £12/£10. Info 01686 614555.

Skylab 3 Undertone, Cardiff. 7pm, £5 adv. Info 029 2022 8883.

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

St David’s Celebrationm Concert Y Ffwrnes, Llanelli. 7pm, £16/£14. Info 0845 2263510. Alwyn Humphreys conducts a 100-strong male voice choir.

Stiff Little Fingers Tramshed, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £18.50 adv. Info 029 2023 5555. Sold out.

Ten Fé Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff. 7pm, £6 adv. Info 029 2023 2199.

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

The Revamps Meze Lounge, Newport. 10pm, £4-£5. Info 01633 259144. Playing as part of the Rock You! night.

 

sunday 12

ARW Motorpoint Arena Cardiff. 8pm, £35-£75. Info 029 2022 4488. That’s Anderson, Rabin & Wakeman, playing a Yes/centric set of classic prog. See Upfront..

BBC NOW: Music In Vienna 1700, 1800, 1900 Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay. 3pm, £5. Info 029 2063 6464. Andrea Quinn conducts a programme of Haydn and Beethoven.

uFolk Music & Song Session Arvon Ale House, Llandrindod Wells. 4pm. Info 07477 627267. Every second and fourth Sunday of the month (also on Sun 26 in March), with an extra acoustic session now on the third Sunday (Sun 19) too.

Glyn Knight Earl Haig Memorial Club, Cardiff. 6-8pm. Info 029 2062 6015.

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

International Women’s Day The Bucket List, Swansea. 7-9pm. Info 01792 470480. Live music and spoken word from acts TBC.

International Women’s Day Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay. 6-10pm. Info 029 2063 6464. Glanfa stage, 6-7pm: free live music and spoken word. Weston Studio, 7.30-10pm: live music, speakers and workshops.

Morfa + Cesar Joughin Band + EOS + Aneurin Jones + Dylan Cairns Howarth Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl. 1pm, £5 adv. Info 01656 815995. Playing as part of the Cwlwm Celtaidd folk festival.

Ragtime Jug Band The Queens Head, Monmouth. 8.45pm, free. Info 01600 712767.

Royal Welsh College Of Music & Drama Students National Museum Cardiff. 1pm, free. Info 029 2039 7951.

The Ed Sheeran Encounter + Taylor Bradley The New Crown Inn, Merthyr Tydfil. 6.30pm, free. Info 01685 387925. Tribute act.

This Is Tom Savoy Theatre, Monmouth. 8pm, £17.50. Info 01600 772467. Tom Jones tribute by Andy Wood.

 

monday 13

Cardiff County & Vale Of Glamorgan Junior Music Festival St David’s Hall, Cardiff. 7pm, £6-£10. Info 029 2087 8444.

Future Blood Pontardawe Arts Centre. 7pm, £3. Info 01792 863722. New local bands.

Tommy Harris Quartet Noah’s Yard, Swansea. 8pm. Info 01792 447360.

 

tuesday 14

Against The Current The Globe, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £15 adv. Info 07590 471888.

Cardiff County & Vale Of Glamorgan Music Service Spring Showcase 2017 St David’s Hall, Cardiff. 7pm, £6-£10. Info 029 2087 8444.

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

Ian Stoutzker Prize: Semi-Final Royal Welsh College Of Music & Drama, Cardiff. 7pm, £12/£10. Info 029 2039 1391.

Mike Tramp Fuel Bar, Cardiff. 7pm, £8 adv. Info 07970 063107. Danish hard rock survivor.

Remi Harris Trio Muse Arts Centre, Brecon. 8pm, £10/£8 members. Info 07791 654799. Presented by Brecon Jazz Club.

Royal Welsh College Of Music & Drama Showcase The Full Moon, Cardiff. 9pm, £7/£5 NUS. Info info@

thefullmooncardiff.com. Presented by Cardiff Jazz.

Stone Cold Sober Jam The New Crown Inn, Merthyr Tydfil. 8pm, free. Info 01685 387925.

 

wednesday 15

Andy Collins Open Mic Night Cockett Inn, Swansea. 9pm, free. Info 01792 588748. Presented by Nailed It Events.

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

Bobby Shew & Dave Cottle Trio Jazzland, Swansea. 8.30-11pm, £12. Info 07802 912789.

Gerry & The Pacemakers The Riverfront, Newport. 7.30pm, £22. Info 01633 656757.

Llywelyn Ifan Jones Maesteg Town Hall. 3pm, £5.50. Info 01656 733269. Harp recital.

Maire Nì Chathasaigh & Chris Newman Pontyclun Institute Athletic Club. 7.30pm, £8/£5. Info 01443 226892. Irish harp/guitar duo. A Llantrisant Folk Club night.

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

Mozart Serenade Royal Welsh College Of Music & Drama, Cardiff. 1.15pm, £8/£6. Info 029 2039 1391. With the Royal Welsh College Chamber Winds.

Naomi Rae Bootlegger, Cardiff. 7pm, free. Info 07495 657407.

Patsy Cline: The Concert She Never Gave Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl. 7.30pm, £18-£21. Info 01656 815995. With Sandy Kelly as Patsy, plus guest vocalist George Hamilton IV. In Cartmarthen on Fri 17.

Plini + Disperse + David Maxim Micic The Globe, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £11 adv. Info 07590 471888. I think these people are shred guitar/virtuoso types. Also I thought the first guy’s surname was Roman numerals. Although MICIC wouldn’t be an actual number would it.

The Strawberries Gwdihw, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £5/£3 NUS. Info 029 2039 7933. Hosted by Luckyman Records.

Tuk Tuk The Full Moon, Cardiff. 9pm, £7/£5 NUS. Info info@thefullmooncardiff.com. Presented by Cardiff Jazz.

 

thursday 16

BBC NOW Aberystwyth Arts Centre. 7.30pm, £5-£22. Info 01970 623232. Otto Tausk conducts a programme of Janácek, Mendelssohn, Smetana and Dvorak.

Ben Haenow The Globe, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £12.50 adv/£25 VIP. Info 07590 471888. This guy won the 11th season of X Factor in 2014 and as a result is now living out his lifelong dream of playing a 350-cap venue in Wales. How do you get a surname like Haenow? Did he have ancestors who calmed down situations for a living?

Chali 2na & Krafty Kuts Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £12/£10. Info 029 2023 2199. Teamup of Jurassic 5 rapper and nu-skool breaks don.

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

Craig David Motorpoint Arena Cardiff. 7.30pm, £38/£35. Info 029 2022 4488. This place is bigger than the ones he was playing first time round, right? Heck of a comeback from big Craigy.

John Gibbon Café Jazz, Cardiff. 8pm. Info 029 2038 7026.

Maire Ni Cathasaigh & Chris Newman The Angel, Llandeilo. 7.30pm. Info 01558 822765. A Llandeilo Acoustic folk night.

Glories Of The Russian Orthodox Church Llandaff Cathedral, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £15/£13. Info 029 2039 1391. Featuring the Royal Welsh College Chamber Choir.

Jane Williams & Pete Mathison Bootlegger, Cardiff. 7pm, free. Info 07495 657407.

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

Oysters 3 Theatr Mwldan, Cardigan. 7.30pm, £12/£10. Info 01239 621200. UK folk group who formed from the discarded grit of the Oysterband. So to speak. In Pontardawe tomorrow.

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

Sinfonia Cymru Royal Welsh College Of Music & Drama, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £5-£16. Info 029 2039 1391. Featuring conductor Gábor Takács-Nagy and soloist Jess Gillam. In Newport on Sat 18.

The Everley Brothers & Friends Triubte Show Y Ffwrnes, Llanelli. 7pm, £16/£14. Info 0845 2263510.

 

friday 17

*Alasdair Roberts Trio + Sound Of Yell The Parrot, Carmarthen. 8pm, £10 adv. Info 01267 231012. Scottish alt-folk champ with a band including Alex Neilson, also a champ. See Music. In Swansea on Sun 19; Cardiff on Sat 25.

Analogue Noise + Jack Perrett + The Devil In Virginia The Dragonffli, Pontypool. 7pm, £2. Info gigs@thedragonffli.com.

Applied Science + Moose Funk Squad Gwdihw, Cardiff. 9pm, £5 adv. Info 029 2039 7933. Album launch party for headliners. also featuring Levi+, DJ Jaffa, DJ Auricom and DJ Alkemy.

Arno Bornkamp Royal Welsh College Of Music & Drama, Cardiff. 1.15pm, £8/£6. Info 029 2039 1391. Recital of 20th century saxophone compositions.

Castalian Quartet St John’s Church, Canton, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £15/£12.50 adv. Info 029 2022 9683. Youthful classical ensemble.

Cat’s Claw Whitchurch Rugby Club, Cardiff. Info 029 2061 2477. Ceilidh band, with caller Ned Clamp, performing for St Patrick’s Day.

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

Dinner On The OPrient Express Hamptons, Penarth. 7.30pm, £39. Info 029 2070 5391. With a five-course meal plus Claire Hingott singing with the Graham Watkins Jazz Trio.

Elliot Galvin Trio Ffresh, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay. 8pm, £12. Info 029 2063 6464. Youngish Brit jazz. Might be decent.

Fighting Caravans The Full Moon, Cardiff. 9pm, free. Info info@thefullmooncardiff.com.

Florence Black Redhouse, Merthyr Tydfil. 7.30pm, £5 adv. Info 01685 384111.

Forever Jackson Maesteg Town Hall. 7.30pm, £20.50. Info 01656 733269. Michael J tribute.

Gigspanner St Augustine’s Church, Rumney, Cardiff. 7pm, £15 adv. Info derek@rumneyfolkclub.co.uk. A Rumney Folk Club night.

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

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

Lewis & Leigh Acapela, Pentyrch, Cardiff. 8pm. Info 029 2089 0862. Welsh-american country-rock duo. Sold out.

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

Much Ado Llanwrda Hall, Llandovery. 7.30pm. Info 01550 720483. Twmpath night, hosted by Llandovery Folk Dancing.

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

Oysters 3 Pontardawe Arts Centre. 7.30pm, £17/£15 adv. Info 01792 863722.

Pama Int’l The Globe, Cardiff. 8pm, £10 adv. Info 07590 471888. Trojan Records night with this reggae outfit plus DJs.

Patsy Cline: The Concert She Never Gave Lyric Theatre, Carmarthen. 7.30pm, £21/£19. Info 0845 2263510.

Peter Hook & The Light Tramshed, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £20 adv. Info 029 2023 5555. Don’t laugh right, but how have I spent 20+ years enjoying the music of Joy Division and New Order yet never processed the fact that they both have an album called Substance? Until reading the listing for this gig, in which Hook and band will be playing both albums. This is really bothering me.

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

Rachel Podger Royal Welsh College Of Music & Drama, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £18/£16. Info 029 2039 1391. Violinist, with the Royal Welsh College Strings, recites Vivaldi’s Four Seasons.

Rag Mama Rag West End Club, Barry. 7pm, £10/£8 adv. Info 07561 143114. A Roots N’ All gig featuring old timey country duo.

Shirley Bassey Tribute The Victoria Park, Cardiff. 9pm, free. Info 029 2037 4212. By Kaytannau. Presented by Nailed It Events.

The Bella Collins Band Bootlegger, Cardiff. 7pm, free. Info 07495 657407.

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

The Hennesseys Cornerstone, Cardiff. Info www.cornerstonecardiff.org. Cardiffian folk group play for St Patrick’s Day.

The XX Motorpoint Arena Cardiff. 7pm, £27.50. Info 029 2022 4488. See Music. This looks to be sold out!

UK Guns N’ Roses Fuel Bar, Cardiff. 7pm, £2-£5. Info 07970 063107. Tribute band.

 

saturday 18

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

Death Remains + Brunel Fuel Bar, Cardiff. 7pm, £4 adv. Info 07970 063107.

Dillie Keane Royal Welsh College Of Music & Drama, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £19.50. Info 029 203 1391. Bawdy songs and suchlike from one of the Fascinating Aïda cast.

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

Evil Turkeys Hobo’s, Bridgend. 8pm, free. Info www.hobosmusicvenue.com.

Fingertrap + Soviets The Full Moon, Cardiff. 10pm, free. Info info@thefullmooncardiff.com.

Hawkwind The Neon, Newport. 7.30pm, £22 adv. Info 01633 533666. British space rock legends. I for one would not be surprised to see Neon owner and UKIP party member Andrew Byers running to the front whenever they play something from before 1973.

James Arthur St David’s Hall, Cardiff. 7pm, £35/£29.50. Info 029 2087 8444. Previous X Factor winner – one of at least three to appear in this month’s listings – whose new album is titled Back From The Edge. Keen to hear more about his notion of ‘the edge’ for sure. Sold out.

Junior Conservatoire Foyer Concert Royal Welsh College Of Music & Drama, Cardiff. 1.45pm, free. Info 029 2039 1391.

Lilygreen & The Love Machine Porter’s, Cardiff. 8pm. Info info@porterscardiff.com.

Lower Than Atlantis Y Plas, Cardiff University Students Union. 7pm, £16 adv. Info 029 2078 1458. UK rock band. Getting pretty big maybe.

Martin Roscoe & Liza Ferschtman Rhos Y Gilwen, Pembrokeshire. 8pm, £17. Info 01239 841387. Violinist and pianist.

Max Unity + Brywm + Victor Cougar + Telecumus Egg + Laz Lazerus + Reality Bites Duncan Cathays Community Centre, Cardiff. 7pm, £5. Info 029 2037 3144. Fundraiser gig for Sound & Vision Collective.

Monsterometer + Red & The Hogweeds + Becky The Bullet Cellar Bar, Cardigan. 8.30pm, £5.50-£8.50. Info 07818 056599.

Nearly Dan The Globe, Cardiff. 8pm, £14 adv. Info 07590 471888. Steely Dan tribute band.

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

Sinfonia Cymru The Riverfront, Newport. 7.45pm, £6-£17. Info 01633 656757.

Take To The Skies The Scene Club, Swansea. 7pm, £5 adv. Info 07730 432166. Enter Shikari tribute band. Maybe the first, maybe the last too.

The 4th Kind Kiwis, Cardiff. 10pm, free. Info 029 2039 8965.

The Derellas + Ambition Demolition + The Setbacks The Dolls House, Abertillery. 7.30pm. Info 01495 213300.

The Endellion String Quartet Great Hall, Swansea University Bay Campus. 7.30pm, £15/£12. Info 01792 602060.

The Harry Fontaine Band Meze Lounge, Newport. 10pm, £4-£5. Info 01633 259144. Playing as part of the Rock You! night.

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

The Osmonds Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl. 7.30pm, £35. Info 01656 815995. They were playing the Motorpoint Arena a few years back, and proclaiming it to be their last ever tour. This is somewhere a tenth of the size. Possibly because Donny isn’t involved. That concludes all the thinking I wish to do about the Osmonds today.

The Plums + The Tin Men Acapela, Pentyrch, Cardiff. 7.45pm, £6.50 adv. Info 029 2089 0862.

The Real Kings Of Spain + Kingson The Dragonffli, Pontypool. 7pm, £2. Info gigs@thedragonffli.com.

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

The University Singers Aberystwyth Arts Centre. 8pm, £2-£9.50. Info 01970 623232. David Russell Hulme conducts a programme of Puccini, Vaughan Williams and Handel.

The Welsh Camerata St Woolos Cathedral, Newport. 7.30pm, £12/£10. Info www.welshcamerata.org. Performing music from 17th century composers from north-east Germany. In Cardiff on Sat 25.

Vice Squad + Brassick District Club, Pontypridd. 7pm, £12/£9 adv. Info 01443 402550. Punk veterans headline. Punk Forever are the promoters and this gig has been moved from The Moon Club.

uWelsh Brass Band Championships Brangwyn Hall, Swansea. 10am. Info 01792 475715. Aiming to reach the finals of the National Brass Band Championships Of Great Britain. On tomorrow also.

 

sunday 19

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

Alasdair Roberts Trio + Chris Cundy Noah’s Yard, Swansea. 7.30-10.30pm, £6/£5. Info 01792 447360. Presented by NAWR. More info at www.rwan.cymru.

Bare Knuckle Parade + Tendons + Georgia Paterson Band The Full Moon, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £7/£6 adv. Info info@

thefullmooncardiff.com.

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

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

Marti Pellow Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay. 7.30pm, £27.50-£75.50. Info 029 2063 6464. He is looking a little bit Morrissey these days, and also a little bit Pat Nevin. I think it’s a middle-aged man/bushy brows thing.

Red River Blues The Queens Head, Monmouth. 8.45pm, free. Info 01600 712767.

Old Strafford The Brunswick, Swansea. 9pm. Info 01792 465676.

Sonata Arctica Tramshed, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £19 adv. Info 029 2023 5555. Some sort of cheesy metal band.

Tony McManus Rhos Y Gilwen, Pembrokeshire. 8pm, £12. Info 01239 841387. Celtic guitarist.

Welsh National Opera Orchestra St David’s Hall, Cardiff. 3pm, £8.50-£39.50. Info 029 2087 8444.

 

monday 20

Bill Kirchen & Austin De Lone + Glas Earl Haig Memorial Club, Cardiff. 7-10.30pm, £10 adv. Info 029 2062 6015. Austin used to be in Eggs Over Easy who were the first UK pub rock band. Although at the time I think this just meant they played in pubs, as they basically sounded like country & western from what I recall.

Jango Haze Noah’s Yard, Swansea. 8pm. Info 01792 447360.

uOlly Murs Motorpoint Arena Cardiff. 6.30pm, £55/£39.50. Info 029 2022 4488. On tomorrow also.

uThriller Live Grand Theatre, Swansea. 7.30pm, £13-£32. Info 01792 475715. M Jackson and Jackson Five tribute, previous West End hit. On at 5 and 8.30pm on Fri 24; 4 and 8pm on Sat 25. (Until Sat 25)

 

tuesday 21

Cardiff Metropolitan Cathedral Choir St David’s Hall, Cardiff. 1pm, £5-£7. Info 029 2087 8444.

Geko Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff. 7pm, £12 adv. Info 029 2023 2199. Not sure who this guy is but he has impressively sculpted facial hair and is here as part of a six-date UK tour.

Gerardo Núñez & Carmen Cortes Quartet Theatr Mwldan, Cardigan. 7.30pm, £18.50/£17.50. Info 01239 621200. Flamenco guitarist and gypsy dancer. In Brecon Wed 22; Swansea on Thurs 23; Aberystwyth on Fri 24.

Mallory Knox + Lonely The Brave + Fatherson Tramshed, Cardiff. 7pm, £16 adv. Info 029 2023 5555.

Martin Harley & Daniel Kimbro St David’s Hall, Cardiff. 8pm, £15/£14. Info 029 2087 8444. A Roots Unearthed gig.

Spike’s 5 & Dime Band Café Jazz, Cardiff. 8pm, £4.50/£4/£2 NUS. Info 029 2038 7026.

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

The Washboard Resonators Gwdihw, Cardiff. 7.30pm. Info 029 2039 7933.

 

wednesday 22

Celtic Guitar Journeys Borough Theatre, Abergavenny. 7.30pm, £13/£11. Info 01873 850805. Featuring Soig Sibéril from Brittany, Ian Melrose from Scotland and Dylan Fowler from Wales. In Builth Wells tomorrow; Swansea on Fri 24; Barry on Tue 28; Cardigan on Wed 29; Maesteg on Fri 31.

Chamber Philharmonic Europe Y Ffwrnes, Llanelli. 7.30pm, £10-£15. Info 0845 2263510.

Gerardo Núñez & Carmen Cortes Quartet Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon. 7.30pm, £15/£13. Info 01874 611622.

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

Martyn Wyndham-Read & Iris Bishop Aberystwyth Arts Centre. 8pm, £7. Info 01970 623232. Folk duo, Martin having solid pedigree (played with Martin Carthy and Dave Swarbrick).

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

Royal Welsh College Harpists Royal Welsh College Of Music & Drama, Cardiff. 1.15pm, £8/£6. Info 029 2039 1391. Performing Paul Patterson’s works for harp, which evoked the subject of insects (it says here).

Sarah Meek Bootlegger, Cardiff. 7pm, free. Info 07495 657407.

Snake Davis Band Jazzland, Swansea. 8.30-11pm, £13.50. Info 07802 912789.

The Beatles & Friends Theatr Mwldan, Cardigan. 7pm, £5.50-£8.50. Info 01239 621200. Performed by pupils from Ysgol Gyfun Emlyn.

 

thursday 23

Abbamania The Riverfront, Newport. 7.30pm, £21. Info 01633 656757.

Camille O’Sullivan St David’s Hall, Cardiff. 8pm, £19. Info 029 2087 8444. See Upfront.

Celtic Guitar Journeys The Wyeside, Builth Wells. 8pm, £13/£12. Info 01982 552555.

Deadbeat Deluxe The Full Moon, Cardiff. 10pm, free. Info info@thefullmooncardiff.com. Playing after the rugby.

Discount Columbo + Fingertrap + Carolines + Mahouts Gwdihw, Cardiff. 7pm, £5. Info 029 2039 7933.

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

Gerardo Núñez & Carmen Cortes Quartet Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea. 7.30pm, £16/£15. Info 01792 602060.

Gethin Liddington Quartet Bootlegger, Cardiff. 7pm, free. Info 07495 657407.

Nathan Grisdale + Raffer + John Nicholas Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff. 7.30-10.30pm, £10 adv/£30 VIP. Info 029 2023 2199. As you can guess from the VIP ticket option, Nathan Grisdale is one of those sappy acoustic dingbats who got popular on Youtube. All those guys are hiding dark, dark secrets and it’s just a matter of time before we find out what they are,

The Virginmarys Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £10 adv. Info 029 2023 2199. “Old school rock’n’roll from Macclesfield”. Oh yeah? Name five Macc Lads albums then. Bet they can’t.

Three Beats Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl. 8pm, £9.50. Info 01656 815995. Jazz trio led by clarinettist Pete Allen.

Tim Garland Electric Quartet Queens Hall, Narberth. 7.30pm, £5-£15. Info 01834 869323. Jazz saxist plus band. In Cardiff tomorrow.

  1. Rexstacy Lyric Theatre, Carmarthen. 7pm, £21. Info 0845 2263510. Tribute band.

 

friday 24

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

Bear’s Den Tramshed, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £16.50 adv. Info 029 2023 5555. Some sort of beige acoustic folk stuff that is also sold out thanks to your willingness to settle for less, culturally speaking.

Beth Blade & The Beautiful Disasters The Dragonffli, Pontypool. 7pm, £2. Info gigs@thedragonffli.com.

Catrin Finch’s Classical Cafe Acapela, Pentyrch, Cardiff. 8pm, £10/£7.50. Info 029 2089 0862.

Celtic Guitar Journeys Grand Theatre, Swansea. 7.45pm, £13.50/£10.50. Info 01792 475715.

Darren Eedens & The Slim Pickins Bootlegger, Cardiff. 7pm, free. Info 07495 657407.

Deadbeat Deluxe The Full Moon, Cardiff. 10pm, free. Info info@thefullmooncardiff.com. Playing after Ireland v Wales in the football.

Denmark Street Big Band Lyric Theatre, Carmarthen. 7.30pm, £20/£18. Info 0845 2263510. In Blackwood tomorrow.

Derek Nash, Dave Cottle, Alan Vaughan & Martin Fisher The Open Hearth, Pontypool. 8.30pm. Info

martin.fisher1944@hotmail.co.uk. A Jazz At The Open Hearth night, which are back on every month having gone away for a bit.

Eva Lazarus + Timbali + Tone Poets + Mansfield Green Gwdihw, Cardiff. 9pm, £8/£6 adv. Info 029 2039 7933. British hip-hop and related jollies, presented by Starving Artists.

Ferocious Dog The Globe, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £13.50 adv. Info 07590 471888. Folk-punk band.

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

Gerardo Núñez & Carmen Cortes Quartet Aberystwyth Arts Centre. 7.30pm, £14/£12. Info 01970 623232.

Gordie Mackeeman & His Rhythm Boys Theatr Hafren, Newtown. 8pm, £12/£10. Info 01686 614555. Roots music from Prince Edward Island.

Harmonic Brass Royal Welsh College Of Music & Drama, Cardiff. 1.15pm, £8/£6. Info 029 2039 1391. Munich ensemble.

John Monday The Dolls House, Abertillery. 7.30pm. Info 01495 213300.

Miss Hope Springs Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay. 8pm, £15. Info 029 2063 6464. Vegas-style cabaret singer from London.

Monico Blonde Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £5 adv. Info 029 2023 2199. One-time Houdini Dax members crack on under new name.

Music In Vienna St Augustine’s Church, Penarth. 7pm, £5/free NUS. Info 029 2087 4816. Cardiff University Chamber Choir present a concert focusing on the Viennese Baroque.

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

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

Surfer Blood Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff. 7pm, £8.50 adv. Info 029 2023 2199. American indie band whose singer has been arrested for, and charged with, domestic abuse. They also have a new album called Snowdonia. Go and visit the actual Snowdonia instead.

Surreal Panther The Scene Club, Swansea. 7pm. Info 07730 432166. Steel Panther tribute band.

The Beach Boys Band Savoy Theatre, Monmouth. 7.30pm, £17/£15adv. Info 01600 772467. “So you’re telling me that’s all we need for an acceptable tribute band name? Just the actual name with ‘BAND’ at the end?” “Yep” “Wow, this lark is easier than I expected!” In Cardiff tomorrow.

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

The Bug Club + Rob Lear Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff. 9pm, free. Info 029 2030 4400. A ChapterLive gig in the bar area.

The Chalk Outlines + Deadly Nightshade The Parrot, Carmarthen. 8pm. Info 01267 231012. Ska party band headline.

The Matt Monro Story Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl. 7.30pm, £18-£21. Info 01656 815995. Tribute to top crooner.

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

Thunder + Cats In Space Motorpoint Arena Cardiff. 6.30pm, £26.50. Info 029 2022 4488. Enduring hard rockers headline.

Tim Garland Electric Quartet Royal Welsh College Of Music & Drama, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £12. Info 029 2039 1391.

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

 

saturday 25

2 Tickets 2 The Gun Show Meze Lounge, Newport. 10pm, £4-£5. Info 01633 259144. Playing as part of the Rock You! night.

Alasdair Roberts Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff. 8pm, £10/£8 (£15 with evening class). Info 029 2030 4400. Third of AR’s Welsh dates this month, presented here by The Wyrd Wonder and also featuring a pre-show masterclass at 6pm.

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

Bay City Rollers Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl. 7.30pm, £20-£23. Info 01656 815995.

Bigfoot + Everyday Heroes + Pilgrim + The Johnstown Flood + Black Water Chemistry The Dolls House, Abertillery. £10. Info 01495 213300.

Blossoms + Cabbage + Rory Wynne Tramshed, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £17.50 adv. Info 029 2023 5555. This is the NME Awards Tour sponsored by VO5, the styling product whose slippery consistency will prevent you from ripping your hair out in anguish when I tell you this gig is sold out,

Blowin’ In The Wind Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon. 7.30pm, £18.50/£17.50. Info 01874 611622. Tribute to 60s folk-rock.

Brand F & Paul Weir The Heath, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £8/£5 kids. Info 029 2039 4207. A RUFF Ceilidh night, also featuring a guest spot from Cobblers Awl.

Denmark Street Big Band Miners’ Institute, Blackwood. 7.30pm, £20/£18. Info 01495 227206.

Foo Fakers Riverside Tavern, Newport. 8pm, £7  adv. Info 01633 439166. Foo Fighters tribute band.

Geek Musique: The Sound Of Sci-Fi / Cult TV Classics St David’s Hall, Cardiff. 3.30 + 9pm, £5-£15 per show. Info 029 2087 8444. See Upfront.

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

*Ghost + Zombi Y Plas, Cardiff University Students Union. 7pm, £25 adv. Info 029 2078 1458. See Music for an interview with a ‘Nameless Ghoul’ from Ghost. Would it be good or bad if it turned out they got record label interns to do these interviews, like how Damien Hirst gets helpers to do his paintings? Not sure. Oh and Zombi are good, get in early for ‘em.

Higher-On Maiden Rhondda Hotel, Porth. 7pm, £5 adv. Info 01443 682388. Iron Maiden tribute band.

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

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

Knight & Day Memorial Hall, Newbridge. 6.30pm, £8/£6. Info 01495 243252. Variety concert starring Robert Knight and Beverley Davies, plus Newbridge Ladies Choir and soloist Bethan Rose Davies.

Leading Ladies: A Night At The Movies & Musicals Gwyn Hall, Neath. 7.30pm, £12.50 adv. Info 0300 3656677. Songs from the movies performed with a live band.

Magic: A Kind Of Queen Congress Theatre, Cwmbran. 7.30pm, £18. Info 01633 868239. Tribute band.

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

Minus The Inferno + Rollin Sixes + Live Rounds The Dragonffli, Pontypool. 7pm, £2. Info gigs@thedragonffli.com.

Moongoose + D’orange The Globe At Hay, Hay-On-Wye. 8pm, £5. Info 01497 821762.

Nigel + Hodad Le Pub, Newport. 7.30pm. Info 01633 221477. Two bands from LLantwit Major and Cardiff. Hodad are good.

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

Rodney Branigan Snails Deli, Rhiwbina, Cardiff. 7pm, £20 inc buffet. Info 029 2062 0415.

Swansea University Student Showcase Great Hall, Swansea University Bay Campus. 7.30pm, £5-£10. Info 01792 602060.

The Beach Boys Band The Globe, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £12.50 adv. Info 07590 471888.

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

The Riff + 2Rude + Chordie Barry Island Sports & Social Club. Info 01446 735173. Local mod and ska type bands.

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

The Welsh Camerata St John’s Church, Canton, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £12/£10 adv. Info 029 2022 9683. Performing music from 17th century composers from north-east Germany, as with their Newport concert last week.

Whitehall Parade Acapela, Pentyrch, Cardiff. 8pm, £10 adv. Info 029 2089 0862.

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

Xpresstival Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff. 4pm. Info 029 2023 2199. Cardiff University radio station presents a day of, I assume, bands.

You’ve Got A Friend The Riverfront, Newport. 7.30pm, £20/£18. Info 01633 656757. Tribute to James Taylor and Carole King. Sung by two different people? I’m going to say “Probably!” In Blackwood on Thurs 30.

 

sunday 26

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

Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes The Globe, Cardiff. 7pm, £14 adv. Info 07590 471888. Former Gallows and Pure Love man’s new band. Sold out though.

HMSG 125 Anniversary Concert St David’s Hall, Cardiff. 5pm, £12/£8. Info 029 2087 8444. That’s Haberdashers’ Monmouth School For Girls, performing music by Stravinsky, Khachaturian and Karl Jenkins. Go to this so you can say you were there when one of the girls reappears in the Tory cabinet in 40 years’ time.

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

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

Tomos Power + Cal Hillan + Dippy + Cardiff Uni Acapella Society Gwdihw, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £4. Info 029 2039 7933.

 

monday 27

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

The Stranglers Y Plas, Cardiff University Students Union. 7pm, £25 adv. Info 029 2078 1458.

 

tuesday 28

Alba Gwdihw, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £4/£3 adv. Info 029 2039 7933. Bristol post-rock band.

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

Beth Prior Theatr Hafren, Newtown. 7.30pm, £2.50. Info 01686 614555.

Celtic Guitar Journeys Memorial Hall Theatre, Barry. 7.30pm, £12/£10. Info 01446 738622.

Raúl Prieto Ramírez St David’s Hall, Cardiff. 1pm, pay by donation. Info 029 2087 8444. Lunchtime concert on the organ.

Royal Welsh College Wind Orchestra: The Spirit Of 1917 Royal Welsh College Of Music & Drama, Cardiff. 1.15pm, £8/£6. Info 029 2039 1391.

uSouth Powys Youth Music Gala 2017 Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon. 11am, 2.15pn + 7pm, free. Info 01874 611622. Annual celebration of local young musicians. On tomorrow also, at 2.15 and 7pm.

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

 

wednesday 29

At Last – The Etta James Story Tramshed, Cardiff. 7pm, £27.50 adv. Info 029 2023 5555. Tribute show starring Vika Bull.

Borders + Faces Of Eve Fuel Bar, Cardiff. 7-10pm, £6/£4 adv. Info 07970 063107.

Celtic Guitar Journeys Theatr Mwldan, Cardigan. 7.30pm, £3-£13. Info 01239 621200.

DB Big Band with Lee Gilbert & Clare Hingott Whiteheads Sports & Social Club, Bassaleg, Newport. 8pm, £8. Info malc@dancebands.plus.com. South Wales Big Band Society gig.

Instructions + Lilygreen’s Sky Machine The Full Moon, Cardiff. 8pm, £5/£4 adv. Info info@thefullmooncardiff.com.

Jonathan Gee Trio Jazzland, Swansea. 8.30-11pm, £10. Info 07802 912789.

Sarah Brown Bootlegger, Cardiff. 7pm, free. Info 07495 657407.

 

thursday 30

Amber Arcades Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £8 adv. Info 029 2023 2199. Swn present a solo artist who lives in the US, or the Netherlands, or possibly both. Could be good.

Gemma & The Owl Gwdihw, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £4/£3 adv. Info 029 2039 7933. EP launch gig.

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

You’ve Got A Friend Miners’ Institute, Blackwood. 7.30pm, £19.50/£18.50. Info 01495 227206.

 

friday 31

AD/HD The Dragonffli, Pontypool. 7pm, £5. Info gigs@thedragonffli.com. AC/DC tribute.

BBC NOW: Beethoven 6 Brangwyn Hall, Swansea. 7.30pm, £15-£20. Info 01792 475715. Jun Markl conducts a programme that features Strauss and Mozart as well as Beethoven.

BBC NOW: Music In Vienna Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay. 7pm, £5. Info 029 2063 6464. Mark Eager conducts a programme of Webern, Strauss and Mahler.

Celebrating Peter Reynolds Royal Welsh College Of Music & Drama, Cardiff. 1.15pm, £8/£6. Info 029 2039 1391. Compositions by a friend of the RWCMD, who died in October last year.

Celtic Guitar Journeys Maesteg Town Hall. 7.30pm, £9.50. Info 01656 733269.

Courtney Pine Tramshed, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £24.50/£22. Info 029 2023 5555. UK jazz bigwig, joined here by UK soul bigwig Omar.

Doomsday Outlaw + Everyday Heroes Fuel Bar, Cardiff. 7pm, £5 adv. Info 07970 063107.

Double Or Nothing The Twelve Knights, Margam. 9pm, free. Info 01639 882381. Presented by Nailed It Events.

Elvis Legacy Hamptons, Penarth. 7.30pm, £39. Info 029 2070 5391. [talking over the act while my five-course meal goes cold] Well actually, I think the ‘Elvis legacy’ is in many ways quite problematic!

Gwilym Bowen Rhys Ty Tawe, Swansea. 8pm, free. Info 01792 456856.

Hailey Tuck Ffresh, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay. 8pm, £15. Info 029 2063 6464. Retro jazz vocalist.

Joy Oladokun + Waldo’s Gift + Harri Davies + Brawd The Big Top, Cardiff. 9pm, £6/£4 before 10. Info 029 2022 8883.

Larger Than Life! Hen & Chickens, Abergavenny. 9pm, free. Info 01873 853613. Presented by Nailed It Events.

Magenta The Globe, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £12 adv. Info 07590 471888. Blustery prog band.

Manu Delago (Handmade) St John’s Church, Canton, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £10 adv. Info 029 2022 9683. Hang player and sometime collaborator with Björk. He also has a single reviewed in this issue. Fizzi present this one.

Morfydd Owen: Portrait Of A Lost Icon Royal Welsh College Of Music & Drama, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £18/£16. Info 029 203 1391. Soprano Elin Manahan Thomas, sings the songs and reads the letters of this infamous Welsh composer, accompanied by Brian Ellsbury.

Motörheadache Hobo’s, Bridgend. 7.30pm, £10/£8 adv. Info www.hobosmusicvenue.com. Tribute band.

NIDUM Ensemble Rhos Y Gilwen, Pembrokeshire. 8pm, £12. Info 01239 841387. UK chamber music group.

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

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

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

Supersonic 70s Show Borough Theatre, Abergavenny. 7.30pm, £18/£16. Info 01873 850805. Am kind of interested in why 1970s cover shows like this seem to treat glam rock as the unquestioned musical essence of the decade. Maybe that book Simon Reynolds did a while back tackles this?

Teenage Mutant Single Mothers + The Low Blows + Iron Gosling Mozarts, Swansea. 7pm, free. Info 01792 649984.

The Leylines + Whitehall Parade + Nick Parker The Full Moon, Cardiff. 7.30pm, free. Info info@thefullmooncardiff.com.

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

Zion Road Café Jazz, Cardiff. 8pm, £4/£3. Info 029 2038 7026. Reggae

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