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sunday 1

Aubrey & Paul Browns, Laugharne. 3pm, free. Info 01994 427688.

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

Doll4fest The Dolls House, Abertillery. 7pm, free. Info 01495 213300. The poster calls it Doll4est but elsewhere it’s called Doll4fest or Dollfest 4, either way it’s a weekend of rock bands for nowt. Today is the last of three days and features Everyday Heroes, Psychobabylon, The D Teez, Podracer, Beth Blade And The Beautiful Disasters, Fragile Things and Vespertine.

*Evan Parker & Jenn Kirby Swansea Studios. 7.30pm, £8/£6. Info www.rwan.cymru. First in a series of four NAWR October events in collaboration with Swansea International Festival, featuring veteran’n’vital UK free jazz sax man Parker. Previewed in last month’s issue. Evan is in Cardiff tomorrow now too.

Guy Maile + Martin Arundel The Parrot, Carmarthen. 7pm, £5. Info 01267 231012. Parrot Blues night.

Isabel Thomas & After Dark Octavo’s Wine Bar, Cardiff Bay. 2-4.30pm, free. Info 029 2049 1220. Acoustic rock.

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

Jen Cloher + Cable Ties + Perfect Body Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £6.50. Info 029 2023 2199. Australian singer-songwriter plays Swn Festival gig.

Jess Klein + Mike June The Big Top, Cardiff. 7pm, £13/£10.50 adv. Info 029 2022 8883. Americana singer-songwriters, touring together and presented here by Little Sister Music.

Jim Mullen with Dave Cottle Trio Jazzland, Swansea. 6.30pm, £20. Info 07802 912789. Jazz Supper concert; price includes food.

Jon Paul Fontygary Leisure Park, Rhoose. 6pm, free. Info 01446 710386. Presented by Nailed It Events.

Matthew And The Atlas + Rory Butler The Globe, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £10 adv. Info 07590 471888.

Military Wives & Silver Band Methodist Church, Welshpool. 7.30pm, £7.50. Info 01686 614555. This is the final event of the Welshpool 1940s Weekend.

Mod/Ska Weekend Jacs, Aberdare. 4pm, £5 per days/£8 both days. Info 01685 879491. Second of two days. Today features The Somethings, Skacasm and DJ Luke Warm Soundss.

Philip Attard & Christine Zerafa Aberystwyth Arts Centre. 3pm, £3-£12. Info 01970 623232. Music Club performance.

Rachel K Collier + Little Rêd + Ëadyth The Moon, Cardiff. 7-10pm, £6/£5 adv. Info info@themooncardiff.com.

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

>The Great Unknown The Windsor, Penarth. 9pm, free. Info 029 2070 8675. Presented by Nailed It Events. Every Sunday this month.

The Swansea Fringe Various venues, Swansea. £20 adv/£25 premium/£10 per day. Info www.theswanseafringe.com. One zillion live music acts, with some poetry, theatre etc in there somewhere too (not sure what’s what in a lot of cases tbh), as a precursor to Swansea International Festival. Venues confirmed: The Grand Hotel, The Last Resort, Zinospace, The Hyst, Galerie Simpson, Volcano Theatre, TechHub Cafe, Elysium Gallery, Oxfam Bookstore, Copper, Cinema & Co., The Pit, Bambu, Peppermint and The Bucket List. Today is the final day of three.

monday 2

*Evan Parker & Rhodri Davies Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff. 8pm, £12/£10. Info 029 2030 4400. This is the opening event of a quasi-residency for Davies here (the next is on Sat 14), and he’ll be performing freely with Parker.

Groucho Club Noah’s Yard, Swansea. 8pm. Info 01792 447360. Live jazz here every Monday.

Justin Hayward St David’s Hall, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £37.50/£34.50. Info 029 2087 8444. Your man from The Moody Blues.

Stevie Parker + Hynter Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £8.50. Info 029 2023 2199.

The Shimmer Band + Bang Bang Romeo + Blackwaters Glee Club, Cardiff Bay. 7.30pm, £10. Info 0871 4720400. Indie/rock bands presented by This Feeling.

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

tuesday 3

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

>Chamber Tuesdays Royal Welsh College Of Music & Drama, Cardiff. 6-7pm, free. Info 029 2039 1391. Every Tuesday in the foyer until Tue 28 Nov.

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

Lord Kesseli & The Drums + Aaronson Gwdihw, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £4 adv. Info 029 2039 7933.

Margaret Phillips St David’s Hall, Cardiff. 1pm, pay by donation. Info 029 2087 8444. Pay-what-you-can organ recital.

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

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

The Alchemy + JayCee + The Effect + Purge The Ocean + Apathy Ave The Pit, Swansea. 7pm, £5/£4. Info facebook.com/thepitswansea.

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

The Jesus & Mary Chain + Chain Of Flowers Y Plas, Cardiff University Students Union. 7pm, £27.50 adv. Info 029 2078 1458. Noisy indie Scotsmen return to Cardiff, supported by Cardiff band who are their spiritual heirs (it could be said [but, equally, disagreed with]).

Thy Art Is Murder Y Stiwdio, Cardiff University Students Union. 7pm, £14 adv. Info 029 2078 1458. Deathcore band from Australia.

wednesday 4

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

Andrew Sharpe & Amy Kakoura Pontyclun Institute Athletic Club. 7.30pm, £8/£5. Info 01443 226892. A Llantrisant Folk Club night.

>Bandaoke 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 20.

>Bella & Gareth Blues Duo Café Jazz, Cardiff. 8pm. Info 029 2038 7026. Also on Wed 18.

Elaine Paige St David’s Hall, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £36.50-£76.50. Info 029 2087 8444. Belter-out of musical theatre hits.

Jam Night The Parrot, Carmarthen. 8pm, free. Info 01267 231012.

Ken Peplowski & Julian Stringle Jazzland, Swansea. 8.30pm, £12. Info 07802 912789. Jazz clarinettists perform with the Craig Milverton Trio.

King No-One + Airways + Safari Gold Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff. 7pm, £8. Info 029 2023 2199.

MG Boulter + Bity Booker + Joey + Ian Lynn Palmer Gwdihw, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £4 adv. Info 029 2039 7933. A Folk In The Owl’s Nest night.

My Own Country – Songs From Wales And The Wider World Great Hall, Swansea University Bay Campus. 7.30pm, £17. Info 01792 475715. With Elin Manahan Thomas (soprano) and Jeffrey Howard (piano); Howard is premièring his Swansea Song Cycle here. A Swansea International Festival event.

No Raza + Body Harvest + Sepulchre + Cranial Separation Fuel Bar, Cardiff. 7pm, £6. Info 07970 063107. Death metal japes. Headliners are from Colombia and in Neath on Fri 6.

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

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

Oscar Castellino Royal Welsh College Of Music & Drama, Cardiff. 1.15pm, £8/£6. Info 029 2039 1391. Indian baritone performs a set titled Songs To The Indian Woman.

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

Ria Timkin + Jamie Willetts + C0dew4lkers NosDa, Cardiff. 8.30-10.30pm, free. Info 029 2037 8866. Presented by U&I Radio.

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

Touts + Vistas + Velor Cardiff Bus Transport Club. 7.30-11pm, £7 adv. Info 029 2023 3658. Swn Festival gig.

Zoran Dukic Royal Welsh College Of Music & Drama, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £15/£13. Info 029 2039 1391. Acclaimed classical guitarist.

thursday 5

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

Beverley Knight St David’s Hall, Cardiff. 7pm, £19.50-£99. Info 029 2087 8444. Rescheduled from June cos Bev was poorly. Top price is VIP business.

False Heads + Skin The Moon, Cardiff. 8pm, £6/£5 adv. Info info@themooncardiff.com.

Hackensack Café Jazz, Cardiff. 8pm, £6/£5. Info 029 2038 7026.

In Hearts Wake Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff. 7pm, £12/£10. Info 029 2023 2199.

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 Law’s Congregation Royal Welsh College Of Music & Drama, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £12/£10. Info 029 2039 1391. Jazz/classical/electronica crossover group.

Lifegrab + Splintered + SickOnes + Punch On + Hunger Strike Fuel Bar, Cardiff. 7pm, £4. Info 07970 063107. Vegan hardcore band from Cardiff headline. Not sure if they’re ex-members of anyone notable but this is their first ever gig and then they’re off on tour.

Rhydian, Richard & Adam Lyric Theatre, Carmarthen. 7.30pm. Info 0845 2263510. Sold out! But in Newport tomorrow, which isn’t sold out at the time of writing. Also in Blackwood on Tue 17, Treorchy on Thurs 19, Porthcawl on Fri 20 and Aberystwyth on Sat 21.

Rhys Davis Band Gwdihw, Cardiff. 8pm, £4/£3 adv. Info 029 2039 7933.

*The Society Of Strange And Ancient Instruments National Waterfront Museum, Swansea. 7.30pm, £15. Info 029 2057 3600. This looks to be a sort of live music performance via historical theatre, based on the writings of Francis Bacon. Sounds neat. A Swansea International Festival event.

This Is The Kit + Barbarossa + Ivan Moult The Globe, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £15 adv. Info 07590 471888. Swn Festival gig.

Wildwood Jack Crindau Constitutional Club, Newport. 8pm, £8/£5. Info 01633 858636. A Lyceum Folk Club night.

friday 6

Aled Clifford + Dorian Holmes Clwb Y Bont, Pontypridd. 7.30pm, £5. Info 01443 491424. Part of the LINK Festival, which takes places in various Ponty venues this weekend.

Alex Davies The Plum Tree, Cardiff. 9pm, free. Info 029 2022 5235. Live music here every Friday.

Amber Run Tramshed, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £14 adv. Info 029 2023 5555.

>Amser Jazz Time Royal Welsh College Of Music & Drama, Cardiff. 5.30-7pm, free. Info 029 2039 1391. Every Friday in the foyer until Fri 8 Dec.

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

BBC NOW: Dvorak 9 Brangwyn Hall, Swansea. 7.30pm, £10-£20. Info 01792 475715. Swansea International Festival event.

Benjamin Baker Royal Welsh College Of Music & Drama, Cardiff. 1.15pm, £8/£6. Info 029 2039 1391. Violin recital.

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

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

Fire Fences + Plastic Barricades + Caralones Meze Lounge, Newport. 7.30pm, £5. Info 01633 259144.

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

Graham Gouldman Pontardawe Arts Centre. 7.30pm, £5/£3. Info 01792 863722. Your man from 10cc who, like most of us filthy sinners, is neither Godley nor Creme. In Cardiff tomorrow.

Gwilym Bowen Rhys + Patrobas + Glain Rhys Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff. 7pm, £6. Info 029 2023 2199.

Holy Moly & The Crackers Acapela, Pentyrch, Cardiff. 8pm, £14. Info 029 2089 0862. Self-styled gypsy folk-rock band.

Kanda Bongo Man Lyric Theatre, Carmarthen. 7pm, £15 adv. Info 0845 2263510. The cool kwasa kwasa African dude from the Congo. We previewed him in the August issue.

K.A.’s Ska/Soul Collective Warehouse54, Newport. 8pm, £3-£5. Info 01633 213161.

Like A Lion The Vivian Arms, Swansea. 9pm, free. Info 01792 516194. Presented by Nailed It Events.

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

Martina Edoff + Redline The Patriot, Crumlin. 7pm. Info 01495 247178.

MoltenAmba St Fagans Village Hall. 7.30pm, £8/£6/£4 kids/free under-12s. Info 029 2023 2970. A Pentreffest Noz folk night.

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

Morgan Hayes Charity Evening Queens Hall, Narberth. 7pm, £10 adv. Info 01834 869323. Featuring Crossover folk band The Meadows and Seren Irish Dance.

Nihility + Underdark Cathays Community Centre, Cardiff. 7-10.30pm, £5. Info 029 2037 3144. Down For Life presents a death metal band from Southampton and a shoegazey black metal band from Nottingham.

No Raza + In Which It Burns The Duke, Neath. 8pm, free. Info 01639 643892.

Normanton Street + Beatbox Hann Gwdihw, Cardiff. 9pm, £5/£3 adv. Info 029 2039 7933.

Open Night Glais Rugby Football Club, nr Clydach, Swansea. 8pm, £3. Info 01792 425231. A Valley Folk Club night.

Pay No Respect + Carbine + Hunger Strike + Conflicts Sin City, Swansea. 7.30pm, £5 adv. Info 01792 468892.

Pretty Vicious + Chroma + Tracy Island + The Pitchforks The Muni, Pontypridd. 7pm, £8 adv. Info 01443 490390. Merthyr indie band headline. LINK Festival gig.

Rhydian, Richard & Adam The Riverfront, Newport. 1pm, £26/£76 VIP. Info 01633 656757.

Ruts DC The Globe, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £14 adv. Info 07590 471888. Reggae-inflected first wave punks, still kicking on.

Stay Voiceless + Cupcake Diaz & The Felt Tip Pens + The Caspiens Le Public Space, Newport. 8pm, pay by donations. Info sam@lepub.co.uk.

Stop, Stop + Beth Blade & The Beautiful Disasters The New Crown Inn, Merthyr Tydfil. 8pm, £6/£5 adv. Info 01685 387925. Glam metal band who write their name StOp, StoP. Not in my house you don’t, lads.

The Pretenders + The Rails St David’s Hall, Cardiff. 7pm, £35-£45. Info 029 2087 8444. Chrissie Hynde’s band of new wave survivors… survive. In live show form.

The Real Kings Of Spain + Penny Dreadful + Curious Orange The Dragonffli, Pontypool. 7pm, £2. Info gigs@thedragonffli.com. I would put money on Curious Orange being named after the Lee & Herring character named after a Fall album, rather than the Fall album itself.

The Sandinistas + The Dole Age + Dead At 27 + The Fused Ebbw Vale Institute. 6.30pm, £5.50 adv. Info 01495 708022.

The Sam-Antonio Freeway The Tumble Inn, Pontypridd. 7.30pm, free. Info 01443 484390. LINK Festival gig in the Wetherspoons next to the train station. Rather you playing this than me, lads.

The Swinging Blue Jeans Congress Theatre, Cwmbran. 7.30pm, £19/£18. Info 01633 868239. Merseybeat OGs.

Vessels + Guy Andrews Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £11. Info 029 2023 2199. Leeds post-rock band headline. Support act is a kinda avant-classical pianist.

We Shall Overcome Foodbank Fundraiser The Moon, Cardiff. 6pm, free with foodbank donation. Info info@themooncardiff.com. Featuring Mike Dennis, Paul Divers and more TBC

saturday 7

ACAB The Soul Suite, Pontypridd. 10.30pm, £3. Info 01443 400059. LINK Festival gig.

Alaska Alaska + American Graffiti + TIE Fighter Pilot The Dragonffli, Pontypool. 7pm, £2. Info gigs@thedragonffli.com.

Bad Reputation Jacs, Aberdare. 9pm, free. Info 01685 879491. Hard rock covers.

BBC NOW: Family Concert Brangwyn Hall, Swansea. 3pm, £5-£25. Info 01792 475715. Swansea International Festival event. Prices given are for various sized families, plus a fiver for each extra kid.

Ceri Ridge Trading Company Theatr Hafren, Newtown. 8pm, £7. Info 01686 614555. Old timey band from mid-Wales.

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

Crosstown Traffic Rhondda Hotel, Porth. 7pm, £5 adv. Info 01443 682388. Jimi Hendrix tribute.

Dan Reed Ebbw Vale Institute. 7pm, £11 adv. Info 01495 708022.

Eadyth Crawford The Blueberry Inn, Pontypridd. 7.30pm, free. Info 01443 485331. LINK Festival gig.

Formerly Of Bucks Fizz Gwyn Hall, Neath. 7.30pm, £25 adv. Info 0300 3656677. This is the version of the band with Cheryl Baker in, which is all you freaky lovers of late-80s Saturday morning cookery shows care about I daresay.

Free Beer Slipping Jimmy’s, Newport. 8pm. Info 07745 059936.

Graham Gouldman The Gate, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £25. Info 029 2048 3344.

James Sarson The Waterfront, Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon. 1-3pm, free. Info 01874 611622. Music in the bar, every Saturday afternoon this month.

Joby Burgess’ Powerplant National Waterfront Museum, Swansea. 7.30pm, £15. Info 029 2057 3600. Classical/experimental percussionist and composer reimagines Kraftwerk songs with the help of a local youth choir. Feel like Kraftwerk get this kind of treatment a lot, unsure how they feel about it. A Swansea International Festival event.

>Jon Crespo Quartet Café Jazz, Cardiff. 9pm, £2 after 11. Info 029 2038 7026. Every Saturday this month, accompanied by vocalist Sarah Meek (tonight); trumpeter Gethin Liddington (Sat 21) and saxophonist Carlo Fraccalvieri (Sat 28).

Kings Ov Leon Queens Hall, Narberth. 7.30pm, £16/£14.50 adv. Info 01834 869323. Tribute band.

Kizzy Crawford + Danielle Lewis + Zim Voices Market Hall, Abergavenny. 8pm. Info 07774 608215. Hosted by Love Zimbabwe and the Wales Fair Trade Fair.

Like A Lion Birchgrove, Cardiff. 9pm, free. Info 029 2031 1319. Presented by Nailed It Events.

Maria Pia de Vito & Huw Warren Cardiff University Concert Hall. 7-9.15pm, £10/£8/free NUS. Info 029 2087 4816. Italian vocalist and Welsh pianist.

Miss Mitten Cellar Bar, Cardigan. 8pm. Info 07818 056599. Dub reggae vocalist.

*Off//Kilter Royal Welsh College Of Music & Drama, Cardiff. 4.30pm, £20 adv. Info 029 2039 1391. Swn Festival gig taking place across the whole venue and featuring Richard Dawson, Cotton Wolf, Rhain, Ed Dowie and Vorhees.

Oxjam Cardiff Various venues, Cardiff. 12pm. Info oxjamcardiff2017@gmail.com. Annual charitable live music fest (plus some Djs at the end). These are in chronological order and mostly start at 1pm. The Big Top: Black Aurora Duo, Georgia Patterson, Kingston, The Devil In Virginia, Scott Swain, Kings Road Social, Shop Girls and Into The Ark. Undertone: Andrew Gwynn, Peyote, Mutant Vinyl, Mark JW Cole, ReuBoyy, GMR, Tommy Trouble, Noah, Saykridd Daly and I Am Hvnter. The Moon: Tarion, Jay Gibbon, Lee Owen, Siblings Of Us, The Lowfells, Ross J Connell, Old Samuel, The Irascibles, Fire Fences, Oblong, Throwing Knives and Them Dead Beats. Fuel: Vespertine, The January Dead, Cobalt Sons, Aaronson Central, Velor, Clay To Ride, Cavalry, The D Teez, Poetic Justice, The Chalmers, Penny Rich, Lovers Open Fire and Excellent Skeleton. Gwdihw: The Mermerings, Sophie Louise, Dusty Cut, Sienna, Anonymous Iconclasts, Monday Night Side Project, Rosie Cale and Wise Man Otis. Cardiff Speaker Hire DJ Arena: Paul Cahill, Doyley, Moses Mendoza, Dave Grooveslave, Brix, Diffian, DJ Serengeti, Acou Christo and  Double KD.

Rock’n’Roll Paradise Congress Theatre, Cwmbran. 7pm, £21. Info 01633 868239. A tribute to the music of the 50s.

Rough N Tumble 02 The Flora, Cardiff. 4pm-1am, £7 adv. Info 029 2115 1016. Featuring sets from Wølffe, Mellt, Junior Bill and Roughion with more TBC.

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

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

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

Storm Warning Cwmbran RFC, Pontnewydd, Cwmbran. 7.30pm, £10/£8. Info 01633 483238. Borough Blues Club gig.

Sweet Baboo + H. Hawkline Redhouse, Merthyr Tydfil. 11am-3.30pm, free. Info 01685 384111. This is a Make Noise Wales gig which requests that attendees bring a broken electronic item with them for recycling. Note that it’s also in the lunchtime slot. Sweet Baboo is playing another MNW gig in Talgarth on Sat 14.

The Boss UK Savoy Theatre, Monmouth. 8pm, £16.50 adv. Info 01600 772467.

The Duplicates Alfred’s Bar & Grill, Pontypridd. 8.30pm, free. Info 01443 485331. LINK Festival gig.

*The Future Is Female Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff. 3-11pm, £15. Info 029 2030 4400. See Music for more on this wicked sick alldayer which is hosted by Shape/From Now On and seeks to highlight women making experimental sounds. Features Lone Taxidermist, Charismatic Megafauna, Kayla Painter, Accü, Adwaith, Shrouk El Attar’s Dancing Queer and WITCIH Salon, showcasing women working in creative tech.

The Gary Fletcher Band St Donats Arts Centre, Vale Of Glamorgan. 7.30pm, £12. Info 01446 799100. A member of The Blues Band.

The Icicle Works Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £17.50. Info 029 2023 2199. Professional Scouser Ian McNabb and band.

The Keith Little Trio with Jane Williams Penarth Pier Pavilion. 7.30pm, £10/£8. Info 0844 8700887. Jazz.

The London African Gospel Choir Tramshed, Cardiff. 7pm, £18.50 adv. Info 029 2023 5555. Performing Paul Simon’s album Graceland. This show was originally in July but got rescheduled.

The Strawbs The Globe, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £18 adv. Info 07590 471888. Electric set by seminal folk-rock band.

Toadstool + Kikamora + Fragile Things The Dolls House, Abertillery. 7pm. Info 01495 213300.

Two Blondes & A Harp Acapela, Pentyrch, Cardiff. 8pm, £15. Info 029 2089 0862. Pop hits performed on classical harp apparently.

sunday 8

Bryony Sier + Cara Cullen Costa Coffee, Pontypridd. 3-5pm, free. Info 01443 404286. LINK Festival gig.

Dan Bettridge + Little Rêd + CwCw The Big Top, Cardiff. 7pm, £9 adv. Info 029 2022 8883. Swn Festival gig.

Fire Fences + Jaycee + Sienna UK + The Rotanas Gwdihw, Cardiff. 7pm, £4/£3 adv. Info 029 2039 7933. Charity gig in aid of Heads Above The Waves.

>Folk Music & Song Session Arvon Ale House, Llandrindod Wells. 4pm. Info 07477 627267. Every second and fourth Sunday of the month (also on Sun 24 in June), with an extra acoustic session now on the third Sunday (Sun 22) too.

Frank Iero & The Patience + Dave Hause & The Mermaid + The Homeless Gospel Choir + Paceshifters The Globe, Cardiff. 7pm, £17 adv. Info 07590 471888. My Chemical Romance fella headlines, with band.

*Jason Kahn & Christian Wolfarth + Colin Webster & Graham Dunning Swansea Studios. 7.30pm, £8/£6. Info www.rwan.cymru. Second NAWR/Swansea International Festival gig. Avant-garde scenes afoot. Webster and Dunning are cool.

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

Jean Guyomarch Café Jazz, Cardiff. 6.30-9pm, £5. Info 029 2038 7026. Monthly Hot Club Swing night.

Jenny & The Beans The Skinny Dog, Pontypridd. 7-10pm, free. Info 07970 974196. LINK Festival gig.

Llyr Williams Great Hall, Swansea University Bay Campus. 3.30pm, £17. Info 01792 475715. Piano recital. A Swansea International Festival event.

Music On The Train Vale Of Rheidol Railway, Aberystwyth. 10.30am-1.30pm. Info 07468 528933. This is presented by Rewired Music in conjunction with Oxjam, and features acoustic musicians from the Rewired stable performing sets as the train chugs through the Cambrian Mountains. Cute!

Paul Dark Fontygary Leisure Park, Rhoose. 6pm, free. Info 01446 710386. Presented by Nailed It Events.

Presteigne Festival Tour Concert Great Hall, Swansea University Bay Campus. 11.30am, £12. Info 01792 475715. Pianist Tim Horton performs Beethoven pieces. A Swansea International Festival event.

Swansea Foodbank Charity Gig The Office, Swansea. 5pm, pay bu food donation. Info 07535 256195. Witrh four bands TBC.

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

The Cosmics + Jack Perrett The Moon, Cardiff. 1-6pm, free. Info info@themooncardiff.com. Playing as part of the Alternative Freshers’ Fair (see Events listings).

The Red Hot Pokers Earl Haig Memorial Club, Cardiff. 6-8pm, free. Info 029 2062 6015.

monday 9

Canvas + Frown Upon + Pioneers + Wilderness The Moon, Cardiff. 7pm, £6/£5 adv. Info info@themooncardiff.com.

Hannah James + Grace Petrie Le Public Space, Newport. 7pm, £10 adv. Info sam@lepub.co.uk. Brace of politicised UK folk-rockers.

>Jango Haze Noah’s Yard, Swansea. 8pm. Info 01792 447360. Also on Mon 23.

Stray From The Path The Globe, Cardiff. 7pm, £15/£13 adv. Info 07590 471888.

Jonathan Hope: Phantom Of The Opera Brangwyn Hall, Swansea. 7.30pm, £12. Info 01792 475715. Hope, who is Gloucester Cathedral’s organist, improvises over a screening of this classic silent movie. More church organists should do improv in general. A Swansea International Festival event.

The Amazons + The Pale White Tramshed, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £12 adv. Info 029 2023 5555. Swn Festival gig.

tuesday 10

Front Country Burnett’s Hill Chapel, Martletwy, Pembrokeshire. 7.30pm, £10 adv. Info 01646 651725.

Ian Ellis, Guy Shotton, Aidan Thorne & Martin Fisher The Open Hearth, Pontypool. 8.30pm. Info martin.fisher1944@hotmail.co.uk. On tenor sax, piano, bass and drums respectively. A Jazz At The Open Hearth night.

Jean Guyomarch’h Trio Muse Arts Centre, Brecon. 8pm, £10/£8 members. Info 07791 654799. Presented by Brecon Jazz.

Lunchtime Concert Cornerstone, Cardiff. 1.10pm, free. Info 029 2039 1391. New monthly concerts in this Charles Street venue, presented by the Royal Welsh College Of Music & Drama. On once or twice a month until March.

Mariinsky Stradivarius Ensemble Royal Welsh College Of Music & Drama, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £28-£42. Info 029 2039 1391. Conducted by Valery Gergiev and performing works by Stravinsky, Shostakovich and Tchaikovsky.

Meadowlark + Grand Tradition + To Bear Sir The Moon, Cardiff. 7-10pm, £8/£6.50 adv. Info info@themooncardiff.com.

She Drew The Gun + Rozelle + Winter Coat Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £8. Info 029 2023 2199.

Squeeze + Nine Below Zero St David’s Hall, Cardiff. 7pm, £42.50/£37.50. Info 029 2087 8444. Someone said they’d send me the new Squeeze album so I could review it in this issue, but they didn’t.

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

Therapy? Market Hall, Brynmawr. 7pm, £15 adv. Info 01495 310576. Ulster rock band, at their zenith in the 90s but still going strong, visit the valleys as part of an acoustic tour.

The Tom Robinson Band + Lee Forsyth Griffiths The Globe, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £18 adv. Info 07590 471888. Tom will be playing his Power In The Darkness album in full on this tour.

wednesday 11

Abandoned By Bears + Beyond Recall + Seven Stories High + A Night Like This The Pit, Swansea. 7pm, £6 adv. Info facebook.com/thepitswansea.

Alan Barnes Octet Jazzland, Swansea. 8.30pm, £13.50. Info 07802 912789.

Bite The Buffalo Gwdihw, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £7/£5 adv. Info 029 2039 7933.

David Grubb The Gate, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £4. Info 029 2048 3344. Scottish violinist.

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

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

Jeffrey Lewis & Los Bolts + The Gentle Good Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £10. Info 029 2023 2199. Return to Cardiff for the irrepressible anti-folkin’, Crass-coverin’, hospitality-abusin’ Lewis.

Orpheus Sinfonia Great Hall, Swansea University Bay Campus. 7.30pm, £18. Info 01792 475715. Conducted by Thomas Carroll. A Swansea International Festival event.

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

Quartet 19 Maesteg Town Hall. 2pm, £5.50. Info 01656 733269. Percussion ensemble.

Seren Winds Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl. 1pm, £5.50. Info 01656 815995. Lunchtime concert from Cardiff-based wind quintet.

>The Bay Rum Hounds Café Jazz, Cardiff. 8pm. Info 029 2038 7026. Blues. Also on Wed 25.

thursday 12

BBC NOW: Shostakovich 12 St David’s Hall, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £5-£40. Info 029 2087 8444. Thomas Søndergård conducts a programme of Shostakovich, Beethoven and Mosolov.

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

Dragonforce The Globe, Cardiff. 7pm, £17 adv. Info 07590 471888. Powerpop-metal (a genre I just invented) band tour a new album. Gig is sold out.

*Grand Collapse + Rash Decision + All Time Old Time + Made Of Teeth + No Pulse The Moon, Cardiff. 6.30pm, £5. Info info@themooncardiff.com. Punk, hardcore and metal from Wales and the south-west. This is a cracking bill actually.

Jazzland Jam Session Dylan Thomas Centre, Swansea. 7.15pm, free. Info 07802 912789. A Pop-Up Jazzland open mic gig.

Lee Jones Quartet Café Jazz, Cardiff. 8pm, £6/£5. Info 029 2038 7026.

Los Pacaminos Maesteg Town Hall. 8pm, £18. Info 01656 733269.

Luke Daniels Pontardawe Arts Centre. 7.30pm, £10/£5 NUS. Info 01792 863722. Singer-songwriter.

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

*Metal Meditations Mission Gallery, Swansea. 7.30pm, £5. Info www.rwan.cymru. Third NAWR/Swansea International Festival gig, featuring Philip Corner, Phoebe Neville and Ian Holloway. This is going to be some ambient gong manipulation fare I believe.

Neck Deep + As It Is + Real Friends + Woes Great Hall, Cardiff University Students Union. 7pm, £19.50 adv. Info 029 2078 1458. Wrexham pop-punk band headline. I guess they are pretty big now. “This gig is strictly 14+,” notes the venue’s website.

>Open Mic Night Lyceum Tavern, Newport. 8.30pm. Info 01633 858636. Also on Thurs 19 and Thurs 26 this month.

Sound Of The Sirens Gwdihw, Cardiff. 7pm, £11.50 adv. Info 029 2039 7933. Acoustic pop duo from Exeter.

Stoned Jesus + Beastmaker Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £10. Info 029 2023 2199. Hard rock and retro doom presented by Pity My Brain. Beastmaker were decent when I saw them.

The East Pointers + The Innocent Theatr Hafren, Newtown. 8pm, £14/£12. Info 01686 614555. Headliners are a Canadian folk band who are in Cardigan tomorrow, Builth Wells on Sat 14, Abergavenny Mon 16, Barry on Tue 17 and Aberystwyth on Wed 18.

The Royal Blasphemy + E11ven + Greenmailer + Holoson The Pit, Swansea. 7pm, £5 adv. Info facebook.com/thepitswansea.

Tomorrow Calling Today Y Ffwrnes, Llanelli. 7.30pm, £5 adv. Info 0845 2263510. Acoustic singer-songwriter showcase.

Treorchy Male Choir Parc & Dare, Treorchy. 7.30pm, £13/£11. Info 0300 0040444.

friday 13

47 Soul Queens Hall, Narberth. 7.30pm, £14/£12 adv. Info 01834 869323. This band are from Palestine and offer “street music and dance, with deep electronic beats, sounds of the Middle East, analog synthesisers, dub effects and trance-inducing guitar lines.” I like what I’ve heard!

Adwaith + Marged + Serol Serol Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff. 7pm, £6. Info 029 2023 2199. Also featuring DJ sets by Gwenno and Patricia out of Datblygu.

Baby In Vain + Think Pretty The Moon, Cardiff. 8pm, free. Info info@themooncardiff.com.

Back To Bacharach The Riverfront, Newport. 7.30pm, £23.50/£22. Info 01633 656757.

Bass 12 Gwdihw, Cardiff. 9pm, £4/£3 adv. Info 029 2039 7933.

Big Mac’s Wholly Soul Band Acapela, Pentyrch, Cardiff. 8pm, £16. Info 029 2089 0862. In Chepstow tomorrow; Ebbw Vale on Fri 27; Blackwood Sat 28.

Buddy Holly & The Cricketers Borough Theatre, Abergavenny. 7.30pm, £18/£16.50. Info 01873 850805. Tribute band. In Barry on Wed 25.

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

Children Of The Gravy The Patriot, Crumlin. 7pm, £5. Info 01495 247178. Black Sabbath tribute band. They’re calling this a Halloween party. Why stop there? Why not have one in the middle of May? Or during Eid?

Cor Meibion Llanelli Y Ffwrnes, Llanelli. 6.30pm, £15. Info 0845 2263510.

Democratus + Among The Dead + Epsilon + Scarsun Meze Lounge, Newport. 7.30pm. Info 01633 259144.

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

Dunvant Male Choir, Morriston RFC Male Choir & Soloists Brangwyn Hall, Swansea. 7.30pm, £12. Info 01792 475715. A Swansea International Festival event.

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

*Formicarius + Nonserviam + Misanthropic Existence + Incursion + Cranial Separation Fuel Bar, Cardiff. 7pm. Info 07970 063107. Cardiff black metal band Agrona host a bunch of other metal bands for their latest Legions gig. Nonserviam are really good.

Gary Clail & Andy Scholes  + The Dappers The Parrot, Carmarthen. 8pm-1am. Info 01267 231012. Experimental dub icon Gary teams up with Andy, a Bristol reggae selector/producer. I left a message on his mobile last year and he never got back to me – true fact.

Green Haze The Pit, Swansea. 8pm, £6 adv. Info facebook.com/thepitswansea. Green Day tribute.

Huw Morgan Royal Welsh College Of Music & Drama, Cardiff. 1.15pm, £8/£6. Info 029 2039 1391. Trumpet recital.

James Davies The Plum Tree, Cardiff. 9pm, free. Info 029 2022 5235.

Leon Hunt n-Tet & Jason Itley The Angel, Llandeilo. 9pm. Info 01558 822765. A Llandeilo Acoustic Club night.

London Klezmer Quartet Savoy Theatre, Monmouth. 7.30pm, £15 adv. Info 01600 772467.

Lulu + Chloe Reynolds St David’s Hall, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £30-£65. Info 029 2087 8444. Scottish pop survivor. Top price gets you VIP treats. In Newtown tomorrow.

Pearl Jam UK Sin City, Swansea. 7.30pm, £14 adv. Info 01792 468892. Tribute. In Cardiff tomorrow.

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

*Philip Corner & Rhodri Davies Swansea Studios. 7.30pm, £8/£6. Info www.rwan.cymru. Fourth NAWR/Swansea International Festival gig, featuring Fluxus’ Corner and NAWR’s own Davies. In Cardiff tomorrow.

Public Service Broadcasting + Palace Great Hall, Cardiff University Students Union. 7pm, £24 adv. Info 029 2078 1458. Having played two pokey gigs in Ebbw Vale, the setting for their recent mining-themed album, PSB return to play a more appropriately-sized venue. I walk a strange tightrope with them, of enjoying how much they annoy some people but also having no interest in their music.

Sarah Brown Warehouse54, Newport. 8pm, £3-£5. Info 01633 213161.

Slamboree + Wbbl The Globe, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £14.50 adv. Info 07590 471888. This is some sort of combo of live dance music, turbofolk type stuff and circus performance. Sounds more Boomtown than Boomtown itself.

Speed Skater + Human Heat + Lawndale High Cathays Community Centre, Cardiff. 8pm, £3. Info 029 2037 3144. Emo, pop and punk collide. Profits from this gig are going to homelessness charity Llamau.

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

The East Pointers Theatr Mwldan, Cardigan. 7.30pm, £3-£14. Info 01239 621200.

The Ian Poole / Gethin Liddington Quartet Ffresh, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay. 8pm, £15. Info 029 2063 6464. Cardiff-based jazz quartet perform Miles Davis music from the 50s onwards.

The Modulators The Black Lion, Llandaff, Cardiff. 9pm, free. Info 029 2056 7312. Presented by Nailed It Events.

The Oasis Experience Redhouse, Merthyr Tydfil. 7pm, £11. Info 01685 384111. Tribute band.

The Starling Radicals + 9xDead + The Dark Valley The Dragonffli, Pontypool. 7pm, £2. Info gigs@thedragonffli.com.

Tom McRae + Danielle Lewis + Christopher Rees St John’s Church, Canton, Cardiff. 7-10pm, £19.50 adv. Info 029 2056 2022. Swn Festival gig.

*Vic Godard & The Subway Sect + Give Me Memphis + Abstract Man Le Public Space, Newport. 7.30pm, £6. Info sam@lepub.co.uk. Punk-not-punk icon headlines. See Music.

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

Yak + Skinny Girl Diet + HMS Morris Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff. 7pm, £10. Info 029 2023 2199. Indie, rock, punk, whatever your heart desires. Skinny Girl Diet are fun.

saturday 14

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

Aber Oxjam Presents Aberystwyth Student Union. 11am-12am, £3.50 adv. Info facebook.com/oxjamaber2017. Featuring these acts from 11am-5pm: Lost Like Alice, Briony Sayers, Ekby, Tony & Rhys Jones, Viva Ghost, Samuel Powell, Element, Cloud, Alice Signal Fires, Anchors & Sails, Beth Adams Clark, Max Kelly, Brenig and The Rock Project. And from 6.30pm-12am: The Riff, Soulhole, The Stangs, Frozen Youths and The Backers

Big Mac’s Wholly Soul Band The Drill Hall, Chepstow. 7.30pm, £12 adv. Info 01291 627122.

Children Of The Gravy Fuel Bar, Cardiff. 7pm, £5 adv. Info 07970 063107. Black Sabbath tribute band.

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

Cliff Price The Waterfront, Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon. 1-3pm, free. Info 01874 611622.

Crush Hate Crime Meze Lounge / Warehouse54, Newport. 2-11pm, £6/£5 adv. Info 01633 259144. This taker place over two venues and features the following. Meze: Strange Bones, 6foot7, Revival, Lacertilia, Chaos Trigger, Helldown, SOIM and Solvent Majority. Warehouse54: Ian Palmer, Rhys Hone, Ellie McCue, Daisy Blu, Sophie Louise and Reality Theatre. Guest speakers: John Griffiths, Pippa Bartolotti, Steffan Lewis, Dr Martin O’Neil and Dr Eva Elliot.

Donnie Willow + Clay Statues + Head Noise + Blank Atlas Jac’s, Aberdare. 7.30pm, £5. Info 01685 879491. Blowout present a bunch of indie/rock bands headlined by Glasgow trio.

Flew Fighters The Dragonffli, Pontypool. 7pm, £5. Info gigs@thedragonffli.com. Foo Fighters tribute.

Gaz Brookfield + Nick Parker + Heartwork The Garage, Swansea. 8pm, £8/£6. Info 01792 475147.

Headway Charity Gig The New Crown Inn, Merthyr Tydfil. 4pm, £5. Info 01685 387925. Featuring sets from Ofelia, Taylor Bradley, Ragsy and more TBC.

I Fight Bears + Blind Divide + Copehill Down Hobo’s, Bridgend. 7.30pm, £3. Info www.hobosmusicvenue.com.

Inheaven + Bloxx + King Nun Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff. 7pm, £8. Info 029 2023 2199.

John Lewis Snails Deli, Rhiwbina, Cardiff. 7pm, £22 inc buffet. Info 029 2062 0415. Welsh rockabilly veteran. Price includes a buffet.

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

Lulu Theatr Hafren, Newtown. 7.30pm, £40/£65 VIP. Info 01686 614555.

Mice In A Matchbox The Globe At Hay, Hay-On-Wye. 8pm, £5. Info 01497 821762.

Nick Mulvey Great Hall, Cardiff University Students Union. 7pm, £17.50 adv. Info 029 2078 1458. Mannered indie-folk sort.

Panic Station Earl Haig Memorial Club, Cardiff. 9pm, free. Info 029 2062 6015.

Paper Tiger + Waldo’s Gift Gwdihw, Cardiff. 9pm, £5/£3 adv. Info 029 2039 7933. Playing as part of the Cosmogramma night.

Pearl Jam UK The Globe, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £14 adv. Info 07590 471888.

*Philip Corner & Rhodri Davies Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff. 8pm, £12/£10. Info 029 2030 4400. This is the opening event of a quasi-residency for Davies here (the next is on Sat 14), and he’ll be performing freely with Parker.

Placebo + Husky Loops Motorpoint Arena Cardiff. 7.30pm, £37.50. Info 029 2022 4488. Still going strong even if you don’t pay attention. Were in Newport just under a year ago in fact.

Port Talbot Cymric Male Choir Princess Royal Theatre, Port Talbot. 7pm, £10. Info 01639 763214. Annual concert.

Rocket Joe Joe & The Old Time Bangers Porter’s, Cardiff. 8pm. Info info@porterscardiff.com.

Seasons Hollow + Everyday Heroes + Cadacus + Krobow The Pit, Swansea. 7pm. Info facebook.com/thepitswansea.

Son Of Man + Buffalo Summer + The Boom Sons The Muni, Pontypridd. 7pm, £11 adv. Info 01443 490390.

Soul Stripper + No Glory The Dolls House, Abertillery. Info 01495 213300. AC/DC tribute.

St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra Brangwyn Hall, Swansea. 7.30pm, £18-£30. Info 01792 475715. Performing works by Prokofiev, Shostakovich and Rimsky Korsakov. A Swansea International Festival event.

Sweet Baboo + Boy Azooga The Tabernacle, Talgarth. 7.30pm, free. Info info@thetabernacle.co.uk. Make Noise Wales gig – breing a broken electronic gizmo with you to be recycled.

Teenage Cancert Trust Ska And Mod Festival Tramshed, Cardiff. 5pm, £20 adv. Info 029 2023 5555. Featuring live sets from 2Rude, The Navarones, Future Sailors, Too Toned and the Dansette Soul Band; DJ sets from Rob Santwris, Siobhan Nolan, Gerient Thomas and Steve Morris.

The East Pointers Wyeside Arts Centre, Builth Wells. 7.30pm, £14/£13. Info 01982 552555.

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

The Pollen Count Rhondda Hotel, Porth. 7pm, £4 adv. Info 01443 682388. Rock covers.

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

Tickled Pink The Heath, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £10/£8 adv/£5 kids. Info 029 2039 4207. A RUFF Ceilidh night, also featuring Dave Parsons and Mic Spencely calling.

Zervas & Pepper Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff. 8pm, £10. Info 029 2023 2199.

sunday 15

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

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

Idge Logan Fontygary Leisure Park, Rhoose. 6pm, free. Info 01446 710386. Presented by Nailed It Events.

Ingested + Condemned + Cytotoxin + Carnophage + Sodomized Cadaver Fuel Bar, Cardiff. 6pm, £15. Info 07970 063107. A big whack of brutal death/slam metal. One more band TBC as openers, subject to them winning some kind of competition.

Joss Stone St David’s Hall, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £24-£36. Info 029 2087 8444.

Lunchtime Concert National Museum Cardiff. 1pm, free. Info 029 2039 7951. Featuring students from the Royal Welsh College Of Music & Drama.

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

Mental Health In Musicv Launch Gig The Moon, Cardiff. 6pm, pay by donation. Info info@themooncardiff.com. Lineup TBC.

Nadine Shah + Life The Globe, Cardiff. 7pm, £15 adv. Info 07590 471888. UK singer-songwriter type. Support band are from Hull.

Nigel Davies Browns, Laugharne. 3pm, free. Info 01994 427688.

Primary Schools Music Festival Brangwyn Hall, Swansea. 2pm, £8. Info 01792 475715. A Swansea International Festival event.

*Richard Thompson Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay. 7.30pm, £25-£35. Info 029 2063 6464. British folk-rock legend and wearer of slightly naff headwear. Always good value though, his shows.

The World’s Wife Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay. 7.30pm, £12. Info 029 2063 6464. This sounds neat: a modern opera (solo soprano, string quartet and loop pedals) based on Carol Ann Duffy’s poems written from the POV of famous historical men’s wives. In Brecon on Thurs 19; Swansea on Sat 21.

monday 16

Clean Cut Kid Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff. 7pm, £10. Info 029 2023 2199. Swn Festival gig.

JP Cooper Tramshed, Cardiff. 7pm, £15.50 adv. Info 029 2023 5555. Singer-songwriter who made his name by featuring on a few corny dance singles.

Strange Bones Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff. 7pm, £8. Info 029 2023 2199.

The East Pointers + Kizzy Crawford Borough Theatre, Abergavenny. 7.30pm, £14/£12. Info 01873 850805.

tuesday 17

Baba Naga + Perfect Body Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £8.50. Info 029 2023 2199. Psych band from Sheffield headline. Sound like they might be alright.

Emily Bacon’s Good time Gang Café Jazz, Cardiff. 8pm, £4.50/£4/£2 NUS. Info 029 2038 7026.

Peter Donohoe Cardiff University Concert Hall. 7-9pm, £10/£8/free NUS. Info 029 2087 4816. Piano recital as part of the R17 series of concerts.

Rhydian, Richard & Adam Miners Institute, Blackwood. 7.30pm, £25.50/£75.50 VIP. Info 01495 227206.

St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra St David’s Hall, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £5-£41. Info 029 2087 8444. Performing works by Mussorgsky and Tchaikovsky.

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

Luca Stricagnoli Glee Club, Cardiff Bay. 7pm, £12.50. Info 0871 4720400. Italian guitarist.

The East Pointers Memorial Hall Theatre, Barry. 7.15pm, £12 adv. Info 01446 738622.

wednesday 18

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

Backbeat Soundsystem + C0dew4lkers The Moon, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £10/£8 adv. Info info@themooncardiff.com.

Brother Strut The Globe, Cardiff. 7pm, £20 adv. Info 07590 471888. Funk/soul band. Last time I listed them, a year and a bit ago, they were playing a pub in Merthyr so fair dos for becoming a #twentyquidband.

Damon Brown / Kim Minchan International Quartet Jazzland, Swansea. 8.30pm, £10. Info 07802 912789.

Dusty Cut + Teddy Hunter + Sarah McCreadie Gwdihw, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £5/£4 adv. Info 029 2039 7933. Album launch gig for the headliners.

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

Marion’s Singalong Congress Theatre, Cwmbran. 2-4pm, £6. Info 01633 868239.

*O’Hooley & Tidow Pontyclun Institute Athletic Club. 7.30pm, £8/£5. Info 01443 226892. A Llantrisant Folk Club night with Yorkshire folk duo who I’m fond of.

Royal Welsh College Chamber Orchestra Royal Welsh College Of Music & Drama, Cardiff. 1.15pm, £8/£6. Info 029 2039 1391. Performing works by Stravinsky and Prokofiev.

Shane Filan St David’s Hall, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £29-£51. Info 029 2087 8444. Westlife fella. You can also buy a meet’n’greet pass for £195 which doesn’t even cover your entry fee.

Superjam Slipping Jimmy’s, Newport. 8pm, free. Info 07745 059936. French/German reggae band, presented by U&I Radio. In Merthyr on Fri 20.

Swiss Ambassador’s Award Concert 2017 Royal Welsh College Of Music & Drama, Cardiff. 7.45pm, £12. Info 029 2039 1391. Works by Rachmaninov, Shostakovich and more.

The East Pointers Aberystwyth Arts Centre. 8pm, £10-£12. Info 01970 623232.

The Hoosiers Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £15. Info 029 2023 2199. Yes, the landfill pop-rock band from years gone by. They will be performing all of their 2007 debut album, which according to Wikipedia helped them to be voted ‘worst band’ at the 2008 NME Awards.

The Musical Box Tramshed, Cardiff. 7pm, £38.50 adv. Info 029 2023 5555. Historic reenactment of early Genesis… when I was dead broke, man I couldn’t picture this.

To Kill Achilles + Giving Into Ghosts + I Fight Bears + Teacher The Dolls House, Abertillery. 7pm, £5. Info 01495 213300.

thursday 19

AJ Tracey Tramshed, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £15 adv. Info 029 2023 5555. London grime MC.

Focus The Globe, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £15 adv. Info 07590 471888. A drum’n’bass remix of Hocus Pocus by Focus exists but only a few people know of its, er, idiosyncracy.

Idestroy + Montreux Fires + Think Pretty + Treehouse Punx Gwdihw, Cardiff. 7pm, £5/£4 adv. Info 029 2039 7933.

Kingdom Of Giants + Our Hollow, Our Home + Create To Inspire + Pioneers + Truenorth + Nihilist The Pit, Swansea. 7pm, £10/£8 adv. Info facebook.com/thepitswansea. A gaggle of metalcore bands presented by High Tide.

Lankum Theatr Mwldan, Cardigan. 7.30pm, £15/£13.50/£3 under-18s. Info 01239 621200. Irish folk band who we previewed a while back, when they were called Lynched. Since then they’ve bowed to the pervasive view that this name is problematic, and changed it.

*Lower Slaughter Cathays Community Centre, Cardiff. 7-10.30pm, £6 adv. Info 029 2037 3144. First time in Cardiff for the headliners, who hail from Brighton apart from the singer who is from Scotland. They are heavy and weird and great!

Marco Mendoza + Black Cat Bones Fuel Bar, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £10 adv. Info 07970 063107. American hard rock bassist for hire goes solo. Not to be confused with Mark ‘The Animal’ Mendoza from Twisted Sister.

Melanie Page + Anna My Charlotte The Unicorn, Pontypool. 7.30pm, £3. Info 01495 751304. Two folkish solo acts from the UK.

Moonshine Boulevard Plas Hyfryd Hotel, Narberth. 7.30pm, £5-£11. Info 01834 869323. Spanjazz night.

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

Nubiyan Twist Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £12/£10. Info 029 2023 2199. UK funk band.

Pi & Hash PresentsThe Moon, Cardiff. 8pm, free. Info info@themooncardiff.com. Local bands showcase.

Rascalton + The Tates + Al Moses Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff. 7pm, £6. Info 029 2023 2199.

Rhydian, Richard & Adam Parc & Dare, Treorchy. 7.30pm, £25/£75 VIP. Info 0300 0040444.

Sara Colman Quartet Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl. 8pm, £9.50. Info 01656 815995. Jazz standards.

Showaddywaddy Coliseum Theatre, Aberdare. 7.30pm, £19.50. Info 0300 0040444.

*The World’s Wife Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon. 7.30pm, £15/£13. Info 01874 611622.

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

friday 20

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

Afternoon Concert: R17 Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay. 2pm, £11-£13. Info 029 2063 6464. Robert Spamo conducts a programme including Mussorgsky’s Songs And Dances Of Death.

Alive & Kickin The Vivian Arms, Swansea. 9pm, free. Info 01792 516194. Presented by Nailed It Events.

Cardiff Philharmonic Orchestra: From Russia With Love St David’s Hall, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £6.50-£23.50. Info 029 2087 8444. Performing works by Khachaturian, Rachmaninov and Stravinsky.

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

Daniel Bonner The Plum Tree, Cardiff. 9pm, free. Info 029 2022 5235.

De Temps Antan St Donats Art Centre, Vale Of Glamorgan. 7.30pm, £12. Info 01446 799100. Quebecois folk rollickers.

DrakenWerks + The Heresy Gene + Dimethoxy Fuel Bar, Cardiff. 7pm. Info 07970 063107. Electro industrial goth kinda stuff.

Dusty Cut Le Public Space, Newport. 7pm. Info sam@lepub.co.uk.

Gemini Anderson Sings Twin Peaks Inkspot, Cardiff. 9.30pm, £4. Info 029 2049 0254. Californian vocalist and RWCMD graduate warbles the Badalamenti/Lynch songbook.

Iron Bastards The Dolls House, Abertillery. 7pm. Info 01495 213300. French heavy rock band, big Motörhead influence as the name suggests.

James Hickman & Dan Cassidy The Globe At Hay, Hay-On-Wye. 8pm, £5. Info 01497 821762. Folk-rock duo.

J. Cole Motorpoint Arena Cardiff. 7.30pm, £45. Info 029 2022 4488. See Music.

Jehst Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff. 7pm, £14/£12. Info 029 2023 2199. UK hip-hop top brass. DJ Jaffa also features.

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

Louise Alder & Gary Matthewman Royal Welsh College Of Music & Drama, Cardiff. 1.15pm, £8/£6. Info 029 2039 1391. Soprano and pianist.

Martin Turner The Globe, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £15 adv. Info 07590 471888. Ex-Wishbone Ash man.

Motorlizzy + Revival Meze Lounge, Newport. 7.30pm, £5. Info 01633 259144.

Peace + Idles + Savoy Motel + Chroma Tramshed, Cardiff. 6.30pm, £18 adv. Info 029 2023 5555. Swn Festival gig.

Regime The Pit, Swansea. 7-10.30pm, £10 adv. Info facebook.com/thepitswansea. Hip-hop/reggae/rock crossover.

Rhydian, Richard & Adam Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl. 7.30pm, £75.50. Info 01656 815995. That’s the VIP ticket price, I think the regular one is sold out.

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

Schubertiade: Friday Rhos Y Gilwen, Pembrokeshire. 8pm, £12. Info 01239 841387. First of three recitals this weekend, with violinist Charlie Lovell-Jones playing his debut concert here; performing works by Beethoven and Bach as well as Schubert.

Soul Miners Earl Haig Memorial Club, Cardiff. 7pm, £8 adv. Info 029 2062 6015.

*Strange-U + Stagga & Magugu + Joe Dirt + Mansfield Green Gwdihw, Cardiff. 9pm, £6 adv. Info 029 2039 7933. Hip-hop, presented by Starving Artists. Bit of an arseache for them that Jehst is playing the same night, I’d imagine.

Superjam The New Crown Inn, Merthyr Tydfil. 8pm. Info 01685 387925.

Surreal Panther + Death By Disco The Dragonffli, Pontypool. 7pm, £5. Info gigs@thedragonffli.com. Steel Panther tribute headline.

The Beatles Go On Congress Theatre, Cwmbran. 7.30pm, £14/£12.50. Info 01633 868239. Tribute band.

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

The Sneak Eazies Warehouse54, Newport. 8pm, £3-£5. Info 01633 213161.

True Strays The Moon, Cardiff. 9pm, free. Info info@themooncardiff.com.

Wishbone Ash Coliseum Theatre, Aberdare. 7.30pm, £22. Info 0300 0040444.

Y Niwl + Palenco + Papur Wal Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff. 7pm, £7. Info 029 2023 2199. Welcome return to the fray for the headliners, a Welsh language instrumental (you heard) surf-rock band. Do another record!

saturday 21

A Foreigner’s Journey The Muni, Pontypridd. 7pm, £11 adv. Info 01443 490390. Twin Foreigner/Journey tribute.

A Night At The Musicals Miners Institute, Blackwood. 7.30pm, £17/£16. Info 01495 227206.

Atomic Blondie The Globe, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £10 adv. Info 07590 471888. Tribute band.

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

Bob Vylan + Iguana Death Cult The Moon, Cardiff. 10pm, free. Info info@themooncardiff.com.

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

Country Folk The Waterfront, Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon. 1-3pm, free. Info 01874 611622.

Darkside Aberystwyth Arts Centre. 7.30pm, £18. Info 01970 623232. Pink Floyd tribute.

DieselBurner The Dolls House, Abertillery. 8pm. Info 01495 213300.

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

Emeli Sandé + Calum Scott Motorpoint Arena Cardiff. 7.30pm, £56/£46. Info 029 2022 4488. Sandé said that all her songs were about World peace and political issues.[14] Sandé said that the key to a good song when songwriting is using “honesty” and “raw emotion” as the best way to write.

Explosive Light Orchestra Borough Theatre, Abergavenny. 7.30pm, £18/£16. Info 01873 850805. ELO tribute.

Fire Fences + Just Drive Hobo’s, Bridgend. 7.30-10.30pm, free. Info www.hobosmusicvenue.com.

Guns 2 Roses + Digital Criminals The New Crown Inn, Merthyr Tydfil. 9pm, £7/£6 adv. Info 01685 387925. G ‘N R tribute band. I hoped to tell you whether or not grumble vid veteran Ben Dover is still their drummer, but don’t want to Google his name at work. In Cardiff on Sat 28.

Into The Ark Tramshed, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £10 adv. Info 029 2023 5555.

Johnny Cash Roadshow St David’s Hall, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £23.50/£21.50. Info 029 2087 8444. Tribute set.

Lilith And The Knight + StarStorm + The Dark Valley The Dragonffli, Pontypool. 7pm, £2. Info gigs@thedragonffli.com.

Mad4brit Acapela, Pentyrch, Cardiff. 8pm, £15. Info 029 2089 0862. Britpop/baggy tribute band.

Rhydian, Richard & Adam Aberystwyth Arts Centre. 8pm, £25/£75 VIP. Info 01970 623232.

Rockin’ Dave Riley Jacs, Aberdare. 7pm, free. Info 01685 879491. Covers.

Schubertiade: Saturday Rhos Y Gilwen, Pembrokeshire. 8pm, £15. Info 01239 841387. Pianist Llyr Williams performs works by Schubert and Chopin.

Sean Taylor St Donats Art Centre, Vale Of Glamorgan. 7.30pm, £12. Info 01446 799100. Blues-folk sort.

*Swn Festival Discovery Day Various venues, Cardiff. £30. Info www.swnfest.com. Taking place in these venues: The Big Top, Blue Honey Night Cafe, Buffalo, Clwb Ifor Bach, Gwdihw, Kongs, National Museum Cardiff (free entry to all), Transport Club and Undertone. And featuring these acts: Adwaith, Ardyn, ARGPH, Bad Sounds, Boy Azooga, Buzzard, Campfire Social, Caro, Chartreuse, Daedelus, Danielle Lewis, Dan Stock, False Advertising, Himalayas, Island, Jack Ellis, Joel Avaient, John Smith, JW Ridley, Keeva, Keir, Kidsmoke, La Forme, Local Enemy, Los Blancos, Luna Tides, Martha Gunn, Matt Maltese, Niterooms, Phalcons, Pink Kink, Sam Fender, Shame, Sea Girls, Swedish Death Candy, The Caspiens, The Pitchforks, The Tates, Trudy And The Romance, White Kite, XAM Duo/Virginia Wing, Yowl and Yr Eira. See Upfront.

The Annual Royal British Legion Charity Gala Concert Lyric Theatre, Carmarthen. 6.30pm, £18. Info 0845 2263510.

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

The Navarones Rhondda Hotel, Porth. 7pm, £5 adv. Info 01443 682388. Ska covers

The World’s Wife Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea. 7.30pm, £12/£10. Info 01792 602060.

Walter Trout + Sari Schorr & The Engine Room Sin City, Swansea. 7.30pm, £25 adv. Info 01792 468892. In Pontypridd tomorrow.

Upbeat Sneakers + The Dole Age The Moon, Cardiff. 2-10pm, free. Info info@themooncardiff.com. As the times suggest, there are more bands to be added to this bill.

sunday 22

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

Freddy Kempf Royal Welsh College Of Music & Drama, Cardiff. 11am, £16-£20. Info 029 2039 1391. Celebrated British pianist performs Beethoven, Prokofiev and Schumann. And as he’ll be done by lunchtime, you can have a Sunday roast in the venue afterwards as well.

J Hus Tramshed, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £17.50 adv. Info 029 2023 5555. Afrobeats-influenced London grime dude.

Rachel B Fontygary Leisure Park, Rhoose. 6pm, free. Info 01446 710386. Presented by Nailed It Events.

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

Reg Mouross Browns, Laugharne. 3pm, free. Info 01994 427688.

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

Roddy Woomble The Globe, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £15 adv. Info 07590 471888. Idlewild frontman, now apt to don a woolly jumper and scarf in his promo pics and make equivalent music.

Schubertiade: Sunday Rhos Y Gilwen, Pembrokeshire. 3-9pm, £15. Info 01239 841387. Today’s events are made up of two concerts: Elinor Bennet at 3pm and The WNO Strings, Cor Aberteifi, and soloists Llyr Williams and Molly Sharples at 6pm.

Suzi Quatro + David Essex + The Osmonds + Hot Chocolate Motorpoint Arena Cardiff. 6.25pm, £45. Info 029 2022 4488. These cats are touring under the banner of Legends Live.

The 12 Hour Revue Congress Theatre, Cwmbran. 6.30pm, £20.50/£18.50. Info 01633 868239. Songs from the musicals. Don’t think the show lasts for 12 hours.

Walter Trout + Sari Schorr & The Engine Room The Muni, Pontypridd. 7.30pm, £25 adv. Info 01443 490390.

monday 23

Crazy Town + Epsilon + Hide Your Eyes + Wild Boyz Wasted Fuel Bar, Cardiff. 7pm, £10 adv. Info 07970 063107. Yes, the Crazy Town of Butterfly fame. Any chance of them getting quasi-ironic reappraisal a la Limp Bizkit? Time will tell.

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

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

Justin Currie & The Pallbearers The Globe, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £20 adv. Info 07590 471888. Del Amitri singer’s sideproject.

Maher Zain St David’s Hall, Cardiff. 6pm, £27. Info 029 2087 8444. Lebanon-born, Swedish-based r’n’b artist.

Michael Malarkey Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff. 7pm, £14. Info 029 2023 2199. Actor from The Vampire Diaries touts himself as an indie-folkish solo artist.

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

Wesley Gonzalez + Instructions + My Name Is Ian Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff. 7pm, £7. Info 029 2023 2199. Headliner used to be in the band Let’s Wrestle.

tuesday 24

Coburn Saxophone Ensemble Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon. 1pm, £5/£7.50 with tea and cake. Info 01874 611622.

Otherkin Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £6.50. Info 029 2023 2199. Don’t know much about this band but it says here that their fans include Metallica, Guns N’ Roses and the Dead Kennedys. Maybe they’ve confused them with actual otherkin.

The Dead XIII + City Of Ashes + Pinup + Purge The Ocean The Pit, Swansea. 6.30-10pm, £6 adv. Info facebook.com/thepitswansea.

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

The Spirit Of Aloha Grand Theatre, Swansea. 7.30pm, £13.50/£21.50. Info 01792 475715. Elvis tribute starring Gordon ‘Two Gins’ Hendricks.

Too Many T’s Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff. 7pm, £8. Info 029 2023 2199. Boisterous new UK rap duo.

W.A.S.P. Tramshed, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £22.50 adv. Info 029 2023 5555. Eighties metal edgelords continue to tread the boards.

Wille & The Bandits + Featherjaw + Claude Hay The Moon, Cardiff. 7pm, £14/£12 adv. Info info@themooncardiff.com.

wednesday 25

Buddy Holly & The Cricketers Memorial Hall Theatre, Barry. 7.30pm, £15/£14. Info 01446 738622.

Dylan & Sam Aberystwyth Arts Centre. 7.45pm, £5-£7. Info 01970 623232. Folk duo.

Gilad Atzmon & The Orient House Ensemble Jazzland, Swansea. 8.30pm, £10. Info 07802 912789. Performing a set entitled ‘The Spirit Of Trane’. Funny, I don’t remember John Coltrane writing a book in which he defended Holocaust deniers at length, like Gilad Atzmon has done.

Ibibio Sound Machine Tramshed, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £14 adv. Info 029 2023 5555. See Music.

Les McKeown’s Bay City Rollers Grand Theatre, Swansea. 7.30pm, £20.50-£23. Info 01792 475715.

Master + Dehuman + Sodomized Cadaver + The Drowning + Absolution Fuel Bar, Cardiff. 6pm, £13 adv. Info 07970 063107. Stacked bill of death metal headlined by cult American band who formed in the mid-80s.

Matthew E. White Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £14. Info 029 2023 2199. Indiepop bells’n’whistles American singer-songwriter. Apparently this is an ‘intimate’ gig for him, the better to try out new material.

Pete Fij & Terry Bickers Gwdihw, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £10. Info 029 2039 7933. UK indie faves from the 80s/90s – Pete from Adorable, Terry from House Of Love – club together for a gig presented by Skaravan.

Royal Welsh College Of Music & Drama Big Band Whiteheads Sports & Social Club, Bassaleg, Newport. 8pm, £8. Info malc@dancebands.plus.com. South Wales Big Band Society gig.

The Iron Maidens The Globe, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £15 adv. Info 07590 471888. An Iron Maiden tribute band whose members are all women. One of them is called Courtney Cox.

thursday 26

7steps – The Music Of Miles Café Jazz, Cardiff. 8pm, £6/£5. Info 029 2038 7026.

Abandoman Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £10. Info 029 2023 2199. Standup comedy and hip-hop, says the venue.

Dodie Tramshed, Cardiff. 7pm, £14 adv. Info 029 2023 5555. Some twee sounding person from YouTube who has about 1,000,000,000,000,000 subscribers despite or perhaps because of appearing completely normal and unremarkable. Accordingly this is sold out as well.

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

Jets To Zurich + French Alps Tiger The Moon, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £2. Info info@themooncardiff.com.

Mad About The Musicals Grand Theatre, Swansea. 7.30pm, £22. Info 01792 475715. Songs from Broadway, West End etc.

Nervous Twitch + Scissorkick Victory Le Public Space, Newport. 8pm. Info sam@lepub.co.uk. Leeds garage rockers.

Shattered Horizons + Ubiquitous + Ferinus + Enmerkar The Duke, Neath. 8pm, free. Info 01639 643892. Metal bands presented by Eradication.

Sinfonia Cymru with Michael Petrov Theatr Hafren, Newtown. 7.45pm, £16/£12. Info 01686 614555. In Cardiff on Sat 28.

Stone Foundation The Globe, Cardiff. 7pm, £15 adv. Info 07590 471888. UK soul ensemble.

Them Dead Beats + Joe Kelly + Jack Ellis Gwdihw, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £3. Info 029 2039 7933.

*The World + Bellies + Perfect Body Undertone, Cardiff. 8pm, £6. Info 029 2022 8883. The Joy Collective and Lesson No.1 with a lineup of danceable postpunk and gothic shoegaze. At least one and possibly two saxophones will feature. Deal with it!

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

Vant Hobo’s, Bridgend. 7.30pm, £10 adv. Info www.hobosmusicvenue.com. This band’s tour is called The Last Days Of Punk. Glad they let us know. In Cardiff tomorrow.

friday 27

Beautiful Noise – The Neil Diamond Story Theatr Hafren, Newtown. 8pm, £19.50/£18.50. Info 01686 614555. Tribute show.

Big Mac’s Wholly Soul Band Ebbw Vale Institute. 8.30pm, £13.50 adv. Info 01495 708022.

Brigyn Ty Tawe, Swansea. 8pm, free. Info 01792 456856.

Bruce Anderson + Emma Ruth The Duke Of Wellington, Cowbridge. 7.30pm, free. Info 01446 773592. On at 9.30pm and 7.30pm respectively. Presented by Nailed It Events.

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

Cavern Beatles Maesteg Town Hall. 7.30pm, £21.50/£20. Info 01656 733269. Tribute band whose unique selling point is that they’re endorsed by the Cavern Club. Not really sure why anyone would care about that to be honest.

Celebrating Dame Shirley Bassey and Celine Dion Hamptons, Penarth. 7.30pm, £39. Info 029 2070 5391. Both are played by Julia Martin.

Foxglove Trio Y Parlwr, Old Library, Splott, Cardiff. 8pm, free. Info yparlwr@gmail.com.

Gary Stewart: Graceland Y Ffwrnes, Llanelli. 7.30pm, £15 adv. Info 0845 2263510. A recreation of the Paul Simon album of that name. Don’t think this is otherwise related to the London African Gospel Choir who are in Cardiff doing the same thing on Sat 7.

Gov’t Mule Tramshed, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £26 adv. Info 029 2023 5555. Manly hard rock Americans.

Hells Bells Workmen’s Hall, Caerphilly. 7.30pm, £12.50/£10 adv. Info 07512 237983. AC/DC tribute.

Hot Club Of Cowtown Theatr Mwldan, Cardigan. 7.30pm, £17.50/£16.50. Info 01239 621200.

Jack Mac & The Funk Pack The Big Top, Cardiff. 9pm. Info 029 2022 8883. EP launch gig.

John Godwin Open Mic The Plum Tree, Cardiff. 9pm, free. Info 029 2022 5235.

John Otway The Globe, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £11.50 adv. Info 07590 471888.

Kasaï Masaï The Welfare, Ystradgynlais. 8pm, £12/£10. Info 01639 843163. London-based band playing the music of equatorial Congo.

Kelly’s Heroes The Twelve Knights, Port Talbot. 9pm, free. Info 01639 882381. Presented by Nailed It Events.

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

Kyla Brox The Met, Abertillery. 8pm, £14/£12 adv kids. Info 01600 772467. UK blues vocalist.

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

Li Harding with Gary Phillips Trio Jazzland, Swansea. 8.30pm, £10. Info 07802 912789.

Mama Cubasa Warehouse54, Newport. 8pm, £3-£5. Info 01633 213161.

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

*Mugstar + Infinity Forms Of Yellow Remember The Moon, Cardiff. 8pm, free. Info info@themooncardiff.com. Scouse heavy psych band, plus a new, good and partway similar local act, play for nowt but your love. Terrascope present.

Normaliser + Spreading The Disease The Dolls House, Abertillery. 7pm, free. Info 01495 213300.

Old Strafford Glais Rugby Football Club, nr Clydach, Swansea. 8pm, £7. Info 01792 425231. A Valley Folk Club night.

Organ Recital National Museum Cardiff. 3pm, free. Info 029 2039 7951.

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

Project Mothra +Guilty As Charged + Disrupt The Continuum + Malum Sky + Only The Righteous + Digital Criminals + Pioneers The Dragonffli, Pontypool. 5.30pm, £3-£5. Info gigs@thedragonffli.com.

Sepulchre + Incursion + The Devolved The Duke, Neath. 7-10pm, free. Info 01639 643892.

Sixties Gold St David’s Hall, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £35. Info 029 2087 8444. With Gerry And The Pacemakers – on their farewell tour! – The Searchers, Brian Poole And The Tremeloes Steve Ellis and Vanity Fare.

*Sleaford Mods + Nachthexen Y Plas, Cardiff University Students Union. 7pm, £18.50 adv. Info 029 2078 1458. Nottingham ranters return. Profound kudos to them for selecting the splendid Nachthexen as tour support.

Slowcoaches Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £7. Info 029 2023 2199.

Songs That Won The War Grand Theatre, Swansea. 2pm, £14.50. Info 01792 475715. “Relive the good old days of wartime Britain.” Yeah, I don’t think even the people who do these kind of afternoon singalongs would describe World War II as ‘good’, but hey.

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

The Domestics + Pizzatramp Le Public Space, Newport. 7pm. Info sam@lepub.co.uk. Headliners are from Norfolk and play gnarly hardcore.

The Magic Of Motown Grand Theatre, Swansea. 7.30pm, £25. Info 01792 475715.

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

Vant Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff. 7pm, £10. Info 029 2023 2199.

Voice Of The Heart Miners Institute, Blackwood. 7.30pm, £17/£15. Info 01495 227206. Karen Carpenter tribute.

Wild Willy Barrett’s French Connection Acapela, Pentyrch, Cardiff. 8pm, £13.50. Info 029 2089 0862.

saturday 28

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

Adam Jive And The Skeleton Five + The Shelley Duvels Le Public Space, Newport. 7pm. Info sam@lepub.co.uk. These bands are kicking off a Halloween four-day weekend in this venue.

Affinity Choir The Gate, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £6-£8. Info 029 2048 3344.

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

Big Mac’s Wholly Soul Band Blackwood RFC. 7.30pm, £12 adv. Info 01495 223206.

Brecon Baroque Festival 2017: Harmony And Invention Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon. 7pm, £22/£20/free under-18s. Info 01874 611622. Performing Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons & Concerto For Lute, plus music by Legrenzi and Bach.

Decontrol Punk Festival District Club, Pontypridd. 2-10.45pm, £10/£18 adv. Info 01443 402550. Featuring 999, Abrasive Wheels, Foreign Legion, Dragster, Butcher Baby, Greazy Ratz and Chinese Burn.

Fat Barry’s Ghoul Band Gwyn Hall, Neath. 7.30pm, £10 adv. Info 0300 3656677. This is a “Spooky Spectacular Halloween Extravaganza” and I guess it features a live band but I don’t know how central they are to the entertainment.

Gentleman’s Dub Club Tramshed, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £14 adv. Info 029 2023 5555. Idea: Gentle Ben’s Dub Club, a band of dweeby-looking white reggae dudes fronted by a big brown bear.

Guns 2 Roses The Globe, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £10 adv. Info 07590 471888.

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

John Charles Mid Wales Music Centre, Newtown. 1.30pm. Info 01686 622161. “Songs of love, loss and bleakness,” are promised here, as is free coffee.

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

Kill 66 The Dolls House, Abertillery. 6pm, free. Info 01495 213300.

Kodiak Avenue The Waterfront, Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon. 1-3pm, free. Info 01874 611622.

Michael King’s Bowie Starman Grand Theatre, Swansea. 7.30pm, £22.50. Info 01792 475715. Tribute show.

New Revival Jacs, Aberdare. 7pm. Info 01685 879491.

Power Quest + Fury + Malum Sky Fuel Bar, Cardiff. 7pm, £10 adv. Info 07970 063107.

Sinfonia Cymru with Michael Petrov Royal Welsh College Of Music & Drama, Cardiff. 7.45pm, £5-£16. Info 029 2039 1391.

Slaves Hobo’s, Bridgend. 7pm, £14/£12 adv. Info www.hobosmusicvenue.com. One thing you can say about this venue is that they love to put on bands called Slaves. These dipshits are from the US and are not to be confused with the dipshit UK duo who played Hobos last year.

Talking Bird Collective The Heath, Cardiff. 9pm, free. Info 029 2039 4207. Presented by Nailed It Events.

The Boom Sons Rhondda Hotel, Porth. 7pm. Info 01443 682388.

The Ghost Notes Acapela, Pentyrch, Cardiff. 8pm, £12.50. Info 029 2089 0862. Britpop/baggy tribute band.

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

The Oasis Experience Sin City, Swansea. 7.30pm, £10 adv. Info 01792 468892. Tribute band.

*The Sadies + Eugene Capper & Rhodri Brooks + Darren Eedens & The Slim Pickins Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £12.50. Info 029 2023 2199. Canadian country-rockers headline, and are always worth an ear.

The Soapgirls + Holoson + Ten Plus One The Dragonffli, Pontypool. 7pm, £5. Info gigs@thedragonffli.com.

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

Viva Neil Diamond The Riverfront, Newport. 7.30pm, £16. Info 01633 656757. Tribute show.

What The Floyd Queens Hall, Narberth. 7.30pm, £15 adv. Info 01834 869323. Pink Floyd tribute band.

sunday 29

*Acid Mothers Temple + Threatmantics + Silent Forum + Breichiau Hir + Gindrinker Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff. 6pm, £10. Info 029 2023 2199. Japanese psych warriors are back in this venue less than a year after their last Clwb show. Casey Raymond will also be doing visuals for all the bands.

A Night At The Musicals St David’s Hall, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £31.50-£51.50. Info 029 2087 8444.

Brecon Baroque Festival 2017: Ensemble Diderot Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon. 7pm, £16/£14/free under-18s. Info 01874 611622. A journey through 17th-century Venetian chamber music.

Debasmita Bhattacharya Royal Welsh College Of Music & Drama, Cardiff. 3pm, £10-£15. Info 029 2039 1391. Recital on the sarod, an Indian lute.

Epsilon + Behind Blue Eyes + Conflicts + Fight Bears + Teacher Fuel Bar, Cardiff. 7pm, £6/£5 adv. Info 07970 063107.

Julian Costello Quartet Melville Theatre, Abergavenny. 8pm, £10/£8/£3 NUS. Info 01873 853167. Black Mountain Jazz gig.

Larger Than Life! Fontygary Leisure Park, Rhoose. 6pm, free. Info 01446 710386. Presented by Nailed It Events.

Neil Younger The New Crown Inn, Merthyr Tydfil. 6.30pm, free. Info 01685 387925. Neil Young tribute act. Thinking about his more po-faced fans who just call him ‘Neil’, like he’s one of the major jazz guys, and winding myself up.

Omega Two Browns, Laugharne. 3pm, free. Info 01994 427688.

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

Roachford Acapela, Pentyrch, Cardiff. 8pm, £18. Info 029 2089 0862. Nineties-era UK soul breakout star.

Sinfonia Cymru with Michael Petrov The Riverfront, Newport. 3pm, £6-£17. Info 01633 656757. Performing works by Haydn and Schubert.

Y&T Tramshed, Cardiff. 7pm, £17.50 adv. Info 029 2023 5555. Hard rockers of a 70s vintage.

monday 30

Brecon Baroque Festival 2017: Venetian Sparkle! Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon. 7pm, £16/£14/free under-18s. Info 01874 611622. Featuring trhe South Powys Youth Orchestra conducted by Tim Cronin.

Doldrums + 5th Spear + Finery + Petra Glynt The Moon, Cardiff. 7pm, £7/£5.50 adv. Info info@themooncardiff.com. Fuzzy indiepop band from Canada headline.

>Little Mix Motorpoint Arena Cardiff. 6.30pm, from £25. Info 029 2022 4488. On tomorrow also. Might be both sold out.

The Cory Band Theatr Hafren, Newtown. 3pm, £11/£6 kids. Info 01686 614555.

tuesday 31

Akala The Globe, Cardiff. 7.30pm, £17.50 adv. Info 07590 471888. Conscious hip-hop fave.

Bella Hardy St David’s Hall, Cardiff. 8pm, £15/£14 adv. Info 029 2087 8444. Presented by Roots Unearthed.

Dylan Penri Theatr Hafren, Newtown. 7.30pm, £2.50. Info 01686 614555. Solo acoustic artist..

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

Jazz Jam Session Jazzland, Swansea. 7.15pm, free. Info 07802 912789.

Kenny Wayne Shepherd Tramshed, Cardiff. 7pm, £26 adv/£60 VIP. Info 029 2023 5555. Blues-rock guy. Gonna guess, without looking it up, that all of his fans are also fans of Joe Bonnamassa.

The Priceduifkes + Bedford Falls + Masts Le Public Space, Newport. 7pm, £5 adv. Info sam@lepub.co.uk. I’ve recently got a new keyboard at work and it being slightly differently sized from the previous one has caused me to become utterly terrible at typing. As such, the name of the headline band looks like something my chubby fingers mashed out in error, but it’s actually their name. They’re Belgian.

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