FEBRUARY | CLUBS LISTINGS
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10 Feet Tall
11a + 12 Church Street, Cardiff. 029 2022 8883 / [email protected]
Fridays Soulection 9pm-3am, £3 after 10. Soul, boogie and the like from Blue Honey DJs. New night. Saturdays Under A Groove 9pm-3am, £3 after 10. Funk, neo-soul and Motown with music from James Morgan-Rees & Alex Moxham. New night. Sundays 10 Feet Tall Industry Night 5pm-3am, free. 50% off all drinks for Industry staff with this venue’s Industry card, alongside late-night Blue Honey DJs.
49 Cambrian Road, Newport. 01633 243500.
Wednesdays Wild Wednesdays Fresh house, garage, grime and bass music every week. Fridays Boombox Old school reggae, hip-hop, beats and bass with Blind Tiger residents and guest selecters on rotation. Saturdays Koncept & Friends House, techno and bass music with guest DJs, breaking producers and residents from Wales’ freshest nights, like so: Sat 6 Dale Rankmore; Sat 13 Illa B and Quadey; Sat 20 Brett Curie (OneHouse) and Sat 27 Jack Maybank.
11 Windsor Place, Cardiff. Open Mon-Thurs 11am-3am, Fri + Sat 11am-4am, Sun until 4am. 029 2031 0312 / www.buffalocardiff.com
Mondays Bump & Grind 10pm-3am, £4/£3 before 11.30. 90s r’n’b/hip-hop night. Fri 5 Aperture 10pm-4am, £10/£5. Featuring folks from Bristol’s Critical Soundsytem – Kasra b2b Sam Binga b2b Hyroglifics – plus host Redders. Locals:Format, Rogue, Ohms, JE3 and host XL. Saturdays Shindig 10pm-4am, £3. Pop, chart, funk and soul from residents over two floors. Drinks deals.
Cardiff University Students Union
Park Place, Cardiff. All listings apply to term time only. 029 2078 1458 / [email protected]
Wednesdays YOLO 9pm-2am, £4/£3 adv/free before 11. New midweek club night promising both your favourite tunes and great offers. Good name, really on trend. Fri 12 What Hannah Wants Tour 9pm-4am, from £15 adv. Brummie house miss with a bill of house and bass music faves which sold out before Christmas. Waze & Odyssey, Sam Divine, SYV and B.Russ join her in the main room; room 2 has Mak & Pasteman and DJ Barely Legal. Saturdays Flux 9pm-2am, £5/£4 NUS. Chart, dance and pop.
Venue TBC, St Mary Street, Cardiff. 07977 131320 / [email protected]
Sat 20 Cellar Door 10pm-5am, £10 adv. Regular house and techno bash. Touting itself as a “black and white ball”, the precise location will be revealed at 9pm on the night but is, say CD, “not be the typical place for an all-night rave”. Good thing this isn’t an all-night rave then, finishing as it does at 5am.
1 Northampton Lane, Swansea. 0844 8849171 / www.globaloxygen.co.uk
Fridays Dance Anthems 11pm-6am, from £5. House and commercial music all night from Big Al, Nicky G, 3 Bird, Jordan Steins, LJ Isaac and Tom Chizzy. Saturdays 10pm-6am. Room 1: ED, progressive, big room, electro, deep and house. Room 2: r’n’b, bassline, garage and hip-hop. Plus big name guests TBC.
Clwb Ifor Bach
Womanby St, Cardiff. 029 2023 2199 / www.clwb.net
Mon 8 Itchy Feet 11pm-2.30am, £7 adv. Rock’n’roll, swing, ska, R&B, funk and soul all together. Thurs 4 Carnival 11pm-4am, £4. Dead popular student-friendly night helmed by “a bashment collective that bring the sounds of Jamaica to Cardiff”. Fridays (bottom) Zerox 10.30pm-3am, £4/£3 NUS. A “party jukebox” night. With DJs, though, not an actual jukebox. Fri 5 Autarchy 10pm-4am, £7/£6 adv. New techno night headlined by Harry Judda, a youthful UK DJ who’s had releases on Dirtybird among others. Fri 12 Bullion 9pm-4am, £8 adv. Drum’n’bass, jungle, old skool and dubstep are all on offer here. Last I checked Bullion just dealt in d’n’b pretty much. Either way, the lineup for this one is still TBC. Fri 19 Journey 10pm-4am, £16/£13.50. Canonical trance DJs in the mix tonight, with Solarstone and Dumonde playing for three and two hours respectively. The main room will also have some residents, while on the middle floor there’s Stu Grady vs Richie Knight, Bally, Icey, Paschy and Fattman vs Salted Slug. Fri 26 Brooklyn Zoo 10.30pm-4am, £3-£5. Current and classic hip-hop alike, selected by Patrick Nazemi. Saturdays 10pm-4am, £5/£4 NUS. Three floors of fun: The Vinyl Vendettas’ top floor resident indie shindig; Dirty Pop and Mr Potter’s proper disco.
48 Cambrian Road, Newport. 01633 213161.
Wednesdays Wild Wednesdays Upfront dance anthems and “Urban Vibes”. Fridays The Kickstart / Terrace Session Classic anthems, downstairs, Mr Ifsta plus allstar residents up on the roof terrace. Saturdays Mischief Beat-driven anthems is the ambiguous description for tonight’s music policy. Sundays Sunday Sessions DJs til late and the weekend’s sports highlights.
Greyfriars Place, Cardiff. 07920 445930.
Sat 20 Deep Inside + Apex 11pm-4am, £15 inc Tramshed ticket. Afterparty for the event in the Tramshed tonight, with Deep Inside residents.
Castle Street, Cardiff. 029 2023 9253 / www.dempseyscardiff.com
Thursdays (downstairs) Twisted By Design 9.30pm-2am, free. Weekly night along the lines of the Saturday lineups. Fridays (downstairs) Blah Blah Blah 10pm-3am, free. Gary Twisted offers up Motown, indie, rock’n’roll, reggae and “no cheesy pop”. Saturdays 9pm-3am, free. Rock’n’roll, funk, soul, party tunes yadda yadda, selected by Chris PJ Martin. Sat 20 Twisted By Design 9pm-2am, £3.50/£3 NUS. Monthly event with Gary playing the best in indie choons – Belle & Sebastian, Bowie, Cure, Dead Kennedys, summat like that.
105 Cathays Terrace, Cardiff. 029 2022 8221 / www.face11.co.uk
Fridays DJ 45 Free. Funk, soul, hip-hop and more, or “poppin’ funk and funkin’ pop” as the tagline goes.
5 Womanby Street, Cardiff. 0845 6430032 / www.givemefuel.co.uk
Thursdays FUBAR 10pm-2am. Rock, metal and alternative clubnight. Fridays + Saturdays Rock and metal anthems each weekend, plus special guests when such types are in town.
The Full Moon / The Moon Club
Womanby Street, Cardiff. 029 2037 3022 / [email protected]
Thursdays Hullabalooza 10pm-4am, free. Alternative party tunes. Saturdays Five Dollar Shake Free. DJ Puddlefunk with bebop, funk, soul, Motown, hip-hop, reggae, ska and everything in between. Sat 13 Killing Moon 11pm, £4. Newish night celebrating 80s alternative music has a David Bowie special this month. “But Bowie wasn’t really that alternative in the 80s,” I wail as security drags me out by my earlobes. Sat 20 The Hold Up 9pm, £6.50 adv. Monthly hip-hop night, with Dr Syntax and Pete Cannon this month’s headliners. Sat 27 Submerge 10.30pm, £5 adv. Cardiff’s finest dubstep night, they claim, although I think that’s a title they’ve earned by default at this point in time.
Greyfriars Road, Cardiff. 029 2022 9311 / [email protected]
Mondays The Fest 10pm-3am, £3.50. Two floors of charts, dance and student anthems (room one) and r’n’b, hip-hop, urban and funky (room two). Fridays Smack. 9pm-3am. This night has moved from, er, some other Cardiff club, I can’t be arsed looking up which one. Saturdays Vanity 9pm-3am, £5-£10. Two rooms of quality music, everyone catered for it is claimed.
6 Guildford Crescent, Cardiff. 029 2039 7933 / www.gwdihw.co.uk
Fri 5 Sure Shot: Thank You Jay Dee 9pm, £4. See Clubs for more on this tribute night for the late hip-hop producer you may know better as J Dilla. Fri 12 Superchango Takeover 9pm-2.30am, £4/£3 adv. Funk, disco, hip-hop and party, this month being a Juju Nations mashup special. Fri 19 Modula x One Good Thing 9pm. Homegrown beats, live performances and visual art dawn from the local pool of DJs, producers etc. Tall Black Guy, Darkhouse Family and DJ Jaffa are in for Feb. Fri 26 Pleasuredome 9pm-2.30am, £5/£3 before 11. Conroy, Deemo and Teoman play the electronic music of the 80s. Sat 6 Blue Honey 9pm-2am, £5. Headlined by Bristolian DJ Admin, from the Sleazy Beats stable. Sat 13 Fat City 9pm, £3. With a headline set from Feelgood Experiment. This is set to be the last Fat City after six years of funk, soul and suchlike. Kudos! Sat 20 Mise En Bouche 9pm, £4. DJing from Gidge and Toclifrench. Sat 27 Hully Gully 9pm. Featuring London duo Chaos In The CBD (Rhythm Section) plus Brawd (Groove Theory) and Owain Hepple (City Bass).
West Canal Wharf, Cardiff. 029 2039 0939.
*Sat 27 Delete 10pm-5am, £15/£12. Head High, who you may know better as punchy techno head Shed, makes his Cardiff debut tonight. Matt Owen, Lee Graves and Marc Parsons are here too, as is customary. See Clubs.
75 St Mary Street, Cardiff. Fri + Sat 8pm-6am. [email protected]
Sat 27 Circle 8 & Stickylemons 9pm-6am, £12 adv. DJs: Taxman (from DJ Hype’s Playaz label), Propz & Rowney (G13), Bason, Bomber, Kookie b2b DJ Anagram, T.Bone, Pabz and Low. MCs: Traumatik, Joe Blow, Endo, Skamma, Slim Teng, Vizable, Deadly Knight Shade, Ras Robbie and Gifted.
41 St Mary St, Cardiff. 029 2066 5500 / [email protected] / www.ladybirdcardiff.com
Wednesdays Cheeky 10pm-4am, £2. Tickets are £2, drinks (some of them) are £2 and there are two rooms of music. Thursdays Propaganda 10pm-4am, £4. UK-wide indie night’s Cardiff wing. You can tell it’s the Cardiff one becuse they list Stereophonics first on the list of bands likely to be played. Fridays Mi Casa 10pm-4am. House and techno every week, often with some pretty big names. They never announce them in time for these listings though. Fri 5 Craft Underground 10pm-6am, £7 adv. These promoters seem to be new to Cardiff but have a decent looking house lineup for you: Third Son , Alex Descarada, Joel-T, James Campbell, Lucas Alexander, Brodyr and Adam Carey. Mi Casa residents are in room 2. Saturdays Solution 10pm-4am. A night whose flyer has a big photo of a model in her bra and pants. Sundays Sunday Project 7pm-3am, free with guestlist. Free industry night offers floor fillers and house classics.
The Lemon Factory
37 St Helens Road, Swansea. 07969 671379 / www.lemonfactorybar.co.uk/
Sat 27 Rhigol 10pm, £9/£7 adv. House, disco and garage with Ricardo Da Rhythm, Harrison BDP and Richie Curran. First 2016 bash for relatively new Swansea promoters.
Baker’s Row, Cardiff. 029 2039 9942 / www.metroscardiff.com
Wednesdays Cheapskates 9pm-4am, £5. Hywel plays ‘alternative mayhem’ and old skool cheese. Fridays Subversion 9.30pm-3.30am, £3 with flyer before 10.30pm. Drinks promos, no dress code. Rock, punk, metal and alternative beats. Saturdays Slacker 9.30pm-3.30am. Wherein Hywel plays alternative and new music.
Minskys Show Bar
Cathedral Walk, St David’s Centre, Cardiff. 029 2023 3128 / www.minskys-showbar.com
Fridays & Saturdays 8pm-1am. Dancing and cabaret with regular drag acts including Tina Sparkle, Miss Babs and Jolene Dover.
84-86 St Mary Street, Cardiff. 029 2037 1315 / www.missoulabars.co.uk/missoulacardiff
Fridays Unfunkinbelievable Half price drinks from 5-10pm. What I find ‘unfunkinbelievable’ is that there’s a club night called ‘Unfunkinbelievable’ in the year 2015. Saturdays ‘Miss’ Behaviour Music, cocktails, party. All these things are found here.
Mill Lane, Cardiff. Mon-Sat 11am-late. 029 2022 1295 / www.mockalounge.com
Thursdays The Social Affair 9pm-3am. Over-25s night with chart hits through the ages. Thurs 31 Mocka Rouge 9pm-3am, £7 adv. Burlesque, live music and DJs. Fridays Timeless DJ Dan Nicholas plays r’n’b, funk, disco and old skool. Just old skool. Saturdays Decorum Soulful and upfront house, plus funk, disco etc, from Sinky and Styles. Sat 26 Persuasive 9pm-3am, £5-£10. R’n’b and soul from headline DJ Matt White, plus a live PA TBC, Raheem and Shendi Bowers. Sundays VIP Chris Evans (My Playhouse) plays club classics, funky house and r’n’b.
13 Castle Street, Swansea. 01792 480822 / www.monkeycafe.co.uk
Wednesdays Drop 10pm-4am. Hip-hop, drum’n’bass, house, garage, jungle and grime. Fridays Dime 10pm-6am, £5/£3 before 12 or with a Kon Tiki stamp. Hip-hop, grime, house and drum’n’bass. Fri 5 brings General Levy down for some 1994-vintage ragga jungle business; DJ Luck & MC Neat headline Fri 19 and Fri 26 features grime survivor Jammer and 1Xtra’s DJ Cable (see Clubs for more on that one). Saturdays Get Busy £3 with a Kon Tiki stamp. Funk, soul, hip-hop, Motown, boogie and party.
Walter Road, Swansea. 01792 649984 / www.mozartsswansea.co.uk
Fri 5 Hip-Drop 8pm-3am. Mod, Stax, reggae and northern soul. Fri 12 Yum Yum Club 8pm-3am. Funk, soul, reggae, disco and hip-hop.
Penarth Ex-Servicemens Club
69 Windsor Rd, Penarth. 029 2070 7530 / www.penarthexservicemensclub.co.uk
Sat 20 Get On Up! 7.30pm-12.30am, £3 adv. Funk night with DJ sets from Leon Watkins, Gareth Howell and Liam Curtin.
Wind Street, Swansea. Mon-Fri + Sun 8pm-3am; Sat 3pm-3am. 01792 470676.
Tuesdays Popstar Karaoke 9pm-3am. Karaoke night with a £50 prize. Wednesdays W.H.I.P. 9pm, free before 11. That’s short for What Happens In Popworld. Thursdays T.N.T. 9pm-3am. That’s short for Thirsty Night Thursday. All drinks are £1.50 before 12am, apart from wines, cocktails, champagnes and – oh, Swansea – Rekorderlig. Fridays + Saturdays Ain’t No Party Like A Popworld Party 8pm-3am, £2-£4 (Fri)/£3-£5 (Sat).
Pryzm (formerly Oceana)
Greyfriars Road, Cardiff. 029 2023 3854 / www.pryzm.co.uk/cardiff
Wednesdays Nu 9.30pm-3am. Room 1: Monique B and Dan Willow play commercial r’n’b; room 2: Sole and Pro play old skool house. Thurs 31 9pm-3am, £15/£25 VIP. Three rooms of dance, r’n’b and pop/party anthems, with Nottingham breakthrough DJ Philip George the headline act. Fridays + Saturdays 10pm-3am. Three music arenas, VIP booths, other stuff. Saturday is in conjunction with Jongleurs comedy club, which also takes place here. Fri 4 Dec features a guest appearance from the UK Pleasure Boys, a ‘male revue’ who feature someone off Big Brother. Sat 5 ushers in Danny Mac, aka Dodger from Hollyoaks.
3 Churchill Way, Cardiff. 029 2064 1010 / www.pulsecardiff.com. Gay venue.
Wednesdays Warped 10pm-4am. Join DJ Craig W on a journey through time with the best hits from the last two decades. Fridays Pulsetastic 10pm-5am, £4/£3. With live PAs once a month. Saturdays Pop Til You Drop 10pm-5am, £5/£4 b4 11. The very best chart remixes and classic hits all night long.
Castle Street, Cardiff. Open from 11am. 029 2023 6689 / www.revolution-bars.co.uk
Tuesdays Sync 9pm-3am. Student night featuring hazers, lasers and drink deals. Fridays + Saturdays 9pm-3am. DJs, drinks offers, free area hire.
The Robin Hood
16 Severn Grove, Pontcanna, Cardiff. 029 2037 8829 / www.robinhoodbar.co.uk
Sat 6 + Sat 5 Mar Totally Mod For It Free. Every first Saturday of the month, DJ 45 presents an evening of 60s/70s beat, rhythm & blues, soul, ska, 80s/90s Britpop and 2-tone.
3-6 St Mary Street, Cardiff. Open Thurs 9pm-3am, Fri + Sat 10pm-4am. 029 2066 7996 / www.room112.net
Fridays Bedrock 9pm-4am, £10/£5 before 12. R’n’b, hip-hop and dancehall. Saturdays Pillow Talk 9pm-4am, £10. Old skool r’n’b, hip-hop, house and decadent partying is this night’s deal.
Plymouth Street, Swansea. 07730 432166 / www.thesceneclub.co.uk
Fri 5 Feb + Fri 4 Mar Night Train 10pm-3am, £3. Swansea Scooter Society DJs play R&B, mod, soul, jazz etc on the first Friday of every month. Sat 6 Feb + Sat 5 Mar Dead Of Night 10pm-3am, £3. Goth/alternative club night, on the first Saturday of every month. Sat 13 Dogruff Afterparty 1.30-5am, £10 adv. Following the evening rave at the Unit (see a couple of columns to the right), quality house and techno folks traipse over here for a few hours. Some of these people will be playing here, some at Unit: Shaun Edwards, Luke Tainton, Kye Davies, Indigo King, Nathan Bridges, Thomas Webb, Gareth Richards, Oliver Leo Porter, Richie Curran and Mikki Wings Sat 27 Dirtbox 9pm-5am. Hard dance specialists have booked a boshing night here but you’ll have to check back to see who’s playing it, OK?
Dilwyn Street, Swansea. 01792 468892 / www.sincityclub.co.uk
Tuesdays Hustle 10pm-3am. Funk, soul, Motown and hip-hop. Thursdays Sin Savers 10pm-3am, £3. Student night, back for the new term. Fridays Monsters Of Rock 10pm-3.30am, £4/£2 before 12.30. Indie in room 1, metal in room 2. Saturdays Sink 10pm-3am. Hip-hop, drum’n’bass, dubstep etc, with special guests plus resident DJs Dubman, Swiss Elf and South. Sat 6 Rise 10pm-4am. Drum’n’bass night headlined by Dub Phizix & Strategy, along with Kazm b2b Nordle, Urkle Murkle b2b Jamoir, Nomad b2b G.Coin, Ransom b2b Kooley b2b Stu Grady and host Reuben MC. Sat 27 Rise 10pm-4am. More d’n’b, this time with Med School Records’ Etherwood in the headline position. Long Boy, Jack Sauce, Grok, Walbeoff and TSB also feature.
St Mary Street, Cardiff. 029 2037 3363 / www.sodalounge.co.uk
Tuesdays Cartel £4/£3.50. UK-wide student night. Mr. Mozafari will be playing vocal house and electro upstairs; DJ Wallace will supply r’n’b and chart in the Soda Lounge. Wednesdays Replay 10pm, £5/£4. The official sports night of the Cardiff Metropolitan University. Thursdays Clique 10pm, £4. New night promising the hottest r’n’b and dancefloor fillers. Saturdays Soiree 9pm-4am. Three rooms including the Attic which is “the social playground for the high flyers and social elite, really the only place to be seen.” Imagine catching your reflection in the mirror just after writing that.
St Joseph’s Social Club
29 Whitchurch Road, Cardiff. 029 2061 9286.
Fri 5 Soul In The City #3 7.30pm, £6/£5 adv. Motown, Stax, northern soul and funk from Liam, Shelley and Mr Potter.
Friary House, Greyfriars Rd, Cardiff. Open Mon-Fri 12pm-2am, Sat 12pm-3am, Sun 12pm-12.30am. 029 2039 1944 / www.tigertiger-cardiff.co.uk
Every Day Lucky Voice Karaoke From £2.50 per session. The UK’s leading private karaoke experience each day of the week. Wednesdays Shotgun Rules 10pm-3am, £5/£3.50. Exclusive midweek student party, now transferred from Revolution. You don’t need NUS to get in though. Fridays Koosday 10pm-3am, £7/£5. Something that has lots of decor, smoke machines etc and describes itself as an “Arrogantly Premium Clubbing Experience”. How depressing. Saturdays Kanaloa Polynesian style area with cocktails, VIP booths, dancers etc.
Clare Road, Grangetown, Cardiff. 0117 9259273 / www.tramshedcardiff.com
Sat 20 Apex Cardiff Launch Party 8pm-12am, £15 adv. Apex are some Bristol club promoters who book some pretty big names. For their first Cardiff night they’ve got Skream to headline with a three-hour set, along with the Apex Collective. It does finish pretty early, true, but there’s an afterparty at Cube in town courtesy of Deep Inside.
Undertone (basement of 10 Feet Tall)
11a + 12 Church Street, Cardiff. 029 2022 8883 / www.undertonecardiff.com
Tue 23 The Mixtape 10pm-4am, £8/£5. Featuring resident DJs and special guest Earl Jeffers, from Darkhouse Fam. Thurs 18 Fundraver 10pm-4am. House and techno, presumably for charity. Thurs 25 Fire: Strictly Grime 10.30pm-4am, £4/£3. The best in grime and UK garage. *Fri 5 Groove Theory 10pm-5am, £13/£12. Detroit’s Jay Daniel makes his Welsh debut with a set that will likely span soul, funk and house, weaved together in that Motor City style, kinda thing. Fri 12 La Fiesta 10pm-4am, £3. The best in commercial music and the biggest of hits, apparently. Fri 19 Selecta 10pm, £4/£3. Classic UK garage anthems with a hint of grime all night long with Rich Tea. Fri 26 Temple 10pm-4am. Monthly drum’n’bass night, headliner TBC as usual. Sat 6 Cardiff’s Finest 10pm-4am. House and techno played by residents and locals. Sat 13 Move On Up! 11pm-4am, £4/£3 adv. Funk, soul, Motown, R&B, disco and rock’n’roll. Sat 20 Rotary Club 10pm-4am, £4/£2 before 12. Disco, house and boogie with Clare James being the guest DJ of honour. Sat 27 Distant Glow 10pm-4am. Electronic stuff (I think a DJ set, maybe live) from a Cardiff duo who claim to be influenced by Vangelis, Stockhausen and Harry Partsch.
Neath Road, Swansea. [email protected] / www.facebook.com/iamdogruff
Sat 13 Dogruff 5pm-1am, £10 adv. The Unit is, say promoters Dogruff, an old industrial warehouse which now has a licence for an eight-hour rave – so that’s just what they’ve done. Ticket price includes an afterparty at the Scene club – see their listing for DJ info.
The Old Natwest Bank, 113-116 Bute Street, Cardiff Bay. www.vaultspresents.com
Fri 5 Vaults D&B Presents 10pm-5am, £13 adv. LTJ Bukem’s first Cardiff appearance for a few years (I think) is the main attraction this evening; Ransom, Kooley, Apollo, Lubi J, Speedo and Tribe One also rinse the drum’n’bass in the main room. Neil Young & Friends handle room 2; Submerge do biz in the Banking Hall. Sat 6 Memorex 9pm-4am, £20 adv. Siberian goddess of the tundra Nina Kraviz makes what I think is her Cardiff debut, with The Organ Grinder, Scott Kerr, Sinky and JV also on board. Tickets for this sold out immediately but check Facebook or whatever, some are bound to get sold. Sat 5 Mar Memorex 10pm-5am, £18.50/£15. Eclectic takes on house and techno. Main room: Borrowed Identity, Honey Dijon and Molly – from Germany, the US and France respectively – plus Memorex DJs. Room 2 is Hosted by Octave and features Cono Frito, Liam Matear, Elliot Mitchell, Adam Carey, HighForThis, James Coughlin and G Love. The Banking Hall is hosted by Trip City.
Cambrian Rd, Newport. 01633 259144 / www.wh54.com
Wednesdays Wild Wednesdays Matt Kirke mixes up club-influenced beats from reggae to rock, d’n’b to dancefloor-led house. Thursday Warehouse54 Live! A free festival-inspired mix of bass and live bands every week. Thurs 18 Future Generation 10pm-3am, £5. Sets from Kovert Music, Mayhem, Matt Kirk and K-Krush. Hosted by Nyla Webbe (Benji out of Skindred’s daughter, fact fans). Friday Shake It Off An eclectic mix of live band sounds, from hip-hop to swing to punk to soul to folk to funk, then DJs playing alt anthems, pop-punk and ‘dirty pleasures’. Saturdays VHS Vandals An audiovisual mix of indie anthems, old school hip-hop, mashups and funk-infused beats. Sat 13 is a Valentine’s Masquerade Party, while Sat 27 has guest DJ CJ Beatz, from 1Xtra.
4 Churchill Way, Cardiff. Gay venue. Free all day Sun-Thurs; before 11pm Fri + Sat. 029 2066 6247 / www.wowbarcardiff.com
Wednesdays Wish You Were Here Free. Student night with “inflight entertainment” from Lambrini Rampage and Mary Golds, plus music from DJ Krys. Thursdays The Night With No Name Free. DJ Craig and Mary Golds offer “mad games and crazy entertainment.” Fridays The Greatest Show In The City Free b4 11. With WOW Showgirls Miss Kitty and Marcia, plus special guests every week. Saturdays The VKend Free b4 11. With DJs Craig and Krys. You can get cheap deals in VK. £6.50 for a fishbowl. £6 for a jug of WKD. Settle down now, kids. Sundays The Cuckoo Club Free. DJ Krys plays the tunes until late.