Polysexual venue gay/mixed. 9400 / www. 01792 470000 / www. replacing the Serengetti drum'n'bass
029 2040 0876 / www. crunchcardiff.com
escapegroup.com nights. Thurs 16 is the marvellous DJ
Wednesdays It's Alright Mama Saturdays 10pm-5am, £8-£12. Derek. Fridays Aperture 9pm-3am,
Wednesdays Student Night Rockabilly, soul and funk fusion Room 1: Progressive house and £3. Drum'n'bass night, every Friday
Extravaganza 10pm-4am, free. Pop, with Murf45 and special guests. trance; Room 2: Funky US house from now on except the one where
cheese and r'n'b in one room, funky Thursdays Dirty Skanky Buskers and garage; Room 3: UK garage. it's at Clwb Ifor.
house and dance anthems in t'other. 8pm, free. Weekly night of unsigned Residents, playing on various nights: Fri One Mission
All drinks £1.50. Jesus! That's a solo talent that, after their perform- Gareth Siddell, Rob Davies, Will Fri 10 Artificial Intelligence
price policy from the vaults. Fridays ance, you can watch online and vote Rees, Chris Lewis, CN Williams, + Jordan V + MC Lowqui +
10pm-6am, £4/£10 with seven for your favourite. Fridays Stoosh Bern, Rodman, Nik Lawson, Gwith, Magenta + Truth
free drinks. DJ Craig and Madame The Skinny White Boys, Chesus, Kai, K-Lo, Greg P and Kyle P. Special Fri 17 Astrosnooze
Twisted play hard house and com- Blase and Max Looker preside over guests every week: Fri 24 D-Bridge
mercial dance (room 1); Jamie, Craig a new electro night in Cardiff that Sat 4 Judge Jules + Lloyd-E Fri 1 Doc Scott
and Nick Louros play chart, commer- also plays Baltimore, baile funk, & Alistar Saturdays Relatives 9pm-3am,
cial, funky house and electro (room crunk, house, dubstep and dancehall, Sat 11 The Wideboys £3. House music all night long, with
2). Saturdays 10pm-6am, £10/£5 so isn't really an electro night at Sat 18 Escape Gets Filthy: guests every week:
b4 2. Room 1: Craig and Tom, plus all. Isn't it weird how 'electro' has Bootek + Ed Real + Phil York + Sat 4 Cool House
regular monthly guests, with funky become such a catch-all term for Kidd Kaos + Audio Hedz + Rob Sat 11 Broken Beach Light
IT’S the time of mists, mellow fruitfulness, pump-
house and uplifting anthems. Room nights like this of late. Wait here Davies + Will Rees House
2: Jamie, Jay and Craig play chart, while I blog about it for Comment Is Sat 25 Ruben Williams + Sat 20 Chickaboom presents
kins, conkers and more great live music than you
pop, r'n'b and commercial dance. Free. Saturdays Disconnect Disco, Riplash & Sus Soul City
Clwb Ifor Bach funk and soul upstairs; all-round
Sat 25 It’s Not Urban it’s House
can shake a stick at. Over the next month some of the
Womanby St, Cardiff. party goodness downstairs. Sundays
48 Charles St, Cardiff. 029 2064
Sundays Tantrum Winter
029 2023 2199 / www.clwb.net
Groovebop The hottest new jazz
0102. Gay venue.
Festivals 9pm-2am, free. Live bands
greatest performers known to man will be in South
Tuesdays Year Of The Pug artists with a delicious mix of experi-
Every Night Chart & Commercial
and DJs every week.
10pm-2am, £3/£2 NUS. Pop, electro ence every week.
Wales bringing with them a rainbow of sonic delights
Dance 6pm-2am, £1.50 entry after Hard Rock Cafe
and 90s. New night. Wednesdays
Cuba 9.30pm, free b4. The busiest and best Brewery Quarter, St Mary Street,
9.30pm-2am, £3/£2 NUS/free b4 11.
to brighten up even the dreariest of days. Whether
Unit 9, Queenswest, The Friary, nights are Fridays, Saturdays and Cardiff. 029 2037 3403.
Indie, retro and classics. Thursdays
Cardiff. Open Mon, Fri + Sat particularly Sundays. Tuesdays Crowd Control 9pm,
your boat is floated by funky Latin rhythms, skirling
(downstairs) Tell The Police
5pm-3am, 11am-2am all other
The Truth 10pm, £3. Kruger
free. Student night with happy hour
days. 029 2039 7967.
bagpipes, heartbreakingly beautiful balladeering or
presents a new night mixing live
93 St Mary Street, Cardiff. 029
prices all night. Fridays Hard
Mondays Free. Chart and party
bands and DJs. Indie, electro, rave,
Rock Late 9pm, free. "Smooth
night geared towards Spanish
cross cultural musical collaboration, the coming
Baltimore yadda yadda. Thursdays
drinks, cool tunes and a laid back
students. Tuesdays Sabor!
(upstairs) C-Y-N-T 10.30pm-4am,
Dancing Mon-Sat 8pm-2am, Fridays
atmosphere." Saturdays Saturday
Salsa classes from 8.30-10.30pm;
weeks are guaranteed to have something to make
2pm-2am. Lap dancing, pole dancing,
Night Sound 9pm, free. DJs spin-
DJ Pinto plays a mix of salsa,
night aimed at students. Now on
theme nights, waitress service and
ning cool tunes.
your happiness muscles quiver with delight.
merengue, reggaeton and Spanish
every Thursday, except Thurs 30 this
suites for hire. Fine wines and cham- Huggy's Boogie Bar
chart hits thereafter. Thursdays
month. Thurs 2 features a live set
pagne available. Smart dress. St Mary Street, Cardiff. Thurs-Sat
Following a stunning season opener from Carthy
Beach Party Student Night With
by The Count & Sinden, with MCs
DJ Shalin. Fridays + Saturdays
Fat Cat Cafe Bar
8pm-4am. 029 2038 2441.
& Swarbrick, Roots Unearthed at St David’s Hall
Ears, NY and Mz Bratt, and costs a
Weekend Madness 8pm-2am, £2
Greyfriars Road, Cardiff. 029 2022
Thurs-Sat Free entry with password
slightly alarming £10. *Fridays The
after 10. Licensed till 2am. Steve
8378 / cardiff@
('pimp'). Seventies party music with
continues with one of Scotland’s most admired and
Dudes Abide (Bottom) 10.30pm-
Martin (Fridays) and Steve Francis
prizes, giveaways etc.
2.30am, £4.50/£3.50 b4 11. Psych,
(Saturdays) play chart and cheese.
Mondays Catlovin' Free. Classic Hush Cafe Bar & Club
revered musical institutions The Battlefield Band
folk, freakbeat, rock’n’roll, mod, punk tunes and retro visuals for the dis- 233 High Street, Swansea. 01792
and 60s garage with Gary (Twisted By
cerning student. 473033.
(Tue 7). Purveyors of top notch traditional music
Design) and special guests. *Fri
Upstairs, Castle Street, Cardiff.
Fridays Free. Funky house. Wednesdays All Inclusive 11pm-
Sleeveface Party 10.30pm-2.30am,
029 2023 9253.
Saturdays Free. More funky house. 2am, £10. DJ Dabbs plays, you
for 30 years, The Battlefield Band have seen many £4.50/£3.50 NUS. Bob Stanley of
*Sat 11 + 18 + Sat 1 Nov
Fire & Ice (formerly Club
pay in and drink for free all night.
St Etienne is the special guest DJ
Twisted By Design 8.30pm-2am,
of Scotland’s finest musicians pass through their for this evening of playing obscure
£3.50/£3. Fortnightly (roughly) event Nite)
Thursdays 11pm-3am, free. DJ
Jay presides over a night where all
ranks and are currently the home of Alasdair White,
yet danceable music, and putting
with Gary playing the best in indie 9 Bridge Street, Newport. 01633
drinks are £1.50. Fridays 11pm-
LP sleeves in front of your face to
choons – Belle & Sebastian, Bowie, 213138 / www.
4am, £5/free b4 12. Electro and vocal
one of the most exciting fiddlers of his generation.
hide your tears. Fri 10 Sumo 5th
Cure, Dead Kennedys, summat like fireandicenewport.co.uk
house with DJs Steve and Shappers.
Birthday Free Party 10.30pm-4am,
that. Sat 4 Fabulous 9pm-2am, £4. Fridays Frisky Fridays 10pm-
Saturdays 11pm-6am, £5/free b4
Later in the month (Wed 15) ‘Barnsley Nightingale’
free. Yes! No charge at all on that
Monthly mod night. 4am, R'n'b, hip-hop, dancehall
12. As on Friday, but with DJ Steve
thing. Chico Fresco, West One and Dirty Sue's Continental
and garage from the Fresh City
only. Sundays The Weekend Wind
Kate Rusby takes to the stage. Universally loved and
Hightower v Stretch are the top floor
crew. Guest big names most weeks.
Down 11pm-2am, £10. Another all
DJs with the breaks; Huw, Doyley
Saturdays 9pm-4am. Dance, chart
Castle Street, Cardiff. 029 2066
inclusive night, with DJ Corey.
admired, even by people who claim not to like folk and Dr Midge have acid house 4U on
and party anthems with Ant Nichols
7776 / www. Ice Bar
the middle floor. Fri 17 Aperture
from Kiss 101.
music, Kate’s is one of the definitive folk voices of
Wind Street, Swansea. 01792
10.30pm-4am, £8/£6. Drum'n'bass
Fridays Indie Binge Indie, rock
recent times… and her band are awesome.
with headliner Calibre plus no doubt
and pop DJs. You can also get
St Mary Street, Cardiff. 029 2034
Saturdays Cold As Ice 8pm-1am,
many more TBC. *Fri 1 Holodeck
discounted entry into The Dudes
free. Pre-club night of UK garage
Down in Cardiff Bay at The Norwegian Church, one
10.30pm-6am, £8. That's right, 6am!
Abide in Clwb Ifor Bach if you come
Fridays Flirt 9pm-3am, free b4
and bassline house, with all manner
Never thought I'd see the likes. This
here first. Saturdays Psych, Soul
11. Pop, chart and dance anthems
of special guest DJs every week.
of Britain’s finest contemporary song writers, Kirsty
is a great lineup, I'm not here for
& Rock'n'Roll Free. With DJ Carl
with DJ Andy. If it’s your birthday or
Residents: Lloyd-E, Marty ‘G’ and
this so go and give it some in my
Rylatt, every week.
you’re on a hen night you can get free
McGee, will be in attendance (Fri 10) with her latest
place. Subhead, Jerome Hill, Simon lash-based stuff. Saturdays Spank
kimber, Rob Pike and Owain K are in
9pm-3am. As on Friday night.
project, The Hobopop Collective, for what promises the main room; Jamal (Metalheadz),
St Mary Street, Cardiff. 029 2037
Glam (formerly Q Bar)
Park Place, Cardiff. Open Mon-Wed
Mondo, AP Bolan and more are in
1315. and Sun 12pm-12am, Tue + Thu-
to be an evening of dazzling wordplay and stunning
Greyfriars Road, Cardiff. 029 2022
the middle room. Saturdays Clwb
Mondays, Tuesdays + Sundays Sat 12pm-3am. 029 2041 2190.
9311 / info@
Cariad 10pm-3am, £5/£4 NUS.
Chill Out Zone Chilled out tunes, Fridays Funky carnival house from
musicianship, and a week later (Fri 17) the Welsh/
Three floors of fun, from top to bot-
candlelight and £1.50 drinks offers. Simon Kier. Saturdays Brick 9pm,
Mondays Fatpoppadaddys 10pm-
tom like so: The Vinyl Vendettas' top
Wednesdays + Thursdays free. All types of house music from
Estonian duo Sild bring their hypnotic, dreamlike
3am, £3/free NUS b4 11. Student
floor resident indie shindig; Gareth
I-Kandi Funky house with live per- weekly residents Durango and Richy
alternative night. Mon 6 has Bez
musical collaboration to The Church as part of the
Potter's proper disco; Barry Bwp's
cussionist. Fridays Flirty Friday Lucas, plus guest DJ sets every
DJing or quite possibly "DJing"
Two floors of dancin’ tunes, drinks week from the likes of Matt Owen &
(£7 or £5 Glam Student member).
Walestonia Festival, supported by the traditional Es- The Cotton Club
offers until 1am. Saturdays I Can’t Huey Richards, Chico Fresco & Matt
Wait ‘Til... More big tunes and party
Wednesdays (from Wed 15)
Miles, Scott Kerr, Fez, Swiss, Jamie
tonian trio Klapp.
54 Cambrian Road, Newport.
atmos until 1am. Free entry.
The Players Lounge 10pm-3am,
Chambers, Paul Cahill, Doyley, Midge
01633 252973. £3/free NUS b4 11. The ultimate
& Huw Barrett and Phil Evans.
P.S. Don’t forget that on Sat 4 world renowned
Fri 10 Hospice Of The Valleys
student night – even better than
9pm-4am, £6. A very big night
Carmel Street,Abertillery. empirev-
the one on Monday in fact. Wed 22
drummer Billy Cobham, in collaboration with ex-
indeed, all for charity. Main room:
is The Hoosiers' afterparty and the
Cambirna Road, Newport. 07734
Brian M v McBunn, LED, Chuck-E v
Saturdays & Sundays 8pm-
band will be DJing (£7 or £5 Glam
citing young Cuban band Asere, will be raising the
Jon The Baptist, Swankie v Kashie,
12.30am (Sat)/8pm-12am (Sun).
Student member). Thursdays
Saturdays Loose Joints 9pm-3am,
Vandall, Bass Bandits, Kaled v
Sets from DJs Johnny Brooks and
Glamourpuss 10pm-3am, £4/£3
free. DJs spinning boogie, disco, soul
temperature at St David’s Hall with a high energy Tyronnster and Tantrum v Max v
Paul-E. Sat 25 Dance Nation Hard
NUS b4 11. The definitive student
and Balearic in a comfy bar amidst
Upright. Basement room: Nashy v
House Halloween Ball 7pm-1am,
night – even more definitive than
good food and good music.
set of funk, jazz and soul, all underpinned by a hot Fattman, Bally, Audiohedz, Argy,
£5.50 b4 10. Featuring Amber D,
the other two in fact. Huge weekly Kirkhouse
Twotwisted, Project Sound and
Project Sound, Vishaun v Snatch, K-
giveaways including cash, iPods and Dynevor St, Georgetown, Merthyr
Asbo Andy. Bar: Filthy Funksters,
Logik, Pink-E v Shay Morris and Evsy.
more. Fri 10 Niche 10pm-3am, Tydfil. 01685 388872.
Steve Noxx v Nusense, Bally, Just
Discounts for people in fancy dress.
£10 adv. Bassline night with Shaun Wednesdays Live Lounge 9pm-
Another DJ, Lanie v Al Zymas and The End 'Banger' Scott, Richie Vibe Vee, 2am, £2/free b4 10.30 with a Gold
Luke Wilkins. Coburn Street, Cathays, Cardiff. Jasper and special guests. Fri 17 Card. Live bands. Drinks promotions
Please send your folk and roots listings to
Mon-Sun 11am-11pm. 029 2023 Hoxton Whores 10pm-3am, £8/£6 @ £1. Fridays Hairbrush 9pm-
or phone them in to
1 Northampton Lane, Swansea.
5001. Free all nights. b4 11. Cutting edge electrohouse. 2am, free b4 10/£3.50 after. Drinks
Tuesdays Open mic night hosted Fri 24 The Official Oasis offers and chart PAs every week.
029 2022 7677
Thurs 2 Bangkok Hilton 10pm-
by Sion of Alison's Op. Fridays The Aftershow Party 10pm-3am, £7/£5 Saturdays £2 b4 10/£4 after. Two
4am, from £6. Breakbeat madness
Blender Live bands. Saturdays b4 11. Featuring a DJ set from Paul floors of dance; resident DJs Sean
headlined by Krafty Kuts. Bass Pilots,
Breaks and beats from DJ Rootdown. Gallagher. Yep, the other brother. Jay, plus guests. Plus many guests
DJ Zylem and DJ Nate are also in
Sundays Thoby "Genius" live Remember him? What a character. and dance chart PAs. Sundays
the main room. Room 2 has upfront
cover artist. Sat 4 Glam Opening Night Sunday School 8pm-1am, free b4 9.
Buzz also recommends house with Fabz. Fri 10 Wonkey Escapade
10pm-4am, £10/£5 b4 11. Alistair A variety of theme nights plus DJing
Donkey 11pm-5am, from £6. Zombie Stow Hill, Newport. 01633 250978.
Whitehead, Jim 'Shaft' Ryan and from Kris Hill, Sean Robbie and
Karen Mattheson. The voice of Scottish band
Disco Squad, who we featured in our Wednesdays Shag £3/free b4 10.
Dave Eaves play house music all Fanny Dazzle.
Capercaillie in a rare solo performance. Coliseum
August issue, headline tonight with Newport’s sexiest student night.
night. Sat 1 Alex P & Brandon
Koko Gorillaz (formerly
their ravey, fidgety electro stuff. DJ Thursdays Deja Vu A night
Block 10pm-4am, Ibiza mainstays
Theatre, Aberdare (Fri 3)
Fabz also features, while Rikkardo dedicated to 25s and over. Guys like
of the late 90s play house in Cardiff.
Salisbury Road, Cardiff. 029
contributes funky vocal house down- me? I’m a guy like me! Fri Bionic
Sundays Industry Night Free with
Meltdown with Pamela Wyn Shannon. Ac-
stairs. Fri 24 Nemesis 10pm-5am, 10pm-5am, £10. Latest venue for
wage slip. Night for Cardiff’s barstaff,
Sat 25 Discolites 8pm-2am, £5.
from £10. Monthly hardcore session hardstyle promo team. This month
DJs, doorstaff and nightlife workers.
claimed American alt.folk performer who’s Court-
headlined this time out by Breeze. we have Andy Whitby, Cally & Juice,
In addition to free entry you also get
D-Ice, Last Of The Mohicans, Sunny Brian M vs McBunn, Elvis, Jon The
20% off drinks. Kudos Late Lounge & Bar
ing Autumn album is already being hailed a clas- & Adbrassion, DJ Naughty, Jewish v Baptist & Chuck-E and Stu Grady. In Glo Bar & Restaurant
Broadway, Pontypridd. Mon-Wed
Zac Flaherty and MCs Trigger, Nicky room 2 there's commercial dance and 4 Churchill Way, Cardiff. 029
11am-11pm, Thurs-Sat 11am-2am,
sic. Milgi’s, Cardiff (Sun 12)
G, Adam Lee, Remmix and Sparkze r'n'b with Craig Jones, this isn't really 2023 7177.
Sun 12pm-12.30am. 01443 685393
are all in room 1. Room 2 has DJ anything to do with Bionic but you Weds 1, 15 + 29 One mission
Genticorum. Québécois power trio putting their
Fabz and Rhys Williams playing can go in there if you like. Fridays 9pm-3am, £3. Student dance society
Thursdays Ladies’ Night Ladies
own unique spin on the tradition. Barry Memo-
an electrohouse set. Saturdays Easy Fridays 9.30pm-3am, free proffer varied fare. Weds 8 + 22
£3/free b4 10. With Pixie Perez and
Saturday Sessions 10.30pm-6am, b4 11. Live entertainment and DJs Neuropol Presents The Dubstep
DJ John Dee PLUS male stripper,
rial Hall (Wed 22); Muni Arts Centre, Pontypridd
from £6. House goodtimes eachweek playing party tunes on level 1; club Sessions 9pm-3am, £5/£3 members.
w00p. Fridays Back In The Day
with G. Reidatz, Tomas Hill and classics and dancefloor anthems on New night that more or less describes
9pm-1am, £4/£3 b4 10/free b4 9.
(Tue 28) special guests. level 2. Saturdays Lush 9pm-4am, itself I spose. Except to say that Wed
Nineties club classics and early
Crunch / Tabu (formerly
free b4 10. Level 1: party classics; 8 has Skream who is very much worth
funky house with DJs Robbie John
and Greg T. Saturdays Reloaded
level 2: funkylicious anthems. turning up for. Thursdays Uprising
9pm-2am, £6/£4 b4 10/free b4 9. Club
Westgate St, Cardiff. 029 2039
Soundsystem 9pm-3am, £4/free
classics and anthems from Alan C
Northampton Lane, Swansea.
b4 11. Reggae, dancehall and dub,
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