POP Lounge with DJ Jay and Tina Sparkle. Last Friday of the month is designated Anthems from DJ Craig. Saturdays Exile 10pm-6am, £10/£5 b4 2. Room 1: Craig and Tom, plus regular monthly guests, with funky house and uplifting anthems. Room 2: Lee, Jamie, Jay and Craig play chart, pop, r'n'b and commercial dance.
Clwb Ifor Bach Womanby St, Cardiff. 029 2023 2199 / www.cl
Mondays Catlovin' Free. Classic tunes and retro visuals for the discerning student. Fridays Free. Funky house. Saturdays Free. More funky house.
Tuesdays Just Dance! 10.30pm-2am, £3. Power ballads, chart and r’n’b. Wednesdays Listen Up! 9.30pm-2am, £3/£2 NUS/free b4 11. PDJs playing classic indie and new releases on the top floor, guest DJs are on the middle each week, and there's Motown and funk on the bottom. Thursdays C-Y- N-T 10.30pm-4am, £4. Electro/ electrohouse/“trash” night aimed at students. *Fridays The Dudes Abide (Bottom) 10.30pm-2.30am, £4.50/£3.50 b4 11. Psych, folk, freakbeat, rock’n’roll, mod, punk and 60s garage with Gary (Twisted By Design) and special guests. Fri 2, 9, 16 + 23 Aperture / Neuropol 10.30pm-4am, £7/£5 b4 10.30. Fri 2 is drum’n’bass from Calyx and Teebee; Fri 9 is a chap from Bournemouth called Inspector Dubplate; Fri 16 features the Qemists, who both lovers and haters might be compelled to call “the next Pendulum” and Fri 23 is large dubstep from Stenchman. Saturdays 10pm-3am, £5/£4 NUS. Three floors of fun: The Vinyl Vendettas' top floor resident indie shindig; Mr Potter's proper disco; Boomshakaboomtang.
Dempseys Castle Street, Cardiff. 029 2023 9253. Thursdays (downstairs) Twisted By Design 9pm-2am, free. Weekly night along the lines of the Saturday lineups. Sat 1 Aug 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.
Elements Derwen Road, Bridgend. 01656 662663. Fridays + Saturdays 10pm- 3am. The greatest music from the last four decades and what is claimed to be the Ultimate Party Atmosphere.
Exit Club 48 Charles St, Cardiff. 029 2064 0102. Gay venue. Every Night Chart & Commercial Dance 6pm-2am, £1.50 entry after 9.30pm, free b4. The busiest and best nights are Fridays, Saturdays and par- ticularly Sundays.
Fagins Elizabeth Street, Thomastown, Tonyrefail. 01443 671067. Sat 3 Time Flies Beside The Sea 9pm-2am, £8 adv. One-off summer special with DJs John Kelly, Big Al, Dave Eaves, Martin Dibble and the Footlong DJs.
Fantasy Lounge 93 St Mary Street, Cardiff. 029 2038 2201. Mondays-Saturdays Erotic Dancing Mon-Sat 8pm-2am, Fridays 2pm-2am. Lap dancing, pole dancing, theme nights, waitress service and suites for hire. Fine wines and cham- pagne available. Smart dress.
Fat Cat Cafe Bar Greyfriars Road, Cardiff. 029 2022 8378 / cardiff@
Freerotation Baskerville Hall, Hay-On-Wye. email@example.com
*Fri 23-Sun 25 Freerotation Festival £80 adv (sold out). This is, as ever, a great lineup for anyone that likes techno, dubstep, minimal and the like. If you haven’t got a ticket, though, yer too late! Check the lineup, mind: Ju Ju And Jordash (live), Mike Dehnert, Jus Ed, DJ Bone, F, Dubbyman, Ramadanman, Ian Simmonds, Gatekeeper, Pigon (live), Kirk Degiorgio (live), XDB, Andy Stott (live), Ben UFO, Tama Sumo, Roman Lindau, Pangaea, Wbeeza (live), Sven Weisemann, October, Murmur, Bovill, Efdemin, RNDM, Narcossist, Jane Fitz, Freund Der Familie, Spatial, Dr. Nojoke, Paddy Freeform, Myles Serge and Yusaku Shigeyasu Residents: Move D, Soulphiction (live), Jackmate, Shackleton (live), Portable (live), Lakuti, Leif, Tom Ellis (live), Tom Demac (live), Joe Ellis, Grimes Adhesif, Sam Watson, Suade, J-Lab (live), Chris Box, Sammy String, Earthdoctor, Reflektor (live), Denis McTurk, Jakooky, Steevio & Suzybee aka Mindtours (live), Saxooma Irietask and Wolfen Technologies. Plus DJ Chill’s Baltic Chillout featuring Algorytmid, Dimitri Runkkari, X3NO, MLZ and Ernestas Sadau.
Funky Buddha Lounge Charles Street, Cardiff. 029 2064 4311. Saturdays DJs every week plus food and drink offers and special pre-concert events.
Gio’s 11 Mill Lane, Cardiff. 029 2066 5500. Wednesdays-Saturdays 8.30pm, free. Resident jazz band, Lewis Oliver & Company, plays jazz, swing and Rat Pack classics. Plus, in Conti’s upstairs, a mixture of Las Vegas lounge, a live music stage, bands and comedy events.
Glam Greyfriars Road, Cardiff. 029 2022 9311 / info@ glamnightclub.co.uk
Mon 26 Crazy Hype 6-10pm, £9 adv. Under-18s night with a big booking in the form of Giggs, who you will be reading about in the Mail shortly I’d imagine. Thursdays Glamorous 9pm, £5 adv. Cardiff’s number one weekly r’n’b type night. Thurs 1 Twice As Nice 9pm, £5 adv. Featuring a live PA from the man who will collaborate with literally anyone on the planet, Lethal Bizzle. Saturdays Vanity 9pm-3am, £5. Two rooms of quality music, every- one catered for it is claimed.
Gwdihw 6 Guildford Crescent, Cardiff. 07816 906558 / www.gw
Thurs 8 Candela 8pm, £2. Live music from Jeremy Ellis plus DJs Dave Norton, Harmonics and Ruffstylz. Fri 2 Peches Mignons Ska Discoteque 8pm, £2. Live music from Tattsyrup plus DJs Dave Norton and Toclifrench. Fri 9 Funky Dubby Fridays 8pm, £2. Live music plus DJ sets from Will H, The Wande, and Toclifrench. Fri 23 Canton Space Project 8pm, £2. With live acts and DJs TBC. Sat 10 Eruption Button 8pm, £2.
Various local DJs.
Hard Rock Cafe Brewery Quarter, St Mary Street, Cardiff. 029 2037 3403.
anthems from Alan C and Matt Jay. Free drink on entry.
Tuesdays Crowd Control 9pm, free. Student night with happy hour prices all night. Fridays Hard Rock Late 9pm, free. "Smooth drinks, cool tunes and a laid back atmos- phere." Saturdays Saturday Night Sound 9pm, free. DJs spinning cool tunes.
Hush Cafe Bar & Club 233 High Street, Swansea. 01792 473033. Wednesdays All Inclusive 11pm-2am, £10. DJ Dabbs plays, you pay in and drink for free all night. Thursdays 11pm-3am, free. DJ Jay presides over a night where all drinks are £1.50. Fridays 11pm-4am, £5/free b4 12. Electro and vocal house with DJs Steve and Shappers. Saturdays 11pm-6am, £5/free b4 12. As on Friday, but with DJ Steve only. Sundays The Weekend Wind Down 11pm- 2am, £10. Another all inclusive night, with DJ Corey.
Ice Bar Wind Street, Swansea. 01792 646111. Saturdays Saturday Sessions / Cold As Ice 8pm- 1am, free. Pre-club night of UK garage and bassline house, with all manner of special guest DJs every week. Residents: Nick-G (ground floor); Lloyd-E and DJ Alistar (first floor).
Kirkhouse Dynevor St, Georgetown, Merthyr Tydfil. 01685 388872. Wednesdays Live Lounge 9pm-2am, £2/free b4 10.30 with a Gold Card. Live bands. Drinks promotions @ £1. Fridays Hairbrush 9pm-2am, free b4 10/£3.50 after. Drinks offers and chart PAs every week. Saturdays £2 b4 10/£4 after. Two floors of dance; resident DJs Sean Jay, plus guests. Plus many guests and dance chart PAs. Sundays Sunday School 8pm-1am, free b4 9. A variety of theme nights plus DJing from Kris Hill, Sean Robbie and Fanny Dazzle.
Koko Gorilaz Salisbury Road, Cardiff. 029 2034 1767. Fri 2 Watusi Awakening 9pm-2am, £4. Preview of a festi- val set to take place 20 minutes outside of Cardiff in September. Tonight we have DJs from Juju Nations, Batucara Basics and Phase Two, plus live sets from Rainy & The Dust, Hot Dub Bikini Party and The Alex Sedgemond Duo. Sat 10 C-Y- N-T Presents Juvenile Scum Vol. 1 Album Launch Party 10pm-3am, £4/£3 NUS. The first release from the Juvenile Scum label is a comp featuring many of the following acts play- ing tonight: Power Thrust, Zuul, Bevans, Rollo, Oscar, Telegram From The Queen, The King Regards and Jacques Le’ Bang.
Kudos Late Lounge & Bar Broadway, Pontypridd. Mon- Wed 11am-11pm, Thurs-Sat 11am-2am, Sun 12pm- 12.30am. 01443 685393 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursdays Quids In £3/free b4 10.30. DJ Matty G plays the freshest beats from across the board, urban, house and funky. Pound a pint on lots of drinks. Fridays Back In The Day 9pm-1am, £4/£3 b4 10/free b4 9. Nineties club classics and early funky house with DJs Robbie John and Greg T. Free drink on entry. Saturdays Reloaded 9pm-2am, £6/£4 b4 10/free b4 9. Club classics and
La Tasca Unit 6, Old Brewery Quarter, Cardiff. Mon 12pm-11pm, Thu-Sat 12pm-2am. 029 2023 0087. Wednesdays Salsa Classes 7.15pm. See Events. DJ from 9.45-11pm. Saturdays Latin Nights 11pm-2am, free. With DJ Andy Webb.
Latino’s / No. 10 10/11 Mill Lane, Cardiff. Mon 7.30pm-12am, Thu-Sat 9pm- 2am. 029 2064 5000 / www. gios.co.uk
Fridays Party Night (No. 10) 9pm-2am, £7/free b4 11. R’n’b, in room 1 and funky house in room 2. Fridays/ Saturdays Party Night (Latino’s) 9pm-2am, ladies £5, gents £7. Resident DJ plays party tunes from his varied col- lection. Dress to impress.
Lava Lounge The Old Brewery Quarter, Caroline Street, Cardiff. 029 2038 2313. Fridays Fever Fridays 9pm- 3am. Cardiff’s only official 90s and 00s Night. Dance to tunes from the last two decades with drinks prices to match. Saturdays Retro Saturdays 9pm-3am. Our DJ spins your favourite party tunes from 70s disco to the most recent chart toppers.
The Lounge Wind Street, Swansea. 01792 649944. Monday No Politics 8pm- 3.30am. Open deck night featuring DJs such as Nick White, Rob Williams and Lloyd Scoulding The likes of Sam Who? and Nicky Cursio have also enjoyed their first residen- cies at this night.
Mbargo St Mary Street, Cardiff. 029 2037 3363 / cardiff@mbargo. net
Swift, Vernon Tessio, Mogsy, Bex and Loz. Sat 10 has a guest DJ set from Bez out of the Happy Mondays.
Milgi Lounge 213 City Road, Cardiff. 029 2047 3150 / www. milgilounge.com
Saturdays Rotating bill of local DJs cratedigging for disco, funk, soul, acid house, jazz and balearic.
Milkwood Jam Plymouth Street, Swansea. 01792 477577. Sat 3 + Sat 7 Aug Dead Of Night 8pm-2am, £4. Goth, industrial and electropop DJ sets. More info to be found at www.hexnight.com
Millennium Music Hall / Code
Thursdays Fat Penguin Student anthems, chart and anything and everything. Drinks deals all night. Fridays DJ Darren Chart, r’n’b and club classics to get you ready for the weekend. Surely it already is the weekend. Saturdays 9pm- 4am, free b4 10.30. DJ Murray Luker playing funky house, electro, dance, r’n’b and club classics .
Metros Baker’s Row, Cardiff. 029 2039 9942. Wednesdays Cheapskates 9pm-2am, £3. Tepid Oxo plays metal and alternative. Fridays Strike 9.30pm- 3.30am, £2.50 with flyer b4 10.30pm. Drinks promos, no dress code. American alterna- tive tunes from Hywel and Ian. Saturdays Anthem 9.30pm- 3.30am. Wherein Hywel plays alternative and new music.
Meze Lounge Market Street, Newport. 01633 213161. Tuesdays Torn 8pm-3am. Rock and metal live bands from 8-11pm; a clubnight of much the same from 11pm- 3am. Wednesdays Flux 9pm-5am. Student night. Main room: indie, rock, hip-hop, drum’n’bass and dubstep. Attic: various. Resident DJ’s on rotation: Eddie Monster, Jamie Swift, Vernon Tessio, Mogsy, Bex and Loz. Thursdays Chillax 9pm-3am, New night with a focus on relaxation, socialising and unwinding. Fridays + Saturdays Inner City Trash 9pm-5am. Main room: indie, rock, hip-hop, drum’n’bass, dubstep. Attic: metal, rock, punk, ska. Resident DJs on rotation: Eddie Monster, Jamie
Millennium Plaza, Cardiff. email@example.com
Fri 2 Bionic 10th Birthday 8pm-5am, £13.50 adv. Congratulations to Bionic on a decade not out. Their celebratory lineup: Showtek, Andy Whitby, Cally & Juice, Brian M vs McBunn, Kidd Kaos, Swankie DJ & Kashie, Shock:force and host Shocker (main room); Bass Bandits, Vishaun & Snatch, Helen G & CornthwaiteBrad Blit, D- Grove, Mike Steventon, Chojin, Trampy, Icey & Andy G and Alyd & Lewis T (Asylum Arena). Sat 3 Lamerica 7pm-5am, £10 adv (£15 adv VIP). This is Lamerica’s 12th birthday and they have got some big names to help toast this. Joey Negro, CJ Mackintosh, Katherine Ellis (live PA), Tony Momrelle (live PA), Craig Bartlett, Gareth Hopkins, Scott Kerr, Gavin Cole, Andy B, Jamie Higgins and Ryan Chichester play from 10pm-5am; from 7-10pm, in the VIP area, the Unabombers and Darren Stewart. Saturdays Evo Meets Liquid 10pm-4am, £5/£3 b4 12. Although big room clubbing institutions of Cardiff, Evolution and Liquid, are both closed now, the DJs who soundtracked them live on in this new night: Kris Hill, Big Al, Jim TC Honywill and many more. Saturdays (in Code) Love Life 10pm-4am, £5/£3 b4 11. R’n’b, dancehall, hip-hop, old skool, garage and UK funky from Raheem, Troopa, Spice, Monique B and Da Realest. Sat 3, 17 + 31 Bogiez 9pm-3am, £4. Latest venue for “Cardiff's ultimate rock, metal and alter- native club night”, on every first and third Saturday.
Minskys Show Bar Cathedral Walk, St David’s Centre, Cardiff. 029 2023 3128.
Mocka Lounge Mill Lane, Cardiff. Mon-Sat 11am-late. 029 2022 1295 / www.mockalounge.com
Fridays + Saturdays DJs until 3am. From 5-7.30pm they also offer complimentary cana- pes and bruschetta.
Moloko 8-9 Wind Street, Swansea. firstname.lastname@example.org
Mondays Hidden Affairs 9pm-2am. The newest and hot- test DJ talent in South Wales. Wednesdays International House 8pm-2am. With DJ CN Williams. Fridays 8pm-2am. DJs Kai and K-lo play the best in UK garage and bassline. Saturdays 8pm-3am. House tunes from CN Williams and guest Adam Hopkins.
Monkey Bar 13 Castle Street, Swansea. 01792 480822 / www. monkeycafe.co.uk
Wednesdays Allsorts £3/free b4 11. Soul, rare groove, house, hip-hop, breaks, electro, drum’n’bass and dubstep – all played on vinyl. Student-oriented night. Fri 2 Vinylism Presents Allsorted 10pm-4am, £6/£5 adv. With resident Vinylism DJs, guests & goodies. Fri 9 Mashed Up £5/£4. Mashups, hip-hop, reg- gae, dubstep and everything in between, from DJ’s Nate, Malx, L Dogg and Mr Wonka. Fri 23 Hug The Sub 9pm-4am, £5. Two floors of electro wobble, drum’n’bass and dubstep with Linton Brown, who is also at the CAI this month. Fri 30 Alliance 10pm-5am, £6/£5. Drum’n’bass from DJs Active, Remedy, Dutty K, Rufio and the Low MCs, plus a special guest and the Hug The Sub crew on the ground floor. Sat 3, 17 + 31 Wonka Vision Breaks, electro, bassline, dubstep and ragga. Sat 10 + 24 Marvel Hip-hop, funk, soul, reggae and rare grooves.
Oceana Greyfriars Road, Cardiff. 029 2023 3833 / cardiff@ oceanaclubs.com
Mondays Funky House 8pm-2am, free. In the Mordaith Bar & Grill, with resident DJ Neil K. Mondays-Thursdays 9pm-3am. Over-18s in the Reykjavik Icehouse; over-20s in the New York Disco. Fridays- Saturdays 9pm-3am. Over-20s in the Reykjavik Icehouse; over- 23s in the New York Disco.
OTT (formerly The Cotton Club)
Fridays & Saturdays 8pm- 1am. Dancing and cabaret with regular drag acts including Miss Kitty, Fanny Dazzle & Dr.
Cambrian Road, Newport. 01633 259144 / ottnewport@ hotmail.com
Wednesdays So 90s Greatest hits from the 90s as well as other decades. Drinks at 90s
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