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
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.
Tuesdays Just Dance! 10.30pm-2am, £3. Power bal- lads, chart, rock and r’n’b. Wednesdays Listen Up! 9.30pm-2am, £3. Indie, electro, Motown, cheese and disco from Stacey French, Jemma Roper, Mr Potter and Greg GRAB. Thursdays C-Y-N-T 10.30pm-4am, £4. Electro/ electrohouse/“trash” night aimed at students. Thurs 12 is Feed Me, the alter ego of d’n’b type Spor. Fridays (bottom) 10.30pm-2.30am, £4.50/£3.50 NUS. Indie, retro and rock’n’roll. Fri 6 CLUD: Alice In Spangleland 10pm-4am, £5 adv. Psytrance promoters with their first night in a while. Top floor: Cheryl Catawampus, Hy-Dra, Oscilicraft, Warp Spasm and Brother Bear. Downstairs: Brujo’s Bowel, Professor Gerald, Raw Antics, Miss Tickle and Merlyn. Fri 20 Aperture / Neuropol 10.30pm-3am, £7/£5 b4 10.30. Drum’n’bass and dubstep with headliners TBC. Saturdays 10pm-3am, £5/£4 NUS. Three floors of fun: The Vinyl Vendettas' top floor resident indie shindig; Dirty Pop and Mr Potter's proper disco. *Sun 1 CYNT / What The F**k 10.30pm-4am, £4. A Plus and MC Tippa, both from Rinse FM, make their debut in this town to headline this new night. Sun 1 CYNT / What The F**k 10.30pm-4am, £4. Exact nature of the madness is still TBC.
Northampton Lane, Swansea. firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesdays Quids In Room 1: Marc Dillon (anything goes); room 2: Big Al (big tunes all night long). Sat 7 Escape Gets Filthy 10pm-5am, £12/£10 adv. Room 1: Dutch Master, Technikal, Shock:Force, Tom Berry, Argy, Rob Davies and Bangerzz & D. There are three more rooms, whose lineups are still TBC. Saturdays 10pm, £10. Sat 14 is headlined by new trance star in the block Daniel Kandi. Residents: Big Al, CN Williams, Neil Navarra, DJ Kai, Gareth Siddell, K-Lo, Greg P, Martin Dibble, Jonny Griffiths, Alistar, Ben Joseph and Wayne Hannigan.
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 14 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.
Fantasy Lounge 93 St Mary Street, Cardiff.
Fat Cat Cafe Bar Greyfriars Road, Cardiff. 029 2022 8378 / cardiff@ fatcatcafebars.co.uk
Mondays Catlovin' Free. Classic tunes and retro visuals for the discerning student. Fridays Free. Funky house. Saturdays Free. More funky house.
Floyd’s Bar St Mary Street, Cardiff. 029 2022 2181. Sun 1 Delete Bank Holiday Party 6pm, £3 b4 10. Techno and house dudes kick you off early and finish you off late, with Lee Graves, Matt Owen, Clare James, Nik Lawson, Paul Cahill, Hot Property and Lloyd Buss providing the soundtrack.
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
Mondays 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). Mon 2 is a Jersey Shore party: “Put on your Ed Hardy t-shirts, get your fake tan on and get fist pump- ing in Glam!” Totally buying the attempt at ironic detachment here. Mon 9 is hosted by Joey Essex from The Only Way Is Essex, so basically the same thing but British. Wednesdays Woo Woo Wednesdays 10pm- 3am, free with a flyer. Chart and dancefloor anthems played by Ian Davies; drinks deals galore. Thursdays Propaganda 9pm-3am, £3 adv. UK-wide indie night comes to Cardiff with special guests on some weeks. Residents: DJ Dan, The Postman, Andy Tokyo, Matt Nelmes and Joshcat. Fridays Smack. 9pm-3am, £5/£4 NUS. “A mix of harsh electro and filthy student floor fillers, all washed down with the cheapest drinks in town.” Saturdays Vanity 9pm-3am, £5. Two rooms of quality music, every- one catered for it is claimed. Sun 1 Lamerica 10pm-4am, £10 adv. Bank holiday house jollies with Laidback Luke in the headline slot. Craig Bartlett, Ryan Chichester, Calvin Reid and Liam Barness also feature in the main room; room 2 has smooth r’n’b and old skool classics from Urban Fusion, Spice, Sole and host MC23. Sun 29 Hedkandi Back To Disco Bank Holiday CD Release Party 9pm-4am, £5 adv earlybird. Disco anthems “past, present and future” and no doubt some decor featur- ing drawings of anatomically unlikely white girls. Room 1: Andy Warburton, Craig Bartlett, Ryan Chichester and Nick Saunders. Room 2: r’n’b and hip-hop from Urban Fusion,
Sole, Spice, Pro and a special guest TBC.
Globetrotters Bridge Street, Pontypridd. 01443 403215. Sat 28 The Merge Free. Monthly night (last Saturday of every month) run by the fellas who used to do the Get On The Goodfoot northern soul night in this town. This venture also takes in new wave, indie, ska and so forth.
Gwdihw 6 Guildford Crescent, Cardiff. 07816 906558 / www.gw
Wed 11 Pronto 8pm, £2. Listen to funk, Motown, soul, dub and reggae whilst drawing, doodling, painting, spraying and generally getting arty. Fri 13 Round The Houses 8pm, £3. Featuring a live set from Birmingham-based dub organ- iser Biggabush plus DJ Sarah Sweeney. Sat 7 Juju Nations 8pm, £2. Afrobeat, funk and reg- gae from faithful entertainers. Sat 14 Funkadelic 8pm, £2. Edenheight play live (see Music listings); Indy Blu DJs. Sat 21 Candela 8pm, £2. Latin type beats from resident DJs plus a live set from sometime Bugz In the Attic member Kaidi Tatham. Sun 1 Canton Space Project Festival 2pm, £6. All-day rinseout featuring lots of live bands, a live breaks set from Slamfish, and CSP DJs galore. Sun 22 Delete 1pm, £8 adv. Purveyors of house and techno in Cardiff are one year old. They are doing another back yard daytime party in here to mark this. Out-of-town guests are Alex Celler and Waifs & Strays; Lee Graves, Leigh Parry, Dave Little, Dave Llewellyn, Marc Parsons, Matt Owen, Emma Jane Smith, Owz and Ben Heffernan also appear. Sun 28 Bijou Festival: A Funk Affaire 3pm, £6 adv. Featuring the Hackney Colliery Band, Beta Hector & Dionne Charles (live PA), Afro Cluster, Monkjack Funk, New Exhibition Of Noise, Tromb, Inc.a plus DJ sets from Indy Blu, Dave Norton, Beta Hector and Toclifrench.
HMS 69 Between River Taff and Cardiff Bay, Cardiff. 01252 669214 / www.hms69.com
Sun 1 + Sun 29 Time Floats / Tick Tock Old Skool Boat Party 7.30-10.30pm, £20 adv. Sun 1: Lomas and MC Mello-D will deliver an old-skool classics set, with Jimpy the other geust DJ. Sun 29: Dave Eaves brings the house anthems. Only 50 places available FYI.
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 13 + 27 Ultra 9pm-2am, £4. Metal, stoner, doom, hard rock, industrial and the like, with a focus on the lesser DJ’d bands, or underappreciated album tracks etc. This is now fortnightly. Sat 7 Barsha 7pm-2am, £6. “Live perform- ance, filthy basslines, hypnotic breaks, electroswing and Balkan beats” are what Barsha prom- ise. Live sets from The Witches Drum and more TBC. DJs: Professor Gerald, ByteRate, LeFunk and more TBC. Sat 4 June Lilith’s Heaven And Hell Disco Cabaret 8pm-2am, £10/£8 adv. NoFit State Circus present an evening of cabaret (The Mary Bijou Cabaret) fol- lowed by disco and house DJ sets from Bxentric, Pardon My French and Loose Joints.
Kudos Late Lounge & Bar Broadway, Pontypridd. Mon- Wed 11am-11pm, Thurs-Sat 11am-2am, Sun 12pm- 12.30am. 01443 685393 / email@example.com
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 anthems from Alan C and Matt Jay. Free drink on entry.
Kuku Club Via Laguna Bar, Park Plaza, Greyfriars Road, Cardiff. 029 2011 1178 / www.kukuclub. co.uk
Sat 14 Global Funky House Night £10. Details of this night TBC.
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. Mondays 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
seven drinks vouchers. Fri 3 June C-Y-N-T 10pm-4.30am, £8 adv earlybird. Italian techno ambassador Marco Carola makes his first Welsh appearance in the headline slot. Sender, Robert Cashin, JLD, Lee Graves and Leigh Parry also feature. *Sun 29 Fwd>>Rinse 10pm, £14 adv. First ever official night in Wales by London’s standard-bearers for grime, dubstep etc. Features Joker, Plastician, D Double E, N-Type, P Money, Roska, Bok Bok, Jamie George, Nomad and more TBC. See Clubs.
Minskys Show Bar Cathedral Walk, St David’s Centre, Cardiff. 029 2023 3128.
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 / www. metroscardiff.com
Tuesdays Metropolis 10pm- 4am, £3. Reject 101 plays rock, metal, d’n’b, dubstep, industrial, trance and electro. Wednesdays Cheapskates 9pm-4am, £5. Hywel plays ‘alternative mayhem’ and old skool cheese. Thursdays Discord 10pm-3am, £3. Rock, indie, punk, metal and classic alternative anthems. Fridays Detonate 9.30pm-3.30am, £3 with flyer b4 10.30pm. Drinks promos, no dress code. Darren, ex of Funeral For A Friend, plays rock, punk, metal and alternative beats. 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 Wicked 9pm-4am. Student night which also takes in Newport’s student union (there’s a bus going between both venues). Fridays Retribution 9pm-5am. Three rooms of rock covering the 60s to the present day. Saturdays Survival 7pm-6am. Three rooms of various stuff (main room); rock, emo, punk etc (Attic) and dub sessions (Studio).
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 7 + Sat 4 June 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
Millennium Plaza, Cardiff. 029 2034 0737 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Fridays (in MMH3) R’n’b & Urban Clubnight 10pm-4am, £10 with seven drinks vouch- ers. Saturdays (in MMH3) R’n’b, Dance & Chart Music Clubnight 10pm-4am, £10 with
Fridays & Saturdays 8pm- 1am. Dancing and cabaret with regular drag acts including Miss Kitty, Fanny Dazzle & Dr. Beverly Ballcrusher.
Missoula 84-86 St Mary Street, Cardiff. 029 2037 3515. *Thurs 5 CDF Dubstep 10pm-3am, free. Coki, one half of Digital Mystikz and the man behind the seminal DMZ dubstep nights, comes to Cardiff for the first time in a while. How they’re doing it for free I don’t know, but they are. Monky, Magenta, Dan Marshall and Random will also be DJing; MCs are Skamma and Joe Blow.
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. email@example.com
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. Fri 20 Dogruff 8pm-3am, £5. Underground techno/house night is headlined tonight by Huxley, who’s had releases on labels like Cecille and Tsuba. Leigh Parry, Jamie New, Asha and Alun Lynch are in room 1; Fraz vs Dan Voyce, Shaun Edwards, Taz and Mikki Wings are on more of a techno tip in room 2. 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. Soul, rare groove, house, hip-hop, breaks, electro, drum’n’bass and dubstep – all played on vinyl. Student-ori- ented night. Thurs 5 Reggae Night £3. Laid back sounds from Negus Melody, plus Caribbean food. Fri 6 Digital Disko 10pm-4am, £5/£4 b4 11. Featuring Clare James (Backroom), Emma Jayne & Antony Watkins, Dave Jones, Gareth Hopkins and Lindsey Martin. Fri 13 Allsorted 10pm-4am, £7/£6/£5 b4 11. It’s these guys’ 100th event appar- ently. Matrix & Futurebound, KG and Darrison are the guests, plus there are Vinylism residents. Fri 20 Itch Mr Michael Monster plays electro, while Spiller Radio plays funk, classics and groovy tunes. Fri 27 Faux Pas Fridays 10pm- 3am, £3 b4 11. Future garage, UK funky, bashment, dubstep and drum’n’bass with Royal T (Butterz/No Hats No Hoods)
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