the special guest. Sat 7 + 21 Wonka Vision 10pm, £6/£5. Sat 7 is Redlight and MC Dread; Sat 21 brings The Ragga Twins, Aquasky and Hybrid. Sat 14 + 28 Marvel Hip-hop, funk, soul, reggae and rare grooves. Sun 1 Wonka Vision & Allsorts 10pm, £7/£6/£5 b4 11. Bank holiday special featuring Sigma (Hospital Records), MC Carasel, Dodge & Fuski, Gypsy Unit (live) and Innamoirati (live), plus more across four rooms. Sun 29 Tick Tock & Strictly Groovy 4pm, £7. Bank holiday special, again, this time with more an old-skool house/rave bent. John Kelly (Cream) and DJ Sy will be repping those respective styles. I assume.
The Neville Clare Road, Grangetown, Cardiff. 029 2039 0478. Saturdays Love & Harmony Sounds 8pm, free. Reggae, dancehall and r’n’b every week. “Niceness guaranteed.”
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. Wed 11 Addictive £4.50 adv. Hosted by Jaguar Skills off Radio 1. Fridays + Saturdays 9pm-3am. Over- 20s in the Reykjavik Icehouse; over-23s in the New York Disco. Saturday Saturday Nights / Sunday Mornings 2.30-6am, £4. R’n’b, UK funky, bashment, hip-hop and old skool for people who really hammer it, or work in bars and want to go out after- wards maybe. DJs: Monique B,
Raheem, Troopa, Spice and Da Realest.
The Old Library Trinity Street, Cardiff. 029 2066 6566. Fridays The Resurrection 9pm-4am, free. Indie, Britpop and alternative. Saturdays Bang 9pm-4am, free. Indie, Alternative, mashups and party rockers with Hywel and DJ Loveless.
Cambrian Road, Newport. 01633 259144 / ottnewport@ hotmail.com
Wednesdays Two floors of dance, r’n’b and chart. Selected £1 drinks, 2-4-1 cocktails. Fridays + Saturdays Three floors of dance, r’n’b, chart and urban music (Friday); Rinsin’ In The Subclub with dubstep, grime and bassline (Saturday). Selected £1 drinks and 2-4-1 cocktails.
The Parrot 32 King Street, Carmarthen. 01267 236012. Fri 6 Powersteppers Digital dub/reggae from former Zion Train dude. Fri 13 Sesh On Infamous local drum’n’bass night. Fri 20 Electric Life Form + DJ Planet Mu ELF: breakcore/rave/chiptune dude from the Hand Baked label. DJ Planet Mu: a guy called Tom who works for the often great label of that name. Fri 27 Bass Clef Dubstep eclectic head returns to Carmarthen.
The Philharmonic 76-77 St Mary Street, Cardiff. 029 2022 4343. Fridays Full On Fridays 8pm, £2 b4 12. Club classics, r’n’b and UK/US house with DJ Denon (I wonder if this means that the DJ is just a CD player)
Pitcher & Piano Wind Street, Swansea. 01792 461312. Wednesdays
Unfunkinbelievable 8-11pm, free. Funky house and drinks deals. Thursdays-Saturdays 8pm-12am, free. Top DJs play- ing the latest chart and funky house, with a bit of old skool to make the balance.
Play Wind Street, Swansea. 01792 476476. Fridays Blessed And Bonkers 10pm-3.30am, £10. Funky house and dance anthems in room 1; r'n'b, party and disco in room 2. Entry price includes six drinks. Saturdays Playful 10pm-3.30am. Funky anthems, chart and trance in room 1; r'n'b, retro, party and disco in room 2.
Pulse 3 Churchill Way, Cardiff. 029 2064 1010 / www. pulsecardiff.com
. Gay venue. Wednesdays Pow 10pm, £1. Student night with theme nights and giveaways. Fridays Pulsetastic 8 10pm, £3. With live PAs once a month. Saturdays The Big One 10pm, £5/£4 b4 11. With DJ Mat.
Guildhall Place, Cardiff. email@example.com
Saturdays Fuel 9pm-3am. Old skool rock and metal night where you can give requests. DJs Rob Toogood and Carny John are your men.
Revolution Castle Street, Cardiff. 029 2023 6689 / www. revolution-bars.co.uk
Mondays High Society 9pm-
2am, free. Cardiff’s only society night. Tuesdays Chic Beat 9pm-2am, £3/£2 b4 9. Roughhill takes over Revolution; UV paint, huge party tunes and drink deals. Wednesdays Shotgun Rules 9pm-2am, £2. R'n'b, urban and electro. Thursdays Revolver 9.30pm-2am, £3/£2 b4 9. Indie anthems, cool beats, special guest DJs. Fridays Headstart From 5pm. DJs, drinks offers, free area hire. Saturdays £3 b4 11. Party in style with table bookings.
Rococo 95 St Mary Street, Cardiff. 029 2039 8179. Mondays Chilled Night 6pm- 2am. Pleasant chillout music, presumably. Wednesdays I Love Wednesdays 8pm-4am, £5/£3 b4 12. Raheem, Sinky, Spice and Monique B play r’n’b, hip-hop, house and funky. Drinks offers. Thursdays Student Night 6pm-2am. Commercial house and dance anthems. Cheap drink offers all night. Fridays Andy Powell 5pm-3am. Commercial house and disco. Saturdays Justin Stride 5pm-3am. House. Sundays Naz & Neil 8pm- 2am. Old skool hip-hop. This is also an industry night.
The Rockin’ Chair Lower Cathedral Road, Riverside, Cardiff. 029 2064 4150.
9pm-6am, £20. Tonight is MC Wotsee’s birthday, so every single happy hardcore DJ ever is in town for a piece of his special cake. Here is a list of them. Darren Styles, Gammer, Cally & Juice, Joey Riot, Sy, Marc Smith, Vagabond, Pikey, Burn, Denzo, Dowster, Fallon, Jimmy P & Matty P, Lil Bri and MCs Storm, Whizzkid, Wotsee, Enemy, Shocker, Skatty, Mitch, Turbo, Steal, Offside, Leggett, Nicky G, Mic E Gee and Kirk. Fri 3 June Chemical Hardcore 3 10pm, £7 adv. Featuring sets from Jerv & Scoots, Last Of The Mohicans, DJ PSR and many more.
Madame Twisted, Dan Waite, Lady Electra and guests Boy Griff and Sandro Mauro. Sat 14 Intro 9pm-4am, £4/£3 NUS. Electronic music across a wide range of genres, apparently, from Joey B, Tony G, Connor Moore, Kylie Parkins, Rawson Pilon, Corrine Houlihan and Matt Hancock. Sat 21 System 909 10pm-4am, £11 adv. Sasha Carassi, Italian techno bosher,
Swansea’s Monkey venue has an
impressive lineup of
rave, breaks etc on Sat 21, consisting of 90s survivors The Ragga
Surf Club Castleton Walk, Mumbles, Swansea. 01792 363650. Fridays 10pm, free b4 11. Funky house, breaks, electro and d’n’b from residents and guests. Saturdays 10pm, free b4 11. Chart, pop and r’n’b from the 90s to today.
Mondays Trojan Boss Sound 8-11pm, free. Jamaican r’n’b, ska, rocksteady, reggae and soul from Roddy Moreno, frontman of Wales’ premier Oi! band The Oppressed since the 80s. Sundays Love & Harmony Sounds 7.30pm, free. Reggae, lovers rock and dancehall from Candyman and Reno HD. Sun 1 is a bank holiday special and has Peter Ice as guest of honour.
Sam’s Bar (formerly
Zync) St Mary St (corner of Mill Lane), Cardiff. 029 2034 5189.
Tuesdays Latino Heat 8pm- 3.30am, free. Salsa lessons from 8-10pm, then salsa, soca, Latino and world music from DJ Adry. Wednesdays Chocolate 9pm- 3.30am, free. R’n’b from DJs Jigga and Davide. Thursdays 9pm-3am, free. Live bands – see listings. Plus DJ Sion Brown playing indie and rock classics.
Sigma 1 Northampton Lane, Swansea. barsigma@ hotmail.co.uk
/ www. sigmaswansea.blogspot.com
Wednesdays Funked Up / Shinfo 9pm-4am. Funked Up is downstairs, Shinfo is upstairs.
ELECTRIC SHEEP: ELECTRONIC MUSIC FESTIVAL Fri 27-Sun 29 May, Cardiff Arts Institute. Admission: £10 for three-day ticket. Info: 029 2023 1252 / www. cardiffartsinstitute.org
The long bank holiday weekend starting 27 May will find the booking-hungry Cardiff Arts Institute cementing their support for South Wales’ dance scene. Electric Sheep is a celebration of the last few years’ worth of development of the electronic landscape this side of the border, which circa 2011 is thriving like never before. Inhabiting the Institute’s transformed backyard (assuming decent weather) will be an array of fresh acts, mostly from Wales with some from further afield. Darkhouse Family [pictured], Monky, Didz, CRST, Zwolf, Ratcatcher and Owain K are just some of the names you can expect to see, while Kitsune London trio Is Tropical play an early set on Friday. Swansea ga- rage head Doc Daneeka teams up with Benjamin Damage to debut their new live set, while Telegram From The Queen will also be launching their new EP.
Sin City Dilwyn Street, Swansea. 07976 136194 / bookings@ alternativeswansea.com
Fridays Face/Off 10pm- 3.30am, £4/£3 b4 11. Indie in room 1, metal in room 2. Saturdays Spandex Ballet 10pm-3.30am, £2 with flyer. Alternative, new romantic, postpunk, pop, electro etc. Sat 14 Modestep 10pm, £5 adv. Live show from one of the fast- est-rising names in the world of young people’s dubstep. Sun 29 Dirt 10.30pm, £3. Nineties rock night back for bank holiday.
Six Feet Under Stow Hill, Newport. 01633 252252 / www. sixfeetunderclub.com
Fri 6 Nice N’ Sleazy Hollywood Glampire Party 9pm-4am, £4. Sleaze, glam rock, old skool punk and clas- sic rock, featuring live sets from Lovebite, Dead Radio and Kickstartkitty. Fri 20 Hardcore Evolution 27
Tiger Tiger 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 ses- sion. The UK's leading private karaoke experience each day of the week. Mondays and Tuesdays are 'Worthy Workers' evenings, giving free pod hire to people in certain industries. Fridays Groovy Wonderland The best in 70s and 80s disco, professional dancers, cocktails served in fruit and the brand new flashing dancefloor. Saturdays £5/£3 b4 10 if on guest list. Drinks offers.
Tom Peppers / Bar Luna 7-8 Market Street, Llanelli. 01554 759700 / www.tompeppers.com
Fridays + Saturdays 10pm-3am, £12 (all inclusive). Room 1: commercial dance, r’n’b, chart and party. Room 2: Rejoice with Andrew Hartley and guests (Fridays) and Leigh B and Adam Why (Saturdays), playing soulful/gospel/funky house. Bar Luna: 60s-00s clas- sics. Sundays 10pm-2am, £3. Karaoke and party tunes.
Undertone (basement of
10 Feet Tall) 11a + 12 Church Street, Cardiff. 029 2022 8883 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Wed 4 Bass Hertz 10pm-4am, free. Dubstep, drum’n’bass and electro. Thurs 5 F.A.O. 9.30pm-4am, £4/£3 b4 11. House, electro and techno headlined by the Small Sofa DJs from Cornwall. Future- Art-Official and Subliminal also feature. *Fri 6 Obey 10pm-4am, £3 b4 11.30. Luke Envoy, a London dubstepper who’s had releases on Tempa and Hotflush, headlines. Asusu, Onemandub, Maxx:Roach, The Kingdom and Dontyste also feature. Fri 13 Chick Habit 10pm-4am, £3/£2 NUS. All kinds of good music made by ladies, be that indie, girl group, r’n’b etc. Fri 20 Hell’s Bent 10pm-4am, £4. May’s instal- ment of the gay indie disco that says “LOOKOUT WEEKEND!” Sat 7 Release 10pm-4am, £4 b4 12. Tech-house, electro, trance and hard house from
Twins, Aquasky and the locally-raised Hybrid.
headlines, as the Clubs page will tell you. J.L.D, Luke Winds vs Luke S, Julian Williams and Zak Grindle also feature. Sat 28 Sleep When You’re Dead 10pm-4am. Pritchard’s night where I don’t know exactly what happens, but I imagine some- one plays a hard house record and someone else gets his knob out. Sun 1 + 29 Femme Fatale 10pm-4am. Lady-centric gay night.
Unibar The Kingsway, Swansea. 07967 004697 / unibar@ hotmail.co.uk
. Student venue.
Mondays + Wednesdays Pre-Lash 9pm-1am, free. Come here before heading to Oceana, they suggest. Drinks offers. Tuesdays LV Tuesdays 9pm-1am, free. Like Monday, but pre-Ultraviolet rather than Oceana. Thursdays Ignition 6pm-1am, free. Pre-club bar for TNT and Sin Savers. I have no idea what those nights are by the way. Fridays Chasers All drinks are £2 and come with a free chaser. Saturdays PS It’s Saturday 9pm-3am. House music with DJs such as with DJs such as Ac/Cc, Andrew Hartley, Rhodri Lewis, Sam Who? and others.
Vice 85-86 The Kingway, Swansea. www.vicenightclub.co.uk
Fridays Sonic Boom! 10pm- 3am, £6 adv. Student night which regularly features big names in the fields of dubstep, drum’n’bass and breaks. Saturdays Rehab Apparently “the only dedicated student night in town”. Presented by Climax Promotions.
Wow Bar 4 Churchill Way, Cardiff. Gay venue. 029 2066 6247 / www. wowbarcardiff.com
Every Day Free all day Sun- Thurs and b4 11 Fri + Sat. Open everyday from 10am serv- ing food and drink in the bar area until 5pm. Then from 9pm (5pm on Sundays) there’s live entertainment with cabaret and DJs until late. ‘Cheeky hour’ is from 4-8pm every day: mainline spirits are £1.50, mainline draught £2.
Yupi Bar Caroline Street, Cardiff. 07751 372891 / www.yu
Fridays Socialize 8pm-4am, £2/free b4 1. Underground house with classics and anthems, in conjunction with Casa Fiesta. Saturdays All Funked Out 8pm-4am, £2/free b4 1. DJs playing the best of urban funk, funky house and
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