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1% Of One presents… Fake Laugh

Fake Laugh

With trickling EPs and singles throughout the years, London based Kamran Khan wheels out his full length, self-titled debut on 28th July. An accumulation of his best tracks since the band began twinkling, Fake Laugh’s delicate pop sensibilities and rich melodies result in dancing ahoy.

£6.00 adv. from

The Crofters Rights
117 – 119 Stokes Croft
Bristol, BS1 3PY

Crofter's Rights Bristol
Wesley Gonzalez
“I wanted to see if I could take those traditional guitar elements in pop music out and still make a big sounding record”

Wesley Gonzalez made a name for himself at an early age as the enigmatically petulant frontman and founder of guitar-shredding pop-punk band Let’s Wrestle. In 2015, after ten years together, the group disbanded and Gonzalez set his sights on an entirely different approach to songwriting: “as my first album away from Let’s Wrestle, I wanted to completely indulge myself with the experimentation that I had previously kept to my bedroom demos.”

Without letting go of his fascination with Beatlesesque melodies, Gonzalez taught himself to play piano and began writing songs which hark back to mid …70’s singer-songwriters such as Todd Rundgren and Emmitt Rhodes but with added elements of soul and funk – drawing upon influences like Sly And The Family Stone and Donny Hathaway. After spending one summer revisiting early electronic music, Gonzalez invested in some synths and wrote his debut record. Although Gonzalez made a conscious retreat from punk music, he maintains his work is “still defined as angry music; anger is still an energy. All the lyrics are rooted in my disgust with a lot of the modern world, and feeling powerless as a young person in our society”.

Clwb Ifor Bach Cardiff
One Inch Badge presents… Michael Malarkey

One Inch Badge

Michael Malarkey

7:00pm | £12.50 | 16+

Clwb Ifor Bach Cardiff
Too Many T’s

Clwb Ifor Bach

Too Many T’s

7:00pm | £8 | 16+

The UK hip-hop duo announces a huge UK tour to coincide with their debut album release this autumn.

Too Many T’s have built up a strong fan base with their electric performances and positive vibes stage shows, touring all over the UK over the last four years. They have supported some of hip-hop’s greats including Snoop Dogg, Big Daddy Kane, De La Soul and Public Enemy. But it’s now time for the T’s to step forward & take center stage.

September 2017 will see Too Many T’s long-awaited debut album released. Produced alongside Flux Pavilion and Odjbox, ‘South City’ is one of the freshest hip-hop albums to come out of the UK, with a high-energy sound that will appeal to music lovers around the globe.

The first exclusive elements of the album campaign to be revealed are the artwork and extensive UK tour dates. With brand new tracks, an even newer show, a ton of incredible videos and huge collaborations, these coming months will see the T’s cement themselves as one of the UK’s most electrifying acts.

Clwb Ifor Bach Cardiff

Clwb Ifor Bach


7:30pm | £6.50 | 16+

Metallica‘s Lars Ulrich love them. Hand picked to tour with Dead Kennedys and Guns’n’Roses.

Dublin’s Otherkin are making a name for themselves with their abrasive punk outbursts & gritty new wave sounds.

Clwb Ifor Bach Cardiff
Wille and the Bandits / Featherjaw / Claude Hay

Wille and the Bandits


Claude Hay

Tuesday 24th October 2017

The Moon Cardiff

7pm Ages 18+

£12 adv+bf / £14 doors

Tickets on sale in Spillers Records, Diverse Music & Vinyl and online from + SEE

WILLE AND THE BANDITS is a classic blues rock 3-piece much in the vein of CREAM or THE JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE but pushing their sound beyond what is expected of such a traditional line-up. Using more bizarre instrumentation and eclectic influences also moves them towards world music. Having toured with artists from DEEP PURPLE to the JOHN BUTLER TRIO, the band leave an astounding impression on audiences of all ages, with their energetic and soulful performances.

“Love the soul in their music” – Bob Harris

“taking roots music to a new level” – Rootstime Magazine

Support comes from FEATHERJAW – Cardiff’s much-loved 4-piece who play country, blues & folk-inspired music wrapped up in rock’n'roll, and swamp-rock blues-funk act CLAUDE HAY, who joins Wille & The Bandits for their whole tour.

The Moon Cardiff
Matthew E White (Solo)

Clwb Ifor Bach

Matthew E White (Solo)

7:30pm | £14 | 16+

Matthew E. White is in the middle of work on his new album and would like to share and try out some of his works in progress and older classics. With the UK and Ireland so close to his heart, a tour of smaller clubs seemed the only logical place to give such an intimate and open performance that shows some of his songwriting process.

Clwb Ifor Bach Cardiff
Skaravan Promotions presents… Pete Fij and Terry Bickers

Pete Fij (Adorable) and Terry Bickers (House Of Love/Levitation) perform songs from their highly acclaimed albums We Are Millionaires and Broken Heart Surgery.

Tickets via Brought to you by Skaravan Promotions.

Gwdihw Cardiff


The Moon Cardiff
Lesson No.1 & Joy Collective present… The World / Bellies i
Undertone Cardiff
Nervous Twitch / Scissorkick Victory

Nervous Twitch is a garage punk band from Leeds born out of the ashes of Dirty Water label band The Despondents.

On this their 3rd album and first as a 3 piece, Nervous Twitch take on both personal and universal themes of alienation, anxiety and adversity with the Album “I Won’t Hide” and transform it into 14 tracks of hook filled fuzzy New Wave Pop. Expanding on their previous releases pushing their arrangements further whilst maintaining their pop sensibilities, with a range of influences from The Swell Maps to The Crystals, Nervous Twitch take you on a trip through the modern world as seen through their eyes. Album available on 12” vinyl through Odd Box Records, October 2017.

In 2017 Nervous Twitch toured both the UK and Europe and played festivals such as Franklin-Fest and Going Up the Country. Previously Nervous Twitch have performedlive sessions for Marc Riley and Mary Anne Hobbs’, both on BBC Radio 6 Music and supported acts such as Flamin’ Groovies, Tiger Army, The Ukrainians, Sleaford Mods, Fat White Family, The Lovely Eggs, Kid Congo Powers and the Pink Monkey Birds.

Their Current single,“That Weird Guy”, is a Modern take on the classic girl-group bad-boy tale, with narratives of first date faux pas replacing the original leather clad juvenile delinquent types with scrounger wise-guy millennials. The additional side of the record features jangly stripped-back verses colliding with powerful fuzzy grungy choruses, “Look At You now” is a classic indie-pop anthemic shout-a-long sneering bite at the many bullies the world encounters. The single is available 7” clear yellow vinyl from Punk Fox Records, September 2017, and also includes an exclusive non album track.

Le Pub Newport
The Brackish / Lapis Lazuli


Psychedelic vanguards and misfit maestros of Bristol’s BLOOM music collective, THE BRACKISH are an audacious all-star assembly of guitarists Luke Cawthra (Phantom Limb – The Naim Label) and Neil Smith (This Is The Kit – Rough Trade), drummer Matt Jones (Zun Zun Egui – Bella Union) and Port Erin bassist, Jacob Tyghe. Their debut album, 2014′s Big Guys (Lava Thief), righteously filled a kaleidoscopic void in instrumental music and along with 2016′s follow up album, Liquid Of Choice (Bad Elephant Music), the band gained an infamous reputation for their awe-inspiring live shows across the European and UK art rock scene, including the La Ferme Électrique and ArcTanGent festivals. With a third album rapidly underway, THE BRACKISH are storming the stage again with a new brew of gracefully strange arrangements and improvised auditory theatre.

LAPIS LAZULI is a multi-genre fusion band from Canterbury combining Funk, Progressive, Psychedelic, Fusion, Rock, Latin, Balkan and Afrobeat styles. In the past we have supported Caravan, Alice Cooper, Nuru Kane and Syd Arthur.

Old England Pub Bristol
Jets to Zurich / French Alps Tiger / Recluse

Following our return with some festival dates we’ve fancied a return to the fantastic The Moon Cardiff for a special standalone show.

Joining us will be the excellent French Alps Tiger & Recluse

Doors: 7.30PM

Entry: £2.00




The Moon Cardiff
Swn presents… Slowcoaches

Swn Presents


plus support

Friday 27th Oct 2017

Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff

7.30pm | £7 adv | 18+

Clwb Ifor Bach Cardiff
Secret Shine / Hollow Mask / Gosa Vadd

Secret Shine

Hollow Mask

Gosa Vadd

The Old England, 43 Bath Buildings, Bristol, BS6 5PT

Friday 27 October, 8pm

Free entry



Secret Shine are a shoegaze-inspired indie pop band from Bristol. New album There is Only Now out now.


Lo-fi noise-pop two-piece, fuelled by half-broken fuzz pedals, scratchy drum machines and cut-price energy drinks. Debut EP Survive in Disguise out now.


Gosa Vadd make gloomy happy angry pop in Bristol and have just released a mini album on cassette/digital download.

Old England Pub Bristol
The Domestics / Pizzatramp


Le Pub Newport
Liquid Library presents… Tara Clerkin / Hokkett / Hannah Proudman / Tremolo Ghosts

We’re over the moon to be able to bring you Tara Clerkin and loads of other amazing music at one of the best places in Bristol Roll For The Soul!

Tara Clerkin’s music combines elements of psychedelia, country and folk songwriting with a lo-fi palette of found sounds and field recordings.

Also playing is the incredible improv Flute, Violin & Baritone Sax trio Hokkett

AAAAAND – Solo guitar pop with hooks and claws:

Hannah Proudman

Also – lo-fi weirdo: Tremolo Ghosts


Old England Pub Bristol
Terrascope & The Moon present… Mugstar

Terrascope & The Moon present


& support

Friday 27th October 2017

The Moon Cardiff

Ages 18+

+ DJs playing guitary stuff til 4am


Heavyweight psych/space-rock explorers, on Mogwai’s Rock Action Records. Delayed reverb, pounding drums, SABBATH-style riffage, atmospheric and hypnotic, finger-picking, driving motorik grooves – think NEU!, SONIC YOUTH, PINK FLOYD, HAWKWIND, ONEIDA


ACCESS / VENUE INFO: ground floor, flat entrance through double doors which will be open, then slight ramp down towards main bar & seating area. We have a gender-neutral toilet, suitable for wheelchair users, with grab bars. We have plenty of seating. If you need to discuss access requirements, would like to bring a care assistant or want to arrive early before we open please email:

Free ear plugs available at the bar. Please respect each other, the venue and our staff. If someone is bothering you, please speak to our bar/security staff.

TRANSPORT INFO: we’re just off Westgate St where most buses stop: and we’re 5 mins walk from Cardiff Central train station:

There’s a car park at the end of our street – NCP Quay Street CF10 1EA which is £3.50 all night if you enter after 5pm.

The Moon Cardiff
Maths / Punch On! / Worst Witch


Screamo veterans/legends 10 year anniversary tour.

Punch On!

Screamo/Emotive Hardcore 2 piece with added beatdowns from Bristol. EP coming soon.

Worst Witch

Hex wielding, queer, vegan, feminist hardcore from Bristol

Cafe Kino, 27.10.17, Bristol

£5 OTD

Cafe Kino is a safe space for all, where everyone will be treated with respect and worth. Their Safer Spaces policy exists to, as best they can, eliminate any oppressive actions, behaviours and language in this space.

Be Nice to everyone, eat some chips, drink a club mate and bob your head to some very nice Screamo.

Cafe Kino Bristol
CYNT presents… Peggy Gou

We’re back with our second instalment of the year. This time one of our favourites joins is us in Clwb Ifor Bach.


Tickets on sale tomorrow at 7pm


Peggy Gou is a Berlin based Korean artist. Through a regular stream of high quality mixes she has begun to turn heads in underground circles. Sitting somewhere between Detroit, London and Berlin in sound, her DJ sets are a assured, kinetic combination of dark, pulsing house and techno, broken beats and abstract compositions.

Her recent festival & club sets alongside mixes for the likes of Boiler Room and Beats In Space have seen her thrown into the spotlight as one the most unique and admired DJs around.

Dekmantel Boiler Room:

Miami Mixmag:

Gou Talk:

Day Without Yesterday:

Clwb Ifor Bach Cardiff
Modern Rituals / American Enthusiasm / Neurotic Fiction

Modern Rituals

Buckled sludgegaze –

American Enthusiasm

Glistening, summery indie jams –

Neurotic Fiction

Pumping pulp pop bangers –

£3 entry / pay what you can OTD


Hydra Bookshop Bristol
The Sadies

Clwb Ifor Bach

The Sadies

7:30pm | £12.50 | 16+

Toronto’s The Sadies seamlessly meld surf guitar, traditional country, film-score stylings, and bar-band bluster.

One of the most accomplished bands to emerge from the North American indie and roots rock scene, the Sadies are an eclectic group led by brothers Dallas Good and Travis Good, who’ve crafted a distinctive sound, absorbing influences from traditional country, surf music, and garage rock, and bending it into something unique with their estimable instrumental skills.

Clwb Ifor Bach Cardiff
COIL 2: Imma Asher / Colin Self

COIL TOGETHER. AGAIN. Howling Owl Records and THORNY return to the idiosyncratic Brunswick Club for the second instalment of COIL. A happening where outsiders re-seize soylent space within the oozing heart of Bristol.

Building on the successful spectacle of our sold out first collaboration earlier this year, we have stepped the chaos up a notch with unmissable appearances from international pioneers in live art and experimental sound, alongside some favourite DJs to facilitate our euphoric descent at this night of necessary release.

£10 / £12 / £14 tickets available at Headfirst Bristol:


Performance artist Imma Asher (formerly known as IMMA/MESS) is a major nightlife personality living in and from NYC. Originally training in ballet at the prestigious Alvin Ailey School of Dance, her work transcends disciplines, using movement to give the intangible a physical presence. Imma joins us in Bristol for an electrifying one-off club performance that is guaranteed to leave you entranced.


Colin Self composes and choreographs music, performance, and environments for expanding consciousness, troubling binaries and boundaries of perception and communication. His music explores the transformative power of the human voice drawing on a diverse set of influences that include queer theory, liturgical ritual, trap rhythms and electro-acoustic sound design. He is known for his highly charged, physical performances that combine his vocal virtuosity with choreographed movement and electronic processing, unfolding into a compelling play of transmutation.


Like all Howling Owl Records and THORNY events, COIL is a safe space for all regardless of age, ethnicity, sexuality, gender or rejection of gender. There will be zero tolerance for any discriminative behaviour which doesn’t support this ethos. If you have any concerns, talk to one of our team or the venue staff. Please be nice, be open-minded & enjoy your night.


Brunswick Club is wheelchair accessible via a ramp. Please note that the toilets at the venue are not equipped with disabled access facilities, but the toilets are located on the ground floor. The event takes place across two spaces: the ground floor ballroom and the downstairs basement, which is only accessible via the stairs.

Some performances will contain strobe lighting and/or flashing lights.

If you need more information or have access requirements please email and we’ll do all we can to facilitate.

With thanks to Qu Junktions and residents of The Brunswick Club, now home to Bristol Experimental & Expanded Film, Residence, CHAMP and THORNY.

The Brunswick Club Bristol
TOTALITY presents… BURL / Traces / VAN-illa / Los Savages / Luke Mawdsley (Duke)

Totality returns to the vaults to host a massive Halloween Party.

Crazy good line up!

BURL, Traces, VAN-illa, Los Savages and Luke Mawdsley (Duke)

Plus we’ll be DJing with some mates downstairs all night.

More details to follow.


Surrey Vaults Bristol
Gravy Train presents… Doldrums

Gravy Train Presents:


+ Special Guests / DJs


Hy-Brasil Music Club

Saturday 28th October

20:00 – 02:00



DICE – Just For You

Headfirst Bristol

SEE Tickets

Bristol Ticket Shop




Sub Pop Release |

Boiler Room |

Pitchfork Session |

Coming up in the late-2000s noise scene of Montreal, electronic noise producer Airick Woodhead began his solo project Doldrums in 2010. Melding different aspects of electronic sequencing and noisy sample-based sounds with hypnotic pop structures, Doldrums quickly emerged in a series of random tracks, 7″ singles, remixes, and even a VHS collection of videos.

Doldrums released their new full-length E s c on June 30th, 2017. Mixed by Matthew Otto (Majical Cloudz), E s c also features collaborations with Petra Glynt and Tobias Rochman of Peleda.

Hy-Brasil Music Club Bristol
Adam Jive And The Skeleton Five / The Shelley Duvels

Join us on Saturday 28th as we launch 4 days of Halloween fun!

We’ll be hosting events, for adults and children, serving spooky food and decorating the pub in a spooktacular fashion.

Saturday 28th 5pm – opening party featuring Adam Jive And The Skeleton Five!

Sunday 29th 12pm – bring the kids for spooky vegetarian and vegan food and a look around our haunted pub

More events to follow!

Le Pub Newport
Dictionary Pudding presents… Sun Ra Arkestra

Dictionary Pudding are THRILLED to present a rare excursion to the South West for the thrilling, inimitable, Sun Ra Arkestra – led by 93 year old Marshall Allen!

Sun Ra was one of the greatest and least known jazz artists of the last four decades, whose influence on diverse musicians is little known to the general public. A pianist and band leader, his style ranged from retro swing to avant free, often in the same piece. His band could play a swinging Gershwin tune and almost imperceptibly soar into a free cosmic rhapsody as if they possessed a single mind.

Ra was a keyboard improviser of great originality, but his foremost talent was for inspiring and teaching creative musicians to improvise freely but together. This tension between freedom and coherence was something he explored with abundant energy and skill.

Sun Ra died in 1993. The Arkestra performs today, under the direction of 93 year old alto saxophonist Marshall Allen and their recent series of residencies at Café Oto in Dalston have thrilled and inspired a new generation of listeners. For this special Transcender performance, Marshall Allen will direct an expanded Arkestra line-up – a rare opportunity to catch a genuinely unique and mesmerising ensemble of musicians, still playing under the guidance of the titular, currently absent, ‘Ra!


Also from Bristol Ticket Shop (in person) and from all good online retailers!

Presented by Dictionary Pudding Promotions


Fiddlers Bristol
Bristol Psych Fest & Stolen Body Records present… Gateway Drugs

Bristol Psych Fest and Stolen Body Records are happy to announce we have Gateway Drugs coming over to Bristol and The Old England Pub for a FREE ENTRY show. Support to be announced.

Gateway Drugs

They have the sound of a tour bus crash between The Dandy Warhols and My Bloody Valentine. They have the look of midnight on Hollywood Boulevard. They’re loud and urgent, sultry and sensual, and undeniably cool as hell. They’re Gateway Drugs, a powerful foursome that takes the basics of rock-n-roll and cuts it with swirling psychdelia, ferocious punk propulsion, and undeniable pop sensibilities. The result is a sonic authority that feels both lived-in and completely fresh. A wall-of-sound for the next generation.

Hailing from the soft underbelly of Los Angeles, in all its hazy sunshine and pitch-black night, three members of Gateway Drugs were born into an enviable musical pedigree and have been playing together since they were children. Liv, Gabe and Noa Niles are the kids of Prescott Niles, bassist for pop-rock legends The Knack. With Blues Williams rounding out the band, Gateway Drugs are an airtight unit made up of admirably multi-instrumentalist musicians. The basic lineup sees Liv and Noa trading vocal duties. Her voice is somewhere between honey and heroin, his perfectly gliding along the edge of his buzzsaw guitar. Gabe, meanwhile, pounds the drums like he’s some kind of thunder god and music is his ritual, and Blues rides the band’s undulating swells with at times menacing bass and guitar.

The band’s new album, “Magick Spells,” is aptly name, as it casts its own intoxicating spell, seducing listeners with hypnotic grooves and an invitation to peer into a world of iconic lyrical rock-n-roll imagery—a world of lovesick suicides, teenage heartthrobs, black wine and bad thoughts. Produced by Blind Melon’s Christopher Thorn and recorded at Dave Grohl’s Studio 606, “Magick Spells” is a record that tips its hat to the roiling cauldron of rock inspiration that makes up the entire attitude of Gateway Drugs. That attitude—especially live—is raw, ferocious, chaotic. It’s both jaded and eager. It’s rock-n-roll—and it’s the clarion call of a band that sounds like sex and drugs feel.

Old England Pub Bristol
Vile Spirit / Rancour / Telekenesis / Peril


A standout of Brighton’s growing crop of great bands. Fast, noisey punk w/members of State Funeral and Gutter Knife. Live show does not disappoint. Demo soon


Cardiff’s resident ponies. Expect a lot of new tunes off the 7″ due 3017


Brand new Brighton band. Freaky, jangly hc punk somewhere between Crucifucks and Devo


First show for new Cardiff band. Think Neg Approach/80s Boston with some weirder elements. WIll exchange Pooja for dropbox link


Cathays Community Centre


7:30 DOORS




Poster by Luke Penny

Cathays Community Centre Cardiff
Acid Mothers Temple / Threatmantics / Silent Forum / Breichiau Hir / Gindrinker + Casey Raymond’s Horrific Projections

The Gods of psychedelia, Acid Mothers Temple return to Cardiff with 4 solid supports to back them up with creepy, surreal visuals projected across the walls throughout the night by artist, Casey Raymond.

Support: Threatmantics, Silent Forum, Breichiau Hir, Gindrinker, Casey Raymond’s Horrific Projections.

Clwb Ifor Bach Cardiff
Godspeed You! Black Emperor / Bardo Pond

Support from Bardo Pond!

Godspeed You! Black Emperor began with Efrim, Mauro and Moya in the early 90s, playing a handful of shows and recording a self-released cassette as a trio before deciding to transform the group into a large band. Recruiting numerous Montreal musicians through 1995-1996, GYBE mounted sense-rattling wall-of-sound performances, featuring as many as 14 musicians and several 16mm film projectors, before recording their debut vinyl-only Constellation album in 1997. They transformed a warehouse space into the Hotel2Tango, a DIY hive of activity with band rehearsal rooms, silkscreen and wood shops, and weekend shows that took place under the radar. The group settled into a permanent nine-member line-up by late 1998, with Aidan and Bruce on drums, Thierry and Mauro on basses, Efrim, Dave and Roger on guitars, and Norsola and Sophie on cello and violin respectively. The band toured and recorded incessantly from 1998-2002 and gained a reputation for mesmerising live shows marked by orchestral dynamics, epic rock power and clunky, beautiful film loops. After four records, GYBE announced an indefinite hiatus in 2003.

The hiatus ended in December 2010, when the band returned to curate and perform at All Tomorrow’s Parties in the UK, followed by extensive international touring. October 2012 saw the release of ‘ALLELUJAH! DON’T BEND! ASCEND!, their first recorded work in a decade, to widespread critical acclaim including; with thy follow-up, Asunder, Sweet And Other Distress released in March 2015.

Doors: 19.00


Motion Bristol

Constantly shape-shifting and “wildly unpredictable” (Pitchfork), Liars refuse to be categorised. After moving from LA to Berlin via Brooklyn, the art-rockers have continued to experiment with their sound – from stripped-down rock to pulsing electronic – upholding a “dedication to unsettling, disorientating anarchy” (NME). After appearing in many ‘best album’ lists over the years, their latest release Mess demonstrates the band’s “uncanny ability to switch from bizarre to beautiful” (The Quietus).

The Lantern, Colston Hall Bristol
Gravy Train presents… The Proper Ornaments

Gravy Train presents:

The Proper Ornaments

The Crofters Rights
Monday 30th October

The Proper Ornaments formed in London around songwriters James Hoare (Veronica Falls/ Ultimate Painting) and Max Oscarnold (TOY). They in met at a women’s clothing store in Nothing Hill, where Max’s girlfriend was trying to steal boots from. The two bonded over a mutual love of The Velvet Underground and released their first single, “Recalling”, in 2010 through San Francisco label Make a Mess. They followed it up with an eponymous five-song EP for No Pain in Pop in 2011 and in 2013, a single (“Waiting for the Summer”) for Lo Recordings, which then released all their output to date on a collection (also titled Waiting for the Summer) later that year. After signing up with Fortuna Pop in the UK and Slumberland in the US, and revamping the line up with the addition of drummer Robert Syme and Daniel Nellis on bass, the group toured with Metronomy, TOY, The Horrors, Crystal Stilts, Woods and returned with their debut album, Wooden Head, in the summer of 2014, when after a promotional tour of UK and Europe they packed the 100 Club in a memorable night. This year saw them working on their second long player, to be released in January 2016. Their sound gathers elements of classic UK indie pop with shimmering jangling guitars that blend with rich harmonies reminiscent of the west coast 60’s groups, and in their live shows they take these sounds to a more motorik and heavier realms.


Crofter's Rights Bristol
Strangest Things

Strangest Things

Stranger Things Halloween ’80s Party (Cardiff) Series Two Tour

10:00pm | £5 | 18+

‘Strangest Things’ is the ’80s themed immersive club night influenced by the Netflix TV series, Stranger Things! Soundtracked strictly by vinyl records featured in and inspired by the show.

Following last year’s sold out UK Tour – Strangest Things returns!

We will be taking over one of Cardiff’s best venues, Clwb Ifor Bach – on Monday 30th October, to take you to the upside down, with new twists and surprises!


We have delved deep into Jonathan Byers’ record collection and will be playing classics from the era – “all the best stuff… Joy Division, Bowie, Television, The Smiths. It could totally change your life.”

Expect to hear all of the tracks from the show by The Clash, Toto, Joy Division, Foreigner, Modern English, Corey Hart, The Bangles and Jefferson Airplane – plus the likes of The Smiths, The Cure, David Bowie, New Order, Talking Heads, A Flock Of Seagulls, Depeche Mode, Television, Soft Cell, Blondie, The Undertones, The Psychedelic Furs, The Human League, Iggy Pop, The Specials, Billy Idol, The Jam & many more.


This is a Halloween special, and we’re taking you back to the ’80s, so make sure to look the part!

Demogorgons, Barbs, Elevens & Papa’s… but we also encourage all things spooky from the era, so think:

A Nightmare On Elm Street, The Evil Dead, The Thing, An American Werewolf In London, Gremlins, The Exorcist, The Shining, Poltergeist, The Goonies, Living Dead, Hellraiser, Lost Boys, Aliens, Day Of The Dead, Child’s Play, The Fly… you get the idea. Prizes will be awarded to the best dressed on the night!


Win tickets for you and three of your best friends, a £30 bar tab and Stranger Things goodies! Simply tag your friends you would share your prize with, on this event wall.


On sale from 9am, Friday 4th August:

“This Stranger Things themed club night is touring the UK and it looks incredible! The club night titled Strangest Things, is set to tour the UK and is even endorsed by Lucas and Dustin themselves!” – METRO

“Strangest Things is the club night bringing Netflix’s retro series to life.” – The Guardian

“One of the best shindigs dedicated to our supernatural Netflix addiction.” – Time Out, London

“A club night to feed your inner nerd! An night inspired by the cult Netflix show Stranger Things, with a soundtrack of ’80s bangers, a shrine to Barb and miles of fairy lights.” – NME

“Strangest Things is currently sweeping across the UK, and from the looks of the many, many Instagram posts about it, it’s going down an absolute storm.” – Yahoo!



Clwb Ifor Bach Cardiff
Doldrums / 5th Spear / Finery / Petra Glynt


5th Spear


Petra Glynt

Monday 30th October 2017

The Moon Cardiff

Ages 18+

7pm *acts start early*

£5.50 adv+bf / £7 doors

Tickets on sale in Spillers Records + Diverse Music & Vinyl or online from WeGotTickets + SEE Tickets

Electronic noise producer Airick Woodhead began DOLDRUMS in 2010, melding different aspects of electronic sequencing and noisy sample-based sounds with hypnotic pop structures, emerging in a series of random tracks, 7″ singles, remixes and even a VHS collection of videos. Doldrums released their new full-length ‘E s c’ in June 2017, mixed by Matthew Otto (Majical Cloudz) and featuring collaborations with Tobias Rochman of Peleda, and PETRA GLYNT, the electronic/multi-faceted Canadian artist who will also be opening this show(and playing in Doldrums).

“..Woodhead continues to blend different strains of electronic and dance music – thudding industrial, precise techno and unsettling drone, strange, alluring avant-pop..continuing to grow with each release” – 4/5 Narc Magazine

5TH SPEAR is Cardiff’s Philip Blake who produces lush synths, chiming melodies and downtempo beats for fans of FLYING LOTUS and MOUNT KIMBIE..

FINERY is the dark, industrial electronica stemming from the collective minds of long-term Cardiff natives Charlie Francis and Jemma Roper. Combining Francis’ well-renowned skills as a producer (R.E.M, High Llamas, Creation Records) with Roper’s lyrical prowess and unique vocal, FINERY conjures images of unselling dystopian lingering behind a benign-looking present. Their self-titled debut LP was released last month on Bubblewrap Collective.

The Moon Cardiff
Jessica Moss / Winter Ghost

The Cube welcomes Jessica Moss, member of Canadian outfits Godspeed You! Black Emperor and A Silver Mount Zion. Her new album sounds like a mournful, haunting paean to humanity, full of sadness and grief, yet utterly beautiful and unlike anything your likely to hear this year. Combining middle eastern style violin and looped, mournful vocals, Pools of light, sounds utterly monolithic in its dimensions.

Supporting will be Winter Ghost, a haunting collaboration between Agathe Max (Kuro) and John Scott (Stereocilia).

Cube Cinema Bristol
Adam Jive And The Skeleton Five / The Shelley Duvels

Adam Jive And The Skeleton Five

Join us for a spooky spectacular as we celebrate the end of our share offer.

Music from Adam Jive And The Skeleton Five + The Shelley Duvels

Le Public Space Newport
Brassneck Records presents… The Priceduifkes / Bedford Falls / Masts

Brassneck Records presents, a Halloween punk rock show with…..

The Priceduifkes – Did you know that pigeon racing was an event at the Olympics in 1900? It’s true. Anyway, this noble sport inspired a Belgian four-piece to name themselves The Priceduifkes. Roughly translated: the prize pigeons. This was about 10 years ago and they’ve been flying high ever since. Now, finally, they’re back in Wales for a Halloween gig at the newly re-opened Le Pub.

Bedford Falls – South Wales’ Indie-punk vets have been churning out buzzsaw pop gems for over a decade now. They weld noise to melody and melancholy in a manner consistent with bands like; Hüsker Dü, Buffalo Tom, Dinosaur Jr., Superchunk and Teenage Fanclub. With their new album “Send more Bees” due for release later this year, this is another fine chance to see some masters of their craft doing what they were born to do.

Masts – Cardiff locals, Masts take inspiration from multiple points in punk’s now well established history. They blend melodic pop-punk vocal lines (sung/shouted alternately by twin vocalists) with the discordance of contemporary hardcore and mathcore’s blink-and-you’ll-miss-it time signature changes. This means musical dexterity, soul-searching lyrics and a dynamic and considered approach to melody without entering the realm of blandness. If you haven’t caught Masts live yet, now is the time. Get there early….

Le Pub Newport
Sleeping States: 10 years of There The Open Spaces / Palomica + DJ Oliver Wilde

A special performance of There The Open Spaces, the spellbinding first album from Sleeping States, to mark 10 years since its release.

Join us for an intimate serenade at The Cube on a woozy Wednesday evening, with support from Bristol DIY noisemakers Palomica. Later on downer pop dreamboat Oliver Wilde will be on the decks in the bar for a special vinyl set.

Tickets £8 + 50p bf available from Headfirst Bristol:

All has been very quiet on the Sleeping States front for a few years. The musical project of Bristol-based Markland Starkie, last released music via his celebrated second album ‘In The Gardens of the North’ on Bella Union in 2009, with a limited-edition collaboration with artist Rhiannon Chaloner released in 2011. Markland has maintained an active presence with other projects in the music scene of his adopted home city of Bristol in the years since. But today, Markland is delighted to share some news…

It has now been ten years since the release of his stunning debut ‘There The Open Spaces’ and to mark the occasion Markland announces three special shows as Sleeping States celebrating its release.

“Open Spaces represents a time in my life that was vastly productive from a creative perspective, and was always something I was quietly proud of, from its approach, to the DIY ethos of its release, to the recordings themselves. The record somehow managed to reach people way beyond the local music scene it was intended for – and seemed to connect more deeply than I ever expected, for which I’m still rather humbled by, if mildly bemused. So it feels fitting to mark the occasion in some way. The gigs will focus on tracks from the album – having spent years away from it I’m excited to revisit the songs, some of which were never performed live even the first time around.”

“Deceptively complex Starkie’s haunting musical arrangements may be, but Sleeping States is chiefly remarkable for his voice — at once fragile and strong, deep, warm and floaty-light, a voice that to be fully appreciated needs to be experienced with eyes closed.” – The Quietus

Access: we regret that the Cube Microplex is not a wheelchair accessible venue. For requirements please email and we’ll do all we can to facilitate – thanks.

Cube Cinema Bristol
Abstract Orchestra play Madvillainy

Madvillainy is one of the biggest hip hop cult albums ever surfaced and was the result of MF Doom & Madlib joining forces and the project has helped to redefine the hip hop genre and take it to a new direction.

13 years after it’s release, the UK’s number one instrumental hip hop outfits, Abstract Orchestra have decided to celebrate it’s genius and will be playing it live here in Clwb Ifor Bach.

DJ Jaffa

Clwb Ifor Bach Cardiff
This Feeling presents… Trampolene

£6 adv / £7 otd



Our DJs play…

Arctic Monkeys, The Beatles, The Bohicas, Blossoms, Blur, BRMC, Cabbage, Catfish & The Bottlemen, The Charlatans, The Cribs, The Coral, Courteeners, David Bowie, DMA’s, Doves, Kasabian, The La’s, The Libertines, Oasis, Primal Scream, Pulp, Reverend & The Makers, The Rifles, The Rolling Stones, The Smiths, Stone Roses, Super Furry Animals, The Strokes, Suede, Supergrass, Temples, The Verve, The Who + lots lots more

The Moon Cardiff
Cacophonous Sarcophagus presents… Mésange / Traumkl / Sat Nav

Cacophonous Sarcophagus presents a free-entry Friday, a veritable variety-show of various noises!



[God Unknown]

“Mésange is a collaboration between violinist Agathe Max (KURO etc.) and guitarist Luke Mawdsley (Cavalier Song etc.).

Their music is possessed and steered by a solemn power that embraces the elements and careers through dense electric skies; exposing signs that flutter and flare in dark elegance. Respective strings correspond and meander across ancient fields, while layered voices evoke serene pools of tropic sound, soon to be engulfed by inescapable tides of noise. Unfettered, yet critical, Mésange invites the listener to explore a downy and magnetic earth-scape, teetering between lightning and thunderclap. The tracks unfold like magic spells, each evoking chimes of hope, despair, freedom and oblivion.”

FFO: Neil Young’s ‘Dead Man’ soundtrack, Earth’s ‘Hex…’ Nadja, Dirty Three etc.




“A live, completely improvised ambient / electronic / noise project. Conceived to hypnotise, confuse, sooth and sonically assault in equal measure.”


Sat Nav


“Bristol-based electronic improvisers Chris Menes and Nick Janaway, combining analog electronics with homemade software (MaxMSP). The duo spontaneously create organic sound webs that morph and playfully evolve, melding elements of experimental electronica, ambient and noise.”

+++SCHWET DJs until late.

Free entry, but some donations sorta mandatory, go figure…

Old England Pub Bristol


The Moon Cardiff
Mr Tea & The Minions

The mesmeric meld of dub, swing and all good dancing things, Mr Tea and the Minions return to Gwdihw after a sweaty night last December!

The Minions play their own unique take on high energy Balkan party music – combining Gypsy flavoured Ska, Dub and Swing with an infusion of soulful melodies that align perfectly on their records.

Throw in cheeky Eastern riffs and booming beats and bass to put a smile on your face and this will be a bouncing Balkan winter warmer – don’t dally, get tix soon as this sold out last year!

+ Support tbc & Gwdihw DJs

Gwdihw Cardiff
Halloween Fundraising Party

Halloween Fundraising Party

All welcome,

£2 entry with costume, £4 with no costume

Licenced bar open 5-10:45pm

Buffet open 8pm

Live music 830-1030

Fancy Dress competition

Cans from £2

Spirits from £1

Cathays Community Centre Cardiff
Fuelled By Jealous Lovers presents… Emily Barker / Pete Roe

Fuelled By Jealous Lovers Presents

Emily Barker

Pete Roe

& Support

£13 / 7:00pm / 18+

Tickets on sale now:

Clwb Ifor Bach Cardiff
Fat Paul presents… The Lovely Eggs

“You won’t hear another band like this anywhere between now and the the end of the millenium. The Lovely Eggs are just brilliant!”- Huw Stephens, Radio One

“They have the off the wall look that is perfect pop and the cutting strippd down dynamic of a cool art crew in love with underground rock n roll”- John Robb
“This my friends is fucking brilliant. it’s grunge – but not as you know it”- Everett True
The Lovely Eggs are an underground punk rock duo from northern England.

They have a fierce punk rock ethos that music should have no rules.

For Holly and David being in a band is a way of life. True to this, they live the way they play. Fiercely, constantly in search of the good times.

With observational and often surreal lyrics about life The Lovely Eggs have a powerful stripped down sound: one vintage guitar amp, one Big Muff distortion pedal, a guitar and a drum kit.

With releases in the UK, Europe, USA and Japan, The Lovely Eggs have played hundreds of gigs around the UK, USA and Europe supporting the likes of Half Japanese, Shonen Knife, The Slits, Young Marble Giants, The Television Personalities and Art Brut as well as a two month tour of America and a string of dates at SXSW in Austin, Texas.

The Lovely Eggs have recorded sessions for BBC Radio One, BBC 6 Music and XFM as well as being played by a host of UK DJs including Radio One’s Huw Stephens and Rob da Bank and 6 Music’s Marc Riley, Steve Lamacq, Tom Robinson, Gideon Coe, Chris Hawkins, Tom Ravenscroft and XFM’s John Kennedy.

Holly (guitar/vocs) and David (drums/vocs) have also worked with comedian Graham Fellows (aka John Shuttleworth) as well as Jad Fair from the seminal Texas band Half Japanese. Their songs appear in Canadian film Molly Maxwell and have been sampled by Zane Lowe for Scroobius Pip. The pair also feature on a Radio 4 Richard Brautigan documentary, presented and in discussion with Jarvis Cocker contemplating the influence of the American surreal author on their music.

They have produced four albums.

The first ‘If You Were Fruit’ (Cherryade Records, 2009) ranked in the top 40 records of the year by Artrocker Magazine and was nominated for XFM’s ‘Debut Album of the Year’.

The second ‘Cob Dominos’(Cherryade Records, 2011) has gained widespread critical acclaim, with ‘Don’t Look At Me (I Don’t Like It)’ (featuring a video with guest appearance from John Shuttleworth) fast becoming an internet hit.

Their third album ‘Wildlife’ (Egg Records, 2012) featured the Gruff Rhys-produced single Allergies, originally released on 7″ on the Too Pure Singles Club label. The track (which sold out before release day) won the BBC 6 Music Rebel Playlist – with 82% of the public vote, was declared winner on Steve Lamacq’s 6 Music Round Table and was Artrocker’s single of the month. The song featured a death-shaped psychedelic spectacular promo vid featuring a special guest appearance from Gruff Rhys.

With a 4 Star review in Record Collector, ‘Wildlife’ also contains the singles ‘Food’ which was remixed by Cornershop’s Tjinder Singh for release on his Singhles Club Label as well as ‘I Just Want Someone to Fall in Love With’. Both songs received much support from BBC 6 Music.

The Lovely Eggs have become well known for their live performances and have played everywhere from Amsterdam squats and Los Angeles scrap yards to steam trains in Ripley and charity shops in Leeds.

In April 2013, the pair had a baby but true to their ‘no rules’ philosophy they bundled their newest member in the van and took him on tour with them, racing round the UK with family and friends like a tripped out version of On The Buses with two fingers up to conventional family life firmly out of the window.

2015 saw The Lovely Eggs return with their fourth self-produced and self-recorded album ‘This is Our Nowhere’: a title which sums up their celebration and love of a scene which doesn’t exist in the eyes of the manufactured mainstream. Ironically the record received 8/10 in the NME.

Lead single ‘Magic Onion’ (made in collaboration with artist and video director Casey Raymond and released as a limited edition 7″ on the Cardiff-based D.I.Y. Flower of Phong label) was accompanied by a handmade book of psychedelic/nightmarish proportions and included a B side version of the song with Sweet Baboo, who joined them in an acoustic and decidedly pickled duet. The single gained much support from BBC 6 Music and a sell out tour of the UK followed.

The second single to be released from ‘This is Our Nowhere’ ‘Goofin’ Around in Lancashire’ was released in November 2016 on ltd edition 7″ “fried egg” vinyl. With an accompanying video by Casey Raymond, again it sold out immediately and gained much support from BBC 6 Music, with 6 Music’s Marc Riley declaring it one of his top tracks of 2015. To promote the release, the Eggs embarked on another tour of the UK, with many sold out dates and in 2015 alone were invited to perform two live sessions for Marc Riley’s BBC 6 Music show.

The Lovely Eggs live in Lancaster, England.

Exchange Bristol
Gravy Train presents… Bloody Knees / Slonk / Heavy Lungs

Gravy Train Presents:







The Old England

Saturday 4th November

20:00 – 01:00


Old England Pub Bristol


The Moon Cardiff
Farm Hand *Album Launch*

Debut Farm Hand (Mark from Islet) album ‘International Dreams’ comes out 3rd Nov. This is the album launch party where Farm Hand will be performing live in Spillers Records.

Free entry!

Only 100 copies of International Dreams are being pressed on vinyl in a hand numbered & hand stamped riso print sleeve.

Spillers Records Cardiff
Proto Idiot / Slumb Party / Leisure Kills

Proto Idiot –


Slumb Party –


Leisure Kills


Hydra Bookshop Bristol
Fuelled By Jealous Lovers presents… Mark Eitzel & Band

Mark Eitzel (American Music Club) is to set out this November on a 5 date tour of the UK after his biggest selling record and tour in over 20 years this last February and March featuring three sold out dates. In addition to older classics from American Music Club and previous solo albums Mark will be featuring material from Hey Mr Ferryman, his first studio album recorded in London. It was made at 355 Studios with Mercury Prize winner Bernard Butler (ex-Suede, McAlmont & Butler), who has produced or recorded albums with Ben Watt, Duffy, Edwyn Collins and more. Butler produced Hey Mr Ferryman and played all of the electric guitar, bass, and keyboard parts on the album. UNCUT says “Eitzel at his unflinching best” and Q “Eitzel’s best album in years”

Hey Mr Ferryman features the vivid melodies long associated with Eitzel’s former band American Music Club (a.k.a. AMC), which remains a cult favorite to this day, as well as Butler’s distinctive guitar that serves to complement Eitzel’s expressive vocals. Of that voice, Pitchfork once wrote: “If Leonard Cohen’s voice is a story about the passage of time and Levon Helm’s is a story about losing what is most precious to you, Eitzel’s is about the circuitous roads we take in search of ourselves.”

“The songs on this record are about celebrating musicians and music, about misogyny, the long shadow of history, getting one’s head out of one’s ass,” quips Eitzel on the themes of Ferryman. “Also oceans, blood, skies, hearts, gay pioneers, carpenters, weeping women, and how death waits for you even in the happiest place on earth: Las Vegas.”

Mark Eitzel has released over 17 albums of original material with American Music Club and as a solo artist. The Guardian has called him “America’s greatest living lyricist,” and Rolling Stone once gave him their Songwriter of the Year award. Originally formed in 1983, AMC released seven albums before breaking up in 1995. The band reunited in 2004 for two full-lengths, Love Songs for Patriots and The Golden Age. In April of 2012 while working on his last solo record, Eitzel suffered a heart attack which forced him to slow down and delayed the album’s release. In 2015, he wrote music for Simon Stephens’ Song from Far Away, his second collaboration with the English playwright.

Mark will be touring with his band on all the dates.

Clwb Ifor Bach Cardiff
Rewired presents… The Sound Monkeys


The Moon Cardiff
Rum Puppets / The Head / Invincible Youth

U.S. band, The Head, embark on their U.K. tour in November. Catch them at Gwdihŵ Café Bar on 8th November where they’ll support Rum Puppets alongside Invincible Youth.

Rum Puppets

The Head

Invincible Youth

Doors at 7 PM

£4 admission

Gwdihw Cardiff

Wire at The Globe | Cardiff

The Globe Cardiff
Fueled By Jealous Lovers presents… Left Lane Cruiser / BOTTLEKIDS / Cruel Prank

Left Lane Cruiser


Cruel Prank

Le Pub


£10 adv

Indiana’s trash-blues outfit is back with an album of high-energy R&B. “Claw Machine Wizard” is a return to the band’s two man format, and features corky barn burners like “Claw Machine Wizard” and “Booga Chaka”, alongside punked out blues numbers such as “Burn Em Brew” and “High Maintenance”. The album even includes a reggae/soul-influenced ballad titled “Lay Down”, showing that the boys can step out of their comfort zone.

Headed by slide guitar extraordinaire Freddy J IV, and backed by drumming machine Pete Dio, LEFT LANE CRUISER has been making records for over a decade, and along with their music being featured in many hit television series such as Banshee, Breaking Bad, and Nashville, they have been receiving critical acclaim across the globe.

Le Public Space Newport
Joy Collective & All My Friends present… Shopping / Gauche / Lawndale High i
Gwdihw Cardiff
Syd Arthur

Clwb Ifor Bach

Syd Arthur

8:30pm | £8 | 18+

Hailing from Canterbury and nourished by a steady diet of psych, garage, folk and indie, the band has toured with and supported acts such as The Strokes, White Denim, Jonathan Wilson, The Pixies, Sean Lennon’s The Ghost Of A Sabertooth Tiger and Paul Weller.

Adventurous & imaginative, Syd Arthur are a sonic force to be reckoned with, catch their explosive psyche trip at Clwb Ifor Bach this November.

Clwb Ifor Bach Cardiff

CHROMA is a three-piece band from Rhondda Cynon Taff, which formed in the summer of 2015. We play Alternative Rock inspired by bands like Marmozets, Biffy Clyro and Reuben.We’ve played sold-out shows in our home city of Cardiff (including supporting VANT at Clwb Ifor Bach) and received radio support from BBC Radio Wales and BBC Radio Cymru. Our latest EP is available on iTunes, Spotify and Google Play. Visit our website to find all of our social media links and contact info.

Le Pub Newport
The Featherz / The D Teez

The Featherz

The D Teez

Friday 10th November 2017

The Moon Cardiff

8pm 18+

+ DJs after playing rock punk indie noisy psych alt garage til 4am!


The Moon Cardiff

Following their joyous- comeback show at London’s Koko (which sold out immediately), iconic girl-group TLC have just announced their first ever UK tour for Autumn 2017 .

Having sold over 65 million records worldwide, TLC are not only the best-selling American girl group of all time; with 4 Grammy Awards, 4 multi-platinum albums (two of which went Diamond), ten Top 10 singles and four Number 1s, theirs is an influence – across music, fashion and female friendship – which defined and continues to define generations.

With their first ever UK tour now on the horizon, ‘TLC’ suggests a band that are unquestionably back where they’re supposed to be – and unquestionably still Crazy, Sexy, Cool.

Tickets on sale Friday 14 July, 9am.
Priced £40, £45 plus fees.
Meet and Greet upgrade available.
Box Office 029 2022 4488

Motorpoint Arena Cardiff
Bristol Psych Fest & Stolen Body Records present… The Pinheads

Bristol Psych Fest and Stolen Body Records are scared to announce one of best and craziest australian live bands around are coming to Bristol and The Old England Pub for a FREE ENTRY show. Support to be announced.

The Pinheads are a six, sometimes seven piece rock n roll outfit who can be found ten-pin bowling and eating slimy pizza in the suburbs of the Illawarra.

They were raised on garage rock and horror films and it’s what has made them the eyeball-melting, skull shrinking group you’ll never forget as they crawl out of the crypt and into your mind.

In less than a year the band has already begun to clearly define themselves by some fuzzy, raucous rock ‘n roll and a wild screaming live show to boot.

The band is a sight to see, putting on some of the highest energy, most unpredictable and noisy shows around and has been known to melt people into puddles and horrify the audience.

Recorded entirely by themselves in their barn amongst the bush, The Pinheads have now completed their debut EP ‘I Wanna Be A Girl’ and it’s to die for. Mixed and mastered by Owen Penglis (Royal Headache, The Grates, Straight Arrows), they have managed to create their own spicy cocktail of psych and rock ‘n roll. It’s a record that will feel and sound familiar in a way yet still stand alone and remain totally unique.

The Pinheads will scare and swoon you, you won’t know whether to run, dance or scream. But either way their spell will have you fall in love and howling for more.

Old England Pub Bristol
Imperial Music presents… Counterparts

Imperial Music


7:00pm | £14 | 16+

Clwb Ifor Bach Cardiff
John Joseph Brill


John Joseph Brill

7:30pm | £6 | 16+

Clwb Ifor Bach Cardiff
Seafoal / Apollo


+ support from Apollo, more TBA

Sunday 12th November 2017

The Moon Cardiff

All ages

7pm-10pm *early show*

£6 adv+bf / £8 doors

Dark-pop musician Seafoal comes to London as part of their Xeraclius EP tour.

Tickets on sale in Spillers Records + Diverse Music & Vinyl, or online from + SEE

The Moon Cardiff
Fuelled By Jealous Lovers presents… The Burning Hell / Quiet Marauder

Fuelled By Jealous Lovers

The Burning Hell

Quiet Marauder

7:30pm | £9 | 16+

“The Burning Hell are expert musicians, but onstage, more than with other bands, there’s a palpable sense of friendship that comes first. It made for a contagiously enthusiastic set that fired up the crowd, who packed in close to the stage to celebrate with the band…If Lawnya Vawnya is about music, community and love, then the Burning Hell are perfect standard bearers; their performance was a stirring mix of all three.”

Clwb Ifor Bach Cardiff
Imperial Music presents… The Temperance Movement

Imperial Music

The Temperance Movement

7:00pm | £15 | 16+

Clwb Ifor Bach Cardiff
The LaFontaines

The LaFontaines

7:30pm | £7.00 | 16+

The LaFontaines are returning to Clwb Ifor Bach! Their new album, Common People is out on the 27th of October.

Clwb Ifor Bach Cardiff
Otter Wales presents… Sleeptalking

Otter Wales presents


“Effortlessly eccentric, Sleeptalking bring a modern twist to unadulterated rock n’ roll, indulging in the glamour of grunge theatrics and engaging the audience with their flamboyant ascetic.” ​ – Bristol Live Magazine

Having released their debut EP ‘Oh Isn’t it Strange?’ earlier in the year, the band began grabbing people’s attention with their lead single ‘Glasshouse’, a track that was featured as John Kennedy’sX-Posure Big One on Radio X. In support of the EP Sleeptalking completed their first UK headline tour with a raucous, sold out, hometown show. High point of the summer came at this year’s Glastonbury where they played to, amongst others, Michael Eavis, who had personally chosen the band to perform at this year’s festival.

The boys are now heading back into the studio to record their next EP before setting off on another UK tour in the autumn.

Supports TBC

7.30pm / £5 / 18+

Buffalo Bar Cardiff
TOIL presents… Suggested Friends / Wolf Girl / Neurotic Fiction / The Jelas

Remember remember the 14th of November.


Your favourite indie pop emo band are just about to release their debut album and it’s very very very very good. They’re going to play some absolute bangers. We’re your friends and we suggest you come see them. 10/10


Serving you dreamy buzz-tastic garage pop that will make you feel like you’ve put your heart in the washing machine on a delicate cycle. 10/10


Honestly what can you even say about the Jelas that they don’t say for themselves with the video for Library to Library which is widely acknowledged to be the best of all time ( We’re very very very excited to see them again. BYOB (bring yr own beetroot) 10/10


Post punk group spread thin across the wild west country. We love them. We really really love them. 10/10

Honestly this is such a good line up surely this is one of the best line ups of all time. 10/10

Donations entry lads bring some £££ for the bands and buy stuff!

Old England Pub Bristol
The Flatmates

The Flatmates were formed in 1985 in Bristol, UK, in the white heat of what has become known to historians as the ‘C86 movement’ or ‘The Scene In-Between’. Their simple aim was to make classic pop tunes which combine the cool and charm of The Ramones and The Ronettes. In the late 1980s they released five singles on guitarist Martin Whitehead’s Subway Organization label, all of which dented the UK indie charts of the day, two of them also reaching the hallowed ground of DJ John Peel’s annual listeners’ chart the Festive 50.

While contemporaries went on to find a degree of fame and fortune on major labels, The Flatmates stayed true to their DIY roots. They never record the classic album they knew was in them back then, although two collections of Flatmates material were released, Love and Death (1989) and Potpourri (Hits, Mixes and Demos ’85 – ’89) (2005).

In 2013 the band returned with a new line-up (including Swedish singer Lisa Bouvier), a new single (‘You Held My Heart’ on the Archdeacon Of Pop label), and a select run of UK gigs. This was followed in 2015 by a single on Italian label Astro Girl, featuring cover versions of songs by Prince and Cinerama, as well as a reissue of the Potpourri compilation, now available for the first time on (pink! double!) vinyl, issued by Cherry Red / Optic Nerve.

Since then they have continued to play live, including the Indie Daze all-dayer in London; The At The Edge Of The Sea festival in Brighton; The Indie Tracks festival in Derbyshire; Berlin Popfest; their first French tour; and also their first US tour, including a headline slot at NYC Popfest.

Live they have gone from strength to strength, a five-piece band with an onstage energy few can match, and while the classic tunes are still present and correct, they are matched by a clutch of potential new hits, material which the band have recorded for a new album, officially their debut, which will be released in 2018.

Official Facebook Page:

plus Lonely Tourist

Bristol based Glaswegian with guitar. Plays ‘Beard Pop’ or ‘Pub Step’… if you prefer.

Le Pub Newport
Swn presents… Husky Loops

We’re bringing you another great show for when those Swn Festival Blues kick in!


Swn Presents:

Husky Loops

+ Supports

15th November 2017

Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff

£7 adv | 7:30-10:30pm | 16+


They’re about to release their EP2, go pre-order, have a listen and GET TICKETS! Pre-order here:

Clwb Ifor Bach Cardiff
All My Friends presents… Suggested Friends (LP Launch) / Wolf Girl / Sock / Shiny Tiger

All My Friends bring the jangly-garage fuzz of the bittersweet Suggested Friends as they release their debut LP!

Chock full of Indie-pop talent – members of Wolf Girl, Chorusgirl, & the newly added Emma Kupa all make up a dream team; they are the sum & more of their talents, with jangling guitars cutting to your melancholy heart.

The amazing Wolf Girl join them on tour too, along with Sock & Shiny Tiger


Gwdihw Cardiff
Morbid Angel


Bristol Bierkeller

Thurs 16th Nov

Tickets £18adv

14+ show

***ON SALE MON 19th JUNE***

Throughout history only a handful of artists have been able to achieve a truly iconic stature within any given artform. Morbid Angel is among those select few. Shattering the boundaries of creativity and imagination while evolving with each groundbreaking release throughout its historic career, the band truly is an icon in extreme music. Continually serving as source of countless inspiration to the multitude of fans and never failing to amaze with each evolving chapter. Formed in 1984 by founding member Trey Azagthoth, the Floridian band went through a number of lineup changes and recorded the demos “Scream forth Blasphemies”, “Bleed for the Devil” and “Abominations Of Desolation”, featuring Trey Azagthoth and Richard Brunelle on guitar, drummer/vocalist Mike Browning and bassist John Ortega. Azagthoth’s interests in the occult, ancient magic, witchcraft and the Necronomicon poured into the band’s lyricism, as the musical context grew darker and attained definitive sophistication. The 7’’ single “Thy Kingdom Come” was released in Europe in 1988 and Morbid Angel was preparing to make a profound universal statement in form of a lineup consisting of guitarist Trey Azagthoth, drummer Pete Sandoval, bassist/vocalist David Vincent, and guitarist Richard Brunelle. Living together in several band houses which also served as places for rehearsals and pulling their funds together to purchase an old school bus which they converted into a tour bus, Morbid Angel hit the road on various underground touring adventures with the company of their mascot/head of security pit bull named “Butch”. On a shoe string budget and supporting only the various demos, the band made its way to places such as New York and performing at the clubs “Streets” in the city and “Sundance” on Long Island. With the help from friends in the band Immolation, they managed to get a side job painting a shopping mall in upstate NY to help offset expenses on the many off days of this particular shake and bake tour. Also the band met with troubles when rolling though New Jersey and were pulled over and arrested, simply for being in the wrong place at the wrong time. The bus was searched and the police found some most interesting and alarming things which lead to them holding the band for a while there in jail, including Butch. So fitting for a group consisting of a bunch of freaks. Morbid Angel continued on their mission of Death Metal and was soon discovered by Mick Harris of Napalm Death which lead to their meeting with Digby Pearson and their recording contract with Earache Records.

Altars Of Madness descended upon the world in May of 1989 as a raging storm, baffling the listeners with the insane amount of energy and adrenaline emanating from each track along with the finely-shaped musical passages and fiercely intense atmosphere. Nothing else sounded like this album at the time and the fans of what was then considered to be ‘extreme’ music were exposed to something truly out of this world. Recorded at Tampa’s Morrisound Studios, the album catapulted to #1 on the UK Independent Chart, solidifying the band’s world-wide fan base. Morbid Angel found itself on the Grindcrusher Tour in the UK alongside the awesome Napalm Death and Carcass, then continuing with

Napalm Death on the Smash Teams tour throughout Europe. The following year Morbid Angel hit the road in the USA using their converted school bus and still sometimes bringing along their pit bull “Butch”, performing at many underground clubs and taking part in the epic Michigan Death Fest event which even the local mainstream news took part in.

Blessed Are The Sick, 1991’s sophomore full length release adorned in J. Delville’s painting ‘Les Tresors De Satan’ as cover art, is considered to be one of the most revered albums in metal history as well as a pure musical masterpiece. The dark ambiance and classical overtones were deeply engraved into the context, as Azagthoth credited Mozart for inspiration. The songs on the album have retained the venomous energy of its predecessor, yet took the sound another step away from this earthly realm, seeing the band expand thematically as well as musically. Morbid Angel was quickly becoming a devastating force to be reckoned with, not just within the metal community, but the entire music field in general. Abominations Of Desolation, the band’s initial pre-Altars unreleased debut, saw its release later that year, providing the fans with an earlier chapter of the band’s work. Morbid Angel, however, were prepared to break another barrier.

Covenant, the third album released in 1993, was a true milestone for the underground metal community and remains so to this day, being the first and only major label release by a death metal band. No compromises were made. In fact, this album is considered to be one of the darkest and most Satanically-inspired releases by the band throughout its collection. The lineup consisted of Trey Azagthoth handling the entire guitar assault and keyboard work along with Sandoval and Vincent in their respective positions, as Brunelle exited the band in 1992. Covenant was produced at the familiar Morrisound Studios, this time with the expertise of Flemming Rasmussen behind the mixing board, as the final mixes were made at Sweet Silence Studios in Copenhagen. The band toured extensively, enlisting live guitarist Erik Rutan for European dates including a run sharing the stage for the first time with Cannibal Corpse. Brunelle would make a brief return for a line of American concerts with Motorhead and Black Sabbath. The video for the single “Rapture” premiered on Headbanger’s Ball, followed by an interview with swat suit-clad David Vincent. The video for “God Of Emptiness” featured yet another then-unseen feature in extreme metal – Trey’s use of the Ibanez 7-String Universe guitar, as he is a true pioneer of its full potential and application in the extreme metal genre. At this point Morbid Angel had become the living proof that creativity did not have to meet the demands of conformity in order to achieve commercial success. The band was ready to conquer and dominate further.

Domination, released in May 1995, was the band’s major label release. Guitarist Erik Rutan creatively contributed to the material featured on the album. This release was a grandiose, slime-ridden departure from its predecessor. Applying a generous use of heavy grooves and power-driven detuned chordal progressions such as in the track “Where the Slime Live”, which inspired yet another quite interesting video from the band. Morbid Angel took on a long touring schedule throughout 1995 and into 1996. Starting in their home state of Florida, the band toured extensively throughout America and Europe.

Entangled In Chaos, the official live album produced by Trey Azagthoth, was recorded during the Domination touring cycle. The band had become an otherworldly organic slime-dripping machine from the swamps of Florida, far evolved musically and thematically from its initial commercial and underground success. Morbid Angel had once again placed itself among the forefront of the extreme metal community with this incredibly powerful live album.

Formulas Fatal To The Flesh was released in 1997 as a strikingly different Morbid Angel effort in comparison to its predecessor. With the departure of David Vincent and now Trey Azagthoth creating all the compositions and lyrics, Morbid Angel extracted from the Abyss this new masterpiece of feeling and imagination, taking things to a whole new level in song writing. The use of the extra sick guitar harmonies and polyrhythms in conjunction with the deep occult lyrical formulations, resulted in this totally mind bending artistic work. This groundbreaking release contained the most deep and beautifully ugly, meanist material, and introduced new bassist/vocalist Steve Tucker into the lineup. According to the diehard followers of Morbid Angel, this album harkens back to the Altars era with its rage-filled atmosphere. Though far evolved technically and conceptually from its eight-year predecessor, Formulas Fatal To The Flesh showcased Morbid Angel for what the band was first and foremost – a brutal, seething creature of sickness, depth and unrelenting ambitions. Delivering this uncompromising material live plus with a fine collection of older classic songs and the return of Erik Rutan as a touring guitarist, Morbid Angel set a clear milestone again as for a band that really delivers in concert. Steve Tucker was greatly received by the fans and performing all the live material, including the older songs, masterfully. Sharing the stage with amazing bands such as Vader and Nile, Morbid Angel showed once again that the repeated worldwide success certainly did not affect the band’s underground drive nor purposes. Azagthoth’s guitar wizardry and spirit of innovation, including his psychedelic Wind Rift and the Anti-Vacuum Culture micing techniques, made this album a remarkable effort in the application of a wide array of tones and textures side by side with some of his most intense riffing. Along with Sandoval’s inhuman drumming and Tucker’s ferocious vocal/bass attack, Formulas Fatal To The Flesh had become yet another milestone in the band’s unending evolution. After the successful touring for Formulas and the amazing vibe and undeniable power of the live performances, Erik Rutan returned to the fold as a contributing member, thus setting the foundation for the next assault.

Gateways To Annihilation was the highly anticipated metal release of 2000. Opening with a chorus of swamp frogs, the album delivered another devastating blow to the ears of metal fans across the world. This record presented, in many of the song stuctures, a new and even more sick level of poly rhythms over cold industrial swing foundations. With the majority of the tracks using the Ibanez 7-String Universe guitar, plus the continued application of the innovative micing techniques with the new addition of the Roland Guitar Synth, Morbid Angel once again displayed the driving and endless ambitions of these outer-worldy artists. This was the first album to feature Tucker as a full contributor to the band’s material and the composing chemistry of the team shined through brilliantly with this unique release. Morbid Angel started its touring cycle for Gateways in the USA as they were invited by Phil Anselmo to participate on the first leg of the Pantera Extreme Steel tour, giving the band an amazing platform to perform it’s material for a wider audience which again was a huge step for the Death Metal scene in general. Steve Tucker departed Morbid Angel shortly after and was replaced by Jared Anderson (1976-2006), a member of Erik Rutan’s project Hate Eternal, as touring vocalist/bassist. Morbid Angel toured extensively throughout the world and once again was invited to join Pantera’s Extreme Steel tour for it’s second run in the United States and with this time also including Slayer. After which the band teamed up for the first time with the legendary death metal band Deicide for another touring run in the United States. After completing this cycle of touring, and the last gig being in Japan with Pantera, Erik Rutan and Jared Anderson left the band in 2002 to fully concentrate on Hate Eternal.

Heretic, out in 2003, saw Morbid Angel as an entity truly out of this Universe. Recorded at D.O.W. Studios in Florida and engineered by the band’s own sound engineer and tour manager Juan “Punchy” Gonzalez, this was the first effort to be created outside of Morrisound Studios. It captured an essence so far removed from the physical realm in form of a multi-structured, fiery whirlwind of sweeping guitar poly rhythms and psychedelic guitar solos with the third time use of the innovative mic’ing techniques. Pete Sandoval once again shined, showing his multi-dimensional drumming abilities and contributing to the writing process with his amazing composition “Striken Arise”. Steve Tucker, who had returned to the band, contributing to the material once again and adding his unique stylistic lyrical arrangements and presence. The Heretic material, having a quite raw overall tone to it on the record, live once again displayed that Morbid Angel creates music like no one other, continuing as an epic and unrelenting band live in concert. With the addition of Tony Norman as a touring guitarist, Morbid Angel toured the world extensively and sharing the stages with bands such as Krisiun, Suffocation, Satyricon and Superjoint Ritual. Steve Tucker exited the band at the final leg of the Heretic touring cycle and David Vincent returned for a series of South American dates leading up to the Masters Of Chaos Tour which followed. Guitarist Erik Rutan returned for a number of European festivals, featuring the legendary Domination lineup together once again in over ten years. In spring of 2008 Morbid Angel announced tryouts for the second guitarist position, which was filled by Norwegian guitarist Destructhor. The band toured heavily across the globe, taking breaks as they worked on material for the next album.

Illud Divinum Insanus, Morbid Angel’s eighth studio album, was released on Season Of Mist Records in June of 2011. The album features Tim Yeung on drums, replacing the longtime drummer Pete Sandoval who was dealing with a serious back injury. After touring Europe, Morbid Angel announced the 2012 Illud Divinum Insanus North American Tour with Dark Funeral, Grave and VadimVon, as well as the 20th Anniversary of Covenant U.S. Tour in fall of 2013 and in Europe during late 2014.

Juvenilia, released exclusively on Record Store Day on April 18, 2015 as a 12″ vinyl limited to 1500 copies, is a live album showcasing the band’s early performance on their first tour to the United Kingdom at Nottingham’s Rock City on November 14, 1989.

In June of 2015 came the announcement that Steve Tucker was once again to return to his role as frontman and bassist of Morbid Angel.

Bierkeller Bristol
DJ Format & Abdominal

Clwb Ifor Bach

DJ Format & Abdominal

7:00pm | £12.50 | 16+

DJ Format and Abdominal just can’t stay away from touring the UK! After another incredibly successful tour earlier this year, the infamous hip hop duo head out once again to showcase their very first full-length album together, ‘Still Hungry’.

‘Still Hungry’ was released in May this year and it saw the guys play live on BBC 6 Music with Lauren Laverne as well as London’s very own Soho Radio. The first single from the album, ‘Behind the Scenes’ was play listed on 6Music and received more than 50 plays on the station. The duo has released several videos to accompany the album and they have clocked up over 150K plays so far. Still Hungry hit the Top 10 in the iTunes Hip Hop Charts as well as hitting #1 in the overall Bandcamp album charts.

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Euros Childs

Euros Childs is a solo artist hailing from Pembrokeshire south Wales.

We are lucky enough to be welcoming him to the Transport Club twice this year for some very special shows.

Nov 16th

Doors 7:30pm

Tickets £12

Having fronted the band Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci from 1991 until 2004, Euros went solo and has released 12 solo albums to date – the last 9 having been released on Euros’ own National Elf label ”I set up my own record label so that I could never be dropped” says Euros ”I’m on the label for life”.

His lastest album ‘House Arrest’ is due out on the 17th November on National Elf. It was recorded by Stephen Black (aka Sweet Baboo) and Euros at Gus’ Dungeon II in Cardiff. The albums includes an ode to a colander (My Colander), the joys of being in a coma (Happy Coma) cannibals dining at an all you can eat restaurant (Crystal and Misty) as well as directions to a whist drive (Whist Drive). Euros plays all the instruments himself: ”I think around 12 or so keyboards were used in the end. Mostly brought in carboot sales and charity shops. One was found in a skip. They’d been hanging round the house for a long time – it was good to put them to use.”

Euros will be embarking on his first UK tour in two years around the release of House Arrest. In recent year’s Euros has toured with a band but this time round things will be different ”It’ll be a keyboards and drum machine set up. Which will give me the chance to play material I’ve never played live before – more of the synthesizers based stuff. There’ll be two of us onstage. I’m very much looking forward to it.”

Transport Club Cardiff
Hunter & The Bear

Hunter & The Bear

7:30pm | £9.00 | 18+

“The heroes British rock needs right now” The Huffington Post.

Having shared the stage with Eric Clapton, Van Morrison, and Simple Minds, this young British band are making a big noise on the rock scene. Their debut album ‘Paper Heart’ just dropped in at number 7 in the iTunes Rock Chart.

The band are currently touring throughout the UK and Europe – so join them at Clwb Ifor Bach this November!

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Wolf Parade

Montreal indie rockers Wolf Parade return with their first new album in seven years. Across three acclaimed albums, the band’s blend of glam, prog and synth-rock helped to define indie in the early noughties. After breaking indefinitely in 2010, Wolf Parade sound as “tight, powerful, unified, fresh, and exciting” (Noisy) as ever. Described as possessing a “clamorous, percussive urgency” (The Guardian), much like their friends and fellow Canadians Arcade Fire, the band “rolls like a Ritalin-deprived power-Bowie …over Pixified rhythms” (Pitchfork).

Ages 16 +

This is a standing event at Thekla Bristol

Sat 18 Nov 2017

£16.50 incl. booking fee

Thekla – Doors at 19:00


Thekla Bristol
Hackney Colliery Band

Clwb Ifor Bach

Hackney Colliery Band

8:00pm | £17 | 18+

Born out of a desire to play music that appealed to the feet as much as the ears, Hackney Colliery Band have rapidly gained a reputation for reinventing the brass sound of the 21st century with a tour de force of trumpets, trombones, saxes, marching percussion and electronics.

Inspired by rock and electronica as they are New Orleans marching bands and the traditional British brass bands to which their name pays homage, the 9-piece have gained an army of loyal supporters through their undeniable party charm at festivals and venues across the globe, including support from Lauren Laverne, Gilles Peterson, Craig Charles, Huey Morgan, Jamie Cullum, Rob Da Bank and John Kennedy.

‘Reinventing the brass band format for the 21st century’ – The Times

‘One of the greatest live bands we have in this country‘ – BBC Radio 2

Clwb Ifor Bach Cardiff
Gravy Train presents… Her’s

Gravy Train Presents:


+ Special Guest


The Crofters Rights

Saturday 18th November

19:30 – 22:30



DICE – Just For You

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As outsiders from sleepy coastal towns several countries apart, Stephen Fitzpatrick from Barrow in Furness and Norwegian Audun Laading met for the first time in Liverpool as students. The pair bonded over a love of peculiar, sardonic humour and wide eyed observations. Dream-pop outfit Her’s is the natural extension to the solitary decoding of the cultures they grew up in. Together they create 80s indie influenced songs with nods to Orange Juice and the capriciousness of Ariel Pink-ish pop.

Crofter's Rights Bristol
Go Primitive / Cobalt Sons

Going Primitive since…….. 2009

Five guys hailing from the midlands piecing together what can only be described as a fresh Alternative Rock sound.

Le Pub Newport


The Moon Cardiff
Fuelled By Jealous Lovers & CRH Music present… Chuck Prophet

Fuelled By Jealous Lovers & CRH Music Present

Chuck Prophet

& Support

£18.50 / 7:30pm / 14+

Ticktets on sale now:

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The Magic Band play the music of Captain Beefheart: Farewell Tour

Mon 20th Nov | 7.30pm | £20 adv | All Ages*

The Magic Band play the music of Captain Beefheart: Farewell Tour

Former Captain Beefheart musical director and drummer, John “Drumbo” French leads out the latest version of The Magic Band for one final tour of the UK. A faithful rendition of the best of Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band’s music is guaranteed.

John French was nicknamed ‘Drumbo’ by Don Van Vliet, aka Captain Beefheart. British Underground commentator and DJ John Peel described Beefheart as “the most important figure to emerge from the Rock era of the 1960s and 1970s.” Rolling Stone magazine included John French in their 100 Best Drummers Ever (at #48) and declared: “(his) toms-heavy, polyrhythmic style would become as integral to the group as Don Van Vliet’s modernist-blues croak.”

Don Van Vliet aka Captain Beefheart was a visionary in the field of music. His group, Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band started as a Blues group. Later, drummer John French joined and they recorded an album for Buddah Records entitled Safe as Milk — referring to the strontium-90 content found in lactating mother’s milk.

Guitarist Jeff Cotton joined and a second album, Strictly Personal was recorded shortly before a tour of the United Kingdom — where famed DJ John Peel had been playing Safe as Milk to a very interested audience. Van Vliet hated Strictly Personal’s production, rapt with phase-shifting, calling it “Psychedelic Bromo Seltzer”.

Though for the most part commercially unsuccessful, the groundbreaking album, Trout Mask Replica was hailed by critics who recognised Van Vliet’s unique and totally original approach to music composition and lyric creation. Produced by Frank Zappa, who gave the musicians six hours to record the bulk of a double album in a single evening, was amazed when The Magic Band recorded it in four-and-a-half.

Rumours create legends, and there are many rumours circulating, some exaggeration was thrown in for spice (“I wrote the album in 8 ½ hours” claimed Van Vliet). The truth was even stranger: the band all shared a two-bedroom bungalow with Van Vliet in Woodland Hills for nine months while the album was created bit by bit, transcribed in piano notation by John “Drumbo” French, and taught to the others by the same during gruelling 18-hour days of rehearsal, often interrupted by sessions of Van Vliet’s own form of group therapy, which turned into what some consider “brainwashing sessions”. It was a very intense and creative time as all the players learned to transpose piano parts to guitar, as well as having had their complete identities investigated on an all-too-personal level.

Another rumour started by the Captain was that he taught the guys to play. Bill “Zoot Horn Rollo” Harkleroad, Jeff “Antennae Jimmy Semens” Cotton, and Mark “Rockette Morton” Boston had all played in Rock cover bands and made a part-time living during their high school years before ‘graduating’ to The Magic Band, replacing the original Blues band members one by one.

The music sounded “terrible” to Simpsons creator Matt Groening but, because it was produced by Frank Zappa, Matt decided to give it another try, and then another; finally convinced it was “the best rock ‘n’ roll album ever.” Audiences were confused, however, because of all the rules being broken. Where was the backbeat? Why did it sound “out of tune” and “rhythmically complicated”?

That combined with the obsessive leadership of Van Vliet caused there to be a steady stream of ingoing and outgoing members – which eventually reached about 40 members. In later years musical “fans” of the creations joined the work in progress. Fans such as John Thomas (Keys), Gary “Mantis” Lucas (guitar), Jeff “Moris” Tepper (guitar), Robert Williams (drums), and Cliff Martinez (drums).

Van Vliet retired in 1982, after a career of sixteen years and thirteen original albums plus many bootlegs. He became a painter, withdrawing more and more from the public, eventually succumbing to complications of MS in 2010.

Meanwhile, John French earlier had the idea of re-forming The Magic Band back in 2001, eventually succeeding in 2003, after finding members willing to give it a try. His first attempt was to re-form the Trout Mask Replica band personnel, largely as they were his high-school buddies, but Jeff Cotton was not interested. Denny “Feeler’s Rebo” Walley (1975 -78) took his place. Denny had played on a 1975 tour and also is featured on slide guitar on the album Bat Chain Puller.

Bill Harkleroad initially was interested but then parted ways when the original promoter became a bit flaky. Gary Lucas (1982) stepped in. Gary had managed Don for the last two years of his career and also had been an official member of The Magic Band on the final Beefheart album, Ice Cream for Crow. For a short time, Robert Williams (1977-81) took the drum throne, as drummer John French sang about two-thirds of the set.

After the first promoter started changing the goalposts, the project was put in stasis for a year, until Barry Hogan of ATP came along in 2002 and offered the band good solid guarantees plus created a CD deal wherein the guys could collect themselves in the same studio and rehearse/record. In early February of 2003, they entered Paradoxx Sound studios in the High Desert of Southern California (where the band originated) and recorded Back to the Front, a rehearsal CD. John French played the drums, then overdubbed vocals and harmonica parts, as he had been singing and playing this material for about two years.

Barry Hogan (ATP) had contacted the band about playing two festivals: Camber Sands and The Queen Mary Ship (Long Beach, CA, USA); and also promoted a concert in London @ Shepherd’s Bush Empire.

By the time the festival in the States came around (November 2003) Williams went his own way and the group contacted drummer Michael Traylor, who played with TMB until 2006. With the economic downturn, interest faded in The Magic Band and they did not pursue the project again until Barry Hogan once more contacted the group for a festival appearance in 2009 – The Ten Year Anniversary of ATP – Barry’s. Gary Lucas, who has a solo career, was already booked, and drummer Michael Traylor had injured his knee in a work-related incident.

John French had, by this time, released his own solo CD, City of Refuge. Although getting rave reviews, it didn’t really sell that well. The bottom came out of the industry, as MP3s became the new medium. He couldn’t get a tour, even though he had a fantastic group of younger players, which included guitarist Eric Klerks, who hails from New Orleans, and drummer Craig Bunch, an LA-based drummer with a great capacity to understand John’s odd drum-style. The only live performance the “Drumbo” group did was for a Jimmy Carl Black (former drummer of the Mothers of Invention) benefit in the High Desert.

With the blessings of Hogan, John invited Eric and Craig to join the Magic Band and play the festival, and the result turned out really well. They were invited again to play at the ATP Festival in 2010, and decided rather than doing a “one-up” that they would book a small tour of the UK and a Dublin show. The tour was well-received and the band clicked as a team. John French’s book, Beefheart: Through the Eyes of Magic was released this same year and the book was rated as “one of the six best music books” in the UK in 2010.

Again, another Festival appearance in early 2011 resulted in another slightly larger tour.

Two CDs were released that year. One is the original Bat Chain Puller (recorded in 1976) that had been in Gail Zappa’s vault since 1975 and was the only album Denny Walley had recorded with Van Vliet. French wrote the liner notes for this set, and a special tribute to Don Van Vliet, who had passed away December 17th, 2010.

The other was a Sundazed release, The Magic Band live in Oxford 2005, which was picked as the best of thirteen performances during the UK tour. This was recorded direct from the board digitally, later uploaded by French and mixed in his studio.

Also, French’s book, Beefheart: Through the Eyes of Magic sold out of the original printing and was reprinted in paperback in both paperback and digital media.

A new album, simply entitled The Magic Band plays the Music of Captain Beefheart Live in London 2013 was released. These are live digital recordings of The Magic Band at Chelsea’s Under the Bridge venue, recorded in March 2013.

In 2013, the lineup of The Magic Band has changed with the inclusion of Andrew Niven on drums, Craig Bunch having decided to pursue other interests. In 2015, Denny Walley left the band, to be replaced by Grandmothers of Invention guitar hero, Max Kutner. John French considers this line-up to be one of the most accomplished versions of The Magic Band ever.

The line-up who will be playing the final tour are:

John “Drumbo” French / Lead Vocals, Harmonica, Sax, Drums

Eric Klerks / Extended Ranch guitar, BKP Vocals

Max Kutner / Guitar and Slide guitar

Jonathan Sindelman / Keyboards

Andy Niven / Drums

The Fleece


*under 16s must be with an adult

Fleece Bristol
Gravy Train presents… Weaves

Gravy Train Presents:


+ Special Guests


The Crofters Rights

Monday 20th November




DICE – Just For You

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TOIL presents… Nana Grizol / Alimony Hustle / Smasher Lagru

toil are v excited to be putting this show on with equestrian collective. nana grizol is coming to the uk to a community bike cafe near YOU!


Growing up in the South, Theo Hilton found both lonely solace and wide community in music.

When he formed Nana Grizol in Athens, Ga., in 2007, he secured an outlet for expressing how confusion and constant pining became ingrained into a young, queer male in a small town. Despite Athens’ liberal leanings and bevy of artistic collaborators, Theo walked in liminal spaces as a queer surrounded by straight people.

Nana Grizol’s first two records “Love It, Love It” (2008) and “Ruth” (2010) chronicled that mixed experience. With “Ursa Minor,” the first Nana Grizol record in six years, Theo Hilton is unequivocally certain about who he is and what he wants to say.

He’s traveled and studied, moving from Athens to Seattle to New York and, currently, to New Orleans. Along the way, the role of social justice advocate came to suit him. Through song, he casts a critical eye on “Ursa Minor” to concerns environmental, like the effect of oil refineries in the Mississippi watershed, as well as how neoliberal policies chew up and spit out innocent human lives.

He’s loved and lost and been reaffirmed. The new songs reflect an artist fully aware of what he’s learned, what’s changed for the better, what still sucks, and what, exactly, we’re going to do about it.

On “Ursa Minor,” a loyal cast of collaborators return to give wing to Theo’s songs. Robbie Cucchiaro (Music Tapes) adds trumpet and euphonium lines that echo both the golden era of Elephant 6 recordings and the brass bands of Theo’s current home. Laura Carter (Elf Power, Orange Twin Records) supplies secondary drumming, clarinet trills, and trumpet calls, a familiar cradle for new songs. Jared Gandy (Area Men, Witches), on bass and guitar, notches another year in a two-decade collaboration with Theo. Matte Cathcart (Area Men, Door-Keys), an ally pulled to Athens, Ga., from Bloomington, Indiana, rounds out the quintet on drums.


Yr fav heart throbs are back! hear songs from Miss GB and all strikes no gutters. cry a little bit. feel understood for the first time in your life. ffo One Direction and Love Island. Featuring members of the Non White Stripes.


don’t forget yr passports for a road trip through mainland europe, friendship and how to form a band when you can’t play any instruments. BYOW (bring yr own whistle)


Roll for the Soul is an all ages venue. The show will be on the first floor accessible only by a staircase.

Roll For The Soul Bristol


7:30pm | £7.00 | 16+

HAUS are a 5 piece from North London with Indie Roach (sic? – Ed) and Alternative influences.

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In Zaire / Atatat

£8 adv £10 door

Tribal psychsters In Zaire are just as confusing to pin down sound-wise as is their origin (Berlin-based but hailing from Italy). The quartet bring the audience into a psychedelic trip through a unique mix of dub-funk rhythms, African percussion, eastern bass guitar melodies, drifting Arabic voices, minimal electronic sounds and not too hidden heavy metal influences.

After their 2013 debut album “White Sun Black Sun”, In Zaire returned with “Visions Of The Age To Come”, released on Sound Of Cobra Records in the spring, an eightfold kaleidoscope coming into blissful focus which sees the band dancing feverishly towards the edges of hard rock heritage and psychedelic outlands.

“In Zaire paints in heavy strokes of cosmic fury, running the guitars through enough hardware to find a sound that befits the universe collapsing in on itself” – Raven sings the blues

“[At Liverpool psych fest] In Zaire melted a few brains with their fuzzy space-prog, packed with groove and epic guitar voyages” – Get into this

“In Zaire have put together an album that is dark in a way that avoids many of the cliches that a number of other ‘dark’ bands are currently falling into.” – Psych Insight Music

New album available here:

Supporting tonight we have ATATAT who is the stage name of Joel Barbara who plays in scouse three piece electro noise band Barberos. Drumming live, he batters out a barrage of complex polyrhythms over cosmic drones and soundscapes. Check out what to expect:


Cube Cinema Bristol
Fuelled By Jealous Lovers presents… William The Conqueror

William The Conqueror

plus support

Clwb Ifor Bach


William the Conqueror’s bluesy indie-Americana has already seen them head out to Nashville to perform at AmericanaFest, share a stage with the likes of Richard Thompson and Van Morrison courtesy of a nomination for Song of the Year at the UK Americana Awards, and sign to Loose Music, where they join an immensely impressive roster including Courtney Marie Andrews, Sturgill Simpson, Andrew Combs, The Handsome Family and Danny and the Champions of the World.

Their eagerly awaited debut album is called Proud Disturber of the Peace and will be out on 4th August. Recorded in sessions that took the band from Cornwall right up to the Isle of Lewis and back again, the album features the multi-instrumental talents of Harry Harding, Naomi Holmes, and Ruarri Joseph, a name many folk fans may remember from his acclaimed solo output.

Clwb Ifor Bach Cardiff
The Telescopes / Clay Statues / Aaronson + DJ Trev Odd Box Records/Pop’n'Hops

The Telescopes

Clay Statues


+ DJ Trev Odd Box Records/Pop’n'Hops

Wednesday 22nd November 2017

The Moon Cardiff

Ages 18+


£5.50 adv+bf / £7 doors

Tickets on sale in Spillers Records, Diverse Music & Vinyl and online from WeGotTickets + SEE Tickets

Founded in 1987 by Stephen Lawrie, THE TELESCOPES have been mining a unique anti-myopian seam of highly influential experimental, drone, noise, dream & psych for over 20 years.

Their first record was a split flex-disc with LOOP on Cheree Records. After a further two singles they moved onto What Goes On Records, where they released another two EPs and debut album ‘Taste’. All of which found their way to the top of the UK independent charts. Tours followed with SPACEMEN 3, PRIMAL SCREAM and THE JESUS AND MARY CHAIN, and it wasn’t long before The Telescopes were headliners themselves, with bands like SLOWDIVE and RIDE in support.

ALAN MCGEE shortly stepped in to release their material from the hands of official receivership. One of the more interesting bands that were signed to CREATION RECORDS, they released second album and a string of EPs for the label, favoured by JOHN PEEL, recording 2 sessions for him as well as MARC RILEY and MARK RADCLIFFE, and with regular features on MTV.

In 1992 the group underwent an 8-year hiatus, resuming in 2000 with a revolving line up, and a stream of releases on labels such as Double Agent, Norman Records, Static Charge, Dream Machine and Hungry Audio.

In 2011 they were invited by PORTISHEAD to play the first ever ATP Festival. They released 7th LP ‘Harm’ on Neon Sigh and toured non-stop over across the world for two years, then their 8th album was released in 2015, one of their most song-based in years.

2017 has brought a new album on Tapete Records, a vinyl box set of the Creation catalogue & rarities on Mexican Summer, and Cherry Red plan to repeat their success with ‘Splalshdown’ – a documentation of the Creation years and earliest material from Cheree Records and What Goes On.

“The Telescopes have resurfaced and I am amazed and glad they are still practicing their mysterious art” – John Peel

“suspended-in-space magnificence” – Julian Cope

“Every sound you ever heard was but a preliminary exercise in hearing, for the all embracing maelstrom of The Telescopes” -

Melody Maker, 1989

“Finest record for over a decade. Prepare to be pulverised” 8/10 – DrownedInSound

“exploring the subtle relationships that exist between silence, noise and poetry” 8/10 – Louder Than War

The Moon Cardiff
Cacophonous Sarcophagus & Colston Hall present… The Thing / Konstrukt / Calcine Quartet

Cacophonous Sarcophagus and Colston Hall proudly present two of Europe’s fiercest jazz groups: The Thing and KonstruKt. Local support from free-thinkers Calcine Quartet, at the appropriately intimate Exchange in Old Market.


The Thing


(Mats Gustafsson – Paal Nilssen-Love – Ingebrigt Håker Flaten)

“After forming in 1999 as a Don Cherry recording project, Scandinavian garage jazz trio The Thing soon established themselves as one of the most important European jazz groups, playing a variety of compositions, including material by PJ Harvey, Albert Ayler, The White Stripes, Steve Lacy, The Stooges, The Sonics, The Cramps, Lightning Bolt and The Ex. They transformed the music of these artists into a contemporary context, making it their own. As individuals or as a group, they have collaborated with those including: Peter Brötzmann, Sonic Youth, Jim O’Rourke, David Grubbs, Eye, The Ex, Pat Metheny, Arto Lindsay, Steve Reid, Kieran Hebden, Merzbow, Christian Marclay, The Nomads, Guy Picciotto, Neneh Cherry and more, all activities fueling the music of The Thing to become what the group is all about.

With dedicated fans in the rock, noise and jazz communities, The Thing continues to take the music to new, uncompromising levels and continues to solidify their important position in the contemporary independent music world.”




(Korhan Futaci – Umut Çağlar – Erdem Göymen – Berkan Tilavel)

“KONSTRUKT was formed at the beginning of 2008 in Istanbul, Turkey. The major breakthrough for the band was the recording with Peter Brötzmann who was visiting Istanbul for a concert, at the same year.

Recently, the band has been getting attention not only back home in Turkey but also within European improvised music circles. They have done recordings with some significant names like Joe McPhee, William Parker, Akira Sakata, Marshall Allen, Evan Parker, Thurston Moore, Keiji Haino, Michael Zerang, Graham Massey, Alfred Harth, Eugene Chadbourne, Alexander Hawkins, Alan Wilkinson, Okay Temiz, Hüseyin Ertunç, toured all around Europe lately with Italian psyche band Squadra Omega and performed at many prestigious international festivals and clubs.


Calcine Quartet


(Matthew Grigg – Rebecca Sneddon – Mark Langford – Roger Telford)

“Freely Improvised Sonic Heat. Compositions of spontaneous wail and whisper, crashing and floating through synergetic musical expressions.”


Tickets: £14/£16 +

Exchange, Old Market

Thurs 23 Nov – 18+

Exchange Bristol
Fuelled By Jealous Lovers presents… Single Mothers

Single Mothers

plus support

Clwb Ifor Bach

£8.50 Advance

Single Mothers broke up in 2009 – and have been playing shows ever since.

One of those shows was for us, back in 2015. They were amazing. There’s been an EP and a single since then as they geared up to release their second album. That album is called Our Pleasure and is out now on Big Scary Monsters. Buy it.

Clwb Ifor Bach Cardiff
Dele Sosimi / Afrobeat Ochestra / Afrocluster

Dele Sosimi

Afrobeat Ochestra, Afrocluster

7:00pm | £10.00 | 16+

Dele Sosimi stands out as one of the most active musicians currently on the Afrobeat scene worldwide. His live shows are ALWAYS electric, and the crowd response is ALWAYS massive. So come and join the party here in Clwb Ifor Bach this November.

Clwb Ifor Bach Cardiff
Fuelled by Jealous Lovers presents… Single Mothers

Fuelled by Jealous Lovers

Single Mothers

7:30pm | £8.50 | 16+

Having spent years in limbo, eschewing members, Single Mothers finally settled on a solid line up and released their debut record, 2014’s unapologetic Negative Qualities with an EP and a single following, they’re now gearing up to release their 2nd album Our Pleasure.

From Ontario, the quartet has spent the past few years touring their snarl punk, pseudo cynicism, and mercilessly annihilating gravel delivery across North America with ferocious abandon.

They return to Cardiff in November and we cannot wait to host them here again.

Clwb Ifor Bach Cardiff
Swn and NNTS presents… Mammút / Broen

Swn and NNTS presents…

MAMMÚT (Iceland) – Live


BROeN – Live


*VENUE TBC* More details to Follow…..

Doors : 19.30


£8 + Booking Fee


Icelandic Music Awards:

*Best album of the year*

*Best song of the year*

*Best album cover of the year*

Mammút are melodic and catchy and beautiful and addictive. They are also darker and heavier than you think they are—maybe they tricked you? This is true though: Mammút craft distorted and beautiful lullabies while maintaining a solid grasp on melody and an eternally independent spirit.

Icelandic Music Awards 2014:

*Best album of the year*

*Best song of the year*

*Best album cover of the year*


Broan are a young young up’n’coming five-piece band from Norway. The band havealready been championed by the likes of The Guardian, Consequence of Sound, BBC Radio6 Music’s Lauren Laverne, and Bella Union’s Simon Raymonde, who recently welcomedthem to his label. Combining elements of R’n’B, rap, jazz, improvisation, psychedelia, dub and electronica, Broen ignore the usual genre conventions to create their own unique sound. They have built up a reputation of being one of Norway’s finest live bands, presenting something completely out of the ordinary. Their flowery colourfulcostumes and signature dance moves are rivalled only by their own live prowess and musicianship. They cannot be described by drawing lines to similar acts, but simply by drawing a line towards them.In addition to playing Latitude this summer, they are also playing at Norways Oya-festival in August, among others.

Venue TBC Cardiff
Lesson No.1 presents… Partisan / Rope




This band are from Ghent in Belgium and its members have previously been in OATHBREAKER and RISE & FALL. Partisan, though, is a departure from those kind of gnarly metallic hardcore vibes – their releases to date (a 2015 EP, 2016 cassette and new mini-album ‘We Have Been So Terribly Betrayed’) offer dreamy indie, nocturnal goth and swinging postpunk. “The noise input of The Jesus and Mary Chain, the cold bleakness of Killing Joke, the stark detachment of Joy Division and the drive of The Wipers” is a description I nicked from someone else. I’d add Chain Of Flowers and Beastmilk/Grave Pleasures into the mix too if we’re doing a ‘for fans of’ list. Check em out!


When Bridgend band Rope last played a Lesson No.1 show, in October 2015, I waffled on thusly: “Rope are a trio who feature one-time members of HUNGER ARTIST and GOODTIME BOYS. They carry on those bands’ practice of being heavy and emotionally fraught, but otherwise are quite different: minimal, precise yet powerful, with literate lyrics. Various parts of their forthcoming EP/album (it could qualify as either) reminds me of KARATE, LUNGFISH, SHELLAC, IVORY SPRINGER and CODEINE.” All the descriptive stuff still applies (imho) but they are now a four-piece and ‘Manteision Bodolaeth’, the record in question, is now about 18 months old… so some new jams might well be in the offing! Come and find out for FREE, in the meantime get over to

ALL HAPPENING AT: The Moon, Womanby Street, Cardiff

DOORS: 10pm

ROPE: 10.30pm approx

PARTISAN: 11.20pm approx

DONE BY: 12am


The Moon Cardiff
And So I Watch You From Afar

And So I Watch You From Afar



£15.00 adv

Additional Info

Ages 14+

Sun 26 Nov 2017

And So I Watch You From Afar released fourth full-length album, ‘Heirs’, on Sargent House in May 2015. The album marks the band’s return to recording as a four-piece with their now full- time member Niall Kennedy. They returned to work again with Rocky O’Reilly to record and mix the album in Belfast. It is their boldest statement yet; an album bursting with a positive vigor, that states a renewed case for a magnetizing band at its best.

ASIWYFA has built a legion of fans across the world by playing, thus far, over 700 amazing live shows. With unfalteringly great songs, their last album, 2013’s ‘All Hail Bright Futures’, earned the band its third-in-a-row Choice Music Prize nomination for Irish Album of The Year.

Thekla Bristol
Bellies / Motes / Sue

Bellies are drums, guitar and voice exploring the sinister dimensions of contemporary life, too much data and distracted consciousness.

Motes are xylophone/drums/guitar. Drunk-minimal / hypnotist-un-rock based at the ventriloquistic intersection of barrow gurney and old market.

Sue are riffs and songs via synths, double-voice, & drums. New project from Steph, Sam, Tina

Free entry with donations

Old England Pub Bristol


The Moon Cardiff
Swine Language presents… Boy Harsher


Formed in Savannah (GA), Boy Harsher is a dark electronic duo that produces gritty dance beats infused with ethereal vocals, creating a sound that is eerie, intense and incredibly danceable. Augustus Muller develops the underbelly of sound with minimal beats and grinding synths, where Jae Matthews whispers, screams and chants on top. Together, the music created is somewhere between industrial, drone and confessional storytelling. Muller and Matthews both have a strong background in film and their cinematic approach translates effectively in both their recordings and liv…e performance.

Their upcoming ‘Country Girl’ EP via Ascetic House is set for release this October and will be a sure fire record of 2017. Watch the video for new track ‘Motion’ here –


Advance Tickets (no booking fee) –

Wednesday 29th November
Buffalo Bar, Cardiff

Advance Tickets – £7
18+ (please bring I.D.)

Buffalo Bar Cardiff
The Bad Ideas\Chemicals Cosmic Re-Launch Variety Night feat. Deep Hum / Tom Emlyn / Obey Cobra (Music) & Crystal Jeans / Sion Tomos Owen / Sara Annwyl / Susie Wild / Lloyd Markham (Readings)

A variety night of atmospheric music, art and literature. A recreation of a dream book launch that never happened. Also, perhaps, an alien intervention (further details to be confirmed as we translate the elaborate pattern of sine-waves being emitted to us from Alpha Centauri).

Readings by Crystal Jeans, Sion Tomos Owen, Sara Annwyl, Susie Wild and Lloyd Markham.

Music by Deep Hum, Tom Emlyn, and Obey Cobra.

Doors Open at 18.00.

£4 Entry.

The Moon Cardiff
Dictionary Pudding presents… Faust

Dictionary Pudding are DELIGHTED to welcome genuine krautrock/avant-garde legends FAUST to Bristol!

Tickets =

As Krautrockers, Faust had a worldwide career. On their first three albums in the early 1970s, they inhabited the vast field from improvisation to bricolage to rock’n'roll with the ease of rogues and the determination of declared sonic renegades. They were big in Britain before the notion of Krautrock had made the rounds in Germany. One can still feel the breathing of this music, the bubbling of this primal soup, in current faUSt pieces, in the stone-age thudding of “Fish”, which Faust anticipated in 1972 on “Mamie Is Blue”. But you will also be able to distinguish the as-yet- unheard if you allow yourself enough audio time. The sound of a squeaky door from the house of Jean-Hervé Péron, for which the musician has the same kind of enthusiasm others might reserve for a brilliant guitar riff (“gripping, touching”); or the minute-long fadeout of “Fish”, which Zappi Diermaier is so excited about. The only plan is for the band to take off without a plan. “We let the music play through us,” says Jean-Hervé Péron. Everything else is up to the listener, to make his own film. Jean-Hervé Péron has a little tip for us: Listen to the fish.

An incredible evening awaits – and tickets are sure to fly, so snap up now:

Fiddlers Bristol / FRI 1ST DEC 2017 / 1930-2300

18£ ADV FROM AND Bristol Ticket Shop , as well as all good online retailers

upcoming Dictionary Pudding Bristol shows…

THE SURFING MAGAZINES (The Wave Pictures / Slow Club) 10.09.17

Lee Scratch Perry in Bristol (Full-Band Live Show!) 01.10.17

Acid Mothers Temple in Bristol 19.10.17

Sun Ra Arkestra directed by Marshall Allen in Bristol 29.10.17

The Fall in Bristol 29.11.17

Presented by Dictionary Pudding Promotions


Fiddlers Bristol
THORNY presents… Lone Taxidermist

We are THORNY, the rallying stage for the rejected.

In cracked reflection of Grayson Perry’s acclaimed exhibition, we’re raiding Arnolfini with our loved-fueled provocative party for the outsiders. We’ve summoned grotesque electropop monster LONE Taxidermist, who’s bringing her trifly mess to Bristol for the very first time. She and her latex entourage are headlining this raucous clubnight of anti-gender live art, music and DJs.

Full programme to be revealed soon.


Limited early bird: £8 (£6 concession)

General release: £10 (£8 concession)

THORNY are a collective of artists, performers and producers from Bristol, UK. Our events are safe spaces for all regardless of age, ethnicity, sexuality, gender or rejection of gender. There will be zero tolerance for any discriminative behaviour which doesn’t support this ethos. If you have any concerns, talk to one of our team or the venue staff. Please be nice, be open-minded & enjoy your night.


Arnolfini is accessible for wheelchair users, with disabled toilets on all levels and lift access to all floors. This event will take place on the ground floor. If you have specific access requirements please email us at and we’ll do all we can to facilitate. Companions to disabled customers are entitled to a free ticket.

Arnolfini Bristol


The Moon Cardiff


The Moon Cardiff
Gravy Train presents… Arrows of Love

Gravy Train presents:

Arrows of Love

Full line up of bands TBA.


The Old England

Sunday 3rd December

16:00 – 00:00

More details to follow.


Arrows Of Love, the 5-piece led by co-writers Nima and Nuha, have gone through many transitions over the years, a group that resembles more of a collective than a band. Having met through a lifestyle of artistic warehouse communities, Arrows are a constantly evolving force led by fiercely energetic live shows and wildly inventive songwriting.

Arrows of Love present their new album, ‘PRODUCT’, mastered by Shellac’s Bob Weston (David Bowie, LCD Soundsystem), and produced by MIkko Gordon (Thom Yorke live, Gaz Combes).

“Brilliant, ferocious” – The Independent

“One of the most extreme and extremely enjoyable albums of the year.” – Louder Than War

“Given this dearth of decent guitar music, it’s something of a surprise when one comes along and punches you in gut. Or in the case of Arrows of Love, perhaps plunges you one in the eye.

- The Quietus

Old England Pub Bristol
DakhaBrakha / Yama Warashi


DakhaBrakha is world music quartet from Kiev, Ukraine. Reflecting fundamental elements of sound and soul, Ukrainian “ethno-chaos” band DakhaBrakha, create a world of unexpected new music.

The name DakhaBrakha is original, outstanding and authentic at the same time. It means “give/take” in the old Ukrainian language. Accompanied by Indian, Arabic, African, Russian and Australian traditional instrumentation, the quartet’s astonishingly powerful and uncompromising vocal range creates a trans-national sound rooted in Ukrainian culture.

Live Soundtrack for “Earth”: In addition to their own performances, DakhaBrakha also performs their original live soundtrack alongside a screening of the classic 1930 film, “Earth”, by Aleksandr Dovzhenko (considered to be one of the most important films of the Soviet era). Dovzhenko is a master of composition, and the film—with its intense close-ups and the impressive expanses of the landscape—is a passionate tribute to the countryside, to nature, and to the people that work on it.

With support from Yama Warashi

Yama Warashi is formed by Bristol-based Japanese musician Yoshino Shigihara. Her songs are about nature, mushrooms, tangled relationships of humans and moon phases

Featuring The Lanes massive new L’Acoustic sound system.

Bowling will be closed during the performance

Ticket Link -

The Lanes Bristol
Normandie & Ryan Key (Yellowcard) / Grumble Bee

Clwb Ifor Bach

Normandie & Ryan Key (Yellowcard)

Grumble Bee

7:00pm | £8 | 16+

Clwb Ifor Bach Cardiff

Wed 06 Dec BLUE ROSE CODE (SEATED SHOW) 7.30PM (new rescheduled date – original tickets from Feb 2017 still valid) £12.50 adv

The Moon Cardiff
Sweet Baboo

The second of Sweet Baboo’s awesome December shows here at the Transport Club. Ticket info coming soon…

Transport Club Cardiff
Marilyn Manson

Ahead of his 18th studio album ‘Heaven Upside Down’, Marilyn Manson announces a UK tour in December.

Tickets go on sale Friday 19 May at 10am here:

Alternatively, tickets are available here:

Newport Centre Newport
No Need To Shout presents… H09909

No Need To Shout Presents..






£12 + BF

Doors : 19.00

More info to Follow…..

Fiddlers Bristol


Gnod (R&D) is a stripped back version of the band consisting for this outing of Gnod co founders Paddy Shine and Chris Haslam.

After 10 years of Gnod with over 40 players passing through the ranks and collaborations with the likes of Charles HAYWARD,Faust, Anthony Child and White Hills to name but a few, Gnod (R&D) is a chance to hit the road and ‘research and develop’ sounds, places, people and atmospheres for the next stages of future Gnod performances.

R&D will find Paddy and Chris improvising with new instruments, sounds and ideas with the option of collaborating with various musicians along the way. There will be an open stage at Gnod (R&D) shows and people are encouraged to get involved be it singing, shouting, dancing, bringing an instrument/device to the table or just simply tuning in and coming along for the ride.


Massimo and Thighpaulsandra met in 2016.

Massimo being a longtime fan of Coil, and Thighpaulsandra a longtime fan of ZU, it was clear there was a common ground to go and create new music together.

After one year of meetings their first album comes out on the great belgian label Consouling Sounds in September 2017.

Echoes of Coil music and Zu music appear here and there but the duo maps an uncharted territory. This is organic electronic music.

The live show will have also VISUAL

£10 Advance

Exchange Bristol
Odd Box Fundraiser feat. Helen Love / VAN-illa / HODAD / Lawndale High / Live, Do Nothing + DJs: Daytrip Records & GO APE Promotions Christmas set!


Helen Love



Lawndale High (ex-The Bellamys)

Live, Do Nothing

+ loads more

DJs: Daytrip Records + GO APE Promotions Christmas set!

Sunday 10th Dec 2017

The Moon Cardiff

2pm-10pm (bands til 10pm, DJs til midnight-ish)

All ages – bring the kids!

£10 adv + bf

Tickets on sale in Spillers Records, Diverse Music & Vinyl + online from + SEE

We’re putting on a fundraiser to help out Trev from Odd Box Records, one of our favourite record labels ever.

As Trev says, “over 9 years the label has paid its own way for over 120 releases, we’re just finding the current conditions very tough, and without clearing our debt Odd Box will not be able to continue finding exciting new bands and giving them a helping hand”.



Ground floor venue, flat entrance through double doors which will be fixed open, slight ramp down towards main bar. We have a gender neutral toilet, suitable for wheelchair users, with grab bars. We have plenty of seating available on benches and chairs. If you need to discuss access requirements, would like to bring a care assistant or want to arrive early before we open please email:

LOCAL BUSES – most buses stop on Westgate St:

TRAINS – 5 mins walk to Cardiff Central station

MEGABUS – Cardiff Castle stop by our street or Kingsway(3 mins)

NATIONAL EXPRESS stops at Sophia Gardens (8 mins walk)


NCP at the end of our street CF10 1EA is £3.50 all night after 5pm

All day / oversized vehicles: rugby ground car park, Westgate St £7

It’s at the lights by the castle, through the big gates then pay the guy in the cabin.

The Moon Cardiff
Imperial Music presents… Red Jumpsuit Apparatus

Imperial Music

Red Jumpsuit Apparatus

7:00pm | £12 | 16+

Red Jumpsuit Apparatus bring the Don’t You Fake It world tour to Cardiff!

Clwb Ifor Bach Cardiff
Joy Collective presents… David Thomas Broughton and guests i
Transport Club Cardiff
The Le Pub Christmas Party feat. Rogora Khart

What the people are saying….

The Big Splash – Newport 2014

Rogora Khart should be headlining the Millennium Stadium…,

Not the Riverside Theatre in Zooport. Fantastic, crazy, deeply amusing Eastern European-influenced punky folky rock’n'roll… with a beautiful bonkers dancer who makes Bez look like Nick Clegg… and delivered with an off the scale energy that makes the Sex Pistols look like Kraftwerk.

Imagine the Pogues fronted by Dracula. Rogora Khart are UKIP’s worst nightmare.

For no other reason than that, see this wonderful band NOW!


Brecon Jazz 2013

Managed to catch this bunch of looney-tunes at Brecon Jazz, and very glad I did!

They were certainly one of the most entertaining bands I saw; a perfect end the Festival.

Outrageous make-up and songs such as “Love Like Vodka”,

“Humdigaro” and “Bettws Bhangra” were a full-frontal assault on all the senses!

Best laugh I’ve had in quite a while! Not to be missed!

Le Pub Newport
DIY Cardiff 3rd Birthday feat. Apologies I Have None / Kamikaze Girls / Bicycle Thieves / Big Whoop + more

DIY Cardiff presents

The DIY Cardiff 3rd Birthday Half Dayer: A Benefit for Cathays Community Centre!

Playing will be…


Dark and Melodic Punk rock from London. Recently released the full length “Phamarcie” which was a total game-changer for the band, and UK punk as a whole. A band not to be missed!


Riot Grrl emo / punk from Leeds. Recently played at Buffalo for us, now they’re back as tour support for Apologies. Probably one of the best bands in the country at the moment, if not the world!


Melodic punk rock from Cardiff. Back gigging after what seems like a million years, with a bunch of new songs and *hopefully* a new record!

BIG WHOOP – [too punk for the internet]

Punk/indie pop jams from Cardiff. No bass guitars allowed! Members of Deadlines, Pink Grapefruit et al. FFO Diet Cig, Hop Along, Waxahatchee… in other words, they’re very good!

Plus loads more bands TBA

Cathays Community Centre (Main Hall), Cardiff

Saturday 16th December, 2017

£5 adv (more otd), 4pm doors. ALL AGES!

Advance tickets available from

This is a benefit gig for Cathays Community Centre, which is a valuable local space for those living in Cardiff. For more info visit:

Cathays Community Centre Cardiff

Sun 17 Dec RYDER THE EAGLE & SUPPORT 7.30PM 18+ £5.50 adv/£7 doors

The Moon Cardiff
Stars In Their Eyes

Our first Stars in the new building!

So exciting!

Le Pub Newport
Fat Paul presents… Nadja / Erthona / Stereocilia
Exchange Bristol

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