Should you be in Cardiff this Saturday (and not at the excellent Gathered In Song night in Newport for example) you’ll find the city has coughed up a doozy of gig clash. On this site we’re weary enough not to breathlessly talk up the capital as a perma-buzzing flesh pot of endless talent – there are plenty of dull bands and barren gig stretches out there – but decent, interesting and fucking great artists and promoters do exist, and sometimes in pretty struggling circumstances. So, you know, if you’re out, you probably should go to one of these gigs. So will it be…
The one-off collaborative hoedown of John Mouse and Evening Chorus, going under the fairly sensible name of Evening Mouse? Why not – the mix of John’s free-wheeling anti-folk songs/comedy and EC’s damn accomplished country blues should throw up an intriguing gobbet of genre transgression. Maybe onstage fighting too. Well, that’s at Thé Pot Cafe then.
Or maybe the Peski Records night at Buffalo? A showcase for flash youngsters VVolves, dude-from-Jakokoyak’s mysterious new project Land Of Bingo and devastating, definitely-get-there-early bleep mangler Plyci will heal all kinds of ailments.
Then there’s a night organised by great Cardiff booze testing blog Pint Of 45, with need-no-introduction blast of dead air Gindrinker, as well as new blood in the form of serrated rock blasts from The Milk Race and Daylight Fireworks. And that’s The Promised Land. It’s all very confusing (it’s not really).
EVENING MOUSE & SCOTT RUDD
For one night only, local folksters Evening Chorus join forces with the evergreen John Mouse to form ‘dark country folk bums’ Evening Mouse. Double headlining with the incredible Scott Rudd all the way from the USA.
Advance tickets £4, £5 on the door!
PESKI RECORDS NIGHT
LAND OF BINGO
Saturday 29th January
7pm-10pm *early show* £3
PESKI RECORDS is an independent record label and music publisher from Wales, armed with global aspirations and a passion for organic music whatever the language, country or genre. Past releases have included CATE LE BON, RADIO LUXEMBOURG (now RACE HORSES), EVILS, DAVID MYSTERIOUS, JAKOKOYAK and TEXAS RADIO BAND.
Now the label are showcasing their newest generation of experimental electronic bands including VVOLVES, LAND OF BINGO (Jakokoyak’s new project) and North Walian PLYCI.
Live music at The Promised Land – we’ve got three cracking bands plus a DJ until 1am.
GINDRINKER: “Sabbath-esque riffs, lurching post-punk and a sense of humour you’d politely describe as savage” – Drowned in Sound
THE MILK RACE: “With former members of The Martini Henry Rifles, The IK+ and Mohobishopi, they’re indie royalty” – BBC Radio Wales
DAYLIGHT FIREWORKS: “A pop-rock explosion of razor-sharp guitar and pounding drums” – Suit Yourself Magazine
Tickets are £4 adv from the venue (tel 02920 398 998)/£5 on the door.
Expect rock, roll and booze-induced falling over. What more could you ask for?