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Gwdihŵ Events - April 2016

Posted by Anna (Sub-Editor) from Cardiff
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Friday, 1st - Saturday, 30th April 2016
Age Restrictions:
No Min Age
Free to £7

Signor Funk vs Move On Up | Fri 1st | 9pm | £3

This month our finest Funkster Signor Funk teams with Move On Up.

We can’t wait to bring you Cardiff most dedicated funksters alongside sugarsweet Motown & Soul.

Expect to hear from the likes of Dobie Gray, Al Wilson, Jimmy Radcliffe & Epitome of Sound to more obscure rarities all served up with a side portion of cool disco dirty tunes.

Let Gwdihw help you get funked up as we take you on a magical music extravaganza that will have the entire dance doing the soul shuffle before the night is through!

Blue Honey residents | Sat 2nd | 9pm | £TBC

The finest in finely picked modern Disco, Electro & Funk

Teen Scream | Sun 3rd | 3pm | £TBC

Gwd Mondays: Musical Bingo | Mon 4th | 7:30pm | FREE | 50% off all drinks all day!

GWD MONDAYS - https://www.facebook.com/GwdMondays

Miss Wales Fundraiser | Tue 5th | 7:30pm | £TBC

Folk In The Owl’s Nest with The Gentle Good, Matthew Frederick, Eleri Angharad & Henry Adams | Wed 6th | 7.30pm | £4/3adv

The Gentle Good is also known as Cardiff born Gareth Bonello, a Welsh folk singer and songwriter. His honest and tender vocals are well matched to an intricate guitar style that owes much to the great guitarists of the 60s folk revival. A dedicated multi-instrumentalist his recordings are layered with subtle string arrangements as well as banjos, mandolins and glockenspiels.

Following a series of self released EPs, the debut album While you slept I went out walking was released by Gwymon records in November 2008. The album received praise in the critical press, with Gareth variously being compared to Nick Drake, Martin Carthy, Bert Jansch, John Renbourn, John Martyn and Donovan by the likes of Mojo and the Guardian. The mighty Bob Harris repeatedly lavished high praise on the album on his Saturday night show and radio stations throughout the UK have gradually begun to play The Gentle Good.

A captivating live performer, The Gentle Good can enchant an audience with just a guitar, weaving dark stories amongst tragic folk songs as he performs. Recent developments have seen Gareth perform with a string section – delivering a more complete sound closer to those heard on his records.

Support comes from the brilliant Matthew Frederick, Eleri Angharad & Henry Adams!

Xpess Radio & Juxtaposed Presents Hodad with A/M/B/E/R & Chroma | Thu 7th | 8pm | £4/3adv

Xpress Radio & Juxtaposed are delighted to bring a gorgeous evening of Psych-laden sounds as the impudent, scuzzy Indie psychedelic sounds of Hodad join us at Gwdihw.

Impressing at slots during Free For All Festival supporting WaLL, Hodad are intriguing and impressing with their mix of Surf scuzz and vitalising, belligerent riffs.

Support comes from A/M/B/E/R & Chroma.

SuperChango Takeover Presents 90's Dance Anthems and R'n'B classics! | Fri 8th | 9pm | £4/3adv

Each and every month, SuperChango take over Gwdihŵ, playing a special one-off themed show, spinning dance floor classics and generally doing exactly as they damn well please.

SuperChango travel back a very short distance in time to bring you some massive dance hits and smooth R'n'B tunes, investing them with their true funk for your dancefloor delictation!

Starving Artists presents Harleighblu (Tru Thoughts) + support | Sat 9th | 9pm | £5adv

Combining a classic yet truly distinctive soul voice with a love of bass and eclectic future beats, each new release from Harleighblu is a revelation. Signed to Tru Thoughts - a match made in musical heaven - Harleighblu has been likened to Erykah Badu and AlunaGeorge in the same breath; her hugely charismatic style has been championed by MistaJam, who was so taken with her 2013 debut single “Enough Now” that he crowned it his ‘Jam Hot’ single of the week, kicking off heavy and escalating support from tastemakers all over the world.

Support TBC.

Making Minds, Giving Voices | Sun 10th | 7pm | £tbc

Relaxed music and poetry performance evening, where scheduled musicians and performers will appear alongside an open mic segment open to students, musicians, artists, poets, comedians &  anyone wishing to express themselves in a warm, supportive and creative environment. Taking place at the wonderful Gwdihw venue in Cardiff, it will be a mix of music and spoken word for all to savour!

Gwd Mondays: Caterpillar Comedy | Mon 11th | 7.30pm | FREE | 50% off all drinks all day!

A very free open-mic comedy night, taking place on the 2nd Monday of each month. Caterpillar Comedy has a new head honcho - our new compere in control of proceedings is the brilliantly unassuming James Dunn, who will be chairing and sharing his endearing points of view shot through with a "a comedic wisdom beyond his years" in between our fresh open mic slots, giving first-timers and those with minimal experience a warm and welcoming environment to develop their act.

Don't forget, it's Gwd Monday too so you get 50% off ALL drink. All day and all night!

GWD MONDAYS PAGE- https://www.facebook.com/GwdMondays

Dragon Radio Presents The 8 O’Clock Spot Live with Superhand, La Forme & Niamh Doyle | Tue 12th | 7.30pm | £4/3USW

Dragon Radio's 'The 8 O'Clock Spot' show presents some of its featured up and coming artists at Gwdihŵ.

The night will be kicking off with an intimate acoustic set from Niamh Doyle, followed by the brilliant La Forme. Headlining the night is the incredible Superhand.

Come down on the 12th for a few too many drinks and three incredible up and coming acts.

Club Tropicana | Wed 13th | 9pm | £tbc

Tropical disco, and latin flavoured boogie from Club Tropicana!

Juxtaposed Presents Prose with Aeddan & Mellor | Thu 14th | 7:30pm | £5/4adv

Juxtaposed are delighted to welcome rising stars Prose.

Mixing the finest of Manchester's Indie and alternative traditions into a new shape is not exactly a new thing, but it's the manner and bite with which Prose do so is half the reason why their organic-acoustic-hip-hop is so fresh and arresting.

PROSE defy genre because in the fiercest way, they are a genre of their own. They take the best of what has come before in the city; the emotional eloquence of Oasis; the street poetry of John Cooper Clarke; the psychedelic ambition of The Stone Roses and the spirit of when New Order looted the NYC gay clubs of the early 80s and invented dance music as we know it.

At the centre of all this is Mike Murray, a putting new bite into the 'white rapper' genre with a whose machine-gunning rhymes describe life on the streets and love on the dole in all their grit and glory, a northern Mike Skinner with a skill for both the profound and the daft.

Together with production and melody from cousin Dave Royle and the pair's lifelong friend Lee Royle, they're ready to take back the city.

Support comes from Aeddan & Mellor.

Modula x One Good Thing presents Suff Daddy | Fri 15th | 9pm | £tbc

Peches Mignons Presents Mise en Bouche | Sat 16th | 9pm | £tbc

World, afrobeat & tropical rhythms from Mise en Bouche!

Cal Hillan ‘Home’ single Launch plus Gareth Howatson, Joe Merriweather & more TBC | Sun 17th | 7:30pm | £5/4adv

Cal Hillan presents the launch gig for his latest single "Home" with support from local artists Joe Merriweather, TBC and Gareth Howaston. The night will feature original music from all artists.

Cal is a talented up and coming singer songwriter who plays original songs ranging from calm acoustic ballads to folk punk anthems. With his first EP, Seasons, released over two years ago and over 150 songs written since he is ready to unleash new material to share with the world. This will be his last gig in Cardiff for some time as he moves to London this summer to pursue music so make sure you catch him while you can!

For fans of Frank Turner, Ed Sheeran and Passenger.

Gwd Mondays Quiz | Mon 18th | 7.30pm | FREE | 50% off all drinks all day!

Strap yourself in for a quizzical thrill ride every month at the Gwd Mondays quiz. A monthly chance to partake in quiz action of the highest order on a number of topics in a number of different formats. Expect a creative round nestled in amongst good ol' favourites such the music round and general knowledge. Prizes to be confirmed, but rest assured, the pride you will experience by winning this quiz will be ample reward. Gwd Mondays quiz = Gwd fun!

GWD MONDAYS PAGE- https://www.facebook.com/GwdMondays

Ghana Fundraising Gig | Tue 19th | 7:30pm | £tbc

Gwd Jams | Wed 20th | 7:30pm | £3/free for performers

After an alchemic opening few months of Gwd Jamming, we can't wait to return to the Gwdihw stage and see Cardiff's finest bring forth fine new tunes and hone current ones once more.

As ever, we’re looking for performers - whether bands who want to add new instrumentalists or vocalists, songwriters who want to collaborate or skilled instrumentalists who want to lend their skills to shaping new material.

Whether it’s subtly honing current songs or wild experiments bringing forth new work, we invite you to see it all!

Get in touch via the Gwd Jams Facebook page if you're thinking about, or looking for, like-minded artists (or at least semi-willing test subjects...) to perform with on the night. Or you could just turn up and see where the night takes you!


All proceeds on the night to go to Heads Above the Waves

GWD JAMS - https://www.facebook.com/GwdJams

Native Events present Why We Love, with Bronze Age Boats & The Naomi Rae Band | Thu 21st | 8pm | £4/3 student

Why We Love are returning to Gwdihw armed with a new EP release! Support from Bronze Age Boats and The Naomi Rae Band.

Tunes after the bands provided by DJ Joe Gill.

Starving Artists Present Mr Woodnote | Fri 22nd | 9pm | £7/6Adv

Geek Party | Sat 23th | 1pm | FREE!

Think you got Game, Boy? Then join in with our monthly event in conjunction with Cardiff Geek Party. They offer unique nights with a retro-console theme. We will have a wide range of games and consoles from the Spectrum to the Playstation and even cardboard cutouts!

This month, there’s retro consoles up for grabs in the tournament, as well as the usual array of retromania to keep your fingers busy.

It's free to pop in, have a drink and a nosey...if you want to get involved, £1 every 20 minutes play on all consoles (handhelds are free). Tournaments will cost £2 per entry.

CARDIFF GEEK PARTY - www.geek-party.co.uk

Gwdihw presents tbc | Sat 23rd | 9pm | £TBC

Bringing monthly

Gwd Monday Open Mic | Mon 25th | 7.30 pm | FREE | 50% off all drinks all day!

Does what it says on the tin! Come down and unearth some hidden gems via our host Marisa Saraiva or get amongst it yourself, if you think you’re the next big thing. Expect tons of fun, a lovely atmosphere and complete, total and utter cheapness!

Whether you join in or just enjoy the boisterously friendly Gwd Mondays atmosphere and some hidden musical gems, be sure to join us!

GWD MONDAYS PAGE- https://www.facebook.com/GwdMondays

Atrium Storytelling | Tue 26th | 7:30pm | £tbc

An evening of storytelling from Atrium students

All My Friends Presents Totem Terrors with Hodad & Aaronson + Oh Peas DJ | Wed 27th | 7:30pm | £4/3adv

All My Friends bring the frenetic ferocity and witchy noise of peerless post-punkers Totem Terrors to Gwdihw. Prepare to be floored by the flawless as the new-look line-up hammer an ordinary Wednesday into a monolith of gloriously aggressive staccato riff shapes, twisted lightness, abrasive logic, cold melody and playfully blunt humour.

Last year’s ‘Hard Science’ LP displayed all the above and more to critical acclaim that’s been some time deserved.

Support comes from Hodad’s Surf-scuzz melee and the instrumental post-punk of Aaronson.

“Absolutely Howling” - Tom Robinson, BBC 6Music

“Scorchers like 'Big E' and 'Deathwish MF' define Totem Terrors in a nutshell – ginormous, Big Black-ish bloodthirst; almighty artificial cowbells; synthesisers like fuzzy green monsters with pointy yellow teeth...a sheer blast and a swift punch in the gut” - Drowned In Sound, 8/10

The Don Bradmans | Thu 28th | 7:30pm | £tbc

Pleasuredome | Fri 29th | 9pm | £4

The finest in 80s Synth-Pop, New Wave, Italo, Funk & Disco!

Hully Gully | Sat 30th | 9pm | £tbc

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