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The Moon Club promises to be a welcome addition to the capitals nightlife. With a capacity of 180 for live shows and 260 overall, The Moon club will be catering for all musical genres within the underground scene.
Born and bred in Hackney, Klashnekoff is one of the most recognizable artists on the UK hip hop scene. Using lyricism as a way of expressing himself and problems he’s gone through, his raps reflect the society he’s had to grow up in, making him an identifiable figure for many young people in the UK today.
His debut single ‘Dago Mentality’ led to Klashnekoff’s first album ‘The Sagas of Klashnekoff’ in 2004, from which the infamous club banger ‘Murda’ enjoyed heavy rotation. Songs such as ‘Zero’, ‘All I got’ and ‘Blackrose’ established Klash as lyrically diverse, mixing emotional tunes with thoughtful reflections on important issues such as urban struggles and political commentary.
In 2005 he brought out the popular mix tape ‘Focus Mode’, which has sold over 20,000 copies, and as founding member of the crew Terra Firma, he shortly followed this up with ‘The Foundation’, showcasing his ability to spot and draw out talent in others. A collaboration with Joe Buhdha in 2007 resulted in the hotly anticipated album ‘Lionheart: Tussle With the Beast’. With rave reviews in NME, Mix Magazine and The Guardian, the release once again exemplified his revolutionary rhetoric, the themes ranging from introspection in ‘Rest of Our Lives’ to reality driven discourses such as ‘Bit by Bit’ and ‘The Revolution’.
Klash has featured alongside the likes of Kano and Shaznay, he hooked up with renowned DJ Jus’ Blaze for Playstation, and Rio Ferdinand, Pete Doherty and the Arctic Monkeys are all fans. In 2004 he won a UMA Award, and in 2007 DJ Premier put him forward for a BET Award nomination. Klash has supported a range of internationally famous artists at shows, including DMX, Mobb Deep, Joe Budden, Ghostface Killa and Rae Kwon.
DUBSIDE pres. BaByHeAd + Crinkle Cuts
Thursday 13th March @The Moon Club
Doors 7.30pm | tickets £8 adv | 18+BABYHEAD IS AN 8 HEADED SKA, HIPHOP, DUB MONSTER!
Born out of love for Jamacian sound clash, forged through a do it yourself punkrock ethic and delivered with a raw hip hop swagger, the unstoppable Babyhead sound is drawn from all quarters of the musical universe, in true Bristol fashion. They have been a live phenomenon in the clubs and on the festival circuit, for a decade plus, rocking stages from Glastonbury to Fabric and attracting onstage collaborations from Ozomatli, Rodney P, Alice Russell, scores of children, transvestites and a three legged one eyed dog!
Keith Allen called them "bastard child of Ian Dury and Iggy pop" while the legendary Toots Hibbert himself proclaimed the band "Irie, despite their beards and suits".
Fresh with a capital PH, Crinkle Cuts deliver you a blasting of tantric funk, smooth reggae and new-wave latin ska woven together in a bombastic psychedelic tapestry of good vibes for an eccentric, exotic and eargasmic live performance.
Thomas Leeb picked up the guitar for the same reason as every thirteen-year-old boy: he wanted to meet girls. He soon fell in love with the instrument, played his first solo concert at the age of fifteen and released his first acoustic guitar album at seventeen.
Leeb is a frequent performer at concerts and festivals in Asia, the Americas and Europe and has been featured in numerous guitar magazines all over the world. Every year, he teaches workshops and master classes in universities and colleges and his album “Desert Pirate” was voted one of the essential albums of the last twenty years by Acoustic Guitar Magazine.
His peculiar guitar style owes as much to percussive techniques as traditional fingerstyle guitar. What sets Thomas Leeb apart from some of his contemporaries is his ability to make pyrotechnics serve the music and three years studying West African traditional music give him a sense of timing and groove that is unusual in a guitarist.
All this has earned him a loyal world-wide following and influential fans such as Eric Roche who was his guitar teacher, “for about five minutes and then I heard him play”, Jon Gomm awarded him “ten out of ten Gomms” and Guthrie Govan who thinks that “what Thomas does on an acoustic guitar probably shouldn’t be legal.”
'Comfortably Numb' (Pink Floyd cover) - http://youtu.be/KhsPYRUqphk
'Alaskero' - http://youtu.be/JEBVpB8jNXA
'Don't Worry, Be Happy' (Bobby McFerrin cover) - http://youtu.be/j8lUIqwQpZQ
Support comes from Dan Fairhurst
Gareth Pearson (Wales)
Welsh guitar phenomenon Gareth Pearson is already considered a virtuoso in the field of fingerstyle guitar. Having only played the instrument from recent times, he has already developed a distinctive style to his playing that has earned him the greatest accolades from world renowned players; he has been called a genius by Jan Akkerman, and Tommy Emmanuel was inspired to write a song about him which he named The Welsh Tornado.
Matthew Santos (USA)
Matthew Santos has established himself as one of the most exceptional talents to emerge from the Chicago music scene in decades. With a voice consistently compared to that of the late Jeff Buckley and likened to a male version of Adele, he has been the subject of praise from such artists as Kimbra, Eddie Vedder, and John Legend. His highly acclaimed collaborations with Lupe Fiasco for which he received two Grammy nominations, have served to broaden international awareness of Santos whose own style is a unique, homegrown hybrid touching on alternative/indierock/soul and folk genres. The Chicago Sun-Times recognized Santos as an artist who is “organic and soulful and moody, full of interesting musical ideas and dripping with serious vocal talent.”
Stefano Barone (Italy)
Stefano was born in Naples, Italy. Stefano Barone's debut CD features entirely original compositions, ranging from the funk of Spankie to the intimate melodies of The Return, to tracks of more complex execution and performance like Metronix, Batman, Alexander Supertramp and Minimalaction, a composition for 12 guitars which he usually perform live with the help of a multitrack machine.
Tickets £10adv, available from The Full Moon, Spillers Records
F H E D & The Moon present...
'Conan are as heavy as interplanetary thunder amplified through the roaring black hole anus of Azathoth. A three piece, in the grand tradition of many amazing fabulous three pieces that hold a tight line and an iron-grip command over the uber-synchronised chord changes and tempo-shifts of the holy trio of bass, drums and guitar. Two men have the task of vocalising wretched thoughts over the turgid weight of Conan. They bear it well, for the task is immense.'
Support from Bast & local doom tyrants Spider Kitten & Gorgantuan
Tickets £6adv, available from The Full Moon, Spillers Records
THE ZEN HUSSIES + MAD APPLE CIRCUS
Friday 21st March | The Moon Club | Cardiff
£6 Advance | 7.30pm Doors | 18+THE ZEN HUSSIES
Since their formation in 2001, Bristol (UK) based band THE ZEN HUSSIES have established themselves as a formidable live act with their original brand of swinging stomp and song.
A mighty brass and reed section blow hot and heavy to the roots rhythm section of guitars, double bass and drums, and their well crafted and often surprising musical arrangements are the perfect sonic vehicle for the infectious lyrics and melodies of front-man, instrumentalist and lead vocalist Jules Landau (AKA Jonah Flatfoot).
Their large repertoire of chiefly original songs encompass a broad array of stylings made uniquely their own – Jump Jive, Swing and Dixieland Jazz, Ska, Rhythm and Blues and Gypsy Klezmer to name but a few, and their current six piece line-up is tighter and stronger than ever.
MAD APPLE CIRCUS
An infectious mix of ska/hip-hop/jazz where swing and reggae influences jump through - nothing but the good stuff. The almighty 10 piece knock out a true display of jumping musical fusion that's guaranteed to bury deep into the recesses of your subconscious. Their range of instruments spans quite a plethora from the brightest of brass and mecurial guitar through a whomping bass and itchy beats of the crash-bang-boom.
German stoner rock giants Beehoover are touring the UK in March, so to celebrate this we're putting on an absolute beast of a show for them on The Moon...
Lineup still being confirmed, but it currently looks impressively like this...
We Are Romans
Tickets are a steal at £6adv, available from The Full Moon
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GB LIVE PRESENTS:
REAPER IN SICILY (Performing ISLAND in its entirety)
A WORLD DEFINED
CLEAR THE AUDITORIUM
THE MOON CLUB, CARDIFF (CF10 1BR)
TUESDAY 25TH MARCH 2014
£6.00 ADV / £8.00 OTD
14+ (ID REQUIRED)
REAPER IN SICILY
A WORLD DEFINED
CLEAR THE AUDITORIUM
STARVING ARTIST present UGLY DUCKLING + SKUNKADELIC + OORT KUIPER + BEATBOX HANN + KNIGHTS OF BOOM
DJ VETO + MANSFIELD GREEN + DJ JAFFA
Friday 28th March | The Moon Club | Cardiff
£10 Advance | 9pm Doors | 18+UGLY DUCKLING
Formed in Long Beach, California around 1993, Andy Cooper, Dizzy Dustin and Young Einstein have been putting out classic hip-hop records and touring the world for the last 11 years.
They've earned worldwide acclaim and respect within Hip-Hop culture while consistently selling records and even grabbing an occasional international chart position.
Amazingly, U.D. has rocked 5 continents on a quest to spread their positive and exciting brand of music.
The group is renowned for their energy-filled live shows which they have honed to perfection over the years, performing various antics on stage and interacting with the crowd.
CAPTAIN ACCIDENT & THE DISASTERS + FIGHT THE BEAR
Saturday 5th April 2014 | The Moon Club | Cardiff
£4 Adv | 7.30pm Doors | 18+CAPTAIN ACCIDENT & THE DISASTERS
Cardiff's own reggae / ska / soul heroes return to their spiritual home in The Moon Club, to bless us all with a night of skanking and singalongs! It's been a while since these guys have played a proper club show in Cardiff, so we know they're looking forward to this one as much as we are!
Captain Accident & The Disasters - Another Evening (Live at The Moon Club): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EpOM4vsfnmE
FIGHT THE BEAR
Ska / Rock band, Fight The Bear return to The Moon after a fantastic show here last year. These guys are touring the country with Captain Accident & The Disasters this April, so let's make sure we give them a hearty Cardiff welcome!
Fight the Bear - It Gets Better (Official Video): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5w-Nis-F9QQ
www.TheMoonClub.net | www.CaptainAccident.com | www.FightTheBear.net
GRAVEYARD JOHNNYS + MURDER CIRCUIT + DOCTOR CALIGARI
Wednesday 9th April | The Moon Club | Womanby Street
£4 Adv | 7.30pm Doors | 18+“One of the most frantic and energetic live bands around today, Graveyard Johnnys mix the primitive rhythms and animal-instinct of 1950′s rockabilly with the aggression and passion of punk rock from back when it was dangerous”
Graveyard Johnnys - Won't Back Out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynORuDj0Fq4
ORCHARD ENTERTAINMENT PRESENTS...
THE MOON CLUB, CARDIFF
SATURDAY 12TH APRIL 2014
TICKETS: £6.00 ADV (+SBF)
MOON CLUB PRESENT JOE DRISCOLL & SEKOU KOUYATE
Thursday 17th April @ The Moon Club
Doors 7.30pm | tickets £8 adv | 18+
TheFull Moon (No Booking fee)
Spillers RecordsMORE INFO TO FOLLOW
JOE DRISCOLL & SEKOU KOUYATE
The Moon Club/ - Saturday April 19th - 3pm til 3am - Tickets £8 adv, £10 otd
Cardiff Psych Fest 2014 - A celebration of psych, garage, space rock, noise and drone....
As the "new psychedelic movement" rapidly stagnates in a mire of broadsheet coverage, sub Velvets plodding and tame exercises in nostalgia, Cardiff Psych Fest hopes to offer something a little more visceral, adventurous and un-hinged....
The Witches Drum: final ever hometown gig for these acid drenched freak rock merchants- expect an epic closing set of energy, chaos, sweat and glory.
“Lysergic doom-blooze riff tyrants, these Witches don’t just drum, they conjure up boiling cauldrons of epic fuzz.”
http://thewitchesdrum.bandcamp.com/Haikai No Ku: Newcastle based trio featuring Mike Vest of BONG - Haikai No Ku play morose, damaged blues psych - death toll bass and crashing drums lead the way for total psychedelic guitar scree oblivion- like strange faces leering out of the mist at night. New album out now on Burning World/Roadburn records.
"Take a listen to the sonic devastation of Sick on My Journey by power trio Haikai No Ku, whose wall of noise and titanic celebrations of Midrange are a joy to behold." Julian Cope, Head Heritage
Sly & the Family Drone: Sly & The Family Drone are a primal orchestra of drum rhythms, radiophonic oscillator noise and electronically-abstracted vocals. They forge hypnotic, textural workouts in the vein of Black Dice, Shit & Shine and Crash Worship and encourage audience participation - This egalitarian approach propels audience and band together into a shamanistic setting of catharsis and anarchic celebration.
"no-one would forget their first Sly experience. ...designed to blow out the fug of your enfeebled minds." The Quietus
Zinc Bukowski: Acid punk visionaries who meld relentless, cyclical rhythms to 80's underground/no wave noise and cover it all in a haze of reverb and buried melodies. They have been responsible for some of the most memorable and chaotic shows South Wales has ever seen.
"uncompromising, unpredictable... utterly undeniable" God is in the TV Zine
Howl : Shit kicking garage blues 'n' roll of rare and beautiful power that has lit up everywhere they've been. A joyus head rush of energy and sound, like a bag of cheap pills and no work on Monday.
"...we cling on for dear life with a look of terror and exhilaration etched on our faces. Ace." South Wales Echo
The Cosmic Nod: Free form, spaced out, heavy psych rock jamming. Turn on, tune in, wig out.
The Dharma Violets: Debut gig for this lot. Expect epic, hook laden psychedelia mixed with West coast stoner vibes.
Love Bazaar: Will be bringing their Nuggets styled garage sounds to the party - plenty of strut and stomp, three way vocals, topped off with lead guitar lines that sound like creamy lazers...
DJ FOOD / DJ CHEEBA / DJ MONEYSHOT - CAUGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF A 3 WAY MIX + MORE TBA
Paul's Boutique: Remixed, Recreated & Re-Cover Cymruimagined
BEASTIE BOYS TRIBUTE
Easter Sunday 20th April | The Moon Club
£7 Early birds / £10 Advance | 9pm Doors | 18+
3 years, 3 DJs and over 150 tracks in the making, ‘Caught In The Middle Of A 3-Way Mix’ remixes, recreates and reimagines the Beastie Boys’ tour de force and genre-defining sophomore album, Paul’s Boutique – and now this reworking of what some call the Sgt. Peppers’ of hip-hip is taking the stage in The Moon Club. Helmed by 3 DJs – FOOD, Cheeba and MONEYSHOT – this has been a homework project of epic proportions – more than just a mixtape, it is ‘a deeply affectionate, highly articulate love letter to a classic album, from a classic time, composed by peerless artists.” (Buzzine)
Paul’s Boutique sustained strut but also developed a kind of shimmying soulful expression. Teeming with samples, it can respectfully be described as much-loved bastard child of a thousand fathers. A list of samples runs at five pages and includes a wide and vast array of genres and artists ranging from well known artists such as Kool and The Gang, Chic, Tower Of Power, The Beatles, The Eagles, The Commodores, Led Zeppelin and AC/DC that resulted in the creation of a musical amalgamation that was not geared towards satisfying the commercial masses. Paul’s Boutique is legend, iconic not just in the hip-hop sphere, but far beyond.
Embarking on the near impossible mission, DJs FOOD, Cheeba and MONEYSHOT sorted through the labyrinthian mess of samples used on Paul’s Boutique and the sourced all original vinyl samples of all the tracks that the hip-hop trio and production crew The Dust Brothers used to create it. ‘Caught In The Middle Of A 3-Way Mix’ is the result, weaving together all the original samples plus a cappellas, period interviews and the Beasties’ own audio commentary from the reissued release into an electrifying audio-visual experience that is slick, fresh yet nostalgic, and completely unmissable.
MJR Live & The Full Moon present...
CHURCH OF MISERY
Japanese Doom Metal LEGENDS Church of Misery Official hit The Moon fresh from their European tour supporting Monster Magnet. expect the doomiest, most psychedelic Monday you ever did see!
'Brother Bishop' - http://youtu.be/HYHb42yTIqo
'I, Motherfucker' - http://youtu.be/aRm_JThG35g
Support comes from Spider Kitten & HOMOH
Tickets are £8adv - The Full Moon
The Moon is pleased as punch to welcome snarlin' country punk n roll hero Joe Buck Yourself ! Formerly the guitarist with The Legendary Shack Shakers, Joe is also the ex bassist of Hank Williams III's country/hellbilly 'Damn Band' and Punk/Metal band 'Assjack'. In his own right he is a one man evil bluesy hellbilly machine, Joe Buck Yourself, Motherfuckers!
'Devil's on his way' - http://youtu.be/5AGfqPtr1es
Tickets a measly fiver, from The Full Moon
'A melodic, mega-hectic, mash of psychedelic, pop and roots. Music to throw shapes to.'
The Sydney based five piece have been touring for two years, to increasing crowds and are delivering a refreshing vibe to Australian music. The band began their rise when drummer, Beaker and bass player Paddy Fingers, met busker Dylan Frost one night in early 09 outside the Coopers Arms hotel in Newtown.
Dylan, fresh from N.Z., was on the streets with his guitar busking outside the pub. “We met him,” Patty says, “when the Coopers Arms bouncer started telling us we should give him some money.” Frost’s melodic sense brings the Kiwi spirit and melodic lineage to the band. Frost, the youngest member of the band (the rest of the band are 22), has 21 years of life and a hundred years of heartbreak in his voice. And the band surround it in textural and psyche-y, atmospheric melodies punched out by the Sticky Finger’s rhythm section’s blunt sound scapes.
'How to Fly' - http://youtu.be/hKX9rEEgb0I
'Caress Your Soul' - http://youtu.be/mgq8EA82T-Q
'Australia Street' - http://youtu.be/TETVNH3k8Ag
Support from the local ska mob of Junior Bill & The Scallies, plus the loop pedal hip hop & reggae sounds of Redlox & Fatneck
Tickets £5adv, available from The Full Moon
The Full Moon is very pleased to bring you a night spent with the incredible poet Hollie Mcnish...
A spoken word poet based between Cambridge and London. Hollie is the 2009 UK Slam Poetry Champion and 3rd place World Slam finalist. Her commissions include Radio 4 Woman's Hour, WOW Festival, Channel 4 Random Acts and BBC Poetry Diaries, along with gig appearances as diverse as Glastonbury festival, Ronnie Scotts Jazz Bar, London’s Southbank Centre and Cambridge University.
'Embarressed' - http://youtu.be/KiS8q_fifa0
'Famous for what?' - http://youtu.be/m_HyzWIKzgc
'Mathematics' - http://youtu.be/bJX5XHnONTI
Tickets are £8adv and are limited to 100 onsale, available from The Full Moon
Following a sellout show here on The Moon last year, we are very pleased to be bringing back the skanky reggae delights of By The Rivers! These boys have been tearing up the UK reggae scene for a few years now and 2014 will be no different, so catch them on the underground circuit while you still can!
'Take Control' - http://youtu.be/5nbK0V-0U18
...on that same sellout show were Cardiff punky reggae superstars Dirty Revolution and it fit so perfect we just had to get a rewind...
Failure to Communicate - http://youtu.be/0eqA0_8l6uk
Opening show this time around are London based Ghouls, hittng us hard with a blend of ska and gypsy punk to get the party started...
'The Beautiful Game' - http://youtu.be/v0LdhiR3cZY
Tickets are £7adv, available from The Full Moon
We have a couple of headliners to announce over the next week or two! This week we are back with our residents this Wednesday at The Moon Club, Womanby Street!!
Entrance is just £3 all night!!
★ Music ★
The best in DISCO HOUSE, BASS, FRENCH HOUSE and ELECTRONIC played by our residents HUBBLE FUNK, APOLLO CHIEF, HIGHFORTHIS, TIGER LIGHTNING with guest DJs as well as our MONTHLY headline acts - to be announced soon!
★ 80s movies being played in Room 2 over the best of Disco House music!! ★
Check out some of resident mixes HERE:
TIGER LIGHTNING: https://soundcloud.com/boulevardcardiff/blvd-residential-mix-tiger-lightning
This is one of the only places you can hear underground electronic music of this style each week away from the mainstream commercial clubs of the city, get involved and join us weekly in a UNIQUE, FUNKY and FUN venue!
NO DRESS CODE! Wear what you want to enjoy yourself here!