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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.
Yes yes y'all, we are so mightily chuffed to announce that we have Dirty Revolution's hometown album launch here on The Moon! The band are hitting a UK wide 28 day tour for their launch of 'The Heat' and you can be assured that the hometown show is always the one to hit...
If you don't know who Dirty Revs are then firstly take that cloth out your ears and then go check out the reggae-punk-ska-kings (& Queen!) of Cardiff - http://www.facebook.com/Dirty.Revolution
Support from local skate-punk superstars Upbeat Allstars - http://www.facebook.com/UpbeatAllstars
Tickets are £5adv and are available here - http://www.wegottickets.com/event/213910
We are extremely proud to announce that the singer/songwriter/guitar GENIUS, Jake Morley, is coming back to The Moon! Last time around he amazed people downstairs and played a beautifully intimate show, so we always promised to bring him back, and here we go!
Jake Morley is like a blend of the most amazing guitar virtuoso you've ever seen and the most amazing songwriter you've ever heard, just watch this and you'll see what I mean - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yeY8VhlM-Zc&feature=share&list=UU4D28CG7Cijsd63ojEpaybQ
In support we have two incredible local acoustic artists, firstly in the shape of Dan Bettridge, who is part of Whipping Boy Agency who specialise in the most talented acoustic artists from all over the world...
...and secondly is guitar virtuoso Luke Bennett, who you'll also catch this year supporting Jon Gomm after competing in the first ever UK Fingerstyle Guitar Championships supporting Don Ross...
Tickets are a mere £4adv for this increcible night of acoustic talent, and are available here - http://www.wegottickets.com/event/219312
DUB SIDE ON THE MOON Presents:
PRINCE FATTY Feat HORSEMAN
CAPTAIN ACCIDENT & THE DISASTERS + F-BLOCK & THE TANK CAT ALLSTARS
Djs: Kaptin | Jimanoli | Mc Little Tree | F-Block
Saturday 25th May @ The Moon Club
9pm Doors | £10 Advance | 18+
PRINCE FATTY Feat HORSEMAN
Prince Fatty is a group put together by producer and engineer Mike Pelanconi, (whose recent credits include Lilly Allen's smash ‘Alright Still’ for Regal/EMI and ‘Little Barrie’ Stand your Ground for Genuine/PIAS) for the purpose of recording a limited-edition single for Stussy to celebrate their 25th anniversary.
The Prince Fatty sound is designed to Dub your feet with Rock Steady beats and stimulate brain waves in a jazz-like way...delivered in an up-beat, positive and organic funk fashion. Mixed in an analog haze of vintage spring reverbs, tape echoes and custom hi-grade mixing console, Prince Fatty won’t disappoint the lovers of the early 70s sound.
VIDEO: Prince Fatty feat Horseman - Shimmy Shimmy Ya - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gib-RP377-M
VIDEO: Prince Fatty feat Horseman - Insane in the Brain - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cuaefqgKs-g
CAPTAIN ACCIDENT & THE DISASTERS
Captain Accident is a name that needs very little introduction in Cardiff! Playing a heavenly mix of lovers reggae, ska and soul, Captain Accident & The Disasters are guaranteed to have you dancing, swaying and singing along. Infectious and fun, Captain Accident & The Disasters can be seen at a whole host of UK festivals this year, so get down early to avoid missing out on Cardiff's best-loved reggae superstars!
VIDEO: Captain Accident & The Disasters - Another Evening (Live at The Moon Club) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_VdZBqn8bE
F-BLOCK & THE TANK CAT ALLSTARS
F-Block is a local DJ who wears loud hawaiian shirts and plays slightly stupid music. The Tank Cat All-Stars are his musically talented friends. Featuring a full horn section, percussionist and the vocal stylings of MC Little Tree, Tank Cat shows are known to get pretty sweaty and rowdy...for further proof watch the vid: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0D0Pi06cMrg"
All my tunes and mixes go up instantly on http://www.soundcloud.com/f-block"
The Bank Holiday Beast: a 12 hour marathon of doom, sludge, stoner, & metal on The Moon, featuring…
Part Zonderhoof, part Shaped by Fate, all sludge, deep fried in man phat
Bristol’s noise-making, bone-shaking, dream-breaking duo will probably eat your babies
Cardiff’s instrumental doom tyrants reign supreme and keep faces looking mean
Fierce stoner-metal hailing from Nottingham and possibly the womb of Satan
Wholesome lowdown metal flavoured with proper riffs and quite possibly wearing a cape
A melodic sludge assault from the valleys, bringing a grimace to your ugly face
TIDES OF SULFUR
Opening the show with a tirade of epic sludge/death metal, rejoice!
Tickets are £5adv
3am til 3pm
Jeffrey Lewis, the singer/songwriter/comic-book artist from New York (known best for his band 'Jeffrey Lewis & the Junkyard' and his important role in the ever rising scene of antifolk), has teamed up with the legendary Peter Stampfel (of the 60s psychedelic-folk band 'The Holy Modal Rounders' & freak-folk legends 'The Fugs') to bring a tour to the UK that is far too incredibly interesting to even think about missing out on... I feel the best way to get across the excitement of this show is to share with you Jeffrey Lewis's excitement of putting on this tour, it really drives home how what a passionately interesting show he's bringing here, so in his words...
"Peter Stampfel, of the legendary 60s psych-folk band The Holy Modal Rounders, is one of the strangest and most wonderful and colorful characters you are likely to meet. He is who-knows how old now (mid-70s?), and still at least as spry and fiery and inventive and absurdist and captivating as he ever was, if not more! He has never stopped writing and recording awesome songs and giving inspiring performances, and I've been lucky to have become an acquaintance of his over the past few years here in NYC (over a mutual love of comic books - he's an expert!). Peter is a great writer and performer but he's also a great historian - his knowledge of folk music is so impressive that he actually wrote the liner notes for the completely essential Smithsonian Folk Anthology box set (and won a Grammy for his efforts), as well as the liner notes for the massively popular Karen Dalton CD reissues of a few years back (he was a friend of hers) and other such stuff. The Holy Modal Rounders even famously contributed to the quintessential 60s soundtrack of Easy Rider! Peter and his band were the subject of the awesome feature-length documentary "Bound To Lose" (which I highly recommend, Youtube trailer here (Peter's the one without the beard): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=osRM14sBZuY). Fans of 60s psych-folk (the roots of the craze for Devendra Banhart, Joanna Newsome, Will Oldham, etc) will be overjoyed to have a rare chance to see one of the original greats (plus Sundazed has been reissuing Holy Modal Rounders albums lately), and even people who are just fans of my own work will know of Peter from his playing on my City & Eastern Songs album and my inclusion of him & the Holy Modal Rounders in my 'History of Punk on the Lower East Side'. The previous Jeffrey Lewis/Peter Stampfel UK tour (in January 2011) was a rousing success, with many sold out rooms and rave reviews, full feature articles in the Guardian and Sunday Times etc, and we're hoping to build on that success (with a 2nd Lewis/Stampfel album planned to come out this spring too). I think the first time around, people didn't know what to expect of such a tour, including me, and both the music and the reaction to the music was way above and beyond expectations! I think the Jan 2011 tour laid tremendous word-of-mouth groundwork for a joyous return for this Lewis/Stampfel project. Plus, Peter's pushing into his mid-late 70s, so I want to have more good times while he's still frisky (and happily, he's at least as frisky as ever), plus this time out we're playing as a 5-piece band (fiddle, guitar, bass, drums, and extra guest-star Franic of the Wave Pictures joining us on mandolin)."
Some REACTIONS from 2011's tour:
"A founding member of the Greenwich Village beatnik/folk outfit the Holy Modal Rounders, Stampfel is steeped in the jargon of the 1960s (how many other musicians reminisce about "my ex-old lady, who was a psychedelic guide"?), yet he and Lewis complement each other wonderfully. Although Lewis's name has sold the tickets, it's a gig of equals. they are quite a duo, this mismatched but perfectly compatible pair of New Yorkers." - FOUR STARS (of five) - The Guardian
"...the incredible variety of things on offer made the lengthy set fly by. Although Jeffrey Lewis shows usually feature interesting covers and songs on esoteric subjects... this was entirely on another level. Do you laugh, cry, or simply hang your mouth open in disbelief when confronted with such bizarre wonders? Any of those reactions would have been valid at this show, because it’s probably safe to say that no one in that packed room had ever seen anything quite like it." - Live Review, Leeds UK, 1-26-11 - Rob Evans Hates Your Band
"Jeffrey Lewis continues to amaze in 10,000 ways... Peter Stampfel [is] a name that should drop some jaws if you’re into important figures in psych-folk history (Stampfel played in The Holy Modal Rounders and The Fugs, among other groups; he even contributed to the liner notes for Harry Smith’s Anthology of Folk Music, for Pete’s sake!)." - Tiny Mix Tapes
Support come from local antifolk heroes Quiet Marauder, who are building up quite a repertoire of supporting folk legends for a band who mainly sing about murdering women - http://www.quietmarauder.co.uk/
Tickets are £10 in advance and are available here, I would be very surprised if this didn't sell out, so no dilly-dallying allowed people! - http://www.wegottickets.com/event/212008
TYRANNOSAURUS ALAN + SUPPORT TBA
Thursday 30th May @ The Moon Club
£3 Adv | Doors 7.30pm | 18+
T ALAN + JAK BROWN - S.T.B: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKa5vcJ1WcM
Tyrannosaurus Alan is a music band from the Medway towns. They've spent the last 4 years extensively touring the UK, supporting the likes of Voodoo Glow Skulls, Capdown, Bad Manners, The Beat, Chipmunk, Random Hand and hundreds more. They've self releasied an EP, an album and a single, recieving international airplay including a spin on BBC Radio 1. Other people say it better...
"frightfully young and full of energy this is the cast of skins, playing The Specials in the style of King Prawn! Its like listen to all the music from the last 30 years condensed into 3 minutes and I f*cking love it!" - Martin Hobby
"These guys are no dinosaurs, their mixture of ska with its syncopated jangling guitar, strident brass,great bass lines blended with dirtier punk fuelled guitar and rap style vocals make for a very pleasurable listening experience. They play with great energy and have fun doing it! Brilliant!" - studsandpunks.com
"Tyrannosaurus Alan are an eclectic 7 piece from South London, bringing together a beautiful array of ska, punk, reggae and hip hop to create a sound somewhere between classic Capdown, Dizzee Rascal and Sonic Boom Six. It's all done with a shit load of energy and passion and fantastic musicianship, with big brass and vocal hooks." - skamutiny.com
"Starting off like a ska version of Mancini’s Pink Panther theme, it evolves into a slab of guitar hop – all Sham 69 on Jamie T’s beat whilst Capdown look on." Gill Mills (NME/ Best Of Myspace) On 'Bombard The BBC.'
"here’s a notice to you all: the band’s album, ‘Campaign’ (picked up tonight), is storming. It’s skacore with a wit and intelligence, and just a bloody big sound, and it’s very reminiscent of tonight’s headliner. This band will be followed closely next year."
"the band (sans singer) captivate the late-afternoon Underworld audience with a set that’s anchored in the heavier realms of ska-core. As with the best bands in the genre, T-Alan are adept at mixing up their sound, throwing grime-esque vocals into a fierce onslaught" - Punktastic
Cafe A Go Go are thrilled to be bringing back the awesome Stone Foundation! This being their fourth time in Cardiff, first supporting the mighty Specials and further visits via Cafe A Go Go.
This time we are guests at one of Cardiff's best kept secrets-The Moon Club, which is upstairs at The Full Moon, Womanby Street.
A superb venue which will compliment this show perfectly.
Stone Foundation are busy in the studio recording new material, which we are all so much looking forward to hearing. The band are breaking away for a select few dates before resuming recording and setting out on their UK tour later this year, with another return to Cardiff! They will showcasing some of their brand new material and old favourites.
Having now established loyal fan bases here and up and down the country this promises to another great year for them. Their sound is massive. Soulful, funky, upbeat ,melodic. There is something for everyone with this 8 piece. Musicians of the highest order, vocals powerful and harmonised. Best to check them out on You Tube and even better to come and see them. You won't be disappointed.
Support from Cafe A Go Go DJs with all your Northern Soul, Rhythm & Blues, Ska and Funk.
Tickets £8 adv and £10 otd
Canton Space Project brings you Cardiff Psych Fest 2013... Featuring....
THE COSMIC DEAD: Towering over the UK psych scene like a monolith in a field of rubble, The 'Dead will deliver....
SLY & THE FAMILY DRONE: A riotous collision of tape op noise, tribal drum freakout and audience participation...
LOS TENTAKILLS: A righteous garage-psych communion of rare and beautiful power - yeah? yeah!
THE COSMIC NOD: Mat n'' Owen from The Witches Drum plus Luke from We're No Hero's bend time and space through their Earthless, Comets on Fire, Hawkwind, Can and Neu influenced jamming.
MUM'S BRAIN: Volcanic eruptions of improvised synth freakouts, turntable abuse, soaring guitars and skittering drums
BEE TO THE ITCH: Noise, drone and feedback action channeling the spirit of Butthole Surfers, Sunn O))), Earth, Swans and Sonic Youth.
All available members of ZINC BUKOWSKI and THE WITCHES DRUM will be on tune selection duty through the day, and into the early hours.
Lights - Projections - Films - Art
Tickets £7 adv - £10 otd. Available from over the bar in The Full Moon or follow the link...
Bluebox Promo & Fizzi Events presents
SATURDAY 15TH JUNE 2013
THE MOON, CARDIFF
*7:00PM /18+ show
£5 adv from
THE FULL MOON
TICKETLINE UK BOX OFFICE - 02920 230 130
Fair Ohs formed four years ago in a haze of beer-soaked free love party-vibes. Eddy, Joe and Matt came together like young romantics, vowing to show everyone the meaning of true love. The years that followed the consummation of their musical marriage on that hot summer’s day saw them release a series of 7″ singles and cassettes – some shared with the likes of Women, Male Bonding, and Cold Pumas – that made people like Pitchfork say “hey, these guys are A-OK!”. But no one was prepared for the earth shattering power of debut album Everything Is Dancing. A record so inventive and hip-shakingly awesome that fans and critics alike regularly begged them for locks of hair, sweat-drenched t-shirts and babies. But Fair Ohs gave them nothing, the music was the gift they shared, not their love. Everything Is Dancing was the sound of East African guitar music colliding with Indian ragas and Cuban rhythms in the hands of three shirtless London punk virtuosos. And it was rad.
They toured after that, playing to the braying masses. All furious and drunk and hypnotic, they bewitched Europe and Great Britain, casting their magical musical spell in the tiniest of dives and the most sun soaked of festivals. But then they rested, and waited, and created.
Now the fearsome threesome have returned with an enigmatic new opus by the name of Jungle Cats. A heat-soaked traipse through the psychedelic desert of your twenties, filled with voodoo funk grooves, solos like a thousand snakes in heat, basslines that could hypnotise wild beasts and enough hooks to open an abattoir. Inspired by trips to North Africa, the lost musics of forgotten tribes and James Brown’s unequaled dedication to the Holy Groove, Jungle Cats is a record to seduce to. A record to be naked to. A record to dance all night with your crush to. Jungle Cats is the endless fiesta that Lionel Richie promised, but never delivered. It is rad.
Awesome folk-punk from Bloomington, Indiana on Plan-It-X Records
SOME SORT OF THREAT
£5 Adv from http://www.wegottickets.com/event/203700
Poster by Ashley Davies from Physical Graffiti
Check his work here: http://www.ashmadethis.com/
Hat Fitz & Cara are a blues/folk duo who combine one of Australia's most legendary blues musicians with an award winning Irish soul singer & multi instrumentalist. Between them they form a unique sound that effortlessly blends country and delta blues with Australian folk and traditional Celtic music...
Their latest album 'Wiley Ways' has been winning album of the year awards in Oz and the pair are up for all sorts of prestigious awards across the world, including getting to the semi-finals in the international songwriters competition, plus nominations for best blues album, best male vocalist, and best female vocalist.
We are pleased as punch to announce that as they travel UK festivals this summer, they'll be stopping in to The Moon for what promises to be a gig of the year nominee...
Wiley Ways - http://youtu.be/25wp4bDELD0
'Hat Fitz and Cara make beautiful, raw, exciting music that never fails to grab me' - Jeff Lang
'They pack more energy, emotion and sheer musical exuberance into one song than most manage in a whole career' - Spiral Earth, UK
Tickets : £5adv - http://www.wegottickets.com/event/214156