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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.
Since the release of his critically acclaimed debut album 'It's Not A Rumour' in 2005, Akala, (aka Kingslee Daley), has become one of Britain's most revered and respected MCs. Offering an alternative to braggadocio and bling in Hip Hop, Akala has been heralded as 'one of the very few UK spokespeople for credible hip hop' (Time Out), while his music has been perennially lauded for being 'Impassioned and articulate' (Q). Moreover his reputation for stellar live performances has seen him grace stages across the globe, (from Brazil to Vietnam to Australia), and support a variety of artists including Jay Z, Nas, Damien Marley and M.I.A with his fiercely loyal fans renowned for travelling cross-country to catch his live show.
Novemeber/December 2013 sees Akala embarking on a UK Tour for his album 'The Thieves Banquet' released in May 2013. Written and co-produced by Akala and recorded with a full live band featuring Cassell ‘The Beatmaker’ (The Streets) on drums and Eric Appapoulay (Plan B) on bass, ‘The Thieves Banquet’ is inspired by the title of Ngugi wa Thiong'o’s Novel ‘The Devil On The Cross’. Effortlessly fusing rap, rock and electro-punk sounds with thought-provoking lyrical storytelling, ‘The Thieves Banquet’, is arguably Akala’s most inspired work to date.
WOMP CHRISTMAS PARTY: SPECIAL GUEST - REEPS ONE
DJs: F-Block + Toclifrench + MC Little Tree
Friday 6th December 2013 @ The Moon Club
Free b4 12 / £3 After | 11pm Doors | 18+
Merry WOMPmas one and all! As an extra special early Christmas treat for y'all, we've got beatbox extraordinaire REEPS ONE coming down to make Wompy noises with his mouth!
Leave what you think about beatboxing at the door, Reeps One is a vocal force. If you are unfamiliar this walking, breathing sound system, he is the first to ever vocalise bass music in a way that has had producers and scientists alike scratching their heads and invariably dancing.
Reeps Is an acoustic instrument, a human that speaks electronic music and can stand up to the highest energy DJ’s in the world with a 45 minute solo set. By the end of 2010 he was playing alongside Foreign Beggars, had just finished a UK tour with the mighty Prodigy and won the UK Beatbox Championships twice in a row; all with a sound that truly made people dance, without a loop pedal in sight.
Alongside Womp and Tropi-Disiac DJs F-block, Toclifrench and Mc Little Tree, Friday 6th December is set to be a Womp to remember!
HEAVY PETTING ZOO
Friday 6th December
The Moon Club
£6 adv (STBF) // 18+ event // Doors 7pm
Eagulls bring their heavy, shambolic, lo fi rock n' roll to The Moon Club.
Support comes from Sŵn favourites Heavy Petting Zoo and AUTOBAHN. Come join us for a Christmas themed knees-up (read: mosh pit)!
Ticket also gets you entry to WOMP at The Moon Club after, feat. the insanely skilled Reeps One.
Tickets available from;
The Moon Club
Come and celebrate Chrimbo with some of the heaviest bands this side of the pond, for an allday affair on The Moon...
THE WITCHES DRUM
Cardiffs trippiest, loudest ride of riffs, sweat and blurry nights, get onboard...
TRIPPY WICKED & THE COSMIC CHILDREN OF THE KNIGHT
Heavy as fuck and sleazy as hell stoner rock from Knebworth...
SUNS OF THUNDER
Tight as fuck wigged out garage grooves from Swansea...
Oxfords hardest, heaviest, & hairiest blues rockers...
CARAVAN OF WHORES
Post-Sabbathian Pre-Apocalypsian Neo-Stoner
Cardiff lords of Instrumental Doomgroove...
Hampshires finest garage doom band...
For our last event of the year we have gone all out to bring you 3 of our favorite acts right now!
11.12.13 - Moon Club - Womanby Street
Expect a really versatile set from this producer who plays a range of electronic music styles between many house genres. With his track 'Don't you know' being promoted on Annie Mac Presents and a string of quality remixes and productions we are thrilled to have TACHES play for his Cardiff Debut!
Our favourite tracks are:
Confessions - TÂCHES
Stay Positive - Blood Brother (TÂCHES Remix)
The duo have had a string of plays this year on Radio 1 by B.Traits and a recent collaboration with The Golden Boy with their track 'Our Eyez' not to mention a recent guest mix on Radio 1 for De$ignated, we cannot wait to welcome the guys back to Cardiff!
Our favourite tracks are:
Our Eyez - Crown Duels and The Golden Boy
Gossip - Crown Duels
It's been an amazing year for Panda full of top quality releases in a very short period of time! They have had their tracks featured on Rob Da Bank's not to mention lots of support and plays by Eton Messy. Recently signed to the same label as Bondax, 2014 looks to be something special after such a great year.
Our favourite tracks are:
Feeling Good - Panda
BlackBox - Fantasy (Panda Remix)
https://soundcloud.com/mixmag-1/blackbox-fantasy-panda-remixOur resident support details and DJ support will follow shortly! Ticket link and information will also be posted very soon!
£1.50 Selected bottles
£2 Spirit and Mixer - Double up for just £1!
MAY CONTAIN NUTS + MASSIVE HORSE + PLANETMAN
Friday 13th December 2013 @ The Moon Club
£3 Adv | 7pm Doors | 18+
It's the most wonderful time of the year! Cardiff's favourite punk rock has-beens, MAY CONTAIN NUTS pull themselves out of retirement one more time, to celebrate the birth of the world's best-loved fairy tale zombie. Expect to hear such songs as "Five Things That Won't Give You Cancer", "All One Riff" and reluctantly "Mr Caveman", as well as a few new surprises! Come and join us for a festive Game O' Legs!
May Contain Nuts Xmas "Game O' Legs" 2011: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gn-Vuqf8VwA
MASSIVE HORSE is a comedy hip hop duo that defies all genres and explanations. These guys have been all over the country, touring with the likes of The Rubber Bandits, Dick Valentine and Electric Six. They also made their debut appearance at Leeds Festival this year. Expect ridiculous lyrics, massive visuals, and a room full of equal parts confusion and amusement.
Massive Horse - Robot Girlfriend: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_e6VQRmDKM
Last but not least, we're pretty excited about our openers this year. Many years back, MCN played a bunch of gigs with a band called PLANETMAN! Planetman sadly split up some time ago, but after some incessant nagging on our part, they've relented into giving us one more taste of their harmonica led punk / rock / dub noises! Take our word and get down nice and early for this one!
It’s the CrossWire Xmas Party! Expect the usual mince pies, tinsel, photocopied arses, and awkward kisses... but unusually good live music from…
ESTRONS - www.facebook.com/Estrons
They bring short, snappy yet melodic tunes, combined with powerful vocals, loud guitars and busy beats that vary with the drummer's rum intake ...go check them out, they'll be at the bar..
Band roc wreiddiol o Aberystwyth, efo melodis pwerus, gitars trwchus a drums cadarn...cewch i'w weld nhw, bydd nhw bwys y bar...
E S T R O N S = A L I E N S
"One of the best new tracks by a band I've never heard of in living memory... LOVE IT" – Adam Walton, BBC Radio Wales
TARSIERS - www.facebook.com/TarsiersMusic
Drawn together by a love of music, floral shirts, and Jägerbombs, Tarsiers began gigging in April 2013, recorded their demo in an evening a few months later, and have since been BBC Introducing Artist of the Week on BBC Radio Wales, received airplay on Nation Radio, and featured on Tom Robinson’s (6Music) listening post.
"imaginative and organic sounding jams, veering from rhythmic post-punk to the off-kilter realms of psychedelia and ’60s/’70s rock, all augmented by alluring grooves and imaginative arrangements" - Barrygruff Music Blog
HOWL - www.facebook.com/HowlSound
With intense passion for rock and heightened libido, three blues enthusiasts try to take over the musical world, with hard riffs and lots of movement.
“Newly boosted by the addition of a bass player they are a jackknifing collision of blues rock and punkoid sneers, as we cling on for dear life with a look of terror and exhilaration etched on our faces. Ace.” – David Owens, WalesOnline
STALIN’S STREET PARTY - www.facebook.com/StalinsStreetParty
FROM THE MEAN STREETS OF BARRY. BORN IN '12, IN A BAR AFTER HOURS.
“One of the quirkiest, weirdest and most eclectic records we’ve stumbled across in a long time. These boys incorporate elements of disco, hip-hop, blues, funk, ragga, rock (we could go on) and piece it all together in a live show that you need to see as all percussion is played live on a beat pad. SSP’s brand of prog-disco is certain to win them fans all over the place.” – The Dead Record
The Moon Club, Cardiff
Saturday 14th December
Doors 7pm *EARLY SHOW*
£4 / £3 NUS
'Heymoonshaker are the unlikely pairing of two art forms that are decades apart; Grit-your-teeth, raw, blues guitar and expansive, heart-pounding beatboxing. Urbanizing blues music now for nearly 2 years, Andy Balcon and Dave Crowe are extremely talented at their craft but what impresses most and has made their commitment to Beatbox Blues so successful is the indescribable chemistry these two have on stage. The musical sparring of Crowe’s powerful beats versus Andy’s possessed vocals forge together like two pieces of iron, creating an inspired piece of creativity and originality'
'Ten Letter Word' - http://youtu.be/XQXsCI3FLNo
Support from Schoolboy's Death Trio
Tickets £5adv, available from The Full Moon, Spillers Records
Enthusiasm Events in association with Cardiff Tea Club & Uprising present:
The Reggae/Dub legend that is- DJ Derek. Retirement set. Last DJ set in Wales ever!
Date: 27th Dec 2013
Venue: The Moon Club, Cardiff.
Support DJs- Cardiff Tea Club & Uprising Soundsystem.
£5 adv / £7/8 on the door.
The Bristol-born DJ has been a fixture on the homegrown reggae/dub circuit for as long as anyone can remember. He’s one of those rare figures whose star has risen as he’s got older, building a phalanx of young fans through regular sets at the likes of Glastonbury, Bestival, St Paul’s Carnival and just about every university campus worth visiting. He’s captured a lot of hearts in his 71 years.
DJ Derek has been scaling back his residencies over the last few years, and has now decided to hand in his selector’s badge once and for all. “I will be 72 the fortnight before I do my last ever gig, and while I’m reasonably healthy it’ll be nice to do some traveling without carting my gear around!”
This is sure to be a night that will go down in history for any reggae / dub fan. With support from local residents and established party starters Uprising Soundsystem and Cardiff Tea Club.
DJ Derek will be playing his last ever Welsh date before retirement on the 27th Dec 2013 at the Moon Club Cardiff.
Tickets will be available in advance from Catapult Records Cardiff, Spillers Records Cardiff, The Full Moon, Rockola in cfq and Online: http://enthusiasmevents.fatsoma.com/events/98141/
Tickets are £5adv £7 / 8 on the door.
There will also be Christmas Tea & Cake from the Cardiff Tea Club crew (hosted in 'the loft'), Rum & Reggae offers, Visuals, Drinks deals and more. If you only go to one Christmas party this year make sure you get to this!
(“Everybody know you. You’re the white man that talk the people’s talk and play the people’s music”)
Get away those annoying relatives and cold turkey and get singing along to the greatest songs ever written at our Post-Christmas Saturday Special on 28th December!
Ultimate Power is a night playing nothing but the greatest power ballads ever written, celebrated by the friendliest clubgoers around, creating a night of pure euphoria, and it's all coming back to Cardiff on Saturday 28th December!
*By popular demand - longer running hours! Now 10pm-3am*
Limited, CHEAP, advance tickets are ONSALE NOW:
www.ultimatepowerclub.com/tickets OR direct from the venue
£4 in advance, or before midnight, £4 NUS, £5 after midnight
'As high octane as it is infectious - it's taking over the capital' - Time Out
'The ultimate communal karaoke' - London Lite
'Stupendously successful....a night dedicated to the glory of the Power Ballad' - Guardian
'A fun-as-fuck communal club experience' - NME
Time Out Top London Rock Club
THE GREATEST SONGS EVER WRITTEN +
POWER BALLADS ALL NIGHT LONG +
THE FRIENDLIEST ATMOSPHERE =
CARDIFF'S BEST NEW CLUB NIGHT
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!