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hometown heroes FESTIVAL

JaNuary 2011 A month long FestivAl over 4 venues celebrAting the best hometown heroes! live music, Art, Djs, boutique stAlls, singer songwriters, beAtboxers, visuAl Art, live grAFFitti, live PAs, FAshion shows, comeDy, recorD/t-shirt FAirs AnD much much more At

Buffalo • Buffalo louNGE • 10 fEEt tall • uNdErtoNE AnDy votel// the nextmen// jeFFrey lewis// ZeD biAs// Allo DArlin'// Al lewis// sweet bAboo// h. hAwKline// john q Public// Drum eyes// PritchArD vs DAinton

Djs// KiDs in glAss houses Djs (Dj scotch egg)// sAturDAy's KiDs// the school (Dj set)// jen long (bbc rADio one wAles)// Dirty revolution// shArKs Don't sleeP// sPArK// oK//

monKy// the broKen vinyl club// mwsog// mowbirD// methu DAwnsio (Dj set)// slow science// the new exhibition oF noise// the reinvention oF mr bAmbAtolA// the sweet

sPots// gooD librAriAn Don't treAD on sPiDers// sPillers recorDs (Djs)// the monico// rAggeD school// AFter An Alibi// vvolves// lAnD oF bingo// Plyci// PesKi (Djs)//

beAr-mAn// morning stAr// APerture (hometown heroes sPeciAl)// ZwolF// cArl ForecAst// sub:stAnce// sovex// tolerAnce// logic// moDern liFe is rubbish Djs.

PLUS: bAss’D in sKADiFF// PAnel 9 From outer sPAce comeDy// vintAge Pretty// loose// Zoo PoP// buFFAlo boutique// sPlit Atom// lesson no. 1// the joy collective// reAl big Promotions// PesKi recorDs// FestivAl oF the senses// surFAce FestivAl// Flux=rAD// intruDer recorDs// hell’s bent// sleeP when you’re DeAD (PritchArD/Dirty sAncheZ)// twisteD by Design// hArvest// secret wArs// oner grAFFitti// signAture// sugAr DroP// Designer violence// ghetto FunK...

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Tickets for events: www.wegottickets.com / fullfat.net All information is correct at the time of going to press for any updates or changes to schedules please refer to www.10feettallcardiff.com & www.buffalocardiff.com

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January hometown heroes month

Welcome to the January edition of twenty11, keeping you up to date with events happening at Buffalo, 10 Feet Tall, Undertone and Buffalo Lounge in Cardiff. Hometown Heroes celebrates local talent – from bands and DJs to producers, record labels, independent promoters and designers. Across all our venues you can expect album launches, special guest DJ sets, curators, collaborations, label showcases, live art, films and much more! We’ve also hand-picked some local heroes to choose their top 10 albums of 2010 and recommendations for 2011.

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10 FEET TALL

10 FEET TALL PRESENTS

ON THEVSROCKS

SKADIFF NEW YEARS DAY

SPECTACULAR 10 FEET TALLS ROCK N ROLL ALL STARS TAKE A SECOND BITE OF THE NEW YEARS CHERRY!

A NEW YEARS DAY PARTY FOR ALL THOSE WHO WORKED THROUGH THEIR NEW YEARS EVE NIGHT. A STRONG SELECTION OF EXPERTLY BLENDED COCKTAILS, DRINKS OFFERS, MASSIVE PARTY TUNES AND COMFORTABLE ATMOSPHERE UNTILTHE EARLY HOURS! WHY NOT BRING IN THE NEW YEAR LIKE YOU’RE SUPPOSED TO? JACK DANIELS PRIZES AND GIVEAWAYS ROCKTAILS & ON THE ROCKS DRINKS OFFERS ALL NIGHT SKADIFF LIVE REGGAE/ SKA PARTY BANDS. OTR ALTERNATIVE DANCE-FLOOR CLASSICS TILL 4AM.

8PM-4AM • FREE ENTRY

DRINKS OFFERS £2 SELECTED LAGER BOTTLES £2 STELLA 4% PINTS

ON THE ROCKS SPECIALS:

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TRY OUR ROCKTAIL OFFERS RAGE AGAINST THE MOJITO SMELLS TIKE TEEN SPIRITS PHILL COLLINS GINNY HENDRIX BLACK SABBATH...

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ANDY VOTEL

CARL FORECAST / HARVEST & very special guests, visuals & films, cocktails 9pm £tbc

Mon 10th Jan

DON’T TREAD ON SPIDERS

MINOR CHARACTERS & support 8pm £4 entry This 7-piece Cardiff band show real promise with their ear for gorgeous melodies, string arrangements and brass. Sounds like: Arcade Fire, Joy Formidable, The Duke Spirit, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Flaming Lips..

myspace.com/andyvotel

myspace.com/donttreadonspiders

2-4-1 cocktails all night

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hometown heroes month • 10 Feet Tall

ANDY VOTEL is an electronic musician, DJ & producer, co-founder of TWISTED NERVE RECORDS and the reissue label FINDERS KEEPERS RECORDS and graphic designer. He’s a founder member of the B-MUSIC collective alongside DAVID HOLMES, BOB STANLEY and BELLE AND SEBASTIAN. Votel has curated a number of events involving artists such as JARVIS COCKER, BADLY DRAWN BOY, MICK HARVEY and GRUFF RHYS, and is also a remixer of compilation CDs such as ‘Music To Watch Girls Cry’. Expect a night of great music, rarities and gems including 60s & 70s psychedelic, progressive, folk and krautrock. Witness an energetic and joyful mashup of various styles and tunes via some old-fashioned, surprising, dark and vintage sounds in an impressive experimental style.

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TOP 10 ALBUMS OF 2010 - SPILLERS RECORDS

– THE STAFF AT SPILLERS EACH SUBMITTED 2 OF THEIR FAVORITES Y Niwl – Y Niwl Caitlin Rose - Own Side Now Max Richter - Infra Les Savy Fav – Root For Ruin Archie Bronson Outfit Coconut Alex Dingley - Built in the Ruins of a Monday Morning Allo Darlin’ – Allo Darlin’ Caribou - Swim Rothko - A life Lived Elsewhere Four Tet - There Is Love In You Looking forward - “We’re really excited about a Wesh start to the new year with Euros’ collaboration with Norman Blake (Jonny) being swiftly followed by Gruff’s Hotel Shampoo on Valentine’s day. Moving further a field there’s some massive interest building for Esben and the Witch and we (like Eno!) can’t wait to hear more from Anna Calvi. I’m not sure what to make of the new PJ Harvey stuff I’ve heard so far but I’m sure that it will all be ok once listened to in the context of her album....! “

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THE GENTLE GOOD MEILIR / STEPHEN WHEEL & SPILLERS RECORDS DJS 8pm £4 entry

THE GENTLE GOOD is Gareth Bonello, a Welsh folk singer & songwriter. His intricate guitar style and honest, tender vocals weave dark stories amongst tragic folk songs as he performs, influenced by acts such as BONNIE ‘PRINCE’ BILLY, JOANNA NEWSOM, GRAM PARSONS, NICK DRAKE, and BERT JANSCH. myspace.com/thegentlegood 2-4-1 cocktails til 9pm Thurs 13th Jan

ON THE ROCKS vs MODERN LIFE IS RUBBISH

Alternative/indie 90s night! 10pm-4am £free entry Our alternative mashup party night is being taken over by special guests MODERN LIFE IS RUBBISH who play the best in 90s alt/indie. Expect PULP, PAVEMENT, ASH, LE TIGRE, KENICKIE, NEW ORDER, STONE ROSES, SUPER FURRY ANIMALS, THE BLUETONES, DEPECHE MODE, RADIOHEAD and loads more!

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–ANDREW RHYS LEWIS Andrew is one of our On The Rocks DJs, & also DJs for Methu Dawnsio and is a member of local band Threatmantics Here are his top releases of 2010:

Looking forward - “I’m eagerly anticipating Truckers of Husk releasing their debut album. What I’ve heard already sounds incredible.I’m looking forward to Violas album. Also, Strange News From Another Star is a Cardiff band expected to have a chaotic 2011”

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VINTAGE PRETTY FAIR 12pm-5pm £FREE ENTRY

VINTAGE PRETTY provides the chance for local designers and makers to come together under one roof and offer you totally unique one-offs, special gifts and vintage finds at a reasonable price! There will be plenty of stalls selling everything from handmade jewellery & accessories to customised clothing & homeware, original artwork, paper crafts and fabric prettiness. Facebook: Vintage Pretty Sun 23rd Jan

JOHN FARAH

LITTLE ERIS / ZWOLF & SIGNATURE DJS 7.30pm £5 entry / £4 NUS JOHN FARAH is a Toronto-based composer, pianist, electronic musician and visual artist. Focusing on his own creative hybrid of improvisation, composition and electronic music, he simultaneously uses piano, synthesizer and computer. He enjoys performing anywhere from concert halls to experimental DJ sets at nightclubs, mixing forays into free improvisation, jazz, electro-acoustics, Middle-Eastern modes and ambient minimalism with genres of electronica such as drum & bass and techno.

hometown heroes month • 10 Feet Tall

1. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs 2. Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy 3. John Grant - Queen of Denmark 4. Screaming Females Castle Talk 5. Alex Dingley - Built in the Ruins of a Monday Morning 6. The Roots - How I Got Over 7. Spencer McGarry Season Episode 2 8. Deftones - Diamond Eyes 9. Wavves - King of the Beach 10. Race Horses - Goodbye Falkenburg 11. Big Boi - Sir Luscious Left Foot : The Son of Chico Dusty 12. Daft Punk - Tron OST 13. Arteries - Dead Sea 14. Vaselines - Sex with an X 15. Filter - The Trouble with Angels

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Wed 26th Jan

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THE NEXTMEN & support 9pm £tbc

The Nextmen are critically acclaimed UK DJ/production/songwriting duo Dom Search and Brad Baloo. Their history leaves them & their beloved followers armed with albums, singles, mash-up edits, bootlegs, specials, mixes, remixes, podcasts, DJ sets and live shows, blending anything worth listening to, be it dancehall, drum’n’bass, dubstep, reggae, roots, instrumental and actual hip hop, soul and soulful low-end boomp, funk & (UK) funky, indie, leftfield, ambient, pop, rock and straight-up party jacking pleasers, all day eveningry day and onwards to tomorrow. myspace.com/thenextmentmen Sun 30th Jan

AL LEWIS

ANDREW RHYS LEWIS& support & METHU DAWNSIO DJS 7.30pm £5 entry AL LEWIS is a gifted singer-songwriter from North Wales who now shares his time between Cardiff & London. With a sound reminiscent of classic musicians of the 70s such as TIM BUCKLEY and JAMES TAYLOR, but delivered with a modern twist akin to BRIGHT EYES and SUFJAN STEPHENS, the big city is already holding musical promise forthe boy from Wales.

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Elizabeth Darling w ill be playing a free pre show acoustic uk ulele teat ime set in Buffalo Lounge, at 5.30pm

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ALLO DARLIN’

Mon 31st Jan Loose Hometown Heroes Closing Party! SWEET BABOO / IVAN MOULT & THE SCHOOL DJs 7.30pm £5 adv wegottickets.co.uk / £7 doors Local promoters Loose have been bringing bands to Cardiff for over 8 years, several of which may never have made it over the bridge otherwise – from Daniel Johnston to Of Montreal, Dirty Projectors, Calvin Johnson, The Divine Comedy, Kimya Dawson, Emmy The Great, The Broken Family Band, The Apples in Stereo, Fionn Regan, Herman Dune and The Leisure Society… This month they’re helping us close Hometown Heroes with a showcase of their top recommendation for 2011 – ALLO DARLIN’ – plus support from fine Welsh folk acts SWEET BABOO and IVAN MOULT, and music supplied by local popsters THE SCHOOL playing indie & girl group classics until late.

hometown heroes month • 10 Feet Tall

ALLO DARLIN’

ALLO DARLIN’ can turn a venue into a joyous, jumping, sweaty pop-mosh pit, or bring a room to hushed silence with the few strums of a ukulele and a love song about cooking. For fans of SLOW CLUB, CAMERA OBSCURA, BELLE & SEBASTIAN, JONATHAN RICHMAN, HEFNER, THE PIPETTES, CAITLIN ROSE and THE WAVE PICTURES. myspace.com/allodarlin 2-4-1 cocktails til 9pm

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BUFFALO January 2011 2.indd 10

ASTROSNOOZE

TOP 10 RELEASES OF 2010 & RECOMMENDATIONS FOR 2011

ASTROSNOOZE are one of our longest serving residents at Buffalo Bar, who play every Saturday upstairs as part of Beatbox Ballroom. They’ve supported A-Trak, Skream, Benga, High Contrast, Krafty Kuts, Kissy Sell Out and Pendulum. ASTROSNOOZE TOP 10 RELEASES 2010 Katy B - On A Mission Astrosnooze - Fly Away Butterfly Featurecast - Sniper Skee-Lo - I Wish (Slynk Remix) Dynamite - Kraak & Smaak featuring SebastiaAn

Astrosnooze - Cheryl Cole Is A Joker Astroid Boys - Jungle Booku Duck Sauce - Barbra Streisand Astrosnooze - Walking On Memories

In 2011 Astrosnooze are looking forward to releasing Volume 5, supporting more fantastic artists and finally performing live mashups! myspace.com/ astrosnooze

Danny Bird - We Can Have It All

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2-4-1 cocktails til 10pm £2 Stella 4%, £1.50 selected shots, £1.80 house wine til 11pm

Tues 4th Jan

BUFFALO RECORD FAIR & SWAP SHOP!

SATURDAY’S KIDS

7pm £free entry

Come along and find a bargain in our record fair and swap shop. Want to sell something? It’s a new year so dust off that vinyl and dig out your unwanted cds (or even cassettes!) and get in touch – contact@wearebuffalobar.co.uk – whether it’s to swap for something new, recover some of your Christmas spending or to raise money for charity 2-4-1 cocktails til 10pm.

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OUI MESSY / EVARISTE GALOIS & more tba 8pm £4 entry / £3 NUS SATURDAY’S KIDS are taking over Buffalo for Hometown Heroes, headlining & curating this night of noisy punk rock talent. Influenced by SONIC YOUTH, BLACK FLAG, FUGAZI, JOY DIVISION and PIL, the band have just released a split 10” with Kids Return and recently hosted their own EP launch in the basement of Jacob’s Antique Market – this gig is going to be mental.

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ZOO POP FUNK PARTY

THE LAY-LOWS / GOOD LIBRARIAN / LIONS AND DRAGONS 8pm £3 entry Gradually getting back into the swing of things, we bring you our recommendations for top local talent in 2011 – including indie rock band THE MONICO, cheeky Cardiff 3-piece THE LAY-LOWS and new punk rockers LIONS AND DRAGONS. myspace.com/themonicoband

FREE DOWNLOAD! Download the brand new EP from THE MONICO for absolutely free from themonico.bandcamp.com

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THE NEW EXHIBITION OF NOISE THE REINVENTION OF MR BAMBATOLA / THE SWEET SPOTS & ZOO POP DJS 7pm £tbc A great choice of quality bands has quickly established ZOO POP as one of the coolest and most popular live music nights in Cardiff. Featuring rising stars like ELEPHANTS, KING CHARLES, OK and CATS AND CATS AND CATS, Zoo Pop has proved to be a win with new music fans looking for the best new acts. This special themed edition of Zoo Pop is the perfect opportunity to relax and enjoy some new finds in live folk music from Wales & beyond.. myspace.com/zoopopcardiff

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SUGAR DROP Vs APERTURE LOCAL HEROES SHOWCASE SUB:STANCE / LOGIC / SOVEX / TOLERANCE 9pm-4am £3 entry Aperturefamily.co.uk

Local drum’n’bass promoter & label APERTURE has been serving the Cardiff dnb community since 2005, searching worldwide to bring the most diverse and musically intelligent DJs to the Welsh capital. It’s our great pleasure to invite APERTURE to curate a night as part of Hometown Heroes, where you can expect a showcase of the best local names around. Thurs 13th Jan

RAGGED SCHOOL

TWICE MY SIZE / NICOLA JAYNE CHIRNSIDE 7.30pm £4 entry / £3 NUS

Fri 14th Jan

THE BROKEN VINYL CLUB & support & very special guest DJ 7.30pm-10pm *early curfew show* £4

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myspace.com/ raggedschool1

As featured on Beverley Hills 90210!! South Wales band RAGGED SCHOOL are headlining and curating this local showcase with a mixture of indie powerpop rock and acoustic acts. With support slots for JAMES MCCARTNEY (Paul’s son!) and KILLING FOR COMPANY, this band are definitely one to watch out for in 2011.

Psychedelic 60s pop rock band THE BROKEN VINYL CLUB headline and curate this early curfew show. The band are signed to the excellent local label SEE MONKEY DO MONKEY RECORDS sitting alongside THE KEYS and COLORAMA. Perfect start to the weekend for fans of THE KINKS, THE BEATLES, BRIAN JONESTOWN MASSACRE, THE ROLLING SOTNES, THE BEACH BOYS, THE JESUS & MARY CHAIN, SUPER FURRY ANIMALS.

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Sat 15th Jan Methu Dawnsio presents

MWSOG

MOWBIRD / BREICHIAU HIR & METHU DAWNSIO DJs 7pm-10pm *early curfew show* £4 entry Woven from strings, percussion and electronica, portraying scenes of legendary adventure and frenetic drama. MWSOG’s songs hark from a mythical land of honour and hope, evoking the serene beauty of SCOTT WALKER, TALK TALK, and SIGUR ROS in this pie-slice treat of classico-progressive folk. Joining Mwsog are North Wales fun rock pop band MOWBIRD and Welsh band BREICHIAU HIR, plus Methu Dawnsio DJs playing the best Welsh language music around. myspace.com/mwsog

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Mon 17th Jan Split Atom & Buffalo present:

SLOW SCIENCE (EX-KING BLUES)

CAVES / QUESTION THE MARK / GUNG-HO 7.30pm £4 entry

ELECTRIC FURNACE

myspace.com/electricfurnace

myspace.com/slowscience 2-4-1 cocktails til 10pm

Tues 18th Jan

ELECTRIC FURNACE KYSHERA & support 8pm £4 entry / £3 NUS

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Kingston-based SLOW SCIENCE are a new band made up of former members of THE KING BLUES, THE FILAMENTS, SERF COMBAT, HEROIC DOSES and INSTRUMENTS. Their Cardiff debut is part of a tour supporting their highly anticipated EP ‘You’re Welcome’. With pop-driven verses, anthemic choruses and a hearty helping of wailing guitars, Slow Science play melodic, hard-hitting punk rock with an indie-grunge twist.

One of our recommendations for 2011 – ELECTRIC FURNACE – are a new South Wales-based heavy rock/metal band formed from ex-members of FIRST AMONG EQUALS and DONDE STARS, who have just released their debut EP ‘Sound and Fury’. They’ve also hand-picked alternative rock band KYSHERA to join them on the bill. 2-4-1 cocktails til 10pm, £2 Stella 4%, £1.50 selected shots, £1.80 house wine til 11pm

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Fri 21st Jan Lesson No. 1 & The Joy Collective present

DRUM EYES (DJ SCOTCH EGG) H. HAWKLINE / BEAR-MAN & DJ THE KINGDOM 7pm-10pm *early show* £6 entry

Lesson No. 1 were the first independent promoters to put on a night at Buffalo Bar when we opened 5 years ago, and they’ve been bringing some of the finest, noisiest, scariest and mental acts ever since. This month they’re collaborating with The Joy Collective, whose website aims to help promote the many gigs, clubnights and events happening across Newport, Cardiff and Bristol, and they’re damn good DJs too. We love the man who calls himself DJ SCOTCH EGG and Lesson No. 1 put him on all the time. But they start off 2011 with the first Cardiff show for his awesome Krautrock-meets-noise ensemble DRUM EYES, in which he plays his trusty Gameboys alongside members of other bands include BOREDOMS and TRENCHER. Live they are toweing and hypnotic, yet also sunny and rippling. For fans of BOREDOMS, F*CK BUTTONS, SH*T AND SHINE.. Debut album out on Upset the Rhythm now. myspace.com/drumeyes

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CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS TOURNAMENT

7.30pm registration for 8.00pm start. £2 entry For the past few months Game Over have been organising these unique events where geeks, gamers and absolutely anyone else come together to enjoy their favourite pastime on a big screen with a club soundsystem. They go head-to-head in a tournament and the winner receives prizes including Game or HMV vouchers, but more importantly the title of game champion! 2-4-1 cocktails all night

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OK BUFFALO TAKEOVER! Bands tba 8pm £4 entry

OK are an indie pop band from Cardiff who live in their own bright and colourful world. Always entertaining, we’ve nabbed them to curate a bill of up & coming talent from Wales and beyond. Wed 26th Jan

AFTER AN ALIBI & supports 8pm £4 entry / £3 NUS

AFTER AN ALIBI curating a bill of punk pop rock fun. Picked up by Bethan Elfyn and winning the Maes B Battle of the Bands, this band are definitely one to check out for 2011! For fans of BLINK 182, MUSE, MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE, THE BLACKOUT, FOO FIGHTERS, BIFFY CLYRO, RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, FIGHTSTAR and FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND.

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Sun 23rd Jan Game Over presents

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SIGNATURE PRESENTS ZED BIAS (AKA MADDSLINKY) [Feel Good Good Good Neighbourhood!!] 9pm-4am £tbc SIGNATURE is now a weekly event specialising in the massively needed injection of experimental, minimal dubstep, hip-hop, minimal tech, leftfield and the future sound of electronic music into Cardiff. It also combines experimental DJs, live music, fashion designers, graphics and cocktails for a truly multi-media event. The night has already seen acts such as FALTY DL, BRACKLES, MARTYN, BULLION, HIGH CONTRAST and JAMES BLAKE appearing on our stages, and we are genuinely excited about what Signature will bring to Cardiff in 2011. Dubstep pioneer MADDSLINKY – aka ZED BIAS – has signed to Tru Thoughts to release his eagerly awaited new album ‘Make a Change’. One of the leaders of breakbeat garage, he first hit the charts as ZED BIAS in 2000 with ‘Neighbourhood’,

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now widely regarded as one of the all-time classic UK garage tracks, re-released last year with a remix from Roska within the recent resurgence in the 2-step sound. Recent productions still grace the playlists of Radio 1 DJs GILLES PETERSON and MARY ANNE HOBBS, along with DJ/producers like TODDLA T, BLAME, SKREAM, PLASTICIAN and MARTYN. Rave reviews are stacking up across the dance music press and beyond including DJ Mag, Fact, Vice and Clash with the album being hailed as a triumphant comeback for the man who never really went away, but has been busily toiling underground while the scene he helped to shape has taken the musical world by storm. 2-4-1 cocktails til 10pm, £2 Stella 4%, £1.50 selected shots, £1.80 house wine til 11

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Sat 29th Jan

PESKI RECORDS NIGHT

VVOLVES / LAND OF BINGO / PLYCI 7pm-10pm *early show* £tbc

MORNING STAR & supports 8pm £2 adv / £3 doors

MORNING STAR are a Welsh rock band formed in 2007, mixing traditional indie/rock influences blended with their own unique sound, providing a raw rock’n’sound that will make you sit up and take notice! For fans of BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB, KING OF LEON, THE PRETTY THINGS and OASIS. myspace.com/wearemorningstar

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2-4-1 cocktails all night Sun 30th Jan

ZOO POP 1ST ANNIVERSARY ALLDAYER 4pm £tbc

ZOO POP returns again this month to celebrate a year promoting some of the best up & coming bands the UK has to offer.

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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 TAXAS RADIO BAND. Now the label are showcasing their newest generation of experimental electronic bands including VVOLVES, LAND OF BINGO (Jakokoyak’s new

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Tues 4th Jan

FESTIVAL OF THE SENSES 9.30pm £3 entry

FESTIVAL OF THE SENSES is a night of live bands & DJs playing psychedelic, progressive, blues, folk and all sorts of rock’n’roll from all of time! Stuff like: BOB DYLAN, DAVID BOWIE, BLONDIE, JIMI HENDRIX, STEPPENWOLF, 13TH FLOOR ELEVATORS, THE BEATLES, PINK FLOYD and many more.. Facebook: Festival of the Senses Mon 17th Jan

FLUX=RAD BLUE MONDAY PARTY SPARK (live) / DJS KIDS IN GLASS HOUSES / BARELY REGAL / FLUX=RAD 9pm-4am £3 entry

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17th January is Blue Monday, supposedly the most depressing day of the year. JEN LONG is here to make sure that isn’t the case – so instead of sitting at home feeling sad, come to Undertone and party with us until the small hours! SPARK’s latest single Revolving just came out on Neon Gold (Passion Pit, Ellie Goulding) and she’s fresh from supporting MARINA AND THE DIAMONDS and JANELLE MONAE. “More Kate Bush than Kate Nash, this young female singer writes catchy, commercial songs that never fail to hook” – The Guardian. MAIN:SPARK

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JEN LONG’S TOP 10 ALBUMS OF 2010

“Here are my albums for 2010. I’m not saying these are the best albums of the year. My choices are completely personal and down to my undying love for the band, the various places I’ve seen them play over the year, or how many miles I ran listening to them. 1. The National - High Violet 2. Beach House - Teen Dream 3. Swans - My Father Will Guide Me Up A Rope To The Sky 4. Lower Dens - Twin Hand Movement 5. Marnie Stern - Marnie Stern 6. Gold Panda - Lucky Shiner

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8. Marina And The Diamonds - The Family Jewels 9. Salem - King Night 10. Harlem - Hippies In 2011 I am well excited for more from Still Corners and the debut album proper from The Joy Formidable.” Jen Long runs Flux=Rad which is one big party introducing brand new bands and guest DJs until late. Jen is now also DJ for BBC Radio 1 Introducing in Wales from 2011!

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INTRUDER RECORDS NIGHT 8pm £tbc

INTRUDER RECORDS is a Londonbased independent record label who aim to help artists realise their dream of playing in a band for a living. Their artists include IDEALS, I REMEMBER TAPES, THE SPIRES and DYING BREEDS. intruderrecords.co.uk Thurs 20th Jan Bass’d In Skadiff presents

DIRTY REVOLUTION SHARKS DON’T SLEEP & support & BASS’D IN SKADIFF DJS 9pm-4am £tbc BASS’D IN SKADIFF are back in our basement venue Undertone to bring you some fresh local talent in all things ska, reggae punk and dub.

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FRI 28th Jan

HELL’S BENT

SLEEP WHEN YOUR DEAD

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The best monthly alt gay night in Cardiff. HELL’S BENT is about having fun, listening to great music, throwing your favourite shapes and having an ace time with your mates. hellsbent.com

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Local hero PRITCHARD (MTV’S DIRTY SANCHEZ) and friends have their own mental, raucous event aiming to deliver the best party you will witness in Cardiff. Get ready for booze, fire, gimps and the best in big bass-driven mayhem! swyd.co.uk

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Every Sunday

With host Rowan Liggett & friends 7pm £free entry Join us for a cosy night of acoustic music with Rowan Liggett & friends as he unearths some great local talent. We’re always seeking new talent so please come along if you want to perform whether it’s your first time, you’re trying out some new songs or you’re a seasoned musician! Thurs 6th Jan

DAFT PUNK – TRON: LEGACY ALBUM PLAYBACK 8pm £free entry

Just an excuse for us to sit back and have a drink to the sounds of the legendary French electronic duo who have recently released soundtrack to TRON: LEGACY.

BUFFALO LOUNGE

ACOUSTIC OPEN MIC NIGHT

Tues 18th Jan

DOCTOR WHO – THE QUIZ OF RASSILON 7.30pm £free entry

Doctor Who on the big screen, quiz with Forbidden Planet vouchers and bar tab giveaways. A night of everything Doctor Who for both hardcore fans and newbies, all are welcome! (18+).

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EXCLUSIVE FREE ACOUSTIC TEATIME SET 6pm £free entry Local indie heroes OK perform an exclusive free acoustic teatime set of their upbeat colourful songs before heading over to curate a bill of up & coming talent at Buffalo Bar later.

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FREE ACOUSTIC UKULELE TEATIME SET 5.30pm £free entry Elizabeth Darling will perform an exclusive free teatime ukulele set of her beautiful and enchanting songs at Buffalo Lounge, before the full band set later that night at 10 Feet Tall.

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Sun 2nd

ACOUSTIC OPEN MIC

7pm £free

Thurs 6th DAFT PUNK PLAYBACK

7pm £free

Sun 9th

ACOUSTIC OPEN MIC

7pm £free

Sun 16th

ACOUSTIC OPEN MIC

7pm £free

Tues 18th DOCTOR WHO QUIZ

7.30pm free

Sun 23rd ACOUSTIC OPEN MIC

7pm £free

Tues 25th

OK

6pm £free

Sun 30th

ACOUSTIC OPEN MIC

7pm £free

Mon 31st ALLO DARLIN’

5.30pm free

Sun 6th feb ACOUSTIC OPEN MIC

7pm £free

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BUFFALO ITINERARY JANUARY TWENTY11 every week

Sat 1st

NYD RED BULL PARTY

9pm £free

mondays BUFFALO PRESENTS

Mon 3rd

RECORD FAIR / SWAP SHOP

7pm £free

Tues 4th

SATURDAY’S KIDS

8pm £4/£3

Tuesdays BUFFALO LIVE

Wed 5th

THE MONICO

8pm £3

Sun 9th

ZOO POP FUNK PARTY

7pm £tbc

Wed 12th

APERTURE SHOWCASE

9pm £3

WEDNESDAYS BLENDER THURSDAYS SIGNATURE FRIDAYS BUMPER SATURDAYS BEATBOX BALLROOM SUNDAYS HOUSE PARTY

BUFFALO BAR 11 Windsor Place, Cardiff, CF10 3BY 029 2031 0312

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Thurs 13th RAGGED SCHOOL

7.30pm £4/£3

Fri 14th

THE BROKEN VINYL CLUB

7.30pm £4

Sat 15th

MWSOG / MOWBIRD

7pm £4

Mon 17th SLOW SCIENCE

8pm £5

Tues 18th ELECTRIC FURNACE

8pm £4/£3

Fri 21st

DRUM EYES (DJ SCOTCH EGG)

7pm £6

Sun 23rd

COD BLACK OPS TOURNAMENT

7.30pm £2

Tues 25th OK BUFFALO TAKEOVER

8pm £tbc

Wed 26th

7.30pm £4/£3

AFTER AN ALIBI

Thurs 27th ZED BIAS

9pm £tbc

Fri 28th

REAL BIG PROMOTIONS

7pm £tbc

Sat 29th

PESKI RECORDS NIGHT

7pm £tbc

Sun 30th

ZOO POP ALLDAYER

2pm £tbc

Wed 2nd feb TOM FUN ORCHESTRA

7.30pm free

Thu 3rd feb HOLLOW TONE

7.30pm £3

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10 FEET TALL ITINERARY JANUARY TWENTY11 EVERY WEEK

Sat 1st

mondays LATE NIGHT LIVE

Mon 3rd PANEL 9 FROM OUTER SPACE

8.30pm £3

Wed 5th

7.30pm £6

TUESDAYS 10 FEET IN SESSION WEDNESDAYS SUGARDROP THURSDAYS ON THE ROCKS FRIDAYS HUSTLE SATURDAYS ME & YOU CLUB SUNDAYS 10 FEET SUNDAY SOCIAL

NYD BASS’D IN SKADIFF

9pm £free

ZOUKLAMBADA!

Sun 9th ANDY VOTEL

8pm £tbc

Mon 10th

8pm £4

DON’T TREAD ON SPIDERS

Tues 11th THE GENTLE GOOD

8pm £4

Wed 12th

ZOUKLAMBADA!

7.30pm £6

Thurs 13th

OTR vs MODERN LIFE IS RUBBISH 9pm £free

Wed 19th

ZOUKLAMBADA!

7.30pm £6

Sat 22nd

VINTAGE PRETTY

12pm free

Sun 23rd

JOHN FARAH

7.30pm £5/4

Wed 26th

ZOUKLAMBADA!

7.30pm £6

Wed 26th THE NEXTMEN

9pm £tbc

Thurs 27th OTR PRITCHARD vs DAINTON

9pm £Free

Sun 30th AL LEWIS

7.30pm £5

Mon 31st ALLO DARLIN’

8pm £5/£7

Wed 2nd feb THE SHOES

9pm £free

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Undertone Itinerary January Twenty11 Tues 4th

FESTIVAL OF THE SENSES

9.30pm £3

Fri 7th

STUB FOOTED PIGEON

9pm £tbc

Sat 8th

SYSTEM 909

10pm £tbc

Mon 17th

FLUX=RAD: SPARK

9pm £3

Wed 19th

INTRUDER RECORDS

8pm £tbc

Thurs 20th

DIRTY REVOLUTION

9pm £tbc

Fri 21st

HELL’S BENT

10pm £tbc

Fri 28th

SLEEP WHEN YOU’RE DEAD

10pm £tbc

Sat 29th

FREAKIN LOCO

10pm £tbc

Tues 1st Feb

FESTIVAL OF THE SENSES

9.30pm £3

Fri 4th

Feb DELETE

10pm £tbc

Sat 5th Feb

RELEASE

10pm £tbc

Mon 7th Feb

THE LOVELY EGGS

8pm £5

Tues 8th Feb

SILENT DISCO CHARITY

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Undertone £2 drink offers EVERY night

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January 2011 Events Guide - Hometown Heroes Festival