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Eat//Art//Drink//Music Art //Live Music//Dancefloor//Socials //Culture//Ideas//City Guide

April//May 2011




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Friday - Saturday

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Friday - Saturday

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Charli XCX

The Radar

She has been on our Radar for a while Charli XCX is a teenager from Hertfordshire who writes her own songs and sings them in a brazenly mockney-fied Home Counties accent– she's a pubescent MIA, the computer-pop Kate Nash, Lily Allen lost in space, the female Frankmusik, the Fisher Price Fischerspooner and Lykke Li's grimy young British cousin.





Warehouse Party

The Beacons Festival

Ellis James

Fly on the Wall

The Backrooms crew take over a disused Warehouse in the centre of Cardiff to throw a special one-off party this Easter. Chicago house music legend Derrick Carter plays alongside undisputed queen of the underground Cassy. Clare James and Dave Little keep the vibe alive. It’s SoldOut but keep your ear to the ground for the after-party.

Cardff Arts Institute associated event The Beacons Festival takes place up North. A fresh art & music boutique festival in the stunning Yorkshire Dales on the 12th-14th August. We’ll be heading up for a field trip; anyone want to join us?

An exciting new comic talent hailing from Carmarthen Ellis James (pictured left) is rapidly building his reputation across the country. He is an instantly likable character a pleasantly quirky standup who tells tales of his miss adventures, awkward encounters and continual embarrassments of growing up in Camarthen. He has just finished his Daytripper tour

World Leaders trade futures, The City never stops but, The People have something to say. Citrus create theatrical, ariel-acrobatic world of Anarchists, Officers, Bankers, Bloggers, Protestors and Reporters and their battle to be heard.

Jaime XX// Mr Scruff// The Phantom Band// ToddlaT// Factory Floor// Willy Mason & more

7th/8th April The Wales Millenium Centre




The Gammons

NTW13: The Passion

Avant Garden Pop-Up Venue

Welsh film goes from strength to strength. We hear Ryan Andrews debut feature - the eccentric British horror movie ‘The Gammons’ is well into production featuring Jaime Winston (pictured left) as ‘Elfie Hopkins’ and Ray Winston as ‘The Butcher’.The film is an set in the depths of a hunting holiday village in West Wales. With rumours of Skins moving across the bridge, the future is looking bright for Film & TV in Wales.

National Theatre Wales joins forces with WildWorks and Michael Sheen to star in a one-off ground-breaking theatre event taking place in Sheen's home town of Port-Talbot. Authoritarian forces have taken over the town and plan to change it forever. The Manic Street Preachers are playing an exclusive gig at ‘The Supper’ episode (200 Cap)

For one special month we will be transforming the Cardiff Arts Institute backyard into a magical musical playground to welcome in the Summer. Featuring extra Funktion-1 Soundsystem, Huge Mirror Ball, Industrial Smoke Machines, Video Projections and Outdoor DJ Booth, Bar and Dancefloor this will be a truly unique environment created for you to dance under the stars.

Dancefloor Live Music Socials Culture Special Events Editorial

What Go On?

Welcome to Spring

Weekly Events

Remixed, re-issued, borrowed, copied the best artists are the ones who steal ideas and remarry them together into original new forms innovating as they go. Here at the Institute we’re not precious and tend to shed our skin like a snake with the coming of different seasons.

Here’s a run down of the weekly nights at the Institute. For full listings and specials turn to page 7 & 10 Mondays


Newspaper Club

Future Fridays

Every Monday we get together to create the Institute newspaper, photographers, designers, illustrators, artists, writers-unite in an explosion of creativity. Drop us an email if you'd like to join:

Future Fridays has the hottest and most fun dancefloor action in town, all powered by our badass Funktion1 Soundsystem with a turned up load of pumping bass.Past acts include: High Rankin, Doc Daneeka, Ed Cox, Jazzsteppa, Tomb Crew, Pangaea, Pirate Soundsystem, Baobinga, ID, Monky and Hyetal to name a few. Curated by Kaptin and upstairs by CityBass. 7pm//Invite only Tuesdays

Life Drawing Open life drawing sessions with two models, one male and one female in individual and joint poses every Tuesday. This low cost weekly creative session is surely a must for all local artists. Models rotated week on week and a good way to meet models to discuss private projects. Art materials available at each session. 7pm - 8.30pm//£5 donation Wednesdays

No Sweat Spring is on the horizon and Summers Blossom is in the air, we have 3 bank holidays coming up and here’s a top tip if you take off the four days after Easter you get 11 days off work. Our much anticpated Avant Garden Pop-Up Dance Venue kicks off at the end of April for 6 whole weeks (see p8-9) , The Art-Car-Bootique at Chapter Sunday 17th April (see p6 ) and we start taking submissions for our Summer Piss Artists exhibition. Check out our website and meet our new in-house presenter Holly who’ll be interviewing bands and people on our new YouTube TV show. This is your venue, if you’ve got any ideas and we can help make them happen, get in touch and get involved. - Big Love Cardiff Arts Institute x

About Us

Cardiff Arts Institute Cardiff Arts Institute is a Canteen, Social Club & Music Room. A space to explore creative vision and push the boundaries of what it means to live, work and play in Cardiff right now. Join bands, musicians, artists, poets, comedians, DJ’s, thinkers, drinkers and party people on a brand new adventure. Cardiff Arts Institute is a joint project between 580 Ltd (Nation of Shopkeepers, Start the Bus and The Lock Tavern) and the Welsh collective Something Creatives (Milgi, Secret Carnival, Northcote Lane Market and the world-famous bigLOVE Inflatable Church).


The canteen serves “Institutional Classics” from 12pm - 9pm every day, from Boutique Burgers to Sunday Roasts to Shame your mother...

Social Club

A social club for the next generation, free wi-fi, coffee & cake, meeting room and wide range of social activities.

Music Room

Supporting local musicians and promoters while bringing the best national and international acts. Powered by Funktion1 Soundsystem


International beers, local ales, extensive spirit range and Mojito bar. Weekly drinks offers for all regular card holders and an all-new Tea menu.

Sunday - Thursday

Enjoy curry and a pint for £5.75 at our weekly live music social staple, delivering you wholesome local bands and magical musical treats that will feed your imagination and lighten up your life. The musical community of Cardiff come together every-week to support breaking live acts. Think of laid back festival vibes on beanbags. Plus it's free - all you have to do is come along and smile...

12pm-12am (unless stated)


Friday - Saturday



Armchair Disco

““ Cardiff Arts Institute, 29 Park Place, Cardiff CF10 3DQ ““ (029) 20 231 252 ““

Whether you’re having an after work drink or you’re starting early for the night ahead, let Matt The Hat and friends ease you into the weekend with our Armchair Disco between 6pm and 9pm. Drinking tea and playing strictly vinyl, check out the depths and delights of their record bags whilst enjoying our early evening drinks offers and nibbles. Regs Cards: Mojito offer of buy 1 get 1 for £1 6pm-9pm//Free

Resident DJs: Stacey Steve French// Kaptin is Dead// The Towel// Orange Elvis 10pm-4am//Free b4 10pm for regulars Saturdays

Saturday Night Live Fresh from playing the festival circuit, expect handpicked bands that put the show back into show business each and every week. Rock n Roll, Dub, Ska, Big Beat, Baille Funk , Bhangra, Rockabilly, Afrobeat, Electro-Swing and Balkan Beats. Curated by Matt the Hat Resident DJs: Marky De Sade// Kaptin// Dregz// Jaffa// Blind Piglet// Matt the Hat 10pm - 4am // Free b4 10pm for regulars Sundays

The Big Recovery Project Our regular social gathering to end the week. You can meet up over a late Sunday Roast, or just laze around with fellow hungover friends on the Sofas (ask behind the bar for our extensive list of board games). Sqeaky Hill - Pub Quiz, Leftfield DJs, our Interactive cut & paste Sunday Newspaper Collage and the make & do craft box. 12-9pm//Sunday Roasts to shame your mother (while they last)

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Artist Prolfie

Who is Pure Evil?

To truly understand Pure Evil it is useful to know that he is a descendant of the late Sir Thomas More, the Lord Chancellor who wrote the controversial work Utopia and who was later beheaded by King Henry VIII.

It seems only natural then, that Pure Evil should explore the darker side of the wreckage of Utopian dreams and the myth of the Apocalypse, a belief in the life-changing event that brings history with all its conflicts to an end. In 1990 PURE EVIL left the Poll Tax Riots of London behind and went to live in California where he spent 10 years ingesting weapons grade psychedelics, thinking about stuff , making electronic music and printing t-shirts .

Inspired by skateboard culture and the west coast character graffiti of Twist, he returned to London and picked up a spraycan and started painting weird fanged vampire bunnies everywhere. Pure Evils ancestry is alleged to include eight saints: Vladimir the Great, Saint Anna of Russia, the Holy Martyrs Boris and Gleb, Saint Stephen of Hungary, Saint Margaret of Scotland and Saint Mathilde together with Saint Thomas More, Humbert III of Savoy and several European royal families.

He also claims to be descended from the Old English Chieftain Ailric, Kings Thane to Edward the Confessor, who held Cawthorne and much of South Yorkshire before the Conquest. ““

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The Art Car-Bootique What could be more fun than rummiging around at a bootsale? A Bootsale curated by Artists that’s what. Something Creatives are teaming up with Chapter to bring you the Art Car-Bootique Sale which will be the most eccentric and coolest car-boot sale you have ever been to with 50 pitches of art, fashion, performance, vintage booters and curated pitches. From a converted London Black Cab Cinima Ciniecabagogo, Bollywood Milgi Street Food Rickshaw, Art going cheap and the Chapter Birthday Bake Off judged by the Women’s Institute you can be sure there will be something to tickle your fancy. We are still taking submissions for spaces check out the blog on the website for an application pack.

Sunday 17th April

Car Park, Chapter

Car-Booters Include: Holly Davey// Mermaid & Monster// Warp// Cerbyd// Supersaurus Swansea and Wally French// Cinecabagogo// Tea with the Rev Duncan Pritchard// Designer Violence// Milgi Bollywood Tuc-Tuc// Squeaky Hill Art Collective// Art Club// Project 10 - Kat Gardener...

Live Acoustic Music From: John Mouse// Georgia Ruth Williams// Cardiff Ukelele Nights// Eugene Capper & Friends// No Thee No Ess. ““ ““ 10am-4pm//Free

Est: 2006


Original Boutique Market Come along, you’re sure to find yourself incredible bargains. With hand picked stalls expect the best in vintage, hand made, customized and pre-loved items.

1st Sunday of every month 6-9pm Milgi, 213 City Road, Cardiff

SWN Column

den Crawl, Stag & Dagger, In The City and HowTheLightGetsIn - where we usually take (mostly) Welsh bands out to play to new audiences.

So. SWN? Some people guessed it might be 'South Wales Noise'. If only we'd been that clever eh? In reality SWN is pronounced 'soon' and is Welsh for 'sound'. I thought I'd clear up the pronunciation first, otherwise you might keep reading this column and wondering what SWN stood for. For those of you who don't know us, we began as a three day festival around a whole host of Cardiff venues in the autumn of 2007. As we approach our fifth festival this October (Oct 2022nd if you'd like to put it in your diaries) we've grown a little as both a festival and as promoters of music. We bring concerts into Wales - mostly into our hometown of Cardiff, but sometimes around Wales - and we also help curate at other peoples' festivals - like Cam-

The Institute puts out a call for local artists flush with creativity...

We like lots of different music, so the shows can be quite varied, but you might find a thread through upcoming shows from Cold Cave, Warpaint, Darwin Deez, Three Trapped Tigers and James Vincent McMorrow, to name a few.

People say that most Art is a crock of shit and completely up it’s own arse. Some of the most profound artistic statements I have ever come across have been while sitting in the toilet and admiring someone's biro on wall. Usually this toilet poetry sits alongside the classic marker pen giant knob and the glory hole phone number.

Thanks to CAI we'll have this new regular column - not just to plug our shows - but to share with you the new music that we - like them - love. That's our intro over. Nice to meet you. See you next time. x swn ““ @swnfestival ““ ““

Friday 15th April

Thursday 19th May

Clwb Ifor Bach

Buffalo Bar

Buffalo Bar

Monday 11th April

Millennium Music Hall

Earth Their first show in Wales in their 22 year history!

Piss Artists

The shows we do in Cardiff vary in size - from lovely small venues like the Norwegian Church, to the hip town centre spaces of Cardiff Arts Institute, Clwb Ifor Bach and Buffalo Bar - up to bigger events in the Students Union and Millennium Music Hall.

Saturday 2nd April

Cold Cave

Call For Submissions

Young Rebel Set Thursday 21st April

Clwb Ifor Bach

Metronomy Saturday 7th May

The Globe

James Vincent McMorrow

Three Trapped Tigers Tall Ships Saturday 21st May

The Globe

The High Llamas

Toilet art is a long celebrated tradition and during the month of June, Cardiff Arts Institute is inviting selected artists to take over its toilet cubicles. For two months these cubical installations will provide a backdrop to those private intimate moments of thought - the perfect time to soak up some culture. Urban Outfitters are taking over the larger toilet at the top of the stairs and turning it into something very special. If the idea of this exhibition has got you thinking of a shit idea - it’s probably great for the piss-artists exhibition. We will commission eight of the best ideas and make them a reality with the exhibition opening in the 1st week of June which will be the only time you’ll really want to hang out in the toilets. Please send your cubicle exhibition/ installation ideas and any proposed imagery direct to

Submissions close: Sunday 1st May

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April 2011 Friday 1st

Future Friday

Super (Raffertie) V Build (Baobinga) Two independent Bass Music labels go head to head with their head honchos on deck duty. Raffertie and Baobinga showcase their impeccable music tastes as label bosses and as excellent DJs. 10pm - 4am//£2 before 11pm Saturday 2nd

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Wibidi New Funk Rock outfit, featuring some of the city’s top rated musicians including Cian and Dafydd from the Super Furry Animals. Plus our Saturday residents keeping the dancefloor in check.

Tuesday 5th

Saturday 9th

Saturday 16th

Friday 22nd

Tuesday 26th

Cardiff Life Model Collective

Ba Ba Boom

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Good Future Friday & Higher Learning

Cardiff Life Model Collective

Life Drawing A life drawing class open to all abilities. Art materials are available and we have a regular rotation of models. Each session has one male and one female model in individual and joint poses. 5.30-7pm & 7pm-8.30pm// £5 donation

One Mission:

Hospital Showcase feat. Fred V and Stanza Still only 21 years old, Fred’s music has already gained regular support from some of the scene’s leading DJ’s accompanied by a nomination as ‘best southwest DJ’ at last years southwest drum’n’bass awards.

9pm - 4am//£2 before 11pm

No Sweat

Mothering Sunday Special

The Big Sunday Recovery Project Midday//FREE

The Ped & Joe Show & Lori Campbell 9pm//FREE Friday 8th

The Institute Northcote Lane

Carbootique Reduce your credit card bill by selling your unwanted items (or picking up a bargain). To securea pitch email: 3pm//FREE

Squeaky Hill

The Squeaky Hill Pub Quiz

Truckers of Husk Hunters Denuo Following sold out show supporting Les Savy Fav, Truckers of Husk tear through venues with their unique calypso infused math-jams to CAI. Support from Hunters and Denuo, hot on the heels of a Radio 2 approved support slot with the Manic Street Preachers. 7.30pm// £5adv


The Institute Monday 4th

New radio comedy show

Zombie Titanic! Written by Rhys Griffiths, produced by Lyndon Jones, featuring a brilliant cast from ATRiuM and Royal Welsh College of Drama. Discover what really happened on that terrible night back in 1912...

Terror Danjah (Hyperdub) Monky Terror Danjah has always been ahead of the game and his DJ sets are proof of that, a real talent on the turntables. Alongside him is one of Cardiff’s best left of Bass producer / DJs and a rising star of the scene, Monky. 10.30-4am//£4

Two shows: 6.30 pm and 8pm//£3 / £2 concessions


We love big Afrobeat orchestras at Ba-Ba-Boom so it's with great excitement that we announce this show. Pumpin' funky rhythms, African flavours and a massive horn section. Music to dance to for hours. Will be astounding.

Having supported everyone from The Wailers to Zion Train at Glastonbury, Shambala and Secret Garden this 6 piece Reggae band from Brighton are a band to watch. With a fresh take on the classic Jamaican recipe their sound embraces elements of Folk, Latin, Rock, Gypsy, Jazz and Psychedelia. Plus resident Reggae selectors all night.

9pm- 4am//£5


Sunday 10th

Sunday 17th

The Big Sunday Recovery Project

The Big Sunday Recovery Project



The Squeaky Hill Pub Quiz

The Squeaky Hill Pub Quiz



Wednesday 13th

Tuesday 19th

No Sweat

Cardiff Life Model Collective

10pm-2am//£4 b4 11pm Wednesday 6th

Sunday 3rd

London Afrobeat Collective & King Louis Collective

9pm//FREE Thursday 14th


BigLittleCity Launch Party We join in the massive celebration of all that is Cardiff. With the main exhibition launching in the Old Library during the day, we carry on the party with some of the city’s best DJs and Bands. Check out for more details. 9pm /£TBC Friday 15th


Nozstock Launch: Dub Mafia (Live) S.W.Y.D. Described as “the best festival of its size in the UK” by Phill Jupitus. We join Traffic in throwing a launch party for the festival with the mighty 7 piece dance act Dub Mafia providing live drum & bass, dub, dubstep, bashment, breakbeat and world music, whilst upstairs, Pritchard’s well established party brethren from S.W.Y.D. take over the upstairs room for the night. 10pm-4am//£4

5.30-7pm & 7pm-8.30pm// £5 donation Wednesday 20th

No Sweat

New Objects & Phantom Light 9pm//FREE Thursday 21st

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Avant-Garden Launch Party We’re going all out on pimping up our back yard for May and we’re moving as much fun as we can outside for the month. Starting with this Grand Launch Party from respectable underground party crew Rhythm Talk. With them we have: Jam City; Rushmore; Fools (Skull Juice); and Ratcatcher.

Dr Syntax + The Golf Wang Room Avant-Garden Party Open Dr Syntax is one of the most renowned rappers in the UK due to his knack for witty social commentary, self-deprecating humour and intelligent wordplay. Upstairs is dedicated to tunes from the most exciting new crew to hit underground Hip-hop, LA’s Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All... Swag! 10pm - 4am Saturday 23rd

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Joe Driscoll Avant-Garden Party Open This native New Yorker is possibly the best ‘one man band’ we’ve ever seen, looping beatbox and vocal sounds with instruments from a guitar to a didgeridoo, before finally singing and rapping some truly mood lifting music. The crowd at his last CAI show wouldn’t let him off the stage for nearly 2 hours! 9pm-4am Sunday 24th

The Institute Easter Special

The Avant-Garden Future Disco The best DJs spinning Disco, Funk, Boogie, House and straight up party slammers in our Avant-Garden from afternoon, right through to the early hours. With DJ Jaffa (Boogie Set), Killer Tomato, Oisin, Owain K, Kaptin, DJ Comfort, Cai Gets Rude and more. BBQ will be on the go and Mojitos are on offer for ‘Buy 1 Get 1 for £1’.

Wednesday 27th

No Sweat 9pm//FREE Thursday 28th

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Music Geek Monthly Like a book club, for records. 8pm-11pm//FREE Thursday 28th

Save the Children

The Wedding Party! Beat Will and Kate to it! Don your wedding dress, bridesmaid's frock or top hat and tails. Think stag night or fabulous hen-do. With Wedding Disco DJ's, a pop-up wedding shop and jilted bride dancers. Join Big Love's Reverend Duncan Prichard for a mass wedding celebration and raise money for Save the Children. 8pm-2am//£3/4 Friday 29th

Future Friday

Spring Sessions We have the scene’s best DJs and producers on rotation along with some very special guests and a special U-Stream set up so everyone in the world can find out what they’re missing out on. 9pm - 4am//

3pm - 3am Saturday 30th Monday 25th

The Institute 10pm - 4am//£4

5.30-7pm & 7pm-8.30pm// £5 donation

Easter Monday Come and join us as we try and think of as many world records to break as possible. We’re open to ideas too mail@ You could be a record breaker! 2pm//FREE

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Pete Lawrie Album Launch Since his last show here, he has been on tour with Corrine Bailey Rae, opened for Paolo Nutini at the Royal Albert Hall and performed at Glastonbury, Isle Of Wight Festival and BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend, so we can expect an exciting homecoming show for sure. 9pm - 4am// £5adv

A Pop-Up Dance Venue:

Spring 2011 16 Very Special Outdoor Parties

Friday & Saturdays - 10pm-4am//Sundays 3pm-3am

Astrosnooze// Ba-Ba-Boom!// CAI Gets Rude// Clare James// Craig Bartlett// C.R.S.T.// Dave Mills// Didz, Digs & Woosh (D.I.Y Soundsystem)// Discord// DJ Comfort// DJ Jaffa// DJ Moneyshot// Dvrsfy// Esoterra// El Harvo// Exotope// Fear of Theydon// Gareth Hopkins// Joey P// Jon Carter// Kaptin// Killer Tomato// Lady Di// Marky De Sade// Matt the Hat// Maxx Roach// Monky// Ms Anthrope// Neil Young// Oisin// Owain K// Ratcatcher// Richie Moulton// Rollo// Rushmore// Sombrero Soundsystem// Sean McCabe some very special guests...

Avant-Garden: A Pop-Up outdoor dance venue, on the outskirts of Cardiff City centre. We are transforming the Cardiff Arts Institute backyard into a magical musical playground. Featuring: even more Funktion 1 Soundsystem, a monster Disco Ball; Video Projections; Outdoor DJ, Bar and Dancefloor, this will be a truly unique environment created for you to dance the Spring season away, under the stars. Launching Easter Weekend for 6 very special weekends throughout May. We can promise you that these are 6 weekends and 16 parties you will not want to miss.




Future Fridays

Secret Carnival

The Daytime Disco

House Music// Future Garage With some of the UK’s best House and Garage producers residing right here in Cardiff, it’s only right that we dedicate a regular Friday night to what promises to be the sound of spring, summer and no doubt beyond in 2011. We have some of the scene’s best DJs and producers on rotation along with some very special guests, as well as a special U-Stream set up so everyone in the world can find out what they’re missing out on.

ElectroSwing// Gypsy// Reggae// Hip-Hop// Brazil

Baleric// Future Disco// Soulful House// Disco

Don’t worry be happy! The World may be falling apart but our Saturdays nights are are an oasis of peace and love. The Secret Carnival is a magical musical playground full of fun bringing the vibes of Ibiza, India, Brazilian Fevela’s, Fiestas, Summer festivals and the energy of Circus Big Tops all rolled into a weekly epic poutdoor party Featuring an array of performers, visuals, decor, dancers and DJ’s and Shisha Bar!

Where as we would never encourage you to miss a day off work / college / etc on a Monday, we do actively encourage making maximum potential out of your weekend, so we shall have selection of our family and friends spinning Disco, Funk, Baleric, House and straight up Party Madness. Come and join in, there’s no better way to spend your Sunday. World-Cuisine BBQ. Regulars Card Holders get Buy 1 Get 1 for £1 Mojitos.




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May Sunday 1st

Daytime Disco:

Bank Holiday Sunday We shall be dancing for the sun gods in our Avant-Garden with Mojitos out in force and our top quality family and friends spinning a selection of Disco, Funk, Boogie, House and Rare Groove. Come and join in, it promises to be a lot of fun indeed. Plus BBQ will be on the go and Mojitos are on offer for ‘Buy 1 Get 1 for £1’. 3pm-8pm//FREE

My Big Fat Gypsy ‘Royal’ Wedding:

Los Albertos We can’t help feel that the Royal Wedding Party would be much more fun if it was the future King and Queen of the Gypsies getting married. We’ve decided to throw that party anyway (kind of), we have a rather roucous wedding band in the shape of festival favourites Los Albertos and the DJs will be spinning Balkan Beats and party Ska / Reggae with not a Robbie Williams or Celine Dion tune in sight. (Gypsy wedding attire actively encouraged) 8pm - 3am//£4 Monday 2nd

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Bank Holiday BBQ Midday-Late//FREE Wed 4th

No Sweat

Live Acoustic Music 9pm//FREE

bition Swing meets block rockin’ Hip-hop, House, Electro and Drum n Bass beats in a full remixed vintage experience with decor, lights, visuals, dancers, performers to suit and those most lethal of Ukelele wielding chaps, the Rinky Dinks.

9pm-4am 9pm - 4am//£5 Sunday 15th Sunday 8th

Secret Sundays:

Avant Garden Future Disco We would never encourage you to miss a day off work / college / etc on a Monday, we do actively encourage making maximum potential out of your weekend, so we shall have selection of our family and friends spinning Disco, Funk, Boogie, House and straight up Party Madness. Come and join in, there’s no better way to spend your Sunday. Plus BBQ will be on the go and Mojitos are on offer for ‘Buy 1 Get 1 for £1’. 3pm-3am Wednesday 11th

No Sweat

Live Acoustic Music 9pm//FREE Friday 13th

Future Fridays:

Spring Sessions With some of the UK’s best House and Garage producers residing right here in Cardiff, it’s only right that we have a regular Friday night that caters for what promises to be the sound of both spring, summer and no doubt beyond. We kick off the Future Friday Spring Sessions in our temporary party paradise, the Avant-Garden. We have the scene’s best DJs and producers on rotation along with some very special guests and a special U-Stream set up so everyone in the world can find out what they’re missing out on.

Friday 6th

Avant Garden Special Saturday 7th

In Full Electro-Swing

The Rinky Dinks The notoriously fun and exciting trip into both the past and the future that is our Electro Swing nights continues. Prohi-

digging deep in their crates for their favourite Dub, Reggae and Dancehall jams. We’re giving a nod back to the original Jamaican Yard parties for this one and heading outside to our Avante Garden.

9pm-4am Saturday 14th

One Drop Reggae

Yard Party Our fantastic Reggae night returns with our legendary Saturday residents DJ Jaffa & Kaptin (and a few special guests)

Crack Magazine

The Garden Party 3pm - 3am Wednesday 18th

No Sweat

Live Acoustic Music 9pm//FREE Friday 20th

Future Fridays

Spring Sessions With some of the UK’s best House and Garage producers residing right here in Cardiff, it’s only right that we have a regular Friday night that caters for what promises to be the sound of both spring, summer and no doubt beyond. We kick off the Future Friday Spring Sessions in our temporary party paradise, the Avant-Garden. We have the scene’s best DJs and producers on rotation along with some very special guests and a special U-Stream set up so everyone in the world can find out what they’re missing out on.

Thursday 26th

The Institute

Music Geek Monthly Have you ever wondered why there are no music groups that are like reading groups? Me too! As a result, every month Music Geek Monthly will be exactly that. Each month, new album releases will be reviewed in a 'hit, miss or maybe style'. There will also be a chance to preview any upcoming gigs. Then, between each group meeting, members will listen to 2 albums, 1 band spanking new and 1 genuine classic, to be discussed at the next meeting. Just like a book group. ach month a different person will choose the albums. You might just find some musical gems that you didn't know existed. If this sounds like your kind of thing, come along to Music Geek Monthly. 8pm-11pm//FREEFriday 27th Sunday 29th

Electric Sheep

Electronic Music Festival A celebration of the Electronic Music scene in Wales, which is stronger than it’s ever been at the moment. From post Hiphop circuit bashers to a new generation of House and Garage experimentalists, we bring some of the key artists from the scene together for 3 days of forward thinking music at Cardiff Arts Institute. Featuring acts such as Monky, Darkhouse Family, Dom Kane, Didz, STD, Discord and plenty more.

9pm - 4am £10 for 3 day ticket Saturday 21st

Ba Ba Boom:

Ba-Ba-Boom! Sunday 22nd

Secret Sundays

Avant Garden Future Disco 3pm - 3am Wednesday 25th

No Sweat

Live Acoustic Music 9pm//FREE

Monday 30th

Secret Mondays

Avant Garden Future Disco Where as we would never encourage you to miss a day off work / college / etc on a Monday, we do actively encourage making maximum potential out of your weekend, so we shall have selection of our family and friends spinning Disco, Funk, Boogie, House and straight up Party Madness. Come and join in, there’s no better way to spend your Sunday. Plus BBQ will be on the go and Mojitos are on offer for ‘Buy 1 Get 1 for £1’.


Cardiff's Weekly Live Music Social

3pm - 3am

for full up-to-date listings visit

live bands// acoustic// new breaking acts// all in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere

9pm//FREE Curry & A Drink £5.75

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Classic Rave Flyers

#1 Universe Present: Adventures on the Pleasure Planet July 1992//Near Newport, South Wales This was the first and, as far as we're aware, the last ever legal outdoor all-nighter rave in South Wales. 1992 was a time when dancing took place in cowsheds// school halls// sports halls// caravans// beaches// churches// working men’s clubs// caves// on roofs// in cars// in car parks// in yacht clubs// in butlins// in pontins// in castles// on top of lorries// on tractors// in suanas// in the shallow end// on cliffs// in ruined houses// in squats// in fire stations// on airfields// in aircraft hangers//in a cell...

House, Garage & Baleric

1992 Fashion

trainers harked back to non-existent halcyon days where life was all spacehoppers and noggin The Nog. If we really went back to our childhood we’d be wearing round pants that came up to our navels with a thumb in our mouths and a finger up our nostril. Life wasn’t a perpetual summer rollerdisco where our parents grooved with Sly and the Family Stone; it rained a lot and big kids were liable to wee in our plimsol bags.

Green Flash Trainers? You cannot be serious ‘A Fashion dealer called Trevour Norris started selling loads of old school trainers. Where did he get them? He found them in mental hospitals in america’ How to spot house fashion: rule of thumb - if they’re dressed like five year olds, they had an E once. Either that or they’re real five yearolds. The E-driven retrogression to childhood meant that anything an infant was forced into in 1975 is desirable street wear now. Courduroy trousers, retro trainers and big-brother sized jeans, with a record bag instead of a satchel. At the height of rave some wretched creatures were tearing around with dummies in their mouths. Rumour has it was to stop them sucking their thumbs. Blame E, but everyone was feeling like a kid again it did horrible things to fashion. Pigtails, romper suits, lesly Judd pinafore dresses... Old school

““ Inner City ‘Pennies From Heaven’ ““ D Jaimin ‘Give You’ ““ Snap ‘Rythm Is a Dancer’ ““ Degree Of Motion ‘Do you want it right now’ ““ Sunscream ‘Love You More’ ““ Inner City ‘Hallelujah’ ““ Sounds of Blackness ‘The Pressure’ ““ Secret life ‘As Always’ ““ Cliviles & Cole ‘Deeper Love’

Harder ““ Underground Frequency ‘Take Control’ ““ SL2 ‘On a Ragga Tip’ ““ Hardfloor ‘Acperience’ ““ Opus III ‘It’s a Fine Day’ ““ Kicks Like A Mule ‘The Bouncer’ ““ Liqiud ‘Sweet Harmony’ ““ Urban Hype ‘A Trip To Trumpton’ ““ 4 hero ‘Cookin Up Your Brain’ ““ Moby ‘Go’ ““ Manix ‘Head In The Clouds’

The revival of Green trainers was a sign that things had gone too far. Like nylon shirts, the Generation Game and easy listening records, they were shit then and they’re still shit now. Style aside, old school trainers have waferthin soles and eventually you will end up walking like Jamiroquai, only forever.

1992 Style Blunders: ““ Goatees: testicle chins abound. ““ High heelend calf-lenght motorbike boots: Christ! ““ Liza Minelli chokers: Sausage necks everywhere.

Watch Video from the event all the outdoor sections are from ‘The Pleasure Planet’

Listen to the DJ Sasha & Mc Joe Peng making history in Newport 1992

Take a trip back to 1992 with our spotify playlist

Dancefloor Live Music Socials Culture Special Events twinterview

Pete Lawrie We catch up with local boy done good and get an insight into what makes him tick in precious nuggets of 140 characters or less. All without a mention of the fact it says FARTS in our username. What a pro. @cardiffarts: Okay, let's kick this off Bruce Forsyth style, what's your name and where are you from? @PeteLawrie: My name is Pete and I'm from Cardiff Wales, via Liverpool and a touch of Scottish @cardiffarts:

give us you brief musical history

to try and shift a few downloads first, or whatever it is the kids do nowadays. I miss tapes. @cardiffarts: RT@PeteLawrie One of the benefits of twitter is that I am mid interview, whilst also buying bread from the deli in my slippers

@PeteLawrie: born to musician parents. Bought a trumpet at tender ten years old. Parents Played Paul Simon and Nina Simone. Fell in love

@cardiffarts: Speaking of the album, we'd better give it a plug! What's it called, when's it out and who's releasing it?

@cardiffarts: So was the trumpet always going to be your musical calling? When did you discover your other talents?

@PeteLawrie: it's called A Little Brighter, it's out on May 4th and will be released by the lovely people at Island Records

@PeteLawrie: at about 15 I started skateboarding, through that I found Hip Hop and Ska Punk. Started getting as much as I could into my ears

@cardiffarts: And you're coming to launch it with us over here right? Can't beat live experience, as this twitter interview proves. Bread & Slippers aside that is :)


@PeteLawrie: Indeed. We cannae wait for that show. Nice to come home once in a while

What about your latest musical direction?

@PeteLawrie: I was a rubbish skateboarder. I got to the music I make now by discovering Dylan, Bon Iver and Ryan Adams. @PeteLawrie: I've hit a good patch of writing of late, it's back to the hip hop influence, but with songs on top. @cardiffarts: Is that your River Kids 'Hip-hop covers' project, or all new material? @PeteLawrie: All new material. The River Kids project got me back into that world and mindset, production style. I have dusted off my sampler! @PeteLawrie: I really enjoy the process of manipulating an old sound. The crackle from the vinyl. You can't recreate that sound, that warmth @cardiffarts: Would you prefer if your new album was released exclusively on vinyl? @PeteLawrie: and cassette! I'll have

@cardiffarts: Ah yes 'we', can't forgot your marvelous band, give us a small fact about each. @PeteLawrie: there is @shanklemail bass and hair master. Great hairline. There is @elliotsworld on drums, he likes interpretative dance @PeteLawrie: @shanklemail has a hairline so impressive infact, that it has now got its own twitter account @quiff_alicious. @cardiffarts: Lastly can you tweet us one of your vids you feel is most definitive. @PeteLawrie: Here is one with all of us (Mike Hair included) It's about Cardiff to some degree @cardiffarts: Which brings us rather fittingly to the end, nice one for tweeting to us Pete! @PeteLawrie: no worries. See you soon CAI.

Saturday 30th

The Institute

Pete Lawrie Album Launch 9pm - 4am// ÂŁ5adv

Aloo Gobi


Cauliflower & Potato Curry

Welcome to Milgi the Queen of City Road's bee-hive of world food restaurants. A late night vegetarian cafe that serves amazing cocktails too. At the heart of the community Milgi offers a friendly, dynamic and unique urban oasis for city dwellers looking for something distinctively different.

Seasonal Specials We always aim to cook as seasonally as we can.

We love to serve up the best cocktails you’ve ever tasted.

Simon's Recipe Corner Ingredients 1/2 Onion finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped 2 Red Chillies, diced 200g Potatoes, diced and par boiled Sunflower oil Cumin seeds (1tsp) Fennel seeds (1tsp) Ground Coriander (1tsp) Garam Masala (1tsp) Fresh coriander

Method Simon Says: "Saute the onions in sunflower oil for a few minutes. Add the garlic, chilli and dry spices and cook until they begin to crackle. Then, add cauliflower & potatoes along with a cup of water, cover with a lid and simmer for 10 mins, stirring occasionally, until cauliflower is tender. Stir in the Garam Masala and season to taste. Finish with freshly chopped coriander and serve with rice." We forage the fields and hedgerows, select organic ingredients where ever possible and endeavor to source from small businesses for our supplies. We like to keep things simple and Simon our chef makes everything from scratch so that we can offer you wholesome, inspiring and seasonal grub that is beautiful inside and out.

We don’t focus on the frills we just keep it simple, and concentrate on using only the freshest fruit, the sexiest spirits and the most delectable combinations to deliver a truly satisfying liquid experience. For every season, we create a new and totally irresistible cocktail to suit the mood.

Coming Soon: The Milgi Tuc-Tuc

Milgi Lounge 213 City Road, Cardiff , CF24 3JD

Recipes From Around The World. Food From Around The Corner. Sunday - Thursday: 10am - 12.30am Friday - Saturday: 10am - 1am tel. 02920 473150 e.

Supper Club Social feasting with a theatrical twist.

Art Club and Curry Feed those creative genes. All materials included.

Supper and Storytelling Two courses for ten pounds and then onto wonderful, enchanting Storytelling in the Yurt. Milgi, chameleonic in its’ nature has always got something new to talk about and our latest venture has been to buy our very own Indian Rickshaw from Swansea of all places! And a fine vehicle she is too. We will soon be making our own trips to Bessemer Road Veg Market to hand pick what we need and we can't wait!

Northcote Lane Market Est: 2006 - The original Boutique market. With over 20 hand picked stalls expect the best in vintage, hand made, customised and pre-loved items.

For full listings visit:

Dancefloor Live Music Socials Culture Special Events


Now Hear This Our monthly required listening from those in the know. What's more, we've lovingly rolled the available tracks into a Spotify playlist for your listening pleasure.

Catapult Records

Higher Learning

DJ Jaffa

The Institute

Metabeats & Mudmowth Sledgehammer Kisses

Kleeer Intimate Connection

The Raveonettes Recharge And Revolt

Two of Wales’ finest combine for a seriously strong EP. Another string in the bow for the Associated Minds label, proving them to be one of the UK’s top independent Hip-hop labels. Metabeats is possibly the city’s best all round producer and Swansea boy Mudmowth is now based in Indonesia but continues to make waves over here.

Despite seeming like this track is way ahead of it’s time, this 1984 slice of laid back Boogie is not actually talking about an ‘internet connection’. It is a great tune however.

With a new album 'Raven in the Grave' out soon, Raveonettes return typically drifting between sweet surfer-rock and dark shoegaze.

The Music Geeks

Darkhouse Family// CRST Stabwound// Redeye (Catapult Records) The top spot has to go to the first release on own label from the Darkhouse Family and CRST. Darkhouse Family rule the A side with Stabwound: a much more frenetic stretch than their previous releases, but still retains the duos redeyed drum patterns and future boogie synth lines. CRST on the flip offer a slice of chrome coated tribal garage, this is a nasty dance floor beast.

Julio Bashmore Batty Knee Dance (3024)

This may be Julio Bashmore’s finest moment to date and its fair to say he’s had some pretty fine moments. Batty Knee Dance really is a glorious piece of emotive dance music, before you give it a listen just remember that it is okay to cry maybe not in public mind you. This record is fucking immense.

Fudge Fingas Now About How (Prime Numbers) It’s fair to say that Prime Numbers is one of those labels that grabbed our attention right from the start and have continued to holdn it with each new release. Now About How from Edinburgh’s Fudge Fingas displays all the multi-dimensional influences this label excel in, across two plates of sweet-sweet house music.

XXXY Ordinary Things

Tyler The Creator Yonkers

Actually the B Side of their single ‘Stay a Little While, Child’ but definitely the funkier. Undoubtedly one of the best British Soul groups of all time.

Mixing up House, Techno and Garage into a driving anthemic bass music beauty. This Manchester producer is undoubtedly one to watch, especially going into the summer.

XL get their hands on an album (Goblin) from the unofficial head of Hip-hop’s most hyped crew since Wu Tang Clan, ‘Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All’. This is the incredible yet slightly disturbing first single.

Gwen Guthrie 7th Heaven

Yuck Get Away Young London 4 piece trading slacker-pop. Lots of layering guitars with noise and rich ringing tones.

Action Johnson Barry Horowitz

PJ Harvey The Last Living Rose :

An ode to the 80’s WWF underdog wrestler, from the Ginger bearded, Polo wearing Queens rapper with a classic New York sound, kinda like an early Fat Joe meets Ghostface Killah. From his debut album Dr Lecter which is fast gaining him a solid reputation on the underground.

Taken from the Music Geek new release album of the month. Folky/indie/bluesy brilliance.

Wagon Christ Manalyze this! A big hit at the last meeting. Hip-hop infused electronica from Luke Vibert AKA Wagon Christ.

Astroid Boys Roundabout

Braids Lemonade From my album of the year so far. Beautifully layered experimental indie. Vocal shades of Bjork on some tracks.

Burial Street Halo (Hyperdub)

This classic 4th & Broadway 1983 Boogie release was actually produced by Reggae dons, Sly and Robbie and featured a remix from US Garage legend Larry Levan on the flipside.

‘Street Halo’ follows the hyperbole of Burial's collaboration with Four Tet and Thom Yorke - Ego. In our opinion, ‘Street Halo’ and the accompanying B sides ‘NYC’ and ’Stolen Dog’ are sheer brilliance. They display all the low slung excellence we experienced on his ‘Untrue’ album with hallmark androgynous yearning vocals and his muted post club 4AM spectral rhythms. We hope we don’t have to wait another 4 years for more solo work from this incredible producer.

BB+ Q Dreamer From the ‘Brooklyn, Bronx & Queens Band’s’ last album ‘Genie’ which came out in 1985. It’s impossible not to smile when this tune comes on, it’s total summer.

Kassem Mosse Workshop 12 (Workshop) No one does deep and arresting house music better than Kassem Mosse and Kassem Mosse doesn’t do deep arresting house music better than when he releases on Workshop. This is a tough and raw chugger of deep space house music. He does all the simply things right, raw drum patterns, infectious grooves and sensual vocals, that’s pretty much all you need in our opinion.

Loose Ends Gonna Make You Mine

The Cave Singers Black Leaf

With a sound that mixes up classic Hip-hop with Dubstep and Grime, these fellas are definitely leading a new school of Welsh rhymers and have been tearing up live shows. This is the B Side to their long awaited ‘Welcome To The Zoo’ single, which is backed up by a killer video.

Louis Boston Smile The first single from his Money Making Brothers mixtape alongside Killer Tomato, on a smoother tip than the rest of this selection as Louis lament love lost. Check online for a free copy and a great video.

Caprice 100% Produced by Leroy Burgess and released in 1985 on the Aleem Twins’ ‘NIA’ label. Great tune.

Does It Offend You, Yeah? Wrestler Central sounding guitars, wreathed in echo -as if they're playing somewhere in the middle distance. Scattered muzzy electric piano, smears of brass, off-kilter samples and musical quotations. Wonderful.

Stagga Wild For The Night The Welsh Dubstep champion’s 2nd single for Starkey’s Slit Jockey label, takes in all his trademark twisted futuristic sounds, a Wu Tang sample and more than a hint of Juke. Look out for the album dropping on Rag & Bone.

Great vocal sample at the starts the speeds off into catchy danceable electro pop.

Dark Dark Dark Daydreaming Melancholic piano based loveliness in a similar vein to Fiona Apple et al

The Institute Menu Breakfast served all day The Big Breakfast


Pork & Leek Sausages, Gwendraeth Valley Smoked Bacon, Flat Mushrooms, Scrambled Eggs, Grilled Tomato, Hash Browns, Toast & Butter.

The Hippy Breakfast


Malted Bloomer or Crusty Roll loaded with Gwendraeth Valley Smoky Bacon.

The Not-So Bacon Butty

Char-grilled and served in a crusty roll with homemade double-cooked Maris Piper chips & small salad.

Malted Bloomer or Crusty roll stuffed with Grilled Flat Mushrooms, Juicy plum Tomatoes with holey cheese.

Malted Bloomer Toast with Butter & Jam.


Sea Salt & Cracked Pepper Steak with hash brown, bacon and holey cheese.


Bloody Mary - vodka, tomato juice, lemon juice, spices and celery.


Falafel Burger*


Cajun Chicken & Mango Chutney*



Falafel with hash brown, holey cheese and tzatziki.

Daily Bread



All our sandwiches are 75 served with homemade double cooked Maris Piper chips. Choose, as you like, malted bloomer or sour dough.


Cheese//Bacon//Gherkin// Mushroom//Hash Brown// Holey Cheese// Garlic Mayo

Bigger Stuff


Homemade fish fingers served up with lashings of homemade Tartare sauce.

Grilled Halloumi*


on the

Bacon 75p

Pie & Mash*


Marinated halloumi served with red onion marmalade.

Char-grilled Vegetable with Houmous*


Cooked just the way you like it with horseradish mash and grilled flat mushrooms.

The CAI Club*



Served warm with grilled chicken, sliced chorizo and gem lettuce topped with parmesan shavings, anchovies and Caesar dressing.


Homemade curry served with Asian salad and rice (Vegan option available on request).


Homemade cauliflower cheese with green salad and crusty bread.

Baked Apple & Caramel Pie Camarthanshire Ice Cream


Triple stacked and stuffed with holey cheese, gherkins, iceberg lettuce and mustard mayo. Suitable for Vegetarians

Double-Cooked Maris Piper Chips

Garlic Bread £8.95

Cheesy Garlic Bread Seasonal Salad


Minted Mushy Peas Baked Beans

The Institute Desserts

Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

Mediterranean Vegetables

Homemade Battered Onion Rings

Roast potatoes, parsnips, a selection of fresh vegetables a homemade Yorkshire pudding. Served with Cranberry, parsnip & goats cheese Nut Roast.

Jam Roly-Poly

Houmous & Homemade Tzatziki dip with selection of raw vegetable slices and bread


Sides & Dips

Roast potatoes and parsnips, a selection of vegetables and a homemade Yorkshire pudding served alongside a healthy serving of your favourite Sunday joint (ask at the bar for today’s cut).

Sunday Bloody Mary


Char-grilled vegetables with Marinated Halloumi and Bread

Sunday Roasts* Meat & Potatoes



Bread & Butter

The Institute Desserts are all served with delicious Vanilla custard. £5.95

Cauliflower Cheese* £5.45

Chicken & Chorizo Salad*

Olives Marinated olives and grilled bread with oil & balsamic vinegar

Bloody Mary - vodka, tomato juice, lemon juice, spices and celery.

With onion gravy and mushy peas (Please ask a member of staff for today’s selection).

Veggie Curry* £5.25

Oriental Salad*

Nut Roast

Sirloin Steak

Fish Fingers


With warm honey coated cashew nuts and Asian dressing.


Breakfast of Champions

FEELING Peckish?

Warm grilled Halloumi with crisp salad leaves, drizzled with sweet chilli sauce.

The CAI Hippy Burger* £1.50

Salad Days Halloumi Salad*

With Homemade Tzatziki.


Toast & Jam


Classic Beef Burger* £3.95



The CAI Burger

Glamorgan Sausages, Flat Mushrooms, Scrambled Eggs, Hash Browns, Grilled Tomato, Toast & Butter.

The Bacon Butty

Work In

Boutique Burgers




Suitable for Meat eaters.









Hot Salsa// BBQ Sauce// Sweet Chilli Sauce// Garlic Mayo





£ 1 12-5 0 pm 2 ME


mon -fri

Please order and pay for your food at the bar and we’ll do the rest. Food served daily until 9pm. *Sunday Roasts - only available Sunday (you knew that). 2 Meals for £10 offer applies to starred items only, midday till 5pm Monday to Friday. All our chips are homemade double-cooked Maris Pipers and we make our own Yorkshire puddings.

Cardiff Arts Institute April/May 2011  

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