The Weeks and China Rats – Live at Clwb

Following a weekend full of live music generously provided by the delightful Sŵn festival, you would be forgiven for thinking that Cardiff might have had its fill of musical talent, for a while at least. However, never to disappoint, the ever-popular Clwb Ifor Bach played host to a duo of rampantly satisfying bands: The Weeks, [...]

Sŵn Festival 2013 – The Debrief: Friday

Day two of Sŵn Festival 2013, for us not quite as intense or exciting as day one, but still a great day/night of fantastic music. Here's the second of four daily blogs about our Sŵn experiences, it's The Debrief. Our day started perhaps a little earlier than most people's, we met up with the guys at Quench Magazine on [...]

Sŵn Festival 2013 – The Debrief: Thursday

It's finally here, Sŵn Festival 2013 is in full swing and so far we are loving it. We're gonna be trying to keep you up to date with what's been going on, who we've been to see and anything else we think might interest you. So here it is, Sŵn Festival - Thursday, the debrief. We started [...]

Alternative Freshers: the Escape from Oceania.

Freshers week is rolling back around now and by my third swing at it I'm aware that doing it wrong can leave you in more of a mess than Di Niro by the end of Raging Bull. I've no plan to preach responsible drinking to you, though I personally plan to act the perfect gentleman, [...]

Jealous Lovers Club – The Chapman Family with support from Science Bastard and RADSTEWART

Going into a gig almost completely unaware and unprepared for what you're about to hear is an interesting thing. I arrived at Clwb Ifor Bach with very little knowledge of any of the bands playing, besides a few quick listens to some stuff on the internet earlier that day, so I was somewhat excited and [...]

Jealous Lovers Club – Playlounge, Joanna Gruesome and HAMAMAMA

OTB took an outing this week to Jealous Lovers Club at Clwb Ifor Bach to watch and talk to headliners Playlounge, supported by Joanna Gruesome and HAMAMAMA. Jealous Lovers Club is an indie/alt club night that takes place around Cardiff, providing great nights out with an alternative tinge. Coming soon: we will be covering Jealous Lovers [...]

Venue Reviews

With Christmas behind us, now comes the onslaught of nights out. Boxing Day, New Years Eve, New Years Day, it's relentless. So if you're heading in to Cardiff and are craving a night out or looking for some live music then we have some suggestions of where to go and what to expect when you [...]